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Dr. Ashok Sigamani

Pediatrician, Chennai

250 at clinic
Dr. Ashok Sigamani Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Ashok Sigamani is a trusted Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. He is currently practising at K M Speciality Hospital in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashok Sigamani on Lybrate.com.

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What are the signs and causes of hair loss in children

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What are the signs and causes of hair loss in children

Excessive hair fall, thinning of hair and bald spots are not only concerns of adults, children too suffer from hair woes. Look for signs and identify causes that are leading to your child's hair loss. With proper treatment hair loss can be reversed and your child's hair can be restored.

Symptoms

Look for these signs to determine whether your child is suffering from hair loss.

  • Bald patches on the head.
  • Loss of hair from the entire body
  • Excessive hair loss but not complete fallout
  • Spots of broken hair and scattered hair loss

Causes

  • Alopecia areata - This condition results in oval patches of hair fallout from certain portions of the head. It is a noncontiguous condition that appears when the body's immunization attacks the hair follicles. About 25% of affected kids also suffer from ridging nails.
  • Tinea capitis - Also known as ringworms of the scalp, this is a type of fungal infections that are often seen in children. It causes oval shaped scaly spots on the head due to breakage of hair and the remaining roots seem like black spots.
  • Telogen effluvium - If your child has undergone some kind of trauma, be it physical or psychological, it can cause the hair follicles to enter into the resting phase and within 6 to 16 weeks excessive hair loss occurs leaving your child partially bald.
  • Trichotillomania - Stress or anxiety can cause your child to pull out his/her own hair. This results in scattered hair loss and broken hair which is prominent on the sides of the head.
  • Lack of nutrients - Nutritional deficiency can cause hair loss if your child lacks vitamin A, B complex and biotin it can trigger hair fall.

Hair fall in children is common and treatable if they are of medical causes. Sometimes rubbing and playing with hair can also cause hair loss so parents are advised to look into all the probable causes that might lead to shedding.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: What is the Most Effective Hair Regrowth Treatment??

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My daughter is 7 years old. She often gets fever. It starts suddenly, and increases up to 103-104F. She is vaccinated properly .Now we are using homeopathic medicines. It gives better results to her when compared to allopathy. But we are unable to control the temperature. It gradually increases up to 103 F and reduces up to 100F at early morning and again raises upto 103 by evenings. This condition remains for at least 3 days .later the temperature goes down to below normal and she becomes very weak .We consulted many doctors. All blood test reports are normal. But there is no improvement . She is studying 2nd STD and she is very active and intelligent too. What do I do for her? How do I know the actual reason behind her health problem? Please suggest me. The reports are as follows. Complete blood picture (method: Capillary Photometric) Hb : 12.9 MCV : 77 MCHC : 35.7 ESR : 13 Remaining values are normal. Vit. B12 : 795 PG/ml UsCRP. : 6.9 mg/l Widal : negative QBC : negative Urine : 2-3 pus cells in HPF.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Frequent high grade fever without definit localisation symptoms like cough, coryza, altered stool are mostly due to viral infections. Another important cause specially in female child can be due to uti. The typical symptoms of uti like burning sensation and increased frequency can be absent in children. Please perform urine culture and sensitivity test done next time she develops fever and before starting antibiotic therapy.
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I am suffering from bronchitis.What precautions should I take?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Stop smoking if smoker.Avoid exposure to all type of environmental pollution.Avoid sudden weather change. Take flu and pneumococcal vaccination.
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Is PCV vaccine similar to pneumococcal? My son have been injected three doses of pneumococcal at 2 1/2 M, 3 1/2 M.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Pcv i. E. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is injected at 1 and half; 2 and half and 3 and half months.
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My son is 2.5 month, initially as I had flat nipple so I was using artificial nipple to feed my baby. But now he is not ready to feed directly. Is it safe to make him feed with artificial nipple until he breast feed? Does it affect his gum and disturb teething process? Is there any option to make him feed directly?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 2.5 month, initially as I had flat nipple so I was using artificial nipple to feed my baby. But now he is n...
It I safe to feed with nipple shield or artificial nipple as you call it. YOu have to constantly put him on breast and with effort he canbe made suck breast.
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My baby is now 1 Years 6 Months but her nipple size is too big how to treatment my baby please help us or tell me the medicine name and how to use.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is now 1 Years 6 Months but her nipple size is too big how to treatment my baby please help us or tell me the...
Medicines cannot help. If it is very much of concern you may need surgery to reduce the size and cosmetic surgeon will do it.
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My 6 year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Sikar
My 6 year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it f...
Inhaler is best treatment for asthma but however side effect are also with inhaler but least as compare to other methods like pills and syrup.
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My son is 1 year 2 months old and has constipation right from beginning. I do not encourage to many medicine's. please guide me what should I give him as at times he beads and cry while passing stool.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 1 year 2 months old and has constipation right from beginning. I do not encourage to many medicine's. pleas...
If only milk fed than reduce numbers of milk 3 times a day and give solid food 3-4 times he should improve.
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My baby is not passing the motion regularly.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Kindly mention age of u'r baby, wrong food habit may lead to constipation in early age, less water intake is one of the reason, eat fruits like banana, pomegranate. For further guidence contact privately.
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My baby is 12 months but I am afraid to take green coffee beans to reduce weight .can you give me any advice on this .will it have any effect on baby.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 12 months but I am afraid to take green coffee beans to reduce weight .can you give me any advice on this ...
You can go ahead with weight reduction programme as usual. Baby will continue to take solid as usual. Avoid breast feeding.
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My son is 2 month 3 weeks old and he is having loose motions since last seven days, what should I do to stop it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 2 month 3 weeks old and he is having loose motions since last seven days, what should I do to stop it?
If he is exclusively breastfed unlikely to have loose motions confirm by showing to your pediatrician.
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Exam Fear - Exam Phobia - Tips

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Exam Fear - Exam Phobia - Tips
Exam fear or exam phobia or exam anxiety is a performance anxiety. Examinations are almost always stressful. Students rarely know exactly what to expect on the test, and those who suffer from exam fear or exam anxiety can see their grades suffer as a result of this stress. A little anxiety can actually help your performance, but some students become so overwhelmed that they" seize up" and forget what they have studied. Exam anxiety can strike before, during and after a test. Battling this type of performance anxiety can be difficult, but good study habits and learning how to relax can help.

Step 1
Develop good study habits. Proper study habits and preparation are the keys to cutting out exam fear

Step 2
Keep your mind and body healthy by getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising.

Step 3
Meet with your instructor to aid in focusing your study sessions.

Step 4
Practice positive self-talk as you prepare for the test. Create a mantra to help you calm your test anxiety. Repeat a phrase, such as" I just need to do my best" or" I will be prepared for this test"

Step 5
Relax the night before your test. A last-minute review can help you remember facts, but fretting over last-minute studying is likely to cause you more anxiety.

Step 6
Beat the morning rush by waking up early. Give yourself time to eat a nutritious breakfast that won't weigh you down or feel greasy in your stomach.

Step 7
Manage your anxiety with relaxation exercises as you wait for the test to start.

Step 8
Scan the test to find questions that are easy. Answer those test questions to give yourself a confidence boost.

Step 9
Understand that you are not alone and ask for help as necessary. Exam fear is normal.

Step 10
Reward yourself after the test is over. The reward gives you the break you deserve after all of your studying. Treating yourself also helps you stop thinking about the test and analyzing every little mistake you may have made.

Please consult a psychologist for counseling and valuable tips.
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My one year old kid is going for motions daily four times like water for three days what should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My one year old kid is going for motions daily four times like water for three days what should I do.
He may be having gastroenteritis. Give zn 20 syrup 5 ml daily for 10 days and ors liberally in sips.
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Sir my son is 3 years old with undescended testes. What should we do to cure this? please guide.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You must have seen your doctor. It has to be seriously taken. Untreated, it can lead to cancer. A pediatric surgeon may bring it down or remove as it depends on whether undescended testes is present in the inguinal canal.
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My 5 yrs daughter has decreased vision I also got consultation with eye specialist for it he advised for vision glasses sir please tell me how can I improve my daughters vision so that I can remove my daughter's specs as early as possible.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 5 yrs daughter has decreased vision I also got consultation with eye specialist for it he advised for vision glass...
Refractive errors are common in small children also. If you don't correct them early may result vision loss. So continue glasses as advised by the doctor.
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My son is 4.5 years old. He seems to be hyperactive and concentartion disorder and he is lagging behind in the school. What should I do to improve him?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Adhd (attention deficient hyperactive disorder) management usually involves some combination of counselling, lifestyle changes, and medications. Medications are only recommended as a first-line treatment in children who have severe symptoms and may be considered for those with moderate symptoms who either refuse or fail to improve with counselling.
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Sir, what we do if baby is passing more urine . Baby is passing 4-5 times in an hour.

B.Sc,BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Sir, what we do if baby is passing more urine . Baby is passing 4-5 times in an hour.
If baby is drinking much amount of water then it is normal otherwise consult me .after proper case taking i will prescribe u medicine.
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I HAVE A 7 YRS OLD DAUGHTER. THREE YRS BACK SHE WAS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR 2 DAYS FOR DEHYDRATION. FROM THEN ON SHE HAS A LOT OF ITCHING ON HER BODY. IT KEEPS OCCURRING IN 2-3 MONTHS GAP. PLEASE SUGGEST SOME REMEDY

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
There is no relation at all of the mentioned prior treatment to itching now. please see a skin specialist. She could be having scabies.
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My daughter is 22 months not able to speak so much, her words not clear what to do, please advise.

Pediatrician, Pune
If she can hear properly, be patient, continue interacting with her, things should be fine in due course of time.
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