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Dr. Ravikannan

Pediatrician, Puducherry

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ravikannan is a renowned Pediatrician in Pillaichavady, Pondicherry. You can visit him at CHILD CARE CLINIC in Pillaichavady, Pondicherry. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravikannan on Lybrate.com.

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Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.
No, it is not advisable to keep baby in prone position. Ideal either to keep in supine or rt lateral position with slight head up position.
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Loving Your Kids The Right Way

MDS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Loving Your Kids The Right Way

Loving our children in a real way:

  • Loving my daughter/son comes so easily when 
  • She/he wins a competition, 
  • Gets high marks, 
  • Listens to me, 
  • Keeps her room clean, 
  • Finishes her food, 
  • Pays attention while studying, 
  • Sleeps on time, 
  • Never raises her voice and 
  • Practices dance/singing/drawing without me reminding her.

That's the easy way to love.

However when I look back at my childhood I realize that the moments I really wanted love badly were when 

  • I scored less marks, 
  • Failed in a competition, 
  • Couldn't fall asleep,
  • Didn't feel like studying,
  • Wanted to laze around,
  • Didn't finish the tiffin,
  • Didn't complete homework,
  • Forgot an important assignment,
  • Fought with a friend,
  • Had a heartbreak,
  • Committed a mistake,
  • Felt guilty,
  • Felt lonely.

These were the moments when I needed my parents the most, I needed their assurance that it is okay to be human, to fall, to get hurt and what I wanted to listen in those moments was" I know it hurts, but i'm here with you. Maybe we can't do anything about what happened, but i'm here with you. And I love you for what you are, always"

This is real and unconditional way to love!
Yes I wanted to hear" I love you" loud and clear. It was the only thing that could heal my heart. Love!

It's the moments when we lose control of ourselves that we want someone to hold us, isn't it? you don't need to be perfect. Just be real!

Do you chose love the easy way or the real, unconditional way?

Today no matter what your child does, choose love and see how it heals you as a parent. 

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My baby boy is 2.5 months old and he is not crying loudly is there any problems in future related voice?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby boy is 2.5 months old and he is not crying loudly is there any problems in future related voice?
Child cries when he is in agony for any reason. if he is talking well and voice is clear, you need not to worry. Even then you may consult ENT specialist.
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How to enhance a boy aged 9 years to show interest in reading and writing. Shows more interest in computer games.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By gently counselling him and making aware of the future benefits of studying. Constant motivation is needed.
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My baby is 7 months old and he fell off from bed 5 days ago and he got very scared. He became dull from that time. Please suggest me how to make him get rid off that fear?

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 7 months old and he fell off from bed 5 days ago and he got very scared. He became dull from that time. Pl...
Do not worry just relax. Your child will overcome it soon. Just avoid keeping him on bed all alone. Someone should be there to observe him so he might not get injured again.
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My 6th month baby boy was having craniosynostosis. "Macrochepaly" and "lambdoid sutures pre closed" is written in MRI & CT 3D RECONSTRUCTION reports. Is there any treatment option other than surgery.

MD Pediatric
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 6th month baby boy was having craniosynostosis. "Macrochepaly" and "lambdoid sutures pre closed" is written in MRI...
Get her evaluated by pediatrician to rule out other associated problems. As far as craniosynostosis treatment is concerned, it is problem of skull construction so only surgery will be useful. Medicine can be given only for associated problems if any.
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Hi, my son is three years old. He is having cough in night only. Day time he is very much ok, but night only he is having cough. What medicine we have to give?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi, my son is three years old. He is having cough in night only. Day time he is very much ok, but night only he is ha...
Night cough after1am may be a sign of asthma. Cough soon after going to bed may be a sign of post nasal drip. As you have not mentioned the time of onset of cough difficult to tell exactly.
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Can you suggest the remedy from prickly heat for my 8 months infant getting due to this scorching summer.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Can you suggest the remedy from prickly heat for my 8 months infant getting due to this scorching summer.
Hello, Make, him, wear soft cotton clothes, bathe him twice. Keep, changing his innerwear every 2 to 3 hours.
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Health Tips for Children

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow

Health Tips for Children

With pediatric health problems on a rise, it's important you keep a few crucial tips to maintain your child's health. With the help of these tips, you can inculcate crucial habits in your child's lifestyle.
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In today's times, health problems like diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure are not restricted to adults, but have become a common phenomenon among children too. The main culprit for this can be attributed to their inclination towards fast food and lack of activity. Kids love to gorge on fast foods like burgers, pizzas, etc., and with the introduction of video games and a host of interesting programs on television, they are more than happy to watch television instead of playing outdoor games.

Due to this lack of activity and no control on the food they eat, many children suffer from the problem of obesity at a very young age, which further leads to other serious diseases or illnesses. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to teach children important ways to remain healthy.

Healthy Tips for Your Children

The three most important factors that are necessary for the kids to remain healthy include:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Proper rest


Habits we learn during our childhood stay with us throughout our life; it is thus necessary that parents teach these three factors to children as soon as possible. However, you do not need to force them to learn these habits; set an example for them by following these things yourself. Let us look at each factor in detail.

Nutrition for a Healthy Diet
At a very young age itself, teach the kids to eat all types of food, like fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, etc. Their meals should be divided into five or six small meals throughout the day, rather than just three meals. Cultivate the habit of eating breakfast as it is said to be the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast helps their body to develop energy for the physical as well mental activities of the day.

Parents should also see to it that children have a healthy lunch while they are at school. Though there are many schools which provide lunch, its nutritious value is a topic of controversy. Hence, it will be best to pack them foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Other than lunch, also make sure that you provide them with a healthy after school snack, as this is a time where they are likely to indulge in junk food. Dried and fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal bars, etc., are good choices for a healthy snack. Next comes the dinner, or evening meal, which should be converted to time spent with the family. Eating together at least once in a day will help the parents interact with their children and also to keep control on their eating habits. Talking to them about the nutritional facts of healthy foods is a good way of instilling healthy food habits in children. Though too much of junk food does harm a child's body, there is no need to restrict it completely.

Fitness and Exercise
Indulging in daily outdoor games with friends is more than enough physical exercise for children. Parents should see to it that their kids do not spend their entire time in front of the television or playing video games. They should encourage them to take part in sports and other physical activities like dancing, etc., so that their body gets the required exercise. Arranging games for them and their friends regularly at home, in which they have to run around and play, is a good idea. On weekends, take them out walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at least for an hour, and you'll be preventing childhood obesity.

Health and Proper Rest
Rest and sleep are two important factors to keep children healthy. Children require 9-13 hours of sleep, depending on their age group. Lack of sleep in children can cause problems like lack of attention at school, feeling sleepy during the day, poor academic performance, etc. Hence, parents must ensure that their children receive sufficient sleep.

Other than these tips, it is important to teach kids proper hygiene rules like regular washing of hands, brushing their teeth, etc., so that they are not affected by infections. Explain the importance of eating the right food and exercising to your kids. Remember, by doing this you are not only providing them a hale and hearty childhood, but also ensuring a healthy future.

I have male baby 4 months n 20 days he plays actively but not passing his stool since from three days. I have consulted Dr. Few days back he advise to give tab bcoz of that tablet baby passed stool once but again facing same problem .but regularly passing urinals n more active please suggest. He is in breast feeding only.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have male baby 4 months n 20 days he plays actively but not passing his stool since from three days. I have consult...
Just stick on Exclusive Breast feeding. Even a baby doesnot pass stoll for 7 days on breast milk, no problem. Do not give any laxatives until unless his poor bowel movement affects his activity, wt gain, feeding patrern.
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I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?
sugar of 11 is very very critical . child must be hospitalized. and proper diagnosis of this condition known as hypoglycemia shall be done. low sugar hampers proper Brain growth. usually premature have more problem of low sugars, is it so in this setting? always narrate detail history to guide u better. regards
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Hello my daughter is 15 months old I had visited my child doctor who say she has a slight bowed leg btwn she didn't give me any proper information n just gave a vitamin n iron deficiency syrup. How concerned should I be and is it treatable and will affect my child growth overall. Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hello my daughter is 15 months old I had visited my child doctor who say she has a slight bowed leg btwn she didn't g...
It is common in toddler she will be alright at the age of 3-4 if not there is underlying diseases 1.blount disease (abnormal bone growth) 2.rickets.(lack of calcium, phosphorus and vit-D) if it is physiological genu varum (bowed leg) il will subside itself do not worry.
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My son age 1 year some time he is suffering from sudden congestion. Doctors giving it high antibiotics. What is the reason of sudden congestion (within 2 hours)? what is safe medication or safe antibiotics for him?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son age 1 year 
some time he is suffering from sudden congestion. Doctors giving it high antibiotics.
What is the ...
There is nothing like high antibiotics as people call. Treating doctor knows what is needed. He could be having pneumonia caused by strong bacteria.
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My 10 year old son still wet the bed, what may be the causes and what should I do?

Pediatrician, Pune
1. Get a urine examination done 2 dont make him feel bad about passage of urine 3, strengthen the urine spincter by controlling and stopping urine while awake in the day 4 no intake of water after 7 in the evening 5 passage of urine before going to bed 6 reward him for his dry days.
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My baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromphophob and also ice pack for reduction of swelling. He s having little temperature. What can I do immediately.?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby fell at my home. After 2,3 minutes his forehead was in reddish and also swelled. We use little thromphophob a...
Ice pack on fresh trauma is right approach. You have not written age and temp. Little temp up to 99 degree F require no treatment.
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My daughter is about two years old. Her grand parents are worried about her weight & giving junk food & soft drinks inorder to increase her weight. She weighs 9.5kg. Is it too low.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Junk food and soft drinks will increase body fat, and lead to unhealthy weight gain will be detrimental to her in long run. Give her home diet inspire her to play lot. Her weight is not too low and is on lower side of range. Weight depends on genetic constitution too. Children are like their parents.
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My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is not speaking words with'M' including Mama. What should we do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is...
Children at that age usually make sentences of 2 to3 words. Slight variation is normal. You can teach him to use m.
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My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out her brain size was not increasing normal. How after many doc visits they have settled for some therapy courses everyday for her developmental. She s 1 1/2 years now. Still doesn't walk. But starts sitting with bend down. Forward. She claps smile and sees everyone. Can U pls suggest more as how we can help her without any delay.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out h...
This is case of developmental delay. Also the size of head is small ie microhead (micro cephaly is present. The condition of the child needs to be evaluated right from birth history as any perinatal insult ie insult to babies brain during birth may lead to these changes. The parents must be giving the child physiotherapy for development. You can go for MRI to find the cause of neurodevelopment delay but it will not have any effect on the treatment as a whole.
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My daughter has a persistent wet cough since 3 days. But being little kid, she is not able to spit it out. Which medicine/home remedies can be given to her. Is there any way to pass cough via stool/spitting?

BHMS
Homeopath,
My daughter has a persistent wet cough since 3 days. But being little kid, she is not able to spit it out. Which medi...
You can try out ginger ale.but it is better to get her auscultated(checked through a stethoscope) by a general practitioner so that he can give you some mucolytics so that the csputtum will pass out through the stools.meantime also avoid cold food and drinks.
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