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Dr. Dilip Deshpande

MBBS, DCH, RCPS

Pediatrician, Bangalore

43 Years Experience
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Dr. Dilip Deshpande MBBS, DCH, RCPS Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Dilip Deshpande is a trusted Pediatrician in RT Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 43 years. He has done MBBS, DCH, RCPS . You can consult Dr. Dilip Deshpande at Asha Kiran Children Health Care Centre in RT Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dilip Deshpande on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - KMC Hubli, - 1975
DCH, RCPS - Ireland, - 1984
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My baby girl is born on 3 jan 2018 her weight is 2.7 kg and her weight on 4 April is 4.7 kg. I fell she is underweight how can I help her increase weight. Are there any syrup I can give please suggest. Or is she having correct weight? I am confused.

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My baby girl is born on 3 jan 2018 her weight is 2.7 kg and her weight on 4 April is 4.7 kg. I fell she is underweigh...
Every child has a different growth path. Do not compare with other children. In case she is happy and active, then she is doing okay. You can start other soft foods after 6 months. Nothing else to be given now apart from mothers milk.
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I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?
Feeding tips for baby between 6-12 months of age try variety of foods as by this age increasing the variety the appetite/palatability improves. Add ghee generously if tolerated to increase the calorie value of diet. In compare to protein and carbohydrate calorie value of fat is thrice. Give at least one katori serving at a time of- mashed roti/bread/biscuit mixed in sweetened undiluted milk or mashed roti/rice/bread/dosa mixed with thick dal with added ghee/oil or khichadi with added ghee. Add cooked vegetables in the servings. You can also give dalia/suji ka halwa/kheer prepared in milk or any cereal porridge cooked in milk. You can give mashed boiled potato also. Give banana, papaya, cheeko, mango to meet the vitamin's requirement. Give these servings 3 times per day. Feed the baby in your lap with your hands. Don't force. If needed give small amount and increase the frequency of feeds.
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I'm at 18 my bmi is nearly 18 and I am felling very bad when face new person. So tell me how can I improve my health.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I'm at 18 my bmi is nearly 18 and I am felling very bad when face new person. So tell me how can I improve my health.
Follow these best methods to easily gain weight and get a healthy body - 1. To gain weight, your digestion should work properly for proper digestion - take 10 gms powder of carom seeds (ajwain, 10 gm powder of cumin (jeera), 10 gm of rock salt. Mix them well and take 1/2 teaspoon (3-5 gm) of mixture daily after meal. 2. Take a diet rich with proteins and fats. You should take high calorie food that increase your muscle mass and induce growth in bones. Follow the diet chart in your daily life to fastly gain weight * in morning, take a glass of milk added with 2 teaspoons of protein powder with breakfast. * in lunch time, take 1 bowl of curd or 100 gm of cheese, a bowl of vegetable, with chapattis. * in evening, take 1 glass of milk (300 ml) with 2 bananas. * in night, take a bowl of careals (daal, a bowl of salad with chapattis. 3. In morning, get up early and take awalk for 10-15 minutes and exercise light weight exercises for at least 30 minutes at home or gym. 4. For proper weight, proper sleep is very important. So you should sleep for 6-8 hours daily. 5. Avoid smoking & alcohol drinkg completely. 6. You can try protein powders like milk powder, soya protein for weight gain by taking 1 tea spoon added in milk once a day. 7. You can take shatavaryadi churn (powder) of baidyanath company 1/2 teaspoon with milk once a day for fastly gain weight. I assure you that you definitely gain weight fastly by following them. Be healthy
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Down Syndrome - How It Should Be Dealt With?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics, DM - Medical Genetics
Geneticist, Gurgaon
Down Syndrome - How It Should Be Dealt With?

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder resulting from chromosomal aberration. Usually, a person is born with 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 chromosomes in total). In the case of a Down Syndrome, there is a total of 47 chromosomes (an extra complete or partial chromosome appearing in the 21st pair). This extra chromosome is the main wrecker in chief that triggers the behavioral and developmental alterations characteristic of Down Syndrome.

Depending on the distribution of the chromosome during cell division, Down Syndrome may be triggered by three conditions

  • Trisomy 21: One of the most common causes of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 is characterized by the presence of an extra chromosome in chromosome 21.
  • Translocation Down syndrome: As the name suggests, here a part of the chromosome 21 translocates itself to some other chromosome. There will be no trisomy on chromosome 21. However, there will be extra genetic material resulting from the chromosome containing the translocated portion of chromosome 21.
  • Mosaic Down Syndrome: This is a rare condition where some cells will have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) while few others will have 47 chromosomes (trisomy 21).

Symptoms characteristic of Down Syndrome
Some of the symptoms synonymous to Down Syndrome include

  • The face appears flattened with a short mouth and a protruding tongue.
  • The ears, neck, arms, and legs are shorter than usual.
  • Children and adults with Down Syndrome usually have a short stature.
  • The muscles also lack proper tone.
  • Children with Down Syndrome are often found to have impaired cognitive ability. The condition also affects the memory, both short, as well as long-term.

Managing a child with Down Syndrome
No parent would ever want their child to suffer from Down Syndrome. Along with the medications and therapies, as a parent, you should also be prepared to manage the situation well.

  • The situation is by no means easy for you, but if you get weak or panic, things will only go from bad to worse. Thus, you need to be strong.
  • Be in constant touch with the attending physician to know the progress of your child.
  • If your child is still very young, get them enrolled in the special enhancement programs. These programs play a significant role in improving the language, motor movements, as well as developing the various self-help skills in the Down Syndrome children.
  • Connect with families dealing with identical situations. Discussing your problems with them or learning about theirs can help in better management.
  • Your concern for the child is understood but do not snatch their independence. Give them the freedom they deserve. They might make mistakes, but it will help build their confidence.
  • If the situation demands, get your child admitted to schools which are specially designed for such children.
  • Do not keep your child confined within the four walls of the home. Take them outside. Let them interact with people. Indulge in family outings and get-togethers.
  • The situation may be difficult but not impossible. Have faith and do what is in your hands.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My baby is keeping her hand in her mouth full day Is there will be any problem for her in future Any solution for it She is 6 month old.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is keeping her hand in her mouth full day
Is there  will be any problem for her in future
Any solution for it...
There are certain reason for keeping hand in mouth. Usually bottle fed and/ or hungry baby develop this habit. This is age is for weaning. Start semi solids beside breast feeding and top milk (not in bottle). It may solve problem.
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My daughter is 4 years old and she has excess hair on all her body m thinking to go for laser treatment now for her is it safe or not?

MBBS, PGDS, DCD
Dermatologist, Srinagar
I do not think laser for 4 year child s better option. It will regress by itself. Better to consult a dermatologist near by You.
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Hi my son is 3.7 years old. For the past 4 days he is saying that he have pain in his stomach. He will have that pain for 3-4 time a day. But he don't have any other problems. Everything is normal. What could be the reason for his ache?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query, pain in abdomen is a very common complaint in this age. I would like to know if there is any disturbance in daily activity or bowel pattern associated with the pain. If not, then I would suggest you to give some antispasmodic like dicyclomine (coaid syrup) or drotaverine (drotin syrup) for symptomatic relief of pain. The pain is mostly due to transient colic which get relieved by the medication. If the symptom persists or condition worsens I would suggest you to consult a pediatrician for evaluation. I shall be glad to answer if you have any more doubt. Regards.
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Hi, My 1 month 5 days son is not toilet since 3 days, Please give me an idea for this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, My 1 month 5 days son is not toilet since 3 days, Please give me an idea for this.
Till the time the abdomen is soft there is nothing to worry and usually and many times infants do not pass stools for ten days at a stretch
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Hi doctor. My daughter is 18 months old. By mistake we have given her a dose of 2.5 ml in morning and 5 ml in the night of Alerid Syrup. Can you pls advice whether it leads to any problems.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hi doctor.
My daughter is 18 months old. By mistake we have given her a dose of 2.5 ml in morning and 5 ml in the nig...
Overdose may lead to drowsiness, so don't feed the child while asleep. If he is not waking up for a very long period, better to take him to a hospital for observation.
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My child is 11 months old weight 8.5 kg previously he was been diagnosed by doctor for cough and cold medicine given was antibiotics Azithromycin 200 mg oral suspension 2.5 ml for 6 days. And other for cough and cold After 10 days he again diagnosed by same symptoms BT by other doctors, medication given solventusJr and Delpomont yesterday he vomited with little bit cough but night he was continuously suffered with cough not able to expelled his cough My question can I continue azithromycin for 6 days. And what other precautions I have to follow to avoid this need permanent solution.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My child is 11 months old weight 8.5 kg previously he was been diagnosed by doctor for cough and cold medicine given ...
If you have given azithromycin for 6 days already then no need to repeat it. Whether its simple allergic cough or infective cough will be differentiated by your doctor. Antibiotics like azithromycin are given for infective cough. Any other antibiotics needs to be given or not will also be decided by your doctor. Precautions- regular handwash of bsby and all thr people who are in contact with the baby. Also in babies environment there should not be major temperature changes suddenly as this also mskes the baby prone to allergic cough and cold. Do not take thr baby in dusty areas as this will trigger allergic cough and cold. For cough and cold in children give hot food and liguids. This helps in clearing the throat and swelling therein. Happy Parenting.
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