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Dr. Saradha

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Saradha Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Saradha is a trusted Pediatrician in Royapettah, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Saradha personally at Seethapathy Clinic & Hospital in Royapettah, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saradha on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 6 months old and I want to know about his feeding. I feed him cow milk and breast milk but I avoid solid feed so which solid foods I can give him .can I give him some water?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 6 months old and I want to know about his feeding. I feed him cow milk and breast milk but I avoid solid f...
It is right time to wean and start with liquid semi solids like dal, suji kheer, mashed veg, daliya or like tostart with any of these and gradually changing n increasing frequency after about a week gap. Continue top n breast milk. Water may be given if he feels thirsty.
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We have 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup but it doesn't works well. He is always crying and he didn't sleep properly, we are worrying about him, please give me a best suggestion.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
We have 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup but it doesn't works well. He is al...
Don't worry Don't give him chips, biscuits, chocolate etc Don't force him to eat Pl mention his height and weight Give Syp cyp L 2ml twice a day on empty stomach Syp geriforte by Himalaya 2.5 ml twice a day after food All for 3 months Re Consult me on lybrate after 15 days.
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My son is 5 years old , he is facing ADHD problem, and doctor prescribed a medication Axepta 10 mg , is it safe to use the medicine at this age, is there any particular diet for this problem, or is there any alternative medication . Please guide me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
My son is 5 years old , he is facing ADHD problem, and doctor prescribed a medication Axepta 10 mg , is it safe to us...
Every medicine has some side effects but do not worry on this account, if Dr. has prescribed the medicine , cont it for some time and see the effect. Do not be in hurry to stop the medicine , it is good medicine and will have positive effect, so carry on . In addition do following Change his routine 1.Get up early in the morning 2. Give him a glass of warm water 3. Take him for a walk for 30 mts 4.do deep breathing exercise for 10 mts 5. Do meditation – sit quietly for 10 mts 6. Do daily oil massage of whole body and expose body to sun for 15-20 mts 7. No fast food/ no processed/tinned/ spicy food 8. Avoid milk and egg and excess of fruits 9 No vitamin supplements unless deficiency of specific vitamin good luck.
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My boy is 2 months 15 days old. He don't have 6th to 12th ribs of right side and he has curved spinal cord. What is the best treatment for him? Please tell me.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My boy is 2 months 15 days old. He don't have 6th to 12th ribs of right side and he has curved spinal cord. What is t...
This is birth defect. Hope you got mri spine done and rule out other associated defects. I know it's a tough bet for parents go through all these but you will need multi disciplinary team work for all these. Pedia ortho spine surgeon etc. So pick up some big multi speciality hospital and try to do so.
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A kid at our home who is just 2 months old have a bit of cold and is been given an hepatitis b vaccine bcoz of which he is suffering a lot of pain. What should be done in such a situation?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
A kid at our home who is just 2 months old have a bit of cold and is been given an hepatitis b vaccine bcoz of which ...
It must be dpt along with hepatitis b vaccine, which cause distress to baby. Please give a paracetamol drop 10 mg/ kg one dose.
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Is painless vaccines safe for a child? please tell.

MD
Pediatrician,
1. There is nothing like painless vaccine. 2. Every vaccine is associated with some pain 3. Whatever there is available in market for human use is made available only after it has gone through three phases of trials (animal + human voulenteers) the forth phase of trial is post sale survays. 4. Please get your child vaccinated immeditely. 5. A little pain will go in few minutes or a day but if the child got the disease it would be more painful for the child and for the family.
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Hi, my daughter is suffering with dehydration pbm she is 2 years old. What can she eat.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, my daughter is suffering with dehydration pbm she is 2 years old. What can she eat.
Most important is to correct her dehydration which is an alarming situation and treat its reason. If you mean that child is not gaining wt and is suffering from mal or under nutrition, diet shall depend on degree and nature of malnourishment. This require detail information to suggest for which you may come back privately.
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Am having a baby of 4 months. In the 2nd month I got period but it's not happening now. Am 90 kg so what should I do now.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Am having a baby of 4 months. In the 2nd month I got period but it's not happening now. Am 90 kg so what should I do ...
pd become irregular after child birth n lactation. but u may conceive with this irregularities. u can use iucd to avoid pregnancy. control wt by exercise diet control
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Health Quote of the Week

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Udaipur
Health Quote of the Week

If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.

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My son is 11years, he is finding difficult to digest food. He is not feeling angry. I should force him to eat. liquid food he take. But not sold. Please suggest.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son is 11years, he is finding difficult to digest food. He is not feeling angry. I should force him to eat. liquid...
Dear lybrate user, your son might be having some health issues. There can be many reasons for not having solid food. If he is having any difficulty in digesting the food, then he will not be hungry also. Please do not force him to eat. Kindly take him to a doctor. If there is no physical problem, then you might have to look into his emotional needs. Talk to him about himself, school, his friends, his games, hobbies etc. If he is not happy about something, he will be able to share that with you, which ultimately will lift up his mood and make him more active and energetic and then he might start having food on his own. Pursuade him to play physical (not computer games) games of his choice.
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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 niece is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can we give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange juice grapes juice? Please help.

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My niece is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can we give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange j...
Try to give all what you cook at home in mashed form. Also decrease the quantity of milk intake. Also nutritional health drinks once a day can b given.
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Febrile seizures-A nightmare

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Febrile seizures-A nightmare
FACTS:
1.Most febrile seizures occur in the first few hours of a fever, during the initial rise in body temperature.It occurs usually in children in age groups 3mths -5-6yrs.
2.Most febrile seizures last only a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 101°F (38.3°C). Although they can be frightening for parents, brief febrile seizures (less than 15 minutes) do not cause any long-term health problems.
3.Having a febrile seizure does not mean a child has epilepsy.
4Children at highest risk for recurrence are those who have:

their first febrile seizure at a young age (younger than 18 months)
a family history of febrile seizures
a febrile seizure as the first sign of an illness
a relatively low temperature increases with their first febrile seizure

What should be done in case of febrile seizure:

>Note the start time of the seizure. If the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, call an ambulance.
> The child should be taken immediately to the nearest medical facility for diagnosis and treatment.
>Call an ambulance if the seizure is less than 5 minutes but the child does not seem to be recovering quickly.
>Gradually place the child on a protected surface such as the floor or ground to prevent accidental injury. Do not restrain or hold a child during a convulsion.
>Position the child on his or her side or stomach to prevent choking. When possible, gently remove any objects from the child’s mouth. Nothing should ever be placed in the child's mouth during a convulsion. These objects can obstruct the child's airway and make breathing difficult.
>Seek immediate medical attention if this is the child’s first febrile seizure and take the child to the doctor once the seizure has ended to check for the cause of the fever. This is especially urgent if the child shows sym.ptoms of stiff neck, extreme lethargy, or abundant vomiting, which may be signs of meningitis, an infection over the brain surface.

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How to cure fungal infection on genital area? I am suffering from fungal infection with skin rashes and itching on genital area.

Certificate course in Pain Relief and Palliative care, MBBS
General Physician, Secunderabad
How to cure fungal infection on genital area? I am suffering from fungal infection with skin rashes and itching on ge...
Hello, fungal infections tend to flare up in the summer due to the increased sweating. So my advise would be to keep the area dry- apply any talcum powder (around the groin i. E. Where the thigh meets the genital area), in the armpits, under the elastic of the bra, etc. (because if you scratch where the infection is and touch the other parts of the body, infection may spread). Apply an antifungal ointment (my suggestion would be whitfield's ointment- old but effective cure and also cheap) atleast 3-4 times per day. The infection (itching) will subside in 3-4 days but you need to continue application till the blackness in the skin subsides which will take atleast 6 weeks. Otherwise the infection will come back again.
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I have 2 year old girl kid. For past few months her neck underarms thighs are getting dark. Kindly assist me regarding this.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 2 year old girl kid. For past few months her neck underarms thighs are getting dark. Kindly assist me regardin...
These are the sites of folds which are prone to infection particularly for fungal infection if not kept clean and dry. Your kid may may be suffering from fungal infection causing dark coloration of skin. Keep the area clean and dry. Apply anti fungal lotion. It takes quite longer time to get relief. Else consult skin specialist.
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How Can I Make Sure That My Baby's Hair Grow Well

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
How Can I Make Sure That My Baby's Hair Grow Well

What a  mother should expect about baby's hair growth.?

Every baby is  special in his own way. Some are bald beauties and some have heaps of hair. Hair density mostly depends upon the genetic makeup of the baby. In the initial six months of life, babies hair tend to fall. Some may become totally bald and may not show any growth for some time.This is completely normal. Most babies show new hair growth between 9 months to 12 months of life. Almost all babies have growth till their second birthday. The colour  and texture of the hair may vary from that present at birth. Curly hair can be replaced by straight hair. And thick dense hair can be replaced by thinner and sparse hair.

How to wash my baby's hair?

  • With newborn babies, In the early days the best way to wipe their hair is with a sponge. Support your baby's shoulders and head, which again should be tilted slightly, and gently pat the wet and warm sponge over the hair until it is sufficiently clean.

  • After 4-5 weeks in young babies use a small amount of baby shampoo on your baby's hair. Softly rub in a circular motion, and then use a plastic cup or your hand to rinse off the shampoo.

  • Always be gentle whenever you message a tearless baby shampoo into your baby's scalp. A too-brisk scalp massage can force hair follicles and speed up hair loss or breakage.

How often should I wash my baby's hair?

You should never wash your baby's hair everyday. Particularly with the newborns, there's just no requirement. Once, twice or on need basis baby's hairs can be washed. Instead of washing it every day, gently wipe it with a sponge daily to remove any dirt and fresh your baby up.

Which shampoo should I use?

Always use tearless nourishing natural ingredients shampoos. During first month try to avoid shampoo. Tearless shampoo can even hurt, avoid spillage in eyes. Adult shampoos should be avoided as it contains chemicals that can be toxic to the baby.

Will shaving head improve my babies hair growth?

Shaving your baby's head does not improve the hair growth. The hair just looks healthier with the dried, scraggly ends removed

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Can we use diapers only during night time or cloth is preferable?

MD Pediatrics, MS, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Yes Catherine. Thanks for your question. Diapers can be used in babies but diaper free time is also very important depending on your geographic location and the temperature and humidity. Please let me know your location to help you better.
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My baby is 1 and half year old. But still not able to walk or stand without support. Her ca and vit d levels are normal.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My baby is 1 and half year old. But still not able to walk or stand without support. Her ca and vit d levels are normal.
Hello thanks for asking the development is assessed in various prospective like fine motor, gross motor, social aspects. Also assessment of growth like height, weight and head circumference is important. Apart from calcium and vit a d there are other factors also which can affect the growth and development like thyroid disorder. Standing without support at 1 and half year of age is suggestive of delayed gross motor development. But assessment of other aspect also needed. So I request you to provide detail so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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I am 29years old suffering female, suffering from back pain since 4month. I am a breastfeeding mother. I applied pain relief ointments and anti inflammatory ointment not getting any relief. So kindly suggest any medical advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 29years old suffering female, suffering from back pain since 4month. I am a breastfeeding mother. I applied pain...
Dear lybrate user firstly you should feed baby by taking proper position it might suggested by your gynaec. Do back lifting light exercise, take healthy diet. Take homeopathy medicine ruta 200 thrice a day for 5 days. Revert back thanks.
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I am 17 yrs old and having wet cough from last 10 to 15 days. Please help me

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Try augmentin 625 1 tab/three/day with meal for 5 days with glemont f 1 tab with breakfast for 1 month.
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