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Dr. A.Thomas Stephen

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 - 300 at clinic
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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My daughter is 3 months old and not sleeping in day and night. I thought of trying phenergan syrup is it safe? If it is then how to use it please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My daughter is 3 months old and not sleeping in day and night. I thought of trying phenergan syrup is it safe? If it ...
Phenargan is not safe, find out the cause behind She may be hungry, mothers milk is not enough for her, consult child specialist.
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Hai doctors, my baby is three and half month old. Always he is keeping his leg fingers are bend. Is it normal. When I checked wth doctor he told it will be normal. I'm realy worried. Please suggest me.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hai doctors, my baby is three and half month old. Always he is keeping his leg fingers are bend. Is it normal. When I...
In mother's tomb baby remains like this and gradually change the position should improve as time passes or you can manually make the fingers strait gradually daily it may improve slowly.
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My dauter (now, 12months, identified at the age of 7th month after birth) suffering with hypoglyssemia (low sugar) on testing with criticl blood sample, it is found she has high insulin. May be due to tumor in pancria. We have treated with diazoxide but no change have found on recurrence. So we stoped its use. Do you have any treatment for same. Kindly revert.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
My dauter (now, 12months, identified at the age of 7th month after birth) suffering with hypoglyssemia (low sugar) on...
Kindly tell the level of blood glucose, insulin and c-peptide along with ct / mri if done. Permanent treatment is surgical removal. How ever a trail of diazoxide and somatostatin can be given.
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PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
12 BREAST FEEDING FACTS EVERY MOTHER SHOULD KNOW

Breast feeding should be started within the first 30-60 minutes of birth.

The thick yellow initial secretion (Colostrum) should not be discarded as it is rich proteins, vitamin A, prevents the development of allergies, and contains antibodies that protect the baby from infections.

The newborn should not be given honey, water or any other fluid other than the breast milkBaby should be breast fed on demand every 2-3 hours devoting 10-15 minutes to each breast.

Baby should be properly latched to the breast. Part of the areolar (the black area behind the nipple) should be in his mouth.The baby should be exclusively breast feed for at least 6 months.

Breast feeding helps in better mental development of the babyIt reduces risk of ear infections, chest infections, diabetes and skin rashesIt helps in strong bonding between mother and childIt leads to lesser pain and bleeding after delivery.

It helps the mother in losing weight fast.Breast feeding protects the mother against breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

It’s Breast Feeding week, so share these facts with your friends and family.

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My son is 5 years old. He is very thin (weak) and not healthy and also his height is not very satisfactory as per his age. Kindly help me.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Encourage him to eat healthy food rather then junk food and packaged foo. Give him frequent meal along with nuts, fruits, milk in between two meal. Take him to the park to do hanging exercise and other playful activities. Give him homeopathic alfa- alfa tonic one spoon before meal two times daily.
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My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become sick again. please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become si...
Your son must be getting steroids for cough which makes him healthy and after recovery, medicine is stopped so the appetite must have decreased and again become sick thus this cycle shall go on. Do not give any medicine containing steroids for cough. Steroid does more harm than good in long run. It is a very specific drug used for specific disease. Treatment of cough depends on cause.
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Hi I have 2 months old baby. And last night we have done unprotected sex. I don't want to be pregnant again. What should I do? if I use any pills, won't it harmful my 2 months old baby who is feeding my milk? please help.

Pediatrician, Pune
If you are breastfeeding that itself acts as a contraception, if you had sex during safe period that is 7 days after your menses or 7 days before your menses, chances of pregnancy are less but do consult your gyanecologist before taking any pills.
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My son is 5 years old. Frequently he get cold when season changes or when ice creams taken. Recently he got eye allergy and found long site problem. Suggest for further for reducing this problem.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My son is 5 years old. Frequently he get cold when season changes or when ice creams taken. Recently he got eye aller...
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, well your son is having chronic allergy, frequent cold and redness of eyes with frequent eye rubbing are the symptoms. Chronic allergy is quite commonly seen these days and this is seen frequently in your son's age group. Don't worry about it but this problem continues for long and you have to be vigilant to get him treated properly everytime. He has to use glasses everytime as this will help with his eyesight as well as keep dust n other allergens away from eyes. Wash his eyes every time he comes home from outside. Start with some immunity booster preprations and multivitamin supplements along with antihistamines. Take care.
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My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anything to fear?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anyt...
You need to worry and et the child evaluated if the child has persistant vomiting after falling from bed. If it was a single episode and if child is active, need not worry. It might be just a coincidence.
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What if cystic fibrosis patient is not able to bring out mucus because mucus is so thick?

MBBS
General Physician,
Do steam inhalation regularly do warm saline gargle. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. You can have cough expectorants like benadryl cough syrup.

My baby is not having food properly her age is of 4 years. Can you suggest any milk powder for her to strengthen. Now a days she is not even drinking milk.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is not having food properly her age is of 4 years. Can you suggest any milk powder for her to strengthen. Now...
A child doesn't require more than 3oo gm's milk in one day. This can be given by mothers breast in two feeds. She now needs 4 semisolid feeds made of cearels, fruits crushed, dal and prepared in curd milk. Oid should be added to this food. Self feeding should be encouraged.
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My son 8 years old had earlier been diagnosed with Phimosis. Our paediatrician advised a cream to applied with which his skin started to retract (fucidin) and it seemed to have worked fine. However, his penis skin got stuck again after sometime which we corrected after applying the cream for sometime again. Now he has been advised to retract his skin regularly however in 1-2 instances his skin developed a cut which was painful to him while urinating. Is there some permanent solution to this problem. We don't want to go for a surgery as one of the leading hospital Doctor advised. Pl advise what is the best solution to this problem. Also to let you know, we came to know of this problem initially because he was facing issues during urinating. He was complaining of frequent urination with only few droplets. Though the problem was largely sorted out after his skin retraction, however he did complain once or twice on urinating issue but not recently.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Once phimosis problem is resolved, it hardly requires any surgery. He is 8 years old. He can understand very well, how to retract foreskin and to keep it in same position for some time. Make retraction regular practice as much time as can be done in a day even before urination after applying cream. Crack in fore skin shall be resolved as soon as fore skin becomes soft. Retract fore skin before urination to avoid urine to touch cracked part. Keep the part clean.
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My grant daughter is 14 months old and she still does not walk or stand. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
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.
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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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I Have a little baby she is 10 month now I can't feed the baby because my breast have a water please suggest what I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I Have a little baby she is 10 month now I can't feed the baby because my breast have a water please suggest what I do?
I think you mean abscess. Feed from other breast till that problem is solved. Show to a surgeon and get treated.
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My little sister is one month short of her 3rd birthday. We stopped feeding her milk from bottle as we came across articles saying it is harmful. Now her diet has reduced a lot and because of that she has become very thin. Also, she is always in a bad mood. Is there something we can do about this?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
My little sister is one month short of her 3rd birthday. We stopped feeding her milk from bottle as we came across ar...
When you keep your child on milk for a long time they do not eat other food. Do not develop liking for other food items. So we recommend parents to keep milk minimum in their child's diet. It just fills your child's stomach so that he does not eat other food. Now try to introduce variety of food items. Add ghee, oil a fruit every day. Use milk to prepare kheer. Or dalia porridge. 1 and half year old child should be able to eat all food items that an adult consumes.
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