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Dr. Mangala Bharathi - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Mangala Bharathi

Pediatrician, Chennai

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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 niece had nmuemonia last year. She is of 5 years. Nw she cannot eat any snack items like biscuits, ice cream, chocolate, cake and chats. If she eats any of them she gets severe cough. I don't know wat is the problem. Please give me the solution.

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it can be allergic phenomena.non of the food products are essntial for growth of child.so if child doesn't like it just replace it with home made cereals, diet.don't force him nor pamper just let him himself.
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My Baby is 105 days old and mother milk is too short at everyday evening time then now what can I will do?

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Pediatrician
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Plenty of water to drink,relax and have after noon nap.Take galact powder thrice a day,perinorm tab thrice a day.
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How to encourage healthy eating habits in your toddler

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Whether you have a toddler or a teen, I believe, five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits in kids would be:

1. Have regular family meals.

2. Serve a variety of healthy foods and snacks.

3. Be a role model by eating healthy yourself.

4. Avoid battles over food.

5. Make eating a playtime and probably a way of spending quality time with your kids. Involve them in the process.

Kids who take part in regular family meals are also:

More likely to eat fruits, vegetables, and grains

Less likely to snack on unhealthy foods

Less likely to smoke, use marijuana, or drink alcohol

You could follow these basic guidelines:

1. Work fruits and vegetables into the daily routine, aiming for the goal of at least five servings a day.

2. Make it easy for kids to choose healthy snacks by keeping fruits and vegetables on hand and ready to eat. Other good snacks include low-fat yogurt, peanut butter and celery, or whole-grain crackers.

3. Serve lean meats and other good sources of protein, such as fish, eggs, beans, soya, tofu.

4. Choose whole-grain breads and cereals so kids get more fiber.

5. Limit fat intake by avoiding fried foods and choosing healthier cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling, roasting, and steaming. Choose low-fat or nonfat dairy products.

6. Limit fast food and low-nutrient snacks, such as chips and candy. But don't completely ban favorite snacks from your home. Instead, make them" once-in-a-while" foods, so kids don't feel deprived.

7. Limit sugary drinks, such as soda and fruit-flavored drinks. Serve water and low-fat milk instead.

And above all ----- be a role model

The best way for you to encourage healthy eating is to eat well yourself!

That's all for now, for my next dose (article. Stay tuned!
How to encourage healthy eating habits in your toddler
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My daughter is 4 year old after every 1 or 2 months, she suffer from loose motions, please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Take care of personal hygiene like hand washing before meal, trimming the nails. Clean water for drinking. Nutritious diet.

Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good solution for it please tell me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good soluti...
Well their is no true drugs for cerebral atrophy. These drugs you mentioned are tonics with no definite action on brain.

My son is 7 months old and he has watery eyes.What may be the reason? and treatment?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Massage at the nasal end of eye,5 times,clean from nose end to ear end of eyes with boiled cotton swabs,then obra eye drops .All this four times a day for one month
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Good noon friends..Just went through one interesting case..Parents of 3 year old child complaining of bluish discolored face of that child during cry many times..it will disappears after some time.. I went through systemic examination. Mild pallor was present. Not any other deformity found. Heart sounds are healthy :-)
This child diagnosed as psychiatric disease breath holding spell. Quite common nowadays. This child voluntarily hold his breath for few minutes :-) to make worry his parents to fulfill his wish..Beware of Emotinal Atyachar ;-)
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My baby is 10 months old. She is active. Though she is getting mother's milk kindly suggest me some solid food. Which has nutrition.

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My baby is 10 months old. She is active. Though she is getting mother's milk kindly suggest me some solid food. Which...
Semisolid food having arnd 100 cal per 100 gm shd be given. Maybe smal. Amoumt but several times a day. Home. Made food easy to. Chew and swallow. Prefered.
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Am breastfeeding mom to 2.6 years son. Sever back ache. L4 l5 upper stomach very heavy n lower abdominal dragged down. How to get rid of it n I am suffering from bronchitis. Shortness of breathing. Heavy flem. I feel my body total punchered. No stamina. please suggest.

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Homeopath
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Am breastfeeding mom to 2.6 years son. Sever back ache. L4 l5 upper stomach very heavy n lower abdominal dragged down...
I suggest you follow the below for your condition: Take Mag Phos 6x - thrice daily for next 2 weeks and update. Also do x-ray of the affected area. Heat and Ice Packs. Heat and/or cold therapy helps relieve most types of low back pain by reducing inflammation. Often patients use ice, but some prefer heat. Both may be used alternately. For abdominal discomfort take Nux vom 30 - 4 pills twice daily for next 7 days. Give me a feedback thereafter.
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Hello sir, My little baby is 7 months old, I have low/less breast milk, I cannot completely feed him with my own milk, please tell me what to do right now?

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Hello sir,
My little baby is 7 months old, I have low/less breast milk, I cannot completely feed him with my own milk...
Hi, Take Lactuca virosa 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 3mths This increases breast milk. now 6mths are complete .so you can feed your baby with dal water,smashed and boiled rice vegetables,ragi flour and wheat flour preparings.
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My daughter's have lots of hair growth on her back so how can remove it? My daughter's age is 4 year.

MD - Paediatrics
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My daughter's have lots of hair growth on her back so how can remove it?
My daughter's age is 4 year.
Meet a pediatrician and if he says a skin specialist. There are so many ways. To some amount it can be normal.

1. My 5 week old baby s giving some wired sound while sleeping and even she's awake sometimes at time of feeding. I don't know why she's giving such sound. It makes me worry. Can. you please tel me is this normal or any issue. Do I need to give any medicine for tat. 2. Daily she poops frequently. More than 10 times. Max of 15. To 2o times per day.When checked with Dr. Dr said its normal and will change after 30 days. Now she's 5 weeks old but still same.I'm Worrying alot. Pls help me 3. Crying while urinating and passing poops. Daily giving water. Only breastfeeding. What should I do. Pl help Dr. This s my first baby. I m very much worried.

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Homeopath
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1. My 5 week old baby s giving some wired sound while sleeping and even she's awake sometimes at time of feeding. I d...
Hello, your baby is too young to give more medicines but you can give him Homoeopathic medicines as these are safe and work without side effects. Give him Kindigest (Schwabe), 4 pills thrice daily, this will improve his digestion.Revert after 7 days. For the wired sound you are talking , needs to examine physically, so consult a good paediatrician in chennai.
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My newly born child is 5 days old. The result of his Thyroid Profile is under: T3- 3.19, T4- 238.34 & TSH-6.01. All the value is above under biological reference interval. His mother is a patient of hypo-thyroid and she is being taken thyroid medicine of the dose of 200 for five days and 150 for weekend. Her thyroid value is control. What will be serious problem for newly born child for these result of thyroid profile. Please suggest. W.

MD - Paediatrics, MRCPCH
Pediatrician
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My newly born child is 5 days old. The result of his Thyroid Profile is under: T3- 3.19, T4- 238.34 & TSH-6.01. All t...
Please repeat thyroid profile again at 2 and 4 weeks of age also get thyroid antibodies for the baby at present nothing to be done your baby may not have any problems in future contact me with the repeat thyroid profile results.

A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which will act as his food or milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which  will act as his food or milk.
From four months you can give home made semisolids and other milk with spoon and never feed in bottle
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My child is 2 years what I give diet to fit his body.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My child is 2 years what I give diet to fit his body.
There's no specific diet. You must give all foods whatever you eat, nutritious and freshly prepared.

Hi doctor, is it ok for a 15 days old baby to travel by air. We are planning a trip from hyderabad to delhi (approx. 2 hrs of flying time). If yes, then what precautions shall we take?

Pediatrician
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Please cover the ears during ascent and descent of flight if the trip is necessary, better if it can be avoided till the baby is at least 6 wks of age.

Lactose Intolerance in Kids

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Lactose intolerance is a condition wherein you are not able to digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk. Other foods that contain lactose include cheese and ice-cream. Inadequate production of the lactase enzyme in children causes lactose intolerance. This enzyme is produced in the intestine that helps in the digestion of lactose.


Lactose intolerance is often confused with milk intolerance. The symptoms are similar but they do not share the same cause. Milk allergy is an adverse reaction towards milk and it is a problem of the immune system, whereas lactose intolerance involves the digestive system.


Symptoms-
The symptoms of lactose intolerance are:
Bloating; on consumption of milk over a period of time
Diarrhea is also very common
Stomach pain
Nausea


Diagnosis-
It is self -diagnosable; just strike out foods containing lactose from your child s diet and see if the symptoms get better with time. If the symptoms happen to fade away gradually, then it certainly must ve been lactose intolerance.
However, it can be tricky as many non-dairy products also contain lactose.
If the child is lactose intolerant, then he/she might have to undergo a lactose breath test. This is used to test the levels of hydrogen in the child s breath after the child consumes a lactose solution. Usually, hydrogen levels are low in one s breath. However, if the lactose solution is not digested properly, then it will lead to a temporary increase in the levels of hydrogen in the breath, thus indicating lactose intolerance.


Treatment-
This disorder does not have a cure; so in case your child has lactose intolerance, you need to adjust his/her diet accordingly. Over-the-counter lactase is also available that helps in digesting lactose based foods. You can also go for the lactose- free milk variety for your child.
Lactose Intolerance in Kids
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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I do in this condition?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I ...
Use regular medicine, don't put any thing in ear. Ear pain in cold is due to nasal blockage so use nasal drops, steam inhalation to relieve blockage which will take care of ear pain. Continue antibiotics for 14 days.
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Is jwar puff, parmal, makhana. Fingers friams good for toddlers.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Is jwar puff, parmal, makhana. Fingers friams good for toddlers.
You should avoid junk foods with empty calories as they are known to cause obesity and it's related problems like diabetes, hypertension etc.

My friend is 17 year old. Recently she had pimples through out her face. I heard that if hormones changing in body then what to do to reduce it please suggest possible remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My friend is 17 year old. Recently she had pimples through out her face. I heard that if hormones changing in body th...
Acne are common in adoloscents. Wash face frequently with gentle face wash, avoid scratching acne,apply local antibiotics in gel form, local retinol application,active fit body & reducing fats,fast foods will go long way to manage acne.
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