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Dr. Saravana Kumar

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Chennai

13 Years Experience
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Saravana Kumar is a renowned Pediatrician in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 13 years. He studied and completed MD - Paediatrics . You can consult Dr. Saravana Kumar at P S Clinic in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Saravana Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2005
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English
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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My daughter has been suffering from chest pain (some times) but y? She is not an adult and she has been not attained the mensuration ,she's 14 year old and studying in 8th std. But her classmates had been attained!!

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kendujhar
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this- 1) Do a clinical examination by your Doctor and do CBC with differential 2) Discuss with your Doctor about ibuprofen for pain along with pantoprazole 3) Discuss with your physiotherapist for a specific exercise plan Do follow lifestyle modification like this- 1) Try placing hot compresses or a heating pad on the painful area several times a day. Keep the heat on a low setting. Ice also might be helpful. 2) Take rest. Avoid activities that make your pain worse. 3) Take a multivitamin caps regularly Rejuvit Plus Caps Hope that helps.
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My daughter is 2 yrs old. She gets fever and cold very frequently. One doctor's opinion is that she has tonsil and if she has tonsil up to 5 yrs she will have same problem and nothing cann't be done please guide me.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
From history your daughter is suffering from recurrent tonsillitis. Avoid cold drinks, ice-cream, chocolates, cream biscuits etc.Tonsillectomy is required after 5 yrs of age if your child suffers from recurrent tonsillitis.
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Hi. My boy is around 6 months old, still we are giving mother feed only. Please let me know when we can start with cerelac stage 1 or Lactogen in addition? Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Aligarh
Hi. My boy is around 6 months old, still we are giving mother feed only. Please let me know when we can start with ce...
Upto 6 month baby should be exclusively breast fed. Complementary feeding should be started at 6 month of age. Give pulse water, mashed potato, mashed banana, daliya biscuit mashed to the baby.
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My Children is suffering from Cough frequently her age is 2.5 year and another 4 years can you suggest what to do?

DNB - Pediatrician
Pediatrician, Pondicherry
My Children is suffering from Cough frequently her age is 2.5 year and another 4 years can you suggest what to do?
Hi, Giving cough syrups is the temporary measure. First to identify the underlying problem for cough and get the right treatment. Consult nearby child specialist.

Few Reasons A Mother Should Breastfeed Her Baby

DGO, Diploma In Family planning (UK), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Few Reasons A Mother Should Breastfeed Her Baby

While the decision to breastfeed or not to is a personal one, however, it is known to have a number of benefits for both the baby and the mother. Ideally, a newborn baby should be fed only mother’s milk for the first six months of his or her life. This not only provides a nutritious diet for the infant, but it can also protect the baby from a number of diseases that could affect them now and in the years to come.

Here are a few reasons a mother should breastfeed her baby

  1. Well balanced nutrition: Mother’s milk is better than any form of infant formula. This is because it contains the perfect mix of vitamins, proteins and fats essential for your baby’s growth. Also, these nutrients are made available to the baby is easy to digest form which increases the amount of nutrition absorbed by the baby’s body. By breastfeeding a baby, the chances of them being overweight in their later years is also reduced.
  2. Immunity booster: Along with nutrients breast milk is also rich in antibodies that protect your baby against viral and bacterial infections. Breastfeeding a baby reduces their risk of suffering from asthma and other allergies in future and also reduces the frequency of ear infections, respiratory diseases and diarrhea.
  3. Better bonding: When a baby is being breastfed it is held close to the mother’s body and skin to skin contact is established. This benefits both the baby and the mother and helps build a strong bond between them. For the baby, this skin to skin contact builds a sense of security and for the mother, breastfeeding the baby can help deal with postpartum depression and make her feel connected to the baby.
  4. Helps the mother recover: Breastfeeding helps the mother get her body back to its pre-pregnancy condition faster. This is because breastfeeding burns calories and hence helps the mother lose pregnancy weight faster. It also triggers the release of hormones such as oxytocin which reduce uterine bleeding after delivery and help the uterus get back to its original size.

When breastfeeding a baby it is important to recognize when the baby is hungry and feed him or her before they start crying. Typically an infant should feed on each breast for 10-20 minutes at a stretch. It is also important to be patient and comfortable while breastfeeding so as to allow milk to flow evenly and to prevent fatigue.

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

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Sir, my son 9 years old suffering from cough and cold due change in seasons and also when eat/drink cold things like ice cream or cold drinks or when he takes bath from cold water. This problem is from 5 years old. What can I do. Please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN Geriatric Care, Post Graduate Diploma In Holistic Healthcare
Ayurveda, Balasore
Sir, my son 9 years old suffering from cough and cold due change in seasons and also when eat/drink cold things like ...
Hello visitor, let your son to immunised naturally so that you can find more potential power inside his body. Due to low immune response a child gets infections even if climate change. So need not to be worried about your 9 month old son. Some natural herbal products of holistic approach will make him okay. Feel free to contact me privately I can suggest more in this case.
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Newborn baby2-3 days old only. Today she has 5 stools per day, green in colour. Is it normal? The baby is not taking breast milk. Cz the mother has not started lactating.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Newborn baby2-3 days old only. Today she has 5 stools per day, green in colour. Is it normal? The baby is not taking ...
Green stools are due to indigestion due to deficient mothers feed-------------mother should start taking homoeopathic medicine to increase her breast milk-------------- bloome-44 or milkosan (bioforce) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily--------
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What is Sickle Cell Anemia? How Can it Be Cured?

PHD - Science
Geneticist, Mumbai
What is Sickle Cell Anemia? How Can it Be Cured?

Have you heard of a health condition in which there are insufficient red blood cells in your body for carrying sufficient oxygen to all parts of the body? This condition is called sickle cell anemia and it is an inherited form of anemia. Usually, the red blood cells in your body are round and flexible and move through the blood vessels easily. In case of sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become sticky and rigid. They are shaped like crescent moon or sickle. Because of the irregular shape, these can get stuck in the blood vessels, which slows down the blood flow.

Treatment
The only potential cure of sickle cell anemia is a bone marrow transplant. Other treatment measures focus on easing the symptoms and preventing further complications. The various treatment modes are as follows:

  1. Antibiotics: Children with sickle cell anemia can start taking antibiotic penicillin by the age of two months. This prevents infections like pneumonia. Even in the case of adults with sickle cell anemia, antibiotics help in fighting certain infections.
  2. Pain-relieving medications: Several over-the-counter pain relief medications may be prescribed by a doctor for reducing pain during a sickle cell crisis. Hydroxyurea is another type of medicine, which helps in reducing the frequency of pain. 
  3. Vaccinations: Childhood vaccinations should be given for preventing the disease in children. These vaccinations are more important for children already affected with sickle cell anemia as they are more prone to infections. Vaccines such as the annual flu shot and the pneumococcal vaccine are important for adults suffering from sickle cell anemia. 
  4. Blood transfusions: In case of a red blood transfusion, red blood cells are removed from a supply of blood that is donated. The donated cells are intravenously given to a sickle cell anemia patient. Blood transfusion increases the number of normal red blood cell count in circulation, giving relief to anemia. Regular blood transfusions are important for children with sickle cell anemia, who are highly prone to stroke
  5. Stem cell transplantA stem cell transplant or a bone marrow transplant involves the replacement of the bone marrow affected by sickle cell anemia with a healthy bone marrow given by a donor. This is a risky procedure and is only recommended for patients with sickle cell anemia at a chronic stage.

It is recommended for you to consult a doctor on experiencing any symptom of sickle cell anemia. This is a dangerous health condition and requires proper diagnosis and treatment before it gets out of your hands.

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Sir, my 4 years daughter can't speak, she can hear properly but cannot speak, she speaks only 2-3 words like mammi, kaka. What should I do, I consult the doctors they said she will speak. But as long as time is moving I am getting very upset. Please suggest some solution.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Dear , you have mentioned that your daughter hears normally. If so, she will eventually speak normally. Still, as v consider 3 yrs to b the age for normal speech, I wud advice getting her hearing tested, called audiometry, by a ent surgeon.
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I am kavitha I have 1 year 3 month boy baby. Still he didn't walking. What type of food want to give. Every evening I can give biscuits with milk is it good for health. I can give cerelac, farex like that type of food r not. Suggest some healthy food for my baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am kavitha I have 1 year 3 month boy baby. Still he didn't walking. What type of food want to give. Every evening I...
You should have told her birth history and weight. She should be given all home made food. Help her walking by holding (supporting)
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