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Dr. Pothen

Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Pothen Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Pothen is an experienced Dermatologist in Chromepet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Omega Hair & Skin Clinic in Chromepet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pothen on Lybrate.com.

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I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you please help me with this?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you ple...
Excessive use of shampoos is nt good. Precautions for care of your hair *take nutritious healthy food *have regular vigorous physical exercise so that blood circulation reaches hair follicles and nourishes the hair. *avoid mental stress and smoking and such unhealthy habits. *use warm or cold water for bath and not very hot water. * hard water is harmful. Boiling will reduce hardness. * when the hair is wet, it is weaker and don't rub too much with towel. * use wide toothed comb so that there is no pulling pressure on the hair. *your usual hair dye has large doses of ammonia, which changes hair texture, dries out the scalp and almost leads to hair fall. Natural products like shikakai and amla are better than chemical compositions of manufactured shampoos. *hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. We have good treatment in homoeopathy without causing adverse effects. These medicines are given internally, promote healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. Take homoeopathic medicine acid phos 30 twice daily and give feedback after 20 days.
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I have rashes/fungal infection near my genitals nd thigh part. Can you suggest an effective ointment for this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have rashes/fungal infection near my genitals nd thigh part. Can you suggest an effective ointment for this.
Home Remedy- Make a oil after boinling neem leaves in mustard oil till all the leaves become black then filter it and apply that oil on affected part Treatement- 1-Take panchnimbadi churna 1-1 tsf with water twice a day.. 2-Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a say... 3-Take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day.... 4-Apply marichyadi oil on affected part.
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Meri skin pe kafi pimpals hogye hai To unko thik krne k liye mujhe kya krna pdega.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Meri skin pe kafi pimpals hogye hai
To unko thik krne k liye mujhe kya krna pdega.
Please use Tea tree oil which is excellent for treating acne and pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause these skin problems. Plus, its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads. •Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes. •Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Note: Steer clear of tea tree oil if you have sensitive skin.
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I am 30 years old & My skin became very dark last week I went in a water park. please help me ?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 30 years old & My skin became very dark last week I went in a water park. please help me ?
Homoeopathic treatment whitening cream (biovalley) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night whitening soap (biovalley) wash face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrs after washing with whitening soap.
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I am a 25 yrs old female, I am suffering from an allergy for past 2 years. Itching in nose and upper enamel, I am taking cetrazine and zifi200 but relief only for some days. After 7 to 8 days it will again causing same itching. What should I do? Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am a 25 yrs old female, I am suffering from an allergy for past 2 years. Itching in nose and upper enamel, I am tak...
You have hypersensitive immune mechanism which needs to be corrected by improving your abnormal immunity. Homeopathy cures this prob from within, without any side effects.
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Reddish pimples on face of a five month baby girl Uneven skin tone on face Please suggest some remedy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Reddish pimples on face of a five month baby girl Uneven skin tone on face
Please suggest some remedy.
Pimples do not occur on 5 months baby.and what you see are eruptions normally seen on newborns or boils which require antibiotics.
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I am 23 years old my weight is 90kg my face is showing like an old man skin is oil skin on my face.Is their any treatment for this?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Reduce your weight In a week do starvation 2 days. Skin will be tight Only take mineral water while feeling hungry.
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Im mayur im 21 years old. I have a problem. Please solve it. How to stop hair loss and. How to stop gray and white hairs.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Im mayur im 21 years old. I have a problem. Please solve it. How to stop hair loss and. How to stop gray and white ha...
Apply bhringraj oil on your scalp then give hot water fomentation. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Take lots of proteins like soyabean. Egg white. Etc. Avoid tea. Coffee. Spicy food. Fermented food. Junk food. Apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp. Do pranayama early morning.
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I am having painful hair roots, roots starts paining after one day I wash hair with shampoo Any suggestions?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am having painful hair roots, roots starts paining after one day I wash hair with shampoo Any suggestions?
This may be due to stress and anxiety. The best way is to massage your hair with the fingertips daily. This will increase blood flow and reduce any pain.
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Hello sir/mam, I have long hairs but last two- three months se Hair fall problem. Daily 500 hairs tk niklte Hai bevjha . Hairs daily girte Hai, shampoo krte huye b , combing krte huye b , oiling krte huye bhi , mere hairs bohot km ho gye. I use loreal shampoo. I am very worried about my hairs I love my hair very much. But daily 500 -500 hairs girna . Hd se jyada hairs tutne lge apne aap hi. Jb bhi hairs Mai hath ya comb hota h bohot hairs nikl kr aate hai. Please suggest me please please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello sir/mam, I have long hairs but last two- three months se Hair fall problem. Daily 500 hairs tk niklte Hai bevjh...
Please take fluoric acid 30 - twice daily for next 2 weeks. Apply jaborandi hair oil. Also use arnica shampoo. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. Add more vitamin rich food to your diet. Avoid stress and anger by meditation. Cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. Take sound/good sleep. Avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight/ hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends. Continue treatment.
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Ayurveda For Psoriasis

B.A.M.S, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE, PG Diploma in Hospital Managment
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurveda For Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic dermatosis characterised by an unpredictable course of remissionn & relapse. It is an non-infectious skin disaease chracterised by scaly, silvery patches mainly on the scalp and extensior surface of the body. Its exact cause is unkown. In ayurveda, it is closely resembles with ekakushta. The features of ekakushta explains in ayurveda classics resembles with the symptoms of psoriasis. Psoriasis is the challenge for modern science. There is no definite treatment for psoriasis in modern science till today. The drug available in the market use to treat psoriasis are not very effective and have local and systemic effects.

In ayurveda, vata pitta and kapha dosha is the main contributory factor for the disease. Due to vitiation of three dosha, the disease manifest and main line of treatment for psoriasis is panchkarma and internal medicine. It is considering the best approach for skin disorder in ayurveda. A case report of 42-year old male, presented with well demarcated red scaly, silvery patches mainly on both legs, hands, scalp, chest and back with itching, and also nail and joint involvement has been presented in this article.

Etiology of Psoriasis:

Unknown but many factors have been associated-

  1. Genetic: may be autosomal dominant

  2. Triggers: physical trauma ,infection and drugs.

  3. Biochemical change: like increase level of arachidonic acid and Cgmp.

  4. Immunological factors: helper T cells PLAY A KEY ROLE.

Epidemiology: 

Roughly, 1% of population is affected. Can occur at any age and affected both sex. Most patients as worse in winters.around 7 million people are affected in developed country.

Histopathogenesis:

  • Increased epidermal cell proliferation.

  • Retention of nuclei in stratum corneum.

  • Proliferation of fibroblast.

  • Dilated and tortous capillary loops.

  • Shortened epidermal turnover time from normal of 60 to 10 days.

Clinical features: Usually chronic indolent lesions which persist for month. Lesions are mildly papule or plaque.erthematous plaque lesions with characteristic slivery, large, loose scales. The patients of psoriasis may also suffer from depression and low self-esteem.

In a patients with psoriasis always check for nail and joint involvement.

  • Nail: 10 to 15% of the patients have nail involvement. Pitting, nail plate thickening, subungual debris, discolouration of nail plate and oil spot seen in the nails.

  • Joints: 10% patients have joint involvement.

Sites: Scalp, pressor points & extensor. Sometimes generalised.

Chronic recurrent psoriasis is difficult to treat. Modern science treat with PUVA and corticosteroids but these drugs having local and systemic side effects like liver and kidney failure etc. So, it is the time to find out the effective and safe treatment for Psoriasis. Medicines which are used in ayurveda are safe and practised since many years. A huge numbers of drugs are prescribed in ayurveda for the treatment of kushta.

Case details: A 42-year old male patient, hindu brahman by religion, presented on 10 april 2016 with well demarcated raised red scaly, silvery patches on chest, back and both legs and hands. He complained of itching all over the body and on scraping, white powder like substances fall down and leaves a bleedy surface. On history, patients had complaints since 20 years and diagnosis of psoriasis by allopathic physician. Since 20 years he has been taking allopathy and homoepathy patients from various practioners of U.P and delhi. He is brahman and lives in well known temple of delhi and visit homes of peoples for religious ceremony. He is afraid that if the disease is spreading continously, then he is unable to work as priest because people neglect him due to disease. The disease is spreading all over his body and also involves nail and joint. Destruction of nail plates of hand and legs was also developed. For this, patients took allopathic treatment for such a long time but do not get relief.

The patients visit our clinic for the first time. He told use that his problem not solves since 20 years and spreading continuously. So, he is unable to trust us. So, we first give him counselling because reassurance and emotional support are invaluable. Physical and mental rest enhance the effects of the treatment. It is also important to tell him that the disease is not contagious and is benign.

SYMPTOMS OF THE PATIENTS :

  • Itching all over body

  • Silvery patches, especially, on legs ,chest ,back but now spreading in his hand and scalp.

  • Destruction on nail plates

  • Swelling and pain in left middle fingers and flexor deformity in proximal interphalangeal joint

  • Swelling in right middle metatarso phangeal joint and pain

Some blood test of the patients were done like CBC, LFT, KFT, SR, URIC ACID to assess outcome.

His general health was good and both physical and all blood test were within the normal limts.we advise patients for panchkarma and oral medication but patients refuse for panchkarma so we start his oral or internal medication.

Investigation Done :

  • CBC(Complete Blood Count)

  • LFT(Liver Function Test)

  • KFT(Kidney function Test)

  • Sr. Uric Acid

Investigation was done to rule out any other pathology. Investigation were within normal limit.

Internal Medication :

Medication are given into two phase. In First Phase, we are given panchsakara churna - one spoon two times daily for anulomana and pachan, Panchnimba churna- one spoon two times daily with luke water, panchtikta ghrita gugulu - two tab two times daily, and one oil for local application containing jyotishmati,bakuchi, and chakramad for five days. We told patient to apply the oil firstly only on legs for 5 days. Patient taking the same for 5 days and come on 5th day, we see the fabulous result, the rashes which are developed within 4 to 5 months just disappear and other rashes are also subsiding.

After 5 days, in second phase, we continue the same treatment and also added haridra khand - one spoon two times daily, gugulu tiktam kashaya - three spoon two times daily (one hour before food for 15 days). The patient came back on 20th day, with great result, the rashes were almost 60 % subsiding and pain and swelling in finger and ankle also reduce to great extent. Now, patient is not taking any pain killer for pain. Patient also get improvement in nails of legs.

We prescribe the same medicine for one month that time and ask him to do some physiotherapy additional for finger deformity. After that patient came with 70 to 75 % relief in symptoms and patients also tell that during the treatment, he will not develop any additional rashes.

During the treatment, we also told the patients to follow some dietary changes and live according to the rules of Ayurveda.

Result: Psoriasis is a disease with unkown etiology and triggered by many factors. In modern science, treatment of psoriasis is a challenge. They do not have any safe and proper medicine for psoriasis. But, ayurveda treatment gives satisfactory results as well as the quality life to the patients. Ayurveda removes toxin out of the body and corrects the formation of aama. Ayurveda gives the prevention as well as the treatment. So, by following the dietary and lifestyle change we prevent the reoccurrence of the disease.

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Hi I have grey hair and also stomach problem. I don't know how to get rid of it. Can you suggest me some home remedy and exercise for this solution. I will be really thankful to you. I have tried many things but didn't worked.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi I have grey hair and also stomach problem. I don't know how to get rid of it. Can you suggest me some home remedy ...
Take following homoeopathic medicines * tab scalptone (sbl) 4 tabs to be chewed twice a day 1/2 an hour after meals adel 9 drops 10 drops in 1/4 th cup of water, drink twice a day, 1/2 an hour after meals tab biochemic 25 (sbl) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day for 15 days.
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I've a lump just beneath and behind my ear. I've also skin infection in head (Psoriasis OR Tinea Capitis) and taking medicines advised by Homeopathy Doctor. So, which kind of doctor should I consult for lump? Please help as soon as possible.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Guwahati
I've a lump just beneath and behind my ear. I've also skin infection in head (Psoriasis OR Tinea Capitis) and taking ...
Hello and welcome to lybrate, from your history, I have come to an conclusion that the lump is nothing but enlarged post auricular lymph node. This lymphadenopathy is generally due to scalp infection. So, I think you first go to a dermatologist. That will be best for you. Thanks and get well soon.
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I am suffering from rashes on skin I tried some home remedies but it turned out to be worse. feel like it is psoriasis as skin also became scaly and dry its also itchy can you just suggest wat to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am suffering from rashes on skin I tried some home remedies but it turned out to be worse. feel like it is psoriasi...
Hello, psoriasis is genetic disorder triggered due to stressful conditions and irregular life style. Psoriasis has three stages. First stage is when disease remain on skin and there are scaly patches. Second stage comes when there is pitting on nails and in last stage it enter the joints and there is pain in small joints. Generally patient use steroidal application on patches which give temporary relief and disease reappear after 2/3 days. In severe cases methotrexate is used which is not a safer option and is liver toxic. Ayurveda has got a complete remedy for psoriasis. It is a safer option and can be used for longer duration without any side effects. Ayurvedic external application give very quick results with sun exposure in clearing the scales and internal treatment does not allow the disease to re appear. Psoriasis is a manageable disease and can be managed with ease and effectively using ayurveda. Coconut oil is best remedy for dry skin to be applied after taking bath. You can use salytar soap. You should use 3 gms of haldi with milk helps in psoriasis patients.
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I am having skin[ dry skin with itching] problem in my leg. Always i am having.Please do help me.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Dear it is a kind of fungal infections they are little difficult to remove because they remain in the skin where blood supply is very little .so it will take time to remove..if u want to cure u have to follow few medicines for 1-2 weeks ..You have to consult me privately, plz upload it?s photo
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Get unwanted pimples on my face what to do if want to get it of it. And how get rid of pimped scars.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Get unwanted pimples on my face what to do if want to get it of it. And how get rid of pimped scars.
Apply Benzoyl peroxide gel 2.5% on face at night on face. Wash your face 3 times a day. Once acne are controlled, apply Aziderm 20% gel on face at night and sunscreen gel in morn to lighten marks
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She had lots of pimples on her face also small small pimples on body as well. What to do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
She had lots of pimples on her face also small small pimples on body as well. What to do?
Pimples its due to o irregular meal timings o excess starch, sugar, oil and fat consumption o constipation o irregular bowel movement symptoms to look for? whiteheads? blackheads? pimples? red and itchy rashes natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Garlic contains allicin, which is a natural antibiotic 2. Take 2-3 garlic cloves 3. Crush them to make a paste 4. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin 5. For sensitive skin, mix yogurt in the garlic paste before applying natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Consume three cloves of garlic everyday for 1 month natural home remedy using coriander leaves and turmeric powder: 1. Take a handful of washed coriander leaves 2. Crush them finely 3. Place the paste on a sieve and press to extract the juice 4. Add a pinch of turmeric powder 5. Mix well 6. Apply this mixture on the face every night.
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Dare sir I have lot of black short on my face. So please sir success me some treatment.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Dare sir I have lot of black short on my face. So please sir success me some treatment.
sunlight damages skin, it's color and texture. Uv rays enter even through the window. So make sure to use sunscreen everytime both inside and outside. Avoid cosmetics. Use cold water to wash face with a mild cleanser. Remove soap from your armamentarium. Make sure to have plenty of tomatoes and oranges. Vitamin c supplements vil help you. It's very important to b stress free. Don't use scrubs for your face, it'll grow more dark. Apply melacare plus cream twice daily over the black spots.
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What can you expect from a Botox treatment?

DNB (Plastic Surgery), MCh, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Surat
What can you expect from a Botox treatment?

It is human nature to want to look good and feel good. A young, smiling face that greets you in the mirror can be one of the happiest moments on a given day. However, it is not always the case. With age, the image that looks back leaves a lot to be desired. The wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, tanning spots, etc. seem to take away a lot of the beauty. However, with these concerns growing, the cosmetic industry has found out ways to mask these and keep that face in the mirror young and happy.

While earlier only celebrities could afford such treatments, now more and more people have access to simple but effective techniques to keep their youthful looks intact.

What is Botox?

It is a control use of a toxin to get desired paralysis the muscle according to three individual patient. In even extremely minor amounts, this toxin can relaxes muscles and this property of it is used to treat facial wrinkles and fine lines. This was accidentally discovered but is now one of the most widely used techniques in cosmetic surgery.

How does it work?

The nerves send messages to the muscles to contract or relax through neurotransmitters. Acetylcholine is one such neurotransmitter and sends signals to the skin from the nerves. Botox acts by preventing the release of this chemical. The result is that the muscle does not receive a signal to contract. The end result is reduced wrinkles and fine lines.

Uses: The forehead and corners of the eyes are the most common areas that are treated with Botox. The wrinkles are often lost and the skin looks younger and firmer. In addition, Botox is also medically approved for use in the following conditions.

  1. Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids)
  2. Lazy eye (strabismus)
  3. Chronic migraine and headaches
  4. Chronic spasms in the neck
  5. Overactive bladder (resulting in frequent urination)
  6. Spasticity resulting from stroke
  7. Excessive sweating
  8. Esophageal motility disorders
  9. Urinary incontinence
  10. Bruxism (tooth grinding)
  11. Crow’s feet (outer corner of the eyes)

With Botox gaining popularity, this list of indications is only set to get longer.

Precautions: This is a highly potent toxin and about 2 kg is sufficient to wipe out the entire human race. Therefore, it is very important to use this under the hands of a trained, experienced professional.

Side effects:

  1. Mild pain or redness at the injection site
  2. Temporary numbness
  3. Allergic reaction to toxin (very rare)

These are very transient and disappear over a couple of days’ time, revealing the real benefits of Botox. Set realistic expectations with your surgeon and be ready to look at a younger, happier you. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cosmetic-plastic surgeon.

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