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Dr. Guru Swamy

Pediatrician, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Guru Swamy Pediatrician, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Guru Swamy is a renowned Pediatrician in Tondiarpet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Guru Swamy personally at Malligai Hospital in Tondiarpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Guru Swamy on Lybrate.com.

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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 is 5 weeks old and completely on formula doesn't take breastfeed. I am concerned if he could be led a healthy life.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Yes, he will have healthy life provided you personally take care of child for first few years till he is independent.
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My son is just 3yrs old from 1month I saw that whenever he discharge toilets his penis blow like balloon I very scared please tell me what's should l do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My son is just 3yrs old from 1month  I saw that whenever he discharge toilets his penis blow like balloon I very scar...
This is due to a very small opening of the skin over the penis, called phimosis. Treatment is simple
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What is the difference between normal vaccination and pain less vaccination?

Pediatrician,
Pain less vaccination is usually in reference to dtp vaccination, of which the p component - pertussis component is changed causing less pain and inflammation as compared to the original p in dtp vaccination, as the pain and inflammation at the site of injection is less, the immunogenecity - that is its preotective efficacy is little less as compared to the original dtp.
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Hi mere 4 years daughter k near potty area chote chote massa h jo nhi incr ho rahe h n hi decr, skin specialist ko dekhiya wo bol rahe h surgery karene parege pls help it is neccassary or not.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Surgery karane se pehele aap use homoeopathic medicines kam se kam 1 mahina do aur phir mujhe uski condition batayo. Rozana Thuja 30 din mein 3 baar de aur masso par Thuja ointment lagaye. Ghabraye mat, masse hain to homoeopathy treat kar dega. Ho sakta hai 1 mahine ki jagah 2 ya 3 mahine lag jaye.
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Hi my son is 6 months old and he is suffering from teething problem what I should do to relax him as due to pain he is getting hyper and all the time putting fingers in his mouth n drinking 3 ounce or like 2 ounce per hour. immediately he vomits as he Take burp

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Normally teeth start erupting at 6 months of age, but at this time most babies also start putting things in their mouth. This is the way the child explores his or her environment. Fussiness of the child can be caused by other things such as ear pain and blocked nose. Allow the child to put fingers in the mouth as he is using them as a pacifier which will be cleaner than an artificial pacifier that keeps falling to the ground. Your baby may be swallowing a lot of air due to faulty position of bottle feeding and could be a reason for regurgitation of milk. I suggest you change to cup feeds and introduce solids in his diet.
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Hi Please suggest me the required vaccination for 5 year girl

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Dpt booster, if not given, so also you can give chickenpox hepatitis a, typhoid vaccines if you have not given.
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Hello doctor. My daughter is 2 month old. She is very crying. And not sleep well in night. What the reason? How to stop crying? Pls tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello doctor. My daughter is 2 month old. She is very crying. And not sleep well in night. What the reason? How to st...
Common cause 1. Hungry baby 2. Wet n discomfort particularly in night. Look for. Burping after feed reduces discomfort due to abdominal distension.
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What is nutrition food in break fast for female kids.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
There's nothing specific breakfast for female kids. Anything which is rich in calories as children need lot of energy in the morning hours.
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One year and two month old baby is not speaking yet , only aaaa & un un speaking Pls suggest.

BHMS, DEMS
Homeopath, Pune
One year and two month old baby is not speaking yet , only aaaa & un un speaking
Pls suggest.
Kids by the age of 12-15 months should have a wide range of speech sounds in their babbling (like p, b, m, d, or n), begin to imitate and approximate sounds and words modeled by family members, and typically say one or more words (not including" mama" and" dada") spontaneously. You can do speech therapy exercise. For few months. And constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.
stop market junk food. prepare cereal based paratha both the time adding salt ,ALU,dal onion etc.every time new.serve with small amount of curry,curd,milk.add chocolate powder if available. give oily biscuits.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma

B.H. M. S.
Homeopath, Pune
Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma

Asthma is a condition that severely affects the lungs. The airways become narrow and the lungs become inflamed. Its characteristic features include bronchospasm, reversible airflow obstruction and variable and recurring symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. This might be caused up to 2 to 3 times a day.

Causes:
Causes include:

  1. Daily use of Paracetamol
  2. Vaccines
  3. Daily use of antibiotics
  4. Caesarean sections
  5. Asthma in family

Asthma is usually triggered by:

  1. Tobacco Smoke
  2. Exercise
  3. Polluted or Poor air
  4. Cold Air
  5. Emotional Stress
  6. Allergies

Homeopathic Treatment: Asthma should be preferably treated using homeopathy. It is safe for most age groups. Asthma is a chronic problem that is best treated by a qualified homeopath. While few cures are found in numerous home use packs since they can treat a number of problems, the effective treatment of asthma usually needs potencies and changes of cures more than the extent of a prescriber and a home kit. For best results, the monitoring of a qualified homeopath should be sought. The homeopathic cures required for asthma change according to the signs of the sufferer. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Arsenicum Album (Ars.): Symptoms requiring the use of this medication include wheezing with dry cough and Asthma caused due to cold air. Upon application, the person will be anxious and restless and the condition worsens after midnight. Sometimes, it might result in exhaustion. There is a chilling sensation and they will crave for warmth. Patients required Ars. will be critical, anxious and afraid of being alone.
  2. Kali Bichromicum (Kali-bi.): Symptoms that require Kali-bi include asthma with stringy and sticky mucus. The patients feel chilly and after a while they get sick. The respiratory tract often is infected with mucous membrane infections. Ulcers are an additional infection.
  3. AntimoniumTartaricum (Ant-t.): Uncomfortable breathing and wet cough with mucus require this medication. It solves many issues that accompany difficult breathing. In severe cases, heart failure is possible.
  4. Grindelia (Grin.): Key symptoms are dry cough and possibility of wheezing. It may be accompanied by Rattling respiration, chronic bronchitis and suffocation during sleep.
  5. Phosphorus (Phos.): Upper respiratory tract infections cause asthma that ends in the chest. This causes coughing and wheezing.

Other homeopathic medicines for treating asthma are Nux Vomica (Nux-v.) and Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls). If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My daughter has all her milestone delay like delayed speech, development, gross motor, etc. She difficulties in all gross motor activities like writing, drawing, combing her hair, wearing shoes and socks, etc.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Your daughter needs to be evaluated by a pediatrcian and psychologist. Depending on that she will need physiotherapy and speech therapy. This will help her in attending a special school.
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I am 19 years old. I gave a birth to a girl baby 3 months ago. I feed breast milk for sometimes. After sometime I feed powder milk. What kind of food that increase the lactation. And what are the other steps for it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am 19 years old. I gave a birth to a girl baby 3 months ago. I feed breast milk for sometimes. After sometime I fee...
No special food or medicine will increase lactation. Only your positive attitude towards breastfeeding, nutritious foods, adequate water and suckling by the baby.
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Hello Doctor, My baby is now 6 months old, he is 6 kg born 1 month pre-term with 1.8 kg. He is taking nanpro1 from past 2 months. Doctor suggested to give rapgrow drop and lactodex hmf sachet, but these medicines are really tough to get in the market and I don't see any review for rapgrow. Will it be safe? Also he is continuing zincovit drop and raricap drop.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hello Doctor,
My baby is now 6 months old, he is 6 kg born 1 month pre-term with 1.8 kg. He is taking nanpro1 from pa...
As the baby growth is good both length and weight and if developmentally normal, you can stop giving rapgrow and lactodex hmf. Continue with zincovit and iron drops. And important is to give vit d3 (ultra d3) drops 1ml once daily till 1 year of age as we see vit d defeciency very commonly. Start on the weaning diet and iron rich foods so that you can slowly stop iron supplementation if haemoglobin is normal.
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Could there be an endocrinology related issue that could cause obesity in children if they are gaining weight even with careful diet (no junk food, soda, overeating) and good physical activity?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes Indeed. It is a good idea to consult a doctor and do a metabolic screening including a thyroid profile.
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