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Dr. Soma Sekhar

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Soma Sekhar Pediatrician, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Soma Sekhar is a renowned Pediatrician in Pallavaram, Chennai. You can visit her at RSR WELL BABY CLINIC in Pallavaram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Soma Sekhar on Lybrate.com.

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My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?

MBBS /MD Cont..
Pediatrician, Bhubaneswar
My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?
Your child should take proper family food rather than this products.In my views if he can take proper diet than nothing extra is required .but all are same.
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My son- 1 year 3 month age, body very weak- 8.100 kg weight. Only, in his blood test- found ammonia very high 4.8, calcium very low, blood low, so to control ammonia to reduce which food will I give and which food to avoid, which food will give to increase blood, calcium, please Doctor give suggestion.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son- 1 year 3 month age, body very weak- 8.100 kg weight. Only, in his blood test- found ammonia very high 4.8, ca...
Please send the reports to me so as to understand all details. Hyperammonemia is a metabolic condition characterized by elevated levels of ammonia in the blood. Increased entry of ammonia to the brain is a primary cause of neurologic disorders, such as congenital deficiencies of urea cycle enzymes, hepatic encephalopathies, reye syndrome, several other metabolic disorders, and some toxic encephalopathies.
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My baby is one month old and is spitting milk after almost every breastfeed. It is watery milk. Kindly suggest me is it safe or not? Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My baby is one month old and is spitting milk after almost every breastfeed. It is watery milk.
Kindly suggest me is ...
Dear lybrate-user Burping is essential for small babies She might be suffering from reflux, babies swallow air with milk so burping will help air to come out.
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One lady if stopping the feeding their child then what is precaution required to lady.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Nothing much. It should be gradual withdrawal for child and mother. Child should be made to ear|drink thin soup. Gradual withdrawal will not bring breast discomfort.
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My baby has always loose motion what to do. His age is 2 years.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My baby has always loose motion what to do. His age is 2 years.
Do stool. Urine routine and culture. Rule out lactose intolerance. Withhold all milk products. Start darolac sachet l bd for 2 weeks.
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Me and my 3 yrs daughter are having cold and cough from more than 2 weeks.. Tried medicines given by doctors. For both of us. Still the situation is the same started pain in ears also with sore throat. i am sure my daughter is also in uncomfortable time. Can any 1 help us both.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Me and my 3 yrs daughter are having cold and cough from more than 2 weeks.. Tried medicines given by doctors. For bot...
Hello, both of you take homoeopathic medicines - schwabe's alpha-cf and biocombination-6, both thrice a day for 4-5days. Avoid rough use of voice. Avoid cold food/ drinks. Avoid sitting long hours in a/c rooms.
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Alwar
If your baby is already 6 months old, you can start making them eat cereal and bottle feed the.
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My daughter is 4 months age. She had 3 dose of the pentavalent vaccine injection. But she did not had the pcv vaccine. Is it mendatory for new born babies and now can we give the pcv vaccine to my daughter. Please advice.

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General Physician,
My daughter is 4 months age. She had 3 dose of the pentavalent vaccine injection. But she did not had the pcv vaccine...
Not mandatory. It is optional. You can give now. Keep in touch with me privately for regular advice on child rearing.
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My baby is suffering from cough can you suggest me a best home remedy to get rid of it he is 7 months old.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is suffering from cough can you suggest me a best home remedy to get rid of it he is 7 months old.
Hello there, I would suggest giving him honey. 1 tsf every 8 hrly. Additionally use normal saline nasal drops frequently for clearing of his nasal secretions. Increase liquid intake.
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Health Tip for Babies

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Health Tip for Babies
Applying a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion after bathing your new born baby can prevent dry skin and the development of a skin condition known as eczema.
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Easing Your Dental Anxieties

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Easing Your Dental Anxieties

Dental anxiety or the fear of dentistry has been a buzz word for many to ignore and avoid trips to the dental chair unless there's a very strong pain related stimulus to do so.

While going to the dentist has never been perceived as a pleasant predicament to be in, the levels or degree to which they feel this unpleasantness, can vary widely from person to person.

There are those of us who just feel like procrastinating the appointment and then there are those of us who cannot sleep the previous night and pass out or throw up when we actually make it to the appointment.

Scientific basis underlying this is the degree of fear that you associate with the experience, so no matter whether you are just anxious or downright phobic here are a few things that'll help you keep your emotions and fear in check.

All talk no work -discussion based appointment.

If you're anxious or phobic it helps to ensure that you have all your concerns addressed before you jump on to the chair. (and so to speak the unknown)

Help your dentist identify the things that maybe difficult for you. People are usually scared of particular things like for some of maybe the sound of the drill, for others the water in their mouth so ensure you identify and communicate what's most unacceptable to you so that the dentist can be cautious and customize your treatment.

Timing is key

Fix your appointment before pain hits.

Communicate the degree of fear while making the appointment or request a tele consult to discuss your particular concerns.

Try and schedule a time when you can ensure the doctor is expecting you and won't keep you waiting so your anxiety doesn't grow.

Do your research

When choosing a practice ensure you know what their philosophy is in general and how do they manage dental pain, anxiety and phobias.

It would be advisable to ensure you are going to a practice trained and geared to manage your specific issues.

Besides being a great dental clinic with the right team and technology -the doctor needs to empathise with the reality of dental fear and should be trained to treat you in a different way then regular patients who can

Check in advance if the practice is painfree.

If you do end up doing the procedure,

Break your fear into bite sized chunks

Then ensure you choose to start with a smaller treatment and a shorter session like a cleaning or something that you don't attach fear to.

Once you have a rapport with the doctor you tend to build trust and get comfortable you can start coming in more regularly.

Do not do an internet search on your problem or talk to friends or relatives

The worst thing an anxious patient can do is tap the wrong resource for information. Please ensure that you are not self diagnosing and finding things that match your symptoms online. Things appear way more gory than they actually are on the internet! another mistake that people make often is discussing their dental problem with friends and family who further scare you with their bad experiences and your fear is compounded to a point where you now think all their cumulative dental mishaps are sure to happen to you.
Our advice is follow the above steps find the right doctor and then just sit back relax and enjoy your smile! 

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How to solve the problem of depression and dyslexia. These two diseases are connected.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is a learning disability characterized by trouble with reading despite normal intelligence. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Dyslexia and depression are not related. Clinical depression is usually treated with a combination of psychiatric medicines, psychotherapy, life style changes, meditation and exercise. I hope you are undergoing psychiatric treatment, otherwise, please approach a psychiatrist.
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my angel age 2 years 3 m baby she is wt 10. 6 kg she not taken food please suggest any tonic for her like juice fever so it will take like juice she not taken medicine syrup also.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
my angel age 2 years 3 m baby she is wt 10. 6 kg she not taken food please suggest any tonic for her like juice fever...
Don't feed forcefully. Give her available food at home of her choice n taste. Nutritious diet is best tonic. Consult pediatrician to look for any nutritious deficiency. If still you feel to get advice, may consult privately.
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My baby has very low immunity. How can I increase his immunity level. Every month he falls sick. Every month he takes antibiotic. Please suggest me some tips. Thank you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Amritsar
My baby has very low immunity. How can I increase his immunity level. Every month he falls sick. Every month he takes...
To improve the immunity level-improve the diet circle. Less milk instead ad curd give lot of grains liki rajma, rongi, maan, all sabut daale with green vegetables and fruits. Stop chocolate chips kurkere cold drinks pizza burgers etc. Add vit d, osteomalacia and iron. Give her gur, shakkergandi, khujur. Nothing to worry. Find out the cause of repeated use of antibiotics.
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My baby is 21 days old he is crying every night. He is not satisfied with b/f we give amul cow milk. He is not sleeping every night he is crying what should I do? Please suggest me

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby is 21 days old he is crying every night. He is not satisfied with b/f we give amul cow milk. He is not sleepi...
A 21 day old baby can cry due to many reasons. Babies cry when they are hungry, cold, too warm, or have abdominal gas. Some babies also cry without reason. I would implore you to give only breastmilk to your baby because no other food is required by your baby right now.
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My son age is 2 years. He is still not speaking words . KIndly do the needful.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician,
It is too late.Consult Pediatrician. He needs detailed clinical evaluation , Neurodevelopmental assessment, hearing tests,EEG & Neuroimaging with appropriate therapy. I do evaluation from early infancy in High Risk Clinic for follow up of Newborns in our Institute on all working Mondays & Wednesdays with a view to provide early interventions.
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When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Tooth eruption is not only a sign that your child is acquiring the ability to tear, bite, and chew food but it also effects the baby's weight gain, immunity strengthening and development of the brain indirectly.

It is observed that most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months after birth, but they may start gnawing as early as 3 months or as late as 14, and may vary from child to child.  This depends on many factors, one of them being as when the parents started sprouting teeth and whether or not your baby was a preemie. In case of premature and low birth weight babies there may be a delay in their first tooth eruption. Children should have a full set of primary teeth by the time they are almost three.

Babies generally undergo the following Teething Timeline:

  • 6 months: lower central incisors

  • 8 months: upper central incisors

  • 10 months: lower and upper lateral incisors

  • 14 months: first molars

  • 18 months: canines

  • 24 months: second molars

Symptoms of Teething:

  • Babies start gnawing to relieve the pain of an emerging tooth.

  • Puffy and red gums

  • Excessive drooling

  • Irritation, especially at night

  • Tugging Ear

  • A change in eating habits

Methods to Soothe the Pain:

Teething is a physiological process, no major intervention is needed.

  • Distraction: You can often soothe your child simply by diverting their minds off the pain by any new toy.

  • You shouldn't use teethers and topical teething gels to soothe the pain as they might be toxic to babies.

Symptoms of teething usually disappear when the tooth breaks through the gum. In case your baby is teething and the pain prevails , the following signs and symptoms are seen - high fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, highly inflamed gums or blue gum (Cysts) or any kind of lesion or bumps on the gums. In such case you should consult the pediatrician for further guidance.

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My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the production of my milk.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 4 months old. My milk is not sufficient for my baby. Can you suggest me the food to increase the productio...
food that increases breast milk supply is called as galactagogue. few effective food list is as follows :- dates : Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. ... Salmon: .. .Spinach And Beet Leaves: .. .Carrots: . ..Fennel Seeds: . ..Fenugreek Seeds: .. .Bottle Gourd: ... Basil Leaves: kheer sattu modak etc
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When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby massage?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby m...
A baby can br massaged lightly after about two weeks of birth. Homemade butter or ghee can be used for massage, also coconut oil. But make not to smear too much oil and to massage with light hands.
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