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Dr. Ramani Rao

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology

Pediatrician, Chennai

19 Years Experience
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Dr. Ramani Rao MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology Pediatrician, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Ramani Rao is an experienced Pediatrician in Oragadam, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 17 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She has completed MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology. You can visit her at Mothers Speciality Hospital in Oragadam, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ramani Rao on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology - Chennai University - 1999
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I have 50 days baby , before 20 day baby navel is swelling and increase size Is that a prob. Or normal sign.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
I have 50 days baby , before 20 day baby navel is swelling and increase size Is that a prob. Or normal sign.
Appears to be umbilical hernia. Normally this disappears with age, say about 2 tears. No medicine is required for it. If it becomes red and swollen, does not reduce on pressing, may need surgery at that time.
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My daughter is about to be 1 year old, and she is having cold cough in her chest. Doctor has advised Asthalin 5 ml morning and evening. I would like to know for what purpose Asthalin is used, and is it advisable to give such a small kid.

MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My daughter is about to be 1 year old, and she is having cold cough in her chest.
Doctor has advised Asthalin 5 ml mo...
Hello, Thanks for the query. What your daughter has, is Common Cold in which the airway tubes get coated with mucous and makes them thinner making the passage of air difficult. Asthalin is a bronchodilator (medication which will melt the mucus accumulated in the airway). This melted mucus comes out as a cough, vomiting or in motion. It is commonly used in congestion for children of that 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 looks younger than her age.

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
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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8 Causes Behind Acute Upper Respiratory Infection!

MBBS, DNB - Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
8 Causes Behind Acute Upper Respiratory Infection!

Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a condition, which involves illness, mainly caused by critical infection in the upper respiratory tract. This region includes the pharynx, larynx, nose and sinus. This infection causes diseases, such as tonsillitis (tonsils get inflamed), pharyngitis (causes sore throat) sinusitis (nasal passage becomes inflamed), laryngitis (voice box in your throat gets inflamed) and common cold.

Causes of upper respiratory infection (URI):

  1. Both virus and bacteria cause upper respiratory infection (URI). The most common form of virus causing this infection is known as 'rhinovirus.'
  2. The immune system of young adults and children are often very vulnerable. Hence, they are more likely to develop upper respiratory tract infection.
  3. URI is also contagious and airborne in nature. So if a person comes in contact with an infected person suffering from URI, he/she is likely to develop this infection.
  4. Not washing hands before meals can also cause upper respiratory infection because the virus can be transferred easily to the mouth and can travel into your system.
  5. If you have any lung problem or heart disease, you are more likely to be susceptible to upper respiratory infection.
  6. Those who already have inflamed tonsils can trigger tonsillitis by drinking any cold or spicy beverage like ice-creams or cold milkshakes.
  7. Exposure to some flu or cold can cause pharyngitis. It can also be caused by second hand smoking.
  8. Birth defects or structural defects in the nasal cavity or nasal polyps can cause sinusitis. Sometimes the inside part of the nose may get swollen due to common cold and block your ducts. This is a common cause for sinusitis.

Symptoms of acute upper respiratory infection:

  1. Congestion in the lungs or nasal area.
  2. Whooping cough
  3. Running nose due to common cold.
  4. Feelings of fatigue and lethargy throughout the day.
  5. Your body will start aching without engaging in any physical exercise.
  6. You can also lose consciousness in severe respiratory tract infections.
  7. Difficulty in breathing.
  8. Oxygen levels in blood drop down drastically.

Sometimes in worse cases, acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) can also cause respiratory failure, respiratory arrest and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is necessary to book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start experiencing the above symptoms. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi Sir/mam, last 2 days my 3 month baby refused milk. Usually she drunk 3 oz but now She drinks 2 oz that also she refused .I will give force to give her that 2oz. Is it OK? Or any health problems? please tell me. She takes only formula milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi Sir/mam, last 2 days my 3 month baby refused milk. Usually she drunk 3 oz but now She drinks 2 oz that also she re...
If you are giving bottle feed you have to stop bottle and feed with spoon and breast feed. If she is refusing feed it may be a sign of some illness and you watch for it or you can ignore it.
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My daughter is 5 months 25 days old Please suggest me can I give rotavirus vaccine first dose now in this age.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My daughter is 5 months 25 days old
Please suggest me can I give rotavirus vaccine first dose now in this age.
before 8 months u should complete 3 doses... .. so don't wait.... make a move .. rotarix requires two doses.. other requires 3 doses...
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Can I give noworm 5 ml and ofatld_cx dry syrup 5 ml and metrogyl suspension 4 ml at a time to my 23 month old baby boy?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Can I give noworm 5 ml and ofatld_cx dry syrup 5 ml and metrogyl suspension 4 ml at a time to my 23 month old baby boy?
I would prefer to give metrogyl first and loose motions once they subside baby canbe dewormed with no worm syrup. If baby has cclic give colic aid to tide over the crisis.
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Dental Tips General Category

BDS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S)
Dentist, Pune
Dental Tips General Category

Replace your old tooth brush with a new one after every three to four months.

I'm getting married soon. I'm 33 years old. So I fear about the risk of Down's syndrome. I read that taking folic acid early would reduce the risk. I want to know if that is true and the dosage of folic acid to be taken.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Raigad
I'm getting married soon. I'm 33 years old. So I fear about the risk of Down's syndrome. I read that taking folic aci...
First c, down syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. During pregnancy folic acid along with DHA helps to prevent down syndrome. So you can take it after consulting Dr.
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My baby high fever. Any home remedies for my baby. My baby 2 and half year.PLease tell.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby high fever. Any home remedies for my baby. My baby 2 and half year.PLease tell.
Fever is symptom of disease. For temporary relief, do tepid water sponging and keep baby well hydrated by giving plenty of fluid and consult doctor for proper remedy.
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