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Dr. Shoba

Dermatologist, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Shoba Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shoba is a popular Dermatologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can visit him/her at BM Hospitals in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shoba on Lybrate.com.

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I have lichen planus of the mouth - please advice how it can be managed. Age-49, female.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take borax 30/ 5 drops in one teaspoon of water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I am suffering from hair loss prob and chin pain prob bcoz of stitches. Can you suggest me what should I do+??

IAT, BHMS
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am suffering from hair loss prob and chin pain prob bcoz of stitches. Can you suggest me what should I do+??
Hi! hair loss happens due to various reasons and to treat it correctly the cause has to be known. There are temporary and permanent types of bair loss. You can try taking a multivitamin supplement with iron and zinc for a month to see if it helps. If your hair loss doesnt reduce with this you should consult a trichologist for further investigation as early treatment is the key to successful results in hair loss. Hair follicles once damaged or dead are difficult to be revived back so do not waste much time on trying shampoos or oils instead look for internal causes of hair loss. Have a healthy balanced diet and include sprouts, green tea, almonds, walnuts and flaxseeds and leafy greens in your diet. Avoid red meat, ghee, cheese, butter, smoking, fried food and sweets. Exercise regulary to improve the blood circulation to your scalp.
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I am suffering with hair fall from last three year I use many shampoos and oil but no change in my hair. I want known some solutions for this.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am suffering with hair fall from last three year I use many shampoos and oil but no change in my hair. I want known...
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 want to ask you one question answer that my eyesight is decreasing because I use laptop at night continuously for more than 4-5 hours and also suggest me some steps to remove blackheads.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I want to ask you one question answer that my eyesight is decreasing because I use laptop at night continuously for m...
Using laptop does not keep decreasing the eyesight so rapidly, but avoid if you can. There is probably another reason for your eyesight. Get a regular check up. To remove blackheads, -you get a blackhead reveal tape. -you can scrub the area, give steam with hot water and massage with scrub again, then remove with a blackhead remover tool (it's a small metal tool with a head)
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My face is burning due to sun rays. Now Face skin changed darker and black. Both Cheek of face is look like got black and dark mark. My feeling down. How I change my face color to good and white again. With no mark on face.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My face is burning due to sun rays. Now Face skin changed darker and black. Both Cheek of face is look like got black...
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) 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 found some pimples on my scrotum and I am facing rubbing or say frictional irritation around my genital area. This irritates more when I am sweating. Irritation on thigh region around the groin . Please suggest me some remedy.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I found some pimples on my scrotum and I am facing rubbing or say frictional irritation around my genital area. This ...
It could be due to fungal infection of thigh 1. Apply panderm plus ointment twice daily for (1-2 week) 2. Take one tablet of levocetrizine (5 mg) at bed time if itching is severe 3. Thoroughly dry the area after taking bath and keep it dry and sweat free. Apply talcum powder in the area 4. Use loose cotton under wear instead of tight synthetic one 5. Change the under wear daily and use clean and washed one 6. Maintain personal hygiene 7. Consult skin specialist for further advice.
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Hi doctors. I'm losing my hair daily. From my scalp and now have thin hair on my bald. please give me solution for how to grow new hair and cure baldness problem.

D.D.V.L, F.A.C.S.I, M.B.B.S
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi doctors. I'm losing my hair daily. From my scalp and now have thin hair on my bald. please give me solution for ho...
thanks for enquiry.male hair fall can be due to hormones/androgenic ,stress ,vitamins deficiency .apply mintop 10 and take xtinplus tab .consult when required.
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I am a normal guy with average skin colour. What I need to do get improve my skin colour ?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
You will have to protect from sun to prevent tan by using photos table sunscreen. And apply tri white cream at night.
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Hi, my query is regarding my sister. She is 27 years old unmarried girl having acne and hair fall or frontal hair baldness problem. I want to know the cause of illness. Can she take Estrnon tablet for this.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
Hi, my query is regarding my sister. She is 27 years old unmarried girl having acne and hair fall or frontal hair bal...
Hair loss is common in this modern society The hair loss are due to various reason 1. Hereditary 2. Stress 3. Inadequate vitamins and proteins 4. Too much breaking down of hair 5. Sebbhoric 6. Any bacterial infection 7. Dandruff To prevent hair loss 1. Take more curry leaves 2. Apply egg and curd on hairs weekly once 3. Avoid using all the chemical shampoos 4. Take more soya beand 5. Eat more palak leaf, which provides the protein required for hair growth 6. Use homoeopathy oil - Montana oil (SBL - company)- enrich the hair, and helps to keep dark and grow 7. Use homeopathy shampoo - RED shampoo - prevents the dandruff 8. Use homoeopathy medicine - help you for the better growth of hair. The pimples or acne are common in adult age due to over secretion of glands. 1. Acne can be treated in homoeopathy without side effects 2. Avoid eating much of oily food 3. Do not take too much fatty food 4. Avoid eating any type of deep fried foods 5. Do not pinch or injure the pimples - it leaves the scars marks or dots - which may spoil our face beauty 6. Frequently wash your face for more than 5 times for a day 7. Use homoepathy soap carmino for very better result 8. Use berberis cream from homeopathy, which will heal your pimples very quickly. 9. Take more of vegetables and fresh fruits. For more details contact us in private question section. Thank you
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Plz can you gave a good menu plan fr a week to get a flawless fair glowing skin. I am 51 years old n have bleeding piles n thyroid. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Plz can you gave a good menu plan fr a week to get a flawless fair glowing skin. I am 51 years old n have bleeding pi...
Wear cotton clothes and fully cover your body including face and hands while going in direct sunlight and drink a minimum of three litres of water per day and few diet tips - not to eat fried food items and can eat all green vegetables, moong, chana, dal, rice etc and to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati and to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day and if possible eat eggs on alternate days and if possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla and eat seasonal fruit.
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I konw I am telling my problem that is thay on my face there are lot of pimples and I feel very bad I don to no ko that how to remove dark spots from my face please hlp me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I konw I am telling my problem that is thay on my face there are lot of pimples and I feel very bad I don to no ko th...
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. These blockages occur due to 4 abnormal processes: 1) excess sebum production due to androgens 2) excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation 3) infection of propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria on the hair follicles 4) local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the overproduction of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkerchief with you wherever you go outside. You should wipe off the slightest amount of sweat from your face as soon as you perspire on entering your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing face wash. Take a low carbohydrate diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water to avoid constipation. Avoid pricking the pimples or popping the sebum as it may lead to black pigmentation & permanent scar formation. You can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifolium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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My son is suffering from sweat rashes since few days. So please Suggest solution/guidelines for my child.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My son is suffering from sweat rashes since few days. So please Suggest solution/guidelines for my child.
Take antiallergic tablet for itching. Apply antiallergic cream locally. Drink plenty of liquids. Keep the area dry and clean.wear cotton clothes. Avoid excessive sweating. Apply coconut oil in night. Hope this helps u. If required, consult
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Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Razor Bumps - Causes, Treatment and Prevention

What is Razor Bump (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae)?

It is an inflammatory reaction to the hair shaft entering the skin, most common in blacks who shave regularly.

Who gets razor bumps?

About 50% of black males are said to be affected. Other races can also be affected. Though the condition is most commonly reported in men, women who remove unwanted hair also suffer from this condition.

Causes of Razor Bumps-

The condition is caused by both genetic factors and various hair removal methods.

Genetic factors:

  1. Curved hair follicles and curly hair
  2. A defect in the gene for the hair protein keratin 6hf

Hair removal methods may cause razor bumps by either creating a sharp hair tip that re-enters the skin away from the hair pore (extrafollicular penetration) or by the hair shaft breaking off at different lengths and piercing the follicle from within the skin (transfollicular penetration). An inflammatory reaction is then set up in response to the hair fragments lying in the skin. The following methods may cause razor bumps:

  1. Shaving
  2. Tweezing
  3. Waxing
  4. Electrolysis

Symptoms-

  • Ingrown hairs
  • Red, skin coloured or dark bumps
  • Bumps containing pus

What are the complications of razor bumps?

  • Pigmentary problems (darkening of the area most common)
  • Scarring
  • Abscess formation
  • Psychological problems

Razor bumps are most common on the beard, however they have been reported to occur on the pubic area, legs and scalp.

The Treatment-

There are several treatment options to deal with razor bumps already present. They include:

  • Moisturizers
  • Retinoids
  • Steroids
  • Antibiotics
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion

Prevention of Razor Bumps:

It is true to say that 'prevention is better than cure'. Here are the preventions-

  • Laser hair removal is the best method of removing unwanted hair in individuals affected with this condition. The laser device is programmed to selectively target the pigment in the hair follicle, destroying it, while leaving the skin intact.
  • Electrical clippers are found by many to cause less bumps than razors. If one must shave it is important to avoid a close shave to help prevent razor bumps. The following is a guide to safer shaving methods:
    • Brush hairs with polyester sponge before shaving.
    • Wash beard, use pre-shave cream or gel.
    • Avoid double and triple blade razors.
    • Shave in the direction of hair growth.
    • Do not pull the skin taut.
    • Use a sharp blade, rinse after each stroke.
    • Apply a cold compress after shaving, then a soothing aftershave preparation.
  • Clipping hairs with a small pair of facial scissors is an option for women with few unwanted hairs.
  • Chemical depilatories (hair removal creams) are another option for hair removal.
  • Electrolysis is a permanent method of hair removal but requires several sessions. It is operator dependent and can cause bumps and scarring. Waxing and tweezing also have the potential to cause bumps.
  • Eflornithine hydrochloride is a cream that slows the growth of hair and therefore can be used in combination with a hair removal method. It is marketed for women with unwanted facial hair.
  • Anti-androgen drugs can be used in females who have hirsutism (male pattern hair growth e.g. beard hairs)
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I am 19 years old. I have dark circles around my eyes. What should I do to get rid off them.

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
I am 19 years old. I have dark circles around my eyes. What should I do to get rid off them.
Hi lybrate-user, Dark circles around eyes is a common problem nowadays. There are treatment options available with you to choose from. These range from creams and ointments for local application to oral medications. Treatment with peels show significant improvement in appearance of dark circles. It’s important to find out the reason you are developing pigmentation around eyes, to layout a personalized treatment plan for you.
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How can reduce my hair falling my age is just 20 and my hairs are falling down Plzzz recommend me.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
How can reduce my hair falling my age is just 20 and my hairs are falling down Plzzz recommend me.
Hair fall is mainly due to hormonal and genetic factors. There are no homeremedies that vil help or quick responses for it. It can definitely be controlled. It's important to eat plenty of pulses, fish, meat and milk. Drink at least two litres water everyday. Exercise regularly. Don't stress out because you don't have long hair or because your hair's falling. Avoid all forms of chemicals, hot devices and blowdryers to prevent hair damage. Massage scalp and wash twice or thrice a week. Don't overshampoo, it'll spoil hair. Don't tie up wet hair and sleep, it'll get infected. If any infections, g et it treated. A thorough blood check up is needed to eliminate autoimmune, hormonal and nutritional diseases. Apart from this, treatment may b needed in resistant cases.
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I have suffering from pigmentation. Please help out from this. Any surgeries or anything else to fast cure.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have suffering from pigmentation. Please help out from this. Any surgeries or anything else to fast cure.
Dear these are best tips to lightens and remove the pigmentation - .1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the pigmentation . 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on that area. It will lightens the pigment definitly. 4.Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. You can consult me privately for your doubts and detailed treatment.
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I am suffering from serious illness of itching during winters. My body cant tolerate heat either it is of sun or from the heat received during physical activities. suffer\ing from past 6 years.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from serious illness of itching during winters. My body cant tolerate heat either it is of sun or from...
Apply ponds cold cream twice a day and use nivea soap for bathing and also start with Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I have hair fall problem. I have skin allergy. Now suffering from a little fever so what should medicine I have to take.

DDV, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have hair fall problem.
I have skin allergy.
Now suffering from a little fever so what should medicine I have to take.
Hair fall could be nutritional. Eat healthy. Blue light amd mesotherapy available at a detmatologist clinic will help. Take antiallergic for itchingaa Please try to get the cause evaluated.
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What is reason of pimples on face? Is it continued long time? What are its remedy.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
What is reason of pimples on face? Is it continued long time? What are its remedy.
Its due to o Irregular meal timings o Excess starch, sugar, oil and fat consumption o Constipation o Irregular bowel movement Symptoms to look for: • Whiteheads • Blackheads • Pimples • Red and itchy rashes Natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Garlic contains allicin, which is a natural antibiotic 2. Take 2-3 garlic cloves 3. Crush them to make a paste 4. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin 5. For sensitive skin, mix yogurt in the garlic paste before applying Natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Consume three cloves of garlic everyday for 1 month Natural home remedy using coriander leaves and turmeric powder: 1. Take a handful of washed coriander leaves 2. Crush them finely 3. Place the paste on a sieve and press to extract the juice 4. Add a pinch of turmeric powder 5. Mix well 6. Apply this mixture on the face every night
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Face ke colour ko gora karne ke liye kya use karu. Please doctor tell me any cream and I also have acne problem on my face.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Face ke colour ko gora karne ke liye kya use karu. Please doctor tell me any cream and I also have acne problem on my...
Take homeopathic medicine apply berbaquifollium q mix it with few water and apply over face with the help of cotton. And apply lords aquiplus homeopathic cream over your face. Drink lots of water, avoid oily food.
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