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Dr. R. Natarajan

MBBS

Pediatrician, Chennai

40 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. R. Natarajan MBBS Pediatrician, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. R. Natarajan is an experienced Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 40 years. He is a MBBS . He is currently associated with Natarajan Child Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Natarajan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 1978
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Natarajan Child Clinic

# No 159/2, Opposite 21 st Main Road, 20th main, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Kalyani Medicals, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My daughter is 4 months and 1 week old. Still she did not get her head balance. When can I expect stiffness in her neck and back muscle?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 4 months and 1 week old. Still she did not get her head balance. When can I expect stiffness in her ne...
Some babies will have delayed neck control. If other milestones are normal you can wait for 1 more month.
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My 5months old Infant is not taking milk properly can I give him cerelac please suggest what to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5months old Infant is not taking milk properly can I give him cerelac please suggest what to do.
Exclussive breast feeding is recomended up to 6 month of age. Weight gain is a parameter to assess sufficiency of feed. If baby weighs >6 kg, that is goodindicater for sufficient milk.
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Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Cold and cough is caused by a viral infection, which can last for about two to four weeks. The symptoms include stuffy or a runny nose, coughing and sore throat. Many times, the infection may raise body temperature and the child may suffer from fever. Our body’s immune system naturally fights with such infections. Depending on the type of cough and the symptoms, the virus can stay active in the body for about 4 to 6 weeks. It is quite painful to see the child suffering from cold and cough. The symptoms of this infection are worse during the first two days.

The child will experience pain and irritation in the throat with difficulty in swallowing, frequent coughing with mucous, breathing difficulty and high fever. Most parents rush to over the counter drugs for cold and cough to ease of their child’s agony. However, most drugs/ cough syrups available over the counter only provide temporary relief. Medical evidence suggests that antibiotics do not kill viruses, thus, it is not advisable to treat cold and cough with antibiotics unless accompanied by another infection. So, what do parents do? Well, there is a lot that can be done.

Let’s first understand the type of a cough your child might be suffering from:

  1. Dry cough: Generally occurs due to infection in upper respiratory tract, cold or influenza. Children with asthma and allergies are also prone to this type of cough as dry cough is triggered by smoke or dust.
  2. Croup Cough: A harsh barking and dry cough with swelling beneath vocal cords.
  3. Wet Cough: Most commonly caused by cold. This is an infection of the lower respiratory tract characterised by mucous secretions.
  4. Whooping cough: Characterised by fast coughing, breathing difficulties and a whooping sound while breathing.

Apart from this, If coughing starts suddenly along with choking, the child may have inhaled a foreign body. Immediate help may be required. For babies less than 12 months of age, cold cough followed by breathing difficulties may indicate bronchiolitis and require a paediatric attention. A normal cold and cough generally subside with two to four weeks. However, it is important to understand when to consult a doctor.

  • Chest pain or breathing problems
  • Cough lasting for more than 6 weeks.
  • A yellow, green or brown mucous indicating another infection.
  • Swollen glands, persistent high fever, rashes.
  • Body getting pale and symptoms getting worse.
  • Temperature higher than 38 degrees in the case of infants.

Precautions and diet that should be taken care of

  • Increase Intake of fluids especially hot liquids
  • Never stop breastfeeding the baby
  • Vapour rub applied on chest and back is an effective remedy
  • Inhaling steam provides relief to a sore throat and nose
  • Intake of crushed tulsi leaves with honey or hot turmeric milk is soothing and very helpful

There is little we can do to prevent viral infections. However, proper care and caution can ensure a smooth recovery. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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My baby is 1 year old and she refuses to take formula milk and cows milk. She is very thin not putting on weight and looks younger than her age.

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My baby is 1 year old and she refuses to take formula milk and cows milk. She is very thin not putting on weight and ...
One year old baby can be given a variety of foods. Most of adult food can be given except that the spices / chillies should be low. You can give dalia, alu paratha, idli, rice with dal, soft cooked vegetables, lassi, curd, cheese, bread, potatos, sweet potatoes, roti with ghee, khichdi, banana shakes, apples, melons. If she is not taking milk then try different shakes like strawberry shake, chikoo shake etc. If still she refuses milk then calcium can be given through curd, cheese, paneer etc. Don't force a baby to take foods she does not like, try other things and maybe after a few months she may start liking milk. Giving Milk is not compulsory. Try different options.
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He is 17 month old baby boy having very small pimple like spots all over the neck and what is the reason and what is the treatment for this and now it is spreading all over the stomach. There is no itching.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
He is 17 month old baby boy having very small pimple like spots all over the neck and  what is the reason and what is...
Insufficient cleaning of skin may lead to blocked sweat glands leading to infected patchesin skin. Improve general hygeine & thorough cleaning of skin will solve this problem.

My 6th month baby boy was having craniosynostosis. "Macrochepaly" and "lambdoid sutures pre closed" is written in MRI & CT 3D RECONSTRUCTION reports. Is there any treatment option other than surgery.

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Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 6th month baby boy was having craniosynostosis. "Macrochepaly" and "lambdoid sutures pre closed" is written in MRI...
Get her evaluated by pediatrician to rule out other associated problems. As far as craniosynostosis treatment is concerned, it is problem of skull construction so only surgery will be useful. Medicine can be given only for associated problems if any.
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My son had a birth weight of 2.8Kg. What should be his weight during 3, 4, 5, 6 months?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son had a birth weight of 2.8Kg. What should be his weight during 3, 4, 5, 6 months?
Hello. Expected weight gain in first 3 months is around 900gm/month. So he should be around 5.5 kg by 3months, then 6.1kg by 4months, 6.7kg by 5th month, 7.1kg by 6th month.
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Delivered baby on 1st. Flat nipples. Baby not latching on. Using nipple shield. Is it ok to use nipple. Shield.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Delivered baby on 1st. Flat nipples. Baby not latching on. Using nipple shield. Is it ok to use nipple. Shield.
Hi welcome to lybrate first of all. Congratulations on the birth of your baby! flat nipples is a common problem. Simple technique is to use a nipple retractor or a nipple puller that's available in medical shops or in mom n kids store. Every time before breastfeeding your baby if you use that retractor, gradually the nipples ll be normal enough for the baby to latch on easily.
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