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Dr. Jayanthi Kalanithi

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Jayanthi Kalanithi is a popular Pediatrician in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Jayanthi Kalanithi at VeeCare Sundar Hospital - Poonamallee in Poonamallee, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jayanthi Kalanithi on Lybrate.com.

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VeeCare Sundar Hospital - Poonamallee

No.186, Trunk Road, poonamallee. Landmark: Poonamallee Bus Depot & Government General Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I'm giving birth to my baby yesterday and now my baby on breast feeding what diet is necessary for me. Can I take non veg diet?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
I'm giving birth to my baby yesterday and now my baby on breast feeding what diet is necessary for me. Can I take non...
Please eat a balanced, nutritious diet with good amount of proteins, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, with plenty of fluids. Non vegetarian diet is good if it contains good amounts of proteins, like fish, lean meat, etc.
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13 months old boy is often suffering from constipation and sometimes blood is there on his stool also the stool is very hard and is difficult to pass. He cries a lot while passing the stool sometimes.

M.D. HERBAL
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dehradun
13 months old boy is often suffering from constipation and sometimes blood is there on his stool also the stool is ve...
Take org wheat Grass Powder, drink 10 ml castrol oil in milk at bed time, apply also in & out of belly button.
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My father in law is detected as gall bladder cancer spread to liver and other organ. Doctor told he may live for few months. We are giving Ayurveda treatment to him . He is feeling better . But he is getting weak day by day. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My father in law is detected as gall bladder cancer spread to liver and other organ. Doctor told he may live for few ...
A good nursing care, keeping him joyful and diet as advised by doctor is the way to keep weakness away to some extent.
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My baby has turned six months old now. I want to start baby cereals. Which cereal is better nutricia farex or nestle cerelac?

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
My baby has turned six months old now. I want to start baby cereals. Which cereal is better nutricia farex or nestle ...
Try to start natural foods instead of artificial foods. Start seasonal fruits except apple which should be boiled. Start rice with doll and ghee etc. You can learn more from your peditaricin.
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My daughter has the habit of sucking the fingers. What can I do to get rid of that habit. Because of that her teeth been come out. Please help me doctors. She is 3 years of old.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My daughter has the habit of sucking the fingers. What can I do to get rid of that habit. Because of that her teeth b...
I will suggest you to increase her self confidence and don't scold her and then train her accordingly.
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Behaviour Problems Among Children - Tips For Parents!

MD Homeopathy, MA - Clinical Psychology, Clinical Hypnotherapy
Homeopath, Pune
Behaviour Problems Among Children - Tips For Parents!

Diagnosis & Management of Behavioural Disorders in Children

Disruptive behavioural disorders are complicated and may include many different factors working in combination. For example, a child who exhibits the delinquent behaviours of Conduct Disorder may also have ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and a difficult home life. 

Diagnosis methods may include:

  1. Diagnosis by a specialist: Paediatrician, Psychologist or Child Psychiatrist.
  2. In-depth Interviews with the parents, child and teachers.
  3. Behaviour check lists or standardised Questionnaires.
  4. A diagnosis is made if the child’s behaviour meets the criteria for disruptive behaviour disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from the American Psychiatric Association.

It is important to rule out acute stressors that might be disrupting the child’s behaviour. For example, a sick parent or victimising by other children might be responsible for sudden changes in a child’s typical behaviour and these factors have to be considered initially.

How can habit disorders affect behaviour?

Most children develop certain repetitive behaviours at an early age, but it is the frequency, persistence or its effects on the overall well-being of the child which could qualify it as a ‘Disorder’. These habits include

  1. Repetitive sucking of the thumb
  2. Biting of the nails
  3. Hitting his own self
  4. Pulling at his own hair
  5. Holding on to his breath just for the sake of it

This refers to the behavioural issues of your child which cause the child to misbehave more often; this can be due to a variety of reasons such as Improper Parenting, Persistent Family problems, Child Abuse or Neglect, or any other incident that has traumatised the child in the past, both Psychological problems or Medical illnesses etc.

Preventive Measures:

  1. Respect Others Space - Your child may be very excited to tell you about some special event or happening in school, but teach him not to interrupt you when you are at work. He must learn to respect other people’s space and have patience while dealing with people. Otherwise, he would not be able to take rejections and thus be inconsiderate in his attitude.
  2. Adjustment with Peers - Monitor how he behaves with his playmates. Stop him when he happens to fight with his playmates or fights with them aggressively and teach him how exactly to behave with people.
  3. Firm Discipline - You should deal with stubbornness with a bit of high-handedness. Look at your child right into the eye and tell him what is expected of him. Be tough, but not rude.
  4. Balance Independence - Monitor his use of PCs, laptops and mobiles. Well, that doesn’t mean you need to loom over everything he does on his gadget, but do try to watch over the content whether it is inappropriate or not. But remember to never really pry and barge into his privacy. Respect that and you can still humour him.

Treatment of behavioural disorders in children

Untreated children with behavioural disorders may grow up to be dysfunctional adults. Generally, the earlier the intervention, the better the outcome is likely to be.  Treatment is usually multifaceted and depends on the particular disorder and various factors contributing to it, which may include:

  1. Parental education – For example, teaching parents how to communicate with and manage their children.
  2. Family therapy The entire family is helped to improve communication and problem-solving skills.
  3. Cognitive behavioural therapy – To help the child to control their thoughts and behaviour.
  4. Social training – The child is taught important social skills, such as how to have a conversation or play cooperatively with others.
  5. Anger management The child is taught how to recognise the signs of their growing frustration and given a range of coping skills designed to defuse their anger and aggressive behaviour. Relaxation techniques and stress management skills are also taught.
  6. Support for associated problems – For example, a child with a learning difficulty will benefit from professional support.
  7. Use of Reinforcement – Many children with behavioural disorders experience repeated failures at school and in their interactions with others. Encouraging the child to excel in their particular talents (such as sport) can help to build self-esteem using positive reinforcements both verbal and non-verbal.
  8. Medication – To help control impulsive behaviours if required so.

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 17 years old and has constant blocked nose and formation of phelm in his sinuses. Allergy of dust and smoke, chemicals etc. His height and weight is above average and eats well. He does not consume vegetables and is on diet of potato and different dals. Pl advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
He is suffering from deviated nasal septum. Allergies make situations even worse. He needs to be seen by a ent doctor who will investigate exact cause & treat with antiallergics, antibiotics. Surgery may be needed in some cases.
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What to do to reduce the children and toddlers getting caught with cold and cough.Please suggest something.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD Peadiatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
What to do to reduce the children and toddlers getting caught with cold and cough.Please suggest something.
Hi. Infections are common in this age group. Cold is spread by droplets. Avoid contact with person having cough cold. Give nutritious diet in form of fruits and vegetables. Take care!
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My baby is giving lots of expressions . He is 45 days old . He puts hands inside his mouth and scratches his face quite often as if he is disturbed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Namakkal
My baby is giving lots of expressions . He is 45 days old . He puts hands inside his mouth and scratches his face qui...
It's normal. Periodically do nail cutting and trimming. Give feed when he used to do like that. Thank you.
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