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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 5 year daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long time? I heard that using for the year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
High doses of inhaled steroids taken long-term, however, may decrease bone density, which increases the chance of bone fractures. People older than age 50 should have regular bone density scans and take calcium and vitamin D supplements.But a your daughter is just 5 so you can go for such medicines if you likes so.Myself being a homoeopath will suggest you to go for homoeopathic treatment.a homoeo meddicines dont have any side effects.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

M.Ch - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Spinal block is a modality used to relieve severe symptoms. It is given for mild or early cases where no surgery is planned.
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My 4 year old son always angry very quickly. He is very aggressive and most of the time he is just out of control. His palm most of the time remain little bit hot.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Try to be have more patience and find out precedents. He is doing this for self defense. Overcome stressful condition. Moverstimulation. Exhaustion. Lacking adult supervision. Manage accordingly.
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Hi My son is 2 months and 10 days old. We are using Dexolac formula milk due to lack of low supply breast milk. He is passing stool in green color and he is struggling hard while passing the stool. Can i switch to another formula milk. What is nan pro 1 with probiotics? can i use this to my baby

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Essentially all formulas are same with minor differences in composition and taste. Why do you want to change formula?
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A baby with down syndrome can be cured permanantly. Child is unable to hold his head.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
A baby with down's syndrome also has IQ impairment and other congenital problems heart and blood abnormalities. They mood is pleasant and they are the happiest children. They like music and some children learn music as well.
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Hello My 3 years old child has not passed stools for five consecutive days. We have tried all means to stimulate him and also fed him fibre rich food but all of that was of no use. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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My 3 years old child has not passed stools for five consecutive days. We have tried all means to stimulate him ...
If child is active and gaining weight according to his age then train him for toileting habit by encouraging him to sit on pot daily or twice in a day for about 5-10 minutes, give good quantity of water and liquids to drink. It may be helpful.
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Tips For Good Growth For Children

MD PEDIATRICS, DNB PEDIATRICS, ESPE FELLOWHIP IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, VISITING FELLOWSHIP PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY USA
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Tips For Good Growth For Children

Eat a balanced diet which contains whole cereals, pulses, dal, all seasonal fruits, salads and vegetables, milk and milk products. Keep away from sweets, junk food, oily food as much as possible.
Exercise daily. For children outdoor play daily is exercise.
Get your child's weight and height checked periodically by your pediatrician. This will help to detect deviation from growth early.

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Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

The festival of Diwali is greeted with great pomp and splendour and along with the regular festivities, the pollution levels in the air also rise due to the ritual of bursting fire crackers. In an analysis, the rise of harmful pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide seemed to reveal a disturbing outcome.

The rise in pollution during Diwali affects you in the following ways:

  1. The PM (particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5mm) enters your lungs (learn more about lung cancer) and bloodstream and has several health impacts including chronic respiratory symptoms such as painful breathing and shortness of breath which might cause premature death.
  2. High sulphur dioxide levels in the air during Diwali also lead to inflammation of air passages and causes complications in respiration.
  3. A compound called ‘strontium’ found in the atmosphere multiplies by 120 times during the festival and causes bone damage and blood clotting ailments.
  4. Firecrackers contain heavy metals which are toxic to the human body and the amount of magnesium in the air goes up by 22x, which poses a significant threat to all forms of life.
  5. The noise pollution also rises during the festival and in extreme cases, can permanently damage one’s hearing.

However, there are a few measures you can undertake to steer clear of the excessive pollutants present in the air:

  1. Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors even while exercising. This is because the air remains contaminated, days after all the festivities get over and the pollutants take a very long time to dissipate.
  2. Even on the road, drive with the windows of your car rolled up to avoid intake of adulterated air and use a face mask if you are a two-wheeler rider.
  3. Plant a lot of green plants inside your house as they purify the air you are breathing and ensure a supply of fresh oxygen.
  4. Install an air purifier in the room to make sure you breathe in fresh, uncontaminated oxygen when you sleep. The air purifier will also help in lessening your respiratory complications.

Also, in case you notice any respiratory or breathing problem, it is advisable that you consult a pulmonologist, to rule out serious health issues. 

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my son is 3 years old. He had dry cough. We gave his ascoril D. He just had vomit. Please suggest what we could give or wait for morning.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
my son is 3 years old. He had dry cough. We gave his ascoril D. He just had vomit. Please suggest what we could give ...
If cough is persistent for more than 15 days. He needs to be investigated by a competent PEDIATRICIAN. Please do not give any cough syrup. Instead you can give honey twice a day. It must be kept in mind that most cough are viral in nature thus self limiting and do not require any antibiotics or antitussive. However a child with cough persistent for more than 2 weeks with or without fever need to be examined.
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Hi doctor, My baby girl is now 13 months old. Her birth weight is 2.8 kgs. Now her weight is just 8.9 kgs. Is this enough or what should I do for her weight gain? She shows very less interest in eating. She often falls sick for cold cough & fever. Please suggest what should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi doctor,
My baby girl is now 13 months old. Her birth weight is 2.8 kgs. Now her weight is just 8.9 kgs. Is this en...
your baby is under wt. Expected wt at this age is 10-11 kg. Give her well nourished diet well cooked in ghee/ oil of her liking/ taste, milk or milk products, fruits vegetables etc. No force feeding please.
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I have 4 month baby. My home elders always playing with my baby face to face. Some times some sores are seen her chin. Is it the reason? I am hesitate to tell to don't do it to them. It will infected to my baby.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 4 month baby. My home elders always playing with my baby face to face. Some times some sores are seen her chin...
It is very possible that the sores are due to too much face to face contact. The child can also get common cold and cough due to this. You can gently and respectfully ask your elders not to do it often, telling that the doctor has asked you avoid it.
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My grand daughter age 1 years 8 months suffers from allergies from food items like nuts ,milk etc. Wuld you suggest any medicine to get rid of allergies?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My grand daughter age 1 years 8 months suffers from allergies from food items like nuts ,milk etc. Wuld you suggest a...
If you r sure that child is allergic to irems, stop all items. For mlk sbstitution give soya mlk for protein and other nutrients. Then you may add gradually one by one item after laps period of about 2 months.
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I am losing hair fall. Which shampoo is better to control hair fall and home remedies for hair fall. I want to reduce my weight. Can you tell some tips for weight loss. What are the weaning foods for 5 month old baby.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am losing hair fall. Which shampoo is better to control hair fall and home remedies for hair fall.
I want to reduce...
Hibiscus leaves or flowers well, this is the best ayurvedic home remedy for hair loss. Hibiscus flowers and leaves can be very helpful in preventing hair loss and to promote hair growth. Hibiscus flowers are used as an effective cure for split ends and dandruff as well. Heat 12-15 hibiscus flowers in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Strain the solution and collect the oil. Apply this concoction to the scalp and hairs, leave overnight and wash in the morning. To use the hibiscus leaves, grind them into fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hairs. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off with plenty of water. This controls the hair loss automatically and promotes hair growth. Hibiscus leaves for strong and long hair.
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Hi Doctor, Please suggest any tonic for my daughter for deep hunger. She depends on milk 2-3 times in a day only. She never asks for any food. She is only 3.5 years old only. Please suggest a good tonic for her to increase hunger. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi Doctor,
Please suggest any tonic for my daughter for deep hunger.
She depends on milk 2-3 times in a day only.
She...
Insist for proper nutrition regime than asking for a tonic. A 3 year child should take food like an adult. Do not accept any reasons to avoid food in solid form, but take care of child liking for a particular food. Explain her importance & need of healthy food in simple words with live examples.
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My baby is 4 months old, her stool is of green colour for the last ten days, she is having mothers milk and some powder milk also in her feed. Is this serious?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
How many times, consistency of stool, hows baby feeding well or not, weight of the baby, why top feed? Please answer then it may be possible to give some advise.
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My child is 5 years old and he has the problem of coughing usually in winters(about 4-5 times in winter season or when the atmosphere changes)and when he is affected by cough then it remains for 1 week. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If he's not febrile and coughs during winter he could be allergic to cold. Try giving levocet m syrup 5 ml once a day. Inform me privately.
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My little son is 1.5 ys should I give him Calcimax plus syrup, or it's not necessary? He.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My little son is 1.5 ys should I give him Calcimax plus syrup, or it's not necessary?
He.
A normal good nourishing diet including milk and its products available in home is sufficient. Calcimax constitution is not known to me, so no comment.
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My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?
After all in 80 day old it is just normal and leave to alone. If you are so particular, tie a cloth on the finger and it will distract him.
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My 9 months old daughter's new teeth is coming, which food shall I give her. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 9 months old daughter's new teeth is coming, which food shall I give her. Thanks.
Give her home made semi solid food to start with & gradualy inceasing solid part of food. Avoid sugars in all forms. Teach him oral hygeine also.
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