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Dr. Santhoshini

Pediatrician, Chennai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Santhoshini is a trusted Pediatrician in Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Santhoshini personally at Sri Sai Speciality Hospital in Thirumullaivoyal, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santhoshini on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 2.5 years old. Still she weighs 10 kgs only. We have tried all methods from giving all kind of buttery foods, protein powder, fruits, milk everything but she is growing very slowly. On weight chart she comes below all parameters. Her height is 85 cm. Please advice.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Relax, don't be too much anxious about health of the child. You should have learned by now, growth of children can not be tailor made. We have no control over it apart from giving him healthy food (not buttery) and inspiring him to play more. His weight is in lower end of normal range and hight is in the range. Enjoy what he is rather than worrying about what he should be. Play with him, love him it's a fun, god's gift.
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My child is now 7 years old. He has undergone 2 stage pull through anal surgery. He has still problems in passing stools, at least goes to poty for 5-6 times in day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My child is now 7 years old.
He has undergone 2 stage pull through anal surgery. He has still problems in passing sto...
If he is passing normal stool, need not to worry. He may require some sort of retaining practice. Other wise you may consult surgeon who performed surgery.
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Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a lot along With his mother & whole family. Suggestion would be very much helpful.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS, MCh - Neuro Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Hyderabad
Sir, There is a case of Spina Bifida & baby is one month old. Is there in prognosis for the same? Baby is suffering a...
Spinal bifida should be treated as early as possible to prevent nerve damage and improve outcome. Prognosis depends on the current situation of the child in terms of leg movement and bladder and bowel control.
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I'm a nursing mother of a 6 month old baby boy. I started feeding him cerelac but most of the time I'm struggling as he don't Iike to eat at all. I want my baby to be healthy please help

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Are you a first time mother? This is a common problem that can be easily solved. It is a detailed discussion. Kindly give more detail about sleep, urine, stool, weight of your child. You have written 8 kg - are you sure?
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My baby is 6 months old. He is doing potty frequently. He use to go 2 times per day. But now he is doing 4 to 5 times per day. And I asked few people and they said it is normal when new teeth are coming out. please help me what I have to do to my son.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 6 months old. He is doing potty frequently. He use to go 2 times per day. But now he is doing 4 to 5 times...
It canbe related to bottle feed and if he is on bottle feed stop bottle and feed with a cup and glass
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Hi. I am 28 years old and have a 5 months and 19 days old baby. I have a cavity in wisdom tooth and during my pregnancy doctor advised to extract that. Could you please advise when should I extract that. I am worried because I have 5 months old baby.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hi. I am 28 years old and have a 5 months and 19 days old baby. I have a cavity in wisdom tooth and during my pregnan...
Mother can undergo treatment for her illness and still can continue to brestfeed the child without worrying.
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My son 1 year and 5 months old he suffered from cystic fibrosis. Still we are continuing medicine. My son weight s only 6.5 kg. What can I do for weight gaining?

Pediatrician, Pune
Keep a clean and smoke, dust free environment, preventing any respiratory problems, any illness contracted would take along time to recover hampering his weight gain, give small quantity high calorie diet in consultation with a dietitian.
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My son age 17yrs but he using drugs, alcohol, chigaratee and others. How can I de addicted him? please advice me?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
You must consult psychiatrist & if you are in a bigger city there are deaddiction centres. These people need proper supervision and positive reinforcement. You alone can't do it. It is ateam work. But your involvement is most important. Wish you all the best.
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My 6 months old baby is not sleeping well. Only 9 hrs she sleeps in a day. Rest of the time she is very actively playing and laughing. Please suggest how to make her sleep.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 6 months old baby is not sleeping well. Only 9 hrs she sleeps in a day. Rest of the time she is very actively play...
There is no problem with your baby. Just her cycle is invert. If she is playing and ok. That means no medical problem. Please don't give any mediction causing sleep. They have their own sideeffects.
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My daughter is 25 days old. She is vomiting after some feed. She does not take breast feed. She is taking Isomil. I had done electrolyte taste and the result is Potassium 5.5, Sodium 140 and Chloride 106. Is there any problem?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 25 days old. She is vomiting after some feed. She does not take breast feed. She is taking Isomil. I h...
Exclusive Breast feeding up to 6 months of age is amrit for baby. Give her breast feed. What you r calling vomiting is regurgitation. Burping is answer. Tests are mostly create confusion if not needed.
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My 4 years son has tested positive for c. The size of induration is 25x30 mm. Is it confirmed TB. Or we should go for any other test ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If Mantoux test is 25*30 mm induration after 48 hours in 4 year old,there is high risk of developing a disease if no focus is already suspected. It's a paediatrician's decision to start prophylactic chemotherapy or the proper treatment after examination
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My 2 years old male child is suffering from rickets. How much time it will take to recover from rickets and is rickets is treatable or not?

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 2 years old male child is suffering from rickets. How much time it will take to recover from rickets and is ricket...
RICKETS is of 2 types 1.vitamin D deficient rickets which recovers after 2 _3 months. 2. Vitamin resistant rickets which has different cause & difficuit to treae & takes a very long time & requires heavy dose of vitamin D.
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Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Oil Pulling - Miracle or Fad?

After multiple patients have asked us about the authenticity of oil pulling as a technique, here's what we have to say:

There is no denying all of us wait for a miracle cure to that terrible disease called dental decay. Much of a dentists or a dental hygienists time goes into answering the question,

why do cavities happen? or how do I prevent cavities?

While people usually assume the answer is brushing and flossing there are some lesser known ancient techniques and some ultramodern gadgets that have contributed to our arsenal of options to keep your mouth healthy.

Oil pulling being one of them has been in the limelight of late.

What is oil pulling?

This oral therapy is a type of ayurvedic medicine that dates back 3, 000 years. It involves swishing approximately 1 tablespoon of oil typically coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil in semisolid form (as shown in the pic) in your mouth for about 20 minutes and then spitting it out.

Start with just 5 minutes a day. Twenty minutes of swishing is a long time, and while the longer you pull, the more bacteria you'll remove, 5 or 10 minutes will still offer some benefit.

A gentle swishing, pushing, and sucking the oil through the teeth is all that's required

Don't swallow. if you find it hard not to, you likely have too much oil in your mouth, spit it out and try again with a smaller amount. just discard the used oil into the nearest cup or trash can.

Why oil pulling? how does it work?

Recent studies show that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque, and microorganisms that cause bad breath.

How? most microorganisms inhabiting the mouth consist of a single cell, cells are covered with a lipid, or fatty, membrane, which is the cell's skin. When these cells come into contact with oil, a fat, they naturally adhere to each other.

Which oil?

Use coconut oil. While you can get the same bacteria-fighting benefits with sesame or sunflower oil, coconut oil has the added benefit of lauric acid, which is well-known for its anti-microbial agents. Also, a recent study found that coconut oil may help prevent tooth decay.

coconut and sunflower oil aren't the only oils with dental health benefits. For irritated, inflamed gums, rub a little vitamin e oil directly on the surface. It's rich in antioxidants, easily absorbed, and helps regenerate healthy gum tissue.

Additional benefits


Reducing decay
Whitening teeth by keeping clean and smooth surfaces that do not lodge food.
Eliminates bad breath
Preventing gum infections caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth


Expert tip

It doesn't reverse the effects of tooth decay, but it's a great supplemental therapy to reduce the bacterial count in the mouth thereby decreasing the likelihood of decay and other dental and systemic diseases.

The only disclaimer we would want to put in is


Do not ingest or swallow the oil in all your enthusiasm and,
Don't skip brushing and flossing. Oil pulling should never replace routine dental visits and traditional home oral care.


While oil pulling can't change your life or make you never need to go to a dentist again -try it for yourself, if it reduces your chances of decay and maybe even helps you ace your next dental visit with no new cavities.

We say thumbs up! pull away!

Please try this safe and natural practice and let us know how you find it in the comments section.

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My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the production of my milk.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the productio...
food that increases breast milk supply is called as galactagogue. few effective food list is as follows :- dates : Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. ... Salmon: .. .Spinach And Beet Leaves: .. .Carrots: . ..Fennel Seeds: . ..Fenugreek Seeds: .. .Bottle Gourd: ... Basil Leaves: kheer sattu modak etc
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My baby is lactose intolerant n she is one year old. I take care of her food. No mistake in that. N she is teething but she gets loose motions very fast n dosent go without antibiotics. She is 7. 5 kg only

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If it' s a primary lactose intolerant, you need to stop all milk products including milk, milk chocolate and all for life
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Sir my daughter was 3 months old. Due to some infection in the lungs. She was not take breathing properly. She is in hospital from born. And on the oxygen. doctor said from bhopal that there was no solution for this. Only oxygen is the solution. Pls help me sir. I am very for you.

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Sir my daughter was 3 months old. Due to some infection in the lungs. She was not take breathing properly. She is in ...
is your kid premature. if it is then look for second opinion contact me personally with reports you may contact on videocalling. with baby
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