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Dr. Salim A Khatib

Pediatrician, Bangalore

750 at clinic
Dr. Salim A Khatib Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Salim A Khatib is a trusted Pediatrician in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can visit him at Columbia Asia Hospital-Hebbala in Hebbal, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Salim A Khatib on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 2.5 years old. He has weak digestion and lost of appetite. Can I give him Liv-52 syrup? Or any thing else you suggest , what I should follow.

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My son is 2.5 years old. He has weak digestion and lost of appetite. Can I give him Liv-52 syrup? Or any thing else y...
The poor appetite of their kids is a common complaint among mothers. In most of the cases, kids make up for their poor diet by eating more at the next meal. For kids over 1 year old, appetites increase and decrease according to age, energy levels etc. This is a common problem among young children between the ages of 2 to 6 years. However, if weight loss accompanies your toddler loss of appetite, then you must consult a pediatrician to identify the cause & correct it. Causes of Loss of Appetite In Children: Here are 10 main reasons for toddler no appetite: 1. Slow Growth Rate: Changes in growth can cause an appetite slump in children. During the first year, children grow rapidly. But after the first birthday the growth of the child slows down, and she may eat less food now. During this time, a decline in appetite is perfectly normal. 2. Sickness: Illness can often cause a significant loss of appetite in children. If your child is suffering from sore throat, stomach flu, diarrhea, headache, fever or other symptoms, then she may eat lesser than what she normally eats. Thankfully, most of the children recover their appetite when they get better. 3. Stress: Stress can have many negative effects on toddlers and young children, including loss of appetite. If you find your child is losing interest in eating or having a hard time sleeping, then. To cure the poor appetite of your kid, you need to identify the cause of her stress and alleviate it. Some common causes of stress during childhood are: •Family issues like a death in the family, death of a pet or the birth of a sibling. •Bullying •Inability to cope with academic pressure and the impractical expectations of parents. 4. Depression: Depression can be another reason for child loss of appetite. Most of the parents mistake depression for sadness. But sadness and depression are not the same. It is important for you to understand the difference between sadness and depression so that your child can get the help she needs. Feelings of sadness go away with the passage of time, but depression does not. Depression not only makes the child sad, but also interferes with her normal life. If your child shows a lack of interest in activities that she previously enjoyed performing, then chances are that she may be suffering from depression. A change in eating habits is a strong indicator of depression. You may need to seek medical care to help your child come out of depression. 5. Anorexia Nervosa: Sometimes, in a bid to ape their screen idols children develop a psychological aversion to eating. They try to go without eating as long as possible. Even when they eat, they choose a low-fat food and later feel guilty about eating it. If you can relate your child to this food fad, she may be suffering from Anorexia Nervosa. You must take her to an eating disorder specialist. The specialist will tell you how to help your child regain a healthy appetite (1). 6. Medications: Several medications can take a toll on your child’s appetite. If the pediatrician prescribed antibiotics for your child recently, chances are she may be suffering from a poor appetite. A loss of appetite in a child is a common side effect of antibiotics (2). 7. Anemia: Anemia is another possible cause of the decline in appetite among children. A low iron count is common in kids who don’t consume an iron-rich diet. Children suffering from anemia seem weaker, tired and irritable than others. If left untreated, anemia can interfere with your child’s development and school performance. Get a blood test done if you suspect anemia in your child. 8. Intestinal Worms: Intestinal worms can cause loss of appetite in kids. Worms enter into the kid’s digestive system and live there like a parasite, causing intestinal bleeding, loss of appetite, dysentery, etc. 9. Constipation: Irregular bowel movements in children can lead to constipation. Tips To Prevent A Loss Of Appetite In Children: Here are some handy tips to prevent a loss of appetite in children: Offer food that is also a visual treat for your kids. You can present healthy foods in a delicious avatar. •Do not argue or scold the children during the mealtime. •Adjust the meal schedules so that you serve food only when your child is hungry. •Encourage your child to make healthy food choices. •Allow your child to snack between the meals. •Serve small portions at regular intervals. •Encourage your child to be more physically active. •Do not force your child to eat if she is not hungry. As a parent, demanding that she finishes the food on her plate is a bad idea. Remember, it is common for children to lose their appetite, so don’t be alarmed every time it happens. If your child is healthy, happy and can sleep well, then there is no need to worry. But a prolonged loss of appetite needs medical attention. So keep an eye on your child’s eating habits.
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My daughter 2.7 yrs having tonsils. She suffers frequently with cough & cold & even sometimes fever. What should I do? homeopathic treatment going on now. Should I go for operation.

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You should consult the ent specialist, get an x-ray of neck for adenoids done, and let him decide the need for surgery. The decision for surgery depends on the size of adenoids and the severity of symptoms.
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My new born baby has his feet turned inside by angle of 75what is proper method of treatment. Is plaster them only a solution or any other method of healing is there. Pls suggest me the right path. He is just a month old.

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My new born baby has his feet turned inside by angle of 75what is proper method of treatment. Is plaster them only a ...
Serial corrective plastering is right choice of treatment. Please consult orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible.
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My son is 4. 10 yrs in age and rubs his eyes a lot? can his eyes be weak? should I get an eyesight test done?

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Age is 4 yr and 10 months, if I am correct. Most common cause is dust and enviormental allergen for itchy eyes. You can go for a vision test if itching persists even after avoiding allergens
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I suffering from fever. My fever is sometime closed for many days and start. My stomach was too much pain. When I do toilet I feel pain in penis.

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I suffering from fever. My fever is sometime closed for many days and start. My stomach was too much pain. When I do ...
DEAR Lybrate USER. A) Take 10-10ml of fresh lemon juice and honey before meal. B) take 2-2 tablets of sutshekhar rasa and aarogyawardhini rasa after meals…. C) eat 10 gm of black cumin seeds along with 10 gm of jiggery after meals… D) take 30 ml of aloe vera juice and 30 ml of lukewarm water at night before sleep. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. Consult to me for further suggestions. THANKS….
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Whch oil should be used to massage the new borns specially during this weather ?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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It's traditional to massage a baby before his bath. In many families, oils are preferred over creams and lotions for this purpose. Vegetable get absorbed quickly and digest easily if your baby sucks his oil-smeared thumb. If you're using a vegetable oil, cold pressed, unrefined oils are best suited for massage Coconut oil is believed to be a good choice in the hot summer months. It is easily available and has a cooling effect on the body. sesame oil (til ka tel) is a popular alternative in many regions. Although olive oil and almond oil are more expensive than vegetable oils, they work well in hot or cold weather. Mustard oil is preferred for giving massages in cold weather as it warms the body.
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I have boy he is 8 years old. He usually take coffee with his dinner. How bad it is to take coffee at night.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Tea or coffee taken with food or after food causes disturbance with absorption of certain nutrients also it disturbs the digestion. Also coffee taken at night disturbs sleep pattern. So please avoid it.

My daughter age is 9.5 year .her weight and height is 20 kg and 124 cm respectively. It is normal if not what can I do. She is suffering bed wetting till childhood. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Just for the sake to say some thing, she is at lower range of average wt which is not abnormal. Ht is appropriate for her age. Bed wetting has nothing to do with it. Give her protein rich well cooked nourishing diet.
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Which whitening scope is best for child.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Which whitening scope is best for child.
No soap will result in whitening. Skin colour is hereditary. Use sunscreen lotions before exposing to sunlight.

My son is 5 years old and is taking Homeopathic medicine for cold and cough. He was quiet relieved with the treatment. But since two days he's taking homeopathic medicine for fever but I see no sign of improvement. So can I give him allopathic medicine simultaneously.

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Avoid mixing two modes of medicine. Meet your doctor for further management for fever and cough and cold. Might require medications.

My son age is 10 years old, his weight is very low how I can improve the weight of my son.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
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Give him hight protein diet like eggs and meat/chicken, alternative soybean and dry fruits Gram etc, give him multivitamin syrup and calcium wit vitamin D
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i had loss hearing since 2yrs ago. doctors told me that my ears sensoneural nerve was damaged and there is no chance to get back. is it possible to hear again? please.. help me

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Dear Yumnam, I am doing lot of work on Stem cells which are currently being used for blood disorders. Stem cells are also being used in Spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke , Head injury etc only in the form of clinical trials. Stem cells have no role in curing Sensory Neural hearing loss as of today. Best wishes, Prof. Yashbir Dewan
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If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.
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My niece is just 4 months old. At times she screams loud. What's the reason for her impatience at such small age.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My niece is just 4 months old. At times she screams loud. What's the reason for her impatience at such small age.
Baby may be having colicky abdominal pain which is common in this age. Do proper burping and try colicaid drops 10 drops 3 times daily.

My 10 years son is suffering from indigestion and he stops motions and its spreads his pants every time. I see him doctor and gives medicine and its work for few days and problem continues.

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Pediatrician
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He need to be given toilet training lessons pursuations. And gradually he will stop spoiling cloths.
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My Son, 11 months old doing potty 4 times in a day since 3 days & losing weight. His current weight is 7.5 kg. Please advise how to overcome from this.

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My Son, 11 months old doing potty 4 times in a day since 3 days & losing weight. His current weight is 7.5 kg. Please...
Is he bottle fed then stop bottle and feed from a cup with spoon. If it is infective diarrhoea , he needs antibiotics
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I have a baby of 8 months and she got infection in her blood? what are the causes and remedy for that problem?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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I have a baby of 8 months and she got infection in her blood? what are the causes and remedy for that problem?
Infection in the blood means I assume it's septicaemia. Cause is usually due to spread of infection from sites like skin, bone etc. Child should be hospitalised and treated with I v antibiotics.

My daughter is not eating anything, even milk also I referred to Dr. n he advised me these medicines Ferikind M, Calshine, Caldikind and Pedic Drops She now loses her weight also What can I do? Please advice me panacea Thanks.

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My daughter is not eating anything, even milk also I referred to Dr. n he advised me these medicines
Ferikind M, Cals...
At one year age. 10 kg is app. Weight ideally. Breast feed tobe given only 2.3 times 8 hrs interval. 4 times you give cereals based soup prepred in milk or curd. That will provide adequate calories and gain in weght. More breast in late night avoided.
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My grand son is hyper active. He is 5 years old. All the time he does some thing without caring for its consequences. Please advice what do we do to change him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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The child should be shown to a child psychologist. Parents would need counselling on how to deal with the child.
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