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Dr. Ravi T Santosham

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology

Pulmonologist, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Ravi T Santosham MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology Pulmonologist, Chennai
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Dr. Ravi T Santosham is a trusted Pulmonologist in Egmore, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 44 years of experience as a Pulmonologist. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Fellowship in Pulmonology . You can visit him/her at Santosham Chest Hospital in Egmore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi T Santosham and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University of Madras - 1973
MD - Pulmonary Medicine - University of Madras - 1980
Fellowship in Pulmonology - American College Of Chest Physicians - 1986
Awards and Recognitions
Governor's Community Service Award , American College of Chest Physicians
Best Doctor Award , MGR University
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
Asthma Foundation of India

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70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road. Landmark : Opposite To Presidency Girls Higher Secondary SchoolChennai Get Directions
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I am having the the problem of Snoring and breathing by my mouth while going in deep sleep. Is it possible to stop and have easy breath? I am aged now 53 years and Is it possible/have any tablet to take care of heart, to avoid any blood blockages etc.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am having the the problem of Snoring and breathing by my mouth while going in deep sleep. Is it possible to stop an...
Hi, Please follow these tips to stop snoring: - Reduce your weight if you are obese. - Perform pranayama (breathing exercises) everyday. - Quit smoking which irritates the mucosal layer of the nose and throat and causes blockage and results in snoring. - Quit alcohol and sedatives which relax the throat muscles and results in snoring. - Sleep on sides instead on back. - Elevate the head by using a thick pillow which eases the breathing. - Clear the nose before going to bed. - Establish regular sleep pattern. - Keep the bedroom air moist by using humidifier; as dry air irritates the mucosal membrane in the nose and throat. - Perform throat exercises like repeating the vowels a, e, i, o, you loudly for 2-3 mins few times a day or keeping the tongue behind the teeth and moving it backwards - 3-4 times a day. - Anti snoring appliances can also be used. Aspirin is usually advised as blood thinner.
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Are there screening tests that can find lung cancer early? How many people get lung cancer?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Screening for lung cancer: age group 55-80 years with a history of smoking united states preventive services task force (uspstf) recommend annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography in adults aged 55-80 years who have a 30 pack year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within past 15 years. Screening should be discontinued once a person has not smoked for 15 years or develops a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or the ability or willingness to have curative lung surgery.
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I am 59 years old male. Few months ago I developed problem speaking for more than five sentences without cough (sputum) blocking my throat. No symptoms such as runny nose or flue. Basic throat medicines provide only temporary benefit. Do I need go for for TB tests?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 59 years old male. Few months ago I developed problem speaking for more than five sentences without cough (sputu...
You can take sac. Lac. 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one day only. Morticum 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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My daughter aged about 5 year. She has been suffering dry cough since before 20 days. The dry cough has not clear. why?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Sir any treatment/investigation/doctor consultation. Try alex p 6 ml three/day for 5 days. Consult a child spe.
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Best Ways to Deal With Tonsillitis in Kids

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Best Ways to Deal With Tonsillitis in Kids

Tonsillitis, in the easiest terms, is the swelling of tonsils in our throat that is accompanied by symptoms like throat pain, difficulty in swallowing/ drinking, altered voice and fever etc.

As in the case of most infections, the occurrence of tonsillitis is more common in children due to relatively lower immunity and habits that invite infections. Let's take a look at the first line of defence when you have a cranky child with swollen tonsils.

1. Make your child gargle with salty warm water: This treatment is most helpful in any infection in the mouth. Add half teaspoonful of salt to a glass of warm water and make the child gargle with the mixture as many times in the day as possible (to a maximum of 5 times). Continue till the condition prevails.

Make sure the child spits out the water and not drinks it.

2. Antibiotics: Consult the ent specialist and have the antibiotics if it is a bacterial cause as per the doctor. Take the alternative treatment prescribed in case of other causes. The entire course of medication should be completed even if the kid gets better sooner to eliminate all traces of bacteria.

3. Painkiller/numbing lozenges: Painkillers that are prescribed by the doctor can be given to ease the pain. Same is the case with lozenges but care should be taken that he/she should not have too many of these.

4. Allow him/her to take rest: It does help in a betterment of the condition!

5. Give warm (not hot) soothing food: Soup, ginger honey mixture, ginger tea can help soothe the inflamed tonsils in most cases. The condition, more often than not, gets better within 7-10 days.

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I am suffering from cough from 2 weeks It is not continuous but when I drink cool water its coming.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Hello, take homoeopathic kof aid syrup (bakson's) (1tbs) thrice a day for 3 days and update. Avoid cold and sour things.
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Hi doctor, What diet must be follow in bone tb problem and what strictly need to avoid?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Adequate intake of nutrient rich food is a very important in the treatment of tuberculosis of the bone opt for a vegetarian diet course. Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables. Avoid white bread, refined cereals, fried and preserved foods. Avoid tea and coffee. Avoid the intake of carbonated drinks. Avoid pickles and sauces. Diet and home remedies may only be used as complementary to medical treatment.
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I have been smoking since the last 3 years and I am having breathing problems. Please help.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
Everybody knows smoking is injurious to health so stay away from it. You can take ayurvedic medicine for breathing problems. Do yoga and pranyam regularly. Take chywanprash 1tsf twice a day with milk.
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I feel cough/phelm in my thraot everytime. So I have to cough or sniff to clear it. I have a history of mild air obstruction for last 10 years.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Mild air obstruction due to asthma/copd. Canbe associated rhinitis/sinusitis which id causing post nasal drip and cough. Better get evaluated again by pulmonologist.
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Hello, My name is Aqib Shaikh and I'm 20yrs old. Mujhe ku6 din se bht khasi ho rahi he or chest pr cough bhi boht rehta h.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days, honitus syrup 2 tsf 2 times a day for 3 days. do gargle, take steam. do cbc esr sputum test, consult physician. inform if not ok.
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Sirf mujhe bohoth dino se khasi hai bukhaar aaya tha aur due to more cough I m feeling more khasi day by day please help me in suggesting any home remedies.

MBBS
General Physician,
do warm saline gargle regularly. have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection.

My wife suffering from cough , more cough come out from body, this has done after cold energy so poor she is tired ,provide glucon D powder in water. Please suggest which medicine support.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Kindly write regading tests. Get xray chest pa viev, ct pns CBC done. Take telekast f 1 tab/day . Consult respiratory physician
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I often suffer from cough, cold, fever.what can I do for it. Please suggest something.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Your frequent cold and cough may be allergic or infectious in nature. You use standard hygiene practices ie frequent hand washing , avoiding crowded places to avoid getting infections. If it does not help, meet a doctor for a proper evaluation.
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I have cough problem and also cold problem and because of that I feel suffocation why?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have cough problem and also cold problem and because of that I feel suffocation why?
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day. Take sitopaladi. Praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day. Take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea. Gargle with hot water (salted) avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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My father is in icu his lungs is working 25% and he got infection in both heart and lungs. He was not able to breathe properly he also sufferd frm diabetic and he suffered frm heart aatack 12 yr back. Now doctor is saying lungs heart is nt pumping properly pls tell me whether he recover or not ?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
With good iccu care, always there is chance for recovery. If his breathing is normal without ventilator support. Than definately can recover. Hope for best.
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Hi i am mukarram 18 year old male,I have sinus problem since 3 year,What should i do ?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Take deep breathing exercises. take steam inhalation. since it is chronic sinusitis , please consult ENT doctor.
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I feel chest pain, I get infected with cold fastly, I feel tired fastly, I can't breath properly.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I feel chest pain, I get infected with cold fastly, I feel tired fastly, I can't breath properly.
You did not mentioned about your complete diagnosis and symptoms of your problems. Since how long you have this problem? Generally chest pain appears with colds and coughing since long time indicates some TB or asthma.If you had not such symptoms then it will go easily. Take the following Ayurveda medicines. MAHA LAXMIVILAS RAS .. 1tab KAPHKUTHAR ARS ......1tab twice daily with Honey and Tulasi leave extract and Ginger extract for 2-3 weeks. If you feel better result then continue it for 3months otherwise have private consultation with me for pulse diagnosis and proper treatment at my NOIDA Clinic,.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects? Please tell as soon as possible.

Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology, DNB (Respiratory Diseases)
Pulmonologist, Thane
Best medication for asthma is to use inhalers. Inhalers are absorbed in negligible amounts in the body hence they hardly have any side effects. The usual side effects seen is sore throat and occasionally tremors.
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