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Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

230 at clinic
Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar Pediatrician, Chennai
230 at clinic
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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 Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. L.K. Prem Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Health Quote of the Week

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Udaipur
Health Quote of the Week

If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.

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My baby is two months old girl. She is only fed mother's milk. Now she has not done potty since 3 days. Before this, she was doing normal potty daily. She is taking medicines bisgly-xt drops, rxplus drops, calshine p drops, ostocalcium b12 syrup that are prescribed 1 & 1/2 months ago by paediatrician. Now please advise, what to do for her normal motion.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Relax no need to do anything. If child is taking breast feeds and is active, to pass soft stools once in 5-6 days is normal. If child is passing gas then there is no mechanical obstruction in the gut (serious surgical condition). As regards the tonics iron and vit d drops are okay.
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My daughter aged 11 days, I observed that my child sleeps always almost 20 hrs in a day. I just want to know is there is an issue with this.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My daughter aged 11 days, I observed that my child sleeps always almost 20 hrs in a day. I just want to know is there...
Normal if baby wakes up for feed every 2 or 3 hrly pass es 8 times urine in 24 hrs. And movement activities are normal.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Upto six months of age, exclusive breast feeding is recommended. Even water should not be offered to the baby. The mother should drink extra water/liquids like juices/soupsetc and keep herself well hydrated for optimum milk production. Also she should take a wholesome diet and never worry that her milk is not sufficient for the baby. If the baby is passing urine frequently, passing stool 6-10 times per day and gaining weight, breast milk production is enough.
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My son, a delay birth crying patient is 1year old. His development (physical and mental) is very slow as per his age. He not even sit properly alone. I consult with a pedestrian and a physiotherapist from his 5 months age but development order is not satisfactory. Is there any proper treatment for him? Is he be a normal person in future?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
My son, a delay birth crying patient is 1year old. His development (physical and mental) is very slow as per his age....
German calc phos 200 4-5 drops orally single dose morn use good milk as health drink wait 3 weeks and report me.
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My 5 year baby have some fungus infections in her hand. I m using clotrimazole dusting powder from last 5 days but no improvement please suggest something better treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Fungal infections need topical application for 3 weeks. You can try tab flucon 50mg daily once for 5 days.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
आप अपने बच्चों को शिकायत करने कि अनुमति न दें,जब तक वे अपनी शिकायत के लिए एक या दो संभव समाधान स्वयं न ढूंढ लें।
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My baby is 6 months her gums are swollen and teeth are coming out she has passed stool 4 to 5 times yesterday and today 3 times and has passed urine 5 times is it normal.

MD PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby is 6 months her gums are swollen and teeth are coming out she has passed stool 4 to 5 times yesterday and tod...
Loose motions happen not because of theeting persay. Is because now she puts objects in her mouth that causes infection.
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All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissues present in the intestines and results in damaged tissues. It initially affects the inner lining which ultimately results in thickening of the intestine. It may also lead to a hole in the abdomen resulting in bacteria entering the intestine, thus resulting in infection.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis are:

  1. You may experience symptoms of bloating in the abdomen
  2. The abdomen may be discolored
  3. You may experience diarrhea and vomiting
  4. You may not feel hungry
  5. There may be presence of blood in your stool
  6. You may have a fever and constantly feel lethargic

Causes: Lack of blood and oxygen in the intestine causes it to become weak and increases the chances of Necrotizing enterocolitis. It may result if oxygen levels drop during a difficult delivery. If the intestines are weak, then they are at a higher risk of getting infected by bacteria. If you have an excessive supply of blood cells in your body or other stomach condition, then it may lead to this disease.

Diagnosis: Usually the doctor conducts a physical exam to detect the symptoms of this disease. If babies are born with this condition, then they may suffer from weak immune system and problems in blood circulation. The doctor may also recommend x-rays to get detailed images of the intestine in order to probe for symptoms of inflammation and damage.

Treatment: 
The treatment of the disease depends on few factors such as:

  1. The child's age
  2. How far has the disease progressed?
  3. Health of your child

It is recommended to stop breastfeeding. Feed the baby through intravenous methods. The doctor may also recommend antibiotics and oxygen support if the child has breathing problems. In severe cases, the child may require surgery to treat this disease.

If the treatment occurs early, then the child may recover. However, complications such as a narrow and damaged bowel may persist. This may cause problems in nutrient absorption in the intestine leading to other disorders.

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What we should do if baby got caught by fever of 105 ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
What we should do if baby got caught by fever of 105 ?
Very high grade fever, better to hospitalise her. You can give meanwhile paracetamol and tepid water sponging.
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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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33 weeks old boy baby born on 27th July now 5th day. My baby is now in icu. Baby and me are different hospital. My breast milk production started, now the breast have pain. How can I stopped temporarily. Dr. said baby will stay in icu still 4 days.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon, Kolkata
33 weeks old boy baby born on 27th July now 5th day. My baby is now in icu. Baby and me are different hospital. My br...
You do not need to stop lactation. Just express the breast milk as frequently as you can. There is no substitute to breast milk. Your baby will need the same when he comes back to you. If you do not do that, your milk production will automatically stop.
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An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while massage.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while m...
These are called lanugo hairs. These are normal hairs present on baby while in womb. These will go on its own. No need to worry.
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My baby boy is of 1 month. He sleeps all the day. Even for feeding we have to rush too much it is very difficult to handle. Is it normal or not. What to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My baby boy is of 1 month. He sleeps all the day. Even for feeding we have to rush too much it is very difficult to h...
Sir/Madam, Your child may sleep for about 22 hours a day, If they do not cry for feeds beyond 3 hours, you should wake them and feed. Get back to me for any clarification
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My baby is just 7 kg his age is 1.5 year old, very thin, while at birth his weight is just 2.2 kg. Till now no improvement? what should I do? he will do motion 4 to 5 times daily.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
do stool exam. rule out lactose intolerance. give him vitamin d multivitamin with zn.pediasure.give 3 semisolids. cut down milk.
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Nursing Bottle Caries- Causes and Management

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Nursing Bottle Caries- Causes and Management

Nursing improperly often becomes a big reason for tooth decay and caries in babies. The way out is to get the baby tooth cared for from the very first day. This form of tooth decay is associated with nursing, when the baby sucks the pacifier, or takes other sugary juices or drinks, or formula milk from a nursing bottle.

The main causes of nursing bottle caries:
The babies are often fed in nursing bottles or feeding bottles, and the bottle nipple often stays in the mouth for long; sometimes overnight also if not taken care of. Again, the babies are pacified with pacifiers, which are often dipped in honey or a sugar solution, and this again brings in more reasons for dental caries. In any of the situations described, the baby's newly formed teeth which are susceptible to all forms of decay and damages while being gentle and new can get cavities. The sugary liquids and milk can form a coating on the teeth which brings in cavities.

How to prevent the nursing caries:
The best option to prevent is not to leave the baby with the bottle or pacifier for long. Again, the pacifier or the bottle should be always washed properly, sterilized and not left in the mouth of the baby uncared, especially during sleep time, when the baby sleeps while sucking onto them.

There are some steps to follow to prevent the early tooth decay and maintain baby dental hygiene. They are:

1. Even before the first tooth comes out, massage and clean the baby's gums with a clean washcloth or soft cotton everyday, and after every long feeding.

2. You don't need toothpaste to start brushing the first few new teeth that come out. Just brush without a toothpaste and use a very soft gentle brush to form the habit. In areas where no tooth has come up, brush and massage the gums only.

  • When all the teeth have come up, start flossing everyday
  • Try to take the baby for a dental checkup at least every year if not every six months.
  • Try to cut down on the consumption of extra sweet beverages. Add some water to the fruit juice to dilute the concentration and sweetness.

All these steps mentioned are great to start healthy and good dental care and hygiene, and if you follow them well, then dental caries will be away.

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Dear doctor. My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly advise to which type food I wll put to my child.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
Dear doctor.
My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly ...
You can initially start with liquid diet as daal ka pani or rice water etc Gradually semisolid food like daal khichdi kheer etc.
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My baby boy is 2.5 months old and he is not crying loudly is there any problems in future related voice?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby boy is 2.5 months old and he is not crying loudly is there any problems in future related voice?
Child cries when he is in agony for any reason. if he is talking well and voice is clear, you need not to worry. Even then you may consult ENT specialist.
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