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Dr. B. Shankar

Dermatologist, Coimbatore

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After treatment of typhiod my hair is falling so much. How can I cure my hair loss?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
After typhoid hair loss is common due to ingestion of foods you start one multivitamin capsules and kesh king oil for 3 months.
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I used a fairness cream dermoviva is it have any side effect? After I used it I had a red rashes on my face what should I do please help me?:(

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I used a fairness cream dermoviva is it have any side effect? After I used it I had a red rashes on my face what shou...
Hello Faezi , To reduce the inflammation caused by the cream .....the best home remedy is application of cucumber juice and oats flour. Application of ice cube or aloe vera gel will also help you to curb it. Home remedy for fairness - Apply a pack of sandal wood powder and rose water . Clean your face daily with cotton swab soaked in unboiled milk. Application of honey and lemon pack also clears complexion. Always apply sun screen before going in sun. Herbal remedies and creams are very effective in clearing complexion . You can consult me for it. Regards, Sr. Heena
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I have a high amount of dandruff. It's been a year I'm trying to get rid off. So please help me with some tips?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a high amount of dandruff. It's been a year I'm trying to get rid off.
So please help me with some tips?
Hi user, the following remedies can help you in treating the problem of dandruff and give you healthy shiny hair. 1. You can apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp as it is extremely effective for treating fungal infections such as dandruff. 2. Applying mahabhringraj oil on your scalp and massage, finish the process by giving hot water fomentation. Mahabhringraj is a herbal oil used for treatment of hair related problems. 3. You can put 1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils before going to bed. You can take pranacharya allergen capsule twice a day. Increase the intake of proteins such as soybean, egg white and pulses and avoid foods that are junk, fried, spicy or fermented. It is also advisable to avoid tea and coffee. 4. You should apply only ayurvedic shampoo and avoid any synthetic shampoos. Do pranayama every morning.
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Hi iam Mohit of Delhi iam student and iam 17 years old on my face small pimples are there from 4 years they are not remove so please tell me the pimples cream.

MD- Ayurvedic Pathology
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Hi iam Mohit of Delhi iam student and iam 17 years old on my face small pimples are there from 4 years they are not r...
Use rose herbal face pack or take multani mitti 1 tablespoon add 1/4th tablespoon of jaiphal powder and 1/4th tablespoon of turmeric. Make a paste of it by adding raw milk to it. Apply it on skin and wash it before it gets completely dry or after 20 mins. Use almond oil after it for moisturizing the skin. Follow it for few days to see the change and take next advise accordingly.
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My age is 27. I have pimple problem on my face regularly. It goes and come back again. How can I get rid of it.?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
My age is 27. I have pimple problem on my face regularly. It goes and come back again. How can I get rid of it.?
Please take following medicine:- berberis aq - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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Hi! my age is 17 plus and I am suffering from hairfailing problem! So please give me a solution.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Hi!  my age is 17 plus and I am suffering from hairfailing problem! So please give me a solution.
Hair fall may happen due to many reason like anaemia, nutritional deficiency, skin disorder, mental and physical trauma. In homoeopathy, a huge no. Of wonderful medicines are present that are used to tackle hair fall. You have to maintain your diet, avoid strong chemical effects, styling tools and remove the cause first and also follow the step. If needed we can provide you the hair care regimen, totally natural, free from artificial fragrances and colors which can stop the hair fall naturally.
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I have a pimples on my face so which medicine I have to use. Even I have a hair loss so what should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a pimples on my face so which medicine I have to use. Even I have a hair loss so what should I do now?
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium tcan worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days. For Hairloss: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg, eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin), different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. Walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regularly massage head and hair with coconut oil, almond oil (depending upon your scalp type) 1 to 3 times a week. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you fit and young! Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week.
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I have skin tags on my body mainly on neck and under arm and one on face. I want to remove skin tags. What type of doctor should I consult?

MBBS, DPD-Cardiff (U.K)
Cosmetic Physician, Noida
I have skin tags on my body mainly on neck and under arm and one on face. I want to remove skin tags. What type of do...
Consult a dermatologist. The tags can be removed by electrocautery in a single or maybe 2 sittings depending on number and size. Also, get your serum insulin checked because raised insulin levels can be one of the factor in causing skin tags on neck, armpit and elsewhere.
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DR my hair gets white in early age....I'm just 23 years old...so plz tell me the reasons....and give me solution for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
DR my hair gets white in early age....I'm just 23 years old...so plz tell me the reasons....and give me solution for ...
causes of premature graying hair includes- "A hormonal imbalance, Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism, malnutrition, pernicious anemia, nutritional deficiency, using electric dryers and concentrated hair dyes, as well as genetic disorders, chemotherapy and radiation, are all factors. At times, a few gray hairs can develop in children as young as 8 years and then it is generally progressive with increasing age." *First of all you should correct our diet because what we are eating , that is reflecting on our body, so we should take Foods that are rich in iron and zinc help our body to fight against white hairs. Eat these following foods; like mushrooms, corns, green leafy vegetables, almonds etc. Avoid too much oily foods. Drink adequate water. Our Homoeopathy also helps to reduce and prevent the hair fall. 1. you should take lycopodium 200 , 5 drops once in 15 days, morning empty stomach. 2. Take wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , once a day. 3. Apply jaborandi Hair Oil (SBL) on your hair and scalp thrice in a week. 4. Wash the hair with Montana herbal shampoo(SBL) 5. Take amla powder +Seasame seed powder, 1-1 tsp both with water once daily.
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Give suggestions about hairloss can we stop this by medicine or by diet? How hair fall every is natural?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Give suggestions about hairloss can we stop this by medicine or by diet? How hair fall every is natural?
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like *physical or emotional stress, inadequate protein intake, genetics, anemia, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged illness, deficiency of vitamin b6 and folic acid, thyroid diseases. *hair fall can also result when one indulges in too much dying, blow drying or use of hot curlers. *dandruff can also be great cause behind hair fall. Follow the tips *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. *it is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage.
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Hair fall tugain 5% solution I am using but my hair fall not stopped please help me using from 8mthns.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hair fall tugain 5% solution I am using but my hair fall not stopped please help me using from 8mthns.
Dear lybrate user avoid shampoos and perfumed hair oils, use shika powder instead, eat more vegetables and whole fruits, drink plenty of water, since hair fall depends on many internal factors it needs an internal medicinal treatment for cure
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10 Ways To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
10 Ways To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks!

Pregnancy is a life-changing phase in a woman’s life. In addition to a baby (or babies!), there are a lot of physical and emotional changes also that come with it. The more evident are the physical ones, and in addition to weight changes, the stretch marks are the most obvious.

The uterus or the womb grows to its full extent to accommodate the developing baby, and so there is stretching of the connective tissue in these areas. After delivery, the tension is lost, and these marks become evident.

What are stretch marks?

These marks appear as lines on the skin and are most commonly found in areas such as the buttocks, arms, breasts, thighs and stomach. They are different in appearance in comparison to the normal skin. It may appear pinkish or purplish initially and then it takes a shiny appearance later. When you feel the stretch marks, you may feel a certain indentation or ridge on the skin. It may feel sore or itchy as well sometimes.

They most commonly appear during adolescence when there is rapid growth and stretching of the skin. It is also seen in women pre and post pregnancy. Stretch marks can also appear when there is a sudden change in weight.

How To Treat Them?

  1. Use Moisturisers: People who use moisturisers show an increased elasticity of the skin, which reduces the appearance of stretch marks on the skin. Keeping the skin hydrated stops the skin from tearing and creating stretch marks. Moisturising is not entirely effective on older marks, but it can help with newly formed stretch marks. You can also use it on areas that are prone to stretch marks.

  2. Retin-A: Retin- A is known to boost collagen production that helps the skin to stretch out with ease and not cause tears. When Retin-A is used, it is recommended to limit the sun exposure as the skin becomes more susceptible to sun damage and burning.

  3. Glycolic Acid: This chemical compound falls under the category of an alpha-hydroxy acid which is commonly found as a major ingredient in chemical peels. It is known to amplify the production of collagen and increase the tensile strength of the skin. Go to your dermatologist for a stronger dose for more effective results.

  4. A Combination of Retin-A and Glycolic Acid: A combination of these two potentiates the action of each other and gives better results.

  5. Vitamin E Oil: You can find Vitamin E oil capsules in medical shops that are known as the miracle medication when it comes to curing stretch marks.

  6. Essential Oils: Certain essential oils like rose oil, lavender oil, or geranium oil are known to reduce stretch marks.

  7. Vascular Laser: Pulsed dye laser that is kept at the wavelength of 585 nm is used to remove the stretch marks that are red and newly formed. It may not be effective on the older ones that have turned silver. This process is highly expensive and needs about 6 sittings. The efficacy of this procedure also depends on the complexion of the skin. Much like laser hair removal, vascular laser does not work on darker skin. The colour difference between the marks and the actual skin tone should be prominent.

  8. Fractional Laser Treatment or Laser Resurfacing: This is used to get rid of the older stretch marks that have turned light and are no longer red. This procedure is more expensive than the previous one and is prone to leave scars on the site of application.

  9. Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck: The only permanent solution to get rid of stretch marks is to cut them out entirely. If you are tired of the stubborn tiger stripes, then this could be your only way out.

  10. RF Micro-Needling Device: This is a more cost effective alternative to CO2 Laser Resurfacing that could be used on any stretch mark types –“new and old”. The micro needles are driven directly into the skin to a certain depth (0.2mm-3.0mm) and radiofrequency (RF) energy is then released inside the skin. Minimally invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in the dermis which facilitates a natural wound healing process promoting the remodelling of collagen.

Suddenly I am suffering from hairfall from last 15 days. Before that I have not suffered such hairfall problem what to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Suddenly I am suffering from hairfall from last 15 days. Before that I have not suffered such hairfall problem what t...
Taking care of your hair *take nutritious healthy food *have regular vigorous physical exercise so that blood circulation reaches hair follicles and nourishes the hair. *avoid mental stress and smoking and such unhealthy habits. * have adequate rest and timely sleep. You may have limitations because of your profession, but stick to it as far as possible. *use warm or cold water for bath and not very hot water. * hard water is harmful. Boiling will reduce hardness. * when the hair is wet, it is weaker and don't rub too much with towel. * use wide toothed comb so that there is no pulling pressure on the hair. *your usual hair dye has large doses of ammonia, which changes hair texture, dries out the scalp and almost leads to hair fall. Your gray hair problem *since how long you have this problem? * do you have dry or oily skin? *do you have dandruff? * have you history of any serious illness. * do you have anaemia? can be checked from report of blood test. * is it hereditary in your family?
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I have boils problems after sex. Size of boils is small. Boils persist on back, neck, bump and also on internal parts. Please suggest how to reduce.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have boils problems after sex. Size of boils is small. Boils persist on back, neck, bump and also on internal parts...
take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day...take panchnimbadi churna with water twice a day....take panchtikta ghrit guggul and arogya vardhini vati with warm water...take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day....apply marichyadi oil on affected part.....take these medicines in supervision of a good ayurvedic doctor
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I a want to become fair I was fair before 10 years my color went because of sunlight can anyone help me regain the colour.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I a want to become fair I was fair before 10 years my color went because of sunlight can anyone help me regain the co...
You need to be careful. Cover your skin in sun apply sunscreen, (every 2 hours after cleaning face with wet wipes or towel when outdoors) de tan your skin using a de tan lotion or with a laser treatment.
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Acne care

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Acne care
Acne care

Keep your face clean. Whether or not you have acne, it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface. Washing more often than twice daily is not necessarily better; it may do more harm than good. Use warm, not hot, water and a mild facial cleanser. Using a harsh soap (like deodorant body soap) can hurt the already inflamed skin and cause more irritation.

I have a pimple on face, how to remove pimple it can possible remove pimple with medicine?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have a pimple on face, how to remove pimple it can possible remove pimple with medicine?
take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach
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I have a dandruff problem for the past one year. I used many shampoos but nothing worked. Instead it started increasing along with a hair fall. Is dandruff related to hair fall? What are the foods good for hair?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have a dandruff problem for the past one year. I used many shampoos but nothing worked. Instead it started increasi...
Measures To Reduce Hair Loss Diet rich in vitamins, minerals esp fruits & green leafy vegetables should be included in maximum regular exercise, yoga, avoid hair dyes, avoid washing hair frequently, avoid vigorous scalp massage/brushing. Homoeopathic Aspect of hairfall- Homoeopathy has a lot to offer in hairfall but it requires some time. Following medicines are useful in treating hairfall - Lycopodium, Graphites, Thuja, Phosphoric–acid, Selenium, Mancinella, Fluoric–acid, Can notharis, Phosphorus, China, Sepia. Caution– avoid self medication as detailed history is required in each & every case. Thus Homoeopathy alongwith proper diet & regimen, regular exercises would prove to be a great ray of hope for the patients of alopecia or hair–fall. To know more about the treatment of hairfall, consult me on Lybrate and get all the solutions on your smartphone.
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My complexion wheatish brown. How can I became few tones farer. And I also want to get rid of my underarms hair naturally. How is it possible?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My complexion wheatish brown. How can I became few tones farer. And I also want to get rid of my underarms hair natur...
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. There is no natural way of getting rid of underarms hair. You can wax them or go for laser treatment for long lasting results.
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My hair is long & silky. But my hairfall is too much. So my hair is week. How I overcome it?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My hair is long & silky. But my hairfall is too much. So my hair is week. How I overcome it?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine folliplus tablets (adven) (3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and update. Apply jobarandi hair oil.
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