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Dr. Ravikannan

Pediatrician, Puducherry

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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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My baby is presently 3 & half years old and I believe she got some psychological shortfall in her attitude as she behaves very unusual frequently wherever she belongs, irrespective at home or school or elsewhere. We, parents are deeply concerned about her ongoing. Nothing got productive even to see a specialist doctor. She always used to say" nothing feel well (kuch achha nehi lag raha hai)" despite presenting various mind game. Such a small kid & with such a manner looks very unimpressive and uncomfortable indeed! Feeding to her is the most awkward and troublesome job to us. The most crazy thing is that she used to cry and shout (bizarre) almost throughout the day which makes us anxiety and thus may lead to break her health. Nothing around us can make her anger/obstinacy/ irritation/impatience in control. FYI, nobody of our predecessors was hailed such kind of characteristics nor presently we belong. Our baby is everything to us, so please advise how to coup up with this situation and how to keep well my baby in the days coming. Is it curable or else need to treat other way? Thanking you with regards,

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It appears more and more from the brief that you have shared that he may be still stuck in his ?terrible twos?. For your information, it is at two years that children discover that they are no longer the center of the world, and it upsets them so that they want to test boundaries to see how much you will tolerate him before he either makes you reject him or he learns to control his urges and learns that you will have needs to be met too sometimes, and only after that his needs will be met: this is a very important learning he must achieve around that age. May be he has not gone through that phase happily. I suggest that you give him a lot of physical contact and enjoy his company. He needs to understand that whatever happens you will love him. Where the eating is concerned do not make a lot of fuss around it. Just keep him in front of the food and give him time to eat or even feed him. If he does not eat for some time nothing will happen. When he is hungry, he will want food and will also ask for the same. That is when you can give him the food. As long as he is active, there is nothing too serious to worry about. I hope you have taken him for all the necessary medical checks to rule out any physical cause. In the meantime there are some questions that I would love answered or for you to take him to a child psychiatrist. My questions: Was the conception normal? Was there a miscarriage or abortion before this child was born or after? How was the nine months of pregnancy for the mother i.e. was she under any kind of stress? Was the pregnancy normal? Was there any threat to the pregnancy? Was she on any medication? Was there any need for supplements? What was her emotional condition? Did she like the pregnancy? Was she happy during and about the pregnancy? Did she get good support from you? Was the delivery normal and on the due date? How long was he breast fed? Did he have any problems with bedwetting etc.? This information will help even a counselor to bring further insight into this problem. If some of these questions raise any serious concerns, you can help the child resolve it with some professional help from a child counselor.
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My paedtrician advice me my 5 yr old boy hyper active. So I consult with neurologist they advice for therapy n told no need of medicines. I also consult with psychologist they advice for medicines. So I want to know wat should I do. I should follow neurologist or psychologist.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Ideally, the treatment involves both medicine and therapy. Since he is so young, it may be advisable to go for therapy first and on the advice of the professional you may chose to combine the two. If the condition is mild enough, then the therapy should suffice. So, why medication as the first line intervention! there are three areas of focus in therapy that needs serious work: concentration, hyperactivity, and impulse control. You will need to put him on a strict time-structure with planned activities which have reasonable and reachable goals. These must be monitored and assessed regularly to give you an idea of progress. There are concentration exercises in yoga, and the ear and eye exercise, that will benefit him a lot. Meditation will be tremendously useful to moderate his responses and to develop focus and good self-control, if you can make it age-specific. Emotional therapy will play a significant role to alleviate the impulsive behavior to a large extent but done at his level so that he can assimilate. If all this is done in a social context i. E. In groups or by mixing with other people, he will gain tremendously. You need to help him cooperate at all times. His diet could do with less carbohydrates and a good bit of fiber. It is best to avoid high-energy foods. Vigorous exercise through some play way method of at least 30 minutes a day will expunge the high energy levels. The treatment is long term and arduous but it is worth putting in this effort for a reasonable outcome.
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My son is 4 years old and he sweats a lot on his head. How do I improve his vitd count naturally. Though he has a summer cut (hair cut) he sweats a lot only on his head. As you hv mentioned in your article that this is one of the symptoms of vitd deficiency, pl let me know how can I improve his vitd count in the body.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
During growth period, all children used get calium /vit. D3 deficiency, that causes excessive sweating of the body, especially over the head. Give calcium supplement and vit. D3. Allow the child to play under sun light also.
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Hello, I want to ask question about my daughter. She is 2.5 years old. Her weight is constant 9.6 kgs. She is active. She is grasping the things quickly. She talks alot. She can name colors, shapes, numbers very well. She also can recite poems. She has constipation. Can you tell me is she growing properly? How to resolve constipation and help her gain weight?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello, I want to ask question about my daughter. She is 2.5 years old. Her weight is constant 9.6 kgs. She is active....
Her wt at this age should be about 13 kg. She is definitely under wt. It is better to consult pediatrician. Add fibrous food in her diet and increase quantity of water to drink, that may resolve her constipation.
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Hello doctor, Anyone ever gone into labour without baby's head being engaged? Because my baby is not yet engaged and I don't want to do c-section. Please reply me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hello doctor,
Anyone ever gone into labour without baby's head being engaged? Because my baby is not yet engaged and ...
More imp is your baby and yourself, so if a decision needs to be taken for a Caesarian keeping in mind that foetal distress should not occur, you should go for it.
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Benefits of garlic

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Home Remedy: Garlic

Generally known as Lasoon. To maintain normal health there is no any other substitute except Garlic.
It?s a great n effective natural antibiotic.

How to use:

Skin Problem: with neem for best result

Whooping cough: 1- Tab 2 times in day

Asthma: 3 pcs of Garlic boiled in Milk & drink every day night

Low BP: 1 Tab 2 times in a day

Earache: Boil well in oil and filter, use as ear drops

Phlegm: To Filtered as above & rub on chest and throat

Gas / Indigestion: 2- tab at Night

Its also useful in Fungal Infection, Acne, Obesity,Pimples, Tuberculosis, Ring Worms Etc ?
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My kid is 4 and half yr, he is having allergy problem. He had wheezing now he is fine. No cough too. His nose is always blocked. His chest seems to be clear. Doc said to give nasal drops daily before sleeping. Is it safe to give nasal drops daily.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Tell me is history of Asthma/ Allergic bronchitis in family ? name of nasal drops you are using Daily use of nasal drop will make child habitual and we need to find cause and have to detect allergen like dust/ mite/ pollen etc consult me Privately for further management
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My child aged 12 years is having white small spots on his both hands. Spots are small in size, seems fungus. Request advise.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
My child aged 12 years is having white small spots on his both hands. Spots are small in size, seems fungus. Request ...
Hi, Welcome to Lybrate,Yes dear it is a kind of fungal infections, most common infections found in skin , they are little difficult to remove bcz they remain in the skin where blood supply is very little .so it will take time to remove..if u want to cure u have to follow few medicines for 1-2 weeks ..if u r ready it will definitely be cured, please upload it?s photo, Regards
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Hello doctor! My 2 months old baby is diagnosed with heart hole of size 2. 5 and 4. 5, do these holes close by itself? Please suggest what next.

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hello doctor! My 2 months old baby is diagnosed with heart hole of size 2. 5 and 4. 5, do these holes close by itself...
Whole in the heart does not mean anything. It depends where it is & how much it is& what are its effects there is no doubt some of the holes close by itself. Better to show a cardiologist,
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Sir/madam My child is 11 months old. I have given him daily one boiled egg mixed with food. Is it OK for his health or not? please explain me.

Jiva Ayurveda Clinic
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Sir/madam My child is 11 months old. I have given him daily one boiled egg mixed with food. Is it OK for his health o...
Dear patient, you should not give yellow portion to the child as it can cause heat production in his body. You can give him, one egg white part daily, oats,500mlmilk/per day, and soak 2 almonds, half walnut overnight in water, in morning make their paste and nix in one glass milk, it will boost up baby's immunity power and brain too. Rest of the food items depends upon child's interest and your home made food but ensure that he will take variety of diet.
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I have 4 months baby. When I m pregnant I got pimples on my face and they turned into black spots amd after delivery also they will not disappear. Now I m using femcinol A. How to get rid off these pimples and black spots?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I have 4 months baby. When I m pregnant I got pimples on my face and they turned into black spots amd after delivery ...
* Don't scratch or pinch your pimples. This will cause more damage and scars. . * Avoid fried and oily foods. * Prefer fruits and green vegetables. * When you apply any cream, sun screen and the like, clean your face at the earliest, so that there will be no adverse action of the chemicals on the delicate skin of face. *Your skin ‘breaths’ through its pores which are not to be closed for long. HOMOEOPATHIC medicines are taken internally. Hence, NO DIRECT CONTACT with your delicate and sensitive skin, thereby no problem of skin allergy .Homoeopathy has good treatment without causing adverse effects. The medicines work internally, tackle the root of the problem unlike face cream which is a surface treatment.. Take Antim crd 200—once daily in the morning. For further treatment, consult privately (Prime-Rs.149/). Acne riddance package for one month comprehensive treatment is offered at Rs 500/-
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My son, he is 4 years, went to injured by wooden bed corner nd then his cheeks shown blue nd green type spot ot it can say blood clotting type. Five days already done still swelling nd spotting are there. I am applying Hirudal cream. Is there any serious?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
you may apply thrombophob ointment to dissolve the clot under the skin , automatically the blue green discolouration will go in a weeks time depending on the severity of clot.
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My child is ten years old but his growth is not proper on height also not take interest in taking food/diet what can we do and also want to know what will be height after of ten years.

Diploma in Naturopathy, B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
now a days kids prefer lot of junks which leads to deficiency its one. Of them normally calcium defeciency leads to this. Try to give him diet rich in calcium and proper excercises. Calcium rich diet like milk. Cheese. Curd yogurt r rich in calcium and excercise like swimning skiping juumping helps in increasing height. Few medicines accd to child also helps to increase height.
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When my nephew reading something he is feeling headache and feeling dark in front of my eyes mean to says fainting something age is 10 year.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
When my nephew reading something he is feeling headache and feeling dark in front of my eyes mean to says fainting so...
Its because of weakness. Give natrum muraticum 200 one dose in morning. Consult a doctor in person for proper treatment. He needs medicine for few months.
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My 6 months old daughter has severe hair fall. Now its almost lik bald. Could you please say some remedy for tis. And wats the reason for the hairfall. Am using homemade coconut oil and himalayas shampoo. Can you also suggest a good oil instead of homemade coconut oil.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 6 months old daughter has severe hair fall. Now its almost lik bald. Could you please say some remedy for tis. And...
See if any dandruff is there. If so use some anti dandruff shampoo like kz shampoo. You can try sesa oil for hair fall.
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Allergy And Asthma Prevention

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
Allergy And Asthma Prevention
  • Prevention is better than cure as we all know, few tips eat plenty of fruits and vegetables organic as much as possible,
  • Eat only fresh food avoid processed food and bakery products as they contain harmful food additives, avoid red meat if possible, sleep well minimum 6 hrs a day, avoid cold food if allergic,
  • Do not use mosquito coils, liquid, do not smoke.
  • Exercise daily as much as possible
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My baby is 1 month old. Should I give her gripe water or mugli ghutti 555. Is these medicines are safe and useful for infants.

BHMS
Homeopath, Jalna
My baby is 1 month old. Should I give her gripe water or mugli ghutti 555. Is these medicines are safe and useful for...
Donot use ghutti & gripe water. Upto 6 month only mothers milk is important for proper growth & immunity power.
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What's Swaran Bindu Prashana

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala

Since ancient times, our ancestors passed their best practices of holistic lifestyle to their next generations. Over a period of time they became a ritual that got integrated into their day to day life. These series of rituals are known as samskaras. They are connected with the major events of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, naming ceremony, education, marriage, etc. These samskaras enables us to live a complete fulfilling physical and spiritual life.
Swarna prashana is one of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for paediatrics. It is an unique method to build long lasting health and intellect naturally without leaving any harmful side effects.

Swarna prashana is an unique method of giving swarna bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified with arka, an herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc. To children orally.

This process promotes overall growth in a natural way. Due to its broader benefits, it is not only useful for normal children, its much more beneficial for children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, hyper activity, delayed milestones, etc.

Swarna prashana is one of sixteen samskaras mentioned in the ancient texts for pediatrics.

Benefits:

Benefits of swarna prashana is elaborated in “kashyapa samhita” that was written before 600 bc.

“Suwarnaprashanam hyetanmedagni balavardhanam ayushyam mangalam punyam vrushyam varnyam grahapaham”- ka. Su. 18/ 4-5

It means the following benefits can be achieved:

  • Medha (intellect)
  • Agni (digestive and metabolic power)
  • Bala (strength)
  • Aayush (gives long life)
  • Mangalam (is auspicious)
  • Punyam (virtuous)
  • Vrushyam (aphrodisiac)
  • Varnya (increases complexion)
  • Grahapaham (eliminates the evil effects of planets) 
  • Vaidya vikas nagi is leading in swaran prashana

His cheeks are rough & red since his birth. His age is 30 months. Used vaslene and glycerene but not effective.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
His cheeks are rough & red since his birth. His age is 30 months. Used vaslene and glycerene but not effective.
Avoid frequent washing with soap and water. Apply alograce cream morning and evening on the wet cheeks immediately after washing.
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