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Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan is a renowned Pediatrician in Perambur, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan personally at Srinivas Priya Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Alkananda Srinivasan on Lybrate.com.

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I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sleep. Is it okay? How can I know he is fine. Please tell me the symptoms which indicates he is fine or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sl...
It is normal to cry when he is hungry and when feels like passing potty. If he sucks milk well , he is fine . Sleeping more is common till 3-4 months and wake up to feed every 2 hours
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My baby is just 1 year 2 month old and she is having a problem of not going motion freely she is doing motion once in two days that too with lots of difficulty sometimes blood too coming with motion she is facing this problem from past 3 months we consulted our nearby pediatrics but no use please kindly guide us some immediate and emergency medicine and guide us where and when and whom we have to go. We are from Chennai.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My baby is just 1 year 2 month old and she is having a problem of not going motion freely she is doing motion once in...
Do not worry every baby has her own pattern. Some pass motion once a week, just keep feeding her. If she is not passing hard stool do not worry do some leg exercise - move legs of the baby as if peddling a cycle. Massage her belly gently and little firmly specially on left lower side. 2 give stool softener for at least 8 weeks in proper dose 3 .high fiber diet - more fresh fruits (like mango) and vegetables like broccoli, peas, beans, whole grain atta and pulses and plenty of pop corn and curd 5. More fluids- water, milk. No soft drinks or packed juices .a glass of milk with sugar at night before sleeping 6. Regular and fixed toilet time- first thing in the morning. Sit at least for 10 mts 7. Regular meal timings. 7. No spicy/ fried/ processed / junk food/ fatty foods 9 no vitamin supplements for medicine contact on private chat.
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My friend is 17 year old. Recently she had pimples through out her face. I heard that if hormones changing in body then what to do to reduce it please suggest possible remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My friend is 17 year old. Recently she had pimples through out her face. I heard that if hormones changing in body th...
Acne are common in adoloscents. Wash face frequently with gentle face wash, avoid scratching acne,apply local antibiotics in gel form, local retinol application,active fit body & reducing fats,fast foods will go long way to manage acne.
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Give me the diet chart of 14 month old baby, she eat dal-chawal, shira,when I give her fruit, milk,

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Give me the diet chart of 14 month old baby, she eat dal-chawal, shira,when I give her fruit, milk,
Give 4 meals of different varieties of baby's choice, 2 times dairy milk 125 gm each, fruits n vegetables of season. Continue breastfeeding in between.
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My kid he is 2years old. He is having allergy on his right ear. When I apply'betagel' it will be in control. After a week again it starts. Please suggest treatment for him. Thank you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My kid he is 2years old. He is having allergy on his right ear. When I apply'betagel' it will be in control. After a ...
Hi lybrate-user can you send some pics of it, it will be of great help. Most of the times allergy are atopic in nature for which you should apply good moisturizer like atogla lotion multiple times in a day specially immediately after bath. Do not use harsh soaps. You can use tedibar soap for bath.
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What is full treatment for a 5 year old child with typhoid and what food he should take and what exercise he should. Can he go to school and eat normal food. Please reply soon.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Typhoid needs antibiotics for 10 to 14 days. Need to give soft and bland diet. Child needs rest till he recovers completely.
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My son is 3 years old, he have mouth infection like we say mouth ulcer, every month once he get this, in that time he get fever also and also vomiting. Why he get like this?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 3 years old, he have mouth infection like we say mouth ulcer, every month once he get this, in that time he...
Could be multiple deficiency. Add iron. Zn folic acid. Vitamin bcomplex and vitamin c. Take care of constipation.
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Hi My baby is one month old. He does not suck ma nipples. He is not taking breast feed. Please suggest me what should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi My baby is one month old. He does not suck ma nipples. He is not taking breast feed. Please suggest me what should...
Babies who are not sucking on mother's nipple may be having nipple confusion and breast refusal if they are getting bottle feeds.The mother should see a good lactation consultant with her baby to see the problem and learn hands on how to let the baby latch correctly
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Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon

During the growing stage, your child's meal should contain healthy meals and 1 or 2 snacks per day.

Can we give bornvita to six month old baby with milk to develop the taste as he is not take milk with bottle

Pediatrician, Pune
No, avoid giving milk with bottle, breast feeding is the best for the baby till 1 year of age, weaning with rice water, light moong dal can be given.
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My niece is just 4 months old. At times she screams loud. What's the reason for her impatience at such small age.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My niece is just 4 months old. At times she screams loud. What's the reason for her impatience at such small age.
Baby may be having colicky abdominal pain which is common in this age. Do proper burping and try colicaid drops 10 drops 3 times daily.
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My 6 years old son is highly active. And don't concentrate. All time lost in his own imagination. Please suggest?

Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D.), MD homeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Try taking him in a park and make him run. And make him listen to music. This things will help him concentrate and his hyperactivity will also reduce eventually. You can use homoeopathy treatment for your son as they are safe and can help reduce hyperactivity.
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How To Handle Depression In Children & Young Adults?

M.A. Clinical Psychology, Diploma In Counselling, Diploma In Mental Illness
Psychologist, Kolkata
How To Handle Depression In Children & Young Adults?

Depression in children and young people affect people from ages 5 to 18. About one in four children in India suffer from childhood depression. Boys and girls up to the age of 10 and 16 respectively, are more prone to depression. As per the report released by WHO, among 10 South-East Asian countries, India has the highest suicide rate. An estimated rate of suicide per 1 lakh population of the age group of 15-29 is 35.5 percent.

Definition and Signs 
According to Thompson (1995), depression is an overall lowering of normal functions which is not specific to any one component of the mind. Clinically, the signs and symptoms of depression have the following components:

  1. Mood Changes: sadness, irritability, sense of loss of interest even in cherished activities
  2. Cognitive changes: inefficient thinking, poor self-esteem, a feeling of hopelessness, loss of concentration, poor attention span, indecisiveness. Rarely, suicidal tendencies, delusions, hallucinations.
  3. Physical changes: low energy, apathy, tiredness, increase or decrease in appetite, disturbed sleep, low emotional responsiveness. Children in primary school stage may report of headaches and stomach aches, limb pain.
  4. Impairment in personal and/or social functioning: Self-harm, deterioration in school work without any specific reason, sudden and persistent levels of aggression and irritability.

Causes:

  1. Marital or family disharmony
  2. Divorce and separation
  3. Physical and sexual abuse
  4. Domestic violence
  5. Problems at school: bullying, social isolation, exam failure
  6. Severe personal assault
  7. Children with parents suffering from depression

Diagnosis of Childhood Depression
Any child suffering from symptoms of depression for at least 2 weeks, should be scheduled to visit his health care provider. Parents and guardians should eliminate any physical reasons for the symptoms before visiting a mental health professional. There are no specific medical or psychological tests that can clearly diagnose childhood depression. Following measures can help to make an accurate diagnosis:

  1. Questionnaires for both the child and parents.
  2. Interviews and study of the patient's history by a mental health professional.
  3. Information from friends, teachers, and classmates can be useful to detect early symptoms of childhood depression.

Treatment

  • To alleviate depressive disorder
  • To reduce concurrent related conditions like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and learning disabilities
  • To promote normal social and emotional development and school performance
  • Relieve family distress
  • To prevent or reduce the risk of relapse


Psychological therapy is the first line of treatment and includes:

  1. Cognitive behavioural therapy in group and individual format
  2. Interpersonal psychotherapy focuses on interpersonal issues like interpersonal conflicts, grief and loss and its effect on current feelings and problems
  3. Psychodynamic child psychotherapy where children are given a way to express their issues through playing, drawing, talking
  4. Family therapy deals with solving family-related issues and management of crisis
  5. Art therapy is an approach to vent out your negative feelings using creative expression as an outlet.
  6. Guided self-help helps you in understanding the core of the problems and finding ways to manage the same with the help of a professional.
  7. Relaxation and self-modelling can go a long way in dealing with depression. Relaxation techniques like exercising, meditating and yoga help your mind soothe and reduce stress and anxiety which in turn elevates the mood and reduces depression.
  8. Counselling has help people overcome loneliness and discuss the things that make them feel low openly. This helps in seeking a solution for that particular cause.
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I am 28 years old & the age of my baby is just one month. I am giving her naan as a supplementary food consulting with a doctor. Baby is not getting sufficient milk from me. Is it ok or not? I have a question to doctors that which foods will increase breast milk of a mother?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am 28 years old & the age of my baby is just one month. I am giving her naan as a supplementary food consulting wit...
I always suggest to give exclusive breast milk up to 6 months of age. Breast suckling is it self a good means to increase milk production in addition to good nourishing diet to mother.
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Our daughter's age is 12 years, but she has a problem of bed wetting. Please inform solution.

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
1. Stop asking her not to do so. Shes not doing by her will 2. Try to find any stressor 3. Get an urine examination done to rule out any infection 4. Ask ur child to urinate before she sleeps and wake her up after 4-5 hrs of sleep for urination 5. Consult a pediatrician
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Practice "Enlightened selfishness" along with the children.
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"Enlightened Selfishness" says Aristotle, "Is doing good to others. It is not duty, it is joy,for it increases your own health and happiness" Franklin Benjamin said the same thing in simple words " when you are good to others, you are best to yourself"
Why not do a good deed to other (as a parent) each passing day, so our children learn about Enlightened Selfishness. And what is a good deed? A good deed is one that brings smile of joy to the face of another.
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I am a 23 year old lady, I used to feed my baby and its been 14months for I am feeding her now when I stopped feeding her my left breast which my daughter used to suck more became as hard as rock, I could feel the hardness and due to milk filled in it got enlarged. I kept on controlling my pain for 2days. But then it was unbearable so somebody told me to pour out some milk out of it, so I pressed it hardly and poured out a lot of milk. I found my pain lesser and felt light but my left breast has become larger than the other, I wanna ask is it normal?

Pediatrician, Pune
If the supply is more than the demand, it is likely to cause problems, there should be an equilibrium, try to breast feed from both breasts, alternatively. As the left breast is producing more milk, it has become larger than the other, once breast feeding is stopped, things will be back to normal, try to give food to the baby as much as possible, breast feeding should reduce by some time.
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Are bananas, citrus foods, and watery fruits shld be given to kids have bronchitis n frequently cough cold Allergies.

DTCD,DNB Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Are bananas, citrus foods, and watery fruits shld be given to kids have bronchitis n frequently cough cold Allergies.
Hi. None of these fruits are contraindicated in patient with bronchitis unless the patient is allergic to them.
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my kid is 3 years old, I joined him in a school, but he will not play with other kids, and sits alone separately, why is he behaving like that, is there any problem. Please reply.

MBBS
Pediatrician,
It is new environment for him, give him some to make friends, take out yours child evening and play along with him.
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