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Dr. A.Thomas Stephen

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 - 300 at clinic
Dr. A.Thomas Stephen Pediatrician, Chennai
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Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences....more
Our team includes experienced and caring professionals who share the belief that our care should be comprehensive and courteous - responding fully to your individual needs and preferences.
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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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My friend son is going to reach his first birthday on September 1st. But his weight is 12kg now. So only for past one month he is moving. Now he is able to stand for ten seconds but due to his weight he sits down immediately. By holding hands he is able to walk. When will he walk on his own? is his weight normal?

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My friend son is going to reach his first birthday on September 1st. But his weight is 12kg now. So only for past one...
Usually children start walking without support after 13months this baby probably because of overweight struggling to stand and walk.

I'm a new mother with a 8 month old baby. A white dot appeared on my nipple a couple of days ago. There is shooting pain while feeding and sore after feeding too. Any suggestions?

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
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That might be a fungal infection. Keep your nipples clean and dry. After cleaning, apply warm coconut oil on the nipples. You can clean the oil before feeding.

Breast Feeding

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Along with the baby, the mother also benefits physically and emotionally from breastfeeding. Due to the release of the prolactin hormones, a peaceful and nurturing sensation fills the mother.

My son is 9month old baby. He has shown no interset in crawling and sitting with out support. What I will do? am very suffering for my son.

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9 months completed or running? sit without support generally comes around 8-9 months also crawling at the same time. Don't worry much however at the same time has to evaluate him properly. What is birth history and birth weight? was he admitted any time till now? what are the things he can do now for eg. Head holding smiling after seeing a mirror etc. What you have done for vaccines till now?

My daughter is 10 months old. She has started passing lose stool from 3 days. At first 6 times she did lose stool that too green color then I started giving metrogyl but still she is passing semi liquid stool thrice. She is now teething. Is it normal if not please prescribed any other medicine.

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My daughter is 10 months old. She has started passing lose stool from 3 days. At first 6 times she did lose stool tha...
Please do not give metrogyl without prescription, one of the side effect of it is abdominal pain and metallic taste. Here is what you should do, look for the signs of dehydration, (for signs of dehydration look my facebook page - pediatric department) if no signs of dehydration give syp zinc, ors and enterogerminia- means probiotic.

Sir meri ek baby girl 2 month 16 day ki hai night me usko coughing jyada hui uska Dr. Sanjay jain [MBBS Dch] per treatment 18 /9/2016 se chal raha hai aur unhone use SOLVIN COL 15 DROPS subah sham aur TOXID DROPS 7 DROPS DIN ME 3 BAR PILANE KO KAHA HAI sir ye treatment sahi hai ya usko kisi other doctor ko dikhaoon coughing se relief ke liye me kya karoon.

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Sir meri ek baby girl 2 month 16 day ki hai night me usko coughing jyada hui uska Dr. Sanjay jain [MBBS Dch] per trea...
आपने एक क्वालिफाइड स्पेशलिस्ट को कल ही दिखाया है। दवा का असर होने में समय लगता है। कम से कम ३ दिन इंतज़ार करें। यदि तबियत और ख़राब होती है तो पुनः डॉक्टर से सम्पर्क करें अथवा अन्य डॉक्टर को दिखाना चाहें तो दिखा ले। डक्टर जो दवा लिखता है वह अपनी समझ से ठीक ही लिखता है।

My son has very dark colour near neck area. Underarms and near thighs. He is overweight and 13 years old. Give some remedies for this.

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Hi. Often such pigmentation is related to fold areas remaining hidden from air exposure. A daily application of a moisture absorbing powder three times a day and keeping the area clean and dry will help.

Hello sir, my son is of 2.5 years old. He often get stuffy nose and cough immediately which lasts for 3 days of severity in cough with wheezing. He will be hospitalized to reduce that, this happens sometimes more frequently in about 10-15 days. No doctor has said the exact reason, I am much worried about that cough as that will be continuously dry cough and he can't even speak.please help

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Hello sir, my son is of 2.5 years old. He often get stuffy nose and cough immediately which lasts for 3 days of sever...
It appears if your son is suffering from asthma. For acute illness, hospitalization becomes necessary. You may add vit. A 60.000 units daily for a week which may reduce severity of illness.

Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 2.5. 2015. Both of them have raised the habit of putting two hand fingers in their mouth for sleeping. If we make finger of their out, they start crying loudly. How such habit (putting fingers in mouth) stop / change?

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Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 2.5. 2015. Both of them have raised the habit of putting two hand fingers in th...
It's normal in that age and they are preparing themselves for self feeding. It's called hand to mouth coordination.

My baby is 15 days old and I am breast feeding on time some times he cries. He didn't go loo from two days. Can you advice. Please to improve milk.

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Newborns take time to adjust their stool habits. It is absolutely normal for a newborn if he passes stool 6-8 times a day or he doesn't pass for three days. Any thing else needs some evaluation. Mothers feed is ideal for the baby kindly continue.

Hi my baby has completed 1 yr, during his birth he was suffered from severe jaundice the blood transfusion has done now he is active but not crawling and sitting, he is rolling please suggest what to do for him for quick milestone.

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Hi my baby has completed 1 yr, during his birth he was suffered from severe jaundice the blood transfusion has done n...
Sir, You have to consult Neurologist. He needs regular follow up and physiotherapy. He needs stimulation exercises. Does he have eye contact, head control, rolling over. Further miles stones can be trained.

My son is 12 years and weighs about 74 kgs and height of 157 cms recently I find a little breast formation in him is it because of his weight or puberty I am really worried. Please solve and suggest something.

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Gynaecomastia can be physiological. Your child needs help with diet and exercise to correct his obesity.

My grant daughter is 14 months old and she still does not walk or stand. What should I do?

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My grant daughter is 14 months old and  she still does not walk or stand. What should I do?
Normally children start walking independently after 13 months. Slight delay is acceptable. Give calcimax p suspension 5 ml twice daily.

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.

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?

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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

2 weeks back my baby was doing watery stools 10 - 15 times. We have shown her to pediatrician She has given her walamycin, enterogermina, gastric, zinc drops but still she is doing 6 -7 soft stools not watery per day. Pediatrician recommended to stop breastfeeding completely because according to her baby has milk indigestion and she recommended lactose free milk isomil but baby is not taking formula milk accept mothers milk. So please suggest.

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2 weeks back my baby was doing watery stools 10 - 15 times. We have shown her to pediatrician She has given her walam...
Do not stop breast feeding. Your child is absolutely normal and does not require any medication. This condition is called breast milk diarrhea. This is very normal that child who is on exclusive breast feeding may pass 10 times motion per day. You need to consult your pediatrician only when there is blood in stool. If your child is alert active playful accepting mothers milk and gaining weight 20 to 30 gms a day you need not worry about. Please continue exclusive mothers milk for first 6 months. No medical intervention is required. Best wishes.

My son is 4 month, due to insufficient of feeding, I give lactogen powder in 2 time a day, but the problem is his stool is so hard and it take 2to 3 day. Another problem is he take her first to mouth many time.

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My son is 4 month, due to insufficient of feeding, I give lactogen powder in 2 time a day, but the problem is his sto...
mother milk is never insufficient. continue breastfeeding to empty it which is helpful to enhance milk production n solve constipated bowel. keep your diet nutritious.

My son is 1 year old and his weight is just 8 kg, his birth weight was 3 kg, actually he had to left breastfeeding at 6 months due to the pregnancy of my wife, I agree that was a big mistake but I now want to increase the weight of my son so please suggest good healthy powders and tonic for his proper gain and growth. Thank you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Food is the solution. Six meals a day, one large and one small, plenty of protein and fat rich food. Give iron drop and vitamin d

My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?

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My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?
U have to increase his calories. Protein intake. Need to limit milk to 350 ml. Do stool and urine exam.

My daughter age 13 years is suffering from epilepsy from last about one year but it is diagnosed 6 months back. Is epilepsy fully curable and what medicine should we give to her?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Unlike previously thought epilepsy is curable now with medications which have to be continued for a period of 3 to 5 years. Medications depend upon the type epilepsy. Consult a good pediatrician or a neurologist.
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