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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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Is there any medicine to regrow hair naturally on bald head?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
Is there any medicine to regrow hair naturally on bald head?
Hi, baldness are of several types: as follow 1. Androgenetic alopecia: in which there is receding hair line and gradually thinning of hair 2. Alopecia areata: losing your hair in patches 3. Trichotillomania; psychological condition of knowingly or unknowing plucking one's own hair leading to bald areas on scalp. 4. Bald patches due to underlying skin diseases in 1st condition: hair regrowth never comes, you can treat it homeopathically to arrest it at the present state so as to look at least not worst than now in 2nd and 3rd conditions: hair growth comes with proper case taking and homeo medicines in 4th condition: first we need to cure the underlying skin disease and once it goes away then if the skin is normal in elasticity then growth can come, but if it is scarring due to use of some topical steroids or injections etc then hair regrowth becomes difficult.
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I have much of white hairs, what is the best solution?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
I have much of white hairs, what is the best solution?
You have to take lat. Folium 1m / 5 drops in little water once in week for one month. Dow. Mobilinum 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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My sister aged 12 years has thinned out her hair by plucking it quite often. Is it a disease. What should I do if it is?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My sister aged 12 years has thinned out her hair by plucking it quite often. Is it a disease. What should I do if it is?
No it is not a disease. She should take a protein rich diet and exercises daily to keep her hair health in good condition.
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I am having thick hair and I wanted them to turn into silky. Could you please suggest me?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am having thick hair and I wanted them to turn into silky. Could you please suggest me?
use Hair conditioners Some time due to protein deficiency hair become Hard,rough,dry Take lots of green leafy vegetables and sweet juicy fruits. Dairy products such as milk and fresh yogurt will also help. Fresh coconut is also considered excellent "hair food" -- sprinkle grated coconut over salads, diced fresh fruit, or rice. 1. Green Leafy Vegetables: Regular intake of Green leafy Vegetables - Spinach, Lettuce, Leafy Greens, Turnip Greens, Broccoli, Beans and Green Peppers are rich in nutrients that help and promote Hair growth. 2. Other Vegetables and Fruits: Two fresh fruits per day :- cut and eat with fruit skin, no juice. 3. Sprouts: Green gram dhal Sprout. There are so many sprouts like Mung Beans, Green gram dhal, Peas It is also very easy to prepare! Soak Green gram dhal in an air tight Box . Then in the afternoon strain the water and close the box, put the box in a dark place. In the Morning the sprouts will be ready for you to Eat. It will be very effective when taken with the morning meal. 4 Almonds/4 Walnuts on alternate day?s and 2Dates/2Figs on also alternate day?s and 2 prunes daily. 5. Good news for Fish lovers! Fish contains nutrients that will make hair shiny and strong while promoting hair growth. It contains Omega 3 fatty acids which help nourish hair very well. Those who don?t want to eat fish or are vegetarians can take Sea cod Tablets. It is extremely beneficial. 6. One glass of Milk per day if possible cow?s milk. 7. One spoon ghee per day. 8. Soya Bean: Proteins rich for hair growth is a must! If your a vegetarian and are on a hunt for that perfect source of proteins, then your search ends here. This is the best food for hair growth. Soya beans has 40% proteins and a great deal of good fats which are also much needed for hair growth. 9. 10 ? 12 glass of water per day 10. Cooking with certain spices adds flavor to your food and provides nourishment for your hair. Cumin, turmeric and black pepper are some "hair-friendly" spices. Add a healthy pinch of each to single-portion soups and stews as they are cooking. Saut� 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon each of the three spices in a teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter) or olive OIL and add to cooked veggies. Roasted ground cumin and ground black pepper can be sprinkled over fresh yogurt.
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How I can remove holes of pimples? suggest some tips which I can do at home.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist,
Sir there is hardly anything you can do for holes with home remedies. In fact even creams don't help much. It is laser or derma roller.
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What are the remedies for acne? I have oily skin as well. I'm using a Richfeel calendula soap as a facewash once a day. Is that sufficient?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are the remedies for acne? I have oily skin as well. I'm using a Richfeel calendula soap as a facewash once a da...
Hello, continue this face wash but is is not sufficient to get rid of acne. 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. * Management part 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 , junk 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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My 3 year old son has boils looks like mrsa around nose and behind the ears but no fever nothing he is quite normal but due to itching the pus is spreading and the boils are increasing in number how can it be treated and how long it will take to become normal skin.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Recurrence in children is very common so its better to take homeopathy. You may take sulp3c 3hrly for 5 days. Inform me if any query. God bless you n your child. .
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I have hair fall . I have used many shampoos but no effect on my hair it still falls. Wat else I can do to stop my hair fall ?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I have hair fall . I have used many shampoos but no effect on my hair it still falls. Wat else I can do to stop my ha...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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I am having hair fall.. What should i do..??

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I am having hair fall.. What should i do..??
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 hair growth and repair.
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I have a very oily skin and it always cover with pimples what should I do to remove pimples and oily skin.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have a very oily skin and it always cover with pimples what should I do to remove pimples and oily skin.
Try this for oily skin - 1. Use tea tree face wash with tea tree toner daily 2. Aha glow also works wonders for acne prone skin. You can rub your face with 1% concentration of salicylic acid in aha glow face wash daily. 3. Use sunscreen daily twice. 4. Eat a diet rich in vitamin c 5. Include green leafy vegetables in your diet 6. Apply kojic acid cream at night.
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My hair is going grey and my age is only 21. Please tell me why this problem and some methods to pre ent this problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My hair is going grey and my age is only 21. Please tell me why this problem and some methods to pre ent this problem.
For prevention from greying of hairs follow these instructions: • Do not take stress and take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. Do meditation or long breathing pranayams for 10 minutes daily to destress yourself. • 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. • Avoid use of excess hair products such as hair colours and try to use mild shampoo. • 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 use mahabhringraj oil and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. You can massage daily with oil it increase blood circulation and prevent hair from greying. • Avoid the use of products such as hair colours or excessive shampoo. •In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. You can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil. Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo.
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My age is 34. My hair color is became white continuously from the age of 22. Please suggest me what to do.

Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
My age is 34. My hair color is became white continuously from the age of 22. Please suggest me what to do.
Premature greying of hair is greying before the age of 30 yr. After that it is natural physiological process. There are various reasons involved in it. Genetic factor is the important cause. Apart from that stress, nutritional deficiency esp vitamin b deficiency, thyroid problem are further causes. Most ignored one is non conditioning of scalp regularly. It is important to oil the scalp 3/week and wash it 3/week. Diet plays an important role in greying. Green leafy vegetables along with dates, fig help to nourish the hair with iron. Drinking 3 lit of water supports minerals. Melanin is produced with the help of protein so protein rich diet is must sprouts, beans, nuts, soya are excellent source of protein.
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I have a black like as pimples on my face. I am used a removable facewash but didn't any changes. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have a black like as pimples on my face. I am used a removable facewash but didn't any changes. What should I do?
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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What eatables should I consume on a daily basis to have strong hair and to avoid hair loss? Thanks in advance.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
What eatables should I consume on a daily basis to have strong hair and to avoid hair loss? Thanks in advance.
To prevent hair fall, you can follow some simple steps as listed below: 1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home). 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like egg, yougurt and lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair. 7. You can use some good hair packs like - fenugreek and yogurt, egg and green tea. 8. You can rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing your hair to maintain pH balance of your hair.
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I have so much small pimples & black marks on upper arms & back? I used so much lotions and blood purifier but anything not cure this. please tell me solution..

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Lucknow
I have so much small pimples & black marks on upper arms & back? I used so much lotions and blood purifier but anythi...
Take ledum pal 10m/3dose after four days ars brom q 5drops tds some water and after seven days report.
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My hair get loss I am just 16. If I use shampoo will it effect my hair. What shall I do. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My hair get loss I am just 16. If I use shampoo will it effect my hair. What shall I do. Please help me.
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like *physical or emotional stress, inadequate protein intake, genetics, anemia, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged illness, deficiency of vitamin b6 and folic acid, thyroid diseases. *hair fall can also result when one indulges in too much drying, blow drying or use of hot curlers. *dandruff can also be great cause behind hair fall. Follow the tips *make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. *eggs as it is loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amount. *add more vitamin rich food to your diet. *avoid stress and anger. *cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. *take a sound sleep. *avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight. *avoid hot hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends. *it is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage.
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How to reduce dull ness in my face, my face looks oily and dull, please suggest some homemade measures to reduce dullness and oil on my face.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
How to reduce dull ness in my face, my face looks oily and dull, please suggest some homemade measures to reduce dull...
Hello lybrate user if you are having oily skin then it is necessary to wash your face at least 4-5 time a day. Use multani mitti plus besan pack twice a week it will help you to control oiliness of your face.
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I have marks, black heads and dark colour on my face. How many days biovalley cream can clear completely my face?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I have marks, black heads and dark colour on my face. How many days biovalley cream can clear completely my face?
In ayurveda, black marks are mainly due to udavarta (improper functions of all vaat). It's mainly due to 1) dharaniya vega (urges, should b controlled, but you aren't) like chinta-stress, bhaya-fear, shoka-, krodha-short temper, maan- ego, lobha-greedy etc mental condition you should control yourself 2) adharniya vega (urges that should not be controlled, but you are controling) like sleep, urine, stool, hunger, thirst, yawn, sneeze, vomit etc. Main treatment is to stop causative factor among this. Also there are some ayurvedic medicine, lepa-cream, face treatment, or panchakarma (detoxification) will definitely help you kumkumadi lepa (nagarjuna) is also a good cream.
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I'm a 21 year male I'm using la shield spf40 sunscreen but it's so costly so can I go for Neutrogena ultra sheer dry touch sunblock spf50?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I'm a 21 year male I'm using la shield spf40 sunscreen but it's so costly so can I go for Neutrogena ultra sheer dry ...
Yes, the product is good. Though after a few hours of applying it, it can make your face looks oily/greasy. Then you will have to wash your face and again apply it.
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I am 23 years old male and I am losing my hair. please provide me natural ways to control hair loss.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am 23 years old male and I am losing my hair. please provide me natural ways to control hair loss.
Hi, hair loss can be due to a number of reason. It can be due to poor quality of water in your locality. However, systemic causes like thyroid abnormalities, anemia and alopecia areata may lead to hair loss. You can go for some blood tests like thyroid profile and hemoglobin levels. Vitamin b complex intake may help. If hb is low, you can take oral iron tablets. Local minoxidil drop application may help. Hope this helps
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