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Dr. M Senthil Kumar

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Coimbatore

10 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. M Senthil Kumar MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Coimbatore
10 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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. M Senthil Kumar is one of the best Pediatricians in Periasamy Road East, Coimbatore. He has over 10 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He has done MD - Paediatrics. You can meet Dr. M Senthil Kumar personally at Balaji Clinic in Periasamy Road East, Coimbatore. Book an appointment online with Dr. M Senthil Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University - 2006
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My baby is 5 month old, so can we start to give her water and milk additionally with feed.

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Pediatrician
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My baby is 5 month old, so can we start to give her water and milk additionally with feed.
She needs to be given breast feed 4hrly ten minutes on each breast. Even now she demand in between than you should give two to three soup like cereal based home preparation in milk or curd half cup at a time. I hope I solved your problem. Don't stop breast feeds gradually reduce number. Never give breast feed after 11 pm. Jitne machine ka balak utne hi ghante ke baad maa ka dudh pilaye. To say 5months old should be fed after 5hrs for 20 min.

I hav 2 small kids 5 and 3 years of age and am a homemaker. I am having CTS in both hands for last 1.5 yrs. Medications couldn't help and Drs hav suggested for surgery. Is it open or endoscopic? R there any alternative like physiotherapy or home or ayurveda? How long does it take to recover in a surgery?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
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Hi first of all, the previous history of bell's palsy was already there and right now. Both hands are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, it is always better to get investigated thoroughly for neulogical problems why it occurs recurrently at different places, treatment for cts is surgical which includes decompression of the carpal tunnel. Postoperative recovery depends subjectively on how patient is responding. It does require post operative physiotherapy. But as per my opinion so you will require thorough investigations prior going out with the surgery. Regards.

My son's DOB is 23.02. 2016. He was given his 10 week vaccination today - 6.5. 2016 and NXT one is due on 6.6. 2016. Can I give it on 1.6. 2016? As I am going out of station.

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My son's DOB is 23.02. 2016. He was given his 10 week vaccination today - 6.5. 2016 and NXT one is due on 6.6. 2016. ...
Ideally there should be gap of 4-8 weeks between two doses if you can, then give it once you r back.

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
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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

Hello, my son is 2 years old and when he was born his complexion was too fair but day by day he keeps getting dark, not too much but lower than earlier. What could be the possible reason for that and what should I do to regain the same? please advice. Thanks.

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Hello, my son is 2 years old and when he was born his complexion was too fair but day by day he keeps getting dark, n...
In some children skin colour fades as they grow older because of excessive exposure to sunlight. Use a suncreen with spf of at least 15. Give vitamin a rich foods like carrot, papaya, green leafy vegetables etc.

My baby girl is one month old. She is on formula milk. Her stools are green in colour. She is on lactogen1. Is it normal.

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My baby girl is one month old. She is on formula milk. Her stools are green in colour. She is on lactogen1. Is it nor...
You have to to stop bottle and give breast milk. If not, feed from a cup with spoon and the bottle is causing the problem

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The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.

My 13 month baby girl vomiting curd like milk during/after feeding milk. She has slight fever. Suggest possible reasons & treatment.

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My 13 month baby girl vomiting curd like milk during/after feeding milk. She has slight fever. Suggest possible reaso...
Either she is being force fed or fast fed for which no tt except to change habit. Measure fever which is right way to assess fever.

Hi doctor, I have 3 year old son. I am giving him vitamin d syrup (1ml/day, uprise d3, 400iu/per day) supplement since 6 months. There is no sun light exposure for him as you know in apartment culture getting sunlight is very difficult. Will it have any side effect? Thanks.

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Hi doctor, I have 3 year old son. I am giving him vitamin d syrup (1ml/day, uprise d3, 400iu/per day) supplement sinc...
If you do not exceed the recommended daily allowance there is no problem. Excess vit d can lead to toxicity. Check his blood cbc and tft. Send me reports also do serum vitamin d level if you want.

Asthma in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Has your child been coughing frequently? Is the cough chronic in nature, making your child breathe rapidly and does he/she complain about a tightened chest? These symptoms signify that your child is having asthma. Asthma is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. It is common in children and an affected child experiences difficulty in breathing, and a whizzing sound is produced, especially during expiration. Asthma may lead to severe health complications and needs immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of asthma is based on the symptoms, medical history and a physical examination of the child.

The different modes of asthma diagnosis are as follows:

Medical history and symptoms: You must tell the doctor about any history of breathing trouble with your child or whether there are chances of other inherited health conditions. You must explain your child's symptoms properly, which may include coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness and others if observed.
Physical examination: A physical exam will be carried out in your child where the doctor will listen to his heart and lungs, and look for eye or nose allergies.
Medical tests: A chest X-ray of the child has to be carried out, along with a simple lung function test known as spirometry. This test measures the amount of air present in the lungs and determines how fast it can be exhaled. Spirometry enables a doctor to determine the severity of the asthma. Some other tests are also carried out for the identification of asthma triggers. They include allergy skin testing, blood tests and X-rays to know if sinus infections are affecting the asthma. An asthma test determines the amount of nitric oxide in your child's breath.

Treatment: Based on your child's severity of asthma symptoms and his medical history, the doctor will provide you with an action plan to treat the same. This action plan explains all the medications your child requires, the dosage and schedule of the medicines. The plan also includes points on what to do when the asthma worsens and when an emergency treatment is required. Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to children who require bronchodilator medication. All asthma medicines used by adults can be used in case of children but in lower dosages.

You should give the asthma medications to your child using a home nebulizer or a breathing machine. A nebulizer delivers asthma drugs by transforming them from liquid to a mist. The child gets the drug by breathing it via a face mask.

In order to control and manage asthma in children, they must avoid the triggers and should keep away from any source of smoke. A doctor must be consulted to know about the best diagnosis and treatment methods.
Asthma in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

22 days male baby passing loose motions. After taking medication also. give some suggestions.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Loose stool in this age is common, but sometimes can be a serious sign of disease. Describe hiss feeding, urine, sleep, activity and medication.

I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vaccination before 24 days. After 24 day have injured by rust iron. Should I take again vaccination? I have 3 times takes vaccination in last 6 months.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vacc...
Most studies have shown effectiveness for 10 years in majority of people. Hence Tetanus vaccine is recommended once every 10 years, as long as one has received the primary doses of 4 vaccines in childhood. A severe injury or large wound would warrant earlier vaccination along with use of Tetanus Immunoglobulin. Minor injuries need not be occasions to repeat the Tetanus Injection. Definitely not 4 times in 6 months.

Hi, Today I have got my female baby (10 weeks) administered with Rotavac oral drops at hospital. After few drops, the bottle fell down and so got a new Rotavac vaccine and poured full 0.5ml dose in to her mouth. Now I am suspicious that she got overdose (not sure how much ml went inside her mouth from first bottle). Please let me know, if this overdose leads to any problems. Is there anything that I can do now to overcome this overdosage. Thanks,

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Hi,

Today I have got my female baby (10 weeks) administered with Rotavac oral drops at hospital. After few drops, th...
Recent recommendation is that even if a small dose of rota vaccine is given that is enough to give protection and no need to repeat once again. If it's repeated there is no harm.

Hello their I want to know that is rota vaccination is must for infants. Can't we give the vaccination at a age of 5.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Hello their I want to know that is rota vaccination is must for infants. Can't we give the vaccination at a age of 5.
Rotavirus vaccine protects your child from diarrhoea due to rotavirus which is common in 6 months to 1 year age. It is preferably given before 6 months age in 2 or 3 doses.

Want to know about PCV vaccination for my 2 month baby.Is it is an important vaccination? ?what is the cost?

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yeah its quite important.. protects child from respiratory infections.. cost varies from 1500 - 3500rs

After baby birth I dint take care of myself and it resulted in obesity grade 2. I wanted a suggestion whether to go for gym/yoga/exercises? Which gives best results.

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After baby birth I dint take care of myself and it resulted in obesity grade 2. I wanted a suggestion whether to go f...
Dear lybrate user, its always good to start on your fitness program. Every step matters. Its never too late. Aim should be to do intensive cardio/aerobic exercises for at least an hour every day. Regular mat based yoga is too slow/light to give any significant weight loss benefits. Better to go to gym and do your own exercises. Or join zumba or aerobic classes. If you are going to gym you can follow following routine. #a. 5 minutes light warm up with side jumps and stretches. #b. 10 minutes treadmill with speeds from 6-8 kmph #c. 10 mins abs and stretches. #d. 10 mins cycling with speeds from 25-32 kmph. #e 5 mins. Light weights and dumbells #6.10 mins treadmill #7.10 mins stretches and abs crunches. Stay fit. Stay healthy. Stay happy.

My baby is 25 days old and has 9.41 bilirubin. She took phototherapy two week before when level was 17.7 but it came down to 6 and now again is at 9.41.Should I stop breast feeding. Please suggest.

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My baby is 25 days old and has 9.41 bilirubin. She took phototherapy two week before when level was 17.7 but it came ...
No no dear. Please do not stop feeding. May be there must be some other issue. You need to consult a paediatrician for that so that he can diagnose it and tell you further steps. Take care. :)

My 7 year old son still bed wets 3 to 4 times at night. Even if he sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon he bedwets. Wen he was few months old he had recurring episodes of UTI. A urologist did MCU and the report was normal. After the age of 1 he never had UTI. But bedwetting continues even in summers. Please advise He has hard and irregular motions as well!

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My 7 year old son still bed wets 3 to 4 times at night. Even if he sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon he bedwets. We...
Hello. You must go through homeopathic remedy chamomilla 200 2 doses in a week at bed time. Also take mer sol 30 od for a week. Definitely you feel change in this problems. After 15 days reverts back.

Bronchitis asthma since 10years, cough, mucoid sputum 15days, Rs no added sounds, spo2 98%. B/L minimal basal, bronchiectasis radiologically stable. Tcdc bvse normal. The above was scripted on prescription.Kindly advise i am aged 54 years having hypertension. Weight 65, height 5'11.

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Radiologically reports says b/l basal bronchiactasis,which is cause of sputum. Write your asthma medication. Try augmentin 625mg/three times day for seven days.
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