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Dr. Vijay Kumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Vijay Kumar Pediatrician, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Vijay Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Chengalpattu, Chennai. He is currently associated with Nambi Nursing Home-Chengalpattu in Chengalpattu, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijay Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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She is 8 years old child and her growth is not normal (3" 9 inch)and she is having unwanted hairs on skin. please suggest what we can do for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Give her protein rich nutritious diet and milk or milk products, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dry fruits of her choice. Give vitamin d 60, 000 units once in a month and calcium tab daily. Unwanted hair may be checked by either pediatrician or endocrinologist.
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My daughter is 12 years old. Height is 5'5&weight 50 kg. She is very lazy. N still she is bed wet.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
If she had been dry for 2-3 years after age of 3 years, take it easy and don't make her conscious or scold her. Get her urinated before retiring at about 10 O' clock. Otherwise get her properly checked.
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My son is 3 years old, he is black in colour, we want to change his colour, give me a best suggestion.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
God gives every person whatever is meant for. Do not try to play against nature. Rather then concentrating on changing colour work on increasing his capabilities so he can become an independent person in future whatever his colour may be. Still if you are so much concerned try good brands soap and body lotions and always use sunscreen for him whenever he is out in son and ofcourse good, nutritious diet always keeps your skin, hair and body healthy.
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Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well with weight 1200 gm. Second baby still in NICU with periodic apnea with Cpap and have VSD and ROP with weight 770 gm. What's your advise for the second baby including brain development? Please send your valuable advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well ...
Nothing can be done beyond the necessary treatment which is going on in the NICU. You have to wait and whatever the treatment is going on now let it to be continued and save the child first. Regarding brain development if the child survives you can think later on but nothing can be done right now.
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My son is 15 months old and he is suffering from cold frequently. He can't able to breathe also I have consulted many doctors but there is no change suggest me opinion how should I treat my son.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 15 months old and he is suffering from cold frequently. He can't able to breathe also I have consulted many...
Cold is self limited disease which get cured after some days. If nostrils are blocked, instill 1 to 2 drops of saline nasal drops in both nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day.
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My baby is of 2 months now. Due to insufficient breast milk I give her Nan pro formula milk as her feed. 3 times I feed her breast milk and 6 to 7 times I feed her formula milk. Why she have gas problem and secondly can I feed her with bottle during giving her the formula milk?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is of 2 months now. Due to insufficient breast milk I give her Nan pro formula milk as her feed. 3 times I fe...
You should not give bottle and feed from a spoon and burp well after each feed. If possible give only breast milk till 4 months of age.
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Bedwetting - 7 Possible Reasons Behind It

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Bedwetting - 7 Possible Reasons Behind It

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis, refers to the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. Enuresis is the medical term for wetting, whether in the clothing during the day or in bed at night. Another name for enuresis is urinary incontinence. For infants and young children, urination is involuntary. Wetting is normal for them. Most children achieve some degree of bladder control by 4 years of age. Daytime control is usually achieved first, while nighttime control comes later.

The age at which bladder control is expected varies considerably. Some parents expect dryness at a very early age, while others not until much later. Such a time line may reflect the culture and attitudes of the parents and caregivers.

Factors that affect the age at which wetting is considered a problem include the following:

  1. The child's gender: Bedwetting is more common in boys.
  2. The child's development and maturity
  3. The child's overall physical and emotional health. Chronic illness and/or emotional and physical abuse may predispose to bedwetting.

Causes

No one knows for sure what causes bed-wetting, but various factors may play a role:

  1. A small bladder: Your child's bladder may not be developed enough to hold urine produced during the night.
  2. Inability to recognize a full bladder: If the nerves that control the bladder are slow to mature, a full bladder may not wake your child, especially if your child is a deep sleeper.
  3. A hormone imbalance: During childhood, some kids don't produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) to slow nighttime urine production.
  4. Stress: Stressful events, such as becoming a big brother or sister, starting a new school, or sleeping away from home, may trigger bed-wetting.
  5. Urinary tract infection: This infection can make it difficult for your child to control urination.
  6. Sleep apnea: Sometimes bed-wetting is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the child's breathing is interrupted during sleep.
  7. Diabetes: For a child who's usually dry at night, bed-wetting may be the first sign of diabetes.

A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system. Rarely, bed-wetting is related to a defect in the child's neurological system or urinary system.

Symptoms

  1. Wetting during the day
  2. Frequency, urgency, or burning on urination
  3. Straining, dribbling, or other unusual symptoms with urination
  4. Cloudy or pinkish urine, or blood stains on underpants or pajamas
  5. Soiling, being unable to control bowel movements
  6. Constipation

Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there's really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some children. After 7 years of age, a small number of children still wet the bed.

When to see a doctor: Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own, but some need a little help. In other cases, bed-wetting may be a sign of an underlying condition that needs medical attention.

Consult your child's doctor if: 

  1. Your child still wets the bed after age 7
  2. Your child starts to wet the bed after a few months or more of being dry at night
  3. Bed-wetting is accompanied by painful urination, unusual thirst, pink or red urine, hard stools, or snoring
  4. Self-Care at Home

Here are some tips for helping your child stop wetting the bed. These are techniques that are most often successful

  1. Reduce evening fluid intake.
  2. The child should urinate in the toilet before bedtime.
  3. A system of sticker charts and rewards works for some children.
  4. Make sure the child has safe and easy access to the toilet.

Some believe that you should avoid using diapers or pull-ups at home because they can interfere with the motivation to wake up and use the toilet. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have a 5 years old son. He is good in health and mind but he is week in physical activity like: sports, cycilng etc. Pls. Advise to improve his stamina more strong?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
All mother feel that their son is not strong as their neighbours one hence the problem is of that as otherwise they are almost normal, as you all our fingers are not same so you should take lesson that some are stronger, strongest some are weaker as compared, hence take care of him about proper food and diet he will be ok.
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My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing solids early? Wats the best time for weaning a baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing sol...
No not at all. A new born baby should exclusively on breast feeds till 5 to 6 months of age. Or only milk feeds till 6 months.
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Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?
No solid or semi solid food at this age. Weaning starts at 5 to 6 months. Till then continue exclusive breastfeeding.
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My son aged 10 years having stammering problem from 4-5 years. When he get weak by fever or by any other reason the problem increased. Pls suggest how to get treated this problem.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
At least Family members should start to talk to him slowly and encourage him to talk slowly, he should not be fast to speak. Gradually he may start to speak without stammering. You may consult speech therapist also.
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How to Recognise Asthma?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
How to Recognise Asthma?

Asthma is a respiratory disease that takes place with a variety of symptoms including breathlessness, wheezing and coughing. It usually occurs when the airways get obstructed, which in turn leads to inflammation of the tubes. So how can you recognise the signs and symptoms of asthma? Here is a list of ways!

  • Risk Identification: It has been observed by doctors and medical science that there is no specific reason for the onset of this ailment. It can be caused due to genetic as well as environmental factors. So, in order to recognise the symptoms, you will first of all have to take stock of both these factors. Find out if you have any blood relatives who have suffered from this ailment and try to find out how it started and at what age, so that you can watch out for the same warning signs. Also, if you are more prone than others when it comes to allergic conditions like rhinitis and atopic dermatitis, then you are at risk. Other risk factors also include living in a high pollution zone, as well as being overweight, smoking, working within close range of exhaust fumes and other chemicals, and other such factors.
  • Symptom Identification: To be able to identify whether or not you are at risk, you must identify the potential symptoms including persistent shortness of breath, which may strike regularly. Also, another symptom is not being able to sleep comfortably due to excessive coughing and breath shortness as well as shallow breathing and wheezing. You may also experience some amount of chest tightening or constriction. These symptoms will usually get worse if you happen to be suffering from the flu or a cold. 
  • Respiratory Health: If you are suspecting the onset of this disease, it would be a good idea to watch your respiratory health by observing the rise and fall of your breath when you are doing energy consuming and strenuous activities like exercising or other such tasks. Sports induced asthma is an actual condition that can get worse when your lungs are faced with cold and dry air. Also, if you are facing exhaust fumes and chemicals as a part of your job, then you are at risk of occupational asthma, in which case you should watch your respiratory health very closely. These symptoms can also get worse when you are around animals and pets due to the allergens that may trigger wheezing and coughing. A lung function test can be conducted by the pulmonologist in case you are suffering from any of these symptoms and conditions on a persistence and prolonged basis. 

Knowing and reporting your symptoms to the doctor is important for getting timely treatment.

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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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Hello doc im a mother of one month old baby girl. I want to know dat hw can I produce more milk wat shud I eat. Thanks in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doc im a mother of one month old baby girl. I want to know dat hw can I produce more milk wat shud I eat. Thank...
Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong, chana,Dal, rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don't apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit.
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My daughter passes urine frequently without her concious after a wet feel she goes to toilet is it normal as she is only 3 years old.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
May be a bladder weakness, it calls for an improvement in nervous constitution and toning up motor nerves controlling bladder functions. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Top newborn problems (and how to solve them)
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1. Breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes practice – and it doesn't always go smoothly in the beginning. Two-thirds of the moms we surveyed breastfed their baby, and most said nursing was at least somewhat difficult at first.

Problem: You're not sure your baby is getting enough to eat (42 percent of moms share this concern).

What you can do:

Find out how to tell whether your baby is getting enough breast milk.

Problem: Like 41 percent of moms, you're struggling to get your newborn to latch on.

What you can do:

Get tips for improving your baby's latch.

Problem: You're having a hard time getting comfortable while nursing.

What you can do:

Find out how to get comfy and create a personalized nursing area at home.

More solutions for your breastfeeding challenges:

Read our guide to getting started breastfeeding.
Use our Breastfeeding Problem Solver to find solutions for your nursing issues.
Get breastfeeding tips from veteran moms.
Find solutions for other nursing problems.
2. Formula feeding challenges

Formula feeding brings its own unique challenges. Here's what moms in our survey struggled with the most.

Problem: You're not sure which kind of formula to buy.

What you can do:

Find out how to choose the best formula.

Problem: You suspect your baby is allergic to formula.

What you can do:

Learn the signs of a formula allergy.

Problem: Formula can get expensive.

What you can do:

Get tips for saving money on formula.

Problem: Like 42 percent of moms we surveyed, you feel guilty about feeding formula to your baby.

What you can do:

See how other moms deal with guilt.

3. Other feeding challenges

Whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, you may encounter some of these dilemmas.

Problem: Your baby spits up a lot (41 percent of moms we surveyed had this feeding problem).

What you can do:

Discover why babies spit up.

Find out what's normal spit-up behavior.

Problem: Your baby suffers from reflux.

What you can do:

Learn what causes reflux and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Problem: Your baby isn't gaining weight.

What you can do:

Check out our Growth Chart Calculator to see whether your child's weight is on track.

Find out more about failure to gain weight.

Problem: Keeping bottles and nipples clean is a hassle (49 percent of moms said this is their number one struggle with bottle feeding).

What you can do:

Find out how to keep bottles clean.

Know the signs of when a bottle or nipple should be tossed.

Problem: Your baby refuses to take a bottle.

What you can do:

Find out how to introduce your breastfed baby to the bottle.

See our illustrated guide to getting your baby started on the bottle.

Problem: Preparing bottles for nightime feedings can be a challenge.

What you can do:

Find out when babies are old enough to give up nighttime feedings.

Get tips on making a bottle.

4. Sleep challenges

Getting your baby to go to sleep – and stay asleep – can be a big challenge for new parents.

Problem: Your baby's up a lot at night, you're sleep-deprived, and you're not sure what to expect.

What you can do:

Find out how to help your baby establish good sleep habits.

Learn when babies are able to sleep through the night.

See how to get your baby to sleep longer in the morning.

Problem: Getting your baby to sleep is a challenge.

What you can do:

Learn how to establish a soothing bedtime routine.

Problem: Your newborn won't nap.

What you can do:

Get the scoop on napping.

Find out how to switch your baby's nap schedule.

5. Crying challenges

We all know that babies cry. But when you're a sleep-deprived new mom, your baby's tears can be especially hard to handle.

Problem: 27 percent of moms struggled more with crying than with anything else.

What you can do:

See why babies cry and how to soothe them.

Find out what to do if your baby won't accept comfort.

Use our Cry Decoder to find out what's behind your baby's tears.

6. Challenges for you

Newborns present plenty of challenges. Half of the moms we surveyed said having a newborn is harder than they expected.

Problem: You're exhausted (71 percent of moms said lack of sleep is the hardest part of having a newborn).

What you can do:

Learn eight ways to get more sleep.

Read about sleep aids for new parents.

Find out how to cope with sleep deprivation.

Try these relaxation techniques.

Problem: You don't have any time for yourself or to get things done (64 percent of moms said this is a problem for them).

What you can do:

Find ways to take care of yourself during the newborn months.

Get tips on getting ready fast.

See how other moms stay sane.

Problem: Having a newborn is straining your relationship with your partner.

What you can do:

Learn nine ways to make time for your mate after the baby arrives.

See how other parents feel about their relationship after baby.

Get secrets to a low-stress marriage.
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My kid is 4 and half yr, he is having allergy problem. He had wheezing now he is fine. No cough too. His nose is always blocked. His chest seems to be clear. Doc said to give nasal drops daily before sleeping. Is it safe to give nasal drops daily.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Tell me is history of Asthma/ Allergic bronchitis in family ? name of nasal drops you are using Daily use of nasal drop will make child habitual and we need to find cause and have to detect allergen like dust/ mite/ pollen etc consult me Privately for further management
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7 years child having tonsil problem due that facing frequent ear pain as well as not growing according to age. Kindly suggest us.

MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Tonsils help body, they are immune glands. Control diet and practise frequent betadine gargles after food. Because food particles stick to back of tonsils and cause frequent attacks.
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I have one son had typhoid but after taking medicine, it got cured. As per course we stopped medicine on 22nd mar 2015. But still he has mild fever occasionally like max 99. 5 degree under arm with adding 1 degree. And when he got temperature after 5 mins, he used to get sweat and immediately temperature reduced. So daily he got this kind of fever 3 or 4 times. We shown to some pediatrician, doctor told its normal. Can you please tell me, is it really normal, because we are more worried about it. My son age 2. 10 years weight 11. 7kg.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Try with bico-11 3- tab 3- times in day for 1 months n then report do u have constipation n monthly period any problem? start with harmless cow therapy products like ubtan, face wash, cream etc bico- 20 4 tab 4 times in day report after 1 month available at homoeopathic pharmacy no side effect.
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My son is now 5 yrs old. But he has problem of constipation also he is not go to toilet daily

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
Mention weight and height. If stool consistency and not the frequency is important in labeling patient to be constipated. If consistency is normal : by and large there is nothing serious. But do consult a doctor. It is not ethical to advice without examining a patient
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