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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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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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Bad scars on my face how can I get rid out of it? I had used apple cider vinegar but its not so affective from now. Help me with better solutions.

M.D (HOMEOPATHY), MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Gulbarga
Bad scars on my face how can I get rid out of it? I had used apple cider vinegar but its not so affective from now. H...
Dear patient, scar marks are due to fibrosis of skin on a particular area which was injured previously. You can now consider taking homeopathic medicine" scargo" with" scargo" lotion which removes scars or any marks or discolored spots in 8weeks.. Please keep a pic before using medications. You can see difference between before and after pics. Revert back one week after using scargo medicine and scargo lotion. Take care.
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I am 65 years and i have developed skin allergy.There are red colour rashes on whole body with with swellings on face below eyes which become more after taking a bath. I have been advised Allegra180 but the doctor which i have for 10-15 days without much relief. Please Advise me

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
Take gandhak rasayan 1 bd, mahamanjishthdai kwath 3 tsf BD & haridra khand 1 bd. You will be ok in 15-20 days.
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My dad is taking prescription for prostate and one medicine called Urivoid (Cipla) 25 mg is not available in the market, is there a substitute available for the same.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
My dad is taking prescription for prostate and one medicine called Urivoid (Cipla) 25 mg is not available in the mark...
urotone or betheran are substitutes, but should only be taken on prescription as their are side effects of the drug.
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I am 19years old male and I am suffering with black spots. And I want to increase my skin tone white. What should I have to do.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I am 19years old male and I am suffering with black spots. And I want to increase my skin tone white. What should I h...
Avoid scrubbing your face. Do not steam or sauna. If you swim, use a sunscreen prior to it and after. Avoid face cosmetics for the time being. You can press powder onto your sunscreen if at all you want to use a cosmetic. Drink two litres of water everyday. Pick up carrots, papaya, pumpkin, black grapes to have everyday. These contain important antioxidants and phytonutrients which vil soften your skin. Do not stress over anything. Pray-itll distract you off your stress. You can use this do it yourself mask at home which vil give you an instant glow. Mix 1 tbsp puree each of papaya and carrot with 1 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of aloe vera. Apply it across your face or dull body part for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off without soap. Use dermadew glow cream twice daily.
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I am having anal fischer from past 4 months. Visited 1 surgeon also. He write 1 medicine & 1 ointment but this is not cured. Kindly help.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Mr. lybrate-user. I suggest you to continue this treatment please improve your eating habits take full three meals with lots of vegetables, fruits and plenty of water and if you are passing hard stools add stool softener in your daily routine. please sit in warm water 8-10mints 2 times a day. I hope your problem will improve.
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Hii I am 22 I have dark and oily skin and also I have darkness around my nose and mouth .i have dark skin of all over the exposed area so tell me some remedies to get rid of darkness on my face.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Pune
Hii I am 22 I have dark and oily skin and also I have darkness around my nose and mouth .i have dark skin of all over...
Wash face 2-3 times with normal water only Apply cow ghee on it Take cow ghee 2 tsf with milk daily All the best Consult online.
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I have a slight white patch on my face. After three months of medication the patch seems too fade a bit but is still very visible. What treatment shall I take for this? Is chemical peeling an option to get rid of these scars? Or shall I try homeopathy once. Please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a slight white patch on my face. After three months of medication the patch seems too fade a bit but is still ...
White spots on can occur due to a number of reasons, of which conditions can be mild or severe. The condition can be mild or severe, and generally covers the majority of the skin on a particular area of the body. They may also cause irritation or itching. The occurrence of whites on the face can be extremely distressing. People affected with this problem should obtain medical advice to diagnose what is causing the condition and the suitable treatment. Causes of White Spots White spots on the face occur for various reasons. Understanding some of these reasons may be beneficial in treating the condition. Furthermore, understanding the cause can also help people avoid certain circumstances that increase the risk. 1. Tinea Versicolor This is a chronic fungal infection of the skin. Also known as pityriasisversicolor, this fungus causes discolored patches on the skin as it interferes with the normal pigmentation. The color of the patches may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin and most often, affects the back and trunk of adolescent males. Exposure to sunlight, hot, humid weather, oily skin and excessive sweating may aggravate the condition. 2. Vitiligo This is a skin condition that results in the loss of melanocyte pigmentation of the skin. This results in white patches that feel as if it is part of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unclear although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. However, mild trauma to any area of the skin including the face can also result in the development of vitiligo. Vitiligo can affect the face, hands and feet, elbows and genital area. 3. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis White spots on the face may also be due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, a skin condition resulting in 2 to 5 mm flat, white spots commonly found on the shins and forearms. This skin condition mostly affects fair skinned people, although it may occur in dark skinned individuals too. The white spots may occur more commonly in people over the age of 40. Treatments for White Spots on Face The medical treatment for white spots depends entirely on the root cause that underlies the condition. There are certain things that you can try to accelerate the process of treatment. Some of these mentioned treatments are professional while others are home remedies. Home Remedies.  For treating vitiligo, consumption of ginger juice is recommended as it promotes blood flow. Neem seed oil applied to the affected area will also bring beneficial results.  Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis may not require treatment as it is harmless. However, topical steroids and retinoids may help treat the condition.  Washing the face with mild soaps and exfoliating the skin at least twice a week with a honey, rice, turmeric and sandalwood powder paste can treat Tinea Versicolor. So identify your problem of white spots with the help of your local doctor so that appropriate treatment is given or send me your picture depicting those white spot along with the complete history of your spots, so that I am clear in making a diagnosis.
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My Neck turned black n its even itchy which leads to burning. Do help Thank you!Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My Neck turned black n its even itchy which leads to burning. Do help
Thank you!Please tell.
Hello, Take Sulphur 30Ch , 3 drops , once daily. Azadirachat 1X , 2 tabs twice daily.Apply Topi Sulphur on the neck. Revert after 7 days.
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Hi my eyes are going inside followed by dark circles. Ive a -0.5 L and -0.75 R spect but I am not using them for 2, 3 weeks. I have IT profile job so I have exposure to computer most of the time. Suggest some natural ways for its cure.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi my eyes are going inside followed by dark circles. Ive a -0.5 L and -0.75 R spect but I am not using them for 2, 3...
First, apply heat to your eyes by rubbing your palms together and then placing them over your eyes. Hold your hands over your eyes for five to 10 seconds, and then repeat. Do this before performing any eye exercises in order to prepare your eyes! Start exercising by rolling your eyes. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will seriously help improve your eyesight and keep it from deteriorating. It is also important to eat the right vitamins to support eye health. Vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, C, and E, are all important to eye health. Anti-oxidants (remember eating carrots for your eyes?) are also a great source of nutrients for healthy eyes. Our Rebuild Your Vision Program actually recommends 17 different vitamins you should take to support your eyesight Supporting your eye health is just one of the many benefits of getting enough sleep and taking breaks during the work day. If you work on a computer all day, your eyes are probably under a lot of strain. Do yourself (and your eyes) a favor by taking a break for about 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent in front of the screen. Simply close your eyes for a minute or get up and walk around the office. Focus on something that isn’t a screen. You can also rest your eyes by following the 10-10-10 rule. This means you should look at something 10 feet away for 10 seconds for every 10 minutes you spend working on the computer! One of the fastest ways to improve your vision naturally is to perform daily eye exercises. Eye exercises are meant to strengthen the eyes and improve vision. Using eye exercises can even eliminate your need for contacts or glasses. Get a regular schedule of eye exercises and try to do them daily – this will help you get in the habit of performing exercises and also help you achieve better vision fast Start exercising by rolling your eyes. Rolling is one of the easiest eye exercises! Without straining your eyes (remember to stop if it hurts), look up as far as you can. Then, look down. Repeat this 10 times. Now look to each side, repeating 10 times. After that, look in each diagonal direction. Finally, roll your eyes in a counter-clockwise motion about 10 times, then reverse the movement and roll them clockwise. Grab a pen and hold it at arm’s length, making sure the pen is at eye level. Focus on the tip of the pen as you move it closer to your eyes. Stop when you get about six inches away from your face, and focus on the tip as you move it back to arm’s length. Remember to do this slowly and focus on the tip of the pen. Repeat about 10 times. Massage your eyes after exercising. First, massage your temples with your fingertips or one of your knuckles. Move in a clockwise motion several times, and then switch to a counter-clockwise motion. Massage over your eyebrows and under your eyes as well. When you’re done exercising and massaging, apply heat to your eyes once more by rubbing your palms together. If your eyes are really tired, close them and rest for a few moments. Resting your eyes frequently, as described in the previous section, is very important to preserving the health of your eyes!
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I am 26 year old and my hand looks like an hand of old aged man please help me. What should i do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 26 year old and my hand looks like an hand of old aged man please help me. What should i do?
Hi, you are taking Acid phos 30, keep it regularly under your doctor's advise, this is good for your problem.
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Hi sir I have dark circle under eyes and my skin going like black I wanna back glow my face and removed all dark circle tell me some home tips.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi sir   I have dark circle under eyes and my skin going like black I wanna back glow my face and removed all dark ci...
These are causes of dark circles: • Due to low Hb (Anaemia) • Stress • Due to lack of sleep • Due to excessive consumption of caffeine • Due to lack of proper diet or malnutrition Follow these methods & instructions to clear dark circles: • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly. • Drink 8 glass of water daily. • Apply piece of cucumber on your both eyes. That has bleaching property. • Apply almond oil or you can apply capsule of vitamin E mix it in mosturiser or cream you have daily around the eye in night and massage it lightly daily. • Take a piece of potato and make it's juice by crush it apply its juice for 15 min daily. • Apply rose water daily for 10 min daily. • Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (haldi) with one teaspoon of besan mix it with water and make paste apply it around eyes for 10 minutes and make it dry remove it. • Eat green leafy vegetables daily and fruits daily. Drink a glass of milk daily. • Do not take stress do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 minutes.
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Mujhe potty se blood aa rha hai aur jalan ho rha hai. Andar sayad ek foda bhi hua hai ?iska treatment bataye.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Mujhe potty se blood aa rha hai aur jalan ho rha hai. Andar sayad ek foda bhi hua hai ?iska treatment bataye.
Mr. lybrate-user Your symptoms are not clear do you have pain after passing stool (potty) and pass blood are you passing hard potty. Then you improve your diet ,lots of fruits ,vegetables, plenty of water and avoid taking fried stuff. Take stool softener and if you still have problem please have telephonic consultation or consult a surgeon at your place.
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Hi I am 23 years old, I have some red spots on my cheek and few black spots on my head. I am taking a medicine named doxil and applying some tube femcinol a, micro benz 3.5, lomela mixed with sofradex, but till now I haven't seen any visible changes please suggest in regard to change of medicine or otherwise thanks.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Hi I am 23 years old, I have some red spots on my cheek and few black spots on my head. I am taking a medicine named ...
Get arogya vardhini. Gandhak rasayana tab 2 tabs twice a day for 3 months. Drink plenty of water. Mahamanjishtadi kadha 2 tsp for 3 months.
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I had rashes on my skin last night. I took Cetrizine and it went away by morning. Now, I am suffering from loose motions. What are these symptoms of?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I had rashes on my skin last night. I took Cetrizine and it went away by morning. Now, I am suffering from loose moti...
there are many ayurvedic medicines for this purpose like ras manikya ras...gandhak rasayan....panchnimbadi churna....panchtikta ghrit guggul...arogya vardhini vati...khadirarishta....marichyadi oil...pranacharya B clean syrup..take these medicines by consulting with a good ayurvedic docto
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I am 19 year old in my face have so many black heads. I am tried so many home remedies. please help me how can I remove the blackheads.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 19 year old in my face have so many black heads. I am tried so many home remedies. please help me how can I remo...
These are the methods to treat black heads -.• Blackheads are formed due to blocking of skin pores. Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • Do YOGASANA daily. Especially do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA daily. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your face again & again because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. • Mix black pepper powder in some water to make paste & apply on the blackheads three times a week. • 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. • Take 2 teaspoon of MAHAMANJISTHARISTA of BAIDYANATH company, meal it in a glass of water & take it once a day after meals
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My skin is oily and due to sun my skin is black so how to my skin fair and solution of oily skin permanently?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
My skin is oily and due to sun my skin is black so how to my skin fair and solution of oily skin permanently?
Apply phytobright whitening essence for oily skin .it will take care of your skin oil as well as give fairness.
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I have black spots foot when I checked it is lichen planus. I am taking treatment more then 6 months nothing helps me. Is this curable or not? Also what is the reason for lichen planus in skin and how can it b avoided.

MD.ayurveda , Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Register master Ayurveda practitioners
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have black spots foot when I checked it is lichen planus. I am taking treatment more then 6 months nothing helps me...
Lichen planus is curable but it takes 9 months of regress therapy, as per ayurveda stress is main cause of lichen planus, it is advice to avoid steroids you can start with ashwagandha arishta 20 ml twice a day tab kaishore guggul 2 tab twice a day panchakarma thru ayurveda Dr. Is required every 2 months therapy like vaman, virechan, rakta mokshan will help you.
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I have whitehead prone skin every day they are coming. How to deal with this bad zits.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have whitehead prone skin every day they are coming. How to deal with this bad zits.
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use aha glow face wash once in a day. 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 for 5 minutes 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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I have white discharge problem. For that I feel very weak, and I think it is a cause of my dark circles. How would I relief from it?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have white discharge problem. For that I feel very weak, and I think it is a cause of my dark circles. How would I ...
Hye. That is not related directly to any of your problems. Please visit your doctor. It can be a infection which you need to clear. As for weakness, most often it's due to poor nutrition. It is important to know that just eating two heavy meals a day will not fulfill your nutrient needs. Most often we skip meals especially when at work or in college. We start our day on empty stomach but our work or stress or activity is never reduced. This causes weakness and lack of energy levels. Food is our source of energy and if you don't eat well as per your needs you are going to get deficient in many nutrients. So, start by eating the right foods at the right time. Eat meals at frequent intervals. Eat a mid meal between each main meal. Avoid junk foods. Include dairy, eggs, nuts, fruits in your meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Sleep well.    Exercise at least thrice a week.
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