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Dr. Gurusamy

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Gurusamy is one of the best Pediatricians in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Gurusamy at Star Healthcare in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gurusamy on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter has severe cough from last 3 months. We consulted pediatrician for 5 times and the medicines are not working. X-ray and blood tests are done. Pediatrician says no issues with the reports and it's a dry cough and suggested to use the medicines advised until the cough stops. Please help.

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My daughter has severe cough from last 3 months. We consulted pediatrician for 5 times and the medicines are not work...
Avoid ghee and oily food. Saline gargles daily two times. Tab. Lacto-LM daily and Coscopine Linctus 1TSF TDS for one week.
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My daughter 28 months old has mild diarrhoea. She eats very less and now lactose intake had to be stopped. So how much amount if ors can be given to meet the nutrient requirement of the whole day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter 28 months old has mild diarrhoea. She eats very less and now lactose intake had to be stopped. So how muc...
ors does not provide nutrients. It is electrolyte salt. ors is not required in mild diarrhoea. nutrients are fulfilled by diet.
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Hi, I want to ask question for my child. He is 6 years old. His weight is only 15 kg. He has no interest in any food. He eats very little. Also the main problem is he looks very thin, please suggest some food, exercise or anything else plz.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Look at the genetic constitution (physical) in the family (parents). Plot the height, weight on IAP growth chart. If it corroborates well, then I will honor the wishes of the child as regards eating. Because in my experience, I have found that the parent's expectations are difficult to meet, even in a normal healthy child. Pediatrician's clinical opinion (after examination) is desirable, to see that child is not suffering from any illness. As regards the diet family food is good enough. Encourage him to play on the ground with other friends, that will be nice exercise for his age.
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ADHD - Best Amazing Ways It Can Be Managed!

Masters In Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Guwahati
ADHD - Best Amazing Ways It Can Be Managed!

ADHD i.e. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a mental disorder that is commonly characterised by attention problems, excessive activity or difficulty in controlling one’s inappropriate behaviour, given his/her age. If ADHD occurs in an adult, the person might face significant issues in maintaining a job, managing time or being in a relationship.

In spite of being the most regularly studied and analysed mental issue in kids and teenagers, the cause, in most of the cases, remains unknown. The symptoms of ADHD might develop as one gets old. Apart from the common symptoms, the person might show signs typical to ADHD such as hyperactivity, inattention, impulsivity and disruptive behaviour as well as relationships and academic difficulties. The symptoms of ADHD need to last for about six months to be diagnosed as a disorder.

The typical management methods of ADHD include counselling or medicines, either used separately or in combination.

  1. Behavioural Therapies: Some of the psychological therapies used are:
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Focuses on changing the thinking patterns of a person that ultimately alters the way he/she generally feels
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy: IPT is a focused form of psychotherapy that involves symptomatic recovery and resolving interpersonal problems.
    • Social Skills Training
    • Family Therapy: Focuses on providing therapy to the individual as well as the family
    • School-Based Interventions
    • Parent Management Training
  2. Medication: Stimulant medications are the more preferred forms of medications for ADHD. They have short-term effects on the symptoms of ADHD. One such example is that of Methylphenidate. Non stimulant medicines are administered for people who indulge in compulsive or recreational stimulant use. Examples include atomoxetine, guanfacine, bupropion and clonidine. Although these medications are usually safe, over dosage can cause side-effects and contraindications.
  3. Diet: Modification in diet can prove beneficial for children suffering from ADHD. The benefits are usually confined to children having food sensitivities or those who are being medicated using ADHD medicines simultaneously.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My daughter is 14 days old. Every night seems she is getting her nose blocked and finding difficulty in breathing. We are giving nasoclear. Is it a common phenomenon to new born? Shall we continue to use nasoclear like this?

BHMS, MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Dehradun
My daughter is 14 days old. Every night seems she is getting her nose blocked and finding difficulty in breathing. We...
Nasal obstruction it frequently seen in new born but the cause of obstruction should be know mainly it can be due to excessive accumulation of mucus or due to viral rhinitis or idiopathic rhinitis so you should consult to the pediatrician or you can give Nux. Vomica 30 3doses in mother milk it will definitely help your daughter it a homeopathic medicine rhinitis is a inflammation of mucus membrane of nose.
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Now my girl baby has 6 months completed. But her weight is only 5.4 kg. I give food properly when ever she was in hungry. Also feed all the time. But she was not weight gain. What is the reason for it. When she born she avoid breast milk that time I use honey to sip the breast. 1 month she continuously I use honey because of her breast feed. That honey affect my baby weight gain? Pls tell your advice briefly.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Now my girl baby has 6 months completed. But her weight is only 5.4 kg. I give food properly when ever she was in hun...
Hello, In the initial 3 months, infants put on about 1 kg each month. From 3-6 months, weight gain reduces to 1/2 kg/month; from 6-9 months, it becomes 1/3, and for 9-12 months, it settles to 1/4 kg. In full term infants, the birth weight doubles in the 4th month and triples when they reach 12 months of age. Generally 6 months old have weight between 5-6 Kg.
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Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a lot along With his mother & whole family. Suggestion would be very much helpful.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a...
Spinal bifida should be treated as early as possible to prevent nerve damage and improve outcome. Prognosis depends on the current situation of the child in terms of leg movement and bladder and bowel control.
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Kya aap mujhe 18 month baby se baby ka diet chart de sakte ho .ek normal daily routine me bache k ache growth& health k liye uski dekhbhal kaise ki jaaye. Pls suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Kya aap mujhe 18 month baby se baby ka diet chart de sakte ho .ek normal daily routine me bache k ache growth& health...
18 month baby food chart Mon 1/2 to 1 cup milk Rice with Okra curry and Dal, cucumber slices Tue 2-4 soaked almonds Moong Masoor Spinach Khichdi Wed 1/2 cup milk with 1-2 biscuits Vegetable Dalia Khichdi with curd Thu 2-4 soaked almonds Rice, dal and cauliflower peas curry Fri 1/2 to 1 cup milk Masoor dal khichdi
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Can we feed grape water for new born baby (20 days) old baby. Some times he is not comfortable to sleep.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Can we feed grape water for new born baby (20 days) old baby. Some times he is not comfortable to sleep.
Seriously, You must be joking! You do not give any thing to a 20 day old except breast milk. Even Plain water is not allowed. By and large, the milk supply to the mother increases as the babies grow and there is no need for top feeds too. Please do not consider giving any thing other than breast milk to the baby. The baby may be uncomfortable for various other reasons, which should be discussed with your paediatrician.
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