Dr C P Ravikumar

Top 7 Side Effects Of Excessive Screen Time

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Excessive screen time can potentially impact the growing brain in several ways: Developmental Delays: Prolonged screen exposure might interfere with essential developmental activities, such as playing, socializing, and interacting with the environment. This can affect language development, motor skills, and sensory processing. Cognitive Effects: Excessive screen use, especially in younger children, has been associated with reduced attention […]

Advise for parents with children with Epilepsy

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For parents with children with epilepsy, here’s some advice concerning diet, activities, swimming, and lifestyle: 1.Diet: Normal home made diet, NO food needs to be avoided, Some myths to avoid banana etc, No evidence. 2.Avoid Triggers: Some foods or additives might act as triggers for seizures. While triggers can vary between individuals, common culprits include […]

What are Febrile Seizures?

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Febrile Seizures: What is a Febrile Seizure: A febrile seizure is a fit that can happen when a child has a fever. Febrile seizures are also sometimes called febrile convulsions. They are relatively common and, in most cases, aren’t serious. Febrile seizures most commonly happen between the ages of six months and six years.   At what temperature […]

Top 10 Oral Hygiene tips for children with disabilities

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Top 10 Oral Hygiene tips for children with disabilities Children with special health care needs are those who need extra care due to the disability they have. The disability may be in the form of physical, medical or intellectual (that is mental, communication, developmental, neurological or learning) disorders. These children need special care in the […]

The Defiant Child

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  As children grow up, they begin to test the boundaries that parents set for them. They crave independence and break the rules often to figure out how far they can go and what they can get away with. This is a frustrating time, for both parents and children. Although this is a regular part […]

Vitamin B5 Deficiency

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Vitamin B5 Deficiency Introduction: Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid is present in almost all foods in small quantities and was therefore named after the Greek word “pantos” which means “from everywhere.” It helps with the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates in our bodies, which in turn produces energy to perform many bodily functions, including growth […]

Pediatric Pellagra: Niacin (Vitamin B3) Deficiency in Children


Niacin or Vitamin B3 is known to regulate and help with several important functions of the body, including cell growth and repair, and the development and protection of the body’s nervous system. Research is ongoing to determine the benefits of niacin in alleviating the symptoms of neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease or migraines. […]

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) Deficiency in Children


Riboflavin is an unsung hero in nutrition. It has been proven to improve growth, healing, energy production, cellular function and metabolism. It is also known to have protective and antioxidant properties as well. There is ongoing research on the use of riboflavin for its ability to lessen the symptoms of migraines as well as its […]



Carnitine Carnitine ( also called Carnitor or Vitamin B13)  is derived from amino acids and is present in all the cells of the human body, concentrated in skeletal and cardiac muscles. The body is able to generate its own carnitine, to give an active molecule, L-carnitine , while acetyl-L-carnitine, and propionyl-L-carnitine are available as dietary supplements, […]