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Dr. Saroja Shanmugam is a renowned Pediatrician in Padi, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Saroja Shanmugam at Meenambal Nursing Home in Padi, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saroja Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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Can I give AmoxoCi lin syrup to my 5 months baby if he is suffering from cold cough?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Can I give AmoxoCi lin syrup to my 5 months baby if he is suffering from cold cough?
Hi, No, please do not give any antibiotics without getting the child examined by the paediatrician. Consult your doctor and act accordingly.
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My daughter is suffering from paediatric constipation. She is two years old. I have started giving her ripe banana. Can I give her the fruit when she is suffering from cold? She catches cold frequently.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jodhpur
My daughter is suffering from paediatric constipation. She is two years old. I have started giving her ripe banana. C...
What is Suvarnaprashana?  The process in which Swarna bhasma (ash of gold) with other herbal extracts taken in the form of semi liquid and given to the children through their mouth is called asSwarnaprashana, Suvarnaprashana, Swarnamritha Prashana or Swarna Bindu Prashana. It’s a unique method of immunization which helps the children to boost up the intellectual power and produces non specific immunity in body to fight against general disorders. It is also helpful even to the Special children with Autism, Learning Difficulties, Attention Deficit, Hyper Activity, Delayed Milestone etc. For what period it should be done > Daily dose of Swarna bindu prashana should be given for minimum of 1 month to maximum of  3-6 months. Or > Monthly once for minimum of 30 Months to maximum of 90 months  on the day of Pushya nakshatra (Pushya Nakshatra day comes once in 27 days) Time and duration to give Suvarna Prashan : >Every day Morning in the empty stomach or On the day of Pushya Nakshatra. The drops should be given by the parents to the baby in empty stomach. Dosage of Suvarna prashan drops: Birth to 2 Year – 2 Drops 2 to 16 Years – 4 Drops Age of Children who can take Suvarna Prashan: From birth up to the age of 16 years. Ingredients of  Suvarna  Prashan: Ash of Gold, Vacha, Shankha Pushpi, Brahmi, Guduchi satva, Yashti madhu, Ashwagandha, Ghee and Honey. Benefits of Suvarna Prashan :- 1. Immune System towards diseases becomes stronger. 2. Increases Physical strength. And growth of the baby. 3. Grasping power, Analysis power and  Recall memory becomes sharper. 4. Improves Digestive power. 5. Tones up Skin colour and Texture. 6. Protects the baby from different kinds of Allergies. Importance of Suvarna prashan :- Maharshi Kashyapa says Suvarna prashana improves Intelligence, Digestive fire and Physical power. It gives long, spiritual, holy and saintly life. It gives rejuvenative effects and tone ups the skin. It improves immunity in a way so that the child is prevented from bacterial and viral infections. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana helps in such a way that, the child gets best immunity to defeat diseases. Regular use of Suvarnaprashana make child very intelligent and he can remember all heard by him. Mode of Action of Suvarna Prashan >Gold is considered as very precious in Ayurveda .When Swarna is converted into Swarna bhasma as explained in Ayurveda, it would possesses following properties:- >Swarna bhasma  has  moisturizing & unctuous  effect on body. >It is Madhura, Rejuvinative and immunity booster. >Improves complexion and growth of the body. >Does Detoxification of the body. >Has ability to treat different fevers like Vishajwara, Aantra jwara and general Weakness. >It has been proved that Swarna bhasma  possesses Anti oxidants, Anti depressants, Anti cancerous, Antibacterial &  Anti rheumatoid property. >It also acts as  Nervine stimulant.  As we know a human brain grows rapidly  in 1 to 16 years of life. Swarna Bhasma accelerate the growth of brain and boost up its utilization capacity if swarna prashana is done during this phase. Other drugs in it help to build Immunity of the baby. Also it has many benefits like improvement in concentration, Grasping capacity, digestion and complexion. Swarna Bindu Prashana underwent series of clinical analysis by many Ayurvedic doctors and other associated hospitals. And we have found excellent results in increasing immunity and general health in a normal healthy baby. Presentation of Suvarna Prashana drops: Swarnaprashana drops are available in 5 ml, 10 ml presentation. How to store the drops: Drops should be kept in room temperature and should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Note that it should not be stored in refrigerator. Swarna prashana drops can be used for 5 years when stored in shade and in room temperature.
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My son is 2.5 years old. He has weak digestion and lost of appetite. Can I give him Liv-52 syrup? Or any thing else you suggest , what I should follow.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
My son is 2.5 years old. He has weak digestion and lost of appetite. Can I give him Liv-52 syrup? Or any thing else y...
The poor appetite of their kids is a common complaint among mothers. In most of the cases, kids make up for their poor diet by eating more at the next meal. For kids over 1 year old, appetites increase and decrease according to age, energy levels etc. This is a common problem among young children between the ages of 2 to 6 years. However, if weight loss accompanies your toddler loss of appetite, then you must consult a pediatrician to identify the cause & correct it. Causes of Loss of Appetite In Children: Here are 10 main reasons for toddler no appetite: 1. Slow Growth Rate: Changes in growth can cause an appetite slump in children. During the first year, children grow rapidly. But after the first birthday the growth of the child slows down, and she may eat less food now. During this time, a decline in appetite is perfectly normal. 2. Sickness: Illness can often cause a significant loss of appetite in children. If your child is suffering from sore throat, stomach flu, diarrhea, headache, fever or other symptoms, then she may eat lesser than what she normally eats. Thankfully, most of the children recover their appetite when they get better. 3. Stress: Stress can have many negative effects on toddlers and young children, including loss of appetite. If you find your child is losing interest in eating or having a hard time sleeping, then. To cure the poor appetite of your kid, you need to identify the cause of her stress and alleviate it. Some common causes of stress during childhood are: •Family issues like a death in the family, death of a pet or the birth of a sibling. •Bullying •Inability to cope with academic pressure and the impractical expectations of parents. 4. Depression: Depression can be another reason for child loss of appetite. Most of the parents mistake depression for sadness. But sadness and depression are not the same. It is important for you to understand the difference between sadness and depression so that your child can get the help she needs. Feelings of sadness go away with the passage of time, but depression does not. Depression not only makes the child sad, but also interferes with her normal life. If your child shows a lack of interest in activities that she previously enjoyed performing, then chances are that she may be suffering from depression. A change in eating habits is a strong indicator of depression. You may need to seek medical care to help your child come out of depression. 5. Anorexia Nervosa: Sometimes, in a bid to ape their screen idols children develop a psychological aversion to eating. They try to go without eating as long as possible. Even when they eat, they choose a low-fat food and later feel guilty about eating it. If you can relate your child to this food fad, she may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. You must take her to an eating disorder specialist. The specialist will tell you how to help your child regain a healthy appetite (1). 6. Medications: Several medications can take a toll on your child’s appetite. If the pediatrician prescribed antibiotics for your child recently, chances are she may be suffering from a poor appetite. A loss of appetite in a child is a common side effect of antibiotics (2). 7. Anemia: Anemia is another possible cause of the decline in appetite among children. A low iron count is common in kids who don’t consume an iron-rich diet. Children suffering from anemia seem weaker, tired and irritable than others. If left untreated, anemia can interfere with your child’s development and school performance. Get a blood test done if you suspect anemia in your child. 8. Intestinal Worms: Intestinal worms can cause loss of appetite in kids. Worms enter into the kid’s digestive system and live there like a parasite, causing intestinal bleeding, loss of appetite, dysentery, etc. 9. Constipation: Irregular bowel movements in children can lead to constipation. Tips To Prevent A Loss Of Appetite In Children: Here are some handy tips to prevent a loss of appetite in children: Offer food that is also a visual treat for your kids. You can present healthy foods in a delicious avatar. •Do not argue or scold the children during the mealtime. •Adjust the meal schedules so that you serve food only when your child is hungry. •Encourage your child to make healthy food choices. •Allow your child to snack between the meals. •Serve small portions at regular intervals. •Encourage your child to be more physically active. •Do not force your child to eat if she is not hungry. As a parent, demanding that she finishes the food on her plate is a bad idea. Remember, it is common for children to lose their appetite, so don’t be alarmed every time it happens. If your child is healthy, happy and can sleep well, then there is no need to worry. But a prolonged loss of appetite needs medical attention. So keep an eye on your child’s eating habits.
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My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediately rinse off it with water and then put breast milk in her eye what should I do further for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediatel...
Hi, Don't get panic, what you did was right, nothing further is to be done as it was only vitamin drops. But keep a check on her eye. Revert, in case any further help is needed.
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My daughter is 5 yrs, but dsnt eat any vegetable. Only tks daal n curd with paratha. She has a weak immune n alys suffer from cold n complains too about having pain in legs n hands. Please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Madam, she is five and suppose eat by herself. She may have different taste but she eat with other members of family. I don't think it is big problem. She will pickup gradually.
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My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.
I feel your food habits is not good, take rich nutritious food, deworming, to increase your height do regularly swimming, or cycling.
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Sir, my baby born in 8th month and she is suffering for jaundice her level is 22 and I kept the baby for 48 hrs after this the jaundice level did not decrease what I will do. They are telling keep the baby another 2 days.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir, my baby born in 8th month and she is suffering for jaundice her level is 22 and I kept the baby for 48 hrs after...
If it is physiological jaundice it may take some more days under photo therapy depending on age of baby. Under the circumstances your pediatrician is best person to guide. Trust your doctor and follow his advice.
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I stopped bottle feed to my 3 years boy. Now he quit to drink milk with any thing. I don't know what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I stopped bottle feed to my 3 years boy. Now he quit to drink milk with any thing. I don't know what to do?
Children's differ in their tastes and habits. Instead of milk you can give curdled milk before it turns sour. Add little curd to milk and keep for two hours and it will be just like porridge and you can feed.
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My son is 18 months old. From 15 to 20 days he is passing loose stool. Although he passes stool 3 to 4 times a day but loose. Is there anything to worry about. N hw much milk is sufficient for him if he takes meals two times a day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 18 months old. From 15 to 20 days he is passing loose stool. Although he passes stool 3 to 4 times a day bu...
3 to 4 times stool in a day is not abnormal if he is active. It may be due to his eating habit. Just change it. He can take milk as much as he likes and so the meals per day. Don't stick to 2 meals and over feed. If his wt is about 11 kg at 18 months, it means he is taking sufficient calories.
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My daughter is 9 years. She has cavity in 3 teeth. I got them filled. Can they be cured.?

BDS
Dentist, Anand
Dear , if teeth are permanent yes they can be cured by root canal treatment, but if they are milky teeth dont worry it will fall down in 3-4 years. For more info, consult.
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My daughter is two years 5 months old. I have introduced bhindi in her diet on alternate days for constipation. She has paediatric constipation. She has suffered shortly from gastroenteritis. The next day of having the vegetable she is passing a lot of stool with stomach pain. Is this indigestion? How much bhindi should I give her in her diet? please help me. I am giving her 10 to 12 pieces of cooked bhindi twice on alternate days.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My daughter is two years 5 months old. I have introduced bhindi in her diet on alternate days for constipation. She h...
Hello, Bhindi is high in fiber but carries plenty of slimy fluid, too causing loose motion with spasmodic cramp. Give your baby plenty of water to hydrate her body to eliminate toxins. Give homoeopathic medicine:@ Aloe sac 30-4 pills, thrice. Report after 3 days, please. Tk, care.
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Hi. My baby is one month old and I see that her head is elongated in shape. Is this related to scaphocephly. Should I be worried? Or can it change by time?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Hi. My baby is one month old and I see that her head is elongated in shape. Is this related to scaphocephly. Should I...
Hello. If your baby is born by normal delivery, it is normal to have a elongated shape. Of it has developed recently, consult a doctor. Regards
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My son is 1 and 1/2 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough. Doctor has told there is no cough in chest and provided with nasoclear one drop in each nostril. He is very irritated and coughing as if vomiting. Also whatever I breastfeed he vomit out. Later doctor given ambrodil drips 3 drops twice a day along with moxclav drops 3 drops twice a day. Is this safe . Can I give it to 6 week baby. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 1 and 1/2 months old. He is suffering from cold and cough. Doctor has told there is no cough in chest and p...
I suppose baby is not having fever and taking feed well and if weight is about 3.75 to 4.0 kg, you need not to worry. There is no need of either ambrodil or antibiotic which are of no use. Vomiting after feed is usually regurgitaion. Burping and right posture is solution. Saline nasal drop is safe and may be effective.
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Can I give both ostocalcium and orofer XT syrup to my son together, if yes then can it be given at same time or at different time interval.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Can I give both ostocalcium and orofer XT syrup to my son together, if yes then can it be given at same time or at di...
ideal way to give orofer is in morning hours while child is almost empty stomach . ostocalcium shall not be given together , best way is to keep 2-4 hours gap, suitably with milk.
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Hi my baby is 3 months old m using calamine light paraffin lotion. Is it beneficial or my baby will be addicted to this.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi my baby is 3 months old m using calamine light paraffin lotion. Is it beneficial or my baby will be addicted to this.
Hello, before using moisturiser an allergy check be ascertained there should not be any sort of irritation applying moisturiser. Moisturiser be of a quality product ,of course to suit the delicate skin of your baby. Its required to use moisturiser, if needed will condition the delicate skin of your body for future, too. Tk, care.
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Hi, My daughter is 2 years 3 months old, yesterday she got drenched in rain and today she caught cold, what would be the best medicine, please suggest. Thanks in advance.

DNB - Pediatrician
Pediatrician, Pondicherry
Hi, My daughter is 2 years 3 months old, yesterday she got drenched in rain and today she caught cold, what would be ...
Hi, Based upon your complaint, she is suffering from common cold. Give her SYP. SINAREST-AF 2.5 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days. Maintain good personal hygiene, give her hot water to drink. If she develops cough and difficult in breathing, consult nearby child specialist.
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I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sleep. Is it okay? How can I know he is fine. Please tell me the symptoms which indicates he is fine or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sl...
It is normal to cry when he is hungry and when feels like passing potty. If he sucks milk well , he is fine . Sleeping more is common till 3-4 months and wake up to feed every 2 hours
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Hello doctor. What are The best foods to increase breast milk. As I'm a mother of 4 months old child and there is a lack of breast milk since 3rd month. Help me doctors please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There is no specific food and you have to take all nutritious foods and feed the baby every 2 hours or so . Being calm helps bring out milk . From 4th months you have to give homemade semi solids also
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MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Meerut
Parents of new born should ask their paediatrician to send them timely vaccine reminders via sms or email so that you don't miss out on vaccination. Also ask your paediatrician to track your new born weight and height on digital growth charts rec. By iap.
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