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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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Education
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 am 17year old teenage girl I have pimples, whiteheads on my face. I have oily skin. Kindly tell me how can I reduce or clear them all? I want to stop them.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 17year old teenage girl I have pimples, whiteheads on my face. I have oily skin. Kindly tell me how can I reduce...
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use aha glow face wash daily use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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How to make our skin smooth, shiny, wrinkle free naturally and how we should control hair fall naturally and also what step should we take to avoid pimples.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to make our skin smooth, shiny, wrinkle free naturally and how we should control hair fall naturally and also wha...
1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home) 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like egg, yougurt and lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair. 7. You can use some good hair packs like - fenugreek and yogurt, egg and green tea. 8. You can rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing your hair to maintain ph balance of your hair. 9. Hair health depends on the amount of protein in your diet. Foods like chicken, eggs, fish, nuts, dry fruits gives you the required nutrients to keep your skin and hair healthy. So consume plenty of them. Eat things rich in vitamin c like amla and oranges. 10. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the body.
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Whenever I shave, after shave face skin starts itching. Please advice. Also advice if there is any side effect of regular shaving.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Whenever I shave, after shave face skin starts itching. Please advice.
Also advice if there is any side effect of reg...
I will suggest you to first wash the beard area with soap and water and than apply the cream and than shave it with gillete sensor excel and you should not have itching after doing it and if it persists than we have to rule out eczema, fungal infection etc.
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I keep on getting dried black blood spots whenever I bleed. Ik this is common for everyone but I need to know how to remove the black dried blood quick and how to avoid it too.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I keep on getting dried black blood spots whenever I bleed. Ik this is common for everyone but I need to know how to ...
Hello, it can't be avoided, like you cannot avoid water from becoming ice in a freezer. The only way to avoid is to not getting wounded or hurt. The more you peel the dried skin, it will bleed and the same thing will repeat. Put ointment again and again to make it heal fast.
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I have pimples on face and back, but with time these pimples disappears but leaves back marks. What should I do so that marks will not leave behind? Are there any issues regarding diet that I need to look after?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have pimples on face and back, but with time these pimples disappears but leaves back marks. What should I do so th...
The best tips to lightens and remove the mark. 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 dark spot. 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 lightens the mark definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 5. Avoid oily food and high salt contained foods like chips, chinese food and non veg. * take proper sleep. Minimum 6-8 hours sleep for glowing of skin. 6. Try to reduce your stess level by doing meditation like pranayam in morning, or take long breathing on closed eyes while listening soft music.
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Sir my hand skin mostly elbow part get darken and it seems uneven it get tanned and also consult me what should I do to improve my skin texture of my hand it is very dull. Please sir help me out.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Sir my hand skin mostly elbow part get darken and it seems uneven it get tanned and also consult me what should I do ...
Hi 1) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk after meals, 2) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals, 3) take 30 ml of juice of indian gooseberry along with 15 ml of honey in morning on empty stomach, 4) apply mixture of milk and aloe vera gel on dark skin with gentle massage daily, do all these things for 15 days it gives you excellent result thanks.
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I am 24 year old. From past few days I am observing some white patches on skin under neck. Any suggestions to get rid of this please tell me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old. From past few days I am observing some white patches on skin under neck. Any suggestions to get rid...
Hello. White patches/ dots on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. The white spots and patches can also be becuase of deiciency of vitamin D (for which 15-20 minutes of exposure to early morning sunlight without sunscreen is needed, 3-4times a week). Or else they could be idiopathic (i.e., without any cause). Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. Meantime, you can start with homoeopathic Rx - Cina 1M/ one dose daily at night and Ars. Sulph. Flavum. 200/ twice daily for 20days (as it is safe).
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I have a mark on forehead from an accident happened 2years before. Now as the season changes I have swelling on mark area. And it lasts for 7-8 days.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have a mark on forehead from an accident happened 2years before. Now as the season changes I have swelling on mark ...
Considered as a home remedy, sugar is known for its exfoliating effects. Its coarse texture can help get rid of dead skin and minimize the unsightly appearance of these lines on your thighs, stomach, and arms. To use this natural exfoliant, take a heaping tablespoon of sugar and place it in a small bowl. Then, add in a few drops of lemon juice with some almond oil. Combine the juice with sugar and stir thoroughly. When your homemade exfoliant is ready, just rub it for a few minutes on the affected area of your skin. Afterwards, rinse the mixture off with warm water and pat dry. Make it a habit to scrub your skin with sugar and lemon juice mixture for a month until you discover positive results on your skin. 2. Aloe Vera Known for years as a natural remedy for skin issues, aloe vera is also effective when it comes to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. With its cooling and healing components, you can achieve positive results from using this herbal remedy regularly. Just get few small aloe vera leafs, and use this to rub on your skin for a few minutes. Next, rinse the area off with lukewarm water. Another option in using aloe vera is by taking the gel form of this plant. Then, get 5 capsules of vitamin A and vitamin E, and extract their oil. Combine these vitamin-enriched oil with your aloe vera and rub on the affected area well. Wait for the mixture to be absorbed completely by your skin, and leave on for about 10 minutes. You should also apply this daily for favorable results.
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Hello Doctor, My sister is 18 year old she has a left arm lymph node. I get her to 2-3 doctors and they tested blood and tissue cells as well before 2 years and result was normal. She felt pain sometimes in that lump. Please help me what should I do now? Is everything normal ot I need to worry.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello Doctor, My sister is 18 year old she has a left arm lymph node. I get her to 2-3 doctors and they tested blood ...
It is nothing to worry. Sometimes this happens. There can be variation in pain with menstrual cycle as well. You have nothing to worry!
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My friend has a bud like structure on the anal region .what may be the cause and how to get rid of this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take arshantak vati 1-1 twice a day with warm water. And take pranacharya pilescure capsule 1-1 twice a day. And abhayarishta 2-2 tsf twice a day. Apply pranacharya pilescure ointment on piles.
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I have dark spots on my feet and lower legs and they are increasing day by day. There is no itching or pain. Kindly let me know what are they and how they can be cured.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have dark spots on my feet and lower legs and they are increasing day by day. There is no itching or pain. Kindly l...
A quick and easy solution can be found in your kitchen or your nearest grocery store — lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 1. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 2. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.or consult skin doctor. thanks
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Hi I have skin infection on 2 leg fingers on either side and if very itchy and dead skin peels once it dry please suggest the solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi I have skin infection on 2 leg fingers on either side and if very itchy and dead skin peels once it dry please sug...
Hello, take graphites 30, 3 drops daily morning empty stomach for 7 days. Azadiraachta 1x, tablets , 2-2 tabs , twice a day. Echinaecea 1x, 2 tablets after lunch.
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Hi, When my skin gets expose to sun for few mins I get skin irritation, itching and rashes. I have consulted cpuple of times in India and below are prescriptions 1. Photoban Sunscreen Lotion 2. Lycor Cream 3. H. H. Levo But this is temporary solution for me as I need to repeat the medication whenever I go out. When I did some research on internet I found that my symptoms are similar to photodermatitis or photosensitivity. Could you please help in getting some permanent solution for this?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hi, When my skin gets expose to sun for few mins I get skin irritation, itching and rashes. I have consulted cpuple o...
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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Meri age 24 years ki hai. Mere face per bahut se pimples and darksopts hai? please tell me ise thik karne ke liye kya kru?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Meri age 24 years ki hai. Mere face per bahut se pimples and darksopts hai? please tell me ise thik karne ke liye kya...
Dear, These are the causes of pimples: • excessive sebum production (sebum is oily secretion from the gland). • Due to hormonal imbalance. These are the methods & instructions to avoid pimples: • To control the sebum secretion you should maintain your hormonal level. Because imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum production and causes acne. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your pimple because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. * Take cucumber and papaya pulp. Mix it well and add 1 tablespoon Turmeric. Make a paste and apply it on face and leave it for 15 minutes. • Use a face pack of fuller's earth (multani mitti) with rose water one time in a day for seven days. It removes toxins from skin. * Take 2 teaspoon of RAKTASHODAK SYRUP of BAIDYANATH company once a day. • Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • use a mild moisturiser for your skin.
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I am 24 year old male. I have some white colour dark spot at my hand on back side since 10 years. That spot are increasing at my hand. Please give me suggestion how I can fix this problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 year old male. I have some white colour dark spot at my hand on back side since 10 years. That spot are incre...
Hello, white patches on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. In the mean time you can take cal phos 6x, 4 tabs twice daily. Do send me a clear photo of the affected area.
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I have the acute deep bone burn marks on my hands. Is there any medicine to cure them and able to get original skin?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have the acute deep bone burn marks on my hands. Is there any medicine to cure them and able to get original skin?
You just need to mix apple cider vinegar with honey, and then apply it to your scars by using a cotton ball. Let it rest for 10 minutes and then wash off. Repeat this remedy 2-3 times a day.
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Hi doctor my name is manish I want to ask you one question that how to get fairness suggest me some tips please.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Hi doctor my name is manish I want to ask you one question that how to get fairness suggest me some tips please.
Apply baking soda mixture in somedrops of milk to your face daily. Apply raw potato juice daily for 15 min. Put dry and wash.
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How much water should drink in daily routine and is it will help in skin colour black to white.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
How much water should drink in daily routine and is it will help in skin colour black to white.
Today, the IOM liberally recommends an even higher volume of total daily water intake: 3.7 liters (15 cups) for the average adult male and 2.7 liters (11 cups) for the average adult female. If these numbers seem daunting, don't worry. These will help you keeping your body perfect and skin smoother. Take care.
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All About Laser Hair Removal

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
All About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal refers to a process in which a special laser light is shone upon hair follicles. Pigments in the hair follicles soak up the light and this stops the hair from growing. There are several advantages as well and risks associated with laser hair removal treatment. Here is everything you need to know about laser hair removal.

Advantages:

  1. Precision: One of the biggest advantages of laser hair removal is the fact that you can pick and choose and remove only the hair, which you want to remove, which is not the case with waxing.
  2. Speed: Laser hair removal is relatively quick as an area, roughly equal to the size of one coin can be treated within a second. Therefore, small areas which need to be treated can be treated in under a minute while the whole back can have all the hair on it treated in about an hour.
  3. Reliability: Laser hair removal is very predictable and reliable due to the fact that hair will permanently be gone if this treatment is opted for.

What not to do?
Laser hair removal like any other treatment requires trained professionals as well as some precautions. Here are some precautions you should take before laser hair removal treatment.

  1. Limit plucking, electrolysis and waxing : All of these treatments remove the root of the hair. This is not good as the laser hair removal treatment is meant to be performed on the root of the hair. These should not be done for six weeks before treatment.
  2. Avoid sun exposure: Exposure to the sun creates complications and should be avoided for up to six weeks before treatment and also six weeks after treatment.

Risks:
There are also several risks of laser hair removal, which are pretty common and about which you should be aware of. These include.

  1. Blisters and sunburns: Even though blisters are rare, sunburns are pretty common. You can wear makeup on your face to cover up the side burns unless it has blisters.
  2. Changes in the color of the skin: Sunscreen can be worn to treat this problem.
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