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Dr. T Karthikeyan

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. T Karthikeyan Pediatrician, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. T Karthikeyan is one of the best Pediatricians in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sridevi Hospital in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. T Karthikeyan on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 3 months old I was feeding him breast milk plus formula milk as milk supply is less. My problem is now he is not at all sucking me.

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Why did you start formula milk? breast milk is best for the baby but it require a little effort, and you are making the baby lazy by giving bottle feeds which requires less effort then as compared to sucking on breast, they will always choose the easier alternative and then wont suck on breast, try to give exclusive breast feeding till at least 6 months of age

In market there are two types of bala goli available. Kesariya bala goli Zandu bala goli Is it safe for 1.5 month baby? Can we give it our baby 1goli everyday?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
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In market there are two types of bala goli available. Kesariya bala goli
Zandu bala goli
Is it safe for 1.5 month bab...
Hello lybrate-user, please let your child be exclusively breastfed till 6 months of age. No need to give anything else.

My baby not getting free motions from last 5 days she had surgery anal malformation in last year. December closer done first month she get free motion but second month onwards not getting free motion.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My baby not getting free motions from last 5 days she had surgery anal malformation in last year. December closer don...
Information provided is not well narrated. Many information are necessary like age, age of operation, type of anal malformation etc. Better for you is to revisit operating surgeon.

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Always make it a practice to encourage your children to inform you if they face any pain or discomfort in the neck or back before it becomes a serious problem.

My baby is three months old. Recently she has got shaved and I found her head full of dandruff. Is it possible for such small baby to have dandruff. And does she needs to be treated?

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My baby is three months old. Recently she has got shaved and I found her head full of dandruff. Is it possible for su...
Hi, Yes its possible for baby to get dandruff.Apply coconut oil regularly on to the scalp and this will reduce .

Meri little daughter ka weight 9 kg h or age 19 months h birth time inka weight 3 kg the 2 month se weight gain nhi ho RAHA hai abhi tk 8 teeth nikle h 6 upar or 2 niche teeth jb nikalte h to kamjor lagti hai please help what I can do for her.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Meri little daughter ka weight 9 kg h or age 19 months h birth time inka weight 3 kg the 2 month se weight gain nhi h...
Likely cause is she is not eating sufficient. Give her home made solid food every 4 hours frequently. Stop bottle feeding if doing. Explain her need & advantage of food in simple language.

My son 5 years, he has microtia in left ear. Can you please suggest a doctor who can correct this problem and make his ear to look like normal ear?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My son 5 years, he has microtia in left ear. Can you please suggest a doctor who can correct this problem and make hi...
Ear anomalies are minor congenital anomalies of cosmetic issue. But you should always rule out kidney anomalies by ultrasound.

I have myometrial fibriods, do these fibroid cause hindrance to pregnancy . One is located in uterine fundal region and another with in the posterior myometrium uterine body

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA)
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Mere fibroid does not always hinder pregnancy. The treatment of fibroid depends on symptoms (menstrual problems), tubal function, husband's semen etc. I personally try to treat fibroids with medicine except in extreme cases where surgery may be needed.

My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 times (30ML + 30ML) per day. can we give any other food, please suggest me specific food, quantity how many times we can give per day.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 ...
Continue breast feeding & add dal ka pani, cerelac khichari etc as weaning food. Avoid bottle feeding. Gradually increse amount of semisolid food with advancing age.

Mere 25 days ke beta ka right kidney mei mild echogenic show kar raha hai. Iska matalb smjhate huye iska treatment bataye.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
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Mere 25 days ke beta ka right kidney mei  mild echogenic show kar raha hai. Iska matalb smjhate huye iska treatment b...
Well aapko usg abdomen with kub repeat karwana hoga as the child grows. Abhi ke liye koi pareshaani ki baaat nahi. Agar bacche ko koi uti ho yaani urinary infection toh zaroor scan karwana. Generally apne se theek ho jaata hain.

My daughter is 8 yrs.Her weight is just 21kg.We provide her fruits vegetables every day.But still she could not increase her weight.What measures should we take to increase her weight and brain development. Though she is normal child. Her class progress is satisfactory. Please give me advice.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
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Her weight is definitely less . What is her height. Have you got her sequential weight and height record or a growth chart. If you can send that, that can help better.

My baby is 7th and half months old. I am a working woman now milk supply also have reduced. Can I give her cow milk? If yes how much should be given?

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My baby is 7th and half months old. I am a working woman now milk supply also have reduced. Can I give her cow milk? ...
Start gvng little acc. To bottle thn slowly reduce as al of sudden if you gve it affects baby's digestion.

My son is 5 years old. Frequently he get cold when season changes or when ice creams taken. Recently he got eye allergy and found long site problem. Suggest for further for reducing this problem.

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My son is 5 years old. Frequently he get cold when season changes or when ice creams taken. Recently he got eye aller...
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, well your son is having chronic allergy, frequent cold and redness of eyes with frequent eye rubbing are the symptoms. Chronic allergy is quite commonly seen these days and this is seen frequently in your son's age group. Don't worry about it but this problem continues for long and you have to be vigilant to get him treated properly everytime. He has to use glasses everytime as this will help with his eyesight as well as keep dust n other allergens away from eyes. Wash his eyes every time he comes home from outside. Start with some immunity booster preprations and multivitamin supplements along with antihistamines. Take care.

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Not major side effects. Apart fromapetite loss headche sleep disturbances. U have to weight response against side edfects. There’s no way to know how well a medicine will work for you. Some people do better on one drug than another. It can take a few tries to find the right one.

Hi I have 11 months baby boy. I want him to be social to all. And I want him to be stubborn free man. Need tips from you doctor so that I can follow it and it will b help full. For me.

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Hi I have 11 months baby boy. I want him to be social to all. And I want him to be stubborn free man. Need tips from ...
Hello, it's enough time to start such an exercise. First and the formost duty of yours is to give your boy a suitable lively hood, satisfactory care. Proper medication. Rest of the job b taken care of by the time itself. Tk, care.

Adolescent Behavior

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Upon reaching adolescence, children's bodies undergo several changes and so do their minds. It is then that their minds are most, as well as least impressionable. And the daunting question regarding the upbringing of an adolescent is how to treat their constantly changing behavior? here are some of the tantrums adolescents more commonly throw, and what should ideally be your approach to it.

1. Your child seems to hate you: it is very common for a phase of emotional exclusionism to prevail between 16-17 years of age approximately. And the worst thing you could do is heighten that emotion by returning the hatred. Make sure you're firm against any extremely unacceptable behavior, but at the same time, show them that you're there for them no matter what.

2. Electronic devices become the center of their attention: whenever you want to have an earnest conversation with your children, their attention seems to be drawn solely to their phones and computers. They feel the need to be connected to their friends and all times. Ways to monitor that are by setting limit to the maximum hours spent on devices or making them pay their own bills, which will make them more responsible rather than splurging unnecessarily. Also, if your child is not entirely secluded from the family, it is probably best not to interfere all the time.

3. Ignoring the curfew: your kids often stay out later than the set limit. But it is quite possible that your curfew is unreasonable when compared to other parents' curfew. Find out what the average time limit is; it may prevent your child from bearing a grudge against you. In case they still fail to respect your curfew, make sure you spill out to them what the consequences can be, like being grounded for a week. However, in certain cases, your child may be spending time doing nothing constructive, but away from home. There may be something else going on, find out what that is.

4. Being friends with the wrong people: sometimes it might happen that you think some children do not have a good influence on your child, but you cannot say that directly because adolescents tend to get very defensive about their choice of friends. Unless the adolescent is doing something harmful with the friend, like using drugs, let him exercise his choice. Otherwise, don't hesitate from seeking professional help to counsel your child.

5. Being over-dramatic: every emotion is heightened in your child and you cannot tell them that what they are whining or being overjoyed about are trivial, because that's their prime focus then. Let them realize on their own how irrational they sound or else you may risk spoiling your relation with them.
Adolescent Behavior

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
Psychologist
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Parenting Tip on behavioral management of kids
Children have never been good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them. Best way to effectively teach children something is by being a role model to your kid. Kids want to know there is a shared journey. Elders shouldn’t do the same stuff they deny.

Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infection/fever. Stays for 0.5 to 1.5 days only and then with application of antibiotic goes away. My child specialist said it is normal. Is this really nothing to worry? We recently started fruit juice to him. Is it anything to do with Dysentery? Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
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Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infecti...
Do not give him fruit juice from market. Either make it at home and give him quarter of a class at a time. Much better is to give him fruits to eat rather than juice. Start liv-52 drops. 1ml daily for 7 days and then 1ml twice daily for 1mnth.

My daughter has fever for last 2 hours.given calpol 250mg.no fever at present.what antibiotic you suggest.her age is 9 years.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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It's a good question. I think your baby has viral fever. Will not need any antibiotic. Infact you should not ask for antibiotic unless treating doctor suggests.
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