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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 son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?
U have to increase his calories. Protein intake. Need to limit milk to 350 ml. Do stool and urine exam.
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My 4 months old baby having cold and cough and his nose is blocked like sounds gur gur please help me what should in do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 4 months old baby having cold and cough and his nose is blocked like sounds gur gur please help me what should in do.
Instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day for 2 to 3 days. If no relief, consult your pediatrician.
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She is just 11 days old baby how she can get fat she is very thin what is the diet for my baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is just 11 days old baby how she can get fat she is very thin what is the diet for my baby.
For 11 day old infant only breast feed is needed and her being thin is genetic nature and advise not to make her obese and sick.
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RICKETS [RICKETS]

BHMS, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
It is the characteristic result of vitamin D deficiency in children.


CAUSES:

• It is less common in breastfed infants.
• Less exposure to sunlight.
• Dark skinned infants.
• Dietary deficiency of vitamin D.
• Malabsorption.
• Chronic liver disease.
• Renal osteodystrophy.
• Calcium wasting.
• Hereditary.


SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:

• Head:
– Prominent forehead.
– Delayed closing of anterior fontanels (normally closes by 6 months of age).
– Frequent rocking movement of the head.
– Temporary teeth usually appear late.
– Excessive sweating over the forehead.
• Thorax:
– Beading of ribs (rachitic rosary), at the junction of the ribs and cartilages.
– Prominent sternum (Pigeon`s Breast).
• Spinal column:
– Patient has hump in the back (Kyphosis).
• Extremities:
– Bow legs.
– Knock knees.
– Outwards curving of bones of forearm.
– Dwarfism in severe cases.
– Green stick fractures can occur in severe cases.
• Ligaments and muscles:
– Weakness of legs.
– Delayed walking and standing.
– Over extension of knee joints.
– Pot belly due to weakness of abdominal muscles.
• Digestive system:
– Indigestion due to liver and spleen affection.
• Nervous system:
– Restless at night.
– Rocking of head on the pillow.
– A predisposition to titanic convulsion.
• Respiratory system:
– Adenoid and tonsillar hypertrophy.
– Rhinitis.
– Pharyngitis (inflammation of mucous lining of the pharynx).
– Bronchitis.
– Bronchopneumonia.
• Spasmophilia:
– Triad of tetany.
– Laryngismus strides.
– Convulsion may be expected in low calcium type of rickets.


DIETARY MANAGEMENT:

Avoid:
• Avoid bony injuries, to prevent factures.


CONSUME:

• You should have sun bath for at least 1 – 2 hrs every day.
• Consume foods rich in vitamin D:
– Animal food: egg yolk and fish liver oils are riches source.
– Liver, veal, beef, oyster, salt water fish – mackerel, kipper, herrings, salmon, sardines and tuna.
– Dairy products like – cream, butter, cheese, fortified milk and margarines.
– Plant foods are low in vitamin D – vegetable oils, fruits, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
• Reduce calcium intake (reduce but do not completely avoid calcium as it is needed for maintenance of our body):-
– milk and sea food, nuts, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, peas, lotus stem, pulses, legumes and oil seeds
– Should avoid custard apple and banana as they are high in calcium.
• Breast feeding should be continued.
• You can take vitamin D supplements – cod liver oil, fortified milk.


CONSULT PHYSICIAN:

• Consult physician if you have any of the above sigh and symptoms.
• Associated illness should be treated.
• Vitamin D injections can be injected under the guidance of your physician.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything downincluding liquids. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything downincluding liquids. What should ...
Hello, gige her BC NO. 11, 4 tabs every 4 hourly. Hepar sulph 30, 3 drops twice daily. Gelsemium 30, 3 drops once daily. If temperature goes up then you can give her crocin syrup and do Sponging also. Revert after 3 days.
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Dear Sir/ madam, I have blessed with a daughter on 14. 10. 2016, just 5 days before. Her bilirubin (Total) shows 12. 2. Is it dangerous for her? What is the control (specified) limit for bilirubin (jaundice) in new born babies? What to do now for her treatment? Some doctors suggested for sun bath & antibiotic injections (half dose twice a day) for 5 days, is it safe for a 5 days baby girl? Please suggest, I'm very nervous.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Yu have to tell her weight to see if the bilirubin is in normal range as it is related to weight when we take decision. Sun bath is fine and this is not at dangerou level if she is is adequately big . It is called physiological jaundice and is seen many babies . On fifth day 12 mg./dl is not serious
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Excess fluids lead to abnormality and death of babies .is that true .and I want details of abnormality. My sister is carrying twins and one baby is of less Weight which doctors told that it lead to death?

MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Excess fluids lead to abnormality and death of babies .is that true .and I want details of abnormality.
My sister is ...
Yes, twin- twin transfusion can cause excess blood in one twin and heart failure of one baby and less growth and anaemia in the other
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Hi my child is 10 months old and he is not eating anything. Nor drinking milk. He is just picking up the rubbish from the ground and eating. What should I do now. Can you recommend any tonic. Should I go for it.

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi my child is 10 months old and he is not eating anything. Nor drinking milk. He is just picking up the rubbish from...
hi don't worry, it's part of child's motor skill development. You can take a small sheet of food grade plastic , wash it with some mild dishwasher liquid. now you can spread the eatable over it so that he can play and eat. Along that, take the food in another bowl too, involve him in talk and offer this food in between . If he spits, don't give any reaction. Just be continue with your talks and offer again after a minute or so. In a month or so, when he will be expert in that skill of picking up things, he will leave that habit too. And to improve the food intake, offer him food in every 2 hours. Try to make one sweet and salty food every time . Offer him both and fill his stomach which he likes the most. Along this, you can gave him "Arvindasava" twice a day. it's natural and herbal tonic for kids to improve hunger.
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My daughter had 8 months now. She suffering from cold and cough. So what kind of medicine to take her? Please explain.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
My daughter had 8 months now. She suffering from cold and cough. So what kind of medicine to take her? Please explain.
In the initial phase you can give a simple decongestant like flucold syrup 3.5 ml 3 times. If no relief seen kindly get your child examined.
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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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The Best Vitamins & Minerals For Your Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
The Best Vitamins & Minerals For Your Teeth

The tooth may look a tiny structure, but is a very complicated one. Structurally, it has very high concentrations of minerals and vitamins, all essential for optimal dental health. Reduced or increased amounts of these substances can lead to obvious defects in the teeth, which may impair aesthetics and sometimes even the functioning of the tooth.
While calcium is one mineral that would immediately come to mind, there are a lot of other vitamins and minerals too which play a significant role both in tooth formation and in optimal dental health. Listed below are some of these, along with their role in dental health.

Vitamins:

  1. Vitamin A: Often associated with vision, vitamin A is essential for production of good amount of saliva which maintains healthy mucous membranes. Reduced saliva increases predisposition to decay and gum disease and also increases bad breath.
  2. Vitamin D: Needless to say, with the strength of the jaw bones, a good amount of calcium is required to boost bone mineral density.
  3. Vitamin C: The gums have connective tissue fibers which help bind the tooth to the jaw bone. For good strength of the connective tissue, vitamin C is important. Therefore, vitamin C deficiency can lead to tooth mobility and even tooth loss in severe cases.
  4. Vitamin B complex: There are too many people who would have popped a multivitamin to ward off mouth sores. Niacin and riboflavin especially are essential for optimal mucosal health and reduce inflammation.
  5. Vitamin K: This has multiple roles to play. It helps in improving the body's healing process, blocks substances that break down bone, promotes bone strength, and reduces bleeding disorders.
  6. Minerals: There is a long list of minerals that are essential for optimal dental health, as below:
  7. Calcium: From strong enamel to jaw bone, calcium is extremely important for the tooth to be fully formed. Calcium deficiency can result in hypoplastic teeth that are more prone for chipping and decay.
  8. Potassium: Needed to improve bone mineral density. It also works in conjunction with magnesium and prevents from the blood turning too acidic. Acidic blood can suck out calcium from teeth and bones.
  9. Fluoride: Proven to be the anti-decay magic medicine, fluoride reduces the incidence of tooth decay. Fluoride gels are applied for children to promote remineralization of enamel which may have initial caries.
  10. Phosphorus: Provides support to calcium and potassium in bone formation.
  11. Iron: Required for keeping red blood cell count at a good level and fighting infections.
  12. Iodine: This trace mineral is required for absorption of calcium and potassium that is essential for tooth formation.
  13. Zinc: Naturally found in saliva, it fights against plaque formation and subsequent infections.

For optimal dental function, ensure your diet has these essential nutrients.

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Hi doctor my daughter is 2 and half months old she is not having a regular sleeping pattern. In the day she sleeps well upto 6 hrs in a stretch but in the night once she gets up at 3 for her feed den she doesn't to sleep till 8 in the morning. She is not cranky. Just smiling and playing around.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hi doctor my daughter is 2 and half months old she is not having a regular sleeping pattern. In the day she sleeps we...
Madam, Infant's sleep 18 to 20 hours per day. They don't have any specific time. You will have to adjust your work and sleep with child's activities and sleep., respectively. Get back to me for any clarification.
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MD - Paediatrics, Assistant professor (AP)
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Make your child habitual of drinking lots of water throughout the day as it will keep his/her mind alert and will make him/her feel energetic throughout the day.
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FICOG, Training in IVF , MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
The sixth month of pregnancy brings along a larger frequency of headaches along with it. Chocolate, caffeine, dehydration, over exposure to sunlight or low blood sugar levels can be the triggers to it. If taking rest does not help, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

I have tried for induce lactation and I have started milking within 12 days but now I don't get the milk after pumping but baby continues sucking is getting milk from me or its just habit that she continues she sucks for hour also want to know What is the reason I can not see milk on pumping but baby get that if my breast are producing milk.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Babies keep sucking because they get a sense of security. But if she is not getting enough milk, she would be crying. So most likely she is getting just enough milk to make her hold on. You must be getting her weight checked once in a while. Her health should not suffer. You can try to increase your milk by taking certain medicines and food. If you are interested, you contact me.
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This is regarding our baby. It has been 2.5 months but our baby is not feeding from his mother. He cries like anything when she tries to feed her. Everybody says that it is something between the mother.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is regarding our baby. It has been 2.5 months but our baby is not feeding from his mother. He cries like anythin...
It may be nipple is retracted and he cannot latch on to it properly. And if you use bottle feed (must stop it) also it can cause nipple & breast confusion.
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