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Dr. T. Arulappan is a popular General Surgeon in Cantonment, Chennai. He is currently associated with St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. T. Arulappan on Lybrate.com.

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My anus burn after every time I poop. Can you tell any medication for it? It is quite uncomfortable and started after I had loose motion. Is there anything serious?

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
My anus burn after every time I poop. Can you tell any medication for it?
It is quite uncomfortable and started after...
Hi you r developing anal fissure sit in warm water three times a day apply lox cream 5%after sitz bath thrice a day and avoid constipation and take syrup lactulose 3tsf thrice a day isapgol powder 3tsf twice a day with milk. Continue this for one week and contact me after a week.
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Hi, I have pimples problem on my face. Please give me any solution. And my face skin is oily, what shall I do? Please advise.

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hi, I have pimples problem on my face. Please give me any solution. And my face skin is oily, what shall I do? Please...
Homemade remedies to treat acne and pimples: you probably are under impression that it is tough to treat your acne and pimples. Try our homemade remedies and explore your beautiful skin. Sugar scrub: dead skin cells when get clogged in pores often mimics the acne problem. Scrubbing the skin is the most natural and clinically proven method to exfoliate. Do not scrub too hard, it may irritate and damage your skin. You require: sugar, lemon juice how to use: take half cup of sugar grind it well. Add 10 drops of lemon juice to it. For dry skin, you can add olive oil to give moisturizing effect. Dip your fingertips into the mixture, and scrub on your face in circular motion. Apple cider vinegar: acids in vinegar exfoliate and treat scars on your skin. Also improves skin tone and balances skin ph. It helps to open your pores, shed off bacteria and dirt thus reduces the risk of acne and pimples. You require: apple cider vinegar, distilled water how to use: to 1 part vinegar, add 3 parts water and mix thoroughly. Dip a cotton swab into it and apply it on pimples. Leave on for at 10? 20 minutes. Reapply several times in a day for best results. Papaya: papaya is a rich source of vitamin a and protein (papain). Helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and treats irritated dry skin. Reduces premature ageing and gives a glowy look. You require: papaya how to use: peel outer skin of papaya and mash into thick paste. For a dry skin add milk or honey (optional). Apply this mask evenly all over your face. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse off completely with water. Pat dry your face and apply a good moisturizer. Oranges: if you have any doubt whether oranges help in treating acne, then don? t worry the answer is a definite yes. Its astringent properties attributes to acne treatment. As an excellent source of vitamin c, oranges are actually good in whitening and refreshing your skin. You require: oranges, rose water how to use: peel off outer skin of oranges. Dry them and grind into fine powder. Add rose water to make a paste. Apply it on blemishes and wash off after 20 minutes. Lemon juice: to heal scars and acne spots, lemon is the best remedy. When used topically or taken internally, lemon does wonders. Lemon is a good source of vitamin c, helps to remove dead skin cells. You require: lemon how to use: extract lemon juice and dip cotton balls into it. Apply on pimples, scars; wash off after 10? 15 minutes. With soft towel gently pat your skin. Avocado & honey mask: to clean your pores and treat acne and pimples, avocado is the best choice. It is rich in vitamins and fats that helps to repair damaged skin. Honey helps in cleansing and giving a soothing effect to your skin. This facial mask is suitable for all skin types. You require: avocado, honey how to use: take one of a ripe avocado, remove the skin, seeds and mash it. Add 4 tablespoons of raw honey. Apply it to face and leave it for 30? 60 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat dry. Potato: potatoes do wonders on treating acne prone skin. It is a huge hub of acids and antioxidants. Helps in clearing pimples and left out scars. You require: potato, blender, warm water how to use: all you have to do is take one potato, peel off outer skin completely and make slices. You can even mash it using blender or juicer. Apply it on pimples forming a thin layer. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Mint: mint leaves contain menthol which acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. You require: mint leaves, lemon juice how to use: take 2 cups of mint (peppermint) fresh leaves and grind them into fine paste. You can add few drops of lemon juice to it. Using a cotton swab, apply on pimples. After 30 minutes rinse off with cold water. Do not rub, gently pat with dry towel. Green tea: green tea is rich in epigallocatechin-3-gallate, an antioxidant. Research studies have revealed that epigallocatechin-3-gallate reduces sebum production, inflammation, and infection thus relieving from acne symptoms. You require: green tea leaves how to use: extract green tea from green tea leaves. Wash your face twice a day with green tea and dab with soft towel. It leaves you refreshing and relaxed. You can even daily intake one cup of green tea. Aloe: aloe has many medicinal unseen benefits. It soothes your skin and nourishes giving a vibrant look. You require: aloe, blender how to use: to attain a beautiful and glowing skin start using aloe as your routine. Extract gel from 2? 3 aloe fresh leaves or buy it from a health store. Apply to face and wash off after 20? 30 minutes. Repeat same procedure thrice in a week to get desired results. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate): sodium bicarbonate neutralizes skin ph. Best skincare regimen which helps to remove dead and dying skin cells. Can be used regularly until you get desired results. In fact it got less or no side effects. You require: baking soda, water how to use: clean your face to remove dirt. Mix equal proportions of baking soda and water to form toothpaste like consistency. Use as a facial scrub, massage in circular soft motions with fingertips. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
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Hi. Meri face pe dandruff ki vajah se white goles horahe hai qki I have too much dandruff on my head. Ab face pe baht irritation si horahi hai. Beard pe bhi bahut khaarish horahi hai. Iske liye koi home remedy hai jisse releive mil jaye jaldi. Mujhe sir kisse dhona chaiye doc. please surely tel.

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Homeopath, Thane
Hi. Meri face pe dandruff ki vajah se white goles horahe hai qki I have too much dandruff on my head. Ab face pe baht...
Hi First before washing hair apply oil in the morning or previous night.Don't use anti-dandruff shampoos at all bcoz this will increase the amount of dandruff and hairfall. Don,t eat too spicy and oily food.Include salads in diet and fruits. Take Biohair liquid (Bioforce AG) 10drops in 1/4th cup of water ,drink twice a day 1/2 an hour after meals. Use Arnica Hair "N" Scalp Shampoo (WHEEZAL) Apply gently into wet hair and scalp and rinse thoroughly.Wash hair twice a week. Use Arnica hair treatment oil(WHEEZAL) Apply required amount on scalp and hair previous day before hair wash. Take Kali sulph 6X (SBL) 4 tabs to be chewed thrice a day Revert back
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Suggest me some moisturizing cream for face. I have black heads and spots on face.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Suggest me some moisturizing cream for face. I have black heads and spots on face.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT 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
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I have darker skin tone behind my neck. This dark colour made its appearance when I was around 13. My arms are also really dark compared to my face and rest of my body.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have darker skin tone behind my neck. This dark colour made its appearance when I was around 13. My arms are also r...
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the dark lesion and follow up on completion.
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I am 25yr old and having dark circles under eye and around mouth from more than 12 years. How to get cure from this?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment under eye cream (bakson) apply at night under the eye in circular fashion glowcare drops (lords) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily take a good iron rich diet likeapple, pomegranate, spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily try to have a sound sleep.
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Can I use melaglow for fair complexion or suggest me any other cream. Please advise.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Can I use melaglow for fair complexion or suggest me any other cream. Please advise.
Avoid using this kind of manipulation to get quick results. Supply water / nutritious food / fruits to get a stable result.
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I'm having a masse on my nose. It looks really bad and piss me off every time I look atmyself in mirror. Also I'm surrounded by dark circles under my eyes. I need to get rid as soon as possible.

I'm having a masse on my nose. It looks really bad and piss me off every time I look atmyself in mirror. Also I'm sur...
Nose masseK like electrocautry. 2.use of Alloweragell around eye at sleeping time. 3.wash warm water.
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I am 23 year old male and I had scabies rashes n last few days. What should I do?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 23 year old male and I had scabies rashes n last few days. What should I do?
apply scarab lotion below neck for 3 days after bath. it will help you. wash your cloths and exposed it in sunlight for 48 hours.
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What are the food diets to maintain a very healthy skin to prevent from skin related issues.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
What are the food diets to maintain a very healthy skin to prevent from skin related issues.
Hi lybrate-user 1]water- think of water as a food group in your diet. Always carry a bottle of water in your bag to keep yourself hydrated as well as active throughout the day. Sometimes we don't realise that we just need a glass of water and instead think that we are hungry, so drinking water frequently will save you from overeating but avoid roadside vendors for juices and unpacked water. 2] breakfast- never miss your breakfast even if you are in a hurry, it should be the heaviest and the healthiest meal of the day as it not only boosts up metabolism but also increase concentration levels and charge your body for the day ahead, moreover it will drag you away from unhealthy eating on the way to your office. 3]avoid eating at late night -responding to official emails and calls may demand your time but that does not make you eligible for snack reward, especially avoid coffee and caffeine-containing colas for peaceful and sound sleep. 4] avoid sugary drinks while socialising, read labels carefully and look for latent names of sugar like maple syrup, corn syrup, cane juice, glucose etc. Also, avoid processed and prepackaged foods to cut back on salty snacks. Sugar and salt are the main culprits for giving us bigger waistlines and, therefore, threat to our hearts, not only this processed food may result in constipation. Some food suggestions for breakfast; egg whites or low-fat cheese multigrain bread or roll fresh fruits tea or coffee with skimmed milk or missi roti curds fruits or idli sambhar fruits some food suggestions for meals salad with fat-free dressing soup veggie broth sandwiches whole grains lean meats like fish n chicken seasonal and regional veggies chappati steamed brown rice dals and pulses - sprouted or cooked avoid desserts or take small portion of it some low-calorie alternative foods chappati is better than parantha steamed rice is better than pulao replace fried veggies with steamed veggies try grilled chicken rather than butter chicken fried eggs can be replaced with boiled eggs lemon dressing is better than salad oil dressings like mayonnaise fruits instead of fruit juices would be a great choice why not try buttermilk instead of squash replace processed cheese with cottage cheese lifestyle modifications avoid alcohol quit smoking go for medical check-ups on regular basis exercise, exercise and exercise, at least, 5 times a week join dance or yoga class keep smiling, sleep early to rise early.
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Hi Doctor, My skin is very dull and blackness (dark circles) all around the eyes and lips. So from your opinion which treatment is best for me and whats the charges for that treatment. Thanks, Madhu.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi Doctor,
My skin is very dull and blackness (dark circles) all around the eyes and lips. So from your opinion which...
Homoeopathic treatment UNDER EYE CREAM ( BAKSON) Apply at night under the eye in circular fashion GLOWCARE DROPS ( LORDS) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily Take a good Iron rich diet likeApple,Pomegranate,Spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily Try to have a sound sleep HOME REMEDIES Slice up a papaya. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain helps exfoliate the skin, making way for new skin cells to emerge. Papaya also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E, so it's a dark spot fading superstar. Papain is most concentrated while the papaya is still green, but you can use riper fruit as well. Peel and remove the seeds from a papaya, and try one of the following treatments: 1. Slice a piece off of the papaya, and lay or hold it on the dark spots that you want to get rid of. Hold it there for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a day for best results. 2.Make a papaya facial mask. Cut the papaya into chunks, then use a blender or food processor to blend the fruit into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse well. The cost of this above treatment is Rs 300/month apprx
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My facial skin is more sensitive. And getting easily sunburned. I am sweating even this winter time after walking a while. Face sweats most. How I improve my problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My facial skin is more sensitive. And getting easily sunburned. I am sweating even this winter time after walking a w...
Excessive sweating could be due to anxiety, nervousness, obesity, Diabetes, Thyroid problem, Tuberculosis Avoid anxiety and nervous ness. Do thyroid function test to exclude thyroid problem.Try some anti perspirant lotion or roll on. Consult skin specialist for advice
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I'm having whiteheads around my nose. I'm white and handsome but this stuff really makes my face bad. I also have scar of this Whitehead when it is healed. I want to get rid off this from my face suggest some useful ways.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
I'm having whiteheads around my nose. I'm white and handsome but this stuff really makes my face bad. I also have sca...
You can come for the treatment of whitehead.The scar can also be treated through creams or laser.so it is better if you come for consultation and then we can go ahead accordingly.
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I am 16 years old boy. My bmr is 1750 and I burn daily 400 to 600 calories a day through workout. How much calories I need to loss 3 kg to 4 kg per month. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
I am 16 years old boy. My bmr is 1750 and I burn daily 400 to 600 calories a day through workout. How much calories I...
Hello for any kind of weight loss, you must have your digestion good. Else whatever workout you do, its a believe that you might burn 400-600 calories but is it really burning. So you must follow specific diet chart for btter result advice: 1) take warm water regularly 2) take ginger jucie 1 spoon before food. 3) do running or jogging for around 30 min to 1 hr. 4) do yogassan and surya namsakar daily. For specific diet programme do consult in private. Thanks.
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I am college student 19 year old when I go to college my skin is very oily nd dark in summer soo which spf sunscreen I use?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am college student 19 year old when I go to college my skin is very oily nd dark in summer soo which spf sunscreen ...
Please I will suggest few points. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do facial exercises daily Take salads and fruits Take carrots and beet root juice daily Take plenty of water daily Use elovera spf lotion by glenmark.
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Bathing Soap vs. Body Wash: What's Better When You Take a Shower?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), DNB (Dermatology), MNAMS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Bathing Soap vs. Body Wash: What's Better When You Take a Shower?

Bathing soap vs. Body wash: what's better when you take a shower?

The most important part of skincare is keeping your skin cleansed and fresh. But before that, it is imperative to find the right product for the same. Skin type varies from person to person, and hence finding skincare goods most suited to your skin makes all the difference.

Bathing habits directly affect the quality of your skin, which involves picking the appropriate cleanse; i. E. Choosing between a body soap and body wash. Each has a different set of characteristics and comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Let's find out which one is better for your skin.

Why you should choose bathing soap bar:

  •  it is more effective in removing dirt through deep cleansing
  •  it is suited to skin that is excessively oily in nature as it contains ingredients that are highly effective in stripping off excess oil from the skin


Why you should not choose bathing soap bar:

  •  it tends to strip the skin of its natural oils and moisture, making it dry and flaky
  •  it is unhygienic in case of sharing between individuals as soaps tend to accumulate the dirt from your skin due to direct body contact

Reasons to pick a body wash:

  •  it has a very mild and gentle effect on the skin in comparison to soaps
  •  it keeps the skin moisturized by preserving natural oils
  •  it is more hygienic than bar soaps in case of interpersonal sharing
  •  it is the most suitable option for dry skin

Reasons to ditch a body wash:

  •  it contains a large amount of artificial additives and preservatives that can do more harm to your skin than good, giving rise to allergic reactions in some cases

So, who's the winner of the two?

You must certainly base the choice on what's best for your skin type. Body soap is more compatible with oily skin while dry skin is better suited for body wash. A body wash, however, is much more gentle on your skin.

'consult'.

Related Tip: Soap Vs Hand Wash - What Should You Wash Your Hands with?

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How to Cure and Maintain Acne Prone Skin

FRGUHS, DDVL, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
How to Cure and Maintain Acne Prone Skin

Acne can be a major chronic issue with many people, especially women. Ugly breakouts will cause you to become conscious about your skin and affect your confidence. While you may try a whole range of products to cure and to keep your skin free of acne, there are certain basic tips which you can implement with great success. (Learn more to keep your skin healthy)

 

Don't depend on exfoliation and don't do too much of it: While light exfoliation is quite good for the skin, but too much, too regular and too hard scrubbing will only result in the skin's oil glands becoming over active. This in turn may encourage the growth of even more acne. Use your fingers to clean your skin lightly instead of using abrasive products.

Get products which are primarily salicylic acid based: This acid is a naturally occurring light chemical, which is very good at cleansing skin. Thus look for products, which have high levels of this ingredient. It can easily remove all the dead skin cells that may close the pores of your skin while retaining the moisture within.

Stop using products that may dehydrate your skin: Many alcohol based astringents and other products meant to take out oil from your skin to reduce acne, instead end up causing it. This is because if the skin is too dehydrated, it will over produce oil to keep it hydrated. Use products, which will not dehydrate your skin. After washes, ensure that you moisturize your skin with a light moisturizer even while the skin is damp to ensure natural balanced levels of moisture.

Avoid the tendency or the temptation to touch your face: Your hands are a reservoir of oil and dirt in microscopic levels as you use them to do a multitude of things throughout the day. You may have a subconscious habit of touching your face multiple times throughout the day. This will cause all the oil and grime to deposit on your face, which will only lead to acne. Thus develop the habit of not touching your face too much.

Be careful with the type of makeup you use: Understand, which products work better with your skin. There are certain products, which will immediately cause problems on your skin and thus you should avoid them. Certain materials such titanium oxide, silica and zinc oxide are known to be good bases for makeup products. These ingredients absorb excess oil and don't clog pores. Try switching and stick to the ones that cause the least skin problems.

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Hi, my 6 years daughter has dark upper lip hair. For that she has to amberase in front of others. Her friends make her fun in class and everywhere. Kindly suggest is there anything that can help to lighten up her upper lip hair.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi, my 6 years daughter has dark upper lip hair. For that she has to amberase in front of others. Her friends make he...
The citric acid in the lemon juice will bleach the hairs while honey softens and moistens countering the drying effect of lemon on the skin. Mix freshly squeezed lemon with honey to make a paste. Apply it on the upper lip hair and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
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I am 24 years old, inspite of proper hygiene I am suffering from rashes in my pubic are which had now spread to other parts of my body like a small patch on shoulder and on my face. It itches a lot. It goes for few days after I use panderm + but when I stop applying rashes starts itching again.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am 24 years old, inspite of proper hygiene I am suffering from rashes in my pubic are which had now spread to other...
You may be suffering from tinea cruris which is fungal infection of the inner thighs and pubic area. It can be treated by taking four to six weeks of anti fungal treatment which includes tablets along with creams. Do not use soap over that area. Mistreatment with over the counter Steroid containing creams like fourderm, panderm, quadriderm, hh zole, candid b etc lead to repeated case of recurrence and also side effects due to application. Do not use steroid containing combination creams. Please call me or contact me using online consult option with photos for detailed prescription. Do not delay treatment as it may spread further on your body and also to other people living in the household.
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I am 24 year male and have lots of pimple and also have oily skin. Is their any way to remove it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year male and have lots of pimple and also have oily skin. Is their any way to remove it?
Hi, acne is the most common teenage problem. Acne is a result of a blockage in the follicles or the pores on the skin. It includes whiteheads, pimples, blackheads and rashes, and occurs usually on the face, chest. Homoeopathy cures acne conditions like blackheads, whiteheads, skin rashes and oily skin very effectively. *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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