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Dr. Soma Shekar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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Dr. Soma Shekar Pediatrician, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Soma Shekar is an experienced Pediatrician in Pammal, Chennai. You can visit her at Subhiksha Hospital Pvt Ltd in Pammal, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soma Shekar on Lybrate.com.

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My son who is 12 year old does bedwetting from childhood .I have neither treated it before nor given him any type of medicine for this. Please advice what to do ?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
You shall start tab. Minirin under guidance of your pediatrician. It would cure the issue. Remember this drug needs supervision of doctor. You can not start on your own.
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There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
There is some kind of pain in my food pipe. When I swallow something, I feel pain.
Pain in your food pipe that is esophagus could be because of ulcers or acidity. Take cold milk, avoid spicy food. If it persist then go to yourself physician.
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My son 2 years old he have prob in worm in motion area. He said always biting that worm. 2 months back I gave bandy suspension. Now what I do? He is crying fully night for that. Kindly answer and help soon urgent! Pls.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
My son 2 years old he have prob in worm in motion area. He said always biting that worm. 2 months back I gave bandy s...
Worms is generally a family problem though all will not show symptoms. So all family members should be treated at the same time with bandy. Also look for any other source for repeated infection. Keep nails cut properly. Eat only home food as it's more hygienic that any outside food. Wash hands properly before eating. See area around motion area for redness. Treat constipation if any.
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I am 29 years old male when I was child I had a stools problem and observed mucus in and I have gastric problem which doctors I consult and what is best treatment of my problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Two problems are way apart. Shift to active lifestyle from sluggish , exercise daily, avoid stress, alcohol,smoking
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My daughter is 3 years old. Since last 6 months she is having stomach pain issue. In usg report there was intestine infection detected and liver size was 11. 04 cm. We go for homeopathy treatment. In recent usg report liver size is 9.7 cm.and no infection detected but then also her problem remains same. Specially whenever in the mng she pass the stool she says abt pain. Pls suggest sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
My daughter is 3 years old. Since last 6 months she is having stomach pain issue. In usg report there was intestine i...
Please Give her filtered water only Avoid Kurkure, chips, chocolate, biscuits etc Give Sy cyclopam 5 ml three times a day Sy satrogyl O 5 ml Twice a day Econorm sachets 3 1 sachet once a day Sy zentel 1 5 ml stat All for 3 days Reconsult after 3 days.
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My 4 year old Son is suffering from ITP from Dec'15. He has a plate count of around 35000. He has been on prednisolone dosage tapering from 20 mg to 2.5 mg per day till 10th Jun'16. Now he is taking only Azoran 50 mg daily. He does not have any bleeding symptoms, only some bruises.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Oh! i'm sure child must have got ivig therapy intially. Well in itp 35000/- pc are indeed good. We see kids having pc of even 2000 to 10000. Without any bleed. Eventually they recover. Tapering regimen is very much required and your doc is very well doing that. Azoran is usually prescribed when there are refractory cases where pc were low for quite a low and or child comes with secondary itp. So I assume your case also be such tough. Be assured things are going to be fine. Have patience and make sure child doesn't get injury anywhere. Trauma would be worst in such cases. Regards
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Healthy Habits Every Mother Should Teach Her Kids!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi

It’s not always easy to encourage your children to eat a balanced diet.

Eating breakfast, even if it’s just a banana and a glass of milk, kick-starts the body and makes it easier to maintain lasting energy throughout the day.

It’s easy to reach for chips or biscuits when you and your children feel like nibbling on something, but these snacks tend to be low in nutrients and high in calories.

Make water the drink of choice at meal times, and keep juice and sweet drinks as occasional treats.

You decide which foods to buy and when to serve them. Though kids will pester their parents for less nutritious foods, adults should be in charge when deciding which foods are regularly stocked in the house. Kids won’t go hungry.


While juice has valuable nutrients and gives a concentrated energy boost for active, growing bodies, kids should go for water first when they are thirsty, not sugar-sweetened drinks.

Kids should start eating Better not everything they get.

  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast.

  • Let kids help plan one meal each week and eat together as often as possible.

  • Eat slowly.

  • Eat more vegetables and fresh fruits.

  • Eat more whole grains (e.g., oats, brown rice, rye, crackers, whole-wheat pasta).

  • Drink plenty of fluids.

  • Serve a variety of foods.

Be a role model and eat healthy yourself.

When trying to teach good eating habits, try to set the best example possible.

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My son is one month old, he is passing watery faltus sometimes is it normal. Many people says it is normal in infants.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
My son is one month old, he is passing watery faltus sometimes is it normal. Many people says it is normal in infants.
yes, many times it is normal. if your child is gaining weight properly, you need not to worry. general rule is the weight of the baby should get double at sixth month and triple at 1st birth day with reference to birth weight.
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What are the symptoms of adult adhd and what are the treatments available and is there any permanent treatment available?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
What are the symptoms of adult adhd and what are the treatments available and is there any permanent treatment availa...
Symptoms of adult adhd are restless person, impulsive, aggressive, disorganised, problem with initiating a task which needs mental effort, lack of concentration, problem with relationships etc may have all or some of these symptoms.
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Hi my baby is 6 month old. I want to know how to introduce food to baby in liquids form. Please suggest timing for food and how much quantity should be given Please suggest some thing to me in this regard.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi my baby is 6 month old. I want to know how to introduce food to baby in liquids form. Please suggest timing for fo...
Dear lybrate user, it's very important question and good no. Of young mothers are concerned about it.In fact at six months child should have a change. He start picking up things from floor and put it in mouth. Mother feels that her breast milk has gone down. Fact is mothers should feed in consonance of age of child in months. A six month old should be. Fed at six hourly interval for twenty minutes.in between if child cry than he should be given very thin soup, half cup of home prepared cereals. May be wheat rice. At times mashed green veg. Leaves can be used. But do not force feed, change feeds, give three hours interval between two feeds. Do not stop breast suddenly but gradually in next 12 months. By 9 months, child can bite indicating semisolid feeds can be introduced.
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I am 15 years old. What is the best physical exercise or yoga is best for me. and how to do them? Not food habits pls?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I am 15 years old. What is the best physical exercise or yoga is best for me. and how to do them? Not food habits pls?
Regular poster active work is all that required. Yoga and gym is for those who always sit on chair and use brain for 10-14 hrs a day. Food should be normal cereals based, home cooked fast food as regular habbit is again bed idea.
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My daughter is 3 years old. And she's experiencing toothaches at her age. She have dental caries. Some says she is lack of calcium because when I'm still pregnant of her, I drink coffee instead of milk, and I don't take vitamins. Is it normal for her to have dental caries?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is 3 years old. And she's experiencing toothaches at her age. She have dental caries. Some says she is la...
No, excessive sugar in diet coupled with poor oral hygeine results in dental caries. Avoid candies, regularly brush twice a day & visit a dentist to know extent of damage.
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Hi Dr. My daughter is 11months old now. Can you please suggest and advice what all can be give in her diet in what which baby will get all nutritional to grow. please Advise a diet chat to 11 months baby.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Hi Dr. My daughter is 11months old now. Can you please suggest and advice what all can be give in her diet in what wh...
Have a look at our sample meal plan for a one-year-old vegetarian toddler. It will help you feed your child a healthy and balanced diet to ensure that he gets all the vital nutrients he needs to grow well When planning your child's menu, remember that cholesterol and other fats are very important for his or her normal growth and development, so they should not be restricted during this period. If you keep your child's caloric intake at about 1,000 calories a day, you shouldn't have to worry about overfeeding and putting him or her at risk of gaining too much weight. See the following sample menu ideas for a one-year-old. Note: These menu ideas are intended for a one-year-old child who weighs approximately 21 pounds (9.5 kg). 1 teaspoon = 1/3 tablespoon (5 mL) 1 tablespoon = ½ ounce (15 mL) 1 cup = 8 ounces (240 mL) 1 oz = 30 mL Breakfast •½ cup iron- fortified breakfast cereal or 1 cooked egg •¼ –½ cup whole milk (with cereal or without) Fruit can be added to cereal or on its own •½ banana, sliced •2–3 large sliced strawberries Snack •1 slice toast or whole wheat muffin with 1–2 tablespoons cream cheese or peanut butter, or yogurt with cut-up fruit •½ cup whole milk Lunch •½ sandwich sliced turkey or chicken, tuna, egg salad, or peanut butter •½ cup cooked green vegetables •½ cup whole milk Snack •1–2 ounces cubed or string cheese, or 2–3 tablespoons fruit or berries •1 cup whole milk Dinner •2–3 ounces cooked meat, ground or diced •½ cup cooked yellow or orange vegetables •½ cup pasta, rice, or potato •½ cup whole milk Additional Information on HealthyChildren. Org: •Discontinuing the Bottle •How and when do I transition from bottle to cup? •Unsafe Foods for Toddlers •Water & Juice.
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My elder sister is blessed with baby girl, baby age is 40days. Mother's milk is not getting enough for the baby. Which food items do my sister take to get milk. Thank you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My elder sister is blessed with baby girl, baby age is 40days. Mother's milk is not getting enough for the baby. Whic...
1.OATMEAL-Oatmeal is a comfort food. When a woman sits down and eats a bowl of oatmeal, it may help her to relax, which in turn may cause her body to release oxytocin (a hormone involved in milk production). In addition, being relaxed may help with the milk let-down process. 2.Spinach -Breastfeeding increases your caloric needs and your need for certain vitamins and minerals. Spinach is a good source of calcium, iron, Vitamin K, A, and folate. Folate (or folic acid) is particularly important for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Dark leafy green vegetables like spinach also contain phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens, which are believed to promote breast tissue health and lactation, are plant-based chemicals that have similar properties as estrogen. 3.Carrots -Carrots are a lesser known galactagogue, but like spinach, they contain phytoestrogens. Carrots are also high in beta-carotene and Vitamin A, both of which lactating mothers have an increased need for. Carrot juice is especially great for breastfeeding moms. It is believed to provide extra energy needed by lactating women, and it may improve the supply and quality of breast milk. Drinking a cup of carrot juice just before lunch may give your afternoon supply a boost. 4.Papaya -Papayas have been commonly used in Asia as a galactagogue. Traditionally, it is made into a soup using green (not ripe) papayas. Its lactogenic properties have not been studied, but it is thought that the enzymes and phytochemicals in papaya may enhance breast tissue as well as improve lactation. Papaya has also been used as a natural sedative. The sedating quality may help you to relax, and at the same time help with the milk let-down process. 5.Water -Drinking more water is one of the best ways to improve your milk supply. Nursing depletes your body of fluids so it makes sense that drinking water will help you to stay hydrated and produce more milk. It is found that drinking extra fluids (drinking above your capacity) does nothing to improve milk supply, and in fact, may reduce your supply instead. So keep it simple; when you feel thirsty or before you sit down to nurse grab a large cup of water.
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My nephew is a 5 months old, can we give him sugar free rose flavoured Milk, it is safe for him? Or we should give him unflavoured milk, bcoz he doesn't like unflavoured Milk. And one more question can we give him fruits juice like strawberry, watermelon apple mango juice in Food mesh nibbler fruit feeder? please reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Siddharth Nagar
My nephew is a 5 months old, can we give him sugar free rose flavoured Milk, it is safe for him? Or we should give hi...
Ideally until age of 6 month nothing should be given except breastmilk. If you want to give go for fresh pasturized milk. Or fresh smashed fruits not juice. As packed juice mostly contains flavour only, they don't have nutritive value.
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12 years old girl Suffering from allergic cough since birth. Cough will be throughout the year. She is avoiding fridge items and all. Still she is getting. Please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
She probably needs brochodialators and steroids by inhalation route. But before that xray chest cbs, pulmonary function test required to find out the cause.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
When a parent loses the early confrontations with a child, the later conflicts become harder to win.

How to treat certain allergic in kids? My daughter is 6 years old ; often she gets cold and cough due to this.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi sir, for allergies prevention is better then treatment, change in weather might trouble the kid. In this case you can start antiallergic (antihistaminic) syrup for some time thanks.
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