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Dr. Ravishankar

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
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Hi, My son is 3 yrs 7 months. He has developed the following symptoms over last 2 days: runny nose and watery eyes mild fever congestion coughing at night morning cough due to which he vomited. Is the above symptoms for common cold? What should be the treatment?

MBBS, MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, this appears to be symptoms of cold, you should give sinarest syrup 5ml three times a day and paracetamol syrup for fever. I hope this has helped you. Wishing your child good health. Take care.
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Loving Your Kids The Right Way

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Loving Your Kids The Right Way

Loving our children in a real way:

  • Loving my daughter/son comes so easily when 
  • She/he wins a competition, 
  • Gets high marks, 
  • Listens to me, 
  • Keeps her room clean, 
  • Finishes her food, 
  • Pays attention while studying, 
  • Sleeps on time, 
  • Never raises her voice and 
  • Practices dance/singing/drawing without me reminding her.

That's the easy way to love.

However when I look back at my childhood I realize that the moments I really wanted love badly were when 

  • I scored less marks, 
  • Failed in a competition, 
  • Couldn't fall asleep,
  • Didn't feel like studying,
  • Wanted to laze around,
  • Didn't finish the tiffin,
  • Didn't complete homework,
  • Forgot an important assignment,
  • Fought with a friend,
  • Had a heartbreak,
  • Committed a mistake,
  • Felt guilty,
  • Felt lonely.

These were the moments when I needed my parents the most, I needed their assurance that it is okay to be human, to fall, to get hurt and what I wanted to listen in those moments was" I know it hurts, but i'm here with you. Maybe we can't do anything about what happened, but i'm here with you. And I love you for what you are, always"

This is real and unconditional way to love!
Yes I wanted to hear" I love you" loud and clear. It was the only thing that could heal my heart. Love!

It's the moments when we lose control of ourselves that we want someone to hold us, isn't it? you don't need to be perfect. Just be real!

Do you chose love the easy way or the real, unconditional way?

Today no matter what your child does, choose love and see how it heals you as a parent. 

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What are differences between cow milk and buffalo milk? Which one is better for a 7 years old child? Any brand which has good quality for this?

Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Certified Diabetes Educator, Diploma in Sport & Exercise Nutrition, Diploma in Human Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine, BSC IN LIFE SCIENCES
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Please avoid branded packed milk if you can. Else you cannot decide cow or buffalo milk when you buy a milk packet. Generally cow milk is light with low fat and buffalo milk is more fat. If you can buy fresh cow milk of an Indian cow, it is best.
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I am a grandma. Why does doctors advise hot water bath and refuse to give drinking water to new born babies?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am a grandma. Why does doctors advise hot water bath and refuse to give drinking water to new born babies?
Hello, Warm water bath can surely be given. But feeding water before 6 months of age can lead to various infections in the baby. Mother milk has enough water vo tent in it ro prevent dehydration. Water is the major source of infection for any age group.
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My daughter is 15 months old. She is active. I am giving milk, rice, vegetables and fruits in daily food. Shall I start her giving non veg. please suggest me what to give for better growth of my baby. Her weight is 2.8 kg at birth. Now she is only 8.5 kg. I consulted pediatrician also. I am giving min min syrup daily.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter is 15 months old. She is active. I am giving milk, rice, vegetables and fruits in daily food. Shall I sta...
Hi, You can start giving her little non-veg. specially chicken (can give fish also) which should be well cooked in turmeric and salt, that's it. Kids like different flavours and taste. Multivitamin A to Z can be given for 3 months only.
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My 3 month old son had cough and congestion from past 6 days. He is being given Mox CV and Mucolite, along with nasal drops. I noticed wheezing sound and phlegm is stuck in his throat, doesn't seem to go. I am worried he will choke on it. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 3 month old son had cough and congestion from past 6 days. He is being given Mox CV and Mucolite, along with nasal...
This is very tender age n r more prone to develop complications. He has taken already antibiotics for more than sufficient time with no satisfaction results. It is advisable to consult pediatrician for proper examination n tt. U can safely instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

FAMS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Indore
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, namaskar, you must ask the first question to a psychiatrist. Spine block injections are used to treat such discs which are not so bad in the mri but still causing problem to the patient. Or where the patient does not accept surgery despite an indication in the mri. This is a palliative measure to alleviate pain temporarily. For few weeks to few months. Can not be predicted by the doctor. The hashimoto's disease is treated by endocrinologists. He will be able to answer your question properly. Take care.
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BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Chennai
TO MANAGE CHILD STUBBORNNESS
Many patents call a child stubborn if he does not obey instantly. He may be engrossed in a game which he does not want to leave. A child's stubbornness or refusal to cooperate may stem from too many orders,too many demands and the attitude. ' I have said so, and you shall do it. A little laxity will help a lot and the child will cooperate mist of the time if he is not disciplined too much.

My baby is one year old. She is very thin. And she is not healthier. What should I give her to make her healthier. Pls suggest.

General Physician, Bangalore
My baby is one year old. She is very thin. And she is not healthier. What should I give her to make her healthier. Pl...
You didn't mention the weight of the baby based on which we can judge whether your baby is really malnourished or not. You need not worry about her. There are many more years for her grow. Continue giving breast milk (if you had not stopped yet) along with soft diet like mashed rice with dal. You can also give milk and curd too. Also try giving fruits this would help her gain weight. You can contact me through chat consultation or direct quiries section any time.
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My 4 month baby has so active and less sleep for last month but now she has sleepy mode then playing less due to her sleepy mode. Now she refused milk it is not large amount but little bit. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My 4 month baby has so active and less sleep for last month but now she has sleepy mode then playing less due to her ...
Many time baby not take feed well. You should observed if baby takeing feed 7-8 times in 24 hr and passing urine 4-5 time and when awake plays well. Its normal. If not passing urine well, not taken feeds well and activity decrease consult pediatrician.
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