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Dr. Saravanan Chellapa

Pediatrician, Chennai

70 at clinic
Dr. Saravanan Chellapa Pediatrician, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Saravanan Chellapa is a popular Pediatrician in West Mambalam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Public Health Centre in West Mambalam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Saravanan Chellapa on Lybrate.com.

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My 5 week old baby is hardly sleeping. Either she is in half sleep or not sleeping most of the time. She sleeps for an average of 5 hrs a day and 3 hrs at night. Should I see a doctor for this?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 5 week old baby is hardly sleeping. Either she is in half sleep or not sleeping most of the time. She sleeps for a...
If growth of baby is fine ,active alert and playful then it's okie to have these kind a sleep cycle provided they are not remaining hungry.
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I have twin niece. They are 2 years old. One have a problem in left hand thumb. From birth the is bent. I search in google that it's called trigger thumb. How can she get normal. Is it operation mandatory to solve it? Plzz advice me some hospitals in kolkata where this type of operation occurs. Kindly help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have twin niece. They are 2 years old. One have a problem in left hand thumb. From birth the is bent. I search in g...
If it is not resolving surgery will be needed. The term is not trigger finger Trigger finger happens when tendons in the finger or thumb become inflamed. Tendons are tough bands of tissue that connect muscles and bones. This is a congenital defect.
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Hello, I had a cesarean delivery and have a baby of 45days old. I have to attend my pg exams. So how should I feed my baby is it safe to use any outer source. please suggest a good one.

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
Mother's milk is best for babys bt you can feed your baby with formula feed i. E, lactogen1. Prepare one spoon powder in 30ml of water and feed every 2 hrly or as required.
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My 3 years old son had 99.5 fever and vomited. He's is active and drank water etc. Should I give him some medicines. Should take him to. Hospital.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 years old son had 99.5 fever and vomited. He's is active and drank water etc. Should I give him some medicines. ...
Sponge whole body for 30 minutes, paracetamol will help. Basic investigations with detailed history of diseae is important to cause of fever.
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My daughter is 10yrs old. She frequently gets urine infection. I have shown her to gynaecologist. She treated her but the problem repeats again and again. Why does this problem come in kids in such tender age?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Maintain hygiene, its common in girls. If it is too frequent, get usg abdomen and urine culture done and treat adequately. Visit to paediatrician will be worthwhile.
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‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

MBBS
Pediatrician,
‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

1.3 new goals – cure, prevent resistance and break chain of transmission.

2. Introduction of daily regime.

3. Definition and treatment of mono and polyresistance apart from mdr and xdr tuberculosis.

4. Treatment in cat 1 – 2 (hrze) + 4 (hre): continue ethambutol in continuation phase too.

5. Treatment in cat 2 – 2 (hrzes) + 1 (hrze) + 5 (hre).

6. Introduction of bedaquiline as a new drug. Atp synthase inhibitor specifically targets myc. Tb. Indicated in age more than 18 years. Contraindicatef in pregnancy and those taking hormonal ocp. It may be given in patients with stable arrythmia.

7. Definition of presumptive tuberculosis. Duration > 2 weeks etc.

8. New algorithm to diagnose tuberculosis – pulmonary, extrapulmonary, drug resistant.

9. Introduction of newer molecular methods like cbnaat and line probe assay in diagnostic algorithm apart from smear microscopy and chest xray.

10. Diagnosis of tuberculosis based on x-ray will be called as clinically diagnosed tuberculosis.

11. Sputum should be around 2ml and preferably be mucopurulent.

12. Follow up – new and previously treated drug sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis – no need to extend intensive phase, sputum microscopy at end of ip and end of treatment, weight monthly, chest x-ray if required.

13. Follow up – mdr tuberculosis – sputum smear monthly 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 months in intensive phase and at 3 months interval in continuation phase 9, 12, 15, extend ip phase by maximum 3 months total of 9 months.
Some more additions to it, adding here which might help to pg students. 
1) monitoring health status of tb treated patients (for recurrence of tb) for 24 months after treatment 
2) online monitoring of treatment adherence through 99dots programme (currently it is on pilot basis running for tb-hiv patients)
3) intensified tb case finding in clinically, socially and geographically vulnerable population. It's a provider initiated activity. 
4) now'tb suspect' term is replaced by'presumptive tb case.
5) in diagnostic algorithm sputum examination along with chest x-ray is recommended. 
6)'nsp' term is replaced by'microbiologically confirmed case'
7) nsn and others r called now onwards'clinically diagnosed tb' case. (terms replaced) 
8) definitions of cured, defaulted, treatment completed, failure, failure to respond, loss to follow up are somwhat changed. 
9) cat i, cat ii, cat iv terminologies r obsolete n replaced by drug sensitive (new or previously treated) and drug resistant tb categories.

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My 3.5 month old baby start drool a lot and also chew anything every time. I think he is teething. Can I give calcarea phos to him.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Drooling is normal so is mouthing it doesn't require any medications. Calcarea being a homeopathic medication I cannot comment on it.
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My baby is taking harder to go bathroom and he has to breath harder yo do it Soo, any suggestion for a free motion for my child? He is 2 months old.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is taking harder to go bathroom and he has to breath harder yo do it Soo, any suggestion for a free motion fo...
It could have been better to answer if wt of baby mentioned. It may be possible that baby may not be getting proper feed. Keep him on EXCLUSIVE BREAST feed up to 6 months of age.
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My only 1 yrs 6 month child girl is not speak any word but she understand all thing she dance in musicmusic so please tell me is there any problem or not.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Lucknow
Get her hearing checked by any audiologist. If she is hearing normally she will speak normally sooner or later.
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My daughter had turned 2 months old today. Her vaccination hexavalent pneumococcal conjugate is due by end of 2nd month. Can I delay this vaccination by another 1 week. As there is no provision for vaccination in this town.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agartala
My daughter had turned 2 months old today. Her vaccination hexavalent pneumococcal conjugate is due by end of 2nd mon...
Yes definitively you delay not early. You can easily wait for 10 days more no harm on that. Take care.
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My son is 13 years old. He suffered with cough frequently. When consulted a doctor he told that my son got tonsils. Taking antibiotics is temporary solution. And suggested better to do operation for that. My question is is there any alternative? After operation are there any consequences?

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
My son is 13 years old. He suffered with cough frequently. When consulted a doctor he told that my son got tonsils. T...
operation may not always solve the problem as mostly it is allergic reaction most of the time and Will persists even after operation.better you find out the causative agent and avoid it.
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My baby was Started 4 month I'm using Johnson baby powder by born onwards but on my baby face will be rashes and face will be dry too I consultant my family doctor he gave dermadew soap and cream so which cream and soap, oil is best for my baby sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby was Started 4 month I'm using Johnson baby powder by born onwards but on my baby face will be rashes and face...
there is no description of nature of rash. It is better to avoid using powder or cream. for bath, use glycerin soap.
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Hello doctor my baby has not passed the motion for past three days. He s taking semi solid food like rice kanchi nestum rice n dhalwater along wth mother milk. Is it normal or it constipation. He s four months old baby. Pleas advice me. I'm really worried.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello doctor my baby has not passed the motion for past three days. He s taking semi solid food like rice kanchi nest...
To pass stool 4 to 5 times in a day or once in 4 to 5 days is normal. Therefore there is no need to worry.
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My daughter don't want to eat regular food like milk, rice, vegetables etc. We have to feed her by force and she is very skinny but active all the time.

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hji some kids are fussy eaters. Try to inculcate good eating habits. Don't introduce wrong foods. If she is active and then skinny you don't need to worry much. Whatever is being made at home should be served. Take care.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give child small but frequent ors water by. Small spoon. You may give anti emetic oral drug like vomikind. If vomiting does not stop better to see a pediatrician. Thanks.
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I have received many calls to preserve stem cells of baby, please guide me. What should to do me?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I have received many calls to preserve stem cells of baby, please guide me. What should to do me?
Preserving stem cell (cord blood) is a good thing. But the so much hyped benefits are not absolutely true. Research works are going on, so if affordability is not a barrier, you should go for it.
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