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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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My son says that his right side nipple is paining while sleeping. What may be the reason? He has no fever, no swelling any where in body. Nothing. Is there any serious issue?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
Hi, thanks for contacting me on lybrate. At his age, nipple pain is generally a mild problem that does not need specific treatment. If it persists, a pediatric evaluation for any trauma, inflammation etc, may be done. However, in most cases, this will disappear after some time. Warm fomentation and reassurance will generally help in a majority of cases. Warm regards.
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My son is 1 month old. Now a days he is not at all drinking breast milk. Will this affect his health.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My son is 1 month old. Now a days he is not at all drinking breast milk. Will this affect his health.
This is because you have used bottle feed and stop bottle and eh will feed from breast. Breast milk is essential for good health of babies.
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My baby has completed 6 weeks. For her 6 week vaccination. Wht is painful n painless vaccination. Wht is d difference n wht is d cost?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby has completed 6 weeks. For her 6 week vaccination. Wht is painful n painless vaccination. Wht is d difference...
No injection is painless. So called painless injection, TDaP has low immunity (though to desirable level), less lasting and costly in comparison to TDwP.
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I have no enough milk supply. Which milk I can give for feed to my daughter. please suggest. Take medicine for increase milk supply but no milk .my daughter feeling hungry after breast feed .what to do. Which milk I feed.

MBBS, Pg pediatrics
Pediatrician,
I have no enough milk supply. Which milk I can give for feed to my daughter. please suggest. Take medicine for increa...
Is your baby delivered after 37 completed weeks or not if yes, then your baby should be more than 2.4 kgs If yes then you can use lactogen powder after your feed. First express milk and check how much ml your getting. Then if your getting 30 ml or more then it wll be sufficient initially .If your getting below 20 ml then give your feed then mix lactogen 1 scoop in 30 ml water n give. Before starting the feed just give me your baby details 1.Weight of the baby at birth and present weight 2.Is your baby delivered after completing 37 weeks or 9 months 3.How many days old is your baby 4.Mode of delivery.
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My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like small balloon, may I know is it a serious cause ,it happened before 5 months, before that it looks normal, no pain and nothing ,pls guide me and advice me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like sm...
This is umbilical hernia. Itself it is not serious but if air filled like small balloon which is a part of intestine may get strangulated in it which is serious cause. It is better to consult either pediatrician or surgeon.
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I am 25 year old with a two months old daughter. I am breast feeding her. After every feeding my little one cries alot as the milk is not enough for her. I am so worried. Please suggest any supplement to increase milk secretion.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am 25 year old with a two months old daughter. I am breast feeding her. After every feeding my little one cries alo...
TO decide if the milk is sufficient yo need to monitor her weigh every month and see if the weight is gaining at normal rate. You give proper burping after feed
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Depression: Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Depression: Symptoms and Homeopathic Treatment

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:

  1. Competition with Others,

  2. Desires not getting fulfilled,

  3. Relationship related concerns,

  4. Performance Pressures,

  5. 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:

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

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

  3. Fatigue: A state of decreased energy levels.

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

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

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

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

  8. Irritability: Low tolerance level.

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

  10. Self-loathing: Feeling of worthlessness or guilt.

  11. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
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My baby is 2 month and 20 days old and he is taking 90 ml feed in 1 hour and if we don't give he start crying and stop when we give milk again. He is completely on NAN1 formula milk, Please suggest is it right to give that amount of formula milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My baby is 2 month and 20 days old and he is taking 90 ml feed in 1 hour and if we don't give he start crying and sto...
IDeally, till 4 months, at least all infants should be given breast milk and if you give formula do not give in bottle and feed with a spoon . YOu can the amount needed to satisfy him
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I can start feed cerelac to my baby from starting of six month or end of six month?

Master inClinical nutition and dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I can start feed cerelac to my baby from starting of six month or end of six month?
Hello dear, Yes, you can in the beginning of 6 month. We have infant diet from 4 month - 2 years which include. How to introduce food every month in right quantity and in right way. To meet their nutrition al requirements. To cure problem such GI Problem. How to introduce cow milk at 12 month. And many more But before prescribing any thing we need some information like. Vitals.Medical history. Family history. Daily routine And many more So, if you want to contact us, you can contact us directly thru the link below For more information or to contact us directly for visit, or thru phone or for online counselling contact us directly thru the link  https://www.facebook.com/doctorplanmydiet/ Thank with Regards
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My child is rapidly ill by cold and cough he was admitted many time age 11 month and weight 11 kg.

MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Patiala
My child is rapidly ill by cold and cough he was admitted many time age 11 month and weight 11 kg.
stop curd, butter, cold water. Give sitopladi chruna, 1/3 th tsf twice a day with 1/2 tsf of honey. Give baalchaturbhadra churna, 1/2 tsf twice a day after liquid meals. Give arvindaasva, 1 tsf, twice a day. Expose him to ample sunlight and well ventilated atmosphere. Continue the regime for 1 month. IF giving milk, give him mothers milk only. Good luck
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