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Dr. Jayaprakash G

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Jayaprakash G is an experienced Pediatrician in Kovur, Chennai. He is currently practising at Kanaga Hospital - Kovur in Kovur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Jayaprakash G on Lybrate.com.

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Viral Fever in New Born Babies

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Viral fever in newborn babies

What is viral fever?

Viral fever refers to an acute infection caused by the action of viruses. Flu or influenza is the most common form of viral fever. Since viral fever is contagious, when an infected person sneezes or coughs the virus spreads and comes in contact with other people. Children can remain contagious for about 10 days if they get the early symptoms of viral fever. Children who are younger than two years are at an increased risk of developing complications pertaining to viral fever. Controlling the symptoms of cold, fever and cough can cure viral fever.

Symptoms of viral fever

Fever and chills are the early signs of viral fever. Children suffering from viral fever will feel pain throughout their body. Other common signs and symptoms involving viral fever include cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and stomach ache.

Certain preventive measures against viral fever

-Keeping your child away from anyone who is sick is advisable. To prevent the germs from spreading ask everyone to use tissues while they sneeze or cough. Make sure that your family member maintains good hygiene habits if he/she is suffering from diarrhea or is vomiting.
-To prevent coming in contact with germs wash your and your child's hands properly
-Seasonal changes are the thriving phase for viruses so take precautionary measures during those periods of the year

Tips for quicker recovery of your child

1. Offer enough drinks

A child gets dehydrated through fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Oral Rehydration Salts can be given to little ones as it contains all the essential nutrients. This can be given to a baby even if he/she is just in breastfeeding stage.

2. Feed them special food

Soft and semi-liquid foods can be given to your child if he/she older than 6 months. Foods like dals, soups, and curd with sugar are advisable for your child. As he/she gradually gets stronger thicker foods like mashed vegetable can be added to his/her diet.

3. Ensure that your child gets adequate rest

Since viral fever is contagious it is advisable to let your child sleep in a separate room. Since the fever causes fatigue adequate rest is required for recovery. This will also prevent him/her from getting the other family members infected.

4. Sponge your child's body

Sponging your child's body with lukewarm water can control high fever.

5. Maintain proper hygiene

It is essential to wash your hands before and after touching your child to prevent the infection from spreading to the other family members.

Viral Fever in New Born Babies
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My seven years old daughter's eyes are always looking tired and little bit yellowish. But she is very active. Some times she feels headache also. I tried all types of treatment viz allopathic, home, Siddha. None of them have worked. What is the solution?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Tired looking eyes and bit of yellow but otherwise active child can be due to many causes including jaundice, thyroid problem, malnutrition, exhaustion and even in genetic component which may be absolutely normal. You can try for a good multivitamin formulation along with good nutritious diet and increasing water intake. Even then you can do some blood test like lft, tsh, cbc, urine r/e.

My daughter age is 30 years, Has a severe pain on the back side of her head and cough, fever, and breathing problem. Doctor has informed me as it is a migraine problem. Kindly guide me for the same.

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My daughter age is 30 years, Has a severe pain on the back side of her head and cough, fever, and breathing problem. ...
now a days is season of viral fever..pl. go for tests ns1,cbc,mp,blood sugar, till then you can give her tab. combiflaim twice a day. syp. zeet expectorant 10 ml thrice a day. tab. lcz once a day after meal. after tests give her antibiotic by doctor.
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My baby girl is 6 months old. Apart from breast milk what else can I feed her?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Continue breast milk. Start breakfast which can consist of pureed apple/banana, start with one teaspoon and gradually increase to 15 teaspoons in a period of 10-15 days. After 10 days, add pureed dal for lunch, again starting from one teaspoon and gradually increase to 15 teaspoons in a period of 10-15 days. After another 10 days, add dinner, which can be flowing Cerelac or Suji Kheer. Starting with one teaspoon and gradually increase to 15 teaspoons in a period of 10-15 days. Just remeber each meal must be followed by milk and the child should continue with normal breast milk in between the meals. Weaning is a gradual process so go slow.
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I am facing less energy problem. Having 10 month baby. Too hectic schedule with less sleep. Please suggest how to energies with food, exercise etc.

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I am facing less energy problem. Having 10 month baby. Too hectic schedule with less sleep. Please suggest how to ene...
To increase your energy and Heamoglobin value apart from medication eat green vegetables, jaggery, carrots , beet etc
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Hi, my daughter is suffering with dehydration pbm she is 2 years old. What can she eat.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hi, my daughter is suffering with dehydration pbm she is 2 years old. What can she eat.
Most important is to correct her dehydration which is an alarming situation and treat its reason. If you mean that child is not gaining wt and is suffering from mal or under nutrition, diet shall depend on degree and nature of malnourishment. This require detail information to suggest for which you may come back privately.

Hi. My daughter is 2 years months old. 15days back she was hit by table cornor on het right cheek. Immediately her right cheek bone became black. I gave her ice pack. For 2 days it was just like that black. Then my friend suggest to put betadine and neosporin ointment. When I put after 20 minutes half of the cheek became full red. Then I saw red veins. I took her to doctor and she prescribed as fluticasone creme ip. After 7 days I felt 1 lump under her skin on that chick bone which was not there in first instance. Now that lump area is black in colour. We can see broken veins around that lump till her mouth. Redness reduce but not going significantly. Kindly suggest some medicine.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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It looks like organised haematoma under the cheek. It will take time to resolve may be month or so. It doesn't need treatment if not infected (without fever, pain redness. She is probably allergic to betadine and/or neosporin. I would also like you to take opinion of plastic surgeon as the area involved is face.
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My daughter weight at birth was 3.6 kg after that decreased to 2.7 within a week due to billurupin .now her weight was 8 kg only .she started walking after 1.8 months only. Is their any tonic to increase her height and weight.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My daughter weight at birth was 3.6 kg after that decreased to 2.7 within a week due to billurupin .now her weight wa...
Best medicine to increase wt & ht is to give well cooked good nourishing diet of baby choice prepared at home with milk about 250 gm in a day, suji or atta halwa is rich in calories.

My 2 years baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromphophob and also ice pack for reduction of swelling. He s having little temperature. What can I do immediately.?

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General Physician
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My 2 years baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromp...
Give her Omnacrtil syrup 1/2 Tsf and Syrup Combiflam 1 Tsf twice daily after for 7 Days. Also give Cefadrox syrup 1 Tsf twice daily for7 days.

I have a fibroid in uterus. It is a hypoechoic mass of 38x40 mm in size. Any treatment of it except surgery.

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Kali iod 30 take one drop 8 hourly in a glass of water for one month. Lachesi 1m one drop. Report in 5 days.
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My 6 years son who is suffering from adhd & asd. At nimhans/banglore no medicine was prescribed and only suggest some skill at home. Now his adhd problem is continued as he is not sit constantly in one place. Please suggest me. Nimhans is far away from my native.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Stimulants such as ritalin and adderall are often prescribed for attention deficit disorder, but they might not be the best option for your child? and they? re certainly not the only treatment. Medications for add/adhd may help your child concentrate better or sit still, at least in the short term. But to date, there is little evidence that they improve school achievement, relationships, or behavioral issues over the long term. And even in the short term, medication won? t solve all problems or completely eliminate the symptoms of add/adhd. Furthermore, there are concerns about the effects these powerful drugs may have on a child? s developing brain. And the side effects? such as irritability, loss of appetite, and insomnia? can also be problematic. Medication is a tool, not a cure. And it is most effective when combined with other treatments that address emotional and behavioral issues. Ask me personally (privately for guidance)
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Hi My daughter is 6 months old. Need suggestion on what all skin products are good to use like cream, oil, bath wash etc. As I see her skin colour is getting darker day by day. Thanks a lot in advance.

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Hi My daughter is 6 months old. Need suggestion on what all skin products are good to use like cream, oil, bath wash ...
Color is based on family history. It s better not to use any creams. Just applying coconut or olive oil is enough.

My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs, apple juice, moosambi juice, vegetable soup, rice with any curry, 2 banana, 3 times pasteurized milk; and some biscuits and chocolates. But she is very thin. List what should included in her food items. She is very thin how to becom fat?

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Pediatrician
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My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs, apple juice, moosambi juice, vegetable soup, rice with any cur...
Her ideal weight depends on her growth pattern and her weight and height centiles on growth chart. As long as she is following her weight centile, active and healthy otherwise, you can keep giving the same variety of food you r giving.
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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I do in this condition?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I ...
Use regular medicine, don't put any thing in ear. Ear pain in cold is due to nasal blockage so use nasal drops, steam inhalation to relieve blockage which will take care of ear pain. Continue antibiotics for 14 days.
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Hello My daughter who is going to be 5 years in october was suffering from meningitis/septicemia? (doctors thought) from 3months old and was given antibiotics ets for more than one month and EEG test shows she has seizure disorder. Till now she cannot speak and even though she can walk she still has problem (not like normal child). Her hearing is good. I give her dilentin at morning and evening till today from 3 months old. Did she have chance to get cured? which hospital will I take her t? please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Your child is having cerebral palsy. Nees comprehensive treatment by a physiotherapist, speech therapist, neurologist, pediatrician etc. With good care there are instances of cp children doing very well in their life with good management. I wish you and your child a happy future.

My son of 6 months refused to drink milk just before his naps when he want to sleep he usually cries a lot, so swaddled too much, now he can't sleep without swaddling, I want to decrease it because sometimes I am badly tried and can't swaddle in cradle, please tell me a way to stop this swaddling.

MBBS, MS, DNB
Pediatrician
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My son of 6 months refused to drink milk just before his naps when he want to sleep he usually cries a lot, so swaddl...
Child learns what you teach. Children do not have memory till 1 and half yrs. So if you will stop. Child will also get used to it over a short period of time.
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My daughter is 3 years old. I have given all the vaccines as per schedule till date. Are vaccines for flu and pneumonia absolutely required to give her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My daughter is 3 years old. I have given all the vaccines as per schedule till date. Are vaccines for flu and pneumon...
Pneumococcal vaccine is now recommended for routine use as per iap and hence should be given. Flu vaccine is recommended for high risk individuals like those with asthma, allergy, frequent episodes of cough and cold and so on.
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My child has a problem of bed wetting. Please provide some solution the age of my child is 8 years.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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He should not have any feer from school, mummy, papa, friends, or any other family member and neighborhood. He should not see serial which can cause feer. Restrict liquids 3 hrs before sleeping and wake up for urination once at night. This should help90% otherwise consult.

Sir, My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly farts. Can I give him evict syrup please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Sir,
My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly f...
Please give exclusive breast feeding and stop any other milk if you are giving. Such type of problem usually occurs when you give milk other than breast milk.
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