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Dr. Ravishankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Ravishankar Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Ravishankar is one of the best Pediatricians in Pallikaranai, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Revathi Child Clinic in Pallikaranai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravishankar on Lybrate.com.

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My son Jeremy is 14 months old and his fontanelle has still not closed. What can I do? He has also not started to walk.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My son Jeremy is 14 months old and his fontanelle has still not closed. What can I do? He has also not started to walk.
The Anterior fontanelle (AF) is simply an area on top of a baby’s head where the various bony plates that make up the skull have not yet come together. The fact that a newborn’s skull isn’t one solid bone at birth, but rather comprised of several bony plates is not just useful, but necessary, as it allows a newborn’s head to adjust enough in size to pass through the birth canal and then allow the skull to expand as babies’ brains grow considerably throughout the first year.------------AF is generally between 3 to 6 centimeters diameter during the first 6 months of life, and gradually gets smaller thereafter—closing some time between the ages of 10 and 25 months old. Any babies who are born prematurely, however, may have their anterior fontanelles close even later. -------So your question is of little concern right now and nothing to worry about-----------------------
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Actually when I earlier consulted a doctor he said that my son is very weak as according to his friends he doesn't look like a 6th class boy and moreover if he had played only an hour then he would have a lot of pain in his legs and hence he had a much problem of acidity.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Actually when I earlier consulted a doctor he said that my son is very weak as according to his friends he doesn't lo...
do cbc to rule anaemia. also stool and urine check. give proteins 2 mg/kg. also syp bethadoxin 15 ml od.for 6mths.
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4 Common Diseases that Babies are Susceptible To

DNB, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
4 Common Diseases that Babies are Susceptible To

Infants often suffer from certain diseases which need proper care and timely treatment for quick recovery. At times, it can be difficult to communicate with an infant and understand his/her needs and problems but with a close observation you will surely be able to detect any alteration in the baby's behavior and sense it when he/she is ill. Here are some of the most common diseases infants are susceptible to and what you can do about them.

1. Abdominal distension
It is normal for a baby's belly to stick out after he/she has been fed, but if between feedings there is swelling in the abdomen or it feels hard, it can be an indication of a problem. If this symptom is accompanied by vomiting and absence of bowel movements for more than two days, your baby may be suffering from abdominal distention. This condition may have been caused by swallowing of extra air by the baby while crying or feeding. In such a situation, a pediatrician should be consulted for proper diagnosis and treatment.

2. Jaundice
It is common among newborns to develop mild forms of jaundice as the undeveloped liver is often not able to eliminate the chemical bilirubin from the blood. Mostly, this situation proves to be harmless till the level of bilirubin reaches a certain limit. After that, the disease must be properly treated to avoid damage to the baby's brain or nervous system.

3. Rsv infection
Rsv or respiratory syncytial virus is responsible for causing respiratory problems among infants. Rsv infection usually affects the bronchial passage and shows symptoms like cough, runny nose and mild fever which may even lead to bronchitis. Moreover, this infection may also develop into viral pneumonia, which makes it more important to consult a pediatrician if your baby shows any of the above symptoms.

4. Diarrhea
Infants are susceptible to watery bowel movements due to the action of virus, allergens, specific medications or bacteria. If you observe that your baby is passing stools more often than usual and it is watery, then it may be a case of diarrhea. Sometimes, these symptoms are accompanied by high fever, abdominal pain, lethargy, vomiting, dry eyes and mouth etc. In this situation you should consult your pediatrician and focus on replacing the fluids your baby has lost, to prevent dehydration.

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Hi Doctor my daughter refuses to consume cow milk and juice. And her weight level is 10 kg for 1.6 yrs. Is she k? What else I need to do for her weight gain. One more question Doctor what do you think about lactogen, junior Horlicks is that safe.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Doctor my daughter refuses to consume cow milk and juice. And her weight level is 10 kg for 1.6 yrs. Is she k? Wha...
Her weight is fine and instead of milk you can give yoghurt or curd which nort sour (milk curled for 2 hours). Horlicks is good and now she needs not lactogen but all hom mae foods mashed well and fed with spoon. NO bottle feeding.
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My baby is 2.6 years old but she is under weight of 8 k gs. So needs to improve my baby weight with healthy food.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 2.6 years old but she is under weight of 8 k gs. So needs to improve my baby weight with healthy food.
Your baby is under nourished. Give him home made fresh cooked food at frequent intervals. Teach him importance & need of food in growth and development. Avoid fast food rich in too much of fats. Leaving him amongst children dining together will help.
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Q: My son is 7 month old 5.5kg he is low weight birth at the time of birth his wait is 1396 grams I want to concern about his diet what should we have to give him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Q: My son is 7 month old 5.5kg he is low weight birth at the time of birth his wait is 1396 grams I want to concern a...
It could have been better if baby's gestation age mentioned. From wt gestational age appears 31 weeks, short of 9 weeks. Thus consider age of baby as 5 months. For this age wt is not poor. However Gradually increase feeding.
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My baby is 6 months old. Till now I was giving her powdered milk (Farex). From now. please suggest me which type of milk is best for my baby. 1. Powdered milk 2. Cow milk 3. Toned milk of packet (for eg. Mother dairy) And why!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is 6 months old. Till now I was giving her powdered milk (Farex). From now. please suggest me which type of m...
Farex is not milk. It's a weaning food. Better you give breast milk. If not possible give nan pro 2.
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Hi, I am 7 week 1 day pregnant. I am working my office timings are 9-6 but it took almost 4 hours (2 hrs in the morning, 2hrs in the eve. I go via cab) to reach my office. Though am not having nausea, vomiting any symptom, everything is fine but still in just want to know that sitting for almost 13-14hrs will effect anyway my baby's growth or should I take leave right now till 4th month and then continue my job? Please advice on this?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Laparoscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
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I am 7 week 1 day pregnant. I am working my office timings are 9-6 but it took almost 4 hours (2 hrs in the morni...
Your schedule is definitely hectic. We usually advice our patients to have 8hrs night rest and 2hrs daytime rest. Try to have a break when you r in office. Baby growth is more when you r beyond 5th month pregnancy so growth is as such not a problem.
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My baby is 11mths old. He drinks milk from nipple bottle. When he had motion problems our doctor suggested we stop using the bottle and instead try cup to feed him. We tried this method but he does not drink milk. And later when we introduce nipple bottle he drinks it quickly. How do we stop feeding through nipple bottle? Please advice.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby is 11mths old. He drinks milk from nipple bottle. When he had motion problems our doctor suggested we stop us...
As you have already started with bottle milk and the child is used to bottle feed, its difficult to feed the child normally with spoon. Try to avoid bottle feeding as much as possible. Even if you continue bottle feeding just take care that you maintain proper hygiene by boiling both bottle and nipples atleast once daily. Do not leave the child when child is feeding through bottle.
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My baby's birth weight was 2.9kgs when she was born and now she is 4.25 kgs. Just wanted to know how much do the baby grow per day in the first 3 months. I have heard 30gms per day.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My baby's birth weight was 2.9kgs when she was born and now she is 4.25 kgs. Just wanted to know how much do the baby...
The average weight of a 3 month old female child is 4.6 to 7.4 kg. Now if we go by your calculations, it comess out to be 2.9+2.7=5.6kg. So your child I slightly underweight-----------------------------------
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My daughter aged 10 year is suffering from slow stomach pain since last one month. Her pain starts at morning and remain for 5 to 10 mins and similarly after taking lunch and dinner for 5 to 10 min. I have done ultrasound test and it was normal. But last three days she could not able to sleep and her stomach pain going continue. Please advise me what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Usually children tell abdominal pain as attention seeking device and if tests are normal you have to think of it. If pain is sever you can give drugs like cyclopam and see. Speak to her caringly and inform me.
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My son is now seven months old and when he born since then he is having nasal sound and now also coming voice from his nose. So that is cough or any else . Regular voice coming.

Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), MBBS
ENT Specialist, Kolkata
My son is now seven months old and when he born since then he is having nasal sound and now also coming voice from hi...
It seems your son is having nasal intonation, which is in medical term known as rhinolalia. Now there are two types of rhinolalia 1. Operta and 2. Clausa. Rhinolalia operta is caused by cleft palate, while rhinolalia clausa is caused by enlarged adenoids or any nasopharyngeal mass. So you must consult an experienced ent surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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My son age 10 month and sand off disease diagnosed. What is the treatment for such?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son age 10 month and sand off disease diagnosed. What is the treatment for such?
Sandhoff disease is an inherited storage disorder. No specific treatment. Show to a good pediatrician.
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BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Bangalore
Infants 'unable to use toy building blocks' due to iPod addiction
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPod and smart phones
Rising numbers of infants lack the motor skills needed to play with building blocks because of an “addiction” to tablet computers and smartphones, according to teachers.
Many children aged just three or four can “swipe a screen” but have little or no dexterity in their fingers after spending hours glued to iPads, it was claimed.
Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers also warned how some older children were unable to complete traditional pen and paper exams because their memory had been eroded by overexposure to screen-based technology.
They called on parents to crackdown on tablet computer use and even turn off wi-fi at night to address the problem.

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My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anything to fear?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby eat some cerelac. After he was fall from bed. Then he vomiting 1 time. His behaviour is normal. Is there anyt...
You need to worry and et the child evaluated if the child has persistant vomiting after falling from bed. If it was a single episode and if child is active, need not worry. It might be just a coincidence.
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my daughter suffer from cold and she is 11 months in age chest sounds and vomiting when she take feed ,respirate tough

M D Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gorakhpur
Symptom if baby is suggestive of viral RTI But severity may be differ so consult a pediatrician nearby. Give proper feed, nasal drop nasoclear n keep warm to baby.
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Hi I have 10 days old baby. And my wife says that He has a gilti on the super side of head. What is the issue for it.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
Hi
I have 10 days old baby. And my wife says that
He has a gilti on the super side of head. What is the issue for it.
Gilti in head is usually because of some infection alongside so kindly note for it. And if boil present show to nearest pediatrician.
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My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once which was almost water. He is throwing out everything. Can you please help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once ...
this cojld be rotaviral diarrhea specially if not vaccinated on time . possible solutions are plenty liquids ORS zinc based syrups probiotics like econorm
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Hello Doctors, Is there any impact for taking CT scan for brain for 3 months baby. Yesterday my son fell down from cot around 2 feet night so doctor advised to take CT scan for brain? Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello Doctors, Is there any impact for taking CT scan for brain for 3 months baby. Yesterday my son fell down from co...
If he has no effect like lack of consciousness or fits and if no injury on head & if he is playful and feeding well, it is unlikely that he may have any serious injury and a ct is not obligatory. However there is no harm in taking on e if you are worried. You can voice call me me via lybrate for more chat.
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My baby is 1 years old and she has fever on her head and body pls suggest can I give crocin syrup or suggest me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 1 years old and she has fever on her head and body pls suggest can I give crocin syrup or suggest me.
Fever can not be judged by hand. Record temp. 99 F is normal for some baby. If baby is active, there is no need of worry and require no medicine.
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