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Dr. J Sankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. J Sankar is a popular Pediatrician in Porur, Chennai. You can visit him at J K Hospital in Porur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. J Sankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir/ mam. Please my three year old son dont want to take milk. He want to eat only roti all the time, i' m so worried about him please suggest me what I do?

Pediatrician, Pune
If he drinks 2 cups of milk in a day, it is more than sufficient, excessive milk reduces appetite, may cause iron defeciencies, he should eat rotis, and everything made at home, including dal rice vegetables, fruits, his weight is appropriate for his age, he is ok, you need not worry, we have come to be in a habit of unnecessary worry, try to avoid this, relax.
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My grandson is two years old yet he is not speaking. We are doing speech therapy, can we consult a children phycotist?

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Does he makes sounds? babbles speaks monosyllables like mama papa dada? if yes then there is mild delay in speech. If not get his hearing assessment done.
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Hello doctor, meri baby 15 months ki ho gai h and uske abhi tak teeth nahi aaye use vit. D3 ke shacets bhi diye bt unse bhi koi effect nahi aaya. So please suggest something.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Normally teeth erupts between 4-7 months how ever we wait till 18 months for the first tooth to appear. If no tooth appears till this age you should consult a pediatric dentist.
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Ma baby is 45 days old with 4 kg weight. Birth weight 2.5 kg.some sort of yellow watery liquid is oozing always from his anus which stains the cloths yellow. This also coming out before he passes stool. Stool is normal in color and consistency. Also he is too gassy. Not getting successful burping often. Why this oozing occurs? Is it normal? What is the remedy?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Ma baby is 45 days old with 4 kg weight. Birth weight 2.5 kg.some sort of yellow watery liquid is oozing always from ...
Hello, Its due to your breastfed milk being more watery appears as yellow discharge from anus is normal & will gradually be ok. You need to remain fit to keep your baby healthy & fit. Avoid, junkfood, spicy, fried intake inorder to keep your baby healthy. Tk, care.
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My baby is 9 month and continue stools. No food eating. I am giving z and d drops. As per Dr. advise. please help me what I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is 9 month and continue stools. No food eating. I am giving z and d drops. As per Dr. advise. please help me ...
Hello, lybrare user, give your baby the under noted Homoeo medicine.@ Aloe s 30- 4 pills, thrice for 3 days. Avoid, junk food, pizza, burger to prevent gastric disorder being transferred to your baby. Report after 4 days. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tk care.
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits


Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth


Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is


Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.


While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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My kid is born in US. They don’t give BCG vaccination after birth there. Can I get this vaccination done after 6 months in India.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My kid is born in US. They don’t give BCG vaccination after birth there. Can I get this vaccination done after 6 mont...
Yes. This vaccination can be given till 5 years of age. If you are planning to live in india then you should vaccinate your baby.
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Hello doc im a mother of 9th month old baby she is not taking my feed frm d past 3 months n my bust size isn't reducing what shud I do to overcome my obesity after pregnancy.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello doc im a mother of 9th month old baby she is not taking my feed frm d past 3 months n my bust size isn't reduci...
U need to suckle repeatedly soo that she can get milk..breast milk is the superfood fr lifetime...after lactation period is over ur breast will reduce.. Fr ur weight u need to walk daily...have to maintain ur diet..take honey with lemon in warm water..take gourd,cucumber,carrot make a juice and hv it in the morning...take oatmeal and boiled egg with fruits in breakfast..hv a bowl rice,1 pc roti chicken or fish with lots f green veggies in ur lunch..in dinner hv some salads,chicken soup.take 2 cucumber jst before every primary meal.
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My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1 milk twice a day. Should I give him glycerine suppository.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1...
Small infants may pass stool every 3 to 4 days. Its normal. As they are taking only liquid that is milk. But if baby is feeling discomfort or there is abdominal fullness, consult a pediatrician. As there are many other severe conditions where suppository may worsen the condition.
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My baby is 4 years old and she is doing bed wetting. This habit can be stop? She was active when she was three but now she wets while sleeping.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Don't scold her or remind her for her act. Just develop habit to urinate before going to bed. Get her urine checked. If it is normal, no cause of much worry. Avoid to make her conscious. It may be helpful. Else consult pediatrician.
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