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Dr. Arun Krishnamoorthi

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Arun Krishnamoorthi is an experienced Pediatrician in sholinganallur, Chennai. He is currently associated with Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Arun Krishnamoorthi on Lybrate.com.

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#439, Medavakkam Road, Cheran Nagar, Sholinganallur, Perumbakkam. Landmark: Near HCl & Near Shollinznumur Junction, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Umbilical stump of my new born daughter (7days old) is removed. But I still see a small wound around the area, is this normal? do I need to apply any cream or ointment to heal the wound.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Umbilical stump of my new born daughter (7days old) is removed. But I still see a small wound around the area, is thi...
It is better not to touch the area at all. It will be gone by itself. You remain in touch with me if you want regular advice as your family doctor,
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Hello doctor, My question is that my sister in law is recently diagnosed with hepatitis-B and she has also born a baby too, which is about 6 months old now. All the time she is feels feverish and weakness too. So pls. As we came to know that it's a very dangerous and infectious disease. So pls. Suggest us that what precautions n stand we should take!

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello doctor,
My question is that my sister in law is recently diagnosed with hepatitis-B and she has also born a bab...
hep.B is chronic disease of liver. and symptoms,signs appear after pretty long time.so it is difficult to say that baby complaint is due to hep.B.other virus also mimic same symptoms.
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My daughter is 8 years and she has lot of hairs all over the body, please suggest any home remedy for hair removal. Thanks.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, It is not usual to have excess hair during this age group consult a pediatrician to rule out hormonal imbalance.
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My daughter is very thin actually wife's parent and all her relatives are thin, but I need my daughter to gain wait so please suggest me some vitamin or protein syrup. She 2.5 year old.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is very thin actually wife's parent and all her relatives are thin, but I need my daughter to gain wait s...
You have not mentioned the age and weight. Anyway you should remember that lean children are healthier than chubby children.
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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?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Mood swings, irritability, tics, alteration in appetite, delayed growth are all side effects of that treatment. Please consult a proper homeopathic doctor for this. I would suggest you to go for at least one consultation. Either with me or some other doctor whom you trust. That will be better for you. Still if you have any queries, please feel free to ask me. Take care :)
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What is Sickle Cell Anemia? How Can it Be Cured?

PHD - Science
Geneticist, Mumbai
What is Sickle Cell Anemia? How Can it Be Cured?

Have you heard of a health condition in which there are insufficient red blood cells in your body for carrying sufficient oxygen to all parts of the body? This condition is called sickle cell anemia and it is an inherited form of anemia. Usually, the red blood cells in your body are round and flexible and move through the blood vessels easily. In case of sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become sticky and rigid. They are shaped like crescent moon or sickle. Because of the irregular shape, these can get stuck in the blood vessels, which slows down the blood flow.

Treatment
The only potential cure of sickle cell anemia is a bone marrow transplant. Other treatment measures focus on easing the symptoms and preventing further complications. The various treatment modes are as follows:

  1. Antibiotics: Children with sickle cell anemia can start taking antibiotic penicillin by the age of two months. This prevents infections like pneumonia. Even in the case of adults with sickle cell anemia, antibiotics help in fighting certain infections.
  2. Pain-relieving medications: Several over-the-counter pain relief medications may be prescribed by a doctor for reducing pain during a sickle cell crisis. Hydroxyurea is another type of medicine, which helps in reducing the frequency of pain. 
  3. Vaccinations: Childhood vaccinations should be given for preventing the disease in children. These vaccinations are more important for children already affected with sickle cell anemia as they are more prone to infections. Vaccines such as the annual flu shot and the pneumococcal vaccine are important for adults suffering from sickle cell anemia. 
  4. Blood transfusions: In case of a red blood transfusion, red blood cells are removed from a supply of blood that is donated. The donated cells are intravenously given to a sickle cell anemia patient. Blood transfusion increases the number of normal red blood cell count in circulation, giving relief to anemia. Regular blood transfusions are important for children with sickle cell anemia, who are highly prone to stroke. 
  5. Stem cell transplant: A stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant involves the replacement of the bone marrow affected by sickle cell anemia with a healthy bone marrow given by a donor. This is a risky procedure and is only recommended for patients with sickle cell anemia at a chronic stage.

It is recommended for you to consult a doctor on experiencing any symptom of sickle cell anemia. This is a dangerous health condition and requires proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets out of your hands.

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My baby is two year old and she is suffering from eye discharge. Whitish yellow in color. It causes her eyelids to stick in the morning. I applied breast milk to clean it n during the day it looked clear. At night however it was not enough. Kindly suggest pediatric eye drops that can be used.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My baby is two year old and she is suffering from eye discharge. Whitish yellow in color. It causes her eyelids to st...
You can use antibiotic eye drops 5-6 times daily for 2-3 days (tobrex eye drops) if she doesn't get relief within 2-3 days consult local Opthalmologist, please don't use mother's milk to eyes to get relief from watering & discharge, with regards
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My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not reduced. It has been so for the past 3 years. In fact, he was an underweight child till he was 3 years and later on till 10 years had no issues with body weight. Is there some problem I have to take care of?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not re...
Hye. You need to understand that a child has to be treated differently than an adult. The child of 13 years needs nutrition for growth and development. Strict diets are not at all recommended for a child in his teens. Concentrate on healthy, sensible eating and indulge in some sport that he likes. Gradually fitness and health has to happen. You have to let it come naturally to your child, you can't enforce health the way you know is right. A child's needs are very different. Be patient and let the health take its course.
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Hello there. My baby is 3.5 months old and is 4.5 kg. She looks very under weight and feeds very less. Also suddenly she has started eating her fingers and is drooling. She has even started feeding more less now. But she is active as such. All this seems very unusual. What can we do ? Is she okay ?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Hello there. My baby is 3.5 months old and is 4.5 kg. She looks very under weight and feeds very less. Also suddenly ...
Ideally a baby should doubles his/her weight by 5 months of age.So see according to her birth weight.If she has drooling then it could be stomatitis or throat infection .
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