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Dr. Ravishankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Ravishankar Pediatrician, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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Hi Team, Today My 1.5 years old kid taken the thyroid tablet (which is prescribed for my wife) by misate. I have taken almost from my baby mouth. But still I had some doubts on this. Coud you please suggest on this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Team,
Today My 1.5 years old kid taken the thyroid tablet (which is prescribed for my wife) by misate. I have take...
No serous effect wil happen by a single ingestion and you have to be just watchful and cautious in future.
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I have a child, he is 13+ he is suffring psvt what can I do.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
I have a child, he is 13+ he is suffring psvt what can I do.
You can give him Dr. Reckeweg's r - 3 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. I will tell you the next complementary medicine after one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.thanks
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Excessive Use of Mobile Phones in Children

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Excessive Use of Mobile Phones in Children

The most advanced and effective communication device in this century is mobile phone. Mobile phone is not only being used by the corporate or highly qualified professional. People from all type of social group have mobile phone in their hands now. Usage of the mobile phone is not increased only with all social groups but also with people of all age groups. Children are the more noticeable group as they are using cell phones of all types. A recent research study shows that children are really capable of using any advanced type of mobile phones even without any proper guidance. Though mobile phones are the effective mode of communication, it is a well known fact that it also has adverse side effects if being over used. The mobile phones emit shockwave radioactive radiations that affect the body in various manners.

Adverse effects of mobile phone usage:

Today's children are growing up in a radio-frequency environment that never existed in human history before. The radiation emitted by mobile phones and mobile phone masts can have adverse effects on children. Some include:

  1. Affects your Immunity Status: cell phones after a full day usage contains many germs on their display which are highly numbered than your toilet seats. These germs are easily transferred to your body as you touch frequently or use close to your face for talking. This increases the risk of exposure to the germs and reduces your immune strength as immune status are not fully developed for children.
  2. Increase Risk of Chronic Pains: prolonged use of mobile phones for playing games or texting requires continuous movement for your hands which may develop chronic pain in joints of your shoulders and hands.
  3. Vision Problem: children when concentrate much on playing games in mobile phone they even fail to blink frequently with the increased interest and attraction towards the game. This causes the dryness of the conjunctiva and also increases the ocular tension.
  4. Affects your emotions negatively and increases the stress level

Mobile Phone Safety For Kids:

As a parent, you must take preventive measures to minimize your child's exposure to the harmful effects of mobile phones. These include:

  • Do not give cell phone if your child is under 16 years. A child's brain is too sensitive to withstand the effects of mobile radiation.
  • Do not let your child hold a mobile phone directly up to his head. Use an air-tube headset instead.
  • Do not let your child make calls in buses, trains, cars, and elevators. The mobile phone works harder to get the signal out through the metal, which increases the power level.
  • Do not let your child use cell phone when the signal is weak. It will increase the power to the maximum, as the phone attempts to connect to a new relay antenna.
  • Limit the use of cell phone around children.
  • Make sure that there is no mobile phone mast or network tower near your home or your kid's school.
  • Do not let children take mobile phones to school.
  • Do not leave mobile phones in your children's bedroom at night.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms causes and preventions.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Name of disease explains it self about disease. Two cardinal signs are attention deficit in class room, at workplace. So work never complete. Hyperactive. Can't stand still for a minute. Exact cause is not known. Yet. Symptomatic and psychiatrist.
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I am 34 years old. My new born baby (male) 4 months old now but his ureter is very big found. And urine is retain. His bladder is small size. How can I do doctor.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
I am 34 years old. My new born baby (male) 4 months old now but his ureter is very big found. And urine is retain. Hi...
Dear , your baby boy is born with congenital urinary defects. I would like to see the usg scan and mcu reports along with the pictures before I advise you.
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Hello Doctor, I am 35 year old male working in company and having 8 hours deskjob. I am taking Pentacid since 2010 for GERD. Does it has any side effect as within 4-5 days after withdrawal of drug I start feeling stomach pain. I don't drink and smoke. Shall I continue pentacid.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Please send us the detailed endoscopy report. Pantocid has very mild side effects. Not much. If you want to stop taking pantocid, you may require surgery. Otherwise you need to take it for life long.
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I have a 4.5 month old baby and my milk supply has dropped down as I feed him with formula milk. I want to breastfeed him again but he refuses to respond due to low milk supply. Please suggest how can I get more milk so that he breastfeeds again.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
After 4 months of baby age mother's milk may come down, if you want to increase milk ucan take tab lactare.
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I am a new born baby mother 22 days of my baby son n I have done post cizor recently but I unable to breast feeding to my baby becoz I can not properly sit I can not feed him now wht 2 do.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am a new born baby mother 22 days of my baby son n I have done post cizor recently but I unable to breast feeding t...
Post surgical pain could be disabling at times, but the joy of becoming a mother should help you overcome the pain. Congratulations on the new arrival! your baby needs your feed. Only you can overcome the pain with your will power.
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My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold. Sometimes she vomits while coughing vigorously. Please suggest remedies so that she becomes completely free of these irritations.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold...
Cough at night can be due to allergy and she needs allergy prevention by Levocet M syrup. Vomiting in cough due to straining abdomen by cough and cough need to be corrected for this. No separate treatment for vomiting.
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Hello sir/madam. I What is the best medicine for the half year baby who has greenish loose motion?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hello sir/madam. I
What is the best medicine for the half year baby who has greenish loose motion?
Please continue your breast feeding as you have been doing, stop or avoid formula milk or other milk if giving, start the baby with zinc supplements like z & d / zinconiaand probiotic sachets like econorm. You can also give some saabu daana ganji sips.
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My daughter six and half years is suffering from severe cough without phlegm since two years for every fifteen days it starts and prolong for five days. She is asked to do lungs scanning. Is it necessary, and any serious problem is there.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I feel she has allergic cough. You try levocet-m syrup 5 ml once daily and inform me. No need of lung scan. Send me all reports you have done so far.
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Replacing Missing Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Replacing Missing Teeth

Importance of replacing missing teeth

1) to prevent loss of bone

2) to prevent shifting of the front n back teeth in the available gap

3) to prevent the upper teeth from shifting down.

4) to prevent irreversible damage to the jaw joint.

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My baby is 5 months 20 days old, I want to start solid to her. I want to know how much I should give her in a day at particular time.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby is 5 months 20 days old, I want to start solid to her. I want to know how much I should give her in a day at ...
Babies need complementary solid foods along with breastmilk after the age of six months. You can start by including curd, fruits like banana, mashed papaya, veggies like mashed potatoes. The food that you give to your baby should preferably be home cooked and should have a thick, soft consistency.
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My child 7 month old Suffering from cough and cold Ascoril LS plus good for him? As suggested by doctor.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My child 7 month old
Suffering from cough and cold
Ascoril LS plus good for him? As suggested by doctor.
Hi thanks for your query in 7 month old baby to have a cough you can give syrup ascoril but before starting any medications on home I would like to suggest you to visit nearby pediatrician and get changed examination done and to rule out underlying pneumonia infection of the lungs.
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My son had dengue 4 months back and again had dengue. Why? he also have throat infection.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Do prevent a sore throat infection, a sore throat (pharyngitis) is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold. In around a third of cases, no cause for the sore throat can be found. If you have a sore throat, you may also have: swollen tonsils (tonsillitis) fever enlarged and tender glands in your neck discomfort when swallowing I am a general physician who will prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan for your case, do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the healthy weight for 12 months old boys.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the hea...
Yes, very finely crushed popcorn can be given. You can give other snacks like 1- pettice made of potatoes, finely cut carrot, peas, spinach, coriander leaves, paneer. 2-idli sambhar. 3-masala idli with coconut chatni or green chatni. 4-upma containing pieces of vegetables. 5-different recipes of egg like egg poha, boiled egg, egg sandwich etc. 6-kababs made of chana and spinach. Normally the child triples his birth weight by one year of age means if his birth weight was 3 kg then he should be of 9 kg at one year of age.
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I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give him. How?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give ...
Yes. Hello, Lybrate user, It so happens wheat rava disagreed as your son is not used to consume it. Give your baby the following homoeo medicine @ Aloe sac30-4 pills, thrice. @ China 30-4 pills, thrice. In take of water should b high to hydrate the child. Absolute rest is essential. Report after 3 days Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?
Resistance through an airway is inversally proportional to fourth power of radius (Bernoullie's principle). Children has narrow airway which make it more susceptible for wheezing. Also the immunity at extremes of ages is less making them both children and old aged people more susceptible for infections.
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How Can I Make Sure That My Baby's Hair Grow Well

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
How Can I Make Sure That My Baby's Hair Grow Well

What a  mother should expect about baby's hair growth.?

Every baby is  special in his own way. Some are bald beauties and some have heaps of hair. Hair density mostly depends upon the genetic makeup of the baby. In the initial six months of life, babies hair tend to fall. Some may become totally bald and may not show any growth for some time.This is completely normal. Most babies show new hair growth between 9 months to 12 months of life. Almost all babies have growth till their second birthday. The colour  and texture of the hair may vary from that present at birth. Curly hair can be replaced by straight hair. And thick dense hair can be replaced by thinner and sparse hair.

How to wash my baby's hair?

  • With newborn babies, In the early days the best way to wipe their hair is with a sponge. Support your baby's shoulders and head, which again should be tilted slightly, and gently pat the wet and warm sponge over the hair until it is sufficiently clean.

  • After 4-5 weeks in young babies use a small amount of baby shampoo on your baby's hair. Softly rub in a circular motion, and then use a plastic cup or your hand to rinse off the shampoo.

  • Always be gentle whenever you message a tearless baby shampoo into your baby's scalp. A too-brisk scalp massage can force hair follicles and speed up hair loss or breakage.

How often should I wash my baby's hair?

You should never wash your baby's hair everyday. Particularly with the newborns, there's just no requirement. Once, twice or on need basis baby's hairs can be washed. Instead of washing it every day, gently wipe it with a sponge daily to remove any dirt and fresh your baby up.

Which shampoo should I use?

Always use tearless nourishing natural ingredients shampoos. During first month try to avoid shampoo. Tearless shampoo can even hurt, avoid spillage in eyes. Adult shampoos should be avoided as it contains chemicals that can be toxic to the baby.

Will shaving head improve my babies hair growth?

Shaving your baby's head does not improve the hair growth. The hair just looks healthier with the dried, scraggly ends removed

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