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Dr. Saravana Kumar

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Chennai

12 Years Experience
Dr. Saravana Kumar MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Chennai
12 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 12 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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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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Bacho ke Diaper badalte samay, Kyon jaroori hai Saavdhani

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
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My son who is 3 years old having cough from 2 days. Used Asthakind 5 ml twice per day. Given budesal 0.5 mg nebulizer also twice per day. Still cough is coming regularly. Which medicine I have to use now? Please suggest.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician,
My son who is 3 years old having cough from 2 days. Used Asthakind 5 ml twice per day. Given budesal 0.5 mg nebulizer...
Hello lybrate-user, I can see you have given meds for wheeze, hopefully after paediatrician advise. First we have to understand that cough is a protective reflux of the body. Second, the medicine will depend on what causes the cough, whether it's viral uri or allergic type. If it's viral and if the child is otherwise active, playing and eating well, nothing needs to be done other than observation. If there's wheeze the meds you mentioned will help. If the cough is persistent and disturbing child's activity and sleep, then I would suggest to show the child to a peds.
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Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disorders than grown-ups. This is because the gum and teeth in toddlers are very delicate. Moreover, children are more attracted to sweets and other food items, which cause damage to the teeth.

Here are several ways to protect the teeth of your little one:

  1. Have a dental checkup: You should take your child to a dentist on his first birthday. Early prevention is important as any kind of problem in the teeth will be detected and this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.
  2. Teaching healthy habits: Brushing is very important and you should teach your child to brush regularly, more than once a day. Before the development of teeth in your baby, you should brush his gums gently by using water on a soft baby toothbrush or with a clean and soft cloth. After developing teeth, brushing must be practiced with delicate toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste. If several teeth touch against each other, you should use flossing. Brushing is essential before going to bed, and no food should be taken after brushing.
  3. Prevent "baby bottle decay": You should not let your child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The sugar contained in these liquids sticks to the child's teeth, which activates bacteria and may lead to tooth decay.
  4. Avoid giving juice to your child: Juice may be healthy for the body, but it leads to tooth decay in little kids. The amount of regular juice intake should never be above four ounces.
  5. Avoid excess use of a sippy cup: Sippy cups enable children to shift from bottles to a glass. However, all day long usage of sippy cups should be restricted as it may cause decay on the front and back portions of teeth, when the drinks are rich in sugar.
  6. Be careful about sweet medicines: Many medicines meant for children are sugary and stick to the teeth, increasing the chance of cavities. Several antibiotics cause overgrowth of Candida or yeast and cause an oral disease known as oral thrush. This disease causes creamy patches on the tongue. In case your child needs sweet medicines, brushing should be increased.
  7. Stop using a pacifier by the age of 2 or 3: Pacifiers are good for children, but using pacifiers for a long period of time affects the lining of teeth. The shape of the mouth may also change. Hence, do not let your child use pacifiers after 2 or 3 years of age.

Children are quite prone to teeth disorders and decay in the teeth. Hence, measures must be taken to protect the teeth of children from any kind of disorder.

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Hi doctor, my baby is 3 months old. He is having slow weight gain and looking so lean. His birth weight is 3.4 kg and now he is 5.2 kg. Is it normal? I am on breastfeeding. He is not finishing one breast completely. He is taking only foremilk and not hindmilk. He is very lazy to suck and sleeps often in the breast. After feeding I used to pump to remove the hindmilk. Please suggest what to be done?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi doctor, my baby is 3 months old. He is having slow weight gain and looking so lean. His birth weight is 3.4 kg and...
His weight is ok. You have to tickle him at sole or ears to wake him and he should suck for at least 10min at each breast.
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My baby is 1 month old, I want to know the baby care products, which brand is best? Especially which cream should I use for my baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 1 month old, I want to know the baby care products, which brand is best? Especially which cream should I u...
Baby care product is exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months of age. there is no need of using any cream.
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My son (2 yrs) has a lump in upper middle chest. Please suggest what it can be and where and to whom I should go for check-up and treatment.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
My son (2 yrs) has a lump in upper middle chest. Please suggest what it can be and where and to whom I should go for ...
Hello, it can be fat lump or lipoma, but needs to be seen personally. Since when it is present? for now consult paediatrician mbbs dch or md paeds for opinion. Thanks.
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I am getting cold attacks frequently following by dry cough. Everytime the doctor prescribes antibiotics. I would like to know why this is happening so frequently and what remedial actions can be taken.

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
This may be related to a disease called allergic rhinitis. Visit a respiratory physician who will evaluate you for any concomitant asthma. A trial of nasal steroid may be required.
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Hi, my question is to a child/new born specialist. Recently I hv been blessed with a baby girl 4 days back. I would want to know which external feed /milk is best for my baby (cow's milk, buffalo's milk or packed milk powder). Please help me on this because mother's feed is not available in adequate amount to nourish baby at this point of time.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi,
my question is to a child/new born specialist. Recently I hv been blessed with a baby girl 4 days back. I would w...
Any milk other than breastmilk is not safe for a newborn baby. If mother consumes adequate fluids & food there will be enough milk secretion. If at all you want to give other milk nan 1 can be given.
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Can I give yogurt dahi to my 10 months old son? And where do I get wheat grass? What all food I can give to my son.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can I give yogurt dahi to my 10 months old son? And where do I get wheat grass? What all food I can give to my son.
You can give Yoghurt and give all homemade foods. Wheatgrass is available in super markets and online Wheatgrass juice is a popular health drink. It is thought to benefit health only when fresh and taken on an empty stomach immediately after extraction. But there is no research to date that supports this.In foods and beverages, wheatgrass extracts are used as a flavoring component.
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She has problem of bed wetting at age of 11 1/2 years .she is premature baby with 1400 gm weight and operated for reverse reflux of kidney at age of 7 years .Is any treatment available for bed wetting?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
Yes there are some medication for bedwetting. But I would concern about her problem want to ask if she started bedwetting at 11.5 years or having since before? Medication for bedwetting is available but before starting you must find cause for bedwetting and councils her for dry night (toilet training) with medication. Medication may be beneficial in this case but some times symptoms may recure after stopping the drugs if primary cause of bedwetting is not solved. In adolescent girl having started bedwetting at 11 years there may be some disease like Urinary tract infection or other and also role out some social or personal (psychological) problem like anxiety, depression or problem in school and other. Consult paediatrician for detail examination and management.
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My 3month old daughter has stomach pain past 2 days. She finds relief on passing out gas. What could I do to help her out?

Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 3month old daughter has stomach pain past 2 days. She finds relief on passing out gas.
What could  I do to help he...
Burp the baby well. If that does not help then check with your doctor regarding your feeding position.
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My child 1y 6m cries during passing of urine since 2 days ( she shows the genitals that she has pain there ) Is it urine infection? Please suggest the remedy or medicine.

M.B;B.S, P.G.(FAMILY MEDICINE), D.O.H.
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Some times due to over heat / acidity of urine this may be possible Any have urine check up to rule out UTI, till then give more water.If the child is under breast milk, mother should take soft diet avoiding all spicy food.
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Tell me the healthy diet for my baby boy, 11 months age, he is lean, I want to see him stout.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Tell me the healthy diet for my baby boy, 11 months age, he is lean, I want to see him stout.
Give him 3semisolids. Dalia. Khichri with vegetables. Rice and dal 150-200gms. Egg 2 servings of fruits.
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While my baby born it was 3nd haf kg bt now its 5kg. 600gram now its 6 and half month old I started giving solid food at 5th month it was taking food butno changes it look very slim scared to catch also stomach slim but from 6 days it will not take proper food except breast milk I do not have enough milk baby will b hunger but also will not take please let me know any solution quickly please..

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
While my baby born it was 3nd haf kg bt now its 5kg. 600gram now its 6 and half month old I started giving solid food...
You. Have given very true story of most of six months children. They are getting addicted to sucking at breast. This mostly happens when mother give frequent breast in night time. In lay man term you call it ziddi. To avoid it, you have to have patience, gradualy child have to recognise the impotance that eating food is better and fills the tummy rather than sucking empty breast.
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Giving antibiotic for any kind to 2 month old baby reduce development of immune system or effect immune system of baby. Can cough & cold get cured by its own without giving any medicine to baby.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Giving antibiotic for any kind to 2 month old baby reduce development of immune system or effect immune system of bab...
Hello, administer antibiotics to infants will not be advised you can give homoeo medicines to cure cough cold. @Bryonia alb 30-1drop with 1tsfl of own milk. Thrice. Report wkly. Your feedback be solicited for further follow up, please. Tk care. Avoid, cold 8ntake, exposure to cold climate. Mother should also avoid cold intake,.
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My daughter is 6 year old she is still urinating in bed at night what is the treatment.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
With hold fluids after8pm. Early dinner. Wake her up same time in middle of night. Should not sleep on tummy. If it fails after 6 mths medication after consulting.
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My 4 years old daughter often becomes angry when she doesn't get her desired things and then she shouts, hits everyone and takes time (near about 30-40 min) to come in normal situation. She is very sensitive in nature and close to her mother. But when she's angry even mother can not control her. We are both working parents and she stays in creche after school.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 4 years old daughter often becomes angry when she doesn't get her desired things and then she shouts, hits everyon...
You have to spare time for your child as she is missing you but can not express clearly.You are the best friends,teachers for her. Talk to her about everything she wants to.She is at risk of developing in a delinquent,fussy,confused adoloscent.
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There is indigestion problem for my 2 months old son, what might be the issue? please say am worried, he had motion once in two days and I consulted doctor still the same, it's happening since a week!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
There is indigestion problem for my 2 months old son, what might be the issue? please say am worried, he had motion o...
most likely his nose is blocked. Put saline nasal drops 2-3 tmes per day & burp baby well after every feed.
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