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Dr. Kalpana

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Kalpana Pediatrician, Chennai
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Kalpana is an experienced Pediatrician in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kalpana personally at Velammal Family Clinic - Nolambur in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana on Lybrate.com.

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I am 17 years old male I have digestion problem food doesn't digest like common man in general digestion time, and I feel very weakness and laziness and I have itches in some of body parts like neck, hand, chest since 8 months and I tried many medicine but nothing happen.

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I am 17 years old male I have digestion problem food doesn't digest like common man in general digestion time, and I ...
Market food results in such complaint, hence eat healthy homely cooked food. Not spicy or oily. Gradually you will see better digestion.

My son is born on 20/01/2012. His height is 98cm and weight is 16 kg. He don't feel hunger. We forcefully give him one chapati in a meal. We are very much worried about him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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target weight for 5 year old is 18 kg with height 107 cm.Nutritional diet at frequent intervals is only thing required. Communicate with child without any prejudice about importance of diet in life.
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I am getting ache in my stomach from last 20 days if any medicines are there then please let me know.

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You must tell your age, male or female and all details. Anyway take cyclopam tab and get back to me privately with all details.

Hello Doctors Team, My son born on 10-APR-2016 with 34 weeks 6 days with weight of 1.96 kg, and as on today his weight is 2.9 kg and we have doubt like he is taking enough milk or not through breast feeding and also we need to know how to find out the difference because after breast feeding also he is crying some time so we are giving around 30 to 40 ml powder milk. So can anyone suggest, can we go with same ways of feeding or only we can with Mother feeding and also request to share the correct milk powder for additional usage for the current stage. Thanks.

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Hello Doctors Team,
My son born on 10-APR-2016 with 34 weeks 6 days with weight of 1.96 kg, and as on today his weigh...
Baby's stomach capacity grows with each day. If the baby is fed enough milk, he or she should stop crying. Although for any reason the baby will cry, you need to check other reasons aswell. Like passage of stools, urine, gas in stomach etc. If there is proper weight gain, sleeps well, passing adequate quantity and quality of stools and urine, one need not use formula milk. Formula is for mothers who really have documented low milk output or their milk aint enough for twins or triplets. Mother's milk is the best always.

What is the need of vaccination for small baby's Is it compulsory to give polio vaccination.

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What is the need of vaccination for small baby's Is it compulsory to give polio vaccination.
Polio vaccine is a must. We are going to be free from this crippling disease due to vaccine. In few years we will not be required to give oral polio vaccine. Now injectable polio vaccine is need of hour. You should take your baby to nearest health centre /pediatrician for regular vaccines. Vaccination helps in checking of infection in community.
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My daughter is 5 months old. I am giving her multivitamin drops with zinc as advised by her pediatritian. Can I give her calcarea phosphorica pills in addition? please advice

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If baby is taking sufficient amount of milk then no need to give extra calcium as milk is itself rich source of calcium.
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Mere bete ka age 4+ hai uski nose se kabhi kabhi blood nikalta hai aisa kyu?

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May be because of finger nose trauma. Ask him not to put finger in his nose. But if it is recurrent, get some blood tests done to exclude blood coagulation disorders advised by a pediatrician having good knowledge about hematology. He also requires local examination by ENT surgeon to exclude local causes.

My baby is 17 months old his diet is also ok as per the dietitian but still he is too thin his wright is 10 kg600gm. Is there any medicine dat can make him little bit fatty.

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My baby is 17 months old his diet is also ok as per the dietitian but still he is too thin his wright is 10 kg600gm. ...
Your child weight is normal for the age, he may be taller for age looking thin. So no need to be concerned
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Hi, My son is completing 10 years today and I would like to know the list of vaccines he should be administered and from where I can get it done.

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Tdap (boostrix) and typhoid vaccine due at this age. If he got typhoid at 8, years age then that would be next years but boostrix due now.
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Which milk substitute to be started for baby of 6 months along wih mother milk. Is toned milk better or nan / lactogen etc?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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Which milk substitute to be started for baby of 6 months along wih mother milk. Is toned milk better or nan / lactoge...
Terra pack cow milk would nearest to breast feeds as far as nutrient content and quality is concerned. However nan or lactogen 2 also shall do the same. Choice is yours. All the best.
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My daughter is 2 month old. She is pre term baby (32 week. She is on breast feeding and formula feeding. From 7-8 day she bring out milk through her mouth nd sometime through nose. She also have too much Gas problem nd cry badly nd when gas pass she keep calm. Pls suggest me what should I do for these problems.

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My daughter is 2 month old. She is pre term baby (32 week. She is on breast feeding and formula feeding. From 7-8 day...
Keep her on breast milk feed exclusively till 6 months of age. By now she must have gain weight to about 3 kg which is if she is born at normal time of 40 weeks in womb. Bringing out milk is usually normal regurgitaion. Burping is solution for regurgitation and gas.
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My son 18 months old not taking adequate food kindly advice me starting some health drinks like pediasure.

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My son 18 months old not taking adequate food kindly advice me starting some health drinks like pediasure.
These kind a drinks cut of age is 2 years. We don't these heavy protein load drinks before 2 years. Secondly you have plenty of drinks which are home made. Like kheer. Raab. Rabdi. Apple milk shake. Etc which would give you similar advantage. Alas in cost effective way! ;)
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My daughter is 14 years but her completion is dark. How to make her skin fair with home remedies. She uses Vaseline Aloe Vera lotion.

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Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free. Eat your five-a-day Fruit and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect skin from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are caused by smoking, pollution and sunlight and can cause wrinkling and age spots. Eat a rainbow of colourful fruit and vegetables and aim for at least five portions a day. Betacarotene, found in pumpkin, carrots and sweet potatoes, and lutein, found in kale, papaya and spinach are potent antioxidants, important for normal skin cell development and healthy skin tone. Vitamin C Vitamin C is also a super antioxidant. It is needed for a strong immune system, radiant skin and helps blemishes heal properly. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi fruits, oranges, papaya, strawberries and sweet potatoes. They all help to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. Cut out crash diets Repeatedly losing and regaining weight can take its toll on your skin, causing sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks. Crash diets are often short in essential vitamins too. Over long periods of time this type of dieting will reflect on your skin. Stock up on selenium Selenium is a powerful antioxidant. It works alongside other antioxidants such as vitamins E and C and is essential for the immune system. Studies suggest that a selenium-rich diet can help to protect against skin cancer, sun damage and age spots. One way to boost your intake is to eat Brazil nuts. Just four nuts will provide the recommended daily amount (RDA). Mix Brazil nuts with other seeds rich in vitamin E as a snack or salad sprinkle. Other good sources are fish, shellfish, eggs, wheatgerm, tomatoes and broccoli. Vitamin E Vitamin E protects skin from oxidative (cell) damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods high in vitamin E include almonds, avocado, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils. Drink up Skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day - all fluids count towards your daily allowance, but water is the best. If you work in an office, keep a large bottle of water on your desk to remind you to drink. Herbal, caffeine-free teas are good too. Try to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, both can age the skin.

Health Tip for Babies

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Don't be worrried about your baby's eating habits. If he is wetting the diaper 6-8 times and making bowel movements 2-5 times a day, it means he is getting enough to eat.
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I have a niece and she has patients of nephritic syndrome at the age of 10-12 months and we are getting treatment from PGI chandigarh but she is not getting well now. what to do?

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I have a niece and she has patients of nephritic syndrome at the age of 10-12 months and we are getting treatment fro...
I think child is having nephrotic syndrome. If it occurs between 1 to 8 years it responds to treatment. As the age is less than 1 year it may need a renal biopsy.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician
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If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.
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Sir, My son age is 16, everyday in the morning he is feeling very weak and some gaseous in his stomach. Please advise me Homeopath or allopathic treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Avoid junk, spicy food, meals at odd hours. Take 8-10 glass of water daily. Regular excercise (minimum 40 minutes) daily. He does not need any medication, just lifestyle modification will do wonders.

My nephew is 3 years old and she hardly weighs 5 kg. She early can speak few words. I did consult so many child specialist but outcome is not that much so which investigation should I do or what kind of specialist should I consult?

ICMR Training. in. clinical. Genetics and Metabolism, Fellowship in Pediatric And Adolescent Endocrinology
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My nephew is 3 years old and she hardly weighs 5 kg. She early can speak few words. I did consult so many child speci...
You need to consult a growth specialist. A pediatric endocrinologist is where you need to go. This is not normal at all. Minimum weight 11 kg.
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My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Her birth weight is 3.1 kg and she was on mother fed milk for 6 months. Please let me know if her weight is correct or not?

MD - Paediatrics
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My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Her birth weight is 3.1 kg and she was on mother fed milk fo...
Her weight is fine for her age. But most important thing is that she should regularly gain weight as per expected. This you can get vaccination card where you will find a growth chart. You can plot her weight against her age at regular intervals like say 1 to 3 monthly and see whether she is gaining weight normally or not.
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My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?
If he is on iron tonics then nothing to worry after few weeks of discontinuation of therapy it will get clear.
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