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Dr. Govindaraj

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Govindaraj Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Govindaraj is an experienced Pediatrician in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Govindaraj personally at Rakshith Hospital in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Govindaraj on Lybrate.com.

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My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to...
Change diet like reduce milk. Juices. Biscuit n maida from diet. Give fruits like papaya. Chikko. Veg n dal to b increased. With lot of water. You can add syp evict 5 ml twice for a month. He wl get better.
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Sir/madam, my daughter is 2years 7 months old she have albumin ++ problem, pls suggest me the right treatment?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Anand
Sir/madam, my daughter is 2years 7 months old she have albumin ++ problem, pls suggest me the right treatment?
I believe you are talking about albumin ++ in urine - condition known as proteinuria or more scientifically, albuminuria. This can be a manifestation of kidney disease. You may consult a paediatrician or a nephrologist for the same.
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My daughter is 11 month old and her teeth is not come out yet? what should I do. I consult so many doctors but they say it will come dont worry. Would you please suggest me some faster way of coming out teeth.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
You can weight till 18 months of age. Meanwhile I would like to get a thyroid test and vitamin d level done to see whether that is a cause for delay. Regards.
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My baby who is 17 days old tends to cry while passing urine. She also has some white sticky substance in her vagina, although no foul smell comes but still. What cld be the problem ? And does it need immediate attention? N whts d cure

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
If baby cries before and while passing urine and stops after passing urine then it is normal no need to worry,
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My three year old son is frequently having itching and rashes due to some allergy. He also getting cranky for small things also. He won't have food properly but he is so active. Could you suggest solution for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My three year old son is frequently having itching and rashes due to some allergy. He also getting cranky for small t...
Homoeopathic medicine CHAMOMILLA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily for 30 days
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My son is 1 and half year I can give him ultra d3 syrup if yes tell me how many doses should be given?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son is 1 and half year I can give him ultra d3 syrup if yes tell me how many doses should be given?
Hello, If recommended by child specialist, you can give prescribed dosage. Simultaneously, you can increase calcium and vitamin D rich foods in his diet.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Constitutional Growth Delay.

Children with constitutional growth delay (CGD), the most common cause of short stature and pubertal delay, typically have retarded linear growth within the first 3 years of life. In this variant of normal growth, linear growth velocity and weight gain slows beginning as young as age 3-6 months, resulting in downward crossing of growth percentiles, which often continues until age 2-3 years. At that time, growth resumes at a normal rate, and these children grow either along the lower growth percentiles or beneath the curve but parallel to normal children.

At the expected time of puberty, the height of children with constitutional growth delay begins to drift further from the growth curve because of delay in the onset of the pubertal growth spurt. Catch-up growth, onset of puberty, and pubertal growth spurt occur later than average, resulting in normal adult stature and sexual development. Although constitutional growth delay is a variant of normal growth rather than a disorder, delays in growth and sexual development may contribute to psychological difficulties, warranting treatment for some individuals. Studies have suggested that referral bias is largely responsible for the impression that normal short stature per se is a cause of psycho-social problems; non referred children with short stature do not differ from those with more normal stature in school performance or socialization. A recent study determined that constitutional growth delay was the most common cause of short stature in children.
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Hello Doctors, My son born on 10th ARR-2016 and the 1st Vaccination done on 20th APR-2016 in his left but now we observed little swelling in his left hand with looking like inside PUSS (Bulging ) and looking as a yellowish color on his left hand. Please request you to suggest on this like is it normal or need to do any actions on the same. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Hello Doctors, My son born on 10th ARR-2016 and the 1st Vaccination done on 20th APR-2016 in his left but now we obse...
Hello lybrate-user! as per your history it seems that baby has received bcg vaccination on left arm on deltoid region. It is normal to develop pustule after 4to 6 week which will burst and heal leaving scar mark behind which will remain for life time. If any swelling develops in left axilla (lymph node) or in neck gland swellling then inform your pediatrician.
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How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist, Noida
How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?

Parents sometimes tend to neglect their children due to various reasons. However, this negligence influences the children severely. It can affect the development, personality, relationship traits of the children. Every child needs care and love. Parents are naturally the closest people in a child’s world. Negligence from the closest people can lead to destructive character traits in their personality.

1. Attachment problems: One of the primary and direct effects of parental negligence towards children can lead children to be less attached with family. If a child does not get the warmth and care from parents, he automatically detaches from the family bonding and even does not develop the love and compassionate feelings for the family. This pattern hardly changes over time, and it can even lead to problematic relationship of the child in the future. The child may not be able to be close to his own children later.

2. Brain development: Children are tender and sensitive, just like floral buds. Every stimulus has an action. For instance, a child who is affected by malnutrition suffers from weak neural cells. This can be a reason behind weak brain functions. The basic pillars of brain processes, that is, thinking and logical thinking, everything is affected due to parental negligence. It may lead to low level of self-confidence, depression, frustration, anxiety and stress, troubled thoughts and emotional distortions.

Signs of parental negligence in children

1. Eating Disorders

2. Disrupted Sleep

3. Withdrawal from family bonding

4. Aggressive attitude

5. Bed wetting

6. Missing out school

7. Obsessive traits in behavioural patterns

8. Nightmares

9. Sudden change in attitude and behaviours

10. Depression

11. Violence

Every child seeks complete attention and love of his or her parents. However, parents may neglect them due to work stress, social obligations, personal problems and other such reasons. But parents should be considerate about the developmental barriers that could be posed due to this type of negligence. Some children also show eating habit changes, abusive attitude, violence or sometimes even plunge into complete isolation. While children require free scope to let their emotional and mental development boost with social activities, neglected children can withdraw themselves from social activities.

This means no friends, no social activity in life. This is a major reason for depression, suicidal attempts, deformed thought processes and misled lifestyle. As a parent, you can offer your optimum care and affection to your child to avoid such mental distortions, which can be avoided with love and warmth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult the doctor and ask a free question.

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Hi, I am blessed with baby girl on 8th Nov 2016. She is 2.8 kg. I want to confirm whether we can give any janam/ ball ghutti to her. She use to spit a lot of milk. Please advise. Also she demands for more milk after completely breast feeding as she feel hungry. Please suggest which milk powder we should use for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, I am blessed with baby girl on 8th Nov 2016. She is 2.8 kg. I want to confirm whether we can give any janam/ ball...
It is best to give only breast milk till 4 months of age and do not give anything else like gutti. If you still give other milk, do not give in bottle and feed with a spoon.
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My Daughter of 9 years old is suffering from Bed Wetting problem. We consulted few Allopathy and ayurvedic Hospitals but of no use. Kindly suggest me what to do to solve the problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There are some medicines. But try making her pee just before going to bed and wake up in between to make her pass urine. Do not give any fluids 2 hours before bedtime.
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Dental Care

BDS
Dentist, Guna

Chewing food from the affected side should be avoided.

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How not to carry a baby for 6 months? (Like carrying from the armpits; swaying a baby which might be risky because of the brain fluids, etc.)

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How not to carry a baby for 6 months? (Like carrying from the armpits; swaying a baby which might be risky because of...
you can carry baby after few weeks in two close to chest. By six month neck holding is pretty strong.
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I have twin daughters. They are now 19 months old. They don’t eat ANYTHING. Whatever we offer them they refuse to it ya muh se nikal deti h… They still wakes up at night, due to hunger. They drink only milk (buffalo milk) they have low iron level (21.3 and 19.4) and low hb level (10.3 and 10.2. Kindly help me what should I do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have twin daughters. They are now 19 months old. They don’t eat ANYTHING. Whatever we offer them they refuse to it ...
it seems both children are bottle addict which brought this condition.normally by 6 months child be given cereals based soup half cup twice a day.gradually reduce breast.bottle and even milk and give cereals diet increasing to 100 gms at one yrs age.better child develop habbit of selt feeding.now you have to be little strict.no bottle or milk only 200 gms that too inpaneer curd.it will take time
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Hlo meri normal delivery hui h mera baby abi 7 din k h or jb m usko feed krwati hu wo potty kr deta h bilkul patli pani jesi m ky kru. Or din m km se km 15 br potty kr deta h.muje cold b ho rha h kl se mere feed krwane se usko cold to ni hoga. Koi solution btao.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Hlo meri normal delivery hui h mera baby abi 7 din k h or jb m usko feed krwati hu wo potty kr deta h bilkul patli pa...
Dear Lybrate User, Stool pattern for babies have a wide spectrum. If a baby doesn't pass stool for 3 days or he passed 10-12 times per day is normal. If the baby is passing stool every time he is having feed is normal. It will gradually settle down. So need not to worry. Yes the baby can have cold from the mother. The best way to prevent is to wear a face mask while feeding and caring the baby. Thanks.
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My daughter is 5.6years old. Her first lower incisor is budding, but the respective milk tooth hasn't fall down. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, nothing to do if the milk tooth is not bothering the growth and the direction of the permanent tooth otherwise need to get the milk tooth extracted if it's hindering the growth and direction. Talk to your dentist.
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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the two most common birth defects affecting children all over the world. What happens in the cleft lip is that the upper lip is incompletely formed and in cleft palate abnormalities, we see babies with an incompletely formed roof of the mouth. Both these can be found individually or can occur together. These conditions can be severe or mild and affect one or both sides of the face.

Causes
The fEtus undergoes the separation of the upper lip and the roof of the mouth pretty early. In certain cases, this separation does not happen or happens incompletely and certain parts of the upper lip and roof of the mouth fail to form properly leading to cleft lip and palate.

Repair through surgery

  1. Plastic surgery is the only way to repair a cleft lip and/or palate. Both of these impair vital functions like speaking, eating, breathing, and hearing properly.
  2. Surgery is done to restore function and to make the affected child look more normal.
  3. Most cleft lip and palate surgeries are done on very young children usually 3 months to a year old.
  4. Before the actual surgery, a team of specialist define a course of treatment, including repair of the cleft using surgery, which means plugging the hole in the lip or the palate; speech rehabilitation and dental restoration, as the child usually has no teeth in the affected parts of the upper palate.

The specialists required are:

  1. Plastic surgeon
  2. Pediatric dentist
  3. Ear, nose, and throat specialist
  4. Auditory or hearing specialist

What happens during surgery?
Usually, cleft lip surgery happens in children as young as 3-6 months old. It has to be carried out under general anaesthesia. If the condition is severe, and the cleft lip is wide, special procedures like lip adhesion or a moulding plate are used to bring the two parts of the lip closer and it is fully repaired.

Cleft palate repair surgery is done at the age of 9-12 months only.
What happens here is that plastic surgeons bring together the muscles of the upper soft palate and rearrange them to cover the gaping hole in the roof of the mouth. The surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.

  • Without a normal palate, the child can’t speak properly. So, surgery helps to improve and normalise speech.
  • And that’s not all. The child may require more surgeries as he grows older to treat these two problems.
  • This is because the child’s facial structure changes and he or she may require advanced surgeries like pharyngoplasty, which helps improve speech, or alveolar bone grafts to provide stability for permanent teeth.
  • A bone graft is usually done when the child is 6-10 years old and it closes gaps in the bone or gums near the front teeth.
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My 15 months old baby girl doesn't speak clearly. I am worried about her future. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 15 months old baby girl doesn't speak clearly. I am worried about her future. Please help me.
IF there were no problems with her birth or soon after birth, she may be just late in development and will speak . Details like birth and development need to be told to say more
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My 6 month old son has fever 102 f. I give him pcm syrup.is it ok to give that,what is needed to be done?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 6 month old son has fever 102 f. I give him pcm syrup.is it ok to give that,what is needed to be done?
Hello, yes you can give him pcm syrup, required dose according to his age. if fever is uncontrollable even after medication, don't repeat the dose before time and do sponging. If required then consult a physician in person. Take care.
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My son is 5 month old. I would like to introduce fruit juice and ragi porridge for him. Can you give me idea about the food chart that can be given for him.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Wait until completion of six months. Start with liquids only. Gradually give semi solids. Any home made food can be given.
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