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Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani  - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani

MBBS, DO (Ophthalmology)

Pediatrician, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani MBBS, DO (Ophthalmology) 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
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.
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Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani is one of the best Pediatricians in Nungambakkam, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 19 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She is a qualified MBBS, DO (Ophthalmology) . 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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MBBS - Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India - 1999
DO (Ophthalmology) - Madurai Medical College, Madurai, India - 2002
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English

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No. 18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My baby girl is 6 month. Her weight is 6 kilo 200gm. Now I want to give her normal food and breastfeeding also so please tell me perfect diet chart for her.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My baby girl is 6 month. Her weight is 6 kilo 200gm. Now I want to give her normal food and breastfeeding also so ple...
Hello, Start with the clear liquid diet and slowly work on the consistency of the food. Make sure you introduce new variants. For further assistance be free to contact me online.
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Hi, I have a three months old baby who refuses to breastfeed suddenly. Its been one month now, sometime it's really frustrating whenever I tried to feed him he cries like anything so this days I am usually feeding him when he sleeps. Even if I tried to hold him on my lap he cries thinking that I am going to feed him. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, I have a three months old baby who refuses to breastfeed suddenly. Its been one month now, sometime it's really f...
If he is given bottle feed also it can cause nipple and breast confusion and stop bottle and give breast milk only . Refusal to feed can also be a sign of infection and need to see if he has other symptoms also
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My baby has been just on first food. She got constipated. After trying all household remedies I used suppository and she pooped. Now again she is constipated .and she has fever for first time since her birth. Pl help me.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
My baby has been just on first food. She got constipated. After trying all household remedies I used suppository and ...
The root cause of constipation is mostly a lifestyle habits, lot of refine flour, physical inactivity. So first we have to identify the cause. We can help you out if you can share your more details to us. For that to begin, you need to start taking three to four litters of fluid daily. High roughage diet, stopping refine flour in the diet, and moderate physical activity. You start with this you will see relief to a great extent. In case after this effects also if you don't get relief you can start homoeopathic. Please note make a fix time for toilet in a day.
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Hi .my baby is one year old now. Recently I stopped my feeding then I took tablet for to stop milk secretions. Now I wish to feed again for baby. How I can increase my milk supply?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi .my baby is one year old now. Recently I stopped my feeding then I took tablet for to stop milk secretions. Now I ...
If breast is not totally dried and stopped taking medicine, put baby on breast frequently to suck. It may be helpful.
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My son 2 and half year kills swallowed 5Rs coin I took X-ray and it's I'm stomach near to small intestine, I want your opinion weather it will come out through motion?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
My son 2 and half year kills swallowed 5Rs coin I took X-ray and it's I'm stomach near to small intestine, I want you...
It will come out without any intervention, just monitor in stool, revert back if he has constipation.
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Hello Dr. My daughter is 3.8 years old she is having squint in her right eye. We consulted doctor and she prescribed for specks. My daughter is wearing specks since 4 months now the Dr. is saying for operation. please ADVISE.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Depends upon d type of squint she has, in d initial stages we provide specatcles. In few types of squint only the spectacles do suffice that is dere is no need of surgery. While in othrs residual squint is present. Which has to b adresesd surgically.
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Sir I want to know that what is window period of hepatitis c and hepatitis b for 17 months old baby who might have exposed to hepatitis c and b at 17 month of age? Is it same as for adults or it differ for babies of 17 month age? when to test baby for hepatitis c and hepatitis b if exposed at 17 months age?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Sir I want to know that what is window period of hepatitis c and hepatitis b for 17 months old baby who might have ex...
These both hepatitis are transferred through blood, hepatitis b develop symptoms after 6-7 weeks of exposer and your child must have vaccinated against hepatitis b. About hepatitis c symptoms develop slowly so can't predict about that there is no vaccine for it, if you have doubt go for investigations.
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My baby girl is3 and half months old. Red rashes near neck due to hot weather. Crying Because of pain. Sometimes blood came near neck. I am properly cleaning neck portion after giving her bath. But unfortunately red rashes not going. please suggest what it is and it's cure.

MBBS, MD-Dermatology,Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Hi. From your description it looks like your baby has skin rashes due to sweating. This is common in children as their sweat glands are not well developed. Do not use to sweaters if the weather is not cold. Try to keep the baby in normal temparature room, neither very hot nor cold. Apply powder on the chest and neck area.
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My son is 11 years old doesn't feel hungry at all and he complains all the time about head pain and back pain I am giving him liv 52 he is pale all the time not so active and got 2 white patches on skin.

BSC (Home), cerificate course in child care, diploma course in hospital administaration, master in food service management
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
Weight is quite low 4 kg you can give pediasure in water 3scoob in 150 ml of water 2 times in a day.
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Whooping Cough In Children - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Whooping Cough In Children - Causes And Symptoms

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly communicable respiratory disease, which particularly affects babies younger than 6 months and who haven't been vaccinated yet. It can also affect children of 11 to 18 years of age who suffer from low immunity.

If the diagnosis of a whooping cough is done at an early stage, antibiotics of suitable dosage could help cut down coughing and few other symptoms. Doing so will also help prevent the infection from spreading to others.

What causes a whooping cough?

1. Bordetella pertussis bacteria

A whooping cough, characterised by a 'whooping sound', is caused by a bacterial infection called bordetella pertussis. The bacteria when inhaled get attached to the lining of the airways in your child's upper respiratory system, wherein they release toxins to cause swelling and inflammation. It's mostly transmitted to you from your infant, especially when he/she is in the early stages of the infection and hasn't been diagnosed yet. It can last about three weeks, this duration is reducible to five days, by antibiotic treatment.

2. Transmission from an infected person

When anyone infected with the disease sneezes or coughs, the droplets in the surrounding become infected. Young children who come in contact with the contaminated surrounding may get infected by the same bacteria.

How to recognise the signs of whooping cough?

The symptoms tend to worsen gradually and become worse at night, there are bouts of a cough as the airway gets irritated by the bacterial toxin leading to swelling and inflammation and mucus production with airway spasm.

You know that your child has this condition if he/she displays the following symptoms:

Moreover, children under 18 months of age affected with whooping cough should be watched at carefully as persistent coughing can disrupt their breathing process. Young babies with severe conditions may even need hospital care. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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