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Dr. Rajiv Santhosham

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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Dr. Rajiv Santhosham is one of the best General Surgeons in Egmore, Chennai. He has been a successful General Surgeon for the last 15 years. He has completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery . You can meet Dr. Rajiv Santhosham personally at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Santhosham on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Sri Ramachandra Medical College - 2002
MS - General Surgery - Sri Ramachandra Medical College - 2006
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - Sri Ramachandra Medical College - 2009
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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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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I have black spots on my face. I concern skin specialist but doesn't workout. Pls help me out.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have black spots on my face. I concern skin specialist but doesn't workout. Pls help me out.
Follow these best tips to lightens and remove the dark spots- 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the spots. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will remove the spots definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 5. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 6. Avoid use of any cosmetic products. 7. Avoid continous long hours exposure of sunlight.
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I am 19 years old male. But my face is oily and many pimple and dark spot. To 3 month. So please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old male. But my face is oily and many pimple and dark spot. To 3 month. So please advise.
Do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk.
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I got some rash on my leg this is itchy give me some prescription to cure it, it is an urgency I need some tips for it please give me some rash free tips.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I got some rash on my leg this is itchy give me some prescription to cure it, it is an urgency I need some tips for i...
You just take homeopathy treatment;- 1) sulphur 200, one dose 2) graphites 200, 3-3-3, and clean the part properly.
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I have combination type of skin it is prone to acne and have large pores. Suggest me something.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
Hello you can apply clerion face wash. Take homoeopathy medicine berb aqui q 15 drops in 1/2 cup of water 2 times a day. For better management & skin care tips consult privately.

I am 33 years old and have anal fissure from 1 month taking medicines and ointments but not getting results.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
Do Sitz bath after passing stool atleast twice daily. Avoid constipation. Add some stool softener like syp duphalac at bedtime for two wks.
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I am 68 years old. The skin on the back of my hands, on the knuckles appears to be dried up and looks reddish and rough. Earlier there were cuts on the knuckles but after applying MALAI there are no cuts but the skin still rough and dry on the knuckles of hands.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 68 years old. The skin on the back of my hands, on the knuckles appears to be dried up and looks reddish and rou...
hi apply almond oil on your hand on that rough part daily at night for 1.5 month it will reduced
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Which is better for covering up daring a sunny day light or dark cloths? Also, is there a danger from tanning sprays rather than tanning beds?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Which is better for covering up daring a sunny day light or dark cloths? Also, is there a danger from tanning sprays ...
Hi. It's always better to wear loose light, coloured cotton fabric with half or short sleeves. Apply a thick layer of sunscreen with SPF- 25 to 30 to be applied 20-30 minutes before going out in the sunlight. If you have to be in sun for more than 4 hrs, re-apply the sunscreen again. Use umbrella & Goggles.. There are tannins sprays and beds available in the market, but i wouldn't recommend you to opt for these costly options. Rather go for natural/ herbal products which was used by our ancestors and they are the best treatment for us! Home Remedies: 1.) Get Glowing Skin with Lemon Lemon is known for its anti-tanning properties. It helps to reduce the dark spots and also helps in getting rid of the blemishes. Apply lemon on the darkened areas. Keep for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. Lemon should not be used on cuts and wounds as it will cause a burning sensation. While you are applying lemon, don’t expose yourself to sunlight. 2.) Get Glowing Skin with Honey Combos Lemon and honey makes a good combination which helps you lighten your skin. Mix lemon and honey in equal quantities and apply it on your skin. Leave it for 20 minutes. Then wash it off. If you have a dry skin, you can try a combination of honey with cucumber juice. Mix them in equal proportion. You can apply it to any part of your body i.e. face, hands, legs, etc. Apply it for 15 minutes and then wash it. You can also use a milk and honey pack. Mix these in equal quantities and apply. After applying keep it for some time. Then massage the paste in a circular motion. Wash off with cold water. If you have oily skin use low fat or else use full cream milk. 3.) Get Glowing Skin with Oatmeal Pack Oatmeal helps you to remove the dirt which goes into the skin pores. Soap usually fails to remove this dirt. Mix oatmeal with a little turmeric and few drops of lemon. Quantity of turmeric powder should be very less. Now, make a thick paste of it. Apply it to your skin and leave it for a few minutes so that it gets a little dry. Take off the mask by washing it with lukewarm water. 4.) Get Glowing Skin with Bananas Banana has got many advantages. It is a mood booster and also keeps your heart healthy. Banana also helps you get a glowing skin. Mash ripe bananas and grease your skin with it. Keep it for some time and rinse it. Repeat this procedure weekly to get good results. You can also add raw milk to the mashed bananas to get a nice glow. Raw milk is also helpful in getting a fair skin. 5.) Get Glowing Skin with Tomato Attending the La Tomatina festival every month could have made it easy to get a fair skin. Tomato is also a skin lightening agent. It also absorbs all the oil of your face and treat the open pores of your face.  Make tomato pulp in the required quantity and apply it to your skin. Leave it for some time so that it dries. Rinse it off with water. Tomato gives your skin a pinkish glow. 6.) Get Glowing Skin with Fruit Pack Fruits can work wonders for your skin and also provide you with naturally glowing skin. Prepare a fruit pack by combining the pulp of an avocado, papaya and cucumber. Then add 2 teaspoons of cream. Mix well to form a paste and apply all over the face. Leave it for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. People with oily or combination skin can avoid adding cream, they can add sandal wood pack in it. Take Care.
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Can you please suggest me. Hw I remove my dark circles. Some marks in my face. Hw I removed ol these marks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Can you please suggest me. Hw I remove my dark circles. Some marks in my face. Hw I removed ol these marks.
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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My neck is becoming black and I don't want to eat tablets then from house remedies what I can do. My body is white and neck is light black give me some tips and also reason of black neck.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
My neck is becoming black and I don't want to eat tablets then from house remedies what I can do. My body is white an...
It is suntan, you need to cleanse and remove tan from the area, you can use bleach to de tan the area. You may use yogurt everyday. Cover the area in sun. Apply sun screen while bling out.
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I have pimple on my face. Please consult a cream or gel so I can remove my all pimples and get a brighter n fairer face.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
I have pimple on my face. Please consult a cream or gel so I can remove my all pimples and get a brighter n fairer face.
Avoid oily food. Acne occurs when the pores on your skin become blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria. Each pore on your skin is the opening to a follicle. The follicle is made up of a hair and a sebaceous (oil) gland. The oil gland releases sebum (oil), which travels up the hair, out of the pore, and onto y skin. Drink water 10 glass / day wash your face 3 times / day avoid oily food eat one orange daily do not squeeze pimples, because that often leads to infections, worse acne and scars. Wash your hair often if your hair is oily. Try to keep your hair off of your face. Avoid hair care products such as gels, mousses, cream rinses, and pomades that contain a lot of oil. Use baksons sunny face wash. Avoid touching your face. Protect your skin from too much sun exposure. For complete cure kindly consult us.
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How can I get fair skin? Can you please suggest some natural intercourse or herbal creams which I can apply on my face and will make my skin fair in few days or months?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How can I get fair skin? Can you please suggest some natural intercourse or herbal creams which I can apply on my fac...
Take 1 tablespoon of milk powder and mix it with one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice and half tablespoon of almond oil. Mix all the items well, make it a paste and apply it on your face and neck daily and wash after an hour. It will give you a perfect glowing skin. Turmeric is good ingredient for skin. Make a facepack with mixture of turmeric and milk. Apply this and wash off after an hour with cold water for glowing skin. Lemon juice and glycerin work nicely for dry skin whereas fuller’s earth and turmeric are used for oily skin. 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. Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight. In the morning make a paste of them and apply it on your face and rinse it off after an hour or two. You will definitely feel the glow on your face in less then 15 days. (you can add honey, oats and yogurt for quicker results) Prepare a fine paste of ripe papaya, oatmeal powder, milk cream and honey. Cover your face with this paste for 15 minutes. Wash it off with water. Apply buttermilk to skin, keep for 10 minutes and then wash off thoroughly for softening, cleansing and radiating effect.
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My face colour is black and it is dry skin day by day the colour is getting down what I should do to improve my skin and colour.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My face colour is black and it is dry skin day by day the colour is getting down what I should do to improve my skin ...
Happy from inside and taking nutritious, healthy food and daily yoga or some kind of exercises as that will be automatically reflected on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i. E. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. Lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon, orange, gooseberry, etc. Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, can notaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce). If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: Use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel or Bakson’s Fairness cream daily at night. Home remedies: Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes And then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this daily or every other day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Make a paste of'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk which is very effective.
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I have black spots on my face and small small holes and oily face how to remove all these.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have black spots on my face and small small holes and oily face how to remove all these.
Hello Apply Aloe vera gel on the black spots twice daily. Take Blood purifier R- 60, 15 drops with water twice daily. Revert me after 1 month.
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I want natural skin glowing and brightening, refer some blood purifier and skin glowing medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I want natural skin glowing and brightening, refer some blood purifier and skin glowing medicine.
Try using honey, sugar, and lemon to exfoliate your skin. Apply yogurt with gram flour, spoon full of honey, and lime juice .Make it into a thick paste and apply in your skin and leave it for 15-20 min. Then wash your face with cool water. You can see the difference!
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Hi doctor I am experience pain in my right side of breast can you please tell me its cure.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Pain in breast may be hormonal imbalance and any infection. Visit to doctor and get examine the breast and take proper treatment for complain.
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Sir I am 17 years old my face full off black heads and pimples I am used many face creams and I don't seen any results please tell me to cure.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Sir I am 17 years old my face full off black heads and pimples I am used many face creams and I don't seen any result...
If you suffer from acne, pimples, blackheads & dark spots it means that the pitta dosha (heat in body) is increased. For that you need proper ayurvedic medicine along with following diet & lifestyle changes. 1) avoid eating salty, spicy & sour foods 2) have milk & ghee twice daily 3) green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area. 4) apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.
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My face one side was burned by fire in childhood. And cosmetic surgery had done. But so much scar in my face. How can I get a beautiful face. please suggest me. Thanking you.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Noida
My face one side was burned by fire in childhood. And cosmetic surgery had done. But so much scar in my face. How can...
Madam, there are several scar management treatment and protocol. A lot can be prescribed and improved with correct treatment, but this all is individualized as per the problem. You can contact me or can consult online.
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I have some red spots on my testicles which causes a lot of itching and the part of my leg near the testicles.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have some red spots on my testicles which causes a lot of itching and the part of my leg near the testicles.
Please apply calendula q (5 drops in 10 drops of water) twice daily. Take arsenic alba 30 - twice daily for next 4 days.
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I had too many pores on my face so please suggest me some high qualify product like gel or night cream to close pores.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I had too many pores on my face so please suggest me some high qualify product like gel or night cream to close pores.
Using Dot silicone gel or toical retinoid cream (Retin A cream) is good to remove this pores. You can also go for masks. Pappaya masks are good for this. You can use this twice weekly. Also avoid sun exposure on face or use sunscreen. Taking vitamin E and C supplements , drinking more plain water also helps in regeneration of skin faster.
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I have black spot on my upper lip and on cheek. It happens from last 3 months and looks very weird. Everyone is asking me of this. Please prescribe me medicine to cure it earliest.

MBBS, P. G. Diploma in Dermatology Venerology & Leprosy (D. D. V. L )
Dermatologist, Moga
I have black spot on my upper lip and on cheek. It happens from last 3 months and looks very weird. Everyone is askin...
It may be due to some drug reaction, check if any drugs causing the problem, Take one tab of Limcee 500 once a day for 2 months
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