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Dr. Shanthi Raj

MBBS, DCH

Pediatrician, Chennai

28 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Raj MBBS, DCH Pediatrician, Chennai
28 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Shanthi Raj is a renowned Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 28 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She has completed MBBS, DCH . She is currently associated with Rathimed Speciality Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi Raj on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras University - 1989
DCH - Dr.MGR Medical University - 1993
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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My child is 15 months old and earlier days he didn't like plain cow milk. Can I give any supplements to increase the flavor or test of milk. Suggest any name of supplements which is healthier.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Yes you can add any supplements from the range available in the market all are more or less same. Chose the one which baby accepts and likes the taste.
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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is characterized by periodic bouts of nausea and vomiting that happens at cyclical intervals. It affects all ages, but is more common in children. The condition is quite stereotypical in that there are paroxysms or bouts of vomiting that is recurrent and follows days of normal health.

Causes:

There is no definite reason identified, but it is said to have a strong hereditary correlation. Studies have shown mitochondrial heteroplasmies (abnormal growth of mitochondria, which is a cellular component) to be one of the factors that can lead to CVS. The genetic correlation, however, is very difficult to establish, specifically because vomiting and nausea are common symptoms that occur with most conditions in children. And CVS is most commonly noted with conditions like infections and emotional excitement. Infection could be either tooth decay or sinusitis or anything else. Lack of sleep, anxiety, holidays, allergies, overeating, certain foods, menstruation – a host of factors have been shown to induce CVS. There is also a strong association with migraine and conditions that lead to excessive production of stress hormones.

Symptoms:

The syndrome (a group of symptoms) usually has 4 phases:

  1. Symptom-free interval phase: The child is completely normal in this phase, which happens in between bouts.

  2. Prodromal phase: Prodrome is an indication that a disease or a condition is about to happen. In CVS, this is usually nausea and abdominal pain that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Treatment in this phase can curb the disease. However, there could be some children in whom this may not manifest and the child may directly start with vomiting.

  3. Vomiting phase: Repeated bouts of paroxysmal vomiting happen associated with nausea, exertion, fatigue, and drowsiness.

  4. Recovery phase: As the nausea and vomiting begin to subside, which may take a couple of days, the child returns back to normal slowly. However, the lethargy and energy levels will take a couple of days to return to normal.

Treatment:

Treatment again depends on the severity and the phase at which it is being recognized. If a child has repetitive bouts, then the parent and the doctor would have identified a pattern to it.

  1. If the causative agent has been identified, for instance, infection or migraines, then managing that takes care of the CVS also.

  2. If identified during the prodromal phase, again it can be managed with suitable anti-emetic medications.

  3. If identified after full onset, rest and sleep and medications to control nausea and vomiting are required.

Adequate hydration with electrolyte replenishment and sedatives can provide additional support. However, in most cases of childhood CSV, the pattern will be identified and that helps in better management, both the child/parent and the podiatrist.

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My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected sex yesterday and now worried if she may get present again. I would like to know1- what are the chances she may get pregnant 2- can she take any contraceptive pills? If yes which one. 3- will there any side effect of those pills as she is breast feeding and will it affect on her body or milk? Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected se...
With one sex there may not be much chance of pregnancy and she is lactational anovulatory period and that is why mc was just one day. As a breastfeeding mother she need not take any pill. Safe and best is to insert an intrauterine device like iucd (copper t)
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Giving antibiotic for any kind to 2 month old baby reduce development of immune system or effect immune system of baby. Can cough & cold get cured by its own without giving any medicine to baby.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Giving antibiotic for any kind to 2 month old baby reduce development of immune system or effect immune system of bab...
Hello, administer antibiotics to infants will not be advised you can give homoeo medicines to cure cough cold. @Bryonia alb 30-1drop with 1tsfl of own milk. Thrice. Report wkly. Your feedback be solicited for further follow up, please. Tk care. Avoid, cold 8ntake, exposure to cold climate. Mother should also avoid cold intake,.
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I have serum count decreased month ofter month and motility count also. Now I want a kid what to now. I have done every checkup for my wife. Pls suggest me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have serum count decreased month ofter month and motility count also. Now I want a kid what to now. I have done eve...
Dear Mr Satish....Increasing Sperm count is a time taking process....You have to continue the following medications for at least 6 months continously 1) Mix 5 drops of Homeopathic AURUM MET 1M, Homeopathic ZINCUM MET 1M & Homeopathic SELENIUM 1M each in a cup of water and drink it 15 minutes before brushing your teeth in morning 2) During breakfast mix 1 tablespoon of Ayurvedic DHATUPOUSTHIK CHURNA with a glass of milk and drink it 3) After lunch take REPL's Homeopathic STERLIN -M, 30 drops in water 4) After dinner, mix 1 tablespoon of Unani MAJUN ARAD KHURMA with 4 Unani JIRIYANI pills in a glass of luke warm milk and drink it. Follow the aforesaid medication daily for at least 6 months. At the same time you have to maintain the following precautions:- i) Please avoid any type of addiction ii) Please avoid triple biking iii) Please abstain from sex for the first month of medication Howver you can check your sperm count after every 3 months during this medication.......Don't take tension dear, the aforesaid combination has helped to increase the sperm count of 90% patients on my watch
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My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.
Dear Lynbrate user If your child wears diapers then surely it's Nappy rash , keep the baby dry and naked for many times in a day.you can use happy nappy ointment Hope this helps or use Neosporin-H ointment
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My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?
It's too much. Please rule out any disease. Diet is only way to reduce weight. Give her two+times food home cooked, no oil, contain ata, bajra, dal. No beard, no maida. Or market junk food. Weigh 15days.
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My kid is 2 years old, last 2 days there has been redness in his eyes and yellowish things coming from eyes. He also had running nose. Our doctor has advised to give Tobacin and Maxtra. Things seems to be better now. Please tell if above medicine is good for kids and has no side effects. Also as summer is coming, can this be eye infection or due to cool air hitting the eyes? What can we do to boost his immunity?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My kid is 2 years old, last 2 days there has been redness in his eyes and yellowish things coming from eyes. He also ...
Hello A. This could be due to conjunctivitis Keep his eyes and hands clean Keep using eyedrop as prescribed There is no specific diet to boost immunity for eyes...Having said that,keep him away form dust and heat...Keep doing cold compresses of eyes
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Which milk supplement is good for kids? Junior horlicks/lil champs/pediasure/horlicks growth plus or any others.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Which milk supplement is good for kids? Junior horlicks/lil champs/pediasure/horlicks growth plus or any others.
As such if a child is having normal indian food then there is no need of a supplement at all but if child is not eating properly then first approach should be towards proper eating habits and not just to give supplements bcz no supplement can give you proper nutrition still if you want to give then they all have different nutritive value and you can give them alternatively.
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You Can Control Your Asthma

DNB Respiratory Medicine, MBBS, FNB Critical Care Medicine
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
You Can Control Your Asthma

It is World Asthma Day. Let us all join hands and control it.

Remember 'Prevention is the best strategy'

Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs.
You can get asthma at any age. You can not catch asthma from other people. Many times more than one person in the same family has asthma.
Airways carry air to the lungs. Airways get smaller and smaller like branches of a tree.

When asthma is under control, the airways are clear and air flows easily in and out.

When asthma is not under control, the sides of the airways in the lungs are
always thick and swollen and an asthmatic attack can happen easily.
During an asthma attack, less air can get in and out of the lungs. People a cough and wheeze. The chest feels tight.
The sides of the airways get even more swollen, squeezed and start to make mucus.

AlwaysvRemember

Preventive medicines for asthma are safe to use every day.
- You can not become addicted to preventive medicines for asthma even if you use them for many years.
- Preventive medicine makes the swelling of the airways in the lungs go away.

Monitor the signs and symptoms of this disease and Be prepared.
Always have asthma medicine. Buy before you run out and Always carry your quick-relief asthma medicine with you when you leave home.

My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there is no problem during fever gee and boiled egg please let me know.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there ...
You should start ghee after the age of one year. Egg yolk to be started first and then the whole egg ,soft boiled .
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How to handling my child in health and food and all kind of life and tell me how to take care my wife health after born baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to handling my child in health and food and all kind of life and tell me how to take care my wife health after bo...
YOu need to have told the age of the child and you can give all home made food and allow children to play and be active . Mother also need good food and take care to avoid obesity
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My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from breakfast to dinner but her weight is same from last four months. She is underweight. Please suggest any healthy drink or supplement for her normal growth?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is one year and one month old. Her weight is 7.8 kg and her birthweight is 3 kg. She eats everything from...
Give her semisolid diet like dal dalia rice etc every 3 hours, may add ghee to increase taste & flavour. Stop bottle feeding if doing no milk in day time encourage her to enjoy meals with parents nothing is better than home made food,
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My baby girl is 4 months old. She is in habit of taking & sucking Right thumb into her mouth. Please advise me how to get rid of that habit.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby girl is 4 months old. She is in habit of taking & sucking Right thumb into her mouth. Please advise me how to...
It's normal in that age. It's called hand to mouth coordination. Your baby will have dental eruption shortly.
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The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects of hypotonia? What is the cure.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
The baby is not turning, nor she is moving on her stomach, nor on her knees. She sits well, straight. Doctor suspects...
Sorry, your information is vague and some inconsistent. If baby can sit well, she must on also turn (rolling). As she can sit well, she may not be suffering from hypotonia. It is necessary to know more information to arrive some conclusion.
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Dear Sir or mam, Mera 2 months ka baby boy hai use last ek months se loose motion ki problem hai wo motion din me 6 se 7 baar krta hai motion small quantity me krta hai uski jabse uski mummy ko last month bwaseer ki problem thi uski medicine chal rhi thi jab se he baby ko problem aa rhi hai abhi khaafi dino se uski mummy ne medicine chod rakhi hai jab bhi baby ko problem hai wo motion ek baar me nhi krta baar baar thodi thodi krta hai. Please help.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Sir or mam, Mera 2 months ka baby boy hai use last ek months se loose motion ki problem hai wo motion din me 6 s...
Dear lybrate-user bahut achha laga ki ek papa ne question poochha hai. 6se 7 mahaine tak bachhe jitni baar dudh piyange utni baar motion karenge. Jo ki kuch patli hogi aur itni hi baar vo thori thori motion krenge. So nothing mch to worry ma feed dete rho dhire dhire normal routine ho jayegi. Kuch aur puchhana to likhna.
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HEALTHY FOOD INTAKE FOR STRENUOUS STUDY DAYS

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
HEALTHY FOOD INTAKE FOR STRENUOUS STUDY DAYS

Exams are here again. As always we tend to neglect our food in the process of concentrating on studies. But we forget that to concentrate on studies we have to concentrate on taking a healthy diet.

Here are a few diet tips that will help you balance your study as well as diet.

1. Eat small and nourishing meals every three hours, instead of just 2-3 heavy meals. The brain needs a constant supply of energy and a heavy meal will divert the blood supply to digest the heavy meal.

2. Your daily diet must include 2-3 fresh, seasonal fruits. Start your day with a boost of fruit energy. Have a banana with a tablespoon of honey as the first meal of the day. Fruits provide you not only with fiber, vitamins and minerals but also simple and complex carbohydrates for short and long duration of energy supply when studying. The fiber will also help to keep the bowel movement clear.

3. A good breakfast is a must for anyone. The breakfast must contain foods with complex carbohydrates like flakes, oats, rawa (semolina), daliya (wheat cracks), poha (rice flakes) or pav with vegetables and a protein source such as eggs, milk, pulse, sprouts or paneer.

4. Nuts and dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, and dates provide nutrients which enhance brain power and concentration and also provide an extended source of energy supply.

5. Include potassium-rich coconut water, citrus fruits/ juices and soups in your diet.

6. Green leafy vegetables, pulses, and nuts will also provide vitamins and minerals to help avoid anemia. (Anemia is a common problem causing difficulty in concentration.)

7. Including milk as a bedtime meal and curd/lassi/buttermilk after lunch or as a mid-meal assures a supply of Vitamin B12 too.

8. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Always keep a glass of water beside you to remember to take sips of water every 15 minutes.

9. Basic exercise like stretching, walking or yoga with meditation will help to reduce negative stress and also help you to get good sleep.

10. Avoid junk foods as they will provide you no nutrition.

11. Avoid stimulants like tea, coffee or colas as they may seem to perk you up but the energy does not sustain for long. Too much may even cause bloating or acidity.

12. Avoid aerated drinks as they are full of sugar and may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels causing a sudden rise and drop in sugar levels.

13. Chocolates may seem to may you feel good but the sudden rise and fall of sugar it causes in the blood can lead to trembling nervousness and panic.

14. Have your dinner if possible a little earlier than 9-10pm.

15. Keep about 2 hours between dinner and your bedtime.

16. Have a sound sleep for at least 7-8 hours daily.

Remember your body and mind need the fuel to help you perform the best. So, nourish it and take care of it and it will do the same for you.

My son health is very weak and thin and energy level also poor. What should I do for his good health. Please give solution for his good health.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
You shall enhance diet containing jaggery, sugar and protein. List could be as per below. Kheer, rab, sheera, egg white preboiled, rajma, sprout, khichdi, oats, raagi, daal rice etc. For 10 years there are few medications as well.
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Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing or incomplete thing in pre mature baby?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing o...
Hello, babies born before 37 weeks of gestational age are called pre mature babies. They are, of course, smaller than full term babies, but many are born without their organs having had enough time to fully develop. Some of these babies show obvious disabilities. They need a considerable medical care to survive. Mature babies are born after the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Thanks.
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