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Dr. Poompavai K

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Dr. Poompavai K is a trusted Pediatrician in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Poompavai K personally at Dr.Poompavai's Clinic in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Poompavai K on Lybrate.com.

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MDS - Orthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Noida
Every patient is concerned about their child health , Despite great strides in decay prevention, one in four young children develops signs of tooth decay before they start school. Half of all children between the ages of 12 and 15 have cavities. Dental care should begin as soon as a child’s first tooth appears, usually around six months,Teeth can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth or a very soft brush. At about age 2, you can let kids try brushing for themselves -- although it’s important to supervise.

What tests generally are very much necessary for good health of newborn baby. My baby is just 5 days old and I want to know about anything that I need to ask to doctors jaaan detail.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Nothing really very much necessary at birth, apart from good clinical examination by a pediatrician. But if you want to be extra careful you can get metabolic work up, thyroid screening done. You can go for bera test at 3 months for hearing.
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Fever In Children - Parenting Tips For It!

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Fever In Children - Parenting Tips For It!

Fever in children is a very common phenomenon, but still parents absolutely dread it. It can completely break your heart to suddenly see a happy, healthy child not getting up from the bed. Your first instinct when that thermometer crosses that dreaded 100 degrees F is to rush to the doctor for an immediate cure. That is probably the best remedy as a doctor can often catch additional signs of any disease that you may miss out on. Beyond that, here is how you can understand about fever in children better and how you can help. Technically, your child has fever when the body temperature crosses 100.4 degrees F.
 
Some children manage to stay active even then, but slowly get bogged down with muscle pain or other accompanying symptoms like cold, diarrhea, vomiting etc. 

  • Causes: Fever is normally caused by the body's reaction to fighting an infection. (That is why most doctors say it's a sign of a robust immune system). When the body's natural defense system is stimulated, the core inner temperature rises, thereby making it harder for the bacteria and viruses that caused the infection to survive. Most fever subside on their own but that's a tough thing to accept as a parent who only wants to see their child up and running as soon as possible.
  • What you can do: Keep an eye on that temperature obviously. You need to find a doctor the moment the fever crosses the threshold temperature (101+ for less than three months olds, 102+ for 3-6 month olds and over 102 for older children). You should also consult a doctor if there are accompanying symptoms or if you've given a dose of Paracetamol but the fever shows no sign of subsiding. It might happen at midnight and beyond, when no regular pediatrician is unavailable. So it is best to find out which hospital has an emergency center capable of handling such eventualities near your home. 
  • Fever medications: It is super important for parents to know that fever medications must be given in the correct dose at the right times based on a child's weight, age, and overall health. An overdose can lead you straight to the emergency room. Don't mix a cold/cough medication that also has a fever medication in it. 
  • Home remedies: Encourage your child to drink as much fluids as possible to prevent dehydration. Some doctors advise complete body sponging to bring down the temperature and this can be done as long as it doesn't cool the body too suddenly (there are contradictory notes on this practice, so do consult you doctor before your do this).

 As parent, it is important you equip yourself with the right knowledge before you provide treatment to your child. 

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Hello dr. My baby is of 5 months old she passes urine in lemon yellow color she makes sound while passing urine why is that so?

Pediatrician, Pune
Does she take enough breast feeds, how frequently does she pass urine, a little amount of plain water - 2-3 cups in a day in warm weather, can make the change, the more fluids she has along with breast milk, the urine should become lighter, how is the stream of urine, little sound while passing urine is ok, if she is not crying while passing urine and there is no local redness
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After how many days we start to give cow milk to new born baby? Cow milk is good for new born baby?

Masters In Clinical Nutrition & Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
After how many days we start to give cow milk to new born baby? Cow milk is good for new born baby?
Hello dear It not good for new born and secondly, you cannot give cow milk before 1 year. We have infant diet from 6 month - 2 years which include. How to introduce food every month in right quantity and in right way. To meet their nutrition al requirements. To cure problem such GI Problem. How to introduce cow milk at 12 month. And many more But before prescribing any thing we need some information like. Vitals.Medical history. Family history. Daily routine And many more So, if you want to contact us, you can contact us directly thru Lybrate.
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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?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
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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Dear Sir, my nephew (10 years old) entire body has become small pimple eye swelling, doctor described it chickengunia due to blood infection, how it spread or is it chickengunia symptoms, what precautions should be taken and which test, medicines you prescribed please guide me.

B.H. M. S.
Homeopath, Pune
Fever, bodyache, joint pain r severe along with weakness. It spreads due to infected mosquitoes. Blood test rule out chikunguniya. For medicine, consult privately.
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I am having 3 week baby girl and she is passing green poo since last two days. My wife is not having enough milk. So we are feeding baby with lactogen. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Green stools are not a problem. But you should avoid bottle feeding /formula feeding for 3 weeks. Consult a lady doctor or lactational specialist to improve milk production. Avoid bottle feeding till 6 months of age.
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My 7 n half months old son does not like to have foods breast milk is not enough for him now, he remains hungry but it takes a lot of effort s to feed him daal, cerelac specially cow milk he hates. He looks weak only 7 kg. please suggest what should I give him to gain weight. I am worried kindly help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My 7 n half months old son does not like to have foods breast milk is not enough for him now, he remains hungry but i...
If anyone discusses baby's weight he must tell more details like birth weight and medical history, This weight is reasonable and you stop bottle feed if ou give and check his TSH and inform me . Make eating a fun filled game for him and make what he likes avoid any bakery foods
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