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Dr. Ravi Shankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Shankar General Surgeon, Chennai
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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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My skin is oily and dark and I want glow my face I use many facewash but northing change is there.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My skin is oily and dark and I want glow my face I use many facewash but northing change is there.
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: 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. 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 20 days. Use Bakson's Apricot scrub at least once a week.
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I am 24 years old male and I have bleeding while excretion from past 4 days. Please suggest me what can I do.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi avoid to get hard stools avoid oily spicy, nonveg. Have more liquids, green leafy veg, fiber content fruits curd for better digestion. Sit in tub filled with leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve. Can take isabgul 3 teaspoonful at night with 2 glasses of leuk warm water for 5 days.
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I am 26 years old male suffering from skin problem like itching of the skin and when I began to scarch it use to become redish. So what wil I do to make my skin cure. Please suggest me. Thank you.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
For temporary relief of itching, try these self-care measures: use a high-quality moisturizing cream on your skin. Apply an anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area as prescribed by me avoid scratching whenever possible. Apply cool, wet compresses. Take a lukewarm bath. Wear smooth-textured, loose cotton clothing. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan which will cure your itching problem.
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I am 20yrs old I have black mark on my face about nearly 2 month. What I should do for that?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 20yrs old I have black mark on my face about nearly 2 month. What I should do for that?
Firstly start taking a full nutritious diet . A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health.And what ever we are eating that reflects on our body and skin. 1. Homoeopathic medicine for fair skin is Berberis Aquafolium mother tincture.take 5 drops of it mix with water , twice a day. 2. Apply this tincture in diluted form on your face with cotton once a day . 3. wash your face with besan and curd , mix a pinch of turmeric also. 4. Apply Bio valley's skin lightening cream 5. Apply rose water to your face at night. 6. Apply cucumber juice+ lemon juice+ tomato juice on your face. 7.Apply Multani mitti pack on the face,wash it off after it dries.
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I have dark pigmentation on my face on skin is very loose looks like old please suggest.

Diploma in Gastroenterology, Diploma in Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have dark pigmentation on my face on skin is very loose looks like old please suggest.
There is a wide array of factors that can trigger melasma or aggravate the condition. Sun exposure is one of the main factors. Excessive exposure to sunlightcauses of Melasma Deficiency of vitamin D in the skin Overuse of birth control pregnancy Hormone replacement therapy Hormonal imbalance during pregnancy Genetic predisposition of a person People suffering from thyroid diseases, Stress – Overproduction of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) Allergic reaction to certain medications or cosmetics 15 natural Remedies to Get Rid of Melasma at Home Although a wide range of cosmetic procedures such as chemical peel and microdermabrasion is available to remove melasma, most of them have harsh effects on the skin. Therefore, it is best to rely on home remedies that have absolutely no side effects in the long run. Turmeric Turmeric, commonly known as the holy powder has potent medicinal properties which make it a popular ingredient in ayurvedic medicine. It is especially effective for curing skin diseases and issues related to skin. It is a time-tested cure for pigmentation on face, also known as melasma. Curcumin, the active ingredient existent in turmeric has strong antioxidant and skin lightening properties, and it also helps in reducing melanin pigmentation. It also flushes out toxins from the skin and helps cure acne and pimples. Turmeric powder Make a thick paste by mixing 5 tablespoons of turmeric with 10 tablespoons of milk. You can also add 1 teaspoon of gram flour to thicken the paste. Apply this paste on the skin affected by hyperpigmentation and let it dry out completely. Then rinse your skin with lukewarm water while massaging gently using a circular motion. Repeat this cure daily for best results. Horseradish We are aware of the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables for weight loss, but certain vegetables are equally effective for the skin as well. Horseradish is widely used for natural skin care because of its capacity to reduce all types of skin discolorations, blemishes, and scars, and it is one of the most effective melasma home remedies also. This remedy works by bleaching the skin and lightening undesired discoloration and hyper pigmentation of the skin. Horseradish helps in peeling off the damaged skin and revealing the healthy skin that is present underneath the top layer. Horseradish for melsma Add 2 tablespoons of horseradish powder to 1 cup of sour curd; mix well and apply to affected areas. Wait for 30 minutes and swab off with lukewarm water. Reapply this treatment once every week till you get desired results. Lemon Juice When it comes to improving skin complexion naturally, there is no other remedy like raw lemon juice. The mixture of lemon juice and warm water is also one of the natural home remedies for weight loss. Topical application of lemon juice is considered a potent melasma natural treatment that works the peeling off the damaged outer layer of the skin, thus removing the melasma pigmentation. Lemon juice Lemon juices work as natural bleach that lightens the grey-brown patches that appear on cheeks, forehead and nose. Squash out the juice from one lemon and apply it thoroughly all over the affected areas rubbing gently for 2 minutes. Leave it like that for 20 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Repeat this cure 2 times a day for 3 weeks to see wonderful results. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is an extremely popular treatment for various types of skin and hair problems. It is used as a popular ingredient in natural hair mask for dull and damaged hair and is also considered one of the functional home remedies for melasma. The acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar makes it a natural bleaching agent that removes skin spots and makes the skin radiant and smoother. In addition, it also removes toxins from the skin. Apple-cider-vinegar Mix equal shares of apple cider vinegar and water and apply a generous amount of the solution to the melasma spots and allow it to air dry. Then wash the areas with lukewarm water and pat dry using a clean towel. Follow this treatment 1 time every day for required results. Papaya Papaya is an extremely versatile fruit that has numerous uses for the skin. Both raw and ripe papayas are used for using several skin issues, and ripe papaya is widely used in fruit facial masks. Papaya is also a powerful natural melasma treatment at home that is readily available in the kitchen. The natural active enzyme papain present in papaya works as an exfoliant that removes the damaged and dead skin cells and helps in restoring a smooth and even skin tone. 3.2Papaya and Honey Face Pack for dry skin Mash a few pieces of ripe papaya to bring it to a paste like consistency and add 2 teaspoons of honey to it. Mix well and apply the mask all over the affected skin. Wait for 20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Follow this natural cure 1 time every week for 2 to 3 months to remove melasma completely. Almond The benefits of almonds and almond milk for skin need no new emphasis. A nourishing and exfoliating scrub made of almonds and honey is undoubtedly the best treatment for melasma. The high protein content in almonds has the capacity to lighten skin complexion. Almonds also contain vitamin E that not only corrects skin discoloration but also nourishes the skin. Benefits of almonds Grind 8 to 10 almonds to make a coarse paste and add enough honey to make a thick paste. Smear this mixture on the affected skin, massage for 5 minutes and leave it on for another 20 minutes. Wash off the pack with lukewarm water. Follow this cure 3 to 4 times a week till the melasma is gone completely. Aloe Vera Gel The amazing hydrating properties of aloe vera gel makes it a popular ingredient in many skin care products and it is one of the beneficial natural remedies for melasma. It is also used to treat numerous skin diseases, and it is a potent cure for treating ringworm. Pure aloe vera gel contains mucilaginous polysaccharides that lighten blemishes, dark spots caused by excessive sun exposure and melasma discoloration. The potent antioxidant properties of aloe vera gel protect the skin from the damage caused by oxidative stress. It is best if you have access to pure aloe vera gel. Aloe Vera Apply pure aloe vera gel evenly on the affected skin and massage gently for 2 minutes. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. Follow this natural cure 2 times daily for few weeks to get best results. Oatmeal Oatmeal is an important complex carb that is included in the diet of health conscious individuals because of its benefits for weight loss. But oatmeal is also an effective way to get rid of melasma naturally. A nourishing oatmeal scrub is the best solution to the question of how to get rid of dead skin cells. The natural exfoliating properties of oatmeal gently scrape off the layers of dead skin cells in order to reveal brighter skin. This remedy is also quite effective in reducing chloasma during pregnancy.
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Hi My question is about my friend She has faced an accident in her childhood now her age is 21 and she has got a black mark on her forehead since then. As the scar healed the mark stayed and her skin on the affected area dint filled quite properly. Is there any way she could get rid of that accident scar mark?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
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My question is about my friend
She has faced an accident in her childhood now her age is 21 and she has got a blac...
Hello, Apply Homoeopathic medicine – Thiosinaminum Q few drops mixed in a glycerin solution on scars that are visible (as it is less greasy, so is more easily absorbed into the skin). Also take Causticum 200 orally twice daily for 4weeks.
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I want to go for skin polishing how many sessions I need to undergo and cost?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I want to go for skin polishing how many sessions I need to undergo and cost?
Hello. The sittings of Skin Polishing (or Microdermabrasion) depends upon the age, type of skin, intensity & severity of the damaged skin as well as the area. Basically meant for mature, aging skin. It increases the sensitivity of the skin towards sunlight or heat. It is a process that exfoliates, polishes, and increases the lymphatic drainage of skin. It uses a gentle vacuum to bring your skin in contact with crystals that gently remove the top layer of dead skin. It can be used to help treat various skin conditions such as acne, Comedones (blackheads), and dull or rough skin. It is most commonly used on the face, but can be also used on the neck, back, and hands. As you are just 25yrs. old. At this age, the skin is still not mature, so i wouldn't recommend you to go for the whole face, but if you have some acne marks or hyperpigmentation, then it could be advised on the localised area or else you can opt for either Homoeopathy or Ayurveda as both the systems doesn't have any side-effects! Rest is up to you what you decide
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Suffering from red rashes on the body since Nov 2015 almost every day using Allegra it stops for some time. I want some other medicine to cure this disease.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Suffering from red rashes on the body since Nov 2015 almost every day using Allegra it stops for some time. I want so...
Take panchnimbadi churna 1-1 tsf with water twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a say. Take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day. Apply marichyadi oil on affected part.
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Ek choti jaisi gilti ha mere breast me jo bhadi hoti ja rhyi ha or dard bi hota hai. Please help

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Generally this is due to a condition called fibroadenosis. This is a harmless condition and is related to hormonal changes. It is usually more, a few days before the start of monthly menstrual period and becomes less after the periods. You might be able to feel a lump on catching with all the fingers of your hand but no lump when you try to feel it with the flat surface of the fingers / hand. Breast support with a tight fitting bra might give some relief. Medication can be of some help but that should be taken only after a physical examination by a general surgeon.
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I had black spot in my cheek what should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda,
I had black spot in my cheek what should I do?
White glowing skin is not only desire of all females but also important for males to give them a charming look. Excessive quantity of melanin pigment results in darkness of skin colour. If you have dark or less fair colour then don`t need to blame yourself for having dark skin colour because now you can modify your skin into fair and glowing skin simply by following given tips? take 2 spoons of barley flour, 1 spoon of honey, and and 1/2 cup of ripe papaya as a beauty tip for getting soft, fair, and glowing complexion naturally? spray rose water on the skin to get fair skin? use amla oil (indian gooseberry oil) mixed with glycerin as a beauty tip for soft, and glowing complexion naturally at home? dab on 1/2 spoon of almond powder, 2 spoons of barley flour, and rose water to rejuvenate the dull, and pale skin? for ointment and creams consult privately.
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I am 34 years old, my eyes around skin is black in fast one year. How to remove the black around eyes. I am used desktop 10 hours per day. Please help me.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I am 34 years old, my eyes around skin is black in fast one year. How to remove the black around eyes. I am used desk...
Apply kishukadi tail in black area 2 khadirarishta syrup 3 spoon add 3 spoon lukewarm water morn and night after meals. Feedback to me after 15 days.
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I want to get a fair and clean face my age is 17 years my face is very dark and have many pimples on it so give me suggestions to give fair skin in 1 months?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I want to get a fair and clean face my age is 17 years my face is very dark and have many pimples on it so give me su...
Tips for a Glowing Skin To retain the skin’s moisture drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day.Protect your skin from harmful UV radiation.Nourish your skin with moisturisers and understand your skin type.Do not choose unhealthy skin care products that ensure immediate results.Cleanse your face with the right cleanser as per ypur skin type and wash it thoroughly to extract pollutants and dirt from the surface of the skin.
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How to remove the black ring around my eyes. How to prevent the eyes without black ring.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
How to remove the black ring around my eyes. How to prevent the eyes without black ring.
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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Is there ani solution for oily face?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Is there ani solution for oily face?
1. take natrum mur 200,3 drops morning empty stomach, single dose. 2. take berberis aquafolium Q., 7-7 drops with water ,twice day. 3. wash your face with aloe vera herbal face wash twice a day, apply rose water on the face. 4.don't take oily , spicy junk food in excess.
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I m 24 years girl having acne problem and scars. How to get away from this problem. Tried so many herbal and creams. Stil not cleared fully. Having acne black marks too. Want clear and fair skin. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I m 24 years girl having acne problem and scars. How to get away from this problem. Tried so many herbal and creams. ...
Homoepathic treatment pimplex tab 2tab 3times asterias r 30 4pills morning kali brom 30 4pills bedtime for 8days and revert back for further treatment for complete cure.
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Even skin tone in face. Not having the light skin color of my body on my face. Any solution please.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Even skin tone in face. Not having the light skin color of my body on my face. Any solution please.
You face has tanned due to dust and pollution. Use aha glow face wash daily and apply sunscreen before going out in the sun. Use face pack of besan, lemon, honey and haldi twice or thrice a week. Slowly you will see your face tone becoming even.
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I am 19 year girl I am havin dark circles under my eyes and also have lot of white heads on my face.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Please check the cause behind it first you can use cucumber paste n potato paste on area try to take proper sleep avoid stress do acupressure daily you can learn it I can teach you online.
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I am 25 years female I have dark pigmentation in neck and under Arm how to remove this pigmentation. Is there any ointment to reduce the pigmentation please tell some cream.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 25 years female I have dark pigmentation in neck and under Arm how to remove this pigmentation. Is there any oin...
Lemon juice +turmeric powder + curd apply the affected area leave it for 30 min and then wash with plain water for under arms you can use only lemon juice apply for 15 min and then wash eat orange daily.
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How I can remove holes of pimples? suggest some tips which I can do at home.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist,
Sir there is hardly anything you can do for holes with home remedies. In fact even creams don't help much. It is laser or derma roller.
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My mother is 45 years old. From past few months her skin is getting rashes. First she feels itching on certain area especially on leg and then that particular area turns into black spot. Please find me the solution. I am staying in Noida, so can I get the appointment of the doctors in noida so that I can show image of mothers's rashes and consult privately.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
My mother is 45 years old. From past few months her skin is getting rashes. First she feels itching on certain area e...
You need to take around 5-6 almonds and soak it overnight. Now take out the skin of the almond with a knife or a sharp substance. Now grind the soaked almond in the morning and add the ingredients like half spoon of honey as well as sandalwood powder. You need to mix them and get a fine paste out of it. This is now ready to be applied over your face and the skin where dark spots have formed and you are willing to remove it entirely. You can remove the paste once the time of 30 minutes is over.
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