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Dr. Venu Kumari - Dermatologist, Hyderabad

Dr. Venu Kumari

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MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy

Dermatologist, Hyderabad

9 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Venu Kumari 86% (1619 ratings) MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy Dermatologist, Hyderabad
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Dr Venu Kumari has MBBS & also topped University in MD-Dermatology, both from Osmania Medical College Hyderabad, a premier medical college in India. She has done her internship in surgica......more
Dr Venu Kumari has MBBS & also topped University in MD-Dermatology, both from Osmania Medical College Hyderabad, a premier medical college in India. She has done her internship in surgical dermatology and cosmetology from prestigious St. Johns Medical college hospital Bangalore. As a founder director, she significantly contributes to Venus Institute of Skin & Hair. Dr. Venu Kumari has more than 7 years of experience in general dermatology and specializes in vitiligo, psoriasis, dermato-surgeries, fillers, Hair fall treatment, nail disorders, botox, lasers, hair transplantation and aesthetic medicine. She practices at (VISH) Dr.Venus Institute of Skin & Hair, Chandanaga
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A practicing Dermatologist by profession, Dr. Venu Kumari has carved her own reputation efficiently among her patients in just 8 years of her professional career. Dr. Venu Kumari specializes in Medical cosmetology, Pediatric Dermatology, Immuno-dermatology, Dermato-surgery and hair transplant among others. She is presently affiliated with Dr. Venus Institute of Skin & Hair in Chanda Nagar, Hyderabad. Dr. Venu received her MD, specializing in Skin, VD & Leprosy in 2008 from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. A well-revered name in the field of dermatology, Dr. Venu is a professional member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists and the Cosmetology Society of India(CDSI). Due to her excellent work in the field of dermatology, she was awarded the prestigious Health Care Excellence Award and Best Dermatologist in Hyderabad, Telangana in 2015. In her clinic, you will get to avail up-to-date dermatology services to get wholesome remedy for your skin problems. You can get access to a wide variety of treatments ranging from Antiaging Treatment, Derma Roller Treatment, Acne treatment, Botox Treatment and Bleaching Treatment among others in a calm and comforting atmosphere and specialized individual care to each and every one of the patients.

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MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy - Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad - 2008
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Medical Director at Dr. Venus Institute of Skin & Hair
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Health Care Excellence Award, Best Dermatologist in Hyderabad, Telangana. - 2015
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Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI)

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Warts - Effective Ways To Get Rid Of It!

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Warts - Effective Ways To Get Rid Of It!

Warts are small, rough patches on the skin (resembling cauliflowers) that are caused due to the human papillomavirus (hpv- a dna virus that can infect humans). In this condition, only the topmost layer of your skin gets infected and acquires a rough texture. Warts are not fatal (they do not cause cancer), but they are contagious in nature and do not vanish easily.

Read on to find the most effective ways to get rid of warts.

1. Over-the-counter wart removers
Over-the-counter wart treatments containing salicylic acid (a type of fungicide) as an active ingredient are commonly used for effective removal of warts. These medications generally eliminate warts by removing the topmost layer of the skin, following the peel-off process.

2. Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, also known as freezing therapy, is generally performed by a dermatologist and consists of the use of liquid nitrogen for freezing the warts. The application of the chemical results in the formation of a blister around the warts, which shed off after about a week. It takes almost 3 to 4 weeks to have completely wart-free skin. This method proves to be more effective when used with salicylic acid-based wart removers.

3. Laser treatment
Another form of wart removal is pulsed-dye laser treatment. An ablative co2 laser acts by cutting and burning the wart. In this type of treatment the affected blood vessels are burnt, leading to the death of the infected tissue, following which the wart too disappears. However, this method is not commonly used if other treatment methods tend to work as it is painful and may leave behind scars.

4. Vaccine
Sometimes your dermatologist may recommend the use of human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccine to successfully eliminate warts.

5. Bleomycin
In this type of treatment each wart is injected with a shot of bleomycin, a medicine that fights cancer. However, this treatment is not preferred generally as it may be painful and comes with side effects like nail loss if the wart is present on the finger.

6. Immune therapy
When warts refuse to vanish after the use of all common treatments, this method is put into use. This type of treatment involves the use of medications or solutions, which strengthens your immune system so that it can repel warts. In this case your warts may be injected with an antigen or a solution or cream may be applied on them.

Know More About Skin Problems In Teenagers!

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Know More About Skin Problems In Teenagers!

Problems with the skin during the teenage years are very common. Although skin issues can be really stressful, the right skin care treatment can help in controlling the problems you may face during this time. Here are some of the skin issues that you may face at this stage of life and ways to prevent them:

1. Oily Skin: Oily skin is a very common occurrence during teenage years. To a certain extent, oily skin may be due to genetics but for some, it may be due to hormonal changes that cause excess oil to be produced on the skin surface. In order to not inflame the skin further, individuals with oily skin shouldn't overly scrub their skin as well as not use harsh cleansers to clean the face. More importantly, when you do use a cleanser on your face, you should only do so two times a day. If you go overboard, it would only do more harm than good.

2. Acne: Whether it is blackheadswhiteheads or spots filled with pus, acne affects about 80% of teenagers at some point in their lives. Teenagers are more prone to this problem because the hormone levels during this time are especially high, resulting in an increase in the magnitude of sebaceous glands and the oil that is produced. When too much oil is produced, this, along with dead skin cells block, the follicles, giving rise to acne. There are certain ways in which you can prevent it from occurring, such as always having a bath after any strenuous activity, not picking or touching the problem areas and washing acne-prone spots only two times a day.

3. Excessive Sweating: Excessive sweating is another major cause of concern for teenagers. The problem can be due to two different conditions - stress or hyperhidrosis (a condition wherein you sweat excessively on a daily basis). Wearing clothes made from cotton, using antiperspirants as well as avoiding drinks and foods that may cause episodes of excessive sweating are some of the ways in which you can keep the problem in control. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Changes That Smoking Cause To Your Skin!

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Changes That Smoking Cause To Your Skin!

Most people think that having a smoking habit adversely affects only the lungs and the heart. But apart from known links to lung cancer and heart disorders, smoking also causes skin damage. The intensity of damage is directly proportional to the number of cigarettes one smokes in a day and the number of years one has been smoking for.

Here are 7 of the horrible things that smoking does to your skin

1. Premature ageing: The process of skin ageing is accelerated by a smoking habit. The chemicals that are ingested through the smoke cause your skin to age much faster, making it look loose, dull and coarse, with uneven colouring. Most smokers have a muted orange or grey tinge to their complexions.

2. Wrinkles and lines: The nicotine from smoke constricts blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin, thereby cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients. This causes the skin to develop visible fine lines and wrinkles at a faster rate.

3. Scarring and pigmentation: Since blood is not flowing properly to the outer layers of the skin, it is more susceptible to broken capillaries and veins, which can cause dark scarring and pigmentation on the face and other areas.

4. Darkening of the lips: Constant exposure to heat from smoking causes stark darkening and pigmentation in the lips, which also become dry and coarse.

5. Delayed wound healing: The presence of nicotine, tar and other chemicals in the blood causes cuts and wounds on the skin to heal at a much slower pace with an increased risk of infection, blood clot formation and death of skin tissue.

6. Increased risk of skin disease: Smoking makes the skin prone to various diseases and conditions like psoriasis, which happen as nicotine adversely affects the body's immune system.

7. High chances of skin cancer: Skin cancer and oral cancer are the two lesser known variants of the diseases that can be caused by smoking. Skin cancer is far more common among smokers than among non-smokers.

The harmful effects of smoking on the skin are not entirely discernible until after 10 years of prolonged smoking. Fortunately, your skin starts to heal itself when you kick the habit.

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How To Minimize Visible Pores On Your Skin?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
How To Minimize Visible Pores On Your Skin?

Pores are openings in the skin through which your body's natural oil, called sebum, is released.  They appear larger when they are clogged with dirt or oil, and are home to hair follicles. Dead skin cells and sebum which, put together, form a pimple can stretch out pores. Aging and exposure to the harmful UV-rays of the sun also contribute to the appearance of pores on your skin. Pores can be controlled with the right skin care.

Here's how:
1. Choose your skin care products wisely
Zinc and magnesium help to maintain your skin's oil balance and clear pores. Products with softening ingredients like rosemary and lavender may soothe your skin and prevent pores from stretching out. You should use products with salicylic acid as an ingredient since it unclogs pores, exfoliating your skin.

2. Maintain cleanliness
Washing your face temporarily stops your pores from holding extra oil or dirt. Exfoliating two to three times a week can also control the cropping up of pores on your skin. However, these are temporary methods because you will have large pores naturally if your skin is oily.

3. Applying sunscreen
Exposure to the harmful UV-rays of the sun for too long can make your pores look bigger. Applying sunscreen on the face and on exposed areas of your skin with SPF 30 can minimize your pores. Also, wear a broad-brimmed hat and withdraw stepping out in the sun between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4. Treating the spot
Oily skin tends to have larger and more noticeable pores. Some areas of your face may be oilier making the pores visible. A clay mask can be used for spot treating if the pores on your nose, cheeks or forehead are large. Apply a thin layer of the mask on your skin and rinse it off with water after a few minutes. The clay extracts the extra oil out of your clogged pores so that the skin looks sleek. Using blotting paper on your oily areas can also be effective.

5. Maintain a proper diet
Avoid food that is oily and high in fat because unhealthy oil can agitate the skin leading to clogged pores.  You should eat low-fat foods like fruits and vegetables instead of munching on chips, cookies and candies.

6. Remove Makeup before going to bed
One of the biggest blunders that you can do is to leave your makeup on and go to bed. Leaving makeup on clogs your pores, stretching them out over time. Even if you forget to wash off your makeup at the sink due to some reasons, make sure that you at least remove it with face wipes.

What would be the cost of microneedle RF For pores and scars. Does it has side effects.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
What would be the cost of microneedle RF For pores and scars. Does it has side effects.
Hello sir,the cost for micro-needle RF per session will be rs4000/-,and the number of sessions will be decided upon the scar size.Usually the sessions will around 4-6.
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Hii doctors. please tell me a way to minimize my pores and scars on my face any treatment except laser. please doctor help me.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hii doctors. please tell me a way to minimize my pores and scars on my face any treatment except laser. please doctor...
Hello, you can go for Microneedle RF for your pores and scares which will take 4-6 sessions with a time interval of 1 month between each session by consulting your nearest dermatologist.
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Watery rashes on whole body. Since last 3 days. Took levo cetrizine and one lotion as per Dr. prescribed but no improvement.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Watery rashes on whole body. Since last 3 days. Took levo cetrizine and one lotion as per Dr. prescribed but no impro...
Hello, there are number of reasons for the eruption of watery rash. One of the reason may be chicken pox also. Consult us on private chat where you can post your pics so that we can diagnose you properly and can advise you better management.
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Doctor from last one and half week I am suffering from some problems on my forehead. I do not know why my skin becomes oily most of the time from some days and some small pimple type something is there in my forehead and its paining when I touch them. So please suggest me how to get rid of these.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Doctor from last one and half week I am suffering from some problems on my forehead. I do not know why my skin become...
Hello, may be you are having dandruff in your scalp. Consult us on private chat where you can post your pics. Depending on that we can diagnose your problem and can advise you better management.
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I got chickenpox before few days and now I got so much chickenpox scars on my body and face. Is it treated with any medicine faster?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I got chickenpox before few days and now I got so much chickenpox scars on my body and face. Is it treated with any m...
Hello, you need to undergo Co2 laser or chemical peels for your scars it won't go with any medication. Consult your nearest dermatologist for proper management.
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I have a scar below my right eye. When I was 3 months old I fell down and​ got a wound which was rarely visible but as I grow my face expands and the scar too. Please help me to make the scar vague.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I have a scar below my right eye.
When I was 3 months old I fell down and​ got a wound which was rarely visible but a...
Hello,for scars you need to undergo CO2 lazer which will take 4-6 sessions in the time interval of one month between each session.
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I have allergies - I need to know from what. My skin flares up at times and becomes itchy - sometimes at 3 am. My hand becomes twice it's size again right in the middle of the night. I need to know what test should I get done to determine what are the allergies I have.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I have allergies - I need to know from what. My skin flares up at times and becomes itchy - sometimes at 3 am. My han...
Hello sir, If you have an uncontrollable sensation to scratch your skin, then you have a condition called itchy skin. There can be many causes of itchiness like dry skin, skin rashes, internal illnesses like kidney or liver disease, deficiency of iron, thyroid disorder etc. Sometimes itchy skin can also be due to irritation or allergic reaction to certain chemicals, soaps, cosmetics, pollution or sun. So to find the exact cause of itchiness is important to start right line of treatment either in the form of oral medications or topical medications. A dermatologist can give you right guidance after running certain tests on you like blood test, thyroid test, skin test or through detail biopsy of your skin. Once the exact cause of itchiness has been pinpointed, you can be successfully treated. For quick relief, some creams can help you till the exact cause of your problem is diagnosed. Get in touch with the nearest gynaecologist who can recommend some creams. Meanwhile, you can reduce the itchiness at home with the help of good moisturiser, avoiding soaps, cosmetics and other chemicals. Bathe with natural products or with cool plain water for some days, avoid scratching the skin altogether.
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Possible reasons of body itching. Suddenly any part of my body start itching buy no rash or redness is there. Only itching. How can I eradicate this problem.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Possible reasons of body itching.
Suddenly any part of my body start itching buy no rash or redness is there. Only it...
Hello sir, If you have an uncontrollable sensation to scratch your skin, then you have a condition called itchy skin. There can be many causes of itchiness like dry skin, skin rashes, internal illnesses like kidney or liver disease, deficiency of iron, thyroid disorder etc. Sometimes itchy skin can also be due to irritation or allergic reaction to certain chemicals, soaps, cosmetics, pollution or sun. So to find the exact cause of itchiness is important to start right line of treatment either in the form of oral medications or topical medications. A dermatologist can give you right guidance after running certain tests on you like blood test, thyroid test, skin test or through detail biopsy of your skin. Once the exact cause of itchiness has been pinpointed, you can be successfully treated. Meanwhile, you can reduce the itchiness at home with the help of good moisturiser, avoiding soaps, cosmetics and other chemicals. Bathe with natural products or with cool plain water for some days, avoid scratching the skin altogether. Visit a dermatologist near by.
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My name is rohan 29my ass getting itching again and again my finger keep itching specially in night.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
My name is rohan 29my ass getting itching again and again my finger keep itching specially in night.
Hello sir, f you have an uncontrollable sensation to scratch your skin, then you have a condition called itchy skin. There can be many causes of itchiness like dry skin, skin rashes, internal illnesses like kidney or liver disease, deficiency of iron, thyroid disorder etc. Sometimes itchy skin can also be due to irritation or allergic reaction to certain chemicals, soaps, cosmetics, pollution or sun. So to find the exact cause of itchiness is important to start right line of treatment either in the form of oral medications or topical medications. A dermatologist can give you right guidance after running certain tests on you like blood test, thyroid test, skin test or through detail biopsy of your skin. Once the exact cause of itchiness has been pinpointed, you can be successfully treated. Meanwhile, you can reduce the itchiness at home with the help of good moisturiser, avoiding soaps, cosmetics and other chemicals. Bathe with natural products or with cool plain water for some days, avoid scratching the skin altogether.
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I have marks of wounds and oily skin what should I use to avoid oil and remove marks.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I have marks of wounds and oily skin what should I use to avoid oil and remove marks.
Oily skin is a common cosmetic problem that is characterized by medium to large-sized pores, a shiny appearance, especially around the area of the nose, chin, and forehead, and a tendency to develop blemishes and blackheads. Stress, medications, hormones, incorrect products and changes in seasons can rob skin of needed moisture, causing it to produce a surge of oil to compensate for what’s lacking; overuse of products including make up which is not suitable for your skin type, and sun tan can injure skin and cause it to produce excess oil. Skin always reacts in the opposite way to the way we want it to: the more vigorously you attempt to remove the sebum, the more skin will produce oil to replace it. It is therefore important to consult a dermatologist to understand what kind of products are to be used according to your skin type. A dermatologist can help you identify various cleansers, toners and astringents which are most suitable to your skin to not only get immediate relief from oily skin but also avoid unpleasant itching and dryness. There are various chemical peels available which helps in cleaning the pores from within and it is always advisable to get peels done from a dermatologist or cosmetologist only. You can use salicylic acid based face washes regularly to avoid oily skin and should use regularly sun screen lotions.
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I am 24 years old. I have a problem of grey hair. Need to stop the growth of grey hair. Is there any solution for it?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I am 24 years old. I have a problem of grey hair. Need to stop the growth of grey hair. Is there any solution for it?
Hello mam, White Hair or greying hair mainly occurs when your hair follicles stop producing melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. Though, ageing is the primary reason of grey hair but premature greying of hair in early 20’s or 30’s is now common. Genetic factors, stress, lack of nutrition, chemicals, smoking or any underlying disease like thyroid or anemia can also lead to premature greying of hair. All these factors lead to underproduction or zero production of melanin that leads to grey or white hair. Lack of minerals like zinc, copper is one of the most underestimated yet one of the most analysed reason of grey hair. Turning already grey hair into black is not possible, but you can always control further greying of hair. A balanced diet is the most effective solution to control greying of hair. Include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, protein rich sources of food in your diet. Load up on food items containing antioxidant and vitamin C like gooseberry, oranges, lemon etc. Try to stay stress free, limit your on-screen time, do exercises and yoga that will increase oxygen in your body and hair. Some cost effective hair care tips at home can also give you wonderful hair and prevent further greying - Give warm oil massage to your hair with different oils like sesame, olive oil, castor oil. Put protein rich hair packs made of egg. If you want to stay chemical free than you can try some natural conditioners like thyme, rosemary tea, chamomile tea or sage tea to rinse your hair post hair wash. Start a good hair regimen by selecting right shampoo and conditioners. A professional hair and scalp analysis to get right hair care products for you is worth than spending time and energy on wrong products. Make a visit to your nearest dermatologist soon to get head turning hair.
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I want to consult for body hair removal /laser hair removal, which is the best treatment and how much it will cost around.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I want to consult for body hair removal /laser hair removal, which is the best treatment and how much it will cost ar...
Hello sir, Unwanted hair troubles many of us. Though waxing, shaving and tweezing have been used as a successful methods to remove hair for long, but with busy lifestyle and the tension of undergoing pain every month or so makes hair removal a very tedious process. The process is all the more painful for sensitive skins and areas like face, bikini and underarms. Moreover, the post waxing bumps, ingrown hair gives nightmares to many. Laser hair removal is one the best and safest technique to get rid off unwanted area from any part of the body. The technique involves killing the hair follicles from where the hair grows. It requires multiple sitting to complete kill all the follicles but that depends from patient to patient, hair thickness and intensity. One important point to note here is that laser technique are not same for all skin tones. People with darker skin tone have customised laser procedure according to their skin type and different procedure is used for lighter skin tones. Results of laser are best on people with dark, coarse hair and a fair complexion. One of the myths associated with laser hair removal is that - once you get it done, you will stay hair free for all your life, but that is not the case. Hair will grow again after several months of the procedure, but they will be much lesser in intensity and thickness. Before going for laser hair removal, always visit your dermatologist in advance as the process involves some preparation. You have to stay away from waxing for at least 1-2 months before laser therapy, similarly, an analysis of skin in advance is very important as some people have really sensitive skin. Laser hair removal therapy is indeed a gift to all those who have excessive body hair either naturally or because of some hormonal imbalance like PCOS. Having a shiny and smooth skin is everyone’s right. Visit your nearest dermatologist soon to get a customised treatment that is both cost effective and safe. For whole body the cost will be around rs30, 000/- for stipulated number of sessions and there will be discount if you take it in a package.
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I'm having dull face, but my skin color isn't like that, and pimple is coming again and again, I do sometimes masturbating,

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I'm having dull face, but my skin color isn't like that, and pimple is coming again and again, I do sometimes masturb...
Hello sir, Pimples occur mainly due to hormonal imbalances which causes an overproduction of oil and cells inside a skin follicle. They block the opening of the skin pore and cause the follicle under the skin to swell and become red. It usually starts in teenage, but most of the time lasts into adulthood. Pimples can’t be cured, but it can be controlled with treatment. There are many over the counter medications available in pharmacy but you need to use skin products which are most suitable to your skin. Avoid taking anti-acne medications without knowing a skin type. Contact a dermatologist in your area to know your the cause of your pimples and let them advise you the medications and skin products most suitable to your skin for remarkable results. Treatment of acne includes medicines to reduce the outgrowths, use of skin products such as face wash, cleansers, moisturisers according to your skin type and a whole range of aesthetic procedures like peels, laser therapy to reduce the current outbreaks and clean the skin, extract blackheads and whiteheads and clean clogged pores. They are safe and do not harm your skin in a long run. To know more about which cosmetic procedure is best for your skin type, contact your nearest dermatologist today.
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I am losing my hair daily. What is the reason for this? And it also so many dandruff? Please send me the solution.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I am losing my hair daily. What is the reason for this? And it also so many dandruff? Please send me the solution.
Hello mam, Losing your hair can do serious damage to your self-esteem. But luckily, there are plenty of options out there now to help you fight it. Hair loss can affect both men and women. Hair loss is very common these days because of increased stress, nutritional deficiencies, lack of exercise and increase intake of junk food. Other causes of hair fall could be genetic, hormonal imbalances, under-active thyroid gland, and insufficient blood circulation in the scalp. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Eat eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, soya, lentils, whole grains. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Exercise daily to keep yourself healthy inside out. There are many treatment options for hair loss including medications, home remedies and cosmetic procedures such as hair transplants. There are various over the counter medications available for preventing hair loss, but you need the ones most suitable to your skin type to get effective results. Visit a dermatologist in your area to know which medicines you should take. Home remedies would include oiling your hair more often, include Amla/Indian gooseberry in your diet to promote new hair growth, apple cider vinegar can be effective to control hair fall and it gives soft and manageable hairs.
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Sunscreen - Do's And Don'ts

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Sunscreen - Do's And Don'ts

With summer right around the corner, it is tremendously important to stress upon the importance of using sunscreen. The right sunscreen provides protection from the spectrum of harmful rays of the sun that are known as uva and UVB, which not only create the threat of skin cancer but also fasten the process of skin aging. Taking adequate measures against these hazards is thus of prime importance.

No sunscreen provides absolute protection from the harmful rays of the sun but using the right product in the right way will take you far in shielding yourself from their harshness. These are the do's and don'ts you need to follow before you apply sunscreen the next time.

Do: Choose a sunscreen that is, at least, spf 30+

That is the minimum protection that your skin requires. And if you must stay outdoors for an extended period of time, opt for a product with a higher SPF rating.

Do: Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outdoors

For the product to be most effective, it needs to be fully absorbed by the skin before exposure to the sun; the reason why applying approximately 30 minutes before you step out of home is a must.

Do: Test a small amount of the product on yourself before application

Apply a small amount of sunscreen on your wrist first and check for allergic reactions if you're trying it for the first time or are switching over to a new brand. In case it causes an allergic reaction, discontinue use at once and consult a dermatologist regarding, which sunscreen you should use.

Do: Use sunscreen every day of the year

The sun's harmful rays persist in all seasons, whether it's summer or winter. Even on cloudy days, it's advisable to apply sunscreen to protect the skin as UV rays are still able to penetrate through thick covers of cloud, thereby harming your skin.

Don't: Apply sunscreen only on the face

Make sure you apply it to every part of your body, especially the hands, forearms, thighs and ears, which are commonly exposed to the sun. Not only are these more prone to skin ageing, but the risk of melanoma (skin cancer) is also tremendously high in these portions of the body.

Don't: Forget to reapply

Sunscreens rub off quite easily due to sweating or contact with water. Reapply as often as you can, ideally every 2 hours.

Keep in mind that apart from the application of sunscreen, it is also necessary to keep the skin covered as much as possible to protect yourself against skin ailments caused by exposure to the sun. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Types Of Birthmarks And Its Treatment!

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Types Of Birthmarks And Its Treatment!

Birthmarks are dark spots/blemishes that are present at birth or appear soon after. Most of them are harmless and while some disappear with time, some don't. Birthmarks may cause a person to be conscious of their appearance and some types of marks may even pose health problems. You can opt for birthmark removal for cosmetic or health reasons.

Types of birthmarks

The two major types of birthmarks are vascular birthmarks, which are caused due to the incorrect formation of blood vessels; and pigmented birthmarks that are caused due to an overgrowth of pigmentation cells.

Common vascular birthmarks are 3 types:

- Haemangiomas: Bright red or bluish marks that may appear above or below the skin's surface.
- Port-wine stains: They are discolorations found mainly on the neck, face arms or legs, which look like wine was spilled on that area of the body.
- Macular stains: These are faint red marks often found on the forehead, eyelids, nape of the neck, nose or the upper lip.

Pigmented birthmarks are generally of 3 types- Cafe-au-lait spots, which are common coffee colored spots; Mongolian spots that are flat, bluish-gray patches on the lower back or buttocks; and moles that may be tan or black, flat or raised and may have hair growing out of them. Moles may develop into skin cancer.

So, in cases where a birthmark can be potentially fatal for your health, it's best to get it removed.

Here are the different ways you can choose from if you intend to get your birthmark removed.

1. Laser surgery - It's a widely popular birthmark procedure, especially for port-wine stains. A yellow light laser, called flashlamp pumped a dye laser, is commonly used for treating and removing birthmarks in children. Haemangiomas are generally treated with a pulsed eye laser when they start to grow in size and become thicker than before.

2. Surgery - Surgical excision can help remove a birthmark and minimize the resulting scar. Mongolian birthmarks, port-wine stains, and haemangiomas can be treated with surgery.

3. Cryosurgery and Electrodessication - Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to the affected area to destroy the diseased tissue. Electrodessication refers to the destruction of tissues by dehydration induced by a high-frequency electric current.

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