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Dr. S Hemalatha

Pediatrician, Bangalore

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Dr. S Hemalatha is a trusted Pediatrician in JP Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Ashwini Multispeciality Clinic in JP Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. S Hemalatha on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 4 week old. He is vomiting again and again. Doctors says its normal in child. Is there any need to worry?

Pediatrician, Pune
If weight gain is adequate there may not be a reason for worry, burp well after feeds, keep him propped up at an angle of 45 degrees after feeds.
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My infant is of 4 months and I feel that he feel's pain while peeing. Sometimes in sleep he shivers and stop peeing or he cries alot before and while peeing. Please prescribed me beast for my infant .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
My infant is of 4 months and I feel that he feel's pain while peeing. Sometimes in sleep he shivers and stop peeing o...
Pain before and during passing the urine could be normal. But if baby has fever with shivering and loss of weight then first morning sample of the urine should be tested in laboratory to see for any infection. But most if the times it is normal.
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When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Tooth eruption is not only a sign that your child is acquiring the ability to tear, bite, and chew food but it also effects the baby's weight gain, immunity strengthening and development of the brain indirectly.

It is observed that most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months after birth, but they may start gnawing as early as 3 months or as late as 14, and may vary from child to child.  This depends on many factors, one of them being as when the parents started sprouting teeth and whether or not your baby was a preemie. In case of premature and low birth weight babies there may be a delay in their first tooth eruption. Children should have a full set of primary teeth by the time they are almost three.

Babies generally undergo the following Teething Timeline:

  • 6 months: lower central incisors

  • 8 months: upper central incisors

  • 10 months: lower and upper lateral incisors

  • 14 months: first molars

  • 18 months: canines

  • 24 months: second molars

Symptoms of Teething:

  • Babies start gnawing to relieve the pain of an emerging tooth.

  • Puffy and red gums

  • Excessive drooling

  • Irritation, especially at night

  • Tugging Ear

  • A change in eating habits

Methods to Soothe the Pain:

Teething is a physiological process, no major intervention is needed.

  • Distraction: You can often soothe your child simply by diverting their minds off the pain by any new toy.

  • You shouldn't use teethers and topical teething gels to soothe the pain as they might be toxic to babies.

Symptoms of teething usually disappear when the tooth breaks through the gum. In case your baby is teething and the pain prevails , the following signs and symptoms are seen - high fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, highly inflamed gums or blue gum (Cysts) or any kind of lesion or bumps on the gums. In such case you should consult the pediatrician for further guidance.

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I have a child. 1year old. Thru c-section. But my pelvic muscles are not supporting properly during intercourse. Due to this my partner also not interested. please suggest something to improve my condition. As well as to improve his sexual interest. Is any surgery require to improve my situation.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a child. 1year old. Thru c-section. But my pelvic muscles are not supporting properly during intercourse. Due ...
You shall meet physiotherapy specialist to start pelvic muscle strengthening exercises. Swimming is one of the best way to do it. Well rather then muscles only. Rest of the factors play more important role in intercourse after child birth. Like lack of foreplay. Paying less attention to the partner due to hectic schedules of females behind child. Etc. You need to understand that pleasure stays in between two ears, not only between the legs. So if you will concentrate on those happiness. I'm sure intercourse would give more pleasure to both of you. Regards.
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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Hello, I have 3 years Kid, just wanted to check with you about what is the best nutrition for him. Also please advice on best heath drink.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello, I have 3 years Kid, just wanted to check with you about what is the best nutrition for him. Also please advice...
Hello lybrate-user, Brain development in humans takes place at the age of 2 to 5 yrs, after this even though you keep on providing and adding nutrients in diet for brain development will not pay way for it. Basically the main key is DHA. Best is to give your kid natural sources like milk, paneer, chenna, fruits and vegetables, pulses, eggs and fish (if non-vegetarian). Also another thing should be kept in mind the kid's food habits grow from this stage of life. So if now you make sure you are providing you kid a health diet then possibility is this that your kid will have healthy food choises later in future. Now question arises where can you fin DHA, we come across many advertisements about DHA health drinks, am not sure about their fulfilment, but milk (cow milk a lil diluted), eggs (best boiled & poached), fish protein (rohu, bhetki, pomfet, katla, talapia), fruits (mango, papaya, chiku, kiwis, apple, grapes, pomegrate, bananas), and at last but not the least coconut water will surely guarantee its fulfilment! I hope this will be helpful to you. Thank you. Have a nice day!
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My baby has 3 month old nd he has cold from last 10 days. At sleep time it's difficult to breath for him we use nasivion medicine but it doesn't effective please suggest me best medicine for baby.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby has 3 month old nd he has cold from last 10 days. At sleep time it's difficult to breath for him we use nasiv...
Hello, if breathing difficulty is only in sleep position there might be another concern like reflux but still try nasal saline drops for nose when in lying position, give steam inhalation for 5-10 min before sleep but no vicks please. Also, as it is 10 days is long period so see your paediatrician to rule out other concerns like reflux/infection. Take care.
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Hello Doctor My son is 1 month 14 days old and suffering from jaundice his jaundice is falling from 11.6 to 6.5 after that 6.5 to 3.57 now 3.57 to 2.75 but main problem is hemoglobin is also falling down from 14.2 to 9.8 now I am tense about that is any problem in it. And doctor said it is just because of jaundice. Please suggest me better.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello Doctor
My son is 1 month 14 days old and suffering from jaundice his jaundice is falling from 11.6 to 6.5 after...
No it may not be a problem. Just take good care and the treatment like sun exposure and proper feeding etc. No more to worry as the reports are all improving. Hb is decreasing because of rapid RBC destruction and which causes jaundice as well. Once it get ok the Hb should also start improving.
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Hi. I have daughter studying in 10std. Actually becoz of family problem .she has changed in behavior & talking way. She has changed a lot which I'm making her understand. But she not getting, please can you help me. I don't mind if I want consult any doctor directly.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She needs counselling and more details need to be discussed and if you are willing you can consult me (as I am student counsellor as well) on this site by consult me option.
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My baby is 9 months old. He has suddenly stopped taking breast milk from yesterday nyt. I breastfeed him along wid other food. Wat cn I do? Any reason why he has stopped taking milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 9 months old. He has suddenly stopped taking breast milk from yesterday nyt. I breastfeed him along wid ot...
If he is bottle fed it is a reason and you avoid bottle fed and feed from spoon. If the baby is not feeding it is (can be) a sign of infection) and need check up.
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