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Dr. Somu Sivabalan

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. Somu Sivabalan is an experienced Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sundaram Medical Foundation in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somu Sivabalan on Lybrate.com.

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No 9-C, Shanthi Colony, IV Avenue, Anna Nagar. Landmark: Near To Petrol Bunk, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have a girl Baby of 1 year and 6 month old. She is not fair and her skin looks very dull. Her weight is about 7 kg .She is very lean and thin. She does not like to eat sweet food. Please help me how can I care her complexion and her growth and weight. Provide me a proper guide of meal and its quantity to be given to the baby so that her complexion and her growth can be improved.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Vadodara
I have a girl Baby of 1 year and 6 month old. She is not fair and her skin looks very dull. Her weight is about 7 kg ...
This is her growing age. She require more energy protein dense food and special diets then adults. Energy protein dense soft food is preferred. Khichadi with ghee, banana mango chiku, boil potato with butter, egg white, boil vegetables with butter is preferred. She need a proper diet schedule.
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She is only 12years[approaching] old. But she have already big breast n excessive growth of hair in her genital part. And she tell me that last week she did masturbation. But she is not having periods. Why is this doctor? Did sexual behaviour starts early in 12? She is really behaving very sexually. She watches porn movies. Did that causes this? How can we reduce it? please help

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
She is only 12years[approaching] old. But she have already big breast n excessive growth of hair in her genital part....
If she has overdeveloped breasts and extra hair growth with hypersexual behavior, then this might well be precocious puberty or Hormonal imbalance. I would sincerely advice you to consult a Endocrinologist and Gynecologist. Investigate her for a hormonal profile thoroughly. In case of persistent behaviour problems in spite of a normal hormonal profile consult me online for medical assistance
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4 years ki Bachi ko Kya Kya khilana chaye health ke liye aur brain badhne ke liye.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He has to be given all homemade foods and avoid fast foods . Encourage fruits and nuts like badam and cashew also
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My 3 year daughter is having worm in the lower abdomen. For that she is never interested in food. Kindly advice some medication so that it can be cured.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 3 year daughter is having worm in the lower abdomen. For that she is never interested in food. Kindly advice some ...
As you think it is not due to worms. Anyway you give bandy plus syrup 10ml at night and send me the reports of tft & cbc so that I can better treat her.
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New born baby 50 days of age have loose stool. Please tell best medicine for this.

Fellowship In Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
New born baby 50 days of age have loose stool. Please tell best medicine for this.
If the child is breast fed the loose stools are normal. Even if it's more than 10times in a day. As long as child is passing adequate urine. Feeding well. Active.
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Sir, I have 4 1/2 month baby, his birth wt was 3kg. Last month his wt was 6. 1 kg. But now he weighs only abt 6. 5. I prefer only breast milk my doctor prescribe him to improve his wt by giving first foods wheat. Can I continue with I need a second opinion for it

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Your baby' s weight is absolutely normal. Don' t give anything except breastfeeding till completion of six months. Never give farex or cerelac. Give homemade food after completion of 6 mths.
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Hello Doctor, My daughter is 14 months old. She weights around 8.7 kg she is underweight. How I increase her weight please tell birth time her weight was 3 kg.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Hello Doctor, My daughter is 14 months old. She weights around 8.7 kg she is underweight. How I increase her weight p...
Get her examined and pls get maternal history along with birth record of baby. Need details. Supplements will help for sure but need to find the cause for not gaining weight.
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Health Benefits Of Pickle

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Pickle

Health benefits of pickles

Free radical scavenging from antioxidants: pickles can be good source of antioxidants, especially decalepis hamiltonii or swallow root. As the vegetables or unripe fruits are stored fresh without cooking, the antioxidants present in those vegetables or unripe fruits are preserved as it is. Antioxidants are those micronutrients that help in protecting our body against the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that are produced during cellular metabolism. These unstable chemicals react with our cells and damage our dna to become unstable and in the process, create more and more free radicals. We can protect ourselves from free radical attacks by consuming food with high antioxidants. A lot of emphasis these days is put on antioxidants by dieticians and doctors.

Supply of probiotic or gut-friendly bacteria: probiotic bacteria are those friendly bacteria that are present in our digestive system. These bacteria actually help us in the digestion of food. Sometimes, due to the use of antibiotics, along with invading bacteria, these friendly bacteria are also killed. The fall in their numbers can cause digestive problems that can be solved by eating pickles made without the use of vinegar. Naturally fermented salt pickles encourage the growth of these friendly bacteria, which will replenish the numbers in our digestive system and restore our health.


Supply of essential minerals and vitamins: fresh pickles, dips or chutneys are made from leafy vegetables or herbs such as coriander, curry leaves, spinach, parsley, and amaranth. These fresh pickles are interesting and appetizing ways of making children eat their share of leafy vegetables and herbs, which are otherwise boring for children. Eating freshly made pickles not only tastes good, but they also supply essential vitamins such as vitamin c, a, k, folate and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. Vitamins and minerals are vital micronutrients which protect us from diseases, help us build immunity, bone strengthening, vision protection, curing anemia, and various other functions.

Diabetes control: studies have shown that consuming vinegar based pickles improves hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients, which in turn helps in controlling diabetes. The acetic acid present in vinegar has been noted to be responsible for this phenomenon. However, care must be taken to avoid the consumption of salted pickles as excess salt increases blood pressure.

Improves digestion: in india, indian gooseberry or amla (phyllanthus emblica) is one of the favourite fruits that are pickled. This fruit is believed to possess several health benefits according to ayurveda treatments and moreover, since amla is a seasonal fruit, unripe amla pickles are prepared. It is customary practice in some indian families to have amla pickle as the first course or an appetizer as it is believed that amla pickle improves digestion.

Liver protection: apart from benefits such as improved digestion, amla or gooseberry pickle also has hepatoprotective properties. Studies have shown that when amla extracts were administered on lab animals with chemical-induced hepatotoxicity or liver damage, the damage was reduced significantly.

Reduces ulcers: ulcers are internal wounds caused due to a failure of mucus membranes and acid interaction on tissues. Particularly, gastric ulcers are caused by a weakening of mucous membrane and hyperacidity. Regular consumption of amla or indian gooseberry pickles also help in reducing ulcers, if any.

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Stay Chaos Free - Tips to Care for Your Newborn Baby

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Stay Chaos Free - Tips to Care for Your Newborn Baby

Taking care of a newborn is round-the-clock job as the baby needs constant attention. There are many parents who get stressed out as taking care of a newborn as a first-time parent is challenging. There is no need to get stressed out and the best way to keep a cool mind is to make use of practical strategies.

Practical strategies to follow to stay stress-free
A newborn baby in the family definitely brings a lot of excitement, but it also brings along much stress and fatigue to the parents. It is very important that during this time, you take care of yourself by eating a healthy diet and avoid giving up on sleep.

  1. It is also essential that you drink a lot of water and when the baby sleeps you should also sleep. You can work out a suitable night time schedule with your partner so that both of you can take care of the baby and rest as well.
  2. This way, you will be able to take care of your baby without getting extremely tired.
  3. It is important that you set up some visiting rules for your relatives and loved ones so that you get the required rest. It is equally important that you insist your friends to wash their hands with a hand sanitiser and then carry the baby.
  4. As a parent, it is very important that each day you set aside plenty of time for the nursing sessions, and if you plan to go out you must give yourself added time to pack the required supplies.
  5. It is essential that you spend more time with your newborn as it needs more attention and love from you.
  6. It is very important that you create a proper and perfect sleeping environment for your baby, and you should make use of a good mattress so that the baby sleeps comfortably and even you get to sleep.

Share your emotions with your partner
It is important for parents of a newborn to share their emotions with each other and stay connected with each other. By sharing your thoughts and emotions, you can lighten your mood. Parenting is definitely a challenging job and to enjoy this phase of life, it is important that the stress associated with it is handled properly. In case you are finding it hard to handle your baby, it is advisable that you consult a doctor, who will help you adjust to your new life with your newborn.

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My son is 1 and half months old. Only on FM nan pro 1.i want to know when I can introduce semisolid food and cow milk to my baby. As someone says on 4 th month some says we can't give before 1 year. please help as only FM is little bt tough to go outside home.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 1 and half months old. Only on FM nan pro 1.i want to know when I can introduce semisolid food and cow milk...
Semisolid food to be started after 6 months of age and it is recommended cows milk should not be given till 1 years of age.
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My 7 month baby .what is diet chart for him. And I am giving amul toned milk. Is it ok or not .and may baby boy urine bhot karta hai every 2 minute urine karta hai please suggest me.

Masters in Nutritional Therapy, N.E.T
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
My 7 month baby .what is diet chart for him. And I am giving amul toned milk. Is it ok or not .and may baby boy urine...
Hi, Get to consult some good paediatrician. Whole milk can be given at this age. Star5 weaning foods at this stage like: try for some veg soup, mashed potato, mashed banana puree, etc.
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Hi. I am trying to stop breastfeeding my 19 months old baby. He becomes very aggressive if I say no to feed. Please let me know how to stop it fully as he is already 19 months now.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hi. I am trying to stop breastfeeding my 19 months old baby. He becomes very aggressive if I say no to feed. Please l...
Sleep away from the baby in next room for few days. Initially he wil be aggressive as your milk stops coming then he wil stop taking from your breast. During morning try to give him food he is interested deviating his mind when he. Ask for breast milk.
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Is it right to give Nutritional food supplement (Zincovit) 5 drops two times for new born baby Pls advice And for mother which tab she has to take after normal delivery.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
These days most multivitamin syrups contain the recommended doses of vitamins minerals and trace elements. You don't need to give additional zinc. Most of the times the mothers are prescribed multivitamins calcium and iron tablets. Check with your obstetrician.
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My baby she is 7 years old she has cold and cough and tonsil problemcontentious what medicine should I give her please suggest me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby she is 7 years old she has cold and cough and tonsil problemcontentious what medicine should I give her pleas...
Whenever there is mucous discharge from the nostrils I will suggest her to take half tablet of cetrizine at night and For dry cough I will suggest you to take syp Ascoril-D 2.5 ml and can repeat after a gap of twelve hours as and when required and For pain take half tablet paracetamol 650 mg.
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My daughter Anusha is 54 days old. She is spilling milk out 7 to 8 times in a day. She even takes burb after every feed and is on mothers feed. What can I do and is there an issue. I have given bonnisan 5 drops in a day but no luck.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My daughter Anusha is 54 days old. She is spilling milk out 7 to 8 times in a day. She even takes burb after every fe...
Maybe burping is not proper. You should burp the baby properly for at least 10 minutes after every feed. If baby is gaining weight adequately, there should be no serious issue. If no improvement, consult your doctor at the earliest.
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My son is 7 years old. He is having stomach ache, loose motions and vomiting. He had motions and vomiting twice since this morning. He was fine yesterday. He went on School trip day before. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Most likely he had food or water contamination may be due to outside food, water and heat. Now you can give him electoral water and sporolac tablet and soft diet like curd rice dal water coconut water etc. Always try to avoid outside food and water.
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I am 13 years girl I am little fat and short in height. I am here to get the solution of my problems that:- My breast size is getting very big like 28 years girls To reduce my size To increase my height.

Fellowship In Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I am 13 years girl I am little fat and short in height. I am here to get the solution of my problems that:-
My breast...
There is no medication to increase height. It's as per your parents height. Unless you have some hormonal problem. Size of breast does not increase after the pubertal phase which you already have acc to your history. It increases further during lactational phase. Control your dietary habits. And do exercises to tone your body and muscles.
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Hi, I have 2 month male baby he have single testicle so is it any problem to his future? please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
See paediatric surgeon, he will guide you and answer all your questions. You need to know for sure, if it is retracted or descended testis. In any case nothing to worry as both are treatable entities. Hope this helps.
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