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Dr. Giridhar Gopal

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Giridhar Gopal is one of the best Pediatricians in sholinganallur, Chennai. You can visit him at Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Giridhar Gopal on Lybrate.com.

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Cardio myopathy, Cardiac Imaging
Certification in Peadiatric Echocardigraphy
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Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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My daughter is 5 months old. I am giving her multivitamin drops with zinc as advised by her pediatritian. Can I give her calcarea phosphorica pills in addition? please advice

Pediatrician, Delhi
If baby is taking sufficient amount of milk then no need to give extra calcium as milk is itself rich source of calcium.
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My 6 months baby has not pooped from last 2 days. I am worried please advice something.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 6 months baby has not pooped from last 2 days. I am worried please advice something.
Hi, welcome to lybrate. There is no need to worry, sometimes babies pass stool in 4 to 5 days. Its normal. Just breastfeed the baby. I hope this has helped you. Wishing your child good health. If you have any more questions, please inform.
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5 Practical Ways to Boost Your Child's Immunity

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
5 Practical Ways to Boost Your Child's Immunity

5 practical ways to boost your child's immunity

Children are as vulnerable as they are adorable. Their immune system is not as strong as that of adults, so they are easy victims to environment borne diseases like cold, cough, influenzas and other infections. Here are 5 practical and easy ways in which you can boost your child's immunity and make sure that your role as a parent is sufficiently fulfilled.

1. Decide judiciously what he is supposed to eat and drink

Your child's daily diet must contain a lot of fruits, vegetables, juices, organic foods and proteins. Healthy fats like butter, pastured eggs, coconut etc. Are also essential as they help in absorbing important vitamins like vitamins a, d, e, k and others. Even your child's water intake should be at an optimal level. Processed food and excessive sugar intake should be avoided as they add to your child's calorie count.

2. Get your child to exercise

Regular exercise is a must. It may include running, swimming, jumping or simply strolling. Screen time should be limited as much as possible as those video games and i-pads are robbing your child of his immunity. Make sure your child spends a few hours outside in the sun so as to absorb vitamin d that is obtained from sunlight, for his immunity.

3. Ensure a clean and hygienic environment for your child

You must make sure that that your child learns to keep himself clean. Teach him to wash his hands whenever necessary and tell him not to sneeze and cough in a way that spreads germs. Maintain a clean and healthy environment in and around your home but make sure that you don't shoo away the good bacteria that prevent diseases.

4. Cut down the stress levels of your child

It is very important for you to recognise and eliminate stress from your child's life to ensure immunity for him. Do not force your will upon your child and let him follow his heart. Help him relax if he is stressed and talk to him patiently about things that are worrying him. Maintain a healthy and loving environment in your family to help your child grow.

5. Ensure you child gets adequate rest

Make sure that your child gets adequate amount of comfortable sleep. It is important for you to make your child understand the benefits of sleeping early. This not only increases his/her immunity but also helps him/her to stay attentive and focussed.

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My son 16 year old sufering from nervous problem. Nerves in his leg fingers are stretching and paining some times. What is the remedy for it?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
If there is no difficulties in walking and no swelling, it can be non specific. Give vit b12, multivitamins, green vegetables and fruits.
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My baby is 11 month old now . I give him. Formula milk when he was 6 months old. Lactodex 2 . Should I change it or other effective milk would use .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 11 month old now . I give him. Formula milk when he was 6 months old. Lactodex 2 . Should I change it or o...
I prefer dairy milk for the reason that ultimately baby has to come on dairy milk so his taste should be develop now and may not be fussy later for dairy milk and powder milk is noi superior too.
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I have again done the stool test of my child. My child is 1 month 22 days old. The stool test report is as under: Colour- Yellow with Reddish streak. Consistency: Semisolid, Odour: Offensive, Mucus (), Reaction: Ph 6.0, Occult Blood: Positive (ve), RBC: 6-8/Hpf, Pus Cells: 2-3/ Hpf, Bacteria flora: Normal, Veg Cells, Starch, Fat globules are Nil. We see some little drops of blood in his stool when he passes stool most of time. Dr. (Pediatrician) advised us to go surgeon for checking the cause of stool. What can we do now? Why there is blood in his stool and what is his problem. My child is normal habitual and his body temperature is also normal. He is only breastfed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I have again done the stool test of my child. My child is 1 month 22 days old. The stool test report is as under: Col...
Common causes: is an infection or ,Cow's milk protein allergy. Infection can be because of bottle feeds due to inadequate sterilization. Also putting hands or cloth in the mouth may cause it. Hence get a stool culture test. Also give only breast feeds for 6 months. CMPA can be because of giving top feeds, even formula. It can also happen due to milk products consumption by mother who is breast feeding. Stopping cows milk in mother and child is the answer. Soya formulas may be used.
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My baby weight 4 kgs and she is 3rd month baby girl. Is her weight is good or bad? Mother feeding of my baby is very low, she drink formula milk. How to increase her weight?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby weight 4 kgs and she is 3rd month baby girl. Is her weight is good or bad? Mother feeding of my baby is very ...
Weight is reasonable and you need to check her thyroid by a TSH test and inform me. Formula should not bottle fed bu give in a cup.
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Hi , my daughter has 2years 6months old, she is not properly sleeping in night, from last one month. After sleeping 1to 2 hrs she wake up and starts crying, and cry for hour then sleep then again some time starts crying.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi , my daughter has 2years 6months old, she is not properly sleeping in night, from last one month. After sleeping 1...
May be she is feeling pain somewhere in body like pinworm infestation/ stomach pain She need complete evaluation so consult child specialist
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5 Proven Ways to Introduce Fitness into Your Child's Life

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5 Proven Ways to Introduce Fitness into Your Child's Life
5 Proven ways to introduce fitness into your child's life

In the day and age where technology turns your child into a couch potato, introducing fitness into his/her life can be a real challenge. These trends have slowly given rise to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure in children- diseases that they were never touched by. So it is very important to introduce fitness into your child’s life, now more than ever.

1. Get involved: It is known that children learn more by example than by instruction. Do fun activities yourself like swimming, playing basketball, going on long walks and take your child along with you. Start small, by doing this at least once a week, and then increase gradually. Not only will this encourage your child to be more fit, it will also create a deeper bond between the two of you.

2. Introduce fun activities: Structured activities such as a sport are great ways of introducing your child to fitness. Enrol your child for some routine sport classes, particularly team sport. This way your child learns essential values such as team spirit, fair play, competition and practice. Plus, it’s a great way to stay in shape.

3. Make exercising fashionable: Children these days are fond of doing things that are ‘in’. Some may want to swing the bat like Dhoni, while others may be more interested in learning Hrithik Roshan’s dance moves. Let your child decide what he wants do according to his style. Celebrity examples can act as motivation.

4. Use fitness as a reward: If you just force your child to go out and play, then chances are you’d be giving rise to resentment and resistance. Don’t use exercise as punishment, make it a reward instead. For instance, treat your child to a break from homework by encouraging him to play ball for half an hour. This strategy might make him/her enjoy the physical activity to the fullest.

5. Let your child take charge: Allow your child to decide what he wants to do in the hours after school rather than you deciding it for him/her. He may decide to cycle, go on a hike, and go for a long run. Letting him/her decide, give away the control over the situation to make him/her more inclined to follow a routine. For younger children it is best for you rationalize their choices.

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My baby girl is only 2 months old and she is suffering from cold and do not want to feed as she habituated. Her nostril is blocked and she is taking breath from her mouth. I gave her nasoclear nasal drop but it is a temporary solution and a sound is coming from her chest. What is the solution and how would I give her relief from this situation? A information I am giving that she is not doing breastfeed she feed from bottle.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby girl is only 2 months old and she is suffering from cold and do not want to feed as she habituated. Her nostr...
Don't feed with bottle, use spoon to feed. Breast feeding is best up to 6 months of age. Start breast feed. Saline Nasal drop is safe n may be used repeatedly. Since you r feeling chest sound, pls consult pediatrician.
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My 13 month baby have fever, cold, vomiting and loose motion ,Please suggest what I do?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My 13 month baby have fever, cold, vomiting and loose motion ,Please suggest what I do?
Give your baby an antipyretic crocin, ors, ondem and anti allergic. If fever persists you should take your baby to a child specialist.
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My child is 1yr 9 months old, suffering from cough and fever from last 3 days. Not only this time very often he suffer for the same. This time Amoxycillin oral suspension I. P and terbutaline sulphate, Bromhexine Hydrochloride, Guaiphenesin Syrup started from yesterday. What more treatment is needed for him?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Most often it's viral infection. Fever usually settles down in 3 to 4 days. Cough takes 7 to 10 days. Continue same treatment. Small children get frequent infections because of low immunity.
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My 3 year and 3 months boy often cries for his work to be done. How can I treat this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 3 year and 3 months boy often cries for his work to be done. How can I treat this.
He is seeking attention and gently attending to his needs he canbe consoled and as he grows up this habit will change.
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She is just 1 and half month old please, advice me what are care should be taken to keep her healthy. And the vaccination details.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
She is just 1 and half month old please, advice me what are care should be taken to keep her healthy. And the vaccina...
See a paediatrician for vaccination details. For keeping her healthy: feed her your milk only if you r lactating properly. Avoid getting her exposed to the cold you should eat light but nutritious food at regular intervals avoid catching cold and cough take proper rest have more of lauki, jeera, dalia and milk in your diet.
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Gud evng Dr. My baby is 5 months old. What diet should be given to him. please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Gud evng Dr. My baby is 5 months old. What diet should be given to him. please suggest.
Continue exclusive breast milk till 6 months of age. If at all you want to wean, start with semi solids well mashed once in a day for some days then increase gradually with different item of food.
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I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016 now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm and now he has weight of 1 kg 400gm I want to know that when he will discharge from hospital is he safe in hospital or he will be safe at home as we can take special care off him 24×7 we should wait or bring him home doctors are saying that he is absolutely fine. Then why doctors are not giving him holiday.

doctor of Medicine in pediatrics
Pediatrician, Dhule
I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016  now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm...
Hi your concern is totally valid, but the problem with extremly low birth weight babies is that even if they look good, there are chances they might go in apnea (sudden cessation of breathing) and they are prone to temp irreugalrities thats why doctors are not discharging the baby. I suggest let them do their work and take discharge are per the doctors advice.
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My son (4 years) he is suffering with aplastic Anemia. Now platelet count is 23000 only. Is there any treatment for this with out BMT (transplantation). please send your response.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My son (4 years) he is suffering with aplastic Anemia. Now platelet count is 23000 only. Is there any treatment for t...
There are treatment which are only supportive which can only decrease the complications and problems. Treatment of choice is BM transplantation only
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I have twins boy born on 12/12/2014. but one of them is week from birth time. Now its weight is 6 kg and mitrajan's weight is 9kg. We test his blood and hemoglobin is found 7% only.He toilet 3 to 4 time in a day in liquid-solid form. So he don't get enough energy from food. Kindly help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have twins boy born on 12/12/2014. but one of them  is week from birth time. Now its weight is 6 kg and mitrajan's ...
Hemoglobin of 7 is less and needs detailed examination and investigation. He should be seen by the pediatrician for further advice.
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