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Dermatologist, Pune

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Dr. Aparna Santhanam is a renowned Dermatologist in Shastri Nagar, Pune. You can meet Dr. Aparna Santhanam personally at Shree Hospital in Shastri Nagar, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aparna Santhanam on Lybrate.com.

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Dear sir I am 23 years male my chest lot off unwanted hairs what I do removing hair in my chest permanently or temporary .

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Dear sir I am 23 years male my chest lot off unwanted hairs what I do removing hair in my chest permanently or tempor...
Hi. You can remove hair with laser therapy for permanent. Or use cream eflora for remove hair from chest.
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My dandruff is not going. I use antidandruff shampoo (given by doctor) and take b-complex and zinc supplements but even then my dandruff is not going. My thyroid levels r also normal. How to cure it (dandruff)? Age-19, male.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My dandruff is not going. I use antidandruff shampoo (given by doctor) and take b-complex and zinc supplements but ev...
Homoeopathic treatment b. C.-20 (adel) chew 4 tab 3 times daily a. C.-4 tabs (bakson) anti dandruff oil (wilmar schwabe india) apply atleast twice weekly. Leave overnight- venome shampoo (biovalley) apply twice weekly (if you do not get this shampoo im mkt then 2nd option is anti-dandruff shampoo (wilmar schwabe india) bloome -201 soap (bioforce) use on face report me back positively after 15 days there we will take a review for any changes getting rid of seborrhic dermatitis 1. Use less shampoo. If you use too much shampoo, you increase the chances that residue will be left behind. Failure to thoroughly rinse out shampoo of the hair causes scalp irritation and flakiness. 2. Exfoliate your scalp. Getting rid of dry, dead skin cells is just as good for your dry scalp as it is for your face. Mix a tablespoon or two of sugar with your shampoo and gently work it into your scalp with the pads of your fingers. Avoid using your fingernails when lathering up, which can cause nicks or cuts. 3. Avoid extremely hot water. Hot water can dry out the skin and aggravate a dry, flaky scalp. The same is true for heat styling products such as a blow-dryer. Excessive heat can cause the scalp to become irritated and dry. 4. Give yourself a scalp massage. A scalp massage causes blood to flow to the scalp, and helps clear any blocked pores that may be interfering with sebum production. Sebum is the oil produced in the sebaceous glands of the scalp. Massaging the scalp also loosens excess dead skin and dandruff, making it easier to wash away. Give yourself a scalp massage before or during your shampoo, or even when you're relaxing in front of the tv. Putting olive oil on your fingertips before the massage gives your scalp added benefits. After the massage, continue with an olive oil treatment.
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I am male how to reduce the pimples in my face And how to calculate the the correct weight for me.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am male how to reduce the pimples in my face
And how to calculate the the correct weight for me.
Pimples are due to hormonal changes, pollution, excess sweating on face, application of cosmetics, Wash ur face 4 times daily with Face washes meant for acne Stop applying any creams on face Except pimples ointment Take dr. Prescribed tablets depending on severity Avoid junk foods Avoid milk foods Getting pimples in teenage is normal for any person But not taking treatment modifies ur face with lot of problems like marks and scars To correct these problems it needs peels, dermaroller and lasers

Hi, I am 18 years old. I have a lot of pimples and red spots on my face. I had tried using ointments and anti bacterial soaps for my face but they did not help. Please suggest me something.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi, I am 18 years old. I have a lot of pimples and red spots on my face. I had tried using ointments and anti bacteri...
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. In order to stop the formation of pimples the aforesaid four causes should be terminated. Now the bitter truth is 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 whenever 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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My hairs are changing into white and I am just 17 years old. I am feeling very much irritated due to white hairs .wht should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ranchi
My hairs are changing into white and I am just 17 years old. I am feeling very much irritated due to white hairs .wht...
Good sleep, good diet, proper are of hair and can take homoeopathic medicine with it will get results.
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I have vry bad oily skin. Despite all treatment I dint feel any better. Wuts da natural way to control oil secretion in face?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have vry bad oily skin. Despite all treatment I dint feel any better. Wuts da natural way to control oil secretion ...
Follow the tips 1. Cleanse your face twice a day using lukewarm water to dissolve oil. 2. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts. 3. Ensure that you drink10-12 glasses of water daily. 4. Avoid fried and spicy food. 5. Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet. 6. Avoid harsh skin products.
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I'm suffering by hair fall problem. As a result little bit of bald is seen in front of my head. What should I do now for quick remedy?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Send me image of head mean while take acid phos 30 1 dose in morning / for 7 days. Buy german medicine. Mixed fruit juice daily 2 times dry coconut daily for 2 yrs. No outside food / no alcohol / smoking / masturbation report me after 7 days.
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How Homeopathy Helps Manage Acne?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that is primarily caused by clogging of the hair follicles with dead skin cells and excess oil (sebum). More often than not, acne is characterized by formation of pimples around the face, neck, chest and the back of the body.

Any infection around the zits might cause abnormal swelling and intense pain.

Though common among both the sexes, acne generally develops in teenagers and can also occur in adult women prior to their menstrual cycles. Acne can cause due to hormonal imbalance, thyroid, oestrogen, progesterone. Prolactin plays important role in acne formation. Stress and oily skin also contribute to acne along with other factors.

Other Causes-

Acne can also occur due to a side effect of certain medications such as lithium and corticosteroids. Other endocrine disorders such as Cushing’s syndrome and Polycystic ovary syndrome might be responsible for this particular condition. Acne can also stem from the excessive usage of cosmetics or other topical creams and binging on fast foods and other fried foods.

Homeopathy and Acne-

Since acne can be caused by various factors – excess oil secretion, changes in hormone levels, genetic predisposition, pollution and diet, homeopathy can be an effective way to treat acne. This is because treatment in homeopathy is individualistic and holistic. Individual examination, case analysis, your medical history, your physical, mental and emotional constitution, your age, your gender, your ethnicity, and your susceptibility to the disease are all very important considerations in determining the exact homeopathic remedy for you.

Based on these criteria, your homeopath will prescribe the most suitable remedy. The dosage and the potency of the remedy too will differ from person to person. The homeopathic preparations which are extremely effective in curing acne are as follows:

  1. Hepar SulpurIf the pimples are filled with pus, a very low dosage of this preparation can be useful.

  2. Pulsatilla: If there are recurring instances of acne, especially among teenagers, this homeopathic preparation can be useful. If the acne breakouts are coupled with irregular/scanty periods, Pulsatilla can be the ‘go-to’ panacea in this case.

  3. Kali Bromatum: Symptoms of increased sexual appetite, forgetfulness and suicidal tendencies along with acne breakouts can be taken care of with this medicine.

  4. Calcarea Phosphoricum: If the breakouts occur with symptoms of headache, reddish tinge on the skin and dyspepsia (indigestion), this homeopathic preparation can be extremely effective.

  5. Nux Vomica: This medication is an effective remedy for gastrointestinal problems along with mild to severe constipation and extreme sensitivity to cold.

Boils - How To Manage It?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Boils - How To Manage It?

A boil or a skin abscess is a type of bacterial skin infection that leads to formation of a pus-filled red bump on the skin. It usually starts in an oil gland or a hair follicle on the face, the armpits, the neck or the shoulders. If a cluster of boils appears, it is called a carbuncle and this is a more severe infection than a boil. However, most boils are caused by minor infection and can be healed with simple treatment at home. Listed below are the various ways to deal with a boil:

  1. Boils are not entirely preventable but normal daily hygiene can reduce the frequency of the occurrence of boils.
  2. When you notice a boil formation, you should apply a hot compress on it. The heat helps to prevent the formation of too much pus by helping it drain faster. When the blood circulation to the area is improved by the heat, the antibodies help to draw out the germs.
  3. The boil usually drains on its own. You may try draining it yourself but only when it is soft. Poking a hard boil can be extremely painful; it may bleed and make the infection worse. It is usually best to let it drain by itself.
  4. When the boil starts draining, you can clean the infected area with an antibacterial soap daily till the boil is drained and flattened. You may clean it with some rubbing alcohol in order to prevent the germs in the pus from spreading to other areas of the body.
  5. The infected area can be kept covered with sterile gauze coated with antibiotic ointment.
  6. Penicillin-based antibiotics can be used to treat the boil but only if it is a severe infection.  If the boil is excessively painful, you can use pain relievers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol.
  7. Avoid sitting in one particular position for too long because this increases the pain.
  8. It is important to wash your hands every time you touch the draining boil because the bacteria is extremely contagious and can spread to other areas of your skin as well as to other people.
  9. All the articles which have been used to treat the boils like the gauze, cloth, cotton and hot compress should either be discarded or disinfected to avoid spreading of the infection.

 

My age is about 26 years and I have problem of hairfall. Now what can I do for solute this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My age is about 26 years and I have problem of hairfall. Now what can I do for solute this.
Homoeopathic treatment HAIR GROWTH OIL ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Apply twice weekly at night.Leave overnight A.C.9 ( BAKSON ) Chew 1 tab twice daily R-89 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. R-89 ( Dr Reckeweg) Massage in hair roots 20-30 drops daily 0r alternate days one hour before bath.( In females one hour before bath) 6-8 glasss extra water daily 2 glas milk daily Take nutritious diet Avoid junk nd spicy food,fast food,cold drinks
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How to stop growing white hairs? And what should I do to make my white hair into black? please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to stop growing white hairs? And what should I do to make my white hair into black? please advise.
Hello, We can't make the grey hair turn black, but of course, prevent further greying! The causes of premature greying of hair are several. Here we have listed out a few common causes. Heredity is a major reason for hair greying Excessive use of tobacco and smoking Chronic emotional stress or psychological worries Lack of nutrients such as vitamins, iron, copper and iodine in the diet Medical conditions such as anemia, hypothyroidism, tuberous sclerosis or neurofibromatosis Home Remedies: 1. Add the curry leaves to the oil and boil it for 6 to 8 minutes, or till the leaves turn black. Remove from flame and let it cool. Strain the oil in a container and massage your scalp and hair with this oil 3 to 4 times per week before going to bed. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning. 2. Turn the fenugreek seeds to a smooth powder and keep aside. Heat the oil and add the amla pieces to it, let it boil for 5 to 6 minutes, add the fenugreek powder to the oil, let it boil for another minute and remove from flame. Let it cool and strain the oil, apply on scalp and hair before going to bed. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning. 3. Mix onion and lemon juice in a glass bowl and apply on scalp and hair evenly. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild herbal shampoo. Repeat it 4 to 5 times a week for 2 weeks. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine – Schwabe's Acid Phos. 200/ once daily and Weisbaden 200/ twice daily – all of them for 1 month. And a multivitamin - A to Z/ 1 cap. daily once for 1 month (as deficiency of zinc, copper and selenium can also cause premature greying). Use Schwabe's Arnica Shampoo and Hair Growth Oil. Inform.
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I am 30 years male .From last one year my genital part are going darker day by day and also bad smell. Please tell me any medication or home remedies?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 30 years male .From last one year my genital part are going darker day by day and also bad smell. Please tell me...
Please keep perineal area dry and airy by wearing loose clothes bath twice a day with neem soap by patanjali.
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I am a male aged 23 years. I have lost a considerable amount of hair in the last 2 years. My hair have become very slim. Need urgent help.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Take consultation from dermatologist. He can do trichoscopy and assess your condition and then advise you medical or surgical solution for the same. Visit www.delhidermatologist.com
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I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my teeth which becomes worse when I eat hot / cold items. I have been eating/ chewing tobacco in the recent past and stopped for now. I request medication/ any anti biotic tablets for this purpose. THANKS - ASHWANI ANAND.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I have problem of mouth ulcers and few white patches on my tongue and one under the lower lip. I have tingling in my ...
Quit habits strictly. Various treatment modalities for oral leukoplakia have been reported, but there is currently no consensus on the most appropriate treatment The treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, Medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, Vitamin C, E, Natural agents (green tea) & Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents Surgical excision, Cryosurgery, Laser evaporation or laser excision.
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I am suffering from head ace what can I do sir? Also coming more pimples in my face please give me solution sir?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from head ace what can I do sir? Also coming more pimples in my face please give me solution sir?
Myself being a Homoeopath,please answer my following questions before I can reach to a conclusion regarding the cause of your headache,only then can I treat you- 1.What is the nature of your headache,whether continuous,intermittent,pulsating,boring, 2.Do you wear spects or Is your Eyesight weak 3.How is your sleep 4.Do you have habit of smoking/Alcohol 5.Are you suffering from stress right now 6.When your pain increases or slows down during the day and how 7.Does your pain get relieved by sleep 8.Any relation of pain with Sunlight,Closed rooms,perfumes,loud noise,darkness 9.How is your thirst
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Many doctors are giving different treatment for pimples n acne scare n black heads. Like lemon juice .rose water .clean n clear face wash .acnex soap etc. So please give me one best medicine to use in this products .am confusing what to use in this many products .its my humble request to dermatologist give me one best one .thank you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Many doctors are giving different treatment for pimples n acne scare n black heads. Like lemon juice .rose water .cle...
One good solution for you - 1. In the morning wash with Sebamed face wash 2. Use Tea tree toner after that. 3. Then use neutrogena oil free cream with sunscreen. At night - Again use the same face wash Pat face dry and apply Retino-A after 20 mins of drying the face.
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I have thyroid problem since 2010 .now a days I am suffering from skin problem like pimples and constipation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I have thyroid problem since 2010 .now a days I am suffering from skin problem like pimples and constipation.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is under active and does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones required in the body. The most cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an auto immune disorder in which the antibodies are produced by the immune system against its own tissue, which in turn attacks the thyroid gland resulting in hypothyroidism.Severe Iodine defficiency can also lead to hypothyroidism . Natural Homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism are highly effective and especially useful for people who want to avoid the side effects of prescription drugs. Top Homeopathic Remedies for Hypothyroidism Calcarea carb , Sepia ,Lycopodium, Graphites and Nux Vomica are the leading homeopathic remedies for hypothyroidism The normal range of TSH levels is 0.4 to 4.0 milli-international units per liter. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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I have skin allergy. It happens when I go under the sun, I will get rashes on my body like rashes on my face, hands. Please I need permanent cure for this. Please help me out.

PGDFM, Fellowship in lasers and Aesthetic medicine , MBBS
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
I have skin allergy. It happens when I go under the sun, I will get rashes on my body like rashes on my face, hands. ...
Does your face becomes red when you go out in sun. If yes, then you probably have rosacea. You need to wear tons of sunblock. Serums are available which can help you deal with it. Use soothing creams like aloe vera based ones. They are helpful too.
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I am facing fungal infection in my private ares since last 3 years. I used to use terbinafine Cream regularly & took the Tablets 2 times. Is there any permanent solution of this ?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am facing fungal infection in my private ares since last 3 years. I used to use terbinafine Cream regularly & took ...
it is curable disease, but you have to take medicine for long time may be for 6month or more. i hope you will recover.
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