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Dr. S Sekar

MBBS, DCH

Pediatrician, Chennai

21 Years Experience  ·  0 - 300 at clinic
Dr. S Sekar MBBS, DCH Pediatrician, Chennai
21 Years Experience  ·  0 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. S Sekar is a renowned Pediatrician in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 21 years. He is a MBBS, DCH . He is currently practising at Lakshmi Clinic in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. S Sekar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 1996
DCH - Medras Medical College - 1999
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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My daughter is 11 month old and her teeth is not come out yet? what should I do. I consult so many doctors but they say it will come dont worry. Would you please suggest me some faster way of coming out teeth.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
You can weight till 18 months of age. Meanwhile I would like to get a thyroid test and vitamin d level done to see whether that is a cause for delay. Regards.
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Hi Dr. I am from bangalore I am recently blessed with a baby girl a month ago. As of now my baby is in my in laws plc. I have 4 dogs at home a pug, a lab, a pomeranian and a Siberia husky. They all are left free at home. I wanted to know what precautions to be taken when my baby return home and how they should be left to mingle with each other.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
The baby should be kept away from dogs. Dogs should always be in supervision. They may bite or pass infection or cause allergy. Prevention of rabies in dogs be done by vaccination.
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Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Parenting Tips for Fever in Children

Fever in children is a very common phenomenon, but still parents absolutely dread it. It can completely break your heart to suddenly see a happy, healthy child not getting up from the bed. Your first instinct when that thermometer crosses that dreaded 100 degrees F is to rush to the doctor for an immediate cure. That is probably the best remedy as a doctor can often catch additional signs of any disease that you may miss out on. Beyond that, here is how you can understand about fever in children better and how you can help. Technically, your child has fever when the body temperature crosses 100.4 degrees F.
 
Some children manage to stay active even then, but slowly get bogged down with muscle pain or other accompanying symptoms like cold, diarrhea, vomiting etc. 

  • Causes: Fever is normally caused by the body's reaction to fighting an infection. (That is why most doctors say it's a sign of a robust immune system). When the body's natural defense system is stimulated, the core inner temperature rises, thereby making it harder for the bacteria and viruses that caused the infection to survive. Most fever subside on their own but that's a tough thing to accept as a parent who only wants to see their child up and running as soon as possible.
  • What you can do: Keep an eye on that temperature obviously. You need to find a doctor the moment the fever crosses the threshold temperature (101+ for less than three months olds, 102+ for 3-6 month olds and over 102 for older children). You should also see a doctor if there are accompanying symptoms or if you've given a dose of Paracetamol but the fever shows no sign of subsiding. It might happen at midnight and beyond, when no regular pediatrician is unavailable. So it is best to find out which hospital has an emergency center capable of handling such eventualities near your home. 
  • Fever medications: It is super important for parents to know that fever medications must be given in the correct dose at the right times based on a child's weight, age, and overall health. An overdose can lead you straight to the emergency room. Don't mix a cold/cough medication that also has a fever medication in it. 
  • Home remedies: Encourage your child to drink as much fluids as possible to prevent dehydration. Some doctors advise complete body sponging to bring down the temperature and this can be done as long as it doesn't cool the body too suddenly (there are contradictory notes on this practice, so do consult you doctor before your do this).

 As parent, it is important you equip yourself with the right knowledge before you provide treatment to your child. 

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Colostrum

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
Colostrum

During the first two or three days after delivery, thick and yellowish fluid is secreted from the mammary gland. This differs from the regular milk and is called colostrum. It is secreted in small quantity of about 10 to 40 ml. 

  • It is rich in protein. 
  • The total fat content of colostrum is less than mature milk. 
  • It has more amount of vitamin a and k.
  • The concentration of lactose is also less. 
  • The levels of niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin and riboflavin are also low. 
  • Vitamin c is secreted at about the same level as in mature milk. 
  • Zinc content of colostrum is 20 mg/dl. 
  • Where as mature milk has 2.6 mg/dl. 

The composition of colostrum is:

Nutrients amount:

  • Energy: 58 kcal
  • Fat: 2.9 gm
  • Calcium: 31 mg
  • Phosphorus: 14 mg
  • Iron: 0.09 mg
  • Protein: 2.7 gm
  • Lactose: 5.3 gm
  • Carotene: 186 i. U. 
  • Vitamin: 296 a. I. U.

What is the best baby milk for 1 to 6 months baby?I m using Nan 1. Please tell me.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
What is the best baby milk for 1 to 6 months baby?I m using Nan 1. Please tell me.
Breast feed is the best milk for baby without any doubts. Still if baby needs to be top fed consider nan pro1 / dexolac premium 1/ enfamil a + 1.
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I have 9 month old baby boy. I want to remove the habit of breastfeeding within 1 week. What I do for this?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have 9 month old baby boy. I want to remove the habit of breastfeeding within 1 week. What I do for this?
It's too early to stop breastfeeding. You should continue at least till the age of 2 years. Lf you want to stop due to genuine reason it should be gradual.
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Bed Wetting in Children - Homeopathic Ways To Treat It!

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Bed Wetting in Children - Homeopathic Ways To Treat It!

Bed Wetting is a phenomenon in which a child urinates, involuntarily, on bed when fast asleep at night.

A. The Secret Problem

A child gains bladder control at night, but it varies with age. After attaining the age of five, 15% of the children continue bed wetting and after the age of 10, only 5% are found to be still bed wetting. The incidences of bed wetting in boys are twice as compared to girls. Bed wetting can often lead to extreme embarrassment and social awkwardness for the parents. For parents to deal with such inevitable child problems, they must know the causes that lead to bed wetting.

B. The Bedwetting Gene

Your own DNA may be the chief contributor to your child’s bed wetting; research states that in 75 percent of the cases, this problem is found to be hereditary. However, parents should deal with this problem with sensibility and sensitivity, so as not to alienate their children in any way.

C. Causes

  1. Delayed Bladder Maturation: In such cases, the communication between the bladder and the brain is delayed.
  2. Lower Anti-Diuretic Hormone (ADH): Inadequate secretion of such hormones causes the kidneys to produce lesser urine during the day, thus increasing chances of bed wetting at night.
  3. Deep Sleeping: With deep sleeping, the brain fails to get the signal that the bladder may be full.
  4. Constipation: With constipation, the problem is that there may be uncontrolled contraction of bladder due to the bowels being full all the time.

When is it a concern?

There is nothing wrong with bedwetting during childhood, especially when the child is less than 2 years of age. However, it might be a concern if the child happens to gain bladder control at night but the condition relapses. Also, if psychological stress happens to be at the root of the child’s bedwetting, it could be considered to be a cause for concern.

Homeopathic treatment for bedwetting in children

Homeopathy is a very effective natural treatment for enuresis. The homeopathic remedies for bedwetting are perfectly safe. These natural homeopathic remedies do not have any side effects at all. Safety of the medicines is a major issue when you are to give any medicine to your child. Therefore it is of utmost importance that the medicines should be completely safe. Homeopathic remedies are known to be perfectly safe and have been tried by millions of patients all over the world over the last 2 centuries.

5 Best Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting in children

Homeopathy has been found to be very successful in treating bedwetting. The aim of Homeopathy is to strengthen the nervous system of the body. This allows the child to gain control over the urinary bladder. The same child who had been urinating in the bed for years is able to keep the bed dry within a matter of a couple of weeks. Homeopathy offers the best way of treating bedwetting. The embarrassment of the child as well as the parents vanishes quickly like magic. Here are the 5 best homeopathic medicines for bedwetting that help in working this magic-

  1. Causticum
  2. Kreosote
  3. Cina
  4. Acid Phos
  5. Equisetum

It is important to mention here that the above mentioned 5 best homeopathic medicines for bedwetting are by no means the only medicines for bedwetting. There are many other medicines that are also used to cure enuresis. The exact selection of the right medicine depends upon the detailed symptoms of each individual patient. So, it always recommended to consult a specialized homeopath before going for any medication.

Quick tips

  1. Ensure that your child urinates right before hitting the bed.
  2. Limit your child’s fluid intake after having a thorough discussion with the doctor.
  3. Set an alarm for the child to wake up and go to the toilet in the middle of the night.
  4. Bladder stretching exercises increase the bladder’s capacity and thus the quantum of urine that can be held by the child’s bladder.
  5. Medications, as would be prescribed by a pediatrician.
  6. Use a plastic sheet over the bed.
  7. And finally, don’t panic. Usually, the problem resolves on its own.
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Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby? He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.

MBBS, DCH
Pediatrician, Gwalior
Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby?
He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.
Cotton nappies r preferred in our setting. You can use nappy pads n change that evry 2 to 3 hr. If doesn't help I can use diper but again have to change in 2 -3 hrs.
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My daughter is 4years 8month old. Yesterday she has been detected a minus cylindrical power. Does she need to wear spectacles all the time. What can help her reduce her power. What are the present technologies that can help her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There are laser therapy and many more, but essentially she has myopia and needs specs. For personal advice ask privately.
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Lactose Intolerance in Kids

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Lactose Intolerance in Kids

Lactose intolerance is a condition wherein you are not able to digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk. Other foods that contain lactose include cheese and ice-cream. Inadequate production of the lactase enzyme in children causes lactose intolerance. This enzyme is produced in the intestine that helps in the digestion of lactose.

Lactose intolerance is often confused with milk intolerance. The symptoms are similar but they do not share the same cause. Milk allergy is an adverse reaction towards milk and it is a problem of the immune system, whereas lactose intolerance involves the digestive system.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of lactose intolerance are:

  1. Bloating; on consumption of milk over a period of time

  2. Diarrhea is also very common

  3. Stomach pain

  4. Nausea

Diagnosis:

  1. It is self -diagnosable; just strike out foods containing lactose from your child’s diet and see if the symptoms get better with time. If the symptoms happen to fade away gradually, then it certainly must’ve been lactose intolerance.

  2. However, it can be tricky as many non-dairy products also contain lactose.

  3. If the child is lactose intolerant, then he/she might have to undergo a lactose breath test. This is used to test the levels of hydrogen in the child’s breath after the child consumes a lactose solution. Usually, hydrogen levels are low in one’s breath. However, if the lactose solution is not digested properly, then it will lead to a temporary increase in the levels of hydrogen in the breath, thus indicating lactose intolerance.

Treatment:

This disorder does not have a cure; so in case your child has lactose intolerance, you need to adjust his/her diet accordingly. Over-the-counter lactase is also available that helps in digesting lactose based foods. You can also go for the ‘lactose- free’ milk variety for your child.

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My sister's baby is one weeks old and she cant breast feed the baby as nipple is getting injured. Can I give my breast milk to little baby? my baby is one yr old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Nipples getting injured because of faulty latch. Push the baby's head little closer to breast, so that nipple goes beyond gums of baby, there by putting pressure on areola and resulting good flow of breast milk. Use nipple shield for a while till injury heals. Hope this helps.
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My baby who is 2 months old didn't pass stool for 4 days. He is passing foul smelly fart continuously and has been crying all night. Seems like his stomach is upset. He is exclusively breast needed. What to do to help him?

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
My baby who is 2 months old didn't pass stool for 4 days. He is passing foul smelly fart continuously and has been cr...
At this age babies may pass stools once in 8 days, this may be normal if abdomen is soft and baby is not vomiting. Burp your baby after each feed.
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My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.
Your breasts should be examined by a plastic surgeon to check what needs to be done to tighten your breasts. Whether only tightening is required or tightening with breast reduction is required or tightening along with breast enhancement is required has to be assessed before the correct treatment plan is made for yo.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
बच्चों को अपने माता-पिता की नकल करना पसंद होता है। आपको अपने बच्चों के लिए आदर्श बनना चाहिए,इसलिए उनके सामने कभी झूठ नहीं बोलना चाहिए।
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My brother is 12 now but he still is wetting his bed. What is the problem why is he still bedwetting? What is the cure?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My brother is 12 now but he still is wetting his bed. What is the problem why is he still bedwetting? What is the cure?
It appears, probably your brother had never been dry since birth. in such cases there are chances of defect in urinary path way. If he has restarted bed wetting after a good dry period of years, get him investigated for urinary infection and look for any stress. Cure is according to cause.
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My son is 4 months old having dandruff I am using aveeno baby shampoo but no use. It was like a layer and round patch. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son is 4 months old having dandruff I am using aveeno baby shampoo but no use. It was like a layer and round patch...
Dandruf or seborrhic dermatitis is common in small babies. Often it needs no treatment. You can leave it alone and it will disappear with time. You just need to wash the baby's hair daily and keep it clean. Any baby shampoo is fine.
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My daughter (7 years) is suffering from adenoids. We found this problem in the age of 3-4 years and suggested to wait for another two years. She had no problem during these 2 years. From last month onwards she was suffering from ear pain and now doctor says to go for surgery. Request you to kindly suggest is there a remedy without surgery or still shall we wait for some years?

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Get xray nasopharynx done only after that further can be planned. Adenoids cause eustachian tube blockage and ear problem that require surgery for adenoids and ear (grommet insertion).
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I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vaccination before 24 days. After 24 day have injured by rust iron. Should I take again vaccination? I have 3 times takes vaccination in last 6 months.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vacc...
Most studies have shown effectiveness for 10 years in majority of people. Hence Tetanus vaccine is recommended once every 10 years, as long as one has received the primary doses of 4 vaccines in childhood. A severe injury or large wound would warrant earlier vaccination along with use of Tetanus Immunoglobulin. Minor injuries need not be occasions to repeat the Tetanus Injection. Definitely not 4 times in 6 months.
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I forgot to give my baby IPV vaccine. Now he is 9 months shall I start IPV vaccine now is it ok and safe.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
I forgot to give my baby IPV vaccine. Now he is 9 months shall I start IPV vaccine now is it ok and safe.
It was when that the IPV was missed as the three initial doses are 3 and then booster at 18 months of age. If you have not given a single dose of IPV then continue only OPV.
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Hi my baby was born on 5th Nov 2016. I had to undergo a c section because of which he did not tak my feed for 3 days. He was Having lactogen. Now that I am at home and trying to feed him. He wants my milk flow to be fast bcoz he is very hungry. And I don't want to give him excess of lactogen I want to give him my feed. Please suggest me what should I do to increase my breast milk.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi my baby was born on 5th Nov 2016. I had to undergo a c section because of which he did not tak my feed for 3 days....
Yes you give him exclusive breastfeeding that shall be sufficient n helpful to enhance milk production sufficient for baby. Stop top feeding otherwise production may reduce gradually.
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