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Kumar Alagappan

Emergency Physician

Dr. Kumar Alagappan is a top Emergency Physician in Houston, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kumar Alagappan is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kumar Alagappan is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kumar Alagappan is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Houston, Texas, Dr. Kumar Alagappan is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
37 years Experience
Kumar Alagappan
  • Houston, Texas
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What are the special skills of an Emergency Physician or ER Physician?

Be able to think on your feet. Remain calm. Think outside the box. Always expect the unexpected, and the day you’re bored is the day you retire.

How do I help my father if he has a heart attack?

Minimize activity
Have the patient calm down
Get an ambulance
Consider giving the patient a chewable aspirin
Good luck

How are 2nd and 3rd burns treated?

They need to be bandaged and sometimes an antibiotic ointment for some 2nd degree.

My son was bitten by a dog. Are there any signs to look out for in case of an infection?

Look for signs of redness, warmth, drainage, not healing (edges are not coming together).

What are the immediate steps to do for a heart attack?

Avoid exertion, chew on aspirin and get help immediately.

My mom has chronic kidney disease and now suffers from water retention. What should I do?

Your mom will need to see an internist or a kidney doctor (nephrologist).
Good luck

How can I prevent my grandfather's nose bleeds?

It sounds as though removal of the growth is the best solution. Great you have an ENT follow up!

What should be the first aid for nose bleeding?

You should pinch the nose and breathe through the mouth. This should be done until the bleeding stops. It may take several minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, you should go READ MORE
You should pinch the nose and breathe through the mouth. This should be done until the bleeding stops. It may take several minutes. If the bleeding does not stop, you should go to see a physician or health care provider

My son felt giddy while playing. What should I do?

Yes, take him to an urgent care or ER

Appendicitis?

It is difficult to say without examining you. I would suggest you head to an Urgent care or Emergency Room.