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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. Raja Manickam.D is a popular Pediatrician in Vadapalani, Chennai. You can visit him at Vadapalani Multi Speciality Hospital in Vadapalani, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raja Manickam.D on Lybrate.com.

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#33, vadapalani andavar koil street, Vadapalani. Landmark: Near To Bank Of Baroda, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Which vaccination is better for baby and why DTap or DTwp? Also pcv 13 is better or 10?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Which vaccination is better for baby and why DTap or DTwp? Also pcv 13 is better or 10?
DTwP is better than DTaP immunologically though it's little painful for couple of days. PCV 13 covers 13 strains as against 10 in PCV 10 there by reducing the cost. It is your call.
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Hello Dr. I would like to relactate my baby who is now 7 months. Since, 2 1/2 months I stopped breast feeding. Even if he does not want to latch again, I would be very glad if I could give him breast milk during feeds. I really want to breast feed again. It's my third baby. Due to lack of information I quit breast feeding very early. My milk has dried up, but I'm trying to pump, using spectra s1 double electric pump, to bring my supply back. But, still nothing. Not even a drop. Hope you can help me!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hello Dr. I would like to relactate my baby who is now 7 months.
Since, 2 1/2 months I stopped breast feeding. Even i...
herbs: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and ordinary oatmeal can all be helpful in increasing supply - drugs: as a last resort, Reglan and Domperidone are prescription drugs which are sometimes used off-label to increase milk supply. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for every mom, so speak to your healthcare provider before taking either one.
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My baby is 6 months old. Her weight is 5 now:-(breast fed till 3 months. Now she is poor in eating. Not drinking milk (nan pro 2), cerelac, apple juice. She is not opening mouth for anything. Much worried. Could you please tell anything to feed her tat boosts her weight and energy. She is 6 months but look like 3 month kid. Please help. Please tel me how to make her eat and what foods or best for babies.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
3 months is too early to stop breastfeeding. We recommend at least till the age of 2 years. You should gradually introduce semisolids one after the other instead of dumping all at a time. Birth weight usually doubles by 5 months in otherwise normal children. You can still start breastfeeding. Milk starts secreting.
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My daughter is two and half year old. From around month I'm observing white patches on her face. She eats fruits and food properly. She has dandruff problem can that be the reason of white patches on skin & any other deficiency?? please guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is two and half year old. From around month I'm observing white patches on her face. She eats fruits and ...
It's called as pityriasis alba. Exact cause is not known. Give for worms. Dandruff can be taken care of by k z shampoo.
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How Common Developmental Dysplasia Of Hip Is Treated?

DNB, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
How Common Developmental Dysplasia Of Hip Is Treated?

What is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip or DDH, is a condition that affects the hip joint in newborns and young children. The hip is like a ball-and-cup, formed by the round top of the thigh bone - called the femur - and a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis. The hip joint is stable in spite of its large range of motion and is kept in place by ligaments and other soft tissue structures. The normal infant hip is not mature at birth but develops into a strong and stable joint as the child grows.

What happens in hip dysplasia?

In DDH, the hip does not develop normally as the cup and ball are either partially or completely out of alignment. DDH can vary from mild to severe depending on whether the cup is shallow, soft tissue structures are lax or a combination of all. These problems may cause the hip to become unstable, and even come out of the joint. This is known as a dislocated hip and is believed to occur in around one in 1000 infants. One or both hips can be affected. DDH isn't painful in babies and young children. Untreated DDH can result in limping in young children. This can progress to hip pain and arthritis at a later date.

How common is it?

DDH is more common in girls and first-born children. It's more likely to occur if there's a family history or if the baby was breech. Swaddling or wrapping a baby's legs too tightly can also lead to DDH. Certain traditional practices like wrapping the children, etc. are known to increase the risk, while carrying them with limbs separated apart is known to decrease the risk of dysplasia. All newborns should have both hips carefully examined by a health professional. 

Treatment options

Treatment depends on the child's age and the severity of the condition. Young babies with confirmed DDH are usually treated in a brace or harness that holds the legs apart. This helps the hip socket to deepen and the hip to become stable with growth. Regular monitoring of the hip position is necessary to ensure good outcomes. Surgery may be necessary if brace treatment is unsuccessful, or if a hip dislocation is first noticed when the child is older.

What is the long-term outlook?

Most infants who are diagnosed and treated early do not have any hip problems in later life. Earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the better the outcome, as late diagnosis often requires surgical treatment and can mean a higher likelihood of ongoing hip problems.

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My 5 months old baby has one undescended testicle. What is hcg treatment. Is surgery the only remedy?

Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 5 months old baby has one undescended testicle. What is hcg treatment. Is surgery the only remedy?
Hcg is harmonal injections. Sometimes hcg treatment works in making decent. Early the intervention better the results
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My baby is 8 months old. Pls suggest the best formula feed as there are many available in market which includes lactodex, lactogen, nan pro etc.

Pediatrician, Pune
Home made food is far superoir, health ant nutritios than tinned food which can caus allergies and other problems.
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How much exercise should my child do? Can I give my child painkillers? How much salt do babies and children need?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Every child do it. By self and upto five yrs, their after school activity compensate for. So don't worry about it.
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My baby just completed her fifth month and entered in 6th month. So doctor suggested to start semi solid foods. Can someone suggest me baby first solid food diet chat. She has been on formula milk since starting. Looking for some Dietician/pediatrician help who can provide diet chart for baby's first food.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby just completed her fifth month and entered in 6th month. So doctor suggested to start semi solid foods. Can s...
Start with whatever you eat in home, but give one item at a time for a week, so that it helps to develop taste. You have to make it thin liquid so that child can swallow. Start with rice dal, rice milk etc.
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