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Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas

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

Pulmonologist, Chennai

37 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Thomas MBBS, D.T.C.D, MD - Pulmonary Medicine Pulmonologist, Chennai
37 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 37 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.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Pulmonologists in India. You will find Pulmonologists with more than 38 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Pulmonologists online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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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
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I am 34 years old, have a throat pain for five days and have wet cough. What should i do?

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 34 years old, have a throat pain for five days and have wet cough. What should i do?
Hello, from your description, I can diagnose that you are suffering from throat infection. You can gargle with warm water for three to four times a day. You can also drink warm turmeric milk twice a day. In case if you are having fever also along with throat pain, you will need to take a proper course of medicines.

COBALATION IN ENT - A NEW TECHNIQUE BLODLESS SURGERY OF TONSILS ADENOIDS VIA COBALATION

DNB (ENT), MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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What is coblation tonsillectomy?
Coblation is an advanced technology that uses gentle radio frequency energy with a saline solution to quickly and safely remove tonsils without causing much pain & no bleeding.

How is cobalation tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy done?
This surgery is done under general anaesthesia generally takes about 30 min. The surgeon uses a special cobalation wand which utlizes radio frequency energy to remove tonsil adenoids in a nearly bloodless fashion the patient can go home the same day.

Why is coblation tonsillectomy a better choice?
Older ways of removing the tonsils and adenoids include cold steel method of dissection. These methods could cause extensive pain, bleeding and may damage healthy tissue around the tissue that is removed. Coblation does not remove the tonsils or adenoids by heating or burning preserving healthy surrounding tissue.

What are the benefits of coblation tonsillectomy?
Fewer'bad days patients report a better overall experience with coblation tonsillectomy after surgery when compared to other procedures. Studies show that patient calls and visits to the doctor due to problems after surgery are significantly less with coblation tonsillectomy.
Faster recovery coblation tonsillectomy has been shown in clinical studies to speed a child's return to normal activity and diet. On average, patients return to a normal diet in 2.4 days after coblation, versus 7.6 days after routine cold steel method.

Less pain coblation tonsillectomy has also been shown to decrease pain and use of medications after the procedure.

Adenoidectomy via cobalation
Indications
Difficulty in breathing
Snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea
Rec episodes of cough old

Coblation adenoidectomy is a technique which works at a relatively low temperature to gently dissolve and/or shrink target tissue with minimal thermal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Coblation technology provides ablation, resection, coagulation of soft tissue and hemostasis of blood vessels in one convenient surgical device.

Advantages
Complete removal of adenoids
No bleeding
Under direct endoscopic vision
No recurrence
Minimal pain with day care procedure
Faster recovery.
COBALATION IN ENT - A NEW TECHNIQUE  BLODLESS SURGERY OF TONSILS ADENOIDS VIA COBALATION

I have full of cough and nonstop cold, and in cough time I am getting a chest pain like some pain. What is the solution.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have full of cough and nonstop cold, and in cough time I am getting a chest pain like some pain. What is the solution.
Homoeopathic treatment-bry 30 4 pills 3 times. Kofheal pills-4 pills 3 times stodal cough syrup 2 spoonful 3 time. For 8 days and revert back.

I am a 14 year child and have asthma problem and my height and weight both are not increasing.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am a 14 year child and have asthma problem and my height and weight both are not increasing.
hi your height can grow till 25 year take following remedies 1.flax seed powder 1 tsp after lunch and dinner with warm water 2.lakshadi guggul 2 tab twice a day 3.ashwgandha churna 1 tsp with milk at 6.30 pm

Chest pain and cough problem in taking breath vomiting continuously pls help us know.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician
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Hi. Chest pain, cough and vomiting can be signs of pneumonia in a 9 years old kid. Visit a nearby hospital at the earliest or If unable consult as soon as possible, either online or personally with a nearby doctor a proper history and evaluation can help you come to a diagnosis. Feel free to consult if you would need my assistance.

What are precaurions should be taken for sinusitis. Is it safe to take any pain killer or should I consult doctor for it. If I take medicines what may b the side effects of them.

MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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If it is more than 3 months we call it chronic and surgery (f. E. S. S) advised. Pain killers should not be used with out prescription.

Hi sir I am manor firm chandigarh I am 28 years old sir actually I am suffering from tonsils problems since 2 years can you tell me how can I treat it and operation is successful ya not.

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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If you r having recurrent infections in tonsils characterised by sore throat, fever n require antibiotic treatment, you should definetly go for tonsillectomy. But if you r having occasional sore throat you can opt for conservative treatment like maintaining oral hygiene, avoiding junk food, sudden change of temperature and maybe some antiallergic and immunity boosting medications for which you can consult your local ent specialist.

My father is 58 years old, he is suffering from type -2 diabetes and chronic liver disease, recently he is diagnosed with pleural effusion, he is taking antibiotics as advised by the doctor. But still the coughing continues and yesterday some blood has came out with cough, also he is taking insulin injection but glucose level is still high. He is not taking alcohol and on a strict diet, please doctors out there help me with some solution, thanks in advance.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician
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It seems you father is having multiple organs disease requiring extreme care and attention. Continue with the best qualified doctor available in town. Follow his advise strictly. Your father should be alright. Don't stop treatment, don't try multiple parties, or doctors and best don't listen to unsolicited advise from friends and relatives.

I have cough over 3 days.what can i do?

MBBS
General Physician
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take syr honey tus 1tsf tds, steam inhalation. saline garggles, it will help you. welcome for further help

I am suffering from dry cough since 2 weeks. I have a pain in neck also. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath
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Please take Bryonia 200 – once daily for next 3-4 days. Drink plenty of warm fluids. Consult me for homeopathic treatment.

I'm 21 years old female and sometime I felt shortbreath problem in breath I have search about it that is called panic attack its truth. I also asked woth doct he also said same thing now what should I do.

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist
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Yes, you are right it is called panic attacks or anxiety neurosis or hyperventilation syndrome. Treatment is just relax. Try to do yoga or some exercise. You may need counselling and medication to reduce your anxiety levels or to break this vicious circle.

If I go for an operation of sinus Does sinus operation leaves some kind of scar on my face.

MBBS
General Physician
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1. Sinus surgery is done through endoscope (endoscopic sinus surgery) 2. It will not leave any scar. 3. Consult a good ent surgeon.

Sir i have runny nose 3 days before but now its ok after taking medicine and i have dry cough yet should i visit to doctor for checking of swin flu

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist
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Hi , If at all, you are swine flu category 1 suspect. So no need to get checked up or take temiflu. Take plenty of fluid; paracetamol for fever, and rest. Beware of warning signal in coming days like high grade fever, irrelevant talking, breathlessness. If these develops immediately consult doctor. For the time being take tab Azee 500 once daily and syrup Grilinctus BM twice daily. Best wishes

I am suffering from cough from last 2 weeks and whenever I cough there pain in my chest.

MBBS
General Physician
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I am suffering from cough from last 2 weeks and whenever I cough there pain in my chest.
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations including x ray chest after consulting physician, if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.

I have chest pain and cough over 5 years is there any solution for this. I smoke ciggarates.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist
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I have chest pain and cough over 5 years is there any solution for this. I smoke ciggarates.
I hope it is a regular chest pain and cough. But you never know with you smoking and all. You msut visit a doctor and examine teh chest pain to see that you are not developing some cardiac problem. Whatever happens the smoking must stop. It is very bad habit and if these symptoms are connected to the habit, this may hopefully be the last of your smoking. Please do some of the following as you condition improves:Tobacco consumption, either through smoke or other edible forms, is always harmful. The desire to quit is a good starting point. The best way to quit is to know more about the ill-effects of tobacco. The knowledge is astounding and scary. That information itself should help you to want to quit. 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. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. There are more than 4000 harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke!!! You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. Then you need to identify why you smoke: there is an oral need, the nicotine effect, the psychological effect of covering up some other issue, for style, to impress, etc. You may discover that the reasons may be unimportant at this stage because you have become too addicted and the habit has become compulsive. You should start 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 take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces substantially. You may 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. Don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. As Mark Twain once jocularly said, “giving up smoking is easy; I have done it many times”. 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.

I am suffering with cold and cough for long time so please tell me what shall I do for recovery.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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I am suffering with cold and cough for long time so please tell me what shall I do for recovery.
Do steam inhalation twice daily Take plenty of lukewarm water throughout the day Take sinarest for cold

I have been feeling like my left lung is filled with water. It's becoming colder than right one which I can feel with precision. Mild dyspnea is present. No choking. No vomiting. No tenderness. Plzzz help me!

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have been feeling like my left lung is filled with water. It's becoming colder than right one which I can feel with...
Dear user please get CXR done PA view along Echo at the earliest and monitor Bp precisely on same hours for 3-5 consequative days. For now use a Arnica 200 twice daily for next 3 days and consult back with reports.

I got biten by a street dog approximately 40 days ago, I took a shot of rabipur after few hours of the bite after that I have not taken any shot. Its been 40 days now and I suffered for common cold for two days and now I am suffering from cough. Am I infected by rabies? Can I start taking shot again, will it help? Please help me with some advices.

MBBS
General Physician
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You have taken anti rabies vaccine so it will save you repeating it is not required and as such it is very late cold and cough is a very common problem just take honitus cough syrup three times a day warm water saline gargles several times a day and steam inhalation regularly everyday till you recover.

Hi, I have continuously headache from last 6-7 days. With some feeling of dizziness. I am consuming crocin from last 3-4 on every night before sleeping but it couldn't help me. I have cold but after some hours its gone. The cold not come out . I think I have sinus problem. Please help me how I get relief from this headache Thank you.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Hi,
I have continuously headache from last 6-7 days. With some feeling of dizziness. I am consuming crocin from last ...
You are having headach for 7 days, not responding to crocin. Do yoga and meditation. Steam inhalation. Avoid cold drinks/ food. No relief consult a physician.
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