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Dr. A.Thomas Stephen

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. A.Thomas Stephen is a popular Pediatrician in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can visit him at Appasamy Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.Thomas Stephen on Lybrate.com.

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There is problem regarding food, he don't like any time of spicy food, even if it little spicy because of this I was worried. So give solution of this.

Postgraduate Programme in Pediatric Nutrition, Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
If it is a short term problem, check his mouth to see if he has any ulcers in the mouth. If long term problem, give whatever he can tolerate for now and his tolerance to spicy food will increase slowly. There is no nutritional advantage to giving excessively spicy food. Food should be rather balanced based on the intake of cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetable and milk products.
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my son, he's 4 years complete, past 6 months both neck side some of the small lumps is there, I ask the pediatrician he said its a primary complex, but that time my son suffered fever.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
my son, he's 4 years complete, past 6 months both neck side some of the small lumps is there, I ask the pediatrician ...
You can go for investigations to rule out tuberculosis. Also the lympnodes might be enlarged due to local infection. A course of antibiotics if causes regression of size of lumps then tb is less likely. Also for primary complex (TB) the child must be having features of decreased appetite, weight loss, low grade fever, contact with person having TB or taking drug treatment for tuberculosis.
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If plus polio got in two times in a week, there any problem? I given to my kids unknowingly.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
If plus polio got in two times in a week, there any problem? I given to my kids unknowingly.
no problem.but it won't be counted as two.only one dose.as it takes time to develop immunity on three different types of polio strains.thanks
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I HV delivered a preterm baby of 1.900 gm. My delivery date was 28 July BT due to water discharge baby was delivered on 23 June. Baby was kept in ICU 4 13 days bcz he suffered from jaundice n pneumonia. Now d baby is OK BT he does potty around 8to 9 times a day, generally after feeding. I am worried. Is some problem there? Do I need to consult a doctor?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I HV delivered a preterm baby of 1.900 gm. My delivery date was 28 July BT due to water discharge baby was delivered ...
Since baby is ok but passing stool 8 to 9 times that too after feed is not abnormal if gaining weight properly. It is due to gastrocolic reflex. Your baby is still short of expected date of delivery by 9 days. If he is being fed properly, he must be weighing about 2700 gm now if his birth wt was about 2200 gm. So need not to worry otherwise consult doctor.
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My 2 year 10 months old boy doesn't talk. Some times blabbering. He is not repeating. But maintaining eye contact. Should we wait for few more months without concerning?

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My 2 year 10 months old boy doesn't talk.
Some times blabbering.
He is not repeating.
But maintaining eye contact.
Sh...
Its high time to Consult any Dr. Especially pediatrician/Neurologist for related check ups like to assess brain developmnt. By the time of 1 yr, A healthy child starts saying some blabbering, A single lettered or 2 lettered words. But now your child's age crossed 2 yrs. So,Take any pediatrician's opinion, So that later Required to show him to ENT specialist.
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Swarna Prashana Drops

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jodhpur
Swarna Prashana Drops

What is suvarnaprashana?
The process in which swarna bhasma (ash of gold) with other herbal extracts taken in the form of semi liquid and given to the children through their mouth is called asswarnaprashana, suvarnaprashana, swarnamritha prashana or swarna bindu prashana.

It’s a unique method of immunization which helps the children to boost up the intellectual power and produces non specific immunity in body to fight against general disorders.

It is also helpful even to the special children with autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit, hyper activity, delayed milestone etc.

For what period it should be done:
Daily dose of swarna bindu prashana should be given for minimum of 1 month to maximum of 3-6 months.
Or
Monthly once for minimum of 30 months to maximum of 90 months on the day of pushya nakshatra (pushya nakshatra day comes once in 27 days)

Time and duration to give suvarna prashan:
Every day morning in the empty stomach or on the day of pushya nakshatra. The drops should be given by the parents to the baby in empty stomach.

Dosage of suvarna prashan drops:
Birth to 2 year – 2 drops
2 to 16 years – 4 drops

Age of children who can take suvarna prashan:
From birth up to the age of 16 years.

Ingredients of suvarna prashan:
Ash of gold, vacha, shankha pushpi, brahmi, guduchi satva, yashti madhu, ashwagandha, ghee and honey.

Benefits of suvarna prashan:-
1. Immune system towards diseases becomes stronger.
2. Increases physical strength. And growth of the baby.
3. Grasping power, analysis power and recall memory becomes sharper.
4. Improves digestive power.
5. Tones up skin colour and texture.
6. Protects the baby from different kinds of allergies.

Importance of suvarna prashan:-
Maharshi kashyapa says suvarna prashana improves intelligence, digestive fire and physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin. It improves immunity in a way so that the child is prevented from bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of suvarnaprashana helps in such a way that, the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases. Regular use of suvarnaprashana make child very intelligent and he can remember all heard by him.

Mode of action of suvarna prashan 
Gold is considered as very precious in ayurveda. When swarna is converted into swarna bhasma as explained in ayurveda, it would possesses following properties:-

  • Swarna bhasma has moisturizing & unctuous effect on body.
  • It is madhura, rejuvinative and immunity booster.
  • Improves complexion and growth of the body.
  • Does detoxification of the body.
  • Has ability to treat different fevers like vishajwara, aantra jwara and general weakness.
  • It has been proved that swarna bhasma possesses anti oxidants, anti depressants, anti cancerous, antibacterial anti rheumatoid property.
  • It also acts as nervine stimulant.

As we know a human brain grows rapidly in 1 to 16 years of life. Swarna bhasma accelerate the growth of brain and boost up its utilization capacity if swarna prashana is done during this phase.
Other drugs in it help to build immunity of the baby.
Also it has many benefits like improvement in concentration, grasping capacity, digestion and complexion.
Swarna bindu prashana underwent series of clinical analysis by many ayurvedic doctors and other associated hospitals. And we have found excellent results in increasing immunity and general health in a normal healthy baby.

Presentation of suvarna prashana drops:
Swarnaprashana drops are available in 5ml, 10ml presentation.

How to store the drops:
Drops should be kept in room temperature and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Note that it should not be stored in refrigerator. Swarna prashana drops can be used for 5 years when stored in shade and in room temperature.

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My son (11 months old) is suffering from cough and cold & having watery nose. He is being given maxtra (5 ml one dose) though his nose is watery as a result of which he used to be cranky all the time. Please suggest what else should be given.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son (11 months old) is suffering from cough and cold & having watery nose. He is being given maxtra (5 ml one dose...
Probably maxtra is trade name. Generic is convenient for proper advice. Anyway if maxtra is antibiotic, it has no role in Common cold n cough. U can instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day n can give antihistamine.
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We have a 7 days old daughter but my wife unable to produce her breast milk and my daughter is not able to feed her breast milk please suggest with remedy.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
You can try lactare tablets - 2 tablet once daily and see if it helps. Best is to keep trying by putting the baby to the breast and expressing the milk that comes out. It should gradually increase.
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Bathing Your Baby

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
Bathing Your Baby

Bathe your baby only thrice a week untill he turns one. More frequent baths may turn his skin dry.

First visit for braces . . .

Master in Dental Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
First visit for braces . . .
Yup it's 7. There are few things which can be best done when the child is growing. Make sure you visit a pedodontist at 7. So your child does not misses important growing years for growth modification procedures if required.
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I Am a pott spine tuberculosis patient treatment going since from 4 months and my daughter is 7months running now. As she is not at all taking my breastmilk from 1month she is crying a lot when iam making her to take my breast to give her feed but she is not at all taking please suggest me some trick so that she take my breast again as before because she is becoming thin by having only formula lactogen milk and cerelac.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Once you have stopped feeding from last one month, there is very little milk secretion. She must have stopped feeding on you because either milk was very less or u must be giving her bottle milk. There are some galactogauges which can increase ur milk production. If still she is not taking then u can express ur milk in a bowl and feed her with the spoon
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Hello doc, my friend's daughter 17 month old getting boil on his body in palms legs hands. When appling oinment it goes away. After some day coming back past whole month it going on.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Hello doc, my friend's daughter 17 month old getting boil on his body in palms legs hands. When appling oinment it go...
Probably your friend's daughter is suffering from a condition known as hand foot mouth disease. It's a viral self limiting disease. Apply calamine lotion for itching.
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Hi Doctor, My one month old baby left kindly shows mild hydronephrosis with renal pelvis measuring 11mm. Hence doctor suggested us to undergo blood and urine test. Both the tests are normal and there is no urine infection. Now doctor suggested for Reneal isotope scan (DMSA). Will there be any side effects from the scan. Please suggest what needs to be done.

MBBS
Nephrologist, Kolkata
Hi Doctor,                                                  My one month old baby left kindly shows mild hydronephros...
There can be side effects and the scan centre will make you sign a bond bt trust me the scan is necessary for your child. So if you have further queries do ask me privately and I can take you thru al d pros n cons f d scan nd also stdy the d case report of your child. Thanks stay healthy stay happy.
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My daughter child age is 4 months started, he is started to roll over lie on tummy, he is drinking 120 ml every 3 hours, I think this is not enough for him, can I feed him cerelac rice or wheat.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My daughter child age is 4 months started, he is started to roll over lie on tummy, he is drinking 120 ml every 3 hou...
If weight increasing don't start any thing solid now may increase milk at a time. Think of solid things after one month.
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My daughter is 7 yrs old. 4 days ago she got fever of 99.5 degree for 2 days. Complained of pain in lower abdomen. Her urine exam showed 5-7 rbc and 3-4 pus cells. Her usg is normal. No fever now but she occassionaly complaints of pain. Motion is very hard.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Constipation may be the cause. Did you give her anthelmintic medicine any time? try giving her duphalac/or looz syrup 5 ml at bedtime and inform me privately fro regular advice.
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My daughter has birth mark on face. That birth mark can be remove by any medical treatment ? She is now 1 years old. Suggest me.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Dear you have not specified the size or location on the face of the birthmark. If it is reddish, it is usually a vascular malformation called salmon patches (naevus simplex), port wine stains and strawberry naevus. Salmon patches are present at birth, are falt and 50% disappear by the time the child is a year old. Portwine stains are more extensive and get purple and can worsen. They are treated by laser and cosmetic camouflage. Strawberry nevus are soft and raised and appear at 5 to 6 weeks of life. They resolve by three years. Beta blockers like propranalol have shown to be successful in strawberry naevi.
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Hi my 3 month old son is refusing to take feed from bottle. He has been taking both bottle n breast feed until now. He is crying a lot too. Pls advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my 3 month old son is refusing to take feed from bottle. He has been taking both bottle n breast feed until now. H...
The bay is doing good by not taking bottle > it is not advisable to give bottle fed to infants as it may cause may health issues. Breast milk is the best milk for baby .Crying may be due to the confusion between breast and niple
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