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Dr. Purnima Samayam

Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Purnima Samayam Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Purnima Samayam is one of the best Pediatricians in BTM Layout, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Purnima Samayam personally at Samayam clinic in BTM Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Purnima Samayam and consult privately on has a number of highly qualified Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 40 years of experience on You can find Pediatricians online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am giving daily idli, apple juice, cerelac, rice with moong dal, pomegranate juice, moosambi juice, potato, and then in night rice with dal, and last cerelac, to my lactose intolerant 10 month old boy baby. He is very thin. How to become fat? He cries while eating, also he is crying I never mind and I hold him tightly in my hands and I give food by spoon. When I give apple grinded, he does potty like the apple. List the foods to be given him daily to become fat and healthy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
you are giving 3 fruits in a day. Give only one fruit or its juice once in a day and give more dal etc cooked in oil or ghee in place of fruits. you may add suji or ata halwa. Crying may be due to hunger. Force feeding is more harmful. Now he is 10 months old, he can pick items he like and it. It may happen some time baby may not digest some item which is short in duration. after 1-2 months, he may start digesting grinded apple.
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I have a 6 month old son with cleft lip and palate, what should I give him besides milk to make him healthy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Semisolid foods like dalia, cereal, shiradi, soft rice, khichadi with ghee or butter in addition to milk.
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Sir I want to know that what is window period of hepatitis c and hepatitis b for 17 months old baby who might have exposed to hepatitis c and b at 17 month of age? Is it same as for adults or it differ for babies of 17 month age? when to test baby for hepatitis c and hepatitis b if exposed at 17 months age?

Pediatrician, Bangalore
These both hepatitis are transferred through blood, hepatitis b develop symptoms after 6-7 weeks of exposer and your child must have vaccinated against hepatitis b. About hepatitis c symptoms develop slowly so can't predict about that there is no vaccine for it, if you have doubt go for investigations.
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Hello Doctors, Our friend having 3 months boy baby (Pre Mature Baby) and we are observing like past 4 days he is having issue with MOTION like unable to deliver motion so kindly request you to suggest. Tomorrow we are planning to consult pediatric doctor parallel. Thanks.

Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Baby can pass stool in 3-4 days even once weekly but if feeding normally abdomen is soft then do not worry.
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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,
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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My daughter is 18 months old and her weight is not increasing. Currently her weight is 9.4 kg.

Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Weight for age is less. Give high calory diet like butter cheese ghee etc. Give pulses. Banana mango dry fruits etc.
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Sir my baby is 1.5 years and she have fever 104.3 f and she is looking very week and her head very hot.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Your child is grossely malnourished so prone to recurrent infections. Anyway sponge wholebody with tap water for 30 minutes & give him liquid paracetamol for immediate relief. Later on improve diet,add butter,egg & feed him more frequently.
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2 mahine ke baby ko pet dard/constipation ke liye medicine suggest kare. Aur jyada rona na aaye to kya kare?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Burping for pain abdomen. As far as constipation is concerned, it may be normal in breast fed babies, if stools are not hard
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My son is 3.5 month old and from many days he poops green and four to three times a day. He is only on breast feeding.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, green poop means either extra intake of proteins or exposure to cold. You should avoid cold intake in your dietary regulations & excessive qty of proteins. Its quite normal to poop after each feeding. You should be causcious in your dietary requirements .underlying, homoeopathic medicines might be administered. @ chamomilla 30-1 drop with 1 tsfl of your own milk, thrice. Report wkly. Your, feedback matters for further followup, please. Tk, care.
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Hi, I have 3 month old baby. Firstly can I let her have formula milk apart from breast milk? Secondly when I breast pump n try to feed her in the bottle she refuses to have from it, whether me or anyone else feeds from bottle she refuses. It becomes difficult for me especially when I urgently need to go anywhere. Please advise!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Please note: exclusive breastfeeding up to the age of 6 months is nectar for baby. No bottle feeding at all. Keep the expressed breast milk which can stored for about a week in back of refrigerator n can be fed by any body at any time to baby with spoon not bottle. No formula feed.
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My sister son, age is 5 years and he is suffering with ITP, DOCTOR TOLD BLOOD platelets got decreased. Actually doctor told to admit in hospital, is this any thing problem and how to cure it permanently .Please help.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello, ITP is a autoimmune problem in which platelets in blood are reduced and there can also be bleeding manifestations. This needs detailed evaluation and treatment to prevent bleeding and manage complications. Usually self limited condition. Please listen to your treating doctor and follow his advice for complete treatment.
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Bronchial asthma- Disorder causes the airways of lungs,to swell,and narrowing leading to whizz, are shortness of breath, chest stiffness and coughing and sounds in chest-- proper diet yoga, good life style and good food, regular in take of medication can prevent asthma attack.
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Could there be an endocrinology related issue that could cause obesity in children if they are gaining weight even with careful diet (no junk food, soda, overeating) and good physical activity?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes Indeed. It is a good idea to consult a doctor and do a metabolic screening including a thyroid profile.
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Health Tip for Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Children who drink lots of water are likely to remain healthier than those who drink sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks or sweet tea.

9 years boy use to sleep heavily and also he is not so active. Suggest me what to do. His daddy is fits patient he also eat anything which ever sees even gulabjamun mix and also like roasted gram or cooking grams etc etc what is the remedy for this kindly suggest me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rajkot
Hello. I think he needs love and lots of physical activity. Stop his tv, mobile and all electronic gadgets.
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I have 4 months baby and breastfeeding my baby boy. As someone told that if we breastfeed then you can loose weight easily. But I m not loosing weight. How to loose my weight by getting enough milk to my baby?

Homeopath, Dehradun
Its a meth that breastfeeding looses the weight, dear lalitha please send your details. According to that we give the medicine and you definitely looses your weight.
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Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS, MRCP (UK)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).

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My son is about four months old since two days he is doing potty two to three times a day, before that he sometimes does after two or three days or only once but since two days he is doing potty twice or thrice a day, I ate mango so I thought it might be due to that as he is in breast feed so I eat less mango now Is it something to worry should I take him to doctor.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If you bottle feed stop bottle and give breast and other feeds from a cup. Avoiding bottle. If he is breastfed alone the loose motion is harmless and children often pass more times normally.
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My 4 months baby boy has red rashes like daag by birth on both sides of his face it cured and return again after treatment.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
rashes are due to can b due to a local or systemic infection.u need to get blood and urine examined.u need to get a physical examination done.Unless the problem is elaborated upon and it can b examined ,nothing can b done for it.if it's an allergy,u vil need antiinflammatories.if an infection,antifungals or antibiotics or antihelminths.
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Improving oral and dental health

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Improving oral and dental health
Using an appropriate tooth paste is very necessary for the health of our teeth. Tooth pastes which contain flouride help in keeping the teeth healthy by reducing the risk of tooth decay.
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