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Mrs. Uma Kamineni, MD

Pediatrician

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58 years Experience
Mrs. Uma Kamineni, MD
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Andhra Med Coll- Univ Hlth Sci- Visakhapatnam- Ap- India
  • Accepting new patients

Is it safe for a 10 year old to start working out?

Thank you very much for your concern about your child. As he is a 10 yr old, he should be first medically fit to start training in this type of work out. At the present time, READ MORE
Thank you very much for your concern about your child. As he is a 10 yr old, he should be first medically fit to start training in this type of work out. At the present time, in this hot summer weather, he should not start any strenuous exercises. Sometimes bodybuilding exercises can also affect his linear growth. It is better to have a pediatric consultation.

At what age can I introduce my child to coconut water?

Every day she can have 6 ounces of coconut water to maintain electrolyte balance. You can start at this age.

What is the permanent treatment for head lice?

There are many methods as well as home remedies to combat head lice. In my opinion, the best way to defeat head lice is to apply Permethrin local application as directed. And repeat READ MORE
There are many methods as well as home remedies to combat head lice. In my opinion, the best way to defeat head lice is to apply Permethrin local application as directed. And repeat again one week later. In between this period, try to comb the hair with a lice comb. The rest of the kids in the school should be treated at the same time if they have head lice to completely eradicate the problem.

My daughter is just 7 years old and is suffering from severe hairfall. What should I do?

It is rare to see children at the age of 7 to have severe hair loss. She has to be immediately seen by a Pediatrician and a Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.

Can an ear infection be the cause of fever for my daughter?

The inflammation in the ear can also cause a fever as well. But all earaches need not be treated with antibiotics unless associated with other systemic changes in the child.

Why is my little one not running around like other kids?

Thank you very much for the question, as it is very important and a vital part in her growth and her physical and mental development. It is important to know about the family history, READ MORE
Thank you very much for the question, as it is very important and a vital part in her growth and her physical and mental development. It is important to know about the family history, pregnancy, birth injuries, and to know her milestones of development since birth. This problem has to be taken care of by her pediatrician as early intervention can have better a prognosis. She has to be evaluated for physical deformities, autism, and any neurological and social problems.

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Is it safe to frequently use nasal drips for children?

It is all right as a temporary solution, but it needs to be evaluated. The child has to be primarily evaluated by an ENT and then by an allergy and immunology specialist, if necessary. READ MORE
It is all right as a temporary solution, but it needs to be evaluated. The child has to be primarily evaluated by an ENT and then by an allergy and immunology specialist, if necessary.

Are cloth diapers recommended for babies?

As a new mother, it is better to use diapers as they are convenient, easy to apply, and easy to carry and dispose. They give a fresh and smooth feeling. You can have more time READ MORE
As a new mother, it is better to use diapers as they are convenient, easy to apply, and easy to carry and dispose. They give a fresh and smooth feeling. You can have more time to spend with your newborn, improving your mother and child bond. I hope you like it.

What medicine can I give my child for headaches?

A 4yr child having headaches in the afternoons is not normal, and giving medication is not going to solve the problem. It is better to know the cause. It may be very simple as READ MORE
A 4yr child having headaches in the afternoons is not normal, and giving medication is not going to solve the problem. It is better to know the cause. It may be very simple as seeking attention or it can be pathological and needs a full evaluation. It is better to nip it in the bud.

If my child is losing weight, is there a problem?

I feel if she is losing weight very fast in one week, more than 5 lbs, and has any associated symptoms like fatigue, sweating, etc., she should be evaluated early. This can happen READ MORE
I feel if she is losing weight very fast in one week, more than 5 lbs, and has any associated symptoms like fatigue, sweating, etc., she should be evaluated early. This can happen if she has any hormonal or emotional or any gastrointestinal problems. If she is in the pubertal stage, it can be temporary. If the weight loss is more than 4-5 lbs per week, she needs to be medically evaluated.

Can steroids make my daughter overweight?

As she has a kidney problem, it is possible she can have swelling of the feet, legs, hands, and face. Now that she is on steroids, which can increase her weight also, it depends READ MORE
As she has a kidney problem, it is possible she can have swelling of the feet, legs, hands, and face. Now that she is on steroids, which can increase her weight also, it depends on the extent of her kidney problem, diet control, and simple daily yoga practice. Steroids are essential and need to be followed as per her doctor's advice.

Are antihistamines safe for a 5 year old?

Even if the child is 5 yrs old, if he has moderate to severe allergies and if it is a daily suffering, it is alright to have anti-histamines.

For how long should I keep my child at home after chickenpox?

It will be good to wait till all the scans are clear.

Is it okay to feed cheese and butter to kids?

It is good to feed them with some butter and cheese if they are not overweight. Butter is important; cholesterol is needed for brain development up to 5yrs of age.

How long should children be allowed on the computer?

It depends on the age and the programs they are watching under supervision. Older kids can do their homework on the computer. For recreational purposes and general knowledge for READ MORE
It depends on the age and the programs they are watching under supervision. Older kids can do their homework on the computer. For recreational purposes and general knowledge for a period two hours maximum per day, there should be intermittent changes of posture.

Had chickenpox as a young child

Chickenpox is an infectious viral disease with skin lesions in various stages of development and heat flares up and causes more itching and spreads faster and can develop the Secondary READ MORE
Chickenpox is an infectious viral disease with skin lesions in various stages of development and heat flares up and causes more itching and spreads faster and can develop the Secondary bacterial infection. for not to increase the spread to reduce irritation and secondary infection colder atmosphere is better

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

It depends upon the onset of blinking of the eyelids with a concerned eyebrow needs to be evaluated as soon as possible to evaluate eye as well as the periorbital region to rule READ MORE
It depends upon the onset of blinking of the eyelids with a concerned eyebrow needs to be evaluated as soon as possible to evaluate eye as well as the periorbital region to rule out any neurological problem