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Dr. B. Sumati

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. B. Sumati Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. B. Sumati is one of the best Pediatricians in Velachery, Chennai. You can visit him at Kamakshi Memorial Hospital in Velachery, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B. Sumati on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 8 years old. He looks slim and small. What are the foods to be given to him to increase his height and weight.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
It' s difficult to opine on your perception, in absence of info about actual weight and height. Give him healthy home food, fruits, vegetables.
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Asthma - 10 Ways to Keep it Under Control

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Asthma - 10 Ways to Keep it Under Control

If you are experiencing a whizzing sound while you breathe or having difficulty in breathing, you are suffering from asthma. It is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. There is no definite way to prevent asthma, but by following a step-by-step daily plan, you can prevent asthma attacks or keep them in check. Here are some important measures to follow to prevent asthma:

  1. You need to strictly follow your asthma action plan. The plan should be laid down after a detailed discussion with a doctor or healthcare team. All the medicines you require to prevent the asthma attacks will be written down for you.
  2. You should get vaccinated for pneumonia and influenza. This will prevent these conditions from triggering asthma attacks or flare-ups.
  3. You need to identify the asthma triggers and stay away from them. Several outdoors irritants and allergens from pollen to cold air can trigger asthma attacks.
  4. You have to monitor your breathing. By recognising the warning signs of an attack like wheezing, slight coughing or shortness of breath, you can prevent an asthma attack. You need to measure and record your peak airflow regularly using a home peak flow meter.
  5. By acting quickly, you can identify a fatal attack and prevent it from occurring. When the peak flow measurement decreases, you need to take your medicines immediately and abstain from any activity which may have triggered the attack.
  6. You need to keep taking your prescribed medicines, even if your asthma symptoms have improved. You should not change your medication schedule without consulting a doctor. It is recommended that you to bring along the medicines you take at your doctor’s appointment as he will be able to tell whether you are taking them right.
  7. If you use your quick relief inhaler a lot, the asthma is not under control. You need to visit your doctor as soon as possible and he/she will make some modifications to your treatment.
  8. For prevention of asthma, you should use allergy proof pillow covers and mattresses. You must wash your bedding every week in hot water to eliminate dust mites. You may use a dehumidifier for reducing excess moisture to prevent mold.
  9. Do not allow your pets in the bedroom and on the furniture. Pet dander is a common trigger of asthma and it cannot be avoided by people who own pets.
  10. You can also fit an air filtration system in your home. It will help in the elimination of asthma triggers such as pollen, dust mites and other allergens.

Many doctors suggest immunotherapy for asthma prevention in the form of allergy shots. Immunotherapy aims at altering a person’s immune response by making it less sensitive to asthma triggers.

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My daughter is 1 year 9 months old. Is it advisable to give Aloevera and Amla juice to her.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 1 year 9 months old. Is it advisable to give Aloevera and Amla juice to her.
Amla is a good source of vitamin c which is an antioxidant and helps to prevent scurvy you can give that.
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How to control for new born baby while cry more at night. They drink Iot of lactogen milk frequently.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
How to control for new born baby while cry more at night. They drink Iot of lactogen milk frequently.
Hi, babies do cry even they have wet cloths, and hungry also but mostly they only cry for feeding, try to feed and take them in lap they will stopcrying.
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This s experience of mine. My baby born pretermly n his first consultation held at the weekend. The same weekend my sis in law's daughter 1st b'day. Bt traditionally her 1st b'day hap n fr that my hubby is imp n he went. Wen I asked to come fr our baby's consultation he told he go fr birthday function n went. Nw my ques is which one of the commitment is imp fr my hubby? Preterm baby consultation or b'day party? Any psychologist clear my doubt pls.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This s experience of mine. My baby born pretermly n his first consultation held at the weekend. The same weekend my s...
It dependson a lot of factors and difficult to give a generalised advice. Definitely the baby needs attention and for good family relation you have to attend the party also. You can divert time for both, like go after consulting or come early enough for the consultation. This needs individualised decision between two of you.
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My daughter was always want to sip her fingers in her mouth. We tried to stop it many times. But we can't. Kindly tell why she s doing like this? & how to prevent this?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You have not mentioned the age. Thumb sucking is a habit disorder and a sort of tension releasing act. Children gradually come out of that. You can not force them.
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Hi mam my son is 8 month old. From 3 month till now he is watching video in mobile. Does it effect his eyes? He is addicted to watching videos in mobile. Does it has effect.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi mam my son is 8 month old. From 3 month till now he is watching video in mobile. Does it effect his eyes? He is ad...
Too much of it is always damaging to eyes . How is it 8 month gets access to mobile and can he operate the phone himself ?
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My daughter 3.8 years old suffering from fever last 4-5 days after medicine again fever come, she nothing eats pls suggest me what should be done.

MRCPCH
Pediatrician,
My daughter 3.8 years old suffering from fever last 4-5 days after medicine again fever come, she nothing eats pls su...
Need to find the reason why fever is coming and source of infection. Take her to a paediatrician. In the meanwhile, give her soups, bread, dal ki pani, fruits, electral.
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My New born child is only 4 days old and he is always sleeping not even drinking milk from his mother and due to this his mother is experiencing problem. What to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My New born child is only 4 days old and he is always sleeping not even drinking milk from his mother and due to this...
At this age baby sleeps for about 18 to 20 hours n takes feed also in the mean time. If baby is passing urine 6 to 8 times in a day there is no cause of worry else you may consult pediatrician.
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My five years old daughter is diagnosed with -2 diopter. How can I protect her from being high myopic.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
My five years old daughter is diagnosed with -2 diopter. How can I protect her from being high myopic.
Dear lybrate-user:- as per your complaints, your daughter is suffering from simple myopia. Make trial to put on above prescribed power of speck to prevent future visual problems. Take regullar aerobic exercises, green vegetables, coloured fruits, plenty of water. Make urgent appointment privately to me for further clarification of your problems.
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What shall we prefer to below 5 years girls in foods, healthy drinks etc pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only home made foods and fresh fruit juices. Foods must not be too oily sweet and should contain proteins, carbohydrates and fats in correct proportion.
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Dear meri baby ki finger mai sujan thi kal . In the Night. Sujan puri finger mai ho gyii.. I don't know what the problem and what I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear meri baby ki finger mai sujan thi kal . In the Night. Sujan puri finger mai ho gyii..
I don't know what the prob...
Naskar, Hosakata hai bacchey ne cold intake liya ho. Homoeo medicine @;Rhus tox30-1 drop,thrice . Bachey ka khayal rakhen.
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My son is 15 month and his hemoglobin is 7. What should u do to increase his hemoglobin?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
The cause for very low haemoglobin is to be found by lab tests and then to be treated. Consult your paediatrician soon
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I am kavitha I have 1 year 3 month boy baby. Still he didn't walking. What type of food want to give. Every evening I can give biscuits with milk is it good for health. I can give cerelac, farex like that type of food r not. Suggest some healthy food for my baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am kavitha I have 1 year 3 month boy baby. Still he didn't walking. What type of food want to give. Every evening I...
You should have told her birth history and weight. She should be given all home made food. Help her walking by holding (supporting)
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My son aged 10 years having his one testicles getting enlarged and another one is small since few days. What should we do? is it any serious problem.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hi welcome to lybrate if the testes were normal till now and with no pain or discomfort, it can be a hydrocele, but can't be judged by just your one question and without seeing it. Please consult your pediatrician as early as possible.
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My baby is four months old her weight is 4.8.My pedctrn said she need to putton.Shez on my feding i m hvg enough milk but she jus want to play i jus force fully feed her

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
No don't force her let her have her own way, if you feel she is not taking enough than take out the milk and spoon feed her. Forcing her during feeding will adversely affect her feelings.
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Hello, I had a cesarean delivery and have a baby of 45days old. I have to attend my pg exams. So how should I feed my baby is it safe to use any outer source. please suggest a good one.

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
Mother's milk is best for babys bt you can feed your baby with formula feed i. E, lactogen1. Prepare one spoon powder in 30ml of water and feed every 2 hrly or as required.
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Mother of 2 years old child, since last 2 month my cycle is irregular. Still i'm feeding to my son. Just wanted to know is it normal or have to go to see doc for same. Kindly advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mother of 2 years old child, since last 2 month my cycle is irregular. Still i'm feeding to my son.
Just wanted to kn...
It is normal to have irregular periods and it is better to check thyroid and see a doctor if needed
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DIABETES: How Homeopathy can Cure?

Homeopath,
DIABETES: How Homeopathy can Cure?

Diabetes is a long term disease. Homeopaths resorts to different approaches towards diabetes. When the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it. There are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar. Another approach is to understand the patient’s profile through a patho- physiological profiling and resort to treatment of his illness. There is yet another approach to understand the patient in depth through a detailed case taking, crate a profile at his physical, mental, social and spiritual level (holistic approach) and then select a constitutional remedy. Each of these approach has its own scope and limitations. The physician has to take a decision as to what approach is needed on a patient depending on his general health, progress of disease, complications, the organs affected etc. Here’s discussing the four approaches:

1) Management of blood sugar
The commonly used remedies are uranium nitricum, phosphoric acid, syzygium jambolanum, cephalandra indica etc. These are classical homeopathic remedies. These are used in physiologically active doses such as mother tincture, 3x etc. Depending up on the level of the blood sugar and the requirement of the patient.

Several pharmaceutical companies have also brought in propriety medicines with a combination of the few homeopathic medicines. Biochemic remedies which is a part of homeopathy advocates biocombination no 7 as a specific for diabetes. Another biochemic medicine natrum phos 3x is widely used with a reasonable success in controlling the blood sugar. Scientific studies on the impact of homeopathic medicines in bringing down blood sugar are limited, but many of the above remedies have some positive effects either as a stand-alone remedy or as an adjunct along with other medications.

2) Holistic as well as individualistic approach in medicine through homeopathy

This is a unique concept in homeopathy. Even though it may sound strange, homeopathy does not treat pathological effect of the disease per se. A homoeopath treats the patient taking into consideration the mental, emotional and physical peculiarities of the person who is afflicted with pathological state. He considers diseases are a mere deviation in life force and make efforts to correct this aberration. Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force and the physicians’ duty is to support the individual to maintain a harmony in health (promotive health), restore the sick to health through a rational medication (curative health) and prevent diseases whereever needed (preventive health). There is a defined philosophical approach in each of the above areas and therefore homeopathy in true sense is called holistic system of medicine. It is also known as experienced medicine because all the medicines that are used on the patients are subjected to human trial and assured of its safety even in infants. The medicines are being used for over two centuries and not even one instance of adverse drug reaction has ever been reported.

3) Constitutional treatment
Hahnemann who published his work on chronic diseases and its cure advises to give more importance to the patients past and family history to understand the genesis of illness and to prescribe constitutional medication. In the modern terminology this could be said as the genetic preponderance or modification due to the patient’s life style or circumstances or due to suppression of illness in the past. The homeopaths, therefore take long hours to understand the patient’s history to understand the constitution, temperament, history of suppression etc to arrive on a constitutional medication. This approach is unique to homeopathy and a little time consuming. It also require extreme skill, perseverance, knowledge and experience. Constitutional remedies acts deeper into the system and correct the inherent disorder of the individual. Thus the constitutional remedy not only cures the disease, but improves individual’s health in general. If patients with diabetes take his constitutional remedy, it will not only help to control his sugar metabolic process, but also the tissue to absorb and assimilate the sugar and try to make other organs function perfectly.

4) Promotive approach to diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by lifestyle modifications. Some of the easy tips are:

Eat small meals every 2-3 hours regularly instead of consuming large meals. Prefer to steam your vegetables rather than fry them. Reduce the consumption of sugar, alcohol and fatty foods in your diet

Eat fiber rich foods like whole grains, pulses and reduce your intake of oil. Avoid fried foods.

The lifestyle modifications that can be followed by everyone are regular exercise for at least half an hour. Prefer to climb stairs rather than using elevators or escalators unless there is any heart ailments. Avoid sitting in same position for longer duration at your workplaces. Take short breaks. Practice yoga at home in case it is not possible to go outdoors and indulge in household chores in order to keep yourself active and fit.

Even a patient who is suffering from type ii diabetes can follow life style medications and resort to regular medications under strict supervision of a qualified homeopath, will escape the serious complications of diabetes and keep his disease under control.

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