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Dr. Balakrishnan

Pediatrician, Chennai

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What Predicts a Stable Marriage?

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
What Predicts a Stable Marriage?

The following factors are most predictive of a healthy marriage.

A. Growing up in an intact, functional family

B. Parents were a good marital model

C. Both parents functioned well psychologically

D. Atleast 21 yrs at the time of marriage

E. Marry for positive reasons to share your life and not driven by thoughts such as fear of loneliness, parental or peer pressure or to rescue someone.

F. Know your partner for atleast six months

G. Commonalities in terms of sociology, economic class, race, religion, education, common interests

H. Physical attraction with potential to develop an intimate relationship.

I. Discuss important life organization issues like, work, money, children, to live with parents of your spouse or separately and life goals.

J. Support of family and friends is essential building blocks in a healthy marriage.

K. Consider your spouse as respectful and trusting friend

L. Sharing important information about self, taking each other's opinion for significant decisions.

M. Marital bond of respect, trust, and intimacy grows stronger in first three years of marriage.

N. Wait for atleast two to three years before birth of a planned child.

O. Maintain positive, realistic personal and marital expectations.


 

If atleast 50% of the above is also implemented it will give both the spouses a lot of contentment and motivation to build a strong bond and improve each day.


 

By Dr. Sharmila majumdar, senior consultant sexologist, psychoanalyst


 

Avis hospital, clinic of sexual health, mental health. Hyderabad

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My son is 10 month old. He having cold allergy and before he had suffered from bronchitis. How I prevent from diseases.what can be done

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 10 month old. He having cold allergy and before he had suffered from bronchitis. How I prevent from disease...
Anti flue vaccines are available but these don't cover all strains of flue. A good nourishing diet may enhance immunity system.
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New Born - How To Care For Him?

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
New Born - How To Care For Him?

No matter how much time you spend researching on how to take care of your newborn, once your child is delivered, the first few weeks will leave you frantic and overwhelmed. However, there are a few tips which new parents must keep in mind.
 
Handling a newborn: 

  1. Since babies have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections, it is of paramount importance that anyone who handles your child has clean and sanitized hands. 
  2. You also need to be careful about always supporting and cradling your child's head and neck since the muscles in his or her neck are weak at birth, and babies only develop head control after six months. 
  3. Never shake your newborn baby whether playfully or out of frustration. Shaking the baby can cause bleeding in the brain or in severe cases, death. Tickle your child's feet to wake him or her up. 
  4. Not only is it important to make sure that your baby is fastened securely in the car seat, stroller or carrier, you must also restrain from activities which may be bouncy or rough.

Diapering: 

Firstly, you must decide whether you want disposable or cloth diapers for your infant. Babies go through at least ten diapers a day (irrespective of whether they are cloth or disposable). While diapering, you must keep in mind to not leave your baby unattended on the changing tables. So get all the supplies such as clean diaper, diaper ointment (in case of rash), fasteners, diaper wipes and warm water, before changing his or her diaper. 

Bathing:

Newborn babies need to be given a sponge bath with warm water and very little soap till the navel and/or the circumcision heals completely. This can take about one to four weeks. After being healed, the baby should be bathed twice or thrice a week since frequent bathing may damage the baby's skin. 

Breastfeeding and Burping:

Doctors recommend feeding the baby on demand i.e. whenever your baby is hungry. Crying, putting fingers in the mouth, or making sucking noises convey that the baby is hungry. A newborn baby needs to be fed every couple of hours. 

Burping is important so that the air consumed during the feedings can be let out since it makes the baby fussy. Patting or rubbing a baby's back usually helps them to burp or pass gas. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Good Morning Sir, It's problem of our relative. We did marriage to him recently Three months back. He says to his wife that he cannot lift any weight. He did not participate in "COHABITATION" till now. He says that he is getting tired. His legs are paining. He has "GADDALU" on whole part of testicles. We took him to doctor, Doctor said that there are "MULTIPLE SEBACEOUS CYSTS ON SCROTUM OF TESTICLES" He keeps his "PENIS" in "VAGINA" and sleeps on wife and he says he cannot do anything. 1) Would there be any problem in the future. He says that he will take treatment after 10 months. 2) Whether due to presence of this there is no chance of children to give birth. 3) Whether this "sebaceous CYSTS ON TESTICLES" occur overnight or it occurs during child birth. 4) Whether after surgery again this cysts regrow 5) Whether the wife can stay with her or should take divorce and marry another person or he can recover from it and participate in "COHABITATION" after some time. 6) How much time he should take rest after surgery. NOTE: He disclosed to his wife that he has an habit of "HAND PUMPING" from several years prior to marriage. Whether the problem caused due to this reason.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Good Morning Sir,
It's problem of our relative. We did marriage to him recently Three months back. He says to his wif...
Nothing to worry. Cysts on scrotum can be removed in stage wise manner over a period of few months and heals nicely. Even with cysts he can consume marriage. We have successfully treated this type patients at our centre. However, he has to stop his habit of masturbation. No need for divorce as it is a minor issue.
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My son is 5 month old and his weight is 4.7 Kg, birth weight was 2.6 kg. We just started to give him cow milk one time in a day .is this ok? Showing underweight any worries. He is very active also. Please tell mi what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My son is 5 month old and his weight is 4.7 Kg, birth weight was 2.6 kg.
We just started to give him cow milk one tim...
Hi, months old child should be kept on exclusive breast feed till 9 months of age, if breast feed not available then you need to formulae diet that is available is market.
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The pneumococcal vaccines is compulsory? This vaccines are costly , I can not buy. If I not give to my baby . Than it is harmful for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The pneumococcal vaccines is compulsory? This vaccines are costly , I can not buy. If I not give to my baby . Than it...
It is not compulsory and is optional and protects from certain types of pneumococcus bacteria There are currently two types of pneumococcal vaccines: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23). There are more than 90 types of pneumococcal bacteria. PCV13 protects against 13 types and PPSV23 protects against 23 types. Both vaccines provide protection against illnesses like meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain and spinal cord) and bacteremia (blood infection). PCV13 also provides protection against pneumonia (lung infection).
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I have a 3yrs old baby. Should I use toothpest during washing her teeth? if yes, please suggest me which tooth pest?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
You should use low fluoride toothpaste. Apply peanut size of paste. Colgate kid, pepsodent kid are low fluoride toothpaste available in the market.
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Can you give the children vacination schedule covering up to the age of 20 years.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
These are the latest 2014 guidlines. (http://www.indianpediatrics.net/oct2014/785.pdf) However a lot of doctors are still following the 2013 guidlines. So depends on what your paediatrician is using. 2013:http://www.iapindia.org/IMM%20Schedule.pdf
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I have 13 month boy baby, his weight is 8 kgs. How to improve his weight & health.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have 13 month boy baby, his weight is 8 kgs. How to improve his weight & health.
Give her 3 semisolids. Khichri with vegetables. Dalia. Rice and dal. Egg. 2 servings fresh seasonal fruits.
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Hello sir I have given pentaxim for my baby at 6 weeks and 10 weeks and hexaxim at 14 weeks. Now im really worried regarding the immune status. Can I switch to painful vaccine for further vaccination. If I opt for painful vaccine for booster dose will the immune status be compensated. Pls give me suggestions sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir
I have given pentaxim for my baby at 6 weeks and 10 weeks and hexaxim at 14 weeks. Now im really worried re...
It is pertussis part of vaccines which is painless (lesser painful) but immunity is short lived in compare to painful but long lasting. I personally advice for painful type. U may opt painful ie DTPw containing vaccine.
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My kid do vomiting frequently, I would like to start his homeopathy treatment, what should I give him so that he will recover from frequent vomiting.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg? s ipec. - 30 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for 15 days. Revert back after 15 days with feedback.
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulgin...
I think u are mixing up two issues. It may b that she has fibroids and some cystocele ( bladder prolapse ) separately. Treatment depends upon the symptoms
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3 month baby do not sleep and weeping all times and sleep at least half an hour. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
3 month baby do not sleep and weeping all times and sleep at least half an hour. Please help.
Excessive cry in baby commonly due to Hunger,nasal block,constipation,gas in abdomen,pain anywhere in body,feeling of heat or cold
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My daughter is 2 and half months now. She is. Passing stools from last two weeks in a watery way. And it happens as soon as I feed her. Coming along with a fart. She is only on breast feeding. She s not sleeping in the day time after this. Am not eating anything from outside. Only diet from home. Kindly guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Breastfed babies usually will not develop diarrhoea. It may be breastfeeding stools due to exaggerated gastrocolic reflex if the baby is active tongue is moist & pass it adequate urine, not to worry about it. Reduce the consumption of excessive tomatoes. Give rota virus vaccine.
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3 months old baby with fever since morning fever is slight not very high His 5 year old brother is recovering from viral fever. Probably he has contacted the same. Please suggest medicine.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
3 months old baby with fever since morning fever is slight not very high
His 5 year old brother is recovering from vi...
Yes ji most likely viral. Can continue paracetamol drops thrice a day. But for babies less than 6 month old better show to nearest pediatrician.
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I have one small baby of 6 months and I don't want another one within next 3 years. What precaution I should take?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have one small baby of 6 months and I don't want another one within next 3 years. What precaution I should take?
Hi lybrate-user this is a good idea that you are spacing between kids. This will really help for your health and future babies health. To keep spacing you can use any of the contraceptive which is temporary in nature. You can use condoms, pills specially low estrogen pills which are quiet safe and newer copper t. All the methods are good and absolutely safe. It depend on your choice in what you are comfortable.
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Hello sir, I am suffering from fever and cough and cold. What are the medicines should I take?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello sir, I am suffering from fever and cough and cold. What are the medicines should I take?
Hello, kindly follow health advises given below: measure your temperature and tell me reading 1. Avoid exertion 2. Take tablet paracetamol 500 mg after food as and when required for fever more than 99 f (maximum 3 tablets with gap of 8 hr can be taken in a day) for 3 days 3. Lot of fluids to be taken 4. Take proper diet homemade food like moong dal dalia, chapati etc. 5. Avoid wearing synthetic and tight cloths. 6. steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days Kindly go for CBC test and consult physician for further management and let me know what medicines you were taking and also tell me if you are having other symptoms like cough/ throat pain/ burning urine/ stomach pain so that we can confirm cause of fever.
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I am 4 week pregnant. And my baby heart beat is 84 so Heart beat normal hair? Kya 5 week main improvement ayegii Maine susten medicine start ki hair aur folic acid bhi.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 4 week pregnant. And my baby heart beat is 84 so Heart beat normal hair? Kya 5 week main improvement ayegii Main...
Fetal heart beat of 84/Mt is normal at 4 weeks. Heart rate gradually increases to 120-160 by 8-10 weeks.
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Dear sir, I have one baby child.She is 14th Month old,but she has not teeth,and his weight 6.5KG onl...

M B B S , MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
A 14 month child should have 10 kg wt... [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Amit K Tyagi" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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