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Dr. P.Senthil Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. P.Senthil Kumar Pediatrician, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. P.Senthil Kumar is a renowned Pediatrician in Ayapakkam, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sri Balaji child care centre in Ayapakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P.Senthil Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Causes and symptoms of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Baby bottle syndrome is a decay that affects the milk teeth in children who fall asleep with a bottle containing sugary drinks. Prolonged contact between the liquid and the surface of the teeth promotes the destruction of tooth enamel.

Causes and symptoms

The symptoms of baby bottle tooth decay are discoloration of the tooth (enamel), with the formation of yellow or black spots on the surface.

When a child falls asleep with a bottle containing sugary liquids such as milk, fruit juice, sugar water, or with a pacifier dipped in honey or syrup - bacteria present in the mouth, (streptococcus mutans to be precise) transform the sugar into lactic acid.

Normally, the saliva helps to neutralize this acidity, but its production declines during sleep. Thus, teeth are subjected to acid attacks that promote the formation of cavities. As milk teeth are weaker than permanent teeth, decay can be quick with enamel getting hit first, then dentin and finally the pulp in the centre of the tooth.

At this stage, the infection can spread rapidly to other teeth, causing significant pain when the dental abscess formation often requires removal of the damaged teeth.

Precautions

To avoid it, the first thing to do of course is to stop giving your child a sweetened drink at night or when putting the child for a nap. You should also brush your baby's milk teeth twice a day, especially at bedtime with a cotton swab and water and in a year - with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

In case, the teeth are already decayed or you have doubts about it (staining of the tooth that becomes pink or white can be the harbinger of decay), consult a paediatric dentist immediately. Decayed milk teeth may lead to deformation of the permanent teeth if not attended to immediately.
Causes and symptoms of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
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My baby is 6 months old. She is having motions daily 5 times. What's the cure for this?

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My baby is 6 months old. She is having motions daily 5 times. What's the cure for this?
It's normal. Don't give anything. If you have started weaning, offer pomegranate or apple juice in small amount.
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My baby boy is 10 month old and he don't have good diet and doing potty 4 times in a day. What's the problem.

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My baby boy is 10 month old and he don't have good diet and doing potty 4 times in a day. What's the problem.
It is quite normal for children to go off their diets off and on. If he is gaining weight adequately you could relax.

Dear sir, my daughter who is 5 years old does not eat food properly, her weight is good she is 24 kg, but I don't understand how to get rid of her diet.

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she should sit with parents during meal time to get familiar with different kind of meal.gradually add 1 new food at a time. stop snacks before meal time.give her finger foods.
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My son age is 8 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough, but no fever he is active. I have one more doubt he is passing green colour motion. But he is active n free motion, he is no crying, but why passing green colour stool. Pls I need suggestion. And cough n cold pls prescribe any medication.

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My son age is 8 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough, but no fever he is active. I have one more doubt he ...
Cold can cause green motions so treat cold or sometime under feeding can cause green motions look for that.
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My daughter is 5 year with height of 114 cms and weight of 30 kg at this age with the above mentioned height do you think she is over weight. Also suggest few exercise for her. She does not have any problem now her eating habits are as per schedule. She was born 9 lbs so normal wght. She likes fruits most also has proper deit with protein.

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My daughter is 5 year with height of 114 cms and weight of 30 kg at this age with the above mentioned height do you t...
Yes weight is indeed high and height is in normal range. I can send you across the growth chart of your child which can give you better idea. So ofcourse you shall be calorie conscious now for years child and involve the child in more and more physical activity like tennis swimming badminton where calories can be burnt and child can loose bit weight.
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Hi, my son is 2 years 6 months, I have some doubts. Can I give him raw egg, or boiled egg, which time is perfect to give? He will not drink milk, he needs coffee or tea, is it okay? Or any effects. What could I give him best energy drink?

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Hi, my son is 2 years 6 months, I have some doubts. Can I give him raw egg, or boiled egg, which time is perfect to g...
Raw eggs are NOT good at all....give him boiled egg... Tea or coffee is harmful to children...only milk is good
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I have a daughter of 4 months who has polystic kidney diseases, can you please tell me what is the permanent solution for this problem?

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I have a daughter of 4 months who has polystic kidney diseases, can you please tell me what is the permanent solution...
There is no permanent solution, precautions are taken to prevent recurrent infection and monitor blood urea and serum creatinine.
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I got my 6 weeks old daughter vaccinated for DTaP with Pentaxim. She is due for her next vaccination at 10th week in 10th of September. Pentaxim is not available where I live so please suggest a substitute for the same and also advise if I can switch over to DTwP wholecell vaccine for DTP like Pentavac SD from DTaP vaccines like Pentaxim considering its cost and effectiveness. Please also suggest some good vaccines pneumonia.

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I got my 6 weeks old daughter vaccinated for DTaP with Pentaxim. She is due for her next vaccination at 10th week in ...
Still it is not very clear that dtap can be replaced by" w" or vice versa during primary vaccination for maintaining its efficacy but may be replaced for booster doses. I suggest since you are not living at place where" a" is not available, switch over to vaccine which is available at your place and continue as per schedule. There may be substitute for maker of vaccine but not for vaccine. Your query about difference of two vaccine is very pertinent in today's scenario. Dtap (a) v/s dtwp (w)- both are effective" a" is slightly lesser painful, causes low fever but immunity is shorter and is costly to parents than" w" a" was being promoted on ground of its painless & no fever. There are specific vaccines for specific pneumonia. Every vaccine is good. For these vaccines, consult pediatrician face to face.
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My friend wife removed her uterus because of fibroid 1 year back but her ovaries are not removed but she dont get sex feeling during sex like before why?

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My friend wife removed her uterus because of fibroid 1 year back but her ovaries are not removed but she dont get sex...
Operation of hysterectomy and sex life are not related, it is all depends upon the personal relation, it has to be maintained in nice way for better sex life

My baby is 6.5 month old. She is doing vomiting since yesterday. We have introduced curd in her diet recently.

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My baby is 6.5 month old. She is doing vomiting since yesterday. We have introduced curd in her diet recently.
Avoid bottle feed,give any anti emetic drops(perinorm) for vomitings& start giving weaning foods. Nothing wrong with curd in diet.

My son is 8 years old and his weight is nearly 20 kgs. Please suggest health diet for him as breakfast while going for school.

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You have to check his cbc and tft to make sure there is no disease. However if he is active and playful weight need not be a concern. You can keep in touch with me.
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Can we take along 5 weeks old baby to nainitaal from delhi for three days by car? is it advisable considering the different wether condition of two cities?

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Can we take along 5 weeks old baby to nainitaal from delhi for three days by car? is it advisable considering the dif...
Hello thanks for the query if you take adequate precaution like proper clothing and travelling in an ac car to avoid the sudden change in environment, there is no problem in travelling. Regards.
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My 2 years older son always not ready to take any type of food or milk fruits etc and always his stool is to hard what can I do?

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My 2 years older son always not ready to take any type of food or milk fruits etc and always his stool is to hard wha...
He is suffering from constipation.  he should be on a good fibre rich diet. Give plenty of water.  regular laxative if needed along with a good diet plan. As constipation is a chronic problem in most cases and most common cause is habitual constipation.  You must ensure a regular bowel time after a drink irrespective of passage of stool. He should be sitting for sometime say 10_ 15 minutes in a fixed time daily in a Indian style toilet. She appears  to be a fussy eater. Most importantly you need to be patient with her. Don't shout or scream while feeding her. Try to make her feeding time fun or playtime. After not giving any food for 3 hrs at least make him sit with the food he likes (solid foods not pastes or liquids) with spoon and katori or fork. Let him at least play with the food for some time. If he likes milk a lot then try to give solid like plain rice, oats. Chatu. With the pediasure You can have a deal with him. He will take 1 sip milk and 1 bite of something  This way he will learn to chew Threptin  biscuits are good to taste and are rich in protein (casein) Avoid giving him chips fast food Makes small pieces of food  and ask  her to try just 1 bite. If he likes the taste she will have another. If he likes chicken. Give him chicken in different  ways. Introduce him to egg. Boiled or omelette whatever he likes. Play with him till he feels tired. Playing running will improve digestion. Don't loose temper You can give him  one egg a day Cucumbers made into small pieces will help  with problem of flatulence. Children have to deal with new  food, new habits. So they act out. Do not get flustered if he criesmakes a scene. Sit quietly, go to another room, ignore him. He will learn that bad behaviour  will not allow him to get her own way. I know it's very difficult but keep trying as that's the best you can give him. Pain  abdomen  may be due indigestion earmarked, gastritis. Good hand hygiene: Regular nail trimming Washing hand after each toilet visit. And before taking any food in any form Also take care of drinking water quality. Test Adviced: CBC with AEC Stool and urine R/E, M/E USG abdomen Share the reports if any Kindly do the follo You can check out the Health blog I manage with my wife. It has many helpful tips. The VIP Resource library gives you lifetime (free access) to many  childcare, parenting tips.
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Hi I have a three year old daughter who have cough for last 7-8 days. It is a dry cough and we had shown her to some doctor who prescribed benadryil. Her cough is not getting bettre Kindly advice

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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A cough of 7-8 days should be treated after examination of the child. The child may also need X-ray chest. Is there any fever? wheeze ? You may have to give a short course of antibiotics too.

Dear sir, I'm a boy of age 16 years and 6 months and my height is 166 cm. I really want to increase my height and also have been doing exercises for long but now for a long period of tym my height hasn't increased. I weight 56 kg and I am a vegetarian. Kindly suggest what to do so as to increase my heht in these years. Thankyou.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Dear sir,
I'm a boy of age 16 years and 6 months and my height is 166 cm. I really want to increase my height and als...
You are passing through the age when sudden spurt height takes place. Now you must concentrate on your diet also which should include milk and well cooked in oil or ghee nourishing diet. Veg diet is more than sufficient to keep healthy. Take Vitamin D 60,000 units once in a month for 6 months + Calcium 1,000 mg daily.
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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?

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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.

I want know that child growth what process mean fetal development and cardiovascular activity in by months by months detail please advice.

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I want know that child growth what process mean fetal development and cardiovascular activity in by months by months ...
This is no health question .The fetus goes through a series of development week by week and it is very long process to describe and understand by a lay person.

Sir my son is now 2.4 years old. Observed short breathing and little sound from his neck during cold, is it asthma? sir please suggest some medicine.

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He could be having allergic nasal block or breathing trouble. Reply privately with his weight and all details.
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