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Dr. Somu Sivabalan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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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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Hi doctor. Am a mother of 5 month old baby. I am very much worried about hitting his head on my head or shoulder and accidental hitting of his head with my elbow. Is there any problem with small hitting. And what about soft spot?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctor. Am a mother of 5 month old baby. I am very much worried about hitting his head on my head or shoulder and ...
No ther is no problem unless he turns unconscious or throws fits . Crying is naturally form pain and not a concern
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Hi mera baby 8 months hai par us ka weight 5.4 kg hai us ka weight nahi badta please give me suggestion ki me kya karo.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
No diluted milk if top fed, start weaning with suji ki kheer, banana or chiku shake, daal. Add another meal after fifteen days. Please see your doctor to rule out any disease
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My son of age is 3.5 years suffering from indigestion. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Can use probiotics such as flora-zn sachets 2 /day. The question is not very specific. Pls elaborate history.
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I had 6 month baby & from last two -three days he is having watery stools. We are giving him cefixime & vizylac drops. Kindly suggest what to do.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Dont worry take ars. Alb 200 dose/per stool stop feeding also watch for dehydration. U can try above homeopathic medicine.
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My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look after him very well?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look a...
Without knowing baby's birth events, weight, height and many more, it shall be difficult to point the cause. Ok.
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Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

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
Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

#1 Boosts Immunity

Oranges is an excellent source of vitamin c. A single medium-sized orange can fulfil about 72% of your daily requirement for vitamin c. Since vitamin c plays a crucial role as an antioxidant by protecting your body against the damage caused by free radicals generated in the body. It therefore reduces inflammation in immune related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Although debatable, researchers suggest that vitamin c also plays an important role in strengthening immune responses of the body, protecting against recurring cold and cough or any other common infections. Here are 11 ways to include oranges in your diet.


 

#2 Helps prevent ageing of skin

There's a reason why oranges are popularly used in the beauty industry. Several beauty products including face packs, masks and creams that are available contain orange extract as a key ingredient. That's because vitamin c present in oranges also helps prevent skin damage, by eliminating free radicals. Vitamin c, being involved in synthesis of collagen, an important component to maintain skin's overall appearance and texture, prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Apart from vitamin c, oranges are packed with vitamin a that help keep the skin membranes healthy. Here are 8 fruit packs you can make at home for beautiful skin.


 

#3 Protects the eyes

Vitamin a in oranges helps keep mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Available in the form of carotenoid compounds like lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin, vitamin a is protective against age-related macular degeneration, a vision-related condition that causes blindness. Besides, it also plays an important role in allowing your eyes to absorb the light. You may also read tomatoes- natural remedy for good vision.


 

#4 Help prevents heart disease

This is yet another health benefit of oranges which is attributed to its vitamin c level. Free radicals generated during various reactions taking place in the cells can trigger oxidation of cholesterol, causing the oxidised molecules to aggregate and stick to the walls of the arteries. This leads to build up of plaques that eventually block the arteries, causing heart attack, coronary artery disease or even stroke. Vitamin c in oranges takes care of these free radicals and neutralises them, thus playing a role in preventing heart disease. Besides they also contain flavonoids like hesperidin that lowers cholesterol level and prevents the arteries from getting blocked.


 

#5 Helps brain development

Folate/folic acid or vitamin b9 present in oranges promote brain development and keep the vital organ in mint condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later. Oranges also contain phytonutrients called polyphenols that play a role in development of learning and memory functions of the brain.


 

#6 Helps prevent cancer

Oranges contain a compound called d – limonene that has been shown to play an important role in preventing various types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Additionally, the antioxidants and vitamin c help promote the body’s immunity which helps in fighting cancer cells. Oranges are highly fibrous fruits, which contributes to its cancer-protecting effect. A study revealed that about 10 to 15 per cent of colon cancer cases are caused by mutations in the dna. These mutations can prevented by consuming vitamin c rich sources like oranges. Here are some other health benefits of vitamin c you should know


 

#7 Pevents constipation

Oranges are a very good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps keep your stomach and intestines healthy by preventing problems like irritable bowel syndrome. The fibre content in them adds bulk to the digested food and reduces transit time of feces, preventing constipation and straining.


 

#8 Improves sperm quality

Death is inevitable, but our legacy may live on through our offspring. The antioxidants and vitamin c present in most fruits, including oranges improves the quality and motility of your sperm thus keeping you fertile. Another vitamin called folic acid also is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy sperms that you can obtain from oranges. It also protects the sperm from genetic damage, which might lead to birth defects.


 

#9 Great for diabetics

The rich fibre content of oranges has the ability to keep a track of sugar levels in the body, preventing diabetes. It is also a good option for those who are diabetic. Also worth mentioning is that good oranges have a sweet taste, and since diabetics aren’t allowed to eat sweets or other sugary foods, they can eat oranges to tingle their taste buds.


 

#10 Prevents hair loss

Orange has high vitamin c content which is required for producing collagen which, in turn, is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Nobody likes bald patches on their head, and eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.

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My son is 6 months old and has hypospadias with chordae. I know there will be a surgery for it. Wanted to understand the risks, also the impact on his sexual life when he grows up.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 6 months old and has hypospadias with chordae. I know there will be a surgery for it. Wanted to understand ...
Besides general risk of any surgical procedure this does not have any risk. Sexual function is nearly normal in almost all cases.
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I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good student till school. But after school, for last six years or so I have been very lazy and procrastination in studies. I am lacking will power and discipline to sit and study. I am a lazy person in general. I am intelligent person though, because whatever I study, I can understand very easily. What is wrong with me? Do I have ADD or ADHD? Or it's just that I am lazy and procrastinate when it comes to studies?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good ...
Please It's laziness only Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation three times a day, 5 minutes each Take Tab geriforte by Himalaya 2 2 Badam pak by Patanjali 1 tsf twice a day Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid outside food totally Avoid masturbation Read inspiring books daily.
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My son is 6 yrs old and his hair is falling pls suggest some remedial measures.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Apply sesa oil. Avoid excessive shampoo. Give vitamin a rich foods like green leaves, yellow fruits etc.
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She has 16 month old now. But all physically developments late. I mean physically well. But they happened few day ya month later. Can you help me?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
She has 16 month old now. But all physically developments late. I mean physically well. But they happened few day ya ...
The answer is training, you have to train child for almost everything with patience. It may take sternous effort to teach even minor things. Do not loose heart your efforts will not go waste.
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Hello Doctor. My son is 16 months now. He is extremely hyperactive child, showing the following symptoms- 1) He doesn't like to play with toys. He just likes climbing on tables, chairs and window grills.  2) If we get him new toys, he will just see it for a few minutes and then throw it away.  3) He wants to be out of the house all time. He cry's to go with any unknown person when they are leaving the house.  4) If we keep him out, he will just start walking. He will not even care to see if we are there with him or not.  5) He is very impatient for something he likes. For example he is very restless while feeding him oranges. He will not allow you to peel it. He just wants it immediately and will hit you if you don't give him fast. 5) Although we keep talking to him, till now he doesn't utter any words, no actions like'bye' etc. He only yells aloud. 6) He just cannot sit in one place and needs someone constantly. If you don't play with him even for a few minutes, he will put his head on the floor and start moaning in frustration. 7) He has been a troublesome child right from birth. Hardly used to sleep for just a few minutes during the whole day and night. Now, although his sleeping pattern has improved during the nights. During the day he still sleeps less. Probably around 1 hour if at all he sleeps. 8) When he was smaller, around 9-12 months, he used to watch television advertisements with great attention. He would not blink his eyes even if you nudge him or pat him lightly on his head. This is the only thing that grabs his attention, even now. Doctor, is my child showing signs of any disorder or is it too early to predict? Does he need any treatment? please help. Thanks.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello Doctor.
My son is 16 months now. He is extremely hyperactive child, showing the following symptoms-
1) He doesn...
Just being on safe side, do visit any paediatric psychologist to rule out the possible concern and do what they advise. Tc.
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Why are baby so much crying in 4month?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
It is said to be due to colic in intestine as a part of development. But it can be due to other reasons too. Consult your pediatrician
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give her antiemetic (perinorm)& give fluids by mouthafter 30 minutes. Fever can be taken care of by body sponging & paracetamol if required.
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My daughter aged 6 years .Since last 3 weeks she has sudden allergy on her body. Red rashes bumped up and itchy. But they vanish soon or sometimes in few hours and skin is back to normal. No rashes or spots after. Has been prescribed antihistamine. Prednisolone steroid. Cepfodixime antibiotics and rantac syrup. But the allergy has been reoccurring since. Some times it's too much and sometimes lesser. Other than these no other symptoms.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
1.No milk or any other fruits 2.No nonessential medicine 3.Keep her away from pets and pollen 4.Not much physical exercise and exposure to sun for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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Hello Dr. Since from 8- 9 months having digestion problem. N m also lactating my 1year 7month month boy baby. I always feel weakness. Feel like giddiness. Wat to do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello Dr. Since from 8- 9 months having digestion problem. N m also lactating my 1year 7month month boy baby. I alway...
Hello, U r not taking care of your intake. * take apple,carrots,papaya,cheese,milk,almonds,walnuts, spinach,. * take, easily digestible, diet ,avoifing junk food. * U should withdraw from feeding your child aged,1.7 yrs, causing wkness. * Homoeo-medicine* @ Five phos 6x- 4 tabs, x 3 with luke warm water/ milk/tea./dly. @ Alfalfa Q- 10 drops,thrice a day with little water./dly @ china 30-6pills x 3/fly * report,after a wk.
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My baby is one month and 8 days old. He has vomited twice in 4 days at night during feed. I get so scared when the milk comes out of his nose also. What to do when he vomits I literally get chills and do not know what to do while he is vomiting.

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is one month and 8 days old. He has vomited twice in 4 days at night during feed. I get so scared when the mi...
Spit up is quite common among the babies. When he vomits just make him turn on either of his side so that he does not aspirate into his lungs and the milk comes out. If your child is gaining weight, there is no fever or other issues, there is nothing to worry about. Make sure you are burping your child about 20 to 30 minutes post feed. Warm regards.
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My daughter is 6 years old having neck pain problem she is stremling problem voice is not clear please my problem solve it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
hello please check her posture give her calcium and vit D rich food for speech disorder consult with good speech therapist thanks
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My child (female) aged 1 year 11 months has a problem in urinating. She is not doing it for last 2 days. Please suggest me what to do?

Pediatrician, Pune
Please clarify her problem, is there any burning while passing urine, is the stream ok, how frequently does she pass urine, associated other problems.
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