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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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Hello sir/ma'am. My self syed Fahad hashmi I have sinus problem. And half headache problem. My lips black.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir/ma'am.
My self syed Fahad hashmi I have sinus problem. And half headache problem.
My lips black.
Hi, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-SH, Alpha-NH and Biocombination-05 - all of them thrice a day for 4 weeks. Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air. -Take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest. Home-Remedies: -When turmeric is combined with spicy ginger root and brewed for hot tea, this combination can help loosen mucus from clogged nasal passages, alleviate sinus pressure, and make you feel better all around. -Two or three tablespoons of raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar added to a cup of hot water or tea taken three times daily will help thin out excessive mucus relieving congestion an sinus pressure. Mix with lemon and honey to taste. - Vitamin C (available in form of chewables) helps the body to resist immune system deficiencies and improves overall health. For black lips: Healthy pink lips add extra charm to a person's face. These naturally appealing lips don't need regular application of lips balms or lipsticks to look luscious and healthy. But several factors like the sun’s UV rays, smoking, caffeine and age can affect our lips and darken them. There are several natural solutions to lighten darker lips. Here is a list of natural home remedies that can lighten dark lips. 1. Sugar Scrub Take sugar and use it like a scrub. This will remove the darkness and dead skin from your lips and provide your lips a pink colour. Repeat this daily in order to get rid of black lips. 2. Beet Root Juice Apply 2-3 drops of beetroot juice and massage your lips. Beet root will make your lips pinker, giving them a luscious look. 3. Olive Oil Rub 1 or 2 drops of olive oil on your lips. This will reduce the darkness and moisturise your lips. 4. Lemon Juice We all know that lemon juice is great for hair and even greater for skin. It is also beneficial in making your lips beautiful and pink. Apply 2-3 drops of lemon juice on your lips. Stretch your lips and massage gently. You will see that the darkness is removing itself and your lips will appear to be soft. 5. Rose Flower Take 2-3 drops of rose flower oil and apply it on the lips. Rose flower oil will give you pink coloured lips, naturally. 6. Honey & Raspberry Take honey, raspberry and lemon juice in equal amount and mix them together. Apply this liquid balm on the lips and leave it. Honey and lemon will naturally remove the darkness from your lips and raspberry will give you the pink colour, you always wanted to have. 7. Brush Your Lips When you are done with your brush in the morning, brush your lips. Do it on a daily basis. This will work as a scrubber and remove the dead skin. Apply a good lip balm afterwards.
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I have this skin problem that, whenever in winters, I go out in the sun, itching starts in my whole body and also a large amount of small pimple-shaped thing comes up everywhere on the skin, for some time. It's happening since a very long time. I guess at least 4-5 year. Please suggest me something! Thank you :)

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have this skin problem that, whenever in winters, I go out in the sun, itching starts in my whole body and also a l...
Hello, Lybrate user, tk, homoeopathic medicines:@ petroleum 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins restoring metabolism to absorb neutrients preventing constipation, making your skin more flexible. •Go for meditation to reduce stress and  nourishing cells & tissues including brain to calm your nerve nourishing your entire body. •Your diet be normal, non-irritant in small intervals avoiding gastric disorder. •Avoid, junk food, alcohol, caffiene,  nicotine, piza,  burger. Tk care.
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I am 19 years old guy I'm having a medium type of skin I want to get fair Can you consult me some medicine's or some other thing you can give me Kindly give me some information about skin.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 19 years old guy I'm having a medium type of skin
I want to get fair
Can you consult me some medicine's or some ...
For fair skin: • Applying 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 twice a week. • 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 Once a week.. • Apply one teaspoon orange juice or take a piece of orange open it then apply that area for 5 minutes then rinse off it once a week. • Eat More fruits daily. • Mash half banana 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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Sir iam Suurresh @32 from Telangana. I my skin on 2 legs became very black. Wt should I use"

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir iam Suurresh @32 from Telangana. I my skin on 2 legs became very black. Wt should I use"
Apple is a miracle fruit for the skin.The alpha hydroxy acids or AHA’s present in apples improves skin color and elasticity of the skin.Soak peeled apple slices in milk for 20 minutes and then blend to form a creamy paste.Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then mix a tsp of lemon juice, apply all over your face and neck.Rinse off after 15 minutes with cool water and massage an ice cube.The skin looks baby soft, smooth with a rosy white glow.Follow this for a week to get fair skin naturally. or All the natural ingredients (Tretinoin, Hydroquinone and Cortisone) inlcuded in Melamet have only one goal: to improve your skin tone. Tretinoin helps prevent and treat acne and wrinkles by peeling off dead skin cells. Hydroquinone is the skin lightener agent in this equation that improves the overall tone of your skin. Cortisone is an anti-allergy ingredient that reduces inflammation and/or itching.' How to Use: Use the Melamet Cream just before bedtime. Wash it off in the morning, and apply some sunscreen if you intend to go outdoors. Failure to do so will cause significant damage and even result in your skin turning black.
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I am 20 years old. 3 year ago I was suffered from chickenpox. Now I had some black deep dotes on my face. What I do to remove these marks?

MD (Hom.), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 20 years old. 3 year ago I was suffered from chickenpox. Now I had some black deep dotes on my face. What I do t...
You can take homeopathic medicine berberis aquifolium mother tincture -10 drops in little water orally three times .Apply coconut oil on the scars daily.
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I am diabetic. Problem is with my foot which often gets puss. I keep moving in and out of hospital. Please advice.

M.D.Homeopathy
Homeopath, Lucknow
Diabetic foot is a real curse for diabetic patients. This is result of disease process and one must control on sugar level. We have treated many cases of diabetic foor successfully with homoeopathy. Opt homeopathy this can be a boon for you.
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I have white spots on my face my age is 32 recently I noticed it was improving will you suggest for any treatments.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have white spots on my face my age is 32 recently I noticed it was improving will you suggest for any treatments.
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap.
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I am 18 year old and have been wearing specks for 10 years. I have dark circles under my eyes. Suggest me some natural tips please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi better to take homoeopathy medicines to cure this problem permanently. Apply pure almond oil to dark circles at bedtime, wash with cold water on morning. For best results do this one along with homoeopathy medicines. Now are you taking any medicines for this?
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I am 27 years old there are lost of tanning and dark circles under eye . And also dull skin and black area around the lips what should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take n. Mur - 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Hi im 21 year old I wanna be good liking & fair skin My skin is oily & have marks on my face I just wanna remove all marks Tell me fast remedy because after 20 days my brother get married So I just wanna be liking superb in wedding & also to fair hand skin colour Plz help me & tell me about it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Hi im 21 year old I wanna be good liking & fair skin My skin is oily & have marks on my face I just wanna remove all ...
Mix honey with a pinch of haldi powder and applu it on your face for 15 minutes. Wash your face and do it daily. Take neemghan tablets 2 bd daily it will help improve texture of your skin drink plenty of water.
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I am 60 years old I am facing skin disease on my entire body from many years I have shown to skin Dr. in Jaipur Dr. Rishi bhargava but no thing improved but once I remain for two weeks at Bombay near sea their I got relief but as soon I came Jaipur again the same situation kindly suggest me what I should do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 60 years old I am facing skin disease on my entire body from many years I have shown to skin Dr. in Jaipur Dr. R...
Hello, Take Homoeopathic medicine causticum 200 ch , 3 drops once in a week ,every week for 1 month. Azadirachta 1X , 2 tabs twice daily for blood purification. Rishi bhargava is very renowned skin specialist in jaipur, please explain what he diagnosed your problem. Revert me after 1 month.
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HI sir my wife is now 6 months pregnant. She has a lymphadenitis on her neck since 1 month. Please advise the treatment.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
HI sir
my wife is now 6 months pregnant. She has a lymphadenitis on her neck since 1 month. Please advise the treatment.
Hi Santosh, neck lymphadenitis can be due to multiple reasons like nose, ear or throat infection Please get proper clinical examination infections are common in pregnancy. Sometimes tuberculosis may present in cases of lymphadenitis. Treatment will depend upon diagnosis.
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I have black spots and pimples on my back. It's paining sometimes. How to get free of it and how to fade it. It's originating if I feel some hot area and sweating.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
I have black spots and pimples on my back. It's paining sometimes. How to get free of it and how to fade it. It's ori...
Yes for pimples treatment, we need to consult a specialist as before starting medicine doctor has to take some history regarding age group, hormonal disturbances etc. Start applying some topical Tretinoin .04% cream spotwise only at bedtime. Wash with good facewash 2-3 times daily.
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Urticaria - 6 Homeopathic Remedies For it!

BHMS, MD-Homeopathy, PGPC - Preventive Cardiology
Homeopath, Delhi
Urticaria - 6 Homeopathic Remedies For it!

Urticaria or hives are red, raised lesions that occur anywhere on the body, usually around the trunk, hands and legs. They appear as small round rings or large patches that changes shape, may itch and be surrounded by a red flare. They can be acute or chronic, with acute almost always being an allergic reaction. It is often due to unknown causes, ranging from chronic irritation to parasitic infection to temperatures to water types.

Homeopathy treats diseases as a whole, and similarly, when treating urticaria tries to identify associated symptoms and thereby treat the cause also. After a detailed discussion about predisposition and associated symptoms, a customized remedy will be prescribed, which may include one of the following common homeopathic remedies.

  1. Apis Mell: The hives consist of isolated patches that are painful, tender, itch at night, feel like bee stings, become purple. There is burning pain, slight fever, and warmth of the surrounding skin. It is worsened by changing weather and exercise, causing severe itching and burning. The patient may already have asthma.
  2. Arsenic Album: The urticaria is caused by eating shellfish and causes burning and restlessness. The condition gets worse being at the seaside and by getting into sea water. Arsenic is also useful to treat urticarial symptoms during the recession of the lesions. The person also could be down emotionally with depression, despair, indifference and irritability. If the lesions are more severe, the restlessness is also severe. It is worse after midnight, from 1 to 2 a.m.
  3. Rhus toxicodendron: Prepared from the leaves and bark of the plant poison ivy, Rhus works on multiple body systems including skin, joints, eyes, extremities, and overall vitality. In addition to urticaria, it is also used in cellulitis, arthritis, fevers, etc. It is effective if the urticaria has a burning sensation, inflamed reddened rash that is worsened by cold and improved by warmth.
  4. Urtica urens: Made from a plant called stinging nettle, which itself has a tendency to produce urticaria, it is used when there is urticaria from bee stings or after eating shellfish. The lesions are red with severe burning and itching, recurring every year, could be associated with weather changes.
  5. Natrum Muriaticum: The common salt sodium chloride is potentized, and its inner healing power activated. It is used for chronic urticaria, where the lesions develop after severe irritation.
  6. Dulcamara: The lesions develop followed a general prickly sensation setting in and at night when it is cold and damp. The hives are irregular white patches surrounded by a red area that itch badly. The hives are associated with violent cough, swelling of the lymph nodes, fever, restlessness, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, bitter taste, and intense aching in pit of stomach. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath and ask a free question.
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Dear sir/madam I have skin problem on my face have pimples, digs, and if I wash the face it will look smart but after few time it will be look black why please suggest me.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Dear sir/madam I have skin problem on my face have pimples, digs, and if I wash the face it will look smart but after...
Hi, pimples happen as a result of oily skin. When the sebum secretion of your skin increases, you tend to get pimples. Proper medication will help reduce the pimples and also the scars that you might have post the pimples. You face tends to look dark after some time of washing if because dust particles stick on the oily skin surface and make it look dull. You will need a special face wash which will make your skin less oily and therefore prevent looking dark. Please consult privately so that I can help you in a better way.
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My face tone and body tone is all fairer but my neck region and hands are dark. Thought I wear full sleeves and apply required sunscreens and natural remedies they are the same. What best can I do to get rid of it.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
My face tone and body tone is all fairer but my neck region and hands are dark. Thought I wear full sleeves and apply...
Hello, you can undergo chemical peels for your problems which will take 4-6 sessions with a time interval of 15 days between each session along with topical creams. please consult us online or at our clinic for proper diagnosis and better management.
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I got fungal infection approx 30 years ag. Through a nail in my footwear worn on a rainy day. Since then each year in rainy season it reoccurs, no matter how careful I am. Itch starts and all over fungal infection reappears and remains till winters. How can I get rid of it.

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
I got fungal infection approx 30 years ag. Through a nail in my footwear worn on a rainy day. Since then each year in...
Hi lybrate-user, There are medications available for fungal infections which I can prescribe you. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you.
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I have black shades under my arms. I have more sweating. How to remove that black colour from my underarms. Please suggest me something.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Shaving of underarms: shaving is the major cause of dark underarms as it only cuts off the hair at the surface of the skin. This leads to thickening of the hair which increases skin pigmentation and darkens the area? hereditary factors: hereditary factors can also cause dark underarms as it may be due to excessive overweight or hormonal factors that lead to pigmentation and darkening of the skin? excessive sweating: excessive sweating leads to skin darkening as the bacteria present in the skin of the underarms are trapped resulting in darkening of the skin. Here are some home remedies you can practice in your daily routine to get rid of dark underarms? lemon is known as a natural cleanser that helps to get rid of dark underarms. Rub a slice of lemon on your underarms before taking bath and keep it for 20-30 minutes daily which will slowly lighten the dark area of the skin. Apply some moisturizer to soften the skin instead of deodorants, for a few days. Any querries inform me.
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I have a regular pattern of marks as dots on left side of my neck, they appear as rainy season approaches and goes on increasing. What medicine will be able to heal these?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have a regular pattern of marks as dots on left side of my neck, they appear as rainy season approaches and goes on...
Hello 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result.
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I am suffering constant whiteheads on my face and sometimes on back. I tried using retino cream with no respite. Please advice on how to prevent the whiteheads from breaking out.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
I am suffering constant whiteheads on my face and sometimes on back. I tried using retino cream with no respite. Plea...
mainly u correct ur diest and also bladder and bowl habit it affects skin tak hepar sulp200 once day for 4 days sulp 12c lyco 12c ant cud 12c all 3tims a day for 20days ant curd 12c 3tims a day for wk sil 30 one dose day for 10 day saundary caream only nt inform me progres
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