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Dr. Bhageerathi

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Chennai

25 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Bhageerathi MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Chennai
25 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Bhageerathi is a popular Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 25 years. She is a MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH). She is currently associated with FIRM HOSPITALS in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bhageerathi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 1991
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 2001
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My daughter 4 years old. Everytime we feed her lunch or dinner she tend to vommit. This problem is going on for a couple of months?

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Cause could be hyperacidity you can try any safe antacid like gripewater etc or can consult pvt for details.

Hello. My period start after 6 week of my cesarean delivery. Now my baby is 3 months old. And my monthly period are started. I want to know which days are safe for my to avoid pregnancy again.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Hello. My period start after 6 week of my cesarean delivery. Now my baby is 3 months old. And my monthly period are s...
If your cycles are regular, 1 week after 1st day & 1 week before next periods are safe periods to avoid pregnancy.

My baby is 7 mnths old.He weighted 8kg when he was 4mnths old.But nw his weight is 6.5kg. Why is it so. What is the best diet for 7 months old baby ?

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Check the weighing scales, second one seems to be correct. 6.5 kg at 7 months fits in normal range. Give all home diet mashed and made thin, like khichadi,dal rice curd, roti, sabji Start slowly gradually,have patience it takes time to learn

Diabetes - 6 Natural Remedies that Will Help You Manage it

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Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that results in higher level of blood sugar in the body. It is assuming epidemic proportions and India has become the new diabetic capital with more than 50 million diabetic people. The main problem with diabetes is that it does not completely go away and there is a whole myriad of issues that it brings along with it. Heart attack, stroke, eyesight problems, delayed wound healing, nerve damage and impotence. Therefore, diabetes and by that we mainly mean blood sugar level has to be managed so that there is a delay in onset of the associated conditions and/or reduced in severity.

Ayurveda refers to diabetes as Prameha (excessive urination) and Madhumeha (sugary urine) and has identified close to 20 forms of the disease. According to Ayurvedic belief, each disease is caused due to imbalance in kapha, pitta, and vata doshas and diabetes is caused by all these, predominantly by kapha. With any stream of medicine, management of diabetes involves two tracks one is lifestyle changes and the second is medications.

Lifestyle changes include the following:

Diet: Reduce the amount of rice, sugar, potato, sweet fruits, maida, deep fried foods, and red meat. Protein-rich foods like lentils, soya, green leafy vegetables and fish should be increased. Diet plan should change to small, frequent meals instead of binge eating.

Exercise: Include 30 minutes of regular exercise into your daily routine if you have a diabetic predisposition.

Others: Avoid smoking and alcohol, ensure sufficient sleep, avoid sleeping during day time, improved foot and eye care, periodically check sugar levels and manage stress levels.

Medication

Ayurveda has a whole lot of home remedies which have proven to be very effective against diabetes:

Jambhul: Eugenia Jambolana whether eaten raw or juice extract has been shown to have beneficial effects in managing sugar levels and cholesterol.

Gymnema sylvestre: Used to manage diabetes for over 2000 years, it reduces sugar cravings and is being touted as the future for diabetes treatment.

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): It has 3 components that give it strong antidiabetic properties. The charantin reduces blood sugar levels; the polypeptide has insulin-like effects; and lectin that again has hypoglycemic effects.

Bel (Aegle marmelos): Also known as wood apple, leaves of the plant are shown to have antidiabetic properties. 5 to 10 leaves can be chewed on a daily basis to help control blood sugar levels.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum): Consuming 10 g of fenugreek seeds soaked in water increases the amount of insulin produced, thereby increasing sugar breakdown.

Neem: Chewing about 4 to 5 leaves in the morning on an empty stomach helps to control blood sugar levels. Alternately, neem leaves powder is available which can be dissolved in water and consumed.
Diabetes - 6 Natural Remedies that Will Help You Manage it

My daughter is 12 years old. Height is 5'5&weight 50 kg. She is very lazy. N still she is bed wet.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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If she had been dry for 2-3 years after age of 3 years, take it easy and don't make her conscious or scold her. Get her urinated before retiring at about 10 O' clock. Otherwise get her properly checked.

My baby girl is 5 months 20 days old. I want to know what will be the proper dose of neopeptine medicine for her? She is suffering from gas problem.

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My baby girl is 5 months 20 days old. I want to know what will be the proper dose of neopeptine medicine for her? She...
Gas forms in every individual so in kids too. Don't give any medicine for normal happenings in life. Since gas formation is no disease so no medicine and its dose.

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Do you know?
Brushing should be started as soon as the first tooth erupts in the oral cavity of a baby!

I do not have a enough breast milk to feed my baby so what can I do please plz please help me. How to produce my milk.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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You need to do following things. 1. Take enough liquids. Means water, buttermilk, juices, coconut water. 2. Take frequent enough food. 5-6 meals. 3. Take multivitamin and calcium too. 4. Take enough sleep. Say 8-10 hrs.

Side effect of anaesthesia on infant less than one year old both short term and long term?

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Side effect of anaesthesia on infant less than one year old both short term and long term?
Short term risks are dependent on duration of anaesthesia. Surgical risks depends on procedure about which surgeon can explain. Long term risks should be negligible if hepatotoxic medications not used for prolonged time.

Hello Dr. Badam is good for pregnant lady how much we can take daily and how to increase baby weight, I have 24 weeks but baby not getting enough weight please suggest what I do. Thanks,

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
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Hello Dr. Badam is good for pregnant lady how much we can take daily and how to increase baby weight, I have 24 weeks...
Soak 5 almonds over night and in the morning eat with milk. Eat fruits, green leafy vegitables and milk and eggs/soya protien.

I have 10+ months son I have in breast feeding till how long I have to continue breastfeeding doctors his birth weight is 2.3kg.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician
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You can continue breast feeding for next 6-7 months as comfortable to mother but start focus on semi solid food which cover all nutritional requirements n keep check of weights with paediatrician on your visit to them as routine.

She is suffering from pcos from long time. And her 1 month of the 3 month treatment has been Completed. So how do she know that she is getting better. She had period of 5 days last month. please tell me the all symptoms of getting better.

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She is suffering from pcos from long time. And her 1 month of the 3 month treatment has been Completed. So how do she...
Her symptoms will improve slowly over 3 months, her menstrual cycle will be regular when she is on pills.

My baby is just 4 month old. What type of food we can give?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My baby is just 4 month old. What type of food we can  give?
Exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age. Semisolids in the form of mashed dal rice, mashed banana, and so on can be started after your baby completes 6 months.

Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Fever in children is a very common phenomenon, but still parents absolutely dread it. It can completely break your heart to suddenly see a happy, healthy child not getting up from the bed. Your first instinct when that thermometer crosses that dreaded 100 degrees F is to rush to the doctor for an immediate cure. That is probably the best remedy as a doctor can often catch additional signs of any disease that you may miss out on. Beyond that, here is how you can understand about fever in children better and how you can help. Technically, your child has fever when the body temperature crosses 100.4 degrees F.

Some children manage to stay active even then, but slowly get bogged down with muscle pain or other accompanying symptoms like cold, diarrhea, vomiting etc.

Causes: Fever is normally caused by the body's reaction to fighting an infection. (That is why most doctors say it's a sign of a robust immune system). When the body's natural defense system is stimulated, the core inner temperature rises, thereby making it harder for the bacteria and viruses that caused the infection to survive. Most fever subside on their own but that's a tough thing to accept as a parent who only wants to see their child up and running as soon as possible.

What you can do: Keep an eye on that temperature obviously. You need to find a doctor the moment the fever crosses the threshold temperature (101+ for less than three months olds, 102+ for 3-6 month olds and over 102 for older children). You should also see a doctor if there are accompanying symptoms or if you've given a dose of Paracetamol but the fever shows no sign of subsiding. It might happen at midnight and beyond, when no regular pediatrician is unavailable. So it is best to find out which hospital has an emergency center capable of handling such eventualities near your home.

Fever medications: It is super important for parents to know that fever medications must be given in the correct dose at the right times based on a child's weight, age, and overall health. An overdose can lead you straight to the emergency room. Don't mix a cold/cough medication that also has a fever medication in it.

Home remedies: Encourage your child to drink as much fluids as possible to prevent dehydration. Some doctors advise complete body sponging to bring down the temperature and this can be done as long as it doesn't cool the body too suddenly (there are contradictory notes on this practice, so do consult you doctor before your do this).

As parent, it is important you equip yourself with the right knowledge before you provide treatment to your child.
Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

I'm 27 year old mother if a nine month old baby girl from Bangalore. Baby has four teeth up and two teeth down, she almost bites me 3 of 5 times when breast feeding, it pains a lot and burns next time when fed. I'm afraid whether she will bite or feed, I tried in quiet room, properly latched her, but same us repeated. Please help me to solve this issue, when I reacted for it, she made a nursing strike for one day, which was more painful than that, please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
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Please try offering semi-solid food. Breast milk alone is unable to meet baby's requirement as the baby grows. Not offering breast if your baby bites will be a negative reinforcement and she will stop biting you while feeding.

I'm 27 years old female having a 7 year old boy who is still breastfeeding. I got a pain on my left breast at the side of the breast near the armpits for 2 days. Is it serious? Do I seek medical attention for this?

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I'm 27 years old female having a 7 year old boy who is still breastfeeding. I got a pain on my left breast at the sid...
You can do mammography test and upload report, if there is no history of injury due to rough handling of breast.

We are going to pierce ears for our daughter. And I need a pediatric Dr. recommended numb ointment to use for her. My daughter is 7 months old.

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We are going to pierce ears for our daughter. And I need a pediatric Dr. recommended numb ointment to use for her. My...
Most doctors or jewellery have piercing gun which will just pierce in a second like giving injection (will be just a mosquito bite like) no need for locally numbing.

Tell me what are the reasons for giving Hepatitis B injection to new born baby after on month. Are there any side effects of it ? Thank You

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Pediatrician
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Hep B vaccine like other vaccines given to baby to prevent infection in baby. Side effects are very rare n not much to worry.

Why are baby so much crying in 4month?

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Pediatrician
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It is said to be due to colic in intestine as a part of development. But it can be due to other reasons too. Consult your pediatrician

My child 6+ they have small earth worm problem, give market medicine but he does not cure.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Give mebex suspension 5ml at bedtime & repeat after 15days & 45days. Trim the nails & maintain personal hygiene. It is pinworm, not earth worm.
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