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Dr. Lalith Kumar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Pediatrician, Chennai

33 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Lalith Kumar is a renowned Pediatrician in Peravallur, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 33 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He studied and completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery . He is currently practising at Dr. Lalith Kumar@Abhijay Hospital Pvt Ltd in Peravallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lalith Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University - 1984
MS - General Surgery - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2000

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Most Common Structural and Functional Birth Defects!

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Most Common Structural and Functional Birth Defects!

The most important concern that any expecting parent can think about is the possibility of a baby born with birth defects. Birth defects are common in the era of modern medicine and advanced technology, but some of the birth defects are easily avoidable.

Birth defects are either Structural Birth Defects or Functional Birth Defects. The structural birth defects include the infant showing abnormal symptoms and progress in muscles and organs whereas, functional birth defects include the defects in systems, which make the body function properly, such as the neurological and endocrine systems.

The most common structural birth defects are given below:

  1. Missing or abnormal limbs
  2. Heart defects
  3. Club foot (when you cannot put your foot sole on the floor)
  4. Cleft palate (splits or openings in the mouth's roof)

Causes of structural birth defects: The causes of structural birth defects are mainly attributed to genetic disorders or environmental factors such as conception and pregnancy. The external factors include smoking or drinking during pregnancy, deficiency in nutrition or exposure to viruses and other harmful chemicals.

The common functional birth defects are given below:

  1. Sensory disorder: Disorders in sensory system that can cause blindness and other problems, such as the loss of hearing abilities (both partially and fully).
  2. Spectrum Disorder: Problem in proper functioning of brain and the nervous system leading to intellectual impairment, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and disability in speaking and hearing.
  3. Immunity disorder: It may cause cancer, autoimmune diseases (wherein your body's immune system attacks the healthy tissues) and allergy disorders.
  4. Degenerative Disorder: In this case, the child grows normally, but later shows problem in functioning and day to day activities. Examples of Degenerative disorder will include Rett syndrome (rare neurological postnatal condition of the brain's grey area) and muscular dystrophy (continuous muscle weakening).

Treatment of Birth defects: Birth defects are recognized by a series of tests conducted during pregnancy. Prenatal ultrasounds can be used to identify birth defects in the uterus. A sample of amniotic fluid (the fluid which surrounds the fetus) can be done along with blood tests to combat birth defects. Some prenatal tests can be done to determine the infections which the mother might have which can cause harm to the infant. There are many medications available to combat birth defects. However, it must be noticed that majority of birth defects can be diagnosed and cured after birth.

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My son is 4 and half year old. He does not do potty on pot but does it while in standing position. We have been trying hard to get him potty trained like convincing him to sit on pot while running some of his favourite videos on you tube etc but after a while he says potty is not coming. We are worried. Can you please guide how we can get him potty trained PS: to make him comfortable while sitting on pot we put his feet on small stool.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
It's behavioral concern. Stop playing videos etc. Explain him social norms verbally only. Don't scold, manage the issue in sober manner, consult Pediatrician whether the child has constipation (only decreased is not constipation, even hard stool, some kind of incontinence can also be manifestation of constipation) and get treated for that.
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Hello Sir, I'm 27 years old I have a baby she could be 1/2 years and she is suffering from loose motions and her health is always becoming bad. please give me good medicines and treatment.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Sir, I'm 27 years old I have a baby she could be 1/2 years and she is suffering from loose motions and her heal...
If her wt at 1/2 year (6 months) is about 7 kg, actve and taking feed normal, you need not to worry. Rest depends on to know nature, quantity and number of times baby passing stools.
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Can I relact my baby 4.5 months old I had stopped as I was having low milk supply and lack of support. I am interested in breastfeeding my baby. (He is completely bottle fed.)

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Can I relact my baby 4.5 months old I had stopped as I was having low milk supply and lack of support.
I am intereste...
U can try but once the baby has stopped breastfeeding it is difficult to bring back to breastfeeding
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My son 3.5 years boy has a swollen of penis from last night. Now turning reddish. Has pain. What to do? Washed with lukewarm hot water with dettol. But still no relief.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My son 3.5 years boy has a swollen of penis from last night. Now turning reddish. Has pain. What to do? Washed with l...
This is due to some insect bite resulting in acute allergy. Nothing to worry take to a local paediatrician or any other doctor. They will prescribe antihistamines and if necessary steroids. It will subside within 24 hrs.
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My daughter was 7 months 2 weeks old. Her weight was 5.5 kgs ,she was thin n unable to stand her activity was gud, she was active I was worrying about it I was feeding rice n cerelac to my baby can you please tell me any problem with my baby's health n tips for my baby gaining weight.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My daughter was 7 months 2 weeks old. Her weight was 5.5 kgs ,she was thin n unable to stand her activity was gud, sh...
You should gradually include thin custurd, sujii porridge, rice water, dal water, fruit juices, veg soup, thin khichdi, Scrambled egg, Daliya water or mashed daliya porridge in her diet.
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I have delivered a baby. I don't have enough milk to feed my baby as after one week of delivery my stiches got broken. Dr. Gave me strong antibiotics and because of antibiotics my milk got vanish. Please suggest me some medication or anything by which I could feed my baby and my milk back.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Antibiotics will not make milk vanish, perhaps it is your anxiety taking toll. Be confident observe colour of baby's urine and frequency, so also weight of the baby for some days, before coming to hasty conclusion. It is easy to start top feeds any time, but remember it is difficult sustain breast feeding with fear, anxiety. Child will lose some weight in first week or so, don't worry about that.
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My child is 45 days old and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus on 8 th month. And she was a normal delivery at end of 8th month. We see only head circumference is high, her activities are normal. Its preferred to do etv for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child is 45 days old and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus on 8 th month. And she was a normal delivery at end ...
She may have delayed development and have intelligence impairment and she needs to be given a shunt for draining the hydrocephalus fluid and physiotherapy for gaining normal power
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टीनएज बच्चो के बेहेवियर को समझे

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow

टीएनज एक ऐसी अवस्था है जिसमे बच्चो में शारीरिक और मानसिक बहुत सारे बदलाव होने लगते है जिसके के कारन बच्चो के बेहेवियर में कई तरह के बदलाव अचानक होने लगते है अगर समय रहते हम इन बदलाओ को पहचान के कुछ जरूरी कदम उठाले तो हम बच्चो की अच्छी पेरेंटिंग कर सकते है

गुस्सा - बच्चो में   हर बात पे गुस्सा और चिड़चिड़ाहट होना टीनएज का पहला बड़ा लछड़ होता है बच्चो को बिना किसी बात के गुस्सा आने लगता है और वो जल्दी परेशान हो जाते है ऐसे समय जब बच्चा बहुत गुस्से में हो तो उससे ज्यादा  बात करने को कोशिश न करे और उसे कुछ समय के लिए अकेला छोड़ दे और जब वो रिलैक्स हो जाये तब ही उससे  बात करे , और परेशानी का कारन पूछे

फैशन पे ज्यादा धयान देना - उम्र बढ़ने के साथ साथ बच्चो का शारीरिक और मानसिक विकास होने लगता है इसमें वो अपने पढ़ाई से ज्यादा फैशन से जुडी चीजो के बारे में जानकारी लेना और इस्तेमाल करना शुरू कर देते है और बहुत ज्यादा कॉस्मेटिक खरीदने लगते है ऐसे में बच्चो को फैशन के बारे में बताये उनको नए कपडे खरीदने में मदद करे और साथ ही साथ उन से बातचीत करते रहे और उनकी राय लेते रहे

सोशल मीडिया का इस्तेमाल - आजकल हर बच्चा सोशल मीडिया और फेसबुक का इस्तेमाल कर रहा है तो इसे में बच्चो पर इन सब सोशल मीडिया की चीजो को इस्तेमाल करने से न रोके पर सोशल मीडिया इस्तेमाल करने से पहले उनकी ट्रेंनिंग करे उनको बताये की सोशल  मीडिया का क्या सही इतेमाल है और उससे किस किस तरह की परेशानियां हो सकती है

मोबाइल का ज्यादा इस्तेमाल - आज हर बच्चा मोबाइल का इस्तेमाल करता है ऐसे में बच्चे मोबाइल का इस्तेमाल मनोरंजन में ज्यादा करने लगे है वो मोबाइल में गेम खेलते है , इन्टरनेट इस्तेमाल करते है और रात में ज्यादा बात करते है इसके लिए पेरेंट्स कुछ सावधानिया रक्खे बच्चो को बहुत छोटी उम्र में स्मार्ट  फ़ोन न दे , मोबाइल फ़ोन ज्यादा इन्तेमाल न खुद करे और बच्चो को भी शिखाएं की मोबाइल का जरुरत पड़ने पर ही इस्तेमाल करे और बच्चो को रात में मोबाइल पे बात करने से रोके

अपोजिट सेक्स के लिए आकर्षण - बढती उम्र में बच्चो को अपोजिट सेक्स के लिए आकर्षण होने लगता है ऐसे में बच्चा  बहुत ज्यादा अकेला रहना पसंद करते है और अपनी बातो को छुपाना पसंद करते है ऐसे में माता पिता बच्चे से सेक्स education को लेकर बात करे और अगर बच्चा किसी तरह के पर्सनल रिलेशन में है तो उस पर रिलेशन छोड़ने का ज्यादा दबाव न बनाये और बच्चे से अपनी बातचीत बनाये रक्खे

कुछ बातो का विशेष धयान रख्खे - 

  1. बच्चो के सामान की जासूसी न करे
  2. गुस्से में बच्चो को गलत शब्द न कहे बच्चो के खाने पीने का विशेष धयान दे
  3. बच्चो का दूसरे बच्चो से तुलना न करे
  4. बच्चो की आदर दे कर  बात करे
  5.  बच्चे की आदतों का ध्यान रख्खे
  6. किसी भी हालात  में बच्चे से बात करना न बंद करे
  7. बच्चो की पढ़ाई  में  रूचि का धयान दे
  8. बच्चो के साथ सामाजिक कार्यक्रमो में जरूर जाये
  9.  बच्चो उनकी हॉबी के अनुसार अपना काम करने दे

 

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I am 28 years old & the age of my baby is just one month. I am giving her naan as a supplementary food consulting with a doctor. Baby is not getting sufficient milk from me. Is it ok or not? I have a question to doctors that which foods will increase breast milk of a mother?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am 28 years old & the age of my baby is just one month. I am giving her naan as a supplementary food consulting wit...
I always suggest to give exclusive breast milk up to 6 months of age. Breast suckling is it self a good means to increase milk production in addition to good nourishing diet to mother.
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In 3.5 years 3 time's my daughter suffering high fever in this time also suffering feet. We take report of EEG and doctor find abnormal activity now I have a second opinion what can I do ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Child has febrile seizures. Sponge whole body if fever is very high & always keep body temperature normal to avoid possible seizure attack,may use paracetamol & antibiotics if required.
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My son is 3.5 months old and has a lot of gas in stomach. I want to know that I am breastfeeding and is this problem is due to my diet . Is the health of baby depends on the diet of mother. Kindly suggest me proper diet so that gas will not pass from me to the baby stomach.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
My son is 3.5 months old and has a lot of gas in stomach. I want to know that I am breastfeeding and is this problem ...
Take light meals and use best qualit for baby give her nepali harar (or pahari harar). Its big size haritaki. Rub on sila with few drops of water and let the child lick. Child may not like taste but you may mix with honey too.
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Hi. My baby girl will be 4 years next month. She has chest congestion and low immunity since she was one year. I give medicine. She feels better but again happens. Frequently gets sick. Please suggest.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Hi. My baby girl will be 4 years next month. She has chest congestion and low immunity since she was one year. I give...
If your baby girl has a low immunity start giving her homeopathic treatment to increase immunity by prescription by a doctor. Do not give her strret food or any other junk food from outside.
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My son is 3 years old, he do not eat fruits, he likes rice khichadi. Please advice what should i do?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son is 3 years old, he do not eat fruits, he likes rice khichadi. Please advice what should i do?
Hi. Thankyou for the query. Rice khichdi with dal vegetables and pure ghee is healthy. Don't worry about fruits. Slowly the eating will change. Don't force feed. You could try to give fruits in different forms like milk shakes or custrads or fruit sheera or fruit lollys etc.
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What is cpld food? Then what shall I give to my lactose intolerant 10 month old baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is cpld food? Then what shall I give to my lactose intolerant 10 month old baby.
If you have already started your baby on solid foods, you can cut down on dairy other than your breastmilk. But curd is fine as it does not contain any lactase. So you can prepare a nice lassi for your little one or give him some raita. Those who are lactose intolerant can often handle small amounts of dairy if they eat it with other foods. If you are formula feeding, your doctor may advise you to switch to a lactose-free or soya based formula for two weeks or so as your baby gets over his lactose intolerence. If your child is older and tests have confirmed he is lactose intolerant, then you may have to make some dietary changes like: Feeding reduced portions of dairy-based foods in combination with non-dairy foods. Not giving a large glass of milk and offering a small portion along with a meal to aid digestion. Choosing foods with less lactose such as curd, paneer and hard cheeses, as they are better tolerated. Substituting milk with soyamilk, almond milk, rice milk or fortified fruit juices. Substituting dairy products with leafy greens, tofu, broccoli, nuts, soya beans, dried fruit. Before you make any changes to your child's diet, always consult a dietitian or a doctor. They can help you plan better. In order to maintain a normal healthy metabolism, everything we eat or drink should be close to our body’s normal temperature. However, particularly in hot weather or as a matter of habit, almost everyone likes to drink cold beverages or eat cold foods (like ice cream) without noticing the potential problems that will be encountered or connecting it to the temperature of the food or drink you take into your body.
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Helo Dr. Pls help me urgent meri 10 months ki bhtiji h use 2 din se vomiting or loosmotion ho rahe h vomiting band ho gayi h par loosmotion continues ho rahe h Dr. Se consult kar liya h par use abhi tak thoda sa bhi aram nahi aya h.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Helo Dr. Pls help me urgent meri 10 months ki bhtiji h use 2 din se vomiting or loosmotion ho rahe h vomiting band ho...
Keep giving her ORS continuously so that she does not suffer fluid loss. You may give her curd in diet. And as a medicine you may give her homoeopathic medicine Arsenic ALb 30 1 dose after each stool. Ans stop if the frequency decreases.
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5 months infant is attacked from cold for 3 days, how to cure? Which syrup is suitable to the infant?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
5 months infant is attacked from cold for 3 days, how to cure? Which syrup is suitable to the infant?
You have to take care of feeding by not bottle feeding and if you give semisolids, give water slo in between. There are colic medicines.
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Hi doctor. I am on vacation & my 6.5 years is complaining of stomach pain and throwing up even water also she is going for frequent urination. Please suggest what to do.

Pediatrician, Pune
Get her urine tested in a nearby laboratory, try to avoid autside food, if it could be freshly and cleanly prepared would be better, can give curd rice.
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My daughter, 15 years old is still having nocturnal bed wetting. Please advise me how this can be corrected.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Please get your child examined from a urologist. Restrict milk and hot beverages after 5pm. Whether child is under stress or depression. Child needs full evaluation before treatment. Last thing please do not punish your child for it.
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