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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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Sri Balaji Hospital

No.1, Lawyer Jaganathan Street, Guindy. Landmark: Near Kathipara Junction, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Jeevanandham Clinic

No 76/208, Dr Ramasamy Salai, K K Nagar West. Landmark: Near Padma Seshadri School Next To SBI, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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The Jeevanandam Clinic

76/208, Dr. Ramasamy Road, Landmark : Near City Union Bank ATM, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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No.1, Lawyer Jaganathan Street, Guindy Landmark : Near Kathipara Junction.Chennai Get Directions
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Apollo Clinic

61, Gopathi Narayana Swami Chetty Road, Landmark : Near Hotel Accord International, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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#52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar Landmark : Near Adyar SignalChennai Get Directions
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I am 25 years old. I have spondylitis problem. And my cellebellar toncilles are dipped down for 1 mm below forman magnam. I have lot of dizzyness and shoulder pain and legs pain, kindly help me with it.

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Hi, I'm 27 years old I think I got thorncils in my throat i'm unable to swallow anything and also I think I got fever were I can not taste anything my tongue is numb and i'm also not feeling hungry and I have a very bad body pain and running nose.

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Hi, I'm 27 years old I think I got thorncils in my throat i'm unable to swallow anything and also I think I got fever...
Hi lybrate-user sorry to know about your illness. Please ask your parents, mom, to take you to a doctor. Also tell her that you need throat lozenges, called strepsils lemon flavor a toffee like medicine which you can suck 2 to 3 times a day, avoid cold water and ice cream, and take cough syrup, and crociin syrup for fever 2 to 3 times a day after showing you to a doctor wish you good luck get well soon
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When ever I eat oily food ,I get cough. And throat irritation. After which I get little difficulty in breathing due to cough.

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 Tab septilin by Himalaya 2. . . 2 Swashari pravahi by Patanjali 2 tsf three times a day for 10 days Can take oily food after 3 mths of taking septilin
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I am suffering from cold and cough from last 4 days. I am taking Zeet syrup for cough and also taking steam regularly. Cough is getting worse and harsh. But still not improvement. As I am breastfeeding mom, my 8 month old baby also caught cold and cough. Please advise what should I do for instant relief.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
I am suffering from cold and cough from last 4 days. I am taking Zeet syrup for cough and also taking steam regularly...
saline gargles. Avoid cold and sour foods. Avoid pollution, dust, smoke, allergens.Can take decold 1 tab twice/day for 3 days.
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Dear Doctor,What kind excercises can be helpful with controlled asthma. When running or walking fast i feel respiratory problem.Please help

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Considering your weight you will have breathing problem on running.Decrease your weight.Can do deep breathing exercises.
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Hi, I am suffering from dry cough in past 1 week. Please suggest cough syrup (which does not cause laziness when have it during day time)

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
You can take syp Alex 1 tsp twice daily for 5 days and tab levocetrizine 5 mg at bed time for 3 days. As most cough medicine cause sedation so better to avoid driving or any concentration demanding work while on these medication.
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He has asthma. He is suffering from serious breathing problem. Suggest best medicine.

MD Pulmonolgy, DNB
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Serious breathing problem suggests an exacerbation of asthma or poorly controlled asthma. Steroids are the best drugs to control the inflammation and bronchodilators to prevent chest tightness and wheezing. Oral steroids and nebulization with duolin are to be used for one week, followed by a combination of inhalational steroid and bronchodilators are to be used for maintenance.
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Bradycardia - What You Need To Know About It?

Non-invasive Cardiology
Cardiologist, Thane
Bradycardia - What You Need To Know About It?

Having bradycardia implies that your heart beats very slowly. For the vast majority, a heart beats from sixty to hundred pulses a minute while very few are viewed as ordinary. In case your heart beats under sixty times each minute, it is slower than usual. A moderate heart rate can be ordinary and solid. On the other hand it could be an indication of an issue with the heart's electrical framework.

For a few people, moderate heart rate does not create any issues. It can be an indication of being exceptionally fit. Sound youthful grown-ups and sports persons frequently have heart rates of fewer than sixty beats a minute. In other individuals, bradycardia is an indication of an issue with the heart's electrical framework. It implies that the heart's regular pacemaker isn't working right or that the electrical pathways of the heart are disturbed.

A moderate heart rate may make you:

  1. Feel blurry eyed or woozy.
  2. Feel short of breath and feel that it’s harder to work out.
  3. Feel tired.
  4. Have neck pain or an inclination that your heart is beating or rippling (palpitations).
  5. Feel bewildered or experience difficulty concentrating.
  6. Black out, if a moderate heart rate causes a drop in pulse.

A few people do not have side effects, or their indications are mild to the point that they think they are quite recently part of getting more seasoned. You can discover how quick your heart is beating by checking your heart rate. In case your pulse is moderate or uneven, talk to a specialist.

How bradycardia is dealt with depends on what is causing it. Treatment likewise relies on symptoms. Given below are some of the symptoms:

  1. In case harm to the heart's electrical framework causes your heart to pulsate too quickly, you will presumably need a pacemaker. A pacemaker is a gadget put under your skin that revises the moderate heart rate. Some people might have a kind of bradycardia that requires a pacemaker.
  2. In case another medical issue, for example, hypothyroidism or an electrolyte irregularity, is bringing about a moderate heart rate, treating that issue may cure the bradycardia.
  3. In case a medicine is making your heart to pulsate too gradually, your specialist may change the dosage or recommend an alternate drug. In case you can't quit taking that medicine, you may require a pacemaker.

Bradycardia is frequently the aftereffect of another heart condition, so finding a way to carry on with a heart-solid way of life will enhance your general health. This may include:

  1. Showing at least a bit of restraint and dedication to a good diet routine that includes a considerable amount of organic products, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and low-fat or nonfat dairy foods.
  2. Being gradually on most, if not all, days of the week. Your specialist can let you know what type of exercise is okay for you.
  3. Getting more fit in case you have to, and maintaining a solid weight.
  4. Not smoking.
  5. Overseeing other medical issues, for example, hypertension or elevated cholesterol. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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I have coughing at night time. Easinophilia has been ruled out. I am on losartan as a cardio protective. Ace inhibitors are well known to lead to coughing. Can losartan lead to the coughing I am having? should I stop taking losartan? what is the alternative for me if I stop losartan?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Yes. Losartan can cause dey cough similar to ace inhibitors. This cough is more likely to occur in patients who had cough with ace inhibitor. For any advice to change medicine, full record needs review.
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I have cough for last 4 months. I have taken a lot of medicine but could not get well. What should I do now?

lybrate
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear lybrate user, as you have been suffering for 4 months inspite of taking medication, there is no point of giving empirical advice. You should visit a doctor as your chest would need to be examined as well as a culture-sensitivity test for your sputum. Other than this a detailed history as well as your current status details are required, the doctor may ask for additional investigations. Hence do not waste time and seek medical consultation at the earliest. Meanwhile try staying away from dust and do warm salt water gargles 3-4 times a day. Get well soon!

What is the medicine/method to contain co2 in blood for a person who is admitted in icu with respiratory problems. Currently he is breathing thru tube/mask.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
When oxygen supply is weak, or rate of breathing is low, co2 in body goes up. So giving oxygen and restoring breathing, will decrease co2.
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I am allergic to dust and is suffering form cough form last 3 months. I am taking anti allergic since then. But still the problem persist. What should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, you should drink lukewarm water. •Gargle, twice with hot saline water. •Tk, steam, twice. •Avoid, cold intake, exposure to cold climate, dust, smoke, junk food ,nicotine.•tk, homoeopathic medicine: @ Bryonia alb. 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Heper sulphur 30-6 pills, thrice. Go for meditation to charge your body and lungs with plenty of Oxygen  in order to clear nasal passage. •Report wkly, your feedback matters for further follow up,  please. Tk,  care.
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Sir sardi jukam, khasi huwa hai tatha nak saf karate samay thoda sa blood aa raha hai. Please advise me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
You may have strongly sneezed or touched the nose and it causes the blood to come . you need to use drops
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I am a 25 year old woman and need to get rid of my sinus problem naturally. Its not severe but every morning I wake up with my nose chocked and mouth dry. I tried jal neti but I cant seem to do it properly and the condition worsens. Any other options?

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello , sinusitis is sometimes got serious when it stuff it feels nothing will work. Saltwater nasal rinses for your nose can help, too. You can buy a kit or mix up your own at home. The recipe: mix about 16 ounces (1 pint) of lukewarm distilled, sterile, or previously boiled water with 1 teaspoon of salt. Some people add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to take the sting out of the salt. Using a bulb syringe, flush your nasal cavities to clean out mucus and debris avoid smoking, dusting, and any pollutant things. Do anulom vilom yoga asana.
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Do's and Don't for Asthama

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
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Hello friends, I am Dr Hemant Kadra. I am a pulmonologist. A pulmonologist is a doctor who deals with respiratory problems. Today I will be explaining Asthma in a very simple manner because it is a simple disease.
So, when to suspect asthma?

All patients who are present with a cough with or without breathlessness on exposure to dust, fumes, cold atmosphere, on eating chilled vegetables and fruits can have asthma. They also give family histories of allergic disorders like allergic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis so we can suspect asthma in our patients who are present with a cough with or without breathlessness and on exposure to such triggers like cold, dust, fumes, change of weather- this is the clinical history.
There are 2 components-

One is prevention. You must avoid all your triggers. And treatment part is slightly different. Treatment is we have to control swelling in the area, narrowing of the airways.

There are 2 kinds of medication- one is a reliever and the other is preventer medication. Reliever medication gives you immediate relief and preventer medication is given for a longer amount of time just to maintain the anti-inflammatory component in the airways. So, we combine both the type of medications in an inhaler or one rhotahaler to give maximum benefits to the patients. So, these are the basic things about asthma.

I will tell you about basic myths about asthma. What people think about asthma but is not true. People think that asthma is a contagious disease. It is communicable. No, it is not true.

  • It is an allergic disorder first of all. Asthma or allergy runs in families because it is a genetic disorder.
  • Secondly, an inhaler is a drug delivery system. It is not a drug. It delivers lowest possible drugs to the airways to a very minimum side-effect. So, this myth is not true that inhalers are very hard, they are addicting, habit forming, it is not true. It is a drug delivery system.​
  • Third myth is that inhalers are to given to severely ill patients or very chronic asthmatic patients this is also not true. We believe that inhalers should be given early whenever they are detected with asthma early in the disease. So, to prevent later chronic changes in the airbase, we should start inhalers in the beginning only.

So, if you want to consult me, you can cotact me through Lybrate. You can contact me through sms, sudio clips, video clips, whatsapp, email only through lybrate. Com. I am available 24 hours a day and ready to help you.

Thank you.

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I was suffered a lot with headache I consulted a doctor and he said im having infection in nose that is sinusitis so by his treatment I went for a surgery still im feeling headache.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I was suffered a lot with headache I consulted a doctor and he said im having infection in nose that is sinusitis so ...
In sinusitis, by surgery they would have drained the fluid. But the tendency is still there. Avoid cold, spicy and sour things in your meal. Start doing pranayam. It will help you. You may take homoeopathic treatment.
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I stopped smoking recently. Now I want to clear my lungs. Is there any method like medicine or diets.

Post Graduate Certificate Course in Paediatrics, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Udaipur
No such medicines to clear lungs as the time passes you will definitely get improvement in lung functions take vitamin" c" daily.
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My friends father have prostate problem from last 9 month and he also suffering from asthma. Can it become cancer, if yes then how much time it taken.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My friends father have prostate problem from last 9 month and he also suffering from asthma. Can it become cancer, if...
Tell me is USG prostate was done and what is PVR value mentioned in USG prostate ? Your friend need further evaluation, Get your PSA done and review with report Biopsy may be needed consult Urosurgeon for further management
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I am having little cough from around 2 months. So please can you tell me that is it a type of allergy or some thing else.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello, this may be allergic, but if it goes out of control. So get your examination done. By reputed lab.
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Whenever I start cleaning my house that day night I feel lot of difficulty in breathing. I'm not able to sleep and I feel my lungs are blocked. I consulted a doctor locally. He said it would be mild asthma and he has given asthalin inhaler for use whenever I feel that congestion. Is it asthma? Is there any permanent cure? How to keep myself fit? Please advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Asthma cannot be cured completely. Montemac l is a controlled medicine for allergic asthma. If you are able to remain symptom free by using it daily, I would suggest you to continue it for at least 3 months continuously. I would suggest you to consult an allergist-immunologist who will suggest you allergy testing. This will help you identify substances causing symptoms to you as well as precautions regarding how to avoid them. Also, an allergist may suggest you specific allergen immunotherapy depending upon the results of allergy testing, which may improve your allergy symptoms. Please try to avoid exposure to smoke, dusts and air pollution as much as possible. Also please do not smoke if you are a smoker. A nutritive diet rich in vitamins & minerals including anti-oxidants is very important to support immune system. I would also suggest you regular breathing exercises which help you in a long run.
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