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Dr. Vijaya Kumar

Dermatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Vijaya Kumar is an experienced Dermatologist in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can visit her at Sri Venkateswara C M Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijaya Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 20 year old male and I have problem that my hair's are becoming white. Give me a suggestion to solve this problem.

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I am 20 year old male and I have problem that my hair's are becoming white. Give me a suggestion to solve this problem.
Premature greying is greying before the age of 30 yr. After that it is natural physiological process. Genetic inheritance is the important cause. It runs in the family. Stress, nutritional deficiency, thyroid problem are few other reasons. Melanin is the pigment which is needed to give colour to hair. It is produced with the help of amino acids (protein) food which are rich in proteins are good for hair. Drink 3 lit of water/day. Oil the scalp 3/week and wash it 3/week.

My hair is continuously falling. I have used a lot of medicine but all fail to control it. What should I do ?

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My hair is continuously falling. I have used a lot of medicine but all fail to control it. What should I 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 hair growth and repair.
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I am losing hair quickly and have used all shampoos and I didn't know wat else can I do can you please help me with this.

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I am losing hair quickly and have used all shampoos and I didn't know wat else can I do can you please help me with t...
Hello lybrate user- hairfall is due to excess of shampoo use. Imbalance in ratio between shampoo and oiling results in loss of hairs so try to oil your scal with some ayurvedic oils like nili bhringadi hair oil or maha bhringraj hair oil, and try to shampoo as less as you can (not more than once in a weeks time).

Hi How to remove sun burn on the face .Please help

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U need to apply sunscreen while going out or cover your face when out use haldi n lemon juice on your face for complexion improvement Dr vasundhara
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I have extremely oily and acne prone skin. Due to which I get breakouts and pimples. What are the things that I should completely avoid to minimize these pimples.

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I have extremely oily and acne prone skin. Due to which I get breakouts and pimples. What are the things that I shoul...
Hese are the methods to treat fastly pimples: • Imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum production and causes acne. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Do YOGASANA daily. Especially do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA daily. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your pimple because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. • Take cucumber and papaya pulp. Mix it well and add 1 tablespoon Turmeric. Make a paste and apply it on face and leave it for 15 minutes. • Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • Take 2 teaspoon of RAKTASHODAK SYRUP of BAIDYANATH company once a day.

I have a sudden skin allergy without changing any soap. Please give me reason?

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I have a sudden skin allergy without changing any soap. Please give me reason?
Hi, skin allergy is not always due to soaps, there are many reasons for allergy, allergy causing agent may be anything from food item to stress, so better to treat the allergic tendency itself rather than identifying the thiing, as such allergies may also keep changing, for eg. You may have allergy to tomatoes today but after 6 months that might change and you may get allergy to onions which was not there previoously, so treat your immunity which is causing allergy, homeopathy has an answer to it. You can consult privately with detailed symptoms.

My younger brother (15 years) has pimples on his face. They look very scary these are most all over the nose. What to do any recommendations for it.

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My younger brother (15 years) has pimples on his face. They look very scary these are most all over the nose. What to...
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap. Prepare a neem leaves mustard oil and apply on your skin. Avoid hot food & spicy food.
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How to remove acne and pimples from face and how to look fairer. And when I pinch my pimples some white like substance come out . What can I do to prevent this.

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How to remove acne and pimples from face and how to look fairer. And when I pinch my pimples some white like substanc...
Pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. For pimples and to remove scars take following med. Berberis aquifolium q. X 14 days 20 drops twice in water. Use berberis aquifolium oin any company also drink plenty water. Have green vegetables. Stop oily food. Avoid night watching. Wash face with medimix soap 2/3 times per day. Contact me after 2 weeks.

I am a male and my lower hairy private part itches a lot. What to do and whom to consult?

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You can apply clotimazole on the area daily after washing with warm water. Also wear lose fitted clothes. Keep the area dry and change undergarments daily.

Hello I'm suffering a skin problem, it is there from 3years, I have shown to soo many doctors but it's not been cure.

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Hello I'm suffering a skin problem, it is there from 3years, I have shown to soo many doctors but it's not been cure.
Use neem soap and take bath with neem water. Boil 200 gm neem leaves in 1 litre water and let it cool down. Then take bath with that water. Take neem tablet daily
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I have a oily skin and many acne scars and pores. What should I do?

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I have a oily skin and many acne scars and pores. What should I do?
Pimple is a disease that affects the teenagers most and though not critical, it sure makes the social life of a teenager miserable due to its appearance. It is a disease that has pestered the youth from time immortal and has popular home remedies practiced in all parts of the world. The pimples generally occur at face, though neck, back and shoulders are the other most popular body areas to host it. The scientific name for pimple is Acne Vulgaris. Sebum that is produced by the sebaceous glad keeps the skin and the hair on it moist. Excessive sebum secretion by the sebaceous glands during the adolescence is the main reason for pimple eruptions. A lot of chemicals and medicines are available in the market for the cure of pimples but one can treat the pimples naturally and thus help it cure without any side effects. Some of the natural home remedies for the treatment and cure of pimples ? Pulp of ripe tomato when regularly applied for an hour is an effective treatment against pimples. The cucumber pulp also does the same act of curing pimples in a natural way. ? Juice of raw papaya when applied on the pimples cures it naturally and without any side effects. ? A very common herb is the mint. Appling freshly extracted juice of mint leaves on the pimples is a natural home remedy. It is cured in no time. ? A mixture of juice of coriander leaves and turmeric is a natural home remedy for curing pimples.

My face is oily and pimples are also. How to reduce it. Is this due to mustard oil which I use for hair.

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My face is oily and pimples are also. How to reduce it. Is this due to mustard oil which I use for hair.
- do not scratch or squeeze the lesions - do not apply creams or oils on face - do not apply hair oils or wash oil within 1 hour of application - take plenty of fluids - wash your face 2-3 times daily especially when it's oily - certain foods can increase acne such as chocolates, oily food etc, avoid these if they increase acne - take plenty of fluids and fruits - dandruff can also increase acne, so use anti-dandruff shampoo if you have acne. - also, for the marks, try to avoid sunexposure as far as possible (use broadspectrum gel based sunscreen, cover the face while outside during sunlight hours)
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From the past one month I have pimples on my head I tried so much but don't know what to do sometimes it's pain alot can anyone help me?

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From the past one month I have pimples on my head I tried so much but don't know what to do sometimes it's pain alot ...
Hello, summer is the problem here, sweating and excessive sebum production cause pimples on the scalp. Little or too much hygiene is another cause. Internal disorders can also be a reason. Oil and hygiene is the general problem for scalp pimples. You need to control the oil. Use head and shoulders citrus breeze shampoo. Do not oil your hair. Do not scratch or touch the scalp. Keep your hair dry, avoid using hair gel/hair serum etc. Just shampoo the scalp and you may use conditioner but only on hair not the scalp.

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home remedies for fungal infections

Symptoms Of Skin Fungus

While skin fungus may be caused by different environments and different types of fungi the signs or the symptoms of such infections are common:
• The skin of the feet peels, cracks or scales off
• Redness occurs on the skin as well as blister formation
• The skin tends to soften and breakdown
• There could be itching and burning
It is to be noted that skin fungus causes infections that are highly contagious. Thus, it can easily be transmitted from one person to another. The infected area needs to be treated or else it will spread to other areas of the body and cause complications. The different kinds of skin fungal infections like Jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot can be cured or prevented by taking note of the effective home remedies available.

Home Remedies For Skin Fungus

1. Proper Cleaning Routine

We often do not give adequate attention to the feet or clean it properly. It is necessary to:
• Wash feet thoroughly with soap
• It should be scrubbed or exfoliated from time to time to remove the dead skin cells.
Such regular cleaning rituals will keep the skin on the feet healthy and not allow bacteria to develop on it.

2. Keep The Feet And Shoes Dry

It is imperative that one maintains cleanliness and dryness of the feet and shoes:
• One should not wear shoes with wet feet
• The feet should be dried thoroughly after bath or washing
• If shoes are wet, they should be dried out properly before they are worn

3. Use Of Apple Cider Vinegar

If one has ringworm they can make use of apple cider vinegar and its antiseptic properties:
• The affected area should be cleansed with antiseptic soap first
• Apple cider vinegar should be applied on the affected area with a soft cotton ball
• The affected area should be massaged gently

4. Use Of Nail Polish

A common home remedy to get rid of skin fungus is to use nail polish remover or nail polish on it:
• If the fungus has affected the nails putting nail polish on it will kill the fungus and dry out the area
• The acetylene content in the nail polish does the trick

5. Do Not Wear Footwear For Long

If you tend to sweat or are active all day long, you need to remove the footwear often:
• It will help to dry out the seat
• It will reduce chances of fungal infection coming on

6. Apply Powder

If one is repeating the same pair of socks and shoes they need to:
• Apply baby powder in the shoes and the socks
• That will keep the moisture out and reduce chances of infection

7. Keep An Eye Out For Telltale Signs

It is hard to recognize the symptoms of fungal infection. One needs to keep an eye out for the first signs as the skin infection caused by fungi is contagious:
• Crusty skin layer forms on the top of feet
• Small rashes might develop which might itch

8. Do Not Wear Tight Fitting Clothes Or Shoes

When one has fungal infection they should resort to:
• Loose clothing that allow the air movement
• Comfortable fitted shoes should be worn to prevent aggravation of the infected areas

9. Tea Tree Oil

This is known to be an effective cure for fungal infections. It can be used in the form of:
• Ointment on the affected area
• The oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and then applied on the affected area

10. Preventing Skin Fungus On The Back

If you tend to sweat a lot you need to:
• Change the sweaty clothes
• Scrub the skin thoroughly when taking bath

11. Use Of Essential Oil

One can use the following essential oils to prevent fungus from growing on the skin:
• Garlic oil
• Tea tree oil
• Oregano oil

12. Use Of Hydrogen Peroxide

On can use a solution of
hydrogen peroxide and water in order to treat fungal infections. If one is suffering from such an infection:
• They can use such a solution to wash themselves or soak the affected area
• If the skin is sensitive, skin bleach can also be used to treat the affected areas
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I have a accident mark on my face. What should I do. Which cream is d best for me?

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I have a accident mark on my face. What should I do. Which cream is d best for me?
Hello . I can understand the concern you have because of the scar. Once a scar has formed there are very limited options to manage it. An important thing is to avoid sun exposure, use any sun block of spf 20+. And if the presence of scar really bothers you alot then you may go for plastic surgery for scar excision/removal.

I have got infection or allergy near my penis between thigh and penis how to cure it.

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avoid self medications. use cream surfaz-sn thrice a day for 6 days. clean with savlon lotion and use savlon soap for bathing. send snap for better advice.
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I want to know about dark spot in back below neck.Please do help

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It is due to excess melanin production at their site. You can reduce it with homeopathy. We have many cured cases of that type of cases.
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Hello doctor my hair becomes white in the age of 20 how I can convert into black some tips.

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Hello doctor my hair becomes white in the age of 20 how I can convert into black some tips.
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like mental worries, nutritional deficiency, hereditary and anaemia. *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. Take homoeopathic medicine Lycopodium 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and update Apply jobarandi hair oil.
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Lots of pimples are occurring on my face . I had tried lots of tablets and creams . What should I do know to remove pimples from my face . Please tell me.

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Lots of pimples are occurring on my face . I had tried lots of tablets and creams . What should I do know to remove p...
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use aha glow face wash daily use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.

Hello . I am having problem with hair fall . I am using tresseme keratin smooth . Is it not okay for me ? . Hair fall in wind or after brushing when hair is wet . Could you help me with this problem . Which shampoo should I use ?

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Hello . I am having problem with hair fall . I am using tresseme keratin smooth . Is it not okay for me ? . Hair fall...
Dear lybrate user, hair growth occurs in cycles. Each cycle consists of a long growing phase (anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a short resting phase (telogen). At the end of the resting phase, the hair falls out (exogen) and a new hair starts growing in the follicle beginning the cycle again. Normally, about 40 hairs reach the end of their resting phase each day and fall out. When more than 100 hairs fall out per day, clinical hair loss may occur. Hair loss have many causes such as:- 1) shrinkage of the hair follicles due to the influence of androgenic hormones. 2) under-nutrition of the hair due to fungal infection on the scalp. 3) effects of radio therapy or chemotherapy. 4) nutritional deficiencies. 5) autoimmune diseases. Modes of treatment for hairfall/alopecia includes surgical modes, oral medicine & local external application. The minimum duration of the course of oral medicines & external application is 6 months. You can start the following medications:- 1) take 5 drops of homeopathic sulphur 200, once in a week. 2) take 5 drops of homoeopathic selenium 200 every morning before brushing your teeth. 3) take 4 tablets from biochemic natrum mur 6x tablets, thrice daily. Just chew the tablets as those tablets are sweet in taste. 4) take homoeopathic mother tincture acid phos q, 30 drops, twice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Kindly note that this medication may not be sufficient enough to take care of your problem. These medicines are based on the symptoms of your diseased condition & these medicines need to be complemented by further deep-acting remedies in order to permanently eliminate the underlying cause of the disease. So I would suggest you to consult me privately via lybrate as it is very necessary to diagnose the proper underlying cause of your problem if you are wishing for a permanent relief from your problems. A permanent annihilation of the underlying cause of the disease will not only provide you relief from your troubles but it will also cease any chance of further relapse of that particular disease condition.
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