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Dr. Arvind Kolekar

General Surgeon, Mumbai

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Dr. Arvind Kolekar is a popular General Surgeon in Trombay, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Arvind Kolekar personally at Nova Specialty Surgery - Chembur in Trombay, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Arvind Kolekar on Lybrate.com.

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My wife suffers recently chickenpox. Now she struggles black and white spot & marks. How to reduce them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Dermatology
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My wife suffers recently chickenpox. Now she struggles black and white spot & marks. How to reduce them.
To start with coconut oil is best remedy for dry skin to be applied after taking bath. It is safe for long term use.
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My face skin turn black due to bike ridding, playing outside in the sun also. Nw its affecting more what should I do.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
My face skin turn black due to bike ridding, playing outside in the sun also. Nw its affecting more what should I do.
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How much does the laser treatment for scars will cost? (scars are due to nail scratching)

BHMS, Dietitian/ Nutritionist
Homeopath, Pune
How much does the laser treatment for scars will cost? (scars are due to nail scratching)
I cannot estimate the laser cost here. As far as scars due to scratching are concerned I do not think laser will help.
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I am a bit dark complexioned boy. I really want to be fairer. What should I do to be fair. Please help. Anybody. I am leaving very stressed.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am a bit dark complexioned boy. I really want to be fairer. What should I do to be fair. Please help. Anybody. I am...
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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Home Remedies For Oily Skin - तेलीय त्वचा के लिए घरेलू उपचार

MBBS, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Home Remedies For Oily Skin -  तेलीय त्वचा के लिए घरेलू उपचार

कई लोगों के सुंदर नयन नक्श होते हैं पर उनकी त्वचा की कमी सबकुछ फीका कर देती है। त्वचा में कमी का मतलब कालेपन या गोरेपन से नहीं बल्कि स्किन की टाइप से है। आमतौर पर त्वचा चार तरह की होती है- नॉर्मल, ड्राय, ऑइली और सेंसेटिव। ऑइली स्किन का मतलब है आपकी स्किन में लिपिड लेवल यानि वसा की मात्रा ज्यादा होना। आपकी स्किन किस टाइप की है, यह तीन फैक्टर पर निर्भर होता है- पानी, लिपिड लेवल और संवेदनशीलता। ऑइली स्किन अकसर हार्मोनल बदलाव की वजह से होती है, इसका सम्बन्ध लाइफस्टाइल से भी है। ऑइली स्किन चमकदार, मोटी और बेजान होती है। इस तरह की स्किन वाले पुरुष और महिलाओं की आंख के नीचे काले धब्बे आने का खतरा रहता है। ऑइली स्किन में पोर्स यानि त्वचा में पाए जाने वाले छिद्र बड़े-बड़े होते हैं और सैबेकियस ग्लैंड ज्यादा सक्रिय होते हैं। नतीजा ऐसी स्किन ऑइली हो जाती है।

स्किन ज्यादा सुर्ख या ज्यादा तैलीय हो तो हमें कई तरह की स्किन प्रोब्लेम्स का सामना करना पड़ता है और हमारी लुक खराब होती है सो अलग। तो आज हम बात करेंगे तैलीय त्वचा से निज़ात पाने के नुस्खों के बारे में। शरीर द्वारा उत्पन्न किये गए प्राकृतिक तेल की वजह से ही त्वचा स्वस्थ रह पाती है। लेकिन अगर चेहरे पर तेल ज़्यादा हो जाए तो कई साइड इफेक्ट्स भी हो सकते हैं। इनमें से एक साइड इफेक्ट्स के तौर पर आपके चेहरे पर मुहांसे भी हो सकते हैं। एक्ने का कारण भी त्वचा का ज्यादा तैलीय होना है।
हम में से ज्यादातरलोग स्किन के तेलहनपन को कंट्रोल करने के लिए ऑइल कंट्रोल क्रीम्स, मॉइस्चराइज़र्स जैसे कई और कास्मेटिक का इस्तेमाल करते हैं। हालांकि इनका इफ़ेक्ट होता है पर ये हर किसी के पास अवेलेबल हों यह जरूरी नहीं। तो अगर चाहें तो आप प्राकृतिक तरीकों से अपने स्किन के तैलीयता को कंट्रोल कर सकते हैं।

1. चंदन पावडर और मुल्तानी मिट्टी
एक चम्मच चंदन का पाउडर, एक चम्मच मुल्तानी मिट्टी, एक चम्मच केओलिन पाउडर मिलाकर चेहरे पर करीब 15-20 मिनट रखें उसके बाद चेहरा धो लें। 

2. व्हाइट एग
अंडे की सफेदी का मास्क त्वचा को अच्छा कसाव देता और वसामय ग्रंथियाँ को बंद कर देती है।

3. बेसन हल्दी
करीब 15-16 चम्मच बेसन और पिसी हुई हल्दी में थोड़ा-सा कच्चा दूध या पानी मिलाकर गाढ़ा-गाढ़ा घोल बनाएं और फिर एक चम्मच या 8-10 बूंद सरसों का या तिल का या फिर जैतून का तेलमिलाकर स्क्रबबना ले फिर स्क्रबको चेहरे, गर्दन, हाथ-पैर, कोहनियां,पर लगा लें। लेप के सूखने के बाद नार्मल स्क्रब की तरह छुड़ा लें और पानी से धो लें।बेसन और हल्दी के इस scrub को चेहरे पर लगाने से oily skin से राहत के साथ ही साथ चेहरे के दाग, धब्बे, झुर्रियां तथा अनावश्यक बाल भी दूर होते हैं। 

4. कोकोनट मिल्क
नारियल के दूध में बहुत से खनिजों का मिश्रण होता है। इसे अपने चेहरे पर लगाएं और कुछ देर के बाद धो दें। नारियल में मौजूद तेल आपकी त्वचा में मौजूद नमी में वृद्धि करता है और आपकी त्वचा से तेल को कम करता है।

5. मुल्तानी मिट्टी और आटे का फेसपैक
हल्की पीली रंगत वाली मुल्तानी मिट्टी, जई का आटा और बादाम को पीसकर मिलाने के बाद दो घंटे तक किसी कांच या चीनी मिट्टी से बने बर्तन में इसे रख दे फिर इस स्क्रबको चेहरे पर लगा लें यह तैलीय त्वचा की बेहतरीन सफाई करते हैं। इस से रोम छिद्रों का मैल साफ होगा और त्वचा की रंगत भी निखरेगी। 

6. शहद,चीनी,बुरा और नींबू रस
शहद, चीनी का बूरा और नींबू का रस मिलाकर चेहरे पर लगायें नींबू का रस त्वचा का रंग साफ करता है और पोर्सको सुखाता है तथा चीनी त्वचा को नरम बनाती है। इसे गीली त्वचा पर 15-20 मिनट के लिए लगा रहने दें फिर धो लें।

7. बेसन
तैलीय त्वचा के लिए केवल बेसन को ही पानी में घोलकर लेप कर लें तथा 15 मिनट के बाद इससे चेहरे का चिपचिपापन दूर होकर चेहरा निखर जाएगा।

8. बर्फ
अगर त्वचा इतनी अधिक तैलीय हो कि मेकअप भी न ठहरता हो तो इसके लिए आप एक बर्फ का टुकड़ा दूध में भिगोकर चेहरे पर धीरे-धीरे मलें। इस प्रयोग से त्वचा का चिकनापन दूर होकर चेहरे पर ताजगी का एहसास होगा।

9. दही
दही में लैक्टिक एसिड होता है और यह किसी अन्य दुग्ध उत्पाद की तरह ही त्वचा को साफ़ करता है। दही त्वचा को प्राकृतिक तरीके से सुखा देती है और इस प्रक्रिया में त्वचा का प्राकृतिक तेल भी नष्ट नहीं होने देती।

10. चावल आटा और गुलाबजल
चावल का आटा गुलाब जल के साथ मिला कर इसे थोड़ी देर कड़ा होने तक छोड़ दें फिर इस scrub को फेस पर लगाएं।

11. नमक का स्प्रे
नमक प्राकृतिक रूप से सुखाने वाला पदार्थ होता है तथा यह कीटाणु नाशक भी होता है। स्प्रे करने वाली बोतल में एक चमम्च नमक डालकर चेहरे पर स्प्रे करें यह आप हर रोज कर सकती है।

12. गेंदे के फूल का क्लिंजर
एक मुटठी भरगेंदे की पंखुडियां लेकर एक कप उबलते हुए पानी में डाल दें, फिर इसको पांच दस मिनट छोड़ दें, फिर जब ये छूने लायक ठंडा हो जाये तो पंखुडियो का गूदा बनाकर ऑयली स्किन पर लगायें पांच सात मिनट तक इसको लगा रहने दे फिर ठंडे पानी से चेहरे को धो लें।

13. दूध
तैलीय त्वचा से मुक्ति, दूध भी अत्याधिक तेल हटाने में आपकी मदद करता है। चेहरे को दूध से धोना काफी अच्छा उपचार है क्योंकि इससे त्वचा का वह तेल भी निकलता है जो कि काफी समय से त्वचा से चिपका हुआ होता है। इस प्रक्रिया के बाद त्वचा पर हल्का सा दूध लगाएं और अच्छे से धो लें।

14. हार्ड केमिकल से बचें
मेकअप के सामानों में मौजूद कठोर केमिकल्स त्वचा के तेल की मात्रा में वृद्धि करते हैं। इसलिए उत्कृष्ट कोटि के सॉफ्ट मेकअप ही करें।

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I suffered from hair skin issue since last two yers in my skull tough skin I added nd its not removed easily nd its cover half portion of my head nd it take so many medicines bt its not work please plz please plz do hlp me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I suffered from hair skin issue since last two yers in my skull tough skin I added nd its not removed easily nd its c...
Take following oil 1. Vata-jatadi tail apply it on hair alternate days take following remedies 1 asthi poshak vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach 3. Laghu malini vasant ras vati 2 tab after lunch and dinner for application 1. Neeli bhrungadi tail apply it on hair alternate days.
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I have pimples and spots on my face I had been to a doctor for 3 months not much changes seen when I roam in sunlight some pimples like small pores appears on face and face seems to be dark.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I have pimples and spots on my face I had been to a doctor for 3 months not much changes seen when I roam in sunlight...
Hello- Teenagers are the ones who suffer maximum from pimple marks, scars and spots and they are always on the lookout for the best cosmetic treatments or products for curing these marks and scars. There is no saying about how long these chemicals would take to act on one’s skin. Some skin types can easily adapt to the chemicals, whereas some cannot. In cases where the skin cannot easily adapt to chemicals, homemade remedies are the perfect solution for removing the acne scars or marks naturally and without any side effects. In either case, it would be better to treat pimple marks, pimple scars and pimple spots using home remedies. Try these- 1.Sugar scrub to erase pimple marks This is a simple and easy scrub for healthy, pimple-marks free, glowing skin. It will work as an exfoliating agent and would help you to achieve a brighter skin tone. Take three table spoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of milk powder and one tablespoon of honey, mix them together and scrub this mixture over the face for few minutes and rinse it off after 15 minutes. 2.Egg white to lighten pimple marks Egg white works well to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars. Take a fresh egg and break the egg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the pimple marks. After 10-15 minutes, wash off with cold water. The white of an egg is filled with protein and vitamins which can be very helpful to regenerate new skin cells to erase the pimple marks.
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I am 22 years old I have many clots (gaanth) in hands and legs they are sometimes irritating what can I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 22 years old I have many clots (gaanth) in hands and legs they are sometimes irritating what can I do?
It seems you have got subcutaneous nodules which we can call it lipoma. We can excise it whenever you have pain.
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I have black rashes on my face I used ointment for removing of rashes but sis not find any result what should I do nw to make my skin glowing?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have black rashes on my face I used ointment for removing of rashes but sis not find any result what should I do nw...
Follow these tips to lightens and remove the black marks -. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the marks. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will lightens the mark definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark marks 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly.
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I have an leg problem. Bottom of leg skin is very rub and occasionally blood spread.

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have an leg problem. Bottom of leg skin is very rub and occasionally blood spread.
Hello Sanjay , Soak your feet in hot water (bearable temperature) and them gently scrub it . After this apply good amount of vaseline and wear socks. This will give you some relief. For permanent solution with homoeopathic and naturopathy you can consult me. Regards, Dr. Heena
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Whenever I get drunk, I got itchy spots in my hands and feet. Is this a problem? What to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chandigarh
Whenever I get drunk, I got itchy spots in my hands and feet. Is this a problem? What to do?
You have to quit drink or change brand. If you want more information then you can also consult me. Good luck.
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Colour of my skin have become dark and little black. But first I was having fair complexion. PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS TO IMPROVE COLOUR OF MY SKIN NATURALLY AND ARTIFICIALLY.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Colour of my skin have become dark and little black. But first I was having fair complexion. PLEASE GIVE ME TIPS TO I...
Dear, follow these important tips to get fair colour of skin * avoid to go in strong sunlight and if you have to go in sunlight then cover your face & exposed parts of body before going in sunlight. * Use sunscreen having SPF 15 on face especially in summer and spring season. * Take vitamin -E rich foods like dry fruits, egg and fish as you like. You can take cord liver oil capsule daily. * Take more anti oxidant foods like fruits (Apple, grapes, melon) and citrus fruits. * Make paste of Papaya and apply this paste on face & exposed body parts and leave it for 15 minutes. It brightens the skin and lower melanin content. *• Apply one teaspoon of honey for 30 minutes and wash it off. • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water.
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melasma like patch on my face in the last few year. Tried hydroquinone cream. But little effect. Please any other creams or procedures?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
melasma like patch on my face in the last few year. Tried hydroquinone cream. But little effect. Please any other cre...
Wash face with aloe face wash dry than Massaje Ķeva nourishing cream morning end night. Change food habits add in your food vitamines minirales proteins green vegitabales salad. Do steaming on face in night than wash than Massaje cream.
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My prostrate volume is 45 cc. I am a diabetic. I am aged 56 years. Since 1 week I am having back ache also.

m.b.b.s,, F.D.R.C.
Endocrinologist, Raipur
My prostrate volume is 45 cc. I am a diabetic. I am aged 56 years. Since 1 week I am having back ache also.
You are suffering from enlarged prostate, being as a diabetic it may cause frequent urination ie urgency, better to consult urologit to R/o any pathology, then you can consult for diabetic management. All the best.
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I am suffering from under eye dark circles, for lst two years and from 2,3 months it become darker what should I do, please give any solution to reduce it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am suffering from under eye dark circles, for lst two years and from 2,3 months it become darker what should I do, ...
Hello Lybrate user Dark discolouration of the skin under the eye is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows. Causes of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles. Remedies 1. Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin. 2. Apply gram flour with tomato juice. 3. Apply raw potato juice alternately. 4. Start a few eye excercises. 5. Make it a habit of drinking tomato juice with some pudina /indian-herbs or mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. 6. Always use sunglasses when going out in sun to protect the eyes from the harmful rays. 7. Make a paste of turmeric powder and pineapple juice. Apply it on the dark circles. 8. Apply Cucumber gel at bedtime Additional Precautions 1. Get adequate sleep and rest. 2. Avoid rubbing your eyes too much or too often, as it causes the blood vessels to dilate, thus making the under eye appear darker. 3. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to get rid of water retention that could be a cause of the problem. 4. Eat foods rich in vitamins A, C and E.
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Hello sir madam I am suffering from anus pain. There is Anal itching. please tell me any tablet name or home remedies.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi Avoid all oily spicy nonveg stuffs at all Have more liquids, fibers,fruits, curd for better digestion. Take Sitz bath (sitting in a tub filled with leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve & additionally after passing stool. Thanks Dear consult later after 1 week.
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I am sathyanithi, I have some skin problems in my face, with blackheads on nose & face, also dark circles under my eyes, kindlyhelp me in clearing all those and to have a clean & even tone smooth face, suggest me some tips.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am sathyanithi, I have some skin problems in my face, with blackheads on nose & face, also dark circles under my ey...
Homoeopathic treatment UNDER EYE CREAM ( BAKSON) Apply at night under the eye in circular fashion GLOWCARE DROPS ( LORDS) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily Take a good Iron rich diet likeApple,Pomegranate,Spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily Try to have a sound sleep HOME REMEDIES Slice up a papaya. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain helps exfoliate the skin, making way for new skin cells to emerge. Papaya also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E, so it's a dark spot fading superstar. Papain is most concentrated while the papaya is still green, but you can use riper fruit as well. Peel and remove the seeds from a papaya, and try one of the following treatments: 1. Slice a piece off of the papaya, and lay or hold it on the dark spots that you want to get rid of. Hold it there for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a day for best results. 2.Make a papaya facial mask. Cut the papaya into chunks, then use a blender or food processor to blend the fruit into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse well.
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I have dark circle on my face my skin is dark I want to remove my dark circle and want fair skin. And I have dark lips is there is any cream for pink lips.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have dark circle on my face my skin is dark I want to remove my dark circle and want fair skin. And I have dark lip...
Dear, Follow these methods & instructions to remove dark circles : • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly . • Drink 8 glass of water daily. • Apply piece of cucumber on your both eyes . That has bleaching property. • Apply almond oil or you can apply capsule of vitamin E mix it in mosturiser or cream you have daily around the eye in night and massage it lightly daily . • Take a piece of potato and make it's juice by crush it apply its juice for 15 min daily . • Apply rose water daily for 10 min daily . • Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric ( haldi ) with one teaspoon of besan mix it with water and make paste apply it around eyes for 10 minutes and make it dry remove it . • Eat green leafy vegetables daily and fruits daily . Drink a glass of milk daily . • Do not take stress do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 minutes . Follow these best tips to get red lips :- * Moisturize your lips you must keep your lips moisturized if you want them to stay healthy and therefore pink. If you are going outside, try applying a bit of petroleum jelly or lip balm and if you are inside, use some Milk fat ( ghee). * Use Pomegranate Seeds and Milk. Another simple way to lighten dark, dull lips and create a beautiful pink color is using pomegranate seeds. Crush up the seeds and mix it with some milk cream. If you apply this home remedy to your lips regularly, you will start to see them becoming redder and fuller. * Apply Cucumber Juice Another great way to reduce any darkness on your lips is to apply a bit of cucumber juice. Simply slice a cucumber, rubbing it against your lips to allow the juices to soak on. If you do this for five minutes each day, you can lighten dark lips to a beautiful pink color. * Mix Rose Petals in Milk. Rose petals are another one of the great home remedies for pink lips. Simply soak some rose petals in milk for a little bit of time. Then use the petals to make a paste, adding a few drops of both glycerin and honey. Apply the paste on your lips and wait fifteen minutes before gently rubbing it off using milk. This remedy can produce amazing results. * Massage with Lemon Juice Another remedy only requires lemon and some sugar. Cut a thin slice from the lemon, sprinkling a bit of sugar on top and rub your lips with this combination each day. This works well because lemon works to naturally bleach your lips, returning them to their light, pink color while sugar works to remove dead skin cells. * Mix Honey, Almond Oil and Sugar Another great remedy is to mix sugar, honey and a little bit of olive or almond oil. Apply this to your lips, massaging it in for ten minutes.
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Freckles: Causes and Management

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Freckles: Causes and Management

Skin complexion varies and is caused by the skin pigmentation known as ‘melanin’, produced by cells called melanocytes, which gives skin the colour. The more amount of melanin, the darker the complexion. Melanin has a protective effect against sun exposure, as it reduces damage caused by the sun on the skin. It is proven that people with a darker complexion (with more melanin) are less prone to damage from sun exposure.

What are they? Freckles are cells that contain more amount of melanin compared to the surrounding areas. It is a common sight where some people have small, tiny black/brown spots on their faces. These spots may also be present on the hands, elbows, neck, back, etc., but are most obvious in the face. These are known as freckles.

Causes: Freckles are very common, and they are triggered by exposure to sunlight. The melanocytes absorb the sun and produce more melanin, thereby causing freckles. They are a natural reaction of the skin to the sun.

  • It runs in families, and children are likely to have freckles if the parents had them.

  • It also depends on complexion – fair people are more prone to have freckles than dark people.

  • Tanning, whether done by the sun or in a salon, also increases the chances of having freckles.

  • In some people, the freckles appear in the summer and disappear in the winter.

  • While some precancerous lesions may start off as tiny brown spots and be mistaken for freckles, freckles per se are not cancerous.

Management: While there are stories that freckles are angel kisses, they are not true. Freckles do not bring any good luck charm and can be prevented and avoided to improve overall skin and esthetic appeal.

Prevention is the first option, and if you are genetically disposed to have freckles, it is best to take measures that can reduce freckles. Avoiding or reducing sun exposure and using good sun protection can help in reducing the number of freckles and the darkness of the freckles.

Freckles can be treated by one of the following:

  1. Topical Creams- Though widely used, these contain bleaching agents which act on the entire skin and not just the freckles. Retin-A is one of the widely used products.

  2. Laser- Considered the best method for freckle removal, a beam of the laser is used to get rid of the unwanted melanocytes which produce melanin. This not only reduces freckles, it also improves skin tone and colour.

  3. Cryotherapy- Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the melanin-producing cells, thereby removing freckles.

If you have freckles, try these measures for getting rid of them. Once that is done, preventing freckle formation with limiting sun exposure and sun protection is extremely essential. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Ayurveda,


home remedies for fungal infections

Symptoms Of Skin Fungus

While skin fungus may be caused by different environments and different types of fungi the signs or the symptoms of such infections are common:
• The skin of the feet peels, cracks or scales off
• Redness occurs on the skin as well as blister formation
• The skin tends to soften and breakdown
• There could be itching and burning
It is to be noted that skin fungus causes infections that are highly contagious. Thus, it can easily be transmitted from one person to another. The infected area needs to be treated or else it will spread to other areas of the body and cause complications. The different kinds of skin fungal infections like Jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot can be cured or prevented by taking note of the effective home remedies available.

Home Remedies For Skin Fungus

1. Proper Cleaning Routine

We often do not give adequate attention to the feet or clean it properly. It is necessary to:
• Wash feet thoroughly with soap
• It should be scrubbed or exfoliated from time to time to remove the dead skin cells.
Such regular cleaning rituals will keep the skin on the feet healthy and not allow bacteria to develop on it.

2. Keep The Feet And Shoes Dry

It is imperative that one maintains cleanliness and dryness of the feet and shoes:
• One should not wear shoes with wet feet
• The feet should be dried thoroughly after bath or washing
• If shoes are wet, they should be dried out properly before they are worn

3. Use Of Apple Cider Vinegar

If one has ringworm they can make use of apple cider vinegar and its antiseptic properties:
• The affected area should be cleansed with antiseptic soap first
• Apple cider vinegar should be applied on the affected area with a soft cotton ball
• The affected area should be massaged gently

4. Use Of Nail Polish

A common home remedy to get rid of skin fungus is to use nail polish remover or nail polish on it:
• If the fungus has affected the nails putting nail polish on it will kill the fungus and dry out the area
• The acetylene content in the nail polish does the trick

5. Do Not Wear Footwear For Long

If you tend to sweat or are active all day long, you need to remove the footwear often:
• It will help to dry out the seat
• It will reduce chances of fungal infection coming on

6. Apply Powder

If one is repeating the same pair of socks and shoes they need to:
• Apply baby powder in the shoes and the socks
• That will keep the moisture out and reduce chances of infection

7. Keep An Eye Out For Telltale Signs

It is hard to recognize the symptoms of fungal infection. One needs to keep an eye out for the first signs as the skin infection caused by fungi is contagious:
• Crusty skin layer forms on the top of feet
• Small rashes might develop which might itch

8. Do Not Wear Tight Fitting Clothes Or Shoes

When one has fungal infection they should resort to:
• Loose clothing that allow the air movement
• Comfortable fitted shoes should be worn to prevent aggravation of the infected areas

9. Tea Tree Oil

This is known to be an effective cure for fungal infections. It can be used in the form of:
• Ointment on the affected area
• The oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and then applied on the affected area

10. Preventing Skin Fungus On The Back

If you tend to sweat a lot you need to:
• Change the sweaty clothes
• Scrub the skin thoroughly when taking bath

11. Use Of Essential Oil

One can use the following essential oils to prevent fungus from growing on the skin:
• Garlic oil
• Tea tree oil
• Oregano oil

12. Use Of Hydrogen Peroxide

On can use a solution of
hydrogen peroxide and water in order to treat fungal infections. If one is suffering from such an infection:
• They can use such a solution to wash themselves or soak the affected area
• If the skin is sensitive, skin bleach can also be used to treat the affected areas
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