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Dr. Purnima

Dermatologist, Mumbai

Dr. Purnima Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Purnima is a popular Dermatologist in Khar West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Purnima personally at Dr Purnimas Skin Care Clinic in Khar West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Purnima on Lybrate.com.

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Sir due to chicken pox in past my face has small dark pits so please suggest me something to clear it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir due to chicken pox in past my face has small dark pits so please suggest me something to clear it.
Chicken pox marks can easily be controlled by implementing below given methods in your life style.Being a homoeopath I will suggest you a cream alongwith which will help you along with this natural applicators. • Tomato and Lemon Juice. These fruits have natural bleaching properties which greatly reduce and whitens black spot marks. To use, simply apply a small amount using a cotton applicator (Q-tip). Apply the juices on the dark spots only and avoid touching the surrounding skin especially if you have a darker complexion. You don't want to bleach the surrounding skin.. • Aloe Vera. The aloe Vera is one of the most effective natural remedy to remove black spots caused by chicken pox. The aloe Vera efficiently nourishes the skin and enhance the regenerative properties of the skin. To use, simply apply the aloe Vera gel on your skin. • Hydration. Taking enough fluids (10 to 12 glasses) will make your body properly hydrated, which also enhances the functions of the cells in the body. • Vitamin E supplement. Vitamin E greatly enhances the ability of the skin to regenerate and efficiently makes it healthier. A daily vitamin E supplement will help you remove the dark spots on your skin. .ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply at night in circular fashion on spots. Report after 2 months
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How good is coconut oil and olive oil for hair (men) on occasional use? Benefits and side effects?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How good is coconut oil and olive oil for hair (men) on occasional use? Benefits and side effects?
It is very good and there are no side effects. Some more tips for you - 1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home) 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like egg, yougurt and lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair. 7. You can use some good hair packs like - fenugreek and yogurt, egg and green tea. 8. You can rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing your hair to maintain ph balance of your hair. 9. Hair health depends on the amount of protein in your diet. Foods like chicken, eggs, fish, nuts, dry fruits gives you the required nutrients to keep your skin and hair healthy. So consume plenty of them. Eat things rich in vitamin c like amla and oranges. 10. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the body.
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I have black skin. How to get fair in 30 days. Please explain so that I can get rid of this skin tone. What are the products recommended.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I have black skin. How to get fair in 30 days. Please explain so that I can get rid of this skin tone. What are the p...
The sun, wind everything damages and turns it dull. You need to institute a couple of changes to see a lot of results. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen both indoors as well as before going out. It shud b both uva and uvb protective. Always use your umbrella whether its raining or not. Use a cap or scarf or your dupatta to cover your head. Protect your eyes with a sunshade. Avoid scrubbing your face. Do not steam or sauna. If you swim, use a sunscreen prior to it and after. Don't directly spray perfumes on your body. Spray them on your clothes and wear them. Don't use deodorants or roll ons. Avoid face cosmetics for the time being. You can press powder onto your sunscreen if at all you want to use a cosmetic. Drink two litres of water everyday. Pick up carrots, papaya, pumpkin, black grapes to have everyday. These contain important antioxidants and phytonutrients which vil soften your skin. Do not stress over anything. Pray-itll distract you off your stress. You can use this do it yourself mask at home which vil give you an instant glow. Mix 1 tbsp puree each of papaya and carrot with 1 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of aloe vera. Apply it across your face or dull body part for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off without soap.
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Used hair remover first time got red spots on the skin Should I used it in future again.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Used hair remover first time got red spots on the skin Should I used it in future again.
Do not be harsh while removing hair. Otherwise red spots will appear again. Apply ice after hair removal.
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My sister skin is good but lot of pimples are there so please help what to do with her skin.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My sister skin is good but lot of pimples are there so please help what to do with her skin.
I will suggest her to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and I will suggest her to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the face and follow up on completion.
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WHT kind of precaution should be taken to stop spreading psoriasis. Pls. Suggest wht to eat or not to eat in psoriasis.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
WHT kind of precaution should be taken to stop spreading psoriasis. Pls. Suggest wht to eat or not to eat in psoriasis.
Psoriasis is mentioned under title kustha in ayurveda main treatment is panchkarma therapy. It's detoxification process by cleaning body. Mainly include vamana: medicated emesis virechan: medicated purgation rakta mokshana: blood letting after doing pnachkarma, internal medicine should start & remain continue. I need detail history of yours to decide root causes. 1 st treatment is too stop causative factors like sour salty spicy food virudhdh ahar milk too much eat hot & cold things simultaneously use ac too much go in sun light too much excessive heat food without oil or ghee stress etc are causative factors.
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HELLO TO ALL DOCTORS, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Every end marks a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken, And you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and great effort, you shall achieve everything you desire. I wish you a very Happy New Year.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
HELLO TO ALL DOCTORS, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Every end marks a new beginning.
Keep your spirits and determination unshaken,
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I wish you the same Mr. Veekay. May god bless you with Good health. May you have a peaceful year ahead.
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I have many pimples in my face. I used many medicines but this not remove. What can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have many pimples in my face. I used many medicines but this not remove. What can I do.
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. These blockages occur due to 4 abnormal processes: 1) excess sebum production due to androgens 2) excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation 3) infection of propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria on the hair follicles 4) local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the overproduction of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkerchief with you wherever you go outside. You should wipe off the slightest amount of sweat from your face as soon as you perspire on entering your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing face wash. Take a low carbohydrate diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water to avoid constipation. Avoid pricking the pimples or popping the sebum as it may lead to black pigmentation & permanent scar formation. You can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifolium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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I am 27 year old man, I have lots of black spot on my face? What can I do for remove it.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I am 27 year old man, I have lots of black spot on my face? What can I do for remove it.
This may be due to pilmple pimple 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 on scars. You may have heard that applying vitamin e to a scar will help it heal faster. But according to a study, applying the nutrient directly onto a scar can actually hinder its healing, if you want medicine than, I will prescibe.
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Too much hair loss and dry hair from last 2 years after thyroid problem was diagnosed. Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
U didn't specify whether you suffering from hypothyroidism or hyper. Nevertheless since thyroid controls metabolism of the body n many factors too. Disturbance in the thyroid levels can lead to many issues. Out of which hair loss and dryness are the one. So its imp to treat the cause than symptoms. So maintain the normal levels of thyroid hormone by following the advice given to you by your endocrinologist. Proper medication. As per medication you can take. 1. Cap trichup 2 caps one in the morning and one in the night after food. 2. Apply pack of soaked methi seeds blended and mixed with coconut oil weekly once. 3. Olive oil massage is beneficial 4. R compound tab 1 tab 3 times a day include lots of fruits and vegetables n milk in your diet. Get yo vitamin b12 and d. checked n report.
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M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Best Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Our body has been built in such a way that it can protect itself from any harm causing entities which is possible through the immune system in our body. However this does not seem to stop people from facing allergies which happen when our immunity system in the body wrongs certain substances as threat to the body.

Allergies can be identified when there are rashes, hives or anaphylactic attacks on the body making it easy to treat them easily. There are various types of allergies that can be mainly caused due to certain airborne particles like dust, pollen, certain types of allergies can occur due to opposite reaction to some types of food items. Another type of allergy can be skin?s reaction towards certain types of fragrances or metals.

1. People who have allergy to respiratory might get:

? Sneezing
? Coughing
? Running nose or watery eyes
? Asthma

2. Food allergies result in :

? Flatulence
? Skin Rashes
? Eczema
? Diarrhea
? Throat swelling

3. Contact allergies give:

? Itching inflammation
? Burning sensation
? Blisters

Some of the natural treatments to allergies as suggested are:

1. Carrot juice, Beetroot juice and Cucumber juice:

Ingredients:

? Carrot juice ? 250 ml
? Beetroot juice ? 100 ml
? Cucumber juice ? 100 ml

Mix all the ingredients given above and drink it once daily in order to lessen the allergic reaction, additionally it is also said to soothen other existing allergies.

2. Lemon and Honey:

Lemon in general is known to remove toxins from the body due to its antibiotic and anti-allergic properties.

Ingredients:

? 1 glass lukewarm water
? ½ lemon
? 1 tsp honey

Mix all the above given ingredients and has to be taken on empty stomach.
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Sir main daily 4 egg boil karke khata Hun only white part of egg for muscle gain ke liye but jab Se egg bhut gala dry ho raha hai and pimple bhi aane lage hai plz give some suggestions. For this problem and main chor bhi nahi sakta muscles gain karna hai. Plz sir give some as like ram baan treatment Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Sir main daily 4 egg boil karke khata Hun only white part of egg for muscle gain ke liye but jab Se egg bhut gala dry...
Dear lybrateuser, -You can have egg whites if you are exercising -your pimples are not due to eggs, wash your face 3-4 times with normal water especially after sweating -to reduce egg intake you can add other sources of protein like milk, soya beans, fish, chicken, paneer, yogurt, also have fruits & vegetables, especially green leafy ones in your diet -avoid spicy, deep fried,processed & junk foods, restrict intake of tea, coffee -have 2-3 litres of water in a day , this will improve your digestion.
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Hello. My beard growing speed is very good. But for someday when I got clean shaved. My beard did not get from my old speed its grow very slow. Nd my hairs get rough nd my hairs lost their shine. My whole body hairs are giving me the problem and I an a very hairy person nd I masturbation once in a day.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello.
My beard growing speed is very good. But for someday when I got clean shaved. My beard did not get from my old...
1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home). 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like egg, yogurt and lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair.
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I am a 32 year old male, diagnosed with Pseudo-folliculitus barbae in my beard area under the chin. This always causes the problem after I shave and has been a trouble for me since years. Is there a remedy for this problem? Thanks for your consultation in advance!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
If possible, let the beard grow for 30 days to eliminate ingrown hairs. When you are ready to shave again, take the following precautions: Use moisturising shaving foam. Use a single blade razor. Double blade razors cut the hairs too short, allowing them to grow in. Alternatively, use electric hair clippers or a razor with an attachment that leaves the cut hairs long. Aim to have a 5 o'clock shadow immediately after shaving. Shave in the direction of the follicle, not against it. Do not stretch the skin.
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I have stretch marks on my arms since very long. I want to get rid of them. Kindly suggest me some treatment or ointment to get rid of them.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Strectch marks occur due to sudden stretching or sagging of the skin. Stretch marks also depends on the elasticity of a person’s skin and the skin elasticity depends on the vitamins like vitamin E, omega 3 & 6. Strech marks take a long time to fade, so patience is the key to deal with stretch marks. To lighten the appearance of stretch marks – 1.Scrub the area lightly once a day. You can use some natural ingredients like gramflour, turmeric mixed with some milk to scrub the area. 2.Apply Vitamin E oil or warm olive oil on the area. 3.Apply Aloe Vera gel once a day on the area 4.Cocoa butter mixed with wheat germ oil is also very good at maintaining the skin health and reduce appearance of the skin. 5.You can also apply creams like Elastoderm stretch mark cream to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Apply this cream daily to see results in few months. 6.Consume diet that is rich in vitamin E, omega 3 and 6 and other skin friendly vitamins like vitamin E and A. 7.Keep yourself hydrated. Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water to keep your skin soft and supple.
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Laser Hair Removal - What to Expect from It

M Ch., MS - General Surgery, DNB Plastic surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Laser Hair Removal -  What to Expect from It

It is the process in which the unwanted and undesirable hair are removed through pulse of light that are highly intense and powerful. During laser hair removal, a pulse beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which hinders its future hair growth. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair.

Why is it done?

Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment locations include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it's possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area.

Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. For example, laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advancement in technology has made laser hair removal an option for people who have darker skin as well.

Laser hair removal isn't generally effective for white, gray, red or blond hair because the laser can't "see" the lighter hair. However, treatment options for lighter hair continue to be investigated.

What are the advantages of hair removal surgery?

  • More precise: Selective target makes it more precise leaving the surrounding hair undamaged.
  • More speedy and quicker: High speed and highly intensified pulse takes only a fraction of second to treat many hair at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.

  • More Predictable: It is so because repeated therapies of hair removal may result in permanent loss of hair among several patients.

What are the risks associated with it?

This treatment does not guarantee complete hair removal the hair can grow after having undergone hair removal surgery, but however, the grown hair are more light in color and weight.

What can you expect ?

Before laser hair removal, the hair in the treatment area might be trimmed with a pair of scissors. You'll also be given special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam. The doctor might apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to reduce any discomfort during treatment.

Aftercare

To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, the doctor might apply a steroid cream to the affected area. After laser hair removal, avoid sun exposure, both natural sunlight and tanning beds. When your skin has healed, use sunscreen whenever you're in the sun.

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Hello doctor, I want to ask you about dark circles under eyes. My both eyes are just like different from rest of face tone due to dark circles covering whole eye on both sides. I feel very low on confidence and embarrassed and avoid face to face talk due to that black eyes Please suggest any solution. It will be perfect to have a home remedy if you have any! Thank you.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Hello doctor, I want to ask you about dark circles under eyes. My both eyes are just like different from rest of face...
DEAR Lybrate USER …. You have to follow some basic things, so that you get better results in a short period of time …. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day. 3) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals …. 4) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…5) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 6) try to sleep upto 10-11 pm. A) apply paste of nutmeg and milk with gentle massage. Leave paste on face for 5-10 minutes. After it wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. B) take 2-2 tablets of chandraprabha vati and aarogyawardhini vati after meals. C) take 30 ml of triphala juice along with 30 ml of lukewarm water after meals. D) take 30 ml of audumbaravleha along with 30 ml of lukewarm water, early in the morning. This formula of treatment is 100% succesful in PROBLEM OF DARK CIRCLES. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS.
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I am suffering of lot of itching in my hand due to in continuous contact of water. What cream/medicine should I take?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am suffering of lot of itching in my hand due to in continuous contact of water. What cream/medicine should I take?
You can use anti allergic cream and centrifugal and avoid eater ir use a glove while working in water.
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I am suffering with a sever hairloss. I have also tried so many home made remedies but nothing is helping me. Please let me know what I can do to save my hairs.

B.H.M.S,
Homeopath, Muzaffarpur
I am suffering with a sever hairloss. I have also tried so many home made remedies but nothing is helping me. Please ...
Hello lybrate-user, you are requested to take following homoeopathic medicine------ 1. Acid flour 200 one drop morning, evening 2. Natrum mur. 200 one drop afternoon, night continue the medicine for one month then report. Thanks for contact.
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My hair is totally damaged. So I want to grow my hair. So give me some advise to how to protect my hair. And how to grow my good hair?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
My hair is totally damaged. So I want to grow my hair. So give me some advise to how to protect my hair. And how to g...
U have fungal infection It spreads to other areas also Have to use a course of tablets and creams for that to heal completely and permanently Improve personal hygiene Bath twice daily Wear fresh cloths after bath Reduce inner wear to increase ventilation to that area Change towel frequently Use seperate antifungal soap Use cotton pants rather than jeans
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