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Dr. Vijayakumar T - Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Vijayakumar T

MBBS, Diploma in child health, APGPN

Pediatrician, Chennai

24 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. Vijayakumar T MBBS, Diploma in child health, APGPN Pediatrician, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vijayakumar T is a renowned Pediatrician in Velachery, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 24 years of journey as a Pediatrician. He has completed MBBS, Diploma in child health, APGPN . You can visit him at PEDIA CARE CLINIC in Velachery, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijayakumar T on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras medical college - 1995
Diploma in child health - Institute of child health,eg more,chennai - 2013
APGPN - Boston university,USA - 2015
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics
National neonatology forum
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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PEDIA CARE CLINIC

No: 247, 1st Floor, PVS Complex, Velachery Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600100Chennai Get Directions
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Sir, I have a 4 year girl child. Can you prescribe preventive blood tests for my daughter to think about diet improvements. Eg. Hb, calcium and other func tests etc. Overall she is fit and disease free. Weight 14 kg.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The routine blood tests for your daughter is blood CBC, TFT and serum calcium level and if all are normal she is healthy.

What Is Erythroblastosis Fetalis?

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What Is Erythroblastosis Fetalis?

Erythroblastosis fetalis is also known as haemolytic anaemia in the newborn. This occurs due to blood incompatibility in the mother and foetus. Due to this incompatibility, the antibodies present in the mother’s blood, will pass through the placental barrier and attack the blood cells of the foetus. This will lead to the destruction of the red blood cells of the foetus and it is likely to cause anaemia in the foetus. This condition varies from mild to very serious. In its moderate or severe stage, the erythroblasts or immature red blood cells are formed in the blood of the foetus and this disease is called erythroblastosis fetalis.

Why does it happen?
The two main causes of erythroblastosis fetalis are Rh incompatibility and ABO incompatibility.

  1. Rh Incompatibility: When the mother is Rh –ve and the father is Rh +ve, there is a good chance for the baby to be Rh +ve. The antigens present in the blood of the Rh +ve baby will behave like a foreign agent and the mother will produce antibodies against it. If it is the first pregnancy, then the child may not be at risk, however, if the second child ends up being of +ve blood group again, then the antibodies present in the mother’s blood will attack the baby and may result in a spontaneous abortion.
  2. ABO Incompatibility: This usually occurs when the mother’s blood group A, B, O does not match the baby’s. This causes fewer complications in comparison to Rh incompatibility, but it may be severe if the child has a very rare blood group.

How to avoid it?
It is a highly preventive condition. Firstly, you have not tested your blood group; it is advised to get it tested along with the blood group of the father. If you already know your blood group, then you must mention it to your doctor. If the father has negative blood group, then there will be no problem. However if the father is Rh positive, then it is advised to get routine tests done by the doctor.
The other preventive measure to take is a treatment called RhoGAM or the Rh immunoglobulin. It reduces the reaction of the mother to the baby’s blood cells. This shot is administered around the 28th week of the pregnancy. It is also administered 72 hours after the birth of the baby with the positive blood group.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tips For Improving Focus & Concentration- For Children & Adults

B.A., MA - Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Tips For Improving Focus & Concentration- For Children & Adults

ADHD, CDD, short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, insomnia and so many more terminologies we would have come across very often. They all seem to have evolved from a common origin and that is concentration issues. Have you pondered on these questions!! Why can’t it be easy to concentrate? Why can’t it be easy to remember everything? 

If yes, then read on to know more. Concentrate! Focus! Pay attention! These are not just words but one huge and complicated process in itself. Many children and as well as adults often develop this issue wherein they find extremely difficult to concentrate. 

Factors influencing concentration: Concentration is a skill that requires you to prioritize your senses while doing any work. It is an ability to block out distractions. Other factors that influence concentration may include: 

  1. Dedication/ Interest in the task 
  2. Interest One’s ability to complete the task 
  3. Physical and emotional state 
  4. Conducive environment with few distractions. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and concentration deficit disorder (CDD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and concentration deficit disorder (CDD) are the two predominant concentration issues. The first one is more common among the children while the latter is observed in mostly the adults. Any individual with ADHD or CDD may show abnormalities in their behavior and social life. ADHD individuals tend to be forgetful and face problems sticking to one task and may even display excessive fidgeting. CDD individuals tend to be lethargic, move slowly and have trouble in staying alert. Adults may become socially withdrawn and exhibit slow information processing. 

Solutions for concentration issues: Concentration issues require a lot of time to be overcome. You can try to figure out what causes the distractions and avoid them as much as possible by refocusing your mind only on what you are doing. You can give yourself timers which comprise of “distraction time” and “focus time”. This strategy helps if one’s mind is actively processing other things. You may also create subtasks by listing the things you need to do and then ruling out one by one once you accomplish them. Always breathe better and try for long inhalation and exhalation. This helps to bring down your anxiety levels which hinder the concentration. Though the above-mentioned strategies are just to help you improve your concentration they are not the ultimate cure for all of the issues. Every individual is unique and sometimes accepting oneself can solve many complications as it reduces the need for unnecessary thinking. Always create positive thoughts in your mind as it will act as a driving source.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions! 

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How to approach a child with convulsions at home?

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How to approach a child with convulsions at home?
1. Put the child in a recovery position and do not put any anything in the mouth, not even water.
2. Ensure the head is protected
3. Release any tight clothing
4. Move away from a dangerous position.
5. Use intranasal midazolam (insed or midsip nasal spray as advised by your doctor) as first-line treatment.

Hi my baby from 8 days he have more motion 10-12 a day s it normal .and he s just 2.5 kg I wanna increase his weight please suggest.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Hi my baby from 8 days he have more motion 10-12 a day s it normal .and he s just 2.5 kg I wanna increase his weight ...
Frequent motion is normal in small babies as they have gastrocolic refles after feed. So nothing to worry. Continue breast feeding. Watch for frequency of urination. If it is more than 6 times per day, nothing to worry.

4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of

On the occasion of World Asthma Day (3rd May, 2016), I would like to break a few myths related around Asthma which otherwise people generally believe to be true.

Myth #1 -  Asthma is a communicable disease

Fact #1 -  Asthma is an allergic disease and is neither contagious (infectious) or communicable (passed on from one person to another)

Myth #2 - Inhalers are addictive

Fact #2 - Absolutely wrong! Inhalers are not addictive but it is a good habit to keep control over asthma and use your inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. Also, contrary to popular belief that using inhalers on a regular basis reduces their effectiveness, inhalers continue to be equally effective on a regular basis.

Myth #3 - Inhalers are expensive

Fact #3 - Again, absolutely incorrect! Inhalers are in fact cheaper when compared to other drugs.

Myth #4 - Inhalers are given to patients who face Chronic Asthma

Fact #4 - Wrong! Inhalers should be used from a very early stage itself to prevent progression of the disease.

I hope this tip helped bust atleast a few notions that most people have about Asthma and that you are now better informed about this condition. In case you would like to ask me anything or discuss your or your loved one's case in detail, feel free to 'Consult' privately with me.

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My son age 10 month and sand off disease diagnosed. What is the treatment for such?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son age 10 month and sand off disease diagnosed. What is the treatment for such?
Sandhoff disease is an inherited storage disorder. No specific treatment. Show to a good pediatrician.

My baby is suffering from fever her age is 6 months 25 days. Kindly advice Medicine & dose.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is suffering from fever her age is 6 months 25 days. Kindly advice Medicine & dose.
Give paracetamol drops15 mg per kg whenever there is fever which can be repeated once in 4 hours. But you must treat the cause of fever. Show to a pediatrician.

Sir my baby 3 year old. Yesterday night we feel he is looking warm. And we checked 101 fever. And he is facing throat infection. Please suggest.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir my baby 3 year old. Yesterday night we feel he is looking warm. And we checked 101 fever. And he is facing throat...
Strep throat and other bacterial infections. Bacterial infections can also cause sore throats. The most common one is strep throat, an infection of the throat and tonsils help soothe a sore throat by: gargling with warm salty water. sucking on an ice cube or a throat lozenge. drinking hot water with honey and lemon; this can also be a simple and effective home remedy.

My son is 2 years and 2 months. He is not speaking anything without any. And he is not respond when I called his name. Bt he hear it and smiles. One of my friend said it is a sign of autism. He knows all and not very aggressive. Very calm. I am confused what happened to my baby. I think eye contact is less. Is it a sign of autism? Please tell me what it is.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
My son is 2 years and 2 months. He is not speaking anything without any. And he is not respond when I called his name...
You should visit child neuropsychiatrist for proper diagnosis but autism is detected after 3 years of age keep on interacting with your child play with him games that promote eye contact like ball throw & catch, stacking beads. Make different phonetical sounds in front of child speak single words & short sentences in front of child give child more attention & spend more time with child.
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