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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 Palavanthangal, Chennai. 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 Palavanthangal, Chennai. 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
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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Our baby is 20 day old and some time he spit up after feeding in night, doctor suggest Domstal Baby Oral drops (Domperidone) 0.5 ml three time a day. My question is Is it safe for baby bcoz as mention on medicine box does is high for him.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Our baby is 20 day old and some time he spit up after feeding in night, doctor suggest Domstal Baby Oral drops (Dompe...
Domstal drops are certainly not suggested. All babies regurgitate feeds and holding the baby upright, frquent burping and putting the baby on her side while lying down will do the trick.
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What kind of liquids can be given to 8 months old baby boy that makes the body cool.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
What kind of liquids can be given to 8 months old baby boy that makes the body cool.
Please do not give cold water to a baby or put ice to make him cool. You can give coconut water, plain lassi, curd not frozen or cold, fresh fruit juices and plain water normal temperature as much as baby can take. During summer keep these liquid diet more frequent. Your baby will be happy and cool. And do keep concern with hygiene.
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I am 29 years old and have 17 months old baby boy. I nurse him regularly. I am loosing appetite. I have done usg of upper abdomen n liver function test. Both reports are normal. Dr.prescribed me sorbiline bt it doesn't helped. What appetizer tonic can I take? please suggest me as I am very lean n underweight.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am 29 years old and have 17 months old baby boy. I nurse him regularly. I am loosing appetite. I have done usg of u...
Consume Apitone tonic daily. Eating a variety of flavors from food may help increase your appetite. Avoid eating bland foods; that can do little for increasing your appetite. Adding fresh or dried herbs to dishes can help enhance flavor and also add nutritional value to a meal. Try either cooking or ordering from a restaurant a different cuisine you are not used to. For example, try adding in Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern or other ethnic flavors into your meals. Trying new flavor combinations can increase your desire to eat and may help broaden your interest in food. The smell of herbs and seasonings should also help boost your appetite. You can also make food more interesting by increasing the variety of texture of foods at meals. If your oral health allows it, avoid eating just one texture of food at meal times. Get a little bit of soft, crunchy, chewy, etc. foods at meals to help keep you interested.
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My baby girl 3.3 years having cold nd fever from night. I gave her crocin syrup but still fever persist. please suggest sum medicine. She is 12. 5 kg.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
If there is no other symptoms, continue syrup paracetamol 7.5 ml 6 to 8 hourly for about 2 days. If there is no relief or she develop other symptoms, consult doctor.
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My 3 month son is not doing his potty since 6 days. What to do. Is there any problem ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
For a breas fed 3 month baby this is not a serious problem. Is the baby active and feedong well? don't worry. He will pass in due course. Ene upto one week is acceptable. If you are bottle feeding that is a cause. Otherwise, some tests have to be done. You ask privately with all details. For the time being, put a dulcolax suppository in his anus and he will pass motion. Contact me privately.
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12 Signs Your Child Is Not Eating Properly!

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
12 Signs Your Child Is Not Eating Properly!

Spitting up, refusing to try new foods and occasionally turning up their noses at feeding times, is normal but consistently refusing food and water, vomiting and allergies may indicate an underlying medical condition that requires attention. Common feeding problems that affect infants include sucking, prolonged chewing without swallowing, holding food in their mouth and grabbing food. Infants who are unable to close their mouths in order to keep food inside may also be said to be suffering from feeding problems.

Feeding problems could be triggered by medical conditions like a cleft palate, premature birth, respiratory problems, low birth weight etc. or by non-medical reasons such as the child’s feeling of being unloved or stressed. Symptoms of feeding problems vary from infant to infant. However, some of the common symptoms exhibited are:

  • Problems with chewing

  • Excessive drooling

  • Refusing to eat foods or drink liquids

  • Long feeding times

  • Coughing or gagging while feeding

  • Difficulty with breast or bottle feeding

  • Nasal stuffiness while eating

  • Poor weight gain

  • Recurring respiratory infections

  • Vomiting or excessive spitting up of food

  • Arching the back while feeding

  • Disinterest in feeding

Though feeding problems are minor in most cases, it is important to consult a doctor if this behaviour continues over a period of time. This is because the child may be suffering from an underlying medical condition or could be at an increased risk of suffering from dehydration, aspiration and lung problems. It could also lead to delayed physical and mental development, speech problems and cognitive issues.

Feeding problems are addressed in many different ways. The first step to dealing with feeding problems is to change the texture and temperature of food being given to the baby. In addition, try changing the posture of the baby while feeding.

In some cases, mouth exercises may be needed to strengthen the mouth muscles. Chewing exercises and tongue movement may also help reduce feeding problems.

Encourage your infant to try different types of food by including different textures in their daily meals. Alternating food textures and liquids can make it easier for the infant to swallow the food. Do not force your child to eat in a hurry but let him or her take their own time.

In cases where the infant is not gaining weight, the doctor may suggest nutritional changes and a specific diet to help gain weight. In emergency cases, hospitalisation may also be required and your baby may be given a feeding tube to ensure he or she receives adequate nutrition.

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Hello doctor during from last 4-5 months I got abscess on the underwear area. It comes every month and I take some medicine then it gone but again come after interval of month.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello doctor during from last 4-5 months I got abscess on the underwear area. It comes every month and I take some me...
Abscess had to be fully drained and the capsule removed. Then it may not recur if not diabetic. Please meet a surgeon.
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My son is 5 years old, he feels hungry but he doesn't eat food. His growth is not in progress. He always suck his fingers. He is week. Please suggest me what should I do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 5 years old, he feels hungry but he doesn't eat food. His growth is not in progress. He always suck his fin...
When child is hungry, he shall definitely like to eat but of his own choice rather yours. It is just possible that you may be forcing your choice. Give him all edible well nutritious items prepared at home of his choice including milk and its products. Sucking of fingers must have started at his early age for the reason he may have not been given food of his choice and kept hungry. I hope this may help.
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Dear mamWe had a baby on 3 Feb but mother is not able feed the baby properly what should we do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is her feed not coming properly----if this isthe problem then start giving following homoeopathic medicine to your wife immediately-------------------- bloome-44 or milkosan syrup (bioforce) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily for 15 days-------------------------------------
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