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Dr. Alka

MBBS

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 Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - C.M.C Vellore, - 1991
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Hello. My 2 month baby is too fussy. She keeps crying all the time. And her crying can be controlled only if I feed her. I do feed her even if she is not hungry just to make her stop crying. I am a working women. Please tell me how can I help her as I will have to leave her with a maid from next month (She is not having colic or reflux problem.) If this is a normal behaviour please tell me till when will this be.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello. My 2 month baby is too fussy. She keeps crying all the time. And her crying can be controlled only if I feed h...
The main cause is separation anxiety as you leave her with the maid for the daytime and you have to comfort her when ever you can and be with her all the time when you are at home. She will be fine as she grows up
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Hi my baby was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux with suspected uti. And was put on antibiotics till date. She was 2 months old at diag. Now she is normal. Should we need to continue the med. Dose 1.5ml septron.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
The infants are prone to develop recurrent uti and also infection of kidney. This is the reason they need to be put on prophylactic (low dose antibiotic) for long duration. The ultrosonography should also be done to see any damage to the kidney in babies below 2 years of age if there is history of uti. I would like to know whether usg has been done or not. Regards.
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1. My 5 week old baby s giving some wired sound while sleeping and even she's awake sometimes at time of feeding. I don't know why she's giving such sound. It makes me worry. Can. you please tel me is this normal or any issue. Do I need to give any medicine for tat. 2. Daily she poops frequently. More than 10 times. Max of 15. To 2o times per day.When checked with Dr. Dr said its normal and will change after 30 days. Now she's 5 weeks old but still same.I'm Worrying alot. Pls help me 3. Crying while urinating and passing poops. Daily giving water. Only breastfeeding. What should I do. Pl help Dr. This s my first baby. I m very much worried.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
1. My 5 week old baby s giving some wired sound while sleeping and even she's awake sometimes at time of feeding. I d...
Hello, your baby is too young to give more medicines but you can give him Homoeopathic medicines as these are safe and work without side effects. Give him Kindigest (Schwabe), 4 pills thrice daily, this will improve his digestion.Revert after 7 days. For the wired sound you are talking , needs to examine physically, so consult a good paediatrician in chennai.
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My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa. Kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa.
Kindly advice.
Hello thanks for the query You won't get worried if he responds to sound, clearly speaks papa and mama and other motor and social milestones are normal. In the current era of gadgets/television and nuclear family it has been observed that the language development lags behind. Just observe about the development and try to interact more with the baby. I hope this helps. Regards.
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My daughter is 2 and half months now. She is. Passing stools from last two weeks in a watery way. And it happens as soon as I feed her. Coming along with a fart. She is only on breast feeding. She s not sleeping in the day time after this. Am not eating anything from outside. Only diet from home. Kindly guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Breastfed babies usually will not develop diarrhoea. It may be breastfeeding stools due to exaggerated gastrocolic reflex if the baby is active tongue is moist & pass it adequate urine, not to worry about it. Reduce the consumption of excessive tomatoes. Give rota virus vaccine.
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My son 1 month and 25 days is suffering from cough for last 3 days can you please suggest the medicines to cure it and when he cough he was vomiting full of milk he drink from mother, its mother feeding only? And he had one white spot on left chicks and any ointment or cream to cure it?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son 1 month and 25 days is suffering from cough for last 3 days can you please suggest the medicines to cure it an...
Hello, Lybrate user, give your baby under noted homoeopathic medicine: @ Bryonia alb 30-1drop with 1tsfl of milk thrice for a wk. Report after 4th day. You need to be fit to keep your baby healthy. Avoid, junk food, cold intake, exposure to cold climate in order to protect your baby. Report, wkly, your feedback matters to followup your case, further, please. Tk care.
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MDS
Dentist, Nellore
Do not use your teeth for doing something other than chewing food. Using them for cracking nuts, removing bottle tops or ripping open packaging can result in chipped or broken teeth.
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My baby is 3 and half months. He have cold and cough also from last three days .Dr gave maxtra drop and nasoclear but cold and and cough not cure. Is steam can give to baby for relief what should I do please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 3 and half months. He have cold and cough also from last three days .Dr gave maxtra drop and nasoclear but...
If cold n cough is without fever n there is no involvement of lung and baby is active, just saline nasal drops 4-5 times in a day is sufficient.
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I am facing less energy problem. Having 10 month baby. Too hectic schedule with less sleep. Please suggest how to energies with food, exercise etc.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am facing less energy problem. Having 10 month baby. Too hectic schedule with less sleep. Please suggest how to ene...
To increase your energy and Heamoglobin value apart from medication eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots , beet etc
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She is weeping since her birth we have done all medical test which is good but when we give her painkiller (superspas) she remains quite for sometime so please give me suggestion what I do for my baby to control her weeping.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is weeping since her birth we have done all medical test which is good but when we give her painkiller (superspas...
It could be colic and related to feeding practice . You avoid bottle feed and feed from a cup or glass anything other than breast milk . Burp gas properly . Colic aid is natural intestinal tonic for colic
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I have 10 month old baby. He bites me very very much during feeding. How can I deal with it. Please suggest any solution.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have 10 month old baby. He bites me very very much during feeding. How can I deal with it. Please suggest any solut...
Start giving him cereal based soup in milk, curd paneer. Gradually increase the quantity. If he does not accept it change it. Try that he eat, drink himself.
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My daughter was admit for 6 days due to pneumonia. Still she has cough. Even passing less urine. Suggest pls.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter was admit for 6 days due to pneumonia. Still she has cough. Even passing less urine. Suggest pls.
Give her plenty of fluids along with usual diet. Cough may continue for sometime in recovery period,any cough syp will help if disturbing
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Hello Doctors, how many days should a normal healthy woman should breastfeed the baby? Please enlight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
Hello Doctors, how many days should a normal healthy woman should breastfeed the baby? Please enlight.
Exclusive breastfeeding till six months of age. Continue breastfeeding till 2 to 3 year of child age.
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Did my baby's weight has increased too much in my 30 weeks pregnancy. Can that cause discomfort in chest.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
Did my baby's weight has increased too much in my 30 weeks pregnancy. Can that cause discomfort in chest.
Hi, certainly, rapid growth in the baby can lead to pressure in the chest and gerd (reflux). You should try to take small frequent meals, and avoid spicy foods. Also, sleep with a slightly raised head and neck position. Taking medicines after talking to your doctor may help as well. Please get back for specific advice, warm regards.
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Can I give banana , chiccoo, pear, mango , dates fruits to my six month old baby . Is there any fruit among these which should be avoided?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Can I give banana , chiccoo, pear, mango , dates fruits to my six month old baby . Is there any fruit among these whi...
Ideally child should entirely breast fed for the 1st 6 months. However if mothers milk is insufficient and cow's milk or formula feeds is started then. You can try small portion of ripe and mashed banana, chikoo, mango. Pears should be cooked and mashed.
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I have a 4 month old baby girl. Since her birth I m being advised to give some jari buti like jaifal, harrad, haldi, badaam, gold silver in form of liquid to her. Is it really good to give these things to such a small kid.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a 4 month old baby girl. Since her birth I m being advised to give some jari buti like jaifal, harrad, haldi, ...
For a 4 month old bay, Ms. Lybrate-user, nothing other than breastmilk is needed and all these are just popular belief with no scientific evidence. Happy parenting.
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My baby 1 and a half month old vomit just after breast feeding, I need immediate help !

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don't worry.Curd like regurgitation (vomiting) after feeding is quite common & normal if child is gaining weight. Burp well after every feed.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS
Pediatrician,
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
If fever is more than 100.4 degree then use paracetamol to subside the fever it will take another 5 to 7 days for the fever to subside try to give coconut water.
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7 Things First Time Parents Must Remember

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
7 Things First Time Parents Must Remember

Having a baby is a beautiful experience and it is important for first time parents to learn the ropes of taking care of a newborn. A mother should consider getting help after the birth of the child as that particular time period can be overwhelming and hectic to take care of the baby all alone. You can get started by nursing your child by taking assistance from specialists and nurses who tell you how to change the clothes of the baby, hold the baby and how to take care of your baby.

How to take care of a newborn
You can hire a maid who can help you look after your baby. If you have relatives, you can request them to help you out. It is important to keep the following things in mind while taking care of a baby.

  1. Babies are susceptible to infection quickly and hence it is necessary that we wash our hands properly with a hand sanitiser before carrying the baby.
  2. Make sure you carry the baby properly by providing the infant with proper support below the neck and head. The same rules apply while laying the baby down in the cradle.
  3. Do not shake the baby vigorously, even by mistake, as it can cause bleeding in the brain of the baby, which can cause death.
  4. Any member of the household should not throw the baby in the air or try any rough play as a newborn baby is not ready for it.
  5. Sponge bath should be given to the baby until the umbilical cord falls off and only after the navel heals totally. It can take about 1–4 weeks for this to happen.
  6. It is very vital that you use clean diapers for your baby, and if the diaper is wet, it must be removed immediately to avoid any rash in and around the genital area. It is important that the genital area is cleaned well by the use of cotton balls and water.
  7. In case you are using cloth diapers, then it is advisable that you clean it with detergents that are fragrance free.
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One years old child have diarrhea since last five days. We stop feeding milk and givING curd and rice and Dall. Baby is active.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
One years old child have diarrhea since last five days. We stop feeding milk and givING curd and rice and Dall. Baby ...
Avoid bottle sippers,give oral rehydration solution & diet given by you. Plane water to be given frequently.
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