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Dr. Robert

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Robert 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. Robert is a popular Pediatrician in Tambaram, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Jawahar Hospital in Tambaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Robert on Lybrate.com.

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My son is now 6 and half months old. He can not hold his head for long time. He can able to turn to his back but not able to crawl. Is it normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
U have to take proper and symptomatic treatment in homoeopathy. Some medicine as abrotanum 200 and silicea 30 has good result in such case and tell your proper case history as what is the diet of your child does this problem exist from birth and please attach your child's pic or any investigation report if you have.
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Hello doctor, My baby is 13 months old. She weight is 7.5kgs, birth weight is 2.75, increase weight, please give me suggestions.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello doctor, My baby is 13 months old. She weight is 7.5kgs, birth weight is 2.75, increase weight, please give me s...
First you have to check her thyroid status and blood count and do a BLOOD CBC and TSH and inform . Do not give in bottle but feed from cup or glass . After the test you can try Logifene syrup
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Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please give suggestion thanks.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please gi...
Dear Lybrate user, An IQ of 68 means your son is a slow learner. But with the correct support and education he can learn life skills. If his depression is due to his low IQ and inability to handle everyday tasks, he could need help with his confidence and self-esteem. You can start by complimenting even small achievements, that may not seem important at first. You may want to consult a counsellor/psychologist for further advice.
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 days and I have a chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 days and I have a chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what...
Hello, take Senega pentarken , 2 tabs thrice daily. Alpha CC , 2 tabs twice daily . Alpha COff , 2 tsp ,with hot water,thrice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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My baby is 16 months old. Suffering from fever, Cold & crying every time .appetite is not good. Please prescribe .thank you sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 16 months old. Suffering from fever, Cold & crying every time .appetite is not good. Please prescribe .tha...
Fever due to cold is usually viral infection which gets cure on its own in 4 to 5 days. For relief you may give 7.5 ml paracetamol syrup and if nose is blocked, instill saline nasal drops in both nostrils.
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My 3 and half months bay got vaccinated with pentavac 2 days back. But there is a hard swell amd reddish around the vaccinated area. What to do n what may be the reason. Does this cause problem to the leg after growth.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 3 and half months bay got vaccinated with pentavac 2 days back. But there is a hard swell amd reddish around the v...
no worry at all. this vaccine is reactogenic and causes swelling , lump and fever for few variable days --> just apply ice at that hardened part and it fades away in 4 weeks . if it is causing reduced leg movement or persistence of fever then only u shall be worried- well no long term effects !
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How to approach a child with convulsions at home?

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How to approach a child with convulsions at home?
1. Put the child in a recovery position and do not put any anything in the mouth, not even water.
2. Ensure the head is protected
3. Release any tight clothing
4. Move away from a dangerous position.
5. Use intranasal midazolam (insed or midsip nasal spray as advised by your doctor) as first-line treatment.

My 4 month baby is suffering with skin rashes on backside of neck. Its like white small circles.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Looks like your baby has miliaria or prickly heat rash. Not to do anything including applying talcum powder. Milaris is like dots. You are mentioning circles. Please send picture.
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My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that she stopped eating food, now she is cured too, but now to she avoids food, I used to give rice dal idli dosa chapatti but now she almost avoids everything, if I compel she cries n never open mouth, hardly she eats 1 spoon of what I give then goes away, im totally scared seeing this is there any solution for this? Is this a very serious issue?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that...
Best solution is that DON'T FORCE her to eat and leave her on her own liberty to choose food of her liking available at home. Baby needs change in variety of food of her/ his liking. Avoid toffee, cold drinks n junk food etc.
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Need a diet list for 15 year old boy. The list should be of north indian food and it should be routine Monday -friday.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Need a diet list for 15 year old boy. The list should be of north indian food and it should be routine Monday -friday.
I n acute phase nothing by mouth advised, after surfery start with sips of water gradually can resume all foods in normal diet.
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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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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Top newborn problems (and how to solve them)
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1. Breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes practice – and it doesn't always go smoothly in the beginning. Two-thirds of the moms we surveyed breastfed their baby, and most said nursing was at least somewhat difficult at first.

Problem: You're not sure your baby is getting enough to eat (42 percent of moms share this concern).

What you can do:

Find out how to tell whether your baby is getting enough breast milk.

Problem: Like 41 percent of moms, you're struggling to get your newborn to latch on.

What you can do:

Get tips for improving your baby's latch.

Problem: You're having a hard time getting comfortable while nursing.

What you can do:

Find out how to get comfy and create a personalized nursing area at home.

More solutions for your breastfeeding challenges:

Read our guide to getting started breastfeeding.
Use our Breastfeeding Problem Solver to find solutions for your nursing issues.
Get breastfeeding tips from veteran moms.
Find solutions for other nursing problems.
2. Formula feeding challenges

Formula feeding brings its own unique challenges. Here's what moms in our survey struggled with the most.

Problem: You're not sure which kind of formula to buy.

What you can do:

Find out how to choose the best formula.

Problem: You suspect your baby is allergic to formula.

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Learn the signs of a formula allergy.

Problem: Formula can get expensive.

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Get tips for saving money on formula.

Problem: Like 42 percent of moms we surveyed, you feel guilty about feeding formula to your baby.

What you can do:

See how other moms deal with guilt.

3. Other feeding challenges

Whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, you may encounter some of these dilemmas.

Problem: Your baby spits up a lot (41 percent of moms we surveyed had this feeding problem).

What you can do:

Discover why babies spit up.

Find out what's normal spit-up behavior.

Problem: Your baby suffers from reflux.

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Learn what causes reflux and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Problem: Your baby isn't gaining weight.

What you can do:

Check out our Growth Chart Calculator to see whether your child's weight is on track.

Find out more about failure to gain weight.

Problem: Keeping bottles and nipples clean is a hassle (49 percent of moms said this is their number one struggle with bottle feeding).

What you can do:

Find out how to keep bottles clean.

Know the signs of when a bottle or nipple should be tossed.

Problem: Your baby refuses to take a bottle.

What you can do:

Find out how to introduce your breastfed baby to the bottle.

See our illustrated guide to getting your baby started on the bottle.

Problem: Preparing bottles for nightime feedings can be a challenge.

What you can do:

Find out when babies are old enough to give up nighttime feedings.

Get tips on making a bottle.

4. Sleep challenges

Getting your baby to go to sleep – and stay asleep – can be a big challenge for new parents.

Problem: Your baby's up a lot at night, you're sleep-deprived, and you're not sure what to expect.

What you can do:

Find out how to help your baby establish good sleep habits.

Learn when babies are able to sleep through the night.

See how to get your baby to sleep longer in the morning.

Problem: Getting your baby to sleep is a challenge.

What you can do:

Learn how to establish a soothing bedtime routine.

Problem: Your newborn won't nap.

What you can do:

Get the scoop on napping.

Find out how to switch your baby's nap schedule.

5. Crying challenges

We all know that babies cry. But when you're a sleep-deprived new mom, your baby's tears can be especially hard to handle.

Problem: 27 percent of moms struggled more with crying than with anything else.

What you can do:

See why babies cry and how to soothe them.

Find out what to do if your baby won't accept comfort.

Use our Cry Decoder to find out what's behind your baby's tears.

6. Challenges for you

Newborns present plenty of challenges. Half of the moms we surveyed said having a newborn is harder than they expected.

Problem: You're exhausted (71 percent of moms said lack of sleep is the hardest part of having a newborn).

What you can do:

Learn eight ways to get more sleep.

Read about sleep aids for new parents.

Find out how to cope with sleep deprivation.

Try these relaxation techniques.

Problem: You don't have any time for yourself or to get things done (64 percent of moms said this is a problem for them).

What you can do:

Find ways to take care of yourself during the newborn months.

Get tips on getting ready fast.

See how other moms stay sane.

Problem: Having a newborn is straining your relationship with your partner.

What you can do:

Learn nine ways to make time for your mate after the baby arrives.

See how other parents feel about their relationship after baby.

Get secrets to a low-stress marriage.
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Involuntary Oral Habits That Are Eating Away Your Smile.

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Involuntary Oral Habits That Are Eating Away Your Smile.

Clenching or night grinding.

If you have ever experienced a strong emotion of either anger or resolve you may realise our body tenses up and our teeth clench. If this is not a frequent occurrence the damage maybe minimal but as sports people or someone with a bad temper you may actually end up wearing down your teeth considerably. Now a large part of this habit is semi voluntary you can remind yourself to control it but a few people suffer from an entirely involuntary condition called night grinding or bruxism.

Unfortunately here you have no awareness of doing the grinding except maybe waking up with a sore jaw or a headache but the person sleeping beside you can even hear you gnashing your teeth. Needless to say the damage this is silent destroyer is causing is significant and rapid. The best solution if diagnosed with this habit is to start wearing a night guard which is a thin plastic appliance that fits snugly on your teeth similar to a sports guard so that it protects your teeth and wears down before your teeth do. Also the jaw separation it creates puts your muscles at ease and they don't get activated or clench anymore.

Mouth breathing.

Many people are unaware of this habit entirely. A very common condition mouth breathing occurs more so when you're sleeping and tend to breathe more through your mouth than your nose.

This condition can be a result of the way your nasal passages and throat are shaped. It commonly occurs in people with a deviated nasal septum as well. The main sign to know if you're mouth breathing or not is if you wake up with an extremely dry mouth, at times bad breathe and tend to have red irritated gums that bleed often on brushing.

Mouth breathing also predisposes you to snoring so if you haven't started yet if you're a mouth breather chances are you will start snoring as well.

It usually can be corrected surgically and if not severe snoring particularly can be corrected by oral appliances or oxygen machines which supplement the air reaching your lungs.

Tongue thrusting.

This habit develops at childhood or birth and is also attributed to the tongue shape and the structure of the palate and throat. A person having this habit tends to push the teeth out while swallowing as a result they present with spaced out teeth and a large tongue.

To prevent the need for braces catching this habit early on and wearing an appliance to control it would be best. If spaces have already increased then best form of closing the gaps would be either with braces or by cosmetic fillings.

Cheek biting.

A surprisingly unnoticeable habit people tend to chew their inner cheek or parts of their lip when under stress or deep thought. While this habit can seem harmless it can create a long term wound in the mouth which can either balloon up with fluids or be subject to infection. Chronic injuries or wounds should never be left unnoticed and habits like these should be discontinued to avoid discomfort and the eventual need for treatment.

Exposure to alternating extremes of temperature.

Another very ignorant but seemingly harmless habit is to eat a hot meal and down it with a glass of ice cold water or have a hot drink and second it with ice cream. While the effects of this habit may only show up in the long term what it does is create an impact on the enamel and slowly cause the teeth to become sensitive.

While our teeth are extremely hardy and don't breakdown until exposed to hundreds of millions of such daily stimuli, the best solution is to keep an intermittent time gap between the extremes of temperature in order not to shock the nerves that rest within your teeth to become hypersensitive.

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My 51 days old baby is crying continuously at night pls suggest remedy if she has ear pain or stomach pain and how can I identify that.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 51 days old baby is crying continuously at night pls suggest remedy if she has ear pain or stomach pain and how ca...
If it is stomach pain the baby may pull on the abdomen and try to lie on abdomen and you have to understand that babies often cry when they are hungry or napkin is wet / when they feel to pass urine and motion and crying by infants is always not due to pain as most mothers think. Next, if you give bottle feed you have to stop and burp well after each breastfeed and for gas in stomach you can give Colicaid drops which is herbal and safe.
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My wife feeds baby but at night time she is shortage of milk as compered in a day so pls let me know what is the solution.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My wife feeds baby but at night time she is shortage of milk as compered in a day so pls let me know what is the solu...
Hello, Give your wife good galactogogue diet to facilitate milk production. She should nearly consume 3 lts of water and rest well. She should also avoid stress.
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Now my baby is 5 month old. I have low Brest milk if I eat more vegetables or fruits also having same problem pls suggest it is there any tablet or any home remedy.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
Now my baby is 5 month old. I have low Brest milk if I eat more vegetables or fruits also having same problem pls sug...
Hi Ms. Lybrate-user it is quite normal by this time to get secretions low, thing is you eat lots protein containing food and drink plenty of water. After 6 months of your baby's age you can start complementary feeds and increase complements gradually.
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My baby is for 10 months nd he only feed milk I ask for you that what I give extra on feed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is for 10 months nd he only feed milk I ask for you that what I give extra on feed.
Only milk is not sufficient after 6 months you must introduce home available, easily digestible semisolids one after another.
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My son 8 years old and weight is 22 kg. Please help me that how to increase his weight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Weight is quite adequate for the age. We don't recommend children to have more weight as overweight may lead to problems like diabetes, high bp at an early age.
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Hi - my baby boy is 7 month old and his weight is 8 kg. His weight at birth is 3. 3kg. My question is the weight of the baby is fine or we have to give some suppliments.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
He is fine, take meals with him, so he learns what to eat and how. Offer anything you prepare at home and you eat.
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My daughter is of 3 years. From past 1 week she is having anal pain mainly while sleeping.in a day she will tell pain 4-5 times. Had given her medicine for worm two weeks back. No pain while passing stool/urine. No blood stain. She's getting a relief when she sits. What do I need to do? No redness outside her anus.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is of 3 years. From past 1 week she is having anal pain mainly while sleeping.in a day she will tell pain...
To know reason of anal pain in peculiar circumstances, it require proper history and examination. You have already dewormed 2 weeks ago. I suppose she is not constipated also. It is advisable to consult pediatrician.
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