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Dr. Amullya Sudhakar

MBBS, MD, DNB

Pediatrician, Chennai

20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Amullya Sudhakar MBBS, MD, DNB Pediatrician, Chennai
20 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Amullya Sudhakar is an experienced Pediatrician in Adyar, Chennai. She has over 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She is a MBBS, MD, DNB . She is currently associated with Dr. Amullya Sudhakar@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amullya Sudhakar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai | - 1997
MD - Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai | - 2001
DNB - Centre NIMHANS, Bangalore | - 2004
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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Guideline Steps for Breast Examine by Patient

Homeopath,

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.


Here's what you should look for:

Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color

Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:

Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin

A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)

Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling


Step 2: now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

 

Step 3: while you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).


Step 4: next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.

 

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

 

Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.
 

Step 5: finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4.

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Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

Babies are fragile and need special care. In case of babies that are born prematurely, the amount of attention needed increases many fold and parents need to be extra careful and attentive. A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is said to be a premature baby. The earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.

Most premature babies spend the first few days after birth in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This is because they may have trouble breathing and may need help maintaining body heat. Though you may feel helpless watching your baby, it is important to spend time with your baby while he or she is in the NICU. Talk to the baby and touch him or her. As soon as your doctor allows, carry your baby while allowing him or her to have maximum skin to skin contact.

It is important to breastfeed a premature baby. Breast milk is the richest source of nutrition for your baby and is easy to digest. It is also rich in antibodies that help boost a bay’s immunity and protect them against a number of infections. If you cannot feed your baby directly, pump your breast milk and store it in sterilised bottles to be given to the baby. Premature babies can get critically ill very fast. To prevent this from happening, it is important to build a good rapport with your baby’s doctors and keep a close eye on your baby. Maintaining a journal can help you recognise changes in your baby’s development. Watch out for subtle signs that your baby could be falling ill. Some of these signs are:

  1. A distended abdomen
  2. Dry the diapers frequently
  3. Frequent vomiting
  4. Blood in the stool
  5. Temperature instability
  6. Lethargy and unresponsiveness
  7. Change in breathing

In some cases, the mother may be discharged before the baby. This may seem very difficult, but does not need to limit your time with your baby. Caring for a premature baby is tough and hence use the time away to rest and recuperate. Remember that your baby is in safe hands and do not let yourself get too stressed.

Your baby will be ready to come home once he or she can breathe on their own and is able to maintain a steady body temperature. Your doctor may also wait until the baby can be breastfed and begins gaining weight before discharging him or her. Once the baby is home, do not attempt to be the sole caregiver but involve your family in building a team of caregivers. This will keep you from getting burnt out and will ensure that your baby is constantly monitored.

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My daughter don't want to eat regular food like milk, rice, vegetables etc. We have to feed her by force and she is very skinny but active all the time.

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hji some kids are fussy eaters. Try to inculcate good eating habits. Don't introduce wrong foods. If she is active and then skinny you don't need to worry much. Whatever is being made at home should be served. Take care.
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My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from breakfast to dinner but her weight is same from last four months. She is underweight. Please suggest any healthy drink or supplement for her normal growth?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from...
Give her semisolid diet like dal dalia rice etc every 3 hours, may add ghee to increase taste & flavour. Stop bottle feeding if doing no milk in day time encourage her to enjoy meals with parents nothing is better than home made food,
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My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there is no problem during fever gee and boiled egg please let me know.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there ...
You should start ghee after the age of one year. Egg yolk to be started first and then the whole egg ,soft boiled .
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Hi, My sister adopted a baby boy having 4 month we don't know how we will care? Can you please give some tips how could we care, what type of Food , timing, oil, medicine for digestion . Everything.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
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My sister adopted a baby boy having 4 month we don't know how we will care?
Can you please give some tips how cou...
Sir, What is the weight of the child. Child needs milk feeds. you can give by spoon. You can from Lactogen formula 1 or NAN 1 formula, Child needs vaccination every month. Clothing should be cotton. Keep the child warm. Get back to me for any clarification.
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My daughter age 22 month she say papa one word only she can hear normally is she any problem to talking or she is normal I am worried about this please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Need to know her birth weight and present weight and development history. Perhaps, she is just late in development, or there may be issues which can be checked. Ask privately in this site.
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My son is now seven months old and when he born since then he is having nasal sound and now also coming voice from his nose. So that is cough or any else . Regular voice coming.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Kolkata
My son is now seven months old and when he born since then he is having nasal sound and now also coming voice from hi...
It seems your son is having nasal intonation, which is in medical term known as rhinolalia. Now there are two types of rhinolalia 1. Operta and 2. Clausa. Rhinolalia operta is caused by cleft palate, while rhinolalia clausa is caused by enlarged adenoids or any nasopharyngeal mass. So you must consult an experienced ent surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

MBBS
Pediatrician,
‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

1.3 new goals – cure, prevent resistance and break chain of transmission.

2. Introduction of daily regime.

3. Definition and treatment of mono and polyresistance apart from mdr and xdr tuberculosis.

4. Treatment in cat 1 – 2 (hrze) + 4 (hre): continue ethambutol in continuation phase too.

5. Treatment in cat 2 – 2 (hrzes) + 1 (hrze) + 5 (hre).

6. Introduction of bedaquiline as a new drug. Atp synthase inhibitor specifically targets myc. Tb. Indicated in age more than 18 years. Contraindicatef in pregnancy and those taking hormonal ocp. It may be given in patients with stable arrythmia.

7. Definition of presumptive tuberculosis. Duration > 2 weeks etc.

8. New algorithm to diagnose tuberculosis – pulmonary, extrapulmonary, drug resistant.

9. Introduction of newer molecular methods like cbnaat and line probe assay in diagnostic algorithm apart from smear microscopy and chest xray.

10. Diagnosis of tuberculosis based on x-ray will be called as clinically diagnosed tuberculosis.

11. Sputum should be around 2ml and preferably be mucopurulent.

12. Follow up – new and previously treated drug sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis – no need to extend intensive phase, sputum microscopy at end of ip and end of treatment, weight monthly, chest x-ray if required.

13. Follow up – mdr tuberculosis – sputum smear monthly 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 months in intensive phase and at 3 months interval in continuation phase 9, 12, 15, extend ip phase by maximum 3 months total of 9 months.
Some more additions to it, adding here which might help to pg students. 
1) monitoring health status of tb treated patients (for recurrence of tb) for 24 months after treatment 
2) online monitoring of treatment adherence through 99dots programme (currently it is on pilot basis running for tb-hiv patients)
3) intensified tb case finding in clinically, socially and geographically vulnerable population. It's a provider initiated activity. 
4) now'tb suspect' term is replaced by'presumptive tb case.
5) in diagnostic algorithm sputum examination along with chest x-ray is recommended. 
6)'nsp' term is replaced by'microbiologically confirmed case'
7) nsn and others r called now onwards'clinically diagnosed tb' case. (terms replaced) 
8) definitions of cured, defaulted, treatment completed, failure, failure to respond, loss to follow up are somwhat changed. 
9) cat i, cat ii, cat iv terminologies r obsolete n replaced by drug sensitive (new or previously treated) and drug resistant tb categories.

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My daughter is 10yrs old. She frequently gets urine infection. I have shown her to gynaecologist. She treated her but the problem repeats again and again. Why does this problem come in kids in such tender age?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Maintain hygiene, its common in girls. If it is too frequent, get usg abdomen and urine culture done and treat adequately. Visit to paediatrician will be worthwhile.
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Hi .i have 10 months old baby. My wife drunk non alcohol beer. Is there any any problems for baby because breast feeding.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi .i have 10 months old baby. My wife drunk non alcohol beer. Is there any any problems for baby because breast feed...
If it is non-alcoholic, then there is nothing to worry about. It will not affect the baby much. But it will better if she avoids it until her breastfeeding time is over.
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She has rashes on her arms body neck and thigh. She does not have fever, no muscle pain. No itchiness of the rashes. One pulmonary doctor said it was a german measles. But when we consulted a pediatrician he said it was a non viral .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
She has rashes on her arms body neck and thigh. She does not have fever, no muscle pain. No itchiness of the rashes. ...
There are many type of rashes which can be differentiated mor easily by look. It is very difficult to say any thing about these rashes. Since she has no associated symptoms, leave it as such and ma y apply caladryl lotion.
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When my 2 month old baby caught a cold, her pediatrician advised some medicines and when I told her that even I am having a bad cold, she asked me to take cetrizine to treat it and said it's safe even if I am breast feeding. Can I get a second opinion?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
When my 2 month old baby caught a cold, her pediatrician advised some medicines and when I told her that even I am ha...
Breast feeding Motheres can safely take Cetrizine while breast feeding in low doses for short durations. (2-3 days)
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How should baby be protected by cold and cough in the peak Winter season and also if cough happens what should be the best medicine.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How should baby be protected by cold and cough in the peak Winter season and also if cough happens what should be the...
avoid exposure of the child to chilly air, use warm clothes layer. use sinrest drops or tariminic syr, it will help. thanks
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My 1.4 Year child not eat food well. Before 15 days he ate well. Consume only milk and Curd rice. We give Albendazole but there is no improvement for a week. So please suggest me.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 1.4 Year child not eat food well. Before 15 days he ate well. Consume only milk and Curd rice.
We give Albendazole...
This is common problem with children of such age group, this is not related to ant abnormality its just moody behaviour of children, so need not worry as long as the child is active and playful. Do not force feed the child. No medications required.
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What will be the diet chart for child asthama for my son , age is 12+ & body wt is 60kg.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Your child is obese which will aggrevate asthma.Decrease fats and sugur and increase his activity.He should take green vegitable and fruits not juice.
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Hi doctor. I have a daughter who is 3 months 20 days old. She cries a lot. As long as she is having milk she is quite but as soon as I remove the bottle she starts crying again. She is totally on formula feed as due to some medical reasons I can't breastfeed her. She gets hungry very soon. I m giving her nan pro 1 milk 5.5 ounces around 10 times a day. What should I do and how much milk should I give it to her? also once I start semi solid in sixth month, can I start some other milk which is less fatty like buffalo milk? pls help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi doctor. I have a daughter who is 3 months 20 days old. She cries a lot. As long as she is having milk she is quite...
This is common problem with bottle feeding because it results in addiction. I think your baby is addicted bottle above that bottle feeding is associated with other problems like diarrhoea, ear discharge etc. Gradually switch over to cup and spoon feeding. After 6 months along with solids you can give any milk which is less allergenic.
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My baby girl is 7 months old and she is not crawling or sitting by herself. She is not breastfeeding and taking lactogen& cerelac.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hypothyroidism can cause delayed development. But your question is not clear as to whether your child is under treatment.
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My baby girl is 3 month old and she is green potty, I was test with SRL and having some infection it was at lest 1 month counseling with doctor is going on. Please suggest what should I do and will impact my baby.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My baby girl is 3 month old and she is green potty, I was test with SRL and having some infection it was at lest 1 mo...
Do not worry. As she grows she will develop the immunity to fight infections. Keep the breast feeding regular. You can start Homeopathy for your baby which is safe and gentle for any age. Homeopathy can improve her immune status and help her cope naturally with infections. You can contact me for a private consultation and further discussion.
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