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Dr. Ramanathan

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Ramanathan 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. Ramanathan is one of the best Pediatricians in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ramanathan at Amruta Child and Skin Care Clinic in West Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ramanathan on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter 2.8 years age often complaints about stomachache; more often before passing stool. What can be the reason and what is the remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Repeated stomachache is common in that age. If the stools are well formed, no blood & mucus in the stools, urinary symptoms you can ignore it. Give noworm suspension 10ml at bedtime & repeat after 15 days. If much concerned get ultrasound scanning done.
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Hi, my 2.6 years old girl has weight 8.3 kg only since one years last we have given therapy for t. B after Dr. Advice then otc drug albendazole I syrup one time dose have given for worms since I am pharmacist. Please guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Normal weight for this age is around 12kgs. 80%& above is considered as normal she's slightly at a lower level. Give a boiled egg daily along with fruits and vegetables.
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Meri Beti 2 may ko hui hai jab hui to usko dabba ka milk diya gaya tha tub se dabba ka milk diya Ja raha hai but 17 June ko Dr. k pass Jane Par Dr. ne dabba ka doodh pine ko mana kiya hai agar mujhe lagta hai ki uska pet nahi bhar raha mujhe kaise pata chalega ki uska pet bhar raha hai.Please tell.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Meri Beti 2 may ko hui hai jab hui to usko dabba ka milk diya gaya tha tub se dabba ka milk diya Ja raha hai but 17 J...
Bachche ko 6 mahine tak kewal apanaa hee doodh de. Pone do mah ka bachcha pet bharane par apne aap hee dodhee chhod dega. Yadi aap satark hain to aap bhee samajh jaya karengee jab bachche ka pet bhar jayega.

Sir meri bebi ko loose motion pain ki tarah isme kon si dawa use karni hai please reply sir.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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Sir meri bebi ko loose motion  pain ki tarah isme kon si dawa use karni hai please reply sir.
First start with ors-to avoid dehydration. And along with start probiotics and zinc as per consultation with your doctor. Like enterogermina etc.

My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Echo test done and one line is in bold letters of report. That is patent foramen ovale left to right. Is this normal ? Then we show report doctor he said that hole is very minor it will close within 3 months. Is it true that it will close automatically after some months. Please suggest me in detail.

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My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Ec...
Yes some tiny holes do close on its own as the baby grows but you have to be extra careful in observation of blue color on exertion like crying, not getting infections, getting vaccinations on time (this has to be observed for every new born baby up to a year- 1st summer/winter & autum is difficult for every baby) good luck and take care.
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My son is 19 months old and last month his weight was 12kg, at his birth time he got jaundice. His motion is also very tight and very smelling, but when I give him Pixit and Iron medicine then he do sticky potty. From last 20 days, he is not taking milk or any other food. He is going weak day by day, sometimes he takes apple and cucumber but not regular. I have checked with doctors, they says he is ok. I have tried many other foods to give him, but he just denied and turned his face. His teeth is also coming up at lower and upper both side. I am worried about how to give him milk and a healthy diet. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My son is 19 months old and last month his weight was 12kg, at his birth time he got jaundice. His motion is also ver...
I have answered similar question earlier. Don't thrust your choice of food on him. Leave him free to choose he likes. Milk product like curd may be given. His stool is normal either way.Eruption of teeth is not creating any of the problems.
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Ways to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity

MDS, BDS
Dentist
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The tooth is made of 3 layers, each with unique characteristics and specific function, the enamel, dentin, and pulp. The enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth and gives the tooth it's hard and lustrous appearance. The enamel is thicker on the crown than the root and is the first one to be affected by tooth decay. The only symptom when the enamel is decayed is food lodgment and discoloration.

The dentin is the next layer, which is composed of minute fine tubules leading from the enamel to the living portion of the tooth, which is the pulp. Once decay progresses from the enamel, the dentin is affected, and this leads to sensitivity in the teeth. When the root portion is exposed to the oral environment, because the root is covered by a more delicate substance called cementum, more severe dental sensitivity ensues.

There is a sharp, shooting discomfort through the tooth to specific foods, such as sweet, acidic, or hot or cold foods. The main reasons for tooth sensitivity include:
- Tooth decay, both crown and root caries
- Periodontal disease and gum recession
- Tooth erosion
- Aggressive tooth brushing
- Mouth breathing
- Bruxism or night grinding

However, there are some simple ways to manage sensitivity, which can be done regularly at home.
1. Toothpaste made for sensitive teeth: Potassium nitrate has been shown to block the tubules and has been included as an active ingredient in toothpastes. These are very effective, and if you are brushing twice, this can be used instead of the regular paste once.
2. Brushing: Both the type of toothbrush and the brushing technique can have an impact on sensitivity. Change to softer brushes and learn the ideal way to brush your teeth. A lot of times, rough brushing can lead to erosion and subsequent sensitivity
3. Rinsing: Fluoride containing rinses have been proven to reduce sensitivity
4. Food habits: Even before sensitivity sets in, being cautious to avoid acidic fruits and juices can help prolong the onset of sensitivity. If possible, consuming these food stuffs should be followed by brushing or at the least a thorough rinsing
5. Sealants: If a person is prone to caries (deep pits and fissures, for instance), then it is advisable to get sealants applied on the teeth. This can reduce the instance of wearing of the enamel which then leads to sensitivity
6. Mouth guard: If you are a night grinder, then a mouth guard can help curtail this habit and thereby reduce sensitivity.
There you go with how to reduce sensitivity. Try these simple, easy measures and go on to enjoy the sweets or hot or cold foods that you have always craved for.
Ways to Reduce Teeth Sensitivity
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My sisters child was too weak and not eating well whats the solution to increase the intake of food for the child.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- d-worm (adven) drink 1 spoon twice daily for 5 days and complete this bottle.--------------------------after 5 days start------- appetiser (r, s, bhargava) drink 1 spoon 3 times daily for 30 days.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Good noon friends..Just went through one interesting case..Parents of 3 year old child complaining of bluish discolored face of that child during cry many times..it will disappears after some time.. I went through systemic examination. Mild pallor was present. Not any other deformity found. Heart sounds are healthy :-)
This child diagnosed as psychiatric disease breath holding spell. Quite common nowadays. This child voluntarily hold his breath for few minutes :-) to make worry his parents to fulfill his wish..Beware of Emotinal Atyachar ;-)
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My baby is 5 and half months old. She consume only my breastfeed and two spoons of nestum rise. Her weight is also less that is 4, 600 kg. What shall I do to increasing her weight.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby is 5 and half months old. She consume only my breastfeed and two spoons of nestum rise. Her weight is also le...
Hi lybtrate user, at 5 1/2 month this much of weight is good (although I want to know about -birth weight of baby, hence it proves that you are properly for feeding the baby. After 6 month you can start with weaning food.

My 3 months old baby is unable to digest bf. As he have mucous in his chest. What should be done?

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My 3 months old baby is unable to digest bf. As he have mucous in his chest. What should be done?
What you say mucus in chest may be throaty sounds/ sounds from blocked noses. If there is really mucus in chest you must give treatment.
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Sir, my son 3.5 years old. He s taking L hist mont 2.5 mg daily, instead of giving him that, I gave xyzal m 5 mg. Is there any emergency I rush to the hospital?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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Nothing to be done.. By now is already passed from stomach and having its effect. Single dose does not lead to serious adverse effects. Thanks

What are recommended vaccination for a baby after 3 years ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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At 4-5 years dpt booster/ ipv or opv booster and any other pending immunisation of past like. Typhoid, chickenpox, hepatitis a.
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I have a baby of 10 months, can you please tell me about her diet so that she can gain some weight?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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I have a baby of 10 months, can you please tell me about her diet so that she can gain some weight?
In short stop breast feeing avoid bottle &i sipper to feed child start with liquids, add semisolid food & solids, feed every 2 hrs gradually increase quantum of food per serving ask baby to sit & take meals with you.
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My 6 month old son is having dry scalp with itching and white flakes too. Redness of scalp. Please suggest a medication.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 6 month old son is having dry scalp with itching and white flakes too. Redness of scalp. Please suggest a medication.
Hi, thanks for contacting me. Your son is possibly suffering from eczema/ dandruff of the scalp. Treatment would involve keeping the scalp'moist' use a good quality oil to massage the roots and then wash it off after 10 minutes with a baby'no-tears' shampoo. If the problem persists, talk to me on private chat or consult your pediatrician. Warm regards
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I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby. And we are using plastic spoon for it. So do we need to sterilized every time?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby.
And we are using plastic spoon for it.
So do we need to sterilized e...
It is important to clean the spoon well with a good detergent every time before use. There is no need to sterilise it. It is necessary to wash your hands nicely before every feed.

My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and he's a active child. His birth weight was 3.6 kg.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and...
It's normal height & weight. If you expect more than this he will be overweight. Because of increased activity children don't put on weight during 2nd year.

Calcium Supplements like Shelcal ( for elderly) and Calci max suspension(for children) contain Calcium carbonate as one of the main components.People say that one should avoid these supplements as the Calcium carbonate present in these can cause stones after a period of time. If this is true, kindly advise alternate calcium supplements for elderly as well as children which are totally safe.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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These supplements are safe as long as they are given in prescribed doses for a specific duration for a specific deficiency. If there is a diagnosed deficiency of any nutrient, it has to be evaluated and then correction given. These are drugs and no one should use any drug for prolonged durations in unspecified doses.
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