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Dr. Rajiv Santhosham

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

General Surgeon, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. Rajiv Santhosham MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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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 has an excellent community of General Surgeons in India. You will find General Surgeons with more than 26 years of experience on You can find General Surgeons online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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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I have a bad mark in my forehead. Which not recover in 8 years so which medicine can fully recover this mark.

General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion
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Hi doctor, my skin looks dull I want it to glow. Can please suggest me any home remedies?

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Believe me, if you are genuinely 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.
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My skin has some dark in the shoulder of right and left both how can clear my issues.

Homeopath, Thane
Hi,Take berberis aqui q 15 drops in 1/4th cup of water, drink thrice a day mix 2 to 3 drops of berberis aqui q in 1 tablespoon of milk cream and apply over the shoulder at night. Keep overnight and wash off with masoor dal flour
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I an having oily skin my skin is getting darker day by day and also heaving pigmentation also what should I do.

BAMS, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Bareilly
Avoid junk food, excess cosmetic, take plenty of water. Use even shade cream of charak pharma n eve fresh cream of jrk pharma.
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I have a problem my face color is black please any solution my problem I request you.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
DEAR Lybrate USER. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time.. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day …2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals. 3) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal…4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale food. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits A) take 30ml of triphala juice and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. C) take 10 gm of black cumin seeds along with 10 gm of jiggery after meals. D) apply paste of honey and fresh lemon juice on face with gentle massage, leave it for 20-30 minutes, after that wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. Do all things for 30 days it gives you good relief from your problems.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream for 4 months but didn't see any charges. What should I do?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, I am not sure who recommended a scar removal cream for your acne and black spots, they are different from each other. I would recommend the use of a sunscreen (to be applied once in 3 hours esp between 7 am to 5 pm) on all days. Please visit a dermatologist nearby as they will assess the grade of your acne/pimple and will start treatment accordingly with creams, face washes and if required Chemical peels. He/She might also start you on oral medicines if it is required. Please do not pick on your acne as it will lead to pigmentation. I hope this answers your query!
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Hi. M, 24 years old. Now m going to married so how can I make my face fair n glowing. Please give me home made items. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, glowing. Fair and blemish-free.------------------- eat your five-a-day--------------------- fruit and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect skin from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are caused by smoking, pollution and sunlight and can cause wrinkling and age spots. Eat a rainbow of colourful fruit and vegetables and aim for at least five portions a day. Betacarotene, found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes, and lutein, found in kale, papaya and spinach are potent antioxidants, important for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone.---------------- vitamin c------------------ vitamin c is also a super antioxidant. It is needed for a strong immune system, radiant skin and helps blemishes heal properly. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. They all help to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin.-------------------- cut out crash diets---------------- repeatedly losing and regaining weight can take its toll on your skin, causing sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks. Crash diets are often short in essential vitamins too. Over long periods of time this type of dieting will reflect on your skin.------------------ stock up on selenium------------------- selenium is a powerful antioxidant. It works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamins e and c and is essential for the immune system. Studies suggest that a selenium-rich diet can help to protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots. One way to boost your intake is to eat brazil nuts. Just four nuts will provide the recommended daily amount. Mix brazil nuts with other seeds rich in vitamin e as a snack or salad sprinkle. Other good sources are fish, shellfish, eggs, wheatgerm, tomatoes and broccoli.---------------- vitamin e-------------------- vitamin e protects skin from oxidative (cell) damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in vitamin e include almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils.-------- drink up-------------- skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day - all fluids count towards your daily allowance, but water is the best. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk to remind you to drink. Herbal, caffeine-free teas are good too. Try to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, both can age the skin.------------ don't be afraid of fat--------------- monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - the types found in avocados, fish, nuts and seeds - provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser for your skin, keeping it supple. These fats also come packaged with a healthy dose of vitamin e (a vitamin many of us lack), which will help protect against free radical damage.--------------------- eat more phyto-estrogens----------------- phyto-estrogens are natural chemicals found in plant foods (phyto meaning plant). They have a similar structure to the female sex hormone oestrogen and have been found to help keep our natural hormones in balance. There are different types, some are found in soya bean products (isoflavones), whereas others are found in the fibre of wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and flax seeds (lignans). Include phyto-estrogen rich soya, wholegrains, fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet.--------------------- opt for omega-3------------- make sure you get enough omega-3 and omega-6 fats. These are essential fatty acids which mean they cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through the diet. You will find omega-3s in oily fish and plant sources such as flaxseed oil, linseeds, walnut and rapeseed oil. Omega-3 fats encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help skin, particularly inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and psorasis.----------------- go for low-gi carbs--------------- eat plenty of beans, pulses, porridge and other slow-releasing carbohydrates. These release sugar into the blood stream gradually, providing you with a steady supply of energy and leaving you feeling satisfied for longer and therefore less likely to snack. Avoid high gi carbohydrates like biscuits and sugary drinks, as they lead to production of insulin, which may damage collagen and accelerate wrinkles.---------------------- don't forget zinc------------------------ zinc is involved in the normal functioning of the sebaceous glands in the skin (which produce oil) and helps to repair skin damage and keep skin soft and supple. Zinc-rich foods include fish, lean red meat, wholegrains, poultry, nuts, seeds and shellfish.---------------- myself is a homoeopath and for better results I can guide you with some very effective homoeopathic complexion drops, creams and face wash which will definitely add to your steps towards becoming fair-----------consult me if you are willing to follow my advise.
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When I am in India my face skin color is very very mildly dark (may be red). Currently I am living in USA, but now my face skin color is changing to dark and my body skin color is light red. I don't know what's happening. (This might have caused: I got removed some acne/ pimple on my face using some electrical device and fried those acne/ pimple in hair cut shop in India)

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Hydrocotyle30 take 1 drop 3 times x 7 day above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects do not take more days without my consent. For future management contact me. Medicines including dispatch available from me for just rs 500.
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Hi I'm mukund patel I have 1 question my face eyes under dark circles to how to remove. Please solution given me. Thanks.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Dark circles are due to Lack of eye rest Continuous use of laptop or moniters, genetical, Improper sleep, Increased vascularity around eye Odd time duties Take eye rest for a minimum of 8 hrs, Use black googles to cover eyes when travelling in day time, Take intermittent breaks who r working on laptops and monitors, Avoid rubbing of eyes, Don't apply any cosmetics to eye, Use medication specially made for eyes

Dr. I can feel something hard in my half breast. And very little pain when I press it. What can be this.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Kindly get your self examined by a general surgeon. Considering your age we need to be on the look for many diseases. Best counselled after thorough examination and investigation.
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I have dark circles under eyes, how to reduce the dark circles? I want to know why it's come?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
It can be heredity or due to stress and lack of sleep. Proper sleep and rest can be one option. Also, apply pieces of cucumber to relax eyes.
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I want 3 shades fairer skin. I have a bit dark complexion. Without any side effects.

General Physician, Mumbai
For a glowing skin Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit and remember its difficult to change your melanin colour.
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I am suffering from cellulites on my thighs and it looks ugly. and i am not comfortable to wearing jeans. please sir help me.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
some tips ? Squeeze a lemon in a cup of warm water. Drink this water as soon as you get up in the morning. Drink lots of water throughout the day, keep yourself well hydrated. ? Drink green tea in the morning. It has antioxidants that help the body to burn fat and detoxify. Eliminate all juice (except natural pomegranate juice) and soft drinks from your diet. Drink only 1 cup of coffee a day. ? Avoid junk food at all cost. ? Start exercising. Do � hour to 45 minutes of cardio, preferably walking on an incline every day. Do light weight training for upper body three times a week. ? Snack on a small amount of almonds (5 at a time) throughout the day (4 times a day maximum).
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I have age spot only below my left eye, it makes it appear like a sunken eye. I have got laser, chemical peeling, microdermabrasion for that but it just does not go. The doctor says it will need another laser session but it will again leave a mark. Any solution? I just apply a concealer on it everyday to hide it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
start Apply haldi yukta shatdauth ghrit at night not day time n drink vegetable juice like carrots mix with beetroot add lemon juice n pepper . Avoid constipation n acidity
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Hi doctor iam 25years old male. Can you please suggest me which sunscreen is better while going out side. Because my face is getting black. Suggest me sunscreen name ill buy it.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
You can use sunban aqua gel lotion. Using sunscreen is a must. But using different types is of no help. Uv rays damage skin cells producing free radicals and a variety of effects like blemishes, pigmentation, darkness and dullness of skin. They need to provide protection from uva and uvb rays. A sunscreen of spf 30 at least should b used. Also, look for pa+++ on the product. Also, go for sunscreens with both physical blocks and chemical agents like avobenzone. Use a gel based sunscreen if you have an oily skin like sun cross aqua gel. Repeat sunscreen after every three hours, use even when indoors. Uv ray's enter even through your windows and car windshields. Use sunscreen before and after you go swimming. You can use make up or cosmetics over your sunscreen half an hour later.
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My face was oily and black where as my whole body was white and there are many pimple marks on my face. What should I do for this any treatment suggested?

Homeopath, Sindhudurg
The most common reason for various skin complaints are today’s lifestyle , stress, hormonal imbalances, dehydration and emotional problems. Though skin is the most superficial organ, homeopathic approach to treat any disorder and in particular related to skin treatment too, also is deep. homeopathy is a holistic approach that brings about permanent cure. consult me by clicking on consult option for homoepathic treatment without side effects.
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My skin is color is black due to sun and my skin is so oily I pinched pimple so hole in my face how to remove face hole and oily skin?

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, For skin which has already suffered tanning, sunscreen would not be enough. You would need treatment to remove tan. Treatments like Chemical peels and microdermabrassion can benefit you for sure. I can also prescribe you creams and sunscreens for local application which will protect your skin for further damage. Acne requires a proper medical treatment and post acne care for dark spots/scars which are commonly associated with acne. Apart from medical treatment which includes medications for local application and oral medications if required, for long term benefits advanced treatments available. These are, Chemical peels, RF therapy, Enriched oxygen therapy and Microneedling therapy. These are highly recommended. These not only cure acne but also lead to significant improvement in appearance of dark spots and scars. Treatment is done based on the severity of the condition. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you. You can book a private In-person/Text/Audio/Video appointment for further discussion and personalized advice.
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I am sheba 20 years old, Recently last month ,i was suffering from chicken pox and now I have brown mrks on my face please suggest me some cream that will fade my marks. Thanking ypu.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, relax! tk, plenty of water to hydrate yourself, to eliminate toxins & to dilute your blood. Go for meditation to reduce stress and to transport oxygenated blood supply to allow your face glowing. Your, diet be simple, non- irritant, easily digestible, on time. Tk, homoeo medicne, gentle &'rapid in action with no side effect. @ thuja occ 30-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, alcohol. Stay, glowing.
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Beauty is a wonderful journey.. you can start here !

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist, Pune
Beauty is a wonderful journey.. you can start here !
Wnho beauty kit include natural herbal peeling solution along with derma roller. This helps to increase absorption of anti ageing and anti wrinkle skin peeling solution. It stimulates collagen growth which significantly improve the appearance.
Wnho derma roller is used for following skin problems:
1) scar removal including acne scar removal/ treatment.
2) stretch mark removal/ treatment.
3) anti aging, anti wrinkle.
4) cellulite treatment/ cellulite reduction or removal.
5) hair loss treatment/ hair restoration.
6) hyper pigmentation treatment.
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Hello Sir/madam This is related to my wife. We got married around one and half months back. During marriage she had mehandi on her hand and arms and colour of the mehandi was very dark after some time. Now even after this much time there is a white colour design on her hand and the design is that of mehandi. I request you to please suggest what could be the reason for the same and why that big white spot has remained on the arms.

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, it seems to be leucodermal patch, share her clear photograph of the area with rest of the symptoms for making diagnosis. Medication: meantime, you can start with homoeopathic medicines - cina 1m/ one dose daily at night and ars. Sulph. Flavum. 200/ twice daily for 20 days (it is safe). Apply a good brand's sunscreen with spf 40 on the skin (specially on the white patches/ spots) 20-30 minutes before going out under the sunscreen and reapply it after 3-4 hrs. Again. ******also, do visit a dermatologist as well************
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