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Dr. Selva Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Selva Kumar is an experienced Pediatrician in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can visit her at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selva Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have 3 year girl child .Her body weight is approximately 14 kg .Suffering from dry cough from Last 4 months. .I tried so many allopathic and ayurvedic medicine on her. But No positive result. .pls suggest me right treatment for her.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Her weight for age is normal.If she doesn't have fever or loss of Weight some allergic problem could be there like ecposure to dust,smoke etc.So look for that
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My baby is 10 months old. As I am a working lady, he was fed formula milk along with breast milk since birth. He started eating when he became 6 months old. Now he is on food and breast milk, formula milk is totally discontinued. Can I give him cow's milk now?

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
My baby is 10 months old. As I am a working lady, he was fed formula milk along with breast milk since birth. He star...
Hello lybrate-user, yes can give cow's milk because cow's milk is very light and easily digestible. But don' skip breast milk fully.
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Can I use pure coconut oil for daily use cooking to my one year old daughters food? Is it healthy for her?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Can I use pure coconut oil for daily use cooking to my one year old daughters food? Is it healthy for her?
Yes Coconut oil will be good for your child as studies show that it not only lower bad cholestrol an thus is good for heart but also improve glucose tolerance and reduce body fat accumulation .
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Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
Identify Your Headache- Could be Migraine Due to Bad Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene has now become all the more important. A new study has linked the cause of migraines to be a specific type of bacteria present in mouth and gut. People complaining of splitting headaches is fairly common place nowadays. Statistics in india show that nearly one third indian women and one fifth of indian men suffer from this type of headache.

Symptoms of migraine include:


    Moderate to severe pain that affects the whole head or may shift to one side
    Increased sensitivity to light, sound and pungent odour
    Blurring of vision
    Nausea and/or vomiting
    Dizziness, fatigue
    Seeing dark spots in front of eyes


There are three different types of headaches- severe headache, cluster headache and migraine.

Headache is simply unpleasant pain in the head region of varying intensity. Cluster headache is intense one sided headache with tearing in the eye of the side of the pain. Migraines are moderate to severe pain in the head, usually diffuse and presents along with the above stated symptoms.

Causes of migraine:

Knowing what causes migraine can help avoid it. Common causes that affect different people are as follows:


    Stress
    Hormonal changes and supplements
    Over use of contraceptive pills
    Exertion
    Excessive heat
    Sleeping in small closed rooms with inadequate ventilation
    Overuse of mosquito repellent
    Acidity
    Bad oral hygiene
    High bp
    Overuse of pain killers
    Smoking


Food that triggers migraine:

Many people experience migraine because of different food items. Identify your trigger and then try hard to avoid it.


    Chocolates
    Wine
    Processed and canned meat products
    Onions, potatoes, spinach, and over eating of rice


Since many years now, nitrate medicines have been used to maintain cardiovascular health and previous research has revealed that heart patients who were given medications containing nitrates routinely complained of headaches. The migraineurs had high nitrate levels, but the actual connection to link the two had not been established until now.

Researchers at the university of california-san diego investigated this further to identify the connection between what the migraineurs eat that alters their experience with migraines. Bacterial sequencing was done on the 172 participants of samples collected from their mouth and gut. Tests showed an abundance of nitrate reducing bacteria in their faecal samples, but even more in their mouth bacteria.

The study published in the journal msystems has identified the link between oral bacteria and migraine, but it is still not evident whether these bacteria are the cause or a result of migraine. But even then it is best to stay safe from our side by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a good oral hygiene. Migraine is often neglected by the patients and hence becomes difficult to treat. Identify the above triggers and causes of migraine and consult a physician if you have any of them.

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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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BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Bangalore
Why Kids Are Such Cold Magnets
On average, kids under age 3 catch six to eight colds a year. "We think that since most children are encountering viruses for the first time, their immune systems aren't able to kill them as quickly as when they encounter them again. What's more, because kids aren't overly concerned about having a runny nose, the virus tends to end up on their hands, clothing, and toys--where it can live for 30 minutes. When another child touches an infected toy and then rubs her nose or eyes, she can catch the cold.

However, having lots of sniffles early in life may protect kids later on. Researchers have found that children who develop frequent colds in preschool catch fewer colds during their school years--presumably because their immune systems have learned to recognize and fight off the bugs. And a German study has found that babies who have more than one cold before their first birthday are less likely to develop asthma by age 7.
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I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?
sugar of 11 is very very critical . child must be hospitalized. and proper diagnosis of this condition known as hypoglycemia shall be done. low sugar hampers proper Brain growth. usually premature have more problem of low sugars, is it so in this setting? always narrate detail history to guide u better. regards
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Hello sir I am suffering from cold and cough for over one month what should I do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Hello sir I am suffering from cold and cough for over one month what should I do?
All cough of more than 15 days need investigation like xray chest, cbc and sputum afb to know cause.
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My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter is 8 years old and her weight is 14. What to do to put up her weight. She does not eat properly.
stop market junk food. prepare cereal based paratha both the time adding salt ,ALU,dal onion etc.every time new.serve with small amount of curry,curd,milk.add chocolate powder if available. give oily biscuits.
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We have a baby boy aged 2 years. He is taking feed only and not taking food or milk. At the time of birth he is 3.5kg but at tge age of 2 years his weight is only 9 kg. Kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
We have a baby boy aged 2 years. He is taking feed only and not taking food or milk. At the time of birth he is 3.5kg...
Hello the parent should teach the baby about the feeds. Improper feeding habit can cause severe growth failure and may be mental retardation. Start complementary feed which should be nutritious and palatable. Regards.
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My son weighs 19.3 KGS. He is 8 years old. What food can I give him to increase his weight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My son weighs 19.3 KGS. He is 8 years old. What food can I give him to increase his weight.
Give him protein rich diet. Carbohydrates like banana, rice, increases body weight. Avoid giving junk food and try to be on healthy food only.
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My son is age of 11 months he was healthier suddenly become very thin and was not eating much as earlier. He is getting milktooth too. What to be done in order making him healthier? Thanks in advance.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
My son is age of 11 months he was healthier suddenly become very thin and was not eating much as earlier. He is getti...
Dear lybrate-user, usually there are periods when children don't eat as much as they used to eat previously. These could be because of childhood illnesses. The only red flag is the word'sudden' if it is sudden, there should be a reason for it which needs to be evaluated. Please see a paediatrician.
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Hi my baby s 15 days old and he s feeling mre difficulty 2 pass motion n toilet he s often crying .can I give him sugar water? Else please suggest me something. Thank you.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi my baby s 15 days old and he s feeling mre difficulty 2 pass motion n toilet he s often crying .can I give him sug...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. If the milk intake is inadequate, infant may not pass much stools. Now a days other than breast milk nothing is to be given in first few months. It is better to consult your pediatrician. But do not give sugar water for now. Breast milk is the only nutrition for the baby. Thanks.
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My son is 13 years old and he weighs approx 70 kg what should I do to make his weight normal. His height is approximately 5.3 feet.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, give him healthy food containing vegetables, cereals and fruits. Try to avoid junk food, cheese and oily food. Involve him in exercises, sports badminton cricket football, encourage him him in sports.
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My new born kid has ostium secundum of 0.4 cm. Is it harmful later or will it get healed as time passes by.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My new born kid has ostium secundum of 0.4 cm. Is it harmful later or will it get healed as time passes by.
It might become smaller but complete closure spontaneously is not known. But it's a mild defect don't worry.
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MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months.Continue breastfeeding upto 18 months of age.Don't give bottlfeeding to your baby.
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I am 17 years old. But I have to ask for my friend i. E. She is also 17 years old and due to over use of tablets and painkillers. She is facing a heart problem. She had also addicted of alcohol but not now. Her veins are not properly working mean heart is not supplying blood to whole body and due to this she got 15-16 blood vomitsper day. Please give us a solution.

Fellowship in Endocrinology, DNB (FM),National Board of Examinations, MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
I am 17 years old. But I have to ask for my friend i. E. She is also 17 years old and due to over use of tablets and ...
Hi lybrate-user, as you had described the problem seems to be a serious one need to detail evaluate the patient clinically as well as battery of investigation, for that patient require admission in the hospital, if blood in vomiting needs to do endoscopy and further management required.
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