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Dr. Desai A

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Chennai

47 Years Experience
Dr. Desai A MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Chennai
47 Years Experience
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Dr. Desai A is a trusted Pediatrician in Anna Nagar, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 47 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MD - Paediatrics . You can visit him at Dr Desai A in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Desai A on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - madras medical college - 1970
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My son is 6 years old and he is suffering from Asthma . Please tell me how should I take care of him. Moreover please suggest me what should be given and not in his diet.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear mother Keep your child away from dust both Isidro and outside the house Don't give cold water or cold drinks to him If you have any pet try to keep the child away You haven't mentioned how frequently he gets the attack and what medication you are giving to him. For exact treatment reply back Take care
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My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing solids early? Wats the best time for weaning a baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 1 month old. Is it ok to start weaning after 40 days? If no wat are the harmful effects of introducing sol...
No not at all. A new born baby should exclusively on breast feeds till 5 to 6 months of age. Or only milk feeds till 6 months.
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COBALATION IN ENT - A NEW TECHNIQUE BLODLESS SURGERY OF TONSILS ADENOIDS VIA COBALATION

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
COBALATION IN ENT - A NEW TECHNIQUE  BLODLESS SURGERY OF TONSILS ADENOIDS VIA COBALATION

What is coblation tonsillectomy?
Coblation is an advanced technology that uses gentle radio frequency energy with a saline solution to quickly and safely remove tonsils without causing much pain & no bleeding.

How is cobalation tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy done?
This surgery is done under general anaesthesia generally takes about 30 min. The surgeon uses a special cobalation wand which utlizes radio frequency energy to remove tonsil adenoids in a nearly bloodless fashion the patient can go home the same day.

Why is coblation tonsillectomy a better choice?
Older ways of removing the tonsils and adenoids include cold steel method of dissection. These methods could cause extensive pain, bleeding and may damage healthy tissue around the tissue that is removed. Coblation does not remove the tonsils or adenoids by heating or burning preserving healthy surrounding tissue.

What are the benefits of coblation tonsillectomy?
Fewer'bad days patients report a better overall experience with coblation tonsillectomy after surgery when compared to other procedures. Studies show that patient calls and visits to the doctor due to problems after surgery are significantly less with coblation tonsillectomy.
Faster recovery coblation tonsillectomy has been shown in clinical studies to speed a child's return to normal activity and diet. On average, patients return to a normal diet in 2.4 days after coblation, versus 7.6 days after routine cold steel method.

Less pain coblation tonsillectomy has also been shown to decrease pain and use of medications after the procedure.

Adenoidectomy via cobalation
Indications
Difficulty in breathing
Snoring
Obstructive sleep apnea
Rec episodes of cough old

Coblation adenoidectomy is a technique which works at a relatively low temperature to gently dissolve and/or shrink target tissue with minimal thermal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Coblation technology provides ablation, resection, coagulation of soft tissue and hemostasis of blood vessels in one convenient surgical device.

Advantages
Complete removal of adenoids
No bleeding
Under direct endoscopic vision
No recurrence
Minimal pain with day care procedure
Faster recovery.

My baby 2 years old and have loose motion prob so can I get levofloxacin ornidazole suspension.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby 2 years old and have  loose motion prob so can I get levofloxacin ornidazole suspension.
Give her extra fluids with minerals like ORS. Do not continue anti biotic for long duration ,give for three days. It will subside or else you may reduce milk intake and get stool test done. Thanks.
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I am a boy with 16 years Tell me about that ejaculation is good for me or not And is affect my health and my weight.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I am a boy with 16 years
Tell me  about that ejaculation is good for me or not
And is affect my health and my weight.
I hope you are referring to masturbation, though masturbation is not harmful but anything in excess will have its harmful effects, hence avoid ejaculation at this age.
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My girl baby is 6 months old. She has heat bumps over her head and neck. It becomes very itchy for her. Please give a remedy for control heatbumps.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
My girl baby is 6 months old. She has heat bumps over her head and neck. It becomes very itchy for her. Please give a...
If she is less than 6 months give mother feeding adequately and make sure she passes Irvine 6-8 times and keep in relatively cool place don't expose her to direct sunlight if she is more than 6 months then you can give rice based / liquid porridge you can apply topical moisturiser after consulting your pediatrician.
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Viral Fever in New Born Babies

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Viral Fever in New Born Babies

What is viral fever?

Viral fever refers to an acute infection caused by the action of viruses. Flu or influenza is the most common form of viral fever. Since viral fever is contagious, when an infected person sneezes or coughs the virus spreads and comes in contact with other people. Children can remain contagious for about 10 days if they get the early symptoms of viral fever. Children who are younger than two years are at an increased risk of developing complications pertaining to viral fever. Controlling the symptoms of cold, fever and cough can cure viral fever.

Symptoms of viral fever

Fever and chills are the early signs of viral fever. Children suffering from viral fever will feel pain throughout their body. Other common signs and symptoms involving viral fever include cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and stomach ache.

Certain preventive measures against viral fever

  • Keeping your child away from anyone who is sick is advisable. To prevent the germs from spreading ask everyone to use tissues while they sneeze or cough. Make sure that your family member maintains good hygiene habits if he/she is suffering from diarrhea or is vomiting.
  • To prevent coming in contact with germs wash your and your child's hands properly
  • Seasonal changes are the thriving phase for viruses so take precautionary measures during those periods of the year

Tips for quicker recovery of your child

1. Offer enough drinks - A child gets dehydrated through fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Oral Rehydration Salts can be given to little ones as it contains all the essential nutrients. This can be given to a baby even if he/she is just in breastfeeding stage.

2. Feed them special food - Soft and semi-liquid foods can be given to your child if he/she older than 6 months. Foods like dals, soups, and curd with sugar are advisable for your child. As he/she gradually gets stronger thicker foods like mashed vegetable can be added to his/her diet.

3. Ensure that your child gets adequate rest - Since viral fever is contagious it is advisable to let your child sleep in a separate room. Since the fever causes fatigue adequate rest is required for recovery. This will also prevent him/her from getting the other family members infected.

4. Sponge your child's body - Sponging your child's body with lukewarm water can control high fever.

5. Maintain proper hygiene - It is essential to wash your hands before and after touching your child to prevent the infection from spreading to the other family members.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Importance of Oral Hygiene Pre-Pregnancy and for Expecting Mothers

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My baby is one and half year old. She did not eat well properly. What can I do what food shall I give her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
My baby is one and half year old. She did not eat well properly. What can I do what food shall I give her?
Make a schedule of her eating 8 am breakfast 1 lunch 4 pm evening snacks 8: 30 dinner and nothing in between meals except water.
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Baby is 8 mnths, I've started working past couple of weeks. Baby was exclusively on breast feeding for 6 months, now started with formula milk n rice with vegs smashed. Passes morning stools normal but sometimes in the day when I'm away at work passes loose stools is greenish in color, is it normal? Kindly help because I've been pressurised at home to stop breast feeding him. I want to continue feeding till he is 2 yrs.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
I congratulate you for determination to feed your child on breast for 2 years. Yes you are cent percent right. So long as child is active, playful, passing frequent water like urine(not dark), and putting on weight, there is no reason to worry. Colour and consistency of stools can vary during early weaning period.
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Mera beta 5 months ka ho gya h wo lactogen formula pr h. Pr wo doodh 3 se 4 oz hi peeta h. Doodh k ilawa abhi main usko kuch nhi deti sirf thodha sa paani de deti hun. Jitna wo doodh peeta h utna uske liye enough h ya 5 months k baby is se zyada peete hain or 5 months k baby ka ideal weight kitna hona chahiye. Or ab main usko kuch or khila sakti hun.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Mera beta 5 months ka ho gya h wo lactogen formula pr h. Pr wo doodh 3 se 4 oz hi peeta h. Doodh k ilawa abhi main us...
Dear lybrate-user, jesa ki apne bataya he ki apka beta 3-4 oz dudh hi pita he, ye quantity 5 months ke baby k liye kafi kam he itna dudh use ek bar ki feed me pina chahiye. Aap uske cues ko samzne ka prayatna kare jab wo apna mih idhar udhar kare, ya muh se dudh pi rhe ho it tarah ki movement kare, god me betha ho tb agar wo chest ki taraf muh kare to samaziye ki he is hungry and feed him. Khali rone pr dudh pilana baby ko irritate kar dega and uka growth hone me problem aa sakti he.
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Attention Deficit Disorders

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Attention Deficit Disorders

CHILD PSYCHIATRY: Attention Deficit Disorders

Attention deficit disorder is characterized by the main features of distractibility, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It occurs in both children and adults, and interferes with the person's ability to function normally in their day-to-day activities, such as work, school, and at home. While we do not yet fully understand the causes behind these problems, there are many readily available and effective treatments for attention deficit problems.
Diagnosing this disorder can be difficult since it is common for many people to have some of the symptoms of this disorder to some degree, such as difficulty paying attention or being easily distracted. Also, some of the symptoms of ADHD can manifest as anxiety or depression. Therefore, prevalence rates for this disorder are difficult to precisely pin down. However, according to recent epidemiological statistics, approximately 4 percent of the population has ADHD. About one-half to two-thirds of children who are diagnosed will continue to have some difficulties with ADHD during their adulthood.

The diagnosis of ADHD or ADD cannot be done online. This informational resource can help you better understand these problems and give you more confidence when contacting a mental health professional for appropriate treatment.

It is normal for children to be easily distracted at various stages throughout their development for short periods of time. Most children grow out of such stages naturally on their own. Do not become alarmed if you find that you or your child may match many of the symptoms listed -- this is likely one of the most overly diagnosed mental health problems today.

In order for ADHD or ADD to be diagnosed properly, it is important that the problems to be noted happen in multiple settings, that they have been consistently observed for 6 months or longer, and that many such symptoms of lack of attention, impulsivity, or hyperactivity are easily apparent.

We have developed the information here to act as a comprehensive guide to help you better understand the symptoms, causes, and treatments for attention deficit problems, whether you're an adult or a child. We've developed this resource to help you discover more information about these problems on your own.
manifest themselves in a manner and degree that is inconsistent with the child's current developmental level. That is, the child's behavior is significantly more inattentive or hyperactive than that of his or her peers of a similar age.

Attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) is known by a cluster of co-occurring behavioral symptoms. Check to see if any of these symptoms sound familiar to you.
ADHD or ADD is characterized by a majority of the following symptoms being present in either category (inattention or hyperactivity). These symptoms need to manifest themselves in a manner and degree that is inconsistent with the child's current developmental level. That is, the child's behavior is significantly more inattentive or hyperactive than that of his or her peers of a similar age.

Symptoms of Inattention:
§ often fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities
§ often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities
§ often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
§ often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions)
§ often has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
§ often avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork or homework)
§ often loses things necessary for tasks or activities (e.g., toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools)
§ is often easily distracted by extraneous stimuli
§ is often forgetful in daily activities
Symptoms of Hyperactivity:
§ often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat
§ often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected
§ often runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to subjective feelings of restlessness)
§ often has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly
§ is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor"
§ often talks excessively
Symptoms of Impulsivity:
§ often blurts out answers before questions have been completed
§ often has difficulty awaiting turn
§ often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations or games)
Symptoms must have persisted for at least 6 months. Some of these symptoms need to have been present as a child, at 7 years old or younger. The symptoms also must exist in at least two separate settings (for example, at school and at home). The symptoms should be creating significant impairment in social, academic or occupational functioning or relationships.
There are three variations in which this disorder is diagnosed.
§ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type: when both criteria for A1 and A2 are met for the past 6 months.
§ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Inattentive Type: when criterion A1 is met but Criterion A2 is not met for the past 6 months.
§ Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: when criterion A2 is met but criterion A1 is not met for the past 6 months.

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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give her paracetamol for fever, domastal susp for vomitings&ors. If she does" nt respond consult your doctor immediatly.
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Hi. My baby is having hard motions. She is of 9 months old. Can anyone pls suggest some home remedies for that.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hi. My baby is having hard motions. She is of 9 months old. Can anyone pls suggest some home remedies for that.
First you ensure that you are giving him adequate water. Then try give foods rich in fibre but not packeted and refined foods. Avoid giving fruit juice, rather give whole fruit like mashed banana, mangoes, chico. Give adequate amount of vegetables with rice (ladiesfinger, pumpkin, oats are good)
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Sir my baby suffer by ischemic fits or seizures. Please tell me the best treatment to cure this condition.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
Please let me know what's your baby is doing, if you mean baby is holding breath for longer time turns whitish/blue, if baby is becoming pale and remains playful , then it's breath holding spells, but if blue then she need immediate medical attention.
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Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg. Just wanted to know about the same. Is any medicine or anything needs to be done.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg.
Just wanted to know about the ...
Hello, It might be psoriasis, or vitiligo, be differentiated ,viewing the image of affected part of your baby in order to prescribe some homoeopathic medicine, please, in this regards Moreover, till your report reach me ,give her the undernoted homoeopathic medicine: @ Cina 30 -4 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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Hello all Just wanted to know I have a friend 28 years who has 2 babies 4 years & 2 months old both are born by cesarian. Can you please let me know she is planning to have a child again till how many months she needs to wait (last baby boy she had in feb )?also please let us know how many babies she can have without any complications or any worries or any discharge if it happens .(normal or cesarian) as she is planning to have 4 childrens. Thank you in advance.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello all
Just wanted to know I have a friend 28 years who has 2 babies 4 years & 2 months old both are born by cesar...
It's her individual choice but I don't feel there is any logic in having 4 kids in current scenario where inflation is increasing and country is having problematic population growth chart which compromises the quality of life we can provide to our future generation. Coming to your question atleast 2-3 years gap is needed in between two children and if there is history of two ceaserian section, it becomes increasingly complicated further number of deliveries. On a lighter note, she can fulfill her wish to have 4 kids by adopting further 2 kids, to stay in good health by avoiding further deliveries and doing social service.
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Today I put vaccination for my 4 months baby. He has no fever after vaccination. Is it mean the medicine not working into the body?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Today I put vaccination for my 4 months baby. He has no fever after vaccination. Is it mean the medicine not working ...
Need not be. All may not have fever, but what vaccine was given. You can ask me privately for regular advice on child rearing.
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Dear doctors, My baby is just started her 4th month. But past 15 days she always screaming loudly. And crying more. She already suffering in evening colic problem now morning also she always screaming loudly. I saw my paediatrician but he is not giving any medicines and he just saying it will like this only. I am unable to manage her alone in morning times as she always shouting. I am very very depressed and worried about my Little girl. Kindly advise if this is normal and it will cause any problem to her health.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Dear doctors,
My baby is just started her 4th month. But past 15 days she always screaming loudly. And crying more. S...
There are some babies difficult to manage, since no one knows exact etiology. But rest assured, if your child is growing well despite this issue, there is nothing wrong with the child. Just a passing phase, child will grow out of it. Talk with the child to give her assurance, though she will not understand the verbal communication, she will understand nonverbal communication, body language. Sometimes parental anxiety makes the things worse. If the parents, the base on which children rely, look anxious and panicked, children feel more insecure and cry a lot.
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My daughter is almost 20 months old and have been running with high fever for 2 to 3 days.. Fever being 102 to 103 degrees. Have consulted a doc here in Mumbai but medicines don't seem to work. Her fever returns post few hours of dosage. She has vomited too esp post taking medicines in her anger since she didn't want to take medicines and we had pushed it down her throat. We aren't sure of the height exactly but doc mentioned she is fine with respect to height, age and weight. Medicines prescribed - 5 ML Macpod 50 twice a day for 6 days and 3.75 ML meftal P thrice a day till fever exists. This wasn't working so we again checked with the doc and he suggested to give 6 ML Crocin instead of meftal. She falls sick every 3 odd months with fever and get running nose too. We are really worried and thinking of getting blood and urine tests done. Pls suggest.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My daughter is almost 20 months old and have been running with high fever for 2 to 3 days.. Fever being 102 to 103 de...
Yes if there are frequent infection like this then you must get cbc blood culture urine r/m and basic abdominal sonography shall be done. However these kids in infancy or around infancy do develop frequent seasonal infection specially flu like illness what is evident from history given by you as well. So preferably your child should get regular flu vaccine. After child is without fever for at least few days. I can understand worry would be highest peak for you. But don't worry things are going to be fine.
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