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Dr. Banumathi Raju

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Dr. Banumathi Raju is a renowned Pediatrician in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Banumathi Raju personally at Dr.Bhaskar Raju's Clinic in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Banumathi Raju on Lybrate.com.

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I am feeling that I am somewhat special, if I go in front of mirror, I start to think who is she, my parents are not mine, every thing which is mine it's seeming that it's not mine actually. These type of feeling actually effecting me. what should i do ?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I am feeling that I am somewhat special, if I go in front of mirror, I start to think who is she, my parents are not ...
this is something like depersonalisation. Usually if it occurs just once in a while its okay. But if this feeling is pervasive and has been present for a long time along with some other symptoms, its better you consult a psychiatrist with all possible complaints and details. You could consult me online too
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Hello, Doctors. My baby is 1 year old. She is not holding the head and close the arms. She is not fold the hands. does She has neuro problem? Please guide me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Hello, Doctors. My baby is 1 year old. She is not holding the head and close the arms. She is not fold the hands. doe...
What you describe could be a serious problem. She needs to be evaluated thoroughly by your paediatrician, consult immediately.
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MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Such a congenital abnormalities not rare in children & have a very reaching negative impact on attaining normal vision in children.
Must show your ward to pediatric ophthalmologist before the age of 3 .
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My daughter is suffering from paediatric constipation. She is two years old. I have started giving her ripe banana. Can I give her the fruit when she is suffering from cold? She catches cold frequently.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jodhpur
My daughter is suffering from paediatric constipation. She is two years old. I have started giving her ripe banana. C...
What is Suvarnaprashana?  The process in which Swarna bhasma (ash of gold) with other herbal extracts taken in the form of semi liquid and given to the children through their mouth is called asSwarnaprashana, Suvarnaprashana, Swarnamritha Prashana or Swarna Bindu Prashana. It’s a unique method of immunization which helps the children to boost up the intellectual power and produces non specific immunity in body to fight against general disorders. It is also helpful even to the Special children with Autism, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit, Hyper Activity, Delayed Milestone etc. For what period it should be done > Daily dose of Swarna bindu prashana should be given for minimum of 1 month to maximum of  3-6 months. Or > Monthly once for minimum of 30 Months to maximum of 90 months  on the day of Pushya nakshatra (Pushya Nakshatra day comes once in 27 days) Time and duration to give Suvarna Prashan : >Every day Morning in the empty stomach or On the day of Pushya Nakshatra. The drops should be given by the parents to the baby in empty stomach. Dosage of Suvarna prashan drops: Birth to 2 Year – 2 Drops 2 to 16 Years – 4 Drops Age of Children who can take Suvarna Prashan: From birth up to the age of 16 years. Ingredients of  Suvarna  Prashan: Ash of Gold, Vacha, Shankha Pushpi, Brahmi, Guduchi satva, Yashti madhu, Ashwagandha, Ghee and Honey. Benefits of Suvarna Prashan :- 1. Immune System towards diseases becomes stronger. 2. Increases Physical strength. And growth of the baby. 3. Grasping power, Analysis power and  Recall memory becomes sharper. 4. Improves Digestive power. 5. Tones up Skin colour and Texture. 6. Protects the baby from different kinds of Allergies. Importance of Suvarna prashan :- Maharshi Kashyapa says Suvarna prashana improves Intelligence, Digestive fire and Physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin. It improves immunity in a way so that the child is prevented from bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana helps in such a way that, the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana make child very intelligent and he can remember all heard by him. Mode of Action of Suvarna Prashan >Gold is considered as very precious in Ayurveda .When Swarna is converted into Swarna bhasma as explained in Ayurveda, it would possesses following properties:- >Swarna bhasma  has  moisturizing & unctuous  effect on body. >It is Madhura, Rejuvinative and immunity booster. >Improves complexion and growth of the body. >Does Detoxification of the body. >Has ability to treat different fevers like Vishajwara, Aantra jwara and general Weakness. >It has been proved that Swarna bhasma  possesses Anti oxidants, Anti depressants, Anti cancerous, Antibacterial &  Anti rheumatoid property. >It also acts as  Nervine stimulant.  As we know a human brain grows rapidly  in 1 to 16 years of life. Swarna Bhasma accelerate the growth of brain and boost up its utilization capacity if swarna prashana is done during this phase. Other drugs in it help to build Immunity of the baby. Also it has many benefits like improvement in concentration, Grasping capacity, digestion and complexion. Swarna Bindu Prashana underwent series of clinical analysis by many Ayurvedic doctors and other associated hospitals. And we have found excellent results in increasing immunity and general health in a normal healthy baby. Presentation of Suvarna Prashana drops: Swarnaprashana drops are available in 5 ml, 10 ml presentation. How to store the drops: Drops should be kept in room temperature and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Note that it should not be stored in refrigerator. Swarna prashana drops can be used for 5 years when stored in shade and in room temperature.
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Hello Doctors, My son having age of 1 year 2 months and today morning while he tried to walking suddenly he fell down like back side position and back side of head hitting in the tiles. I am little worrying like will be any issue or not. He cried lot and I just rubbing his head through my hand. Kindly provide your suggestions. Thanks

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello Doctors, My son having age of 1 year 2 months and today morning while he tried to walking suddenly he fell down...
If he remained fully conscious and did not vomited or any other symptoms then you should not worry much and just be cautious of any further occurences. You also can give one dose of homoeopathic medicine Arnica montana 200. It is best for removing bad effects of injury.
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Which formula is best for 45 old baby? I am both breast N formula feeding her as I was unable to produce sufficient amount of milk. Please suggest me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Which formula is best for 45 old baby? I am both breast N formula feeding her as I was unable to produce sufficient a...
For your baby breast feeding is the best way to thrive. Learn techniques to feed your child regularly if you are a house wife. If working then cow's milk is the best provided you get it pure. Every time you have have to give freshly used preboiled milk after removing the cream. Don't use leftover milk again, if giving by bottle preboil it. Feed at the room temperature or lukewarm.
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I have 1.5 months old baby, he didn't poop for two days and his sleeping time also reduced by this two days, he s not crying no fever he goes pee as usual, taking feeding well, am so worried please help.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
I have 1.5 months old baby, he didn't poop for two days and his sleeping time also reduced by this two days, he s not...
In a breast fed child passing stool once in seven days or seven times a day is normal.Infants have golden pasty stool.Do not give any medication unless advised or needed. All the best.
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Ways To Deal With Rickets In Children!

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
Ways To Deal With Rickets In Children!

A nutritional disorder, the problem of rickets occurs if your child suffers from a deficiency of calcium, phosphate or Vitamin D. It causes softened and damaged bones, skeletal deformities, impaired development of the bone's growth plate (a spot of growing tissue found near the end of a long bone in adolescents and children) and stunted growth.

Here are few very simple ways you can prevent your child from getting it:

1. Having Vitamin D and calcium rich foods - One of the best ways to prevent this nutritional disorder from affecting your child is by making sure he or she have foods that are high in Vitamin D and calcium. Egg yolks, fish oil or fatty fish like salmon and mackerel are some of the Vitamin D foods that your child can have to strengthen his bones. Even foods that have Vitamin D added to it such as cereals, orange juice, milk and infant formula can also be given to your child. Sources of calcium can be soyabeans, nuts, broccoli, cabbage, cheese and yoghurt.

2. Going out in the sun - Considered to be an excellent source of Vitamin D, getting your child exposed to sunlight is another excellent way of getting most of this nutrient, as well as preventing him or her from developing rickets. Although the exposure time may vary from individual to individual, about 10-15 minutes of sun exposure without sunscreen can help.

3. Having Vitamin D supplements - Even the consumption of Vitamin D supplements can reduce your child's risk of getting rickets. Since mother's milk contains less than the recommended Vitamin D amount, infants too need to be put on Vitamin D supplements of 400 IU each day. For teenagers and young children, the recommended dosage is 600 IU of Vitamin D every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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My son is doing potty after 4 or 5 days by using spojetri. Is there is any problems.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is doing potty after 4 or 5 days by using spojetri. Is there is any problems.
Add abit of sugar in milk given to child, plenty of fluids & fibre rich diet. Never delay nature s call.
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Dental Treatment is Now Painless - 5 Reasons Why!

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Treatment is Now Painless - 5 Reasons Why!

A majority of us would rather undergo any form of torture than go to a dentist. There is some great news for the ones who are silently enduring their dental pains. Read on as we reveal how to get rid of your teething troubles and that too painlessly!

#1- NO MORE INJECTIONS

If the fear of a needle is what’s keeping you away from the dental office, then think again as we can now numb you with as little as just a paste, spray or solution that doesn’t require an injection for its delivery. This revolutionary new technology takes away the prick of the needle and the pressure of the liquid expanding your lips and gums, instead, the solution enters by a digitally controlled dispenser going in drop by drop making it virtually undetectable.

#2- NO MORE DRILLING

The sound of the drill can be one of the most known triggers for creating fear and anxiety in the patient's mind. When coupled with its vibrations, heat and pressure the experience it creates oscillates from unpleasant to downright unbearable. If the drill were replaced by a beam of light that can clean up decay, even the most reluctant people would open up to the experience. Once patients experience the difference they not only get the most urgent and necessary treatments done but also opt for preventive treatments.

#3-  BLADE FREE SURGERIES

If you had to undergo a dental surgery earlier you may have had to worry about blood loss, pain, swelling, stitches not to mention the countless gory images that come to mind - but fortunately not anymore ! A surgery can be completely pain-free with little or no bleeding, Immediate recovery,no stitches and no swellings having you back at work or play almost instantly.

#4- QUICK & EASY ROOT CANALS

Root canal treatment as a procedure is probably more dreaded than even extraction or removal of a tooth. The pain and fear associated with this treatment are due to the primitive way that it used to be done in earlier. Automated technologies make root canals completely painless, precise, quick and smooth in as little as just one session.

#5- RELAXING MEDICATION

If these reasons do not sound convincing enough then pain relieving and controlling drugs before or during your appointment may be the solution for you.

Great strides have been made in the field of pharmacology with medication that can block or control pain centres in the brain.

We now choose from a variety of medication ranging from oral drugs to breathing gases through a mask, that can relieve your anxiety during the procedure to a point that you no longer perceive or detect pain.

The only thing left to fear now remains a nagging toothache in the back of your mouth that you have been ignoring.

As hard as it may seem to believe, truth is, that with the best technology, great ambience, and a host of distraction techniques - a dental appointment may actually turn out to be pleasant and save you a world of pain in the future!

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Hi, my Sister went for an anomaly scan and the doctor said that the baby has "unossified nasal bone" We are really concerned and would like to know what are the chances of the baby having a down syndrome?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics, DM - Medical Genetics
Geneticist, Gurgaon
Hi, my Sister went for an anomaly scan and the doctor said that the baby has "unossified nasal bone" We are really co...
Hi, thank you for the question. The unossified nasal bone seen on a scan in second trimester of pregnancy is seen 6 times more commonly in fetuses with Down syndrome as compared to normal fetuses. This likelihood is not same when unossified nasal bone is seen in first trimester only, in case of which we repeat scan in second trimester. Considering that your sister went for an anomaly scan, I presume that she is in at least 18th week of her pregnancy and hence the second trimester. As a result of the above reason, it is definitely suggested for your sister to undergo confirmatory testing for Down syndrome by Amniocentesis and fetal Karyotype. At the same time, it is not necessary that a fetus with unossified nasal bone definitely has Down syndrome. Hence, no decision should be taken without confirmatory testing.
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My ward has no fever, no cough, and no symptoms of tb but montox test will come positive. So we can believe that tb, and if what type of treatment can we take?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
How old is child? How strongly is mt positive, in terms of induration in mm? Is bcg vaccination given? These are the circumstances, which decide if child needs treatment.
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A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which will act as his food or milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which  will act as his food or milk.
From four months you can give home made semisolids and other milk with spoon and never feed in bottle
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SAVE YOUR EYES FROM EYE FLU (SOAR EYES/PINK EYES)

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
SAVE YOUR EYES FROM EYE FLU (SOAR EYES/PINK EYES)

SAVE YOUR EYES FROM EYE FLU (SOAR EYES/PINK EYES)

Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed him Dermadew babysoap. So I stopped Johnson baby soap. I want to know which face powder to use for my son who has skin problem? Pls suggest me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed h...
Hi there is no need to use face powder for a baby you can use moisturising lotions if the skin is dry.
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Whats the maximum amount of or valporate sodium that can be given to 2 year old baby of 15 kg weight for controlling spasms / fits? Doctor is currently giving 5 ml twice a day. I am concerned whether that is less as it was same amount when baby was 10 kg. I thought amount should increase with weight.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If fits are controlled, no reason to worry.It's doctors job and he will do it sincerely, doctors are trained to deal with illness in appropriate way . If you take up on yourself to monitor drug doses and his medical condition, it will be very difficult to bear tension for you. You must have faith in your doc, if you worry something,please talk to him first.
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My son 2 years has cough and mukas on his mouth to track down for 3 days. Lung looks clear. He sleeps with open mouth since he born. He vomits 2/3 times a day too much mucus comes out. How can I give natural home remedy? How long it will take?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son 2 years has cough and mukas on his mouth to track down for 3 days. Lung looks clear. He sleeps with open mouth...
Hello, Give, her homoeopathic medicine under lying: @ Bryonia album 30-4 pills, thrice. @ Heper sulph 30-4 pills, thrice. Both the medicines be give, simultaneously. Avoid, cold intake, old atmosphere, Dust, smoke & Ac. Tk, care.
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HB count of my son is 7.2. What is the best way to get it increased and what are the medicine or syrup I can give to improve the HB count. He is active and when someone sees him they won't feel he has any issues. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Howrah
First consult doctor to rule out the cause as there are many reasons for anaemia, it may be due to sickel cell, parasitic infestation, haemorrage, or any other spleen ralated problem. Proper treatment will save him from future problem. Advise him to take beat juice, dates, almond, spinach, jaggery are richest source of iron.
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My son 12 years of age, has lost total interest in his studies. We have tried to encourage him that if he does his h. W then we can send him to drawing classes. We had send him for 1 month. But now his exams are going on. His father had asked him that if he gets good marks then we can send him again but I think this doesn't makes him encouraging to do work or study. Also he is very aggesivemostly and doesn't want to listen anything. please help. What to do?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
You should ask your son if anything is bothering him in school or at tuition center or something else. You have to take the child into confidence. Inquire the matter from his friends, know about his company. You can also take the help of child psychologist
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