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Dr. Sivakumar

Dermatologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Sivakumar Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Sivakumar is one of the best Dermatologists in Best Hospital, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Flair Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Centre in Best Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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My name is Anil and my age is 19 years. I have a problem on my face. On the down of my eyes there are so many yellow spots. I tried so many creams and soaps on these but my skin is not well. So please give me advice that so my skin will be fare.

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My name is Anil and my age is 19 years. I have a problem on my face. On the down of my eyes there are so many yellow ...
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I have some brown spots on my legs it is spreading and i have consulted a dermatologist he prescribed betagel but it is not working and he told me that it is due to water change but now it is severe now. Please help me.

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I have some brown spots on my legs it is spreading and i have consulted a dermatologist he prescribed betagel but it ...
Hii, please take homeopathic medicine arnica 30, cadmium 30 six pills twice a day. And revert back after 7 days with feedback.

I have itching problem in my hand and swelling every morning. What to do? Please recommend me some medicines.

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I have itching problem in my hand and swelling every morning. What to do? Please recommend me some medicines.
Please take honey bee - 30 / 5 drops in little water three times a day for two days. Revert back after two days with feedback.

I have scars in my back which looks so bad. How it can be removed give me suggestions. Thank-you.

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I have scars in my back which looks so bad. How it can be removed give me suggestions.
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Hi v apply almond oil on that black scar and rub it for a 3-4 min do this thing in night it will get good result.

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Mere hanth pair ke patte par gol gol tape ke red nishan ban chuke h jo ki khujli bhi bahut jyada h kai charm rog spec...
As of now take tablet cetrizine at night for two days and follow up with images of the lesion for diagnosis and further guidance.

My skin is too sensitive due to which I am suffering from too much itching on body which leaves red pimples rashes and black sops all over the body. As consulted by doctor. He told me I am having a problem of internal dryness in the body. Please suggest me what should I take to overcome from this problem.

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My skin is too sensitive due to which I am suffering from too much itching on body which leaves red pimples rashes an...
Neha you need to keep your skin soft and supple by applying coconut oil immediately after bath every day don't use very harsh soaps as a matter of fact reduce the usage of soap as much as possible eat more fresh vegetables fruits salads and soups stay away from fried spicy and junk food do have an active daily routine with lot of exercises and keep most of your body parts covered with cotton clothes

Hi, am 26 years and I still don have my facial hair growth.. But recently I started getting baby hairs but it's too late. And I look so young among my friend please help me out wit the treatment.

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Hi, am 26 years and I still don have my facial hair growth.. But recently I started getting baby hairs but it's too l...
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE LYCOPODIUM 30 Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water at night every week ACID PHOSPHORICUM Q ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily TESTIES 3X ( BIOFORCE) Chew 2 tabs twice daily

I am 27 years old man. I am suffering from extreme hair loss for last few years. What should I do.

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I am 27 years old man. I am suffering from extreme hair loss for last few years. What should I do.
You can take selenium 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.

How to get rid of oily face? its bothering me. Is there any alternative cosmetics there? if yes, pls give me some name.

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How to get rid of oily face?
its bothering me. Is there any alternative cosmetics there?
if yes, pls give me some name.
Causes of oily skin ? hereditary, diet, Hormone levels, Pregnancy, Birth control pills, Cosmetics you use, Humidity and hot weather . Because of the hormonal shifts of adolescence, oily skin is common in teenagers, but it can occur at any age. In general, skin tends to become dryer with age. The flow of sebum or oil increases during adolescence and starts decreasing with age. During pregnancy and menopause, hormonal imbalances can also upset the oil balance and increase the activity of sebaceous glands. Oily skin needs special cleansing with plenty of hot water and soap to prevent the pores from being clogged. Avoid harsh products that strip your skin of oil and encourage flakiness. To cleanse oily skin, use oil-free products as they dissolve sebum effectively. Keep your skin very clean. Limit washing your face to two or three times a day. Too much washing will stimulate your skin to produce more oil.Try using a clay or mud mask. If you have sensitive skin, use white or rose-colored clays.Half an hour before taking your bath apply on your face half teaspoon each of lime and cucumber juice mixed together. To clear away excess oil, use a clay or mud mask. Blend together well 1 teaspoon green clay powder and 1 teaspoon raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, then rinse well with lukewarm water. Do this at least three times a week--or more. Along with this, take Homoeopathic treatment - Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day, both for 20 days and give your feedback

I've so many pimples on my face & even marks. How to get a clear face without any pimples?

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I've so many pimples on my face & even marks. How to get a clear face without any pimples?
Hi please consult a cosmetic dermatologist for the same but in the mean time use Turmeric Turmeric is an excellent antiseptic and skin-lightening agent that helps minimize scars and other marks. Plus, turmeric can alleviate allergic, inflammatory and infectious skin disorders that make your skin look dull and lifeless. Mix one tablespoon of turmeric powder with enough pineapple juice to make a paste. Apply the paste to your face and neck. Leave it on until the paste dries completely. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy two or three times a week to reduce the appearance of spots on skin. Make a paste by mixing equal amounts of turmeric powder and gram flour with a little water or milk. Apply it evenly on your skin and leave it on until it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water, scrubbing your skin gently in a circular motion. Follow this remedy once a week to lighten your skin tone and remove scars.

I am losing hair day by day. I tried many oils and shampoos but nothing helpful. If it not stop front side of my head become bald. please help me to get rid of this problem as soon as possible.

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I am losing hair day by day. I tried many oils and shampoos but nothing helpful. If it not stop front side of my head...
Hello, hair greying, hair loss & dandruff cause due to chronic illness, stress, anxiety, sinusitis, medicinal aggravation, acidity, indigestion, sluggishness of liver, excessive consumption of alcohol, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun, polluted atmosphere, physical emotional stress, inherited factors. Most of d. Cases r influenced with stress & anxiety. Please, carry on d under noted norms to check hair loss./greying & splitting hair/ dandruff you need, calcium sodium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp. - *go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, to nourish cells, tissues including hair follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *tk, protein, enzymes, vitamins rich diet on time. - * tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics, onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish, nuts, regularly - *take, homoeo medicines which acts gently, rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ acid phos1000-6-6 polls, wkly. @ jaborandyq-20 drops, with 20 drops of water, amply on scalp, twice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun. *use, protein shampoo, *massage with olive oil, wkly *go for deep conditioning treatment by using neem-oil. U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Tk, care.

Simplest way to reduce dark spot pimples and to achieve clear skin?

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Simplest way to reduce dark spot pimples and to achieve clear skin?
do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? 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.

My cousin is 22 year old and he is losing hair at very fast rate what should he do?

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My cousin is 22 year old and he is losing hair at very fast rate what should he 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 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.

I'm using skin lite cream and I'm getting pimples and pustules with spots on forehead and face. If I stop using I'm getting more darker. How to come back to my original colour. With no pimples and spots. Please suggest.

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I'm using skin lite cream and I'm getting pimples and pustules with spots on forehead and face. If I stop using I'm g...
Hello, Skinlite is a steroidal cream and has side effects like skin thinning, acne, redness, burning etc if used for long time. So stop using it. Protect your skin from sun with sunscreen like Photostable prior to sun exposure.

I am suffering from hair loss problem when I go for bath or combing I have more more n more hair loss.

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I am suffering from hair loss problem when I go for bath or combing I have more more n more hair loss.
1. Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality shampoo. Washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leached of its natural oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or even only twice a week. 2. Try shampoos that do not contain sulfates or parabens. Sulfates are the chemicals that make shampoos lather up. Parabens are preservatives that cause irritation and eye problems after prolonged use. Both of these chemicals aren't healthy for you or the environment so try to use shampoos with natural cleansers 3. Use conditioner that matches your hair type, length, and treatment damage. A good rule of thumb is to condition every time you shampoo your hair, although very processed or dyed hair probably needs a little more love than natural hair 4. Be careful about using hair care products with too much protein. Too much protein can leave your hair feeling desiccated and brittle. While protein is the building block of healthy hair, use conditioners that come with balanced ingredients. 5. Rinse your hair with vinegar before shampooing, twice a year. Doing this helps to make your hair look shinier and cleaner; plus, it treats dandruff. Use 1 part vinegar (preferably organic apple cider vinegar) to 3 parts warm water, then rinse and wash your hair as normal. 6. Moisturize your hair. Use five oils: almond, castor, olive, coconut and lavender oils. Mix together equal proportions of each. Alternately, use egg oil. Apply to the hair and leave in for four hours prior to showering out. Repeat twice a week. 7. Eat healthily. Give your hair the right amount of vitamins. Since hair is made of proteins, eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ensure hair that looks and feels better. Make sure you get plenty of vitamin C. This vitamin strengthens hair. In addition, iron helps transport oxygen to blood vessels, zinc grows and repairs tissue, and omega-3 fatty acids grow healthy hair. Give your hair some time to show new brilliance. What you eat will not have an immediate difference on the hair you already have, but it will help with hair that is newly growing. 8. Remove stress from your life. Physical and mental stressors will keep your hair from realizing its full potential. Stress can cause hair loss, so try not to let stress overcome you. This means finding healthy emotional outlets for your stress: yoga, biking, meditation, or other forms of exercise all work well. 9. Tips Stress has a bigger impact than you think. Meditation can be very helpful, as well as exercise. --Put an oil on your hair at night before going to shower because this makes your hair shiny. --Do not sleep with wet or damp hair. This will weaken the follicles and make hair strands brittle. Blow dry in low heat at the roots before bed. --Most people use more shampoo than they need. Depending on hair length, you probably only need about a quarter sized dollop. --Don't blow dry hair too frequently. Frequent blow drying, or use of other heat products, can stress your hair. --Rinse your hair under cold water after you finish shampooing and conditioning to make it shine and look even more luscious than it was before. •When towel drying, don't rub the hair vigorously. This splits the hair. Try using a micro fiber towel as they soak up lots of moisture. --You can naturally strengthen your hair by mixing carrots, or Vitamin Water together in a blender and rubbing gently into hair before you wash. Be sure to wash out well.

I have hairfall and dandruff. I used many medicines but no results found. How to cure this?

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I have hairfall and dandruff. I used many medicines but no results found. How to cure this?
There is no cure for dandruff.There is always a control.Regular oil and wash with shampoo will help you to control the dandruff.If it excessive, that means if it is falling on pillow or shoulder then it needs to be checked. There are various reasons for getting hair fall.Right from nutritional deficiency till chronic disorders like diabetes,thyroid. Nutritional deficiency can be sorted out by eating lot of proteins,iron.Drink plenty of water everyday.If the hair fall settles with this then don't worry ,if it doesn't then consult Trichologist Take care

Sir my hair is whitening please help me to get my hair whitening stop and also its change to black is it possible thenbl please give me suggestion.

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Sir my hair is whitening please help me to get my hair whitening stop and also its change to black is it possible the...
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like mental worries, nutritional deficiency, hereditary and anaemia. Take homoeopathic medicine lycopodium 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and revert. Apply jobarandi hair oil. *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.

Hii Doctor, can I use melalong cream for getting brighter and white skin tone. Or does it leads to Vitiligo because of hydroquinone present in melalong. Because even if a family person contains Vitiligo. Can we safely use it?

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Hii Doctor, can I use melalong cream for getting brighter and white skin tone. Or does it leads to Vitiligo because o...
No. Using hydroquinone for long time is harmful. Stop it immediately and see a near by skin specialist, who will be able to assess and help you.

How to reduce dandruff? does dandruff cause acnes?

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What is the severity of your dandruff? daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff. Shampooing with tea tree oil can also help eliminating dandruff. For severe dandruff antibacterial and antifungal shampoos as prescribed by me can reduce the fungus on your scalp that can cause dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. But never self treat fungal dandruff as it may develop resistance and cause lifelong probems do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

I am suffering from acne problem from three months I have no idea how can I can notroll this please consult me what I do.

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I am suffering from acne problem from three months I have no idea how can I can notroll this please consult me what I...
Most people get acne in their early teens. It appears when oil glands in the body start making more sebum that is oil. Some people also have too many sticky skin cells or greasy skin. In this people these cells mixed with d oil n plug up the hair follicles in d skin. These plugs further trap bacteria/germs in d follicle which can cause follicles to swells and pain. You can consult the doctor till then you can use home remedies drink lot of water, clean your face 2-3 times n wipe with soft towel avoid oily food.
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