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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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Why Is Breastfeeding Is A Saviour For Your Baby & You | World Breastfeeding Week

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Why Is Breastfeeding Is A Saviour For Your Baby & You | World Breastfeeding Week
Why is breastfeeding so good for your baby and you

Breast milk is the best for babies and the benefits of breastfeeding are one too many. Breast milk not only supplies your baby with its requirement of vitamins and nutrients, but also gets the substances which fight diseases, making your baby healthy and strong.
Benefits of breastfeeding are:

1. Protects Your Body - Breastfeeding induces some changes in your body which you might not be very delighted to accept, but are for the sake of your baby. Did you know, these very changes benefit you as well. Studies have proved that women who breastfeed are protected against breast and ovarian cancer. The longer you feed, the more protected you are.
2. Reduces Stress - Adding to the benefits of breastfeeding you can derive, is the fact that it helps you reduce stress. It also lessens your risk of postpartum depression. Breastfeeding has been found to be relaxing since it releases the hormone called oxytocin. This release also helps the uterus contract.
3. Averts Risk For Baby - A breastfed baby has lower risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
4. Reduces Obesity Risk In Baby - Breastfed babies have lower chances of obesity. They are good at judging when their tummies are full and therefore stop drinking on time. This leads to healthy growth pattern. Compared to babies who are fed on formula, breastfed babies gain weight at slower speed, hence reducing chances of obesity later in life.
5. Increases Cognitive Skills - Multiple researches have shown that there is a direct relationship between cognitive development and breastfeeding.
6. Enhances Baby’s Immunity - Breastfeed babies are also said to be better protected from developing allergies as immune factors like secretory igA is present only in breast milk. It creates a protective layer on the babys intestinal tract. Babies who aren't breastfeed are known to fall sick pretty frequently as formula diet doesn't build their immunity as mother's milk does.

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My daughter is almost 11 years old and weights around 27 kgs. She suffered from jaundice, measles, typhoid in past five years. She frequently fall ill as her immunity is very weak. Please guide me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
For developing immunity, give her good nourishing diet rich in protein, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Zinc and vitamin A is helpful in improving immunity. Vitamin A 60,000 units daily for a week and Zinfate 1 tab daily for 15 days may be given.
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My baby is 7 weeks old and after 6 months vaccination loses motion started what to do now poo is yellow and watery we are giving him cow milk nd mother's feed pls sugest what to do.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 7 weeks old and after 6 months vaccination loses motion started what to do now poo is yellow and watery we...
Stop cow milk. Give mostly mother's milk and start weaning. Give semi solid foods, curd, banana ,khichdi, etc.
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My baby is 7th month old n she is suffering from cold n cough since 1 week n also stuffy nose. I am giving ascoril. 0.5 ml at night and montair lcd kind 5 ml at night but this is not affected her.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My baby is 7th month old n she is suffering from cold n cough since 1 week n also stuffy nose. I am giving ascoril. 0...
Dear patient first of all avoid AC. Or use it on 22 mode only and not less than that. Give your baby Hepar sulph 30/1 dose dissolved in water, 2 TSP every hour.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she cant keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she cant keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?
do cold sponging ..give him water to drink syp crocin 2 tsp for fever .. take him to doctor to find the cause of fever
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Hi my baby 7 months old. She suffering every month loose motion. Please suggest how can control this.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Don't give any medicines if your baby is gaining weight properly. Avoid bottle feeding. Start pomegranate and apple juice in small amount. Frequency of slightly watery stool is not a disease if child is growing well.
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I am 30 years old. I am having a baby of 4 1 / 2 months. I am breastfeeding her but I have a doubt whether she is getting enough milk or not .my baby's weight is 5.7 kgs. So my neighbours are suggesting me to take bread & milk for more milk production. Is it safe & healthy for me to take bread & milk daily twice. Please give me the right diet pattern to increase my milk production.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am 30 years old. I am having a baby of 4 1 / 2 months. I am breastfeeding her but I have a doubt whether she is get...
Your baby's weight is normal according to the age. Signs of adequate milk production are adequate weiight gain, 6-8 times passing of urine and adequte sleep. Drink enough water. If you take good food millk production will be good. No harm in taking milk and bread.
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My daughter 3 years and 9 months. She was suffering from cold and cough. Especially at nights. We made all tests and doctor says some asthmatic related problem and giving antibiotics, and we are using them from 2 years. She has not recovered. Even heart related check up also done. Doctor says while she grows she will recover, as she has nothing wrong in her health. But the cold and cough were suffering her lot, especially at nights. What we have to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Vitiation of kapha dhatu in children, which is more evident at this age, can be controlled by simple herbal remedies esp designed by ayurveda and in use for centuries. These are little slow but safe, no side effects and are for longer use. It's my experience that you can actually prevent bronchitis and asthma like problems with the constant use of these things for few weeks/ months as per need. Generally there is always relapse of problems if synthetic and toxic drugs are used at this age and slowly antibiotics and anti asthmatics will be needed in 90% of such cases throughout life. Steam inhalation, herbals with honey and some mineral based medicines simply prepared at home will definitely improve the quality of life of child.
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My daughter is 5 year old. When she was born weight was 4.4 kg. At the age of three weight was 20 kg. At the age of 5 weight is 20 kg. Getting thin day by day some darkness under eyes .consult with doctor they said if baby is active no problem. Food intake ok-ok. Monthly she get sick. HB IS OK. Worried alot.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello under eye dark circles are due to a. allergy b. sunlight exposure c. nutritional deficiency d. stress e. lack of sleep we treat the underlying cause and in most cases dark circles improve
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I m suffering for tinnitus for one year all reports are positive doctor say ur audiotary nerve become week sir I m now depress any solution

BHMS
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Start with 1. Acid nit 200 - 2 drops thrice daily 2. Petroleum 200 - 2 drops twice daily See the results in 3 months
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My son is 10 months old. From how many months water is given to kids? I give him milk, juices (including water however), but not water as a whole.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son  is 10 months old. From how many months water is given to kids? I give him milk, juices (including water howev...
Hello, Lybrate user, usually, after 6.months, so you can give water to your son in a moderate qty. Tk care.
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My son is 3 years in age. He is playing all time. But last two days when he eats heavy meal like rice, cerelac, he says pain in belli and doing latrine. Like mangohope. Please sir help me what can I do and what is the food chart of my kids. My son weight is 16 kg (approx) and he take crime medicine one week ago. So now what is suitable for him and how the problem is solve. Thank you.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
My son is 3 years in age. He is playing all time. But last two days when he eats heavy meal like rice, cerelac, he sa...
This is most likely due to eating or drinking of some contaminated food or drink. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting , pain abdomen ,loose stools and weakness. You would need to follow a particular diet for a while and also need some medicines for the same. Private Consult​ with me for detailed treatment protocol with medicines and dietary instructions.
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Hi, my 2 1/2 year old daughter has severe cough from past 10 days. Tried many syrups but didn't work. Not sure whether its due to reflux or infection in lungs. Looking for a best pediatrician who doesn't do experiments on children. Please do the needful. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Cough is a protective reflex to expel out any phlegm in the respiratory tract. You should not try to suppress it. If there's fast breathing show to your doctor immediately. If cough persists for more than 2 week, then only it needs thorough evaluation.
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My friend wife removed her uterus because of fibroid 1 year back but her ovaries are not removed but she dont get sex feeling during sex like before why?

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
My friend wife removed her uterus because of fibroid 1 year back but her ovaries are not removed but she dont get sex...
Operation of hysterectomy and sex life are not related, it is all depends upon the personal relation, it has to be maintained in nice way for better sex life
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My daughter had diaper rashes at the age of 7 months. I had applied ointment candid b as prescribed by her doctor. Then it turned into white skin patches just like vitiligo. Is there any treatment for it.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter had diaper rashes at the age of 7 months. I had applied ointment candid b as prescribed by her doctor. Th...
Keep nappy area dry as far possible zinc oxide cream (rashfree /siloderm) to be applied 3-4 times a day recover in 3 -4 days.
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Dear Doctor, My daughter does not like to eat anything. I have tried baby foods, I have tried home made foods like rice with dal and vegetables etc. But she hates em all. What should I do? We are little worried, though she is enough spontaneous to play and make fun. Should we try Gripe Water or Gripe Mixture? Sometimes her mother forces her to eat and she cries by the time of eating. What should we do? Please Help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Dear Doctor,
My daughter does not like to eat anything. I have tried baby foods, I have tried home made foods like ri...
Parents must understand that, every child has mind of it's own. Forcing to eat against their wish is not going to work. It will create some rebellious behavior. Instead eat family meals together and share happy moments. During meals offer her all you want, but let her decide what to eat. And after some days you will see the results. Check your expectations, if they are hyper..
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