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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.
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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 have some light white patches on my face as m dark in complexion it doesn't look on my face last time I consult a doctor she gave me some medicines it was ok for some time now I am having it again I am not getting the reason behind it.

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I have some light white patches on my face as m dark in complexion it doesn't look on my face last time I consult a d...
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 face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night .. by doing above thing you will get good result

I am 53 yrs having fungal infection in left feet thumb the nail is narrowed since 2-3 yrs once it had happen in little finger 4 yrs back it was treated with some zole. Tab course, but it failed in this case please advise

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If u r diabetic foot care is very important. Cleaning the foot thrice a day required with any antiseptic solutions to prevent recurrence of infection.

I have dark lips. But it not for my birth. What can I do for it. Is alovera lighten dark lips?

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Are you saying the lips were not dark before? When did it start darkening? What about the area around the lips - are they also dark?

What should I do to get my skin White?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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What should I do to get my skin White?
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 and at night whitening soap (biovalley) wash face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outside and again reapply after 3-4 hrs after washing with whitening soap.

I am 23 year old in my face pimples dark sport and my face is very oily when I wash through facewash it looking good but oil come in face it look black face. So I wnt solution for this dark sport because thie is very long time.

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I am 23 year old in my face pimples dark sport and my face is very oily when I wash through facewash it looking good ...
Acne or pimples is a chronic disease involving the pilosebaceous follicles. Sebaceous glands are found most abundantly on the face and scalp, though they are present on every part of the skin except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Though the sebaceous gland is a mini organ, it is anatomically and functionally related to the hair follicle. Cutaneous disorders attributed to the sebaceous gland are really disorders of the entire pilosebaceous unit. The areas most commonly involved in acne are the face, upper chest, and back. Other less common areas include the upper arms, buttocks, and upper thighs. Acne arises from the interaction of 4 factors 1. Excess sebum production caused by androgenic stimulation of sebaceous glands; 2. Outlet obstruction of the sebaceous follicle arising from excess production of keratinocytes (the basic cell of the epidermis); 3. Increased proliferation of the bacteriaPropionibacterium acnes that normally live in the sebaceous follicle; and 4. Inflammation caused by sebum escaping into the surrounding skin. Excessive manipulation by the patient, causing the primary lesions to disappear and leaving excoriated, raw-looking marks. This is called acne excoriée and can cause scar formation. For removal of black marks you can apply pure coconut oil daily before sleeping, don't apply while going out in sun together with this constitutional homoeopathic treatment will give you best results.

How to remove tan from face.

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How to remove tan from face.
Hi, use this home remedy to get atan free glowing skin. *Orange and curd mixture works well on dark damaged tanned skin. Orange has skin lightening properties and works well as a face mask. Curd works as the cleansing component on the skin and gives brightening glow to the skin. Mix dry orange peels with curd and make a fine paste. Gently apply this pack on your face and wash it with chilled rose water after 10-15 minutes. It makes your skin look fairer naturally. * mix cucumber juice+ tomato juice , then apply this on your face.

Sir I having a lot of tanning in my hand and face and this is not going what am I do so this will go out of my face and hand and I am having fair color.

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Sir I having a lot of tanning in my hand and face and this is not going what am I do so this will go out of my face a...
Follow these methods to get rid of tanning: * take one teaspoon of lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon of glycerine on tanned areas and leave for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse off with cold water. * you can use cucumber with lemon juice to apply on tanned area. * gently rub the slices of raw tomatoes on tanned area for 5 minutes and then clean with water. You can apply pulp of tomatoes on skin and leave on for 20 minuteon and then rinse with water. * mix one teaspoon of curd with one teaspoon of fuller' s earth (multani mitti) mix and apply it on face for 5 - 7 minutes and then rinse of with water. * apply rose water on tanned area. * mix one teaspoon of curd with one teaspoon of besan apply it for 10 minutes and rinse with water. It remove dead layer of skin and tanning.

Got a bit tanned.. What is the best way to detan it with in short span of time.

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Got a bit tanned.. What is the best way to detan it with in short span of time.
Hi, if its taned then it demands time to recover n if your colour is like that then also you consult ayurved Dr. Sure he'll boost your fairness.

I am 23 years old. I have got dark patches on my skin. N my complexion also got dark. My hand n leg become dark. N I have got married. What should I apply to get fair skin.

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I am 23 years old. I have got dark patches on my skin. N my complexion also got dark. My hand n leg become dark. N I ...
Lactic acid is a known remedy for natural skin lightening. This acid is the most gentle alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Alpha hydroxy acids act as exfoliants by contributing in rapid shedding of dead skin cells on the surface. This leads to cell renewal which in turn removes dullness from your skin giving you a brightening effect. As a skin lightening agent, lactic acid helps bleach the hyperpigmented skin by suppressing the production of melanin. Therefore, using yogurt loaded with lactic acid, makes sense when it comes to skin lightening with natural remedies. Ways to use yogurt for skin lightening 1. Take some plain, unflavored and unsweetened, yogurt. Rub this gently on to your skin for a couple of minutes. Then leave the yogurt on your skin for another few minutes. Now wash off using lukewarm water. Repeat this daily. 2. Mix yogurt, lemon juice and oatmeal to get make a face mask. Apply this to your skin. Leave it there for 15-20 minutes before washing off with water. Add 1-2 tsp of honey to 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply this to your skin. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with water. Repeat daily

I had an operation recently of my hand what should I do to reduce scars and what should I do to shrill my voice.

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I had an operation recently of my hand what should I do to reduce scars and what should I do to shrill my voice.
To clear the scar marks - • 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 . • Apply one teaspoon orange juice or take a piece of orange open it then apply that area for 5 minutes then rinse off it. *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 marks. *Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes.

I have oily skin. I used garnier men face wash since four years. But in summer my face is getting oily and dark. And on my face there are lots of marks. So how can I remove my marks on my face. And make it clear.

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I have oily skin. I used garnier men face wash since four years. But in summer my face is getting oily and dark. And ...
take following remedies 1.alovera juice 4tsp+ 1 tsp honey after dinner 2.amal juice 4tsp +2 tsp sugar + 2tsp honey empty stomach in the morning 3.wash your face with alovera face wash

I have a swaling on chicks i am using face cream for 2 months and I have not seen any changes what should I do.

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I have a swaling on chicks i am using  face cream for 2 months and I have not seen any changes what should I do.
Mix castor oil and a little amount of baking soda until you make a paste. Place the paste on the surface of the mole. Leave the paste on the mole for a few hours. The paste will dry after a few hours. This can be done about twice every day.

Hello sir/mam My name is govind. I'm 20 year old. My problem is my face because its dark than other my body parts. I use sun screen but I didn't get any types of profit. Please suggest me and which one creams should I apply on my face? Thnx.

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My name is govind. I'm 20 year old. My problem is my face because its dark than other my body parts. I ...
To get fair colour of face follow these methods: • 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. • 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.

I have some old scars on my hands which are result of the wound I got when I fell from cycle. It's over 7 years now.

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I have some old scars on my hands which are result of the wound I got when I fell from cycle. It's over 7 years now.
try this Medicine German reckeweg silicea 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.

My inner thighs (both left and right) has some patches of skin growth, presently in the size of a rice grain. Itching occurs when sweating and nothing when dry. I have one or two such thing on my right and left forearms also. I am male, age is 63 years, diabetic (controlled with tabs). Please help with remedies. Thanks.

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My inner thighs (both left and right) has some patches of skin growth, presently in the size of a rice grain. Itching...
Mr. Lybrate-user, looking at your height and weight, you have grade 2 obesity with a bmi of 37.5 kg/m2. With this kind of weight, controlling blood sugar is very difficult. If diabetes is in control then fasting should be near 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg/100 ml and hba1c%<7. If you have these levels then it is god. The lesions mentioned look like skin tags, a sign of resistance to insulin as well as are seen in obesity. These are harmless lesions. Can be removed by various methods like cuterisation, cryo surgery or excision.

I have washed my face mistakenly after a chemical peel. I washed my face after 3 hours of peeling. Will the treatment work?

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I have washed my face mistakenly after a chemical peel. I washed my face after 3 hours of peeling. Will the treatment...
Yes the treatment will still work. Make sure you let your skin rest now and do not forget to apply sunscreen.

How dark spots can be removed from face, I have consulted many doctors for past 3 months. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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How dark spots can be removed from face, I have consulted many doctors for past 3 months. 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 face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result on pores and dark spot.

Hello Dr. I am sudhir chauhan my skin is very oily and pimples grow in night so please you advice me care my skin.

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Homeopath
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Hello Dr. I am sudhir chauhan my skin is very oily and pimples grow in night so please you advice me care my skin.
Drink water 8 - 10 glass/ day avoid direct sun exposure wash your face warm water 2 times / day apply rose water+ lemon juice at night all over face and wash your face in morning use satin pillow cases constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result kindly consult for complete cure.

Hello Dr. what should I do for my dark circles problem suggest me genuine tips my skin tone is wheatish so my dark circles highlight more everyone tease me panda eyes. Pls help and suggest good treatment. Thanks and regards.

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Hello Dr. what should I do for my dark circles problem suggest me genuine tips my skin tone is wheatish so my dark ci...
Take proper balance diet .take iron and vit c rich food. Along with proper sleep. Consult with near by dermat for treatment.

I have this facial under eye swelling on both sides of face from last year. It is not morning puffiness but is permanently there.

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I have this facial under eye swelling on both sides of face from last year. It is not morning puffiness but is perman...
Ordinary swelling around the eyes means you have an excessive accumulation of fluids, called edema, in surrounding skin tissue. Edema around the eyes generally results from a variety of factors, including: Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling Sinus problems Dehydration Fatigue and lack of sleep Stress Crying Aging Inherited facial features You might want to discuss with your eye doctor or cosmetic surgeon some of the available options to address your eyelid concerns. These options include chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing procedures, certain cosmeceuticals (prescription skin products) and eyelid surgery known as blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty involves removing extra fatty tissue and excessive skin from upper and lower eyelids, as well as tightening skin and muscles to reduce puffiness and wrinkles.
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