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I am 22 years male and fair colour but from past days I am loosing my colour so can you give some suggestions to maintain fair look. By the by my skin is oily.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 22 years male and fair colour but from past days I am loosing my colour so can you give some suggestions to main...
•Take 1 tablespoon of milk powder and mix it with one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice and half tablespoon of almond oil. Mix all the items well, make it a paste and apply it on your face and neck daily and wash after an hour. It will give you a perfect glowing skin. •Turmeric is good ingredient for skin. Make a facepack with mixture of turmeric and milk. Apply this and wash off after an hour with cold water for glowing skin. Lemon juice and glycerin work nicely for dry skin whereas fuller’s earth and turmeric are used for oily skin. •Take one tomato, grate it well and mix it with 3-4 drops of lime juice. Apply it on your face wait for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat it daily and feel the change on your face. •Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight. In the morning make a paste of them and apply it on your face and rinse it off after an hour or two. You will definitely feel the glow on your face in less then 15 days. (you can add honey, oats and yogurt for quicker results) •Prepare a fine paste of ripe papaya, oatmeal powder, milk cream and honey. Cover your face with this paste for 15 minutes. Wash it off with water.
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In my face so many small pimples. R coming after that pimples r coming normal. Black marks r come. It's will not coming from face. So plzz. Help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
In my face so many small pimples. R coming after that pimples r coming normal. Black marks r come. It's will not comi...
Acne or pimples is a chronic disease involving the pilosebaceous follicles. Sebaceous glands are found most abundantly on the face and scalp, though they are present on every part of the skin except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Though the sebaceous gland is a mini organ, it is anatomically and functionally related to the hair follicle. Cutaneous disorders attributed to the sebaceous gland are really disorders of the entire pilosebaceous unit. The areas most commonly involved in acne are the face, upper chest, and back. Other less common areas include the upper arms, buttocks, and upper thighs. Acne arises from the interaction of 4 factors 1.Excess sebum production caused by androgenic stimulation of sebaceous glands; 2.Outlet obstruction of the sebaceous follicle arising from excess production of keratinocytes (the basic cell of the epidermis); 3.Increased proliferation of the bacteriaPropionibacterium acnes that normally live in the sebaceous follicle; and 4.Inflammation caused by sebum escaping into the surrounding skin. Excessive manipulation by the patient, causing the primary lesions to disappear and leaving excoriated, raw-looking marks. This is called acne excoriée and can cause scar formation. For removal of black marks you can apply pure coconut oil daily before sleeping ,don't apply while going out in sun together with this constitutional homoeopathic treatment will give you best results.
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I have dark pigmentations on my face and have done in the past chemical peal but it only made it worse. I have done some non invasive laser but has had very little effect. I am fair skin so these patches really stand out. I have sensitive skin. Would you be able to treat this please. Thank you.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have dark pigmentations on my face and have done in the past chemical peal but it only made it worse. I have done s...
One tablespoon cucumber juice • One teaspoon lime juice • One teaspoon turmeric • One teaspoon glycerine (for dry skin) Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and apply on your face can be applied under and around eyes also. Apply with the help of cotton balls. Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash with cold water .For best results use this face mask daily for a week. Best for oily skin. For dry skin add some glycerine consult me for good result
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I am 21 years old. M using coconut oil with Pantene shampoo but my hairfall is not stopping so please suggest me a good shampoo with a reasonable price as I cannot afford more money.

BHMS
Homeopath, Davanagere
I am 21 years old. M using coconut oil with Pantene shampoo but my hairfall is not stopping so please suggest me a go...
Hi see you r using chemical shampoo stop it first ,it ll damage your hair oiling is good for hair ,go for arnica shampoo .this is external application but internally also you need to care for your hair taking proper diet, to give you proper medication I need to take your case history.
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Here is some Black marks on my face like sunburn my skin colour is bright but because of this sun burn it looks to messy please help me to get rid of this . And look Handsome Like previous time I looked like.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Here is some Black marks on my face like sunburn my skin colour is bright but because of this sun burn it looks to me...
Hello, pimples, tenning, dark sheds under eyes. Are the out come of stress, anxiety, insomnia, causing due to irregular life style. - tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your skin & muscle. - tk, protein rich diet on time. - tk, apples, carrots, cheese, banana, papaya, spinach, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, regularly. - maintain personal hygiene, locally. Tk, homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ berb acquaq -10 drops, thrice a day with little water, orally. @ echineceaq - 20'drops, with 20 drops of water, apply on your face, twice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, junkfood, alcohol, conteminated water. Pizza, burger, wear full covering clothes to safeguard from sun tenning, dust, pollution. Tk care.
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Hi I am 24 years old male from 2 years I am losing ny hair but before my hair was thickened dandruff free but its thin and losing. What should I do now?

MD - Alternate Medicine, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mohali
Hi I am 24 years old male from 2 years I am losing ny hair but before my hair was thickened dandruff free but its thi...
Hair fall may be attributed to different reasons like using artificial colors, hair styling, chemicals etc. It may be due to some internal weakness also. Please go for herbal neem shampoo. Use shikakai and amla as conditioner (soak amla and shikakai in water overnight and boil a little in morning). Apply it on hairs. Keep for half an hour and then wash. It will condition the hairs. Too much shampooing can lead to more hair fall. Start using amla bhringraj oil on your dry scalp. This will increase the density & stop hair fall. Eat amla (indian gooseberry) in daily routine in any form whether it is candies, juice or raw. This habit will help in hair re-growth. Amla is a good source of many vitamins & it also increases absorption of iron from gut. For females above 40 years of age iron, calcium is must for stopping hair fall. Avoid using comb in wet hairs.
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I have scars (black spots/pigmentation) because of pimples only on my forehead and on head. I need to clear that. Please tell me the remedy for it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have scars (black spots/pigmentation) because of pimples only on my forehead and on head. I need to clear that. Ple...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Dark spots are primarily caused by acne, blemishes and black heads. The percentage of dark spots increases as the exposure to the sun increases too. Since the rate of melanin would be decreases, it leads in turn to the darkening of the skin. So, apply sunscreen (Homoeopathic SUNCARE cream of BAKSON Company) , every time you go out and follow the recipes below in order to get relief from dark spots. Instead of using the chemical products for your skin, try using some natural home remedies. Using home remedies can work out to be much cheaper than chemical based products and they can help treat your condition without any side effects. Caring for your skin is highly important. Here are some home remedies that allow your skin to be free of dark spots, black spots or pimple marks or even acne scars on the face. 1.Take a medium sized tomato and squeeze the juice from it, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the tomato juice and stir the mixture well. Apply on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water. 2.Take pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and let it dry in the sun for 5 minutes and then add few drops of lemon juice to the dried pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes. The results are quite good.
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Dear sir, I have an acne problem from last 2 years. So, please give me a proper solution to solve this problem.?

MD, DVD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Dear sir, I have an acne problem from last 2 years. So, please give me a proper solution to solve this problem.?
wash your face regularly, use less oil and drink lots of water. if acne still persists, meet a Dermatologist
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I have a serious hair loss because of dandruff. I wanna get rid of dandruff. please help me to do so.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have a serious hair loss because of dandruff. I wanna get rid of dandruff. please help me to do so.
Hello Lybrate User, Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch. Red and greasy patches of skin. Causes - dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis shampooing too often, psoriasis, eczema, yeast like fungus, not enough hair brushing, sensitive to hair and skin care products, not enough intake of zinc and B Vitamins, mental stress. Treatment - 1.Use tea tree oil - add a few drops of tea tree oil to your favorite shampoo as you wash normally. 2. Baking soda - wet your hair and then rub a handful of baking soda into scalp, skip the shampoo and go right to rinsing. It will reduces overactive fungi that can cause dandruff. 3. Apple cider vinegar - acidity of vinegar changes the pH of your scalp and make it harder for yeast to grow. 4. Brush your hair from your scalp down with steady, firm strokes. 5. Use dandruff shampoos that contains coal tar preparations, pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide any of these. There are many homoeopathic medicines will help you to get rid from your dandruff as well as hairfall. In homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. For homoeopathic treatment consult me privately.
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I'm suffering from great hair loss and almost I'm getting bold. I have tried all natural remedies but still no result. I need immediate hair growth what can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I'm suffering from great hair loss and almost I'm getting bold. I have tried all natural remedies but still no result...
Hi lybrate-user. The exact cause of hair loss may not be fully understood, but it's usually related to one or more of the following factors: 1. Family history (heredity) 2. Hormonal changes 3. Medical conditions 4. Medications 5. Life style medication:- 1. Regukar oiling with sukesham oil, guduchi pharmacy helps a lot to reduce hairfall within 21 days. 2. Preferably use guduchi anti hairfall shampoo, blot you hair with towel n donot rub. 3. Apply hairmask using amla n bhringaraj powder mixed with buttermilk weekly once helps a lot. 4. Cap trichup, 1 cap twice a day after food for 1 month. Tips:- 1. Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy 2. Avoid combing hair when wet since it is prone to breakage at such time.
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What is the Solution for hair loss? What is the solution for sweating problem? Please inform me with the best solution thanks in advance.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
What is the Solution for hair loss? What is the solution for sweating problem? Please inform me with the best solutio...
Hello. Hair problem is common now a days. Due to stress and busy life. Take full sleep. Drink planty water. Have fruits. Take. Acid hydrofluoric 30.2 tds x 30 days. And revert. Use arnica mon q 30 ml + your oil 100 ml mix. Twice a week at night and wash sweat in normal its you constitution.
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I am 19,i lost my hair from forehead and top of head and still suffering from hairfall, my hair is thining plz advise any lotion for hair growth and stop hairfall. Thank you

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeo Med Acid Fluoricum 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg ) 1drop bd A.C.9 ( Bakson Lab ) 1 tab tds Jaborandi oil ( Wheezal Lab ) apply locally twce weeklyand leave overnight. 2 glass milk daily Take nutritious diet esp.Green leafy vegetables nd lot of salad 8-10 glass of extra water daily avoid cold drinks,chips nd fried food
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How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin?

MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Delhi
How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin?

Dry skin occurs when your skin lacks the necessary moisture it requires. It tends to make your skin flaky, itchy and sometimes causing red patches especially on your legs, back, arms, or waist. These are the areas we usually forget to moisturize and we tend to concentrate more on our face and hands. Dry skin is usually the result of frequent bathing, use of soaps which are harsh for your skin. Scratching an itchy patch too much will eventually draw blood and might even result in a permanent scar. However, there are lots of remedies for dry skin, which will help you restore the natural oils of your skin and make your skin glow.

1. A hot water bath is a strict no for your dry skin: Hot showers tend to remove your body of its natural oil, which is essential to keep your skin moisturized and smooth. A warm shower should last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Afterwards, gently pat your skin dry with a towel and immediately slather on the moisturizer.

2. Do not use harsh soaps: Wash your body with a soapless cleanser when you take a bath. Skin care experts recommend a cleanser that contains ceramides. Ceramides are fatty molecules that help the skin to hold moisture.

3. Use sunscreen with good SPF: One of the main causes of dry and itchy skin is sun damage. To prevent sun damage, use of sunscreen with a good amount of SPF is essential for your skin. If you're planning to stay out in the sun for more than 15 minutes, make sure you use a sunscreen with SPF 30. There are many moisturizers which have a good amount of SPF.

4. Moisturize your skin daily: Use moisturizers, which contain ceramides, shea butter and glycerin. Moisturizing your skin daily can easily prevent dry skin. Apply a good moisturizer immediately after taking a shower to trap in the moisture.

5. Use a face mask: A honey and oatmeal face mask can be used as an exfoliating scrub. Mix together 2 tablespoons of oats with a tablespoon of honey. Spread the mask over your face, keep it for 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

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I am 54 years, male. I have noticed dandruff is slowly increased. Please suggest a natural remedy, which is practical.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 54 years, male.
I have noticed dandruff is slowly increased.
Please suggest a natural remedy, which is practical.
dandruff is overproduced dry skin part for correction you need correction in diet according causes and history for overproduction eat cow ghee in diet apply coconut oil on hairs hair root daily twice in a day avoid overeating of salty spicy garam masala green chilies curd etc in diet consult privetly for more details medication correction in diet
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I have huge hair fall last five years Now I have ballhead want to increase my hair is it possible r not.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I have huge hair fall last five years
Now I have ballhead want to increase my hair is it possible r not.
Hair hair fall could b significant or just physiological without any systemic involvement. Firstly, don't stress over it. Meditate. Practice yoga. Relax yourself. Stress vil increase your hairfall. Drink two litres of water. Eat plenty of pulses, meat, fish and milk. Avoid hair cosmetics. Wash hair twice or thrice a week. Shampoo should be done to wash dirt, dust and grime and not for anything else. Don't use dyes, bleaches or straighteners. Massage scalp to improve circulation. After a bath, don't blow dry your hair instead naturally dry hair. If any scalp infection, get it treated. Any allergy should be taken care of. 1. Tab biotin daily for 1 month 2. Tab fe (if your fe level is reeduce) 3. Scalp massage with antioxidant oil 4. Regain lotion bd for long time.
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Hi doctor mere face me bohot he jayda pimples ho rahe hai aur ye thik nahi ho rahe me bohot ilaaj karwa chuka ap bataye kuch kale daag aur pimples ki problm hai mujhe please help me and reply.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi doctor mere face me bohot he jayda pimples ho rahe hai aur ye thik nahi ho rahe me bohot ilaaj  karwa chuka ap bat...
*go for plenty of water.* meditation,* your diet b easily digestible, avoid junk food, dust, smoke, **homoeo-medicine** @ berb aqua 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ kali brom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ calendula q-10 drops with 1/2 cup of water. Clean your face twice a day. Report wkly.
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I have pimple on my face since last 8-9 years. By using facewash it doesn't stop. But now I m using skin cream called" betnovate" by this cream my pimple got reduce but it is not stopped completely and the dark heads are there on my face. Please help me to remove dark heads and to stop pimples on my face forever. Waiting for your reply. And please give me the name of cream if this is not useful then which cream should I use and which facewash should I use. Please give me the name.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pimple on my face since last 8-9 years. By using facewash it doesn't stop. But now I m using skin cream called...
Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Prevention: -Take healthy food only and avoid unhealthy ones (although sebaceous glands are not excretory glands then as well!) as what you eat is reflected on your face! -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension as it encourages secretion of stress hormone in the body as thus affects skin or any other tissue of the body. -Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water in a day. -Take 6-8hrs. of sound sleep everyday. -Don't use others towels, handkerchief on your face as well as never share yours. -Never ever rub your face as it damages the skin (even towel should be dab on skin softly) and break outs of acne get worsened! -Maintain hygiene, wash your face 2-3times in a day, changes the pillow covers, bed sheet daily, use cotton bed sheet only (try to sleep on your back). Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 30 days.
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I am 35 yrs old man and facing hair loss problem when I clean my hair with shampoo(6 days in a week) or oil, please solve the problem

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 35 yrs old man and facing  hair loss problem when I clean my hair with shampoo(6 days in a week) or oil, please ...
Don't use shampoo daily to wash your hair. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4.Kali phos 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 5.Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 6.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 7.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 8.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night
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I have suffering from black head as a pimples. I have used many kinds of medicine like homeopathy, and etc. But problems as its. Please provide good consultant as soon.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have suffering from black head as a pimples. I have used many kinds of medicine like homeopathy, and etc. But probl...
Hello Use Tea Tree face wash and Toner twice daily. Use AHA Glow face wash once in a day. Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 daily. Use natural face pack of Multani Mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes after washing your face and splash it clean with water.
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I have pimples on my face. They are red and painful. They occur regularly. Taken many treatments like clindamycin gel, xtin forte tablets. I also used many face washes for acne. My skin is little oily too. Also pimples left red scar on my face. Suggestions required and home remedies as well as any other treatment suggestion is welcome.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I have pimples on my face. They are red and painful. They occur regularly. Taken many treatments like clindamycin gel...
Hello lybrate user as you asked about your problems related to your acnes I would like to advise you to follow regular daily shatdaut ghreetam twice daily over effected areas followed by washing or cleaning with warm saline water before using. You may stop hot spiced and oily or junk food stuff, sour products e. G. Pickles etc.
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