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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas  - Pulmonologist, Chennai

Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas

MBBS, D.T.C.D, MD - Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonologist, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas MBBS, D.T.C.D, MD - Pulmonary Medicine Pulmonologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas is an experienced Pulmonologist in Guindy, Chennai. He has been a successful Pulmonologist for the last 38 years. He studied and completed MBBS, D.T.C.D, MD - Pulmonary Medicine . You can meet Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas personally at Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1979
D.T.C.D - Madras University - 1982
MD - Pulmonary Medicine - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1984
Awards and Recognitions
Participated Lot Of National Level Conference
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Hi I am regular smoker from last 7 year. Today I got very little bleeding during cough. Suggest me what to do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be in danger if you do not quit immediately. You should visit a doctor first and get an immediate assessment of your problem and take the necessary medications. In the meantime you can follow these directions regarding quitting: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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I'm having dry cough since 4 days. I cough lot during night time unable to sleep Bcoz of coughing. Took ginger and honey. Gave relief but still coughing a bit.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello Yogesh You can take homeopathic Drosera 200,4 pills three times a day for 5 days. It works very well in such cough
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Sir my mother has TB and we taking treatment on it in Dinanath mangeshkar hospital pune but their hospital bill going high. And that Dr. Said they will discharge her tomorrow and course will continue. Sir please tell me affordable treatment.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
treatment of TB is very affordable and can be free of cost if you take it from DOTS centre(Govt. Setup).it is available near to ur home at no cost,so go for DOTS treatment
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Suffering from severe cough for two days with sputum. Suggest suitable medicine. Is ascoril is appropriate or not. If not suggest better one.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, tk, homoeo medicne: @ bryonia alb 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ heper sulph 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Avoid, dust, smoke, cold intake, exposure to cold, alcohol, caffiene, nicotine, junk food. Stay healthy.
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Sir I am A.Raghavendra Prasad. Sir I am suffering from cough in the night timings and early morning .When I use the inhaler there is no problem but when I stop it will repeat .Please send me the proper medicines.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Pranayam will help you a lot Take Kankasav 15 ml twice daily with water Somasav 15 ml twice daily with water All for 3 mths.
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I am 22 year old male and having cough from sat mrng might be because I went in rain a few days ago but not having proper relief from 2 days I would like a suggestion what should I do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Take honitus cough syrup three times a day do warm water saline gargles several times a day take steam inhalation regularly twice a day continue all these till you recover.
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I am coughing from last four days even medicine I have taken but still coughing is not going. What to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Do warm saline gurgling 2-3 times daily,take viscodyne syrup 2 tsf thrice daily take antibiotic after consulting doctor
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I am suffering from dry cough last four years .i visited to many doctor but no cure.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD(Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Guwahati
Dear lybrate-user, you seem to have allergic bronchitis. You can consult an ayurvedic doctor for better results. Some precautions you can take like: 1. Never take cold water, ice cream, cold food kept in freeze. 2. Do regular gurgling with leukwarm water boiled with ginger and salt. 3. Avoid bridal, lady's finger, Colocasia. 4. Take bresol syp 2tsf twice daily after food.
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I am a big smoker. Thats why my lungs are starting damage. So if I want to recovery myself. What can I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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I am suffering with cold and cough since one month. I found no use with foreign medicines.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello Sai if you r not getting relief than take Ayurvedic medicines as they have very good results .like Tulsi vati ,khadir vati etc n take warm water for drinking
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In 2013 I was took dots dose. For tuberculosis. Does it effects on fertility. Bcoz we are trying to conceive from last one year but it is not work.

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
In 2013 I was took dots dose. For tuberculosis. Does it effects on fertility. Bcoz we are trying to conceive from las...
Yes tuberculosis does affects fertility. First finish your course of treatment then go for pregnancy.
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I am asthma patient, can it be remove from its root & what you will suggest me to get rid from asthma disease?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, There are good range of homoeopathic medicines which are given on the basis of individualization along with specific medication which cures Asthma! So, share all the details of your sufferings, medical history (recent and past), each & every detail to me for proper selection of medicine. Meantime, start with Bakson's Astha- Aid/ thrice daily.
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I am suffering from Dry cough for almost two weeks have tested my blood but nothing happened what should I do ?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations after consulting doctor, if no relief.
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I am 52 years old - somehow I am not able to walk / stand properly. There is severe pain in the legs. Sometime back I did go through a lung problem, so of it remains to date - which causes breathlessness. Cud this problem also be related to paucity of oxygen supply to the legs?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am 52 years old - somehow I am not able to walk / stand properly. There is severe pain in the legs. Sometime back I...
No it may not be but it might affecting the nerves supplying the legs and causing the problem... You may consult for homoeopathic treatment... Till then start homoeopathic medicine Kali phos 6X TDs.
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I have cough and throat infection since a few days. Please suggest some medication.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have cough and throat infection since a few days. Please suggest some medication.
Homeopathy - bella 200 -4pills 3 times ferrum phos 6x 4pills 3 times stodal cough syrup 2 spoonful 3 times.
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I am 25years old female, I constantly feel there is cough stuck in my nasal tract or you can say back of my throat, which never comes out of mouth or nose it only goes down the throat while gulping warm water, I have taken an x ray chest there is no cough congestion. What should I do to clear it?

MBBS
General Physician,
You are having acute pharyngitis with bronchitis. Which may be allergic in nature dobwarm saline gargle regularly. Have steam inhalation daily for few days. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. It will be alright.
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I smoke 5 cigarette a day. I know that it is harmful. I heard that every smoker gets lungs cancer is that true or it causes to only chain smoker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Not every smoker gets it but everyone has the potential to develop cancer if they smoke depending on many other health factors. The more you smoke the more the danger.
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I have continuous cough for three weeks. What should I do? Is this a symptom for any disease?

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. As you have cough more than 2 weeks you will need to undergo a detailed evaluation with chest x ray to look for lung infection. Consult a pulmonologist for the same. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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