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Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Latha Chandrashekaran MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
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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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Hi doctor, my daughter is 1.9 years old. She is eating dust regularly despite of stopping her to do so. Recently, when I consultant children specialist, he said that there is a iron deficiency and he prescribed iron tonic and said that she will stop eating dust or clay. But this is not stopping yet all. Also, she is not speaking much except one word'mamma. Please help me in finding solution for her to stop this habit and speak some words. Thanking you,

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Eating clay /dust occurs in children with iron deficiency anemia, your pediatrician has done the right thing by giving iron supplements continue the same for 3-6 months, children tend to become iron deficient if they take excess of milk, restrict her milk intake to 2 cups per day, increase her iron intake in diet with substances made of jaggery, green vegetables, kishmish khajur, interact with her spend more time playing with her to improve her verbal skills.

List the food item should be given to 10 months baby who is lactose intolerant. He want to be com fat. And healthy.

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List the food item should be given to 10 months baby who is lactose intolerant. He want to be com fat. And healthy.
Give him every item available in home suitable to baby's age except milk or its product which can be substituted by soya milk which is rich in protein and calcium.

6 month infant having nasal cleft and anterior cranial fossa of 4 × 7 mm is this a serious problem especially the anterior cranial fossa.

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6 month infant having nasal cleft and anterior cranial fossa of 4 × 7 mm is this a serious problem especially the ant...
If ant cran fossa you mean ant fontnale, it is normal and usually closes by 18 months of age. Nasal cleft can be repaired by a reconstrective surgeory.

Dear sir I am asking this for my son who has just completed 9 month on 25th. Last 2 days he was having dehydration which we thought is bcz he is getting the teeth. He has suddenly starting avoiding his formula milk or any milk which he use to take regularly. He is even not interested in any food and living in ORS. What should we do please suggest.

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Dear sir I am asking this for my son who has just completed 9 month on 25th. Last 2 days he was having dehydration wh...
Hi Ms. Lybrate-user if your son is dehydrated with poor oral intake, then he needs to be assessed by paediatrician and he may require iv fluids. Consult with your paediatrician soon.

My baby is one month old and he stools every 2-3 hrs. A day. WHat is the problem? Suggest a medicine so that he will not stool frequently.

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My baby is one month old and he stools every 2-3 hrs. A day. WHat is the problem? Suggest a medicine so that he will ...
This can be a normal gastrocolic reflex or abnormal loose motion. So kindly show to your pediatrician.

Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 02.05. 2015. They are taking Breast feeding & Pronan 1. But, sometimes they after feeding hiccup. Is it normal? We use to give them Boil water after cooling. After taking the water the hiccup stop. Is it correct method?

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Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 02.05. 2015. They are taking Breast  feeding & Pronan 1. But, sometimes they af...
Hiccups occur due to irritation of diaphragm after feeding. I think you are over feeding. You can feed only with breast milk and you shouldn't give water either boiled or not boiled.

My question is about my daughter, now she is 3 year 3 month old, yesterday she was good but by evening suddenly she suffer from fever & her body temperature increase up to 104.6 F in just half an hour. After giving medicine paracetamol (crocin) & bath with cold water. Her temperature decrease up to 99 to 100F in 3 /4 hour times. Now she is fine. I want to know the reason for such fever which come suddenly with high temperature to normal kids.

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My question is about my daughter, now she is 3 year 3 month old, yesterday she was good but by evening suddenly she s...
It is not clear whether temp remained 99 to 100 or it has come to normal and for how long it remained normal. Watch now how long hours/ days temp remains normal. There are many resons for fever which is beyond the scope over here to mention.

Hi doc, my baby is 7 months old. He is hesitating foods even milk. 2 days before he got fever now he is alright. . But not taking anything. What could be the problem. I am really worried. Please advise.

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Hi doc, my baby is 7 months old. He is hesitating foods even milk.  2 days before he got fever now he is alright. . B...
Normally after any febrile illness, babies may refuse feeds for a while. Try ors or fruit juice to avoid dehydration. Things will be fine soon.

My daughter has problem during potty it becomes very had stool please give some suggestion.

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My daughter   has problem during potty it becomes very had stool please give some suggestion.
Constipation is a major problem in childhood if left unattended can cause serious consequences. Remember:- 1) passing motion in any position other then squatting is bad and causing small small ulceration or fissure which is commonest cause of constipation:- so avoid. Use potty chairs. 2) have plenty of raw fibres in diet and plenty of water 3) have fruits in natural form (not juices) 4) use stool softeners available in market for at least 3 days a week or till stool becomes soft. 5) constipation is vicious cycle you need to stop it somewhere.

My son is 12 years and weighs about 74 kgs and height of 157 cms recently I find a little breast formation in him is it because of his weight or puberty I am really worried. Please solve and suggest something.

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Gynaecomastia can be physiological. Your child needs help with diet and exercise to correct his obesity.

I am 16 years old. I sometimes feel a sharp pain in my chest sometimes in the left side but more often in the right side. It pains for 8 to 10 seconds and then stops. I am fit and fine but only the heart pains sometimes. Additional information: I have acnes (like 2 to 3 are produced in 10 days and it is significantly reduced as compared to a year ago). Some hairs of mine have also turned white (10-15).

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I am 16 years old. I sometimes feel a sharp pain in my chest sometimes in the left side but more often in the right s...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Takecrocin advance one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg, x ray chest and consult physician for advice and treatment.

My baby is 5 months old. She does not consume my breastfeed. Even a one time per day she does not intake my breastfeed. What shall I do?

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My baby is 5 months old. She does not consume my breastfeed. Even a one time per day she does not intake my breastfee...
Hello, it simply means that you have not fed her well in the initial days and must have started formula earlier for her.

My son 10yr old he is suffering from fever since yesterday, is it heat stroke or viral, today his fever rise up to 103? f what should I do for his fever he is also felling glidness when fever.

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Give tablet paracetamol every six hourly for two days. Give plenty of fluids. Consult your pediatrician if fever does not subside after 2 days.

My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become sick again. please suggest.

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My son is 2.5 Years old, he is suffering from cough he become healthy after medication but after a month he become si...
Your son must be getting steroids for cough which makes him healthy and after recovery, medicine is stopped so the appetite must have decreased and again become sick thus this cycle shall go on. Do not give any medicine containing steroids for cough. Steroid does more harm than good in long run. It is a very specific drug used for specific disease. Treatment of cough depends on cause.

My baby is 4 months old. If I feed lactogen stage 1 to my baby then should I stop my breast milk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Just continue breast feeding, if baby weight is normal, no need to give lactogen. Start liquid & semisolid food at the age of 5 months in gradually increasing quantity.

Is it normal for infants to have bow shaped legs?

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Is it normal for infants to have bow shaped legs?
Yes some amount of bowing of legs is physiological and normal. It gets okay by age of 18 to 24 months.

How to prevent a milk buster while feeding ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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What do you mean by milk buster? Is it flow from other breast you are worried about, It's normal when you are overwhelmed by feeling of love to your child. Relax and enjoy! If it is anything else, let me know.

Hi Sir, mere bacha abhi 10 din ka hua hai or use loose motion ho gye hai or pet mei bhi dard rahta hai. Kya kerna chahiye? Please advise.

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Hi Sir, mere bacha abhi 10 din ka hua hai or use loose motion ho gye hai or pet mei bhi dard rahta hai. Kya kerna cha...
Relax, nothing to worry. This is normal at this age. Instead concentrate on feeding, play with him and enjoy watching him grow.
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