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Dr. Ashok

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Ashok is a renowned Pediatrician in Banashankari, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Little Kid in Banashankari, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 6 month old and her weight is just 5.4 kg. The weight when she born was 2.8 Kg. Is she heading toward low weight?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 6 month old and her weight is just 5.4 kg. The weight when she born was 2.8 Kg. Is she heading toward low ...
Yes, stat giving weaning food as breast feed alone is not sufficient to meet demands of growing baby.
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My baby is 22 months old. Her diet is too less. She eats one time meal. Now she has viral fever and eating only one bite chocolate a day. That is it. She's losing weight drastically. Please suggest some med to increase her diet. Not only during fever but generally.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 22 months old. Her diet is too less. She eats one time meal. Now she has viral fever and eating only one b...
Please take proper treatment for viral fever. I don't think medicine will improve appetite. Loss of appetite is serious problem. One must visit the doctor. ASAP.
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Baby is 14 month old still he is not talking in which age he is talking properly? He has tough tied problem also.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Baby is 14 month old still he is not talking in which age he is talking properly? He has tough tied problem also.
Some babies may be late in speaking. By 18 - 24 months he should talk well if not affected by any other disease THe tongue tie is not a severe problem unless movement of tongue is restricted. You consult with all details.
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Can I use otrinoz. 025% baby nasal drops for my 2 moths old baby having weight 3. 8kg and if yes please confirm about the dosage.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don' t use any drops, it will cause mucosal damage if used repeatedly. If child is taking breast feeds at night, his nose is not blocked.
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Hi, I have 3 months old baby girl. Every time she had a cold and cough issue can you please tell me some home remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi, I have 3 months old baby girl. Every time she had a cold and cough issue can you please tell me some home remedy.
Usually minor cough cold are self limiting & do not require any medicines Except in case with high fever & breathing difficulty.
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MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
Managing Temper Tantrums in Children
All children from time to time will cling, shout, throw, resist, complain, argue and do not listen to their parents or teachers. Though they are normal, they can be upsetting to everyone around. They become problematic when they increase in severity, intensity and duration that is typical for the age of the child.
Usually they starts at around 1.5 years age and stay till 4 years of age.

WHY DO THEY HAVE TEMPER TANTRUMS

1.They get angry if they do not get what they want.
2.They want to control their lives.
3.They have not learnt effective skills to get what they want.
4.They learned from parents who show temper outbursts.

HOW TO PREVENT TANTRUMS

1.Praise the child for his/her good behavior
Give extra attention whenever child behaves well. Give him a hug and praise him. For example - when a child has put his shoes in place, instead of ignoring it, acknowledge it and praise him saying “Wow, that’s like a good boy. You put your shoes in the correct place. Wonderful!”

2.Encourage the child to use words.
For example - If he wants something, tell him to use words like ‘i want food/ i want this toy’ instead of screaming.

3.Also see whether they are eating and sleeping well.

4.Identify triggers -
For example, Are they hungry or tired? sometimes even when the parent is busy, a child can throw temper tantrum to gain attention.
After a long day of work, instead of directly going to make dinner, the parent can go give the child a hug and spend some quality time.

5.Give signals before ending an activity
For example - say “You have 5 more minutes before I switch off the TV” instead of switching it off suddenly.

HOW TO HANDLE TEMPER TANTRUMS

1.Remain calm and do not argue with the child - Before managing your child’s behavior you must manage your behavior (sometimes children learn from parents who show anger outbursts and learn to shout and scream). Shouting at the child will worsen the child’s behavior.

2.Think before acting and count till 10 if you are frustrated - and then think about the source of child’s frustration.

3.Come down to the child’s eye level - and say ‘you are starting to become hyper, calm down’

4.Distract the child - by asking them to focus on something else. For example say “let’s read a book or let’s go for a walk”

5.Ignore the tantrum - if it is to draw your attention. After the child becomes calm, show him attention.

6.Hold the child who is out of control - and who can harm him/herself. Tell the child that you will let him or her go only when he or she calms down. Reassure the child that everything will be alright.

7.Hug your child who is crying - and say that you love them but the behavior should change. Reassurance and hugging will always be comforting to the child.

8.Talk to the child after the child has calmed down - Talk to the child about his or her frustration.

Try to teach the child how to interact with a friend or sibling or parent and ask for what he or she wants.
Tell them how to express his or her feelings with words and recognise the feelings of others also without hitting and shouting.
Tell them the better ways to get things that they want.
Tell them that we all have anger within and also tell them how to appropriately express it.

9.Never give in to a tantrum - If you give in once the child will get used to it and his tantrums will increase more.

10.Do not let the tantrum interfere with your relationship - with your child.

Consult a professional if the tantrums are increasing even after 3.5 years of age or if there is self injurious behavior, depression, injuring others, low self esteem etc.
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Hi. My son is 23 months old. Since he was 1 year. As sson as he drinks milk he gets pressure and does his potty.My pediatrician suggested not to give him milk. Is this really correct ?

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Yes correct May be suffering from milk allergy , let him grow normal it is curable , homeopathic medicine is available , Lac can.
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Tomorrow 3rd Oct'15 will be my son's first birth day. He doesn't have a single tooth as of now. What should be the probable reason for the same.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Tomorrow 3rd Oct'15 will be my son's first birth day. He doesn't have a single tooth as of now. What should be the pr...
You must find out cause for delayed dentition. If all other milestones are normal you can try calcium and vitamin d preparation.
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My child girl is 5 years old. When she is playing She speaks well. But she is no talking to anybody while study. She know all well but she didn't say anything. She didn't speak anybody in school and also not speak to her class teacher. Class teacher mam asked her question she know but didn't answer to mam. Please doctor help me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Talk more relevant things with her at home. Rehearse the expected question and answer at home, may be she practice it in front of mirror, more practice more confidence, converse with her more and let her speak, more than you. Ask her to tell story, sing a song/ poem or narrate the daily activity or describe the place she visited recently. Do for 15 days and report.
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Hai I'm having a five n half month old baby. For past two days he s passing urine wth difficulty. Is it normal. He s under treatment of uti. Taking septran 2.5 ml daily in night. Is it normal or anything need to worry.

BHMS
Homeopath, Washim
Hai I'm having a five n half month old baby. For past two days he s passing urine wth difficulty. Is it normal. He s ...
If Improvement not seen, then took 2 pills of Homoeopathic medicine that is Apis Melifica 200. Crush it in clean paper & oral administration just for Once. That is dose.
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My daughter is 4years old. She is not gaining weight for last 1 years. She has reduced her weight. She has grown longer and have become thinner. She is very active and naughty. Force feeding. Food serving 9am, 12.30 pm, 1.30pm, 5.30pm, 9pm. Weight 14kg.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
If she is so active nothing to worry, it means she is healthy. She is putting her height and weight almost normally, no need to force feed, accept her liking and give her healthier food, avoid junk food. Always ask her to join you for meals whenever possible.
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My son is one and half year old. My son is in the habit of thumb sucking. I have tried so many things but he still does it. Even because of this habit his teeth are not in proper shape. What should I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is one and half year old. My son is in the habit of thumb sucking. I have tried so many things but he still do...
Teeth shape is not de to thumb sucking and you can gently advise him. When he grows up he will stop this habit . Try putting a bandage on his thumb
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I m suffering from cold and cough from 1 weak so please advise me the good medicine.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I m suffering from cold and cough from 1 weak so please advise me the good medicine.
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day. do gargle. take steam. inform if not ok.
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Sir, looking for a pediatric pulmonologist. Patient is a 6 month baby boy. At birth, he was found to have PDA, detected by echo test but doctors suggested it will be okay with time and now NO PDA has been detected but respiration is fast sometimes. May be benign Laryngomalacia.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir, looking for a pediatric pulmonologist.
Patient is a 6 month baby boy.
At birth, he was found to have PDA, detect...
PDA can calso by itself and regarding laryngo malacia, was it a doctor's diagnosis or the your own internet search. Leave diagnosis to doctors and internet is for giving general idea. Fast respiration in newborns is normally seen.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
When a parent loses the early confrontations with a child, the later conflicts become harder to win.

How many times polio drops opv should be given in a year? Till what age? My child is 1 years and 2 months old. How many times he should have been given till date?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
How many times polio drops opv should be given in a year? Till what age? My child is 1 years and 2 months old. How ma...
Do not worry about past. Give opv as per immunization schedule, birth, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 14 weeks, 16-24 months. In addition to above give drops whenever there is pulse polio programme. Up to 5 years of age.
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My baby got very weak after gone through a treatment of pneumonia n asphysia n today he is of 14 days. His mom also dont have enough milk. What to do n in how many days he will b fully active.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My baby got very weak after gone through a treatment of pneumonia n asphysia n today he is of 14 days. His mom also d...
Your child's doctor ,peadiatrician might have suggested you some powder milk avilable in market. There's no harm in giving powder milk to babies. Even its just 14 days of delivery gradually milk secretions of your wife may increase or your wife's doctor may prescribe her. In food items moong dal, coconut, methi, jeera, til, milk etc might help in increases secretions. Mother should have light and easy digestible food. Wait for sometime if still your wife's milk secretions are not increasing, consult me further for homeopathic prescription.
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Important Aspect of Baby Growth from 6-12 months

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
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Hi, I am Dr Rajiv Singh. I am a consulting paediatrician in Max, Vaishali. I Have my own clinic in Shipra’s city.

Today I will be talking about a very important aspect of growth in newborn babies. After 6 months the babies are supposed to start on a weaning diet. We need to decide what the best nutrition is for the baby in this period. So, I just give you some simple tips.

  • After 6 months of life, you start on semi-solid, mashed blanded vegetables, khichri, your halwas and mashed bananas, soup, juice.
  • Remember to keep getting milk out of your nutrition and keep giving proper nutrition to the baby.The baby should have proper nutrition 3 times- morning, lunch, dinner and in-between snackings.
  • Remember not to start giving milk with bottles and not to give cow’s milk or any kind of animal milk. If mother is having sufficient breast milk, you can continue to give breast milk or else formula milk.
  • Baby should have liking for the food so, for that, you give salt and sugar to taste.
  • You can use ample of butter, ghee in the food to make it very tasty.
  • Water can be given as much as the baby wants.
  • Remember to keep taking milk backwards and keep introducing new foods every one week or so.
  • Very important to keep monitoring the baby’s growth during this period. Baby should be appropriately gaining weight according to the growth chart of the baby.
  • For any nutrition supplements, you must contact your doctor before starting on any supplementary diet.
  • Do not believe in giving animal’s milk or giving through any bottle.
  • Try and make interesting scenarios. Try and make the condition and the house very suitable for the baby to enjoy diet food and mother and father should also sit with the baby and spend time, and start giving milk.

Initially you can have fussy babies. They might vomit few times; they might pass undigested semi-solid food which is very normal. So, do not get hassled up. Some babies are sweety, some babies are salty. Keep having a look at their taste and keep changing their diet. This is a very crucial phase in the babies’ growth. Don’t get too anxious that your baby is not eating. Just keep a watch at the growth. If the growth is normal, the baby is taking as per her /his appetite and it may not suit you according to your needs or your desires that your baby should be taking certain amount of diet.

If there are any further queries in this aspect which is my forte, you can always contact me through the excellent application of Lybrate.

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