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Dr. Ravi Shekar

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Ravi Shekar 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
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.
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Dr. Ravi Shekar is one of the best Pediatricians in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. He is currently associated with V K Hospital in Noble Hospitals, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shekar on Lybrate.com.

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My baby girl of 9 months is having gas and find it difficult to pass stools. Sometimes wake up from sleep due to pain in stomach.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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If baby passes flatus then it is sallowed air that passes down so nothing has to be done.If the stool is hard then give more fluids and fruits

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CONTROL OF ASTHMA
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Most uncontrolled asthmatics think they are controlled

Two thirds of patients with uncontrolled asthma think that their disease is well under control. Asthmatics on proper medicines can not only live a normal life but also reduce their future complications.

Uncontrolled asthmatics invariably end up with complications related to right heart due to persistent lack of oxygenation in the blood.

Dr Eric van Ganse, of University of Lyon, France, in a study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, examined 1,048 subjects with inadequate asthma control. When asked how they would rate their asthma control over the past 14 days, over 69 percent considered themselves to be completely or well controlled. Failure to perceive inadequate asthma control was more likely to be found in patients between the ages of 41 and 50 years.

The reasons are:
Most asthmatics fail to perceive their level of disease control and with an uncontrolled state they often feel that their asthma is under control.
In severe asthma, low blood oxygen levels might impair a person’s ability to assess their own breathing difficulty.
The notion of asthma control seems poorly understood by asthmatic patients.
Mild to moderate asthma limits the activities of a person and over a period of time they take that as their normal limits.
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Hi, my son is 11 months old. Till now he doesn't crawl, no teeth, very low hair growth. His vit d (25-oh)-total is 15.3ng/ml. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Kindly specify the birth weight and gestation at which the baby was born. Was he hospitalised at the time of birth and any other event which happened during birth. Yes you should supplement vit d either oral / or iv.
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Is green poo in 1 month formula fed baby normal or something to worry about?

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Pediatrician
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We recommend only mother`s milk up to the age of 6 mths.If the baby is on bottle then this may be a cause.

I'm 32 years old female. I'm so much depressed for the past 3 months. My husband betrayed me. He's in relationship with a girl of age 31. Both told me that they were friends. But both of them planning to marry in Malaysia cause she's a Malaysian citizen. We've a kid of age 5. Don't know what to do?

MD - Medicine, Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I'm 32 years old female. I'm so much depressed for the past 3 months. My husband betrayed me. He's in relationship wi...
Dear lybrate-user, you struck with bitter truth of life. If you want to be overcome this situation:- 1) be strong, be a fighter and face reality. 2) under stand situation & accept truth. 3) hope for best & prepare for worst. 4) god help them who help them self. 5) keep your self physically & mentally busy in your work, it will help you to over come from depression. 6) do regularly breathing exercise - pranayama - omkar pramayama thrice daily. 7) where one road ends you have two options to progress.
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My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors through Lybrate. Thanks for all of them. Now my query is that, is it not possible to restrict febrile seizure permanently, that it should not attack the baby in future. And also suggest me either any chances of this disorder will appear due cold or caught.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors throug...
Febrile seizure is self limiting disease which shall get cured by passage of time. This occurs only during high fever, not related to cold or cough.
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My baby is 15 months old, he don't like milk. He is not drinking milk even 100 ml daily. So please suggest how we can give him milk, can we add any supplementary powder to get the taste changed. He has only 4 teeth as of now, so what medicine we can give him for getting his complete teeth soon with more problem.

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He takes sufficient quantity of milk as required, try to give additional solid foods as possible, everything made at home is best for the child.

My child 6+ they have small earth worm problem, give market medicine but he does not cure.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Give mebex suspension 5ml at bedtime & repeat after 15days & 45days. Trim the nails & maintain personal hygiene. It is pinworm, not earth worm.
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Diploma in Child Health, MBBS
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My daughter is 2 and half year old, she eat very less her weight is only 11 kg, what can we do so that she eat something. She not even takes medicine if we try to give medicine she do the vomiting.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My daughter is 2 and half year old, she eat very less her weight is only 11 kg, what can we do so that she eat someth...
Dear lybrate-user, do nothing, no medicines to make her eat necessary. Its normal. Don't force her to eat but encourage her, giving what she likes.

My child is 4 and half years old girl. She is very thin. How to increase her weight and height?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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We cannot increase height as it is genetic nature and for weight you have to tell her weight to assess her condition. ANyway you need to check her TSH to make sure she does not have hypothyroidism which is a reason for lack of weight gain

I have an daughter 10 years od she has sufferingvftom cough we trysevera medicine but yh cough is not cure so advice medicine medicine for cough?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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You should go for further test like xray chest ent check up crp blood test. You can use any cough syrup contain chlorphenaramine, dextrommethormine.

Helo Dr. Mera nephew hai 4 years old woh khana sahi khata hai per uske body mein kuch nhi lagta bahut kamjor hai woh bones hi dikhai deti hai pls suggest me.

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Please check if he is having intestinal worms. Also note if this is genetic or not. Also in growing age most of the children do look sick and bony but as age advances everything will be fine. Give him a glass of milk daily - do note give any food-supplement - horlicks/bournvita/complain etc.

My daughter 3.3yrs old suffers from cough very often even her nose is blocked and nothing comes out she has that problem when she lies down therefore hinders in sound sleep

DNB (Respiratory diseases), MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist
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She is having nasal allergy and therefore nose block and sore throat and repeated cough. Unless her nasal allergy gets treated cough will not stop. Cough is due to persistent trickling of nose secretions from the back of nose over throat.

Taking Care of Infants

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Here are some tips on taking care of infants
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Hi. My daughter age 9 years and weighs 18 kg from past 2 years. Can you suggest any health drink for her. M giving nutritious food as well. Pls help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician
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I hope collect her dish and eat on table with others. You have not to jolt her to eat food. She is not eating fast food outside house. If both these. Point is followed then you need to some extra calories in form of oats dishes. I hope she is full term and gaining weight in under 5 years age.
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I had my boy baby 13 weeks ago. Pls tel me food list. When I will start .Tel me eating and food schedule.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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I had my boy baby 13 weeks ago. Pls tel me food list. When I will start .Tel me eating and food schedule.
Right now you have to give only breast milk and till the age of 6 months when home made semi solids can be started

My son is 5 years old, he is having cough with alternate 8 days what can I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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It may be a symptom of asthma if there is a family history of asthma and allergy. He may need inhalation therapy.

Hi, my nephew is 6 years old. His mind is not normal from childhood. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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What do you mean by mind is not normal. Please be clear in details on consultation. Ask privately with all details.
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