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Dr. Pankaj Shastry is a trusted General Surgeon in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. He is currently associated with DR Anands Hospital For Children in Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pankaj Shastry on Lybrate.com.

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What is elephantiasis?& how it happen any medicine is their for this. What precation we have to take while elephant times.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What is elephantiasis?& how it happen any medicine is their for this. What precation  we have to take while elephant ...
Hi, elephantiasis is a symptom of a variety of diseases, where parts of a person's body swell to massive proportions. Elephantiasis is a condition characterized by gross enlargement of an area of the body, especially the limbs. Other areas commonly affected include the external genitals. Elephantiasis is caused by obstruction of the lymphatic system, which results in the accumulation of a fluid called lymph in the affected areas. The parasite worms wuchereria bancrofti and brugia malayi cause filariasis, which may lead to elephantiasis. Symptoms are similar to human granulocytic ehrlichiosis, including fever, headache, chills, malaise, sweating, muscles aches, nausea, and vomiting. The infection may range from a mild illness to a severe, life threatening disease. It may cause reduction of white blood cells and platelets, anemia, or abnormal liver function. Prevention: controlling the spread and breeding of larvae bearing mosquitoes is the most effective way of preventing elephantiasis. Anyone visiting or living in a danger area, usually in the tropics, should take all the normal precautions, sleeping under mosquito nets and using insect repellent. In general, an american is unlikely to be infested if he or she keeps to hotels and other places that maintain a good standard of cleanliness. Medication: many homoeopathic remedies are available to cure elephantiasis symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations, symptoms and modalities of the case like apis mel, clematis e, silicea, natrum mur, thuja occidentalis, lycopodium, sulphur, cannabis sativa, aurum met, hydrastis and many other medicines.
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I'm having dark spots on my face. I'm experiencing pimples for more than 4 years. And now my face has a lot of dark spots and dark circles under eyes as well. What to do?

BDS, fellowship in aesthetic medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Lucknow
I'm having dark spots on my face. I'm experiencing pimples for more than 4 years. And now my face has a lot of dark s...
Various treatment options are available. Laser, peels and a good homecare regime. De pigmentation creams. Visit the centre for best results.
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Ny name is Amir. Age- 23yr My skin is dark and dry and lips also very dark. So I feel very shame with my friends. What should I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ny name is Amir. Age- 23yr
My skin is dark and dry and lips also very dark. So I feel very shame with my friends. Wha...
there is in ayurveda mention pinda swed ..it is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner .. 1.boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night .. by doing above thing you will get good result
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In hand fingers, lips his skin colour changed as white. Its visible as differ from rest of the skin. She get treatment nearly 4 years. But, improvement was zero. Some are telling it is some deficiency problem. Actually what it is? To change the colour as her normal skin colour, what to do?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
In hand fingers, lips his skin colour changed as white. Its visible as differ from rest of the skin. She get treatmen...
It is vitiligo or leukoderma. Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes the skin to lose its color. As the skin pigment disappears, people see white (or lighter-colored) patches. Unlike Peecher, most people see changes to their skin color, but they don’t feel anything. It is caused by auto-immune damage of melanocytes in skin in patchy distribution. Melanocytes make the pigment of skin known as melanin. Usually it is slowly progressive. Vitiligo is not contagious. It is not life-threatening. But, vitiligo can be life-altering. Some people develop low self-esteem. They may no longer want to hang out with friends or develop serious depression. Most people have vitiligo for life, so it’s important to develop coping strategies. Steroids may be tried to arrest it's progression but usually have not become successful in most of cases. Sunlight stimulates formation of melanin by remaining melanocytes but may also damage the skin of white patches as melanin pigment which absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiaton from reaching deep layers of skin is absent in these patches. You may need to apply sunscreens to white patches while going out in sun to protect damage to deep layers of skin at patches Treatment of Vitiligo: The type of treatment that is best for you will depend on your preference, overall health, age and where the vitiligo appears on your body. Some people choose not to treat vitiligo as it is more of a cosmetic problem than a medical problem. 1. No medical treatment (use cosmetics to add lost color): Cosmetic options include makeup, a self-tanner and skin dye. Offers safe way to make vitiligo less noticeable. Often recommended for children because it avoids possible side effects from medicine. Drawbacks: Must be repeatedly applied, can be time-consuming, takes practice to get natural- looking result. 2. Medicine applied to the skin: Several different topical (applied to the skin) medicines can repigment the skin. Prescribed for small areas. The most commonly prescribed medicine is a potent or super-potent topical corticosteroid. About half, 45 percent, of patients regain at least some skin color after 4 to 6 months. A topical corticosteroid may be combined with another medicine to improve results. Topical medicine works best in people with darkly pigmented skin. Topical medicines are most effective on certain areas of the body, such as the face. They are least effective on the hands and feet. Not all topical medicines should be used on the face. Drawbacks: These medicines have possible side effects, so patients must be carefully monitored. A possible serious side effect of using of a topical corticosteroid for a year or longer is skin atrophy. This means the skin becomes paper thin, very dry and fragile. 3. Light treatment: Uses light to repigment the skin. Patient may sit in a light box or receive excimer laser treatments. Light box used to treat widespread vitiligo; laser used to treat small area. Works best on the face; least effective on hands and feet. Effective for many patients; about 70 percent see results with excimer laser. Results can disappear. About half, 44 percent, see results disappear within 1 year of stopping treatment. After 4 years, about 86 percent lose some color restored by treatment. May cause patients with darkly pigmented skin to see areas of darker skin after treatment, but treated skin usually matches untreated skin within a few months. Requires a time commitment. Patients need 2 to 3 treatments per week for several weeks. May be combined with another treatment such as topical corticosteroid. 4. PUVA light therapy: Uses UVA light and a medicine called psoralen to restore skin color. Psoralen may be applied to the skin or taken as a pill. Bagchi (a herb also contains psoalens, and may be used. Can treat widespread vitiligo. About 50 percent to 75 percent effective in restoring pigment to the face, trunk, upper arms and upper legs. Not very effective for the hands or feet. Time-consuming, requiring treatment at a hospital or PUVA center twice a week for about 1 year. Psoralen can affect the eyes, so this treatment requires eye exams before starting treatment and after finishing treatment. To help prevent serious side effects, patients need to be carefully monitored. 5. Surgery: May be an option when light therapy and medicines applied to the skin do not work. For adults whose vitiligo has been stable (not changed) for at least 6 months. Not for children. Not for people who scar easily or develop keloids (scars that rise above the skin). Different surgical procedures available. Most involve removing unaffected skin or skin cells and placing where need pigment. Can be effective for 90 percent to 95 percent of patients. Possible side effects include failure to work, cobblestone-like skin and infection. 6. Unconventional treatment: Some vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes have been reported to restore skin color in people who have vitiligo. Most have not been studied, so there is no evidence to support these treatments and no knowledge of possible side effects. Ginkgo biloba, an herb, has been studied in a clinical trial. Results from this trial indicate that the herb may restore skin color and stop vitiligo from worsening. In the ginkgo biloba trial, 10 patients given ginkgo biloba had noticeable or complete return of skin color. Two patients taking the placebo (contains no active ingredient) also had noticeable or complete return of skin color. Because some patients taking the placebo regained their skin color, more study is needed. 7. Depigmentation: This treatment removes the remaining pigment from the skin. Very few patients opt for this treatment. Removing the rest of the pigment leaves a person with completely white skin. It may be an option for an adult who has little pigment left and other treatment has not worked. Removing the remaining pigment can be an effective way to get one skin color. To remove the remaining color requires you to apply a cream once or twice day. This cream gradually removes color from the skin. Depigmentation can take 1 to 4 years. Once treatment is finished, some people see spots of pigment on their skin from being out in the sun. To get rid of these spots, you can use the cream that removed your remaining skin color. Outcome It is not possible to predict how a patient will respond to treatment. It is important to keep in mind that no one treatment works for everyone. Results can vary from one part of the body to another. Combining two or more treatments often gives the best results. Ayurvedic Treatment: Patanjali claims that:- Agnijith, a natural medicine for vitiligo, is scientifically proven for its capability to produce pigmentation in areas lacking color. The medicine is very effective for preventing vitiligo by blocking the loss of pigment cells from the skin. The medicine is also a cream with high anti-microbial properties, which is easily absorbed by the skin and increases blood circulation at the capillary level. Homeopathic Remedies for Vitiligo BOERICKE- SKIN- LEUCODERMA. Ars. Alb. Ars. Sulph.flavum. Bacillinum. Graphites. Merc sol. Nat. Mur. Nit. Acid. Nux vom. Phos. Sep. Sil. Sulph. Thuja. Aurvedic & Homeopathic doctors very enthusiastic claims but lack any controlled clinical trials and in fact their effect on vitiligo occurs very insignificant in most of cases. Actually they are not selling remedies to you but are selling hopes to you in exchange of money for ailments for which there is inadequate treatment in modern medicine (as some call it allopathy in retaliation). In fact truth reveals it self clearly when you go on practicals and medicine is a matter of truth, not a matter of faith as truth would treat your ailments, not the faith but faith is important as well to make you stick to treatment.
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She has a prblm that during toilet blood come through stool with lots of pain from 20 days. What n which medicine should she follow.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
She has a prblm that during toilet blood come through stool with lots of pain from 20 days. What n which medicine sho...
She could be suffering from anal fissure. Avoid constipation. Take plenty of fruits, fibre and fluids. Sitz bath at least twice a day. Additional fibre such as isafbagole 3tsf with a cup of water would be beneficial. Thanks.
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Tummy Tuck Surgery - Abdominoplasty!

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Tummy Tuck Surgery - Abdominoplasty!

Abdominoplasty, also known as “tummy tuck” is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excessive skin from the abdomen. This surgery removes the extra fat and skin, thus making the abdomen flatter, resulting in tighter muscles near the walls or border of your abdomen. You should consult a doctor and strictly follow prescribed procedures before and after the surgical process. It must not be confused with liposuction i.e. the cosmetic surgery which removes excessive fat deposits in the body. 

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is beneficial to you, 

  1. If you possess good physical health. 
  2. If you are a non-smoker or have recently quit smoking
  3. If you have a stable health and realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. 
  4. If you have been pregnant previously and now need to lose weight and fat deposits. 

The surgery is not suitable for the following cases: 

  1. If you are planning to get pregnant, then it is recommended to perform the surgery after delivery. This is due to the fact that your muscles can be stretched again after the surgery. 
  2. If the appearance of scars after tummy tuck is a problem, consult your doctor about the scar replacement procedure. 
  3. If you still smoke or are absolutely unable to quit. 

Types: 

There are two procedures of tummy tuck. These are decided by the surgeon during your consultation and some pre-surgery medical tests. The procedures are: a) Complete Abdominoplasty and b) Partial or mini abdominoplasty. 

In Complete Abdominoplasty, the surgeon cuts the abdomen from hipbone to hipbone and your skin, tissue and muscle will be operated. In the case of partial or mini abdominoplasty procedure, the fat deposits are usually located below the navel region and the surgeon may not move your belly button. The entire procedure may take around two to three hours. 

Aftercare: 
Proper nutrition and healthy meals are required for this surgery. You must follow a balanced diet and focus on post-operative care.

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My faces having dullness and full of acne my skin is oily so tell me which face aur cream I used in my face my face becomes black in some places in the middle of face becomes black spot Aur whole of acne. please consult me what I do to make face fair.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My faces having dullness and full of acne my skin is oily so tell me which face aur cream I used in my face my face b...
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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I am 74 years and I have enlarged Prostate Glands. The urine retention is28 cc. I do not have much bad symptoms such as continuous urination, repeated night time urination etc. My question is whether I can controlled with medicines as I am the other side of 70 years. Pl. Guide. doctor normally recommend Operation due to many reasons. I want your free and frank opinion.

MD
General Physician, Delhi
I am 74 years and I have enlarged Prostate Glands. The urine retention is28 cc. I do not have much bad symptoms such ...
Dear patient, I can understand the stress you are going through regarding the enlarged prostrate, and also it is good that for you as you are not experiencing any symptoms related to it. There are certain medication to control the symptoms and enlargement of prostrate. The operation is advisable but without symptoms you can avoid it, also please do the PSA it is a test to confirm any other related disease I hope the very best for your health Feel free to contact in my private OPD if required.
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5 Effective Face Packs for Healthy Skin

5 Effective Face Packs for Healthy Skin

A daily commuter on the roads into the city? Scared of beauty being hampered by the deadly sun that shines above your head? Tired of spending your money on all those artificial products being sold into the markets at a very huge scale?

Don’t you wish to destroy your skin by using them all?

Now you stop use of all these then and start following though slow but a protective way for skin of your face.

Boil potatoes and then let it get a little cooled off after that you may  mash them but REMEMBER not to peel off the skin of them. To this you add, cucumber juice and add a few lemon drops and apply the mixture of all these, as it would help all the scares on the face get removed and help add glow to your skin too. Application of this twice a day would give the best of the results.

With a spoon of vinegar you may add an egg yolk to it and a mashed ripen banana, whisk these entire together well. Use this viscous paste as a face pack and let it rest for the next 15 minutes. After 15 minutes you may wash off your face with luke warm water and try out the same at least twice in a span of week as this would help you skin from being resistant to the UV rays of the sun.

Use ripen papaya fruit, whose one tough slice or just a piece is to be rubbed onto the face and washed off 10 mins later after application. This doesn’t only provides one with clean skin of the face but also help clear all spots and aging signs too.

Apply multani mitti (fullers earth) on your face for getting, fairer, softer, smoother and bouncy skin. Multani mitti adds a glow to your skin.

Mix channe ka atta, haldi powder, shikakai powder, water and make a fine paste out of it. Apply this paste on your face for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water for soft, smooth and glowing skin.

Hence, these are some of the effective face packs that one must try out for healthy skin.

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Dear doctor I have skin problem on my face i.e. my face looks dull. What to do? Please help me.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear doctor I have skin problem on my face i.e. my face looks dull. What to do? Please help me.
Please take nihilinum - 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Dear sir my face is becoming black. I am working as sales executive on field. Now I am getting married. Please try to help me.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
You take khadirarishta syrup 3 spoon add 3 spoon lukewarm water in mor and 3spoon in eve after meals wash your face with himalaya face wash then apply assure sunscreen lotion spf+30
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My age is 22 and my face is wet and look like overage. Can mixer of glycerin and rose water will help?

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
My age is 22 and my face is wet and look like overage.
Can mixer of glycerin and rose water will help?
Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. To exfoliate your skin, mix two teaspoons each of lemon juice and sugar.
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I have more than 4 years but some time only fissure in anal, always I feel pain and some time only bleedings come, I had take lot and lot of medicines and syrup nothing will solve, always I feel uneasy , when I go to hospital doctor says your problem is small not a major, they give the medicine when I take few month only no problem then again come, so tell me a proper way of medicines.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Piles may be the reason of bleeding. You should get your proctoscopy done under local anaesthetic jelly to confirm the diagnosis. If piles or anal fissure is there then surgery is the option.
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Hello doctor i'm 30 years old. My skin is dry i'm using cetaphil moisturizer. Is the any anti aging cream or gel for my skin. Also I want to know what are the vitamins I can take for healthy skin as supplement. Can I try vitamin e capsules on my face. please suggest me some useful tips to avoid wrinkles.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Vadodara
Hello doctor i'm 30 years old. My skin is dry i'm using cetaphil moisturizer. Is the any anti aging cream or gel for ...
Hello lybrate-user I appreciate your awareness for starting an anti-ageing cream. Yours is a perfect age for starting it. There are excellent Vit C containing anti-ageing creams available in the market. I can prescribe them for you after having a look a your skin. You may start an online consult for that. You can start Vit E capsules. There is no issue in that. Eat fruits and vegetables regularly, use a good sunscreen of atleast 30 SPF and do facial exercises-These things will delay the appearance of wrinkles. Take care :)
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My face gets red I just use fair and lovely men's facewash now it heals but Now onwards I m using melas soap is it good for my face skin or it would harm.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
My face gets red I just use fair and lovely men's facewash now it heals but Now onwards I m using melas soap is it go...
U can use pears soap,that wud b light on ur sensitive skin.avoid fair and lovely face wash.wash ur face with cold water.dont scrub.dont steam or sauna.
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I am 28 years old male 48 kg weight. Having problem lik something is crawling under skin. Some time little with pain in chest. What is disease how to cure it.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I am 28 years old male 48 kg weight. Having problem lik something is crawling under skin. Some time little with pain ...
If eating more fills you up too much, try drinking your calories. Milk, 100-percent fruit juice and homemade smoothies add calories between meals. Whiz up a high-calorie smoothie containing a whole banana, frozen yogurt, milk, juice and nut butter or flax seed in your own kitchen. Include dried milk powder or protein powder to boost the calorie count of plain milk. Avoid drinking copious amounts of beverages with meals, though.The liquid creates temporary feelings of fullness in your stomach so you may eat less solid, calorie-containing food. Save drinks for before, after and between meals.
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How to have a fairness face skin? Give some tips? What food to eat to have a glow skin?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
How to have a fairness face skin? Give some tips? What food to eat to have a glow skin?
The first and foremost step to lighten your complexion includes avoiding too much sun exposure. Typically, the skin darkens when exposed to sunlight because it produces a substance, called melanin, to protect itself from the harmful solar radiation. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to our hair, eyes, and skin. And the more melanin your skin makes, the darker your skin becomes. Its also great to use sunscreen every time you go outside. You may eat tomatoes, oranges, avocado, carrots turmeric, pumpkin,strawberries, potato, dried fruits, lemons , coconut, dairy products for glowing and brighter skin.
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How to recover from skin tanning? Over the years my skin is tanned badly and how to restore the original skin tone? And any other ways to improve that?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to recover from skin tanning?
Over the years my skin is tanned badly and how to restore the original skin tone? A...
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion and drink a minimum of three litres of water per day
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Hello doctor. I have blackheads on my chin ,nose and forehead. I want to remove them. My skin over these areas feels rough due to these blackheads. please suggest how can I get rid of these and how will my skin become smooth over these areas as rest of my face is smooth. please lemme know how to remove them from forehead nose and cheeks. My skin becomes oily during summers and pimples outbreak but in winters my skin is pimple free.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Hello doctor. I have blackheads on my chin ,nose and forehead. I want to remove them. My skin over these areas feels ...
Blackheads: These are similar to whiteheads, but are open to the skin surface and darken. A comedo that reaches the surface of the skin and opens up is called an open comedo or blackhead because it looks black on the skin’s surface. This black discoloration is due to changes in sebum as it is exposed to air. It is not due to dirt. Both whiteheads and blackheads may stay in the skin for a long time. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. Natrum muriaticum is a homeopathic medicine which helps to cure pimples. It acts especially on the sebaceous glands, and is a very helpful remedy in acne. In this affection attention must be directed especially to the patient’s type, temperament and tendencies and the general symptoms are far mores important than the local ones.
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I am 20 year old boy and getting regular rashes over my inner thighs please tell me what to do now I am fed up of this.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 20 year old boy and getting regular rashes over my inner thighs please tell me what to do now I am fed up of this.
It could be due to weight gain around that area. For long term solution start exercising your thighs so that they do not rub each other. 1. Apply creams containing clotrimazole or miconazole. These will take a little longer to work, but they will effectively wipe out jock itch. 2.Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and warm water. 3.Dry the affected area thoroughly after bathing and exercise. 4.Change clothes and undergarments every day. 5.Wear loose cotton clothing. Avoid wearing any clothing that rubs or irritates your crotch. 6.Treat any other fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot. Doing this will decrease the risk for recurrence.
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