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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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Around my neck it is very black from past 1year, can anyone please suggest me the solution to reduce it? thanks .

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Around my neck it is very black from past 1year, can anyone please suggest me the solution to reduce it? thanks .
You can apply cucumber juice + tomato juice mixed together on your neck. Apply aloe vera gel on your neck. Gradually you will get result from these home remedies.
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Hi and hello pls suggest me at now I am using melacare cream . Is there any alternative cream for whiting and glow on face or can I use vitamin c cream on face ?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi and hello pls suggest me at now I am using melacare cream . Is there any alternative cream for whiting and glow on...
Follow these important tips to get fair colour of skin * avoid to go in strong sunlight and if you have to go in sunlight then cover your face & exposed parts of body before going in sunlight. * Use sunscreen having SPF 15 on face especially in summer and spring season. * Take vitamin -E rich foods like dry fruits, egg and fish as you like. You can take cord liver oil capsule daily. * Take more anti oxidant foods like fruits (Apple, grapes, melon) and citrus fruits. * Make paste of Papaya and apply this paste on face & exposed body parts and leave it for 15 minutes. It brightens the skin and lower melanin content. For fair skin : • 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. • Drink 2-3 liters of water everyday to get hydrated & glowing skin. • 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.
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Hello, Iam a ex-smoker, my lips are too dark how to clear it fast. Any cream or medicines can clear it. Thank you.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Hello, Iam a ex-smoker, my lips are too dark how to clear it fast. Any cream or medicines can clear it. Thank you.
Firstly, don't bite your lips. Apply a lip balm without color or flavour in it on lips. Use ghee, cream, or vaseline. Don't use menthol containing items. Avoid mints. Steer away from silver coated sweets. You vil also need a few medications.
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I have an accident so I got some marks on my face of stitches. Nd cuts. So should I have a plastic surgery or laser surgery.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
I have an accident so I got some marks on my face of stitches. Nd cuts.
So should I have a plastic surgery or laser s...
Scar revision by surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries and we are the pioneers in central india since last 30 years. Surgery may be the only answer. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control we need to examine the patient to know what is wanted and what can be done and to work out how much, when, where, etc
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Pigmentation - 10 Ways To Treat it

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kolhapur
Pigmentation - 10 Ways To Treat it

Pigmentation of the skin is a medical term, which refers to the phenomena of colouring. Our skin is made up of cells that produce a pigment named melanin. The colour of the skin largely depends on the production of melanin. If more melanin is produced, the skin looks darker and vice-versa. When the melanin producing cells are damaged due to long exposure to sunlight, pregnancy or any other disease, pigmentation of the skin takes place. The skin may get dark entirely or in patches due to pigmentation. In some cases, decolouration takes place or white patches are formed on the skin.

Causes and Types of Pigmentation

The type of skin pigmentation depends on the cause behind it. Here are some of the common causes and types:

  1. Melanin: The skin colour varies from one person to another due to the presence of a pigment called melanin. It is produced by melanocytes cells in our body. Melanin protects our skin from damage on exposure to sunlight. When we spend long hours under the sun, the melanin production is increased. This gives a tanned look.
  2. Freckles: These are caused by clusters of melanin. These gets accumulated or concentrated in clusters on being exposed to sunrays.
  3. Liver Spots/Age Spots: These are also known as solar lentigos. This can be due to ageing or excessive exposure to UV rays.
  4. Birthmarks: These are referred to the irregular blemish that appears on any part of the body soon after birth or at the time of birth. These are of two types: vascular and pigmented.
  5. Melasma/Chloasma Faciei: This is usually found in pregnant women. It occurs due to the over-activation of melanocytes as there is a hormonal imbalance.
  6. Post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation: This refers to inflammation as a result of inflammation caused by trauma.

Treatment: There are several ways to treat skin pigmentation. There are medicines and cosmetics available in the markets, which help in getting rid of the pigmentation. Skin pigmentation can also be tackled by certain home-based remedies. Here are some of these remedies:

  1. Milk and honey face pack: Milk is known to contain lactic acid. Apply a mixture of milk and honey on the affected part of the skin. This makes the hyper pigmented skin lighter in colour.
  2. Vegetable juices: Some vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber and potato are effective in getting rid of the skin pigments. Cut slices of these vegetables and rub them over the affected parts. The juices from these vegetables will lighten the pigmented part.
  3. Avocado magic: It is advisable to peel off an avocado and apply its juice with honey over the affected area.
  4. Add Vitamin E to your diet: Include foods rich in vitamin E in your meals. It helps in restoring the pigmented skin back to its normal form.
  5. Face mask: There are several face masks available that can work wonder in curing pigmentation of the skin. You can use face packs containing oatmeal, honey, sandalwood, turmeric powder, raw milk, and orange powder.
  6. Sun screen: It is important to guard your skin against the ultraviolet rays. UV rays lead to pigmentation of the skin. So, apply a sunscreen lotion or cream before stepping out of your home.
  7. Take up some exercise: A key to a healthy skin is a good lifestyle. One must exercise regularly to maintain proper blood circulation throughout the body. Proper flow of blood keeps the skin healthy and free from pigmentation.
  8. Avoid consumption of alcohol and cigarettes: The consumption of alcohol and cigarettes leads to the generation of toxins in our blood stream. This is harmful to our skin.
  9. Cocoa butter: It has nourishing and de-tanning effects on the skin. Use a cream that contains cocoa butter extracts on daily basis.
  10. Oil massage: Certain oils like olive and almond are good for treating damaged skin. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.
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Lump discovered please help Hi, I have never had a lump in my breast before I'm 24 years old and I'm worried. The lump is on the same side as where I had an abscess removed recently. It's red and inflamed on the outside and tender to touch. Wondering what it could be, thanks x.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
If the lump is red and tender it is most likely breast abscess. Abscess needs to be immediately drained. If they r occurring again and again, means you need to get sugar tested.
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My father's prostate has enlarged. What should he eat and what he should not eat. Please help. His age 78. He has blood sugar 180 pp mg /dl. And now also facing problem with speak.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father's prostate has enlarged. What should he eat and what he should not eat. Please help. His age 78. He has blo...
Few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari, naan, white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati, bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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I have black spot on my skin nd I am using some medicine for that nd this spot not good for me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have black spot on my skin nd I am using some medicine for that nd this spot not good for me.
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.
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I am 29 years old male I have a big red mark on my nose from 10 years. I have used more creams and medicine to remove it. But it doesn't remove. What should I do to remove that mark. Please give me a solution to my problem.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 29 years old male I have a big red mark on my nose from 10 years. I have used more creams and medicine to remove...
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 22 years old. How can I prevent blackheads on my face. Please help me to clear all that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 22 years old. How can I prevent blackheads on my face. Please help me to clear all that.
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.
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I have a havy TAN on my face, color upper my nack is totally different.. What should I do.?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I have a havy TAN on my face, color upper my nack is totally different.. What should I do.?
Multani mitti is the best. If also dry skin then add honey. Add'varanyadi group i. E. Fairness herbs group powder combos for glow. These herbs are available in pansari shops or get from us.
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Am 24 years old. I have unwanted hair in my chin. I did laser treatment for 2 days before. Am fair skin type. After the treatment it looks so dark in the place. Whether the darkness will stay there. Or it will go.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Am 24 years old. I have unwanted hair in my chin. I did laser treatment for 2 days before. Am fair skin type. After t...
Mix chickpeas flour (besan), green gram flour, turmeric powder, rose water, and milk to form a paste. Then scrub your face with this paste for at least two minutes. Use this scrub consistently to get rid of your facial hair, naturally.
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I have severe dark circles, I am taking a sound sleep of around 8 hours a day. Have been stress free, no medical problem at present nor in past. Pl. Suggest any solution.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I have severe dark circles, I am taking a sound sleep of around 8 hours a day. Have been stress free, no medical prob...
Dark circles are due to Lack of eye rest Continuous use of laptop or moniters, genetical, Improper sleep, Increased vascularity around eye Odd time duties Take eye rest for a minimum of 8 hrs, Use black googles to cover eyes when travelling in day time, Take intermittent breaks who r working on laptops and monitors, Avoid rubbing of eyes, Don't apply any cosmetics to eye, Use medication specially made for eyes
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I am 24 years old my skin tone is black and I want to get a fair and flawless skin but I don't have time to use any home remedies and I don't like to use suns screen my skin getting more black so tell me some proper answer.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 24 years old my skin tone is black and I want to get a fair and flawless skin but I don't have time to use any h...
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use aha glow face wash daily use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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I am a female age 21. As I am very regular to exercises and health from the last 3 years. But my face gets dull. I have dark circles (not much) but looking bad. And uneven skin tone too. Please consult me what is the reason behind it.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am a female age 21. As I am very regular to exercises and health from the last 3 years. But my face gets dull. I ha...
You need to take Evion tablet for the face glow and then start going for regular facial in parlour so that it helps to maintain the muscle tone of your face. For dark circles I will advise you to have fresh fruit juices early in morning. This all will help you a lot. Take care... :)
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Hi. I am 25 years old and I have many scars on my face so what kind of treatment would be better for my skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi. I am 25 years old and I have many scars on my face so what kind of treatment would be better for my skin.
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
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I have lots of tan on my face and got lot of pimples on my face how can I get rid of my pimples and the tan.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have lots of tan on my face and got lot of pimples on my face how can I get rid of my pimples and the tan.
This requires both local application of suitable paste, cream or oil and internal consumption of herbal preparations which detox the body and help in getting fair healthy skin and color, if interested for suitable regimen, inform us.
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Health Benefits Of Barley

Diploma in Diet n Nutrition, BHMS
Homeopath,
Health Benefits Of Barley

Did you know barley water is good for kidney stones?
Barley (jau), a member of grass family, is a cereal that has been cultivated for over 13, 000 years. Packed with carbohydrates (78%), fat (1%), protein (10%) and water (10%), barley is a rich source of essential nutrients, dietary fiber, vitamins such as niacin, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin B6.

With several health benefits to its name, barley water is termed as the elixir to good health. It has been found to be beneficial in reducing chances of heart disease, soothing bowels, reducing blood cholesterol levels, improving blood sugar regulation in the body and acts as nutritive broth for fever, cold and cough. Additionally, studies support that barley water has also been found to play an integral role in maintaining renal health.

What is a renal stone?
A renal stone is a solid stony piece consisting of crystal forming substances in the urinary tract. They are usually formed when the urine is abundant in substances such as calcium, oxalate and uric acid and lack substances that inhibit their accumulation. While small kidney stones can pass through the urinary system without any symptoms, a stone larger than 5 mm can result in blockages in the urinary tract causing severe pain in the back and lower abdomen.

What causes renal stones?
- A family history for stones, lack of adequate water in the body, high BMI, excessive intake of diets rich in protein, sodium and sugar have been found to be some of the common causes for stone formation.

Try protein foods & supplements
- Medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, inflammatory bowel syndrome and renal tubular acidosis have also been found to alter the digestion of calcium.

How does barley water aid the dissolution of renal stones?
Studies show that regular use of barley water can dissolve and eliminate existing kidney stones and prevent the occurrence of stones and other kidney problems. Use of diuretics either natural or synthetic can help speed up the expulsion of the stone.

Diuretic in nature, barley water helps to flush toxins from the kidneys by creating bladder pressure and increasing the frequency of urination.

- It helps maintain the PH levels in the body, making it alkaline, preventing various urinary tract issues, including kidney stones.

- The vitamin B6 and magnesium in barley helps break down the masses of toxic calcium oxalate (primary cause for stones) in the kidney.

Dietary fiber in barley reduces the amount of calcium that is excreted by the body through urine, restoring renal health and cleansing the kidneys.

Ways to prepare barley water:
- Boil 1 litre of water with a tablespoon of barley pearls and boil on a low flame for about 30 minutes or until the water has reduced to half.
- Strain and cool this mix and drink it through the day.
- Add lemon juice or honey to make the mix tasty

Regular use of barley water ensures that the renal system is hydrated, healthy and free of depositions such as renal stones. So, go ahead and add this elixir to your diet to ensure a healthy renal system and a healthier you. Eat healthy, stay healthy!

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Using of kali Bron 30 and beriberis aquifolium Q for complexion improvement for long time will lead to any type of other health issue problem?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Using of kali Bron 30 and beriberis aquifolium Q for complexion improvement for long time will lead to any type of ot...
It's better not to use it continuously without following up with your doctor.in the long run ,inadvertent use can give rebound darkening.
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My lower lip is dried badly from last 10 days. It has pain and cracks. There are no relief so, please let me reason and way to come out from this reason?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My lower lip is dried badly from last 10 days. It has pain and cracks. There are no relief  so,  please let me reason...
It could be because of dehydration. You may take ors solution for three days and inform if not cured then can give you other homeopathic medicine.
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