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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas

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

Pulmonologist, Chennai

38 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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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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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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
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Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 17 years old its been two and a half yers and suffering from seasonal bronchitis, chest congestion and extreme cold and ia ma really fed up blowing the nose all day long. What to do?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Steroid nasal sprays for nasal symptoms and inhalers for bronchitis give a good relief in patients with above symptoms. Avoid dust, very cold food/beverages, smoke, fumes or strong odours like perfumes, deos. And get the advice to use the above mentioned anti allergic medications.
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What is Allergic Asthma?

B.A, Fellowship in Applied Nutrition , PG Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
What is Allergic Asthma?

Allergic asthma is the condition in which the symptoms of an asthmatic attack appear after exposure to certain allergens. 90% of the cases of asthma in children are allergy driven, while in adults, the percentage is said to be around 50%.

An allergy happens when an individual's immune system exhibits massive reaction or fights vigorously against substances like pollen, dust, animal dander or certain other minute particles which are actually not harmful to the body but are considered so by the immune system.

Symptomatic changes in cases of allergic asthma:

If the symptoms of an asthma attack occur only when you are subjected to these triggers or irritant particles, your case is allergy driven. 

  • In such cases, the airway reacts aggressively to the entry of such allergens.
  • The airway muscles tighten up and inflammation is observed.
  • Breathing becomes painful and compromised, and mucus accumulation sets in very quickly.
  • Coughing is a common phenomenon, as the body tries to expel the mucus accumulated.

The allergens mentioned above are not the only triggering agents. Basically, anything that causes irritation could trigger an allergy and an asthmatic attack thereafter. Symptoms in the case of allergy driven asthma are more or less the same as seen in other asthmatic cases.

Confirming the cause of asthma as allergic or not:

The doctor would give you a much better clarification on whether you're asthma is allergy driven or not. There are pretty much two ways to decipher the same:

  • One is to administer a tiny amount of allergen to the skin and making a note of the reaction to that. Whether the reaction is a normal one or an aggressive one would tell if an individual has an allergy or not.
  • Specific IgE test may be done to confirm the cause, or to test the presence of an allergic reaction in the individual.


All your queries pertaining to allergic asthma and asthma, in general, are more than welcome.

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I am suffering from ashthma last 2 years. Can you should suggest me what I do? For remove my problem. Thank you.

Doctor of Medicine
Pulmonologist,
As long as you don't give proper attention and get that allergy out from the body. You will suffer. But there is a way out. Not for all but for majority can be relieved. Hello! you can be free from asthma suffering. Lot of people who have allergies tend to suffer continuously or intermittently. Unless you remove allergies from body to enter* you will keep suffering from different kinds of allergies. Lungs: allergies cause asthma. Skin: rashes & itching nose & sinus: cold & sneezing, headache. Stomach: pain abdomen or gastritis. Best way to come out of any kind of allergies is first do allergy screening test and then only start medications. Or else the medicines will not work effectively as allergen exposer is not taken care.
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I am 25 years old I have breathing problem since 2000 what I do ?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine,
Please go for sleep study, between a time use pure cow ghee as nasal drops 2 drops at bed time best wishes.
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Please tell me how I can prevent tuberculosis. Is it communicable or non commicable?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Tuberculosis is communicable you have to avoid direct contact with sputum of the person stay away Heon him when he is coughing and sneezing
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I am suffering from cough for more than 2 weeks, whatever I do it still continues to exist. Can you please suggest me something to stop my cough?

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user, please visit a doctor as some more details are required for correct diagnosis. The cause for the cough could be infection or allergy, its difficult to find out in your limited description above. Meanwhile, try doing warm salt water gargles in the morning & night, keeping some lozenges like Vicks or Strepsils could help you temporarily.
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.I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
.I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what...
Take honitus cough syrup three times a day and steam inhalation regularly for a few days it will help you
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I'm suffering from dry cough since two weeks but I have no chest pain. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------- antim tart 30 (sbl) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water or direct on tongue vvery 2-3 hrly--------------- glycerrhiza glabra 1x (sbl) chew 1 tab s. O. S.-------------------- tussistin cough syrup (wilmar schwabe india) take 2 spoon 3 times daily--------------------------
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In the treatment of tb patients, when will the fever reduced or finished?

M.B.B.S
General Physician,
About 12 to 15 days of starting the treatment (if prescribed medicine right and patient taking it regularly)
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I am having cough and cold from last 6 yrs, due to which I am taking a medicine combinable FB 200 but still no progress. Please help me in that. Also I am having a habit of masturbating twice daily. How to get rid of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please It seems that your immunity is low Please increase it by Sleep early and wake up early Go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Pranayam will help you a lot Take Tab geriforte by Himalaya regularly 2..2 SPECIAL CHYAWANPRASH by Patanjali regularly Take For coughs. Kankasav 15 ml twice daily Somasav 15 ml twice daily Avoid masturbation totally It is not good for health It decrease your oaz and saptadhatu It exhausts your urogenital system prematurely affecting future sexual and reproductive life Reconsult after 15 days.
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Sir lagbhag 5 din se mere gale me eak ganth si bni huee hai usme kafi pain hota h kabhi kabhi mujhe lagta h kahin ye tonsil to nhi but kabhi kabhi dar bhi laga rhta h aap hi batao main kya karun.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Take Cp Amoxicillin 500mg 1-1 for five days and For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and aap ek ENT doctor ko bataye
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What is asthma and why asthma is a respiratory disorder caused by sensitivity.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Asthma is constriction of airways with excess mucus production. It is variable in nature. Its due to hyperreactive airways.
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What is acute bronchitis, where I will get treatment, is it possible to treat at home.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Acute bronchitis is caused by the common cold virus and is accompanied with high fever 1. Take a cup of water 2. Grind liquorice root in a powder 3. Add ½ tsp of this powder to the water 4. Heat it for 15 min 5. Filter it 6. Drink 2 times everyday for 1 week this will be helpful
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I am suffering from cough.

MBBS
General Physician,
Do warm saline gargle and take cough syrup.If it does not improve you have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor
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Hi. I am 46 years old male. Whenever I wake up in morning I sneeze a lot and have running nose. I, most of the times, found my nostrils blocked. I have to use otrivin for relief. While climbing stairs or walking, for instance, carrying my daughter, I am not able to breath properly so Doctor has diagnosed that I have asthma and I have to take rotacap 400 capsule almost daily. What do you suggest. Thanks in advance.

Diploma in Allergy and clinical Immunology, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kochi
You may continue rota caps gorgeous some time to see the response. For your nasal allergy you may try combinase aq nasal spray twice daily for some time.
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My weight is 90 kg. I suffering some disease like BP, asthma etc. Please help me.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My weight is 90 kg. I suffering some disease like BP, asthma etc. Please help me.
Reduce your weight to around 70 kg your bp will come to nornal. For confirming asthma, get pft done.
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He is suffering from cough and tonsils infection, he also sneezes when he comes in contact with dust or cold things. He is taking medicines like sneeze and azithromycin 250.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
He is suffering from cough and tonsils infection, he also sneezes when he comes in contact with dust or cold things. ...
Can be allergic rhinitis. Allergy screening blood test to confirm. Avoid cold, dust, smoke, pollution and allergens. Saline gargles for tonsils.
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My son 8years, is having cough with block nose(jukaam),from 6-7 days,what shall I give,

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Otrivin Pediatric nasal spray used twice a day is good for nose block. You could give syp Benadryl three times a day for cough.
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Hello iam ranjeet singh, my question is that my grandfather is uncomfortable to take breathing generally at night, and sometimes the blood comes out from the nose. What should I do. I hope you will understand the problems faced by my grandfather. Thankyou.

DAA, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Hi. I understand your concerns. Mostly your grandfather has hypertension and cause for nose bleed is most likely to be due to uncontrolled hypertension. Breathlessness also can be due to it. Consult a doctor at the earliest. Hope your questions were answered. Thanks.
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My father has an asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer for long term?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
My father has an asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer for long term?
Dear sir, though inhalers are in micro dosage when used for long time can in very few patients cause the following problems hyperpigmentation, itching, burning, perioral dermatitis, acne, atrophy, hoarse voice, oral candidasis to name a few. Thank you.
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