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Dr. Rajan Santhosam

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

45 Years Experience  ·  0 - 600 at clinic
Dr. Rajan Santhosam MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
45 Years Experience  ·  0 - 600 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 45 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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I have to clean my face, before, I have very much pimpul. At this time my pimpul is gone but the mark of pimpul is there. How I clean my face plzzz help me. U give me any medicine name witch are helpful for me I am 21 years old.

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I have to clean my face, before, I have very much pimpul. At this time my pimpul is gone but the mark of pimpul is th...
Hi, 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. Prevention: -Take healthy food only and avoid unhealthy ones (although sebaceous glands are not excretory glands then as well!) as what you eat is reflected on your face! -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension as it encourages secretion of stress hormone in the body as thus affects skin or any other tissue of the body. -Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water in a day. -Take 6-8 hrs. Of sound sleep everyday. -Don't use others towels, handkerchief on your face as well as never share yours. -Never ever rub your face as it damages the skin (even towel should be dab on skin softly) and break outs of acne get worsened! -Maintain hygiene, wash your face 2-3 times in a day, changes the pillow covers, bed sheet daily, use cotton bed sheet only (try to sleep on your back). 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 30 days.

I want to know that which is the best way to remove hair wax or hair removing cream. Is any of them harm my skin or health.

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I want to know that which is the best way to remove hair wax or hair removing cream. Is any of them harm my skin or h...
If you want temporary hair loss, hair removal creams a better. Do check for skin sensitivity. For permanent hair removal, laser hair removal is the option.

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BHMS, Dietitian/ Nutritionist
Homeopath
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Eat 2-3 almonds or walnuts daily for a healthy glowing skin.
Skin Care

I am a 28 years old single girl. My problem is my skin is so tanied. I take precaution also but not working please suggest me the best advise.

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Ayurveda
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I am a 28 years old single girl. My problem is my skin is so tanied. I take precaution also but not working please su...
Follow these methods to get rid of tanning: * take one teaspoon of lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon of glycerine on tanned areas and leave for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse off with cold water. * you can use cucumber with lemon juice to apply on tanned area. * gently rub the slices of raw tomatoes on tanned area for 5 minutes and then clean with water. You can apply pulp of tomatoes on skin and leave on for 20 minuteon and then rinse with water. * mix one teaspoon of curd with one teaspoon of fuller' s earth (multani mitti) mix and apply it on face for 5 - 7 minutes and then rinse of with water. * apply rose water on tanned area. * mix one teaspoon of curd with one teaspoon of besan apply it for 10 minutes and rinse with water. It remove dead layer of skin and tanning.

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Dermatologist
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Include AHAs and BHAs in the form of cleansers or moisturizers to erase discolorations and imperfections.
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How can I improve my beauty tips, how can I glow skin for beauty tips, I am too black. Ples gibe me sine suggestion.

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Homeopath
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How can I improve my beauty tips, how can I glow skin for beauty tips, I am too black. Ples gibe me sine suggestion.
Hello Firstly start taking a full nutritious diet . A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health.And what ever we are eating that reflects on our body and skin. 1. Homoeopathic medicine for fair skin is Berberis Aquafolium mother tincture.take 5 drops of it mix with water , twice a day. 2. Apply this tincture in diluted form on your face with cotton once a day . 3. wash your face with besan and curd , mix a pinch of turmeric also. 5. Apply rose water to your face at night. 6. Apply cucumber juice+ lemon juice+ tomato juice on your face. 7.Apply Multani mitti pack on the face,wash it off after it dries.

SIR, My mom is suffering from Lichen Planus. It is growing day by day. Her skin has become very dark. We are unable to find a proper cure for it. Please help.

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SIR,
My mom is suffering from Lichen Planus.
It is growing day by day.
Her skin has become very dark.
We are unable t...
This is not difficult to traat but need proper drug according to stage of lichne planus liek steroid (controlled manner) methotraxtte all drug work very well.

Sir. We get marry last two months bk. My wife going through breast pain from last few days. It's was quiet high mean time she had body pain. Please advise.

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This type of pain known as mastalgia most likely because of hormonal changes. It can also happen during menstrual cycles. No need to worry you can try some analgesics. If it is associated with lump in breast or any discharge from nippel then please do not wait and get her examined by your surgeon.

I am facing black heads on my nose. Kindly suggest any trick or tips to get rid of. Scrubbing don't even work.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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I am facing black heads on my nose. Kindly suggest any trick or tips to get rid of. Scrubbing don't even work.
apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water.. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with any good ayurvedic soap containing neem etc.......

My face gets sunken few days after nightfall and appears smaller! BT after few days after tht lyk 10 days later face becomes better beautiful and glows! I am very much tensed for the effect of nightfall on body! It occurs 3-4 tyms a month! Is it all tension or something else? Pls help!:(it appears lyk I HV dvlpd PE also!

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My face gets sunken few days after nightfall and appears smaller! BT after few days after tht lyk 10 days later face ...
Night falls are physiological at males of your age if they occur once in a while, say once once in 15-20 days. This usually occurs due to overflow incontinence during sleep. Night falls do not cause any adverse effects on the body. However if you have frequent night falls and feel like having pe too then you should certainly contact a psychiatrist for treatment. Treatment includes a short course of medications and practicing some exercises that help in controlling night emissions and premature ejaculations.

How did I glow the skin of my body? I am not too dark (medium clor).

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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How did I glow the skin of my body? I am not too dark (medium clor).
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap PAPAYA PACK ( BAKSON) Daily apply on face directly in evening when u think u r not going outsside now nd wash face after it is dry.

Mujhe right breast par kuch h waisa lagta inside. Wo dard nai hota. But I m worried.what is it?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
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Hello, This could be a fat lump or could be a fibroadenoma. You need to get yourself examined by a gynaecologist. regards

I am having dark circles and black black dots from where cheeks start just below dark circles. And these becomes reddish brown when face exposes to sun. What should I do?

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I am having dark circles and black black dots from where cheeks start just below dark circles. And these becomes redd...
Please take five phos. 6x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

On my left thigh near the joint there are small bumps for the past several years. If I touch it starts itching very much. I applied some ointments.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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Homoeopathic medicine calc. Flour 6x (dr. Reckeweg) chew 4 tabs 3 times a day for 2 months nd report thereafter.

Is it fine to put coconut oil mixed with olive oil on the body daily after having a bath?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Is it fine to put coconut oil mixed with olive oil on the body daily after having a bath?
Absolutely fine. It will make your skin softer, and give you a healthy glowing skin. But if you have a oily skin, then avoid applying the oil to your face as it may cause pimples and black heads, use a water based moisturizer instead.

I have white spots on my skin around neck. Please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have white spots on my skin around neck. Please help me out.
Hello. Your case needs to be diagnosed first. Send a clear photo of the affected area along with details like loss of sensation of the area, since how long the spot is there? Any family history of the white spots? Associated symptoms? etc.

Keratosis Pilaris - Causes, Management and Treatment

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The skin has a protein called keratin that protects it from infections and other harmful toxins. For various reasons, mostly unknown, but likely genetic, there could be a build up of this keratin leading to small, light-colored, hard bumps under the skin that can feel like sandpaper. This condition is medically known as keratosis pilaris. These pillars of keratin block the hair follicles that open onto the surface of the skin, and when a number of follicles are blocked, it leads to dry, bumpy feeling. In common words, it is also referred to as chicken skin, chicken bumps, or goose bumps.

Occurrence: The onset is usually in the first decade of life, continues to grow in number in teenagers (80%), and slowly subsides as they grow older (40% of adults). People with dry skin are more likely to have these bumps than people with oily skin. The most commonly affected areas include upper arms, thighs, buttocks and very rarely on the face.

Cause: This is a genetic disorder, and the bumps are due to excessive formation and buildup of keratin due to faulty genes. There could be surplus skin formation under these follicles or hair follicles trapped under these bumps. There could be a small area of inflammation and redness around the bumps.

Weather Correlation: Keratosis pilaris is more common and evident during the winter months when the skin is normally drier than in summer months. Some people could have this condition lifelong, with only manifestation seen in winters and complete absence of bumps in the summer months.

Symptoms: The condition is usually asymptomatic, except for the dryness, and does not cause itching or medical harm. The esthetic concern, especially if in upper arms, is the only concern. Some people could be affected by the hard, bumpy feeling of the skin. There are no long-term medical symptoms or harmful effects of this condition though.

Treatment: No treatment is required; however, moisturizers may be required to prevent the bumps from drying up. In very severe cases, creams may be used to remove dead skin cells and to prevent plugged follicles. Alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, or lactic acid containing creams can be used to remove the dead skin cells. These also help moisturize the skin and reduce dryness. Vitamin A containing creams can be used to unplug the hair follicles.

A word of caution though: These creams can cause itching and redness. Since this condition is prevalent in children, these creams need to be used only if absolutely essential and with medical prescriptions. The condition is harmless and self-limiting, so no treatment is mandatory. Patient education is of utmost importance in these cases.
Keratosis Pilaris - Causes, Management and Treatment

Skincare

Fellowship In Fue Hair transplant, Fellowship in Hair Transplant Surgery, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine, Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & Trichology
Dermatologist
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Bumps, acne, and other skin problems can be caused due to dandruff from the hair coming into contact with the skin.

So, wash your hair with a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo to take that extra step towards healthy skin.
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I have so much pimples and acne marks on my face? So help me what should I do to cure and make clear face.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I have so much pimples and acne marks on my face?
So help me what should I do to cure and make clear face.
Homoeopathic treatment GLOW CARE CREAM ( LORDS) Apply during daytime REPL No 11 ( REPL ) 20 drops in 1 spoon water 3 timess daily AQUIPLUS CREAM ( HAPDCO ) apply thick coat on face at night CLEANO FACE WASH ( LORDS ) Wash face with this face wash before applying creams 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Avoid fast food,Junk food,Fried food,Chocklates,Dry fruits,Ketchups,Cold drinks Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily Egg white works well in order to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars. Take a fresh egg and break the egg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the pimple marks. After 10-15 minutes, wash with the cold water. Baking Soda Take some baking soda. Mix some water with the baking soda and apply this mixture on the pimple marks. Baking soda serves as an agent that carries out micro dermabrasion on the skin and helps to clear the pimple marks on the face and body. Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which helps nourish the dead skin while rejuvenating it. Vitamin A helps by healing the skin and by helping facilitate quick growth of the skin while removing the scars. Using tomatoes to help heal the scars on the skin is not a lengthy process, but it is rather simple. Just take a tomato, slice it and make it into a pulp. Apply the pulp on the face and leave it on for twenty minutes’ time. Then, wash it off with some warm water. You could also mix cucumbers with it. Make a paste out of all of cucumbers and tomatoes and apply as a face mask. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it with some cool water. Follow this method two days at a time every week and observe the results.

As suggested by one of the doctor here that black head removal is best from ayurveda medicine but will that b permanently removed? I want permanent removal of black head by the home therapy as I don't want to go to spa or beauty parlor so please suggest simple and effective way of removing black head on my nose.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
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As suggested by one of the doctor here that black head removal is best from ayurveda medicine but will that b permane...
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap
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