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Dr. Rajan Santhosam

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

46 Years Experience  ·  0 - 600 at clinic
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Dr. Rajan Santhosam MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Rajan Santhosam is a trusted General Surgeon in Egmore, Chennai. He has been a successful General Surgeon for the last 46 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery . He is currently practising at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajan Santhosam on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1971
MS - General Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1974
MCh - Thoracic Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1977
Awards and Recognitions
Life Time Achievement Award , Indian Association Of Bronchology
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
European Society Of Thoracic Surgeons
Royal College Of Surgeons (FRCS)

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New No.70, Old No.155, Egmore High Road, Egmore. Landmark: Opp To Presidency Girls Higher Sec School, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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#21/22 Greams lane, Thousand lights, Off Greams Road. Landmark : Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary SchoolChennai Get Directions
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I am 14. After coming from outside I have allergic reaction. My face become different after some time it will disappear. Pls suggest me some home remedies, cream name. It's hurt me lot.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 14. After coming from outside I have allergic reaction. My face become different after some time it will disappe...
You can take Montair LC tab for allergy and avoid things which cause allergy in you .YOu can do the home remedy as take 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint OR ¼ cup chopped fresh peppermint -1 teaspoon of dried nettle leaf OR ¼ cup chopped fresh nettle leaf -Honey and lemon to taste (optional) OR citrus filled drink contains plenty of vitamin C, which can provide relief from seasonal allergies, thanks to its incredible ability to nourish the immune system. Since the immune system is struggling to function right when you experience allergies, the benefits of this are obvious! You will need… -1/2 lemon -2 oranges -1 tablespoon of local, raw, organic honey Directions Squeeze the juice from the lemon and oranges and chill for several hours. Stir in the honey, add some ice cubes, and drink daily.
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I saw a add of a product named safi which says that I can give a fair looking skin so is it really helpful?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Safi is a blood purifier. It purify your blood. Persons having habitual skin infections can take safi. If you r going through consistent skin infections on face then only take safi otherwise no use.
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My face skin is so dry and oily what can I do at home for glowing and fresh skin.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My face skin is so dry and oily what can I do at home for glowing and fresh skin.
Use haldi, besan, suji, milk and lemon juice paste and apply it on your face, keep it for 1/2 hour and then wash it away! drink 2 tsf of any raktashodhak twice daily! do it every alternate day! use aloe vera gel twice a day! if no relief take constitutional homeopathic treatment!
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Sir I am 18 years old ,my face and body is black cause sunlight please some solution for me and my face and neck is too black so some solution for me sir.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kochi
Sir I am 18 years old ,my face and body is black cause sunlight please some solution for me and my face and neck is t...
Use a good sunscreen lotion before exposing to sunlight. Wash face with cold water if you r too exposed to sunlight. Apply a blended mixture of potato and lemon juice for suntan as a home remedy.
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Age 30, what is the reason for the dark circle around my eyes. How can I treat dark circle? Please help me?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Age 30, what is the reason for the dark circle around my eyes. How can I treat dark circle? Please help me?
Dark under eye circles can be caused by a host of different things from heredity to allergies to poor sleep. Treatments include eye cream, intense pulsed light therapy, skin resurfacing and injectable fillers, but before you choose one it's important to determine the cause.Possible causes of dark circles are Smoking, Hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage,Caffeine consumption,Alcohol consumption,Sleep deprivation,Dehydration,Dietary deficiencies,Hyperpigmentation caused by melasma,Allergies,Nasal congestion,Medical conditions (eczema, thyroid problems, etc.),Venous congestion in under eye blood vessels,Heredity. Ceratain home remedies for dark circles that you can try are as follows:1. Almond OilA completely natural ingredient that benefits skin around your eyes, almond oil helps lighten dark circles. Combine almond oil with vitamin E oil and your dark circles will be history. 2. CucumberWith skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, cucumbers are completely equipped to fix those raccoon eyes. Better yet, they are soothing and refreshing too.3. Raw PotatoPotatoes contain vital natural bleaching agents and used raw, they help lighten dark circles and reduce excess puffiness around your eyes. 4. Rose WaterIt not only rejuvenates skin and reduces dark circles but also has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works well as a skin toner. 5. TomatoTomato, is known to naturally possess powerful bleaching properties that can lighten skin very effectively.
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My child leg burned with boiled water in age of 15 month now his age is 21 month .skin get darker and and also whiteness in some area. How to get skin as normal skin.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Greater Noida
My child leg burned with boiled water in age of 15 month now his age is 21 month .skin get darker and and also whiten...
It is Post burn hypo and hyper pigmentation.Hypopigmentation (white) is due to destruction of melanocytes of epidermis responsible for colour of the skin and darkness is due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. For dark skin use CLEARZPLUS (DR. REDDY'S product)/HAPPYGLOW (ACUMENTIS product)/KOJIVIT PLUS (AJANTA product) LA BD for 4-5 months. It takes some time. For white areas can try PUVASOL ie OCTAMOP lotion)(8 Methoxy Psoralen)(1: 40 dilution ie 1 drop of Octamop diluted in 40 drops of water )dilution in water .Apply this solution over only the white area with ear bud then after 15-30 minutes of application SUN EXPOSURE for 3-5 minute in morning initially for a week then increase weekly by 5 minutes to max. 15 mnt if no redness /blistering of the area. BE CAUTIOUS DURING ITS USE AS IT CAN CAUSE BLISTER FORMATION IF USED IN WRONG CONCENTRATION. FIRST TREAT FOR THE DARK AREA I WOULD SUGGEST. SMTIMES WITH AGE THERE MIGHT OCCUR SOME PIGMENTATION .U CAN TREAT LATER ON.
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I am suffering from anal fissure. Can you please tell me the name of tablets that I should take?

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Mr. lybrate-user. One gets anal fissure due to wrong eating habits. I suggest you to take three full meals with plenty of vegetables fruits and plenty of water and add stool softener in your daily routine. Sit in hot tolerable water for 5-6mints 2 times aday. Take calpol650 mg. Tab. When you have pain. Ihope you will improve or you can talk to me.
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I have oily skin. When I go outside for sometime my skin goes oily. Please tell me what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have oily skin. When I go outside for sometime my skin goes oily. Please tell me what should I do.
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods ? such as bread, bagels and chips ? may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater ? apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines ? Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day ? for 20 days.
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Discolored Skin - What to Expect?

Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine |, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Discolored Skin - What to Expect?

Injury, lingering infirmity deprives the body of the nutrients which are necessary for healthy skin, inflammatory diseases, several hours of heat and sun exposure or contact with sun can all cause discolored skin. If Melanin (whichever of the diverse black, dark brown, auburn, or yellow color of living things as skin color or hair color and eye color) is produced in abundance due to some physiological imbalances, it can result in that area of the body to get darker than the rest.

On the other hand, if there is a decrease in Melanin production then you could get lighter skin patches known as Vitiligo . While most pigmentation anomaly entails patches of skin, others affect the entire body. Depending on the two different conditions the terms hyper-pigmentation (excessive) and hypo-pigmentation (moderate) have been coined. Most women face problems of hyper-pigmentation during pregnancy and after child birth due to over secretion of hormones. 'Mask of pregnancy' is a new age term given to this condition in pregnant women. Most cases are reversible; some might last an entire lifetime, if medical attention is not available at the right time. Hypo-pigmentation should not be mistaken with Albinism, which is a genetic condition.

Albinism is characterized by almost no secretion of melanin. Staying out for very long hours in the sun may cause sunburns, when the skin turns brown or red according to one’s color, once this condition heals (after most of the burnt or dead skin peels off), the tanned portions may remain. Fungal contamination such as ringworm may set off stained skin patches. A compromised immune system can result in discolored skin as well. A frequent allergy that causes skin to get discolored is eczema. Birthmarks are also a kind of discolored skin.

It is wise for you to visit a dermatologist when you start noticing a sudden change in your skin color for no apparent reason, a patch that does not get relieved by OTC medicines or experience a burning or itching sensation on the skin etc. A dermatologist after evaluating your skin and putting you through a couple of basic questions would recommend ointments and oral medicines. He/she may also ask for blood tests to get done. Treatment would solely depend on the primary cause.

Treatment and prevention

  1. In general, most skin discoloration issues can be dealt with the help of creams containing glycolic acid, hydroquinone, lactic acid and retinoid. These are easily available in the market.
  2. But care must be taken to not expose yourself to the harmful UV rays of the sun. A sunscreen with the correct SPF count is a must before you venture outdoors. Remember that one should not skip the sunscreen even during the winters.
  3. Laser therapy and chemical peels will only be considered once topical treatment fails.
  4. Your diet should include plenty of vegetables and fruits; consume plenty of fluids to flush out toxins. Regular exercising promotes better blood circulation that helps prevent such issues concerning discoloration.

Supplements of Vitamins A, C and E are also prescribed in combination with Vitamin B to improve the overall skin condition. Simple home remedies including lime juice, milk, curd and honey applied on the affected spots with homemade scrubs can help remedy the issue. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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I have dry skin and I am getting some problem after wash my face getting irritating can you give some good solution.

MBBS, P. G. Diploma in Dermatology Venerology & Leprosy (D. D. V. L )
Dermatologist, Moga
I have dry skin and I am getting some problem after wash my face getting irritating can you give some good solution.
Drink minimum 10 glasses of water, eat fruits and vegetables and avoid fried n sugary foods, Apply VENUSIA MAX CREAM 3 times daily.
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Hello Doctor my self DEEPTY I am 30 year old woman and I have dark circle problem since last 6month what should I do please help me.

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, P.G.Diploma in pachakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Hello Doctor my self DEEPTY I am 30 year old woman and I have dark circle problem since last 6month what should I do ...
Hi, you can apply kumkuadi tailam of avp or vadhaiyaratnam pharmacy under your eyes. Eat healthy food, fruits and drink plenty of water and juices.
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What is the symptoms of breast cancer (Women) in rural area's of India and the precaution to avoid this?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Breast cancer presents as painless lump. As it advances it can lead to skin changes, pain, redness, orange peel like appearance, fixity to chest wall, dimpling of skin and very advanced can cause lump to grow, bleeding ulceration etc. Though lifestyle is simple in rural areas but still gene related, hormonal disbslance etc may cause breast cancer and the simplest way of screening is self examination in sitting and lying down position and also check for symmetry infront of mirror. It should be done monthly five days after the periods are over.
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I am a 32 years old man and I am suffering from very hard dark circles under both eyes. Please suggest for the treatment.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am a 32 years old man and I am suffering from very hard dark circles under both eyes. Please suggest for the treatm...
Hello, dark circles happen due to vitamin and calcium deficiency, stress, anxiety, vision problems and lack of sleep. Identify the reason in your case and work on it. Along with it, you can apply eyez 40 gel on the dark circles at bed time.
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I have pain in my anus from last 2-3 days 1st day was very painful When I go to bathroom it increases and also having loss motion.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
You may be suffering from anal fissure.You should get your proctoscopy done to confirm the diagnosis.Anal fissure treatment is surgery if not responding to medical treatment..
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I have got a burn mark on face due to hot oil and applied burn-ol but see that the mark is now kind of permanent, so checked with a doctor and have been using Megaheal for 2 days now without any improvement. Need some suggestions or assistance asap.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
I have got a burn mark on face due to hot oil and applied burn-ol but see that the mark is now kind of permanent, so ...
It depends on how much your skin is burned. Superficial burn heals fast and leaves less marking as compare to deep burn. It takes around two to three months to appear normal skin.
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I am little healthier so I am having lumps on my thigh area and on stomach and back how can I remove those lumps and look more beautiful.

MS - General Surgery, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Vijayawada
Likely you are having multiple fat balls (lipomas). You need to get it excised if concerned about cosmetic reason.
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72 hrs are over after taking unwanted 72. Mild and sometimes itching gets more nd more on hands. Because I have a very sensitive and dry skin. So inspite of this normal side effect of sensitivity I need to know whether its been working inside my body or I need to take another. Today I took a bit of papaya in the morning as a part of my healthy diet so whether it 'll have an adverse effect on such contraception working?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
72 hrs are over after taking unwanted 72. Mild and sometimes itching gets more nd more on hands. Because I have a ver...
Papaya has no effect one or the other way. Once you have taken unwanted 72, you need to wait. Only if you miss your period to do urine pregnancy test. Treat you dry skin with moisturiser and if itching is more show to medical practitioner.
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My face is becoming dark from 1-2 months please tell me some precautions to become fair.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My face is becoming dark from 1-2 months please tell me some precautions to become fair.
Take one tomato, grate it well and mix it with 3-4 drops of lime juice. Apply it on your face wait for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat it daily and feel the change on your face.
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I am 18 years old and my breasts are different in size right one is larger that left one. Sometimes my nipple gets cut on it. Is it breast cancer?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
? Women tend to lose the firmness in their breasts as they age ? This generally occurs at a younger age for women who have large breasts Symptoms to look for: ? Sagging breasts Causes: ? Ageing ? Breastfeeding ? Loss of weight Natural home remedy using egg and onion: 1. Take the white of an egg 2. Beat it into a cream 3. Apply this cream on the bottom of your breasts 4. Leave it for 30 min 5. Chop and crush 1 onion 6. Press the crushed onion on a sieve to extract juice 7. Add the juice to 1 glass water 8. Wash off the cream with this water Tips: ? Swimming is a great exercise to have firm breasts. It strengthens the pectoral muscles For breast tightness and increasing consult
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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 and apply at least 20 minutes prior to sun exposure.
Remember to apply sunscreen to all exposed skin areas.
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