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Dr. Mangala Bharathi  - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Mangala Bharathi

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Mangala Bharathi is an experienced Pediatrician in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Mangala Bharathi at Noble Hospitals in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mangala Bharathi on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 1 years 5 months old. She passed the loose stool in mustard color n I think with mucus also. please suggest me medicine. Passed two stools in 1 hr.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter is 1 years 5 months old. She passed the loose stool in mustard color n I think with mucus also. please su...
Dear mother Appreciate your con cern but mustard is yellowish so not worry Give. ORS to her and normal food and breast feed In2-3 days she will be fine Take her to hospital if she Passes blood Vomits Becomes lethargic or doesn't take fluids.
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My baby has loose motions. Any medicine. More frequently it's appearing.Please tell.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby has loose motions. Any medicine. More frequently it's appearing.Please tell.
Avoid bottle feed,give him oral rehydration solution & solid diet as usual. Improve hygeine status with clean potable water.
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How Healthy is Your Kid? Things That You Should Be Aware of

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, CRT in Autism
Pediatrician, Delhi
How Healthy is Your Kid? Things That You Should Be Aware of

Your kid's weight should be a real matter of concern for you. In today's world, the number of obese and overweight children is increasing at an alarming rate. Gaining excess weight and being obese poses the risk of numerous health problems in children. The disorders are diabetes, heart diseases, asthma and many others. Obese children face a lot of problems in their social lives, are teased and neglected. This causes lack of self-confidence and self-esteem in obese children. They develop a negative body image and depression. However, by taking proper measures, your child can regain normalcy. Eating disorders may also occur in obese children, and they are also likely to develop substance abuse habits.

The major medical conditions that an obese child can face are:

  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Asthma
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Problems in bones and joints
  6. Sleep disorders
  7. Liver and gall bladder disorders
  8. Depression

Is your kid having the right weight?
The growth rate in children varies with time and stages. Hence, it is difficult to tell whether your kid is overweight. You should measure your child's BMI to find your answer. BMI or body mass index uses the height and weight measurements of a person to calculate the amount of body fat and is used for screening obesity problems. BMI is effective in general and provides accurate data. In some cases, it may be  imperfect. In case your kid has a high BMI for age measurement, other assessments are made to detect obesity. The assessments include skin thickness measurement, diet evaluation, physical activity and family history.

How to check obesity in your kid?
In order to rectify obesity, a lot of changes must be made in a child's regular habits and schedule.

  1. Food patterns: You should feed your child a wide range of fruits and  green, red, orange and yellow vegetables. Having a proper breakfast reduces chance of obesity and should not be avoided. Focus on healthy cereals and fruits. Other than reducing the intake of chocolates, desserts and fried junk food, food items containing hidden sugar should be avoided. Go for low sugar food items. The meal times of your child should be fixed, and this pattern should be followed. Also limit having outside food. Avoid foods, which contain trans fats. 
  2. Physical exercise: Your child should be involved in regular physical exercise or workout. Let them go out of home and exert themselves, as this would keep them fit and away from obesity. For obese children, exercise will burn calories and help in losing weight.

Your kid's weight should really concern you. You should avoid your kid getting obese and make him/her follow all necessary precautions. In case you suspect obesity in your kid, get the BMI measured. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Can I give cow milk to my 4 month baby? If yes then give it pure or mix some water?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Can I give cow milk to my 4 month baby? If yes then give it pure or mix some water?
Its safe to avoid cows milk till 12 months of age. Continue mothers milk only till 6 months. Add home made food after 6 months.
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Hi. I have delivered baby boy 50days before as premature baby. He was in nicu for 30days. And reached home. He is. Not getting milk directly from my breast since he has low birth weight. I am expressing through. Pump.and giving to him. Last two weeks my supply. Was very low. I had lactare tablets. And lactonic granules. But no improvement in supply. Pls suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Sindhudurg
Hi. I have delivered baby boy 50days before as premature baby. He was in nicu for 30days. And reached home. He is. No...
hello raji you consult me in my account. drink three times milk with 6 slice of bread. eat daily 7 chapatis ffull day count. take sufficient rest as well as water. further medication and other I will provide You.
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Sir my son age is 1.5 month approx. His weight at the time of birth was 3.4 kg now 4.2 kg.From last 15 days his nose is little bit block and he is also suffering from cough and cold .yesterday steam is given by Dr. He is also crying more and more please advice.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Sir my son age is 1.5 month approx. His weight at the time of birth was 3.4 kg now 4.2 kg.From last 15 days his nose ...
Your child might have got nasal blockade due to viral infection. Kindly instill saline drops in nostrils. Also steam inhalation will help.
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Dentafix Oral Gyaan

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Dentafix Oral Gyaan

The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.

My son aged 10 years have cough since yesterday. He coughed after 3 minutes one time .I am giving nebulizer treatment with 1.5 ml normal saline and 0.3 ml asthalin respules. Is any other cough syrup required.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
First of all there should be wheeze before giving nebulization asthalin. It should not be given before medical consultation. Kindly visit a pediatrician to rule out urti and lrti or it is just allergic and seasonal.
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My baby is 7 months and his eye is becoming red no idea what happened black portion seems bit whitish from one end Kindly suggest cure Weeping as well no having least diet.

MBBS, M.D.(Gen.Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
My baby is 7 months and his eye is becoming red no idea what happened black portion seems bit whitish from one end
Ki...
From your description, it looks like your baby is suffering from infection of eye, possibly Conjunctivitis. Before it becomes worse or spreads to the other eye, it is better to take the baby to a Paediatrician and get proper advice.
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Hi. My daughter is 10 months old I want to ask what are things I shud give her a healthy diet for her can I give dry fruits to her if yes how?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi. My daughter is 10 months old I want to ask what are things I shud give her a healthy diet for her can I give dry ...
Grinded dry fruits may be given. Avoid whole dry fruit to prevent tugging or inhaling in throat or wind pipe. Give him all home prepared nourishing diet of his choice n liking.
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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? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and spine block injection is effective for six months.
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My 10 years old son is having dry skin, also he is having peel offs from his hands and feet, what should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hello, apply bakson's aloevera calendula cream over the affected areas daily twice a day. Wash the parts dry it then apply the cream, he will be fine. Reply after 1 month thanks.
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Hi. One of the girl parent were suffering from HIV disease. And they are no more now. Will that be spread to their children any time in their life? Will it affect the future generation?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Hi. One of the girl parent were suffering from HIV disease. And they are no more now. Will that be spread to their ch...
If parents have died of aids there are high chances of passing on hiv infection to kids. If tridot blood test done for kids at 6 months of age, will give status of infection. As tests done early in life may give false positive results. Regarding passing on to next generation, it's very difficult to have these positive kids grow up get married and have kids. If kids are non infective with hiv infection then also chance of passing on to next gereartion is zero.
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Hello sir / madam. We have a baby boy which is 3 and a half months old. Our family Dr. had advised us to have a blood test of our baby. So we did. And the result was normal. But the report says there is an increment in the white cells of our baby. Due to this Dr. advised us to admit our baby for 3 days to give him antibiotics vaccination. Is it true. Shall we really admit our baby. Our baby is normal. Plzzz advice soon.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Hello sir / madam.
We have a baby boy which is 3 and a half months old. Our family Dr. had advised us to have a blood...
Antibiotics vaccination? Normal wbc count in 3mth to 1 year old baby is 6000-17500 mm3. If the value is not very off the range no need to admit. If it is please get a second opinion with all the reports. I would strongly suggest you to consult a paediatrician for second opinion before admitting your otherwise normal baby.
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Sir/madam My daughter doesn't consume milk from breast Even she doesn't hv any cough and cold. If we put breast milk in a bottle then she can have easily. please suggest me what should I do for her. Or suggest me any substitute instead of breast milk Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, breastmilk is complete food for a neonate for first 6 months and no substitute is required if your beast milk production is adequate.Ensure that you clean your nipples with warm water after every breast feed and the layer of casein from previous feed is removed each time before fresh feed.
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My child is 6 months old and he is suffering from cold and cough since 1 week I consult with doctor they gave medicines but medicines did not work please tell me what can I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My child is 6 months old and he is suffering from cold and cough since 1 week I consult with doctor they gave medicin...
common cold is usually over in a week with or without any medicines.You may wait a little he will recover in aday or two.
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Hi doc. What are the fruit juices can be given for 8 month baby during winter and rainy season as wel as to treat constipation?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi doc. What are the fruit juices can be given for 8 month baby during winter and rainy season as wel as to treat con...
Dear madam, no fruit juice should be given to 8 mon old infant. For constipation include fibre rich diet in her feed. All the best. Thanks regards.
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Sir, I am using welcome drop 15 ml for my baby. Which price is 58rs. Can I use welcome syrup 150 ml cost 112 Rs. Also I want ask what is difference between drop & syrup.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, I am using welcome drop 15 ml for my baby. Which price is 58rs. Can I use welcome syrup 150 ml cost 112 Rs. Also...
Syrup is for larger doses and rops are given for small doses based on the weight of your baby and medicine . If yu are using paracetamol syrup you can give 2.5 Ml to a 4 Kg child
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My 2 years kid having type 1 diabetics. Any final solution to remove complete insulin?

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My 2 years kid having type 1 diabetics. Any final solution to remove complete insulin?
This is t1 dm needs insulin for life. So only treatment is insulin injections daily. It is tough but there is no other way this can be managed. You have take help of a good local pediatrician.
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I had a daughter 1 year and wife deceased due to delivery complication, from that time my daughter was staying at my in-laws place, I want suggestion that should I leave my daughter at my in-laws place or get back to my home where my mother can see the baby.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I had a daughter 1 year and wife deceased due to delivery complication, from that time my daughter was staying at my ...
hello,lybrate user, it's advisable to bring your daughter back to live with her grand mother as she will not be deprived of your affection, too, provided other present and future factores remain in favour of your daughter . tk care .
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