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Dr. Retu Gupta is a trusted Dermatologist in Mayur Vihar, Delhi. You can visit her at Dr. Retu Gupta@Bimla Devi Hospital in Mayur Vihar, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Retu Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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I very much prone to allergy, m not able to make out allergy of what . Please suggest remedy.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I very much prone to allergy, m not able to make out allergy of what . Please suggest remedy.
Avoidance of known allergens, antiallergic drugs and immunotherapy are the options available to you.
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What is Alopecia Areata?

Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Delhi
What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia Areata is a kind of balding that happens when your insusceptible framework erroneously assaults hair follicles, which is the place hair development starts. The harm to the follicle is generally not perpetual. Specialists do not know why the resistant framework assaults the follicles. Alopecia areata is most normal in individuals more youthful than 20, however youngsters and grown-ups of all ages might be influenced. Women and men’s are, influenced similarly.

What occurs in alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata for the most part starts when clusters of hair drop out, bringing about thoroughly smooth, round bald fixes on the scalp or different zones of the body. Now and again, the hair may wind up noticeably more slender without observable patches of sparseness, or it might develop and sever, leaving short stubs (called "outcry point" hair). In uncommon cases, finish loss of scalp hair and body hair happens. The male pattern baldness regularly travels every, which way hair will become back more than a while in one territory however will drop out in another zone.

At the point when alopecia areata brings about patches of balding, the hair for the most part becomes in a couple months.

  • Although the new hair is generally an indistinguishable shading and surface from whatever remains of the hair, it occasionally is fine and white. Around 10% of individuals with this condition may never re-grow hair.
  • Have a family history of the condition.
  • Have the condition at a youthful age (before pubescence) or for longer than 1 year.
  • Have another immune system ailment.
  • They are inclined to sensitivities.
  • Have anomalous shading, shape, surface, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.

Since hair is an imperative piece of appearance, male pattern baldness can bring about feeling ugly.

In a few people with alopecia areata, the fingernails and toenails end up noticeably hollowed they look as though a stick had made numerous little scratches in them. They may likewise look like sandpaper.

Alopecia areata cannot be "cured", however, it can be dealt with. A great many people who have one scene will have more scenes of male pattern baldness.

How is Alopecia areata analyzed?

Alopecia areata, is analyzed through a medicinal history and physical examination. Your specialist will get some information about your male pattern baldness, take a gander at the example of your male pattern baldness, and look at your scalp. In addition, he or she may pull delicately on a couple of hairs or haul some out.

On the off chance that the purpose behind your balding is not clear, your specialist may do tests to check for an infection that could bring about your male pattern baldness.

Tests for Alopecia Areata include:

Hair investigation:

Your specialist will take a specimen of your hair and analyze it under a magnifying lens. A scalp test, is additionally taken here and there.

Blood Tests – Blood Tests including testing for a particular condition, for example, an overactive or underactive thyroid organ (hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism).

How is it treated?

Since hair more often than not becomes back inside a year, you may choose not to treat alopecia areata.

In the event that you pick not to treat the condition and sit tight for your hair to develop back, you may wish to:

Wear hairpieces – Hairpieces are, produced using human or engineered hair that is, embedded into Nylon netting. Hairpieces, might be appended to the scalp with paste, metal clasps, or tape. Nevertheless, hair weaving, which includes sewing or interlacing bits of longer hair into existing hair is not suggested in light of the fact that it might bring about perpetual male pattern baldness.

Utilize certain hair mind items and styling methods. Hair mind items or perms may make hair seem thicker. Colors might, be utilized to shading the scalp. In any case, ceaseless utilization of perms or colors may bring about more balding.

By what method will Alopecia Areata influence your life?

Alopecia areata does not influence you, as another condition may be it is not difficult, it does not make you feel debilitated, and it does not bring about genuine medical issues. You cannot spread it to other individuals, and it ought not to meddle with school, work, or diversion.

Nevertheless, if male pattern baldness is making you feel ugly, it is vital to converse with somebody about it. A guide can help, as can conversing with other individuals with a similar condition.

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HI im kishore and im 22, im suffering from dark circles from my child hood. And till now, is there any permanent solution to remove it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
HI im kishore and im 22, im suffering from dark circles from my child hood. And till now, is there any permanent solu...
Hello, Common reasons for dark circle are aging, genetics, nutritional deficiency (of vitamin A, C, K, E) , sleep deprivation, worm-infestation, anemia, smoking & drinking, dehydration, sun exposure, allergies, stress/ tension and hormonal changes. Research also suggests that dark circles are linked to anemia, and liver diseases. So, in case of dark circles which are there due to some underlying cause can be get rid rid of once the causative factor is rectified. But the dark circles which are inherited from our genes can't be removed completely, to some extent can make slightly better. Diet and Management: Thus, always take a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetable, dairy products and all types of fruits to keep your body healthy. It is advisable to have at least 10-12 glasses of water and include fresh fruit daily. It is also advisable to restrict the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, alcohol and other caffeinated drinks as it aggravates dehydration. Take enough of 6-8hrs. Of sleep. Avoid taking stress/ tension. Do daily exercising regularly as it increases oxygen carrying capacity of the cells and tissues. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Cina 1M/ one dose at night for 10 days; Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both twice daily for 20 days. Revert me back there after.
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I am suffering from hair fall. Will you please suggest a permanent solution for it.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am suffering from hair fall.
Will you please suggest a permanent solution for it.
Fried foods or food items that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats should be avoided as these foods can cause an increase in dht levels (a by-product that causes hair loss).
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I am 17 years old. And my hairs are Very Thin. So. How to increase My hair Growth?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 17 years old. And my hairs are Very Thin. 
So.  How to increase My hair Growth?
Use arnica hair growth oil and take acid phos 30/ 5 drops, daily morning empty stomach for 7 days, revert me with feedback.
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I'm 24 years old and ne disease like hair loss of the head growing day by day please suggest me a medicine that will help me ou. And help me to wipe out my dandruff please help me sie, for kindness I have suffered from this from 4 years.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I'm 24 years old and ne disease like hair loss of the head growing day by day please suggest me a medicine that will ...
Hi apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp. Apply maha bhringraj oil on your scalp and massage then give hot water fomentation. 1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Take lots of proteins like soyabean. Egg white. Etc. Avoid tea. Coffee. Spicy food. Fermented food. Junk food. Apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp. Do pranayama early morning.
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Hi Tell me some herbal shampoo for effectively removing dandruff . Having less chemicals . I currently use Himalaya anti dandruff shampoo and not satisfied with it. As after the wash also, dandruff doesn't go from scalp.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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Tell me some herbal shampoo for effectively removing dandruff . Having less chemicals . I currently use Himalaya a...
Hi effective method to treat dandruff would be to combine 2 tablespoons of fresh apple juice with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Dab this on the hair and keep it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Do this for once or twice a week to cure dandruff. Apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp once in a week.
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Dear doctors, main cigerrate smoking ka addict nahi hu kbhi kbhi ho jata h uski wajah se mere lips pe black colour k daag dhabbe bn gye h pinkness aur shining loss ho gyi h, so pls help me how I recover it and be a pinky lips and I promise to get quit smoking forever. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Dear doctors, main cigerrate smoking ka addict nahi hu kbhi kbhi ho jata h uski wajah se mere lips pe black colour k ...
Hello, Use Bakson Sunny Herbal Lip balm . Home Remedy:- 1. take a pinch of haldi powder and one tsp of lemon juice in a bowl, mix it well and apply on to ur lips and wash it after 10 minutes. 2. crush fresh rose petals, mix it with little amount of glycerine and milk cream, now apply on to your lips.use this thrice a day.
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Mera age 31 hay .aur mera hair White hona suru hogi side sy .pls kuch upai batay .taki may White bal ko rok saku.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Mera age 31 hay .aur mera hair White hona suru hogi side sy .pls kuch upai batay .taki may White bal ko rok saku.
Greying of hair before the age of 35 years is referred to as premature greying. It has seen an increase over the past several years, and the main reasons could be stress or anxiety, improper diet, overuse of shampoosand conditioners or, of course, it could be inyour genes. There have been cases of children as young as 8-10 years of age reporting greying of hair. The premature greying of hair can be successfully treated with Homeopathic medicines. The Homeopathic remedies for premature greying of hair are made of natural substances and are free from any side effects. The Homeopathic medicines act in the most gentle and natural way to halt the process of greying of hair. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects.
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Hello Doctor, I just want to ask can I take Amway nutrilite tablets for skin nails and hair actually my hair is long but getting thin day by day and my skin looks dull and dark circles appear under eyes so kindly suggest me is Amway nutrilite is good for me or not thank you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello Doctor, I just want to ask can I take Amway nutrilite tablets for skin nails and hair actually my hair is long ...
Yes amway supplement for hair, skin and nails is good. It contains biotin which increased hair and skin health.
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I am 16 years old boy and my hairs are falling out, can it will be regrown? What should I do to avoid hairfall? Which shampoo and conditioner should I prefer?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am 16 years old boy and my hairs are falling out, can it will be regrown? What should I do to avoid hairfall? Which...
A diet rich in iron, calcium and silica can help greatly in reducing or preventing hair loss. Iron can be obtained from green leafy vegetables such as spinach and collard greens. Oatmeal and raw oats contain a considerable amount of silica. Potato skin, green and red peppers, cucumbers and bean sprouts are all rich sources of silica too.
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Risk Factors Of Laser Hair Removal!

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Risk Factors Of Laser Hair Removal!

Laser hair removal refers to a process in which a special laser light is spread upon hair follicles. Pigments in the hair follicles absorb the light and this stops the hair from growing. There are several advantages as well and risks associated with laser hair removal treatment. Here is everything you need to know about laser hair removal. 

Advantages: 

  1. Precision: One of the biggest advantages of laser hair removal is the fact that you can pick and choose and remove only the hair, which you want to remove, which is not the case with waxing. 
  2. Speed: Laser hair removal is relatively quick as an area, roughly equal to the size of one coin can be treated within a second. Therefore, small areas which need to be treated can be treated in under a minute while the whole back can have all the hair on it treated in about an hour. 
  3. Reliability: Laser hair removal is very predictable and reliable due to the fact that hair growth will permanently be reduced if this treatment is opted for. 

What not to do? 

Laser hair removal like any other treatment requires trained professionals as well as some precautions. Here are some precautions you should take before laser hair removal treatment. 

  1. Limit plucking, electrolysis and waxing: All of these treatments remove the root of the hair. This is not good as the laser hair removal treatment is meant to be performed on the root of the hair. These should not be done for six weeks before treatment. 
  2. Avoid sun exposure: Exposure to the sun creates complications and should be avoided for up to six weeks before treatment and also six weeks after treatment. 

Risks:

There are also few risks of laser hair removal, about which you should be aware of. These include: 

  1. Blisters and sunburns: Even though blisters are rare, sunburns are pretty common. You can wear makeup on your face to cover up this. 
  2. Changes in the color of the skin: Sunscreen can be worn to treat this problem.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello sir I am niraj from ranchi. My hair falling is faster I have not too much hair its all falling please solve this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir I am niraj from ranchi. My hair falling is faster I have not too much hair its all falling please solve thi...
Hi,Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair. Thanks.
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I have a lots of hair fall. How to control it? Any natural methods to reduce hairfall?

BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
I have a lots of hair fall. How to control it? Any natural methods to reduce hairfall?
Make a paste of egg add 1tsp honey nd 1tsp mehndi apply once a week. For treatment part homoeopathy medicines do miracles for that do private consultation.
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I have back patches on my face how should I have take away from face. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have back patches on my face how should I have take away from face. Please advise.
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 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. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above. 2. Buttermilk Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. 1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk. 2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. 3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. 4. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks. You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes. 4. Oats Oatmeal powder is considered good for skin exfoliation. Hence, you can apply an oatmeal mask on your face and neck to remove dead skin and black spots. 1. Grind half a cup of rolled oats. 2. Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste. 3. Scrub it on your skin and wash it off with warm water when it dries. If it becomes messy, use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask. Follow this treatment once or twice a week.
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Hi, I am suffering from dandruff since couple of years but there is no result found. I had visited few dermatologist and they suggested to use some anti dandruff shampoo. Pl advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Research proven homeopathic treatment offers excellent treatment for dandruff and hairfall..it amazingly controls further hairfall and regrowth of new hair .. Dandruff is a common scalp problem where white flakes are shed by the scalp and often causes itching. There could be many causes of dandruff; For homoepathic treatment without side effects consult me by clicking on consult option
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In winter my palm became dry and cracked, in summer palm also moisture very. Have you any solution?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
In winter my palm became dry and cracked, in summer palm also moisture very. Have you any solution?
You may take homoeoapthic medicine Petroleum 30 1 dose. It is better to consult before taking any medicine.
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Doctor sir my name is supreeth. Having hear fall problem. Thin hair in the top of the head. Please suggest some medicine to me.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Doctor sir my name is supreeth. Having hear fall problem. Thin hair in the top of the head. Please suggest some medic...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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I hav black dark circles around my eyes, due to dust allergy my eyes will be watering all the time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I hav black dark circles around my eyes, due to dust allergy my eyes will be watering all the time.
Hello, Common reasons for dark circle are aging, genetics, nutritional deficiency (of vitamin A, C, K, E), sleep deprivation, worm-infestation, anemia, smoking & drinking, dehydration, sun exposure, allergies, stress/ tension and hormonal changes. Dark circles are linked to anemia, and liver diseases. So, in case of dark circles which are there due to some underlying cause can be get rid rid of once the causative factor is rectified. But the dark circles which are inherited from our genes can't be removed completely, to some extent can make slightly better. Diet and Management: Always take a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetable, dairy products and all types of fruits to keep your body healthy. It is advisable to have at least 10-12 glasses of water and include fresh fruit daily. It is also advisable to restrict the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, alcohol and other caffeinated drinks as it aggravates dehydration. Take enough of 6-8hrs. Of sleep. Avoid taking stress/ tension. Do daily exercising regularly as it increases oxygen carrying capacity of the cells and tissues. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Cina 1M/ one dose at night for 10 days; Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both twice daily for 20 days. Revert me there after.
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