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Dr. Alka

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

26 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Alka MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
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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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#81- 85, Annai Therasa Street,Indranagar, Valasaravakkam. Landmark: Opp. Indian Bank, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have 6 months old baby boy. Past few weeks onwards I'm suffering for rashes sometimes on my shoulder sometimes on waist and other parts of my body it's itching after one day it's vanished and started new place like my legs. May I know why

BHMS
Homeopath, Moradabad
I have 6 months old baby boy. Past few weeks onwards I'm suffering for rashes sometimes on my shoulder sometimes on w...
Have you taken any medicines before rashes.... I want some more symptoms. Beside this take 3 litres water per day. Avoid oily and dry fruits. Used Johnson soap for bathing. Take 6 dates per day.
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My daughter is 14 year old but her weight is 75 kg. She is very active and used to play cricket etc. Her abdomen also seems fatty. Her periods are mostly missed. She has gas problem to some extent. Feels pain in abdomen some times. Rest is all okay. Can any body help her figure as she was the cutest ever child that I have seen.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
You shall meet a pediatric endocrinologist. As weight for given age is quite high. Play more outdoor and increasing fibre basee diet shall be good.
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My child is hyperactive. What should l do? which food is good for him? what is the restoration? help me please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (overactivity). Adhd has three subtypes: are the behaviors excessive and long-term, and do they affect all aspects of the child's life? do they happen more often in this child compared with the child's peers? are the behaviors a continuous problem or a response to a temporary situation? do the behaviors occur in several settings or only in one place, such as the playground, classroom, or home? the most common type of medication used for treating adhd is called a" stimulant" although it may seem unusual to treat adhd with a medication considered a stimulant, it actually has a calming effect on children with adhd. Many types of stimulant medications are available. A few other adhd medications are non-stimulants and work differently than stimulants. For many children, adhd medications reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and improve their ability to focus, work, and learn. Medication also may improve physical coordination. You can ask me privately for any further advice.
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My 6 month baby refuses milk. Now we starts solid food to her. Morning we will give 2 milk bikes biscuits and afternoon we will give nestum to her.in between time we will give formula milk. She doesn't drink full amount of milk put some milk .is it reduce her weight? Then per day how many biscuits to give 6 month baby? Is 2 number enough? please tell me.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 6 month baby refuses milk. Now we starts solid food to her. Morning we will give 2 milk bikes biscuits and afterno...
Hello, Biscuits should not be given to kids at any age. Lets give them traditional Indian food which we have eaten.
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Hello Doctor, My son completed 5 months and entered into 6 th month 1st week. He always keeps his head towards left side and holds bit crossed towards left. Is that normal or do we need to do get him checked? If so. Should we consultant paediatrician or orthopaedic? Please suggest?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello Doctor, My son completed 5 months and entered into 6 th month 1st week. He always keeps his head towards left s...
Mental status of child. Cry when given to other family members. Recognise the relations, in house. That will decide about further referance.
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My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can use for he is only 2 years old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can us...
I think the real issue is bottlefeeding. YOU stop bottle feed and give mild from a sipper or with spoon.
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The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

Are you the one who lives on burgers or packaged foods? well, then it's time for you to check your diet. These delicious food items that you die for contain excess carbohydrates and unhealthy fats that are extremely dangerous for your health. Most of these food items contain excess of carbs, fats, added sugars and salt. These items do not have sufficient nutritional values. They only offer you high calories that are harmful for the body and its various organs. Researchers have found that when most of these food items were given to lab animals, they yielded dangerous results, offering negative nutritional value to them. Prolonged exposure to these food items can affect the health of the heart, gastrointestinal organs and lead to obesity.

According to the robert wood johnson foundation, it has been found that most people underestimate the number of calories intake at a fast-food selling outlet. A 2013 study published in jama pediatrics reveals that individuals consume more calories in restaurants than at their respective home. This trend is quite dangerous. It is responsible for the occurrence of a number of diseases. 

Here's why you should avoid fast foods:

Save your digestive and cardiovascular systems: fast foods are packed with unhealthy amounts of carbohydrates and fats. When these are consumed, our digestive system breaks down these carbs into sugar or glucose. The glucose is then released into the blood. As the blood is loaded with sugar, pancreas releases insulin hormone into the body. Insulin regulates the transportation of the sugar to cells. As the sugar reaches various cells, pancreas releases another hormone-glucagon. It commands the liver to make use of the sugar. Now, when excess sugar is produced in the body due to intake of fast foods, the balance between insulin and glucagon is hampered and the level of sugar in bloodstream changes. Consequently, you develop type 2 diabetes.

Check your weight and heart: the added sugars and unsaturated fats in the fast foods lead to obesity. You consume more calories and as a result of which your body weight increases. This is quite dangerous for your health. Under such circumstances, you tend to develop chronic heart diseases due to the increasing levels of cholesterol in your body.

Your kidney is at risk: fast foods often contain excess salt. The intake of fast foods changes the level of sodium in the body. Sodium is responsible for maintaining the fluid content in the body. Increasing fluid levels due to intake of excess sodium in the form of salt exerts pressure on the heart muscle and causes high blood pressure. Besides, excess sodium also damages the kidney.

Protect your respiratory system:

 According to a study in journal thorax, children who eat excess fast food are at increased risk of developing asthma and rhinitis. In fact, increased body weight puts extra pressure on your respiratory organs and causes difficulty in breathing.

Affects central nervous system: intake of junk food affects the brain synapses and the molecules that are related to the process of memory and learning in both children and adults.

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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
small babies should wear at least six layers of warn clothes.it is layers that is important because warmth is due to the air trapped between the layers
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Even after my 25 days old baby latches to my breast someday m not sure if hes getting enough milk because my milk supply is low and he latches for 5-15 mins only that too only sometimes.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to see if your nipples are retracted and intake of milk is monitored by weekly or bi weekly weight monitoring of the baby.
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My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like small balloon, may I know is it a serious cause ,it happened before 5 months, before that it looks normal, no pain and nothing ,pls guide me and advice me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like sm...
This is umbilical hernia. Itself it is not serious but if air filled like small balloon which is a part of intestine may get strangulated in it which is serious cause. It is better to consult either pediatrician or surgeon.
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Hello sir/madam my baby is 3 years old he have some problem with his milk teeths upper front four teeth haven't grown properly. Tell me what sould I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
These milk teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth. So there need not be any worry. Try giving logical syrup 5 ml once daily.
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She is one year old and her only 6 teeth were out in 7 months rest still waiting. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is one year old and her only 6 teeth were out in 7 months rest still waiting. Please advise.
Some children are late. 6 teeth is ok for this one year age. You can ask privately to remain as personal doctor.
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My baby is 16 months old. Suffering from fever, Cold & crying every time .appetite is not good. Please prescribe .thank you sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 16 months old. Suffering from fever, Cold & crying every time .appetite is not good. Please prescribe .tha...
Fever due to cold is usually viral infection which gets cure on its own in 4 to 5 days. For relief you may give 7.5 ml paracetamol syrup and if nose is blocked, instill saline nasal drops in both nostrils.
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My daughter is 7 months old. From last few days except mothers milk whatever she eats she does vomiting. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 7 months old. From last few days except mothers milk whatever she eats she does vomiting. Please suggest.
Continue mother's feeding. Don't force for feeding. Give her items of her taste changing the variety of food. Since she is digesting mother, she may not be suffering from any disease. Otherwise you may consult pediatrician.
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I have a 2 yrs old son. He has a problem for coughing (dry) I have consulted the doctor. Now is giving holeopathic.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He may be having allergic cough. I want to ask you several details. But try giving levocet-m syrup 2.5 ml once daily and inform me privately. Tell me birth history. Ask privately.
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It's observed infection in her stool microscopic report she is taking now ciplox 250 tab is this a effective medicine?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Oral ciplx dose for age in HE condition is fairly alright. It is given for five days dose as per age./weight. Drug is less commonly used in children.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She was hospitalised last 15 days ao with a digonose of UTI with mild fever. Now the fever is back again with vomiting. In fever only head got rise thw temp. Legs and hands get cold. When fever comes it is coming with bone severing cold.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear parent the child may have uti again but it canbe some other infection too so along with urine test get her cbc also if it's ito get sonogram also kub.
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