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Dr. Ashok Kumar

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Ashok Kumar MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Madhavaram, Chennai. He studied and completed MBBS . He is currently practising at K M Multi Speciality Hospital in Madhavaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashok Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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No 8 & 9,Madhavaram Milk Colony,Landmark: Near To Arul Nagar Bus Stop& Opp To R C Flat, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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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
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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My. 5 months daughter suffering. From cold and. Cough. please give me. Some suggestions.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
If there is fever and crankiness due to pain, give paracetamol. If not looking well, see your pediatrician soon.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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I have 50 days baby , before 20 day baby navel is swelling and increase size Is that a prob. Or normal sign.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Appears to be umbilical hernia. Normally this disappears with age, say about 2 tears. No medicine is required for it. If it becomes red and swollen, does not reduce on pressing, may need surgery at that time.
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Age - 3.5 years Gender - Male High fever with vomiting (103 degree ) fever for last 3 days.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Your son lybrate-user running high fever for three days and vomiting needs an antipyretic paracetamol 195 mg every 4 to 6 hrs and an anti emetic ondem 1 ml. He needs investigation to rule out dengue, malaria chikungunya or any bacterial fever.
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Hai my baby 7 month old birth weight 3.250 now 6.600 how can gain to my baby weight. What will you give to food of weight gain. Please reply.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Start giving supplementary feeding. Continue breastfeeding. Give fruit juice, rice water, meshed potato, rab etc.
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My baby age is2'6yr. And my baby geographical tunge prb is very pain ful. Do not recover to any medicine.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
Geographic tongue — Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis) is a chronic, recurring disorder characterized by pink to red, slightly depressed lesions with irregular, elevated, white or yellow borders (picture 3). The lesions are areas of dekeratinization and desquamation of filiform papilla. The pattern of dekeratinization and desquamation continuously changes, creating a migratory appearance. The lesions occur predominantly on the dorsum and lateral borders of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. They are typically asymptomatic but may be painful when inflamed. Geographic tongue is more common in girls than boys. The etiology is not known, but it has been associated with childhood allergies. Reassurance is usually the only necessary treatment.
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My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and 6.6 kg weight. She is having high fever as 103 I have given call 120 mg 3.5 ml but fever didn't go down and I did sponging also. So I gave her meftal 3.5 ml after 1.30 min gap . Is there any side effect.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
As per your daughter's weight 6.6 kg, for fever she needs around 100 mg of calpol and if fever did not reduce then meftal should be 26 mg. Both doses are high and interval is less. Please give her plenty of water and ors at least 330 ml in next 4 hrs. Keep a gap of 4 - 6 hrs between doses.
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Hi doctor, please suggest the zentel suspension dosage for 18 months baby, 5 yr old and 9 yr old. They don't have any problem as such, just the doctor had asked to deworm atleast once a year and I don't remember the dosage. Also my 5 yr old daughter bites her nails, very thin but a active child, kindly sugggest.

Pediatrician, Pune
It is a standard dose for children 10 ml just once across all age groups, talk to your daughter regarding nail biting - can lead to worms in stomach she will understand and may not do it further.
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3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week
3 lesser known facts about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is advocated to be the only best thing for a newborn. But while it is the most natural thing to do, it isn't an easy process. It is challenging and full of surprises. Researches throw up facts that surprise all. For example: breastfeeding is like a shield against breast cancer.
Here are 3 such lesser known facts:

1. The milk contents - ever wondered what your baby thinks of the taste of your breast milk. Well, the fact is that your breast milk is tailor-made for your baby. From the taste to its benefits, it is a full course meal. When the feeding begins, the milk is watery. This is to quench the baby's thirst. Then the consistency thickens and the milk becomes higher in fat content. This meets your baby's electrolyte needs as well as energy requirement. Want to know something more amazing? through the day, your breasts milk's properties keep changing. By evening, it has higher sedating properties and helps the baby's body meet nutritional demands. This should explain that satisfied smile babies have when they sleep right after their feeds.
2. Variation in milk production - it is okay and natural if you feel you are lopsided. Many breastfeeding mothers feel that one breast is heavier than the other since it produces more milk. This is possible and happens a lot. Our body is not perfectly symmetrical between left and right. This applies to breasts as well and shouldn't be worried about. Because of this, milk production can also vary between both the breasts.
3. It causes weightloss - some women are known to lose their pregnancy weight by breastfeeding. Yes, this is also a lesser known fact. Breast milk happens to be a high calorie food which the baby literally sucks off the mother's body. This leads to shrinking of the mother's body.
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What I have to do for proper growth of my 4 yr boy. How can I measure that he is proper growing or not?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
What is the date of birth, weight (Kg) and height (cm) of the child. Would also like to know the height of father and mother in cms.
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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?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
Vomiting is an association for most sick children during fever. As today is the first day of fever do not panic. Temp is mild. Give plenty of fluids and ors during vomiting give cold sips not hot liquid to controle vomiting watch the baby's urination pattern if normal or different from before for possible urinary infection and contact Dr. Later as of now give fluids keep cool with low external temprature. You may help with emiset drops. 12 drops thrice daily before food for next 2 days. Thanks.
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Hy. I use johnson's baby oil daily. I want to know that this oil is helpful for hair growth or else. And what are the uses of this johnson's baby oil.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
There is no role of any oil to grow hair. Correct Massage with any suitable oil is good for health, pleasurable to baby and circulation of blood etc.
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My grand daughter have 5 years old, weight 12.5 kg only. She take one idly in the morning, small quantity of rice in the mid day and one dosai in the night. She did't take any fruits and vegetables like healthy food. What should I do to improve her health?

Pediatrician, Pune
You can make the dosa and idli more nutritious by adding additional dal, vegetables ghee to it you can try various recepies to make the things she likes to make it more nutritious.
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Hi, I have two daughters. My younger daughter is 3 years old and she is very prone to disease. Her immune system is very weak. Always try to avoid her meals. Every month she get ill. Please suggest something for her.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Being a homoopath ,I have developed a combination for children who suffer from frequent infections leading to sserious health and growth related issues.Consult me a the reults are guranteed and you will not regret for your decision.I will be happy to guide you.
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My six year old daughter occasionally suffers from cold and cough. I want to give her something to boost her immunity. Kindly please give me direction as of which homeopathy medicine should I give her and will it be for lifelong?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Lynbrate user Occasional cough and cold are normal in small children. get her Hemoglobin checked if it is less than12.5gms% then you can get the treatment Otherwise also give her a good high protein diet and fresh fruits and vegetables Hope it helps
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My baby is premature baby born in 7th month. Now he is 5 months old. Some red spots came on his cheeks. Is they are harmful?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
5 month baby with red spots on cheeks can be allergic reaction or maybe infective depending on what other symptoms he has.
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My baby is three months old. Recently she has got shaved and I found her head full of dandruff. Is it possible for such small baby to have dandruff. And does she needs to be treated?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, Yes its possible for baby to get dandruff.Apply coconut oil regularly on to the scalp and this will reduce .
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Giving antibiotic for any kind to 2 month old baby reduce development of immune system or effect immune system of baby. Can cough & cold get cured by its own without giving any medicine to baby.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, administer antibiotics to infants will not be advised you can give homoeo medicines to cure cough cold. @Bryonia alb 30-1drop with 1tsfl of own milk. Thrice. Report wkly. Your feedback be solicited for further follow up, please. Tk care. Avoid, cold 8ntake, exposure to cold climate. Mother should also avoid cold intake,.
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My 9 months old daughter has been suffering with fever for last 2 days. It started with cough and cold a week ago. Already given 2-3 dose of calpol since yesterday, but it' s not working. Please advise.

M. B. B. S. , D. C. H.
Pediatrician, Dhanbad
1. Ambrodil plus syrup 3. 5ml 8 hrly 2. Polyclav dry sus. 5ml 12 hrly 3. Calpol sus 5ml sos or 6 hrly
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