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Dr. Santosh Palkar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB, M.Ch - Urology

General Surgeon, Mumbai

35 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
Dr. Santosh Palkar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB, M.Ch - Urology General Surgeon, Mumbai
35 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic
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Dr. Santosh Palkar is a trusted General Surgeon in Joy Hospital, Mumbai. He has been a successful General Surgeon for the last 35 years. He has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB, M.Ch - Urology . You can meet Dr. Santosh Palkar personally at Joy Hospital in Joy Hospital, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santosh Palkar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - BOMBAY UNIVERSITY - 1982
MS - General Surgery - BOMBAY UNIVERSITY - 1986
DNB - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 1990
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M.Ch - Urology - BOMBAY UNIVERSITY - 1989
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On my face many black dots like pigmentation ,blackhead and whitehead so please suggest what I can do on my face.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
On my face many black dots like pigmentation ,blackhead and whitehead so please suggest what I can do on my face.
If you suffer from acne, pimples, blackheads & dark spots it means that the pitta dosha (heat in body) is increased. For that you need proper ayurvedic medicine along with following diet & lifestyle changes. 1) avoid eating salty, spicy & sour foods 2) have milk & ghee twice daily 3) green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area. 4) apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.
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I have black mark below my eyes what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
I have black mark below my eyes what should I do?
For treating black marks below eyes: 1.Drinking lots of water is good 2.Take nutritious and timely food. 3.Avoid fried foods and eat fruits, nuts, greens, milk and whole grains. 4.Have timely and adequate sleep. This is one of the major reasons for sagging of skin 5.Be relaxed and avoid tension 6.Daily jogging or such exercise to ensure good blood circulation which helps nutrients reaching the skin and face. Facial massage will also promote good circulation. 7.Don?t expose to hot direct sun. Wear cap, full sleeve shirt and shoes which will protect you from sun.. Generally 10 AM to 4 PM is the hottest. Avoid exposure at that time. Keep hydrated by drinking water and preferring juicy fruits. Your complexion will improve and black marks will disappear. For any further help, we have good treatment in homoeopathy. If you are interested, please let me know along with any related problems. I will prescribe which will be available in homoeopathic shops.
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My family member 48 years old has got prostate cancer i. E in 3rd stage and now facing only urination not in continuation and PSA 23 and he is not interested in surgery for removal of prostrate and wants to go for Radiation and Ayurved medicine treatment. Your valuable suggestion required in this regard.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
My family member 48 years old has got prostate cancer i. E in 3rd stage and now facing only urination not in continua...
If this is the malignancy then it is only options there either surgery, radiation or both together else no system of medicine could be helpful besides these.
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I am 34 yrs old and i' ve dark circles around the eyes for past one year, and I lost 5kgs due to diabettes, now bgl is normal what should I do now for dark circles.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
U start with acid phos 1m 1 dose morning. U need more medicine after 1 week report me after 1 week u can continue all allopathy.
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I have black lips how to convert in to pink lips?

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

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello Dr. m suffering from dark circles under my eyes they look so weird on my face should I go for laser treatment o...
Hello, Common reasons for dark circle are aging, genetics, nutritional deficiency (of vitamin A, C, K, E), sleep deprivation, worm-infestation, anemia, smoking & drinking, dehydration, sun exposure, allergies, stress/ tension and hormonal changes. Dark circles are linked to anemia, and liver diseases. So, in case of dark circles which are there due to some underlying cause can be get rid rid of once the causative factor is rectified. But the dark circles which are inherited from our genes can't be removed completely, to some extent can make slightly better. Diet and Management: Always take a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetable, dairy products and all types of fruits to keep your body healthy. It is advisable to have at least 10-12 glasses of water and include fresh fruit daily. It is also advisable to restrict the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, alcohol and other caffeinated drinks as it aggravates dehydration. Take enough of 6-8 hrs. Of sleep. Avoid taking stress/ tension. Do daily exercising regularly as it increases oxygen carrying capacity of the cells and tissues. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Cina 1M/ one dose at night for 10 days; Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both twice daily for 20 days. Revert me there after.
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My leg fingers and around turns to Dry skin often. Why it happens? How to get rid of it? Help me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My leg fingers and around turns to Dry skin often.
Why it happens? How to get rid of it? Help me.
Some people often have dry skin which needs extra care. 1. Try to scrub the area daily and put vitamin e oil 2. You can also apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes 3. Use aloe vera gel on the area once a day 4. Use rich cocoa butter before going to bed.
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I am little healthier so I am having lumps on my thigh area and on stomach and back how can I remove those lumps and look more beautiful.

MS - General Surgery, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Vijayawada
Likely you are having multiple fat balls (lipomas). You need to get it excised if concerned about cosmetic reason.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream but did't see any changes. What should I do.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream but did't see any changes. What should I do.
Please find out the right cause of your pimples, then follow correct treatment and diet plan, avoid using harsh chemical based face wash or creams etc. Homeopathic treatment is safe and effective, if you want permanent cure then you will contact me through private questions in lybrate. - drink plenty of water 8-9 glass/ day - wash face - 2-3 times a day using luck warm water.
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I have white spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream for 6 month but didn't any changes. What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I have white spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream for 6 month but didn't any changes. What ...
Following homoeopathic medicines available in homoeopathic shop. Use berberis aquifolium q sbl 20 drops in water x 1 month also apply berberis aq cream which is available in your city any company do exercise no night watching no outside food repeated (3 to 4 times) wash with ayurvedic soap or wash plenty fruits and vegetables.
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After 50. For men. What precaution to b taken for a supple skin. Mine is oily and I still get pimples. Etc. Which leaves a black mark What is the remedy.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
After 50. For men. What precaution to b taken for a supple skin. Mine is oily and I still get pimples. Etc. Which lea...
Dear lybrate user. A) apply paste of garlic juice and curd on face with gentle massage, two times in a day. B) take 30 ml of aloe vera juice and 30 ml of khadirarishta, at night before sleep. C) take 30 ml of divya shwasari pravahi (patangali ayurveda) along with 30 ml of water after meals. D) take 2-2 tablets of sutshekhar rasa and aarogyavardhini rasa after meals. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. Thanks.
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I am 25 years old men looking for suitable fairness cream and face wash for me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 25 years old men looking for suitable fairness cream and face wash for me.
Believe me, if you are happy from inside and taking nutritious, healthy food and daily yoga or some kind of exercises, it will be automatically reflected on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face!! Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. You can also use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel daily at night. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, lead a healthy lifestyle! If the dull skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Home remedies: 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. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this daily or every other day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. To exfoliate your skin, mix two teaspoons each of lemon juice and sugar. Apply the mixture on your face, neck and hands. Scrub in a circular motion and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Follow this remedy once a week to enjoy glowing skin.
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I am only 18 years old my main problem is skin scars and dark please help me doctor.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am only 18 years old my main problem is skin scars and dark please help me doctor.
Dear the best tips to lightens and remove the mark. 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 dark spot. 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 spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 5. Avoid oily food and high salt contained foods like chips, chinese food and non veg. * take proper sleep. Minimum 6-8 hours sleep for glowing of skin. 6. Try to reduce your stess level by doing meditation like pranayam in morning, or take long breathing on closed eyes while listening soft music.
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Hello sir , I have some skin problems before some months. Some Wight patches on my body and some pimples on my body and my face. Later I have consult the some doctors. Then my problem has been solved some days. But that problem again repeated same as. So I need yours help and support. Recently some patches come between my two legs. So please solutions to me. Thank you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello sir , I have some skin problems before some months. Some Wight patches on my body and some pimples on my body a...
White spots on can occur due to a number of reasons, of which conditions can be mild or severe. The condition can be mild or severe, and generally covers the majority of the skin on a particular area of the body. They may also cause irritation or itching. The occurrence of whites on the face can be extremely distressing. People affected with this problem should obtain medical advice to diagnose what is causing the condition and the suitable treatment. Causes of White Spots White spots on the face occur for various reasons. Understanding some of these reasons may be beneficial in treating the condition. Furthermore, understanding the cause can also help people avoid certain circumstances that increase the risk. 1. Tinea Versicolor This is a chronic fungal infection of the skin. Also known as pityriasisversicolor, this fungus causes discolored patches on the skin as it interferes with the normal pigmentation. The color of the patches may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin and most often, affects the back and trunk of adolescent males. Exposure to sunlight, hot, humid weather, oily skin and excessive sweating may aggravate the condition. 2. Vitiligo This is a skin condition that results in the loss of melanocyte pigmentation of the skin. This results in white patches that feel as if it is part of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unclear although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. However, mild trauma to any area of the skin including the face can also result in the development of vitiligo. Vitiligo can affect the face, hands and feet, elbows and genital area. 3. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis White spots on the face may also be due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, a skin condition resulting in 2 to 5 mm flat, white spots commonly found on the shins and forearms. This skin condition mostly affects fair skinned people, although it may occur in dark skinned individuals too. The white spots may occur more commonly in people over the age of 40. 4. Pityriasis Alba This skin condition is common in children aged 6 to 12. It is a rash that appears on the face, neck and arms, and is not easily differentiated between normal skin. The rash may be covered with skin flakes resembling light dust. The cause of Pityriasis Alba is not known and is often considered as a form of eczema. This condition is often mistaken with vitiligo. However, while vitiligo has a distinct border, Pityriasis Alba does not. Treatments for White Spots on Face The medical treatment for white spots depends entirely on the root cause that underlies the condition. There are certain things that you can try to accelerate the process of treatment . Some of these mentioned treatments are professional while others are home remedies. Home Remedies .  For treating vitiligo, consumption of ginger juice is recommended as it promotes blood flow. neem seed oil applied to the affected area will also bring beneficial results.  Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis may not require treatment as it is harmless. However, topical steroids and retinoids may help treat the condition.  Treatment for Pityriasis Alba may not be necessary although the application of a moisturizer or hydrocortisone creams may help the disappearance of these patches.  Washing the face with mild soaps and exfoliating the skin at least twice a week with a honey, rice, turmeric and sandalwood powder paste can treat Tinea Versicolor. So identify your problem of white spots with the help of your local doctor so that appropriate treatment is given or send me your picture depicting those white spot along with the complete hitory of your spots,so that I am clear in making a diagnosis.
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Here Are the Common Causes of Acne

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Here Are the Common Causes of Acne

Acne is a teenager's biggest worry. However, it can occur at any age. Acne or acne vulgaris occurs when oil, dead skin or bacteria block the pores on your skin. Though it is not dangerous, acne can be embarrassing and can leave scars on your skin. Severe acne can also be quite painful. Pimples in the form of blackheads and whiteheads are the main symptoms of acne. These can usually be seen on the face, back, chest, shoulders and neck of acne patients. Apart from these, painful lumps under the surface of the skin and red raised bumps can also be found on the skin of acne patients. 

Acne can be triggered by a number of factors. Here are some of the common triggers for acne:

  1. Stress: The severity of acne can be correlated to the levels of stress a person is facing. While scientists are yet to figure the exact relationship between stress and acne; it is known that the cells that produce sebum or oil also act as stress receptors. Studies suggest that when a person is under stress, these cells produce excessive sebum that clogs pores on the skin leading to pimples. 
  2. Hormones: Hormones play an important role in skin health especially when it comes to women. Androgens or the male hormones present in both men and women, trigger acne by over stimulating the oil glands. Women may also see an increase in pimples during menstruation. This is due to the fluctuating levels of progesterone that stimulate the production of sebum. 
  3. Genetics: If one or both parents have acne, their children have high chances of suffering from it as well. Genes influence the sensitivity of your skin towards hormones such as androgens and progesterone that trigger acne. They also influence the production of anti inflammatory chemicals in the skin and skin's response to bacteria. 
  4. Medication: Acne is one of the side effects to a few types of medication such as corticosteroids and anticonvulsants. However, this is not seen very often. On the other hand, drugs that contain hormones such as androgenic steroids almost always cause an acne breakout. 

Treatment for acne depends on the severity of the condition and its persistence. Mild cases can be easily treated with over the counter medication, but if your acne is severe and not affected by these medications, it best to consult a dermatologist.

Related Tip: "5 Myths and Facts About Acne?"

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Hi I'm a male does sleeping in soft pillows is good or hard pillows is good to sleep with which is good to get good sleep and healthy for our skin while sleeping and which position should we go or sleep in in the bed or sofa for good sleep and healthy sleep and keep our skin fresh and healthy please tel me plz.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi I'm a male does sleeping in soft pillows is good or hard pillows is good to sleep with which is good to get good s...
Sleeping on flat surface is always good position for keeeping spine healthy. You can use mild cushion type bed but should not be uneven or more soft. Bed or mattress alwsys should give straight support to back, without any moulds, bends, curves. In my opinion,&for health sake also, completely avoiding usage of pillow is good. If you can not suddenly stop, try to go for lesser hight pilow&gradually you can avoid totally. Better to keep feet a bit high by kerping a roll of blanket or mild highted (slight high) pillow undrr legs, which will help to circulate blood properly to brain. Do not use hard pillow ever.
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I'm 22years old female. I'm having dark circles around my eyes. And I heard that it's because of the insufficient calcium in my body. But how can I get rid of my dark circles?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I'm 22years old female. I'm having dark circles around my eyes. And I heard that it's because of the insufficient cal...
Dark circles are due to Lack of eye rest Continuous use of laptop or moniters, genetical, Improper sleep, Increased vascularity around eye Odd time duties Take eye rest for a minimum of 8 hrs, Use black googles to cover eyes when travelling in day time, Take intermittent breaks who r working on laptops and monitors, Avoid rubbing of eyes, Don't apply any cosmetics to eye, Use medication specially made for eyes
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Hello, can I know about skin and precautions to be taken after delivery through c- section .clear my doubt Is skin and body sensitive after delivery through c-section and up to how many months have to take care.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, can I know about skin and precautions to be taken after delivery through c- section .clear my doubt Is skin an...
Hello lybrate-user, yes skin becomes sensitive near the stitches, and scar. So for healing take proper nutritious diet rich in protein and vit c.body too need proper care. But no extra care needed and follow the instruction of consulting doctor. Thank you.
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I am 25 year old female working as software professional. I have dark circles. Please tell me home remedies or cream to remove completely. Since I am in Chennai, My hands and feet are completely tanned. Please help me to get back my tone.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 25 year old female working as software professional. I have dark circles. Please tell me home remedies or cream ...
Follow these instructions to clear dark circles: • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly. • Drink 8 glass of water daily. • 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. • 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 The cause of blackness are poor blood supply to hands & fingers. To get relief- * Massage the hands with oil twice a day in morning & evening. * Soak the hands ith warm water before massage for 8-10 days. * Take lots of green vegetables to increase the iron contents of body. * Take 2-4 almonds with a glass of milk daily.
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Hello Sir or Mam I am 24 Years old Male I have skin Fungal infection Problem Near Anal Around Area Please Suggest Me how To Cure fungal And Which is Best ointment Cream For Fungal infection Please Reply MeThank you.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Hello Sir or Mam I am 24 Years old Male I have skin Fungal infection Problem Near Anal Around Area Please Suggest Me ...
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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