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Dr. Kamala

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Kamala is an experienced Pediatrician in Besant Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kamala personally at New Asian Hospital in Besant Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kamala on Lybrate.com.

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My baby bazel is 15 months old and he is not crawling ,not standing & not walking. He is only rolling and sitting. Kindly suggest what should I do.

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My baby bazel is 15 months old and he is not crawling ,not standing & not walking. He is only rolling and sitting.
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He is delayed developmental child and need check up. If all are normal he will start though a bit late and catch up. More birth details needed to assess his condition. You can consult me.

My daughter had diarrhea last week after eating prawns don't know exact reason but I thought that it was due to see food she is 2 years old she is active very much but when ever climates changes occurs she will get ill can you suggest me how to protect my baby.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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My daughter had diarrhea last week after eating prawns don't know exact reason but I thought that it was due to see f...
Homoeopathic medicine ECHNESIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily for 3 months.

How to stop breastfeeding for my 14th month old baby as she is not interested to have other food?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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How to stop breastfeeding for my 14th month old baby as she is not interested to have other food?
Stop abruptly immediately. He will cry for 1_2 days than will forget, when cry for milk give food if refuges try again after ten minutes, go on trying repeatedly he will start taking food. Don't give milk more than 3 times.

Common Myths About Hearing Loss

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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Hearing loss is experienced by millions of people these days. Ageing is not the only factor that brings hearing impairment. The causes are many. Certain medications, continuous exposure to loud noise, genetic involvement, injury and some medical conditions may cause hearing loss.

There are quite a few myths that people have come to believe about hearing loss over the years. Since it is such a common phenomenon, here we take a look at the common myths surrounding hearing loss.

Myth no. 1: Hearing loss is exclusive to elderly.

Fact: As said before, hearing loss can be an outcome of various causes. Nearly half of the people suffering from the same are below the age of 55 years. No matter what your age is, you must always get your ears checked, especially if you are feeling that are you missing things.

Myth no. 2: Diagnosing hearing loss is easy.

Fact: Most people do not come to know about the condition until it gets worse. Also, your physician never really checks for hearing loss symptoms in a general check-up unless you ask for it specifically.

So, always get a check-up done, like you do for other probable diseases.

Myth no. 3: There's no effective solution for hearing loss.

Fact: Like there have been advancements in the medical field for everything else, there are aids available these days that improve your hearing and have finer adjustments for noise adaptation. Also, there are certain other procedures and surgeries that have proved to improve the condition in many.

So, seek help as soon as possible.

Myth no. 4: The sounds aren't loud enough; my ears are healthy and fine.

Fact: If there is a problem you're experiencing with hearing, you have got to accept that and get it treated. Avoiding a certain condition will only get things worse for you.

Also, hearing aids are no more a stigma. Ear aid devices have designs similar to earphones these days, which are comfortable enough to wear. Ignoring a medical condition or inability to accept the same would only do more harm instead of making things fine.
Common Myths About Hearing Loss

Depression: Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath
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Depression is a state of mind that adversely affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It s becoming an unpleasant existence in everyone s life these days due to lot of factors such as:

Competition with Others,

Desires not getting fulfilled,

Relationship related concerns,

Performance Pressures,

Societal Pressures etc.

In most cases, depression does not have a single cause. Rather, it results from a mix of factors i.e. your genes, events in your past, your current circumstances and much more. Depression, like many other behavioral health issues, has complex interacting Biological, Psychological, Social and Environmental contributing factors. Depression in teenagers is very common owing to hormonal changes and increased stress of coping with studies and the social world. Genetic factors also play an important role in triggering depression in teenagers.

Signs and Symptoms of Depression:

Persistent Sadness: Constant feeling of sadness irrespective of the company.

Thoughts or attempts of suicide: Thinking that suicide will solve all problems.

Fatigue: A state of decreased energy levels.

Helplessness and Hopelessness: Living with a though that nothing will ever get better.

Loss of interest in daily activities: Lack of interest in your hobbies, your favourite pastimes or social activities, or sex etc.

Appetite or weight changes: Significant weight loss or weight gain.

Sleeping disorders: Either insomnia, especially waking in the early hours of the morning, or oversleeping.

Irritability: Low tolerance level.

Loss of energy: Feeling fatigued, sluggish, and physically drained.

Self-loathing: Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.

Concentration Issues: Trouble focusing or remembering things.

Homeopathy For Depression

Homeopathic remedies for depression in teenagers are no different from those used for treating depression in adults. In the initial stages or in the milder form or in people who are not aware of the disease, depression can go unidentified till its implications become too obvious. People often overlook it as a mere low mood or some start assuming it as a part of their psychological makeup. Even families or spouse start accommodating accordingly, thereby making identification of depression all the more difficult. Homeopathic treatment for depression is great form of alternative medicine and natural therapy for depression.

Advantages of using Homeopathy for Depression:

The best part of homeopathic treatment is that the homeopathic medicines are totally free from side effects and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
The options in conventional treatments are either to take antidepressant medications or to remain depressed, however, homeopathic medicines are said to be side effect free and its long term use leads to no damage to the body. Homeopathic medicines also do not cause any sedation.
There are lot of medications in homeopathy which are used, post understanding of the behaviour of a person; his/her complete biological and genetic status, his/her existing medical conditions.
It is always recommended to consult a homeopath and not to go for self-medication, as it requires specific potencies of medicines for them to be effective on the medical condition.
Depression: Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

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Nothing major, in terms of side effects or increased health risks, has been found for taking medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD There are no long-term studies assessing these meds in people who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Almost all of the data on stimulants comes from patients who have been diagnosed with narcolepsy -- a genetically based sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks. Narcoleptics take mild stimulants daily to treat their condition, often for decades. There have been no reported problems.Anyone who is concerned about medication safety should remember the risks of non-treatment. Untreated ADD/ADHD adversely affects a person's life in many ways. Those with ADD/ADHD who don’t take medication have a significant increase in auto accidents, drug abuse, unplanned pregnancy, and job loss.They also are more likely to separate and/or divorce compared with those who take medication.

My 4 months old daughter is crying every day and night with only few hours of rest. Please suggest the remedy for this cause.

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Your child amy suffering from colicky abdominal pain esp if he is bottle fed. You stop bottle and feed only breast milk and if you feed other milk do not feed from bottle with nipple and feed from cup with spoon.

My son got dry skin, situation aggrieved by change of season, will consumption of Aloe Vera juice will help in skin moisturizing.

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Acupressurist
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Yest it will help but you should give him sulf. 30 daily empty stomach three drops in water fir three days. Apply coconut oil on the dry area. Call back after one week.

My sisters child was too weak and not eating well whats the solution to increase the intake of food for the child.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- d-worm (adven) drink 1 spoon twice daily for 5 days and complete this bottle.--------------------------after 5 days start------- appetiser (r, s, bhargava) drink 1 spoon 3 times daily for 30 days.

My child 1.5yrs is suffering from high fever 101, fever fades after crocin is given but again the temperature rises. Please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Continue giving crocin 6-8 hourly for 2-3 days. It is symptomatic medicine and will only work for 5-6 hours after each dose. Specific therapy requires more information. How long fever is there? what are other symptoms so that focus for infection can be thought of? most cases without focus fever comes down in 2-3 days time and is likely to be viral s in most cases. Post detail history for further evaluation.

Hi my daughter age is 10 years but her height is not according to her age and weight also 18 kg. She eats well and fit but not getting weight and height. Pls suggest.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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you have not mentioned diet daily she gets.also birth weight when you noticed fall in average weight.don't worry about ht. as it is genetic .

I have a 3 months old baby. She keep biting her bib, sweater sleeves. Is there something with her gums. She also doesn't sleep till 2 am at night. What should I do?

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This is age of investigation. BABIES have a tendency to see, smell, bite, taste. This is normal till one year of age.

My son is two years old. He is qhis weight is approx 12 kg. He eats chapat & dalia but doesn't eat vegetables. What should we try for his food so that he can have all vitamins, calcium, iron etc.

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Encourage him to eat all varieties of food and avoid giving too much bakery sweets. Need to do some blood tests. You ask me privately.

Hi doctor this is seven. I have a daughter of 5 months. White bleeding is happening to her from her birth onwards that is of low bleeding but every day is happening still now. She born with low weight of 2 kg and 25 days before my expected delivery dat due to my high bp. Can you tell me why that white bleeding happening to my 5 months baby.

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Hi doctor this is seven. I have a daughter of 5 months. White bleeding is happening to her from her birth onwards tha...
Hi, in the first few weeks, you may notice that your baby's genitals are swollen and red, or that she has a clear, white, or slightly bloody discharge from her vagina. This is normal. It happens because she was exposed to your hormones when she was in your womb (uterus). If you want, you can consult a paediatrician to know more about it.

My friends grandson 16 yrs old is asked to use encorate 200 for 6 months, though the mri scan shows poisitive. Is it advisable to use the medicine for longer period

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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If paediatrician has advised, yes it is necessary. Follow up withe same paediatrician is also necessary

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.

I need to know can I travel by air with my 7 month old baby. is it safe for the baby.?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Yes it is ok. If the baby has a cold and blocked nose, the ear pain may be severe. In that case, it is good to instill prophylactically one drop in each nostril of nasoclear saline nasal drops and continue feeding the baby during landing and takeoff.

Hi madam, my wife is 28 weeks pregnant, she had high blood pressure due to that we admitted in boring hospital , doctors are saying due to high bp a sufficient blood is not passing to the baby, they are saying baby is weak due to less amount of blood , we have to deliver the baby now only or else it will be problem for both mother and baby, even though if we deliver we can't save baby , I don't know what to do, pls suggest me I want to save both baby and the mother pls reply me soon pls pls.

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Hi madam, my wife is 28 weeks pregnant, she had high blood pressure due to that we admitted in boring hospital , doct...
If severe high bp it is dangerous for mother and baby the doctors do the best to save and if proper facilities not avilable locally take her to a good hospital with better facility with neonatal care where the premature baby can be taken care of.

RICKETS [RICKETS]

MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
Homeopath
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It is the characteristic result of vitamin D deficiency in children.


CAUSES:

• It is less common in breastfed infants.
• Less exposure to sunlight.
• Dark skinned infants.
• Dietary deficiency of vitamin D.
• Malabsorption.
• Chronic liver disease.
• Renal osteodystrophy.
• Calcium wasting.
• Hereditary.


SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:

• Head:
– Prominent forehead.
– Delayed closing of anterior fontanels (normally closes by 6 months of age).
– Frequent rocking movement of the head.
– Temporary teeth usually appear late.
– Excessive sweating over the forehead.
• Thorax:
– Beading of ribs (rachitic rosary), at the junction of the ribs and cartilages.
– Prominent sternum (Pigeon`s Breast).
• Spinal column:
– Patient has hump in the back (Kyphosis).
• Extremities:
– Bow legs.
– Knock knees.
– Outwards curving of bones of forearm.
– Dwarfism in severe cases.
– Green stick fractures can occur in severe cases.
• Ligaments and muscles:
– Weakness of legs.
– Delayed walking and standing.
– Over extension of knee joints.
– Pot belly due to weakness of abdominal muscles.
• Digestive system:
– Indigestion due to liver and spleen affection.
• Nervous system:
– Restless at night.
– Rocking of head on the pillow.
– A predisposition to titanic convulsion.
• Respiratory system:
– Adenoid and tonsillar hypertrophy.
– Rhinitis.
– Pharyngitis (inflammation of mucous lining of the pharynx).
– Bronchitis.
– Bronchopneumonia.
• Spasmophilia:
– Triad of tetany.
– Laryngismus strides.
– Convulsion may be expected in low calcium type of rickets.


DIETARY MANAGEMENT:

Avoid:
• Avoid bony injuries, to prevent factures.


CONSUME:

• You should have sun bath for at least 1 – 2 hrs every day.
• Consume foods rich in vitamin D:
– Animal food: egg yolk and fish liver oils are riches source.
– Liver, veal, beef, oyster, salt water fish – mackerel, kipper, herrings, salmon, sardines and tuna.
– Dairy products like – cream, butter, cheese, fortified milk and margarines.
– Plant foods are low in vitamin D – vegetable oils, fruits, nuts and green leafy vegetables.
• Reduce calcium intake (reduce but do not completely avoid calcium as it is needed for maintenance of our body):-
– milk and sea food, nuts, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, peas, lotus stem, pulses, legumes and oil seeds
– Should avoid custard apple and banana as they are high in calcium.
• Breast feeding should be continued.
• You can take vitamin D supplements – cod liver oil, fortified milk.


CONSULT PHYSICIAN:

• Consult physician if you have any of the above sigh and symptoms.
• Associated illness should be treated.
• Vitamin D injections can be injected under the guidance of your physician.

New born screening

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Screening of newborn babies should be followed mandatorily in order to screen and avoid anamolities and in case to start therapy to prevent more deformities and condition going bad 
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