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Durga Clinic

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#5/1, Annai Theresa Street, Michael Garden Chennai
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We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply....more
We will always attempt to answer your questions thoroughly, so that you never have to worry needlessly, and we will explain complicated things clearly and simply.
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Durga Clinic is known for housing experienced Pediatricians. Dr. Venkatesan, a well-reputed Pediatrician, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Pediatricians recommended by 46 patients.

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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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#5/1, Annai Theresa Street, Michael Garden
Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600072
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Dr. Venkatesan

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Pediatrician
28 Years experience
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07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Why Sleep is Important For Kids' Health?

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Why Sleep is Important For Kids' Health?

If the children do not get sufficient amount of sleep at night, then their health will start getting deteriorated slowly. According to the medical surveys, it has been discovered that kids need much more sleep than adults. 

It is pretty impossible to maintain kids' health without proper sleep at night. The kids will get tired soon and will lack in energy because of poor sleep. 

Why sleep is important for kids' health? 

-  Growth promotion: Growth process might get retarded as a result of less hours of sleep. If the kids 
stop growing, then their health cannot be maintained. 
-  Proper weight maintenance: If the kids lack in proper sleep, then their weight might get decreased slowly. A good sleep of at least 10 hours a day is necessary for maintaining weight of children so that great health can be acquired. 

-  Boosting internal energy: More energy will be generated so that daily activities can be performed with ease. The stamina level of kids can also be boosted as well. 

-  Growing improved bed-time habits: Bed-time habits can be properly scheduled with good sleep. If the sleep routine is not properly maintained, then the health condition of the kids will be adversely affected. Sleep can be audited properly, and your kids can grow fast. 

-  Promotes learning process: The kids can get an improved learning process by means of having good amount of sleep. If you want to make your kids learn new things or habits, then for that sufficient sleep during the night is needed. 

-  Increase in attention and concentration: Mental strength of kids can be increased along with the increase in concentration and attention level. This is very much essential for maintaining studies and daily activities. 

-  Reduction of injury risk: Immunity system of kids can be boosted to a great extent with proper sleep as a result of which the risks of physical and mental injuries can be reduced. In fact, severe kinds of heart diseases can also be prevented by means of having a good sleep at night. 

Sleeping schedules for kids
-  Pre-schoolers need almost 10-13 hours of sleep.
-  For newborns, 14-17 hours sleep is appropriate.
-  Infants need a sleep for almost 12-15 hours.
-  Young adults are in need of at least 7-9 hours of sleep.
-  Teenagers need 8-10 hours night-time sleep.
-  For school-going kids, 9-11 hours sleep is needed.

Asperger's Syndrome: How to Deal With Your Loved Ones?

MBBS, Diploma In Psychiarty
Psychiatrist, Pune
Asperger's Syndrome: How to Deal With Your Loved Ones?

Asperger's Syndrome or Asperger's Disorder is a neurotypical condition that affects the development of the child the effects of which continue into adulthood. This condition typically shows up as difficulties faced by the patient when it comes to social interactions as well as other nonverbal means of communication. It should not be confused with autism as the patient has no speech and cognitive development delay. 

Asperger's syndrome can show up as restricted and repetitive patterns in the behaviour of the patient. It lies at the higher end of the autism spectrum and the signs are usually less obvious.

Here are a few ways with which you can effectively deal with someone who is suffering from this disorder:

  1. Routine: The patient suffering from this condition will need a certain kind of stability as it is very difficult to predict what will happen in the near future or to even plan for it. The best way to tackle this scenario is with the help of a proper routine that can help the patient achieve some kind of control over the situation surrounding him or her so that he or she is better equipped and more capable of handling normal functioning and social situations as well.
  2. Information: It is also a good idea to help these patients in looking at and in processing information. While normal people may easily be able to discard insignificant or unimportant information, the brain of the patient suffering from asperger's syndrome does not allow him or her to do so. In many cases, the patient is not able to filter the important and the unimportant information. This can debilitate many functions. So, it is important to be present to help the patient in making decisions and processing information that is actually relevant to his or her functioning.
  3. Learning: One of the most crucial things to remember with the Asperger's patient is that they tend to understand and process things when they have a visual presentation rather than being told verbally. So showing them things practically in the proper manner is the right way to help them learn and process situations in a correct way. This will prevent them from doing things in the same old way even when their brains tell them that it will lead to wrong results.
  4. Physical Abilities: Poor motor skills as well as lack of proper organisation skills are traits that usually characterise these patients. It is important to make them aware of this during games and activities that require management as well as use of social skills. For example, football and other such activities can be introduced in the routine. This will promote interaction with the team in order to play and enjoy the game.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

How To Nurture Healthy Eating Habits In Toddlers?

DDPHN, M.Sc.(Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

In most instances it has been found that the habits we inculcate during childhood  are carried to adulthood, so, it becomes all the more  important in parenting to nurture good eating habits and expose toddlers to healthy foods. Being a parent we can inculcate healthy eating habits in our children. For this you can try these:

  • Check the refrigrator: Try your best to keep only healthy snacks/foods so that even if the child  opens the fridge his choice is healthy .Avoid keeping excess cold drinks, chocolates etc.
  • Be a role model: Always set a good eating example for your child to copy ,share the meal time and eat the same healthy food. Try to avoid foods in front of children that you don’t intend to give them.
  • Make boring food interesting: Try to make daily routine food interesting for the toddlers ,for example one can make a cute smiley on the vegetable sandwich you intend to serve to your child.
  • Awareness: Parents must be aware about the food available in market. You must be in habit to read labels before buying. Take your child to grocery shopping and inculcate habit of reading labels in them also, make them aware of importance of these labels.
  • Involvement of child: Involve your child in preparing meals as they may be more willing to eat or try foods that they help to prepare.
  • Food as reward or punishment: Try not to use food as reward or punishment for your child. Like sending your child to bed without dinner as a punishment may make them to eat whenever they get a chance, similarly sweets or dessert should not be used as reward for finishing vegetables as child may assume that these foods are more valuable and this will unknowingly sent wrong message .
  • Eat meals together often: Make meal times pleasant with conversation and sharing, not a time for scolding or arguing.
  • Encourage: Encourage your child to eat slowly this will give brain time to register fullness.
  • Free your child: Sometimes or on occasions,festivities as you are restricting them on a daily basis, you only worry about daily routine and not holidays.

ADHD: Common Illness In Children

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. It is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.

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Hi Sir, My baby is 9th month old and he is constipated and poops once ina day or every other 2 days so is it normal after taking solid foods and formula milk he poops only once in a day or every 2 days. Please advice thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi Sir, My baby is 9th month old and he is constipated and poops once ina day or every other 2 days so is it normal a...
If there is no difficulty in passing stools you need worry about infrequent stools. Increase the amount of fibre and give adequate water.
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Hi Sir, My baby is 10 month old ,he was suffering from cold and vomited 5 times in past 2 days, and suddenly his eyes started to squint partly, now we consulted ,they said to eye patch ,no glasses nothing, everything is normal even MRI reports, whats the reason, to squint?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD Ophthalmology, Senior Residency
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hi Sir, My baby is 10 month old ,he was suffering from cold and vomited 5 times in past 2 days, and suddenly his eyes...
Hello lybrate-user, The symptoms you have described certainly point towards a neurological problem. Repeated vomiting is often caused by increased pressure around the brain (Medical term- Intracranial Pressure) and leads to 6th nerve palsy, which means squinting of one or both eyes towards the nose. Patching is done so that child does not suffer from double vision. Spectacles have no role in this. In most conditions, These nerve palsies recover spontaneously in few months without squint surgery. However, you need to keep a close watch on the child's general condition. In case of any abnormal behaviour, consult a neurologist/ pediatric neurologist. Feel free to contact me in case of any doubt. I would like to see the child's photograph before and after developing the squint to guide you better.
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My baby is one month old and he takes nanpro 1, and from Friday, he did not pass the stool, we have given colicaid drops to him. Bt he didn't pass. Yet he is trying to pass stool plesae suggest me some medicine.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is one month old and he takes nanpro 1, and from Friday, he did not pass the stool, we have given colicaid dr...
Better to stick on to breast feeding. Sometimes babies pass stools once in 4-5 days especially if fed with artificial milk. No need to worry for 1 day.
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My baby is 6 months old now. My breast milk production is decreasing. Will lactare tablets increase breast milk even after 6 months of delivery.

DGO, Diploma In Family planning (UK), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
U could give it a try .as it has no harm. It will give a mild increase. But these tablets work much better immediate post delivery.
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Common Allergies in Children That You Should Know!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, BCH, DNB - Training, PDCC - Pediatric Hepatology & Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Common Allergies in Children That You Should Know!

A rash on your child’s body or their regular cough bouts can sometimes be triggered by an allergy. We can excuse it by calling it a common flu or a heat rash, but the reason behind it might be something you are not aware of. Your child might be allergic, and it is imperative for you to find out that exact thing your child is allergic to, it can be dust, nuts that you may think is beneficial for your child’s health or even the fabric of the clothes you put on them. Allergies are caused when children come in contact with allergens, which can he inhaled, injected or even eaten unknowingly. If you see any of the symptoms of allergies, consult your doctor at the earliest and do not treat it lightly.

Some common triggers for allergies

These are divided into four groups

  1. Foods: Certain foods like peanuts, eggs, milk and it products which you feed your child might be triggering their allergy.
  2. Outdoors: When kids play outside pollens from trees or flowers might causes allergies. Even insect bites and stings are a major trigger
  3. Indoors: Animal fur or hair and even dust mites and mold that exist in your house can trigger an allergy
  4. Irritants: Common irritants like cigarette smoke, perfumes or even car exhaust should be watched out for.

Symptoms of common allergies

  1. Nasal Congestion: It is referred to as stuffy nose, which is very common in kids. Allergies are the most common cause of chronic nasal congestion (a stuffy nose) in children. Sometimes a child’s nose is congested to the point that he or she breathes through the mouth, especially while sleeping.
  2. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever): It is also common and its symptoms include a runny or itchy nose and constant sneezing. A child with allergies may also have itchy, watery, red eyes and chronic ear problems. Even though it’s commonly known as “hay fever,” allergic rhinitis isn’t triggered by hay and doesn’t cause fever.

If you suspect your child has an allergy, make an appointment to see a specialist. Start a diary before the appointment and keep track of what symptoms your child experiences and what you think causes them.

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Hello doctor, My baby boy is 7 months old and he is suffering from blocked nose from past 2 days. I am using nasivion drops which helps him breath easily and again after 12 hours the nose gets blocked. I am also applying him eucalyptus oil but it's not stopping. Is it required to visit pediatrician? Can I continue the same remedy at home? Please suggest me something as soon as possible.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), FWT (W.B)
Homeopath, 24 Parganas
Hello doctor,
My baby boy is 7 months old and he is suffering from blocked nose from past 2 days. I am using nasivion...
Hi Lybrate user you can give him homeopathic medicine Sanguinaria nitricum 6 2 drops mixed with 4 tea spoon full water & give 1 teaspoon every after 2 hours. Along with nasal drop though it's help temporary, if you want you can consult with me privately. Take care of your baby.
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