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White Spots - Ayurvedic Treatment

Dr. Motilal Sharma 88% (47 ratings)
BAMS, CERTIFICATE COURSE IN KSHAR-SUTRA SURGERY , National Academy of Ayurveda, New Delhi
Ayurveda, Jodhpur
White Spots - Ayurvedic Treatment

सफेद -दाग (white -spots/ vitiligo)- 

यह एक ऐसी skin disease हैं जिसमेंं रोगी शारीरिक रूप से परेशान रहता ही हैं साथ ही साथ वो मानसिक रूप से भी बहुत परेशान रहता हैं 
जब भी वो जन समूह के बीच जाता है वो अपने आप को घृणित महसूस करता हैं
लेकिन आयुर्वेद एक ऐसी चिकित्सा पद्धति हैं जो अपने स्वस्थ की परिभाषा को सिद्ध करते हुए जीर्ण से जीर्ण रोगी को शारीरिक व मानसिक रूप से स्वस्थ जीवन प्रदान करते हुए उसमें नयी उमंग,साहस को बढाने के साथ उसको नवजीवन प्रदान करती हैं
आयुर्वेद में अन्य विभिन्न रोगो के साथ"सफेद-दाग" का भी विश्वसनीय ईलाज संभव हैं अगर कोई व्यक्ति सफेद दाग जैसी बीमारी से परेशान हो तो एक बार आयुर्वेद की शरण में जरूर आये
 

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Spots On The Penis: What It Could Mean?

Dr. Sharmila Majumdar 93% (1656 ratings)
MS Human Sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (Behaviour Modification), Certified In Treatment of Resistant Depression, Certificate course to be Sexuality Educator
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Spots On The Penis: What It Could Mean?

Spots on a men private part 

Men are often very worried when they find spots on their penises. In this article, we'll describe the different types of penile spots and their colors that you might find. Penile spots are not usually a sign of anything very serious. But nearly always, it's a good idea to show the spots to your sexologist. Please bear in mind that most penile spots that you might find there are likely to be completely harmless. But some aren't! It's understandable that men can be very concerned if they notice spots on their penis.

Men also get alarmed about the sometimes rather unpleasant physical appearance of a spotty' penis, and what their sexual partner or partners might think of it. This is quite understandable. However, very tiny and harmless bumps' and spots on the penis, alarming though they may be, they are unlikely to be noticed by a sex partner.

Where could one seek medical help?

If you're concerned about a spot (or spots) on your penis, please ask a sexual medicine specialist doctor to have a look at it.

Now let's look at some really common penile spots:

  • Fordyce spots
  • White or yellow spots on your penis

These are tiny white or yellowish spots, found on the head of the penis or the shaft. If your skin is brown or black, they may look more prominent. They are normal. They're minute sebaceous glands and are just part of the natural structure of many penises. Many men also have them around their lips. Fordyce spots are not sexually transmitted and they don't do any harm. There's absolutely no need for any treatment.

Hair follicles
As you know, virtually all men have quite a few hairs growing around the base of the penis. And often, the hairs extend some distance up the underside of the organ. Human hairs grow out of a tiny'pit, which is called a follicle. And very frequently, the follicles on the penis may be quite prominent. This is nothing to worry about and no treatment is needed.


Septic spots (Pimples on your penis)
Obviously, people do often get pimples, or'septic spots' on their faces and on other parts of the body. They're particularly common in young adults. Sometimes a small pimple appears on the penis. This is not a serious matter and no treatment is needed. Do not squeeze the spot, because you may spread infection. Don't have sex with anyone till it's completely gone. However, if something that you think is a pimple hasn't gone away within a week, ask a doctor to check it out.

Genital warts
Pink, brown or black spots on your penis
In contrast, genital warts do need treatment. And they are transmitted by sexual contact. They are pink, brown, ivory-coloured or black. Occasionally, they grow out of the opening at the tip of the organ. They are caused by one of the human papilloma viruses (hpv), which like living in warm, moist parts of the human body. Genital warts are easily passed on during vaginal, oral or anal sex.

It is strongly recommended that you go to a sexologist if you suspect you have genital warts, partly to make sure that your diagnosis is correct.

Treatment is either by application of special creams, or else by removing the wart altogether – for instance with an electric probe or laser. This is virtually painless.

Do not have sex until the doctor says that you are completely cured.

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Skin Spots - Are They Really Harmless?

Dr. Vinita G 91% (10 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Skin Spots - Are They Really Harmless?

The skin is the largest organ of the body and for our overall health, it is important to ensure that it remains in good health. In the last few decades various cancers of the skin have been on the rise which has become a point of concern for medical professionals worldwide. A simple spot on your skin could be the very first sign of skin cancer and thus it is helpful to be armed with knowledge about this subject.

Types of skin cancer
Skin cancers are primarily categorized into one of three types:

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma
  2. Melanoma
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Although the types of cancer are different, they have similar symptoms that you can look out for. Analyzing your skin spots or lesions for tell tale signs can tell you whether it needs to be checked out by a doctor or not. Let's look at some of them:

  • The shades or colors of the patch: Cancerous skin cells will have various colors on them and may be pink or white in certain areas while being brown or black in other areas.
  • The spot or lesion will always be changing: If the spot or growth on your skin is cancerous it will constantly change size shape or form as well as color.
  • Almost always asymmetrical shape: Cancerous growth on your skin will tend to be irregular in shape and one side of it will not be similar to the other.
  • The shape or borders of the spot: If the lesion or spot on your skin is jagged, quite irregular in shape or the sides are blurred then this may be a sign of a cancerous growth.
  • Tenderness of the spots or the lesions: These spots can be painful, tender, itchy and also have redness in the area surrounding it. It could even be oozing or bleeding although this depends from patient to patient.
  • Horn like growths: Certain form of skin spots or lesions will grow into small horn like growth on the skin and feel like nails. This is due to the excess presence of keratin which is found in nails and may be an indicator for skin cancer.
  • Moles that change shape, size or color: If you have developed a mole and it keeps changing its color, size and edges it could be clear sign of melanoma. In such cases it is best to get it checked by your doctor.

Skin cancers are easily treatable if diagnosed early and have a high chance of being cured, but it is also important for you to self diagnose any spots or areas of concern so that you can take appropriate action in time. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Lemon Juice to Reduce Age Spots

Dr. Piyush Juneja 91% (485 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PGCRCDM, PDCR, MBA
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Lemon Juice to Reduce Age Spots

Lemon juice to reduce age spots
The vitamin c present in lemons is a strong antioxidant. Besides, its bleaching action works wonders on age spots and freckles. Just squeeze out the juice from a lemon, apply and leave on your skin for about 15 minutes every day and then rinse with plain water.

For even better results, combine 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with half teaspoon of milk cream and 1 teaspoon of egg white. Mix all these ingredients and apply on the face; after 15 minutes, rinse with cold water.
Lemon juice in combination with honey is also a very effective remedy for ageing skin because honey has a soothing action. Mix one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey and massage it into your skin. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash with warm water.

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Watch Out! Those Simple Spots on Your Skin Could Kill You

Dr. Lalit Kasana 87% (20 ratings)
BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MD - Homeopathy, Post Graduation Course In Clinical Research, PGDCC - Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Watch Out! Those Simple Spots on Your Skin Could Kill You

The skin is the largest organ of the body and for our overall health, it is important to ensure that it remains in good health. In the last few decades various cancers of the skin have been on the rise which has become a point of concern for medical professionals worldwide. A simple spot on your skin could be the very first sign of skin cancer and thus it is helpful to be armed with knowledge about this subject.

Types of skin cancer
Skin cancers are primarily categorized into one of three types:

  1. Basal Cell Carcinoma
  2. Melanoma
  3. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Although the types of cancer are different, they have similar symptoms that you can look out for. Analyzing your skin spots or lesions for tell tale signs can tell you whether it needs to be checked out by a doctor or not. Let's look at some of them:

  • The shades or colors of the patch: Cancerous skin cells will have various colors on them and may be pink or white in certain areas while being brown or black in other areas.
  • The spot or lesion will always be changing: If the spot or growth on your skin is cancerous it will constantly change size shape or form as well as color.
  • Almost always asymmetrical shape: Cancerous growth on your skin will tend to be irregular in shape and one side of it will not be similar to the other.
  • The shape or borders of the spot: If the lesion or spot on your skin is jagged, quite irregular in shape or the sides are blurred then this may be a sign of a cancerous growth.
  • Tenderness of the spots or the lesions: These spots can be painful, tender, itchy and also have redness in the area surrounding it. It could even be oozing or bleeding although this depends from patient to patient.
  • Horn like growths: Certain form of skin spots or lesions will grow into small horn like growth on the skin and feel like nails. This is due to the excess presence of keratin which is found in nails and may be an indicator for skin cancer.
  • Moles that change shape, size or color: If you have developed a mole and it keeps changing its color, size and edges it could be clear sign of melanoma. In such cases it is best to get it checked by your doctor.

Skin cancers are easily treatable if diagnosed early and have a high chance of being cured, but it is also important for you to self diagnose any spots or areas of concern so that you can take appropriate action in time.

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Penis Bumps From Fordyce Spots: Are DIY Remedies Good?

Dr. Vinod Raina 88% (5801 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Bumps From Fordyce Spots: Are DIY Remedies Good?

When a man discovers penis bumps on his equipment, he often worries about what this might mean in terms of his penis health, and with good reason. Sometimes bumps can indeed mean a condition exists which needs attending to. But in the case of Fordyce spots, the bumps are benign and don't really require attention medically.

Nonetheless, some men (and some partners) don't like the look of Fordyce spots on and around the penis and may want to do something about them. There are many DIY remedies floating around the internet for removing Fordyce spots - but should a man use them to get rid of these harmless penis bumps?

What they are

The body has a network of glands known as sebaceous glands. There are many of these in the penis, and they provide an important function. They create and transport the body's natural lubricating oils to the skin, where they help keep the skin moisturized and prevent drying out. On the penis, this helps keep skin from becoming dry, flaky and cracked - a look that no man really wants.

Sometimes, however, the sebaceous glands work harder than they have to. They become overactive. When this happens, they can be seen on the top of the skin as tiny little dots, often white or another color that is somewhat paler than the skin surrounding them. This is all that Fordyce spots are - overactive sebaceous glands. They are not dangerous and pose no real danger to a person. And they are very common, with some doctors estimating that some 80% of men have these penis bumps. (Some people may also get them on their lips as well.)

Removal

Nonetheless, some people find them aesthetically unpleasing and wish to have them removed. Since Fordyce spots have been around for thousands of years, many folk "remedies" exist for them. But are they effective? Not really.

For example, many DIY remedies assume that Fordyce spots are due to bacterial growth, which is not the case. But nonetheless these remedies purport to destroy bacteria in the area, and thus remove the penis bumps. Typical among these home methods are the application of turmeric mixed with apple cider vinegar; tea tree oil; jojoba oil; or lemon. Whether they actually affect bacteria may be open to debate, but they definitely do not remove Fordyce spots.

Another tactic has to do with moisturizing the skin. Coconut oil and aloe vera are suggested for this, and while they can help keep skin hydrated, Fordyce spots do not respond to them. Neither do they respond to simply boosting vitamin intake, as other old wives' tales suggest. For that matter, exfoliating via an oatmeal scrub or a mixture of vanilla and sugar is also unlikely to help.

A doctor

For those men who really do wish to remove their Fordyce spots, it's suggested they consult with a dermatologist. There are some methods, such as laser surgery and chemical peels, which can be effective. But since these penis bumps are benign, a man may want to be sure he cannot live with them before taking steps to remove them.

While home remedies to remove Fordyce spots (or other penis bumps) are unlikely to work, they do draw attention to the need to care for penis skin - and this can more easily be accomplished through the regular application of a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Moisturization can be aided via a crème that includes both Shea butter (a high-end emollient) and vitamin E (one of nature's great hydrating agents). And since free radicals and the oxidative damage they cause are a threat to healthy penis skin, it helps if the selected crème also includes a power antioxidant (such as alpha lipoic acid) to help fight those free radicals.

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Pregnancy Spotting? Know The Causes

Dr. G.K. Bedi 87% (29 ratings)
DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chandigarh
Pregnancy Spotting? Know The Causes

Reasons for spotting during pregnancy and what you can do about it

Seeing spots of blood during pregnancy is usually a cause for concern. However, it is not uncommon. The light bleeding, which is known as spotting may occur for a number of reasons.

Bleeding during the first trimester

Spotting is most likely to happen during early pregnancy and the reasons could be many, such as:

- Implantation bleeding occurs during the first month of pregnancy when the fertilised egg gets attached to the wall of the uterus.

- Cervical polyps ( a tumour that form on the surface of the cervix) or yeast infection may also cause episodes of spotting.

- Miscarriage may be another possible reason for spotting

- Ectopic pregnancy is another cause. It is the condition in which the embryo plants itself in either of the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus.

- Molar pregnancy is a rare condition associated with spotting during pregnancy. When this is the case, instead of your baby, an abnormal tissue grows inside the uterus. Sometimes it can be cancerous too.

Bleeding during the second or third trimesters

Spotting may also occur during late pregnancy and the possible reasons are listed below.


- Problems related to placenta like placenta previa placental abruption can also result in spotting. These are serious conditions when the placenta either covers the cervix or it gets detached from the uterine wall respectively.

- Uterine rupture is the rare and unfortunate event when a scar from a previous surgery (like the removal of fibroid or previous caesarean scar bursts open and the baby slips into the pregnant woman's abdomen.

- Premature labour occurs when your body is too eager to deliver the baby, usually one month before the due date of delivery.

- Vasa Previa is another rare condition when a baby who is still developing has his blood vessels entangled in the umbilical cord or placenta-crossing the cervix. It is extremely dangerous because the blood vessels may burst open thus causing the baby to bleed and lose oxygen.

Here's what you can do about spotting

It is strongly recommended that you should immediately see your doctor as soon as you detect any spotting during your pregnancy. Only a well-qualified medical expert can suggest the appropriate steps to be taken, depending on your individual reasons and symptoms related to spotting.

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

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Causes Of Bleeding Or Spotting During Early Pregnancy!

Dr. Surekha Jain 93% (799 ratings)
MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Causes Of Bleeding Or Spotting During Early Pregnancy!

Seeing spots of blood during pregnancy is usually a cause for concern. However, it is not uncommon. The light bleeding, which is known as spotting may occur for a number of reasons.

Bleeding during the first trimester
Spotting is most likely to happen during early pregnancy and the reasons could be many, such as:

  • implantation bleeding occurs during the first month of pregnancy when the fertilised egg gets attached to the wall of the uterus.
  • cervical polyps ( a tumour that form on the surface of the cervix) or yeast infection may also cause episodes of spotting.
  • miscarriage may be another possible reason for spotting
  • ectopic pregnancy is another cause. It is the condition in which the embryo plants itself in either of the fallopian tubes instead of the uterus.
  • molar pregnancy is a rare condition associated with spotting during pregnancy. When this is the case, instead of your baby, an abnormal tissue grows inside the uterus. Sometimes it can be cancerous too.

Bleeding during the second or third trimesters
Spotting may also occur during late pregnancy and the possible reasons are listed below.

  • problems related to placenta like placenta previa placental abruption can also result in spotting. These are serious conditions when the placenta either covers the cervix or it gets detached from the uterine wall respectively.
  • uterine rupture is the rare and unfortunate event when a scar from a previous surgery (like the removal of fibroid or previous caesarean scar bursts open and the baby slips into the pregnant woman's abdomen.
  • premature labour occurs when your body is too eager to deliver the baby, usually one month before the due date of delivery.
  • vasa Previa is another rare condition when a baby who is still developing has his blood vessels entangled in the umbilical cord or placenta-crossing the cervix. It is extremely dangerous because the blood vessels may burst open thus causing the baby to bleed and lose oxygen.

Here's what you can do about spotting
It is strongly recommended that you should immediately see your doctor as soon as you detect any spotting during your pregnancy. Only a well-qualified medical expert can suggest the appropriate steps to be taken, depending on your individual reasons and symptoms related to spotting. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Spotting In Between Menses - Know Why It Happens!

Dr. Sandhya Mishra 88% (144 ratings)
MBBS, MS -Gynaecologist
IVF Specialist, Varanasi
Spotting In Between Menses - Know Why It Happens!

On an average, a woman’s menstrual cycle lasts for 21-35 days. However, sometimes, you may notice a little bleeding even though you weren’t expecting your period. Firstly, you should know that is commonly experienced by a number of women. Secondly, spotting or bleeding between your period and is usually not a serious condition, but if it recurs often, then you should consult a doctor. There are many factors that may cause bleeding between periods.

Some of them are:

  1. Ovulation: While many women are unaware of when they ovulate, for others ovulation is marked by light spotting. This is not something to worry about and should last only a day or two after ovulation.
  2. Implantation bleeding: If you are trying to get pregnant and experience bleeding between periods, it may be a sign of conception. When the egg is fertilized by the sperm, the women’s body begins preparing for pregnancy and the walls of the uterus begin to change. This can cause bleeding known as implantation bleeding.
  3. Contraction side effects: Birth control pills can affect your hormones. If the oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate too much, they can cause disturbance sin your menstrual cycle leading to spotting between periods. This usually occurs when you start or stop taking birth control medication such as pills, hormonal IUDs, patches, shots and patches. Consult your gynaecologist to find the best birth control method suited to you.
  4. Fibroids: Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths on the walls of the uterus. Fibroids can affect women of all ages and are quite common among women who have already given birth. Bleeding between periods and heavy spotting are the most common symptoms of fibroids. Small fibroids usually resolve themselves without medication but in cases of large fibroids, surgery may be needed to remove them.
  5. Infections: Vaginal bleeding in between periods may also be caused by vaginal infections. Infections of the reproductive organs can cause inflammation of the uterine lining leading to spotting and bleeding. Some of the common causes of vaginal infections are:
    • Douching the vagina
    • Unprotected intercourse
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Pelvic inflammatory diseases

Pregnancy complications
Skipping a period is when most women know that they are pregnant. However, light spotting is quite common in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is usually harmless but it is always better to consult your gynaecologist to ensure that this bleeding is not a symptom of something more serious like an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy refers to cases where the fertilized egg is implanted in the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Spotting - 4 Things It Can Indicate!

Dr. Yuthika Bajpai Sharma 88% (44 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kanpur
Spotting - 4 Things It Can Indicate!

Spotting can be stated as a form of mild bleeding from the vagina. It is similar to a period, but it is much lighter and can occur in between your periods. Most women who are pregnant and are in their first trimester experience spotting. In fact, spotting is often seen as one of the early signs of pregnancy.

Spotting can happen because of any of the following reasons:

  1. Cysts in the uterus can cause spotting
  2. Though very rare, a thyroid problem can also lead to spotting
  3. Any infection in the cervix or uterine cancer can also cause spotting
  4. Lastly, hormonal imbalance can also cause spotting

What can spotting signify?
Spotting is completely normal and there is no need to be worried if it happens on account of any of the following reasons.

  1. Light spotting at the end of the bleeding period during the menstrual cycle is common.
  2. Spotting can also occur during ovulation; in fact, seeing some spots of blood when one is ovulating, is often considered as an excellent sign of fertility.
  3. Mild spotting can also develop after sex, especially if it is for the first time, owing to the hymen getting ruptured
  4. Mild spotting if one is on birth control pills is also normal.

When should you be worried?

  1. Spotting is an early sign of pregnancy and if you are not planning to conceive any time soon, then you must visit your gynaecologist.
  2. Spotting may also be a symptom of any STD, primarily Chlamydia or Gonorrhea.
  3. As spotting could also be indicative of cancer, it’s advisable to not delay and visit the gynaecologist immediately.
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