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Dr. V Hemalatha

Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. V Hemalatha Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. V Hemalatha is a trusted Pediatrician in Ulsoor, Bangalore. You can visit her at Lakeside Medical Centre & Hospital in Ulsoor, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. V Hemalatha on Lybrate.com.

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Yes I try to give her solid food. But she spits it out. I can't give a big mouth rice. 4 to 6 grains of rice that's all she chew. More quantities if I give her she spit it out. She doesn't want to eat bread, cheeses curd and many more things if I give her. Even banana I have to fed her. If I ask her to hold the banana she will. Never do that. What should i do for her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Vijayawada
Have some patience. Try one by one. Give some freedom and choice to the baby. More than that cuddle her, play often. Feed small quantities frequently.
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what is minimum sugar level in new born baby? Is it possible that a new born baby has a low sugar level (in between 30 to45)?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
A new born baby should maintain a sugar level above 50-60mg/dl. If the sugar is between 30-45 mg/dl it is termed as hypoglycemia and warrants immediate treatment.
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My son is 9month old baby. He has shown no interset in crawling and sitting with out support. What I will do? am very suffering for my son.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
9 months completed or running? sit without support generally comes around 8-9 months also crawling at the same time. Don't worry much however at the same time has to evaluate him properly. What is birth history and birth weight? was he admitted any time till now? what are the things he can do now for eg. Head holding smiling after seeing a mirror etc. What you have done for vaccines till now?
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My 2year old boy getting bleeding from nose. He z 7th mnth born baby. Doctor suggested only nasal drops. Is it enough? R any necessity to change food habits?

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 2year old boy getting bleeding from nose. He z 7th mnth born baby. Doctor suggested only nasal drops. Is it enough...
Firstly you need to find out the cause of bleeding from nose. There are various minor to major causes of bleeding from nose. So accordingly we can plan further line of treatment. Food has no relation with bleeding from nose.
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If children of one month is vomiting excessively and her weight decreased by one kilo. Then what is the probable cases possible.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
If children of one month is vomiting excessively and her weight decreased by one kilo. Then what is the probable case...
Recurrent vomitings will lead to weight loss. Stop bottle feeding if doing, antiemetic drops given 20 minutes before feed will help. Semisolid/solid diet to be preferred over liquid diet.
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My daughter had 8 months now. She suffering from cold and cough. So what kind of medicine to take her? Please explain.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
My daughter had 8 months now. She suffering from cold and cough. So what kind of medicine to take her? Please explain.
In the initial phase you can give a simple decongestant like flucold syrup 3.5 ml 3 times. If no relief seen kindly get your child examined.
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Hello. My 2 month baby is too fussy. She keeps crying all the time. And her crying can be controlled only if I feed her. I do feed her even if she is not hungry just to make her stop crying. I am a working women. Please tell me how can I help her as I will have to leave her with a maid from next month (She is not having colic or reflux problem.) If this is a normal behaviour please tell me till when will this be.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello. My 2 month baby is too fussy. She keeps crying all the time. And her crying can be controlled only if I feed h...
The main cause is separation anxiety as you leave her with the maid for the daytime and you have to comfort her when ever you can and be with her all the time when you are at home. She will be fine as she grows up
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My daughter is 9 months old and she coughs at night a lot. I have been noticing change in noises she make, like she has a lot of cough in. Thanks!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 9 months old and she coughs at night a lot. I have been noticing change in noises she make, like she h...
Night time cough especially after 1 am may be an indicator of asthma. Please confirm by showing to a pediatrician.
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I have one year old son, last two night he is crying please suggest me something for that

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
I have one year old son, last two night he is crying please suggest me something for that
There are numerous reason a child can cry but the most common one is stomach discomfort. You can give syp colic aid 2 ml. But it could be due to ear ache, fever and many more. Consult a pediatrician for the same.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
2-3 weeks old children should only be given a sponge bath by using a dam-rinsed wash cloth and warm water.
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My daughter is 5 years old but simply refuses to eat anything she is weighing only 14 kgs I have to literally beat her everyday but she just doesn't barge in, Kindly help please. Not sure if she has worms.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
this has happened due to.... 1.sucking day &night on bottle or breast.both should be reduced gradually at 9months when child start picking things and put it in mouth. 2.self feeding of soup and thick homemade food at the time when other family take food. thanks.nice quir y.
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Sir my child 07 years old but she never feel hungry I have done lot of test like tv, ultrasound and lot of blood test but only tv direct few we have given 9 month medicine but still she is not eating.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Children never starve themselves unlike adults, she may be eating lot of junk foods- biscuits and juices and chips etc that she is not eating what you want her to eat. Cut down on all the junk/ intermittent snacks and see that she eats when its family time to eat.
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Dear sir my question is a little child lives with my home his age is betn 3 year but the problem is when his mother going to feed him he unwanted to eat anything what to do at that situation.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Hello it simply means baby has decreased appetite so to increase it take homoeopathic medicine ALFALFA syrup 30 ml morning n evening for a month it ll get back baby's appetite,,if this syrup is difficult for u to search u CAn take Alfalfa tincture 5 drops in half a cup of water n give morning n night for 1 Month..
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Hi my baby girl is 50 days old. Having fever since last 7 days. Doctor has given paracetamol drops and asked to give 4 times a day. There is was no improvement after two days so we visited doctor again he suggested to wait for four days with same medicines and come after that. Now after 5 days fever is continue. Kindly suggest, should I wait further.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi my baby girl is 50 days old. Having fever since last 7 days. Doctor has given paracetamol drops and asked to give ...
Hi lybrate-user your child is 50 days old which is less than 3 month of age, he is not very much immune to disease and so the risk of serious bacterial infection is high in such cases. So I suggest you to kindly suggest your doctor again if the fever is above 100.5 f. If it is below that and baby is doing well gaining weight active and alert we usually do not consider it a fever so no need of doing anything.
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I am having daughter who is 2.5 years old. She is having a very poor appetite. She doesn't eat anything. Her weight is is also low. Please suggest medicines for appetite increased and to grow her weight.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I am having daughter who is 2.5 years old. She is having a very poor appetite. She doesn't eat anything. Her weight i...
You have not written diet schedule. As per child should be six times a day fresh food prepared at home contain cereals like whearfloor, rice whole cooked soft. Self taking ang self eating is important at this age even if child donot eat a nything for two|three days.
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My 7 year son wet the bed regularly at night sometimes in day also please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
Don't give him any liquid after 5 pm handle with care, don't scold him, whenever you sleep ask him to go to washroom.
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All About Growth Hormone Deficiency

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
All About Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth hormone or somatropin is responsible for cell growth as well as reproduction. But insufficient somatropin production by the pituitary gland may result in lack in height. It is mostly caused by a serious brain injury, any prevalent medical condition or might occur as a birth defect.

Types:

  1. Congenital GHD - This form of GHD appears from at the time of birth itself.
  2. Acquired GHD- GHD can be acquired during later life as a result of trauma, infection, tumor growth within the brain or radiation therapy.
  3. Idiopathic GHD- Idiopathic GHD is the third, and comparatively worst kind of GHD since it has no treatment.

GHD is mostly permanent, but can also be transient. Read on to know how to detect whether you or your child is suffering from growth hormone deficiency (GHD).

Symptoms:
Childhood onset

  1. Restricted height- Compared to other children of your child's age, he/she may be of shorter height, which is a rather conclusive sign to detect somatropin deficiency.
  2. Chubby and comparatively younger appearance- Your child may have a proportionate body, but if he/she is unnaturally chubby and has a baby-face compared to other children, he/she may be suffering from GHD.
  3. Late puberty- Your child's puberty maybe later than usual or even not appear at all, depending upon the gravity of the GHD.
  4. Hypoglycemia and exaggerated jaundice- Low blood sugar is amongst the most primary manifestations of GHD, along with extended duration of jaundice.
  5. Micro-penis- Micro penis condition is one of the incident signs of GHD, which later escalates to growth deficit as the infant gets older.

Adult onset:

  1. Fatigue- Adults with GHD may experience extreme tiredness throughout the day, with reduced muscle strength.
  2. Osteoporosis- Osteoporosis, along with bodily deformities, is a common sign in adults with GHD.
  3. Lipid abnormalities- A test of your lipid profile may reveal abnormalities in LDL cholesterol, insulin resistance, and impaired cardiac functions.

Tests to determine GHD:

  1. Physical test- A chart is drawn to determine the proportion of height and weight with respect to your age to detect anomalies.
  2. Hand X-ray- A hand X-ray can determine whether the age of bones are at par with your age.
  3. MRI-MRI scan can determine the health of your brain and pituitary gland.
  4. Test for other hormones- Growth Hormone may not be solely responsible for your health condition, so it is important to determine if other hormone levels are all normal.

Treatment:

  1. Hormone supplements- Hormone supplements like corticosteroids (hydrocortisone or prednisone), Levothyroxine (levoxyl, synthroid, etc), and others work to replenish the deficiency of pituitary hormones.
  2. Growth hormone injection- GH is injected beneath your skin, to cure GDH. This is a long-term treatment and requires constant monitoring.
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My son is 3 years old. His hb is 7. 7. Last 6 months ago there was d same problem. and most important thing is that whatever we eat means green veg. and pulses. We give him. We don' t take fast food. What should I do

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
He needs clinical evaluation to determine the cause of anaemia. Visit pediatrician, get required investigations done.
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My son is a adhd kid. He has some speech delay also. What is the best way to treat him. Are there any special schools for him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Stimulants such as methylphenidate and amphetamines are the most common type of medication used for treating adhd. Although it may seem counterintuitive to treat hyperactivity with a stimulant, these medications actually activate brain circuits that support attention and focused behavior, thus reducing hyperactivity. In addition, a few non-stimulant medications, such as atomoxetine, guanfacine, and clonidine, are also available. For many children, adhd medications reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity and improve their ability to focus, work, and learn. Medications also may improve physical coordination. However, a one-size-fits-all approach does not apply for all children with adhd. What works for one child might not work for another. One child might have side effects with a certain medication, while another child may not. Sometimes several different medications or dosages must be tried before finding one that works for a particular child. Any child taking medications must be monitored closely and carefully by caregivers and doctors. Stimulant medications come in different forms, such as a pill, capsule, liquid, or skin patch. Some medications also come in short-acting, long-acting, or extended release varieties. In each of these varieties, the active ingredient is the same, but it is released differently in the body. Long-acting or extended release forms often allow a child to take the medication just once a day before school, so he or she doesn't have to make a daily trip to the school nurse for another dose. Parents and doctors should decide together which medication is best for the child and whether the child needs medication only for school hours or for evenings and weekends, too. For more information about stimulants and other medications used for treating mental disorders, see the nimh mental health medications webpage. The food and drug administration (fda) website has the latest information on medication approvals, warnings, and patient information guides. What are the side effects of stimulant medications? the most commonly reported side effects are decreased appetite, sleep problems, anxiety, and irritability. Some children also report mild stomachaches or headaches. Most side effects are minor and disappear over time or if the dosage level is lowered. Decreased appetite. Be sure your child eats healthy meals. If this side effect does not go away, talk to your child's doctor. Also talk to the doctor if you have concerns about your child's growth or weight gain while he or she is taking this medication. Sleep problems. If a child cannot fall asleep, the doctor may prescribe a lower dose of the medication or a shorter-acting form. The doctor might also suggest giving the medication earlier in the day, or stopping the afternoon or evening dose. Adding a prescription for a low dose of a blood pressure medication called clonidine sometimes helps with sleep problems. A consistent sleep routine that includes relaxing elements like warm milk, soft music, or quiet activities in dim light, may also help. Less common side effects. A few children develop sudden, repetitive movements or sounds called tics. Changing the medication dosage may make tics go away. Some children also may have a personality change, such as appearing" flat" or without emotion. Talk with your child's doctor if you see any of these side effects. You can ask for special schools in your area.
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My baby is 3.5 mnth old he is having loose motions and little bit fever from 4-5 days. What could be the reason?

MD - Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
My baby is 3.5 mnth old he is having loose motions and little bit fever from 4-5 days. What could be the reason?
Hello lybrate-user, first of all confirm that fever is present or not. Also loose motion can be due to recent change in dietary pattern or infection. Try exclusive breast feeding and if not possible sterlization of feeding utensils is very important. If fever and loose motion persists contact paediatrician immediatly.
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