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Dr. V.K. Sairam

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. V.K. Sairam 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. V.K. Sairam is a popular Pediatrician in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. You can meet Dr. V.K. Sairam personally at Children's Health Center in Anna Nagar West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. V.K. Sairam on Lybrate.com.

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What type of foods can be given for a 5 month old baby? Please advise.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
What type of foods can be given for a 5 month old baby? Please advise.
Semisolids. Homogenized. Dalia raghi kheer. Suji kheer. Khichri with vegetables. Pureed fruits amt 100-150 gms./serving.
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I am asking about 3 years old children's diet plan ? Morning ,afternoon, evening ,night food contains? Please advise.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I am asking about 3 years old children's diet plan ? Morning ,afternoon, evening ,night food contains? Please advise.
Lybrate-user nice to hear from apapa. Athree year old child caan have every thing you eat in your family in the morning you can cive his poha, idli, or paronthi and curd. If you have eggs then it could beegg with roti or with whole wheat bread. Around 11o'clock give some fruit in the lunch depending wether you take rice or chapatiwhater its fine along with some vegetable and daal. Add some salad also in the evening give him milk and egg or some home made snack at night also the child should eat from family pot. 1to1 111111111/2 chapati at each meal will suffice you can add milk in the morning hope this helps you. Any querry you are welcome.
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Sir, My boy 13 months old, he suffers from skin rashes about 3 months, small water itches happening all over body, please suggest me?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir, My boy 13 months old, he suffers from skin rashes about 3 months, small water itches happening all over body, pl...
There are many types of rashes which can only be differentiated by seeing and then advised accordingly. If some one or all in family has similar type of rashes, it may be scabies. Without confirming, no treatment can be suggested.
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Deficiency of Iron in Children

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Deficiency of Iron in Children

For the growth and development of children, they need an essential nutrient Iron. It helps in the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the body's tissues. Red blood cells contain iron in the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood to the different parts of the body. Iron has an important role to play in the development of brain and generating energy in a child's body. The lack of sufficient iron in the child's body can lead to anemia, which is a nutritional deficient illness and will require medical attention. When a child suffers from anemia, the lack of oxygen makes a child weak and sick.

There are certain symptoms of Iron deficiency in a child's body. These are:

  1. Infections and weak immune system can make a child suffer from frequent infections.
  2. Lethargy and fatigue is another common symptom of an iron deficient body. Due to deficiency of Iron it is difficult for the body to transport oxygen to cells in the body and hence it unable to generate enough energy levels.
  3. Breathlessness and increased sweating can be a sign that your child may be suffering from iron deficiency.
  4. Pica Children suffering from iron deficiency may find a special taste for non-food substances like chalk, dirt and clay.
  5. Lack of iron in the body hampers the physical growth of a child.

The deficiency of iron in children can be diagnosed through blood tests. Your doctor may recommend supplementing iron content orally or through multivitamin medicines. But the deficiency of Iron in a child's body should be taken care of with absolute urgency.

Proper steps should be taken to prevent the deficiency of Iron in children. Those notable precautions are mentioned below:

  1. Balanced diet: A well balanced diet is always recommended. For older children (within 9-12 years of age), red meat, chicken and fish would suffice as good sources of iron.
  2. Oral iron supplements: Oral iron supplements would be required for children with low weight at birth and who have a deficiency of iron in their daily diet.
  3. Vitamin C: Foods such as strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes help in providing the sufficient iron content when included in daily diets, thus reducing the chances of anemia.
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My 7 year old son is suffering from nasal bleeding. Sometimes not daily or often his nose bleeds. X ray was done and the doctor told that the cause was hypertopheid adenoids. Kindly advise. Regards

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Most common cause of nose bleed in that age is nosepicking. See to that he is not putting fingers in the nose & apply vaseline to the nose to keep it wet.
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Is gripe water or janam ghuti is good for babies as my mother-in-law is forcing me to give it to my 14 month old baby

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
Good question As u know grape water is a water having sweat and astringent taste hence good to taste but donot have any medicinal value hence giving it is of no value
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My daughter is about two years old. Her grand parents are worried about her weight & giving junk food & soft drinks inorder to increase her weight. She weighs 9.5kg. Is it too low.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Junk food and soft drinks will increase body fat, and lead to unhealthy weight gain will be detrimental to her in long run. Give her home diet inspire her to play lot. Her weight is not too low and is on lower side of range. Weight depends on genetic constitution too. Children are like their parents.
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Epilepsy and Depression

Advance Course in Neuro linguistic Programming, Diploma In Dyslexic Studies, Masters In Psychological Counselling
Psychologist, Mumbai
Epilepsy and Depression

Mansi( name changed) is a young 27-year-old epilepsy patient.her seizures are under complete control since the past two years yet her family wonders as to why do she continues to be withdrawn, low on energy and cry's often. Empirical evidence and research have drawn a link with depression post-AED (Antiepilepsy Drugs).

Depression is comorbid with epilepsy.It can proceed epilepsy.It can post an epilepsy attack.Social factors also play a role in its occurrence.

Here it is essential for family members to be empathetic and supportive towards the patient.

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My son has adhd, autistic, autism with juvenille diabetes. He gets fits in which he becomes unconsious for a few seconds. He can't speak properly also. We have to get him done his daily essential works. He can't do anything on his own. What can I do for his treatment?

MCh, MS , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
Autistic child are very special to us. They have good iq, only thing is that we have to understand in which field they are interested. You can admit him in special school which are designed for them.
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My baby is ill due to cold and water fall from her nose 18 month old 10kg.Please do help

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
For cold only simple medication will work, but to rule out serious problems. Tell me about his appetite, any fever, any breathing difficulty
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I am 35 years female. I have two fibroids in my uterus. I am getting pain very worse menses time and heavy bleeding. My mood also swings I can't bare the pain pls help me.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 35 years female. I have two fibroids in my uterus. I am getting pain very worse menses time and heavy bleeding. ...
treatment of fibroid depend on size of fibroid and first try to treat by medicine if still problem remain same then will do surgery for fibroid.so,visit to doctor with report for proper treatment.
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My son is 7 year old mostly he has a stomach pain, it has from last 2 years every 2 or 3 month we have completed the tests & ultrasound but its ok, when he asking about the same time he suffering with fever can you tell me a permanent solution of this ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Recurrent abdominal pain is common in many children. They frequently keep complaining to gain the attention. If all reports are normal best way is to ignore.
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My son has lactose intolerance so we give him nusobee he is 3 years 3 months from past six months he get fever with in 40 days some time with in 15 days very often early he was diagnosed with urine infection but we given him medicine so I agai checked his urine routine and culture which was negative and ultra sound also done which was ok .i also give him medicine medicine for urine infection urine for 3 months so that he should not have this infection again .i give him tonoferon for iron I got tested his thelsymia when he was born because iron was very less report was negative. So please tell me reason why he get fever so often otherwise he is very active he plays runs in fever also .i just give ibugesic plus and antibiotic and he will be fine fever stays for 3 days only. So should I ger his blood test done and if yes which test I should do .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son has lactose intolerance so we give him nusobee he is 3 years 3 months from past six months he get fever with i...
Uti is notorious. Recurrent fever is common in uti due to either incomplete treatment or under dosing. Some urinary tract abnormality is also responsible for recurrent uti even after proper tt. C/s of urine may be negative if done during tt with antibiotics. Anyway, if there is no chance of recurrent uti, then thorough investigation is required. Preliminary blood test cbc and gbp/ pbs is needed. I am sure he must be under care of pediatrician and must be taking all precaution as required in lactose intolerance.
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My baby didn't potty last six days.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Doesn't matter, if she is taking breast feeds,and is active,alert, her abdomen is not distended and she is not vomiting.
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I get bloating in stomach despite eating healthy food.

BHMS
Homeopath,
This usually happens if you take meals after long intervals. Try to take small meals at around 3hrs gap. Go for a investigation LFT in a lab. Homoeopathic medicine Calcarea flour 200 tds can be taken in the meantime. See in the morning if your tongue has a white yellowish coating. Share your LFT report and condition of your tongue to get more accurate prescription.
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Respective doctor, My 8 months old age baby having vomiting every time when he drinks a breast milk or cow milk. And also he is suffering from DIARRHOEA, and also he is not drinking water too. Please help us doctor.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Respective doctor,
My 8 months old age baby having vomiting every time when he drinks a breast milk or cow milk. And ...
You should give ors filtered water by soon very slowly. For vomiting vomikind syrup one spoon can be given safely. Continue with water ors. If vomiting stop. Child will feel much better wise you will have to go to pediatrician, may need admission.
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My son is 6 years old he repeat the things again & again if I purchased fruits for him he ask me again & again mom I can eat but it will finish & if he found qty less than do not eat when we purchase again than he will eat and dont want to eat anybody. Every time intrested to go my old house and dont want to go any other city. He is studying class 1st getting good marks 80% but some times forget same thing again & again he is like singing music. Many time ask same thing again & again so pls suggest what should I do for his better future.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , please don't try to exaggerate the condition. Simple repetition and low frequency is of no problem. If you present these symptoms to a psychologist near you, he may suspect obsessive compulsive disorder. Before that I would like to talk to you. Please post a private question to me. Take care.
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My 3 year old daughter chews foot nails some times when she gets alone. Please suggest.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old daughter chews foot nails some times when she gets alone. Please suggest.
U have to manicure nails properly. Engage her in some activity while she is alone. Divert her in the beginning. Learn to relive. Her anxiety.
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I am 25 year old women. I have one child. My baby's give the milk is stopped before 10 months. But my breast is pain. Both two is pain if touch. And right brest is more painful. With my right hang back side is pain. I see one gynaecologist and take scan. In scanning repot is duct ectasia. What is this? it is cancer? I am worried. Please help me. What I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not cancer. You can put hot water bags or clothes dipped in hot water and take hifenac-p tab. If there is milk, express it out. What is the age of the baby? regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin or I have thyroid disease, cannot help a discerning doctor give a scientific advice.
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My daughter is 10 years old n my son is 4 years old. How to teach both of them to share the things with each other and not fight with each other. Thanx.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Children learn from the things they see. So you and the other family members start sharing things in front of them. You can sit with both of them separately and try to teach them sharing. Never lose temper in front of them. Be patient but firm to your decision.
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