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Dr. Somasundaram

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, CHENNAI

12 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
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Somasundaram is a trusted Pediatrician in Besant Nagar, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 12 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
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics

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My 13 month old son suffering from fever from 2 days, his temp. Is 100 above, there is no cough. Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My 13 month old son suffering from fever from 2 days, his temp. Is 100 above, there is no cough. Please advise.
Give your son homoeopathic medicine belladonna 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the morning and arsenic album 30 at hourly interval 3 times in the evening for 4 days. Give light and easily digestible food and complete rest. Let him drink lots of water to hydrate and eliminate toxins from his body.
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Hello sir/mam. My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. Does it have any side affects. Thank you My second question is am 5 months pregnant and doesn't observe any movement in my tummy. Some Orthodox people use to say that if it starts moving after 5 to 6 months it may be a baby boy. Is that so? Please let me know. thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir/mam.
My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. ...
Don't force for plain milk. Give him its products like curd kheer etc. Change of taste may be helpful. Adding anything isn't much useful. To know or assess gender of foetus is crime and inviting jail punishment. Take care of baby to come.
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My grandson (5 yr old) has cracks and patches and skin peeling, in feet; oint. Triamcinolone acitonide was prescribed; no improvement even after a month. What to do?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Mantain good hydration. Keep feet clean. Use socks. Use of tritinoin cream with betamathasone cream twice daily syp vitcofol 1 tsf od for3 months.
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Iam a mother of 6 month baby. Please suggest me most beneficial food that help me and my baby?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
Iam a mother of 6 month baby. Please suggest me most beneficial food that help me and my baby?
After the age of six months, babies need complementary food along with breastmilk. Fresh, home cooked foods which have a thick, soft consistency are best for babies when you start complementary feeding.
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My son is 5 months old. He is suffering from cough problem, but he is not able to throw cough out. Sometimes there is instant rise in his body temperature. Last time it rose to 99 degree. 2 day back he was given polio drop. I have given him paracetamol (1 ml) medicine.

Diploma In Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
My son is 5 months old. He is suffering from cough problem, but he is not able to throw cough out. Sometimes there is...
Continue with paracetamol drops till he has fever and breast feeding. Do not worry about his bringing out cough.
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Increasing Asthma & Allergy In Children - What Should You Do?

MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Noida
Increasing Asthma & Allergy In Children - What Should You Do?

It is no longer so surprising to read about alarming air pollution levels in our cities. On more than one occasion, these levels have risen above the danger levels. For some people, this may simply create an annoying fog that makes it difficult to see. For others, it can cause serious health issues. Air pollution is one of the most common reasons for the growing instances of asthma and allergies. Children are most susceptible to such diseases caused by air pollution.

Asthma and Allergies
Asthma can affect children even before their fifth birthday and the condition is characterized by breathlessness caused by a constriction of the airways. While the root cause of asthma is unknown, it is usually seen that asthmatic patients are more sensitive to others to particles in the air such as pollutants, dander, dust, smoke etc. Thus, the airways construct as a reaction to these allergens. Changes in the weather, a sudden cold draft or the flu can also aggravate asthma.

Can you protect your children from asthma?
Wheezing, panting, finding it difficult to breathe and a persistent cough are some of the signs of asthma. If you notice these symptoms, you must consult a doctor immediately. At home, here are a few things you could do.

  1. Avoid exposing your children to smoke: Do not smoke around your children or allow others to smoke around them. If you cannot give up the habit, wear a smoking jacket when you smoke and take this off before you play with your children. When you’ll go out, drive with the windows up so that your child does not inhale exhaust smoke. Set your air conditioner to circulate air within the car itself.
  2. Dust often: Try and keep your home as dust free as possible. Use a wet cloth to clean so that the dust does not fly in the air. Wash all your bed linen once a week. Carpets and rugs should be vacuumed regularly or dusted outside. It may also be a good idea to invest in dust mite impermeable covers for your child’s mattress and pillows.
  3. Keep your Pets clean: If you share your home with pets, bathe them once a week and brush them daily. Do not let them climb on to the furniture or your beds. Also, avoid having their toys lie on your beds.
  4. Wear a face mask: Try and time your child’s outdoor activities when the pollution levels are low. Buy yourself and your child a face mask that will filter the air they breathe in. These should be worn whenever they play outdoors.

These simple steps could help your child be healthier and can prevent asthma and other such allergic reactions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Cervical Cancer - Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Cervical Cancer - Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

What causes cervical Cancer?

Genital Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common virus in both men and women that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer.

This virus can cause normal cells on your cervix (Know more about Cervix Infection) to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer if they are not found and treated by your doctor. It can take 10 to 15 years (or more) for cells to change from normal to abnormal, and then into cancer. Abnormal cells are sometimes called 'pre cancer ' because they are not normal, but they are not yet cancer.

You cannot see or feel HPV or these cell changes on your cervix. Screening tests help us to look for these changes or for abnormal cells (Learn more about sexually transmitted diseases)

How is HPV spread?

HPV is transmitted during genital skin to-skin sexual contact. This includes vaginal or anal sex and possibly oral sex.A person can get HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex. They will never know it because HPV usually has no signs and symptoms.

In most cases, HPV goes away within two years, without causing any health problems. It is thought that the immune system  fights off HPV infection naturally

What screening tests exist for HPV- related diseases?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer can be detected with routine Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) and follow-up of abnormal results. The Pap test can find abnormal cells on the cervix so that they can be removed before cancer develops.    Abnormal cells often become normal over time, but can sometimes turn into cancer. These cells can usually be treated, depending on their severity and on the woman's age, past medical history, and other test results.

An HPV DNA test, which can find certain HPV types on a woman's cervix, may also be used with a Pap test in certain cases (called co-testing). The HPV-DNA test is done to determine if you are infected with one of the high-risk types or if your doctor finds certain type of abnormal Pap test result.

Even women who were vaccinated when they were younger need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccines do not protect against all cervical cancer strains.

Is there a treatment for HPV or related problems?

HPV vaccination could prevent most cancers and other diseases caused by HPV. There is no treatment for the virus itself, but there are treatments for the problems that HPV can cause:

Visible genital warts may remain the same, grow more in number, or go away on their own. The warts can be treated when they appear.

Abnormal cervical cells (found on a Pap test) often become normal over time, but they can sometimes turn into cancer. If they remain abnormal, these cells can usually be treated to prevent cervical cancer from developing. This may depend on the severity of the cell changes, the woman's age , past medical history, and other test results. It is critical to follow up with testing and treatment, as recommended by a doctor.

Post detection of ovarian cancer the doctors , depending on your cancer stage can recommend the treatment more- surgery, medical treatment, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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My baby is four months old and she is little fatty. So suffering from red patches in her neck and leg foldings someone saying powder is good for this but don't know. Please give proper advice.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is four months old and she is little fatty. So suffering from red patches in her neck and leg foldings someon...
Little babies sometimes become very chubby and bacterial infections start inside the skin folds. The best way to prevent that is to wash the inter fold area nicely with a mild soap and keep the area dry using a soft towel. You can also apply a cream like siloderm in the red areas after bath. Avoid oil massage as it makes the area moist and wet due to excessive sweating.
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My son was 8years old last month he had cough we went to Dr. after checking reports he said chestinfection given somemedecine the samecough is coming this month pm say somehomeremedies this problem.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
My son was 8years old last month he had cough we went to Dr. after checking reports he said chestinfection given some...
Pls give him natrum sulp 200 singal dose per day for 3 days nd give him lukewarm water only and after 3 day tell about his health.
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My 4 years old child is having fever since last night. I have given her relent syrup. Doctor not available today. Any suggestions. But fever still there.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 4 years old child is having fever since last night. I have given her relent syrup. Doctor not available today. Any...
Relent is not the drug for fever. Use dolo 250 suspension 4 ml whenever there's fever, can be repeated once in 4 hours.
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