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Dr. Jayanthi Viswanatha

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. Jayanthi Viswanatha is a renowned Pediatrician in sholinganallur, Chennai. She is currently practising at Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Jayanthi Viswanatha on Lybrate.com.

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My 8 months daughter always catches cold and cough. My concern is how long shall I keep her on over the counter medication. Please suggest few immune boosting food for her and I don't want to continue to give her cough syrup every alternate or after few days.

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Avoid bottle feed if doing, it is the source of infection in recurrent ARI cases Give medicine for minimum period required.
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Why is breastfeeding so good for your baby and you

Breast milk is the best for babies and the benefits of breastfeeding are one too many. Breast milk not only supplies your baby with its requirement of vitamins and nutrients, but also gets the substances which fight diseases, making your baby healthy and strong.
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1. Protects Your Body - Breastfeeding induces some changes in your body which you might not be very delighted to accept, but are for the sake of your baby. Did you know, these very changes benefit you as well. Studies have proved that women who breastfeed are protected against breast and ovarian cancer. The longer you feed, the more protected you are.
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My newborn niece's hands are defected. Fingers of both the hands are not fully developed. So is there any surgery which can help her to make the fingers look ok.

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6 month infant having nasal cleft and anterior cranial fossa of 4 × 7 mm is this a serious problem especially the anterior cranial fossa.

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My daughter has loose motion problem FM her birth 4-1-2016 to till day also split milk.

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My daughter has loose motion problem FM her birth 4-1-2016 to till day also split milk.
Hi dear lybrate user, your question is ambiguous however, give her the under noted homo-medicine* @ aloe s 30- 1 drop, thrice a day. With 1 tsfl of water/milk. Report fortnightly.
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My son 2 years old cut his left finger by resor too much bleeding what to do,,,,,

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Lift the limb above the head level. Tie a compression bandage, not too tight. Visit emergency if the cut is big, for a suture.
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Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.

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Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.
it seems antidiabetic medication! is it antidiabetic medication !! if yes then urgently you shall reach to pediatrician and get admitted there as it can cause hypoglycemia in children when accidentally ingested.
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I am having dry cough since 15 days. I took Telekast L tablet thinking that the cough would be because of dust as I am allergic to dust, but no use. Now I took one Alkof cough gel tablet, but still there is no use. Now I am having pain in left throat when I swallow. Please advice me some medications. Thank You.

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Allergic bronchitis is the condition what it seems like from the history available here. Must to consult chest physician or allergy specialist to have permanent control. Medicines could be in form of inhalation in these situations which I feel has not been ever started in your case,
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Hello Dr. Newborn baby ko diaper phnaya ja sakta h ya ni. Isse koi nukshan to nihoga baby ko.

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Hello Dr. Newborn baby ko diaper phnaya ja sakta h ya ni. Isse koi nukshan to nihoga baby ko.
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My daughter don't want to eat regular food like milk, rice, vegetables etc. We have to feed her by force and she is very skinny but active all the time.

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Hji some kids are fussy eaters. Try to inculcate good eating habits. Don't introduce wrong foods. If she is active and then skinny you don't need to worry much. Whatever is being made at home should be served. Take care.
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Hi my son is 7 months old and suffering from motion since 5 days and vomiting and not taking milk or anything.

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Hi my son is 7 months old and suffering from motion since 5 days and vomiting and not taking milk or anything.
Hello, give your baby the underlying homoeo medicines:@china30-1drop with 1st tsfl of milk, thrice..you should be conscious about your health to keep your baby healthy. Avoid, junk food, caffeine, dust, cold intake. Report after a wk. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tk care.
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My kid is facing motion problem from last one month and also dejection is very less. Can you suggest what will be solutions for this. Thanks

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My kid is facing motion problem from last one month and also dejection is very less. Can you suggest what will be sol...
YOu have not mentioned age of your child and if it is constipation you have to check thyroid and feed fiber containing diet and fruits and give water plenty
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My one year 5 month old daughter is passing stools 3 times a day. 2 times normal consistency and one time liquid. Is it normal? She is underweight too n has lack of immunity as she falls sick every once or twice in month. Please suggest any healthy diet.

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My one year 5 month old daughter is passing stools 3 times a day. 2 times normal consistency and one time liquid. Is ...
Myself i ahomoeopath and actually the problem is frequent medicines.As said that she is frequently sick and so she requires medicines but it is the other way around.She is on frequent medicines,which leads weak immunity and thus frequent infections.I will sugget you to start following homoeopathic medicines and give her good healthy home diet,nothing special. Homoeopathic medicine MUNOSTIM ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 4 tab twice daily NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) drink 1 drop in 1spoon fresh water once every night for 5 days.
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My daughter is 2 years old and her hairs are very less and also growing too much slow, we have shaved her hair 4-5 times but of no use. please suggest us how can her hairs increase and grow.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Growing of hair is natural process, it takes its own time which differ from individual to individual if there is no any ailment.
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I have boy baby 2 years old he premature baby. He having low vitamin D.what kind of food can give him.

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I have boy baby 2 years old he premature baby. He having low vitamin D.what kind of food can give him.
Foods that provide vitamin D include: Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon. Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals. Beef liver. Cheese. Egg yolks.
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Hi, I have a 4 month old girl child. Please suggest how to care for and how to treat for best grow. And suggest any books, literature or tools which help us better. Thanking you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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To give you a good guidance I need to know the present weight. Weight alone is not the indicator of good health. You can continue to give breast milk and add home made semisolids like raggi porridge, mashed banana and slowly introduce all the homemade foods. You need to be in regular touch with me so that I can personally interact and guide you as this is very interesting part of caring for babies, I like. Ask me privately.
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