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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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I have some kind of allergy from dust. Because of this I think I usually suffer from tonsillitis. What can I do or should do to be healthy?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist and follow the advice and treatment given by him
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My baby born at 30 weeks .birth weight :1.515 now she's 7 month old her weight 5.910 .she's doesn't like anything except breast milk. When I feed her food n lactogen she takes only 1 tablespoon .more than that she's crying. Pls give some suggestions?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), FACEE PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Allahabad
My baby born at 30 weeks .birth weight :1.515 now she's 7 month old her weight 5.910 .she's doesn't like anything exc...
This is common that after 6 month of age when complememantary feeding is started some of food is not accepted by baby intially. This is due to like and dislike of food. And also because of underdeveloped taste bud. Try one food at one time three to four day if he did not accept stop that food and try other food for same.
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Galactosemia In Infants

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad

Galactosemia in infants. - know the reasons behind it!

An infant is usually called a bundle of joy and with good reason. There are simple and carefree, and bring a smile to your face with their antics. However, the mood and health of an infant can be tarnished due to an issue which is known as galactosemia.

What is galactosemia?
When a baby has galactosemia, he or she will have a problem when it comes to digesting galactose, which is something that is present not only in milk but in all milk products. Galactose is a sort of sugar, just like fructose and glucose is. As a matter of fact, lactose, which is what milk has, is, in fact, a combination of glucose and galactose. Also, when lactose is processed, it is broken down by the human body into its constituents.

The condition is something that is passed down through the genes of the parents of the baby. The condition would occur if the gene which causes a tendency for a baby to have galactosemia is present not only in one parent but both of them. A baby who has the condition will be lacking an enzyme which is known as the galt enzyme. The enzyme could also not be functioning as it should be under normal circumstances.

When it comes to the problem, it is very important, to say the least, to detect it sooner rather than later as if there is a build-up of unprocessed galactose which is allowed to occur, it can affect the baby adversely and in some cases, it can also be threatening to the life of the baby!

How does it affect a baby?
The problems which can erupt due to galactosemia include issues which affect organs such as the brain, eyes, liver and kidneys. It is interesting to take note of the fact that these are all organs which either have something to do either processing the blood or are heavily dependent on it. While a baby is not in the position in which he or she can communicate the issues that are being faced, when keeping an eye out for galactosemia, the signs which are displayed include an irritability of the baby as well as lacking consumption of the milk of the mother.

Even though galactosemia may not be the case, a doctor should be consulted as the exacerbated issue can include seizures and jaundice. It is to be kept in mind that galactose is something that can be found not only in the milk of the cow but also human milk as well as the milk of other animals such as goats.

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Hi, My son is 2.5 month old. He looks at my face sometimes. He usually looks all around and even if I keep talking he doesn't look at me. He doesn't turn towards d sound. But he reacts to sound. He stops all his activities and listen to sounds. I am worried why he doesn't look at People faces when we talk. Is this normal for 2.5 old kid.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, My son is 2.5 month old. He looks at my face sometimes. He usually looks all around and even if I keep talking he...
It is border age to respond and to assess development to you have pointed out. Other wise his activities appears normal for this age. It is good he is responding well to sound. I suppose he must be passing smile. Any way, you may consult pediatrician.
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Hi doctor. Meri beti 1month 5 days ki hai. Vo jitni bar milk leti hai toilet kar deti h aur thodi der bukh lagne lag jati hai. Kya har thodi der bad use doodh dena thik hai.

Pediatrician, Pune
Babies on maa ka doodh agar pee rahe hain or poti golden yellow colour ki aur loose ho rahi hai, urine theek kar rahe hain aur weight gain ho raha hai to for poti din mein 15-20 bar bhi kar rahe hain to who normal hai, bachon mein gastro colic reflex hota hai aur wo feeding line ke turunt baad poti karate hain, it is normal.
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I have a child with age 15 months but he can not walk, but he stands with support like wall. please tel me clearly what is the problem.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have a child with age 15 months but he can not walk, but he stands with support like wall. please tel me clearly wh...
Hello, Check with his paedrician and ensure get his vitamin D and calcium checked after consulting a doctor. Meanwhile give him good calcium and protein diet.
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My child is ten years old but his growth is not proper on height also not take interest in taking food/diet what can we do and also want to know what will be height after of ten years.

Diploma in Naturopathy, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
now a days kids prefer lot of junks which leads to deficiency its one. Of them normally calcium defeciency leads to this. Try to give him diet rich in calcium and proper excercises. Calcium rich diet like milk. Cheese. Curd yogurt r rich in calcium and excercise like swimning skiping juumping helps in increasing height. Few medicines accd to child also helps to increase height.
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Dear Doctor, My daughter does not like to eat anything. I have tried baby foods, I have tried home made foods like rice with dal and vegetables etc. But she hates em all. What should I do? We are little worried, though she is enough spontaneous to play and make fun. Should we try Gripe Water or Gripe Mixture? Sometimes her mother forces her to eat and she cries by the time of eating. What should we do? Please Help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Dear Doctor,
My daughter does not like to eat anything. I have tried baby foods, I have tried home made foods like ri...
Parents must understand that, every child has mind of it's own. Forcing to eat against their wish is not going to work. It will create some rebellious behavior. Instead eat family meals together and share happy moments. During meals offer her all you want, but let her decide what to eat. And after some days you will see the results. Check your expectations, if they are hyper..
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My child (20 month old) suffering from loose motion, greenish with traces of blood, what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Stool mixed with blood is suggestive of infection. An antibiotic treatment is needed. Give plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Giving probiotic and zinc helps in early recovery.
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Hi my baby 1 month old. Due to my age I think I am not generating enough milk. How can I increase my milk generation. What can I eat. Any medication.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hi my baby 1 month old. Due to my age I think I am not generating enough milk. How can I increase my milk generation....
There are actually no medications to increase milk. And milk generation is not related to age. The more the baby suckles, the more milk the breasts produce. Try to put the baby to breast more often. Using a breast pump to stimulate breasts would also help. But remember, each time you give formula feed to your baby, your milk production goes down.
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Actually I have a daughter. She is 5 plus. She is very aggressive. Most of the times she becomes very rigid and behaves very bad.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Try to improve house atmosphere. Tense atmosphere give a tense child. If not, than try to teach him outdoor with other peers. He will definitely show improvement.
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I am a nursing mother. I used to take durashape medicine pre pregnancy. My baby is 4 months old. Can I take durashape medicine while breastfeeding him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Durashape is not advisable during breastfeeding even then it is better consult your doctor who has prescribed.
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Hi, my nephew is 6 years old. His mind is not normal from childhood. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What do you mean by mind is not normal. Please be clear in details on consultation. Ask privately with all details.
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I am getting ache in my stomach from last 20 days if any medicines are there then please let me know.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You must tell your age, male or female and all details. Anyway take cyclopam tab and get back to me privately with all details.
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My son is 5 weeks old and completely on formula doesn't take breastfeed. I am concerned if he could be led a healthy life.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Yes, he will have healthy life provided you personally take care of child for first few years till he is independent.
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My baby is of 15 months he is eating nothing not even any intake of milk he never feel hungry even I give some homeopathic medicine for his hunger but they dosent work on it what to do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is of 15 months he is eating nothing not even any intake of milk he never feel hungry even I give some homeop...
Hello, it would be proper to share the name of the homoeopathic medicine medicine in order to prescribe your medicine, moreover, you may give homoeopathic medicine till your information reach me.@ cina 30- 2pills thrice. @ chelidon 30-2 pills thrice. Tk care.
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My son is 1.3 years old. He is having a bad habit of eating food while watching tv or providing any tool to play with. Beside this its quite tough to make him eat. Also he found difficulty and cry during potty. What should we do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 1.3 years old. He is having a bad habit of eating food while watching tv or providing any tool to play with...
Food ahbits are common weithmanychildren. It maychange as he grows and you can lvoivngly make him understand while taking care not to scold or censure him. Potty can be due to lack of fibre in diet and due to less water intake try giving lots of vegetable and fruits, but hypothyroidism in children can also give constipation. Please check his cbc, tsh and inform me directly so that I will not miss it in general questions pool.
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My 2 months baby has nose blockage problem so is it safe to use steamer and vikcs inhaler?

CCH, BHMS, DMLT
Homeopath, Jhansi
My 2 months baby has nose blockage problem so is it safe to use steamer and vikcs inhaler?
Thanks dear you ask me that your baby has nose blockage problem so steaming is ok but more use of Vicks inhaler for more this like of things is very harmful for his future so if you are baby suffering from nose blockage take h*********** treatment for It's better future
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