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Dr. S M Ravishankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

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Dr. S M Ravishankar is one of the best General Surgeons in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S M Ravishankar personally at Dr. S M Ravishankar@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S M Ravishankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 25 years old and having lican planus skin disease. Please advise how it comes from? Many thanks.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I am 25 years old and having lican planus skin disease. Please advise how it comes from? Many thanks.
Hi lichen planus is an autoimmune inflammatory disease related to other systemic diseases like thyroiditis, pernicious anaemia, inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis c, certain drugs, diabetes. Sometimes it occurs without any particular reason. But there are a lot of solutions for it. Many treatment modalities are available. Topical medicines, systemic drugs, light therapy. A customised approach can be arrived at with a proper evaluation.
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When ever I go out I get fine rash on my hand, and some times get small dark patches on my face neck, and lots of dark circles. What should i do for this?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
When ever I go out I get fine rash on my hand, and some times get small dark patches on my face neck, and lots of dar...
It could be due to allergy from dust or sun. Keep your skin covered when you go out and do not forget to apply sunscreen.
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What should I use for dark circle. Under eyes it is increasing day by day. I am using No scars cream at night. It is effective but after stopping use it again comes to same.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
What should I use for dark circle. Under eyes it is increasing day by day. I am using No scars cream at night. It is ...
DEAR Lybrate USER …. You have to follow some basic things, so that you get better results in a short period of time 1) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals… 2) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal… 3) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 4) try to sleep upto 10-11 pm. 5) avoid coffee and tea…. A) apply paste of nutmeg and milk on dark circles with gentle massage. Leave it for 10-20 minutes. After it wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. B) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk after meals. C) take 30 ml juice of Indian gooseberry along with 15 ml of honey in morning on empty stomach. D) take 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals …. Do all these things for 21 days…it gives you good result. THANKS.
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I want tibmake a tattoo on my skin but I have little bit allergies can I make tattoo in my hand.Please tell sir.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I want tibmake a tattoo on my skin but I have little bit allergies can I make tattoo in my hand.Please tell  sir.
If you are not allergic to tattoos, you may go for it. Do a test or trial with one dot first and keep for 2-3 days to see the reaction. Avoid using colored or black ink, use the original greenish ink it has lesser chances of skin reactions.
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I am 28 yrs, male I feel wrinkels on my fingers when I wash my hand, and it irritate me, for example when a person swimes for and hours and get wrinkls on hand fingers or foot fingers same I get in a few seconds it is from last 15/20 days, pls advise and guide,

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
It is a normal condition of the skin. The outer layer of skin contracts with continuous and long contact with water and after sometime due to elasticity our skin regain original firmness.
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Hi I am suffering from skin problem I took many treatments but when summer comes my skin problems occurring and I am suffering from too much itching on my thighs so please suggest me what should I do what type of diet I will take to solve this problem.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi I am suffering from skin problem I took many treatments but when summer comes my skin problems occurring and I am ...
With all its moisturizing action, aloe vera is one of the most effective skin soothing agents. When you rub the gel over an itchy spot, it helps reduce the skin irritation in that area and provides quick relief from itching. Just break a leaf from the plant, cut it lengthwise using a knife and using a spoon, scoop out the jelly-like substance inside. Apply a little of this gel to the itchy area and leave it on for a few minutes.
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I have a lot of black spots on my face. How to remove them or will they remain forever on my face. Which face wash or soap should I use. I get 3-4 pimples everyday! It Demotivates me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a lot of black spots on my face. How to remove them or will they remain forever on my face. Which face wash or...
Hello, Pimples,shedding under eyes,oily skin,Tenning ,dryness of skin, & wrinkles cause due to irregular life style,insomnia.junk food,stress,anxiety but taking d natural recourse will ,carry away the tresses making your skin sebum free and soothing. Tk,plenty of water free from contaminants to hydrate your whole body and to regulate your metabolism to absorb essential minirals,vit,protein,fatty acid,carbohydrates ,omega-3 to nourish & smooth ,your skin. Go, for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your cells,tissues and whole body to allow your skin to b fresh,non oily & glowing. Tk your meal easily digestible,non-oily,non-irritant,simple,on time. Tk,apples,cheese,carrots,papaya,rajama,soyabeen,spinach,almond,walnuts to enjoy wellness . Tk homoe medicines: @ Berb.Aqua Q-10 drops,thrice with little water.y @ Echinecea Q- 20 drops,with 20 drops of water,apply locally.twice. ensure sound sleep at least for 7/8 hrs in d night. Avoid,junk food,caffiene,dust,scorching sun,fried,spicy intake, cookies,pizza & burger. Tk care
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I have a scare like pigment mark on both side of my chin. Is there any medicine which can make it disappear. I am male aged 60 plus. Will homeopathy help?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi sir, Homeopathic medicine is mainly selected on the symptoms you give us. If we are to a successful prescription, we must know all the details of your sickness. It is also said that a case well taken is a case half cured. Give me proper case. God bless you thanks you can try thuja3c 3hrly for 4 days.
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I am suffering from pain in anus while sitting, Gas used to block, in night while sleeping there is huge gas formation which creates noise and unconfort. I used to take harad with castor oil half spoon at night. I was also suffering from bleeding piles 3-4 years before. However there is no bleeding piles as on date.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
You need to get examined weather you are suffering from anal fissure or not.Please consult the surgeon/gastroenterologist.
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Pain in Stitches - When You Should See Your Doctor?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Pain in Stitches - When You Should See Your Doctor?

Stitches or sutures act as a closure for either surface wounds or deep wounds. Procedure to close a deep wound comprises of sewing the two edges and applying stitches under the skin surface.

Catagories of sutures

  1. Non absorbable stitches are applied in case of skin wounds or internal wounds. Such stitches heal quickly and are easy to remove. Non absorbable stitches are made of natural fibers or synthetic threads like nylon polypropylene. As the name suggests, these stitches are either permanent or persist for a long time.
  2. Absorbable stitches are applied on layers which have the property of healing quickly. They are very firm during the initial days. Then they start getting dissolved in the body.

Precautions taken by medical team before applying stitches to prevent infection

  1. Careful checking of nose for occurrence of germs before the start of operation.
  2. Skin must be cleansed prior to surgery.
  3. Sanitizing hands prior conducting the surgery.
  4. Usage of germ free gloves and sterile clothes while applying sutures.
  5. Prescribing antibiotics to the patients who may fear high risk of infections.

Precautions to be taken by patient to prevent infection

  1. Take a bath prior to surgery.
  2. Avoid using razor at the surgical site. The same can be carried out by using clippers by the surgery team itself.
  3. Keep all your jewellery aside before the operation starts. Do not apply nail polish.
  4. It is advised to cover up the wound. Try to keep the adjacent areas germ free. This is a crucial step in avoiding infection.
  5. Visit your doctor at once on finding redness around the wound.

When to see your doctor?
Pain up to a certain threshold is normal. In case pain gets unbearable, the scene can be alarming. It may be an indication of infection. Taking immediate remedial steps is necessary to avoid infection or any other side effects post the surgery. On meeting with any of the following signs, it is better to consult doctor at once.

  1. If the skin around the wound gets swollen.
  2. If you detect redness around the wound.
  3. If the pain becomes unbearable.
  4. If the wound starts developing pus.
  5. If your body temperature increases abnormally or if you have fever.
  6. If you observe red streaks around the wound.
  7. If in case a stitch gets opened up and the edges of the suture start widening. This is the most alarming sign. In case a suture gets opened, you must immediately seek for a remedy.

Ask your doctor for the precautions you can take to avoid experiencing any of the above signs. If unfortunately you come across such alarming symptoms, rush to the nearest hospital and get the appropriate treatment. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Surgeon.

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Do I need an implant for my missing canine? Also underbite and open bite braces and jaw surgery in the process.

MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Do I need an implant for my missing canine? Also underbite and open bite braces and jaw surgery in the process.
Hi lybrate-user You seem to have looked up your problems on the internet, or seen a dental surgeon. As far as missing teeth are concerned, they ideally should be replaced. Implants are currently the best available option for the same, and should be considered first. However, other options do exist, and you can discuss these with your dentist before selecting the one you find most appropriate to your situation. As for braces and jaw surgery, it would be difficult to give you any opinion without specific evaluation (clinical and xrays). It would be best that you set up an appointment with a dental surgeon and discuss your problems and the possible treatment options, and go ahead with the most feasible one. Thanks.
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Sir, I have more than 15 fat tumors under my skin is there any medicine either ayurvedic or English medicine. Fat tumors increases gradually in my body. I have cholesterol also. Please help me and give permanent solution. Thanking you sir.

MBBS, MS- Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dermatologist, Delhi
Sir,
I have more than 15 fat tumors under my skin is there any medicine either ayurvedic or English medicine. Fat tum...
Dear sir it is called as lipomas. It is not a medical problem rather it is a surgical problem so you should consult with a good plastic surgeon. He will help you with minimal scar on your body.
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I am 25 years old and my weight is 69 kg for losing some weight I have joined gym from last 45 days for burning fat I am taking whey pro protein powder for this from last week my night falls are more 4 to 5 times in week My penis also getting small it is 3 inches when erected And also I am suffering from fungal infection under thighs and underarms my penis around have got black marks so pls suggest me what is the solution for all this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am 25 years old and my weight is 69 kg for losing some weight I have joined gym from last 45 days for burning fat I...
You have three problems 1 nightfall its normal and increase when you go on a high protein diet 2 small 3 inches penis massage with himcolin cream daily 3 fungal infection needs at least three months of treatment see adermatologist.
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I have white spots on my left side of chest. Is this a serious problem or not. Is this spread on my complete body in some time.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have white spots on my left side of chest. Is this a serious problem or not. Is this spread on my complete body in ...
Use five teaspoons of turmeric powder and blend it together with 250 ml of mustard oil. Use this paste on the patches two times a day. Use it over six months for good results.
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I am rahul 21 years old and I am having problemrelated to my pores on my face please help me to get rid away from these pores.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am rahul 21 years old and I am having problemrelated to my pores on my face please help me to get rid away from the...
Hi a) apply mixture of honey and fresh juice of basil leaves on face, two times in a day b) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals c) take 30 ml juice of basil leaves and lemon along with 10 ml of honey and 30 ml of water, early in the morning, on empty stomach. Do all these things for 15 days it gives you good result. Thanks.
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I am 29 female I am suffering from anal abscess. Can you suggest some medication?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
U checkup and consult anorectal surgeon now apply sarso oil water emulsion be locally and eat more fibrous foodand lassi in lunch avoid oily spicy food.
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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Natural cures for dark underarms

Dark underarms

Dark underarms cause embarrassment especially when you want to wear sleeveless or short sleeve outfits. Underarm darkening is a very common problem and is characterized by the discoloration of the skin in the armpits.

The main causes of dark underarms are shaving, hair removal creams, sweating, excessive weight, use of alcohol based deodorants and perfumes etc. Here are some effective natural cures for treating dark underarms.


Natural cures for dark underarms

Baking soda

One of the main reasons for darkening of the armpit is the accumulation of dead cells in that area. We often skip exfoliating our underarms and as a result face this problem. Baking soda proves to be very effective in terms of exfoliation or scrubbing. Take two tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of water. Make a slightly thick paste and apply it on the armpits. Rub it in circular motion gently. Doing this regularly for at least 3-4 times a week will help unclog pores and scrub away all the dead skin, thus lightening your skin.


Lemon and cucumber

Both lemon and cucumber are beneficial remedies when it comes to skin lightening. We all know that lemon juice has been used for lightening skin tone since ages. On the other hand, cucumber has natural bleaching properties and also helps to soothe and cool the skin. Making a mixture of both the lemon juice and cucumber juice and applying it on the affected area will help you get rid of dark underarms. You can also use just the lemon or cucumber juice with a little bit of turmeric powder to get better results. Do this every day to achieve maximum results.

I had more dark spots due to pimples so I lost my face glory ness. How to reduce those spots suggest me a better solution?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
Hello acne problem can permanently solve with homeopathy. Dark spots can reduce with homeopathic medicine. For better management consult privately.
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Hi My Daughter is 2 years old she got full rash kind of thing around her head like above the forehead, behind her ears and above the neck wt is the natural way to get rid of that. She feels more itching.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Hi My Daughter is 2 years old she got full rash kind of thing around her head like above the forehead, behind her ear...
Clean the area with plain water. Avoid powder, oil. Keep hair dry, open (without cap, scarf). Use herbal shampoo for head bath.
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