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Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

230 at clinic
Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar 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. L.K. Prem Kumar is a popular Pediatrician in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar at St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is very weak she is very thin and is having fever sometimes. Please tell me what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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My baby is very weak she is very thin and is having fever sometimes. Please tell me what to do?
Being thin is not a disease and you check her blood to see if there is any disease by doing blood CBC and TSH and inform me

Am breastfeeding mom. Am starving to eat chocolates and spicy food. Will it affect my baby?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi, congratulation on becoming a mom. Eating chocolates wont affect your baby in any way. Eating spicy things in moderation is ok.

My baby boy is only 14 days. When I feed him. After 10-15 mints. He used do vomit. Why? Whats the reason. It is good or bad.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby boy is only 14 days. When I feed him. After 10-15 mints. He used do vomit. Why? Whats the reason. It is good ...
Some amount of non-billions vomiting is ok after feeding, you just have to burp your baby after each feeding.

Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015

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A baby starts off life with 350 bones. During growth, bones fuse together and an adult ends up with only 206!

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Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015

I have a small pimple like bump inside my penis It is under the outer skin inside on the right side What is it doctor.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I have a small pimple like bump inside my penis
It is under the outer skin inside on the right side
What is it doctor.
May be caused by unhyegenic condition of skin. Wash properly the affected area. Drink plenty of water daily. Apply trichoderm ointment. If it is kept increasing take a surgical opinion.

I have a 4 weeks baby boy. He des breastfeed. My breast milk is not sufficient. Can I give him lactogen1?

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I have a 4 weeks baby boy. He des breastfeed. My breast milk is not sufficient. Can I give him lactogen1?
It is very important for mothers to know that infants need nothing more than breast milk in the first 6 months of life. Anything new must be introduced only after 6 months, and in a gradual manner along with breastmilk. As for milk, after six months, mothers can start using infant formula milk as, it is the safest alternative to breast milk and it also contains more nutrients than in cow’s milk. Animal milk must be introduced to infants only after 12-18 months of age because, unlike mother’s milk, it lacks adequate nutrients, contains no antibodies that protect against infections, it is also a poor source of iron and can be harmful to the baby’s developing kidneys. As for choosing between cow’s milk and buffalo milk, cow’s milk is a better option to start with, as buffalo milk is rich in fat and difficult to digest. Indigestion can lead to diarrhea. While introducing milk, start by adding a few teaspoons of the pasteurized milk to soups, halwa and some room-temperature curd. If he/she tolerates this well, then over time the quantity can be increased with careful monitoring. When introducing buffalo milk, mothers must first boil the milk, let it cool and then remove the layer of cream before feeding the baby.

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Urination problems in children should be investigated thoroughly and treated at earliest.

Mera son 6+ hai unko ehsaase kamtari hai aur wo jo bhi yaad karta hai seconds me bhool jata hai please kuch suggestions dijiye.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Its too early to expect so much from a child so keep calm he will overcome this problem. Almost all children have different mental abilities and memory powers. As they grow old they will develop and adapt themselves. So have patience.

My one month old baby is loosing her hair. Although she is healthy. Wt is 3.5 kg. Am using sebamed oil and chicco shampoo for hair and body. Please help.

Pediatrician
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Babies tend to loose the initial hair, it is acceptable, johnsons baby oil/ coconut oil should be ok

Hi. My 2 n half month baby boy having stools with light blood in it. Help me out asap. I have an image of stools but how can I share with dis app I don't know.

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Hi. My 2 n half month baby boy having stools with light blood in it. Help me out asap. I have an image of stools but ...
If your baby is having blood in stools needs to be seen by a pediatrician. The stool has to be tested for routine examination and cultured. Till then prevent dehydration by giving ORS, Probiotic and Zinc orally. Mothers feed should be given frequently.

Helo Dr. Mera nephew hai 4 years old woh khana sahi khata hai per uske body mein kuch nhi lagta bahut kamjor hai woh bones hi dikhai deti hai pls suggest me.

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Please check if he is having intestinal worms. Also note if this is genetic or not. Also in growing age most of the children do look sick and bony but as age advances everything will be fine. Give him a glass of milk daily - do note give any food-supplement - horlicks/bournvita/complain etc.

My daughter is 36 days old ND she didn't had motion (potty) since last 48 hrs ND she is very restless (crying a lot) please suggest what to do?

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General Physician
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My daughter is 36 days old ND she didn't had motion (potty) since last 48 hrs ND she is very restless (crying a lot) ...
Breastfed babies do not normally pass motion every day and need not worry. If he is bottle fed you give additional fluids like boiled water . Avoid bottle feeding

My baby is 5 month old, she is not sleeping at night what should I do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Do not worry about this type of behaviour -1 st and most imp thing never try to put child in sleeping. -try to play with baby as much as possible. -do not put child in cradle during day time.

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My 3.5 years old Son is suffering from ACUTE TONSILITES, what is the BEST remedy except removing them, he is vomiting, hesitant to eat. Etc.

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Tonsils are immune glands and are required for healthy growth.Just keep a check on size of tonsils by avoiding infections by garling and specific treatment and avoidprocessed food.Never get an tonsillectomy done till there are mechanical problems like difficult breathin, choking etc.

I have 10 month baby. She hates solid food, how do I care her health?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Persist with the efforts, give only what you eat, make it little semi solid for easy acceptance. Preferably eat along with her, so that she watches while you eat. There is no medicine that will help you to make your baby eat solids. Remember it is an art not science.

My sister daughter is 2 years old and still she do not forget drinking breast milk, her mom wants her to forget that. Please suggest some ways for that little child.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My sister daughter is 2 years old and still she do not forget drinking breast milk, her mom wants her to forget that....
Breast feeding till 2 years is good for brain growth. If there are no serious issues can continue for some more time.

Hi, My 3 years old son is feeling very lazy these days. His weight is 13 kg and was very active kid but now he keeps lying on beds or couch. He also wants less now and often complains of backache. Is there something to worry about?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi, My 3 years old son is feeling very lazy these days. His weight is 13 kg and was very active kid but now he keeps ...
His weight is normal for his age. Children feel tired if they have anemia which can occur even in children with normal weight. Get hb% and peripheral blood smear done.

My 4 month baby is having running nose. Can you please help.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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The most common cause is viral infection. Nothing specific is needed. If the secretion are getting dry you can give nasal saline drop to relieve the obstruction. Regards.
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