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Dr. Pooja Pahwa

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB

Dermatologist, Delhi

13 Years Experience  ·  500 - 800 at clinic
Dr. Pooja Pahwa MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB Dermatologist, Delhi
13 Years Experience  ·  500 - 800 at clinic
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Pooja Pahwa is a renowned Dermatologist in NH8, Gurgaon, Delhi. She has over 13 years of experience as a Dermatologist. She has completed MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB . You can visit her at Max Hospital-Gurgaon in NH8, Gurgaon, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pooja Pahwa on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2004
MD - Dermatology - AIIMS, New Delhi - 2008
DNB - National Borad of Examinations Ministry of Health Government of India - 2008
Awards and Recognitions
Indian academy of dermatologists and venerelogists scholarship in Pediatric dermatology
International Society of dermatology mentorship programme in Aesthetic Dermatology And Lasers
World Congress of Dermatology scholarship, Seoul, Korea
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Imrich Sarkany Scholarship, European Academy of Dermatology, at Lisbon, Portugal
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
International Society of Dermatology
Association of Cutaneous Surgeons, India

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My wife, 52 years, has been having cracked heels and dry skin around the nails. Does it point to any deficiency, improper diet or any other reason? Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My wife, 52 years, has been having cracked heels and dry skin around the nails. Does it point to any deficiency, impr...
Hi, as you have mentioned that she is having dry skin. Please inform is there any specific season when she feel your skin is more dry. To start with coconut oil is best remedy for dry skin to be applied after taking bath. It is safe for long term use.
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My skin getting dry and black. What is the solution for nice and white skin without oily.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My skin getting dry and black. What is the solution for nice and white skin without oily.
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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I want to take glutathione pills or soap for skin whitening shall I do or not can some tell me it is correct or not.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to take glutathione pills or soap for skin whitening shall I do or not can some tell me it is correct or not.
Glutathione skin whitening is growing in popularity, helping people achieve the skin pigmentation they desire with no harmful side effects when taken in proper dosages. Administered either topically using a Glutathione cream or as a skin whitening pill. It is okay to use it.
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Best treatment of ringworm

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Homeopath,
Hello. Was it diagnosed by some doctor? If so, then start taking homoeopathic medicines - Tellurium 200/ twice daily and Sulphur 200/ once a day daily - take them for 2 weeks. Revert me back there after.
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Hi I am 25 years old male, I have some acne problems and went to my doctor for its treatment. The doctor prescribed SOTRET 10 mg (isotretinoin capsules). I read some side effects online of isotretinoin particularly loss in sexual desire and erectile dysfunction. Does this drug really effects sexual performance ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi I am 25 years old male, I have some acne problems and went to my doctor for its treatment. The doctor prescribed S...
take the following treatment - 1. Take 4 tablespoon of aloevera juice with one tablespoon of honey after dinner. 2. Take 4 tablespoon amla juice + 2 tablespoon honey on an empty stomach in the morning. 3. Take chandraprabhavati 2 tablets twice a day. 4. Avoid junk, bakery & spicy food. 5. Maida is very harmful for body, so avoid it. 6. Have all your meals on time. 7. Drink lots of water 8. Fruits rich in vitamin c and green leafy vegetables help in acne
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SKIN VITAMINS

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Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
SKIN VITAMINS
Vitamin b1 or thiamine is a moisturiser which keeps the skin supple. It is richly present in brown rice, whole grains, potatos, dairy, eggs.
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I'm 20 yrs old female. I have darkcircles. Please tell me how can I remove it?

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Alternative Medicine,
Hello try to reduce stress, drink more water & eat healthy diet. It can be remove with homoeopathy medicine & cream application. For better management consult privately.
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I am a teenage boy. My hair is getting white. How to solve that problem?

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Homeopath,
I am a teenage boy. My hair is getting white. How to solve that problem?
Home remedies for premature greying of hair (white hair) for premature greying, apply a mixture of aloe vera gel with wheat germ oil and coconut milk. It promotes hair growth and hair color. Apply oil of thistles (bhringraj) daily. Daily massage of head with colocynth or bitter apple (indravaruni) seed oil keeps hair black like bees. Apply paste of amla on hair, keep it for half an hour, then wash hair. Apply oil of nutmeg (jaiphal) daily on hair. If this does not work, then inform.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my face. I used scar removal cream for 5 months but didn't see any changes. What should I do?

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Dermatologist, Moga
I have black spots as well as pimples on my face. I used scar removal cream for 5 months but didn't see any changes. ...
Use Saslic 2% face wash twice daily, use Zinderm BPO CREAM FOR 10 MINUTES AT NIGHT N THEN WASH WITH SIMPLE WATER, AVOID OILY N SUGARY FOODS, CONTACT AFTER 2 WEEK OF TREATMENT.
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Hii. I am Deepa, 23 yrs old and having acnes on face since 2 3 years especially on my forehead and nowadays on cheeks as well. Earlier didn't pay much attention towards acnes as they come and go by time. But since 4 5 months as if they have become permanent on my forehead. Consulting to a trained Dermatologist right now but still didn't show much improvement as acnes are there in the same position as they used to be earlier before consulting Need advice.. Pls help! than.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hii. I am Deepa, 23 yrs old and having acnes on face since 2 3 years especially on my forehead and nowadays on cheeks...
THE hormonal imbalance in our body trigger oil glands to produce excess amounts of an oily substance called sebum. When sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria clog up your pores, inflammation sets in and pimples develop.Oily and fried foods disrupts hormonal activity in your body leading to Inflammation which drives up oil gland production, making your skin oilier and inviting to acne bacteria and pimples. Homoeopathic treatment GLOW CARE CREAM ( LORDS) Apply during daytime REPL No 11 ( REPL ) 20 drops in 1 spoon water 3 timess daily AQUIPLUS CREAM ( HAPDCO ) apply thick coat on face at night CLEANO FACE WASH ( LORDS ) Wash face with this face wash before applying creams 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Avoid fast food,Junk food,Fried food,Chocklates,Dry fruits,Ketchups,Cold drinks Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily
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I am 17 year old I am suffering from acne and pimples, I am looking ugly with that and I want to get rid of that problem so, I request you to please tell me the perfect remedy.

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I am 17 year old I am suffering from acne and pimples, I am looking ugly with that and I want to get rid of that prob...
Hello, due to wrong feeding habit like irregular hours of eating improper food, excess of fatty acid n starches food drink grapes, pear, plum, tomato, cucumber, carrot, spinach home made juice 1/2 times a teaspoonful of coriander juice mixed with pinch of turmeric powder and apply apply b & t acne care cream n neem face wash
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Need more details. You can consult me for your treatment. Call on the number provided on the website for appointment, if you wish to take treatment. [Click Consult Dr. Nikita Kothari below this answer to consult privately with Dr. Nikita]
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My face blackheads and black sport on my face which cream I will use and which medicine I will take please tell me remove the blackheads and black sport on my face.

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Homeopath, Ludhiana
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Baking soda is an effective treatment for blackheads as well as acne. It helps clear the skin of impurities such as debris and dirt. 1. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with mineral water to make a paste. 2. Apply the paste generously on the affected skin area and massage gently. Allow it to dry for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. 3. Repeat this remedy once or twice a week. Homoeopathic treatment AQUIPLUS CREAM ( HAPDCO ) apply thick coat on face at night
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I am a 20 yrs old and have a pimple spots on my face and also a dark circles around my eyes. What should I do?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Most common skin disease due to wrong feeding habit such as irregular hours of eating, improper food, excess of starches sugar food n bakery products. Excess of fatty foods, chronic constipation and menstruation disorder in female are some of common cause in this also it? s found in cases of excessive use of tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco and hence only depend on ointment? s / otc products n medicine? s does not serve your any purpose, but suppressed a symptom n same re-appear after some time with brutal symptoms particularly in skin diseases issue so find out where you have to correct? fresh juicy fruits, such as apple, pears, grapes, pineapple, lemon, or plan water either hot or cold should be drink. Vitamin a, e, nutrition and zinc to be consider part of treatment. Treatment: 1. A teaspoonful of coriander juice mixed with pinch of turmeric powder is effective home remedy for pimples / acne. Mixture should be applied to the face at night after thoroughly wash every day. 2. If you have constipation or menstruation in case of female, then remove a same, or go for treatment 3. Cap. Neem guard - 1 daily in morning after breakfast 4. Cap garlic pearls - 1 daily after breakfast 5. Steam on face buy using neem patti / leaves thrice in a week 6. Avoid cosmetic cream available at otc and use pure chandan and other herbs made paste along with non side effect face wash 7. Stress management 8. Steam bath twice a week diet: 1. Upon arising: a glass of lukewarm water with half a freshly? squeezed lime and honey 2. Breakfast: any fresh fruit and fresh milk. 3. Lunch: a bowl of freshly-prepared steamed vegetable, one or two whole wheat chapattis, and glass of butter milk or curd. 4. Mid afternoon: a fresh fruit or juice 5. Dinner: a large bowl of raw vegetable salad, with lime juice dressing, sprouted mung beans 6. Bedtime snack: a glass of fresh milk or fresh fruit note: we have kit for pimples and acne contain home made pure chandan with kesar, kasturi, baras etc. Cream, saffron facial bar contain neem, turmeric, sandal wood & cow urine - made from cowpathy, neem - turmeric face wash? made from cowpathy, panchagavya moisturizing cream, 1- month pills of homoeopathy/ biochemic non side effect remedy. On yr conformation we send you through courier services.
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MD BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Acne is a general term for pimples and deeper pustules that are clogged pores. If severe enough acne can leave permanent scars.

Acne is an inflammatory skin disorder of the skin?s sebaceous glands and hair follicles that affects about 80% of people between the ages of 12 and 24. During puberty high levels of hormones are produced in both girls and boys. This leads to the production of large quantities of sebum. Sebum is an irritant that can clog the pores and form a pimple which may become infected and form a pustule. Hormones don?t go away after adolescence. Many women still get premenstrual acne from of the release of progesterone after ovulation.

Acne is a disease that affects the skin?s oil glands. The small holes in your skin (pores) connect to the oil glands under the skin. These glands make an oily substance called sebum. The pores connect to the glands by a canal called a follicle. Inside the follicles, oil carries dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. A thin hair also grows through the follicle and out to the skin. When the follicle of a skin gland clogs up, a pimple grows. Most pimples are found on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne is not a serious health threat but it can cause scars.


The exact cause of acne is unknown, several related factors are:

Hormonal activity supposed to be responsible, such as menstrual cycles and puberty.

Increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones), which causes sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum.

Hormonal changes related to pregnancy can also cause acne.

Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys with acne have a family history of the disorder.

Accumulation of dead skin cell.

Bacteria in the pores, to which body becomes allergic.

Skin irritation or scratching of any sort will active the inflammation.

Starting or stopping birth control pills.

Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it too).

Some types of medicine.

Greasy makeup.

In some patients, contributing factors may be:

Pressure: In some patients, pressure from helmets, chinstraps, collars, and the like can aggravate acne.

Drugs: Some medications may cause or worsen acne, such as those containing iodides, bromides, or oral or injected steroids (either the medically prescribed prednisone or the steroids bodybuilders or athletes take.) Most cases of acne, however, are not drug-related.
Occupations: In some jobs, exposure to industrial products like cutting oils may produce acne.

Pathophysiology of Acne

Excessive secretion of oils from the sebaceous glands accompanies the plugging of the pores with naturally occurring dead skin cells (corneocytes) blocking hair follicles.

The accumulation of these corneocytes in the duct appears to be due to a failure of the normal keratinization process in the skin which usually leads to shedding of skin cells lining the pores.

Oil secretions are said to build up beneath the blocked pore, providing a perfect environment for the skin bacteria Propionibacterium acnes and the lipophilic (oil/lipid-loving) yeast Malassezia to multiply uncontrollably.

Under the microscope, however there is no evidence of pooled trapped sebum. Indeed the oil perolates through the plugged duct onto the surface.

In response to the bacterial and yeast populations, the skin inflames, producing the vision lesion.

The face, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms are especially affected.

Acne is a group of skin rashes with different causes named as:-

Acne vulgaris

It is most commonly experienced around puberty, typically of the face and shoulders / chest.

Acne rosacea

A red rash predominantly on the face.

Acne keloidalis nuchae (pseudofolliculitis nuchae)

A rash caused by shaving.

Acne conglobata (Hidradenitis suppurativa)

Chronic abscesses or boils of sweat gland and hair follicle; in the underarms, groin, buttocks and under the breasts in women.

Acne cosmetica

Acne caused by use of cosmetics.

Acne fulminans

An extreme form of acne conglobata.

Acne medicamentosa

Acne cause by starting or stopping medicine.

Baby acne

A rash seen on the cheeks, chin, and forehead of infants.

Chloracne

Acne caused by exposure to chlorinated hydrocarbons such as dioxins or PCBs.
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How to reduce hair fall?

BHMS
Homeopath,
How to reduce hair fall?
Hi. It's normal to loose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: 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. 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 Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. Investigations advised: Get your blood tested for (empty stomach) - CBC, S. Iron, S. Folic acid, S. Ferritin, S. Calcium, S. Vitamin D3, S. Vitamin B12. If there is any family history of Thyroid dysfunction, get Thyroid function test done as well.
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My lips are becoming black. I used lip guard but it didn't work. What should I do?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My lips are becoming black. I used lip guard but it didn't work. What should I do?
Follow these best tips to get normal and natural pink lips:- 1. Moisturize your lips you must keep your lips moisturized if you want them to stay healthy and therefore pink. If you are going outside, try applying a bit of petroleum jelly or lip balm and if you are inside, use some milk fat (ghee). 2. Use pomegranate seeds and milk. Another simple way to lighten dark, dull lips and create a beautiful pink color is using pomegranate seeds. Crush up the seeds and mix it with some milk cream. If you apply this home remedy to your lips regularly, you will start to see them becoming redder and fuller. 3. Apply cucumber juice another great way to reduce any darkness on your lips is to apply a bit of cucumber juice. Simply slice a cucumber, rubbing it against your lips to allow the juices to soak on. If you do this for five minutes each day, you can lighten dark lips to a beautiful pink color. 4. Mix rose petals in milk. Rose petals are another one of the great home remedies for pink lips. Simply soak some rose petals in milk for a little bit of time. Then use the petals to make a paste, adding a few drops of both glycerin and honey. Apply the paste on your lips and wait fifteen minutes before gently rubbing it off using milk. This remedy can produce amazing results. 5. Massage with lemon juice another remedy only requires lemon and some sugar. Cut a thin slice from the lemon, sprinkling a bit of sugar on top and rub your lips with this combination each day. This works well because lemon works to naturally bleach your lips, returning them to their light, pink color while sugar works to exfoliate dead skin cells.
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Is it helpful to shave my head or cut my hairs to the minimum in case of extreme hairfall.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is it helpful to shave my head or cut my hairs to the minimum in case of extreme hairfall.
We shed 70-100 hairs during a day while combing or bathing.But if hairs are small,the pressure on adjacent hairs is relieved and secondly Hair roots are more intact in small hairs.Thatswhy it is always good to have hairs cut to minimum if anybody is suffering from hairfall problem.
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Hello this is Rahul here. I hv acne marks on my face n uneven skin tone. please suggest me some medication for this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello this is Rahul here. I hv acne marks on my face n uneven skin tone. please suggest me some medication for this.
Hi make a paste of neem leaves and apply on the targeted pimples. If you cannot get fresh neem leaves, try to get some dried bottled neem leaves, steep for 10 minutes in warm water and use as a paste. Apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water.
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I am 31 years old male. I have dry skin problem from past many years. Using ointments like moisturising cream but all are transient solutions. Sometimes red patches are noticeable also on back, chest and stomach in hot environment. Please suggest the treatment.

MD
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 31 years old male. I have dry skin problem from past many years. Using ointments like moisturising cream but all...
Nothing can supply ant moisture from outside. It has to come from within. Circulating blood is the only carrier to bring moisture to the skin. Therefore it is necessary to open up the capillaries near the skin. T achieve there are two ways. First and very effective is a steam bath. To know the procedure pl ask a private question. I will send you the procedure which you can do at home. The second is less effective but works a bit slowly. Buy a plastic brush which has about 1" long flexible bristles. Rub your entire skin with it when it is wet during your daily bath. Do it for a week every day and then on alternate days. After a couple of months you can stop it. You can do it again for a few days if you need it, or once every week. This will give you a glowing skin which will be owners pride and neighbors envy. And you will not need any cream, du, lotion etc.
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