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Dr. Muthukumaran

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Muthukumaran is a popular Pediatrician in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Muthukumaran at Dr. Muthukumaran@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Muthukumaran on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
During changing season,babies should wear PLUS ONE clothes as compared to you.Example ,if you are comfortable with THREE layers of clothing ,then babies should wear THREE PLUS ONE IS FOUR layer's of clothes

When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Mumbai
When to Seek Medical Help for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a form of chronic disorder and it is characterized by recurrent seizures. The episodes of epileptic seizures may differ from person to person. These seizures could be a result of genetic disorder or a result of trauma or stroke. During a seizure, a patient may also experience symptoms of neurological disorders and sometimes lose consciousness.

Medical help for epilepsy
Epilepsy itself cannot be cured using medication, but proper medicines help in eliminating recurrent seizures. These medicines stabilize the electrical activity within the brain preventing seizures.

How effective is the medication for epilepsy?
The success of controlling seizures using medicines depends on the type and severity of the epilepsy. Medicines for epilepsy are usually very effective and may fully keep seizures under control. However, controlling seizures caused due to brain problems may be more difficult. Usually, epilepsy medicines can control seizures for a long period of time when they are taken regularly.

When is medical help needed?
The decision about when to start medicines for epilepsy is a tricky one. This is because a first seizure cannot confirm whether a person has an on-going epilepsy problem. A second seizure may occur after many years or may not happen at all. Prediction of seizures is also quite difficult.

The severity of seizures also indicates when to start medicines for treatment. In case a first seizure is quite severe, medication should be started at once. Some people have very mild seizures even though they may be recurring in nature, and medication can be avoided in this situation.

All the pros and cons must be thought over before starting medications for the treatment of epilepsy. It is advisable to wait for a second seizure and then start medications for treatment. In most cases, medication is started after a second seizure occurs, twelve months within the first seizure. You should always consult a doctor to know when you need to start taking medicines to treat the condition.

For making the most out of the medicines to control seizures, you should follow certain steps:

  1. You must take medications exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
  2. Before switching to generic versions of your medicines or before taking other prescribed medicines, you must consult your doctor.
  3. You should never stop taking the medicines.
  4. In case you experience enhanced depression, mood swings and suicidal thoughts, you should talk to your doctor immediately.
  5. In case you have migraine, you should let your doctor know so that he can prescribe you anti-epileptic medicines, which also prevent migraines.

Medicines cannot treat the underlying cause of epilepsy, but these help in controlling seizures and this is the most common symptom of epilepsy. Medication should be started at a proper time and must be continued without stopping.

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Hi mam my baby is now 10 months old but still her teeth's are not come yet and from 2-3 days she having loose motions and vomiting can you please help me.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Hi mam my baby is now 10 months old but still her teeth's are not come yet and from 2-3 days she having loose motions...
Hello! the symptoms you told might be good sign of tooth eruption. Though it is about 4 months late sometimes due to certain reasons it happens. Please visit an expert dentist and you may be advised for a full mouth x-ray which is rarely indicated in small babies but in your case a modification and exception can be made. It will reveal the actual problem. Thank you.
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Tips For Good Growth For Children

MD PEDIATRICS, DNB PEDIATRICS, ESPE FELLOWHIP IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, VISITING FELLOWSHIP PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY USA
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Tips For Good Growth For Children

Eat a balanced diet which contains whole cereals, pulses, dal, all seasonal fruits, salads and vegetables, milk and milk products. Keep away from sweets, junk food, oily food as much as possible.
Exercise daily. For children outdoor play daily is exercise.
Get your child's weight and height checked periodically by your pediatrician. This will help to detect deviation from growth early.

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My son age 5 month 15 days, weight:- 5. 3kg, he had suffered the whole of heart (size-6mm). So what I can do?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Probably he is having asd or vsd. Repeat echocardiography after 6 months. Most probably hole will be closed by 5-6 yrs of age. Just confirm with your echocardiography report.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

I am a mother of a 32 weeks premature baby, am unable to breast feed my baby as m not getting milk, used an electric feeding pump too but of no use, what I have to do for breast feeding my baby.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Gorakhpur
Do not worry first as it will slim down the options. You can observe in your family, friends, relatives or neighbors for a brest feeding mother. It will be good option to let your baby feed on her for the time being. Meanwhile you can visit your doctor for hormonal therapy to stimulate milk production. THANK YOU.
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Suggest some precautions to do with 1 month new born baby while traveling with baby in flight?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Suggest some precautions to do with 1 month new born baby while traveling with baby in flight?
Dear Nikhil , you can travel safely with your new born child. while take off and landing of plane , feeding can be done to avoid air pressure in babies ear. There are no other special instructions as such.Carry baby safely.
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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, Bangalore
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.
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My baby is 6 months old now, I'm sceptical to what food to start for her. Please suggest what will be safe and healthy to start.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 6 months old now, I'm sceptical to what food to start for her.
Please suggest what will be safe and health...
Try offering one spoonful or two spoonfuls of the following: Pureed or mashed cooked vegetables, such as carrot, parsnip, or potato. Mashed or pureed fruits, such as banana, cooked apple, pear, or mango. Gluten-free cereal, such as baby rice, sago, maize, cornmeal, or millet, mixed with your baby's usual milk. You can also try other fruits, such as peaches and avocados, and vegetables, such as butternut squash, broccoli, and cauliflower. You could try starchy vegetables, too, such as sweet potato. See our article on first tastes for recipe ideas. Once your baby is eating these fruits and vegetables happily, you can move on to other foods from the main groups: bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta dairy foods meat, fish, eggs, and beans Introducing a range of foods and tastes at this stage may reduce the chances of your baby becoming a fussy eater later on. It's important to offer your baby savoury foods as well as sweet at this stage, so she learns to like a range of flavours. Read our article on which weaning foods to introduce when.
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Sir, My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly farts. Can I give him evict syrup please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Sir,
My 4months old kid does pass stool once in 3 days that too not properly and also he is passing terrible smelly f...
Please give exclusive breast feeding and stop any other milk if you are giving. Such type of problem usually occurs when you give milk other than breast milk.
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Hi, I have 3 months old baby girl. Every time she had a cold and cough issue can you please tell me some home remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi, I have 3 months old baby girl. Every time she had a cold and cough issue can you please tell me some home remedy.
Usually minor cough cold are self limiting & do not require any medicines Except in case with high fever & breathing difficulty.
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My child is 1 1/2 month old n on his face due to oil message spot are seen what to do?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My child is 1 1/2 month old n on his face due to oil message spot are seen what to do?
Hello, this could be vitamin deficiency and hence may need b complex drops. Please visit your paediatrician.
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5 Practical Ways to Prevent Obesity in Children

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
5 Practical Ways to Prevent Obesity in Children
5 Easy ways to prevent obesity in your child

Research shows that overweight children have a higher chances of developing chronic health problems such as hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol, and even cancer as they grow up. Apart from these health conditions, being obese can cause severe self-esteem problems as well. In short, obesity in children, more specifically childhood obesity, can affect the overall physical, mental and emotional health of your child.

Here are 5 easy ways to prevent your child from falling into the perils of obesity.

1. Develop healthy eating habits in your child
Encouraging your little ones to develop healthy eating habits is vital for maintaining optimum body weight. Instead of high sugar and high fat foods, a child’s diet should consist of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods (such as oats, quinoa and wheat). Proteins such as lean meats, lentils, beans and fish should be included in his/her eating plan as well. Most importantly, serving food in the right portion sizes will ensure your child is getting the right amount of nutrients, while preventing him/her from consuming empty calories. Inculcate these eating habits in them right from the time they are toddlers so that it stays with them as they get older.

2. Make your child avoid calorie-rich foods
Getting your child to avoid fatty, sugary and salty foods can also prevent him from tipping over the weighing scale. Present before your child low sugar and low fat alternatives that he/she would enjoy eating such as apples, bananas, carrots, etc.

3. Encourage your child to pursue physical activity
Try to encourage your child to engage in some form of physical activity for about 60 minutes every day. From brisk walking, swimming, dancing to skipping - your child could opt for any of these physical activities. Having your child lead an active life can see him/her enjoying a number of health benefits like respite from stress, strengthening of his/her bones and muscles and decrease in blood pressure, to name a few.

4. Put a limit on your child’s TV time
When it comes to the time that your child may spend before the TV, computer or other gizmos, it should be not more than 2 hours a day. Instead, devise fun activities wherein your child as well other members of the family can take part in or ones in which your child does not need a company.

5. Ensure your child gets enough sleep
Lastly, a good night’s rest that lasts about 9-12 hours is vital for optimal weight maintenance. Studies reveal that children who slept for fewer hours were more at risk of being obese. This is because less sleep causes fatigue, leading to a decrease in physical activity and therefore, use of energy.


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After taking mother's milk he is vomitting. He is now 2 months old. Tell me the remedy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is possetting and not vomiting. Only burp the baby making him lying on your back or thigh and tap on his back. You can ask privately for regular advice on child rearing.
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Hello my baby 4 plus old. She some time carry very highly in night and tell I feel that some body kick my neck so I request to your good self what can I do.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
You are very tired by this baby crying. Are you feeding the baby. If not formula feeding can cause coilic in the baby. Please keep the baby in upright posture on your shoulder. It will help.
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My baby is 1 year old, he get lot of perspiration when he walk, what is reason behind this?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is 1 year old, he get lot of perspiration when he walk, what is reason behind this?
Excessive sweating can occur in otherwise normal children also, but you must rule out any cardiac problem. Show to a good pediatrician.
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Hello doctor, I have one month old baby. When I have taken him to pediatrician he told me that the sagittal suture is not yet closed to my kid which should be closed before birth. But when I searched in online I found, the sagittal suture does close at 29-35 years of age. Please clarify the same.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello doctor, I have one month old baby. When I have taken him to pediatrician he told me that the sagittal suture is...
The sagittal suture is one method used to date human remains. The suture begins to close at age twenty-nine, starting at where it intersects at the lambdoid suture and working forward. By age thirty-five, the suture is completely closed. This means that when inspecting a human skull, if the suture is still open, one can assume an age of less than twenty-nine. Conversely, if the suture is completely formed, one can assume an age of greater than thirty-five
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I have 3 months old baby he is not getting enough milk. My milk supply is slow and very less. please tell me what to do. Even I am taking lactare capsules 2 per day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 3 months old baby he is not getting enough milk. My milk supply is slow and very less. please tell me what to ...
Feed baby till either baby gets satisfied or breast is emptied then give top feed with spoon to satisfy baby. Repeat it every time. U take good nourishing diet a little more than usual diet. I hope it shall work. No medicine is going to increase milk production unless there is hormonal deficiency which probably is not in your case.
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Hello doctor my son is five years old. He three weeks back was having stomach ache and vomiting. So the doctor gave O2 for a week. Then too he continued to complain of stomach pain and even vomited at school twice. Then doc investigated and we found minimal inter bowel fluid in usg of abdomen and easily in stool and urine culture. This was found in first week of May. Then the doctor gave walamycin syrup 12. 5 mg 5 ml thrice a day for around week. Also months skin test for tb was negative. Yesterday we went to her again and she noted that some weight gain has happened. Also I would to tell that he is still complaining of stomach pain and vomiting feeling I am giving ondem syrup 3.5 ml and domstal 1.5 ml. Then he starts to burp and burp and slowly becomes ok. We are also giving him lots of water. His appetite is not good. So doctor said that he has indigestion. And gave some enzymes syrup for three months. I gave zentel syrup for deworming. Please let me know what could be the problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jajpur
Mam.In the childrens of 4-9 years of age, they have irritable intenstines. Any mild alteration in food, environment ,their intenstines start to contracts. Which leads to pain around umbilicus. It is mostly not serious though & gradually abate by 9 years of age. You ask your baby to point with the finger where is the pain? If it is around umbilicus ,you may relax a bit. When multiple episodes of this type of pain occurs in a single year or episodes are disturbing the normal daily activities of the child, we usually do the battery of investigations which usually causes serious pain abdomen.In 95% of cases these tests comes out to be normal. U have already done everything except SICKLING TEST. Bottom line is you don't have to worry much. Just keep changing the foods ,environment, keep engaging your child in different games it will reduce these episodes in a significant manner. A few more medicines you may require to abate it. That can I advice you when you text me.
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