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Women's Health

Master of Clinical Embryology, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Diplomat of Indian Board Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Gynaecologist, Nashik
Women's Health

Breast care begins with self care – learn self examination from your doctor – examine your breasts once a month – immediately after your period if you are still having them. Take care you learn to look for lumps and discharge behind the nipple and lumps in your armpit.

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Dr. Healer Nazir Sheriff 85% (94 ratings)
Acupressurist, Chennai
Breast Cancer

Checking your breasts regulary can be crucial to early diagnosis of breast cancer, which increases the chances of successful treatment
Stay breast aware and follow these five easy steps:
Know what is normal for you
Look and feel your breasts (upper chest and armpits too)
Know what changes to look for (see below)
Report any changes without delay to your GP
Make sure you attend breast screening if you?re 50 or over
What should I be looking for?
Everyone?s breasts are different, altering with age and at different times of the month. Lookout for changes that are unusual for you. Such as
Lumps or thickening of breast tissue
Continuous pain in a breast or armpit
One breast becoming larger or lower
Puckering or dimpling of the skin
Nipples becoming inverted (turned in), changing shape or position
Nipples developing a rash, crusting or producing discharge
Swelling under the armpits or around the collarbone
Acupuncture like alternative medical treatment can give better solution to this kind of breast cancer.

Sweating and Botox Treatment

Dr. Harish 87% (91 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Sweating and Botox Treatment

Sweat is produced normally by the body and it also helps in keeping cool and helps in waste removal. However, only people with excessive sweating know how awful it can be with constant sweating in the armpits, groins, and feet with no reason (anxiety, warm weather, etc.).

It is an embarrassing situation, both in terms of their self image with the constant urge to wipe off sweat with a kerchief and wet underarms and palms and soaked clothes. Imagine when you are meeting someone, and the first thing you have to do is wipe your palm as it is full of sweat!!

This condition of excessive sweating is known medically as hyperhidrosis. While it is normal for people to sweat in warm weathers and in anxious situations, if someone is sweating even in cold weathers and in very routine circumstances, they could be having hyperhidrosis.

How Botox can help?

Botox is a neurotoxin extracted from a type of bacteria. Its medical benefits were accidentally discovered, when it was found that it can be used to disable cells and so can be useful in controlling and preventing ageing.

Botox became the wonder drug, which was used in getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines. It helped restore youthful looks and slowly the medical usage scope kept expanding. Using the same logic of it incapacitating the nerve ending, it also found its use in controlling hyperhidrosis.

Procedure involved in treating sweat with botox:

  1. What it does is that it will numb the nerve endings which supply these sweat glands, and therefore sweat production is minimized.
  2. It is a topical treatment and so needs to be done with a particular area in mind. The armpits, palms, forehead, and groin are the most common areas that are treated.
  3. For instance, when treating the armpit, the entire armpit is marked out as a diamond shaped area.
  4. Topical anaesthesia would be used to reduce the impact of needle injections, given the thin nature of the skin here.
  5. Marks are then made about 1 cm apart to cover the whole area, and about 100 units of botox are injected in small amounts to cover the entire area of both armpits.
  6. A blow of cool air may also be used to reduce sensitivity during injections.
  7. The procedure is done in about less than 30 minutes and you would be able to return to normal activity.
  8. The effect will take about a week to 10 days to take effect, and the satisfaction rate is quite high (95%).
  9. It works very well for the armpits and the palms, the soles are not as responsive given the thick nature of the skin.
  10. Repeat sessions may be required after some months, depending on the severity of the condition.
  11. This is a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by insurance.

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

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Dr. Komal Gupta 92% (938 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Natural cures for dark underarms

Dark underarms

Dark underarms cause embarrassment especially when you want to wear sleeveless or short sleeve outfits. Underarm darkening is a very common problem and is characterized by the discoloration of the skin in the armpits.

The main causes of dark underarms are shaving, hair removal creams, sweating, excessive weight, use of alcohol based deodorants and perfumes etc. Here are some effective natural cures for treating dark underarms.

Natural cures for dark underarms

Baking soda

One of the main reasons for darkening of the armpit is the accumulation of dead cells in that area. We often skip exfoliating our underarms and as a result face this problem. Baking soda proves to be very effective in terms of exfoliation or scrubbing. Take two tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of water. Make a slightly thick paste and apply it on the armpits. Rub it in circular motion gently. Doing this regularly for at least 3-4 times a week will help unclog pores and scrub away all the dead skin, thus lightening your skin.

Lemon and cucumber

Both lemon and cucumber are beneficial remedies when it comes to skin lightening. We all know that lemon juice has been used for lightening skin tone since ages. On the other hand, cucumber has natural bleaching properties and also helps to soothe and cool the skin. Making a mixture of both the lemon juice and cucumber juice and applying it on the affected area will help you get rid of dark underarms. You can also use just the lemon or cucumber juice with a little bit of turmeric powder to get better results. Do this every day to achieve maximum results.

Inverse psoriasis : Signs & Symptoms

Dr. Venu Kumari 90% (1851 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Inverse psoriasis : Signs & Symptoms
What you see and feel depends on the type of psoriasis you have. You may have just a few of the signs and symptoms listed below, or you may have many.

-smooth, red patches of skin that look raw.
-patches only develop where skin touches skin, such as the armpits, around the groin, genitals, and buttocks.
-women can develop a red, raw patch under their breasts.
-skin feels very sore where inverse psoriasis appears.

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Inverse psoriasis : Signs and symptoms

Dr. Venu Kumari 90% (1851 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Inverse psoriasis : Signs and symptoms
What you see and feel depends on the type of psoriasis you have. You may have just a few of the signs and symptoms listed below, or you may have many

-smooth, red patches of skin that look raw.
-patches only develop where skin touches skin, such as the armpits, around the groin, genitals, and buttocks.
- women can develop a red, raw patch under their breasts.
-skin feels very sore where inverse psoriasis appears.

References: journal of american academy
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Upper Body Contouring

Dr. Sri Nagesh Vadrevu 87% (1377 ratings)
MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Upper Body Contouring

Upper body contouring is normally to be considered after undergoing lower body contouring completes most of the correction of thebody from chest to knees.

Upper body contouring consists of correction of the over hanging arm skin also called batwing deformity of the arms (between elbow to armpits) and sagging and overhanging breasts both in men and women causing body disfigurement, discomfort and embarrassment.


Dr. Rushali Angchekar 94% (60898 ratings)
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hyperhidrosis/Excessive sweating and homoeopathy -

Excessive sweating is referred to as hyperhidrosis. It is a condition where the body excretes sweat in certain areas and in higher quantities than expected. It can affect a patient in many ways, including altering his or her social relationships, personal confidence and emotional levels.
Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration

There are two types of hyperhidrosis:
- focal or localized hyperhidrosis, where only certain parts of the body are affected, such as the armpits, hands, feet or face, and
- generalized hyperhidrosis, where the entire body is affected.

The good news is that hyperhidrosis is a very treatable disease.
Many more that suffer from sweating problems have found their cure for hyperhidrosis in the form of a natural homeopathic treatments that have helped many break free from profuse sweating or hyperhidrosis.
Homeopathic way of treatment is different from allopathy. Hyperhidrosis is nothing but an expression of the disturbance in the inner hormonal balance and this is expressed in the form of the profuse discharge. Hence, it is required to be treated at the inner level rather than treating it by local application of cream and antibiotics.
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution and so on.
Homeopathy provides natural constitutional remedies for treating this condition from the roots and not just working on the symptom but repairs the derangement which is causing this. It offers excellent treatment which is effective, harmless, and without any side effects. It is recommended in the most obstinate cases.
Today homeopathic remedies are the best non surgical solution for hyperhidrosis or profuse sweating or perspiration.
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Diabetes Prevention

Dr. Tanvi Mayur Patel 89% (1221 ratings)
CCMTD, CCEBDM, C.Diabetology, American Diabetes Association, DOMS, MBBS, Masters in endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabetes Prevention
Health alert
If you have friends, parents, children overweight and brands such reads as follows:
This is not dirty, or developed for lack of hygiene! in this brand is known as acanthosis-nigricans.
You can go on the neck, face, forehead, armpits, between the legs and other body parts. It is a mark on the skin that signals high insulin levels in the body.
It tends to be confused with a smudge of dirt or grime but this actually indicates that the body is resisting the insulin produced by the body.
As a result, the pancreas produces more insulin and eventually you could get to develop diabetes (type 2).

May disappear with simple lifestyle changes of life and a moderate weight reduction (in many cases).
If you know someone, adults and children that present this, do not waste any more time inbox us, remember that a detection in time can prevent diabetes.
Share the information with your friends!
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Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya 93% (1681 ratings)
MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
It is a condition characterized by abnormally increased of sweating in excess of that is required for regulation of body temperature.
Hyperhidrosis can be generalised or localised. Hands, feet, armpits and groins are the most active areas.
Aluminium hydrochloride is used in regular antiperspirant in much higher concentration in solution or gel forms.
Drugs called anticholinergics are sometimes used.
Injection of botulinum toxin type a can be used for neural control of sweat glands,
Sweat glands removal or destruction is one option available for excessive under arm perspiration.
Affected people are aware of their condition and try to modify their life style to accommodate their handicap. This can be disabling in professional, academic and social life.
It affects both genders equally.
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