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Dr. Aparna Santhanam is a renowned Dermatologist in Chembur, Mumbai. You can visit her at Shree Hospital - Chembur in Chembur, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aparna Santhanam on Lybrate.com.

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I have dry and frizzy hair. I have hairfall too. Kindly suggest some treatment or hair products.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have dry and frizzy hair. I have hairfall too. Kindly suggest some treatment or hair products.
Hello, Lybrate user, Hair greying ,Hair loss, dandruff & dryness of hair. Cause due to chronic illness, stress, anxiety, sinusitis, medicinal aggravation, acidity, indigestion, sluggishness of liver, excessive consumption of alcohol, nicotine, junk food, physical emotional stress, inherited factors. Most of d. Cases r influenced with stress & anxiety. Please, carry on d under noted norms to check hair loss./greying & splitting hair/ dandruff U need, calcium sodium, phosphorus,zinc, selenium ,Proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *.Tk, plenty of water ,free from contaminants to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp, preventing constipation. - *Go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety,to nourish cells, tissues including hair -follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *Tk, protein ,enzymes ,vitamins rich diet on time. - * Tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, ripened mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics,onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish,nuts, regularly - *Take, homoeo medicines which acts gently & rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ Acid phos1000-6-6 pills, wkly. @ JaborandyQ-20 drops, with 20 drops of water, amply on scalp, twice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine,alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching Sun. *Use, protein shampoo, *Massage with olive oil, wkly U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk, care.
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My skin of the face and hands getting black due to sunburn . What can I do to look fair and to get oil free skin.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
My skin of the face and hands getting black due to sunburn . What can I do to look fair and to get oil free skin.
Hello- mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice and curd or yogurt. Apply this paste on tan affected area of forehead and face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it with water. This is an exclusive face pack prepared at home to remove tan from your skin in a very easy and effective way.
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Hello Doctor. I am 23 year old suffering from ache for past 3 yrs. I had consulted a dermatologist last year and got chemical peels done but the results were very poor waste of money I can say :(Please suggest me something effective.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello Doctor. I am 23 year old suffering from ache for past 3 yrs. I had consulted a dermatologist last year and got ...
There is possibility of cure of Acne with Homeopathic Treatment HOMEOPATHIC APPROACH Patients contact homeopath in two distinct patterns: 1.When the problem has just started - and underlying hormonal imbalance and associated conditions appear to be minimal, homeopathic treatment relieves the condition in a short span. 2.When the problem has lasted for quite some time, many treatments-local applications have failed, patient has become depressed, hormonal imbalance and other associated problems like constipation etc are also there, prolonged homeopathic treatment is needed to gradually set right the imbalance. As the treatment progresses, size, number and frequency of new lesions decline and other associated conditions improve. Food aggravations should also diminish. 3.Use of cosmetics and other local applications should be avoided. If the face is excessively greasy, washing the face with a simple soap twice or thrice a day is enough. 4.Try not to express out lesions as this may lead to pitting marks. Though total removal of pitting marks is impossible, but it has been seen that proper homeopathic treatment may help diminish the pitting marks. Patience and perseverance pays. 5.A close photograph of the lesions at an interval of 3 to 4 months may prove helpful to make a thorough comparison of the improvements. 6.The added advantage is - overall increase in immunity.
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Dear sir/mam my age 29 year old and I have a big problem to hair fall and loss colors same part, s to changing in white and it, s very lite hair and not grow fast what can I do help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Dear sir/mam my age 29 year old and I have a big problem to hair fall and loss colors same part, s to changing in whi...
Hi. Sorry, light hair color means - brownish colour of the hair? Right! 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.
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How can I increase the fairness of my skin? I have a wheatish complexion right now and I am 25 years old.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How can I increase  the fairness of my skin? I have a wheatish complexion right now and I am 25 years old.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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My skin appearing like a mosquito bite when I rub any part .please tell so I relief .i cannot go to hospital before Saturday. Please tell some medicines.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My skin appearing like a mosquito bite when I rub any part .please tell so I relief
.i cannot go to hospital before S...
Hello Tk plenty of water. Your diet. Each non-irritant. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@.Antim crud 1000-6 pills, wkly. Tk, care.
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I am 21 years old and still not able to grow facial hair properly. Please suggest me some easiest home remedies to grow facial hair quicker and denser. Thnku ?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
I am 21 years old and still not able to grow facial hair properly. Please suggest me some easiest home remedies to gr...
Please don't go for any foolishness to grow facial hair, first try to understand the science behind it. You watch peoples all over world, some have abundant hair, some have less, different in different persons. If possibility for hair growth on your face, we can make it with" totality of symptom" based homoeopathic treatment. For starting it, need some more symtoms such as your constitution, hot and cold affinity, genetic history. Etc.
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I met with an accident 3 months back but a scar on my face not going yet ,how can I get rid of that.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I met with an accident 3 months back but a scar on my face not going yet ,how can I get rid of that.
Don't worry, scar can fade with the help of kojic cream daily before bedtime. Use sunscreen in the morning.
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My daughter is 8 years old and she's facing hair fall very badly. I trim her hair so many times but no positive effect. Medically she's perfect. Height weight all ok but sudden facing hair fall. Pls consider me what I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
My daughter is 8 years old and she's facing hair fall very badly. I trim her hair so many times but no positive effec...
I think your daughter is suffering from nutritional or vitamin deficiencies apply Soluresorcinol on her scalp twice daily give her R-89 ___ 15 drops in 2 spoon water twice daily for one month give her Cal. Phos. 6X ___ 6 tablets twice daily for one month For continuation of her treatment take an appointment.
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Hi I'm a 21 year old female. My face is very oily and get pimples on forehead and near nose region very occasionally and after it disappears the region turns black. How do I get rid of these black marks on my face?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi I'm a 21 year old female. My face is very oily and get pimples on forehead and near nose region very occasionally ...
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 can 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. Use Bakson's Apricot scrub at least once a week.
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Hi Sri I hv sm problem suddenly for me getting white hair I do no y, I just now completed education, Wat is the reason, y white hair getting me pls tell me and give me a solution sir. Tnq.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
Hi Sri I hv sm problem suddenly for me getting white hair I do no y, I just now completed education, Wat is the reaso...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Sillicia 12x, 4 tab thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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I am having acne every time one after another on my nose only. It pains in the starting after few days it swells to its max and then leave a mark for a month or two. Every time just a single or two acne appears on my nose and it lasts for 20-30 days and leaves its mark behind. After some days the same process repeats. This is happening from just last 5-6 months only.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
I am having acne every time one after another on my nose only. It pains in the starting after few days it swells to i...
Consistent acne and pimples are known to be exacerbated by psychological stress and are also associated with sleep disorders such as insomnia, obstructive sleep try using berberis aquifolium cream (homeo), maintain strict diet regimen avoid oily, spicy, sour foods bathe with neem soap. (biochemic) calc sulph, cuprum ars are some medicines available for these and most important is it requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Can consult me privately for detailed treatment.
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I have some pimples on my face please help me to how I can remove my pimples as possible as early.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have some pimples on my face please help me to how I can remove my pimples as possible as early.
Thank you for writing to us. Please note the following in respect to your queries: apply some apple cider vinegar: directions for use: wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish. Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterwards as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.
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I have a black spot on my face. I has been try many tubes and medicine. But no any response. So what I should do?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I have a black spot on my face. I has been try many tubes and medicine. But no any response. So what I should do?
Use sunscreen daily If use any creams to reduce mark and don't use any sunscreen then it will be back again

I am loosing hair quickly and I have tried so many shampoos but no use, suggest me best shampoo pls.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am loosing hair quickly and I have tried so many shampoos but no use, suggest me best shampoo pls.
For a comprehensive, hair fall prevention regimen, you need to be equipped with a diet plan that includes foods that can arrest hair fall and stimulate better scalp health. Recommendations here include eating more seeds and nuts (almonds and peanuts) along with green leafy vegetables like spinach and sprouts of a variety of dals (legumes). Basically, foods rich in calcium, protein and iron are vital for ensuring overall health of the scalp. Combine this with some basic dietary supplementation, i. E. Using over-the-counter products that help to ensure wholesome nutrition for your hair. Regular intake of amla juice ensures adequate amounts of vitamin c but you can boost this with eating more guavas. Ensure you take a multivitamin that combines beta-carotenes, vitamin b complex, vitamin e and trace amounts of zinc and iron.
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Hello Doctor, I'm 20 years old my facial skin is very thin and sensitive. Its getting darker day by day. I don't go outside much. And don't use any cosmetic. Are there any medicines that can actually make skin fair without major side effects. please suggest some effective medicine.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Doctor, I'm 20 years old my facial skin is very thin and sensitive. Its getting darker day by day. I don't go o...
Hello lybrate-user, the best solution to your problem without any side effect would be home remedies. Applying besan mixed in milk or rose water helps reduce the tan. You can also use honey and lemon which will effectively reduce tan and will not harm your skin at all.
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I am severely facing hair loss. Used lot of shampoos but nothing has changed. It's not a seasonal issue.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am severely facing hair loss. Used lot of shampoos but nothing has changed. It's not a seasonal issue.
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
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Hair Fall - Understanding the Common Causes!

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Hair Fall - Understanding the Common Causes!

A normal human being loses 50 to 100 hairs on a daily basis, but it doesn’t make thinning of scalp hair noticeable because new hair is growing in at the same time. Visible hair loss occurs when the cycle of hair shedding and growth is disrupted or when the hair follicle is damaged and scar tissue is formed.

Hair loss can be attributed to four main factors, namely heredity, changes in hormones, medical conditions and finally medication. The hereditary condition known as pattern baldness is the most common reason of hair loss. It occurs gradually and with a receding hairline and bald spots in predictable patterns in men and thinning hair in women. Heredity dictates the age when one begins to shred hair, extent of baldness and finally the rate of hair loss. Among men, pattern baldness is common whereas in women, hair loss occurs in form of thinning of hair.

Hair loss can also be triggered by hormonal changes and imbalances during pregnancy, childbirth, onset of menopause and thyroid problems. Patchy hair loss or alopecia areata occurs when the human body's immune system attacks and damages hair follicles causing hair loss and leaves behind smooth bald patches on the skin. Scalp infection like ringworm leads to scaly patches and hair loss. Skin disorders like lichen planus, sarcoidosis and trichotillomania causes people to have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it's from the scalp or other areas of the body.

Excessive use of hairstyling tools like iron curlers and products like gels, mousse, sprays and colours damage the hair and prolonged usage can hamper its growth. Hairstyles which pulls one’s hair tight like pigtails or cornrows cause traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments cause inflammation of hair follicles leading to hair loss.

Medicated drugs for arthritis, depression, cancer, hypertension and even birth control increase the rate of hair loss. As the hair is made of keratin which is a protein, if one has a protein deficiency, then the chances are that the hair will be brittle. Crash dieting and losing a lot of weight too quickly has an adverse effect on hair growth, because these diets deprives body of essential nutrients which impact hair growth.
Psoriasis and Diabetes responsible for loss of hair. Diabetes affects the body’s circulatory system due to which less amount of nutrients and oxygen reach the feet and the scalp areas due to which the hair follicles get damaged. Psoriasis is a skin disease which affects the scalp and hair follicles leading to red bald patches.

If one notices thinning of hair, it is best to get checked for any underlying condition which could be causing the hair loss. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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My complexion was good but due to sun light it become some dark how to clear tan from body.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
My complexion was good but due to sun light it become some dark how to clear tan from body.
Using sunscreen is a must. But using different types is of no help. Uv rays damage skin cells producing free radicals and a variety of effects like blemishes, pigmentation, darkness and dullness of skin. They need to provide protection from uva and uvb rays. A sunscreen of spf 30 at least should b used. Also, look for pa+++ on the product. Also, go for sunscreens with both physical blocks and chemical agents like avobenzone. Use a gel based sunscreen if you have an oily skin like sun cross aqua gel. Repeat sunscreen after every three hours, use even when indoors. Uv ray's enter even through your windows and car windshields. Use sunscreen before and after you go swimming. You can use make up or cosmetics over your sunscreen half an hour later. Apply kojivit gel twice daily over spots. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen both indoors as well as before going out. It shud b both uva and uvb protective. Use a cap or scarf or your dupatta to cover your head. Avoid scrubbing your face. Do not steam or sauna. If you swim, use a sunscreen prior to it and after. Avoid face cosmetics for the time being. You can press powder onto your sunscreen if at all you want to use a cosmetic. Drink two litres of water everyday. Pick up carrots, papaya, pumpkin, black grapes to have everyday. These contain important antioxidants and phytonutrients which vil soften your skin. Do not stress over anything. Pray-itll distract you off your stress. You can use this do it yourself mask at home which vil give you an instant glow. Mix 1 tbsp puree each of papaya and carrot with 1 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of aloe vera. Apply it across your face or dull body part for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off without soap.
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I am 57 old male want to undergo circumcision 1. Is it advisable at this age. 2. Fore skin is longer and hence NOt able to retrieve fully. 3. Is it very painful operation will be on anesthesia 4. How long bed rest is required. 5. I am NOT diabetic how long will it take to wound to be Ok. 6. Sexual intercourse is possible after that or wiil it affect EJACULATION. Regards, Mohan 9840612908.

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiac Emergencies in General Practice
General Physician,
I am 57 old male want to undergo circumcision 1. Is it advisable at this age.
2. Fore skin is longer and hence NOt ab...
You can undergo circumsion at any age if it is giving you pain while retracting your foreskin. Some pain is involved in this surgery. Bed rest is not required, but you have to protect that area under bandage. It takes around 7-14 days to heal the sutures. Intercourse is possible after 3 to 4 weeks and it does not affect ejaculation.
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