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Dr. M. Ragavan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. M. Ragavan Pediatrician, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. M. Ragavan is one of the best Pediatricians in Poonamallee, Chennai. He is currently practising at Miot Hospital in Poonamallee, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. M. Ragavan on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 20 month. At born time he has thyroid. After that we Doesn't done any test. What to do now? Is there any harmful effect of that please guide me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 20 month. At born time he has thyroid. After that we Doesn't done any test. What to do now? Is there any ha...
Hypothyroidism in infants may lead to poor development of brain & intelligence.Moniter thyroid status regularly & treat accordingly.
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Sir, what kind of food is better for 6months baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Frequency: after 6 months you need to start weaning foods apart from breastfeeding. For next one month: 1-2 times other foods (rest breast or formula feeding) from 7th month: 2-3 times other foods, increase to 4 from 8th month and 5 from 9th month. After that 6 times food, plus breastfeeding. As you can see you shouldnot stop breastfeeding, taper it down slowly. After one year day time food plus night breastfeeding. Type 1. You can start weaning foods like rice gruel or kheer or boiled apple and boiled vegetables or cerelac, etc. Initially for one month give only once or twice a day. Rest should be breastfeeding and formula. 3. Exact quantity varies from baby to baby. Don't force feed every time. The moment he refuses to feed wait and try again after an hour or so. 4. Feed in calm and dark place to avoid distractions. 5. After 7 months gradually add home available foods (low salt low spice) like idli, kitchdi, dhal rice, etc in soft form (mashed with hands) 6. Add oil or ghee to each food item. 7. Avoid cows milk till 1 year. Consistency almost liquid like till 7 months, semisolids from 8 months soft solids from 10 months egg yellow from 8 months, white from 1 year fruits and vegetables all types in plenty (atleast two servings each per day) all vegetables can be boiled and given. Apple can be boiled while other fruits like banana papaya orange etc can be given without boiling.
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I have a child his age is 13 years from birth he is affected from spastic some time now he has been taking medicine valparin 500 and oxetol 300 my question is there any side effect?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
As such it is safe for him to take that. But as his age is quite young, please ask the consultant to reduce it dose on the basis of improvement. Or else on the other side you can start Homoeopathic treatment side-by side so that, it can be cured sooner by both medications. And I would prefer that those allopathic medicines should be stopped in tappering manner not suddenly. Still if you have any query, please let me know.
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My daughter fell down a few days ago from swing n hurt her back. Though the injury is very small bit it still pains. It is on the spine n little reddish. What should I do?

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Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
My daughter fell down a few days ago from swing n hurt her back. Though the injury is very small bit it still pains. ...
Hello Ms. Lybrate-user, please see to it, that there is no swelling present, if injury had occurred in less than 48 hrs you can apply ice or vapocoolant spray, but if more than 48 hrs you can apply local heat in the vicinity of the injury. If pain & swelling still persists persistent please consult a competent orthopaedician.
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Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequency, I have consulted my local doctor's but no relief and now my son scared to sit on pot please advise my a good and effective medicine for my child thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequenc...
Give him fibrous diet and increase water intake. If stool is hard to cause pain on passing, use glycerin suppositories once in 3-4 days for some time and train baby for toileting to make him sit on pot for some time may be twice in a day.
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Sir, my son 3.5 years old. He s taking L hist mont 2.5 mg daily, instead of giving him that, I gave xyzal m 5 mg. Is there any emergency I rush to the hospital?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Nothing to be done.. By now is already passed from stomach and having its effect. Single dose does not lead to serious adverse effects. Thanks
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My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anything to fear?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anyt...
You need to worry and et the child evaluated if the child has persistant vomiting after falling from bed. If it was a single episode and if child is active, need not worry. It might be just a coincidence.
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My 2 years old son's weight is 10. 280 kg.How can his weight be increased? He suffers from hardened stool frequently. Can I give him pediasure

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Your son is a little under weight. He may be having anemia also. Expected weight is around 12 Kg at 2 years of age. His constipation may be because of poor diet. He should eat more green leafy vegetables. You should get his blood tested for Complete Hemogram which includes hemoglobin. He may require iron supplementation. After blood report he may require more investigations. For this he requires check up by a Pediatrician.
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Hi. I am 21years old. I have 6 months baby. I reduced little my stomach fat. Bt I have big back. How to reduce my back calories?

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi. I am 21years old. I have 6 months baby. I reduced little my stomach fat. Bt I have big back. How to reduce my bac...
Hi if your belly is lowering your self-confidence and giving you sleepless nights, here are the tips to give you flatter and fitter tummy. 1. Add fiber to your diet constipation distends your belly, add veggies and fruits to your daily diet to relieve you of constipation, reduce intakes of refined cereals like maida, noodles, pasta and whole grains instead add dalia and oats. This would relieve you of constipation and bloat to give you a flat tummy. 2. Decrease sodium intake sodium retains water in the body and hence your belly swells up, reduce intake of junk food as it contains a lot of sodium. Stop adding extra salt to dishes, also packaged and processed food contains a lot of salts so better avoid it. 3. Increase potassium foods rich in potassium help you get rid of balancing sodium, fruits are very good source of potassium, adding them to their daily diet not only provides this nutrient but also increase the fiber content of your daily intake 4. Avoid sugar alcohols we do not completely digest these low-calorie sweeteners usually found in flavoured low-calorie drinks, diabetic and sugar-free foods. Bacteria in a large intestine ferment during gas and distension so check food labels and avoid sorbitol, xylitol and lacitol. 5. Increase liquids drinking plenty of liquids helps flush out toxins from the body. Keep yourself hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water, also include lassi, coconut, water, lemon water in your daily routine. Make sure to include homemade soups only, as packaged soups are not that nutritious and contain added sodium in them. 6. Carbonated beverages and alcohol these give you extended bellies and your dream of flat tummy falls flat. Alcohol gives you empty calories with zero nutrition. 7. Probiotic curds include low fat curd in your diet regime as it contains live bacteria which tame bloating by increasing intestinal motility. 8. Method of cooking no doubt salads and sprouts are good for our health but if experience distension with them then saute, blanch or steam them also fried foods are best to be avoided not only because of their high-calorie content but also because frying leads to changes in oil composition which may result in bloating. 9. Avoid chewing gums and candies while chewing them air enters our digestive system, giving us feeling of bloating, also candies are zero in nutrition but contain loads of calories. Also, eat slowly as gulping down increases air passage to the digestive system 10. Individual tolerances some individuals are more intolerant to certain foods like radish, capsicum, tea, cauliflower etc, so with your own personal experience omit them from your diet.
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I had cough. I was told I have bronchitis. I am taking Montek LC on a daily basis. How to get rid of it?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Bronchitis is loose term used mostly for all type of cuogh.If you are realy having bronchitis then Montec lc will not work.
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Dr. my daughter will be 1 years by january 2017. She is fine and responds to everything and remember everything. The only worry for me is that though she crawls on her knees she hates walking. She stands by holding on to furnitures and other supports but still can't walk. Please help me dr.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dr. my daughter will be 1 years by january 2017. She is fine and responds to everything and remember everything. The ...
SHe is slightly delayed and some will be a late in walking and you can wait for 2 months and may check up if not still walking.
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My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Echo test done and one line is in bold letters of report. That is patent foramen ovale left to right. Is this normal ? Then we show report doctor he said that hole is very minor it will close within 3 months. Is it true that it will close automatically after some months. Please suggest me in detail.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Ec...
Yes some tiny holes do close on its own as the baby grows but you have to be extra careful in observation of blue color on exertion like crying, not getting infections, getting vaccinations on time (this has to be observed for every new born baby up to a year- 1st summer/winter & autum is difficult for every baby) good luck and take care.
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I have a 3 month old baby off late I have noticed that he keeps rubbing his nose with his hands and sometimes against my shoulder (while sleeping n awake both) while doing this he becomes very uncomfortable n moves a lot. Does it indicate nose blockage or cold or something else?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a 3 month old baby off late I have noticed that he keeps rubbing his nose with his hands and sometimes against...
It must be nasl block only or early viral rhinitis. But you keep his nose clean by using a soft bud.
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My brother 3 year old kid sick with a temperature of 100 degrees what should I do?

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My brother 3 year old kid sick with a temperature of 100 degrees what should I do?
Give him paracetamol syrup for controlling fever and see a doctor if fever persists for more than a day.
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Are otrivin drops safe for my 50 days old baby as he is suffering from blocked nose and cough .doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold also. Please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Are otrivin drops safe for my 50 days old baby as he is suffering from blocked nose and cough .doctor has suggested n...
You can use nasoclear drops which contain normal saline rather than otrivin which are medicated with oxymetazoline. Also, you can stop the other drugs. They are not necessary.
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Hi my baby girl is 2 weeks old, she is suffering from cold so she is very much suffer to breath, drink milk and sleep, pls advice.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi my baby girl is 2 weeks old, she is suffering from cold so she is very much suffer to breath, drink milk and sleep...
This is a common problen is newborns as there nasal passage is very narrow, its prone for blockage very easily. I would suggest you to use normal saline drops 2 drops each nostril 4-5 times a day to keep the nostrils clean and prevent blockage. No other medications required.
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My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can use for he is only 2 years old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can us...
I think the real issue is bottlefeeding. YOU stop bottle feed and give mild from a sipper or with spoon.
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Pain is feeling by passing urine in 11 year male children, docter told that the hole of urinary track is small so he need surgery, some other docter told that no need surgery, the problem can be solved by taking antibiotics we have confusion to come correct decision.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
First try with antibiotic for few days only if no relief then think for surgery. Its very small n day care surgery considering age do not give more n different type of antibiotic otherwise immune system effected. Best wishes.
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My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so and in very small amount .I am frustrated of cleaning it again and again .why is it soo and what can be the reason.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pimpri-Chinchwad
My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so...
What kind of diet you are giving her needs to change. At home you can give her pomengranata juice, buttermilk,ginger with honey. If not relived call privately. Or consult nearby doctor.
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