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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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Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well with weight 1200 gm. Second baby still in NICU with periodic apnea with Cpap and have VSD and ROP with weight 770 gm. What's your advise for the second baby including brain development? Please send your valuable advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well ...
Nothing can be done beyond the necessary treatment which is going on in the NICU. You have to wait and whatever the treatment is going on now let it to be continued and save the child first. Regarding brain development if the child survives you can think later on but nothing can be done right now.
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My baby was born in eight months itself. But he is active and there is no problem with him so far. Will the be any problem in future?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby was born in eight months itself. But he is active and there is no problem with him so far. Will the be any pr...
No, if you child is active, taking feeds well, growing well and attaining his milestones on time, there should be no problem in the future.
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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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Do kids need antibiotics? If yes how often they have to be given if they are falling sick almost once or twice every month.

MD Pediatric
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Do kids need antibiotics? If yes how often they have to be given if they are falling sick almost once or twice every ...
It depends on what kid is suffering from. Antibiotics acts against bacteria. So if child is suffering from some illness caused by bacteria he should be treated with appropriate antibiotics. In children frequent episodes of common cold (viral) is quite common. If they are growing normally they just need comforting measures during the episode not antibiotics.
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My baby is 2 month old. She is not sleeping at night. Sleep at days. For that can I give her triclofos oral solution ip?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 2 month old. She is not sleeping at night. Sleep at days. For that can I give her triclofos oral solution ip?
No never. This is a normal cycle for first 4 months of age. As during pregnancy when mom walks, baby swings like a jula, and even mom sleeps. The pendulum movement of baby stops in side tummy is his mom, so they get awake. So same sleep cycle continues post birth also. For atleast 4 months. Make sure child takes feeding well during night and gradually it would improve.
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How Homeopathy Helps Manage Motor Tics?

CME Course in Diabetes for Family Physicians, Certificate in Child Health , BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Motor Tics?

Motor tics are generally experienced by children, and the symptoms can last up to one year. This disorder is characterised by brief and uncontrolled spasm like motions which are also accompanied by screams and other outbursts. If the physical and vocal tics come together for each attack, then the condition is known as Tourette Syndrome. Motor tics may occur due to problems in the functioning of the neurotransmitters in the child’s brain. These are chemicals that are usually responsible for transmitting signals throughout the brain, and a malfunction can lead to serious issues. Here are a few Homeopathic ways of dealing with this disorder.

Selective Treatment: Homeopathy will provide a form of ad hoc care that can help in treating the various symptoms that are associated with these tics. The symptoms include obsessive compulsive disorder as well as the tendency of exhibitionism. Also, the mechanical repetition of actions with head jerking movements and lip biting as well as wincing are some of the main symptoms that one will experience in such cases. While most of these symptoms tend to vanish as one progresses towards adulthood, it has been found that Ignata and Cuprum Metallicum are some of the Homeopathic medicines that can help in treating these symptoms, as well as painful facial tics. Agaricus Muscarius can also help in treating the symptoms of motor tics.

Prevention: The point of Homeopathy medication is also to prevent the occurrence of such tics. Cina 15 CH can be prescribed for this purpose along with Zinc Metallicum. Also, these medicines will help in treating the anxiety that the child may feel when suffering from this condition. Further, many Homeopath doctors will recommend and administer a Hyoscyamus based treatment to deal with this aspect of the condition. Hysteria and violent movements can also be prevented with the help of Staphysagria.

Involuntary Movements: The treatment of involuntary movements felt as a part of this condition can take place with the help of Homeopathic medicines like Sepia, China, Zinc and Lycopodium. A Gelasium-based treatment can also be prescribed in case the tics are accompanied by violent head movements and hysterical fits.

Visit to a Doctor: For most Homeopathic treatments, especially for conditions like these, it is important that you visit the doctor for physical examination. Based on your symptoms, the doctor will provide the right dosage and right treatment. Also its important to monitor the progress so that the diseased can be managed. In some cases, if the symptoms cannot be contained by the medication, one may require immediate hospitalisation. The doctor may also check for symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, as many times tics are a symptom of this disease, especially when they are experienced by adults. In most cases, these patients react well to Homeopathy based treatment methods. 

My son age 8 years suffering sickle cell anemia since 4 years every 3 month blood transfusion doctors told bone marrow is the complete solution we are very poor please give a advise the pediatric hemotoloty department.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your doctor is right. Bone marrow transplant is the ultimate solution. You can ask me privately for further guidance.
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Hi Am 1 week delivered person but still I have only little breast milk. So I can not feed my daughter till her hunger last so please tell a remedy to increase breast milk fast.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi Am 1 week delivered person but still I have only little breast milk. So I can not feed my daughter till her hunger...
Continue breastfeeding. It is helpful to enhance milk production. Both breast milk shall be sufficient for 7days old baby. Please don't give any top supplement of any kind. Keep your diet nutritious.
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Good Afternoon sir. My son is 5 year old. He has only one white hair which is very thin and short. What might be the reason sir? Is there any problem? Any problem in future? Pls suggest me any solution to this problem.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Good Afternoon sir. My son is 5 year old. He has only one white hair which is very thin and short. What might be the ...
Premature greying is most commonly  due to genetic ,nutritional factors. Focus on a balanced diet rich in proteins, fruits and green veggies. Often deficiency  of Iodine, vitamin  B12 ,iron may be causing such problems.  Tests CBC, FT4/TSH Serum Vitamin D3 level /Vitamin  B12 levels.
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My 7 month old boy passes stool of greenish color. He has loose motions for two days and he has been given DIOF syrup two times a day. Is greenish stool is kind of any worry?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Amritsar
If the baby is on breast feeding and passing urine normally nothing to worry. Please get the stool examination.
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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.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Gynaecomastia can be physiological. Your child needs help with diet and exercise to correct his obesity.
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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?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Hello. Its because of infection. Give homoeopathic medicine:- belladona 30 (3 drops tds in two spoons warm water) ferrum phosphoricum 6x (5 tablets 4 times a day) give these medicines for 5 days and update me for follow up.
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Hii. My baby girl is 8 month old. She have redness and itching in her nappy area. She always feel pain and cry. Pls suggest me something.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Hii. My baby girl is 8 month old. She have redness and itching in her nappy area. She always feel pain and cry. Pls s...
Stop using diapers on regular basis. You can apply calamine lotion locally. It is better if you consult your skin specialist.
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My daughter had turned 2 months old today. Her vaccination hexavalent pneumococcal conjugate is due by end of 2nd month. Can I delay this vaccination by another 1 week. As there is no provision for vaccination in this town.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agartala
My daughter had turned 2 months old today. Her vaccination hexavalent pneumococcal conjugate is due by end of 2nd mon...
Yes definitively you delay not early. You can easily wait for 10 days more no harm on that. Take care.
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My baby girl is 3 month old and she is green potty, I was test with SRL and having some infection it was at lest 1 month counseling with doctor is going on. Please suggest what should I do and will impact my baby.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
My baby girl is 3 month old and she is green potty, I was test with SRL and having some infection it was at lest 1 mo...
Do not worry. As she grows she will develop the immunity to fight infections. Keep the breast feeding regular. You can start Homeopathy for your baby which is safe and gentle for any age. Homeopathy can improve her immune status and help her cope naturally with infections. You can contact me for a private consultation and further discussion.
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My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.
I feel your food habits is not good, take rich nutritious food, deworming, to increase your height do regularly swimming, or cycling.
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My 1year 8months son has fever since 4 days. On antibiotic Gladyclav 228 since 3days and MBKcin injection since 2days and Meftal-p for fever, but his temperature still goes upto 103.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 1year 8months son has fever since 4 days. On antibiotic Gladyclav 228 since 3days and MBKcin injection since 2days...
Get a complete blood count done meanwhile continue antibiotics as prescribed, fever may resolve in another 1-2 days.
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BDS
Dentist, Malda
Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.
However, after the permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth. It can also cause changes in the roof of the mouth. Pacifiers can affect the teeth essentially the same ways as sucking fingers and thumbs, but it is often an easier habit to break. The intensity of the sucking is a factor that determines whether or not dental problems may result. If children rest their thumbs passively in their mouths, they are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. Some aggressive thumbsuckers may develop problems with their baby (primary) teeth.
Children usually stop sucking between the ages of two and four years old, or by the time the permanent front teeth are ready to erupt. If you notice changes in your child’s primary teeth, or are concerned about your child’s thumbsucking consult your dentist.
Tips for helping your child stop thumbsucking:
Praise your child for not sucking.
Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure or needing comfort. Focus on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
For an older child, involve him or her in choosing the method of stopping.
Your dentist can offer encouragement to your child and explain what could happen to their teeth if they do not stop sucking.
If the above tips don’t work, remind the child of their habit by bandaging the thumb or putting a sock on the hand at night. Your dentist or pediatrician may prescribe a bitter medication to coat the thumb or the use of a mouth appliance.

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