Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}
Call Doctor
Book Appointment

Dr. Shobha

Dermatologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Dr. Shobha Dermatologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
Call Doctor
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Services
Feed

Personal Statement

I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
More about Dr. Shobha
Dr. Shobha is a trusted Dermatologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shobha personally at Hindu Mission Health services in Nanganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shobha on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Dermatologists in India. You will find Dermatologists with more than 37 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dermatologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Languages spoken
English

Location

Book Clinic Appointment with Dr. Shobha

Hindu Mission Health services

100 Feet Road, Hindu colony, Nanganallur, Land Mark: Near Ranga Theater, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
...more

BM Hospitals

New No 36 Old No 11 A, Thillai Ganga Nagar , 5th Main Road, Nanganallur. Landmark: Near Rajarajeshwari Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
300 at clinic
...more
View All

Services

Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
Get Cost Estimate
View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Shobha

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

Hi, Doctor please explain how aloe vera can help in reducing hair fall and dandruff? please advice

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Hi, Doctor please explain how aloe vera can help in reducing hair fall and dandruff? please advice
You need oil, oral medicine & external paste application in ayurveda. Start applying darunak tailam, orally take asthiposhak & sukuntalam capsules & apply paste of amla, bhringraj, mulethi mixed in buttermilk to your head before washing. Results start coming in 15 days.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am losing my hair quickly and I am using many shampoo but it has no effect on my hair.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am losing my hair quickly and I am using many shampoo but it has no effect on my hair.
In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. Apply coconut oil and do not use shampoo. Only dry the excess Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are, 1. Thyroid problems your thyroid is responsible for your body’s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You have to check yout thyroid function by a TFT test and inform me. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C. 2. Scalp infections-Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem. 3. Poor diet, Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must. You have to do a blood test CBC and see if you have anaemia and any sign of infection. 4. Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises. 5. Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products. Do not use shampoo and apply coconut oil and only dry excess oil if any without soap or shampoo In order to have healthy volume of hair on your head, the rate of hair loss and replacement should be in tandem. With age, your hair growth cycle shows signs of slowing down and factors like age, disease, and hormonal changes among others affect the pace at which an individual hair follicle moves through the 3 phases of the hair cycle. A disruption in your hair cycle can give rise to loss of hair that’s rapid and unexpected. Hair loss or alopecia can affect both men and women. So what can cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate? The reasons behind hair loss could be many, but here are 6 major ones: 1. Lack of protein in your diet When you exclude protein from your diet, your body starts to conserve the protein that it has by altering the growth cycle of your hair. In such cases, your hair enters into the resting stage, resulting in zero hair growth. In India, 9 out of 10 people are said to suffer from low amounts of protein in their diet, with 91% vegetarians reporting protein deficiency. 2. Iron deficiency Iron plays a very important role in the transportation of oxygen to the different organs of the body. Lack of iron in your diet (which is the principle reason behind anaemia) can give rise to several health problems including hair loss. Your body attempts to direct oxygen to important organs so as to support their functioning. As a result, your scalp witnesses a low supply of oxygen, which causes hair loss. 3. Vitamin D-3 deficiency Deficiency of vitamin D-3 gives rise to a type of hair loss called Telogen Effluvium (TE). This is a temporary hair thinning phenomenon that takes place when the all the hair on your scalp enter the resting phase at the same time, subsequently causing you to shed a large amount of hair later on. 4. Smoking Smoking can also affect the health of your hair, especially the rate at which it falls and the number of strands lost in a day. A research carried out by the Harvard School of Public Health has revealed that smoking can cause a rise in a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). An increase in DHT level prevents new hair cells from growing and causes hair follicles to reduce in size with each hair cycle. As a result, the area on your scalp that gets affected by DHT experiences a lack of hair growth. 5. Use of testosterone supplements in gym Intake of testosterone in the form of supplements and injections to build muscle mass can trigger hair loss in men. This takes place when the testosterone in these supplements gets changed into DHT, thereby affecting your hair loss rate and amount. 6. Past illnesses (dengue, TB and typhoid) Falling of hair can also be brought on by illnesses such as typhoid, TB and dengue as the hair growth cycle comes to a stop. Hormonal or metabolic stress that is experienced during the course of such diseases may cause hairfall. What are the treatments available to cure hair loss? 1. Hair transplant Hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgical technique that transfers hair follicles taken from other parts of your body to the balding area. Known by the name of Follicular Unit Transplantation, this hair loss treatment can help to bring back the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair. Hair follicles are harvested using two procedures- follicular unit extraction and strip harvesting. Procedure can vary from 4-8 hours or more depending on the case. 2. Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) is another treatment alternative that can reverse hair loss. It’s a simple non-surgical procedure that lasts about 60-90 minutes. In this form of hair treatment, the patient’s own blood cells, more specifically blood platelets are injected into the scalp. Usually 8 sittings are required with each sitting being 2 weeks apart for better results. 3. Low Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) This form of hair therapy utilises light energy of a specific wavelength and threshold to stimulate cellular activity, thereby promoting hair growth. Various controlled clinical tests have revealed its effectiveness in encouraging hair growth in both the genders.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have scalp psoriasis & facing a lot hairfall I Don't know how to get over this help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have scalp psoriasis & facing a lot hairfall I Don't know how to get over this help me.
Few tips for psoriasis- Avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet , always be stress free , exercise regularly and for particular medication we need to examine you
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have blackheads on my nose and small pores on cheeks. I didn't use any cream yet. I use face wash Himalaya neem sunscreen potastable only. And my skin very sensitive please suggest me what should I use. Thank you.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I have blackheads on my nose and small pores on cheeks. I didn't use any cream yet. I use face wash Himalaya neem sun...
Use epiduo gel at night, along with the following medicine. Contact me or send photos on direct private online consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment. Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please consult me in my clinic or consult me by direct online consultation by sending photos as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hello, I am 23 years boy suffering from hair loss I had tried lots of techniques for controlling hair loss. But now hair loss is controlled but hair density is less. Suggest me some methods to grow more hair.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, I am 23 years boy suffering from hair loss I had tried lots of techniques for controlling hair loss. But now h...
Medicine german reckeweg phosphorous 200, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach mixed fruit juice daily evening.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Saying Goodbye to Acne Caused Due to Dandruff

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Saying Goodbye to Acne Caused Due to Dandruff

Dandruff is a major cause for hairfall and hair weakening. It is estimated to affect as many as one in five individuals in india. Acne is a skin condition that happens when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oil, giving rise to pimples. It can be caused by numerous reasons like hormonal changes, dandruff, improper diet, stress, consumption of specific drugs, excessive use of cosmetic products etc.

Dandruff has been associated with presence of yeast or fungi, it is also associated with abnormal skin ultrastructure. Dandruff makes the skin on your scalp flaky. These dry flakes of skin are often responsible for clogging the pores on your face, mostly affecting your forehead. In this way, dandruff triggers appearance of acne and can worsen the condition of your skin if you already have pimples.

Eradicating dandruff from your scalp is the best way to prevent acne breakouts on your skin due to dandruff.

Here are some simple ways to keep acne due to dandruff away from your skin:

  1. Brush your hair at least twice a day: Brushing your hair at least two times a day will ensure that the dead cells on your scalp are removed and don't get a chance to clog pores. This option is highly beneficial in getting rid of acne caused by dandruff.
  2. Use medicated anti-dandruff shampoo: Topical medicated solutions like a medicated shampoo should be used as a treatment. Short contact period of shampoo with scalp is important for more benefit. Good conditioner should also be used after head wash with shampoo.
  3. Ensure that your hair stays off your face: Keeping hair off your face will ensure that dandruff doesn't come in contact with your skin and clog pores, preventing pimples. For this, you can use hair bands or tie your hair in a ponytail or braid.
9517 people found this helpful

Acid attack. Milk is the solution? Truth or myth? I heard somewhere that during an acid attack if milk is poured on wounded parts of the victim it will stop burning the body parts. Is it true or just a myth?

MBBS, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), Diploma in Clinical Cosmetology
General Physician, Noida
Yes a glass of milk can help I am giving you some health tips to avoid acidity 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee, Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and Alcohol 9. Regular Physical activities 10. Meditation Consult me for further Management
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi, I am 22 years old boy and my skin be it on face or other parts which are exposed to sun has got highly tanned and I have tried all the home made remedies and cosmetics as well but none of them worked. Please suggest something better for the same as many of my previous queries was resolved by the doctors on Lybrate, hopefully this will get resolved too.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, I am 22 years old boy and my skin be it on face or other parts which are exposed to sun has got highly tanned and...
HI Chinmay... use a good sunscreen lotion having SPF 50 ... and avoid sun exposure... by covering the skin... Now a days in summer the effect of the sun is too intense... and it very difficult to counter it... the best solution is to avoid it...
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am getting bald in temple areas. My doctor suggested me to use himalaya hair zone.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am getting bald in temple areas. My doctor suggested me to use himalaya hair zone.
You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please send photos of your head, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have puf like fungal I am eating vsndiforce100 tablet how much day should I continue ?

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I have puf like fungal I am eating vsndiforce100 tablet how much day should I continue ?
Are you self administering candiforce, or has a dermatologist given it to you, are you also applying some preparation.
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

91%
(12 ratings)

Dr. Saravanan.B.N

Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist
Sree Skin Hair & Cosmetic Clinic, 
350 at clinic
Book Appointment
87%
(18 ratings)

Dr. Hema Anandhi

MBBS, DDVL
Dermatologist
Doctors Plaza, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
90%
(379 ratings)

Kaya Skin Clinic

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist
Kaya Skin Clinic - Vellacherry, 
at clinic
Book Appointment
88%
(333 ratings)

Zion Aesthetics Skin And Hair Clinic

Dermatologist
Zion Aesthetics Skin And Hair Clinic, 
350 at clinic
Book Appointment
94%
(54700 ratings)

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor)

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist
Sai Skin & Cosmetic Clinic, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment