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Dr. Shanmuga Sundharam

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Shanmuga Sundharam Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Shanmuga Sundharam is a renowned Pediatrician in Pallavaram, Chennai. She is currently practising at Lakshmi Nursing Home - Pallavaram in Pallavaram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmuga Sundharam on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 7 years old and she is having bed wetting problem. Please do suggest me what should I do ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Is it recent or from the beginning? if recent, get her urine tested, if normal, then local irritation is the cause. If since birth, don't panic. Some children take a longer time to b continent. Make some lifestyle changes:- 1. Dinner and bed time shud b atleast 2 hrs apart. 2. Do not give milk or any fluid bfore bed. 3. Make sure she passes urine just bfore bed. 4. It is seen that kids usually pass urine in sleep at a fixed time gap, so you have to time it, and then wake her up just before that time period to visit the bathroom. All these measures usually help, but if nothing works (in case of bed wetting since birth), try homoeopathy.
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I am using Johnson baby soap to my 1years 8 months boy. He z become so dry day to day. Wt z d best soap for avoid dry skin to my kid?

MD - Alternative Therapies, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am using Johnson baby soap to my 1years 8 months boy. He z become so dry day to day. Wt z d best soap for avoid dry...
Hello Suvarna , To overcome the dryness apply olive oil or coconut oil on his body and then bath him with Johnson 's soap or you can switch to pears or Himalaya baby soap or liquid soap. After shower apply moisturising cream to prevent drying. For further assistance you can consult me. Regards, Dr. Heena
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Hi my baby has a blood infection caled streptococcus agalactia from the 3day of she was born, since then she is in nicu. Could anyone suggest if the treatment is for 14 days, we have done crp test which was 130 earlier and now it is 70 with lp test which is normal now (was these test required). Does she need to be still kept in nicu till 14th day.

Pediatrician, Pune
Streptococcal infection to be cleared from the body require at least 14 days of antibiotics otherwise the residual bacteria may flare up, hence the baby requires to be given 14 days of antibiotics to eradicate it from the body
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY -RICKETS

Rickets causes muscles and bones to become soft, which can cause permanent deformities in children. It is most common in children and infants who have a poor diet or who are housebound, but is nowadays relatively rare in developed countries. Breast-fed babies are at higher risk if they or their mothers do not take in enough sunlight, and baby formula is now designed to prevent this. Rickets is caused by a lack of vitamin D or of calcium. Vitamin D is required for calcium to be properly absorbed into bones to strengthen them. Adults rarely develop rickets because their bones are not growing and do not need much calcium. Vitamin D itself is obtained from many foods but the body can only use it if it has been converted into its active form via sunlight. In recent years there has been a slight increase in children with rickets possibly due to too many of them staying indoors.
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My 5 months old baby boy is having cold. He feels difficult in breathing from his nose while sleeping and opens his mouth. Please tell what should I do for instant results.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5 months old baby boy is having cold. He feels difficult in breathing from his nose while sleeping and opens his m...
Instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day. If no relief, consult pediatrician.
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About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
About feeding child: can I feed my 4th month baby cow powdered milk .is it safe, if can pls tell me about dosage.
Yes you can and there is no specific dosage. You make 30 or 60 ml milk and feed with spoon or sipper and not bottle feed. Any waste has to be discarded and not kept for later use .Breast milk has to be continued and formula feed can be given after breast milk only . From 4th month you can give home made semi solids mashed well also
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16 days old baby is vomiting just after breastfeeding from yesterday and stomach is getting bigger. Stool and urination are ok. Not sleeping properly. Please help me how to get rid of this ?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
This is regurgitation, not vomiting. Its normal after each feeding. Burp properly after feeding. No need for any medicine. Distended stomach is due to excessive gas passed by baby. Its normal.
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BDS
Dentist, Kochi
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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Hello Doctors, My son having age of 7 months plus 1 week running now and I would like to know the food chart with timing. Could you please suggest and is he required any drops to continue? Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Only vitamin d3 dtops should be continental for a year. You should start complementary food as per details given in my Facebook page in pediatric department.
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I want to know that my baby is 1 month old and she spits up milk while sleeping. Is it ok and please suggest me some tips by how can I reduce that.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I want to know that my baby is 1 month old and she spits up milk while sleeping. Is it ok and please suggest me some ...
It may be because the milk might have not reached her tummy and that is why the residual milk comes out.it is not much of a concern but you need to make the baby burp after every feed by holding him upright until you hear him burp.this is important.and always hold him in an angle where his head is always tilted up while feeding.
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Understanding Child Medicine Dosage and Administration

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Understanding Child Medicine Dosage and Administration

Giving a child medication can be a challenging job and one that many parents dread! Wrong dosage can create a havoc and lead to unnecessary complications or the problem not getting treated at all. So make sure you give your child the proper dose. 

Here is a small guide that will help you understand more about dosage and administration of medicine for children:

  1. Dosage: Usually, most pharmaceutical companies print the dosage as per the age or the weight range of the child. This is true mainly for paediatric drugs. Yet, there are other ways of calculating dosage as well. You can divide the age of the child (in months) by 150 and multiply the sum with the average adult dosage to compute the dose that the child should get. 
  2. Frequency: Also, always speak with a paediatrician to find out how often a medicine must be administered. The label will usually have this information, but it is always best to mention the exact symptoms and ask for the frequency. 
  3. Instruments: Child medicine usually comes in liquid form for easy ingestion. You can use a wide mouthed calibrated syringe for administering the medicine, or you could use a spoon, or even the measuring cup that comes with the medicine. The baby's bottle or a dropper can be used for infants as well. Take care to watch for signs of choking and administer the medicine in one dose broken up into smaller doses to avoid the same. 
  4. Storage: Ask your doctor about storing the medicine at room temperature or in the refrigerator as this will affect the efficacy of the medicine.
  5. Administration: Remember to find out if the medicine is to be administered before or after the child has had a feed or a meal. Then, wash your hands and prepare the child by ensuring that he or she lies still without any squirming. Make the child comfortable about the idea of taking medication and keep the head propped up. Talk to distract the child and if need be, practice sucking it in so that the child avoids choking. You can mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines by keeping a glass of juice or candy nearby.
  6. Missed Doses: If your child throws up a dose, or you miss one, do not give a double dose. Instead skip and give it later.

Take due precautions when you are administering, storing and measuring the medicine for your child as this could have an impact on how the child reacts and heals.

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Hi, I have 40 days old baby. But she sleep approx 20 to 22 hrs in a day. Is it normal? Or any issue. Kindly suggest.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi, I have 40 days old baby. But she sleep approx 20 to 22 hrs in a day. Is it normal? Or any issue. Kindly suggest.
Generally infants in this age have long sleep periods so need not worry if they are feeding well and passing urine well.
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My kid is 2.8 years old, started going to school few months ago. His teacher was complaining about his hyper activity in classroom. We observed the same in our home as well. He started pushing kids and getting horse sometimes without reason. We are tensed to see this type of behavior. Please suggest any resolution.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My kid is 2.8 years old, started going to school few months ago. His teacher was complaining about his hyper activity...
Kids need to be channelized at this age so they learn to focus and use their energy for good purpose. Try and make your child understand patiently about good conduct and if your child agrees practically reward by giving gifts in any form and praise for good behaviour. This will help your child to know the importance of good behaviour and differentiate it from bad behaviour. Do not reprimand your child in front of others. Make him understand with great patience.
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My baby is 1 month and 20 days old. She is having loose motion since 9 days we use to feed lactogen formula milk. Doctor suggested to change that and use nutricia Nusobee casein formula. May I know whether its gud for baby. It don't have any side effects right.

MD Pediatrics
General Physician, Faridabad
My baby is 1 month and 20 days old. She is having loose motion since 9 days we use to feed lactogen formula milk. Doc...
It is okay for a small child like yours to pass loose motions six to eighttimes a day. I dont think your child need s nusobee.
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My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But now I have stopped it completely. What should I do. She remains hungry whole day but doesn't eat anything. please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But...
Force feeding is not good, it's appreciated that you have stopped it, give her time she will start eating, take care of any medical problem Ask about her favourite food, council her.
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I am suffering from dry cold since last month and also from cough. So tell me what should I do to release from cough.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I am suffering from dry cold since last month and also from cough. So tell me what should I do to release from cough.
Dear Lybrate User, *body should be kept warm especially feet, chest, throat and head. Sweating is very helpful. The simplest way to do it is drink hot spice tea or some other hot drink and lie down on the bed .Take some warm cover like blanket and let the body sweat for 15 to 20 minutes. *a glass of warm water mixed with one tea spoon of lemon juice and one tea spoon of honey can be taken 2-3 times a day. *case of dry cough especially if it trouble is during the night, take cardamom, dry ginger, black pepper and cinnamon in equal quantity, say 10 gms. each. Take white sugar or rock candy equal to the total weight that is 40 gms. Grind them and make a fine powder. From this take half a tea spoon ( about 3 gms.) twice a day with honey or warm water after meals. *Cold drinks, ice cream, sweets, fried foods, milk products like cheese, creams, yogurt etc. should not be taken. Hot milk without fat can be taken if boiled with a piece of crushed ginger. Half tea spoon of turmeric powder is good to mix with the milk. *you should avoid tomatoes, eggplant and bananas.
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Is it normal to have fever during teething (age 6months) & what medication is required.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Sambalpur
Fever may occur during teething or merely a coincidence of viral infection which is more common.U can give paracetamol syp if fever more than 100c
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How to know that breastfeed is enough for baby. Baby is 3-1/2 month old and has weight 6.1 kg but he demands milk after every one hour if not sleeping. Birth weight of baby was 3.35 kg. Please advice.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
How to know that breastfeed is enough for baby. Baby is 3-1/2 month old and has weight 6.1 kg but he demands milk aft...
Concept is demand feeds. So if child is demanding. Despite of adequate feeds supply. Mom shall feed. However signs of adequate milk supply is. Initially heavy breast gets weightless after properly fed baby. And baby gets at least sound sleep of 2 hours approx. So if you have above signs just don't worry. Your baby is doing fine.
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