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Dr. Ravi Shankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Shankar General Surgeon, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is a popular General Surgeon in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Narayana Hospital in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 25 year old male and have backache and dark circle for last 1 year. What should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am a 25 year old male and have backache and dark circle for last 1 year. What should I do?
You can take echinesia - q / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Rhus tox - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Sensitive Skin

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you should use cleansers, toners, makeup and moisturizers which are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

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I have a small lump on the side of my thumbnail and a doctor said it was an ingrown nail and cut it. But the thumb never healed and now the pain is very severe to the touch. The nail near the lump is also discoloured, and pus oozes sometimes between the nail and the skin. Which specialist doctor do I need to consult?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I have a small lump on the side of my thumbnail and a doctor said it was an ingrown nail and cut it. But the thumb ne...
You can try the following steps at home to relieve the pain caused by your ingrown thumbnail and help the nail to grow out naturally: Soak your sore toe in warm water for 15 minutes 2 to 3 times each day. Wedge a small piece of wet cotton, such as part of a cotton ball, under the corner of your ingrown nail. Soak your thumb and change the piece of cotton each day until the nail grows out and can be trimmed. Do not use a sharp object like manicure scissors to dig under your nail, because the toe might get infected. Do not try to use a needle to drain the pus from your thumb. This could make the infection worse. While your ingrown toenail is healing, wear comfortable shoes or sandals that do not press on your thumb. Use these home treatment steps for 3 days. If they do not help, you might need to see your doctor. Be sure to see a doctor if your toe gets infected. Your thumb might be infected if it hurts more than it did before you tried the home treatment. Call your doctor if your thumb is red, warm, swollen, or drains pus, or if there are red streaks leading from your thumb. However, many times doctors opt for ‘conservative’ (read ‘non-surgical’) treatment of various sorts including a sit-and-wait policy. In these cases it’s well worth taking a homeopathic remedy and the remedy of choice in this situation is Magnetis polaris Australis. Take one pill in a 30c strength three times a day for three days. You may be surprised by the result. To prevent ingrown thumbnails, always cut your nails straight across and not in a curve.
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Sir, I have dark circles beneath my eyes, can you please recommend me any cream or such because natural things I tried but no results came.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir, I have dark circles beneath my eyes, can you please recommend me any cream or such because natural things I trie...
Medicine German carbo veg 200, 4-5 drops orally single dose morn Mixed fruit juice daily evening
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Simple Skin Care Tips for Monsoon

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Simple Skin Care Tips for Monsoon
1. Use soap free cleansers and a good scrub so as to keep your skin moist all the time.
2. An alcohol free toner is suggested as the high humidity could open up your pores (toning is usually followed after cleansing).
3. Heavy makeup is a huge turn off in rains, better if one opts for a water- proof makeup.
4. Most of them stop using sunscreen once the climate turns cool, but you must continue it even if it is cloudy.
5. Always wash your face, hands and feet as soon as you reach your home with lukewarm water. This makes you feel refreshed and stay healthy.
6. Avoid bleaching and facials in this season, as bleaching could do more harm for your face and facial makes your skin rough.
7. Wash your lips at night and apply some milk cream. Avoid lipsticks especially the dark shaded ones. Apply coconut oil if they are slightly cracked.


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I am student and I have one black lesion or spot on my right bicep and skin around it got blackened and along with the same my back was also has numerous lesions or spots which looks dead and no itching or pain and I want to get rid of all of them I have this problem from last 2 years I used creams suggested by allopathy doctor but no effect and I also used medicines like Ashwagandha tablets prescribed by one of ayurvedic doctor it also had no effect please suggest anything which will have guaranteed effect.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am student and I have one black lesion or spot on my right bicep and skin around it got blackened and along with th...
take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day...take panchnimbadi churna with water twice a day....take panchtikta ghrit guggul and arogya vardhini vati with warm water...take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day....apply marichyadi oil on affected part.....take these medicines in supervision of a good ayurvedic doctor
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I am home make and the color of the skin is changing towards darker tone. What is to be done to maintain the tone.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am home make and the color of the skin is changing towards darker tone. What is to be done to maintain the tone.
To improve skin tone to fair colour apply these methods : • Apply a mixture of cucumber and papaya with one teaspoon of each and with three teaspoon of oatmeal apply it for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse off with water . • Apply one teaspoon of honey for 30 minutes and wash it off . • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water . • Eat fruits daily and drink a glass of milk daily . • Mash half bnana mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and half teaspoon of sandalwood powder mix it well and make smooth paste apply it for 10 minutes then rinse off with water. • Save yourself from sunlight by covering your face with cloth or by using sunscreen lotion .
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Iam 44 years marketing person my problem is my face arms other exposed to sun is changing thir colour from white to black and some brown patches wrinkles are appearing on the face with that iam seems very older than what my age so irequst you is thir any instant whitening creams for glowing skin complexion in allopathy/homeopathy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam 44 years marketing person my problem is my face arms other exposed to sun is changing thir colour from white to b...
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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How dark circle can be prevented I am 21 years old only. And I am doing night shift in my job.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How dark circle can be prevented I am 21 years old only. And I am doing night shift in my job.
1. Most important thing is take lots of rest as a routine part of your life. Sleep for atleast 8 hours 2. Limit your screen life. Take breaks while working on computer and wash eyes frequently with cold water. 3. Wash your face twice with a good cleanser like tea tree face wash and use soothing toner like rose water or tea tree after that. 4. Use kojic acid based cream below eyes for atleast 4 months.
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How to remove dark circles, acne.I am 27 years old female facing this problem for the last few years. What is the remedy.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
How to remove dark circles, acne.I am 27 years old female facing this problem for the last few years. What is the rem...
1.Apply fresh lemon juice with a cotton ball on the affected area ,leave it for 15-20 minutes wash it off with water. Repeat the process twice daily for few months 2.Massage vitamin E oil into affected area for 10 minutes twice daily for few week 3.Mix one tsf of turmeric powder and one tsf of lemon juice. Apply it on affected area, leave it for 20 minutes, rinse it off with water. Continue it daily for few weeks. 4.apply fresh Aloevera gel on affected area before going to bed, leave it over night, rinse it off in the morning. Repeat it daily for few week 5.Consult skin specialist for further advice.
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I am 36 year old male. I am having pigmentation on my face since last one year. please tell me the treatment. I am already taking antidepressant since many years. Thanx.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 36 year old male. I am having pigmentation on my face since last one year. please tell me the treatment. I am al...
These are best tips to lightens and remove the pigmentation -. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the pigmentation. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on that area. It will lightens the pigment definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly.
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I am getting some boils on my nose frequently for last one month one after another. I have a pic if this would help.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I am getting some boils on my nose frequently for last one month one after another. I have a pic if this would help.
Boil are less are common on nose, may be this other try tablet azithromycin daily for 6 days besy to consult with imagae as you said.
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My brother is 15 year old and there are initial signs of leucoderma is there a way to cure it or prevent from spreading further.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello, your brother might be suffering from another condition like leucoderma known as" vitiligo. In this, the patient gets milky white patches on the skin unlike leucoderma where in the patient's entire skin turns milky white. Vitiligo can be kept under control and a definite cure for it has not been achieved. Some patients respond well to certain treatment and the other group might not respond at all to the same medicines. The response to the condition is quite erratic. But nevertheless, you can try. Let me know if you are interested, will be glad to give the best available treatment options to him.
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hi I m applying melalite forte creem and elocon lotion last 5 years I want to stop it but i m start stoping it my face getting getting black like burning skin plz tell me anti melalite and elocon lotion creem I want my natural skin back plz advise

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
Hi, It is an extremely long duration of use of these creams. They contain steroids. What is the reason u are using these and which part of the body?
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When I was child my skin tone was very white but as of I grew up it became black how can I get my previous skin tone please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
When I was child my skin tone was very white but as of I grew up it became black how can I get my previous skin tone ...
Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple, glowing and blemish-free.---------------------------------- homoeopathic treatment aucare complexion drops (wolfe dietri) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. Glow-aid fairness cream (adven) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night bloome-203 soap (bioforce) wassh face with this soap before applying glow-aid cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with bloome-203 soap----------------------- silk nd stay face moisturiser (sbl) for oily skin----- papaya pack (bakson) daily apply on face directly in evening when you think you r not going outsside now nd wash face after it is dry. Ferrum sip syrup (sbl) 2 spoons twice daily diet daily cucumber in salad 1 apple /200 gm papaya/500 gm watermelon daily consume lots of water daily 2 glass milk daily home remedy prepare a paste of multani mitti + 1 spoon turmeric powder +10 drops lime nd add raw milk to prepare a paste nd apply thi paste twice in a week.
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Hello Dr. My question is my face is not glowing my face is fair but not glowing what to do for glowing face whenever I go party or any function my face not look glowing what should I eat for glowing face and what I use on face for increasing the glow?

MD
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Delhi
Hello Dr. My question is my face is not glowing my face is fair but not glowing what to do for glowing face whenever ...
Eat lots of Vegetables and Fruits. Learn to use enema for detoxification. Ant applied from out side will not make your skin glow. It is the general health of your total body which will bring a glow to your skin.
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I am 25 year old gal and have dark circles around eyes. Which make me look very dull. Please advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Please go for below given homoeo medicines glowcare drops (lords) 10 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times a day under eye cream (bakson) apply at night suncare cream (bakson) apply before going in sunlight drink daily 6-8 glass extra water 2 glass milk daily green vegetables nd salad daily.
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Hello Dr. I have dark circles since from 10 to 9 yrs. And my skin colour also not so fair. How to reduce them? Are there any medicines fr tat?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello Dr. I have dark circles since from 10 to 9 yrs. And my skin colour also not so fair. How to reduce them? Are th...
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients....sleep and weakness...ao take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day...drink 7-8 glasses of water every day
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I am 35 year, my penis for skin is going tight and cracking when I try to pull back, felling pain. I confused that to whom I consult. Urology or skin doctor, kindly advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 35 year, my penis for skin is going tight and cracking when I try to pull back, felling pain. I confused that to...
You have Phimosis, which in your age, the foreskin should still be forming so may be easy to treat. Stretching exercises, when erect just pull it back as far as it will go and hold for 5 mins. Do this a few times daily.. in the shower helps, and you should see results within days/weeks. Could also try, if its possible to pull back a bit, pull it back, grab the glans( top cap of penis) with two fingers and roll the foreskin up over the two fingers as far as it will go (when the ring of skin turns white). hold it there for 5 mins. Lubricant helps with this!. . It's fairly common, and this should help. Also try rubbing vitamin E( Add few drops of olive oil )around the top and inside the foreskin, which may help elasticate it.
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My question is sir face pr pempail bohot ho rhi h: plzz give solutions for clear face.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My question is sir face pr pempail bohot ho rhi h: plzz give solutions for clear face.
Hello. Aap Bakson's homoeopathy ka Facewash rozana use kare. Face wash karne ke baad roz apna face cleanser cotton pe leke clean kare, toner ya astringent coton pe leke phir aur clean kare aur end mein moisterizer apply kare (sab oily skin wale ho). Gharelu Nuske: -Fitkari le aur usme thoda sa pani milaye phir use poore chehre par laga le. 15-20 minute baad dho le. Ye hafte mein 3 baar kare. -Multani mitti mein kuch boonde nimbu ki aur rosewater ki dalen aur ise face par laga le, sukne pe dho le. Ye hafte mein 2 baar kare. Medication: Homoeopathic medicine Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 boonde 1/2 cup paani mein dalkar din mein 3 baar aur Kali Brom. 200 din mein tin baar 4 hafte tak le aur mujhe bataye.
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