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Dr. S Chals is a popular Pediatrician in Frazer Town, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Meridian Medical Centre in Frazer Town, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. S Chals and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Child's Immunity - 5 Ways To Boost It!

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Child's Immunity - 5 Ways To Boost It!

Children are as vulnerable as they are adorable. Their immune system is not as strong as that of adults, so they are easy victims to environment borne diseases like cold, cough, influenzas and other infections. Here are 5 practical and easy ways in which you can boost your child's immunity and make sure that your role as a parent is sufficiently fulfilled.

1. Decide judiciously what he is supposed to eat and drink

Your child's daily diet must contain a lot of fruits, vegetables, juices, organic foods and proteins. Healthy fats like butter, pastured eggs, coconut etc. Are also essential as they help in absorbing important vitamins like vitamins a, d, e, k and others. Even your child's water intake should be at an optimal level. Processed food and excessive sugar intake should be avoided as they add to your child's calorie count.

2. Get your child to exercise

Regular exercise is a must. It may include running, swimming, jumping or simply strolling. Screen time should be limited as much as possible as those video games and i-pads are robbing your child of his immunity. Make sure your child spends a few hours outside in the sun so as to absorb vitamin d that is obtained from sunlight, for his immunity.

3. Ensure a clean and hygienic environment for your child

You must make sure that that your child learns to keep himself clean. Teach him to wash his hands whenever necessary and tell him not to sneeze and cough in a way that spreads germs. Maintain a clean and healthy environment in and around your home but make sure that you don't shoo away the good bacteria that prevent diseases.

4. Cut down the stress levels of your child

It is very important for you to recognise and eliminate stress from your child's life to ensure immunity for him. Do not force your will upon your child and let him follow his heart. Help him relax if he is stressed and talk to him patiently about things that are worrying him. Maintain a healthy and loving environment in your family to help your child grow.

5. Ensure you child gets adequate rest

Make sure that your child gets adequate amount of comfortable sleep. It is important for you to make your child understand the benefits of sleeping early. This not only increases his/her immunity but also helps him/her to stay attentive and focussed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrics.

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Child Aphasia - Symptoms And Treatment!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Child Aphasia - Symptoms And Treatment!

Child Aphasia is complex disorder that is caused by damage to parts of the brain that controls language and speech. This disorder affects the child's ability to express herself through words and understand the speech of other people. The severity of the problem depends on the extent of the damage as well as the location of the damage. Since this is not a birth disorder, therefore, you should be much more careful as so you notice that your kid is facing language disorder. A speech pathologist can diagnose language disorders and teach your child strategies to help.

What are the leading symptoms of aphasia in kids?

  1. Not understanding speech is one of the most common symptoms. Most patients cannot understand spoken or written language. Typically in these cases, the patient suffers from fluent Aphasia, which is caused by damage to the left temporal lobe of the brain. The patient's speech might seem meaningless and incoherent with lots of unnecessary words being used. The child usually becomes upset when people don't understand what he is saying.
  2. Patients suffering from this disorder also have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding language and they often take more time to communicate. Only short sentences are used by these patients with words often left out, making the sentence sound incomplete. Such children suffer from non-fluent Aphasia where they understand what others are saying, but cannot communicate or speak well themselves. Their speech is almost similar to that of telegraphic languages that are usually followed by those toddlers who are just learning how to speak.
  3. Some children suffering from Aphasia might have trouble repeating words even though they don't have problem understanding what others are saying. These children suffer from conduction Aphasia and will be able to reproduce only parts of a sentence, if asked to repeat.
  4. Children affected with this disorder may see to be not listening to you or ignore you.
  5. Such kids might also have behavioral problems and may not be able to keep up with their friends and classmates. They will also suffer from forgetfulness.

Causes of Aphasia: The leading cause of Aphasia is brain injury, brain infection, brain tumour or abscess or bleeding in the brain.

Diagnosis of the disease: The disorder is diagnosed by a speech therapist who assesses the condition with a variety of tools to figure out the extent of damage. Its best to take your child to a paediatric speech pathologist who is an expert in treating children with brain injuries. The child will then be assessed on auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing ability and functional communication.

Treatment: There are many people who think that the speech trouble cannot be treated, but they are completely wrong. There are various ways to treat Aphasia. The younger the patient the better the chances of recovery since the brain is not that developed to handle specific functions in kids as in adults. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the goal that is to be achieved. Factors behind this trouble need to be determined first otherwise the perfect treatment cannot be decided. Some of the most prominent factors are aphasia type, brain-injury cause, age, brain-lesion size and positioning and others.

Some of the leading tips that can be applied as per Association of National Stroke are as follows:

  1. Using props can be helpful in getting across messages.
  2. Speaking slowly and staying calm while speaking.
  3. Drawing pictures or words on paper for communication.

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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Bachon ki Khansi ka ilaj

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Bachon ki Khansi ka ilaj

बहुत आम पर हालत बिगाड़ देने वाली आम बीमारियों में से एक है खांसी। खांसी अगर गम्भीर रूप में हो जाए तो हेल्दी हेल्दी व्यक्ति भी थक हार कर सुस्त पड़ जाता है। शरीर का हर हिस्सा दर्द महसूस करने लगता है क्योंकि खांसते समय इसका असर केवल गले पर ही नही बल्कि सीना पेट हाथ पैर सब पर इफ़ेक्ट पड़ता है। बड़े तो फिर भी अपनी तकलीफ बयान कर भी लेते हैं और उसका इलाज भी कर लेते हैं पर सोचने की बात है कि बच्चों को खांसी होने पर उनका क्या हाल होता होगा। क्योंकि ना वो बता पाते हैं ना खुदसे अपनी मदद कर सकते हैं। इसलिए जरूरी है कि हमें पूरी जानकारी हो बच्चों को होने वाली खांसी की वजह और उसके इलाज के लिए घरेलू नुस्खों के बारे में।

दरसलश्लेम यानी म्यूकसको बाहर निकालने की कोशिश में या फिर गले और वायु मार्ग में सूजन होनेकी वजह से शिशु खांसता है।खांसी की वजह बहुत सी होती हैं, मगर आमतौर पर यह सर्दी-जुकाम या फ्लू का लक्षण होता है। ऐसे में हम अक्सर दवाओं का सहारा लेते हैं पर आपको यह बात पता होनी चाहिए कि सर्दी, जुकाम, खांसी जैसी बीमारियों में दवा देने की बजाय होम रेमेडीज अपनानी चाहिए। क्योंकि इन बीमारियों का नेचुरल तरीके से इलाज करना जितना बेहतर होता है उतना ही अंग्रेजी दवाओं से इलाज करना नेगेटिव साइड इफ़ेक्ट से भरपूर। तो आइए आज हम जानेंगे शिशुओं को होने वाली खांसी कारण और इससे राहत दिलाने वाले कुछ घरेलू नुस्खे।

खांसी के कारण

1. सर्दी-जुकाम
अगर आपके शिशु को सर्दी-जुकाम की वजह से खांसी हो रही हो, तो उसे साथ में बंद नाक, बहती नाक, गले में खारिश, आंखों में पानी और बुखार जैसे लक्षण भी हो सकते हैं। जुकाम की वजह से बनने वाले अतिरिक्त श्लेम को निकालने के लिए आपका शिशु खांसता है।

2. फ्लू
फ्लू के लक्षण सर्दी-जुकाम की तरह ही लग सकते हैं। अगर, आपके शिशु को फ्लू हो, तो उसे बुखार, नाक बहना और कई बार दस्त (डायरिया) या उल्टी भी हो सकती है। मगर फ्लू की वजह से होने वाली खांसी, जुकाम वाली खांसी से अलग होगी। यह बलगम वाली खांसी की बजाय सूखी खांसी होगी। इसका मतलब यह है कि आपका शिशु खांसी के साथ काफी कम बलगम निकाल रहा होगा।

3. क्रूप
अगर शिशु को क्रूप हो, तो उसे वायु मार्ग में सूजने होने की वजह से खांसी होगी। शिशुओं का वायु मार्ग काफी संकरा होता है और आपसे काफी छोटा होता है। इसलिए इनमें सूजन होने पर शिशु के लिए सांस लेना मुश्किल हो जाता है। छह माह और तीन साल के बीच के बच्चों को क्रूप होने की संभावना ज्यादा होती है। क्रूप खांसी मे भौंकने जैसी आवाज निकलती है। जो कि अक्सर रात में शुरु होती है।

4. काली खांसी 
काली खांसी या कुक्कर खांसी एक बैक्टिरियल इंफेक्शनहै। यह काफी संक्रामक होती है। काली खांसी में बहुत ज्यादा और खुश्क खांसी होती है। इसमें बहुत सारा श्लेम निकलता है और खांसते समय सांस लेते हुए उच्च स्वर या ध्वनि निकलती है।

5. दमा
शिशु को दमा की वजह से भी खांसी हो सकती है। अस्थमा से ग्रस्त शिशु की सांस लेते व छोड़ते समय श्वास फूलती है। उनकी छाती भी कस जाती है और सांस की कमी होने लगती है।

6. तपेदिक 
लगातार रहने वाली खांसी टी.बी. का लक्षण हो सकता है। टी.बी. की खांसी दो सप्ताह से ज्यादा जारी रहती है। टी.बी. से ग्रस्त शिशु की खांसी में खून आ सकता है, उसे सांस लेने में कठिनाई हो सकती है और भूख लगना कम हो सकती है। शिशु को बुखार भी हो सकता है।

बच्चों की खांसी के उपचार के लिए घरेलू नुस्खे 

1. गर्म तरल चीजें पिलाएं
बच्चे को ठंडे की बजाय गर्म पानी और बाकी चीज भी गर्म तासीर वाली ही पिलाएं जिससे गले की सूजन को आराम मिलेगा।

2. वाष्पित्र या वेपोरब का इस्तेमाल करें
वेपोरब २ साल के बच्चे को भी खॉँसी में तेजी से राहत देता है। इस जादुई रगड़ में मेन्थॉल, कपूर और नीलगिरी जैसी सामग्री हैंबच्चे को आराम दिलाती है।

3. सिर ऊंचा कर के सुलाएं
बलगम नाक से गले में टपक सकता है, जिसके परिणाम में गंभीर खाँसी हो सकती है। शरीर की ऐसी मुद्रा बहाव को प्रेरित कर सकती है। इसलिए बच्चे को उंचे स्थान पर सिर रखकर सोने से बहाव न होने में मदद होगी।

4. हल्दी की मदद लें
गर्म दूध के साथ आधी चम्मच हल्दी पाउडर मिलाए और बेहतर राहत पाने के इस मिश्रण को गरम ही पिलाएं। या फिरगर्म पानीमें एक चुटकी हल्दी पाउडर और नमक मिलाकर बच्चे से गरारा करवाने की कोशिश करें।

5. शहद अपनाएं
रात के समय सूखी खांसी से राहत के लिए बच्चे को सुलाने के पहलेउसे गर्म दूध में मिलाकर पिलाएं।

6. अदरक
एक कप पानी में अदरक के टुकड़ों को ड़ाल कर इस मिश्रण को आधि मात्रा होने तक उबालकर छान के इसमे एक चम्मच शहद डालकर बच्चे को पिलाएं।

7. तुलसी
तुलसी के पत्तों का रस निकाल कर बच्चे को पिलाएं।

8. अंगूर का जादू
अंगूर प्राकृतिक कफोत्सारक हैं और वे आपके फेफड़ों से कफ निकाल देते हैं। इन फलों के रस में शहद मिलाए और इस रसको बच्चे सोने से पहले थोड़ा सा पिलाएं।

9. एलोवेरा
बड़ों की खांसी हो या बच्चे की खांसी एलोवेरा का रस और शहद के मिश्रण काफी असरदार नुस्खा है।

My baby was born in eight months itself. But he is active and there is no problem with him so far. Will the be any problem in future?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby was born in eight months itself. But he is active and there is no problem with him so far. Will the be any pr...
No, if you child is active, taking feeds well, growing well and attaining his milestones on time, there should be no problem in the future.
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6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:

  1. Let them listen a lot: Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words. 
  2. Read a book: You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.
  3. Talk as much as you can: Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.
  4. Look for cues: If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.
  5. Limit television: Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.
  6. Treat ear infections early: It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
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Our child was underweight and had breathing problem during birth. He remained in incubator for 4 days. What can we do to keep him healthy? After how many months can we feed food to our child?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Our child was underweight and had breathing problem during birth. He remained in incubator for 4 days. What can we do...
Just see to it that your child develops milestone properly and also keep a note of things which he doesn't tolerate and try to avoid such situations and as he is ten months of age than you can start with smashed rice home made.
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My 2 years baby have horrible cough since a week I give her solvin cold and nebulization what can I do now for her she has 2 times pneumonia.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Khagaria
My 2 years baby have horrible cough since a week I give her solvin cold and nebulization what can I do now for her sh...
this problem may persist for a longer time . nebulization is best for this.you may also give bresol syp 2ml twice daily from Himalaya drug company.
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Hi doctors, my son age is 22 months. He effected birth injury. Doctors neurologist are confirmed .baby 2nd month onwards we are going for physiotherapy. Still neckholding didn't come. Doing physiotherapy regularly. Is there any other therapy? Please help me n my child.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi doctors, my son age is 22 months. He effected birth injury. Doctors neurologist are confirmed .baby 2nd month onwa...
your neurologist doctor approach is right. I don't think there is any other therapy may be useful.
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Good after noon sir Bacche ko 20 din pehle vometing aur pechis hua tha fiver bhi tha Daba lene ke baad kafi aram ho gaya tha abhi 5din se pechis aur fiver fhir agaya hai fiver ja nahin raha hai bahut kamjor ho gaya hu vajan 1 kg kam ho gaya hai kya karu sir kuch samajh me nahin araha hai age 8 months.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Good after noon sir Bacche ko 20 din pehle vometing aur pechis hua tha fiver bhi tha Daba lene ke baad kafi aram ho g...
8 mahaa ke bachche ka vajan 1 kg pechis v fever ke karan 5 din main kam ho gaya hai. Ise gambheertaa se lain. Turant shishu visheshagya ko dikhayen.
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My child is 5 year old. He did not ask for potty. He did not want to hold pencil. He did not write in his studies but he learn quickly. He did not react quickly in any matter. What should I do for my child?

M.Sc - Psychological Counseling, B.A ( Hons) - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Encourage your child to play with other children of His age. You could use music-based CDs for learning which will enhance his willingness to express verbally. Also physical play and physical exercises will make him more confident to write.
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Dear Sir, My daughter (15 Months baby) suffering from severe constipation (Tight Motion. Kindly request you to give permanent solution for this problem. Thanking you sir.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
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My daughter (15 Months baby) suffering from severe constipation (Tight Motion. Kindly request you to give p...
Analyse her diet. She should take almost half of the daily diet of her father. If not, consult your doctor.
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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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My daughter is 25 days old. She is vomiting after some feed. She does not take breast feed. She is taking Isomil. I had done electrolyte taste and the result is Potassium 5.5, Sodium 140 and Chloride.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My daughter is 25 days old. She is vomiting after some feed. She does not take breast feed. She is taking Isomil. I h...
these is normal.they do spit curd like milk..as a regurge.if you have persistent problem treat with tab.nexpro junior 3mg once a day.keep head up position.if weight gain is good nothing else is needed
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My baby 4 yrs. Old. He is suffering from bed wetting since 15 days & so irritable. He feeding only grind food n nothing else. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Bedwetting is considered aa normal till 6 years. But if it has occurred after a period of good control then you have to rule out urinary tract infection and diabetes.
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Hello! My son is 5 years old, he was very healthy at his early ages, but now he is becoming very thin. He is suffering from adenoids problem, due to which there is recurrence of cold and cough. Some time he tells pain in his leg also, after playing outdoor games. He is used to ask sweets 10-15 minutes. Please guide me his diet plans, so that I can manage proper nutrition in his food.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello! My son is 5 years old, he was very healthy at his early ages, but now he is becoming very thin. He is sufferin...
you have not mentioned his likes.by five yrs age child develops taste and need two full food and two breakfast all cooked at home.he needs 1500calories per day with milk 300gms only.diet should contain paneer/egg green ,salad.
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How To Deal With Stubborn Or Obstinate Children?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How To Deal With Stubborn Or Obstinate Children?

While children can light up your life with joy and laughter, sometimes they can appear to be monsters with their temper tantrums and their stubbornness. Stubborn or obstinate children can be very difficult to deal with and could end up disrupting your life as well. However, there are a few techniques that mental health professionals have suggested that can help you deal with your stubborn and obstinate child. These are mentioned here briefly –

  1. Hear Them Out: It’s often the case that children tend to be stubborn or obstinate and start screaming when they think they weren’t heard. This makes them feel helpless and thus forces them to bottle up and then take out their frustration by either not doing what you are telling them to do or doing exactly the opposite of that. The best treatment in this scenario is to hear them out and patiently try to resolve their problems.

  2. Ensure They Follow Your Example: If one or both of the parents are extremely stubborn, then this would translate into a stubborn kid as well. Doctors have said that obstinacy is often in the genes. Also, environmental influence is a big deal for them as well. Ensure that you are flexible enough with your partner and the child picks up on it.

  3. Teaching Kids About Give And Take: This is a very important lesson in life as it teaches kids to choose priorities. If you teach your kid to always give, then it sends a message that putting themselves second is the best option. However, if he or she is always fighting to take first priority, it may lead to too many conflicts later. Thus it is best to teach them that it is okay to fight for what is yours but also let others have their way sometimes. This attitude will help them develop a balanced attitude and lessen their obstinacy.

  4. Give Them The Illusion Of Choice: Children are very malleable when it comes to their minds and you can use this trick to do certain things that make them appear they have some control when they actually may not. For example, if they are unwilling to go to sleep, you can say that you cannot make them sleep, but they have to stay in bed. Your child would then automatically fall asleep after some time due to boredom which would end up serving your purpose.

  5. Use Scolding Or The Parent Card As A Last Resort: If any of the techniques mentioned don’t work, then you can scold or warn your kid with consequences which may result in capitulation. For example, if you child is not willing to come back and study, then try and stop them from whatever they were doing and make them sit with their books. This lets them know that certain areas you will absolutely not compromise on and they will understand the limits better. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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