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Dr. S M Ravishankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

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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When I sit on the chair for long time there is swelling in my foot. I also face this problem when I wear slippers and walk for long time.

M.D. (Ayurveda )
Ayurveda, Patiala
When I sit on the chair for long time there is swelling in my foot. I also face this problem when I wear slippers and...
Kindly take dashoolarishta, 4 tsf in half a glass of warm water with mahayogaraja guggal tab, 2 tabs, after meals, twice a day (chew the tabs for best results). cut down sugar and salt intake. Stop taking curd, cold water, spicy food, bakery products. Do gentle massage with mahanarayana oil over your legs upto thighs, daily. continue the regime for 45 days. good luck
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I have lots of hair in my face My age 19 years please help me and because of this problem my periods are also not coming please help me about this.

BUMS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I have lots of hair in my face My age 19 years please help me and because of this problem my periods are also not com...
u might b suffered with PCOD. as weight is also 2 much do a serum lh,fsh n serum prolactin t3 t4, tsh. n pelvic sonography .
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I have problem with my skin, its very oily. Tell me some home remedies to deal with the oiliness.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I have problem with my skin, its very oily. Tell me some home remedies to deal with the oiliness.
DEAR Lybrate USER. A) apply paste of fresh lemon juice and fine powder of black cumin seeds on face with gentle massage, two times in a day. B) take 10 gm of FENNEL SEEDS along with 10 gm of jiggery after meals…C) take 30 ml of TULSI juice along with 30 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. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I am worried about my face. As it is very hot and humid in chennai. Please suggest me a sun cream.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am worried about my face. As it is very hot and humid in chennai. Please suggest me a sun cream.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT GLOW-AID FAIRNESS CREAM ( ADVEN)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night BLOOME-203 SOAP ( BIOFORCE ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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I am 24 years female. I have a lump from anus to pernium. It is like skin and inside it something is at one side. Another is at lower anus. Sometimes blood on surface of stool. I am very much afraid .blood is seen only once in a month or like that but lump is there for around 3 months. Please help me. Am afraid if I have cancer. Marriage is fixed in may so before that I want to clear lump. Lump is the same colour as that skin on anus. Sometimes itching. Is there.

DNB (Surgical gastroenterology, MS( General Surgery), MBBS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of International College of Robotic Surgeons
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
You should get it examined immediately by a surgeon and may be get a MRI of pelvis to diagnose it as soon as possible.
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Freckles: Causes and Management

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Freckles: Causes and Management

Skin complexion varies and is caused by the skin pigmentation known as ‘melanin’, produced by cells called melanocytes, which gives skin the colour. The more amount of melanin, the darker the complexion. Melanin has a protective effect against sun exposure, as it reduces damage caused by the sun on the skin. It is proven that people with a darker complexion (with more melanin) are less prone to damage from sun exposure.

What are they? Freckles are cells that contain more amount of melanin compared to the surrounding areas. It is a common sight where some people have small, tiny black/brown spots on their faces. These spots may also be present on the hands, elbows, neck, back, etc., but are most obvious in the face. These are known as freckles.

Causes: Freckles are very common, and they are triggered by exposure to sunlight. The melanocytes absorb the sun and produce more melanin, thereby causing freckles. They are a natural reaction of the skin to the sun.

  • It runs in families, and children are likely to have freckles if the parents had them.

  • It also depends on complexion – fair people are more prone to have freckles than dark people.

  • Tanning, whether done by the sun or in a salon, also increases the chances of having freckles.

  • In some people, the freckles appear in the summer and disappear in the winter.

  • While some precancerous lesions may start off as tiny brown spots and be mistaken for freckles, freckles per se are not cancerous.

Management: While there are stories that freckles are angel kisses, they are not true. Freckles do not bring any good luck charm and can be prevented and avoided to improve overall skin and esthetic appeal.

Prevention is the first option, and if you are genetically disposed to have freckles, it is best to take measures that can reduce freckles. Avoiding or reducing sun exposure and using good sun protection can help in reducing the number of freckles and the darkness of the freckles.

Freckles can be treated by one of the following:

  1. Topical Creams- Though widely used, these contain bleaching agents which act on the entire skin and not just the freckles. Retin-A is one of the widely used products.

  2. Laser- Considered the best method for freckle removal, a beam of the laser is used to get rid of the unwanted melanocytes which produce melanin. This not only reduces freckles, it also improves skin tone and colour.

  3. Cryotherapy- Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the melanin-producing cells, thereby removing freckles.

If you have freckles, try these measures for getting rid of them. Once that is done, preventing freckle formation with limiting sun exposure and sun protection is extremely essential. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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What are treatment available for prostate cancer. And suggest his diet. Reason behind.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
What are treatment available for prostate cancer. And suggest his diet. Reason behind.
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. As far as I understand, there is a wide spectrum of diagnostics/ treatment available these days, for cancers of the prostate. I would advise that you visit an expert oncologist specializing in genito-urinary cancers who can clinically evaluate the case and take it forward as would deem appropriate contextually. Simultaneously, please note that an integrative treatment with alternative medicines can improve clinical outcomes too. As regards diet, a healthy and balanced Mediterranean diet and an active lifestyle helps during the treatment. You can connect with relevant details, for the specifics. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.
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My husband travels a lot and has lot of heat boils in the face and it keeps re appearing. Also the dandruff doesn't go off. Please advise a remedy for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My husband travels a lot and has lot of heat boils in the face and it keeps re appearing. Also the dandruff doesn't g...
Hello, Are you sure those are heat boils? It could be eruptions due to dandruff on the scalp! So, give me more clear picture of your problem for proper diagnosis and the treatment. Medication: Meanwhile, start with homoeopathic medication which is very much safe to take - Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Badiaga 200 & Five Phos. - both twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Anti-Dandruff shampoo and Anti-Dandruff oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month.
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All You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), PG Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & Hair Transplant, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
All You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that makes use of laser beams to reach the hair follicles before the light from the beam is absorbed by the same. This method is preferred by people who do not want to go in for traditional methods like waxing, tweezing and epilating as these require regular sessions and may not always be convenient.

So, here's all you need to know about laser hair removal:

  1. Precision: The laser beam that is set on to the skin gets absorbed by the pigment present in the hair follicles. Each pulse of this laser will take a nano second to treat many follicles at one time. The areas like the upper lip and the bikini line can be treated in a matter of minutes. 
  2. Duration: Most people going through this treatment will require at least five to seven sessions so as to attain permanent hair loss. 
  3. Preparation: The procedure does not merely consist of a process that zaps the unwanted hair. Considerable preparation has to go into it, especially since it a long term treatment method. Avoid waxing or electrolysis at least six weeks before the treatment as this may make the skin tender. Also, since the laser beams affect the hair roots that it can catch, it is best to have them grown out so that the procedure is more effective. Also, you will need to limit your time in the sun before going in for the procedure. 
  4. Trimming: Before the procedure actually starts, the hair will require trimming. A few millimetres will be removed, just above the surface of the skin. 
  5. Adjustments: Once the trimming is done, the laser equipment will be trained on your skin for a process of adjustment which will involve studying and adjusting as per the colour, thickness and the site of hair removal. Also, the adjustment will be done in terms of the skin colour.
  6. Protection: Before the laser pulses are administered, the expert will need to wear eye protection and cover the site of hair removal with a cooling gel that will protect the skin. Also, a test pulse will be administered on to a small patch first, in order to see if there is any reaction or inflammation.
  7. Aftermath: After the procedure, the application of anti-inflammatory creams and lotions will take place, following which the next session will be scheduled. Usually, the next session will be three to four weeks later.

You must make sure that you going to a well-known clinic where the laser hair removal process is conducted by an expert.

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Natural process to remove tan.

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), BHMS
Homeopath,
Natural process to remove tan.
Hello tan can be removed with the regular usage of lime juice and increasing your water content. Apply sunblock spf 50 every two hours.
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My skin gets some problem. When I sword ,a bad smell spread away. Perfume is always be used. Actually I want to know has there any medicine or will it be any problems in future?Please tell.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
My skin gets some problem. When I sword ,a bad smell spread away. Perfume is always be used. Actually I want to know ...
Shave regularly under your arms. Underarm hair can increase body odour because it traps sweat and bacteria. • Apply tea-tree oil to problem areas, as long as it doesn’t irritate your skin. This oil, from an Australian tree, kills bacteria and also has a pleasant scent. • Essential oils of lavender, pine and peppermint fight bacteria. They also smell nice. Since some people have a skin reaction to certain oils, test the underarm area or a small patch of skin before using. • Delightfully fragrant, sage can fight bacteria and reduce perspiration. You can purchase a solution of sage tincture or diluted sage oil, or brew some sage tea that you cool and store in a bottle. Any of these liquids can be used in the underarm area, but not around the genitals. And after using sage, wash your hands before touching your face.
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Hi he's having boils on over the lips and on nose it has swelling also it is round in between pus we consulted a pead he gave antibiotics but it is coming back again and again sometimes on lips on nose.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hi he's having boils on over the lips and on nose it has swelling also it is round in between pus we consulted a pead...
Hello lybrate-user drink lot of water to eliminate toxicity from your body n take Ayurvedic treatment for that or you can also take a blood purifier.
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I have eye dark circle what is the reasons help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
I have eye dark circle what is the reasons help me.
Your problem dark rings around eyes is mostly related to life style issues 1.Drinking lots of water is good 2.Take nutritious and timely food. 3.Avoid fried foods and eat fruits, nuts, greens, milk and whole grains. 4.Have timely and adequate sleep. 5.Be relaxed and avoid tension 6.Daily jogging or such exercise to ensure good blood circulation which helps nutrients reaching the skin and face 7.Don?t expose to hot direct sun. Wear cap, full sleeve shirt and shoes which will protect you from sun. Your complexion will improve and dark rings will disappear. We have good treatment in homoeopathy. If you are interested, please let me know along with any related problems. I will prescribe appropriate medicines. .
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Hello Dr. Before some time I am suffering from chickenpox but I am fit now but this disease left so many marks on my entire body I am very disappointed From these marks. Sir I want to what should I do yo remove these marks.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Hello Dr. Before some time I am suffering from chickenpox but I am fit now but this disease left so many marks on my ...
Take the milk in a bowl. Dip the cotton ball in the milk then rub the cotton ball on the dark spot area. Do it in a circular motion. Daily do it for 5 minutes. Do it until you get the desired results. The lactic acid in the milk exfoliates the skin and clears the facial skin pores and lightens the dark spots.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back, I used scar removal cream for 4 months but did not see any changes. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have black spots as well as pimples on my back, I used scar removal cream for 4 months but did not see any changes....
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine kali brom 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update.
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I am 21 years old and have dark circles. please help me n advice me how to get rid of these without any cosmetic or creams. Plzzz.

Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 21 years old and have dark circles. please help me n advice me how to get rid of these without any cosmetic or c...
Give your eyes proper rest, and take a proper sleep. Put slice of potato on that dark portion, do it daily.
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Shield Skin From The Sun

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Shield Skin From The Sun
During winter low temperatures can deceive into skipping the sunscreen. Don't because your skin is prone to getting dehydrated. Apply or go for gel based cream to shield your skin from both.
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I have my face color is dark but before 2-3 years ago my face color is fair so why my face is dark and what should I do?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I have my face color is dark but before 2-3 years ago my face color is fair so why my face is dark and what should I do?
It's due to sunburn use cap if you are going in to sunlight. Change food habits add in your food vitamines minirales proteins green vegitabales salad milk end milk products. Wash face with Ķeva aloe face wash dry than Massaje Ķeva rejuvenating cream. Do not apply on lips end eyelids.
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My skin is too oily and I have a little much hair fall also so what can I do too control my hair fall and how to make my skin healthy.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My skin is too oily and I have a little much hair fall also so what can I do too control my hair fall and how to make...
Follow these best tips for treatment of hair fall • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs.. • To reduce hairfall, Practice Yogasana like SHIRSHASANA and SARWANGASANA only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use MAHABHRINGRAJ TEL of BAIDYANATH COMPANY and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. It increases blood circulation in your scalp and enhances hair growth. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo. * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth.
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I am 15 years old female. My face is covered with milia. What should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
Please take o. Cell. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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