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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 am 36 year old and I am suffering from psoriasis. Please suggest me what to do. I am using some ointments.

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I am 36 year old and I am suffering from psoriasis. Please suggest me what to do. I am using some ointments.
Few tips for psoriasis- avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free, exercise regularly.

I have shin problem like. Small small holes on the chick. How to clear that damaged cell on the face sir or madam.

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I have shin problem like. Small small holes on the chick. How to clear that damaged cell on the face sir or madam.
Hello, you should try these home remedies;- Garlic is an antiviral, anti fungal, antiseptic and antioxidant agent that can help in the fast treatment of pimples. The sulphur in garlic also promotes quick healing of pimples.Cut a fresh garlic clove into two pieces. 1. Rub the garlic on the pimples and leave it for five minutes before washing the skin with lukewarm water. 2. Repeat the treatment several times a day. Eating one raw garlic clove daily can also help purify your blood. But do not to eat too much raw garlic as it can upset the stomach. **Tea tree oil is excellent for treating acne and pimples. It has antibacterial properties that help fight the bacteria that cause these skin problems. Plus, its soothing properties help reduce the redness and inflammation of pimples. It also helps dry out blackheads and whiteheads. Just dip a cotton ball in tea tree essential oil and dab it on the affected area. Rinse your face after 15 to 20 minutes. Another option is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil in 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel. Apply it on your pimples and blemishes, leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.

I have problem or grey hair. And so many products are available in market .presently I am using henna in every 10 days from last 9 years. Does henna illeffect hair. Suggest me good hair colour.

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I have problem or grey hair. And so many products are available in market .presently I am using henna in every 10 day...
Henna does not damage the hair and I will suggest you to wash your hair daily with lux shampoo and apply hair oil daily.
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What is the best solution for reduction of acne?

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What is the best solution for reduction of acne?
do let me know if you also have blackheads? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

I m 20yrs old male. My face skin is little dark and little oily, I want glowing white skin permanent. What I do for this?

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I m 20yrs old male. My face skin is little dark and little oily, I want glowing white skin permanent. What I do for t...
Apple is a miracle fruit for the skin.The alpha hydroxy acids or AHA’s present in apples improves skin color and elasticity of the skin.Soak peeled apple slices in milk for 20 minutes and then blend to form a creamy paste.Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then mix a tsp of lemon juice, apply all over your face and neck.Rinse off after 15 minutes with cool water and massage an ice cube.The skin looks baby soft, smooth with a rosy white glow.Follow this for a week to get fair skin naturally.
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I am getting boils and itching on penis, its not going only, what can I do for it ?

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Take calcarea carb 30 / 1 dose in morning / 7 days mixed fruit juice daily 2 times milk cream daily report me after 7 days.

I am 27 year old I loose my hair continuous. Tell me some suggestions natural.

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I am 27 year old I loose my hair continuous. Tell me some suggestions  natural.
Is your hair loss accompanied with greying of hair and have they become very thin? your hair needs a very high protein well-rounded diet. Hair and nails are the last organs to get nutrition in the body, hence only if all the organs get sufficient nutrition and proteins, only then the remaining nutrition would be used for hairs. A strand of hair is composed of mostly protein, which means your hair needs protein to grow. Hence a therapeutic diet prescribed by a registered dietitian can help a lot in hair growth. Besides diet excessive stress, current/past dandruff and some medication are conclusively known to retard hair growth and promote hair loss. - cut down on the use of hair spray, hair gels, and styling creams that contain harsh chemical ingredients, which can dry out the scalp and cause the formation of flakes. Also harsh treatments such as perms, colours, relaxers etc take a toll on the health of your hair. - avoid changing your shampoo and conditioner constantly. Stick to one good mild cleansing shampoo for six months before changing. - excessive exposure to the sun, pollution, rain water and dust without proper protection makes the hair dry, brittle and limp. Use a live in conditioner during the rains to protect it from the humidity and wash and oil it regularly to maintain a healthy scalp. I may also prescribe medications like biotin or minox. That are proven to help in hairgrowth and repair I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

What should be the skin care routine at the age of 24 for better skin texture and complexion or healthy skin?

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What should be the skin care routine at the age of 24 for better skin texture and complexion or healthy skin?
Hi, There is an old-age saying - “Be happy and make others happy!” Follow this in your life and you will see the difference! Management: Include healthy, nutritious food, doing daily yoga or some kind of exercises. All these automatically reflects glow on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i.e. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4 hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. Lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon, orange,gooseberry, etc.Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, can notaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce) . If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: Use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel or Bakson’s Fairness cream daily at night. Home remedies: Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this 2-3 times a day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Make a paste of 'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk which is very effective.
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I am 19 years old and have lots of pimples on face due to which I feel shameful on me to go anywhere although I tried lots of creams and tablets.

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I am 19 years old and have lots of pimples on face due to which I feel shameful on me to go anywhere although I tried...
Pimples take time to go so don't bother pimples just follow following things 1early wake up 2 chew 5 neem empty stomach. 3 change life style 4 do yoga pranam 5 eat less fat 6 detoxing your body 7 wash 3 times face definitely help u.
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I am suffering from acne, pimples and its scars problem. Please help me to overcome from it.

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I am suffering from acne, pimples and its scars problem. Please help me to overcome from it.
Take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash

I have so much pimples on my skin and have so much oily skin what should to remove all these.

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I have so much pimples on my skin and have so much oily skin what should to remove all these.
Pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. For pimples and to remove scars take following med. Berberis aquifolium q. X 14 days 20 drops twice in water. Use berberis aquifolium oin any company also drink plenty water. Have green vegetables. Stop oily food. Avoid night watching. Wash face with medimix soap 2/3 times per day. Contact me after 2 weeks.

Im 30yrs old female n mother of 5 yrs old son. My hair are turning grey frm last 6 to 7 yrs. Now I have to colour it. I want to know why so early my hairs turning grey n what should I do to stop it.

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Im 30yrs old female n mother of 5 yrs old son. My hair are turning grey frm last 6 to 7 yrs. Now I have to colour it....
There r a no of reason for premature grey hairs nd main reaons are; 1.heriditary factor 2.Nutritional deficiencies 3.Stress 4.Frequent upper respiratory tract infections nd Sinussitis 5.Frequent problems related to body. Once you start coloring your hairs ,it is very difficult to regain black hairs naturally,although you can follow below given homoeopathic medicines for white hair problems Homoeopathic treatment FOLLICLEAN ( WELLMAN) it contain 2 bottles...INTERNAL and EXTERNAL INTERNAL FOLLICLEAN DROPS.....drink 15 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily EXTERNAL FOLLICLEAN DROPS....Apply 15-20 drops in any oil preferably A-1 BLACK OIL ( WELLMAN) on roots of hairs with your fingers.No brisssssk massaging required.Leave overnight nd wash next day with A-1 BLACK SHAMPOO( WELLMAN) A-1 Black oil ( Wellmans lab) Apply twice weekly at night,leave overnight nd wash in morning A-1 Black shampoo ( Wellman lab) for wasshing hairs ANTOXID-hc ( Dr.Reddy) 1 cap daily>this you can buy from allopathic drug store Drink lots of water daily Take nutritious diet Exercise regularily
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I am losing hairs so much. M trying so many shampoos. But they nt effective. Give me any suggestion.

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I am losing hairs so much. M trying so many shampoos. But they nt effective. Give me any suggestion.
You take this 1 aanwala powder 30 gm + akikpisthi 125 mg with honey 2hr before meal morning n evening 2 massage on scalp. Aawala powder. + til tail 3 at night triphgol 25 gm with lukewarm water daily 4-- intake salt in minimise quantity 5 local use kamdhenu shampoo.

I have black spots as wel as pimples on my face .from last 1 years .plz suggest me what I do. I'm not used any medicines .plz help me.

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Homeopath
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I have black spots as wel as pimples on my face .from last 1 years .plz suggest me what I do. I'm not used any medici...
Hi, acne pimples, tanning, dark circle under d eyes are the out come of stress, anxiety, insomnia, causing due to irregular life style. - tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your (facial) skin & muscle. - go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety, if any and to nourish cell, tissues to allow your face & body skin, glowing. - tk, protein rich diet on time. - tk, apples, carrots, cheese, banana, papaya, spinach, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, regularly. Tk, homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ berb aquaq-10 drops, thrice with little water. @ kali brom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Wear, sun glasses before going out. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, junkfood, alcohol, conteminated water. Pizza, burger, wear full covering clothes to safeguard from sun tenning, dust, pollution. Tk, care.
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I've got a slightly dark patch on my left cheek which clearly becomes visible when clean shaven. Please let me know how to get rid of it.

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It would be more easy and accurate if you can send me good photo of your cheek patch. Then can guide you to my best.. Dr. Pratik Sheth

I am 21 years old man. My problem is that I not have a single hair on my face. Is there any beard tonic to solve this?

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Ayurveda
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I am 21 years old man. My problem is that I not have a single hair on my face. Is there any beard tonic to solve this?
Low level of Testosterone cause very slow growth of beard and moustaches. For fast growth of beard & moustaches apply these very useful methods: • Do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA yogasana daily. You can ask me for the details & steps of these asanas. • Take 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder and 1/2 teaspoon of amla powder mix it and take it with water once in a day. • Do running and jogging daily as it increase the hormones levels. • Do neck massage with oil daily.
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I use parasute jasmine hair oil and patanjali shampoo and sometimes use patanjali hair oil. So is it good?

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I use parasute jasmine hair oil and patanjali shampoo and sometimes use patanjali hair oil. So is it good?
Simple pure coconut oil is the best for your hair. Remaining any medicated may suit or not mean while costly also.

I am a 20 yrs old and having skin allergy form last 2 2 weeks. Please give me the suggestion.

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Homeopath
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I am a 20 yrs old and having skin allergy form last 2 2 weeks. Please give me the suggestion.
Hello, Take BC mno. 20, 5 tabs twice daily. Take Echinaecea 1x, 2 tabs once daily after meal.Revert me after 10 days

I have pimples due to dandruff in hair how can I remove my pimples can you prefer a anti dandruff shampoo too I have oily skin I have tried so many anti dandruff item and it does not give proper result.

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Homeopath
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I have pimples due to dandruff in hair how can I remove my pimples can you prefer a anti dandruff shampoo too I have ...
Hello,Dandruff causes hair loss so its necessary to treat dandruff first. Take Thuja 200, 5 drops in the morning, once in a week. Take Arnica Q and Cochleria arom. Q in equal amount, mix with equal amount of coconut oil, and apply this on your scalp, thrice a day. Wash your hair with B&T Anti- Dandruff Shampoo. Home remedies are as follows:- Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it. 1. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes. 2. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes. 3. Follow this remedy two to three times a week. Apply Topi Berberis on the pimples. Revert me after 1 month.
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I am a 29 years old male and facing hair fall problem, what should I do to stop it?

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Take internally r-89 drops, or bioforce company's bio hair drops, twice /day, n apply jaborandi+ arnica+cantharis mixed hair oil combination available in homeopathic shops. The shampoo also should be herbal, are with these contenets will help you better. Try to visit this website for health tips given by me.
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