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Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan

MBBS, MD, MRCPCH(UK), FRCP, CCT

Pediatrician, Chennai

21 Years Experience
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Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan MBBS, MD, MRCPCH(UK), FRCP, CCT Pediatrician, Chennai
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan is a renowned Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 21 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD, MRCPCH(UK), FRCP, CCT . You can consult Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan at NRG Multispecialty Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai, - 1997
MD - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai, - 2001
MRCPCH(UK) - Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, - 2004
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FRCP - Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, - 2010
CCT - Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, - 2010
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My kid 3+ age having type 1 diabetes is it permanent curable please tell me the way to cure totally. Coz shez too small. Am worrying about her health and future too.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My kid 3+ age having type 1 diabetes is it permanent curable please tell me the way to cure totally. Coz shez too sma...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. I have seen the details and understand the concern. Unfortunately T1 DM or even T2 DM both are not curable condition. In T1 the girl has to be given Insulin injections to control blood glucose as well as for her survival. So it is essential for you to get in touch with a diabetologist who is handling T1 diabetes patient on regular basis. It is going to be quite tough to manage for a first few months. In Hyderabad I sure there are quite a few endocrinologists or diabetologist exclusively dealing with T1 diabetes kids. Please get in touch with one of those and put the girl under his/her care. Thanks.
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My child is of 4.7 yes old. Day by day his physique is getting deteriorated,though his weight is 19. My question is how can I take care of him to bring back his glamour?

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
A four and half year old child having a weight of 19 is more than the indian average.When you say physique, i assume it is chubbiness you are referring to. Is he a child model? If not, there is no cause for worry.Most children at that age start growing taller and loose the child like face. Giving a nutritious wholesome diet will keep him healthy and strong.
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Fast and Easily Available Spices to Cure Common Stomach Ache

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur
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I HAVE A 7 YRS OLD DAUGHTER. THREE YRS BACK SHE WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR 2 DAYS FOR DEHYDRATION. FROM THEN ON SHE HAS A LOT OF ITCHING ON HER BODY. IT KEEPS OCCURRING IN 2-3 MONTHS GAP. PLEASE SUGGEST SOME REMEDY

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
There is no relation at all of the mentioned prior treatment to itching now. please see a skin specialist. She could be having scabies.
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Hi, My baby is 5 months old my milk supply has gone down I have used lactare tablets when my baby is 3 months old can I use lactare tablets again for improvement of my breast milk. Is there any side effects for baby by using those tables.

post graduation diploma in clinical Nutrition anf dietician, Certificate in diabetic educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
Hi, My baby is 5 months old my milk supply has gone down I have used lactare tablets when my baby is 3 months old can...
Lactare tablets are safe. You can use peanuts, almonds fennrl seeds, dil leaves in your diet this will also help to increase milk secretion.
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Hi doctor As I already mentioned that I have 3 months old baby and I want proper diet chart. Yes I am taking thyronorm of 125 mg. Can you suggest me diet chart now.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
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As I already mentioned that I have 3 months old baby and I want proper diet chart. Yes I am taking thyronor...
Hi. Fresh fruit, green veg and complete protein like chicken or fish or egg need to add your diet daily. Pulses like rajma, lentil you need to add in diet. But cabbage, soybean need to take in a minimum amount. Milk or milk product need to take daily. Avoid junk food, fried food sweets. Thanks.
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My baby girl is 2. 5 yrs old. Is this the right time to send her to dance or drawing class or any other? as, its is said, every child is special, I want her to find out, what talent she carries. How can I provide my assistance on it?

Pediatrician, Pune
You have a long time to identify her talents, why be in such a hurry, just be there for the baby, let her explore her own new world, let her see through her eyes, don't make her see, what you want to see, she will make you see things which you could not have ever imagined, all babies are born genius, we are the hurdles in between.
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What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

Severe hereditary heart imperfection commonly becomes obvious soon after the birth of a child or at some point in the first few months of its life. It is a tragic condition in children and some of the symptoms that are associated with the heart imperfections include rapid breathing, grunting while breathing, swelling of the abdomen, legs and areas around the eyes of the baby. 

The baby experiences shortness of breath during feeding and in this way, the baby does not gain much weight. The nostrils of the baby also become flared, and they at times turn pale blue in their skin color. In some cases, the blood pressure of the baby is also very low after their birth. 

Congenital heart defects are at times not diagnosed in the early stages of childhood as the signs are not noticeable.

However, some of the signs that are obvious and noticeable in older children mainly include

  1. Children become short of breath while exercising or doing some activity and at times these children require frequent monitoring.
  2. They get tired in no time and have less stamina
  3. The legs of these children suffering from congenital heart defects tend to swell.
  4. The blood circulation in these children is very poor 
  5. Holes in the heart occur and typically in the walls between the major blood vessels as well as the chambers.

Do Tests Regularly:
It is very important that a follow up is done with pediatrician regularly and the tests described are performed regularly. In any such case if the problem is significant, then it is likely that your medical doctor would refer your child to a paediatric cardiologist. The paediatric cardiologist is specially trained to identify as well as treat severe heart problems in young children, infants and even in young adults.
 
Medications Used for Treating Heart Disease:
The condition cannot be prevented and hence to lower the risk of your baby having congenital heart disease it is very necessary that women have a healthy pregnancy. There are certain medications provided by the doctors to treat this condition and relieve the symptoms caused. The medications that are used include Vasodilators to widen the blood vessels so that the blood circulation is improved, Diuretics are used to reduce the extra fluid in the body. The strength of the heart beat is increased by use of Digoxin, and irregular heartbeats can be prevented by use of Antiarrhythmics. However, these medications do not treat the defect completely.

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My 5 month old son is crying whole night might be due to low feed. I want to start bottle milk. Pls guide me which milk I can start 1. Amul full cream/toned 2. Nestle protein or any else.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 5 month old son is crying whole night might be due to low feed. I want to start bottle milk. Pls guide me which mi...
Do not start with cow or buffalo milk until child crosses 1 year. Reason for crying might be colic pain so start with colic aid drops 4-5 drops 3-4 times a day, other alternative for breast feeding is formula feed which is available as lactogen or nan. I suggest you not to start formula feed if you are having enough breast milk. Continue breast milk atleast for 1 year.
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