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Dr. Ambica

Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Ambica Pediatrician, Bangalore
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ambica is an experienced Pediatrician in JP Nagar, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Green City Hospital in JP Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ambica on Lybrate.com.

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Hiii doctor I have a 1 month New born baby I don't know to feed my baby because whenever I feed it is getting cough. Shall I feed my baby by lying down in bed.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hiii doctor I have a 1 month New born baby I don't know to feed my baby because whenever I feed it is getting cough. ...
YOu sit comfortably and feed with baby's head held up and burp well. Coughing is due to the milk tickling her throat
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Hello doctor, I have one month old baby. When I have taken him to pediatrician he told me that the sagittal suture is not yet closed to my kid which should be closed before birth. But when I searched in online I found, the sagittal suture does close at 29-35 years of age. Please clarify the same.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello doctor, I have one month old baby. When I have taken him to pediatrician he told me that the sagittal suture is...
The sagittal suture is one method used to date human remains. The suture begins to close at age twenty-nine, starting at where it intersects at the lambdoid suture and working forward. By age thirty-five, the suture is completely closed. This means that when inspecting a human skull, if the suture is still open, one can assume an age of less than twenty-nine. Conversely, if the suture is completely formed, one can assume an age of greater than thirty-five
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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My 3 year old son is sick with a temperature of about 100 degree, he can not keep anything down including liquid s. What should I do? Please help!

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
My 3 year old son is sick with a temperature of about 100 degree, he can not keep anything down including liquid s. W...
HI, For fever 100degree and above first do sponging with lukewarm water 2-3times. Give him semisolid food very much smashed and free flowing. it should not be too spicy and oily. Give him Tab Biochemic 11(SBL) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day or mix 4tabs in 2tablespoon water and give for 15 days
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My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noticed some blood in his wee. Is this okay.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noti...
In summer newborn may not pass stool or urine for 24to48 hrs. If their is no cong. Malformation then get stool tasted for blood.
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Dear sir My son is suffering from tonsil problem since a long time and he is getting best treatment from the Doctor.But as the treatment completed the same problem comes within fifteen days or a month later. So you are requested to advise the best treatmebnt for my son.Age of my son is about ten years. Thanking you Best regards.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Bangalore
HI Recurrent Tonsils Infections are very common in small kids . Avoid giving him outside food , outside cold drinks or fruits juices and Ice creams . If his frequency of throat infection in more than 4 times a year you can consider for surgical removal of Tonsils.
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My new born baby born on 16.04.2016. Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find Can we go for vaccinations provide by Government?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My new born baby born on 16.04.2016.
Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find
Can we go for ...
Yes you can go for vaccination provided by govt. You shall get vaccination card from them which give schedule of vaccination given by them. There are other optional vaccines are also given which you may get from your pediatrician.
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Hello sir, my baby is 21 days old and I am not feeling well since mrng, feeling like shivering and complete body pain amd all body part, what should I do? I wore sweaters and warm cap. Pls reply me soon.

Certificate course in Pain Relief and Palliative care, MBBS
General Physician, Secunderabad
Hello sir, my baby is 21 days old and I am not feeling well since mrng, feeling like shivering and complete body pain...
Hello Ms. Lybrate-user. Sounds like you are having a viral fever. Please take some steam inhalation and gargle with salt water. You can only take paracetamol. Do not take any other meds as they may be secreted in the breast milk. Please check for any other symptoms like sore breasts, burning in urine, etc. Consult a physician before taking antibiotics. Hope this helps.
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Hi My Daughter is 2 years old she got full rash kind of thing around her head like above the forehead, behind her ears and above the neck wt is the natural way to get rid of that. She feels more itching.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Hi My Daughter is 2 years old she got full rash kind of thing around her head like above the forehead, behind her ear...
Clean the area with plain water. Avoid powder, oil. Keep hair dry, open (without cap, scarf). Use herbal shampoo for head bath.
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How much salt do babies and children need? How much salt or sodium is good for me?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How much salt do babies and children need? How much salt or sodium is good for me?
The maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and children is: Up to 12 months – less than 1g of salt a day (less than 0.4g sodium) 1 to 3 years – 2g of salt a day (0.8g sodium) 4 to 6 years – 3g of salt a day (1.2g sodium) 7 to 10 years – 5g of salt a day (2g sodium) 11 years and over – 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium)
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My son is almost a yr old. Birthday on 6th may. He crawls and stands up holding something, but hasn' t started walking yet. Wat seems to be wrong?

Pediatrician, Pune
Nothing wrong, only god has not made everyone to be like tendulkar, there are some amir khans, some amitabh bacchans, some lata mangeshkars and many million unknown people, but they are not the same, some children walk early, some little late, if it is within the average normal range, we have just a habit to compare and needlessly worry.
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My son is 2.5 years old last 8 months his stool is too much hard I give him so medicine in homeopath and english medicine but problem not solved so what can I do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 2.5 years old last 8 months his stool is too much hard I give him so medicine in homeopath and english medi...
Stop all medicines. Give him fibrous diet and good quantity of water. Encourage him to sit in toilet for some time daily or even twice in a day. That may solve problem.
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Hii, my son is 6 years old. Bt he is very weak .not speak properly. N height wise short above others. Let me know your advice for him. Thnq.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Try to give him wholesome food and avoid all types of junk food (fast food, cold drinks etc). Let him play outdoor as that will stimulate hunger and natural growth. As far as the speech is concerned sometimes it may be normal and he may pick up later. Keep talking to him and let him interact with all the children in a playful and positive environment. Take an opinion of your pediatrician so that we may not miss out anything substantial. You can try Homeopathy later if needed. Homeopathy can be helpful if a proper case history is taken (based on his mind and body nature.)
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My baby boy had head circumfrenceces at birth was 36 cm and after 37 days his head circumferencesis 40 cm. I have done cranial usg after birth of baby in which report is normal. Is there chances of hydrocephalus.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Allahabad
My baby boy had head circumfrenceces at birth was 36 cm and after 37 days his head circumferencesis 40 cm. I have don...
Head circumference of your baby is within normal limits for his age. With normal cranial usg, there is no evidence of hydrocephalus.
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I have 4 month old baby unhappy always has colic always want to be held has reflux too he is on Rantac twice and ondem syrup thrice a day some time happy when held otherwise fussy even when held don't like to play on own, and hate to lay down flat even for nappy change what to do please help.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I have 4 month old baby unhappy always has colic always want to be held has reflux too he is on Rantac twice and onde...
4 months old baby some are colicky babies. You need to burp her properly after every feed. If she is on any bottle feeds pls stop because that may be the reason for extra gas accumulation in tummy. Do not give so many medicines. Just give her mild carminatives.
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My son is 2 month 3 weeks old and he is having loose motions since last seven days, what should I do to stop it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 2 month 3 weeks old and he is having loose motions since last seven days, what should I do to stop it?
If he is exclusively breastfed unlikely to have loose motions confirm by showing to your pediatrician.
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Dear doctors My kid have very loose motion problem in day many time his a just 6 month old.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear doctors My kid have very loose motion problem in day many time his a just 6 month old.
Dear lybrate user Has your child started passing loose motions now or passing it since he was small. If it's now then give the child ORS and zinc syrup continue giving breast feed and you can add rice water or daal water also
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How to increase breast milk. My son is 50%on breastfeed nad 50% on formula. Is galact granules effective?

DGO,DNB
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Drink plenty of water (at least 3-4 litres) and increase your milk intake. Take galact granules 2 spoons with a glass of milk twice a day.
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Hello. Meri beti 4 year ki hai. But full slim hai food pora khati hai milk ziyada piti b hai but vo fat nai horai . please achi tonic ya KyA khalana bataye please Wait to 10 kg hai 5 month se.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello. Meri beti 4 year ki hai. But full slim hai food pora khati hai milk ziyada piti b hai but vo fat nai horai . p...
Hello, lybrate user, give her the following homoe medicine. @ cina 20-4 pills, thrice a day. @ calc. Phos 30-4 pills, thrice a day. Allow her to play with her friends, openly. She should be active physically to restore her appatite. Tk, care of her choice in meals. Report wkly, your feedback matters, please. Tk care.
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