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Dr. Ilango.V.P is one of the best Pediatricians in Chromepet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Ilango.V.P at Chennai Krishna Hospital in Chromepet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ilango.V.P on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter age is 2 year her vitamin D3 level is 16. 86nmol/L Hemoglobin is 6.80 what should I do. She is taking D3 must forte 5 ml/day and multivitamin 5 ml once.

BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter age is 2 year her vitamin D3 level is 16. 86nmol/L Hemoglobin is 6.80 what should I do. She is taking D3 ...
A 2 year old with low hemoglobin level could be because of thalassemia minor or iron deficiency. Your child is possibly taking a milk rich diet only. Include more fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Cook her meals in iron utensils. Give her more of roasted chana snack, black chana sprouts, dates, gur, anar - beetroot juice, amla candy etc. A good diet will go a long way in keeping your child healthy. You can also get her evaluated for thalassemia.
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My son does not responds properly when we call him even though he has no problem in hearing. He also does not speaks properly at the age of 5 years. please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Can you please give more details about your son. I need it to prescribe proper medicine..or else, you can consult me too, for proper treatment.
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My baby boy is 3 months old. I have given him pentavac. Is it safe? I am very upset hearing the rumor about deaths after this vaccine. Is it safe?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy is 3 months old. I have given him pentavac. Is it safe? I am very upset hearing the rumor about deaths af...
Yes absolutely safe. Death due to vaccine is extremely rare. As you already told rumor so don`t believe. The diseases this vaccine prevent are much more deadly and death due to these diseases is extremely common once it happen that is why vaccine is recommended.
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Epilepsy In Children - How To Deal With It?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Epilepsy In Children - How To Deal With It?

Epilepsy is repeated episodes of seizures caused by abnormal signals in the nerve cells in the brain, which can result in strange sensations, convulsions, muscle spasms and loss of consciousness. It is frightening to watch your child have an episode of seizure, but the good news is that most children with epilepsy outgrow seizures. An episode usually last from a few seconds to a few minutes.

Types of Seizures
There are 2 types of seizures:
Generalized Seizures affect the whole brain

  • Generalized tonic-clonic seizure: It is the most common type of seizures in children. In this condition, the child's body becomes stiff and falls, the child may also experience shaking of the limbs. The skin becomes bluish and teeth are clenched. The child may fall into a deep sleep afterward.
  • Absence or Petit Mal Seizures: The child is unresponsive and may have eyelid blinking/ staring.
  • Atonic and tonic seizures: The child collapses suddenly due to complete loss of muscle tone. This can result in head injuries.
  • Myoclonic Seizures: The child may experience sudden, brief jerky movements of muscles of head, neck, and shoulders.

Partial Seizures affect a part of the brain

  • Simple partial seizures are characterized by uncontrollable movement of a part of the body. The child is conscious and aware but can't control the movement.
  • Complex partial seizures occur mostly during sleep the child may make odd movements, run, scream and even hallucinate. And if the child is awake, he doesn't recall the event.

Do's and Don'ts during an episode of seizure

  • Keep a track of how long the episode lasts
  • Turn the child to one side to prevent choking
  • Put a pillow under the child's head
  • Never try to put anything in the child's mouth as it may obstruct the breathing.

There can be many causes of episodes of seizures

  • During high fever in the first 48 hours (febrile seizures)
  • Head injury
  • Bacterial and viral infections of brain like meningitis
  • Lack of oxygen to brain
  • Disorders in brain development
  • Organic disorders of brain like cysts and tumors

Diagnosis

  • It is confirmed by a pediatric neurologist
  • Various investigations are done to confirm the diagnosis including MRI and EEG.
  • Blood and urine tests to diagnose infections

Treatment of epilepsy
The pediatric neurologist usually decides the treatment plan depending on the child's age, weight, and type of epilepsy.

  • Antiepileptic medications are the first line of treatment. The drugs are usually required for two years and then if there is no episode for these two years, it is discontinued. These drugs may have some side effects like drowsiness, inability to concentrate and gingival enlargement. Discuss with your pediatrician on ways to manage them.
  • Sometimes a ketogenic diet is also prescribed. The child is given a fat rich and carbohydrate low diet.

It is worrisome as a parent if your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, but about 65% children need medication for 2 years and then outgrow seizures. However, remember that the child should never miss their medication and get enough sleep.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Are there any vaccinations between 3-5 years of age . We got all the earlier ones done.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Yes at 5 years there are booster doses of dtwp, oral polio, chickenpox and typhoid booster required.
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Dear sir, My daughter have 7 month old, have cough and cold, There for I consult a physician and taking treatment. But still my daughter is irritable. The whole body having normal temperature, but only head is hot always. What is this? Is this a sign of grow of teeth?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Dear sir, My daughter have 7 month old, have cough and cold, There for I consult a physician and taking treatment. Bu...
There is nothing wrong with your baby as it is a normal observation. Just replace breast or bottle milk with semisolids & milk by spoon, gradually increase quantum with increasing age.
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My nephew is a 5 months old, can we give him sugar free rose flavoured Milk, it is safe for him? Or we should give him unflavoured milk, bcoz he doesn't like unflavoured Milk. And one more question can we give him fruits juice like strawberry, watermelon apple mango juice in Food mesh nibbler fruit feeder? please reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Siddharth Nagar
My nephew is a 5 months old, can we give him sugar free rose flavoured Milk, it is safe for him? Or we should give hi...
Ideally until age of 6 month nothing should be given except breastmilk. If you want to give go for fresh pasturized milk. Or fresh smashed fruits not juice. As packed juice mostly contains flavour only, they don't have nutritive value.
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My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.
Your breasts should be examined by a plastic surgeon to check what needs to be done to tighten your breasts. Whether only tightening is required or tightening with breast reduction is required or tightening along with breast enhancement is required has to be assessed before the correct treatment plan is made for yo.
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