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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 is 5 months old. He is not getting proper milk through breastfeeding. What should I give him?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
My baby is 5 months old. He is not getting proper milk through breastfeeding. What should I give him?
Hello Don't give baby anything,,instead as u have issues of decreased secretion of milk u take homoeopathic medicine Lactuca virosa 1M 4pills 4times 4days n i feel ur diet is not good or maybe u r not taking proper diet...Concentrate on it..Take care u can give baby cerelac,protein shakes,etc but best is to give breast milk atleast for 1 and half year..
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My son is 6 years old mostly complains of stomach pain near naval area specially morning time for having milk. Otherwise he is quite active. Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Pain around navel is usually not of much concern. Give noworm suspension 10ml at bedtime. If pain is persistent go for an ultrasound examination.
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My two daughters 11 and 7 years of age. Both have severe cough and throat infection problem.

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Give them both: acon -30, rumx -30, bell -30, crot c -30, sul -30 three drops of each in half cup of water - give each girl qrtr cup 6 times a day for 5 days.
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My baby is 3/2 years of old, and his weight is only near about 5 k. G. How can I try to gain his weight?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
3.5 year old having 5 kgs means child must be having some underlying problem. Should be evaluated thoroughly.
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My daughters age 10+, her period is not start now, we want her weight gain before starting her period.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My daughters age 10+, her period is not start now, we want her weight gain before starting her period.
General instructions •Take meals in frequent intervals (ie every 2-3 hours) •Do not skip the meals •Take munakka, makhana, khajoor, anjeer, chuhara, nuts with milk •Take compulsory milk and milk products like yogurt, shakes, smoothies, sweet lassi, paneer, khoya etc. •Add soya flour, chana flour in your wheat flour chapatti. * take protien rich foods likes - paneer, soya, kala chaana, besan, egg, lobia. Some weight gaining snacks are: •Paneer tikka •Soya chaap •Tofu sandwich •Green mung sprouted sandwich •Paneer vegetable tikki •Cheeku shake, banana shake, anjeer shake.
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6 days ago my son started running nose. 2 days back he suffered with fever. That time gave him paracetamol 10 drops 2 times at the interval of 6 hrs. Fever stopped but he got cough. Please advice any cough syrup for him.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
6 days ago my son started running nose. 2 days back he suffered with fever. That time gave him paracetamol 10 drops 2...
Symptoms of your kid suggest he is having viral cough which subside spontaneously. But if troublesome then give home based remedy like honey and tulsi.
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Tetanus - Why You Need To Get Your Child Vaccinated Against It?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Tetanus - Why You Need To Get Your Child Vaccinated Against It?

It is the first vaccine that the doctor will ask your child to get if he/she gets wound. Tetanus is a rare but severe condition which occurs when bacteria enter into an open wound. It can turn fatal if left untreated, so you need to follow the vaccination schedule in order to control the infection. Indulging in substance abuse (especially the ones that require injecting with syringes) increases the risk of tetanus.

Causes
This disorder is caused by the bacteria called ‘Clostridium tetani’. The bacterium is known to survive for an extended period outside the body, and is found in places such as soil and the manure of cows and horses. The bacteria enter the body through a wound, multiply rapidly and then release a toxin. This toxin causes muscle spasms and stiffness, thus affecting your nerves. The bacteria can enter the body through cuts, burns, animal bites, body piercings and eye injuries. However, this disorder is not contagious.

Symptoms
The symptoms of this disease can take 5-20 days to develop fully in the body. Your child may experience symptoms such as a rise in the body temperature, sweating, rapid heartbeats, muscle spasms and stiffening of the jaw muscles. These symptoms will worsen if left untreated, eventually leading to cardiac arrest or suffocation in some cases.

Treatment
If your child has a wound, the first step is to administer an injection of tetanus immunoglobulin. Tetanus immunoglobulin contains antibodies that effectively kill the tetanus bacteria. In case the symptoms start, then the child might need to be admitted to a hospital. Here, antibiotics and muscle relaxants are administered and breathing support may also be provided if required.

The preventive measure of this disorder is to be vaccinated against the ‘tetanus’ bacteria. The vaccine consists of five injections that are administered in a specific order. Once the entire course has been completed, it usually provides lifelong protection against the tetanus bacteria. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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I am a breast feeding mom. I used to take eldoper for diarrhoea before. I heard its harmful for baby. Please suggest an alternative to be used for emergencies ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Loperamide is a symptomatic medicine, doesn't address root cause of diarrhea. May be you don't need anything ,it is your anxiety creating problem. Meet physician to know.
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Hii Dr. My baby is of 23 days n while feeding I feel pain in nipple due to cracks. N I am using nipcare cream bt it's not helpful. please help me I feel very differently during feeding.

MD-siddha, bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery
Siddha Specialist,
Hii Dr. My baby is of 23 days n while feeding I feel pain in nipple due to cracks. N I am using nipcare cream bt it's...
hi, brakes are due to improper latching. consult a lactation consultant for proper latching. till then use nipple shield to reduce the pain.
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My son 3.3 years old but he is not able to speak clearly. He can say mamma, Papa but not any other word. Kindly suggest me.

MRCT, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Check his hearing-if that is ok expose him to other kids of his age and then speech will automatically develop-sometimes nature has its own ways he will start talking soon -may b sentences with 2-3 words together first and then long sentences.
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Do you have Asthma ?

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi

Asthma is a very common condition that is quite often 'miss' diagnosed. Asthma presents as breathlessness, it is also called as wheezing, due to the typical sound that is often present. The lungs help us breathe in the air , there is a phase where the air goes in called inspiration and when the air comes out its called expiration. Asthma typically occurs when the air pipes or tubes through which the air goes in and comes out gets narrowed. When this happens , there is increased resistance to the air flow and this resistance causes the wheeze or sounds that are associated with the condition.

Some people are more prone to Asthma than others , those with a general tendency of allergies tend to be more at risk for developing asthma. Since the narrowing of the air pipes reduces the air flow, there also is a change in the gas exchange which happens in the lungs, when the gas exchange is suboptimal the body feels the need for more air and this is characterized as breathlessness. Sometimes a person might also have a cough along with the wheezing and this can be misdiagnosed as a respiratory infection when there is none, unless there is a clear-cut evidence of infection that too of bacterial origin Antibiotics won't be useful. ( because a large number of viral infections can also be there).

Many people when they have a cough and breathlessness walk into a drug store and buy an antibiotic or cough syrup and self-medicate. This can be very harmful, developing antibiotic resistance means the next time there is an infection the less likely the antibiotics are likely to work and secondly some medicines can themselves increase the risk of asthma or wheeze.

The treatment of Asthma is very simple, there are very good inhalers that help the tightness or narrowing of the air pipes to be relieved in a matter of seconds, so if you think you have asthma consult someone who can diagnose it correctly and help you live more productively.

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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I do in this condition?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I ...
Use regular medicine, don't put any thing in ear. Ear pain in cold is due to nasal blockage so use nasal drops, steam inhalation to relieve blockage which will take care of ear pain. Continue antibiotics for 14 days.
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My child is 5 years old and he has the problem of coughing usually in winters(about 4-5 times in winter season or when the atmosphere changes)and when he is affected by cough then it remains for 1 week. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If he's not febrile and coughs during winter he could be allergic to cold. Try giving levocet m syrup 5 ml once a day. Inform me privately.
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My 4 months baby boy has red rashes like daag by birth on both sides of his face it cured and return again after treatment.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
My 4 months baby boy has red rashes like daag by birth on both sides of his face it cured and return again after trea...
rashes are due to allergy.it can b due to a local or systemic infection.u need to get blood and urine examined.u need to get a physical examination done.Unless the problem is elaborated upon and it can b examined ,nothing can b done for it.if it's an allergy,u vil need antiinflammatories.if an infection,antifungals or antibiotics or antihelminths.
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Hi dr, My baby is 10 months old hr skin is to dry I wanna use lotion which lotion best for babies please suggest 2 3 options. I am waiting for you rply.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi dr, My baby is 10 months old hr skin is to dry I wanna use lotion which lotion best for babies please suggest 2 3 ...
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. After every bath, spread a gentle, hypoallergenic baby lotion or oil (Virgin coconut oil or Olive oil) onto your baby's slightly damp skin. Reapply every 12 hours, even on days you skip the bath. If the air in your home is dry, use a cool mist humidifier in your child's room. If your child's skin is very sensitive, don't dress him in clothing that's tight or rough. Also keep in mind that some fabrics, such as wool, can be especially irritating to dry skin.
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We aborted our first unwanted pregnancy through Homeopathy medicines . After such months we planned and got pregnant again but after two months doctor explained for d&c coz doctor says baby is not growing through scanning . Is it now possible to get pregnant and born a baby . Suggest Pls .

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Jaipur
We aborted our first unwanted pregnancy through Homeopathy medicines . After such months we planned and got pregnant ...
You have a fair chance of getting pregnant. But you require close supervision with a gynaecologist and investigations so that proper medicines can be given.
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Sir my 15 month old kid accidentally chewed trazine H tablet. We r in a remote place.he is active n symptomless for the past 14 hrs! What should I do next!

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Sir my 15 month old kid accidentally chewed trazine H tablet. We r in a remote place.he is active n symptomless for t...
Dear parent as more than 14 hrs have passed not muvh to worry but give him plenty of liquids like plain water, shikanjavi, lassi coconut waterand of course milk is there. So that bthere is total excretion of the medicine.
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For 6 months baby ,the skin gets cracks and become reddish. We are already using pears soap but its not control, please suggest what will do. Which product we will use, that's not effects the skin colour.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
For 6 months baby ,the skin gets cracks and become reddish. We are already using pears soap but its not control, plea...
Avoid All types of soap shampoo Talc Powder Oils for skin, opt for plane water bath Until then you can apply Crude petroleum Jelly twice daily in moist - wet skin. Deep acting Homeopathic Medicines if selected after thorough case study and analysis will help you in giving relief from cracks dryness and other symptoms. You can also take Homeopathic Medicines like petroleum 30, Sulphur 200 on prescription of homeopathic consultant only.
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