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Dr. Usha

General Surgeon, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Usha General Surgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Usha is an experienced General Surgeon in K H M Hospital, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sundar Eye Hospitals in K H M Hospital, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Usha on Lybrate.com.

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I'm using Melacare cream for 2 months so as to whiten my face and it showed good results. So I stopped using it for the last two days and my face got darker as it was in the beginning. So kindly suggest me a good way to stop using the cream without disturbing my current skin tone. Also suggest me good ways to improve skin tone.

MD- Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Pune
I'm using Melacare cream for 2 months so as to whiten my face and it showed good results. So I stopped using it for t...
Melacare contains triple combination of hydroquinon + tretinoin + mometasone. You can use this cream at max for 2-3 weeks but instead you had use it for two months. So after stop using that cream will causes tanning redness and slightly burning sensation. You can use cetaphil dam lotion for 1 week to normalized your skin but foe further treatment you can consultant me in private chat.
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I am 25 years female, I have very black lips, what should I do to get normal lips?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 25 years female, I have very black lips, what should I do to get normal lips?
Hi, acne pimples, tanning, dark circle under d eyes are the out come of stress, anxiety, insomnia, causing due to irregular life style. - tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your (facial) skin & muscle. - go for meditation to reduce your stress, anxiety, if any and to nourish cell, tissues to allow your face & body skin, glowing. - tk, protein rich diet on time. - tk, apples, carrots, cheese, banana, papaya, spinach, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, regularly. Tk, homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ sepia 200-6 pills, thrice a day @ thuja occ -30-6 pills, thrice a day. Wear, sun glasses before going out. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, junkfood, alcohol, conteminated water. Pizza, burger, wear full covering clothes to safeguard from sun tenning, dust, pollution. Tk, care.
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Doctor, I'm 19 years old boy, What is the reason for black color around eyes? I masturbate 3 times in a week Is that effect my eyes? My penis is only 8 cm long when it is stick how can I increase the size of it ? will it effect my sex life?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Doctor, I'm 19 years old boy, What is the reason for black color around eyes? I masturbate 3 times in a week Is that ...
These are causes of dark circles : • Due to low Hb (Anaemia ) • Stress • Due to lack of sleep • Due to excessive consumption of caffeine • Due to lack of proper diet or malnutrition.
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My skin is normal. I want skin healthy and glowing. Which type of diet, exercise should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My skin is normal. I want skin healthy and glowing. Which type of diet, exercise should I do?
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Avoid to eat spicy food, besan, bekary food, overeating, junk food. 6. Every 3 day in month eat mung dal and rice for whole day. 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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My friend is little dark in nature. She believes that her genetic colour increases after marriage and may be after child birth. Is that possible. Or the genetic colour remains the same.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My friend is little dark in nature. She believes that her genetic colour increases after marriage and may be after ch...
Hi, Skin colour may vary as per the atmospheric conditions, the level of stress/ tension, hormonal changes, the duration of exposure to sunlight, some internal medical conditions, few medication's side effects, whether a person is happy or sad, etc. So, first of all, tell her - “Be happy and make others happy!” Follow this funda in your life and you will see the difference! Management: Include healthy, nutritious food, doing daily yoga or some kind of exercises. All these automatically reflects glow on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i.e. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4 hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. Lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon, orange,gooseberry, etc.Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, can notaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce) . If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: Use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel or Bakson’s Fairness cream daily at night. Home remedies: Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this 2-3 times a day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Make a paste of 'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk which is very effective.
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I am 22 years male. I have skin problem since 5 years. Now I am going through treatment using natural herbs. But rashes are still their. I am tired of itching. Is there any medicine to avoid rashes.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 22 years male. I have skin problem since 5 years. Now I am going through treatment using natural herbs. But rash...
Rashes on skin are mostly caused due to allergy or called hypersensitivity. It may caused by some special food items or cloth fabrics. * you are advised to please check the clothes you are wearing. Avoid all types of synthetic cloths like nylon & use only cotton clothes to avoid rashes. * avoid peanuts, jaggery (gur), garlic, tila, cashew, pista, dates, spices, curd, egg, chicken, alcohol because these food increase the internal heat of body which may also cause redness of skin & appearance of reddish spots, itching & burning. * apply calamine lotion on sites of rashes to get relief from itching & burning. * drink upto 2-3 liters of water everyday. * practice sheetali pranayan in the morning for 5-8 minutes. You can ask me to get detail of this pranayam.
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Sir I suffered ftom itching in 2014 by eating groundnuts. It left black spot on my bodies. I have consulted skin doctors. But no effect on these spots. Now I m very disappointed. Please tell me any solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir I suffered ftom itching in 2014 by eating groundnuts. It left black spot on my bodies. I have consulted skin doct...
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 skin where is that black spot every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your body and massage for 3-5 min at night .. by doing above thing you will get good result on pores and dark spot
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My skin is burned in sunlight I have not cared since from 6 years how I will glow my skin naturally and I have pimples dark spot in my face and it is too oily skin.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
My skin is burned in sunlight I have not cared since from 6 years how I will glow my skin naturally and I have pimple...
If you are getting tanned then please start using sunsreen lotion above spf 30 .Include citrus fruits and salads in your diet for complexion.Don't use any bleaching agents for skin.Apply plain cream or lotion which doesn,t have harsh chemicals.Take medicine R-60 drops (Dr Reckweg ,Germany) 10drops in 1/4cup of water drink twice a day ,1/2 an hour before meals.
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I have to skin problem with a dark spot mark in overall part of body pls give me medical suggestion to clean my skin.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have to skin problem with a dark spot mark in overall part of body pls give me medical suggestion to clean my skin.
1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result.
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MD - Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
As summer has almost came,take proper care of your skin to prevent suntan as well as sunburn.Apply good sunscreen that shoud be with SPF 30+ and having water resistant property. U need to apply sunscreen every 2-3 hourly if you are going to expose sun daily between 12 to 4 pm or more.
Keep yourself hydrated as much as possible.Drink plenty of water.10- 12 glasses daily.
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Dear Sir or Mam My sister is having black marks on her whole body & its itching continuously, her age is 5 so plzzz help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Dear Sir or Mam
My sister is having black marks on her whole body & its itching continuously, her age is 5 so plzzz h...
take panchnimbadi churna 1-1 tsf with water twice a day..take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a say...take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day....apply marichyadi oil on affected part
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How to maintain health in a good manner how take care on face by removing black dark spots and how to build body by taking healthy food at perfect time. How to take care on hairs and how to face the pimples. Which is the healthy food and non weage is good for health or not? pasting is a good habit or not.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
How to maintain health in a good manner
how take care on face by removing black dark spots and how to build body by t...
Hello ,optimal health required 4 basics. 1. Good nutritional food 2. Adequate rest 3. Peace of mind or no heavy pressure. 4. Physical exercise. If all of the above are in time, you no need to worry about your health. I can understand your pimple problems, pls dont touch your face many times in a day, and dont pinch your pimples. Wash your face with gentle soap or cream, use soft towel. Concentrate on your diet. Add omega-3 into your diet. See our body has two types of fats, omega-6 and omega-3. And o6: 03 ratio would be 5: 1. But our diet only have omega 6 from our excess amount of oil. So that ratio is increasing like 100: 2 or 200: 1. Only source of omega-3 is deep cold water fish or some other plant sources. Highest form of omega-3 will be from food supplements. Let me know if I can help you with that. Benefits of omega-3 1. Your skin will get a good color, any dark marks on your face will be cured in a 2 months time. 2. Brain functioning will improve. 3. It will balance your fat level in your body according to omega6 4. Thinner your blood levels. 5. Your eyesight will improve 6. A lot of benefits using omega-3, but unfortunately we don't get much in our diet. Non-veg is good, if its a boiled one or fried on fire. Drink more water in a day, 4 to 5 liters of water will keep you active. Slowly you will get a good skin on your face. Have a healthy life, tc. Let me know if I can suggest you the best. You can also recommend me in lybrate.
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I have oily skin and also I have open pores on my cheeks nd nose it look very bad and also I get blackheads and white heads on open pores plzz suggest me how to reduce or close pores any medicine or home remedy.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have oily skin and also I have open pores on my cheeks nd nose it look very bad and also I get blackheads and white...
1-Apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. 2-Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. 3-Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with any good ayurvedic soap containing neem etc.
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Face is full with visible pores, dull, rough with small acne n no glow. My age is 28years female unmarried. Suggest me treatment so that my skin luk healthier n shiny n smooth. Also my hair is rough with split ends.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Face is full with visible pores, dull, rough with small acne n no glow. My age is 28years female unmarried. Suggest m...
Pimple 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 on scars. You may have heard that applying vitamin e to a scar will help it heal faster. But according to a study, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing, like daily apply night microbenz cream daytime use ahaglo facewash.
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Hi, I want to ask about my baby. She is now 6 month old now a days she is suffering from rashes on her face so which powder we can use ?

Pediatrician, Srinagar
It is better not to use powder on your 6 months old child with face rash, you can use calamine lotion and it is better to upload photo of rash on face or to consult near by dermatologist or pediatrician.
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My body color is much more fairer than my face. And my hairs are also very thin. What should I do?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
My body color is much more fairer than my face.  
And my hairs are also very thin.
What should I do?
Body colour is fairer than face for almost all. That is the normal. Your face is exposed to sunlight due to which it gets tanned. Use a good sunscreen.
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Nowadays in my leg a black colour dot dot is seen. I have showed here for skin specialist he said it is due to irregular blood circulation. Please suggest me can it be reduced.

Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Nowadays in my leg a black colour dot dot is seen. I have showed here for skin specialist he said it is due to irregu...
Dear lybrate-user, the treatment that you are undertaking may be fine and you can go ahead but to be able to most appropriately guide you it would be great if you can share your pictures of the black dots. Best regards.
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I am having tan on my face which looks very bad and to remove it I am using mix up of rosewater and lemon juice on my face but when I put it on my face my face start irritation like burning is it is ok or not pls reply me and pls provide me direction to treat Tan.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am having tan on my face which looks very bad and to remove it I am using mix up of rosewater and lemon juice on my...
Hello lybrate-user you can add glycerine to that mixture n can also apply curd pack (take 4spoons curd add 2spoon baesan n 4pinches of turmeric powder )apply this pack before bath it will really help you.
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Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

Cancer is the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells in a particular body part. With continued growth, pieces of this tissue travel through the blood to different body parts and continue to grow in the new area. This is known as metastases. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and affects about 1 in 8 women in the USA. Read on to know more details of breast cancer – breast anatomy, causes, symptoms, risk factors, detection, prevention, and of course treatment.

Anatomy: The main function of the breast is lactation through its milk-producing tissue that are connected to the nipple by narrow ducts. In addition, there is surrounding connective tissue, fibrous material, fat, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic channels which complete the structure. This is essential to know as most breast cancers develop as small calcifications (hardened particles) in the ducts or as small lumps in the breast tissue which then continues to grow into cancer. The spread can happen through lymphatic or blood flow to other organs.

Warning signs/symptoms: The following are some symptoms that need to be watched out for if you have a predisposition to breast cancer.

  1. A lump in either of the breasts or armpits
  2. Change in size, shape, or contour of either breast
  3. Redness of your breast or nipple
  4. Discharge of clear or bloody fluid
  5. Thickening of breast tissue or skin that lasts through a period
  6. Altered look or feel of the skin on the breast or the nipple (dimpled, inflamed, scaly, or puckered)
  7. One area on the breast that looks very different from the other areas
  8. Hardened area under the breast skin

Either one or a combination of these should be an indication to get a detailed checkup done. Early diagnosis results in controlling the disease with minimal treatment and reduced complications.

Causes and risk factors: The exact cause for breast cancer is yet to be pinned down. However, risk factors are clearly identified, and women with risk factors need to watch out for warning signs.

  1. Family history: Of all the risk factors, the family history is the most important. Breast cancer runs in families, and if there is a first-degree relative with the breast cancer, the chances of developing it are almost double. Two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the carriers of the disease, and this testing can be done in women to identify if they are at risk.
  2. Family history of other cancers: Even if there is no breast cancer, if there are other cancers that run in the family, watch out.
  3. Age: Women over 50 are at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  4. Race: Caucasian and Jewish women are at higher risk of breast cancer than African-American women.
  5. Hormones: Greater exposure to the female hormone estrogen increases the chances of developing breast cancer. Women who use birth control pills for contraception and hormone replacement after menopause are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
  6. Gynecologic milestones: Women who have abnormal menstrual milestones need to watch out. These include those who attain menarche before 12 years of age, get pregnant after 30, attain menopause after 55, and have menstrual cycles shorter than 26 days or longer than 29 days.
  7. Obesity and alcohol abuse are also likely to increase a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.

Stages: Starting from stage 0, higher stages indicate advanced disease.

  1. Stage 0: The growth which has begun in the milk-producing tissue or the ducts has remained there (in situ) and not spread to any other area, including the rest of the breast.
  2. Stage I: The tissue slowly becomes invasive and has begun to affect the surrounding healthy tissue. It could have spread to the fatty breast tissue and some breast tissue may be found in the nearby lymph nodes.
  3. Stage II: The cancer at this stage grows considerably or spreads to other parts. There are chances that cancer may grow and also spread.
  4. Stage III: It may have spread to the bones or other organs but small amounts are present in up to 9 to 10 of the lymph nodes in the armpits and collar bones which makes it is difficult to fight.
  5. Stage IV: The cancer is widespread to far-flung areas like the liver, lungs, bones, and even the brain.

Screening: This is one of the most effective ways to identify the disease in its early stages. This will help in controlling cancer from spreading with minimal treatment.

  1. Self-examination: A thorough self-examination to look for changes in terms of shape, size, colour, contour, and firmness should be learned by all women. Watch for any discharge, sores, rashes, or swelling in the breasts, surrounding skin, and nipple. Examine them while standing and when lying down.
  2. In most women, annual screening mammograms are advised after the age of 40. However, in women who have a strong family history or genetic makeup, it is advisable to have screening mammograms starting at age 20 every 3 years and then annually from the age of 40.
  3. Women in high-risk categories should have screening mammograms every year and typically start at an earlier age.
  4. Ultrasound screening can also be given in addition to mammograms.
  5. Breast MRI is another way to screen for breast cancer if the risk is greater.

Breast Cancer Prevention: Now that there is so much awareness about causes and risk factors, there are definitely ways to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

  1. Exercise and a healthy diet with reduced amount of alcohol are definitely effective in minimising the chances of developing cancer.
  2. Tamoxifen is used in women who are at high risk for breast cancer.
  3. Evista (raloxifene) which is used to treat osteoporosis after menopause. It is also widely used in preventing breast cancer.
  4. In high-risk women, breasts are surgically removed to prevent the development of cancer (preventive mastectomy).

Treatment: As with all cancers, treatment would depend on the stage at which it is identified and include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. As noted earlier, if you are at risk, look out for warning signs as early diagnosis is the key to maximum recovery.

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My face is getting v dry. I do not use any creams or moisturizer. Pz suggest me some home remedy for smooth beautiful fair skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
My face is getting v dry. I do not use any creams or moisturizer.
Pz suggest me some home remedy for smooth beautiful...
Take a spoon of alovera gel .add a bit of honey and a spoon of glycerin .add a capsule of vitamin e. Mix well and apply on face. Wash with lukewarm water after half an hour .don't use soap for 12 hours. This will definitely work for you.
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