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Dr. Swathi

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

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I am a student and my age is17 but my body doesn't look like as 17 .I am so weak what can I have to do for a healthy body please suggest me.

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Take home made food chapati, dal rice and green veg. Ihope you are not diabetic. Oars in food snacks is good food.

My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.

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My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.
Complementary foods should be gradually introduced once the baby turns six months old. It is a new experience for babies to swallow solid food when they have only had milk to suckle on till now. Try introducing solids gradually. The foods should be of a soft, thick consistency. And give time to the baby to get used to one taste before introducing a new taste.
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My baby 2 month old, she as cough from one week. Using drops but no result. Any home remedies?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby 2 month old, she as cough from one week. Using drops but no result. Any home remedies?
Cough in small babies is commonly to to picking up an infection from family members, or due to regurgitation of milk. Most often clearing the nostrils using saline drops and steam inhalation using a vaporizer or humidifier in a closed room gives relief.

I have 3 month baby, he doesn't sleep properly at night. I am preparing for competitive xams and for that I have to study at night but the baby doesn't allows me to concentrate fully even for 2-3 hrs. Is there any way I can make him sleep strongly for 2-3 hours so I can study by that time.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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I have 3 month baby, he doesn't sleep properly at night. I am preparing for competitive xams and for that I have to s...
Baby study is only one thing that he wants you to take care of him. He does not know how to adjust according to you but you understand how to adjust according to him. I hope, you got my view.

Hello sir, My child is often urinating at night his age is 6 years. What should i do?

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At this age only training will help, don't scold him for this keep calmness he should not have any feer.

Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

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The festival of Diwali is greeted with great pomp and splendour and along with the regular festivities, the pollution levels in the air also rise due to the ritual of bursting fire crackers. In an analysis, the rise of harmful pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide seemed to reveal a disturbing outcome.

The rise in pollution during Diwali affects you in the following ways:

The PM (particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5mm) enters your lungs and bloodstream and has several health impacts including chronic respiratory symptoms such as painful breathing and shortness of breath which might cause premature death.
High sulphur dioxide levels in the air during Diwali also lead to inflammation of air passages and causes complications in respiration.
A compound called strontium found in the atmosphere multiplies by 120 times during the festival and causes bone damage and blood clotting ailments.
Firecrackers contain heavy metals which are toxic to the human body and the amount of magnesium in the air goes up by 22x, which poses a significant threat to all forms of life.
The noise pollution also rises during the festival and in extreme cases, can permanently damage one s hearing.
However, there are a few measures you can undertake to steer clear of the excessive pollutants present in the air:

Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors even while exercising. This is because the air remains contaminated, days after all the festivities get over and the pollutants take a very long time to dissipate.
Even on the road, drive with the windows of your car rolled up to avoid intake of adulterated air and use a face mask if you are a two-wheeler rider.
Plant a lot of green plants inside your house as they purify the air you are breathing and ensure a supply of fresh oxygen.
Install an air purifier in the room to make sure you breathe in fresh, uncontaminated oxygen when you sleep. The air purifier will also help in lessening your respiratory complications.
Also, in case you notice any respiratory or breathing problem, it is advisable that you consult a pulmonologist, to rule out serious health issues.
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My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin 1.5 ml thrice a day. Now the mucus became loose and it came into his throat. He becomes very uncomfortable at that time. What to do ?

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My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin...
Asthalin is rarely required in children less than 6 months until and unless prescribed by the pediatrician due to its side effects of increase in heart rate. Also babies usually swallows the mucus and there is no harm in that. If the respiratory rate is high with difficulty in breathing and there is fever visit your pediatrician. If no other complaints then it should be viral and will be relieved in 3 days.

Hi. I am 21years old. I have 6 months baby. I reduced little my stomach fat. Bt I have big back. How to reduce my back calories?

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Hi. I am 21years old. I have 6 months baby. I reduced little my stomach fat. Bt I have big back. How to reduce my bac...
Hi if your belly is lowering your self-confidence and giving you sleepless nights, here are the tips to give you flatter and fitter tummy. 1. Add fiber to your diet constipation distends your belly, add veggies and fruits to your daily diet to relieve you of constipation, reduce intakes of refined cereals like maida, noodles, pasta and whole grains instead add dalia and oats. This would relieve you of constipation and bloat to give you a flat tummy. 2. Decrease sodium intake sodium retains water in the body and hence your belly swells up, reduce intake of junk food as it contains a lot of sodium. Stop adding extra salt to dishes, also packaged and processed food contains a lot of salts so better avoid it. 3. Increase potassium foods rich in potassium help you get rid of balancing sodium, fruits are very good source of potassium, adding them to their daily diet not only provides this nutrient but also increase the fiber content of your daily intake 4. Avoid sugar alcohols we do not completely digest these low-calorie sweeteners usually found in flavoured low-calorie drinks, diabetic and sugar-free foods. Bacteria in a large intestine ferment during gas and distension so check food labels and avoid sorbitol, xylitol and lacitol. 5. Increase liquids drinking plenty of liquids helps flush out toxins from the body. Keep yourself hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water, also include lassi, coconut, water, lemon water in your daily routine. Make sure to include homemade soups only, as packaged soups are not that nutritious and contain added sodium in them. 6. Carbonated beverages and alcohol these give you extended bellies and your dream of flat tummy falls flat. Alcohol gives you empty calories with zero nutrition. 7. Probiotic curds include low fat curd in your diet regime as it contains live bacteria which tame bloating by increasing intestinal motility. 8. Method of cooking no doubt salads and sprouts are good for our health but if experience distension with them then saute, blanch or steam them also fried foods are best to be avoided not only because of their high-calorie content but also because frying leads to changes in oil composition which may result in bloating. 9. Avoid chewing gums and candies while chewing them air enters our digestive system, giving us feeling of bloating, also candies are zero in nutrition but contain loads of calories. Also, eat slowly as gulping down increases air passage to the digestive system 10. Individual tolerances some individuals are more intolerant to certain foods like radish, capsicum, tea, cauliflower etc, so with your own personal experience omit them from your diet.
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My baby is of 3 years & 8 months old. He is not going to potty from the last days. Even if he go, he will do it in small. He is facing this problem frequently kindly suggest medication.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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If he is bottle fed you have to stop bottle and feed from a cup . Give more vegetables in diet and make him drink more water

My daughter is preterm baby with 1kg weight born on26.4. 2015 in7 month. Her weight is not gaining.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My daughter is preterm baby with 1kg weight born on26.4. 2015 in7 month. Her weight is not gaining.
Weight increases according to birth weight. It becomes 3 times at 1 year. Ist 3 months weight gain is around 30 grams per day. Continue breastfeeding.
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My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange juice grapes juice? Please help.

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My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like o...
You have not mentioned her wt. no juice or any thing is better than mother's milk. Give her exclusive breast milk.

My daughter has birth mark on face. That birth mark can be remove by any medical treatment ? She is now 1 years old. Suggest me.

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Dear you have not specified the size or location on the face of the birthmark. If it is reddish, it is usually a vascular malformation called salmon patches (naevus simplex), port wine stains and strawberry naevus. Salmon patches are present at birth, are falt and 50% disappear by the time the child is a year old. Portwine stains are more extensive and get purple and can worsen. They are treated by laser and cosmetic camouflage. Strawberry nevus are soft and raised and appear at 5 to 6 weeks of life. They resolve by three years. Beta blockers like propranalol have shown to be successful in strawberry naevi.

4 Foods That Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth

Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, MD Pediatrics (Gold Medalist), MBBS
Pediatrician
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4 Foods That Strengthen Your Child’s Teeth

Kids have a mind of their own when it comes to food. The unhealthier it is, the more they tend to like it. Most taste driven or sweet foods are harmful for your child’s oral hygiene. However not all foods that your children like to eat are as bad for their oral health, some even help strengthen their teeth.

Here are 4 foods that your children can have for healthy teeth and gums.

1) Sugarless Gum - It helps loosen plaque and increase the number of natural antibodies in the mouth. It also keeps the gums hydrated. While too much of anything is not good, these gums are good once in a while.

2) Crispy Vegetables - These might not be popular with children but can be made yummy with interesting dips to go with them. Raw carrots, celery, cauliflower, and green beans are chewing foods which clean the child's teeth and gums.

3) Natural Sugar - Sugar from milk, yoghurt and cheese are rich in vitamin D, phosphate and calcium. When consumed, they raise the pH level of the mouth which lowers the level of acids, hence reducing risk of tooth decay.

4) Vitamin C Rich Foods - Fruits like oranges, kiwis, strawberries, papayas and limes help kill bacteria that can cause gingivitis. They also aid a good supply of collagen in the child's gums. However, parents need to remember that one can eat citrus foods only after thirty minutes from brushing their teeth. This is because the citric acid in these foods can weaken the tooth enamel temporarily.


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Hi, I have a 5 months old baby. I give him a NAN pro1 infant formula with proniotics and didn't done breastfeed. He passing his motion once in 2 to 5 days with dark greenish colour. My question is, should I have to worry about this? And tell me the reason for why he passing such greenish colour motion and irregular motion.

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Hi, I have a 5 months old baby. I give him a NAN pro1 infant formula with proniotics and didn't done breastfeed. He p...
it is due to formula.YOu should have breast fed and if you give formula i bottle you stop bottle and give with spoon. ANd yu should give boiled water in between if giving formula . A bottle related factor gives this constipation and green colour
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My child is only 5 month age. Some issue on his head like dandruff. Please help me. I lived in delhi.

MD - Paediatrics
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My child is only 5 month  age. Some issue on his head like dandruff. Please help me.
I lived in delhi.
Hello the most common cause of dandruff like lesion on scalp in this age is seborrhea capitis a fungal infection. I would like to know if there are rashes on face, ear or other parts of body. Application of antifungal with mild steroid helps in improvement. Persistence of this lesion may cause abnormal hair growth. I would request you to attach an image so that I better able to help you out. Regards.

My latest USG pelvis report shows Lesion Cyst on my left overy. Tell me medicine for this?

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If it is small cyst it only needs monitoring and if large and causes other problems it need to be surgically removed
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My 3 month old baby always suck her fingers. She is now taking less milk. Instead of dat she sucks her finger. please advice what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My 3 month old baby always suck her fingers. She is now taking less milk. Instead of dat she sucks her finger. please...
Child weight is normal for the age, sucking fingers is a natural activity for young infants. Just relax nothing is wrong with child, continue breast feeding as usual.
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How to care for a 1.5 year old child?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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How to care for a 1.5 year old child?
Hygeine and feeding. Give bath everyday. Twice aweek oil massage is sufficient. Give 3 semisolids. Dalia. Khichri with vegetables. Dal and rice. Roti mashed with dal. Dahi. 2 serving fruit.
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My son is 7 years old he is suffering from headache n dizziness, while dizzying he sees cars around his eyes, dizziness is not regular but some times, pls advice what to do?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Headache and dizziness can be because of some opthalmic refractory error- means he might need specs. So first check his number and if its ok, see a pediatric neurophysician.

Kids dite how to give in a week Please give reply to me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician
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For 1 moths old baby only breast feeding. You can ask privately for specific advice and mention birth weight.
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