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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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Hi doctors, I have 7 months baby with average weight 5.7 kg. My baby swallow 5 ml machine oil accidentally and after 16 hours she vomiting milk. Is it harmful to her? Please suggest.

MBBS MD DCH FRCP (LONDON), Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hi doctors, I have 7 months baby with average weight 5.7 kg. My baby swallow 5 ml machine oil accidentally and after ...
Vigilant obseevation like her appearence further vomiting rate of respiration. If she is looking well no respiratory distress no further vomiting then need not worry about. If any of above symptoms appear please consult your pediatrician immediately.
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Can 6 to 8-year-old baby eat himalaya calcium tablet reosto, if yes it ok ,if no please suggest me some best calcium tablet for baby?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Can 6 to 8-year-old baby eat himalaya calcium tablet reosto, if yes it ok ,if no please suggest me some best calcium ...
Yes if it is chew-able one, and for kids then it can be given to him but you would like to strongly recommend going for natural sources of calcium like milk, milk product, ragi, bananas and whole grains. That would be more helpful than any kind of supplements.
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My child boy age is 7 years. Until now his testis weren't entered into the scrotum. In the sonography, it was found that they remained below the abdomen. What happens if they not enters in the scrotum? What should I do for my child? If to be operated. How much expenditure would be? Pls help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
This condition is called undescended testes and if not corrected it can lead to cancer. Surgical correction has to be done and cost depends on the hospital and surgeon Undescended testes are associated with reduced fertility, increased risk of testicular germ cell tumors and psychological problems when the boy is grown. Undescended testes are also more susceptible to testicular torsion (and subsequent infarction) and inguinal hernias. Without intervention, an undescended testicle will usually descend during the first year of life, but to reduce these risks, undescended testes can be brought into the scrotum in infancy by a surgical procedure called an orchiopexy.
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Hi Doctor, I am from bangalore. I have twins baby (boys) now 6 months old. One baby is a normal color, but second baby is some dark color, so I just want to improve his skin tone color, so what your suggesting. Any way to changing the skin tone like soap, or any creams, kindly refer some ideas.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi Doctor, I am from bangalore. I have twins baby (boys)
now 6 months old. One baby is a normal color, but second bab...
Hello, Skin coloration is genetics and no creams,soaps work neither they are safe.GIve a good diet to your kids and you will see the difference.
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My 3 Yo daughter weighing 12 kg has cough with phlegm n fever of 99. Can I give mucolite s and ibugesic plus 7 ml each at the same time. Please let me know.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
No you should not... Consult and take proper treatment... None of these Medicines is for cure of the problem.. they just reduce the symptoms for few hours...
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My 4 yrs old daughter is making sucking like sound in het sleep daily she left bottle feeding a year back.this is started couple of months back noticed that she is not hungry at all.this morning I found a trail of white milk like liquid coming out of her mouth; smelled it, it was not milk, not vomit, not saliva as color is like milk whats the problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
First of all it is a wrong practice all mothers put their babies to bottle feed instead of giving breast milk (to preserve their beauty of breast!) you check his tsh and cbc and inform privately.
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What should I do for the underweight of my daughter. She is 4 & 1/2 yes she us very slim eat everything. But, did not work. Advise me. Wht to do?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
What should I do for the underweight of my daughter. She is 4 & 1/2 yes she us very slim eat everything. But, did...
If she is active and has no other complaint like feeling week headache or poor in study than nothing to worry, active children generally don't gain much weight, still you want her to be fat feed her lot of rice kheer and potato and make her sit in front of tv whole day, she will gain lot of weight.
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Hi, I have 1 months baby and I am unable to give my milk to him due to antidepressant medicines. These medicines I started post delivery. According to child specialist I can give my milk by keeping gap of 3 hrs. According to gynac I can't give my milk. Medicines names are olagress md 25, frext 50, clonil 75, loxum2, escigress cz. I am very much confused now. I want to breast feed my child. But I am not sure if it will have impact on my child s brain. Please advise. Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Thank you Madam, I feel your agony, actually ,my knowledge related to Psychiatric Medicines [specially trade name] is limited, nevertheless, my advice to you: - please try to overcome the depression--forget about yourself give more attention to your Baby-the Mothership. However, consult your Psychiatrist whether with these drugs Breast feeding is possible or not ,in other words, how the honest desire could be honoured. Lastly, your family should help you & Support all the time Heartily to overcome the present Crisis to fulfill your devine desire.
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Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Cold and cough is caused by a viral infection, which can last for about two to four weeks. The symptoms include stuffy or a runny nose, coughing and sore throat. Many times, the infection may raise body temperature and the child may suffer from fever. Our body’s immune system naturally fights with such infections. Depending on the type of cough and the symptoms, the virus can stay active in the body for about 4 to 6 weeks. It is quite painful to see the child suffering from cold and cough. The symptoms of this infection are worse during the first two days.

The child will experience pain and irritation in the throat with difficulty in swallowing, frequent coughing with mucous, breathing difficulty and high fever. Most parents rush to over the counter drugs for cold and cough to ease of their child’s agony. However, most drugs/ cough syrups available over the counter only provide temporary relief. Medical evidence suggests that antibiotics do not kill viruses, thus, it is not advisable to treat cold and cough with antibiotics unless accompanied by another infection. So, what do parents do? Well, there is a lot that can be done.

Let’s first understand the type of a cough your child might be suffering from:

  1. Dry cough: Generally occurs due to infection in upper respiratory tract, cold or influenza. Children with asthma and allergies are also prone to this type of cough as dry cough is triggered by smoke or dust.
  2. Croup Cough: A harsh barking and dry cough with swelling beneath vocal cords.
  3. Wet Cough: Most commonly caused by cold. This is an infection of the lower respiratory tract characterised by mucous secretions.
  4. Whooping cough: Characterised by fast coughing, breathing difficulties and a whooping sound while breathing.

Apart from this, If coughing starts suddenly along with choking, the child may have inhaled a foreign body. Immediate help may be required. For babies less than 12 months of age, cold cough followed by breathing difficulties may indicate bronchiolitis and require a paediatric attention. A normal cold and cough generally subside with two to four weeks. However, it is important to understand when to consult a doctor.

  • Chest pain or breathing problems
  • Cough lasting for more than 6 weeks.
  • A yellow, green or brown mucous indicating another infection.
  • Swollen glands, persistent high fever, rashes.
  • Body getting pale and symptoms getting worse.
  • Temperature higher than 38 degrees in the case of infants.

Precautions and diet that should be taken care of

  • Increase Intake of fluids especially hot liquids
  • Never stop breastfeeding the baby
  • Vapour rub applied on chest and back is an effective remedy
  • Inhaling steam provides relief to a sore throat and nose
  • Intake of crushed tulsi leaves with honey or hot turmeric milk is soothing and very helpful

There is little we can do to prevent viral infections. However, proper care and caution can ensure a smooth recovery. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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My 1 year old son is having cold for more than 15 days despite taking medicine. Any suggestions.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My 1 year old son is having cold for more than 15 days despite taking medicine. Any suggestions.
Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and as of now can give orally Alex drops 1ml twice a day for two days and follow up with finding
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