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Dr. Chitra Nayak  - Dermatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Chitra Nayak

Dermatologist, Mumbai

10 - 200 at clinic
Dr. Chitra Nayak Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Selected to receive a traveling scholarship by the International Society of Dermatology to attend the 9th International Congress of Dermatology at Beijing, China from May
Selected as team member of the GSE program of Rotary International to visit Pittsburgh, USA in April,May
Lalloobhai Jhaveri Gold Medal for standing first at the DDV exam of CPS
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First rank with distinction at the MD exam of Mumbai University in February

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Im 22 year female studying mtech. I m suffering with severe hair loss since two months. Can you give me a solution for it I m already using ketokol shampoo for scalp and medicines like calcicron plus, logihair since a week. Will it be sufficient? can you suggest through our diet can it be controlled? can you suggest more?

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Im 22 year female studying mtech.
I m suffering with severe hair loss since two months. Can you give me a solution fo...
Guava to prevent breakage this tropical fruit brims with vitamin c. It protects your hair from breaking. One cup of guava has 377 milligrams of vitamin c.
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I have a hair fall problem for several years tried many things didn't worked. For few days now I am using onion juice on hair, is it ok to use onion on hair, will it promote new hair or else its waste of using onion.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a hair fall problem for several years tried many things didn't worked. For few days now I am using onion juice...
1. Apply mahabhringraj oil on your scalp and massage follow by giving hot water fomentation. You can put 1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils before going to bed. 2. Take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day. Increase the intake of proteins such as soybean and egg white. It is advisable to avoid tea, coffee, spicy food, fermented food and junk food. Only use ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp and avoid synthetic shampoos. Do pranayama early morning.
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I have scalp damage problem. What should and shouldn't I do? Any help will be appreciated.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have scalp damage problem. What should and shouldn't I do? Any help will be appreciated.
1. Do not wash your hair daily. 2. Give you head hot oil massage - mix of olive, almond, coconut and sesame oil. 3. Eat food rich in proteins 4. Apply some natural herbs like bringraj, amla and shikakai 5. You can apply raw amla juice daily 6. Use apple cider vinegar to maintain ph levels of scalp 7. Keep your head covered in sun and pollution.
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I am 22 year old female. My hairs are extremely thin and weak, and have split ends all over. They seems to be very dull and unhealthy. I apply almond or coconut oil once or twice a week and use Halo shampoo for hair wash thrice a week. Suggest some remedy or medicine by which I can get strong, long, shiny and healthy hair, and can get rid of split ends.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 22 year old female. My hairs are extremely thin and weak, and have split ends all over. They seems to be very du...
Hi, hair loss is caused due to stress, anxiety, sinusitis, gastric disorder, chronic headache, junk food, polluted atmosphere. Take, plenty of water to moisten your scalp and to eliminate toxins, too. Go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, and to nourish your hair follicles to grow healthy and shining hair. Your diet b easily digestible, simple, rich in protein on time. Homoeo medicine: @ jaborandyq-20 drops + 20 drops of water, apply on scalp, twice. @ wiesbaden 20-6 pills, thrice a day. Use protein shampoo. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food tk care.
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I want bakson lip balm but I didn't get it any medical store can you pls help me to find out it. Where I goo?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I want bakson lip balm but I didn't get it any medical store can you pls help me to find out it. Where I goo?
Search on Net regarding homoeopathic stores in or around your area.If you dont get from any Homoeopathic medical store then ask him to arrange one
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How many times can I use henna for my hair in a month? is it any problem while applying henna to hair? suggest another home remedies for my white hair. To become black/red.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How many times can I use henna for my hair in a month? is it any problem while applying henna to hair?
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Application of Henna on hairs depends upon your quality of hairs and how often they require natural conditioning and color.Otherwise you can apply henna 1-2 times in a month as it acts as a natural conditioner,prevents hairfall and premature greying of hairs.There is absolutely no problem in applying Henna to hairs. Tips to prevent premature greying of hair 1. Stop smoking. It has been shown that people who smoke increases the chances of premature hair graying by four times. 2. To prevent your hair from greying it should be protected from heat. 3. Avoid using excess chemical hair products like shampoos, conditioners, hair gels etc. 4. Try to keep your hair always moisturized. 5. Eat a healthy balanced diet to prevent your hair from becoming white. 6. Avoid wearing tight hats and caps as it disturbs the circulation of blood to our scalp.
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Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Speedy Home Remedies For Skin Fungus

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 Oils

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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I wants to tell you about my hair problem. My hairs are fell down in a very badly way day by day. Please tell me the solution of my this problem?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I wants to tell you about my hair problem. My hairs are fell down in a very badly way day by day. Please tell me the ...
Apply hair oil which contains Arnica and Jaborandi. It will make your hair healthy. And try to wash hair every alternate days. Take care. :)
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Hi, I am 20 years old and am suffering from hair fall problem. Hairs are becoming weak and rough and also suffering from dandruff. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi, I am 20 years old and am suffering from hair fall problem. Hairs are becoming weak and rough and also suffering f...
Hi , we have best medicines in homoeopathy to cure dandruff and reduce hair fall. Better to apply pure coconut oil with fresh lemon juice to scalp, leave 30 mins and wash with lukewarm water. How long are you suffering from this problem?
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How to remove scar of knife cuts in hand?

BHMS
Homeopath,
How to remove scar of knife cuts in hand?
Hello, Apply Homoeopathic - Thiosinaminum Q few drops mixed in a glycerin solution on scars that are visible (as it is less greasy, so is more easily absorbed into the skin. Also take Causticum 200 orally thrice daily for 3 weeks. Revert me back after 3 weeks for further guidance.
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I massaged my scalp and about 200 to 300 fair fell. I stopped massaging when the hair fall didn't stop. What is the possible reason to my problem?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
I massaged my scalp and about 200 to 300 fair fell. I stopped massaging when the hair fall didn't stop. What is the p...
You could be suffering from Acute Telogen Effluvium, in which there is some trigger like fever, stress, dieting which leads to sudden onset of hair fall. Usually with proper healthy diet and it recovers in 3 months. You may take a multivitamin like Keraglo Men
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I am going bald and i am just 20 yrs suggest me some hair losing tips.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am going bald and i am just 20 yrs suggest me some hair losing tips.
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 as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: 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 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! 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 thistake 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!). 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.
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I have pimples on my face and in arms which are filled with something like white.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have pimples on my face and in arms which are filled with something like white.
Take the following treatment - 1. Take 4 tablespoon of aloevera juice with one tablespoon of honey after dinner. 2. Take 4 tablespoon amla juice + 2 tablespoon honey on an empty stomach in the morning. 3. Take chandraprabhavati 2 tablets twice a day. 4. Avoid junk, bakery & spicy food. 5. Maida is very harmful for body, so avoid it. 6. Have all your meals on time. 7. Drink lots of water 8. Fruits rich in vitamin c and green leafy vegetables help in acne.
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Hi sir, Good morning my hair is falling very much is there any way to stop falling. Please tell me the tips to stop hair falling.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
It will be better you see a dermatologist. He will do a trichoscopy to assess your hairs and advise you treatment accordingly
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I have dandruff in my hair which is very oily and I have got pimples because of dandruff as well as grey hair what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have dandruff in my hair which is very oily and I have got pimples because of dandruff as well as grey hair what sh...
Homoeopathic treatment NATRUM MUR 6X ( Dr.reckeweg) chew 4 tabs 3 times a day VENOME SHAMPOO ( BIOVALLEY) ANTIDANDRUFF OIL ( WilmarSchwabe India) apply twice weekly at night,leave overnight Conssume 6-8 glass water daily Exerciseregularily take Nutritious diet Avoid Junk,Fried nd spicy food,cold drinks,ketchups
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Dear sir im getting treatment for my face (dark spots and pimples since 1 month) from dermatologist .He has given me a(tretinoin microsphere gel 0.04% and valomoist cream ) but this two creams didn't showing any effect on my face infact pimples are still increasing and spots too please let me know solution for this soon.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Dear sir im getting treatment for my face (dark spots and pimples since 1 month) from dermatologist .He has given me ...
Hello, acne is the most common teenage problem. Acne is a result of a blockage in the follicles or the pores on the skin. It includes whiteheads, pimples, blackheads and rashes, and occurs usually on the face, chest. I would advise you to take homoeopathic treatment for the complete cure of pimples. Homoeopathy cures acne conditions like blackheads, whiteheads, skin rashes and oily skin very effectively. *treatment part for the acne -- 1. Take kali brom 30 ch, (wsi) 3 drops daily morning empty stomach. 2. Take berberis aquafolium q 10 drops with water twice a day. * management part for the acne-- 1. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 2. Eat healthy and balanced diet including whole grain meals, green leafy vegetables and fruits. 3. Avoid oily, junk and spicy food. *home remedy for acne-- crush coriander leaves and take out its juice, then mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder, now apply on acne at night.
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Hai. I am having a scar on my forehead hw can I get rid out of it? thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hai. I am having a scar on my forehead hw can I get rid out of it? thanks in advance.
Hi, please tell is this a acne scar, injury scar or post inflammatory scar or any other symptoms like itching or irritation. Accordingly effective medicine can be prescribed. Thanks.
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All About Melasma

Diploma in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy - , MBBS
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
All About Melasma

A common skin condition, which causes the discoloration of your skin in patches across the face, melasma is more of a social embarrassment and cause for distress rather than being a serious condition. Although it affects men as well, studies have shown that over 90 percent of patients are women. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy as many pregnant women develop this skin condition.

Causes of Melasma
Primary causes of melasma have been attributed to various hormonal changes within the body. Let's look at some of the factors that may cause this disorder:
1. Pregnancy: This is often attributed as the leading cause of melasma, the primary cause has often been attributed to hormonal changes that a woman may experience due to pregnancy.

2. Treatments that may change hormonal balance: Women on contraceptive pills or who have implants such as intrauterine devices may also develop this disorder. This is due to the balance of estrogen and progesterone being changed within the body.

3. Sun exposure: Continued sun exposure may also lead to melasma. This is due to the activation of melanocytes within the body which start producing more melanin.

4. Stress: Long periods of stress on the body can also trigger hormonal changes and cause melasma.

5. Thyroid problems: If someone suffers from Hypothyroidism or low levels of the thyroid hormone, it can trigger other hormonal changes and also cause this skin disorder. 
It has also been noticed that people with generally a darker skin tone tend to get melasma and it is less common in people with fairer skin.

Certain characteristics of Melasma
Melasma develops in certain patterns which can be easily diagnosed either as spots on the skin similar to freckles or brown patches of skin that grow bigger. Some of these patterns are:
a. Malar pattern: This grows on the nose and cheeks
b. Mandibular pattern: Starts growing around the jaw line
c. Brachial melasma: This grows on the upper arms and shoulders
d. Lateral cheek pattern: Grows on the cheek on both sides of the face
e. Centrofacial pattern: Nose, upper lips, forehead and cheeks

Treatment of Melasma
Most women who develop melasma during pregnancy report that it goes away after childbirth. However certain forms of melasma may appear in non-pregnant women due to hormonal changes. Treating the underlying hormonal changes usually resolves the problem. However certain other methods may be required to resolve the issues such as skin creams, chemical peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion.

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Sir, There is dark circle near my eyes. And feel odd. So, sir I want to know what to do. I need your advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir, There is dark circle near my eyes. And feel odd. So, sir I want to know what to do. I need your advice.
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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