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Dr. Shanthakumari A

Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Shanthakumari A Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shanthakumari A is a popular Dermatologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Shanthakumari A at Dr.Shanthakumari Skin Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthakumari A on Lybrate.com.

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I have a blackness under eye. Can you give me suggestion to clear this blackness.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have a blackness under eye. Can you give me suggestion to clear this blackness.
treating dark circles around eyes 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.. Generally 10 AM to 4 PM is the hottest. Avoid exposure at that time. Keep hydrated by drinking water and preferring juicy fruits. Your complexion will improve and dark rings will disappear.
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i am having a constant hair fall for over 2 weeks. what should i do in such a situation?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
i am having a constant hair fall for over 2 weeks. what should i do in such a situation?
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth 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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I have problems with hair fall. I am suffering from huge hairfall. Please advice some solutions.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I have problems with hair fall. I am suffering from huge hairfall. Please advice some solutions.
Dear Lybrate user,• Do not take stress and take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. • You can apply amla powder, Make the paste of amla powder with water and apply it for 15 minutes once in week in afternoon and rinse it. • Add protein containing items in your foods such as take a bowl of cereal daily, and a glass of milk also. You can eat cheese or soya protein. • Eat healthy fruits and green leafy vegetables daily. *You can massage daily with oil it increase blood circulation and prevent hair from whitening. • Avoid the use of products such as hair colors or excessive shampoo. •In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo.*Avoid more salt, spicy, dry, maida related foods, Avoid more tea, coffee. *Practice yoga, meditation. *Consume gooseberries daily in empty stomach.
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Sir I am 24 year old and problem is that I have no proper facial hair on my beard so I want a well and thick beard on my face right now my beard is like a teenager. Is there any solution for this problem?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Sir I am 24 year old and problem is that I have no proper facial hair on my beard so I want a well and thick beard on...
Keep face well shaved, scrubbed, exfoliated and clean. Apply onion juice (massage) over facial skin. Indian gooseberry oil massage on face. Rich protein, iron, vit a, b, c, e diet.
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Hi my frnd is 27 years old ,he is having grey hairs a lot He keeps getting cold frequently please suggest some medicines and curr for the same, he is taking calcium tablets (no one prescribed him)

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi my frnd is 27 years old ,he is having grey hairs a lot
He keeps getting cold frequently please suggest some medici...
Apply bhringraj oil on your scalp then give hot water fomentation. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Take lots of proteins like soyabean. Egg white. Etc.avoid tea. Coffee.spicy food. Fermented food. Junk food. Apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp. Do pranayama early morning.
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From few days I am getting a red kind of rashes on my hands and legs dont know what to do can you suggest me what to do to get rid of this rashes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
From few days I am getting a red kind of rashes on my hands and legs dont know what to do can you suggest me what to ...
Hello,skin rashes can be treated with the following medication:- 1. Take rhus tox 30, 3 drops in the morning , empty stomach. 2. Take arsenic 30, 3 drops in the night at bed time. 3. take azadirachta 1x, 2 tablets twice a day. 4. apply topi azadirachta ointment on the rashes.
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Sir I have I a greater problem regarding my face. My face a lot of small ache so provide me a good solution please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I have I a greater problem regarding my face. My face a lot of small ache so provide me a good solution please.
Hi, if you mean small acne then take the below treatment:- treatment part for the acne -- 1. Take kali brom 30 ch, (wsi) 3 drops daily morning empty stomach. 2. Take berberis aquafolium q 10 drops with water twice a day. For the acne-- 1. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 2. Eat healthy and balanced diet including whole grain meals, green leafy vegetables and fruits. 3. Avoid oily and junk food. 4. Avoid oily and spicy food home remedy for acne-- crush coriander leaves and take out its juice, then mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder, now apply on acne at night.
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I have a skin allergy over 5 days I'm used al ready medicine but not result medicine name avil detail an more then medicines.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a skin allergy over 5 days I'm used al ready medicine but not result medicine name avil detail an more then me...
Homoeopathic medicine FORMULA-D TABS ( BAKSON ) Chew 1 tab 3 time a day for 1 month DERM-AID SOAP ( BAKSON) Use only thiss soap on body Do nd Donts 1. Exercise regularily 2.Take nutritious diet 3.Avoid application of cream nd lotions 4.Avoid dry fruits,nuts,chocklates,spicy nd fried food
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I am suffering from excessive hair growth .If any medicine who remove my body hair upto 2.3 years please suggest m.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am suffering from excessive hair growth .If any medicine who remove my body hair upto 2.3 years please suggest m.
LHR(Laser Hair Reduction) is absolutely safe and the most acceptable method of hair reduction. Apart from mild redness post-laser which goes away with ice-pack application there are really no side effects with LHR, if done by a well trained/experienced expert. Normally it is advisable to take 6 sittings after an interval of approximately 4-8 weeks between sittings (interval actually depends on hair re-growth, means whenever you have a re-growth, you go for your next sitting). After 4-6 sittings you will achieve a good reduction which can be followed by 2-3 maintenance sittings once in year or year and a half. It is close to permanent hair reduction. regards
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I have pimples on my face and have tried many cream's but there no use I don't know what to do please help me.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I have pimples on my face and have tried many cream's but there no use I don't know what to do please help me.
Stop using steroid creams.(it causes more harm than good) and visit a dermatologist for proper treatment.
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Excess Facial Hair in Women - 4 Reasons Behind it

DNB, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Excess Facial Hair in Women - 4 Reasons Behind it

Excess facial hair growth in a woman results from a condition known as the hirsutism. The growth in hair pattern is exactly similar to that of an adult male. Areas, where abnormal hair growth is visible, are chest, above the lips, etc. These hairs are dark, but fine in nature. They are more commonly known as peach fuzz.

There could be a number of reasons for excess facial hair in a woman:

  1. Genetic reasons: Women from the Indian sub-continent or Mediterranean region are more likely to have facial hair as compared to their American, European and East-Asian counterparts. One of the common reasons for facial hair growth is genetics. It is a trend that runs in the family, it is more likely that a woman will get it. There is not much that can be done in this case except managing the hair growth effectively.
  2. Imbalance of the hormone: Abnormal hormone production can lead to hirsutism. In many cases, there are conditions where female starts producing male hormones leading to abnormal hair growth in the face. One of the most common causes of facial hair growth is polycystic ovarian syndrome (POS). This again is a hormonal imbalance leading to facial hair growth. Even adrenal gland related disorders such as Cushing’s syndrome, Adrenal cancer and congenital adrenal hyperplasia can lead to excess hair.
  3. Medications: Certain medication can lead to excess hair growth in the face. For instance, the certain steroid such as anabolic can lead to excess hair growth. Minoxidil is also known to cause hirsutism if taken in excess of 1 ml per day. Other medication related to testosterone and cyclosporine can lead to excess facial hair in females. It is advised to follow the doctor’s advice before consuming any of these medicines.
  4. Androgens: Although androgen is a male hormone, it is present in minute quantities in women too. Facial hair increase is nothing, but the sudden increased production of androgen in a female. Even birth control pills can lead to an increased production of androgen in the body. In these cases, it is very important to seek medical advice.

Treatment and remedies:
Medical help:
One should get medical help at the earliest if one of these conditions matches their symptoms:

  • The hair growth is sudden and abrupt.
  • One witness male features such as increases muscle, acne and reduced breast size.
  • Certain medication has led to the hair growth.

Home Remedies:

  • Usage of shaving, plucking and depilatory cream
  • Laser hair reduction procedure shows immediate results in stopping and countering any further hair growth.
  • Electrolysis can be tried to permanently damage the follicles.
  • Weight loss is another good solution to excess hair growth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I am not having ring worms but there is itching in hand and mid section. As a result due to itching m scotching myself resulting in minor bleeding.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am not having ring worms but there is itching in hand and mid section. As a result due to itching m scotching mysel...
Use candid powder daily after bath for one month. Apply surfaz sn ointment daily at night for 4 weeks, it will help you.
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I m having pimples on my face. Pimples having white pus kind of material. Kindly suggest me some solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I m having pimples on my face. Pimples having white pus kind of material. Kindly suggest me some solution.
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Silicea 30 (4 drops in little water) daily one dose every morning empty stomach for a week and revert.
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I hv some nail marks in my face from long time, n its embarrassing me to face busy. Its liking gud in my face. So now wt do I do for this marks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I hv some nail marks in my face from long time, n its embarrassing me to face busy. Its liking gud in my face. So now...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Egg white works well in order to lighten the marks and scars. Take a fresh egg and break the aregg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the scar. After 10-15 minutes, wash with the cold water. Baking Soda Take some baking soda. Mix some water with the baking soda and apply this mixture on the cut marks. Baking soda serves as an agent that carries out micro dermabrasion on the skin and helps to clear the cut marks on the face and body. Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which helps nourish the dead skin while rejuvenating it. Vitamin A helps by healing the skin and by helping facilitate quick growth of the skin while removing the scars. Using tomatoes to help heal the scars on the skin is not a lengthy process, but it is rather simple. Just take a tomato, slice it and make it into a pulp. Apply the pulp on the face and leave it on for twenty minutes’ time. Then, wash it off with some warm water. You could also mix cucumbers with it. Make a paste out of all of cucumbers and tomatoes and apply as a face mask. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it with some cool water. Follow this method two days at a time every week and observe the results.
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Suffering from pcos and hypothyroidism. I do gyming. And taking homeopathy medicines for pcos and eltroxin 50mcg for thyroid I ws 99kgs now 88kgs I problem is hair loss. May be coz of thyroid Can not I gt my hairs back cuz Im a thyroid patient? Please tell me da medicines supplements for my hairs and nails and how to take them before food or after food. Nd how to consume flaxseed also My t3 is 153ng/dl. T4 is 12.4. Tsh is 3.09 Taking glyciphage 500 twice a day for pcos. As I have pcos how I can reduce that facial and body hairs. and glow of my face.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Suffering from pcos and hypothyroidism. I do gyming. And taking homeopathy medicines for pcos and eltroxin 50mcg for ...
When on treatment for hypothyroidism tsh levels should be between 3 to 4 milli units / ml, to be in control and free from symptoms. If you achieved that then all symptoms including hair loss will stop. Of all the symptoms hair loss is the last one to go. Plus I am sure you are following the dosing guidelines of taking thyroxine tablets early morning on empty stomach and nothing to be taken after that for 2 hours. This has to be followed always. Secondly avoid soy beans, soy containing products, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radish, peanuts, mustard and coffee. Consume more of green leafy vegetables, salds and fruits. Use whole grain flour for chapati and roti, avoid refined flour like maida. Avoid high fat milk products. Your dietary intake has to be based on your ideal body weight (58 kgs). Calories 58 x 25 = 1450. Plus since you want to loose weight, another 500 k cals should be less. So daily intake has to be just about 1000 k cal.
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I have warts like things on my genitals. They dnt pain and itch. They are round and hard. I'm a student. 21 years old and want to get rid of them. And I'm still a virgin (just in case. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I have warts like things on my genitals. They dnt pain and itch. They are round and hard. I'm a student. 21 years old...
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The warts like protrusion is not harmful unless there is itching, burning or pain. Therefore don't worry. There are treatments available for cleaning those. Please approach a skin specialist. Take care.
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I am 23 old and having hairfall at high rate from last 1 year so please tell me what to do as I feel very low esteemed and less confident.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jalgaon
Dear, hair fall is due to many reasons like stress, bad environment, low nutritional diet, soaps and some local shampoos and many more. Kindly explain detail about this.
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Good morning Sir, I am 26 years old man I want some suggestions for my skin. Sir my skin is dark and dull so please suggest me a medicine name that one glow and charm my skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
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Sir, I am 26 years old man I want some suggestions for my skin.
Sir my skin is dark and dull so please s...
Dear lybrate-user, Ayurveda therapies can make it happen. Especially, Ayurveda Navara Kizhi and Facials helps. Visit your near by Ayurveda centre for personalized therapies. Drink more water, Have lots of Fruits and Vegetables, Proteins, sprouts helps. Avoid deep fried Non vegetarian foods and drinks. Sleep well. 7-8 hours of sleep is very essential.
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I had red circular patches on my legs it is circular like shape and itching occurs regularly. How to get rid from this type of skin disease. Wil you please give me an advice. Thank you.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I had red circular patches on my legs it is circular like shape and itching occurs regularly. How to get rid from thi...
Hello, it may be ringworm or fungal infection. Apply d-k gel twice a day on itchy areas for 6 weeks. Keep the affected area dry as much as possible. Avoid sweat.
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I am suffering from hair loss from last few month I used many shampoos & oil but it dose not work. Which shampoos or oil can I use to reduce hair loss.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am suffering from hair loss from last few month I used many shampoos & oil but it dose not work. Which shampoos or ...
Unhealthy lifestyle, eating junk and all these unhealthy habits leads to hair loss due to high level of toxins in the body. So, start drinking lots and lots of water. Caution: When you using hair fall remedies at home it is necessary to keep a few tips in mind. A few necessary precautions. Here they are. •Check to make sure that you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned in the preparatory products. Even though herbs cause a lot less reactions than chemicals, some people are known to have allergies to a few specific ingredients.
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