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Dr. Saravanan Chellapa

Pediatrician, Chennai

70 at clinic
Dr. Saravanan Chellapa Pediatrician, Chennai
70 at clinic
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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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Is there any cure for alopecia in this world. My 2 yrs daughter is suffering from alopecia.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Is there any cure for alopecia in this world. My 2 yrs daughter is suffering from alopecia.
Investigate for treatable causes of alopecia like seboric dermatitis, fungal infection. Improving scalp hygeine is very effective in prevent alopecia. Avoid strong soaps & shampoo to clean hair.
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How to tackle a hyperactive child of 7 years who lacks concentration but fetches good marks in academics.As a result his mother hits him quite often. How to handle?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Stop hitting at once, it will have unbearable consequences in his future life due to psychological trauma. You should appreciate him for academic achievements and love him unconditionally. Visit child psychologist to get a proper perspective of his hyperactive behaviour. Please stop beating/hitting him, control your emotions.
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I have a baby girl of 9 months. She is very lean. Please suggest some food to gain some weight to the baby.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Please mention the weight of your baby. Give homemade high calory diet like ghee, butter cheese banana mango. Don't give cerelac or biscuits.
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Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk with the addition of formula Milk (Similac 1 Advance ), now I would like to know like when we can start other foods and what kind of foods we can start and the schedule intervals. Better to suggest the way forward and what is your suggestion about COW MILK / Packet Milk for baby feeding? Thanking you in advance!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk w...
U may start now supplementary thin semi solids like suji kheer, khichadi, dal etc to start with any one item once in aday for 3-4 days gradually shifting to other items for about a month then different item twice in a day. Fuit may be given. Dairy/ cows milk can be given now. Continue breast feeding.
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Caring for grade scholars

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है कि आप अपने बच्चे को एक बच्चा ही रहने दे उसे वयस्क बनाने कि कोशिश न करें क्योंकि बाद में आप इसे वापस नहीं ला सकते ।
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My son age 5 month 15 days, weight:- 5. 3kg, he had suffered the whole of heart (size-6mm). So what I can do?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Probably he is having asd or vsd. Repeat echocardiography after 6 months. Most probably hole will be closed by 5-6 yrs of age. Just confirm with your echocardiography report.
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I am a mother of 3 month old baby. As I had breast mastitis, my was on mostly formula milk. Now am well and want to stop formula milk totally. But the problem is my breast milk supply decreased. What to do to increase it as soon as possible? please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Continue breast feeding till breast is empty or baby is satisfied and keep top milk ready to feed baby if he is still hungery. This is natural and effective way of increasing milk production. Take yourself good nutritious diet.
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My daughter is 6 months old and we have started feeding her solid food kindly suggest safe food/liquid. Is it ok to give her almond, honey (not together. We also giving apple juice prepared at home.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 6 months old and we have started feeding her solid food kindly suggest safe food/liquid. Is it ok to g...
Start with single item to accustom and gradually to other items changing to his taste by passage of time. Grinded almond may be added in milk etc after some time so honey.
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My baby running 10th month still not coning tooth please clear my doubt any problem in my baby. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby running 10th month still not coning tooth please clear my doubt any problem in my baby. Please advise.
Some children may be late. Anyway give logical syrup and send reports of his cbc, tsh to me and ask privately to be your regular family doctor.
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Rheumatic Fever in Kids - How It Impacts Your Child?

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
Rheumatic Fever in Kids - How It Impacts Your Child?

Rheumatic fever is a kind of autoimmune ailment that can occur as a result of group A streptococcal throat infection leading to inflammatory lesions in the connective tissues of the body. This disease specifically affects the joints, heart, blood vessels and various subcutaneous tissues located all over the body.

History of the effects of rheumatic fever:
The disease has been evaluated and depicted since the 1500s, though the connection between the rheumatic fever, and the throat infection was not found out until it was late 1880s. And the sore throat was also related to the rash, which is caused by streptococcal exotoxins, along with fever. Rheumatic fever was one of the leading causes of deaths in children as well as one of most common reasons behind the acquired heart diseases in adults before the invention and availability of penicillin.

Reasons behind the causes of rheumatic fever:
Even though adolescents and adults may be affected by the rheumatic fever, it mostly affects children aged between 5 to 15 years. It is a common disease in areas like South-Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and several parts of New Zealand and Australia. Group A streptococcus bacterium is the primary cause of this fever, and it also leads to scarlet fever in some people. It makes the body attack its own tissues once it has been attacked by the bacteria. This particular reaction leads to widespread inflammation throughout the body and forms the basis of all the common symptoms of the rheumatic fever.

You may have to take your child for the strep test if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  1. A sore throat and red rashes all across or in certain parts of the body.
  2. If your child has tender or swollen lymph nodes that are causing difficulty in swallowing.
  3. Tonsils that are filled with pus or red and swollen.

Harmful impacts of the rheumatic fever:

Developed mostly due to strep throat infection, it can affect the heart, skin, joints and nervous system of children. Though it may not affect all who have gone through a strep throat infection, it can lead to long-term diseases of the heart and its valves and is termed as a rheumatic heart disease. Since each attack of rheumatic fever may cause further damage to the heart, it is very crucial to make sure that your child doesn’t have one more attack of the fever, and it is therefore, important to have regular doses of penicillin injections and consult a specialist for receiving further advice on treatments and prevention.

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I am giving ferradol on daily basis since 2 year for my 8 years old kid. Is this ok?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, now you must stop giving ferradol. As any kind of supplements should not be taken more than 2 months unless it is advised by physician.
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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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Hello Doctor, I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was 3.25kg. How much weight 1 and a half months baby should weigh? I m really pissed off by my relatives who come and say your baby is underweight, your breastmilk is not sufficient . Please help!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello Doctor,
I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was...
Baby should gain minimally around 20 gms per day in first three month of life. Your babies weight gain is much above that level. So no need to worry.
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Hello Doctor, I am 35 year old male working in company and having 8 hours deskjob. I am taking Pentacid since 2010 for GERD. Does it has any side effect as within 4-5 days after withdrawal of drug I start feeling stomach pain. I don't drink and smoke. Shall I continue pentacid.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Please send us the detailed endoscopy report. Pantocid has very mild side effects. Not much. If you want to stop taking pantocid, you may require surgery. Otherwise you need to take it for life long.
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My baby born on 20.04. 15. She feeding through bottle. Due to mother breast no milk. Every time she crying. So whats I do.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
My baby born on 20.04. 15.
She feeding through bottle. Due to mother breast no milk.
Every time she crying.
So whats ...
You have not been given proper advice on breast feeding at the time of delivery. Switching back to breast feeding needs the help of breast pump, avoiding bottle and lots of patience. You can get back to me if you want further advice.
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Hello doctor, my baby boy is 16 months of age and his weight is 8.9 kgs (still takes mother feed no other milk at all). His birth weight was 2.4 kgs. We are giving him vitamin d3 (arbivit d3 and earlier we also gave him d-sol and other few such medicines as prescribed by our doctor) drops (1ml/day). His vitamin d3 drops have not been regular means we have been able to give him these drops 5 days in every 7 days. Doctor had also advised him iron drops and zincovite which he did not take regularly. Is this a serious problem? our main problem with him is that that he does not eat food. We have tried lot of home made items which our doctor and friends have advised but he does not want to eat food at all. We have to do 100 of tricks and games (which is not possible at each and every diet and especially if we are out of home) in his each diet to distract him so that he can eat some portion of the food at least. Also sometime we are not successful in making him eat even after doing all this. This has been an issue since last 5-6 months but this problem has increased many fold from last 1.5 months since he was admitted to hospital due to excessive vomiting and loose motions. He has also developed allergy with lactose which is another issue. Please advise what should we do so that he starts eating food. We try 3-4 times in a day but he takes even half of that. He does not even want to open his mouth as seen as he sees the food and starts crying and shouting. Please advise.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello doctor, my baby boy is 16 months of age and his weight is 8.9 kgs (still takes mother feed no other milk at all...
Give darolac sachet 1bd for 3-4 wks. Give pediasure. Finger foods. Make him sit with you while you eat. Gradually feed same food what you eat. Syp z&d5ml od for 3 weeks.
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My son is handicapped and mentally underdeveloped and on wheel chair. He is now 18+. At the age of six months he has uncontrolled seizures and still on anti convultions. He has chest congestions repeatedly. Also his capacity to control urine is decreasing. He has repeated UTI and URI also. How we can permanentally control this. We nebulize him occasionally with duolin and budecort 1 mg. Thanks.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
It very tough. Get him vaccinated. Try to boost his immunity by nutritious food. As he is getting repeated infection ,get his IGA,IGG.IGM assessed. Nebulize with duolin only if not asthmatic as budecort will increase chances of pneumonia.
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