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Dr. Vikaram K Venkatesh

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Vikaram K Venkatesh 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. Vikaram K Venkatesh is an experienced Pediatrician in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr.Venkatesh Clinic in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vikaram K Venkatesh on Lybrate.com.

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Hello my baby 4 plus old. She some time carry very highly in night and tell I feel that some body kick my neck so I request to your good self what can I do.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
You are very tired by this baby crying. Are you feeding the baby. If not formula feeding can cause coilic in the baby. Please keep the baby in upright posture on your shoulder. It will help.
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My four month old uses me as a pacifier to sleep. Please help me how can I stop his habit. He is only on breast feeding. I have not given him pacifier.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My four month old uses me as a pacifier to sleep. Please help me how can I stop his habit. He is only on breast feedi...
It is normal for babies to cling on mums for sleep and you try to make hi comfortable and as he grows up he will leave this habit. Do not give pacifiers which is unhealthy.
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Hi, I have 3 year old daughter. She is not gaining weight at all. She eats well but then to no growth. I' m very much worried. 2 months before I did some test in which the result was low hemoglobin and more count of wbc. Please help

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I need to see the results and we need to discuss. It is a vague statement that she is not gaining weight. What is her weight? more tests may have to be done if she is really not gaining weight as you say. Please undersand, to give scientific medical answer a doctor needs to ask you a lot of details. Please read my articles under health tips in the site an consult personally.
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My 3 year old is sick with a Temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 3 year old is sick with a Temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give her domstal drop 0.3ml x 6hrly before food wait for 35 mts then feed then liq t98 x7mlx6hrly, all for 3 day, if no releif in one day consult pediatrician in person.
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Hi My baby is 19 mths old recently doctor had told to do ATCH test for my baby and her report says. ATCH is below 5 and normal range is 0 to 48 so what does it mean pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi My baby is 19 mths old recently doctor had told to do ATCH test for my baby and her report says. ATCH is below 5 a...
Normal ranges for ACTH are fairly broad and like cortisol levels are time-dependent. They also vary from assay to assay. A typical normal range for an 8 AM sample using the new assays is 10 to 50 picograms per milliliter (pg/ml); levels are usually less than 20 pg/ml at 4 PM and less than 5-10 pg/ml at midnight. People with insufficient cortisol production may exhibit symptoms such as: Muscle weakness. Fatigue. Weight loss. Increased skin pigmentation, even in areas not exposed to the sun. Loss of appetite. Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Dizziness. Salt cravings.
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Hi, my daughter is 2. 5 yrs old. She was suffering from mild stomach infection, for which hey ped gave her of (7. 5 ml twice a day) for 6 days starting from fri. Since yesterday night, she is complaining from sore throat. She is not able to intake any solid without pain in the throat. Earlier her ped had prescribed droxyl for sore throat. My question is can I give her droxyl now when she is already taking oflaxin for stomach infection? please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not safe to use ofloxacin for longer eriond. It may also help the sore throat as an antibiotic. However it is not specific for throat infection. After giving oflox for two days, let me know the progress. I shall suggest better antibiotic. Anyway for the time being, for pain give meftal syrup 5 ml thrice. Reply with your city. It is necessary to know your place ( weather there) take care.
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What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.
Only eruption of teeth is delayed in otherwise normal child you can ignore. Give a calcium preparation.
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Hello, meri daughter 2 years ki h wo bahut kam khati hai please mujhe kuch btaye.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello, meri daughter 2 years ki h wo bahut kam khati hai please mujhe kuch btaye.
Find out which food she like. Then cook that food with high oil, oats to increase caloric value. Self feeding is most important even she spoil the cloths, table.
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Hello. My baby is two months old. She is suffering from cough since two days. Is it normal for such young babies to get cough n cold.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Hello. My baby is two months old. She is suffering from cough since two days. Is it normal for such young babies to g...
Cough in such a small baby should not be taken lightly and needs proper treatment from a qualified doctor
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Why vaccination of baby is confusing? Which Standard should we follow as Government Schedule and Private Schedule are different.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Why vaccination of baby is confusing? Which Standard should we follow as Government Schedule and Private Schedule are...
Hello lybrate user, best schedule to follow is the schedule mentioned by the indian academy of pediatrics which includes all the vaccines that are important for your baby. The govt schedule is the basic immunization model and consists of all the mandatory vaccines but certain optional vaccines due to affordability issues have not been included. So iap includes all the vaccines mandatory as well as optional. So if affordability is not an issue you could go for the iap schedule which all private practitioners follow.
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Baby Rashes - Best Way To Deal With Them

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Baby Rashes - Best Way To Deal With Them

As the baby enters life, he unveils a different world for himself. There is so much to see, understand, learn and experience. A baby’s life is full of exciting new experiences as he views things and people around him with curiosity. But as he fondles with things around him, he carries dust, germs and possibility of an infection. Besides the external environment, his sensitive skin also deals with 24/7 nappies that cause dampness and may lead to a fungal infection.

It is quite natural for parents to panic with the slightest of baby’s discomfort. However, it is important to note that almost all babies develop rashes with first few weeks of their life as it’s the time when their skin is adapting to the outside environment. Not all rashes are harmful. Baby’s immune system has the capacity to fight with most of the infections. Thus, many skin rashes heal on its own. In case, rashes are followed by fever, vomiting, pain or other symptoms, it is advisable to seek medical intervention immediately.

Most common rashes in children are caused due to nappies. The skin around the nappy area become red itchy and irritated. The best way to prevent nappy rashes is to keep baby’s skin clean and dry. Check for dampness and never keep the same nappy for more than 3 hours. Antifungal creams as prescribed by a pediatrician could be applied externally to fight infection.

Blocked pores on baby’s skin can cause acne as well as white spots called Milia. They can appear on face, neck, hands generally first two weeks of baby’s life. Doctors advice using a mild soap and keeping the skin moisturized.

Extreme climate can be harsh on baby’s skin. The skin reacts to dry cold winds in form of dry and scaly patches which become red and itchy. Extreme summers can cause rashes due to sweat. The only way to prevent such problems is to keep baby indoors, warm and hydrated in winter and assure baby wears soft and loose cotton clothing in summers.

Many of us have noticed flaky patches that appear on new born baby’s scalp. Those look like thick yellow secretions. They are known as cradle crap. They are not itchy or painful and heal on their own.

As baby grows, he is introduced to new foods. This is also the time when food allergies began to get recognized. Many times body reacts to an allergen through skin rashes. These are called Hives and may occur any time in child’s life. Avoidance of allergens is the most effective way to deal with food allergies.

A baby needs constant care and supervision. Parents knowledge greatly help in prevention and management of such issues. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km h. Usko Atoz syerp Di h chide speslist ma. Or wo bottle se feed kerti h or buffalo milk piti h 1/4 water add Kerke. Or kabhi loose motion or vomit ho Jaati h. Cough nhi h Usko. Loose motion to hota hi rhta h. Or kabhi ek dum tight potty aati h.Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Sir, Meri Beti 4 month and 15 days uska birth weight 2 kg 700 gm the. Uska ab weight 4 kg h jo ki health chart se km ...
As far as possible animal milk should be avoided till 6 mths of age. It may cause severe abdominal pain, constipation or loose motions, anemia etc. Mothers milk is best for physical and mental development of baby. If it is not available formula milk like lactogen 1 should be given (till 6 mths of age) that too with spoon. At one time baby should take around 120 ml and number of feeds should be 6-8 per day. Give orofer-xt drops, 8 drops 2 times a day till one year of age which will correct anemia which must have developed due to buffalo's milk.
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My son 3 years old not able to speak clearly. Moreover, he is very active but nt speak clearly. please advice and help me in this regard,

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son 3 years old not able to speak clearly. Moreover, he is very active but nt speak clearly. please advice and hel...
Please get his developmental status assessed. If it is normal then there may be due to that he was not given enough opportunity to speak at his age of learning skill of communication. Encourage him to speak rather to full filled his requirements on pointer (इशारो).
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Hi doctor, my two year baby she is suffer skin disease on skin above nose white patch there itching also please suggest some cream if is normal.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hi doctor, my two year baby she is suffer skin disease on skin above nose white patch there itching also please sugge...
Hi. Your baby might have a fungal infection or it may be just dry skin. Sometimes, even worms in the stomach can cause such symptoms. This can only be decided on examination. So see a dermatologist and take opinion. Meanwhile, give her a deworming medicine.
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My 3 baby girl didn't feed my milk properly. She somehow feed milk at night but in the day time she did not grasp my milk. And subsequently I have to give him cow's milk to fil up his stomach What should I do doctor? Please guide.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 3 baby girl didn't feed my milk properly. She somehow feed milk at night but in the day time she did not grasp my ...
If you give cow's milk in a bottle it is the cause of nipple breast confusion and not taking the breast milk
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Dear Sir, Greetings for the day. My Son's age is 1year 5months. My son is facing very difficulty to go for motion and cry a lot that time, he is not drinking any liquid apart from milk. Kindly suggests me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Dear Sir, Greetings for the day.  My Son's age is 1year 5months. My son is facing very difficulty to go for motion an...
Dear lybrate-user, fruit juices, fibre rich food such as vegetables and green leaves should be added in diet. Reduce the amount of milk in food. Don't force him to go for potty. Have a regular time for toilet training.
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Good Afternoon sir. My son is 5 year old. He has only one white hair which is very thin and short. What might be the reason sir? Is there any problem? Any problem in future? Pls suggest me any solution to this problem.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Good Afternoon sir. My son is 5 year old. He has only one white hair which is very thin and short. What might be the ...
Premature greying is most commonly  due to genetic ,nutritional factors. Focus on a balanced diet rich in proteins, fruits and green veggies. Often deficiency  of Iodine, vitamin  B12 ,iron may be causing such problems.  Tests CBC, FT4/TSH Serum Vitamin D3 level /Vitamin  B12 levels.
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Alwar
If your baby is already 6 months old, you can start making them eat cereal and bottle feed the.

My baby born with 2.5 kgs. Please guide me how to put on his weight. Wat diet my wife has to follow.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby born with 2.5 kgs. Please guide me how to put on his weight. Wat diet my wife has to follow.
If your baby is 6months old you should introduce semisolid diet like khichdi, dal rice, mashed potato, mashed fruits, thick milkshakes, soups, fresh fruit juices, vegetable pulao everything in semisolid consistency. Do not force feed your child. Continue mother's milk. Mother has to take nutritious diet, milk and milk products, paneer, sprouts, fruits, balanced diet, all leafy vegetables. Have food and feed your child with a very relaxed mind. See your child growing happily.
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