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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 want to ask that. Which face wash I can use. I have oily skin. Garnier oil clear is good or I can use garnier double action face wash.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I want to ask that. Which face wash I can use. I have oily skin. Garnier oil clear is good or I can use garnier doubl...
Dear, all face wash are soap based. So the only puspose of face wash is to clean the face skin and remove the dirt and oily secretion from the face skin.So if you want to choose the face wash. Choose it according to the type of your skin. If your skin is so oily and moist, it means your skin gland produce more oily secretion sochoose that face wash which removes these secretions and make your face glow. You can use himalayas neem face wash for that. The best thing is fullers earth (multani mitti) for the oily skin. If you have a sensetive skin then please donot use any face wash. Just soak thecotton in rose water and clean the face very gently with it and do not rub the face with it. In case, you have normal and healthyskin, then you can use any mild face wash or mild and soft soaps like dove or pears. I hope you understand what I want to tell you. Follow these things and have a healthy glowing face. Be healthy. you can use garnier double action face wash.
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Small non enhancing cyst in the left lobe of liver. Tiny calcific foci right lobe of liver. Gall bladder sludge. Prostatomegaly.

MS - General Surgery, DNB Genitourinary Surgery
General Surgeon, Ludhiana
Small non enhancing cyst in the left lobe of liver. Tiny calcific foci right lobe of liver. Gall bladder sludge. Pros...
What are the complaints we do not treat report we treat patient as he is an 80 year old nothing needds to be done for smaallliver cyst prostate symptoms scoring needs to be don see ipss score on google and calculate score. Also what was pre void and post void residual urine what was size of the prostate please do mention the status of kidney ureterss and bladder.
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Conceiving a Baby Affects Your Skin in These Ways

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Conceiving a Baby Affects Your Skin in These Ways

Pregnancy is a welcome change in a woman's life. She is full of hope and happiness while awaiting the birth of her bundle of joy. However, it is almost inevitable to bring up the topic of conception and leave out a host of bodily alterations or disadvantages it entails. You might eagerly wait for months in a row to conceive and once you do the signs of health issues show. Most noticeable of all other problems are the ones affecting your skin. Skin problems can be immensely predominant and widespread in a pregnant mother; so much so that her psychological disposition might vary considerably.

Commonly observed symptoms of the skin that may affect you during pregnancy:

  1. Your eyes may look puffy and withdrawn: While the news of a baby lighting up your life in a few months' time makes you very happy, it also subjects your body to exhaustion. It is natural for expecting mothers to feel tired and wasted. Acute iron deficiency and poor blood circulation could result in fatigue that further surfaces as dark circles and puffy bags under your eyes.
  2. Your face could develop acne suddenly:  Acne is caused mainly because of excess sebum secretions from the oil glands present in your body. Excess oil tends to choke the open pores of your skin preventing it from breathing. Increased levels of progesterone are maintained by the human body for a strong uterine lining that is again required for the healthy development of a child; progesterone kicks off oil secretions.
  3. Spider like marks could spot your skin: Hormonal imbalances, sudden increase in weight, and heightened pressure in the veins may cause the blood vessels in your face to redden and grow big; the veins then look like the web of a spider. This condition is often referred to as Spider Angiomas.
  4. Big dark patches can also be seen: During pregnancy, your body has an excess of both oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones incite the impact of melanocytes, thus resulting in big dark patches on your skin. The condition is more prevalently known as Melasma.
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I am 30 I am planning to use depiwhite skin whitening cream for fading my brown patch on skin in my face. I am so much worried of it. I am feeding mother. Will it work for me. Day by day my skin s dark can't take care of my skin. So I am planning to.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 30 I am planning to use depiwhite skin whitening cream for fading my brown patch on skin in my face. I am so muc...
First of all, since you are a feeding mother you are likely to suffer from nutritional imbalance. It is mostly due to iron deficiency that lactating mothers get brown patches on skin. Start taking a healthy diet as the first thing. Secondly, you can use Melalite cream
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Hi gud morning I am purna I having some skin problem neurofibroma on skin for past 6 yrs I have taken many medicines but no any effect can you sugest me for this problem. I will be very thnkful to you if you give any remidies for this skin problem waiting for your kind reply.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi , this is a genetic disorder. But recently diagnosed 30 to 50% of people this disorder have no family history of this condition. We have an excellent medicines in homoeopathy for this problem. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables that can make your body starve for needed nutrients. You may consult a homeopath.
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I have been under eye darkness since 5 years please suggest me which under eye cream what in diet and any medicine plz.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I have been under eye darkness since 5 years please suggest me which under eye cream what in diet and any medicine plz.
DEAR Lybrate USER …. You have to follow some basic things, so that you get better results in a short period of time …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day. 3) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 4) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…5) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 6) try to sleep upto 10-11 pm. A) apply paste of nutmeg and milk with gentle massage. Leave paste on face for 5-10 minutes. After it wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. B) take 2-2 tablets of chandraprabha vati and aarogyawardhini vati after meals. C) take 30 ml of triphala juice along with 30 ml of lukewarm water after meals. D) take 30 ml of audumbaravleha along with 30 ml of lukewarm water, early in the morning. This formula of treatment is 100% succesful in PROBLEM OF DARK CIRCLES. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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Please help me. How do I boost my collagen and elastin production in my skin for firm skin and toning naturally. I also have sunken eyes and thin eye skin. Acne scares .Please

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Please help me. How do I boost my collagen and elastin production in my skin for firm skin and toning naturally. I al...
Regular excercise, vitamin c rich food (berries, amla, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables) and proteein rich food like dal, sprouts, egg, meat and fish help to maintain collagen and elastin. For sunken eyes you need filler treatment.
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Sir/mam my mother is 55 years old. Her skin of lower eye lashes have become itchy and few of them become white. So whether she should consult to a dermatologist or eye specialist?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir/mam my mother is 55 years old. Her skin of lower eye lashes have become itchy and few of them become white. So wh...
Hello, this is due to psoriasis of eye lids. **homoeo-care* @ bacillinum 200- 6 pills, twice a wk. *she should take, plenty of water. * take, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food. Report, fortnightly. Take, care.
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I'm suffering from Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Tried lots of treatments like Kojic acid AHA etc but still not get desired results. Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm suffering from Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Tried lots of treatments like Kojic acid AHA etc but still no...
Hi, Do follow daily regime of CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. lead a healthy lifestyle! You can start using Bioforce's Blooume - 55 ointment (for clear skin) twice daily and also use Bakson's Suncare Sunscreen, 20-30 minutes before stepping out under the sun along with oral medication – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day for 20 days.
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What is d solution for puffy eyes. My friend has puffy eyes. And her face s darker. But her body complexion is fair. Only her face is dark. She s getting married nxt yr. And she wants to come out from these puffy eyes. Nd dark face colour. Can anyone give a natural remedy.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
What is d solution for puffy eyes. My friend has puffy eyes. And her face s darker. But her body complexion is fair. ...
Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content will help, -she should put refrigerated cucumber slices on her eyes till they get to room temperature, several times every day. -drink more water. One year is a good time to give your self a complete makeover. -for a radiant and color to match rest of the body, she should de tan her face, using lemon juice everyday. -also take complete prevention while going out in sun, use sun screen, cover your face with scarf or stay indoors.
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Which cream or medicine should I use to remove marks of my face. please suggest.?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Which cream or medicine should I use to remove marks of my face. please suggest.?
Please take berberis aq - q / put 10 to 15 drops on cotton and apply on the affected area twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am 29 years old. But my skin looks aged. Can you advice what cream should I use.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 29 years old. But my skin looks aged. Can you advice what cream should I use.
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.
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I am having chicken pox mark on may face from 4 to 5 years how to remove that mark.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having chicken pox mark on may face from 4 to 5 years how to remove that mark.
Hello. Follow these steps:- use mild soap. Always apply sunscreen before going out in sun and also when you stay in home. Use it twice a day. Apply curd and termeric mixtiure on face twice a week. Take 3 spoons curd and add a pinch of termeric. Mix it and apply on face. Wash with plain water after 10-15 mins. Use cocoa rich moisturiser. These steps will help you.
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Sir, My name is satish. I was 21 years old. I was suffering from white spots on my skin for the past 1 year. I used to apply ketoved ointment but there are still. Please tell me what to do. Tell me what are the reasons for occurring white spots.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Sir,
My name is satish. I was 21 years old. I was suffering from white spots on my skin for the past 1 year. I used t...
The cause of white spots are * loss of pigmentation * fungal infection * loss of upper skin due to dryness to treat the white spots- * apply coconut or mustard oil on th effected parts once a day specially in the evening. * crush 15-20 leaves of neem and put them in a bucket of luke warm water for 15 minutes & take bath with this water. * take a glass of milk added with a teaspoon of protien powder once a day. * sit for atleast 5-8 minutes in sun in the morning or evening. * apply the paste of aloe vera & turmeric powder on the effected parts of body 2 times a week for 15-20 minutes.
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My forehead or my face colour dark brown day by day. Please what should be done. I am very conscious for my face colour. Please say the treatment reduce the brown colour and my completion look fair.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
My forehead or my face colour dark brown day by day. Please what should be done. I am very conscious for my face colo...
Hello, you are getting tanned on those areas. De tan with yogurt. Apply and let it dry. Then rinse. Always apply sun screen and cover your face with cloth before going out. Try to stay indoors when you can.
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I have dark black shade around my penis and bumb. It also swells. Whrn it is dry the skin is peeling off .what should I do for it. Pls help me.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I have dark black shade around my penis and bumb. It also swells. Whrn it is dry the skin is peeling off .what should...
As per your symptoms it seems to be fungal infection of genital. Homeopathic medicine if consumed under homeopathic consultant Supervision certainly will help you. (1) Berberis Aquifolium ointment (2) Azadirachta ointment Both twice daily (ignore it if you don't want homeopathic treatments) (a) Tellurium 30 thrice daily.
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My face skin is very dry. It is always dried up. I use many creams for this problem. But I can't get rid of this. Please tell me what is the solution for this.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My face skin is very dry. It is always dried up.
I use many creams for this problem.
But I can't get rid of this. Ple...
Dear, you can apply these home remedies: * take one teaspoon of honey mix it with one teaspoon of milk cream or you can mix it with malai. Apply it on your face for 10 minutes and then wash it with water. * you can apply only one teaspoon of honey for 5 minutes, then rinse with water. * mash a piece of papaya apply it on your face for 5 minutes. Wash it with water. * if you are not obese then add protein diet in your food such as cheese and a bowl of cereal. * drink 6 to 8 glass of water daily.
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I hava black spot on my back. I was used many creams but it didn't work on me. Then what should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I hava black spot on my back. I was used many creams but it didn't work on me. Then what should I do?
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your back every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your back and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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I am 20 years old, I am having dark circles around my eyes which makes my face looks dull. Is there any solution to get rid of it?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am 20 years old, I am having dark circles around my eyes which makes my face looks dull. Is there any solution to g...
It is mainly due to increase stress level, take balance diet when you feel hungry, yr digestion should be good, do sarvang aasan.
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Sir, i am 29 yrs old male, my weight is 83 kg, height 5.5 feet, my bone joint are paining in night and my under arm and neck skin is black my skin colour is brown, what is the problem please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Malappuram
You might be overweight. Your weight can injure your joints. You need to check your s. Uric acid. About the black color, that might be acanthosis nigricans (due to insulin resistance) you need to lose your weight, and everything is gonna be fine.
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