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Dr. S.Mathivanan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. S.Mathivanan is a trusted Pediatrician in Perambur, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Lake View Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.Mathivanan on Lybrate.com.

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ADHD And Its Symptoms!

DM & S
Homeopath, Akola
ADHD And Its Symptoms!

ADHD or Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder refers to those psychological disorders, which significantly alter a child's behavior and considerably affects his or her relationships with others. This condition is seldom preceded by perceptible symptoms and even when they do, they are difficult to decipher. However some of them are:

  1. Self-centered: Those children who suffer from the attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome tend to be encapsulated in their own subjectivity. Though this does seem harmless apparently, this tendency may lead them to be insensitive to other's needs and wants.
  2. Emotional outbursts: ADHD makes children extremely susceptible to frequent emotional outbursts and makes them erratic.
  3. Difficulty in concentration: Children who suffer from ADHD face extreme difficulty in concentrating or focusing on things. Many a times they fail to repeat what was told to them.

There might be several causes which can contribute to the development of this disorder. Some of them are:

  1. A drastic change in the child's lives: A sudden or a drastic change like the divorce of parents may severely affect the child and maim him emotionally. This may lead to the development of this disorder.
  2. DepressionThough always associated with adults, depression can be and is common among children as well. In such instances, a consequent development of ADHD is highly plausible.
  3. Bipolar disorderBipolar disorder refers to excessive and incomprehensible mood swings. Many children suffer from it in their early lives, making them susceptible to ADHD.

Notwithstanding the ambiguity and the erratic nature of the disorder, there might be preventive measures which parents might adopt to deter the outbreak of the disorder. Some of them are:

  1. Less use of preservatives: Parents must be careful about what their children eat. Those foods which contain a certain amount of preservatives tend to aggravate the disorder thereby causing more harm than good.
  2. Consider alternative forms of medications: Another way of dealing with this problem is by exploring other forms of medications and not sticking to one form. In this respect, practicing yoga may be very beneficial.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dry allergic cough persistent for over 4-5 weeks. Sputum tested negative for TB, but culture contains Kleibsilla SP. Medicine contains, Inhaler and medicine for allergy. Although better but not completely recovered. What to do?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Kochi
You send a Blood picture and some other details about constitution like Hot or cold ,Any special desired food and drinks, allergic food and other things. Please send to private question section
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My son 8 months old suffering from cold and mild fever and also having motions at least 5 times a day from the last two days. Please help us sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son 8 months old suffering from cold and mild fever and also having motions at least 5 times a day from the last t...
Give t minic drops 0.25 ml thrice daily and calpol sy 5 ml four times or when there is fevr. And inform me personally.
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My baby is 8 months old please advise which solid food is best. Cerelac or home made Ragi food or any fruits? Please suggest

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 8 months old please advise which solid food is best. Cerelac or home made Ragi food or any fruits? Please ...
All three are good choices. It basically depends on what your baby prefers. You can introduce all three at different times slowly giving your baby choice and variety.
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Why vaccination of baby is confusing? Which Standard should we follow as Government Schedule and Private Schedule are different.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Why vaccination of baby is confusing? Which Standard should we follow as Government Schedule and Private Schedule are...
Hello lybrate user, best schedule to follow is the schedule mentioned by the indian academy of pediatrics which includes all the vaccines that are important for your baby. The govt schedule is the basic immunization model and consists of all the mandatory vaccines but certain optional vaccines due to affordability issues have not been included. So iap includes all the vaccines mandatory as well as optional. So if affordability is not an issue you could go for the iap schedule which all private practitioners follow.
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My daughter who is 11 years old has got habit of over eating, how to deal with her behaviour, due to this she is over weight and poor in academics.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
This child need lots of love and affection & psychological support from everyone around specifically parents. Always worried about weight & her eating habits @ this tender age of 11 can hamper her upbringing. This change in attitude can bring lots of changes in the child.
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My daughter is 10yrs old. She frequently gets urine infection. I have shown her to gynaecologist. She treated her but the problem repeats again and again. Why does this problem come in kids in such tender age?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Maintain hygiene, its common in girls. If it is too frequent, get usg abdomen and urine culture done and treat adequately. Visit to paediatrician will be worthwhile.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Very slowly feed ors in filtered water drop by drop. If vomiting persist, use vomikind syrupone spoon, repeafter six hrs.
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How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?
How to diagnose asthma in children

Asthma in children under the age of 5 is a matter of concern. It is not a rare disease and early diagnosis is important. Common signs of asthma in children are:

1. Recurring bronchitis
2. Wheezing
3. Discomfort in the chest
4. Coughing
5. Trouble breathing

While some children have persistent yet mild symptoms, some children have severe attacks at times. Seasonal allergies and smoke make the symptoms worse.

What to notice?
While feeding an infant, if you notice that your child is facing shortness of breath, it might be a symptom of asthma. In a toddler, if your notice a decreased desire to run and play, or easy fatigue, then this could be a symptom of asthma. Asthma attacks for many children under the age of 5 are worsened when they catch cold or have any other respiratory infections. All these, if noticed should not be ignored and your child's pediatrician should be consulted.

The above mentioned symptoms were mild. Some children have it worse and the attacks can be life-threatening, needing immediate treatment. If your child is under the age of 5 and you see them doing one of the following, contact emergency services immediately:

1. Trouble in speaking because they have restricted breathing
2. When they are breathing in, the effort is so much that the abdomen is getting sucked in
3. Gasping for air.

Diagnosing asthma in a child can be tricky as symptoms like coughing, wheezing, etc can be for other conditions also. Once a child is a little older and if the symptoms persist, breathing and lung function tests are taken to gauge the situation.

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My son is 10 months old. Now, he got a problem like, one of his testis is not in the scrotum. When we scan it, it was given in the report as the left side of the testis is present in the left side external inguinal ring measuring 15 * 6mm. So whether operation is the only solution for him? Or we can wait for few more years for this problem? Kindly suggest me a solution for this issue. We are really worried.

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
My son is 10 months old. Now, he got a problem like, one of his testis is not in the scrotum. When we scan it, it was...
You can wait a little it might come out of extra ring in few weeks if not then consult surgeon. Wait o4 wks if no other problem avoid injury.
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