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Dr. Radhika

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Radhika Pediatrician, Chennai
150 at clinic
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Dr. Radhika is a trusted Pediatrician in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Speed Medical Centre Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Radhika on Lybrate.com.

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Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding? I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months old.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding?
I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months...
Apart from a balanced healthy diet, no supplement is usually required. If your doctor has advised any supplements, then it could be because you are deficit for them. There are no generic supplements beneficial for everyone.
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MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Thinking of whitening your teeth? Start by speaking with your dentist. He or she can tell you whether whitening procedures would be effective for you.

If you have diabetes, you have a greater risk of developing certain oral health problems than people who don?t have diabetes. Controlling blood glucose (blood sugar) levels can reduce the risk of these effects.

A veneer placed over a tooth surface can greatly improve a tooth that is stained, badly shaped, crooked, or injured.

A balanced diet, limited number of snacks, brushing and flossing each day, and regular dental checkups are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

If you are nervous about going to the dentist, tell your dentist and the dental staff. They may be able to adapt the treatment to your needs.
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My son is 18 months old and he has frequent urination problem. 1) cultural urine test done, and no bacteria found 2) does not drink much water but urinate more in quantity.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 18 months old and he has frequent urination problem.
1) cultural urine test done, and no bacteria found
2) ...
More urination in quantity n number is a matter of concern. Some time parents perceived so. It is better to consult pediatrician n get checked properly. Record of 24 hours urine output far 3 to 4 days n urine R/e may be helpful.
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I have twin - daughter & son. After birth, around 27 days old, they are given bath with til oil, johnson soap and powder after bath. But, it has been seen that they are looking dark in skin colour day by day. What will we do to regain their skin colour to fair? whether we change to coconut oil? will they regain skin fair colour?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have twin - daughter & son. After birth, around 27 days old, they are given bath with til oil, johnson soap and pow...
Colour is genetically determined and we cannot do much to make it fairer.Coconut oil is good. You can remain in touch with me privately to guide you regularly in child rearing,health problems and immunisation matters. happy parenting !!!!
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My son is 4 years 10 month old. He is a late talker, he still does not speaks clearly. He can make 3 to 5 word sentence. Few of his words could be understood by others. He did not had any Developmental delay other than speech. He can write well can recite rhymes but words are not very clear. Pls let me know why is there delay in language and how to go about it? (He is physically very active)

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. Possible causes. A delay in Speech skills can happen for many reasons, including: Problems with a child’s tongue or the roof of his mouth, which makes it hard to form sounds and words Hearing loss. Kids who’ve had a lot of ear infections can have hearing problems. A learning disability A developmental disorder, such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder What you can do. If you think your child has a problem with his speech or language, let his doctor know right away. The doctor will need to test his hearing. She’ll probably also suggest that your child see a professional who can diagnose and treat these delays, called a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist. This specialist will study how your child expresses himself, including: What he understands What he can say Other ways he tries to get his thoughts across, such as gestures or nodding If your child does have a delay, he might need speech therapy. A therapist can work with him on how to pronounce words and sounds, and strengthen the muscles in his face and mouth. You can also work with your child on speech and language:
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Hi doctor my son is 9 months old. Which foods are good for him. He rejects all type of foods except sweet foods. please help me how to get rid by this problem. And suggest which foods are good in this summer.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi doctor my son is 9 months old. Which foods are good for him. He rejects all type of foods except sweet foods. plea...
Give him everything you eat but his food should not have chillies and strong spices, sweet food should be restricted for growing kids because sweet kills appetite.
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Caring for Babies

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Caring for Babies
2-3 weeks old children should only be given a sponge bath by using a dam-rinsed wash cloth and warm water.
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3 Crucial Things a Newborn Needs the Most

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
3 Crucial Things a Newborn Needs the Most

3 crucial things a newborn needs the most

Newborns primarily need your love, care, and attention. If you aren't sure whether you're on the right track with your little one, read on to find out the 3 most important things that your newborn needs:

1. Skin-to-skin contact: one of the best ways to speed up the bonding process with your newborn is by having as much as possible skin-to-skin contact with your child. This is important as the newborn connects through smell and touch during this time. The senses of your baby are naturally tuned to react to the feel of your bare skin and your distinctive smell.

Many studies also suggest that close physical contact can help in reducing stress in your newborn so as to allow its biological drive to come through and easily latch onto your breast to feed itself. In other words, it ensures a higher chance of getting the newborn started on breast milk in case your child is not taking to your breasts easily.

2. To be breastfed: the best food for your baby is milk that is produced by you. Breast milk offers a host of benefits that go beyond basic nourishment. According to research conducted by the national institute of environmental health sciences, a child faces 20% lower chances of dying between the ages of 28 days and 1 year if he or she is breastfed.

Protecting your child from illnesses such as childhood cancers or type 1 and type 2 diabetes, allergies, and obesity are some of the very important benefits that mother's milk can provide.

3. Swaddling your baby right: wrapping a blanket snugly around the body of your newborn can help calm your little one and promote sleep. Several studies reveal that this technique of swaddling (which is done to resemble the mother's womb) if done correctly can bring about longer and better sleep for your child as well as reduce instances of crying. It also ensures your baby stays warm and comfortable.

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Related Tip: 4 Worst Foods Ever To Feed Your Baby! #ParentingBlunders

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My baby is 5 and half months old. Her eyes are reddish color. Her weight also decreasing day by day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby is 5 and half months old. Her eyes are reddish color. Her weight also decreasing day by day.
Give genticin eye drops, two drops in each eye for 2 to 3 days. If the baby is drinking milk properly and sleeping passing urine and motion regularly, you need not worry regarding weight gain. They will grow. May be slow but they won't loose weight.
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My penis is very large (20 cm ), what I can do to small it. L have only 12 year old, my height is only 138 cm. Tell me clear answer to small it. .

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My penis is very large (20 cm ), what I can do to small it. L have only 12 year old, my height is only 138 cm. Tell m...
penis can large in certain endocrinal disorders.hence you should go to endocrinologist for check up.there is no drug to reduce the size of penis
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Dentist, Mumbai
Health Quote of the Week

Choose a toothpaste with fluoride as it helps strengthen tooth enamel.

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I feel my daughter who is 5. 8 years old a little depressed abt school going. . She is moody always. Finds silly reasons to avoid school .she says the teacher luks like a bear because she has a big mouth etc. She has become rude in class etc. She tells her teacher embarrasses her n speaks loudly to her n her co students From past 15 days age has not eaten properly nor she is happy. . She looks stressed. Frequency of stomach ache. . Mouth ulcers have become a problem to her now. Kindly tel me how to react and convince her. She even has a little brother. She likes him a lot but due to school issue she does not seem interested in him also. . Help.

Doctor of Medicine - Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Agra
Looks like your child is having adjustment problem in the school kamli and lovingly ask your child about the real problem also talked to the teacher looks like your child is having adjustment problem in the school. Calmly and lovingly ask your child about the real problem, also talk to the teacher and child's friend about the exact issues the child is facing. Don't bother the child much about the studies and let her relax.
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Care Of The New Born

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Care Of The New Born

No matter how much time you spend researching on how to take care of your newborn, once your child is delivered, the first few weeks will leave you frantic and overwhelmed. However, there are a few tips which new parents must keep in mind.
 
Handling a newborn: 

  1. Since babies have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections, it is of paramount importance that anyone who handles your child has clean and sanitized hands. 
  2. You also need to be careful about always supporting and cradling your child's head and neck since the muscles in his or her neck are weak at birth, and babies only develop head control after six months. 
  3. Never shake your newborn baby whether playfully or out of frustration. Shaking the baby can cause bleeding in the brain or in severe cases, death. Tickle your child's feet to wake him or her up. 
  4. Not only is it important to make sure that your baby is fastened securely in the car seat, stroller or carrier, you must also restrain from activities which may be bouncy or rough.

Diapering: 

Firstly, you must decide whether you want disposable or cloth diapers for your infant. Babies go through at least ten diapers a day (irrespective of whether they are cloth or disposable). While diapering, you must keep in mind to not leave your baby unattended on the changing tables. So get all the supplies such as clean diaper, diaper ointment (in case of rash), fasteners, diaper wipes and warm water, before changing his or her diaper. 

Bathing:

Newborn babies need to be given a sponge bath with warm water and very little soap till the navel and/or the circumcision heals completely. This can take about one to four weeks. After being healed, the baby should be bathed twice or thrice a week since frequent bathing may damage the baby's skin. 

Breastfeeding and Burping:

Doctors recommend feeding the baby on demand i.e. whenever your baby is hungry. Crying, putting fingers in the mouth, or making sucking noises convey that the baby is hungry. A newborn baby needs to be fed every couple of hours. 

Burping is important so that the air consumed during the feedings can be let out since it makes the baby fussy. Patting or rubbing a baby's back usually helps them to burp or pass gas.

Related Tip: "Viral Fever In New Born Babies"

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My daughter is 2 years 4 months old. At night she finishes her dinner by 9.45 pm. She sleeps between 12.30 to 1 and gets up around 12.30 pm next day. Is it necessary to feed her at night?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My daughter is 2 years 4 months old. At night she finishes her dinner by 9.45 pm. She sleeps between 12.30 to 1 and g...
Total sleep required by a 2 year old is around 10-12 hrs in a day. Try to divide it in day nap and night sleep so that she eats morning meal too.
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My baby is 7 months old and what shall we start to give her food ?

DMB
Pediatrician,
My baby is 7 months old and what shall  we start to give her food ?
It is time you started weaning foods. Please send a list of foods you are trying to give. Also give iron supplements.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
3-12 months old babies experience an upset stomach, irritability and mild fever when they start teething.
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My baby is sneezing and got a running nose, she's 5 months old. What are the homemade precautions we'll take to avoid different types of medicine?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is sneezing and got a running nose, she's 5 months old. What are the homemade precautions we'll take to avoid...
Avoid him to be in direct contact wilth heater and acs, avoid dust, cover him with warm clothes specially head, hands and legs.
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My son aged 8 yrs. He suffer from alergic cough from last 2 months. Please advice the treatment.

DNB (Respiratory diseases), MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Nagpur
Allergic cough is most commonly due to nasal allergy. Nasal secretions drop from back of nose over throat leading to repeated cough. I can help.
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My daughter age 4 months - triple polio vaccination a week ago. A bubo near the injection position and red mark. How to get rid of it ?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Please leave the lump alone. It will settle down on its own. at most you could to some gentle warm fomentation for a day or two.
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My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Her birth weight is 3.1 kg and she was on mother fed milk for 6 months. Please let me know if her weight is correct or not?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Her birth weight is 3.1 kg and she was on mother fed milk fo...
Her weight is fine for her age. But most important thing is that she should regularly gain weight as per expected. This you can get vaccination card where you will find a growth chart. You can plot her weight against her age at regular intervals like say 1 to 3 monthly and see whether she is gaining weight normally or not.
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