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Dr. Aparna Santhanam

Dermatologist, Mumbai

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I am a 19 years old female. I have hair fall problem for more than a year. I have used all the oils but the result was none so please give me some tips on what to do to stop my hair fall increase my hair density and how to maintain it using home remedies. What kind of hair brush or comb I can use ?

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I am a 19 years old female. I have hair fall problem for more than a year. I have used all the oils but the result wa...
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent which is called 'Hairloss' rather and leads to bald areas of smooth and shiny surface. In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up which subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormaonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger any other underlying diseases, etc. Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. 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 harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! 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!! Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200/ 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. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness. But, in case there are areas of baldness which has gone smooth and shiny, you will have to choose an option of Hair Transplant along with theses medications!). You can use a Rosewood's wooden comb (or any wooden comb) for brushing your hair. 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.

I have increased my hair fall since last two months. How can I reduve it? please suggest me.

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I have increased my hair fall since last two months. How can I reduve it? please suggest me.
Hi , you have not given full details, let me know- 1. What is your age? 2. Do you have dry skin? 3. Do you have dandruff? 4. Have you history of any serious illness. 5. Do you have anaemia? can be checked from report of blood test. 6. Is it hereditary in your family? we have good homoeo treatment-the treatment is very much dependent on your age and detailed description of your complaints- you may opt for private consultation giving detailed information. In the meanwhile, please start taking the following medicines-. 1. Natrum mur 6x----4 tabs twice daily 2. Kali sulph 6x---- 4 tabs twice daily 3. Acid phos 200----one dose (6 to 8 pills) in 2 days. (these medicines are easily available in any homoeopathic medical shop) report progress after 20 days with full details

Hello sir, I am 22 years old, I am loosing my hairs, from 3 years, please help me.

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Hello sir, I am 22 years old, I am loosing my hairs, from 3 years, please help me.
Dear patient, hair fall causes because of lack of beta carotene. Now it's not too late for you to get right treatment. Now you need to take" hairroot active hair oil" with" trichorootact" homeopathic medicines to control and cure hair fall quickly. How to prevent hairfall 1. Quit smoking 2. Junk food, coffee and alcohol 3. Ease stress keep a healthy diet a proper diet so as to prevent hairfall should incorporate food items that are rich in minerals and vitamin a along with iron. Your hair needs a high protein well-rounded diet. - cut down on the use of hair spray, hair gels, and styling creams that contain harsh chemical ingredients. Revert back within a week of use of hair oil and medicines. Take care.

I m 20 years male. I hav a problem of black lip. Which product should use?

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I m 20 years male. I hav a problem of black lip. Which product should  use?
Hello, As you also know no one can change the lip colour we are born with, only by home-remedies we can only change the tone or lighten the shade. So, follow the below points: - Mix 1 tbsp of rose petal paste and 1 tsp of butter, milk cream or honey and srub it very gently. Do this 2 times a week. - Take a thin slice of lemon, sprinkle a bit of sugar and rub it on your lips very gently. Do this daily for few days. - Soak a few rose petals in raw milk for one hour, and then grind the mixture to make a paste. Add one-half teaspoon of honey and a pinch of saffron to it. Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Do this two times a day. - Make a paste of 'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk (which is very effective. Management: Keep yourself hydrated, have 12-15 glasses of water. Always use good quality of either lipstick or lip balm with Vit. A, E and sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going out in sun. Eat healthy, nutritious food. Avoid anger/ anxiety. Avoid junk food. Take 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of touching, licking/ picking the lips. Don't smoke, eat gutka, etc. Use Bakson's lip balm on lips to supple them.

I am frequently facing skin allergy from April 2016. I have used lot many tablets. And in the blood test, doctor concluded that, there is nothing problem in my blood. Please give me solution.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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I am frequently facing skin allergy from April 2016. I have used lot many tablets. And in the blood test, doctor conc...
Take panchnimbadi churna 1-1 tsf with water twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a say. Take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day. Apply marichyadi oil on affected part.

Madam/Sir, I have loss my few hair from the front side of my head. I guess in future I could not stop it. Then what should I do?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
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I have loss my few hair from the front side of my head. I guess in future I could not stop it. Then what s...
Hair fall caused by Stress Lack of proper nutrition Use of hair cosmetics Dyeing of hair Any scalp diseases After acute illness Androgenic alopecia Certain medications Take nutritious food Reduce ur stress by taking rest, meditation, playing outdoor games Use good conditioning shampoo Wash ur hair properly at least twice a week Use mild shampoos Use anti dandruff shampoo to clear dandruff Take preventable therapy for for baldness in androgenic alopecia

I am 38 yr old woman and I hav hair loss problem. My hair is excessive oily so I don't apply oil. Texture is very thin. White too. Break through root. Please tell what should I do?

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Homeopath
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I am 38 yr old  woman and I hav hair loss problem. My hair is excessive oily so I don't apply oil. Texture is very th...
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 Natrum mur. 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.

I am 22 years old women . I don't know why my hair is falling so much and my skin quality is drastically changed and I am feeling depressed .I always try to keep myself happy and cool. And I always try to eat good and healthy foods but I don't know what is happening with me. I want to know how I can cure my unknown depression?

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I am 22 years old women . I don't know why my hair is falling so much and my skin quality is drastically changed and ...
Get your thyroid hormones and other blood tests done to rule out medical causes for this hairball and skin quality change. Consult a psychiatrist for the needful and get relived.

How to remove acne and acne spots?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
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How to remove acne and acne spots?
You have to understand that pimples & pimples marks are basically infections in your skin pores (glands) in which sweat is forming. If you want complete cure of pimples you have to be infection free, as skin have very little blood supply, so take time to remove infections.For further assistance you can concern me privately.please upload its photo.

My hair's are getting thinner day by day and loss of hair is increasing it's getting like bald one can you suggest any treatment for that to reduce.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist
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My hair's are getting thinner day by day and loss of hair is increasing it's getting like bald one can you suggest an...
Tab. Keraglo men once daily for 3 months. Hair spray qilib men solution once daily at night 6-8 sprays for one month. For bald patches use tugain 5% solution for application 1 ml at night for one month.

Hi sir. Due to oily on head. My hair fall is increased day by day. How to clear dandruff and oil from head. Before 4 years I suffered with typhoid.

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Homeopath
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Hi sir. Due to oily on head. My hair fall is increased day by day. How to clear dandruff and oil from head. Before 4 ...
Hi. As you mentioned about typhoid in your past medical history, typhoid tend to increased hairloss. 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 Badiaga 200, Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Anti-Dandruff shampoo and Anti-Dandruff 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.

I have hair loss very much for the past one months please suggest some tips to control it.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have hair loss very much for the past one months please suggest some tips to control it.
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.

I am 31yrs old these days I found some white spots in my both legs, please help me to prevent thanking you

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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I am 31yrs old these days I found some white spots in my both legs, please help me to prevent
thanking you
Nux Vomica - 1M / 5 drops in little water twice a day for one day only. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.

Hi, I am 30 years old. I lost so much hair may be due to genetic reasons, pollution or pressures etc. Is there any guaranteed medication for hair regrowth? I am using some medication as per doctor's advice but it is not much of use.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath
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Hi, I am 30 years old. I lost so much hair may be due to genetic reasons, pollution or pressures etc. Is there any gu...
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. After 10 days revert me for further treatment.

I am 23 and I have acne vulgaris. I am using benzoyl peroxide for last 5 months and still no use. Help me.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I am 23 and I have acne vulgaris. I am using benzoyl peroxide for last 5 months and still no use. Help me.
Do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk.

Hair loss all most hair lossed.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hair loss all most hair lossed.
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. aManagement: 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.

I'm suffering from great hair loss and almost I'm getting bold. I have tried all natural remedies but still no result. I need immediate hair growth what can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I'm suffering from great hair loss and almost I'm getting bold. I have tried all natural remedies but still no result...
Hi lybrate-user. The exact cause of hair loss may not be fully understood, but it's usually related to one or more of the following factors: 1. Family history (heredity) 2. Hormonal changes 3. Medical conditions 4. Medications 5. Life style medication:- 1. Regukar oiling with sukesham oil, guduchi pharmacy helps a lot to reduce hairfall within 21 days. 2. Preferably use guduchi anti hairfall shampoo, blot you hair with towel n donot rub. 3. Apply hairmask using amla n bhringaraj powder mixed with buttermilk weekly once helps a lot. 4. Cap trichup, 1 cap twice a day after food for 1 month. Tips:- 1. Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy 2. Avoid combing hair when wet since it is prone to breakage at such time.

I am fat, Try so many options any diet that can help me and I have have dark circles problems and I have lone tightness. Please help me out.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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I am fat, Try so many options any diet that can help me and I have have dark circles problems and I have lone tightne...
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients....sleep and weakness...so take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day...drink 7-8 glasses of water every day.

I am 19yrs old and I don't have enough moustache and beard?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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I am 19yrs old and I don't have enough moustache and beard?
Please take following medicine:- ocyl. 0/1 three times a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

I have dark patch on my waist. Can you suggest some medicines to remove it. There is not any itching or irritation. It came long ago, I think due to the wearing of dress. Could you please help me with it please?

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I have dark patch on my waist. Can you suggest some medicines to remove it. There is not any itching or irritation. I...
It will disappear on its own. Don't worry. Don't apply any ointment/crm. Have regular bath. Maintain personal hygiene. Avoid excess sweating. Consult skin specialist for further advice.
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