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Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan

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

Pediatrician, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. A.G. Karthikeyan MBBS, MD, MRCPCH(UK), FRCP, CCT Pediatrician, Chennai
19 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 19 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 10.5 month baby isn't gaining weight. I give her two snacks and three meals a day which includes veggies and fruits. Her weight is 7 kgs which is really concerning. I wish there should be an article on babies weight like other articles by doctors.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My 10.5 month baby isn't gaining weight. I give her two snacks and three meals a day which includes veggies and fruit...
Baby wt gains depend on calories he is taking which starts right from 1-2 hours after birth. If baby is deficient of calories from early age, it becomes difficult, though not impossible, to recover. At this age of 10.5 months normal average expected wt is 9.5 kg while your baby is only 7 kg. Increase his caloric diet by adding oil in cooked food and either increasig quantity or frequency of such food but don't force to feed.

My 4 month baby is having running nose. Can you please help.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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The most common cause is viral infection. Nothing specific is needed. If the secretion are getting dry you can give nasal saline drop to relieve the obstruction. Regards.
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Hi, my daughter. S age is 3 years 4 months, she is having hair problem. She is having some whitish hair. She is taking SHELCAL syrup & FERIS suspension syrup for last 2 months (prescribed by doctor.) she have too much cough & cold problem too. What should we do? Please suggest.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician
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Hi, my daughter. S age is 3 years 4 months, she is having hair problem. She is having some whitish hair. She is takin...
If your child is allergic to some food item or dust you need to take care and avoid these which might be reason for her cold and cough. You can start her with sitophaladi churna, mix a pinch of powder in one teaspoonfull of honey and give daily at bed time.

My baby is 2 and half month old. He is losing hair. I afraid what I do. Which oil best for infant hair?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
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My baby is 2 and half month old. He is losing hair. I afraid what I do. Which oil best for infant hair?
Hi, thanks for contacting us. Losing hair is not necessarily abnormal at this age. Many infants will become almost bald before they grow the hair back. However, you need to check for any scalp problems like redness, dandruff itching etc. If this is present, or the hair loss is only in a small part of the scalp, then you need to contact your pediatrician, or get back to us, warm regards.
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Hello there my daughter is 3 years old and is vomiting as soon as she eats something. Its been 3 days now I am based in the uk. What should I do. To stop her vomits and is there anything to worry about.

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Hello there my daughter is 3 years old and is vomiting as soon as she eats something. Its been 3 days now I am based ...
Whenever you describe a child's disease her weight is a must to suggest dosage of medicines. If you can buy medicines there without your gp's prescription you give her emeset (ondansetron) syrup 205 ml and inform me. If she still feeds from bottle you must stop bottle and feed her with glass or cup, no matter how much you sterilise the bottle/
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and spine block injection is effective for six months and hashimoto's thyroiditis is an auto immune disease where we can control it with medication but not cure it completely.

Hi, my nephew is 6 years old. His mind is not normal from childhood. What should I do?

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What do you mean by mind is not normal. Please be clear in details on consultation. Ask privately with all details.
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My son, 22 Month old do not eat anything from birth. he never drink milk from the bottle and never eat any stuff like humans since his birth. he is under weight and we are feeding him milk through 20ml syringe and feed him liquid Dalia force fully by directly injecting it in his mouth. we have consulted several pediatrics the recent one is HOD Max hospital delhi but nothing worked out. As per doctors, baby is fine it just require discipline to improve his food habits. My question is, how can food habits be improved when a baby is not interested in taking any eatable stuff inside his mouth and if we forcefully give into his mouth, he never chew or swallow it. Can someone help us....we are facing a really bad luck with my baby..I will really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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you have rightly said that your baby does not eat like humans because you don't treat your baby as human.STOP FORCED FEEDING AND STOP MILK FEED altogether.love your kid but do not feed.you have done the way you wanted,and baby is under weight,now follow the basic principles that are being elaborated.only six meals a day,one meal to be served for twenty minutes only otherwise remove the plate,no grazing in between the meals,no junk food,one large meal followed by small meal and repeat alter natively,if baby does not eat then next meal after three hours.let baby be hungry and demand food.necessity is mother of invention.I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY BODY DYING OF HUNGER WHEN FOOD IS AVAILABLE.
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Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk with the addition of formula Milk (Similac 1 Advance ), now I would like to know like when we can start other foods and what kind of foods we can start and the schedule intervals. Better to suggest the way forward and what is your suggestion about COW MILK / Packet Milk for baby feeding? Thanking you in advance!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk w...
U may start now supplementary thin semi solids like suji kheer, khichadi, dal etc to start with any one item once in aday for 3-4 days gradually shifting to other items for about a month then different item twice in a day. Fuit may be given. Dairy/ cows milk can be given now. Continue breast feeding.
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3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week

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3 lesser known facts about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is advocated to be the only best thing for a newborn. But while it is the most natural thing to do, it isn't an easy process. It is challenging and full of surprises. Researches throw up facts that surprise all. For example: breastfeeding is like a shield against breast cancer.
Here are 3 such lesser known facts:

1. The milk contents - ever wondered what your baby thinks of the taste of your breast milk. Well, the fact is that your breast milk is tailor-made for your baby. From the taste to its benefits, it is a full course meal. When the feeding begins, the milk is watery. This is to quench the baby's thirst. Then the consistency thickens and the milk becomes higher in fat content. This meets your baby's electrolyte needs as well as energy requirement. Want to know something more amazing? through the day, your breasts milk's properties keep changing. By evening, it has higher sedating properties and helps the baby's body meet nutritional demands. This should explain that satisfied smile babies have when they sleep right after their feeds.
2. Variation in milk production - it is okay and natural if you feel you are lopsided. Many breastfeeding mothers feel that one breast is heavier than the other since it produces more milk. This is possible and happens a lot. Our body is not perfectly symmetrical between left and right. This applies to breasts as well and shouldn't be worried about. Because of this, milk production can also vary between both the breasts.
3. It causes weightloss - some women are known to lose their pregnancy weight by breastfeeding. Yes, this is also a lesser known fact. Breast milk happens to be a high calorie food which the baby literally sucks off the mother's body. This leads to shrinking of the mother's body.
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3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week
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Hi Sir/mam, last 2 days my 3 month baby refused milk. Usually she drunk 3 oz but now She drinks 2 oz that also she refused .I will give force to give her that 2oz. Is it OK? Or any health problems? please tell me. She takes only formula milk.

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Hi Sir/mam, last 2 days my 3 month baby refused milk. Usually she drunk 3 oz but now She drinks 2 oz that also she re...
If you are giving bottle feed you have to stop bottle and feed with spoon and breast feed. If she is refusing feed it may be a sign of some illness and you watch for it or you can ignore it.
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Meri daughter wo 5+ ki hai pr bahut weak hai sab, khati hai pr growth bilkul nahi hai, weight 10 kg, hai. please ap koi tonic bataye.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Her expected weight at 5 years is 20 kg. If she is 10 kg with best of diet, she must be carrying some illness see a pediatrician who will diagnose & treat her illness, relevent investigations may be requred to diagnose illness.

I have a 20 months son. He is suffering from stomach ache due to small warm. Sometime when he sleep he feel itching at anus. I give him allopathic medicine but no improved. Is there any home medicine.

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Hi your child is having worms. He should be given antiworm medication from doctor. No home medication works for this. You should take medication as early as possible. Take care.
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Hello doctor, my daughter is 9 months old, She weighs around 6.5 kg she is underweight so please tell how to increase.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hello doctor, my daughter is 9 months old, She weighs around 6.5 kg she is underweight so please tell how to increase.
You have not mentioned the birth weight. It should become 3 times at 1 year. Give all foods except egg white, animal milk and milk products.

How will I know whether my baby is getting enough milk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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At least six times urine per day and appropriate weight gain are the two most important indicators of adequate breastfeed.

My baby age s 15 weeks. How to increase breast milk pls tel me. Which month I vl start food for my baby. And which food I vl give to my baby.

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General Physician
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You have to take good nutritious healthy balanc d diet to improve your breast milk and can take tab lepta den teo tablets three times a day for baby give him exclusive breastfeeds tull he is six months old after that yoy can start with top feed and supplementary food which I will explain to you once you reach that stage.
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My 1 year old baby has birth mark just near to right eye, due to forceps delivery. Now, there is a scar. Will it disappear or need some procedure?

MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS, Fellow of Indian association og gastro intestinal endo surgeons
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My 1 year old baby has birth mark just near to right eye, due to forceps delivery. Now, there is a scar. Will it disa...
Usually they decrease significant ly by adulthood. If by then there is any need felt it can be removed surgically.

My 7 years child is suffering from typhoid, what kind of food we have to give for his better health and for early recovery.

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Give light diet fruits and juices foods cooked on high heat and ofcourse boiled water. Keeping your toilets clean is must.
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Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.
Any mild oil which suits to baby. Which dose not cause red spots / rash on the skin. Massage helps for mental bonding. So it is to be done by parents. If no oil suits, it is ok with no massage also.
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