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Dr. Sivabalan

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Sivabalan Pediatrician, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Sivabalan is a renowned Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Sivabalan personally at Sundaram Medical Foundation in Anna Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sivabalan on Lybrate.com.

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My grand daghter age one and half year old suffering from formation of stone in her stool and trouble in passing out stool.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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Increasing fiber contents of diet will help to deal with problem. Too much milk intake is usual cause, reduce it. Increase water intake.

Hi, my baby is 2 month 23 days old. His birth wt. Was 2.6 kg and currently he is 5 kgs. I have following queries 1. My kid has recently started eating his hand and sucking his thumb. Is it normal? Shall I stop him from doing so? 2.he is normally breast fed. But sometimes I need to go out. What formula can I give him and in how much quantity? 3. He feeds after 3 or 4 hours is it normal? Sometimes he sleeps for 6 hours at night. Alsohe does not burps during night feedings? Is it fine?

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Hi, my baby is 2 month 23 days old.
His birth wt. Was 2.6 kg and currently he is 5 kgs.
I have following queries
1. M...
It would be preferable to breast feed the baby as long as possible (first 6 months is important .) Many babies play with their hands and legs which is normal. Babies can sleep more than 14 to 16 hrs in a 24 hrs. They sleep, play and need feeding every 2 - 4 hrs (varies slightly in different children.)

Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequency, I have consulted my local doctor's but no relief and now my son scared to sit on pot please advise my a good and effective medicine for my child thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hi doctor my son have constipation problem from last 6 month before he was good but now this problem at high frequenc...
Give him fibrous diet and increase water intake. If stool is hard to cause pain on passing, use glycerin suppositories once in 3-4 days for some time and train baby for toileting to make him sit on pot for some time may be twice in a day.

Doctor my son 6 months old kindly advise me what are the foods I provide to him.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Frequency: after 6 months you need to start weaning foods apart from breastfeeding. For next one month: 1-2 times other foods (rest breast or formula feeding) from 7th month: 2-3 times other foods, increase to 4 from 8th month and 5 from 9th month. After that 6 times food, plus breastfeeding. As you can see you shouldnot stop breastfeeding, taper it down slowly. After one year day time food plus night breastfeeding. Type 1. You can start weaning foods like rice gruel or kheer or boiled apple and boiled vegetables or cerelac, etc. Initially for one month give only once or twice a day. Rest should be breastfeeding and formula. 3. Exact quantity varies from baby to baby. Don't force feed every time. The moment he refuses to feed wait and try again after an hour or so. 4. Feed in calm and dark place to avoid distractions. 5. After 7 months gradually add home available foods (low salt low spice) like idli, kitchdi, dhal rice, etc in soft form (mashed with hands) 6. Add oil or ghee to each food item. 7. Avoid cows milk till 1 year. Consistency almost liquid like till 7 months, semisolids from 8 months soft solids from 10 months egg yellow from 8 months, white from 1 year fruits and vegetables all types in plenty (atleast two servings each per day) all vegetables can be boiled and given. Apple can be boiled while other fruits like banana papaya orange etc can be given without boiling. Regards.
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My son is one year old what meal timetable I can follow? He is only 8.5 kg. He is active but looks lean. Help me to provide the best meal timetable.

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My son is one year old what meal timetable I can follow? He is only 8.5 kg. He is active but looks lean. Help me to p...
1 year old child should eat what we are eating but less spicy and chilli give him everything what you are eating do not follow any fun tastic diet.

He is 17 month old baby boy having very small pimple like spots all over the neck and what is the reason and what is the treatment for this and now it is spreading all over the stomach. There is no itching.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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He is 17 month old baby boy having very small pimple like spots all over the neck and  what is the reason and what is...
Insufficient cleaning of skin may lead to blocked sweat glands leading to infected patchesin skin. Improve general hygeine & thorough cleaning of skin will solve this problem.

Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk with the addition of formula Milk (Similac 1 Advance ), now I would like to know like when we can start other foods and what kind of foods we can start and the schedule intervals. Better to suggest the way forward and what is your suggestion about COW MILK / Packet Milk for baby feeding? Thanking you in advance!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Hello Doctors Team, My son having 5.5 months old and his weight is 8.4 kg and he is having his food as Mothers Milk w...
U may start now supplementary thin semi solids like suji kheer, khichadi, dal etc to start with any one item once in aday for 3-4 days gradually shifting to other items for about a month then different item twice in a day. Fuit may be given. Dairy/ cows milk can be given now. Continue breast feeding.
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My kid he is just 3 years old what type of food I can give him to get normal weight. He is just 7kgs.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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7 kg is a right weight for approximately 6 months of age. The right weight for 3 years old child is 14 kg. This situation is grade 4 malnutrition. It is a significant ill health and by itself an indication of admission. Reach pediatrician early get the child examined an give proper treatment. Most of such kids have underlying medical disorder which is to be adressed. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the patient undergoing a physical examination and is based entirely on inputs provided by patient/attendants. The patient is advised for physical examination at earliest.
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Parenting in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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ADHD is one of the commonest behavioral disorders that are found in mostly school going kids. In fact, this kind of trouble might affect kid's ability quite adversely. There are a few signs with the help of which ADHD in kids can be easily detected and some of the commonest ones are emotional turmoil, unfinished tasks, squirm and fidget, low focus careless mistakes and other related ones.

Both interpersonal relationship and schooling success can be hampered to a great extent with this kind of mental disorder. This is why the kids facing the mentioned signs need to be thoroughly diagnosed medically so that the doctors can recommend best treatments that can provide fastest recovery and that too safely and easily.

Best tips for tackling ADHD in kids
1. Setting behavior limits: If you make your kids learn how to lead a disciplined life, then appropriate behavioral limits are established. Arrogant child is mostly exposed towards ADHD.

2. Staying calm: Child anger should be efficiently controlled otherwise. ADHD cannot be cured. If the kids remain calm and quiet, then only their concentration level will increase, and they can show productive outcomes.

3. Setting pressure free structure: sensible routines and scheduled charts are to be prepared so that unwanted risks can be easily avoided. If the kids are under tremendous pressure, then they might face different kinds of behavioral troubles.

4. Allow kids to make wise choices: If you let your kids free, then only they will be able to take right decisions. Kids with a cool mind can take wise decisions that are very much appropriate for upgrading their performances.

5. Advocating child: Child advocating is highly needed for maintaining a good and healthy balance. But too much strictness should be avoided so that your kids' behavior can be controlled with ease. This should be done either by parents or tutors so that they can choose the best direction in life.

6. Avoid muting any headstrong child: Communicate with your child so that a proper interaction can be maintained. If your child remains silent for too long, then they might face different behavioral troubles.

7. Acquiring knowledge about ADHD: Both parents and kids should have equal knowledge about ADHD and then only the probable signs can be easily avoided, and the necessary treatments can be known.

8. Being persistent: Persistent behavior is to be maintained, and if you find any deviation in your kids, then you should take them to a doctor.
Parenting in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed him Dermadew babysoap. So I stopped Johnson baby soap. I want to know which face powder to use for my son who has skin problem? Pls suggest me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed h...
Hi there is no need to use face powder for a baby you can use moisturising lotions if the skin is dry.
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MCh, MS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Mothers milk is the best for babys growth and brain development.
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I am married and I had a 1 month old baby. I want to ask my baby is vomiting after feeding the syrups given by child specialist. Request please guide the cause and precaution to avoid.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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I am married and I had a 1 month old baby.
I want to ask my baby is vomiting after feeding the syrups given by child ...
If a child vomits within 30 minutes of giving any medication it has to be repeated. Try to give in small amounts.

2 weeks back my baby was doing watery stools 10 - 15 times. We have shown her to pediatrician She has given her walamycin, enterogermina, gastric, zinc drops but still she is doing 6 -7 soft stools not watery per day. Pediatrician recommended to stop breastfeeding completely because according to her baby has milk indigestion and she recommended lactose free milk isomil but baby is not taking formula milk accept mothers milk. So please suggest.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician
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2 weeks back my baby was doing watery stools 10 - 15 times. We have shown her to pediatrician She has given her walam...
Do not stop breast feeding. Your child is absolutely normal and does not require any medication. This condition is called breast milk diarrhea. This is very normal that child who is on exclusive breast feeding may pass 10 times motion per day. You need to consult your pediatrician only when there is blood in stool. If your child is alert active playful accepting mothers milk and gaining weight 20 to 30 gms a day you need not worry about. Please continue exclusive mothers milk for first 6 months. No medical intervention is required. Best wishes.
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My baby is three months old. Recently she has got shaved and I found her head full of dandruff. Is it possible for such small baby to have dandruff. And does she needs to be treated?

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My baby is three months old. Recently she has got shaved and I found her head full of dandruff. Is it possible for su...
Hi, Yes its possible for baby to get dandruff.Apply coconut oil regularly on to the scalp and this will reduce .

My son is 12years old his height is 132cm his growth has stopped and height is also not increasing he has white spots on face what should we do to increased his height.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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My son is 12years old his height is 132cm his growth has stopped and height is also not increasing he has white spots...
There is a hormone in the body known as Human Growth Hormone (HGH) that regulates height... Here are the top 10 ways to increase your height. Take ashwagandha and lakshadi guggul with milk twice a day Drink milk Indulge in Yoga Stretch your body Engage in exercise and sports Get proper sleep Eat a balanced diet Enjoy the sunlight...vitamin D Practice good posture
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Can you tell me what type of food can be given to 6 months old baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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Can you tell me what type of food can be given to 6 months old baby.
Breast milk and homemade semi solids. Ask privately with weight of baby for personalised advice. Regards.

Hi this is for my baby he is eighteen months he not eat anything please answer me how can give good food please.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Hi this is for my baby  he is eighteen months he not eat anything please answer me how can give good food please.
If you bottle feed him you have to stop bottle and feed with a spoon form cup and check his thyroid to see if there is any disease. Usually children are fussy about eating
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