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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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My daughter is 3.5 years old and is on feeding. My wife also wants to leave but my daughter doesn't leave pls help me to leave her feeding as all night she keeps on feeding and doesn't eat anything in evening. Pls help on the same at urgent basis.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
The feeding habit is not an easy one to get rid of. Because it has been formed from almost the first day the child is born. And the child has got very used to (almost addicted to) the feeding. As the child grows older, the feeding does not provide much nutrition or fill the stomach, but it gives them a sense of security and safety and bonding with mother. And from the child's point of view, there is nothing wrong in feeding. She has no problem. Problem is always from parents side. Unfortunately, there is no easy method for stopping feeding at this age. In very small babies, if the mother applies something bitter to her breasts, the child might reject it. Older children do not stop even with such things. There are usually only two choices 1) just stop, and let the baby cry. The baby will cry for a day or two, and then, as she realizes that her crying is of no use, and that no one is going to pamper her, she herself lets go and stops. 2) separate the child and the mother for a few days. Let the child go to the grandmother's or aunt's house. This breaks the attachment with the mother. When the child comes back, she will still look for breast feeding, but the intensity of her craving will be much less, for she has learnt to take care of herself without this feeding, and it will be easy to get rid of the feeding.
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From early childhood, I have severe hearing loss in my right ear. I do not remember whether it was from birth or was a result of some hitting done on my right ear by one of the bullies (i remember the incident remotely, though can not attribute the hearing loss to that). My left ear is perfect and am a healthy guy of 42 years doing very well professionally and part of top management in one of the reputed companies. I had at the age of 18 years went for a ent check up where they diagnosis as severe hearing loss in the right ear. However, when I put in a earphone in my right ear and tightly close my left ear to close any sound, I can remotely hear, but only very light sounds. My query is, can I try to recover my right ear hearing or leave it? Is there any hope of recovery? Though you might say it needs to be checked, but what do you make out first cut from the details that I have provided? Now a days with so much advances in med sciences, I am hoping you cd help me with your valuable advice and way forward.

Masters in Audiology And Speech Language Pthology, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
From early childhood, I have severe hearing loss in my right ear. I do not remember whether it was from birth or was ...
hi, if its severe loss or damage to your inner ear unfortunately it cannot be reveresed. like you mentioned in the comment that science have advanced to the extent to help the patient to hear better with a better hearing aid and customised solutions as per the reqyirment of the patient. if the loss is creating a serious impact on your lifestyle or ur profession would suggest you to go for a good hearing device. if you are shy to wear a external device you have various models which can fit inside your ear as well and that may give a bit of sigh from your condition
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I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am breastfeeding a two months old infant. I am worried that my cold will transfer to him. Please help doctor.

MBBS
Pediatrician,
I am having cold and water is coming from one nostril and slight pain is also there in the bone of nostril. I am brea...
You can continue breastfeeding, it is very, very rare for a mom to need to stop breastfeeding for any illness. There are only a few very serious illnesses that might require a mom stop breastfeeding for a period of time or permanently.
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I have again done the stool test of my child. My child is 1 month 22 days old. The stool test report is as under: Colour- Yellow with Reddish streak. Consistency: Semisolid, Odour: Offensive, Mucus (), Reaction: Ph 6.0, Occult Blood: Positive (ve), RBC: 6-8/Hpf, Pus Cells: 2-3/ Hpf, Bacteria flora: Normal, Veg Cells, Starch, Fat globules are Nil. We see some little drops of blood in his stool when he passes stool most of time. Dr. (Pediatrician) advised us to go surgeon for checking the cause of blood in stool. But our child is normal habitual, sleep well, no fever and only breastfeeding. So what is the cause of blood in his stool.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have again done the stool test of my child. My child is 1 month 22 days old. The stool test report is as under: Col...
If the baby is breastfeeding exclusively and gaining weight and sleeping to the mother's satisfaction there does not seem to be a cause for worry.Please check if there is redness and cracks in the anal skin due to frequent rough cleaning.This may be a cause for blood in stool.If the baby is getting any topmilk,milk allergy can also manifest like this.
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Dear doctor. My daughter 7 years old her body weight is 15kg. Eaten food very slowly she will taken the time half to 1 hour more. Kindly need your suggestion how will improve actual weight in the particular age and advice healthy food.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By one formula, the weight in this age is around 22. Some test may be done to make sure all is fine. Ask privately after monday.
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My baby's leg are curve he is 11 month year old now he is not walking; so l am very worried si pls.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby's leg are curve he is 11 month year old now he is not walking; so l am very worried si pls.
He has vit. D deficiency due to inadequqte intake of vit d which is essential for absorption of calcium. Rapidly growing children require more calcium & vit. D. You should give vit. D supplement 30000 units once a week for 4 weeks. Exposing baby to sun will also be benefecial.
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My daughter 3 months old and she is suffering from lice in hair. Please suggest the best brand hair oil to prevent from lice?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter 3 months old and she is suffering from lice in hair.
Please suggest the best brand hair oil to prevent fr...
Lice in 3 months baby is unlikely. If it is, she must have contracted lice from family member most likely from mother. Even then I suggest to consult doctor to confirm it and proper treatment.
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My Daughter is 4 months old. I recently moved to my husband's place from my mother's home. Since the day my parents left us, she is so aggressive and cranky. Does she miss them or is it because of new place and new people?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My Daughter is 4 months old. I recently moved to my husband's place from my mother's home. Since the day my parents l...
It can be both and you give her good attention and care to make her feel at home . She will adapt to new environment
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My son is 16 days old. I took him to doctor for cold and fever. After hearing his heart beat wit stethoscope he told, Due to cold he could not tell accurately but there is some extra sound hearing in the heart. He told it may be due to overflow of blood, But still he asked to visit him after 1 month. I am so worried about my son. Is there any possibilities of serious issue. Pls suggest and explain?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 16 days old. I took him to doctor for cold and fever. After hearing his heart beat wit stethoscope he told,...
I think it is a VSD or ASD and these re not very serious and an echo can confirm your doubts. A ventricular septal defect is a common heart defect most often present at birth, but can occur in adults after surgery or a heart attack. It involves a hole in the wall between the heart's lower chambers. Symptoms may include a bluish tint to the skin, lips and fingernails, along with poor feeding, poor weight gain and fast breathing. Most holes close on their own, though many may need surgery or a catheter-based procedure to close the hole. Symptoms can be treated with blood pressure medicines or diuretics. ASDs that aren't diagnosed until adulthood can damage the heart and lungs, shortening life. Many babies born with ASDs don't have symptoms. By the age of 30, adults may notice symptoms such as shortness of breath, heart palpitations, fatigue, swelling in the legs, feet or abdomen and heart murmurs. Small ASDs may close on their own. Medium-to-large-sized ASDs may need closure by device or surgical correction.
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For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). How to clear it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). ...
That is normal. Try to wipe it with a clean, sterile cloth. It it goes it was most likely due to the milk/nan otherwise it can be a fungal infection called oral candidiasis, common in preterm babies.
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Tej bukhar ane par behosh (5-10 mint ke liye) ho jati h aur akad jati h, hath bhi piche ki taraf mud jate h. Esa abi tak 2 baar ho chuka h.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Tej bukhar ane par behosh (5-10 mint ke liye) ho jati h aur akad jati h, hath bhi piche ki taraf mud jate h. Esa abi ...
Kabhee- kabhee tej bukhar mein kuchh bachon ko aisa ho jata hai. Yah sthitee kareeb 6 saal kee aayu tak rah sakati h. Bukhaar tej hone se pahale paracetamol 7.5 ml de tatha avashyakta hone par 6 ghante baad dobara de. Yah jan ne ke liye ki koi anya bimaari n ho shishu visheshagya ko avashya dikha le.
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My daughter is 12 years old she is suffering with cough since birth and her weight is 22 kg.Kindly advise?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Her weight for age is very less. You should consult your pediatrician and do necessary investigations.
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My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?
It's too much. Please rule out any disease. Diet is only way to reduce weight. Give her two+times food home cooked, no oil, contain ata, bajra, dal. No beard, no maida. Or market junk food. Weigh 15days.
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Hey. Today while playing. My 3 years litter nephew has taken a small bottle cap in his mouth and unlucky it entered the mouth through the neck. What to do now sir?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
Hey. Today while playing. My 3 years litter nephew has taken a small bottle cap in his mouth and unlucky it entered t...
If it has gone down to stomach, it will come out through anus next 1-3 days. Watch the stools. If it does not or the child have some distress, then take him to your doctor.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS
Pediatrician,
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
If fever is more than 100.4 degree then use paracetamol to subside the fever it will take another 5 to 7 days for the fever to subside try to give coconut water.
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Dear all, I have few set of doubts for baby feeding, I am blessed with baby boy, now he is 5 months old, he is not properly taking mother feeding, and he is not sleeping during day time, per day he is sleeping only 7 hrs that too during night time. When he born his weight is 3.50 kg now he is 4kg 800grms. When he was in 2 months doctors? advice to to give powder milk (enfamil a+). We are feeding using feeding bottle. Please help us to increase baby weight, and increasing mother feeding regards,

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I feel bad that due to improper counselling parents often do weird things with their beloved babies. Upto six months of age, exclusive breast feeding is recommended. I am surprised that someone has recommended powder milk. The focus has to be to increase mother's milk and keep the baby on breast as long as possible.Even water should not be offered to the baby.The mother should drink extra water/liquids like juices/soups etc and keep herself well hydrated for optimum milk production. Also she should take a wholesome diet and never worry that her milk is not sufficient for the baby. If the baby is passing urine frequently, passing stool 6-10 times per day and gaining weight, breast milk production is enough. regarding sleep pattern, it is a very good thing that the baby is sleeping 7 hours at a stretch. The baby should be awake during the day and interact with the environment. Dont worry. Sleep patterns change. Your baby will start sleeping during the day too.
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My 9 months daughter oftenly cries at night while in sleep. What can be the cause?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 9 months daughter oftenly cries at night while in sleep. What can be the cause?
It canbe colic and if you give bottle stop bottle and feed with a cup and burp properly and you can give coiic relieving drops also
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Baby Feeding Routine

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Baby Feeding Routine
Complementary feeding

Complementary feeding / weaning should be started after 150 days of life.

Its better to start home prepared semi solids first. If you are not confident in preparing food initially you can give cerelac rice / cerelac wheat/ nestum rice etc.

Add a new food item only after trial of 3 days. I mean don't give new food everyday. Wait for any intolerance to a particular food.

Fruit juices orange, apple can be prepared at home and can be given from 7 months.

Mashed potato can be given by 7-8 months.

Egg can be give by 8-9 months. Give egg yolk initially and the egg white later.

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