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Dr. Muthu Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Muthu Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Muthu Kumar personally at Sri Narayana Child and Teen Care in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Muthu Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I am having calcified granuloma i'm my Brain What does it mean? Is it dangerous for my body as I am a 17 years old boy!

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Because it usually takes some time for calcium to be deposited in a granuloma, it is generally assumed that a calcified granuloma is an old granuloma, or an old area of inflammation. For example, a calcified granuloma in the lung may be due to tuberculosis contracted years earlier that is now inactive and dormant. Since a granuloma is a space occupying lesion in the brain, there are chances that it may press upon the adjoining tissues to produce symptoms. Therefore, most of the patients presenting with this problem are given an anti-epileptic medication as a prophylaxis. Some patients may require pain medications for headaches or other symptoms they are facing. The treatment is essentially controlling the symptoms, to start with. Next step is assessing whether the granuloma is active or not. If active, cause of granuloma formation is investigated and this underlying cause is treated. It is possible that the infection is still there and actively causing inflammation in the brain tissue. This may be a bacteria, virus or even a parasite. Accordingly, medicines are given to combat the infection. Anti- inflammatory medicines are given to reduce inflammation and to prevent the granuloma from increasing in size. Sometimes, if the location of the granuloma permits, surgical excision of the lesion may be done Inactive or dormant granulomas tend to shrink in size on their own. Except for symptomatic treatment, no medical intervention is required for them.
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My baby is nine and a half months old now. He is able to stand on his own by holding a chair, sofa or wall. When will he start to walk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is nine and a half months old now. He is able to stand on his own by holding a chair, sofa or wall. When will...
Babies start standing with support by 9 months & without support by 9 to 12 months. By 13 months they should be able to walk without support. 1 or 2 months delay is not at all a problem.
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My baby is 22 months now.. She is not talking anything.. She can utter hardly 15 to 20 words.. Am worried. At what age usually kids start speaking.. And when will my baby speak.. Is it a serious pblm..

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My baby is 22 months now.. She is not talking anything.. She can utter hardly 15 to 20 words.. Am worried. At what ag...
Hello , don't worry your baby will definitely speak. Usually kids star babbling at this age but it varies from baby to baby.You just keep on trying like talk to her every time, play with her , spend time with her.
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Mybaby is born on 11th april can I give her non- veg and all the fruits? please suggest food.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Mybaby is born on 11th april can I give her non- veg and all the fruits? please suggest food.
Hello, Yes you can give her well cooked minced nonveg and all the fruits, specially seasonal ones. If you have never given nonveg, try to introduces cooked eggs first as they are easily digested by the babies.
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My son's age is 11 years and what is online educational counseling from where we can do it?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. Educational counseling is understanding the students ability, skills and problems and providing suitable and long standing solutions to those problems. This target is achieved through counseling and educational therapy sessions. These can be done through online means like video chatting, audio chatting etc. I can provide such services through Lybrate itself. Please consider your son's problem as genuine and go ahead for online educational counseling. Take care.
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Ayurveda has a solution of celiac disease please suggest me. My nine years old daughter is suffering from celiac disease.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
kumar kalyan ras 60 mg twice a day sootshekhar ras 60 mg twice a day panchsakar avleh 2-3 gm twice a day
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About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.
Yes you can and there is no specific dosage. You make 30 or 60 ml milk and feed with spoon or sipper and not bottle feed. Any waste has to be discarded and not kept for later use .Breast milk has to be continued and formula feed can be given after breast milk only . From 4th month you can give home made semi solids mashed well also
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How Homeopathy Helps to Treat Infections?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
How Homeopathy Helps to Treat Infections?

Infection is generally understood as the invasion into the body tissues of an organism by certain foreign bodies such as bacteria, parasite, and virus. They are transmissible diseases like Viral fever, Cough, cold, Gastroenteritis, Dysentery, etc. and can be transmitted from one person to the other via sneezing, coughing or physical contact. They can be mild, moderate or severe.

  • They can be acute, that is, can last for a short time, or chronic that lasts for a long time, or a latent infection that may not cause any symptoms at first but reactivates and resurfaces over a period of time.
  • Although each infection has its own distinct symptom. Generally, these symptoms include fever, swelling, redness, inflammation, burning, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse or rapid breathing.
  • If the patient has a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, painful swelling and unexplained prolonged fever or cough, he or she should immediately consult a doctor.

Conventional drugs that are given to treat infections like antibiotics, antiviral, antihistamines and steroids have many side effects on the human body. They, on one hand, hamper the digestive power of the system and on the other hand lower the immunity power of the body. In the long run, these medicines can have adverse effects on the body. Though conventional drugs suppress the disease for some time, the disease tends to resurface in the future.

However, Homeopathy has been found to be of great success in treating both acute and chronic infections. The best part is that, there is no side effect. Homeopathy also boosts our immune system so that the body naturally develops the strength to fight against infections in future, when foreign bodies invade. Homeopathic medicines have also proved to be effective as preventive measures against infections.

Most of the Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of symptoms observed. So, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed, even before the definitive diagnosis is made. Thus, the time saved prevents the infection from spreading, and the patient is automatically cured rapidly.

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My son is 3 months old and I don't allow him to suck his fingers fearing that it would cause infection, I am very much concern now whether to allow him to suck his fingers or not.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My son is 3 months old and I don't allow him to suck his fingers fearing that it would cause infection, I am very muc...
No issues. If you wash his hands atleast 2 to 3 times a day. 3 months old baby does not come in contact with floor, surfaces or inefcted materials.
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How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?
How to diagnose asthma in children

Asthma in children under the age of 5 is a matter of concern. It is not a rare disease and early diagnosis is important. Common signs of asthma in children are:

1. Recurring bronchitis
2. Wheezing
3. Discomfort in the chest
4. Coughing
5. Trouble breathing

While some children have persistent yet mild symptoms, some children have severe attacks at times. Seasonal allergies and smoke make the symptoms worse.

What to notice?
While feeding an infant, if you notice that your child is facing shortness of breath, it might be a symptom of asthma. In a toddler, if your notice a decreased desire to run and play, or easy fatigue, then this could be a symptom of asthma. Asthma attacks for many children under the age of 5 are worsened when they catch cold or have any other respiratory infections. All these, if noticed should not be ignored and your child's pediatrician should be consulted.

The above mentioned symptoms were mild. Some children have it worse and the attacks can be life-threatening, needing immediate treatment. If your child is under the age of 5 and you see them doing one of the following, contact emergency services immediately:

1. Trouble in speaking because they have restricted breathing
2. When they are breathing in, the effort is so much that the abdomen is getting sucked in
3. Gasping for air.

Diagnosing asthma in a child can be tricky as symptoms like coughing, wheezing, etc can be for other conditions also. Once a child is a little older and if the symptoms persist, breathing and lung function tests are taken to gauge the situation.

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My female baby doing liquid motion 12 Times In a day, so please give treatment. New born Baby is 11 days old.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My female baby doing liquid motion 12 Times In a day, so please give treatment. New born Baby is 11 days old.
If baby is on mothers milk and quantity of motion is less no worry. If baby is bottlefed and color of motion different motion test should be done and treated accordingly.
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Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.
Use a cream made with orange peel /turmeric /lemon juice ...finally massage with honey plus sesame oil ----.if nothing serious may go within few days Where is the spot .....take care if near eyes
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Dear doctor, I have a 12 year old son. He does’t show any interest in studies. He always likes to play computer and mobile games or watch TV. He studies and writes very little, compared with the syllabus for exams. This is happening from class I on words. He is studying with state syllabus. He studied well up to UKG only. Even when I try to show interesting videos in internet related to studies, he does’t like. Even when we scold him, he doesn't care. He frequently bunks classes. Even brushing teeth and bathing does not do regularly, even when we - parents put a lot of pressure. But he loves us and plays with us well. He behaves well with friends and neighbors. He also likes to eat junk food daily, because of which he is getting frequent health problems. I like to know whether there is anyway to change his behavior and create interest in studies to him, avoid junk food.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Good ​Afternoon, The symptoms that you describe for your son are very characteristic of ADHD with behavioral disturbances. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be of 3 types, isolated inattentive type, hyperactive/impulsive type and mixed type. It seems like he has been having these symptoms since 5-6 years of age. I also believe that you will do well to take him to a psychiatrist so that he gets better. He may also be having depression and irritability is a common sign of depression. I believe that you need to let me know more about your kid so that I can get to a proper diagnosis and help with management. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, audio or video appointment for confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She falls sick almost every month either it is throat infection or stomach infection. Is there any medicine to help her develop her immunity? also what protein food should I give her?

Pediatrician, Mumbai
You can give syrup septilin daily. Improve her diet by including fruits and green vegetables, eggs etc.
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My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out her brain size was not increasing normal. How after many doc visits they have settled for some therapy courses everyday for her developmental. She s 1 1/2 years now. Still doesn't walk. But starts sitting with bend down. Forward. She claps smile and sees everyone. Can U pls suggest more as how we can help her without any delay.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out h...
This is case of developmental delay. Also the size of head is small ie microhead (micro cephaly is present. The condition of the child needs to be evaluated right from birth history as any perinatal insult ie insult to babies brain during birth may lead to these changes. The parents must be giving the child physiotherapy for development. You can go for MRI to find the cause of neurodevelopment delay but it will not have any effect on the treatment as a whole.
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My baby is 18 months. When he eat cerelac or milk powder he vomiting. Today he vomiting 3 times. What can I do? please answer. Thank you.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
My baby is 18 months. When he eat cerelac or milk powder he vomiting. Today he vomiting 3 times. What can I do? pleas...
A most of babies who are top fed do vomit small amount or do regurgitate while burping. If he is vomiting continuously he needs to give antiemetic dose will depend on his weight.
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Hi there is any Best milk powder for breastfeeding mother to increase breast milk ?.

Certified Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Mother and Child Care, Greater Noida
Milk production is increased by optimising breastfeeding management, rather than by using powders and supplements. If you have doubts about your supply, we can schedule a consultation to evaluate your baby's latch and your overall feeding routine.
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My girl child has Down Syndrome. She is 5 years old now.Her speech is delayed.She has tonsils.Due to tonsils she has week imuue system. Please give me some sujeshion. Thanks

DIABETES MANAGEMENT, MBBS, Diploma in Family Medicine
Geneticist, Hyderabad
Hi lybrate-user, There is developmental delay in all spheres (motor, adaptive and social) in children with Down’s syndrome and most common genetic cause of learning disability & mental retardation. As there is no curative therapy, counseling has a central role to play in the management. Having Down's syndrome child can be challenging at times. But with help professional support, most people are able to have healthy, active and more independent lives. There are many children who have done wonders and hence take it as chanllenge and support your kid to develop and learn.
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Hi Team, Today My 1.5 years old kid taken the thyroid tablet (which is prescribed for my wife) by misate. I have taken almost from my baby mouth. But still I had some doubts on this. Coud you please suggest on this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Team,
Today My 1.5 years old kid taken the thyroid tablet (which is prescribed for my wife) by misate. I have take...
No serous effect wil happen by a single ingestion and you have to be just watchful and cautious in future.
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Hi, Respected sir, below are my son's details. Age: 2.10 years Weight: 12. 2 kgs Complaint description: within last 4 months, my son has been admitted twice for pneumonia. At present he is admitted at Nizamabad for the same reason. We wanted to take your opinion on this and get a solution to avoid this happen again in future. I work in Pune and thus it's little difficult for me to immediately come to Hyderabad, thus until that's possible your valuable suggestion would be really very appreciated.

MD - Pulmonary Medicine, Advanced Certified Course In Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma In Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Allergist/Immunologist, Hyderabad
Hi, Respected sir, below are my son's details. Age: 2.10 years
Weight: 12. 2 kgs
Complaint description: within last 4...
Hello Getting repeated Lower Respiratory tract infection what is generally called a pnemonia is not a normal sign. It also indicates the possibility of the child landing up into Allergic Asthma or other Allergic manifestation in coming future. Better is first treat him complete & full as per instructions of doctors who are attending him. Once he is out. We will evaluate him in total and see what is hidden Allergens for him and help him for sure to come out of this repeated suffering.
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