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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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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 . 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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Santosham Chest Hospital

70, Old Number 155, Egmore High Road.Landmark : Opposite To Presidency Girls Higher Secondary SchoolChennai Get Directions
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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'm suffering with breathing, from last six months, in the early morning, Please send the suggestions Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. It could be due to anxiety, stress, obesity, anemia, blocked nose, dns, nasal polyp, adenoid, sinusitis, asthma, pleural effusion, chest wall injury, allergy. Heart problem 2. Get yourself medically examined by doctor and follow the advice and treatment accordingly.
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I am 25 years old girl, and having some problem with my throat. Sometimes I feel tiny particles in my throat. I tried to remove it by coughing but it never comes out. When I put my finger in there it comes out occasionally. It is looks like pale-white sticky thing. My question is why is it happening? Is there anything to fear? Is it any symptom of cancer? Please answer me. I am very tensed and afraid also.

DORL, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
I am 25 years old girl, and having some problem with my throat. Sometimes I feel tiny particles in my throat. I tried...
Dear the symptoms you are getting are due to dryness of the mouth, this is because of lack of mucus in the mouth which is protective layer of our mouth, and is being produced in the mouth by glands which will be helped by good and healthy blood supply to the glands, blood with good blood cells will take oxygen to the gland and gland works, they require oxygen in ample of amount, so if you do not take iron diet on daily basis than this will lead to less of mucus production and hence lead to dryness and thick mucus problem, this thick mucus leads to irritation in mouth hence leads to itching in the mouth, start taking good iron diet on daily basis, and shakes, avoid salty and spicy food.
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I have coughing for about last 1 week is it become a symptom of any serious disease?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
No it is not serious. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily, Take Honitus syrup 2 tsf thrice daily. If no relief, you have to take antibiotic. Consult
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Doctor ne bola meri sister ko pragnancy tube mein TB ki bimaari hai aur bachhedani mein rasauli bhi hai. Usko safadarjung hospital mein dikhya gaya hai. Aap kuch suggest karein.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Give her complete course of anti TB drugs Add Special Chyawanprash by Patanjali 1 tsf twice a day for 2 to 3 years Send me her sonography reports on Lybrate.
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I am suffering from childhood asthma and Scoliosis. I am very much fed up. What should I do?

BHMS, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello, please take natrum sulph 6x and calcarea carb 6x one tablet morning and evening respectively for a week. We need to continue above mentioned medicine for 3 months. Medicine is available at nearest homoeoapthic pharmacy.
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Symptoms and Treatments of Fibroids

Diploma in Advance Endoscopy, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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Symptoms and Treatments of Fibroids.


Hello friends! I’m Dr. Usha. M. Kumar. I’m Senior Consultant and Gynae Endoscopic Surgeon at Max Super Speciality Hospital. I want to discuss one very common problem is fibroids. Because when I sit in OPD, I see many patients of fibroids every day and this is a problem which usually happen to 40+ of women but it can happen to the young girls as well and you will be very surprised to know sometimes the fibroids are there in your womb and you don’t even come to know and you are going to the doctor with some other problem and when we advise ultrasound and all of a sudden we see there are the fibroids. It can be totally asymptotic as well but sometimes, in the young girls, if they are having fibroids, they can have the problems.

First of all, I would like to tell you very important thing, if you have fibroids, there is nothing to be scared of. Because fibroids, these are non-fleshy and basically non-cancerous tumour. So, fibroids if you have, it can cause problems in the terms suppose if it is inner line of uterus, this can cause difficulty in conception and if it is in the outer wall and it is very big in size , it can cause some pressure symptoms like you may have only the back ache or might you have to go many times to pass urine so, frequency of urine is more because of pressure of that fibroid and sometimes, if it is in the inner lining of uterus or in the middle layer of uterus, it can cause heavy periods which is a very common problem I’m usually facing and most of the women are facing they come to my OPD so if, the young girls or married young girls say 22-30 , 22-40 if they are having fibroid and they are having problem in the conception, treatment is very simple.

Now, the medical technology has become so much advanced so with the very small equipment , we can take out the fibroids without making any cut in the body, so this we call endoscopic surgery and basically I’m expert of endoscopic surgeries and if this fibroid is big in size and it’s causing heavy periods and it’s more than 3cm, you have taken medicine, nothing is helping you then, the option is , if you want to save your uterus, we can only remove fibroid again with the help of key hole surgery which we also call minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery. So, it hardly makes , 0.5cm or 1cm of cut, we can take out any size of fibroid.

Only thing we have to use morcellator which can cut down the big size of the fibroid in the small pieces and I mean it’s a very wonderful surgery and people are surprised to know up to 8cm or 10 cm of fibroid can be removed with laparoscopic surgery. I would like to give you very important tip, fibroids, most of the time, they are genetically inherited and if your sister has got fibroid, or your mother has got fibroid then, you have little higher possibilities to have fibroid but, of course, the most important thing for all girls, all women, is taking balanced diet, taking more and more antioxidants in your food and do lots of exercise. This can prevent many of the problems in women and if you really happen to have such problem, you can contact me in Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital.

I’m sitting here every day or you can come to my clinic that’s Progeny in Dayanand Colony Lajpat Nagar 4. You can call me, you can check me and you can send your problems through Lybrate and then, you can send your queries. I can answer your queries or, otherwise, you can fix up an appointment with me in these two places. Thank You!
 

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I 33 years male. I have been suffering from cough for 2 months. L have taken antibiotics and various cough syrups but there is not improvement. (I don't have asthma). Kindly suggest me proper treatment.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
• Boil two to three cloves of garlic in a cup of water and add a teaspoon of oregano. Allow it to cool to room temperature, add some honey and drink it. This will help your breathing and alleviate other cough symptoms. • Eat a clove of crushed garlic mixed with a few drops of clove oil and some honey for sore throat relief. You can also use garlic in your cooking.
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He had an bike accident in which his left femur and left jaw was damaged, after operation of femur doctor says there is fluid in his lungs so he can't breathe, oxygen pipes are running through his mouth, yesterday doctor said blood is coming in the pipe. He is in the ICU since last 3 days, please give me the information what is the real problem he is facing, how much time can it take to recover and why does this problem arise?

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
The fluid in his lung may be due to aspiration as a result of accident. Within 10-15 days recovery will occur. Take proper antibiotics.
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My wife she get cold n headache. Regularly due to sinus problem. What can be the best to cure that permanently.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
My wife she get cold n headache. Regularly due to sinus problem. What can be the best to cure that permanently.
Reccurrent cold/fever is due to allergy and low immunity. You should go for a blood RE test primarily and consult a good physician your nearby.
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I am having tonsils for the last two days and taking d cold total but every 12 hours the fever comes back and also doing gargling with salt water (hot) which provides temporary relief from the pain. Should I consider moving onto antibiotics as they make me feel very weak and upset my digestive system somewhat. If so which group of antibiotics should I opt for.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having tonsils for the last two days and taking d cold total but every 12 hours the fever comes back and also do...
1. Do warm saline gurgling 2-3 times daily 2. Take throat lozenges, 3. Drink warm/cold fluid to ease pain 4. Have smooth/semi solid food, 5. Take adequate rest 6. Take a full course of antibiotic for 10 days after consulting ent specialist (to avoid recurrence), 7. Take analgesic like paracetamol/ibuprufen for throat pain.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the lest 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am suffering from dry cough for the lest 2 weeks and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
Hi. The chest pain is long and forceful coughing so once the cough goes the chest pain too should disappear. For cough you may take homoeopathic medicine Drosera 30 tds for 1 day. For further advise you may consult.
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My 5-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If steroids are given orally for long periods of time than only it will cause bone shrinkage but if given through nebulisation than it won't have any side effects
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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis and diarrhoea. What kind of Medicine should be good for that disease. Please help me.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Main symptoms of Tuberculosis are weight loss, loss of appetite, prolonged fever, prolonged cough, sometimes blood in sputum.
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I have sinus problem. What should I do to permanently cute it? My nose often gets blocked.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, I am giving you brief idea about treatment of sinusitis Goal of treating sinusitis is Reduce sinus inflammation Keep your nasal passages draining Eliminate the underlying causecause Reduce the number of sinusitis episode Kindly follow advises given below 1. Drink of of water 2. Avoid allergen 3 Take proper home made diet. 4. Do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days, common Medical treatment are following Saline nasal irrigation 2Nasal corticosteroids. 3.Antibiotics 4.Decongestants Surgical treatment
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I have cough problem and when I was sleeping it is occur suddenly please help please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily if it is a dry cough or viscodyne syrup if cough is associated with sputum 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke 5. Consult me for further advice.
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I have sinus problem which make very uncomfortable to stay and continue cough and itching on ears and nose get blocked every time.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), certificate in panchkarma
Ayurveda, Haldwani
I have sinus problem which make very uncomfortable to stay and continue cough and itching on ears and nose get blocke...
Nasya n vaman panchkarma treatment in Ayurveda will help u. Neti kriya also helps a lot. Drink lukewarm water always boiled with ajwain or sunthi. Use trikatu choorn- 4 gm with honey or lukewarm water 3-4 times a day. Do pranayam .eat light healthy food. Avoid junk food. Take vapours of only boiled water with little salt.
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My grandmother is suffering from bone TB in spine l1&l2 from 6 months but from last 2 months she is not able to walk and sit properly for few seconds also, according to the recent X-RAY of spine conducted shows that her L5 of is collapsed and bone formation has started at l1& l2, what should be the remedy I.e. Medicine or operation.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Gurgaon
Bone tb usually takes long time to resolve. But since she is suffering from activity limitation. She needs to have a team approach by a pulmonologist and ortho spine specialist. You can see me for the needful, she needs proper medical and if required spinal fixation.
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I am 30 years old male. I am suffering from dry cough and congested chest from a long time. I have tried various remedies, English as well as unani but no great improvement. The cough is usually severe during night. Help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Take honitus cough syrup three times a day and steam inhalation regularly everyday till you recover.
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