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Dr. Merlyn C.Joseph

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Merlyn C.Joseph is one of the best Pediatricians in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She is currently practising at Dr.Merlyn C.Joseph's Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Merlyn C.Joseph on Lybrate.com.

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Its about my child, who is 4 months old. I dont have enough breast milk. Could you please suggest some alternative food for him. Currently I am giving lactodex 90 ml with 3 teaspoon ib an interval of 1.5 hrs. He cries frequently and sleeps very less in nght. Could you please suggest some alternative food for him.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Its about my child, who is 4 months old.
I dont have enough breast milk. Could you please suggest some alternative fo...
Do you breast feed him if not give your baby pure cows milk without adding water in it, if not feasible then give any infant formula 1 according to the instructions printed on its box.
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My baby is 1 and half months old .i m going for vaccination for her .it will be difficult for baby to bear the pain so please suggest me some remedy and medicine so that she will feel and can sleep well.

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 1 and half months old .i m going for vaccination for her .it will be difficult for baby to bear the pain s...
After 5 mints of vaccination you can give ice around the injection site. That can reduce hematoma formation. U can also apply heparin gel locally for 3 days and routinely give paracetamol 2-3 times daily in proper dose. That vl help both to reduce pain and fever. Its definitely painful for both child and parents but you should assure yourself that almost all Indian infant is going through the same.
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Hello Dr. I have a daughter who is 5 month but she is very weak her weight is only 4 kg. I am much worried about their health pls tell me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Stop feeding with bottle if doing start weaning foods- liquids to start -semisolids-solids as child grow up feed every 2-3 hours to ensure sufficient calorie intake moniter weight every month to know growth pattern.
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Is it fine to feed a 14 month baby with butter, ghee in the food? should the sweet intake be restricted too, though my baby enjoys sweet preparations.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You can safely add small amounts of ghee butter etc. Make sure not to make your child obese. It is a big health problem in children" too much of anything is bad" you know happy parenting.
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My son is 7 month old he is low weight birth at the time of birth his wait is 1396 grams I want to concern about his diet what should we have to give him.

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
My son is 7 month old he is low weight birth at the time of birth his wait is 1396 grams I want to concern about his ...
Up to six month solely the child should be on breast fed and then after liquid diet and mashed food should be started. You can give him rice water, pulse water, mashed khichadi, mashed potato and other vegetables, biscuit in milk, mashed fruits, fruit juices, cerelac at this stage. The child should be double of his birth weight at the age of 6 month so check his progress by weighing him.
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I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain when he gets cough & cold, and does he get cured if I eat heeng if he would be having gas problem or stomach ache. Is it ok for me/my health, if I eat ajwain and heeng daily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain wh...
If he gets cold he should be given medicine and not mother. We are not allowed to prescribe here in this open forum.
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Dear Sir/Madam My 5 months boy has been habituated to suck all fingers of hand. Now his weight is 5 kgs and 516 grams. Day by day his habit of sucking fingers increasing and feeding of milk is some what decreasing. Is there any problem for his weight? How can I remove this habit? And how can we increase his feeding of milk? please suggest me to his weight gain.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP)
Pediatrician, Barmer
Dear Sir/Madam My 5 months boy has been habituated to suck all fingers of hand. Now his weight is 5 kgs and 516 grams...
Your child is perfectly normal. Sucking finger in this age is an esseantial eeflex in thjs child called sucking reflex which help child in sucking breast. Weight of your child is also normal. After 4 to 6 month of age onky milk is not enough, you should also start giving him some semisolid food like daliya, khichadi,
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Can any dr. Prescribe me a medicine to increase milk supply for breastfeeding mother ?

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
It is unlawful and unethical to prescribe medicine without examining the patient. Please consult a doctor. You can search internet for galactogogues but if you want to try try on your own risk!
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I want to know about tubercolotitis media, how it can be diagnose and how it can be cured, and also I want to know about it symptoms.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By blood test , sputum AFB test it can be diagnosed. It can be treated by meditation from a TB center in a Govt hospital . Symptoms re fever, cough more than two seeks and tiredness
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Dealing with Migraine through Homeopathy

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Dealing with Migraine through Homeopathy

A migraine is a headache that causes a distinct pulsating pain, usually in one side of the head. It is different from normal headaches in the sense that the pain is much more intense and it may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting as well. Some patients have also complained about light sensitivity while others have also complained about pain in all areas of the head.

Some of the factors that separate a migraine from a normal headache are as follows:

While a headache may last at best a day, migraines may last longer, sometimes even up to 3 days.

- Feelings of nausea or actual vomiting
- Sensitivity to light
- Extreme sensitivity to changes in sound

Causes Behind Migraines

Some of the common and known causes, which may trigger migraines in people are:

- Hormonal changes in the body that may have adverse effects
- Dehydration is also known to trigger migraines
- Patients with hypoglycemia may also face migraines if the blood sugar level drops within their body
- Change in air pressure due to change in altitude may also cause migraines to appear
- Lack of sleep
- Stress
- Lifestyle issues such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Remedies for Migraine in Homeopathy

Migraine is treated in homeopathy by attacking the root causes that may trigger them. Rather than temporarily alleviating pain, homeopathic treatments aim at curing the problem completely.

Some of the medicines that are known to be effective are:

  • Natrum Mur: This provides great relief from migraines, which may have been caused by stress. Also, if a proper dosage is taken, it can help cure it as well.
  • Belladonna: This had been known to be a great provider of relief for people who regularly face throbbing headaches.
  • Glonoine: For people who frequently have migraines due to congestion of the sinuses, this medicine has been known to be very effective.
  • Spigelia: To treat migraines in the left side of the head.
  • Sanguinaria: Is highly effective for situations where the migraine is on the right side of the head.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

Related Tip: How Homeopathy Addresses All Kinds of SKIN Allergies?

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I have a daughter 6+ years old her milk teeth still not broken and her hair is very dull and many lice her hair please consult Mr. what should I do for her teeth and hair.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Milk teeth can be broken upto 8-9 yrs. If delayed then you must consult with a dentist. For dull hair use olive oil. Apply natural henna powder dipped in liquor of tea overnight, next day add whole egg, curd,10 ml coconut oil, few drops of lemon juice, apply it on scalp after drying rinse thoroughly, do not use shampoo on that day.
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Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Fatehpur
Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

Growth is the most important aspect of childhood, one that distinguishes children from adults. Growth is affected by a number of diseases and growth failure is often the first sign of a serious disease. Unfortunately children with growth failure present very late when no help is possible. 

Why to worry?

Growth is the best marker of health and growth failure may be caused by a seious disease. Moreover children with short stature have lower self esteem. 

When to worry? 

Plot the height of your child in the growth chart and if it is below the lower limit visit a doctor. Alternatively if your child's height is less than the formula (Height = Age in years x 6 + 77 cm) it may be a cause of concern. Growth stops at the age of 14 years in girls and 16 years in boys. Hence the child should be reviewed latest by 10 years for girls and 12 years for boys. 

What causes growth failure? 

Growth failure can be due to a number of causes including poor nutrition, lack of physical activities and low genetic potential with parents being short. Short stature can also be caused by a number of diseases like thyroid problems, growth hormone deifiency and celiac disease (wheat allergy). 

How can I improve my child's growth?

Please encourage your child to play for atleast 1 hour a day. It is important to restrict screen time including television, computer, tablets and mobiles to less than an hour. Increased protein and calcium intake with more milk, pulses and vegetables also helps in improving growth. Growth hormone is produced during sleep. Sleeping for at least eight hours a day is therefore essential for a child to achieve good growth. 

What can be done if my child is very short? 

Please consut a doctor to identify the cause of short stature. Most conditions are readily treatable. Children with growth hormone deficiency respond dramatically to growth hormone. Growth hormone is also being used now in children with turner syndrome, familial short staure, small size at birth and kidney disease. 

Time is important- act now if your child is short.

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Hello .I want to know that is banana shake is good or bad for 9 months old baby. Someone said that it is cause of loose motion and banana is blend with curd is good. So please suggest me what is good or bad.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello .I want to know that is banana shake is good or bad for 9 months old baby. Someone said that it is cause of loo...
Hello, Lybrate user, Bananas are excellent source of potassium, vitamin 'A ,B6, C-magnasium, Iron & zinc. Fully ,ripened bananas are better for your baby as they contain more antioxidants & natural sweetness. Some times banana cause constipation & cold allergy to babies. You should be aware of it, please. Tk, care.
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My baby is born on 1 jan 2015. We got the pentavalent vaccination first dose done on 18th Feb. Can we have the second dose of this vaccine on 11th March or 1st April, or it has to be between 18th to 20th March only. Please advise as my wife is not in town in between.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Minimum 28 days interval should be there between two doses. You can delay vaccine upto 2 months but don't give before 28 days.
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My daughter was 4 months she often suffering cold and cough. Give me some suggestion.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My daughter was 4 months she often suffering cold and cough. Give me some suggestion.
This is normal in first year of life to have viral infections often as immunity is still building. Normal medicines are ok. No need to give antibiotics every time.
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Myth - Breast feeding spoils the Mother's figure

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Not at all! Breasts sag from obesity and lax muscle tone - not because of nursing a baby. To the contrary, the baby's sucking leads to the uterus contracting, which helps restore the belly to its normal position quite quickly. What you really need is a well fitting bra to give you support, with nursing flaps to allow your baby easy access to your breasts.

My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are recommending that we go for tracheostomy which we are reluctant to. Please can we have some opinion please? Will babies be able to outgrow central apnea issue? Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are re...
Hello, under central apaenea ,central nervous system fails to communicate signal to muscles to start breathing, treceostomy is a temporary rescue management as a matter of fact, your child 's brain needs medication to restore natural breathing. Homoeopathy can help to checking breathing disorder as well as boosting of brain. Tk, care.
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