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Dr. Lavanya Karthikeyan

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Lavanya Karthikeyan Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Lavanya Karthikeyan is a trusted Pediatrician in Ambikapuram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Ashwin Children's Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Lavanya Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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55/1, Karthikeyan Salai, Periyar Naga,Landmark:Near Siva Vishnu Temple, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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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,
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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My baby sweats when she sleeps in the cold weather. Can you please tell me why is this happening.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In infants head sweating is a normal habit as the body surface are a more on head and body heat exchange occurs normally and head has more surface area.
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Healthy Gums

MDS, BDS, Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Dentist, Allahabad
Healthy Gums

Dental check up should be get it done in every 6 months! stay healthy n keep smiling alwayz.

My two months old son has increased his feed demands and diet, but he vomits extra semi digested milk, after few feeds and does potty 2-3 times a day. Is it all fine or his growth is being interrupted? Kindly help.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
With age feed increasing is normal and curd like vomit after that is also not bothering. Continue the same.
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This is my baby which is 8 month old and his left leg is not fully grown &hi leg is bend below his knee and is small from his right leg I want to know is there is any treatment for his leg.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
This is common in children below 1 year. Need not worry it will settle as the child starts walking and running. Can give calcium and vitamin d supplements.
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My baby boy is going to be 6 months this 29 he' s on bf plus morning & night nan pro 1 please advice a schedule to start semi solids in how much quantity and gap if days or should I continue nan pro 2 or start packet milk

Pediatrician, Pune
Continue with breast feeds till at least 1 year of age, avoid giving top milk, powders, natural home made food is the best for baby, to start with you can introduce rice water, light liquid moong dal, gradually increasing the quantity and increasing the consistency of dal and rice, you can additionally add boiled vegetable after 15 days /1month in dal and rice, subsequently with mashed fruits, banana, chikko, papaya, - see that when you introduce any new food there is a gap of 15 day to 1 month, happy parenting.
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Hi Doctor, My one month old baby left kindly shows mild hydronephrosis with renal pelvis measuring 11mm. Hence doctor suggested us to undergo blood and urine test. Both the tests are normal and there is no urine infection. Now doctor suggested for Reneal isotope scan (DMSA). Will there be any side effects from the scan. Please suggest what needs to be done.

MBBS
Nephrologist, Kolkata
There can be side effects and the scan centre will make you sign a bond bt trust me the scan is necessary for your child. So if you have further queries do ask me privately and I can take you thru al d pros n cons f d scan nd also stdy the d case report of your child. Thanks stay healthy stay happy.
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My 13 month old son suffering from fever from 2 days, his temp. Is 100 above, there is no cough. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Give your son homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the morning and arsenic album 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the evening for 4 days. Give light and easily digestible food and complete rest. Let him drink lots of water to hydrate and eliminate toxins from his body.
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My cousin aged 5 years has got c reactive protein level up to 21.3mg/dl. He was attacked by typhoid fever a month ago. Is it a serious condition?

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Crp is an acute phase reactant which rise in infection. To rule out condition we need to investigate further and a detailed review of signs and symptoms. Kindly ask in private.
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My baby is 3 years old. She suck her thumb before n after sleep. How can we forget her habit. We already tried many things to remove this habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Usually he will throw away this habit after he grows up. Now you can apply a bandage on his thumb or some bitter cream.
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Hello am 25 years old and I think I am suffering from dyslexia problem. Tell me what I do to overcome this.

Drama Therapy - AUTISM, Early Childhood Special Education, Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
Kindly get yourself assessed from any occupational therapists or psychologist. After knowing the degree of your dyslexia, you will be guided about how to functionaly manage the issues. It is very much manageable with proper therapy.
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Diabetes (Type-2)

MD - Internal Medicine, CCMD(Diabetology), PG Course in Diabetology
Diabetologist, Dehradun
Diabetes (Type-2)

New study published in Journal of Biological Chemistry, NewYork, that "Lack of Vitamin-A found in many fruits, vegetables, meat & dairy products may be also the one factor in development of Diabetes(type-2)". Vitamin A helps to boosts the activity of Beta cells(Insulin producing cells).

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Hello doctor, Anyone ever gone into labour without baby's head being engaged? Because my baby is not yet engaged and I don't want to do c-section. Please reply me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
More imp is your baby and yourself, so if a decision needs to be taken for a Caesarian keeping in mind that foetal distress should not occur, you should go for it.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

Pediatrician, Karnal
Not major side effects. Apart fromapetite loss headche sleep disturbances. U have to weight response against side edfects. There’s no way to know how well a medicine will work for you. Some people do better on one drug than another. It can take a few tries to find the right one.

My baby is 17 months old. Having fever. She is not eating anything. Shall I give her tropicana fruit juice. Is it good for babies. Or advice me a healthy drink.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
tropicana during disease ..i would not recommend ...better things would be to have ORS...cocconut water etc...even pediasure is good ...for more than 18months baby
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All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

The newborn are often extremely susceptible to fatal diseases and the first few months of the infant's life calls for uncompromised care and vigilance. One of the most precarious diseases afflicting the newborn babies are chronic lung disorders. This condition mainly emanates from a damage to the lung tissue, which results in breathing troubles. Under such circumstances, the lung may collapse, being filled with fluids and end up oozing out harmful mucus. While a severe form of such lung diseases may often result in the death of the infant, in most cases the infants outgrow the disease and with proper care, grow up to lead a healthy life. 

Most chronic lung diseases in infants are congenital and are spurred by a variety of causes: 

  1. Premature delivery: Chronic lung diseases are recurrent in babies born prematurely, i.e. before the lapse of at least 26 weeks of gestation age. Underweight infants also run the risk of suffering from this ailment. The lungs are not able to develop fully in such situations as a result of which they become prone to respiratory distresses. Another allied trigger to Chronic Lung Disease is the use of ventilation on the premature babies. The forced breathing and imposed oxygen levels induced by ventilators often impair normal lung functions in babies. 
  2. Fluids in the lungs: Certain babies are either born with or develop a condition where fluids accumulate in the lungs. This inflicts a lot of damage to the lungs and leads to such diseases.
  3. Respiratory Infections: Some babies are likely to acquire lung infections from certain disease causing viruses. This largely handicaps the normal lung functions. 
  4. Heart conditions:  Abnormal blood circulation in the heart also stimulates lung diseases in newborns. If the heart is unable to regulate the flow of blood to the lungs properly, then the chances of such diseases increase by leaps and bounds. 
  5. Inhaling harmful foreign materials: Certain particles often affect the health of the lungs tremendously. Exposure to meconium during delivery might result in the inflammations that potentially injure the lung tissues. 
  6. Nutrition deficiencies: If an infant's body lacks vital nutrients, it may result in a condition of malnutrition. Lack of vitamin A may cause chronic lung diseases. 

Chronic Lung Diseases are usually recoverable with early detection and appropriate treatment. However, one needs to meticulously cater to the health needs of the baby, in order to ensure complete recovery and avert recurrence.

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My 10 years son is suffering from indigestion and he stops motions and its spreads his pants every time. I see him doctor and gives medicine and its work for few days and problem continues.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
He need to be given toilet training lessons pursuations. And gradually he will stop spoiling cloths.
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