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Dr. Meenakshi Motwani

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

30 Years Experience
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Dr. Meenakshi Motwani MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics) Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Meenakshi Motwani is a renowned Pediatrician in Koramangala, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 30 years. He is a MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics) . He is currently associated with Dr Meenakshi Motwani in Koramangala, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meenakshi Motwani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Banglore Unversity - 1987
DNB (Pediatrics) - National board of examinations - 1989
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Hi. My daughter is 7 years old and still doing thumb sucking and after trying so many things. She is so adamant and reacting very badly, when I insist her not to keep finger on the mouth. Seriously her teeth shape is too works now and im really worried about this. Please help me to proceed with this. Do I need to consult any paediatrician to discuss with this?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
generally these choldren sucks thumb when they are alone.passively sitting in one corner of house.so first thing is let them keep busy.they should have all work done by themselves.play in group.gradually they will improve
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6 Common Sleep Disorders in Children

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
6 Common Sleep Disorders in Children

Sleep is the most important aspect for a healthy beign, but for kids it is of utmost priority. Lack of sleep can often have a negative impact on the brain funtioning of kids along with accidents. Listed below are the major sleep disorders in children along with their causative factors:

1. Sleepwalking: It is not uncommon for children under the age of 10 to sleep walk. Despite being harmless on its own, the effects of sleep walking can be dangerous such as stepping outdoors or hurting themselves during sleep. If the child runs into objects while sleep walking, they might wake up and hence further worsen the situation.
2. Nightmares: They might be general or result from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nightmares, if frequent, can make falling asleep a tedious task. Nightmares in children are common and they usually begin to reduce in frequency by 9 years of age.
3. Obstructive sleep apnea: Snoring might be the result of improper respiration while sleeping and while it isn’t a cause of worry, regular snoring might lead to insufficient oxygen during sleep, thus making shut eye a challenge. It might be hereditary or the result of a deviated nasal septum or blocked nose. The snoring might hamper the quality of sleep.
4. Bedwetting: This is something most children experience, but usually grow out of by the time they turn six. It doesn’t need to be a cause of concern unless the frequency doesn’t reduce over time and more than two instances of bedwetting take place in a week.
5. Insomnia in children: It can be due to a host of factors and coping with changes to their normal lifestyle is one of the biggest triggers. Mental disorders such as anxiety and stress due to a variety of reasons (like the death of a loved one) may also be the cause of distress and lead to troubled or incomplete sleep.
6. Excessive daytime sleepiness: Excess naps throughout the day, always feeling lethargic or experiencing trouble waking up in the morning may be symptomatic of EDS. It isn’t uncommon in adults either wherein despite apparent proper sleep; energy levels seem to be low throughout the day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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Can I give my I year old baby junior horlicks? or suggest any other health drink for 1 year old baby ?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If your baby's weight is less than normal then use pediasure powder 2 glasses per day atleast for 6 months
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Tips For Good Growth For Children

MD PEDIATRICS, DNB PEDIATRICS, ESPE FELLOWHIP IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, VISITING FELLOWSHIP PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY USA
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Tips For Good Growth For Children

Eat a balanced diet which contains whole cereals, pulses, dal, all seasonal fruits, salads and vegetables, milk and milk products. Keep away from sweets, junk food, oily food as much as possible.
Exercise daily. For children outdoor play daily is exercise.
Get your child's weight and height checked periodically by your pediatrician. This will help to detect deviation from growth early.

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My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that she stopped eating food, now she is cured too, but now to she avoids food, I used to give rice dal idli dosa chapatti but now she almost avoids everything, if I compel she cries n never open mouth, hardly she eats 1 spoon of what I give then goes away, im totally scared seeing this is there any solution for this? Is this a very serious issue?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that...
Best solution is that DON'T FORCE her to eat and leave her on her own liberty to choose food of her liking available at home. Baby needs change in variety of food of her/ his liking. Avoid toffee, cold drinks n junk food etc.
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BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Bangalore
Why Kids Are Such Cold Magnets
On average, kids under age 3 catch six to eight colds a year. "We think that since most children are encountering viruses for the first time, their immune systems aren't able to kill them as quickly as when they encounter them again. What's more, because kids aren't overly concerned about having a runny nose, the virus tends to end up on their hands, clothing, and toys--where it can live for 30 minutes. When another child touches an infected toy and then rubs her nose or eyes, she can catch the cold.

However, having lots of sniffles early in life may protect kids later on. Researchers have found that children who develop frequent colds in preschool catch fewer colds during their school years--presumably because their immune systems have learned to recognize and fight off the bugs. And a German study has found that babies who have more than one cold before their first birthday are less likely to develop asthma by age 7.
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My baby girl is 10 months old but doesn't have food properly. She does not consume any solid food apart from mothers milk. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby girl is 10 months old but doesn't have food properly. She does not consume any solid food apart from mothers ...
Start her with some semisolid diet like cereals cerelac; meshed banana or dal rice in meshed form. Change menu daily.
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Hi Good morning My daughter is 5 years old she has lots of Lice in her hair We r still using medical shampoo n Neem hair oil but not getting relief Pls advice what should I do?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Hello Ms. lybrate-user, I understand head lice can be a very irritating experience. Though unhygienic and unclean hair can lead to head lice, but even if you keep your hair clean and wash hair daily, you can get head lice by touching your head to an infected person’s head. Head lice can easily be transferred by brushes, combs, barrettes, headbands or sharing the towels, clothes or even furniture of the infected person. You can treat head lice by adopting both at home treatments that are safe or with the help of chemicals that are easily available both over-the-counter or on prescription by the dermatologist. To get rid of head lice at home, use a fine-toothed lice comb to remove lice. Comb your hair daily with this comb till all lice are out of hair. An important point to remember here is that you might again get head lice this way as head lice can crawl into your sheets, towels, clothes. So dry clean your bed sheet and other clothes in hot water. Clean all your furniture and floor with a good disinfectant. Chemical treatment of head lice gives quicker and more permanent solution to do away with lices. You can buy a good shampoo or leave on chemicals after consulting a dermatologist. Since, such solutions contain pesticides, a dermatologist should always be consulted before use.
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My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once which was almost water. He is throwing out everything. Can you please help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once ...
this cojld be rotaviral diarrhea specially if not vaccinated on time . possible solutions are plenty liquids ORS zinc based syrups probiotics like econorm
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Mera beta 1 month ka he wo properly sota hi nai din me only 2 hours sota he or night me sota he or har 10 min me uth jata he? Upay bataye.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Mera beta 1 month ka he wo properly sota hi nai din me only 2 hours sota he or night me sota he or har 10 min me uth ...
Little children can`t differentiate in between day and night you need to get him to develop habbit. Darken the room at particular time every day, switch off tv, put away mobile phone and sleep with baby. Gradually the child will learn.
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My daughter is 10 yrs old and keep getting strep throat very often could you please suggest so home remedies to avoid it and to build her immune system.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Avoid cold drinks, food with preservatives, chocolates, cold water, ice cream etc. Give high protein diet like pulses, fruits, green vegetables etc to build immunity.
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I have a 9 month old baby is it mandatory to give him typhoid vaccination. At what age generally this vaccination is given.

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
I have a 9 month old baby is it mandatory to give him typhoid vaccination. At what age generally this vaccination is ...
Typhoid vaccine has to be given at 2 years age and it is not a mandatory vaccine, it is upto you either to give it or not.
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Am having a baby of 4 months. In the 2nd month I got period but it's not happening now. Am 90 kg so what should I do now.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Am having a baby of 4 months. In the 2nd month I got period but it's not happening now. Am 90 kg so what should I do ...
pd become irregular after child birth n lactation. but u may conceive with this irregularities. u can use iucd to avoid pregnancy. control wt by exercise diet control
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I believe that my 7 month old son has some teething problem due to which he seems to have been defecating numerous time (loose motion types). Is there some medicine which can reduce the loose motion?

MBBS, DGO
General Physician, Nagpur
I believe that my 7 month old son has some teething problem due to which he seems to have been defecating numerous ti...
For such young children medicines like antibiotics cannot be given for loose motions just keep him hydrated and give ORS 4-5 times a day.
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3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
3 Undisclosed Facts About Breastfeeding, This World Breastfeeding Week
3 lesser known facts about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is advocated to be the only best thing for a newborn. But while it is the most natural thing to do, it isn't an easy process. It is challenging and full of surprises. Researches throw up facts that surprise all. For example: breastfeeding is like a shield against breast cancer.
Here are 3 such lesser known facts:

1. The milk contents - ever wondered what your baby thinks of the taste of your breast milk. Well, the fact is that your breast milk is tailor-made for your baby. From the taste to its benefits, it is a full course meal. When the feeding begins, the milk is watery. This is to quench the baby's thirst. Then the consistency thickens and the milk becomes higher in fat content. This meets your baby's electrolyte needs as well as energy requirement. Want to know something more amazing? through the day, your breasts milk's properties keep changing. By evening, it has higher sedating properties and helps the baby's body meet nutritional demands. This should explain that satisfied smile babies have when they sleep right after their feeds.
2. Variation in milk production - it is okay and natural if you feel you are lopsided. Many breastfeeding mothers feel that one breast is heavier than the other since it produces more milk. This is possible and happens a lot. Our body is not perfectly symmetrical between left and right. This applies to breasts as well and shouldn't be worried about. Because of this, milk production can also vary between both the breasts.
3. It causes weightloss - some women are known to lose their pregnancy weight by breastfeeding. Yes, this is also a lesser known fact. Breast milk happens to be a high calorie food which the baby literally sucks off the mother's body. This leads to shrinking of the mother's body.
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My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?
Hello the most common cause of fever in this age is viral infection. Give her paracetamol in a dose of 10-15 mg/kg/dose whenever the temperature rises. Monitor fever pattern and appearance of any new symptoms like cough/cold/loose motion/urinary difficulty. If you notice any of these and if fever persists for more than 72 hours consult your pediatrician for evaluation. Regards.
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Hi, My daughter is 16 months old and she has 4 upper teeth and 4 lower teeth and one of the upper teeth little black color is to afraid about that please tell me reason.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Hi, My daughter is 16 months old and she has 4 upper teeth and 4 lower teeth and one of the upper teeth little black ...
Give her Calc Carb 200 1 dose for it. And see the effect for 1 week. It will definitely get reduced. Take care. For any more queries, you welcomed to ask.
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I am having two sons, one is 11 years and another 7 months. What should I do/feed for their sharp brain in education. Secondly, my elder son is very thin, he takes a little amount of food whenever eats. What should I do for increasing his food amount? please advice me accordingly.

Pediatrician, Pune
If their weight is ok, don't worry about the quantity of food they are eating take care of quality, proper nutrition, good sleep, adequate exercise and a healthy happy environment in school and home, will help in their better brain growth
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and spine block injection is effective for six months and hashimoto's thyroiditis is an auto immune disease where we can control it with medication but not cure it completely.
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