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Dr. Sumathi

Pediatrician, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. Sumathi Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Sumathi is one of the best Pediatricians in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can visit him/her at VeeCare Sundar Hospital - Poonamallee in Poonamallee, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumathi on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 1 and half year I can give him ultra d3 syrup if yes tell me how many doses should be given?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son is 1 and half year I can give him ultra d3 syrup if yes tell me how many doses should be given?
Hello, If recommended by child specialist, you can give prescribed dosage. Simultaneously, you can increase calcium and vitamin D rich foods in his diet.
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Hi, My daughter is 8 years old and is suffering from Nf1. She has several cafe au lait spots on her face and body which are increasing day by day. Please suggest the line of treatment. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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My daughter is 8 years old and is suffering from Nf1. She has several cafe au lait spots on her face and body whi...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also called von Recklinghausen's disease, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of nerves and skin (neurofibromas) and areas of abnormally decreased or increased coloration (hypo- or hyperpigmentation) of the skin. Areas of abnormal pigmentation typically include pale tan or light brown discolorations (cafe-au-lait spots) on the skin of the trunk and other regions as well as freckling, particularly under the arms (axillary) and in the groin (inguinal) area. Such abnormalities of skin pigmentation are often evident by one year of age and tend to increase in size and number over time. At birth or early childhood, affected individuals may have relatively large benign tumors that consist of bundles of nerves (plexiform neurofibromas). Individuals with NF1 may also develop benign tumor-like nodules of the colored regions of the eyes (Lisch nodules) or tumors of the optic nerves (second cranial nerves), which transmit nerve impulses from the innermost, nerve-rich membrane of the eyes (retinas) to the brain. People with neurofibromatosis type 1 may undergo surgery to remove particularly troublesome tumors. Physical therapy may be beneficial for some people. A variety of orthopedic devices may help to improve mobility in some cases. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Genetic counseling will be of benefit for people with neurofibromatosis type 1 and their families.
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Good morning Dr. My son is 7 years old. He eat properly but very lazy. How to get away his laziness.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Children are active by nature. Most children are not lazy by choice, though some can be. Medical conditions can cause such laziness
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My 10 year old son has asthma. He used asthma preventer. What is the effect of using asthma preventer long term? I heard that using this for year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any supplement or vitamin to help this vision?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Kurukshetra
Asthma preventers may slightly affect bone growth but the benefits are many. May use vit a for eyes. Give her multivitamins.
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Hi doctor. Any suggestions or treatment for insect bites on 6 month old baby. It looks light reddish with slight swelling.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Hi doctor. Any suggestions or treatment for insect bites on 6 month old baby. It looks light reddish with slight swel...
If you have faith in Homeopathy you can apply: Ledum Pal ointment thrice daily for 3 days Internally you can take - Apis Mel 30 thrice daily for 3 days under supervision of qualified homeopathic consultant'
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I have a 6 year old son and day by day he is so aggressive and he don't do his study with patience what should I do?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
try to look for antecedent and precedents. he wants something/attention.protecting something he possesses.trying to avoid/dominate situation/person.environment around is threatening. pl act accordingly.
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Injuries - How to Prevent Them in Toddlers

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Injuries - How to Prevent Them in Toddlers

With the word accident, the first thing that comes to our mind is a traffic accident or an outdoor accident. We all may usually relate accidents with outdoor hazards, but little do we realize that the place that we consider to be the safest, that is, our homes, has a number of hazards itself. Accidents at home are usually caused due to negligence. Children are especially prone to be hurt by such accidents. Just like we stay careful outside our home, it is also important to maintain safety indoors to prevent accidents.

Here are some of the common accidents that occur mostly to children along with the preventive steps that can help you to avoid them:

1. Fall: Falling is one of the most common accidents that children experience. There may be a number of factors such as objects scattered on the floor, the floor being slippery, unstable walking of the child, lack of supervision, etc.
Prevention

  • Keep floors clean, dry and free from unnecessary obstructions.
  • Always keep a check on your toddler as he learns to walk
  • Do not keep babies unattended when they are sitting on a high surface
  • Keep the bed rail of the baby cot raised whenever the child is in it

2. Choking: Choking is a serious condition that leads to breathlessness due to accidental swallowing of foods or objects, covering head by blankets, strangulation, etc.
Prevention:

  • Avoid toys that have small detachable parts
  • Keep a watch on your child when he/she plays with small objects
  • Keep children away from buckets or tubs filled with water
  • Never allow your children to play while eating

3. Burns: Burns may occur from contact with hot objects, hot water or fire.
Prevention:

  • Make sure that you don't hold a child and a hot object or beverage at the same time
  • Make sure that your child doesn't enter the kitchen without supervision
  • While preparing warm water for bathing your child in, always check the water temperature beforehand

4. Poisoning: Poisoning takes place under conditions of food poisoning or accidental swallowing of harmful substances like detergents, insecticides or drugs.
Prevention:

  • Keep all medicines, detergents, soaps and chemicals out of the child's reach 
  • Store all chemicals and toxic substances in their respective containers or make sure the containers are labelled properly
  • Always keep a first-aid box ready at hand if you have a child at home. For severe conditions talk to a doctor or visit a hospital immediately.
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I have a son 3 years old and having problem of milk allergy, lack of calcium. He is very weak. Kindly suggest to make him healthy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Please give at least six meals a day. Two eggs, one bowl daal, puri or paratha 2, one bowl rice, kheer, per day. Fortify floor with peanut crush, and oils for puri or paratha
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HI its Bharat from Giridih. I have a continuous bed wetting problem after suffering the serious meningitis problem in the year2000. I have to face same during journey also. Tell me what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
HI its Bharat from Giridih. I have a continuous bed wetting problem after suffering the serious meningitis problem in...
It is the consequence of meningitis and as it is you can use adult diapers. Medications can treat a variety of conditions of which bedwetting is a symptom. For example: Antibiotics can eliminate UTIs. Anticholinergic drugs can calm an irritated bladder. Eesmopressin acetate increases levels of ADH to slow nighttime urine production. DHT-blocking medications reduce swelling of the prostate gland.
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My daughter is seven and she gets cold attack every night her nose gets blocked and she freaks out as it becomes very uncomfortable for her to breathe. She doesnotven have cold in a days times that affects her.

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Jhansi
My daughter is seven and she gets cold attack every night her nose gets blocked and she freaks out as it becomes very...
Difficulty in breathing can due lung problem like asthma etc too, so you should consult a pulmonologist along ent surgeon, try steam inhaltation before sleeping.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
A nine month old is ready to eat from the family pot provided that the food is non spicy and wholesome. Offer the baby whatever is cooked in the house. Regular foods like dal, rice, khichri, mashed roti, boiled egg etc can be started. You can also give suji kheer, halwa, soups (Veg and non Veg) and chappatis soaked and mashed in dal,soup or dahi. A small amount of extra butter or ghee may be added to in the food. This adds to caloric value and helps the child gain weight. Fruits such as banana/mango can be given. Breast feeding should be continued.
7-8 kg at 9 months is good weight at this age. It is not necessary to add powdered badam etc. The tiny particles of badam can cause problems. Wait till the child at least one year old.
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What should be the preferred foods for a muscular dystrophy patient? And what should not be taken!

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What should be the preferred foods for a muscular dystrophy patient? And what should not be taken!
Lots of simple proteins like milk, curd, egg, soy, pulses. Avoid oils and fried food, spices and heavy foods like maida, give simple carbs like custard, plain soup with corn flour. Simple fruits like banana, oranges.
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Till 6 months I gave breastfeeding. Still continuing to give. Bt can I feed my baby girl Amul milk if no why?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
How old is your baby now? stick to tinned milk till 9 months, ven she should be given 3 solid feeds and 3-4 milk feeds. At that age, if she is eating 3 times properly, you can switch to amul milk, that too 2 times plus 2 of your feeds.
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I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said for one scoop you should 30 ml water we are giving like that only. But my baby is suffering to go to motion. Can you help me with your message.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am having one month girl babies. Doctor suggested to give powder milk for the babies the name is PER NAN. They said...
I would advise to give only breast milk. If you give other feed give it with spoon and not bottle feeding,If you remove bottle diarrhoea will stop no matter how well you clean or sterilise as you say
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Because of plenty of motions of my baby of 1month old I was suggested to stop breast feeding. And I have taken tablets to stop breast feeding. But some body told not to stop giving milk to child. So how the milk can be produced. Any tablets? Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Because of plenty of motions of my baby of 1month old I was suggested to stop breast feeding. And I have taken tablet...
Suckling baby is the only solution for increasing breastmilk. Take plenty of water and eat good food. You have to continue breastfeeding at least till the age of 2 years.
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My daughter is 2 month old. She is pre term baby (32 week. She is on breast feeding and formula feeding. From 7-8 day she bring out milk through her mouth nd sometime through nose. She also have too much Gas problem nd cry badly nd when gas pass she keep calm. Pls suggest me what should I do for these problems.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 2 month old. She is pre term baby (32 week. She is on breast feeding and formula feeding. From 7-8 day...
Keep her on breast milk feed exclusively till 6 months of age. By now she must have gain weight to about 3 kg which is if she is born at normal time of 40 weeks in womb. Bringing out milk is usually normal regurgitaion. Burping is solution for regurgitation and gas.
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I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby. And we are using plastic spoon for it. So do we need to sterilized every time?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby.
And we are using plastic spoon for it.
So do we need to sterilized e...
It is important to clean the spoon well with a good detergent every time before use. There is no need to sterilise it. It is necessary to wash your hands nicely before every feed.
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My 22 month baby has been suffering from loose stool last 8 days please help and any ghrelu upchar.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 22 month baby has been suffering from loose  stool last 8 days please help and any ghrelu upchar.
Avoid bottle, sipper to feed child if doing discourage habit of thumb sucking & putting any thing in mouth ask to wash hands before meals & after toilet give him plenty of fluids & diet as usual ensure safe driking water, use filter, boil water if required.
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