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Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani Pediatrician, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani is one of the best Pediatricians in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani personally at Sankara Nethralaya in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 3 months old. She vomits out milk at an interval of 2- 3 days. Its not spitting up digested milk its clear milk after feeding her. It happens when we try to give her burp. Is it normal. Please guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 3 months old. She vomits out milk at an interval of 2- 3 days. Its not spitting up digested milk its c...
Lower oesophagial sphincter isn't very well developed in small babies. Hence vomiting & regurgitation of milk is common till 6months. If there is no weight loss it's not of much significance. Bett to avoid holding the baby upright immediately after feeding.
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My son who is 12 years old feel very weak all the time. He feels tired and lose interest in studies.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Get his blood tested:-tlc, dlc, esr, widal (even if no fever), urine for culture n sensitivity. Give him multi vitamin, iron calcium and specialy vit d3. For study get his eye sight tested.
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My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and need not worry?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and n...
If accepting feeds properly and baby is comfortable, you can wait. But if baby is having any abnormal features, go to your doctor.
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My baby having loose motion from night onwards 8 times and my baby age is 15 days.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby having loose motion from night onwards 8 times and my baby age is 15 days.
Hello, Lybrate user, it's normal to have loose motions with each feeding since, digestive system of your baby is not fully developed to digest the feeding properly. You are required to keep an eye on general condition of your baby to be maintained in order. Give her homoeopathic medicine:@ Aloe sac 30-1 drop with 1tsfl of milk, thrice. You need to be fit in order to keep your baby healthy. Avoid, junk food, gaseous intake, being transferred to your baby making her sick. Report after 3 days. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tk, care.
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45 days vaccination given to my child. Dr. suggested pcv and Rota virus vaccination also to give which is optional. How does it help my child? Will my child find difficulty after vaccinated?

M.D. Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
45 days vaccination given to my child. Dr. suggested pcv and Rota virus vaccination also to give which is optional. H...
PCV is vaccine for Pneumococcal Diseases, which includes Pneumonia, Ear Infection and Meningitis (Fever with Convulsion). This vaccine will help to prevent these pneumococcal infection. Rota Vaccine will help to prevent Rota Virus related diarrhoea, which is common in infants. So, I ll suggest you to go ahead with vaccination. And post vaccination there is no pain or fever, with these two vaccines, so you need not to worry. Kindly consult your pediatrician, as he can guide you better. Happy Parenting.
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My 9 and a half months old daughter is taking medicine as prescribed by the doctor for cough n cold. But each time she takes medicine, she immediately vomits. So my question is" if she vomits on taking medicine immediately, should I give the same again then"

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Must tell what medicines are given. If people just say" my child is taking medicines" how can anyone give an answer. Generally speaking, if the medicine is vomited out immediately before reaching stomach you surely can repeat and you must! to have any effect on the disease.
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My son is 7.5 years old weight approx 20 to 23 KG. He gets tired when he do any physical work like e.g. Running, stair climbing. He mostly says there is pain in his legs.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Kindly get his CBC done and also give him good protein diet regularly ,deworm him with Albendazole 400gm .if the child is anaemic then we can discuss
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My 22 month baby has been suffering from loose stool last 8 days please help and any ghrelu upchar.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 22 month baby has been suffering from loose  stool last 8 days please help and any ghrelu upchar.
Avoid bottle, sipper to feed child if doing discourage habit of thumb sucking & putting any thing in mouth ask to wash hands before meals & after toilet give him plenty of fluids & diet as usual ensure safe driking water, use filter, boil water if required.
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My 18 months daughter denies to have food all the time and if she eats then quantity is very less. She is of 10 kg only and sh is underweight What to do, pl suggest

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Relax, 10 kg @18 months is not underweight. If she is playful and active respect her wishes, let her feel hungry and demand. Imposing your idea of health, weight, hunger is not going to help. Follow IAP growth charts, I'd she fits in normal range just let go your ideas of perfection, accept as she is.
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My son is 5 years old and is on a restricted to take milk these days for last 4 months due to abdominal ache and loose stools after milk uptake. He is only 14.9 kgs, 3.5 feet and lean and thin in structure, please advice a proper diet to improve his muscles, weight and health.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Weight and height are ok for the age. It seems child is having milk allergy. You can switch over to hypoallergenic milk like soya milk.
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I want to stop breastfeeding as my child is 14 months old but she refused to take any other milk. So please suggest me the ways how can make her to drink.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You simply refuse to breast feed and when the child feels hungry you feed from a cup with spoon or a sipper but do not use nipple and bottle. You can pit a bana aid on nipple and she will refuse to suck seeing the difference from normal nipple
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My 7 year son wet the bed regularly at night sometimes in day also please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
Don't give him any liquid after 5 pm handle with care, don't scold him, whenever you sleep ask him to go to washroom.
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BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
TO MANAGE CHILD STUBBORNNESS
Many patents call a child stubborn if he does not obey instantly. He may be engrossed in a game which he does not want to leave. A child's stubbornness or refusal to cooperate may stem from too many orders,too many demands and the attitude. ' I have said so, and you shall do it. A little laxity will help a lot and the child will cooperate mist of the time if he is not disciplined too much.

My son is 5 month old. I would like to introduce fruit juice and ragi porridge for him. Can you give me idea about the food chart that can be given for him.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Wait until completion of six months. Start with liquids only. Gradually give semi solids. Any home made food can be given.
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14 months baby have severe cough in chest. Cough is not getting loose. Baby is not even eating anything she is completely on breast feeding. Please help what to do.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
14 months baby have severe cough in chest. Cough is not getting loose. Baby is not even eating anything she is comple...
in such case you shall prefer nebulising the child for quicker relief, as this mode of medications reaches lungs quickly
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Diet Food For Diabetes

PGP In Diabetologist, Fellowship in non-invasive Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Diet Food For Diabetes

Diabetes control is governed by following the right diabetic diet. What to eat and what not to eat is important for diabetes control, cure or diabetes reversal.

These are the top diabetes diet tips from diabetologists and nutritionists. Even if you are pre-diabetic or borderline diabetic, or diabetes is part of your family, it is important to follow a diabetic diet to prevent diabetes.

Here is the Diet Food for Diabetics:

  1. Whole grains, oats, channa atta, millets and other high fibre foods should be included in the meals. If one feels like consuming pasta or noodles, it should always be accompanied with vegetable/sprouts.
  2. Milk is the right combination of carbohydrates and proteins and helps control blood sugar levels. Two servings of milk in a daily diet is a good option.
  3. High fibre vegetables such as peas, beans, broccoli and spinach /leafy vegetables should be included in one's diet. Also, pulses with husk and sprouts are a healthy option and should be part of the diet.
  4. Pulses are important in the diet as their effect on blood glucose is less than that of most other carbohydrate containing foods. Vegetables rich in fibre help lowering down the blood sugar levels and thus are healthy.
  5. Good fats such as Omega-3 and monounsaturated fats (MUFA) should be consumed as they are good for the body. Natural sources for these are canola oil, flax seed oil, fatty fish and nuts. These are also low in cholesterol and are trans fat free.
  6. Fruits high in fibre such as papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava should be consumed. Mangoes, bananas, and grapes contain high sugar; therefore these fruits should be consumed lesser than the others.

Small frequent meals:

A large meal gives rise to higher blood sugar in one's body, therefore it is essential to take small frequent meals to prevent both higher and very low blood sugar values and keep them constant. Small in between snacks can be dhokla, fruit, high fibre cookies, butter milk, yogurt, upma/poha with vegetables etc.

A person with diabetes should follow a diet which is low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals; and avoid fatty foods and sweets. He/she should also take frequent small meals (5 meals pattern).

What not to do:

  • Artificial sweeteners can be used in cakes and sweets for diabetic people (in moderation).
  • Have lots of fluid.
  • Limit intake of alcohol.

Should you have non-veg?

In non-vegetarian diet, seafood and chicken can be taken rather than red meat as red meat contains higher amount of saturated fats. Also, patients with high cholesterol should avoid egg yolk and red meat.

The diabetes diet for Indians includes carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As always, a balanced and planned diet can build and improve personal health. A controlled diabetes diet may seem like a drag and bore, but a good cook can add life to a diet.

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