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Dr. Ravishankar Dwivedi - Dermatologist, Ranchi

Dr. Ravishankar Dwivedi

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MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Ranchi

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Dr. Ravishankar Dwivedi is an experienced Dermatologist in Hinoo, Ranchi. He has had many happy patients in his 18 years of journey as a Dermatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Dermatology . You can visit him at Shanti Skin & Laser Centre in Hinoo, Ranchi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravishankar Dwivedi on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College - 2000
MD - Dermatology - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College - 2004
Past Experience
IDS at Ispat Hospital Mecon
In-charge Department of Skin & Cosmetology at Raj Hospital
Director & Chief Consultant at Shanti Skin & Laser Centre
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Dr. P. N. Bahl Award from Skin Institute New Delhi
Best Paper Award at IADVL National Conference, Kolkata
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AHRS)
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Association of Cosmetic Dermatologist
AIDS Society of India

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Sunscreen - Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Sunscreen - Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

With summer right around the corner, it is tremendously important to stress upon the importance of using sunscreen. The right sunscreen provides protection from the spectrum of harmful rays of the sun that are known as uva and UVB, which not only create the threat of skin cancer but also fasten the process of skin aging. Taking adequate measures against these hazards is thus of prime importance.

No sunscreen provides absolute protection from the harmful rays of the sun but using the right product in the right way will take you far in shielding yourself from their harshness. These are the do's and don'ts you need to follow before you apply sunscreen the next time.

Do: choose a sunscreen that is, at least, spf 30+

That is the minimum protection that your skin requires. And if you must stay outdoors for an extended period of time, opt for a product with a higher SPF rating.

Do: apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outdoors

For the product to be most effective, it needs to be fully absorbed by the skin before exposure to the sun; the reason why applying approximately 30 minutes before you step out of home is a must.

Do: test a small amount of the product on yourself before application


Apply a small amount of sunscreen on your wrist first and check for allergic reactions if you're trying it for the first time or are switching over to a new brand. In case it causes an allergic reaction, discontinue use at once and consult a dermatologist regarding, which sunscreen you should use.

Do: use sunscreen every day of the year

The sun's harmful rays persist in all seasons, whether it's summer or winter. Even on cloudy days, it's advisable to apply sunscreen to protect the skin as UV rays are still able to penetrate through thick covers of cloud, thereby harming your skin.

Don't: apply sunscreen only on the face

Make sure you apply it to every part of your body, especially the hands, forearms, thighs and ears, which are commonly exposed to the sun. Not only are these more prone to skin ageing, but the risk of melanoma (skin cancer) is also tremendously high in these portions of the body.

Don't: forget to reapply

Sunscreens rub off quite easily due to sweating or contact with water. Reapply as often as you can, ideally every 2 hours.

Keep in mind that apart from the application of sunscreen, it is also necessary to keep the skin covered as much as possible to protect yourself against skin ailments caused by exposure to the sun.

 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ambras Syndrome: 5 Causes You Should Know About It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Ambras Syndrome: 5 Causes You Should Know About It!

What is Hypertrichosis (Ambras Syndrome)?

Hypertrichosis is the excessive growth of hair, which is abnormal given for the person's age, sex, body area or race. This is different from Hirsutism in which women experience hair growth in areas that generally fall under the male pattern of hair distribution.

The commonest symptom of hypertrichosis is the development of excess hair in small isolated patches (localised hypertrichosis) or all over the body (generalised hypertrichosis). Some with this disorder may exhibit enlarged gums and defects of the teeth as well.

Types of hypertrichosis

Hypertrichosis may be congenital (present during birth) or acquired.

  • Congenital hypertrichosis is generally caused by genetic mutations. It may affect men and women differently, and may even impact the whole body, covering one totally in hair or just in isolated areas such as the upper part of the body, face, elbows etc.
  • Acquired hypertrichosis occurs post birth. Causes of it may include side effects of certain drugs, certain types of cancer and metabolic abnormalities. It may also occur due to trauma. This generally causes hair growth around or in the facial region such as the upper lip, chin and cheeks that may follow a certain pattern.

Causes of Hypertrichosis:

  • Genes - Genetic mutations has been seen to affect the development of hypertrichosis.
  • Cancer - It may develop in those suffering from cancers of some forms. This form of hair growth is also known as malignant down and generally affects the face.
  • Malnutrition - Eating disorders affect the metabolism of a person, which might lead to the development of hypertrichosis.
  • Drugs - Certain drugs have been found to cause hormonal imbalances, which can induce excessive hair growth.
  • Injuries - Trauma such as head or cerebral injuries or exposure to certain chemicals may also cause hypertrichosis. Porphyrias, which are disorders affecting the skin and or nerves, may also lead to its development. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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4 Types of Life Threatening Rashes You Should Know!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
4 Types of Life Threatening Rashes You Should Know!

Rashes are common skin problems but shouldn't be taken casually at all. Although most rashes are mild and do not create much problem, some might turn grow to become life-threatening.

These are:

1. Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) - 
This skin rash is the result of a severe allergic reaction to medication. The condition affects the skin and mucous membranes. Various medicines, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anticonvulsants, penicillin, and sulphonamides might trigger this type of rash. It is characterized by painful lesions emerging in clusters.

2. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) - Mostly affecting babies and young children under the age of five, this skin disease brings on extensive blisters with red skin that looks burnt or scalded. This syndrome is caused by infection with strains of Staphylococcus bacteria.

3. Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV) - This unusual autoimmune skin condition gives rise to excruciating blisters on the skin, which often go on to the mouth, throat, nose and even genitals. The open sores from this disease often lead to infections and acute cases can even cause lung infections and lesions. This rash has no cure but is often treated with corticosteroids, antibiotics or immunosuppressants. If untreated, it can even cause death.

4. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) - TSS is often caused by an overgrowth of Staphylococcus bacteria with the infection spreading throughout the body. Besides these bacteria, infections from surgical wounds contaminated nasal packing after nasal surgery and infections after baby birth are probable causes. This life-threatening rash generally affects teens and young adults, most of them being women. It can affect mucus membranes of mouth and eyes although there are no blisters or skin bumps. One can experience slight dizziness and high fever as well as swelling of the joints and eyelids. This skin condition often affects the liver, kidneys, the heart, and the brain.

Apart from these, there are several other types of skin infections, which can be equally discomforting and critical. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, dermatitis herpetiformis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and several other nasty skin diseases are cases in point.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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3 Ways To Prevent Acne Due To Dandruff!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
3 Ways To Prevent Acne Due To Dandruff!

Do you know that dandruff causes acne?

Acne is a skin condition that happens when pores get clogged with dead skin cells and oil, giving rise to pimples. It can be caused by numerous reasons like hormonal changes, improper diet, stress, consumption of specific drugs, excessive use of cosmetic products etc. In addition to these factors, acne can be caused by dandruff too, which may not be known to most of you. It has been observed that people who suffer from dandruff problems are more prone to getting pimples.

How does dandruff cause acne?

Dandruff has been associated with presence of yeast or fungi, it is also associated with abnormal skin ultrastructure. Dandruff makes the skin on your scalp flaky. These dry flakes of skin are often responsible for clogging the pores on your face, mostly affecting your forehead. In this way, dandruff triggers appearance of acne and can worsen the condition of your skin if you already have pimples. Though acne is more common among teenagers, acne due to dandruff is mostly experienced by people above the age of 20.

How can you prevent acne due to dandruff?

Eradicating dandruff from your scalp is the best way to prevent acne breakouts on your skin due to dandruff. Here are some simple ways to keep acne due to dandruff away from your skin.

1. Ensure that your hair stays off your face

Keeping hair off your face will ensure that dandruff doesn't come in contact with your skin and clog pores, preventing pimples. For this, you can use hair bands or tie your hair in a ponytail or braid.

2. Brush your hair at least twice a day

Brushing your hair at least two times a day will ensure that the dead cells on your scalp are removed and don't get a chance to clog pores. This option is highly beneficial in getting rid of acne caused by dandruff.

3. Use medicated anti-dandruff shampoo

Topical medicated solutions like a medicated shampoo should be used as a treatment. Short contact period of shampoo with scalp is important for more benefit. Good conditioner should also be used after head wash with shampoo. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Should You Condition Before or After Your Shampoo?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Should You Condition Before or After Your Shampoo?

Conditioning Before Shampoo vs Post Shampoo - What's Ideal?

Conditioners and shampoos, you need both for an appropriate hair care regimen. Just like most other people, you might have the confusion about conditioner use - whether to use it before you shampoo your hair or when you're done with shampooing.

Read on to find out what you should be doing.

1. Hair Type: A factor that determines your use of a conditioner before you shampoo or after it depends on your hair type. For individuals who have dry or thick hair, using a conditioner after you shampoo is the most apt, especially during the winter months when complaints of flyaway hairs are very common. Conditioning before you apply shampoo to your hair is ideal if you've fine hair as it provides your hair with much needed nourishment. Additionally, it allows the shampoo to distribute evenly all over your hair.

2. Greasy Hair: Applying a conditioner before you shampoo your hair is most apt for individuals whose hair is prone to oiliness. This is because it helps you in thoroughly washing away the grease that gets build up in your hair when it's time to shampoo. The regimen of shampoo and conditioning afterwards doesn't ensure a proper elimination of the problem.

3. The Problem of Residues: If you condition your hair before shampooing, you can rest assure that no residues get left behind on the scalp. This is not the case when you condition your hair afterwards. Many a time, if you don't rinse properly residues of the conditioner used get left behind, thereby weighing down your hair.

Unless your hair is of normal texture, conditioning before shampooing can prove to be beneficial for your hair.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How To Get Rid Of Warts?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
How To Get Rid Of Warts?

Warts are small, rough patches on the skin (resembling cauliflowers) that are caused due to the human papillomavirus (hpv- a dna virus that can infect humans). In this condition, only the topmost layer of your skin gets infected and acquires a rough texture. Warts are not fatal (they do not cause cancer), but they are contagious in nature and do not vanish easily.

Read on to find the most effective ways to get rid of warts.

1. Over-the-counter wart removers
Over-the-counter wart treatments containing salicylic acid (a type of fungicide) as an active ingredient are commonly used for effective removal of warts. These medications generally eliminate warts by removing the topmost layer of the skin, following the peel-off process.

2. Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, also known as freezing therapy, is generally performed by a dermatologist and consists of the use of liquid nitrogen for freezing the warts. The application of the chemical results in the formation of a blister around the warts, which shed off after about a week. It takes almost 3 to 4 weeks to have completely wart-free skin. This method proves to be more effective when used with salicylic acid-based wart removers.

3. Laser treatment

Another form of wart removal is pulsed-dye laser treatment. An ablative co2 laser acts by cutting and burning the wart. In this type of treatment the affected blood vessels are burnt, leading to the death of the infected tissue, following which the wart too disappears. However, this method is not commonly used if other treatment methods tend to work as it is painful and may leave behind scars.

4. Vaccine
Sometimes your dermatologist may recommend the use of human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccine to successfully eliminate warts.

5. Bleomycin
In this type of treatment each wart is injected with a shot of bleomycin, a medicine that fights cancer. However, this treatment is not preferred generally as it may be painful and comes with side effects like nail loss if the wart is present on the finger.

6. Immune therapy
When warts refuse to vanish after the use of all common treatments, this method is put into use. This type of treatment involves the use of medications or solutions, which strengthens your immune system so that it can repel warts. In this case your warts may be injected with an antigen or a solution or cream may be applied on them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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I am feeling itching in my opening. After cleaning with hot water also it remains same. I am not pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
I am feeling itching in my opening. After cleaning with hot water also it remains same. I am not pregnant.
It could be because of either fungal infection or trichomonal infection. You can take FAS 3 kit one dose and apply candid v vaginal tablets at night for a week.
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I have problem of ringworm, I have used many creams such as derma5, candid total, candid total plus, lobate GM. But nothing works completely. So please suggest me medicine and cream. Also some precautions to avoid these problems.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Avoid all these combination products as they have steroids. You may use clotrimizole cream twice daily. You should wash your undergarment with hot water and iron them after drying. This may prevent recurrance.
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My body and other parts are fair, but my face has turned wheatish blackish type, how to get back my fair color. Suggest me some medicine or treatment.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
My body and other parts are fair, but my face has turned wheatish blackish type, how to get back my fair color. Sugge...
You may need peeling and laser rejuvenation, meet a local dermatologist. In the mean time, eat healthy diet with plenty of anti oxidants. Use sun screen regularly.
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I used hair dye long back n after dat now so much of white hair so I used garner hair dye for now I felt small irritation on my scalp nt for longer tim so shall I stop using it r shall I go for som other products suggest me wch 1 s best.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
I used hair dye long back n after dat now so much of white hair so I used garner hair dye for now I felt small irrita...
Hair dye may cause reaction because of several chemicals, PPD being the most common culprit. You should avoid dye for a fortnight and then may use a ppd free dye. Several brands like vegetal and altris HD are available.
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