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Dr. Kalpana Sridharan

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Chennai

40 Years Experience  ·  at clinic
Dr. Kalpana Sridharan MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Chennai
40 Years Experience  ·  at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Kalpana Sridharan is an experienced Pediatrician in T.Nagar, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 40 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics. You can visit her at The Nerve Centre in T.Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalpana Sridharan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - - 1976
MD - Paediatrics - JIPMER, - 1981
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English
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Hi sir My kid s 4 years old baby girl. She s having sleeplessness. By birth she s like that. It s very difficult maintain my kid to sleep. Bt she's very active. We also facing like sleeping problem by her. Cani get any ayurvedic medicine for my child.

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Hi sir My kid s 4 years old baby girl. She s having sleeplessness. By birth she s like that. It s very difficult main...
In this childhood time do not use sleeping pill, but let her to play in hole day so, that she will be tired may sleep at night.

I have a 2 and a half month old baby .Is it ok to give him gripe water or some kind of ghutti?

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I have a 2 and a half month old baby .Is it ok to give him gripe water or some kind of ghutti?
Nothing should be given to the baby except breast feed. Other wise there will be the possibility of having infection and weight loss. Thanks.

My child 1 years old female, which type of water is comfortable for child bath, warm water or cold water? Kindly reply.

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My child 1 years old female, which type of water is comfortable for child bath, warm water or cold water? Kindly reply.
Water should be luke warm - not too hot, not too cold. Always make sure you check water temp with your hand before pouring on baby.
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My baby is 11 months old (boy). His weight is just 8 kg. Till now my wife is feeding him with her milk. *Every morning about 8'0 clock she gives idly. *At 11'0 clock boiled cereals powder (rice, wheat, dals, corn, soya, ragulu, jonnalu, sajjalu, korralu, oats, groundnuts powder) *At 1'0 clock with curry & curd. *At 3.30 pm yellow of boiled egg.(started from 1 week). *At 5.00 pm banana or boiled apple. *At 7.00 pm again rice with curry . * My wife gives him milk 7or 8 times per day. Now my wife wants to stop her milk & wants to give outer milk. Please suggest me which milk powder is better for him. His weight is also very less for his age. The way my wife feeding him is the correct procedure or not. What type of food can we give for him to improve his weight? Please suggest milk powder also?

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My baby is 11 months old (boy). His weight is just 8 kg. Till now my wife is feeding him with her milk. *Every mornin...
Well your diet schedule looks almost perfect. Except egg white shall be better as yolk is full of cholesterol and no protein. Protein is only in egg white. 2. Milk powder. Nan pro 2. Or lactogen2. But having said that. Cow milk (tetrapack) also shall be a great option. Low cost 3. Add more carb and sweet food. To have better growth along with proteins.
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I have a 18 Months baby. Doctor told that baby dose not have enough blood in the body. What can I do?

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I have a 18 Months baby. Doctor told that baby dose not  have enough blood in the body. What can I do?
Get hb% and peripheral blood smear done depending on the type of anemia treatment advice can be given.

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If your adolescent boy or girl spends too much time alone, talk to him/her as a friend.
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What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

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Severe hereditary heart imperfection commonly becomes obvious soon after the birth of a child or at some point in the first few months of its life. It is a tragic condition in children and some of the symptoms that are associated with the heart imperfections include rapid breathing, grunting while breathing, swelling of the abdomen, legs and areas around the eyes of the baby.

The baby experiences shortness of breath during feeding and in this way, the baby does not gain much weight. The nostrils of the baby also become flared, and they at times turn pale blue in their skin color. In some cases, the blood pressure of the baby is also very low after their birth.

Congenital heart defects are at times not diagnosed in the early stages of childhood as the signs are not noticeable. However, some of the signs that are obvious and noticeable in older children mainly include:
1. Children become short of breath while exercising or doing some activity and at times these children require frequent monitoring.
2. They get tired in no time and have less stamina
3. The legs of these children suffering from congenital heart defects tend to swell.
4. The blood circulation in these children is very poor
5. Holes in the heart occur and typically in the walls between the major blood vessels as well as the chambers.

Do Tests Regularly
It is very important that a follow up is done with pediatrician regularly and the tests described are performed regularly. In any such case if the problem is significant, then it is likely that your medical doctor would refer your child to a paediatric cardiologist. The paediatric cardiologist is specially trained to identify as well as treat severe heart problems in young children, infants and even in young adults.

Medications Used for Treating Heart Disease
The condition cannot be prevented and hence to lower the risk of your baby having congenital heart disease it is very necessary that women have a healthy pregnancy. There are certain medications provided by the doctors to treat this condition and relieve the symptoms caused. The medications that are used include Vasodilators to widen the blood vessels so that the blood circulation is improved, Diuretics are used to reduce the extra fluid in the body. The strength of the heart beat is increased by use of Digoxin, and irregular heartbeats can be prevented by use of Antiarrhythmics. However, these medications do not treat the defect completely.
What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?
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My child (2 years old) is having blisters in throat due which he had fever which has now subsided but he is not eating or drinking anything. Due to this he is getting irritable. Currently Doctors has prescribed Zytee which is a pain relieving gel, Maxtra and azithral. What could be a better medicine for his blisters.

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My child (2 years old) is having blisters in throat due which he had fever which has now subsided but he is not eatin...
Ask the child to gargle with lukewarm water with some pinch of salt in it. Even a mouthwash gargle would be better option to gargle. Do not let the child swallow the mouthwash. This should be done atleast thrice in a day.

Hello.My kid is 12 weeks old. She is passing stool after 5-6 days. Is this normal.

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It is normal if the stool is at least soft like toothpaste and baby is gaining weight 20-30gm per day. If the stool is hard then it is worrysome.
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Tips for helping your child stop thumbsucking:

Praise your child for not sucking.
Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure or needing comfort. Focus on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
For an older child, involve him or her in choosing the method of stopping.
Your dentist can offer encouragement to your child and explain what could happen to their teeth if they do not stop sucking.
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Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequency, I have consulted my local doctor's but no relief and now my son scared to sit on pot please advise my a good and effective medicine for my child thanks.

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Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequenc...
Give him fibrous diet and increase water intake. If stool is hard to cause pain on passing, use glycerin suppositories once in 3-4 days for some time and train baby for toileting to make him sit on pot for some time may be twice in a day.

Hello. I'm 24 years old and I have given birth to 2 months baby girl. Still I'm under weight 40 kg. Done with C section only. I'm vegetarian too. Need to put on weight.

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Hello. I'm 24 years old and I have given birth to 2 months baby girl. Still I'm under weight 40 kg. Done with C secti...
Increase protein intake in your diet in the form of paneer, sprouts, have more of milkshakes, dryfruits and fruit juices in morning. Have dates, jaggery cheez n paneer parathas in your diet. Have 4 meals in a day.
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Hello, Mera baby ko vomit hua two times. Uske baad still usko vomit jesa hota rehta hai. Jese hi use vomit sa hota hai main usko shoulder se laga deti hu. N tap krti hu uski back ko toh thodi der mai normal ho jata hai. I don't know ki kya hua hai use. Jab use bottle feed karati hu toh bht pblm se feed karta hai. Like bottle muh se nikal deta hai. Or breast feeding mai b ye hi pblm hai. please help.

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Mera baby ko vomit hua two times. Uske baad still usko vomit jesa hota rehta hai. Jese hi use vomit sa hota ha...
first of all..get rid of bottle asap.bottle feed brings many disease and future teeth malalignment issues also. secondly ...give anti reflux measure ..symptoms you mentioned is of reflux disease. 1.esomac 10mg half sachet for a 5kg baby shall help. 2.give syp.ondem 2ml for severe vomits . 3.mild one shall be fine with taking baby on shoulders. regards
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For my 1 year 2 month child affected by Kawasaki disease Then 4 days armored and gave IVIG. Then last two days they given 150 mg aspirin for 6 hours once. Per dose is 187 mg. After they given IVIG he did get any fever as of now. Then they advised to continue for another 12 days. In my question is still how many days he need to take medicine? Then it will affect his nomal life?

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For my 1 year 2 month child affected by Kawasaki disease Then 4 days armored and gave IVIG.
Then last two days they g...
The treatment being given is correct. Please continue till your doctor tells you to stop. Otherwise major complications including heart can occur.

Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km h. Usko Atoz syerp Di h chide speslist ma. Or wo bottle se feed kerti h or buffalo milk piti h 1/4 water add Kerke. Or kabhi loose motion or vomit ho Jaati h. Cough nhi h Usko. Loose motion to hota hi rhta h. Or kabhi ek dum tight potty aati h.Please advise.

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Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km ...
As far as possible animal milk should be avoided till 6 mths of age. It may cause severe abdominal pain, constipation or loose motions, anemia etc. Mothers milk is best for physical and mental development of baby. If it is not available formula milk like lactogen 1 should be given (till 6 mths of age) that too with spoon. At one time baby should take around 120 ml and number of feeds should be 6-8 per day. Give orofer-xt drops, 8 drops 2 times a day till one year of age which will correct anemia which must have developed due to buffalo's milk.
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I feel my baby was growing faster earlier. Why is it so?

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Yes all babies grow very fast in first 6 months, as her weight is doubled by 5 months, her head growth is fastest in this period can be measured by head circumference.

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Give exclusively breast feed to your child till at least 6 months and take.
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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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