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Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
300 at clinic
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Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran is one of the best Pediatricians in Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai. She has done MBBS . She is currently associated with Sri Chakra Multispeciality Hospital in Hindu Mission Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran on Lybrate.com.

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My baby girl is 4 months old. From past 4 days she is having fever of 100 degree. Though she was urinating in every 1-2 hours but she was urinating very less. So we consulted a doctor and he prescribed medicines such as Pro wel, apex-p and ofloaxin since she was passing out green stools from past few days. We also undergo a urine test and it is found to be normal. What my concern is from past few days she is drinking very less breast milk. She sucks for only 30 secs to one minute and then she refuses to take it even after burping. She screams when she looks at my breast I tried feeding her through spoon and she is ok with it but not with sucking Can you please help since manual extraction of milk is a time consuming and difficult process.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Breast milk production and secretion is mostly depend on overall wellbeing and mental status of mother. First of all you need to relax and try to take adequate rest. Do any relaxation technology which is suitable for you. Drink plenty of water and take half to one glass of water 15 minutes before feeding. As your baby is sick and passing loose stool she might be thirsty but easily fatigued. So she needs frequent feeding.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
FIRST FORTY FIVE DAYS AND TRADITIONS.

We welcome our bundle of joy with old, washed, sun dried clothes as they are almost sterile. New clothes are probably handled by many and may be infected. The breast feeding is started with the help of young unmarried girl. This educates the girl about this AMRIT SAVEN. Mother is given ajwayan water which helps to lactate. On the sixth day bua does the ceremony of chatti by giving bath and putting on new clothes to baby. By sixth day the umbilical cord falls and there after the baby should be given a bath. On the occasion of chatti mother is given all kind of foods and after that she is supposed to have everything including all fruits, vegetables and dal, then ladoos or panjiri rich in ghee, dry fruits. These help mother for extra calories and minerals especially calcium and iron required postpartum. In this ceremony Bua plays an important role and rewarded with lots of gifts by bhabhi for the hard work she has been doing and will do after that, till 45 days. During these crucial 45 days outsiders are not allowed to get in mother?s room as people coming from outside may infect the child . The child is never left alone, a knife or a match boxes is kept besides baby, it is a primitive method to save the baby from animals and strangers. The God (baby and mother) has come and the duo should be prayed (taken care) and not do pooja or attend functions
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She do breastfeed her 10 month old child. The issue is her breast have become very loose. Please suggest some remedy for this.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
First always wear a fitted well supportive bras. After stopping breast feeding the breast becomes normal size.
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My daughter is 7 year old. She is weight is only 15 kg and hemoglobin parentage is 8 and she is not interested to eat foot like roti, sabji, milk, etc except pizza, chaumin, potato, dal and sometime she eat good smelling things like shops, rubber, wax color, incense sticks so please help me for this case.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Eating abnormal items like what you have mentioned is due to iron deficiency anemia. First you must confirm with a peripheral blood smear and then treated with oral iron preparations. She need to be given for worms also. You must avoid junk foods and give iron rich food like green leafy vegetables.
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My daughter is 1 year 9 months old. Is it advisable to give Aloevera and Amla juice to her.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 1 year 9 months old. Is it advisable to give Aloevera and Amla juice to her.
Amla is a good source of vitamin c which is an antioxidant and helps to prevent scurvy you can give that.
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I have twin daughters. They are now 19 months old. They don’t eat ANYTHING. Whatever we offer them they refuse to it ya muh se nikal deti h… They still wakes up at night, due to hunger. They drink only milk (buffalo milk) they have low iron level (21.3 and 19.4) and low hb level (10.3 and 10.2. Kindly help me what should I do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have twin daughters. They are now 19 months old. They don’t eat ANYTHING. Whatever we offer them they refuse to it ...
it seems both children are bottle addict which brought this condition.normally by 6 months child be given cereals based soup half cup twice a day.gradually reduce breast.bottle and even milk and give cereals diet increasing to 100 gms at one yrs age.better child develop habbit of selt feeding.now you have to be little strict.no bottle or milk only 200 gms that too inpaneer curd.it will take time
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Hello, I really want an help, regarding my son's health. He is now 16 month old, but 8 month before his weight was 8 kg now it is only 9.8 kg. He look thin, always while walking he is not stable as if he is not balancing. Or his legs are weak. I have been feeding almost every thing which I come to know is healthy. But still his health not recovering. Please help me out. How can make my son health?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello, I really want an help, regarding my son's health. He is now 16 month old, but 8 month before his weight was 8 ...
Parents, out of love, give to child what they think is best for their kid's health but never care to know what kid wants. Your kid is 16 months. He has his own choice. Give him home made every thing he wants. Avoid sugar rich drinks, chocolates or like. To rule out any illness, consult pediatrician.
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If breast milk not come after two or three day of birth we can give any other milk like cow, buffellow or goat to child?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
If breast milk not come after two or three day of birth we can give any other milk like cow, buffellow or goat to child?
Hello lybrate-user, breast milk flows when baby sucks at breast. Feed your baby every 2-3 hours by letting it suck at breast for atleast 10 minutes on either sides. Have healthy diet urself, & ask your gynecologist to prescribe meds to increase milk flow. If nothing helps you can opt for formula milk/cow/buffallo's milk. Goat milk is not recommonded as its deficiant in folic acid.
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Hi my baby has 12 months old. He effected with cough and cold. I am giving him nebulization. Could you please tell me for cough medicine.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi my baby has 12 months old. He effected with cough and cold. I am giving him nebulization. Could you please tell me...
You may try antihistamine levo citirizine 2.5 ml once in a day for 2 days and instill saline nasal drops in each nostrils 3-4 times in a day. If there is no relief or symptoms increases, consult doctor.
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My new born kid has ostium secundum of 0.4 cm. Is it harmful later or will it get healed as time passes by.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My new born kid has ostium secundum of 0.4 cm. Is it harmful later or will it get healed as time passes by.
It might become smaller but complete closure spontaneously is not known. But it's a mild defect don't worry.
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My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Should we vaccinate her again. Does successful BCG vaccine necessarily leave scar?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My daughter is six months old and was administered BCG vaccine at birth. Till date there is no scar on her arm. Shoul...
Hello lybrate-user, some babies fail to develope scar after bcg vaccination esp. When given immediately after birth, but that does not mean that, she has not developed immunity, so no need to repeat vaccine.
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Dear Sir, My Baby is 14 months old and is suffering from the problem of Dandruff and scalp itching from last 15 days. His Scalp become flaky and got rasshes also due to itching. please advise me what should i do ? he also got

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
This is atopic dermatitis. Spoo shampoo. You may use desotil lotion with oil once a day for ten days then once in three to four days.
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My son is 5 years. He look 3 years due to weakness. What should I do?

Fellowship in Pediatric And Adolescent Endocrinology, ICMR Training. in. clinical. Genetics and Metabolism
Pediatrician,
Plot height weight on growth chart. If its going abnormal then consult a pediatric growth specialist (endocrinologist) otherwise just increase diet and wait.
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Hi, my daughter is 4 years old, today she got blood in her urine. Last year also in october month she got blood and later identified with uti. Any help on this will be highly appreciated.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
She should be properly evaluated with ultrasound and other imaging procedures, as well as kidney function test. Consult a pediatric nephrologist if your pediatrician so desires.
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Hi doctor, my baby is 4 month now and his head is not in round shape tell me what can I do.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi doctor, my baby is 4 month now and his head is not in round shape tell me what can I do.
Shape improve with time when baby starts sitting more than lying down. Also, you must give vitamin d3 drops daily to baby as important apart from routine care.
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My child is 3.5 months old and the colour of his stool is green and watery. We gave him walmycin antibiotic and zinc but there is no effect. Kindly suggest best medicine. Can we give him 1/4 sachet of sporlac for clearing bacteria? Please suggest us the best as we are worried about our son.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
If your baby is on exclusive mothers milk then colour consistency and frequency of stool does not matter as long as your baby is alert active taking feed and gaining weight. No medicine is required. This is also known as breast milk diarrhoea.
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Since yesterday due to the dehydration my son (17 months) is suffering with savior vomiting and motions. Can anybody tel me good treatment for this problem.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Since yesterday due to the dehydration my son (17 months) is suffering with savior vomiting and motions. Can anybody ...
Severe vomiting needs proper assessment. In this season these are mainly due to viral organism but still you have to be vigilant avoiding dehydration so use ors. Plenty of liquids. Give probiotics like enterogermina. Natural form like buttermilk. Dal ka pani. Normal water lemon water etc etc and get stool r/m done. Avoid lactose containing products for feeding.
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My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors through Lybrate. Thanks for all of them. Now my query is that, is it not possible to restrict febrile seizure permanently, that it should not attack the baby in future. And also suggest me either any chances of this disorder will appear due cold or caught.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors throug...
Febrile seizure is self limiting disease which shall get cured by passage of time. This occurs only during high fever, not related to cold or cough.
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Hi Can I give water to my 51/2 months baby? if yes then what should be the quantity given to him?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Milk contains a lot of water. No need to give water till the child starts eating dry food, or passes less urine due to loose motion or vomiting.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Common Skin Problems in Newborns

Toxic Erythema

Although the name sounds scary, this is a self-limiting problem requiring no long term medical attention. This usually appears as red blotches with a central white spot. It can occur anywhere and often involves the entire body. 

The most important factor to keep in mind is the baby?s general health. If the baby has no fever, stays alert and active, responds to the mother, feeds normally, and wets and soils the nappy as usual, then there is no need to be alarmed. However, if the baby stops feeding, stops crying or looks groggy all the time, then he or she needs to be assessed by a child specialist.

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