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Dr. Alka


Pediatrician, Chennai

26 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Alka MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
26 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Alka is a popular Pediatrician in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Pediatrician for 26 years. Doctor studied and completed MBBS . You can meet Dr. Alka personally at A N N Hospitals in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alka on has an excellent community of Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 25 years of experience on You can find Pediatricians online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - C.M.C Vellore, - 1991
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Yesterday I came to know my 7 month old baby is suffering from that case please help me what precautions shud I take for him. Shud I give him oil massage and food any precaution shud I take. He is still on breast feeding too.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
Dear lybrate-user your baby is suffering from virus induced wheeze which needs daily oral montelukast. And inhaled budecort for at least 6 weeks. Avoid cold bath and cows milk. Formula milk. Citrus fruits. Nuts far as possible as this may increase the wheeze. Kindly do a chest xray and complete blood counts to rule out lower respiratory infection. Tb screen ing mantoux test. Gastric afb if h/o of contact with tb.
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Brush your teeth with medium/soft bristled brush gently

Dentist, Mumbai
Brush your teeth with medium/soft bristled brush gently. Brushing hard wears off the enamel causing sensitivity.
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Hi sir I have one child she will complete 1 year on 22nd may 2016, my questions are she is very thin n she is no any teeth is coming till now kindly advise me.

Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Teeth don't worry, as they can be delayed without any reason. Further diet of 11 month old child is almost 900 to 1000 calories a day divided in six home made feeds, 300ml milk products at interval of three hrs.
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Is cerelac is not good for baby health ,what should be given to 8 month baby in home made food?

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Semi solids which are home made. And has better calories. I. E. Rab sheera kheer khichdi mung water. Sattu. Modak. Yoghurt. Curd rice. Mashed potato. Mashed banana chiku. Idli upma. Ragi etc are better home made foods.
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I have 6 month old baby. He has 100 fever. I gave him liquid crocin. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
hi Jaya usually fever is considered when body temp rises more than 100.6 F so no need to give crocine before that but if fever is above it than the cause of fever must be evaluated and than should be effectively treated.but in all cased baby must be active playful and feeding well ,
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Ask for help with Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ask for help with Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may not necessarily come naturally to us. It is a good idea to get your facts right about breastfeeding before your baby is born, and also to seek help with establishing successful breastfeeding.

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?

General Physician, Mumbai
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.
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Hi my 5 months daughter have sardi and khansi almost every time sir I consulted 1,2 doctors but she again has same issue and from yesterday she doing some sound like umumumumumymumum and do poty and but she give smile everything is good but why she has khansi and sardi.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It may be allergic or the sound you say is nasal sound which is normal and occurs as the nose is not well open in infants .If feeding is fine, the bay is fine.
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Hello my daughter is one year old. She cant eat much more. I want to knew what type of food is good for her and how can I handle her so she can eat as per required amount. Please suggest me what can I do for her.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Give her all types of non oily healthy food of her liking in small quantities but frequently. No junk.
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Healthy Habits Every Mother Should Teach Her Kids!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi

It’s not always easy to encourage your children to eat a balanced diet.

Eating breakfast, even if it’s just a banana and a glass of milk, kick-starts the body and makes it easier to maintain lasting energy throughout the day.

It’s easy to reach for chips or biscuits when you and your children feel like nibbling on something, but these snacks tend to be low in nutrients and high in calories.

Make water the drink of choice at meal times, and keep juice and sweet drinks as occasional treats.

You decide which foods to buy and when to serve them. Though kids will pester their parents for less nutritious foods, adults should be in charge when deciding which foods are regularly stocked in the house. Kids won’t go hungry.

While juice has valuable nutrients and gives a concentrated energy boost for active, growing bodies, kids should go for water first when they are thirsty, not sugar-sweetened drinks.

Kids should start eating Better not everything they get.

  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast.

  • Let kids help plan one meal each week and eat together as often as possible.

  • Eat slowly.

  • Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits.

  • Eat more whole grains (e.g., oats, brown rice, rye, crackers, whole-wheat pasta).

  • Drink plenty of fluids.

  • Serve a variety of foods.

Be a role model and eat healthy yourself.

When trying to teach good eating habits, try to set the best example possible.

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Gud morning doctor. My daughter who is 8 year old having herpes last week on her face and now she is having itching overnight, please give me some useful method to relieve her from itching. Thank u.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
You need to first treat her herpes aggressively her itching will subside. Any mild lactocalamine lotion can be applied to relieve the itching.
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I need some information about my baby she's 17 days old in head water no noise upper lip cut I am submitting her reports CT scan ultrasound.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Hi as you mention about water retention in the brain that is called as hydrocephalus, the treatment modalities for the same depends on the degree of the hydrocephalus, the ecological factor for which we must know the ct scan findings and ultrasonography findings, but as far as hydrocephalus is concerned, it does require medical or surgical intervention depending on the severity of the disease.
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I have little son equal to 3 years old but sometime he is suffering from cough so he cant sleep easily because he cant take breath easily please give me best suggestion.

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be asthma/ allergic rhinitis. Consult a chld spe, as physical examination is must. Avoid cold, pets, furs, egg, dust.
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My son is 5/half year old , every day he is having a gas problem every time he is feel vomiting so he doesn't want to have his food please help me. Since last 2 year.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Start giving USA based Aloe vera juice. Its best & 100% natural. 20 ml mor/ eveng. Your son will get result in 7-10 days.
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I am 28 my veins in my hand I can move them so freely and independently few say you are week few say complicated vien system its since from my age 13.

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
This is normal dear. It is possible sometimes that by birth you have less fatty tissue insulation in hands. Where veins don't have that subcutaneous fat base which fixes the vein and allows less movement. But if it is not so than also is fine, it is not counted as any disease at all. So enjoy.
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My 3 year old sis is sick with a temperature of 100 Degrees she can not keep anything down including Liquids. What should I do?

Pediatrician, Pune
You can use paracetamol suppository to bring down the temperature, but if she is not able to keep down even liquids, you need to take her to Dr. Asap to check whether she is dehydrated.
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Hello doctor. I have a healthy three month old baby girl. 3 days a go a relative of mine who only saw her for a minute kissed her on her cheek the same person is now diagnosed with meningitis should I be worried she got infected? There was no saliva when he kissed her.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Kissing in the cheek once is unlikely to infect your baby with the germ. Sneezing. Cough and prolonged contact usually transmit the organism. But still there is a remote possibility of transmission of the infection. So you monitor the baby any sign of infection. The same organism may cause other disease also.
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My 8 month old son had Dilo BM when we were not around. He probably had about half a tea spoon. Do I need to take him to hospital immediately or what signs I should look for to take him to a hospital?

Pediatrician, Bangalore
Don't worry nothing happens except little sedation, but take care iñ future he can take more and other dangerous thighs.
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My 5 month old baby is passing greenish and curdy stool, is cause any harm to my baby? What should I do now?

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. Don't worry, babies usually get greenish stools during dentition as they put things into their mouth. Give your baby homoeopathic medicine - Chamomilla 30/ thrice a day for 1 week. Get back to me.
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