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Dr. Somasundaram

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, CHENNAI

13 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. Somasundaram MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, CHENNAI
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family. ...more
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Dr. Somasundaram is a trusted Pediatrician in Besant Nagar, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 13 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She has completed MD - Paediatrics . She is currently associated with SABARI CHILD CARE CLINIC in Besant Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somasundaram and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - MADRAS MEDICAL COLLEGE - 2006
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English
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics

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My 2.5 years old son had got hand foot and mouth disease 2 months back and had given medicine, but today I noticed his nails are breaking down from cuticles. What can be the reason. Is it due to iron deficiency or how I am very tensed.

Masters Of Science In Dietetics And Food Service Management Msc. (DFSM), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Advanced Clinical Nutrition Program, Post Graduate Diploma In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics PGD, Bachelors Degree In Applied Nutrition Bhsc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 2.5 years old son had got hand foot and mouth disease 2 months back and had given medicine, but today I noticed hi...
Hello, Yes, it can be due to iron deficiencies or possible can be the side effect of the medication. Check with the doctor.
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Hi, My daughter is 7 years old and she had her front top incisors fell off about three months ago, but the permanent ones are yet to come out. Is this any problem or should I not worry about this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Give her calcium rich food,,yes it is delayed,but will come,,u need proper homoeopathic treatment to solve this
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Dear Doctor, Four days back we have started giving my 25 days old baby girl bath with Sunni pindi. After that she developed red color blisters on face and in hair. So we stopped it. How to prevent and cure those blisters? I'm really worried. Also her nose is blocked since last night. It's May be becoz of cold. Please suggest some medicine for blocked nose and cold.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Dear Doctor, Four days back we have started giving my 25 days old baby girl bath with Sunni pindi. After that she dev...
Well take kaalajeera powder or kaalajeera oil, take some kaalajeera in a cloth and rub it then take it in front of nose, it will open the blockage, apply mustard oil at the base of nose, with this she needs proper homoeopathic treatment, by proper homoeopathic treatment it will be cure without any complications, soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation soo that I can start treatment or prescribe medicine.
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Hi doctor, please suggest the zentel suspension dosage for 15 months baby. They don't have any problem as such, just the doctor had asked to deworm at least once a year, kindly suggest.

MBBS, MD-Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bareilly
Hi doctor, please suggest the zentel suspension dosage for 15 months baby. They don't have any problem as such, just ...
Thanks for query Give 5 ml of albendazole till 2 years and thereafter 10 ml albendazole. 5 ml=200 mg albendazole Single dose anytime Thanks.

My 4 month son not drink milk from bottle give me solution I am working lady and my 11 year daughter has wheat allergy and I have fatty stomach. Kindly give me solution of three problems.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
My 4 month son not drink milk from bottle give me solution I am working lady and my 11 year daughter has wheat allerg...
Exclusive breast feeding for 6 months is good. Start weaning after 6 months If your daughter has wheat allergy, then she should be sensitive to gluten, a protein in wheat. Avoid wheat, rye and barley. Go for gluten free foods. U can give her nuts, lentils, egg, fish To reduce fatty tummy, cut down all refined carbohydrates and added sugars. Eat nuts or fruits for snacks. Eat legumes like chickpea for breakfast. Avoid dairy.
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Diet for DM HTN

Homeopath,
Diet for DM HTN

Diet plan for DM and HTN


 Food should be distributed into small frequent feeds. The days requirement should be well distributed between the different meals. Skipping a meal or fasting is not really advisable. 

As far as possible, the patient should maintain ideal body weight. Considering the height, weight, activity, age and sex of the individual the days calorie requirement can be calculated. Of the total calories 55-65% should come from cho's 15-20% from protein and the remaining 15-20% from fats. 

General instructions to be followed:

Different cereals contain almost the same amount of cho and so the quantity of cereal consumed should be noted rather than the type consumed. 

Whole grain cereals are better, preferred for their fibre content and satiety value.

Rice gruel if consumed, should be done so by discarding the rice water, and adding hot water. 

When consuming wheat porridge, it is better to have it with pulses than using coconut milk in it. 

Include whole pulses in the diet, soya products help to reduce cholesterol. Sprouted pulses are more nutrious. 

Fish can be included in the diet, in the curry form. Fried fish is the best avoided. Shell fishes like prawns, lobsters etc should be avoided. 

Poultry (without skin) can be used occasionally. Beef, pork, mutton, liver etc should be avoided by cardiac patients. Trim off excess fat (if any) before cooking. 

Egg yolk has to be avoided by individuals with hyperlipidemia. 

Milk and its products need not to be used more than 400 ml/ day. Use skimmed milk whenever possible, otherwise cream has to be removed before consumption. 

Root vegetable like tapioca, yam, potato, colocasia etc are better avoided and if used, should be in moderation instead of cereals.

Include more vegetables (esp. Raw salads and green leafy vegetables) in your diet, as it is rich in fibre which in turn helps to reduce blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Raw salads with sprouted pulses enhances the nutrient composition. 

Fruits are restricted for diabetics and preferably should be consumed as such than having it in the form of juice. Select low calorie fruits from exchange list. 

Cardiac and hypertensive patients can take 3-4 servings of fruits. Whenever possible consume fruits with edible skins eg. Apple. Guava etc. 

Use of coconut and its products must be minimized. 

Cardiac patients need not restrict the intake of tender coconut water, whereas diabetes can only use it occasionally. 

It is better to avoid nuts like badam, peanuts, cashew nuts etc. But occasionally can be used in restricted amounts instead of some other food items so that the calories remain unchanged. 

Sugar and sweet should be avoided by diabetic patients. Low calorie sweeteners can be used in moderation as substitutes for sugar, honey, sweets etc. Cardiac and hypertensive patients should minimize their intake of sugar and sweets. 

Garlic, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds cluster beans, oatbran etc have blood sugar and cholesterol loosing efforts. Ginger, foods in rich with vit- e and b carotene reduces the risk of cardiac diseases. 

Alcohol intake injurious to health, 1 ml of alcohol contains 7 calories. Alcohol can cause hypoglyemia and can increase triglycerides which can be harmful for the heart. 

Cooking oil used should be minimized and may be restricted to 10-15 ml/day. (2-3 tsp). Use cooking methods that require little or no fat. Hidden fat in bakery products and snacks should also be taken into account. 

Preferably use a combination of cooking oils like sesame. Ground nut, sunflower, rice bran, corn oil etc. Use of coconut and palm oil should be maintained at minimum levels. 

Dinner should be enjoyed two hours before retiring. At bed time either diluted milk of fruit can be consumed. 

Include foods from all the different food groups and thus consume a balanced diet. 

Regular exercise is most useful but physical strain after a meal should be avoided. 

Free foods (can be included liberally)


 Thin buttermilk, unsweetened lime juice, jeera water, fenugreek water, raw vegetable salads made of low calorie vegetables, plain clear soups etc. 

Foods to be used in moderation.

Cereals, pulses, dhals, egg white, fish, chicken (skinned) milk and milk products, fruits, coconut, oil etc. 

Foods to be avoided by diabetics. 

Sugar, honey, jaggery, glucose and sweets of all varieties like cake, pastries, jams, jelly, sweetened drinks etc. 

Roots and tubers like potato, tapioca, yam etc

Butter, ghee, dalda and fried preparations. 

Horlicks, bournvita, boost etc

Fruits like jackfruit, banana, mango, sapota etc. 

Dry fruits and nuts

Barley water, rice water etc. 

Cholesterol rich foods (to be avoided by cardiac patients)

Whole milk and milk products

Egg yolk

Shellfishes like prawn, crab, lobster etc. 

Organ meats like kidney, liver, brain etc. 

Chicken, duck with skin. 

Sweet like pastries, ice creams etc. 

Butter, ghee, dalda, coconut oil, palmoil

Fried foods like vada, chips, pappads, samosa etc. 

Alcoholic drinks, creams soups etc. 

Fiber rich foods

Whole wheat, parboiled, sago, oats etc. 

Pulses

Fenugreek and sesame foods

Vegetables and fruits (with skin)

Fresh coconut etc. 

Sodium rich foods (to be avoided by hypertensive patients)

Salt (avoid extra salt in food and table)

Baking powder, baking soda, ajinomoto etc

Bakery products like biscuits, cakes, pastries, chocolates, bread, bun etc. 

Salted chips, nuts, popcorn etc

Pappads, pickles, dried fish etc

Canned and salt preserved foods

Sauces, soup cubes

Sausages, lobsters, meat and yeast extracts

Carbonated beverages

Readymade foods like cornflakes, noodles, fast foods etc.

Proprietary drinks eg. Horlicks, complan, bournvita etc

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My daughter is 16 years old. She has itching in her navel since morning n liquid discharge is oozing out, please help.

MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Infection in navel as first aid clean with betadine lotion.& wait for 2 days. If it does not subside consult a doctor in person. If there is smell of urine consult immediately.

7 Reasons to Make You Smile!!

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
7 Reasons to Make You Smile!!

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Doc my son is of one year nd two months. I am worried about his hair. 15 days before Maine usk hair clean karaya the but abi bhi halk halk hair aaye h. What should I do for his gud hair growth. Tell me about diet nd hair care.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Doc my son is of one year nd two months. I am worried about his hair. 15 days before Maine usk hair clean karaya the ...
Hair growth take it own time. Halke halke hair in 15 days is quite normal. If there is no disease either of scalp or no deficiency in diet, hair shall be good. You can not change hair according to your liking.
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