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Dr. C. Saravanan

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. C. Saravanan Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. C. Saravanan is a trusted Pediatrician in West Mambalam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Public Health Centre in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. C. Saravanan on Lybrate.com.

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5 Ways to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID)

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
5 Ways to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SID) refers to the unexplained and sudden death of a seemingly hale and hearty baby. This condition tends to occur when the baby is asleep and that's why it's also known as crib death. Although the reason for the condition is still not known, many experts have attributed the cause of the condition to abnormal development in the parts of the baby's brain that oversees breathing and awakening from sleep. Nonetheless, there are ways that can prevent the problem from occurring and which are:

  • Always place your baby on the back to sleep - Sleeping on the back is the safest position that your baby should be in, whenever he or she sleeps. You shouldn't let your child sleep on the sides as he or she can roll onto the stomach, and may hamper the breathing process. You can place your baby on the stomach when he or she is awake.
  • Place your baby on a firm surface to sleep sans of any objects - It's best to place your baby on a firm mattress to sleep while avoiding thick and feather padding like a thick comforter. At the same time, objects like toys, stuffed animals or pillows should be removed from the crib as they may get in the way of your child's breathing by pressing on his or her face.
  • Make sure your baby doesn't become very hot - For keeping your baby warm during sleep, it's best to opt for sleep clothing or blanket made of light material so that it doesn't make him or her feel very hot. If using a blanket, it should be placed loosely over the baby and one should also remember to not cover the baby's head during sleep.
  • Use a pacifier - Research suggests that the use of the pacifier can reduce a baby's chance of dying from SIDS. This is because the pacifier helps in preventing the baby from rolling over onto his or her stomach during sleep. At the same time, it's also believed that the instrument helps in keeping the baby's tongue positioned in a manner that keeps his or her airways open.
  • Breastfeed your baby - Breastfeeding your baby for a minimum of 6 months can help in preventing the occurrence of SIDS. Several studies have revealed this beneficial aspect of breastfeeding.

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My son is 22 days old and is pooping quite frequently these days. He poops every time he is being fed by his mother (sometimes during the feed as well). The excretion is mainly watery and small sprouts of poop (with gas). The poop is bright yellow in shade. He feeds good for 10 mins each time and approx 10 times a day. I am little worried by this condition. Is this normal?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 22 days old and is pooping quite frequently these days. He poops every time he is being fed by his mother (...
This is known as gastro colic reflex, normal for most babies but needs to be addrased if associated with frequent loose motions,rash in perianal area. Always exclusively breast feed your baby with frequent clean water given orally. If perianal rash is observed,keep area dry with liberal application of Zn oxide ointment locally.
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My sons weight is around 6.8 kg in seven month. Is that OK or not. And he is taking dal and Rice or dal and Dakota twice a day. And fruit once a day .is that OK or not. Please give suggestions about his dite.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My sons weight is around 6.8 kg in seven month. Is that OK or not. And he is taking dal and Rice or dal and Dakota tw...
His weight is fine and you have to give all homemade foods . He should be around 10 Kg by one year
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication There will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly And spine block injection is effective long term
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Hello doctors My 6 month old kid having fever since yesterday between 99 to 100 and giving babygesic between 6 -7 hours gap. NOT ANY STOMACH OR THROAT INFECTION. Please suģgest for allopathic or homeopathic safe medicine for him or any other home remedies.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
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My 6 month old kid having fever since yesterday between 99 to 100 and giving babygesic between 6 -7 hou...
You can continue to give babygesic or paracetamol drops every 4-5 hours for atleast 3 days and keep checking the fever. If fever goes beyond 3 days and if any high spiking fever like >102 degrees.
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Sir/madam My child is 5 months old.in blood test c.reactive protein test ranges 37.5 . Is it any serious factor? Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir/madam
My child is 5 months old.in blood test c.reactive protein test ranges 37.5 .
Is it any serious factor? Plea...
No no dear. Do not worry. Just avoid outside food for 15-20 days. And have simple foods only. It will get back to normal. Don't worry. Take care.:)
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Mere one month baby ko injection ki wjah se hip pe gaath bn gyi h.what I should do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Mere one month baby ko injection ki wjah se hip pe gaath bn gyi h.what I should do?
yes vaccine given to invent with low weight may have such type complication.just do cold compress in plastic envelope.it will help reducing the pain and swelling.
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Sir my question is mera ladka h jiski umar 6th month h. Wo kal sham se abi tak 7-8 pooty kr chuka h. Iska karan kya h or is ke liye medicine kya h.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Sir my question is mera ladka h jiski umar 6th month h. Wo kal sham se abi tak 7-8 pooty kr chuka h. Iska karan kya h...
दिन में कई बार बच्चे खाना खाते ही potty जाते है जो की नार्मल है।। आप बस ये देखें की potty बहुत पतली तो नहीं है। अगर जयादा पतली है तो सबसे पहले जीवन रक्षक खोल (Ors) शुरू कर दे और आसपास के किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर की सलाह ले।।
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My son in law age 2.4 years he is not eating food daily instead eating biscuits and lays. What should I do him to eat food. Suggest some points.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My son in law age 2.4 years he is not eating food daily instead eating biscuits and lays. What should I do him to eat...
avoid giving him lays and biscuits...when you will not give him these things then he will start eating food
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Health Quote of the Week

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Health Quote of the Week

If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.

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Should I give water 3 month old baby?

M.B.B.S. D.C.H.
Pediatrician,
Should I give water 3 month old baby?
If your child is on mother" s milk you need not give extra water, as mother's milk contains almost 60% water.
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My wife is 37 years old and my son is 2 months old. Some pain in my wife's breast during feeding every time.help me

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Engorged breast may cause pain in breast which becomes more while feeding baby. Light fomentation to breast and encourage to feed baby tolrating pain, may relieve pain. If it does not work, pls consult obstetrician.
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My child is 5 years old and she has bed wet problem. She wets the bed daily. She always passes urine two or three times while sleeping. I want solution of this. please advise.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
Restrict fluid 2 hour before sleep. Makw her awake in between the night to urinate. Try this foe 2 weeks. If no response then we will plan for medicine. Get done investigation e. G. Urine routine and culture examination.
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What is meant Measles Rubella Injunction to use children 9 months to 15 years age .why?

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Masters in Public Health
General Physician, Pune
What is meant Measles Rubella Injunction to use children 9 months to 15 years age .why?
It is a vaccination injection given to prevent measles and rubella. Measles and rubella are infectious disease which means they can spread by contact with individuals having this disease. By getting this vaccination, a person can stay free from this disease for a lifetime under normal conditions.
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My son is 10 months old and he is not drinking water, while eating also only 2 spoons water he will drink, I tried glucon d is good? If I give water forcibly he will spit it. What to do?

MSc.PhD Nutrition & Diete, Jr. Research Fellowship for PhD, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition - Dept. of Post Graduate Studies
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son is 10 months old and he is not drinking water, while eating also only 2 spoons water he will drink, I tried gl...
lybrate-user please never force feed a baby as you may end up with a troublesome kid who will try and resist all foods as he grows older. Fluids can be added as fruit juices, curd,buttermilk, milkshakes and kheers, if still not happy reach out personallly for your childs diet do reply
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Deficiency of Iron in Children

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Deficiency of Iron in Children

For the growth and development of children, they need an essential nutrient Iron. It helps in the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the body's tissues. Red blood cells contain iron in the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood to the different parts of the body. Iron has an important role to play in the development of brain and generating energy in a child's body. The lack of sufficient iron in the child's body can lead to anemia, which is a nutritional deficient illness and will require medical attention. When a child suffers from anemia, the lack of oxygen makes a child weak and sick.

There are certain symptoms of Iron deficiency in a child's body. These are:

  1. Infections and weak immune system can make a child suffer from frequent infections.
  2. Lethargy and fatigue is another common symptom of an iron deficient body. Due to deficiency of Iron it is difficult for the body to transport oxygen to cells in the body and hence it unable to generate enough energy levels.
  3. Breathlessness and increased sweating can be a sign that your child may be suffering from iron deficiency.
  4. Pica Children suffering from iron deficiency may find a special taste for non-food substances like chalk, dirt and clay.
  5. Lack of iron in the body hampers the physical growth of a child.

The deficiency of iron in children can be diagnosed through blood tests. Your doctor may recommend supplementing iron content orally or through multivitamin medicines. But the deficiency of Iron in a child's body should be taken care of with absolute urgency.

Proper steps should be taken to prevent the deficiency of Iron in children. Those notable precautions are mentioned below:

  1. Balanced diet: A well balanced diet is always recommended. For older children (within 9-12 years of age), red meat, chicken and fish would suffice as good sources of iron.
  2. Oral iron supplements: Oral iron supplements would be required for children with low weight at birth and who have a deficiency of iron in their daily diet.
  3. Vitamin C: Foods such as strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes help in providing the sufficient iron content when included in daily diets, thus reducing the chances of anemia.
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My girl child of 7 month is having fever from last 3 days. Her temperature is not coming down from 102. Please suggest what to do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My girl child of 7 month is having fever from last 3 days. Her temperature is not coming down from 102. Please sugges...
Consult paediatrician. Paracetamol and ibuprofen can be given in proper dose bath by normal water can help reducing fever.
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