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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Indra is a popular Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Indra personally at V K Nursing Home in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Indra on Lybrate.com.

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My baby boy was 9.0 months old only. He was suffering from lose motions from last 5 days continually around 40- 45 time a day. What can I do. He admitted in hospital last 5 days but still there was nothing improve. Please help me.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If hospitalized there is nothing to worry about, it is usually viral gastroenteritis and takes time to recover. Treatment is replacing lost fluids, that we give via intravenous route. Relax, have faith and patience. He will be alright shortly.
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Ways That Can Help Deal With Epilepsy And Seizures In Children!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Ways That Can Help Deal With Epilepsy And Seizures In Children!

Epilepsy is defined as a neurological disorder, which affects people of all age groups. However, the cases of seizures are found more in young children (likely to occur in as many as 4% of children) than in adults. It is still not known as to why a developing brain is more prone to seizures than a mature brain. A child is said to be suffering from epilepsy when they occur frequently. 

As parents your responsibilities are compounded if your child has epilepsy. You not only have to pay heed towards the normal concerns of his/her upbringing but also have to look into your child's emotional aspects, while dealing with the disorder in your day to day life.

You can help your child deal with the condition in the following ways:

1. It is quite likely that your child may feel resentful and develop emotional issues, such as depression or low self-esteem. Help your child cultivates positive attitude towards life and his/her disease.

2. Try to make your child come to terms with reality by helping him/her to understand that even though he/she may be different, he/she shouldn't look upon the condition as something that is abnormal. It is best to help your child concentrate on his/her strengths at such times.

3. Help your child participate in activities of his/her choice to instill positivity in life.

4. Make sure your other children understand their sibling's ailment and if he/she feels neglected try and spend more time with him/her. If need be, seek family counselling to make everyone understand how to deal with your child's illness.

5. Learn about your child's medication schedule thoroughly and also find out what he/she needs to do in case a dose of medication is missed.

6. Develop an environment where he/she feels comfortable and can easily share a concern or anxieties.

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

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My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa. Kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My son is 2 years old and he is still not learnt to speak? he says only papa and maa.
Kindly advice.
Hello thanks for the query You won't get worried if he responds to sound, clearly speaks papa and mama and other motor and social milestones are normal. In the current era of gadgets/television and nuclear family it has been observed that the language development lags behind. Just observe about the development and try to interact more with the baby. I hope this helps. Regards.
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My baby is 2. 5 months old. She is not having cold cough or anything like that. But she occasionally coughs. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My baby is 2. 5 months old. She is not having cold cough or anything like that. But she occasionally coughs. Is it no...
Occasionally 2-3 time small bouts of coughing in a day or coughing after feeding is normal. It may be because to irritation due to some milk or normal secretion in thraot. Its a normal reflex coughing. Continus large bouts of coughing with cold or fever or other symptom you should give prescribed medicine or consult pediatrician.
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I M having twin boys. They were born on 7 month of my pregnancy. Now my problem is they are 5 years old n I do not know which body soap is good for them I have tried different different like ayurvedic ,liquid soap, soao bar but their skin is getting dark day by day n skin is getting hairy little bit. N second thing they r very skinny how to gain weight.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
I M having twin boys. They were born on 7 month of my pregnancy. Now my problem is they are 5 years old n I do not kn...
Hi lybrate-user, babies skin are very sensitive. But no matter how well you are getting time for yourself, you will always put your baby first. Even when you are thinking of ways to get a fairer and glowing skin, you will want to look for ways to get your baby’s skin fairer and softer! Here are a few home remedies for you: 1. Nice & Warm Oil Massage - You must have been told by your mother or grandmother a hundred times that massaging your newborn with a hot oil is good for his bones and muscles to get them stronger. But what they didn’t tell you is that the hot oil massage also improves the complexion of your baby. It adds another protective layer of moisture on their skin and this results in mild pinkish glow and blossom. 2. Using An Optimum Water Temperature For Bathing - As much as it essential for the adults to take care of the water temperature they are bathing with, it is even more important that you keep an optimum water temperature for your baby’s bath. Otherwise, too hot or cold water will dry out your young one’s sensitive skin and make it appear dull and dark. 3. Soft Baby Scrub - Don’t worry, we won’t ask you to use your everyday scrub on your delicate baby. Instead, you can prepare a baby scrub using baby oil, chickpea flour, milk, rose water, and an evenly grounded gram pulse. Gently scrub away the impurities and this will also improve the blood circulation in your baby’s body, that will lead to a fairer complexion ultimately. 4. Mild Baby Friendly Body Pack - Your young one’s body is totally new to the environmental factors, with more sensitive skin than any adult. Fostering the little one’s skin with a mild body pack will nurture their skin and give them an evenly fair skin tone. Mix sandalwood, milk, saffron and turmeric to make a smooth paste and apply it on your baby’s body. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This will not only make him fairer but will also protect him from various skin infections. Do this once in a week. 5. Complete Moisturization - The most important and essential step in the baby skin care routine is the moisturization. You can apply a good and mild baby skin-friendly moisturizer once a day. 6. Give A Regulated Sunbath - We understand that protecting your little one from the harsh rays of the sun is essential, but some natural vitamin D is necessary for the skin to stay bright and healthy as well. Use a pram or shed to protect your baby from the impact of direct sunlight. 7. Fresh Fruit Juices - Fruit juices are a great option for babies above 3 months. Feeding your baby a fresh juice of grapes will help increase the sheen of the epidermis and fruits like oranges & apples will improve your baby’s overall health. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
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My child is 7 years. He is very shy when we are there and he doesn't want to talk with elders in front of us. Please tell me how to deal with him ?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, your child is learning. He should be given training according to your cultural and society needs. At this age he needs appreciation and encouragement. Don't force him for anything. Just encourage him. Bless him and care him. Take care.
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Hello Doctor my son is 3 year old he is suffering from sneezing. What I should take care of him.

MBBS
General Physician,
Baby having sneezing problem may be due to exposure to old climate and could be allergic to envirnement particle so you have to see that the child is not exposed to cold climate. Give plenty of water and fluid to drink. Best thing to consult a child specialist to rule out any rhinitis problem.
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My baby is 11mths old. He drinks milk from nipple bottle. When he had motion problems our doctor suggested we stop using the bottle and instead try cup to feed him. We tried this method but he does not drink milk. And later when we introduce nipple bottle he drinks it quickly. How do we stop feeding through nipple bottle? Please advice.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby is 11mths old. He drinks milk from nipple bottle. When he had motion problems our doctor suggested we stop us...
As you have already started with bottle milk and the child is used to bottle feed, its difficult to feed the child normally with spoon. Try to avoid bottle feeding as much as possible. Even if you continue bottle feeding just take care that you maintain proper hygiene by boiling both bottle and nipples atleast once daily. Do not leave the child when child is feeding through bottle.
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My son is suffering from dry cough very dangerously I shown to pediatrician doctor but stil I feel that they just give tonics.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ludhiana
My son is suffering from dry cough very dangerously I shown to pediatrician doctor but stil I feel that they just giv...
You can use cherricoff or relent plus syrup. Dry cough viral mostly nd this will go on its own no antibiotic required actually.
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My 6 months old baby girl suffering from cold and cough. After consulting my pediatric I gave her maxtra drops. 7ml twice a day, levolin and zifi 100 twice a day 2ml of both. 5 days passed but not much improvement in the cough and cold. Sometimes she coughs alot and vomit all the milk. Please advice me what to do? PS: I gave her steam 2 times a day.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 6 months old baby girl suffering from cold and cough. After consulting my pediatric I gave her maxtra drops. 7ml t...
Hi. Give her homoeopathic medicines which are very very safe for infants, toddlers, small kids! give her schwabe's alpha-nc and alpha-cf - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use bakson's nasal-aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Continue with steam inhalation twice daily.
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Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?
Normally the secretion of mouth come up in babies and need not be phlegm as you think . Phlegm comes in chest infection and is yellow in colour. YOu only need to wipe of the salival that form up in mouth as do in all babies
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Sir my daughter is premature baby (6 months 15 days pregnancy) birth weight 980 gm. Now she is 7th month and her weight is 4.2 kg. She is feeding only mother milk. Sir now what we do for diet or treatment, her weight is very poor.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir my daughter is premature baby (6 months 15 days pregnancy) birth weight 980 gm. Now she is 7th month and her weig...
It is really good hat she has become 4.2 Kg by now. You have to give her all homemade foods and fruits and vitamin drops, Check for anemia and hypothyroidism by a blood test.
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For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). How to clear it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). ...
That is normal. Try to wipe it with a clean, sterile cloth. It it goes it was most likely due to the milk/nan otherwise it can be a fungal infection called oral candidiasis, common in preterm babies.
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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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My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.
Dear Lynbrate user If your child wears diapers then surely it's Nappy rash , keep the baby dry and naked for many times in a day.you can use happy nappy ointment Hope this helps or use Neosporin-H ointment
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Hi my baby has 12 months old. He effected with cough and cold. I am giving him nebulization. Could you please tell me for cough medicine.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi my baby has 12 months old. He effected with cough and cold. I am giving him nebulization. Could you please tell me...
You may try antihistamine levo citirizine 2.5 ml once in a day for 2 days and instill saline nasal drops in each nostrils 3-4 times in a day. If there is no relief or symptoms increases, consult doctor.
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My baby is 6 month old are mosquito stickers good to stick on baby clothes while taking him out for a walk in the evening. What should I do to keep him away from mosquito bites.

Pediatrician, Pune
Going for a walk would be a better option, mosquitoes bands / stickers in babies are difficult to monitor, you never know when they will put it in their mouth.
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My son is 20 days old, from 2 -3 days he is crying a lot. He will not stop crying until unless his mother feeds him. He wants her mother to feed him round the clock even if he is not hungry also, if she moves or sleep for while he will start crying. We are very tensed. Please suggest us what to do and how to understand our son problem.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
My son is 20 days old, from 2 -3 days he is crying a lot. He will not stop crying until unless his mother feeds him. ...
Hi Mr. lybrate-user ask the mother to not to feed frequently and do demand feeding with proper position minimum 2-3 hrs gap in between and to feed one side completely and go for otherside. Follow this if that is not getting settled consult local pediatrician.
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