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Dr. Viswanath

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Viswanath Pediatrician, Chennai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
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Dr. Viswanath is an experienced Pediatrician in Puzhal, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at St Anthonys Hospital in Puzhal, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Viswanath on Lybrate.com.

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I am 13 years old. I have mainly sneezed and slightly cough when I wokeup in the early morning for study between 4am to 6am and not in other times.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try (biochemic). Bio combination no 6. Pills 3 times. Take care kiddo and do not make it an excuse for not studying!
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Hi, mera beta 10 months ka hai nd he always faces loose motion problem. Vo jo bhi khata hai usko as it is nikal deta hai, din mai 4 se 5 baar jata hai nd he will become little week now. Medicines bhi de rahe hai but unse bhi koi khas farak nahi padh raha hai, uski bottle ko bhi hm din mai 3 baar boil karte hai still pata nahi usko ye problem q hai. Please help me in this asap.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi, mera beta 10 months ka hai nd he always faces loose motion problem. Vo jo bhi khata hai usko as it is nikal deta ...
Just stop feeding with bottle,give milk with a small tumbler & add solid foods after every 3 hours. Gradually increase quantum of food with increasing age & weight. Be careful about hygeine.
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My niece is one year old. Doctors say she has hearing disability unto 75%. Please tell me the best treatment for that.

MS - ENT(Gold Medalist), MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
My niece is one year old. Doctors say she has hearing disability unto 75%. Please tell me the best treatment for that.
There are two options for her: hearing aid or cochlear implant. Do you have any investigations with you like bera or any other. Send the reports so that I can help u.
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MDS-Pedodontist
Dentist, Greater Noida
Children are the stars of everyone’s eyes. Their dazzling smile brightens everyone’s day. These beautiful teeth not only enhance their smile but are required for chewing, speech and normal growth & development. From childhood itself these pearly whites need care and protection. On getting infected, treating these very teeth can be a daunting task. "Baby teeth" are as important to infants and children as prermanent teeth are to older children and adults. Children's teeth actually start to form before birth! The first primary (”baby” or “milk”) tooth can appear in an infant as young as 6 months


Why are Milk teeth important?
As milk teeth fall out, it is a common misconception that they do not matter.
The primary teeth have a number of important roles:
• Essential in the first step of digesting food: chewing, biting and grinding
• Allow good pronunciation and speech habits
• Encourage normal development of the jaw bones and muscles
• Ensure there is enough room for permanent teeth to erupt
• Help your child feel comfortable about the way he/she looks
• Guide the permanent teeth to erupt at the correct position in the dental arch since the permanent teeth grow under the milk teeth
• Also, your child's general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren't treated.

Remember, some milk molars are not replaced until age ten to fourteen, so they must last for years

What would happen if milk teeth are not taken care of?
Tooth decay and disease present in milk teeth can cause pain and discomfort and can easily pass on to permanent teeth as they erupt. Milk molars remain in the mouth until around 10 to 12 years of age with lots of opportunity to pass decay on to their new permanent neighbors. If it spreads to the root, an infection in a decayed milk tooth can damage the developing permanent tooth lying directly underneath. Consequently, the permanent tooth may erupt either in the wrong position or may not erupt at all i.e. it may remain embedded in the gums.


Why a Pediatric Dentist?
In the same way that paediatricians are trained to meet a child's medical needs, a paediatric dental specialist is uniquely qualified to protect your child's oral health. Paediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university paediatric facilities in addition to four year of dental study. They know how to deal with the behavioural aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and qualified to treat special needs patients. Paediatric dentists have a holistic approach of handling a child patient whereby the dental visit becomes a pleasant experience and not a nightmare. The very reason they are well versed with the psychology of the child which aids in execution of treatment effectively & efficiently simultaneously instilling a positive dental attitude in those little ones
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My two months old baby s spitting milk a lot after feed. Now a days he s spitting like curd type. Is it normal. After every feed im burping him. But also he s spitting like curd type. Kindly let me know is it normal? How to overcome wth these. Kindly advice.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My two months old baby s spitting milk a lot after feed. Now a days he s spitting like curd type. Is it normal. After...
As baby is gaining proper weight, it doesn't seem to be a serious issue. Just pat/burp him properly for 10 minutes, then make him lay down in lateral position, means on right side for half an hour. I hope it will be help you. If baby is quite irritable after vomiting and not gaining weight, then you should consult a pediatrician.
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My baby is 9 month and continue stools. No food eating. I am giving z and d drops. As per Dr. advise. please help me what I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is 9 month and continue stools. No food eating. I am giving z and d drops. As per Dr. advise. please help me ...
Hello, lybrare user, give your baby the under noted Homoeo medicine.@ Aloe s 30- 4 pills, thrice for 3 days. Avoid, junk food, pizza, burger to prevent gastric disorder being transferred to your baby. Report after 4 days. Your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. Tk care.
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My 9 months old daughter's new teeth is coming, which food shall I give her. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 9 months old daughter's new teeth is coming, which food shall I give her. Thanks.
Give her home made semi solid food to start with & gradualy inceasing solid part of food. Avoid sugars in all forms. Teach him oral hygeine also.
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Sir my baby boy is about 5.5 months he didn't take his mothers milk. Which milk product I should give him ?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Weaning off starts at 6 months. You can give him any milk you consume at home. Packet / cows / bufflows. You should also add additional foods.
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Is pcv booster is necessary for child? what is use for it? kindly explain.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Is pcv booster is necessary for child? what is use for it? kindly explain.
Pcv protects against invasive pneumococcal diseases like pneumonia, meningitis, ear infection etc. Booster is a must after 15 months if the child has received primary doses.
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My baby is 8 months ,he is still not started crawling. Is it normal ,or he getting any vitamin deficiency. Please answer.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Kolkata
My baby is 8 months ,he is still not started crawling. Is it normal ,or he getting any vitamin deficiency. Please ans...
Good morning my Lybrate user, don't worry. it will be normalized. u take him /her a medicine Calc. carb.- 6/single dose.
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4month old baby girl has adequate amount of blood discharged when she tried to pass her stool and also vomiting. Please advise the likely reasons.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
4month old baby girl has adequate amount of blood discharged when she tried to pass her stool and also vomiting. Plea...
There are many reasons that requires thorough examination and investigations. It is suggested to consult pediatrician.
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At the age of 7 height and weight of my son is much below from minimum required. We give him Buffalo milk, protein biscuits, banana, dates on daily basis. He also go for karate practice in evening daily. His sonography regarding internal body function is normal. He do not eat much as required at this stage. Please guide us to increase his body growth.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Body growth depends on many factors, mainly genetic and hereditary, so need not worry as long as child is active and playful. Its too early to expect fast growth as different individuals have different growth patterns. Just see that he does not bear heavy weights on his shoulders. Regular exercises for height gain will be helpful and sports like gymnasts and basket ball would help in body growth.
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I have chronic digestive problem both constipation and diarrhoea due to stress. I am not able to cope up any type of stress, I am unable to sleep well, I am underweight, everybody tease me. I have got lots of hair on mouth, hand, legs, chest. I am mentally disturbed. I am curious to studies but unable to concentrate.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have chronic digestive problem both constipation and diarrhoea due to stress. I am not able to cope up any type of ...
All these problems are related to market cooked food. Try to eat healthy home made food with lot of vegis. Weight is slightly low, need not to worry. All problems will subside by simple. Change.
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My son was 23 months old, he is suffering from heavy cold, since last night. Is there any home remedies. Please suggest me.

Pediatrician, Pune
Avoid ac, give a smoke and dist free environment, give plenty of fluids, can give teaspoon of honey with few drops of ginger twice a day.
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I am 17 yrs old and having wet cough from last 10 to 15 days. Please help me

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
Try augmentin 625 1 tab/three/day with meal for 5 days with glemont f 1 tab with breakfast for 1 month.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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My Baby age is 4.2 Month old and she is still under 5 kg, I have concerned about below issue 1.) Not gaining weight 2.) Too much urine a day (Normal colour) 3.) Potty colour is green I am worried and please suggest

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My Baby age is 4.2 Month old and she is still under 5 kg, I have concerned about below issue 1.) Not gaining weight 2...
Get urine R/M .report done and see. Start weaning food like daal water rice water thinned yogurt, butter milk, mung water etc for better weight gain.
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Dear Doctor, my is daughter is 5 years old and having a problem of calcium. Please suggest some food along with medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Don't go for medicine take all fruit, sitaphal has more calcium, nachani satvva, non veg food, crab.
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