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Acne, home remedies, hair care - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   i had a query
Doctor :   sure go ahead
User :   i have acne
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   i had taken medicine
User :   its 26yrs
Doctor :   what medication have you been on?
User :   i dont rem the name
Doctor :   ok and no results ?
User :   they crop up once i stop the medicines
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
User :   not really
Doctor :   ok well to begin with let me first address the causes of acne so we can understand what could be the main culprit here
Doctor :   the main reasons are
Doctor :   1) Hormonal imbalance which is most common cause in women
Doctor :   2) Improper diet and food intake
Doctor :   3) Improper skin care
Doctor :   4) Low water intake
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   5) Use of oily cosmetics or creams
Doctor :   6) Stress
Doctor :   and a sedentary lifestyle
Doctor :   now these are main causes , if you see you can relate to any one of the above mentioned then its easy
Doctor :   and also i would say other than the above causes some skin tones are just more prone to acne
Doctor :   now to begin with here is what you have to do
User :   ya
Doctor :   Make a mixture of cinnamon powder and honey and apply on your acne before you go to bed in the night. Wash it with warm water when you wake up in the morning. Do this for a fortnight and watch your ance disappear.
Doctor :   Take equal quantities of rose water and lime juice and apply the mixture on the affected area. Leave it on for 20 minutes
Doctor :   Apply lemon or orange peel, pounded to paste with water on pimple affected areas regularly. You can also add this powder to a little gram flour and honey so that it forms a thick paste. Massage this paste into your skin as it will help to cleanse your skin as well as nourish it.
User :   ok
User :   thanks a lot for the home remedies
Doctor :   Food intake and control is an important step in arresting the growth of acne. Acne can be controlled by adhering to simple diet tips such as
Doctor :   Avoid excessive consumption of oily, fried and sugar foods.
Doctor :   Control and ensure limited intake of tea, coffee and alcohol - Diet must comprise of fresh vegetables, fruits and nuts.
Doctor :   water minimum of 8 glasses is must
User :   ok, will surely take care of tht
Doctor :   Use non oily makeup and follow an appropriate skin cleansing regime. Avoid use of products containing isopropyl isostearate, isopropyl palmitate, isopropyl myristate, socetyl stearate & sodium chloride which may aggravate acne.
Doctor :   also i will recommend that if the condition is getting worse then you should see a dermatologist
User :   any easy way to rem these difficult names
Doctor :   i would suggest that for the time being you should avoid makeup
Doctor :   till your skin gets time to heal
User :   ok
Doctor :   and i have already told you about the main causes so you know what you can do to avoid the acne
Doctor :   and do follow what i have told you
User :   ya... thanks a lot
Doctor :   you will see change
Doctor :   take care of yourself
Doctor :   have a good day
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   i have one more thing to ask
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   go ahead
User :   i have got thin hairs
User :   and even the groeth is almost nil
Doctor :   and hair fall ?
User :   not much
User :   the the volume is also very less
Doctor :   Some people have naturally thin hair that generally lacks volume, while others find that as a result of hair fall, there is a sudden or gradual thinning of the hair on their scalp. No matter what your hair type or problem is, it necessary to follow some daily hair routine to maintain the natural beauty of your hair. The two main factors influencing the health of your hair are diet and lifestyle.
User :   i wish to hav long thick hairs
Doctor :   ok well i will suggest you to do few things for that
Doctor :   You can take some water and boil some dry capsicum or red bell pepper in it for about seven minutes. This tonic on cooling can be applied to the scalp. Red bell pepper has certain properties that speeds the growth of hair and also promotes its general health.
Doctor :   Another good and effective remedy for thick hair growth is massaging some coconut milk into your scalp. Simply grind some coconut, and use the extracted milk on you hair. Shampoo this off after about 45 minutes to an hour.
Doctor :   Take olive oil and rub it on your head for a good 3 minutes, it's recommended to leave this is overnight, rinse it away in the morning with a mild shampoo. The olive oil actually cleans away debris and trapped dirt on your hair, as well as remove excess sebum that's clogging your hair follicles and forcing them to thin out.
User :   ok
Doctor :   also it can also be a sign of vitamin deficiency
User :   which vitamin?
Doctor :   zinc is the main vitamin for hair growth
Doctor :   you should have multivitamin caps every day 1 daily for about a month
Doctor :   you can get them at your local chemist and no prescription is required
Doctor :   also You should also take good care of your hair and protect it form the sun and other elements. Make sure you cover your head while outdoors in direct sunlight, or in windy or cold weather.
Doctor :   Try to use only mild shampoos and conditioners. Excessive buildup of harsh chemicals from these substances on your scalp can promote hair loss.
Doctor :   there is a co relation between your acne and hair thinning, so you will see benefits in both conditions
User :   wht exactally is dry capsicum?
Doctor :   with these simple remedies you will get relief
User :   capsicun dried in sunlight for a day or two
Doctor :   no i will tell you exactly what you need to do
User :   ya
Doctor :   you need to get just regular capsicum . Put the capsicum in a pan and cover it with water. Boil it for 10 minutes. Let it cool. Then massage into the scalp and hair with this tonic. Wash it with warm water. Apply every night. It gives amazing results if you use it regularly.
User :   ok
Doctor :   you dont have to dry it in sun
Doctor :   just fresh and not from the refrigerator
User :   ok
User :   i have to apply it overnight
User :   and then wash hair in morning
Doctor :   yes
User :   i guess no side effects of any of the remedies suggested by u
Doctor :   or if you are not comfortable you can first apply in the morning for 4- 5 hours
Doctor :   no all are very safe
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   take care
User :   ya sure
User :   byee
Doctor :   bye bye
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