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Dr. Latha Chandrasekaran

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Latha Chandrasekaran Pediatrician, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Latha Chandrasekaran is an experienced Pediatrician in Nanganallur, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Latha Chandrasekaran at N A N G A N A L L U R CLINIC in Nanganallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latha Chandrasekaran on Lybrate.com.

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My son of aged 3 years 2 months, suffering from chicken pox since two days. Need your valuable consults.

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Usually self limiting requires rest, caladryl lotion if itching, hygiene to prevent secondary infection, immunisation to other children at home if not immunized / infected.
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I have a daughter, 7 month old, please give some information for her health tips.

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Continue breast feeding till at least 1 year of age, start weaning foods, rice water, dal, smashed boiled vegetables, fruits - chikkoo, papaya, bananna, spend more, spend time with the baby, keep her happy,

Dear sir my question is a little child lives with my home his age is betn 3 year but the problem is when his mother going to feed him he unwanted to eat anything what to do at that situation.

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Hello it simply means baby has decreased appetite so to increase it take homoeopathic medicine ALFALFA syrup 30 ml morning n evening for a month it ll get back baby's appetite,,if this syrup is difficult for u to search u CAn take Alfalfa tincture 5 drops in half a cup of water n give morning n night for 1 Month..

My son is 5 years old suffering with sneezing because of allergy how to get rid of that?

MD - Paediatrics
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The best way is to avoid the allergens if it is known. Allergens can be of various types like dust, pollens, smoke, foods etc. Long term use of some medication like montelukast with levocetrizine helps. Most of the children overcome this allergy as they grow till that time symptomatic treatment and avoidens of allergens is needed.

Hi doctor. My son is 6 months old and his weight is 6.30 kg. He was born as pre term at 7 and half months. My concern is that he is getting cement colour or sometime palak colour motion from last 1.5 months. He was admitted in hospital in may month as he got pneumoniae for 10 days and also 2 weeks before he was suffering from cough issue whom medicines were given by Doctor. He is ok now with cough and cold issue but this motion thing is still not sorted. Is this any issue? Kindly suggest.

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Hi doctor. My son is 6 months old and his weight is 6.30 kg. He was born as pre term at 7 and half months. My concern...
Weight of your son is normal. If he is active and taking feed normal, you need not to worry. Iron drops may change the color of stool from cement gray to black.
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My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can use for he is only 2 years old.

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My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can us...
I think the real issue is bottlefeeding. YOU stop bottle feed and give mild from a sipper or with spoon.

My baby is one year old and she won't eat anything, she loves milk, but she just have one but of food and refuses to eat further. What could I do? How can I make her hunger?

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My baby is one year old and she won't eat anything, she loves milk, but she just have one but of food and refuses to ...
Give her food of her choice out of many variety in home. Do not force to eat. Continue milk or its priduct at her demand.
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Mere one year ki baby ki nosy lagataar beh rahi h. Kya karu? Pleas tell me some home remedy.

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Mere one year ki baby ki nosy lagataar beh rahi h. Kya karu? Pleas tell me some home remedy.
Avoid powder, strong smell (lotion, cream, antiseptics, oils) smoke, use normal saline nasal drops. Don't put oil on the head. If it continues with fever, cough, green yellow colour discharge then see a pediatrician.
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My baby 9 months old when can I start straw sippy bottle for my baby?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby 9 months old when can I start straw sippy bottle for my baby?
We don't encourage the use of sipping bottle for children because it may cause diarrhoea & abnormal dentition. You can use cup & spoon for feeding.

Cervical Cancer - Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

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What causes cervical Cancer?

Genital Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common virus in both men and women that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer.

This virus can cause normal cells on your cervix (Know more about Cervix Infection) to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer if they are not found and treated by your doctor. It can take 10 to 15 years (or more) for cells to change from normal to abnormal, and then into cancer. Abnormal cells are sometimes called 'pre cancer ' because they are not normal, but they are not yet cancer.

You cannot see or feel HPV or these cell changes on your cervix. Screening tests help us to look for these changes or for abnormal cells (Learn more about sexually transmitted diseases)

How is HPV spread?

HPV is transmitted during genital skin to-skin sexual contact. This includes vaginal or anal sex and possibly oral sex.A person can get HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex. They will never know it because HPV usually has no signs and symptoms.

In most cases, HPV goes away within two years, without causing any health problems. It is thought that the immune system  fights off HPV infection naturally

What screening tests exist for HPV- related diseases?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer can be detected with routine Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) and follow-up of abnormal results. The Pap test can find abnormal cells on the cervix so that they can be removed before cancer develops.    Abnormal cells often become normal over time, but can sometimes turn into cancer. These cells can usually be treated, depending on their severity and on the woman's age, past medical history, and other test results.

An HPV DNA test, which can find certain HPV types on a woman's cervix, may also be used with a Pap test in certain cases (called co-testing). The HPV-DNA test is done to determine if you are infected with one of the high-risk types or if your doctor finds certain type of abnormal Pap test result.

Even women who were vaccinated when they were younger need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccines do not protect against all cervical cancer strains.

Is there a treatment for HPV or related problems?

HPV vaccination could prevent most cancers and other diseases caused by HPV. There is no treatment for the virus itself, but there are treatments for the problems that HPV can cause:

Visible genital warts may remain the same, grow more in number, or go away on their own. The warts can be treated when they appear.

Abnormal cervical cells (found on a Pap test) often become normal over time, but they can sometimes turn into cancer. If they remain abnormal, these cells can usually be treated to prevent cervical cancer from developing. This may depend on the severity of the cell changes, the woman's age , past medical history, and other test results. It is critical to follow up with testing and treatment, as recommended by a doctor.

Post detection of ovarian cancer the doctors , depending on your cancer stage can recommend the treatment more- surgery, medical treatment, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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My son is 4 month old. (birth weight is 2.75) his weight is 5.75 kg. Head circumference is 40 cm. Is it normal? Having mothers milk only. When will I start semi solid foods?

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My son is 4 month old. (birth weight is 2.75) his weight is 5.75 kg. Head circumference is 40 cm. Is it normal? Havin...
Hello thanks for the query the weight and head circumference is appropriate for the age. Weight of a baby usually get doubled by 5 months of age. The head circumference of a newborn baby is usually 33-34 cm and there is about 2 cm increase in head circumference during initial 3 months. Thereafter there is increment of about 1 cm per month. So the head circumference of your baby is also within normal limit. Semisolid feed should be started at 6 months of age. If you have any more query please let me know. Regards.
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My daughter age is 5years and 5month she look bulky and her weight is 32 kg, please advice me what should I do?

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My daughter age is 5years and 5month she look bulky and her weight is 32 kg, please advice me what should I do?
If there is no other problem, try to modulate her diet. Increase protein an roughage in her diet. She should take less of fat and carbohydrates. Give her more of vegetables except potato, and salad. Pulses should also form important ingredient of her diet.

My grand daughter is 4 & half months old. Her birth weight was 1.680 kgs only. Now she weighs 5.500 kgs. She is not being breast feed, & is presently on nanpro 1. She is having problem of mood irritation & shows fear signs from generally medium to light sounds. It looks like she is having problems of the extreme climatic conditions with mercury rising above 42 degree. Can we start giving her ro water, in addition to powdered milk. Kindly also suggest other remedies.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Yes you may start weaning with suji ki kheer, banana or chiku shake, daal. Add another meal after fifteen days and start water too. No body likes extreme weather startle to sound is normal.
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My sister's daughter is 1 month baby. Normal weight. Operation delivery. She vomit most of time. Is any problem?

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My sister's daughter is 1 month baby. Normal weight. Operation delivery. She vomit most of time. Is any problem?
Vomiting once or twice is normal in most babies but if frequently noticed than Burp baby well after every breastfeed Avoid feeding bottles Keep baby upright for some time after feed Antiemetic drops may be needed in some cases

Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.

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Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.
it may be due to block nose, give 1/2 tsf syr triminic bd, steam inhalation, put nasal saline drops in each nostril, it will help. thanks

Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and healthy. Is there anything to worry?

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Pediatrician
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Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and he...
Normally maximum brain growth occurs till the age of 2 years. Hence blood supply will be more to the head. This is the reason for the head to be warm in this age.
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There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.

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There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.
Pain in your food pipe that is esophagus could be because of ulcers or acidity. Take cold milk, avoid spicy food. If it persist then go to yourself physician.
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DCH, MBBS (MAMC)
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"Keep things positive"

Kid’s don’t like to hear what they can’t do, tell them what they can do instead. Keep it fun and positive. Everyone likes to be praised for a job well done. Celebrate successes and help children and teens develop a good self-image.


Happy Parenting,

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What should I do for the oral health of my child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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From six months to one and half year give some solids to munch after feeding or some water to drink.Thereafter brush twice a day.Initially you may do it without toothpaste till baby learns to spit,thereafter you may use tooth paste.Various types of toothpaste are available example pepsodent junior.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
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Do teach children on'safe' touch'unsafe' touch
Safe touch is experienced by the child as warm and supportive
Unsafe touch is what hurt the child or what seems to disregard the child's feelings
Confusing touch is what makes the child feel uncomfortable. The child experiences conflicting feelings about the touch.
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