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Dr. Suja Bhaskaran

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Suja Bhaskaran 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. Suja Bhaskaran is an experienced Pediatrician in Tiruvallur, Chennai. You can visit her at Dr.Suja Bhaskaran's Clinic in Tiruvallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Suja Bhaskaran on Lybrate.com.

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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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17 years old my son is very narrow-minded and reserved behaviour. He was looked after in a day care center up to 8 years of age. Will this affect to his nature?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes it will. Give him love and praise and encourage his strong points and good behavior. Do not criticize him.
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6 month infant having nasal cleft and anterior cranial fossa of 4 × 7 mm is this a serious problem especially the anterior cranial fossa.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
6 month infant having nasal cleft and anterior cranial fossa of 4 × 7 mm is this a serious problem especially the ant...
If ant cran fossa you mean ant fontnale, it is normal and usually closes by 18 months of age. Nasal cleft can be repaired by a reconstrective surgeory.
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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Home Remedy Tips: Fenugreek (Methi)

Methi seeds are found to be effective in persistent coughs. Both leaves and seed equally help in cooling down body. It is therefore necessary that we continue consume more in our daily diet.

Today’s its also use in cosmetic and hair care products.
How to use:

1. Boils & Swellings : Leaf-paste , heated and applied when lukewarm
2. Anemic patients: 10 gm methi seeds cooked with 100 gm rice.
3. Hair Growth : Seed paste applied on head
4. Skin Diseases : Cooked methi leaves taken daily for a fortnights
5. Mouth ulcer, sore throat : Leaves Gargle 5-6 times daily
6. Pimples : Fresh leaf paste applied on face
7. Headache & Insomnia : 2tsp fresh juice of methi leaves along with 1 tsp honey taken daily for 10 days

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Hello Dr My son 13 years old. He is doing bed urine till now. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Do routine urine testing of your son, if urine reports are normal then watch what time he passes urine in bed, try to wake him before he urinates for atleast 10 days stop his liquid intake after 9 in the night, before he goes to bed take him to bathroom fo urination, try to give gift if he is dry, make chart, on calender, take him relatives home for sleep. Watch his reaction. Ask him to clean his bedsheets if he passes his urine, as I said give him treat for dry day so that he will understand the problem. He can started him drug but for that you will have consult your local child specialist as he will prescribe him imipramine needs to increased doses slowly which helps most of patients.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She is down eczema symptoms. What is the remedy?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
Eczema has not immediate cure. You need to keep her skin moist by using very less soap or using a neutral ph soap. Also you need to repeatedly keep moisturizing the skin with moisturizers or oil. Certain foods might trigger the eczema--you need to eliminate those foods. What those foods are you will have to find out by trial and error. In severe eczema, doctors do prescribed medicated creams, for instant relief from itching. Otherwise, with time, the eczema improves and most children outgrow childhood eczema. I have found that if the child drinks half a glass of fresh coconut milk every day there is an overall improvement in the eczema. It also helps the nutrition of the child as coconut milk is a good food for children.
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My baby age s 15 weeks. How to increase breast milk pls tel me. Which month I vl start food for my baby. And which food I vl give to my baby.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
You have to take good nutritious healthy balanc d diet to improve your breast milk and can take tab lepta den teo tablets three times a day for baby give him exclusive breastfeeds tull he is six months old after that yoy can start with top feed and supplementary food which I will explain to you once you reach that stage.
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When child of 1 year gets fever, what medicine we can first give at home?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
When child of 1 year gets fever, what medicine we can first give at home?
Paracetamol (crocin, metacin etc) 10 to 15 mg per kg body weight which can be repeated once in 4 hours whenever there is fever.
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Hi my baby is 7 nd half month old I am her born weight was 3nd half now present weight is only 6 she looks very slim at morning I am giving nestum afternoon m giving cerelac and at 7 pm m giving 2half boil egg is that ok is there any problem of giving half boil egg for baby please let me know and let me know how to gain weight for baby.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi my baby is 7 nd half month old I am her born weight was 3nd half now present weight is only 6 she looks very slim ...
Well you are giving weaning food in correct way as far as daily protein requirement is concerned. I'm fine with it but for weight gain you needed carbs. Which you e giving less. Give rice khichdi. Modak. Kheer. Milk products. Sweets. Daal with added jaggery etc would add upon carbs. Along with this make sure liquid diet specially milk should not have been reduced. Yes I do agree weight is bit less for given age. And solutions are as per I mentioned above. Eggs should be full boiled and preferably egg white rather then egg yolk. Regards.
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Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

In India 61 million people are victims of diabetes. Diabetes disease is related to metabolic, in which oxidation of carbohydrates and glucose is not fully detected. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body fails to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy. Many of the foods you eat are normally converted into a type of sugar called glucose during digestion. The bloodstream then carries glucose through the body. The hormone, insulin, then turns glucose into quick energy or is stored for futher use. In diabetic people, the body either does not make enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin correctly. This is why too much glucose builds up in the bloodstream.

The main reason is irregular meal, mental stress, lack of exercise. There are two major types of diabetes:

Type 1

  • This is popularly known as juvenile onset diabetes. 
  • Here, the body produces little or no insulin. It occurs most often in childhood or in the teens and could be inherited.
  • People with this type of diabetes need daily injections of insulin. They must balance their daily intake of food and activities carefully with their insulin shots to stay alive.

Type 2

  • Also known as adult onset diabetes, this occurs around 35 to 40 years. The more common of the two types, it accounts for about 80 per cent of the diabetics.
  • Here, though the pancreas produce adequate insulin, body cells show reduced sensitivity towards it.
  • Type 2 diabetes is usually triggered by obesity. The best way to fight it is by weight loss, exercise and dietary control.
  • Sometimes, oral medication or insulin injections are also needed.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Extreme thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Sores or bruises that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feetsymptoms of diabetes

The role of diet in diabetes
Meal of diabetic patient is depending on calories. Which decides on it s age, weight, gender, height, working etc. Depending on each person s different   different dietary chart is created. We must take special care of time and amount of food in diabetes. Here we are giving diet chart for general diabetes patient.

Diabetes diet chart:

  • Morning at 6:   teaspoon fenugreek (methi) powder + water. 
  • Morning at 7: 1 cup sugar free tea + 1-2 mary biscuits.
  • Morning at 8.30: 1 plate upma or oatmeal + half bowl sprouted grains + 100ml cream-free milk without sugar
  • Morning at 10.30: 1 small fruit or 1 cup thin and sugar free buttermilk or lemon water
  • Lunch at 1: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, 1 bowl yogurt, half cup soybean or cheese vegetable, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 4 pm: 1 cup tea without sugar + 1-2 less sugar biscuits or toast
  • 6 pm: 1 cup soup
  • 8.30 pm: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 10.30 pm: take 1 cup cream free milk without sugar.

When you feel hungry intake raw vegetables, salad, black tea, soups, thin buttermilk, lemon water. Avoid it: molasses, sugar, honey, sweets, dry fruits. Foods you must avoid!

  1. Salt: salt is the greatest culprit for diabetics. You get enough salt from vegetables in inorganic form, so reduce the intake of inorganic salt.
  2. Sugar: sucrose, a table sugar, provides nothing but calories and carbohydrates. Also, you need calcium to digest sucrose. Insufficient sucrose intake might lead to calcium being leached off the bones. Substitute sucrose with natural sugar, like honey, jaggery (gur), etc.
  3. Fat: excessive fat intake is definitely not a good habit. Try and exclude fried items from your diet totally. But, remember, you must have a small quantity of oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  4. For non-vegetarians: Try and stop the intake of red meat completely. Try to go in for a vegetarian diet. If you cannot, decrease the consumption of eggs and poultry. You can, however, eat lean fish two to three times a week.
  5. Whole milk and products: Try to switch to low fat milk and its products like yogurt (curd). Replace high fat cheese with low fat cottage cheese.
  6. Tea and coffee: Do not have than two cups of the conventional tea or decaffeinated coffee every day. Try to switch to herbal teas.
  7. White flour and its products: Replace these with whole grains, wholewheat or soya breads and unpolished rice.
  8. Foods with a high glycemic index: Avoid white rice, potatoes, carrots, breads and banana -- they increase the blood-sugar levels. 

Advice for diabetes patient:

  1. 35-40 minute faster walk every day.
  2. Diabetic person should eat food between times intervals like take breakfast in morning, lunch, some snakes and dinner.
  3. Avoid oily food.
  4. Intake more fiber foods in meals. It increases glucose level gradually in blood and keeps control.
  5. Do not take fast and also don t go much party.
  6. Diabetic person should eat food slowly.

Calorific requirement:

  1.  An obese middle aged or elderly patient with mild diabetes 1000 -1600 kcal.
  2.  An elderly diabetic but not over weight  1400 -1800 kcal.
  3.  A young active diabetic  1800 -3000 kcal.
  4.  Daily intake of carbohydrate: 1/10th of total calories approximately  180gm.
  5.  Daily intake of protein: 60gm to 110gm.
  6.  Daily intake of fat: 50gm to 150gm.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Common Skin Problems in Newborns

Mongolian Spot

This is extremely common in Indian babies. This appears as a blue-grey patch on the buttocks or the lower back. The patch can be quite large in size. They look unsightly, but apart from the cosmetic appearance, they do not cause any problems. Often parents confuse it with a bruise and see a dermatologist when it doesn?t settle down. This can be safely ignored and it may either disappear or become smaller with age.

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My baby child is 2 and half years old. She is not eating any thing whole day. What should I do?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
My baby child is 2 and half years old. She is not eating any thing whole day. What should I do?
Please mention her weight. If weight is lower than 12 kg give her high protein high calory diet. Try ghee butter cheese banana mango etc
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My baby is 4 months and my milk is not sufficient to feed her so what can I give cow or buffalo milk in place of mothers milk or I should give number which is better cow milk or nanpro.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 4 months and my milk is not sufficient to feed her so what can I give cow or buffalo milk in place of moth...
No it is tome to introduce homemade foods and continue breastmilk . It is better to avoid other milk and should not be given in bolle even if you give
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Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota hai please tell the reason urgently.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota ha...
These are normal movements. All newborn would have. However difference between normal and abnormal movement is only one. If you hold the moving limb and movements stops means it's normal. If it is abnormal muscle twitch it will not.
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My child does not sleep in night.Please do help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Babies don't know day and night so early in their life. We can't control their behavior. If she is taking breast feeds and is active, playful, gaining weight, there is nothing to worry about. Stay cool, play and enjoy with her.
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I had a daughter 1 year and wife deceased due to delivery complication, from that time my daughter was staying at my in-laws place, I want suggestion that should I leave my daughter at my in-laws place or get back to my home where my mother can see the baby.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I had a daughter 1 year and wife deceased due to delivery complication, from that time my daughter was staying at my ...
hello,lybrate user, it's advisable to bring your daughter back to live with her grand mother as she will not be deprived of your affection, too, provided other present and future factores remain in favour of your daughter . tk care .
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I have 45 days baby ,after feeding she vomit after 5 to 10 min and its contain. I want to know its a common problem or need to see doctor please advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have 45 days baby ,after feeding she vomit after 5 to 10 min and its contain.
I want to know its a common problem o...
Hello, there may be under lying reasons against vomiting: 1 baby has to be put on your left shoulder on upper abdomen with your right hand on the back to erruct gas after tkg feeding.(dakaar-lena jaroori hota hai) 2 some times after feeding her bowel is compress to vomit the contains. 3 the test of milk is not accepted by the baby. Give her the homoeopathic medicine:@ china30-1 drop with your own milk (1tsfl )twice a day. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tkg. Care.
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Sir I am interested in twin babies. What makes the chances of getting twin babies.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir I am interested in twin babies. What makes the chances of getting twin babies.
Going by natural way, chance are very less of twin pregnancy. But through IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) the chances of twins pregnancies are more.
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Hi, my daughter s 19 months old, and her anterior fontanelle has not yet closed. I am much worried about it. Should I have to wait more or get treated for any deficiencies?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi, my daughter s 19 months old, and her anterior fontanelle has not yet closed. I am much worried about  it.
Should ...
If baby is having no other problem and active you need not worry and just wait it will take some more time to get closed.
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My 2 years old kid (female - till now no speech, but says 2 or 3 word only) having mild autistic spectrum disorder. Doctors informed to go for occupational therapy and speech therapy. I want to know about this. It is curable or not? Most of them telling that, this is not curable. Please advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
If your child has mild autistic features and can speak 2-3 words then she should do well with intensive therapies, this is the right age to act. You should learn yourself and work with therapist.
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