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Dr. Prasanna 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. Prasanna Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. He is currently associated with The Children Clinic in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prasanna Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Symptoms and Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and How to Spot Them in Children

MD - Homeopathy, Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine (H.M.D., BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Symptoms and Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and How to Spot Them in Children

Children generally tend to be fairly over active and have lesser attention spans. However, when this tends to get into their performance at school and in general with getting along with other children it may be a sign of ADD or attention deficit disorder. Let's look at some of the common symptoms of this disorder.

Symptoms of ADD:

  1. Problems in staying focused: One of the very basic symptom is that children will often be very inattentive even during classes and will be easily distracted by small things.
  2. Problems in trying to remember things or difficulty in following instructions: Children with attention deficit disorder tend to have issues with remembering things and if given tasks, being unable to complete as they can't remember instructions properly.
  3. Issues with organizing, planning and trying to finish tasks: Due to the lack of attention, kids have problems retaining information and cannot plan or finish tasks given to them on a daily basis.
  4. Easily bored or loses interest: Even if a child with ADD starts with something they like, interest may wane off quickly. Thus it is difficult to make them stick to a specific work schedule which may require regular practice.
  5. Lack of attention to details and making careless mistakes: This is another trait of children with attention deficit disorder. They may be able to complete a task, but it will be fraught with mistakes as they wouldn't have much attention to detail.
  6. Has a tendency to not listen when someone is speaking to them: This is also very common and is usually tied to being easily distracted and thus will drift off or not listen to when someone is speaking to them.

Some Myths about ADD:

  • All kids with ADD are hyperactive
  • They will eventually grow out of it
  • Medication is the only option to treat ADD
  • ADD is not really a disorder and kids need to be trained better

Most of these are half truths and the extent of the problems varies from child to child. Only proper counseling will be able to diagnose the extent of the problem and what needs to be done.

How to spot ADD in Children:

ADD can be spotted in children aged below 7 years via certain symptoms. Apart from the ones mentioned above, children generally tend be abrasive towards others and can make embarrassing comments quite often. They also change tasks very quickly without completing any of them. Any distraction would force them to change their track. It is best to go to a child specialist to get your child checked out for possible symptoms.

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Hello! Doc. S Group And Good morning everyone. I'm 20yrs. Old and I have a baby also 0.5years old and I'm also feeding to her so in this situation Dronis 20mg is suitable for me or not and how should I use it./Doges for me. And My period starts from 6 per month.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hello! Doc. S Group And Good morning everyone. I'm 20yrs. Old and I have a baby also 0.5years old and I'm also feedin...
Dronis 20 is a contraceptive pill designed specially for feeding mothers so that milk production is not reduced. That is why estrogen content is 20 and not 30. Best contraception for you is iucd or copper t and if that is not suitable then only dronis 20 to be started.
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Can Hydrocephalus be treated without shunt surgery. For infants. Can it be treated only by medicine.

MCh Neurosurgery, Fellowship in Spine surgery
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
Can Hydrocephalus be treated without shunt surgery. For infants. Can it be treated only by medicine.
It depends on what kind of hydrocephalus does the child have. There are basically two types of hydrocephalus. In one type, shunt is must, in other type it can be done endoscopically without shunt. But in any case it can't be cured with medicines only. Hope this information helps you.
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My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1 milk twice a day. Should I give him glycerine suppository.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Patna
My 5 week old son have not pass the stool from last three days. What should I give him. He is on breast feed and nan1...
Small infants may pass stool every 3 to 4 days. Its normal. As they are taking only liquid that is milk. But if baby is feeling discomfort or there is abdominal fullness, consult a pediatrician. As there are many other severe conditions where suppository may worsen the condition.
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I would like to thak Dr. Sajeev kumar my baby is 4 1/2 month old n his weight is 6.6 kg and I m still giving only breast milk

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Great, congratulations to both you and Dr. Sajeev, this is how we need to develop trust with each other (doctor and patients) to get good result and confidence to practice ethically. This is genuine opinion nothing sarcastic.
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My son is about four months old since two days he is doing potty two to three times a day, before that he sometimes does after two or three days or only once but since two days he is doing potty twice or thrice a day, I ate mango so I thought it might be due to that as he is in breast feed so I eat less mango now Is it something to worry should I take him to doctor.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is about four months old since two days he is doing potty two to three times a day, before that he sometimes d...
If you bottle feed stop bottle and give breast and other feeds from a cup. Avoiding bottle. If he is breastfed alone the loose motion is harmless and children often pass more times normally.
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My son is 4.7 years old he is having dry cough from last 2 ,3 month tried so many medicines. please help

DRCH, BHMS
Homeopath, Bareilly
Give him milk with one spoon deshi ghee added in it. Give him homeopathic medicine bryonia 30, 4 times daily for four days. If not relieved by this consult privately with full symptoms. May be he allergic and he requires constitutional homeopathic treatment.
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I have a newborn baby of one day which TLC is 24700 and random sugar is 31. Now my baby is admitted in NICU by a doctor and the doctor is saying that he will take minimum 7 days to recover. Now I want to know that is it a critical situation or normal. Now I want suggestions from your side. Thank you.

MD, MBBS, FACEE PEM, Fellowship in Neonatology & NICU
Pediatrician, Cuttack
I have a newborn baby of one day which TLC is 24700 and random sugar is 31.
Now my baby is admitted in NICU by a doct...
Hypoglycemia in Newborn is a medical emergency. It needs close monitoring and prompt treatment. Any delay in detection & appropriate therapy can have serious sequelae lifelong as it is a treatable cause of mental retardation. Associated conditions like Sepsis are to be investigated and treated. A baby with Neonatal Hypoglycemia is a high-risk baby and needs long-term follow-up for neurodevelopmental disorders.
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My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?

MBBS /MD Cont..
Pediatrician, Bhubaneswar
My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?
Your child should take proper family food rather than this products.In my views if he can take proper diet than nothing extra is required .but all are same.
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What, we do for good health. And whats kind of food we have to use at this summer time. If pimples are come on face what the way to make a clear skin.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What, we do for good health. And whats kind of food we have to use at this summer time. If pimples are come on face w...
extra salt lemon water. least exposure to out door in daytime.small frequent food cooked at home.fruits like lemon mango papaya watermelon are good.
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Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Confused which chart to follow. Last vaccination I have done chickenpox, hepatitis A, MMR 1 dose.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Conf...
Ask and follow the latest iap (indian academy if paediatrics) immunization chart schedule. So far you are following the schedule accordingly only.
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My 7 months old baby girl is putting pressure while urinating like as if she is pooping. Is it because of uti. She groans and makes sound of strain while peeing. Kindly tell me the reason.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 7 months old baby girl is putting pressure while urinating like as if she is pooping. Is it because of uti. She gr...
Straining while passing urine is common in infants. In case you notice any other symptoms like abdominal pain, pus or blood stained urine, fever on and off, then get a complete urine analysis done to rule out urinary infections. Also give her plenty of water so that she urinates frequently.
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My son aged 9 years of age suffering throat harsh problem from 15 days. As per his version he has no pain but feel something is there in throat and spitting every time. Local doctor given worm medicine but problem not solved. I shall be thankful if you kindly suggest any homeopathic/allopathic medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- hepar-sulph 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water 3 time daily for 10 days.
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My 3.5 month old baby start drool a lot and also chew anything every time. I think he is teething. Can I give calcarea phos to him.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Drooling is normal so is mouthing it doesn't require any medications. Calcarea being a homeopathic medication I cannot comment on it.
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My child of 5 1/2 yrs has adenoid said by ent specialist has to be operated as soon as possible is it the only way not any other

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Adenoid hypertrophy needs to be operated. You may have second opinion with another ENT surgeon if you doubt with the timing of operation.
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Hello sir/ ma'am can I give ghee to my 9 months old daughter. If yes how much quantity give her. And is it harmful?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello sir/ ma'am can I give ghee to my 9 months old daughter. If yes how much quantity give her. And is it harmful?
Hello, You can give her home made clarified butter(ghee) made u with cows milk. You can start adding minimum quantity to her dals,soft rotis etc,do not give more than 1 tsp/day. If excess,it can give her gastric troubles.
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My ten month old baby girl was prescribed with colizyme drops in Bangalore and now I am in my mom's home Coimbatore, tn. The medicine is not available here, can you please suggest equivalent medicine to this which will be available her.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My ten month old baby girl was prescribed with colizyme drops in Bangalore and now I am in my mom's home Coimbatore, ...
Its digestive enzyme almost 3000 co. Are making it in india. Just take bottle to chemist and tell him to give alternatve to colizyme. Thanks.
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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.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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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