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Dr. Selvakumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Selvakumar is an experienced Pediatrician in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Selvakumar at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Selvakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk

No 47/3, New Avadi Road,Kilpauk. Landmark: Opp To Pachaiyappas College, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have applied nipcare ointment. But without cleaning it I just feed my baby. Does it harm my child.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
I have applied nipcare ointment. But without cleaning it I just feed my baby. Does it harm my child.
Nipcare contains lanolin which is used as a moisturizing agent. If it was a one time incident and assuming that the baby may have ingested a small amount of it, there is nothing to worry. An oral overdose of lanolin can cause diarrhoea, rash, vomitting, swelling/redness of skin. For future purposes I would advise you to wash your nipples before feeding your baby if you have applied the cream.
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My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial heart disease VSDL. Kindly suggest a better homoeopathic medicine or tonic for her weight gain.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial h...
You have to get her checked and treated for congenital heart disease, there are no miracles in any system of medicine and your daughter is quite underweight for her weight though her birth weight was just okay according to indian standards.

I have" 4" month's daughter. (girl baby) She have normal fever & loose motion due to winter. Pls tell me medicine for girl baby.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have" 4" month's daughter. (girl baby)
She have normal fever & loose motion due to winter. Pls tell me medicine for...
I hope baby is on exclusive ly on breast milk.in that case you need to get stool test done. That will determine if is infective or not. Noninfectious diarrhoea subside by lactobacillus sachets. ORS water should be given.

I gave birth a baby boy on 20th Nov 2017. My mother feed milk qty is very less. I tried many medicines and galact powder to increase my milk but no improvement observed. Please suggest some way out to increase my breast milk.

MBBS(GOLDMEDALIST),MD,DCH(PMCH),PGPN, (BOSTON U.S.A)
Pediatrician, Patna
Take planty of fluid like water, cow milk, masur dal, etc.change your thought that you have enough milk for your baby, you think positive. U think about your baby. Stimulate your breast with comb below upward. Give massage over your back by striping method. Also take metoclopramide tab bid for 3 days. Also take calcium and iron tablets.
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HI Can kids use sunscreen. My daughter is 28 months old & she gets tanned easily because of her sensitive skin. Please suggest a best sunscreen for her face and body both.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Use sunscreens with at least 15 or 25 spf half an hour before leaving the house and reapply again every 3 to 4 hours.

My daughter was not taking food properly, she is showing disinterest towards eating, she was dewormed 2 weeks before, we too consulted a doctor, we are using the syrups given by him for hunger but no use.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My daughter  was not taking food properly, she is showing disinterest towards eating, she was dewormed 2 weeks before...
Before expecting results from medicines, you should check whether you are creating some obstacles in her feeding, like force feeding, excessive milk intake, excessive fruits intake.you have to control these factors before giving any medication

Is Your Kid Having the Right Weight?

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Is Your Kid Having the Right Weight?

Your kid's weight should be a real matter of concern for you. In today's world, the number of obese and overweight children is increasing at an alarming rate. Gaining excess weight and being obese poses the risk of numerous health problems in children. The disorders are diabetes, heart diseases, asthma and many others. Obese children face a lot of problems in their social lives, are teased and neglected. This causes lack of self-confidence and self-esteem in obese children. They develop a negative body image and depression. However, by taking proper measures, your child can regain normalcy. Eating disorders may also occur in obese children, and they are also likely to develop substance abuse habits.

The major medical conditions that an obese child can face are:

  1. Type 2 diabetes
  2. Asthma
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Problems in bones and joints
  6. Sleep disorders
  7. Liver and gall bladder disorders
  8. Depression

Is your kid having the right weight?
The growth rate in children varies with time and stages. Hence, it is difficult to tell whether your kid is overweight. You should measure your child's BMI to find your answer. BMI or body mass index uses the height and weight measurements of a person to calculate the amount of body fat and is used for screening obesity problems. BMI is effective in general and provides accurate data. In some cases, it may be  imperfect. In case your kid has a high BMI for age measurement, other assessments are made to detect obesity. The assessments include skin thickness measurement, diet evaluation, physical activity and family history.


How to check obesity in your kid?
In order to rectify obesity, a lot of changes must be made in a child's regular habits and schedule.

  1. Food patterns: You should feed your child a wide range of fruits and  green, red, orange and yellow vegetables. Having a proper breakfast reduces chance of obesity and should not be avoided. Focus on healthy cereals and fruits. Other than reducing the intake of chocolates, desserts and fried junk food, food items containing hidden sugar should be avoided. Go for low sugar food items. The meal times of your child should be fixed, and this pattern should be followed. Also limit having outside food. Avoid foods, which contain trans fats. 
  2. Physical exercise: Your child should be involved in regular physical exercise or workout. Let them go out of home and exert themselves, as this would keep them fit and away from obesity. For obese children, exercise will burn calories and help in losing weight.

Your kid's weight should really concern you. You should avoid your kid getting obese and make him/her follow all necessary precautions. In case you suspect obesity in your kid, get the BMI measured.

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I have a 10 month baby, in this condition which type of medicine should take and what are the side effect after taking that medicine?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a 10 month baby, in this condition which type of medicine should take and what are the side effect after takin...
he needs three breast feed per day.inbet ween you should give cereals,curd/milk based porridge three times.freshly prepared at home.
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