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Dr. Karthikeyan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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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. Karthikeyan is a popular Pediatrician in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can visit him/her at The Clinik in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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10 Signs You Must Not Ignore in Your Child - See a Neurologist Now!

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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10 Signs your child needs to see a paediatric neurologist immediately

Your child needs complete care whether it is emotional, psychological or physical. A thorough evaluation of your child’s body and mind is vital at nascent stages. Especially if you observed any complaints by your little one that may require medical help, such as:

1. Frequent headaches
Much like adults, children too can experience headaches that last from 30 minutes to 3 hours. A range of primary or secondary headaches like, migraine, meningitis, sinusitis or tension may affect children due to neurological issues.

2. Blurry vision
If you observe either a vision developmental delay or near-sightedness and farsightedness in your child, it might be related to neurological issues.

3. Slurred Speech
If your child is 7-8 months and is not responding to sounds or cannot babble non-sense words, it calls for a neurological check-up.

4. Motor and Co-ordination Delay
Sometimes babies are unable to perform motor skill activities like crawling, walking or using fingers to grip or hold, such delay requires attention of the parent.

5. Fatigue
Check if your kid has become lazy and decreased his physical activities due to fatigue and tiredness suddenly of late.

6. Abnormal Movements
Common involuntary movements or tics like eye blinking, twitching of nose, grimacing or making sounds is in some cases overlooked. Tourette syndrome is an example of such a tic, which has been evaluated as a neurological issue.

7. Tremors or Seizures
Children are prone to febrile seizures (fits) or tremors along with fever that occur between 6 months and 5 years. These are signs of neurological issues that require an immediate check-up.

8. Numbness in Limbs
Neurological complications in your child’s infancy may also cause joint pain and numbness of arms and legs.

9. Behavioural disorders
A change in behaviour or attitude in your child is noticed if he/she is suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, school problems, sleep issues, intellectual disability or other neural conditions.

10. Weakness
This symptom is tricky in children, as it may be confused with general tiredness by your human eye. It may be unheard of but many children face trouble in performing easy tasks. A neurological exam may identify the source for treatments.

An underlying problem to the nervous system can cause harm or impairment in the normal growth and development of your kid. Early diagnosis helps in correct care, recovery and prevention of long-term problems. You can opt for a routine neurological examination if you find such symptoms in your child. These exams check the functioning of your child’s brain, spinal cord, nerves that come from the brain and spinal cord and offers accurate diagnosis.

Get your child the best treatment and care to rule out neurological issues!

10 Signs You Must Not Ignore in Your Child - See a Neurologist Now!

I am suffering from loo for last two or three days. Give me a proper suggestions to get out from loo.

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Hello, take Croton tig 30 , 3 drops twice daily . BC No. 08 , 5 tabs thrice daily. Take ORS solution to avoid Dehydration. Revert after 7 days.

Myth - Small breast can't produce sufficient milk

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
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Breast size has nothing to do with the quantity of milk produced. Large breasts just have more fat tissue, which is unrelated to milk production.

Pet dog bites on her face. Dog is vaccinated. Kindly advice treatment, diet, and necessary instructions to follow. Thanking you.

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She still need to take vaccine and there is no restriction of diet or activities. She can eat any and all diet.

Hai, my baby's feeding is too painful. My gynic recommended chymomax tablets for a week. While using there was no pain but after it is common. Now I am using nipple shield. Which one is safe for my baby either chymomax tablets or nipple shield. please suggest. If chymomax through out feeding can I use that tablets? If nipple shield for how many days a nipple shield should be changed?

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Hai, my baby's feeding is too painful. My gynic recommended chymomax tablets for a week. While using there was no pai...
hot water fomentation works well if no retracted nipple.... nipple shield is only indicated for retracted nipple...

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
General Physician
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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.

After delivering a baby on November 12,2015 my wife is suffering from cardiomyopathy as it was diagnosed by Dr. in the month of January, her initial EVF is 28% after taking medicine her EVF improved to40% but this time observed in reports her EVF is 38%.just wanted to understand why it Flickr. One more thing her weight also reduces to 46 kg from 52 kg ,bp is 110/60 and from 2- 3 days she is sneezing. Need to understand this behavior from subject experts, waiting for response.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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After delivering a baby on November 12,2015 my wife is suffering from cardiomyopathy as it was diagnosed by Dr. in th...
this is called a post partum cardiomyopathy..Tough disease ..flucatuation could be just transient and subjective variation.

My baby age is 2 months 5 days. Now weight is 4.5kgs. He doesn't sleep at day time. Very less time sleeping and remaining time playing. He is feeling when uncomfortable when he was urine.He is taking less milk also. Please suggest me how to proceed.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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My baby age is 2 months 5 days. Now weight is 4.5kgs. He doesn't sleep at day time. Very less time sleeping and remai...
Continue breast feeding. Don't worry so long as she is active and growing well. Babies take time to establish circadian rhythm (about 6 months)

My son is 4 years old from past couple of months he is passing his motion immediately as soon as he eat I had consulted our family doctor he is homeopathy says its normal but he looks very sick kindly suggest what to do next.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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At 4 years of age a child weight should be around 16 kg & height around 101 cm. It is obvious that your child is grossely undernourished & needs urgent attention to correct dietary habits,quantity& frequency.Recurrent loose motion has added to dietary defieciency, Unhygenic feeding habits is commenest cause of frequent loose stools. The child requres councelling by a dietition to overcome possible growth stunt.

My daughter of 3 1/2 years has the adamant character for her needs. She is easily getting angry and throwing the objects whatever she gets. Now she is going to nursery. I don't know how to overcome this problem from her. What is the psychological problem behind her. And how I have to behave with her. I like my daughter to be lovable one. Please help me doctors.

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My daughter of 3 1/2 years has the adamant character for her needs. She is easily getting angry and throwing the obje...
The ression behind such kind of behaviour can be copping of family members who behaves like this or if child has started beliving that should be rewarded. So you have to find out why your child behave like this.

My son is 4 months can I give him marie gold biscuit Or can you suggest some other biscuit.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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My son is 4 months can I give him marie gold biscuit Or can you suggest some other biscuit.
4 month baby shall not be fed biscuits. Unfortunately you r doing wrong. Till 6 months exclusive breast feeds. That's all. Strictly no to biscuits. These much load of maida. A child can not digest who is just 4 months.

Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.

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General Physician
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Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.
it may be due to block nose, give 1/2 tsf syr triminic bd, steam inhalation, put nasal saline drops in each nostril, it will help. thanks

My 30 months girl baby is looking weak only 9.5kg but she is active, how to developed?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 30 months girl baby is looking weak only 9.5kg but she is active, how to developed?
Weight depends upon birthweight. Give all foods whatever you eat. Give for worms rule out anemia with hb%.

Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?

Panchkula & Delhi
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The bonding between parents and baby is complicated and often takes time to gel. While some dads connect with their baby within the early days of birth, it may take a little longer for others and that s perfectly normal. Fathers often assume that the mother will naturally have a stronger bond with the baby than you will. As long as they spend more time with the baby, a bond will develop between the two of them. Certain things that you can do to strengthen the bond between your baby and your partner are as follows:

Develop a baby bond by spending time: Start early and make him talk or sing to your pregnant belly often. This establishes a strong connection before the baby is even born. This helps your newborn to recognize the tone and pattern of each of your voices, later on.

Develop skin contact: Make him hold the baby whenever possible.Stroking their back or rocking them gently in arms invokes a sense of protection and comfort in your baby's mind. This is the best way to bond. The best is when the baby ends up sleeping and resting in the arms of the father. The baby starts to feel secure and comfortable in their presence.

Tell him to help you: Ask him to help you with bathing, dressing, and changing diapers of the baby. A father's involvement in the baby's life is essential. It not just helps the mother but also makes the father an active participant.

Let him burn the mid night oil: Let him to take up the night duty. Ask him to pick up and bring the baby to you for feedings and then take the baby back for burping. This would not only enhance their bonding but also let help you relax a bit.

Let him joke around: Fathers can soothe a crying baby extremely well. Babies pacify instantly, when the parents make funny, silly faces to make them smile.

Encourage a baby's day out: Babies love fresh air, let your partner carry and take them out for a stroll around the block.

Encourage touch: Babies respond to touch. Let him give the baby a massage for 10 to 15 minutes by gently rubbing their legs, belly, arms, and neck.

Be there: Encourage him to make it part of his daily routine, to set aside time every night to play with your little baby.

Attachment is an interactive process. You don't have to be a perfect parent all of the time in order to bond with your baby. Just do your best, and don't worry!
Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?

Dr. My father age is 62 yrs and he is suffering from IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS. And also tell us there fibrosis reason is unknown. If there any kind of treatment please tell us.

MBBS
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We need to give symptomatic treatment and also measure oxygen levels through a pulse oximeter and if necessary arrange oxygen cylinder at home for life time

I am a lactating mother with two months old baby when should I start dieting and exercising, mine was a csec delivery pls advice.

Md pediatrics
Pediatrician
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I am a lactating mother with two months old baby when should I start dieting and exercising, mine was a csec delivery...
A lactating mother need to take an extra meal to fulfill her n babies requirements. Dieting z not an option but let me tell you breast feeding burns a lot of calories. You will loose weight eventually. Avoid fats in diet n exercise.

My 18 months son is suffering from breath-holding spell. It is genetic diseases. What should I do.?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Breath holding spell isn't a genetic disorder. It usually disappears by 2 years. Correct iron deficiency anemia if he has.
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