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Dr. Dharasiddha

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Dharasiddha is one of the best Pediatricians in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Braineez Paediatric Therapy Centre in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dharasiddha on Lybrate.com.

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My daughters age is 11 years .she attained puberty today on 3rd October 2016. I just wanted to know what is the correct age for puberty. And what diet should be given to her in her first periods. As the bleeding is very little. Is it normal? Could you please provide me with the do's and don't for first timers.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
She is early in her first period. Usually girls get their first periods after 13 years of age. But nowadays getting early puberty is common. There is no need for specific diet during the menses. But make sure to gives foods like dates, jaggery, etc. Also, sometimes during menses, girls crave chocolate. It helps with the cramps. If she is having cramps, put a hot water bag on your belly to relieve pain.
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How to build confidence in my daughter which is 6 years old She has scared to do something independently in school or class eg. Show n tell activity She feels insecurity at outside She wants someone to be with her.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
On sundays take her along to a park, leave her there to play independently with other kids, if possible give her a rope for rope skipping, give her almonds soaked overnight with milk, also give cod liver oil pearls 1x3times. If possible keep a small dog as pet and let her play with him.
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Dear Doctor, My 9 months old baby tries to vomit while feeding and also she does vomit acting many times a day. So we don't feed for food with a fear of vomiting. Please suggest how to control that vomit actings. Regards, Jay.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Dear Doctor,
My 9 months old baby tries to vomit while feeding and also she does vomit acting many times a day.
So we...
If baby is gaining weight appropriate to his age and growing well, there is no cause of worry. It may be possible that baby is not willing to eat. Avoid force feeding. Else you may consult pediatrician.
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Galactosemia In Infants

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad

Galactosemia in infants. - know the reasons behind it!

An infant is usually called a bundle of joy and with good reason. There are simple and carefree, and bring a smile to your face with their antics. However, the mood and health of an infant can be tarnished due to an issue which is known as galactosemia.

What is galactosemia?
When a baby has galactosemia, he or she will have a problem when it comes to digesting galactose, which is something that is present not only in milk but in all milk products. Galactose is a sort of sugar, just like fructose and glucose is. As a matter of fact, lactose, which is what milk has, is, in fact, a combination of glucose and galactose. Also, when lactose is processed, it is broken down by the human body into its constituents.

The condition is something that is passed down through the genes of the parents of the baby. The condition would occur if the gene which causes a tendency for a baby to have galactosemia is present not only in one parent but both of them. A baby who has the condition will be lacking an enzyme which is known as the galt enzyme. The enzyme could also not be functioning as it should be under normal circumstances.

When it comes to the problem, it is very important, to say the least, to detect it sooner rather than later as if there is a build-up of unprocessed galactose which is allowed to occur, it can affect the baby adversely and in some cases, it can also be threatening to the life of the baby!

How does it affect a baby?
The problems which can erupt due to galactosemia include issues which affect organs such as the brain, eyes, liver and kidneys. It is interesting to take note of the fact that these are all organs which either have something to do either processing the blood or are heavily dependent on it. While a baby is not in the position in which he or she can communicate the issues that are being faced, when keeping an eye out for galactosemia, the signs which are displayed include an irritability of the baby as well as lacking consumption of the milk of the mother.

Even though galactosemia may not be the case, a doctor should be consulted as the exacerbated issue can include seizures and jaundice. It is to be kept in mind that galactose is something that can be found not only in the milk of the cow but also human milk as well as the milk of other animals such as goats.

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Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby? He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.

MBBS, DCH
Pediatrician, Gwalior
Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby?
He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.
Cotton nappies r preferred in our setting. You can use nappy pads n change that evry 2 to 3 hr. If doesn't help I can use diper but again have to change in 2 -3 hrs.
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I have just delivered a baby 8 days back I have started breastfeeding her but I have cracked and bleeding nipples. They are very painful also. Kindly help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------- acid nitricum 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily petroleum ointment (sbl) apply locally twice daily report after 15 days.
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What are the necessary vaccines given to a baby aged between 18 to 24 months old.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
What are the necessary vaccines given to a baby aged between 18 to 24 months old.
All vaccines are necessary. Necessity of vaccine at age between 18 to 24 months old depends on what vaccines has been given in past. It is advisable to consult pediatrician with vaccination card.
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How to Avoid Yellowing of Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
How to Avoid Yellowing of Teeth

You look your best when you wear a smile on your face. Everyone prefers a smiling face over a frowned one. Since we are talking about smiles, one can never underestimate the role that teeth play in the beauty of a smile. Dental hygiene and care is mandatory if you wish to secure your beautiful smile for years to come.

However, the global statistics for dental care suggests that we do not care enough for our teeth. 60-90% of children who are in school and almost every adult suffer from dental cavities. Dental cavities are pretty common nowadays. And yellowing of teeth can now be seen in almost every other person. It spoils the smile and makes people conscious. By ensuring a few dental care habits in your daily routine lives, you can avoid yellow teeth.

Let us discuss the tips and tricks to avoid yellowing of teeth: 

  1. Say no to specific foods: Yellowing of teeth is caused by food choices including coffee, red wine, sodas, juices, sports drinks, white wine, coloured candies and other artificially coloured foods. It will help if these foods are consumed in less quantity and frequency as they are the major contributors towards discoloration of teeth.
  2. Water after every coloured drink: Here is a habit that you must inculcate in your routine, whenever you consume any of the above mentioned food items. Post every drink or food intake which can cause tooth-staining, top it up with a glass of water. When you swirl or gargle the water in your mouth, you remove the acids that get accumulated in your mouth. It is one of the simplest preventive measures one can implement to avoid tooth stains.
  3. Dental Hygiene: Our parents and dentists kept reminding us all the time to brush twice a day and gargle with water post every food intake but did we listen to them as kids? No we did not. Proper brushing, flossing and going for dental checkups at regular intervals are sure shot ways to keep your teeth healthy for majority of your lifetime. One must develop these habits quite early in life to gain benefits from it.
  4. Whiten those Yellow teeth:  You might be at that stage of your life where inculcating the above mentioned habits won't do much good. The damage might already have been done. Your teeth are probably yellowish already and you have a history of dental cavities. In this 21st century, there are ways to whiten your teeth artificially with the many alternatives available in the market. One can opt for a solution, which can be done at home itself or go for a laser whitening which is now possible at a dentist clinic. 

So there is still hope for those who are unable to share that smile with the world due to the yellowing of teeth. Nothing is irreparable here and the health of your teeth lies in your hand.

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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, Gurgaon
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.
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I am 29 yrs old mother or new born mera weight din pr din km hota ja rha h or m bht kmjor ho gyi hu or baby k liye thk se breastfeed krane k liye dudh nhi bn rha h. What should I du please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am 29 yrs old mother or new born  mera weight din pr din km hota ja rha h  or m bht kmjor ho gyi hu or baby k liye ...
Doodh pilane ke time me kuch aurathonko vazan kam ho jatha hai. Bagair parez accha khana aur fruits khana chahiye.
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Dear sir, Meri ek beti h vo bhut week h. Uski age 3.5 years h. Me uski health kaise improve ker sakti hu. Khana bhi bhut km khati h.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, msc in dietetics & food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
ap usko protein diet do ... uski health improve hogi ... agr use psnd nii protein food like soyabean milk n milk products egg kisi chij me mix krke do ...
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Hi, My one year baby boy is suffering from fever since last 12 days. He has diagnosed with urine infection. Doctor has started 14 days Amikacin injection daily one dose. 5 doses completed now and no fever from yesterday. please let me know if we can stop Amikacin dose or need to continue.

BHMS
Homeopath, Panchkula
Hi, My one year baby boy is suffering from fever since last 12 days. He has diagnosed with urine infection. Doctor ha...
You can increase his water intake and fever occured only due to urine infection so cause has to be treated. And homoeopathic medicines without any side effect help you in getting rid of it.
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Dear doctors, I have three year old kid. He is having weight of 11kg. One major concern we have is he doesnt like milk, despite we have tried pediasure, compan and other mixables with milk but he dont drink. Please suggest what we should do or any alternate to milk.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Dear doctors, I have three year old kid.
He is having weight of 11kg.
One major concern we have is he doesnt like mil...
If the child is taking other calcium containing foods like cabbage, broccoli etc milk consumption is not an issue at that age. Weight is o. K. For the age.
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My 4 years old son have standing problem. I tried to provide home based good food but he is not improving. please suggest me proper or balance food for my 4 years old kid.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
four yrs old kid need 1400calories app. it can be fulfilled by cereals,dal,curd dividrd in 5feeds at 3_4hrs interval.milk requirement is only 300GM's daily.
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Is it compulsory for a two months old baby to take vitamins supplement such as vitamin d and other vitamins as my baby vomits whenever she is given oral drops.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Is it compulsory for a two months old baby to take vitamins supplement such as vitamin d and other vitamins as my bab...
It is necssary to give vitamins supplement but as per advice of pediatrician. Reason of vomiting may be looked for. Alternatively devide dose in to 2 or 3 times, it may be effective.
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Do I wash my nipples, when I use nip Care cream before breast feeding? Pls answer soon.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hello, Yes you should. Any moisturising cream contains harmful chemical ingredients which are only for external use and can cause health hazards specially in case of new born if ingested in excess.
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My 15 month old baby does not eat properly but she eat almonds and cashew. Her weight is only 8 kg pls suggest me what to do.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
My 15 month old baby does not eat properly but she eat almonds and cashew. Her weight is only 8 kg pls suggest me wha...
8 kg for 15 months is certainly ellora side of weight but what was your child birth weight that is important also it is very important whether your child has suffered from any major illness by gastroenterology he is infancy period as you told that your child is eating almonds and cashews that is good for health you can give her eggs dal containing more protein cereals non veg (if you are eating that) dates and sprouted cereal give her lot of cheese and protein containing powder in milk you can provide her some appetizers which will increase her appetite.
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I am 29 years two years back I had baby she had TO fistula she was operated but we can't save her so this can be happen in next pregnancy too of mine or this was just a bad luck of mine. Is there any anomaly scan to know internal problem of foetus.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 29 years two years back I had baby she had TO fistula she was operated but we can't save her so this can be happ...
Hello, Yes an anomaly scan and a targeted anomaly scan is being done at 18-20 weeks of gestation to find out such anomalies. But it is suggested that you both should get a genetic counselling done before planning another pregnancy.
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My daughter is 6 years old, almost 20 kgs. Has gas problem, sometime also has stomach ache and smelly gas and potty, is slightly underweight also. Pls help with remedy to cure her has problem and for her growth.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
All problems you have mentioned are no problem. These are normal things. There is no cause of worry. Weight is normal for her age. Home made good nutritious diet is good for her growth.
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