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Dr. Nikhila Sharma

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Nikhila Sharma is one of the best Pediatricians in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Nikhila Sharma personally at Dr.Nikhila Sharma's Clinic in T.Nagar, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nikhila Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Confused which chart to follow. Last vaccination I have done chickenpox, hepatitis A, MMR 1 dose.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Conf...
Ask and follow the latest iap (indian academy if paediatrics) immunization chart schedule. So far you are following the schedule accordingly only.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas or a combination of the above. IBS occurs in people of all ages, including children. Some children may have diarrhea as a dominant symptom, while others may have constipation as a dominant symptom. Certain children have symptoms that alternate between diarrhea and constipation. Stress has been implicated as a trigger in IBS, but stress alone does not cause IBS.

Symptoms 

  • Diarrhea 

  • Constipation 

  • Diarrhea alternating with constipation

  • Flatulence

  • Bloating

  • Mucus in the stool

  • Vomiting 

  • Nausea 

  • Weight loss in some children

  • Urgency with bowel movement

  • Sensation of incomplete emptying after bowel movement

Diagnosis

To diagnose IBS, the doctor will ask questions about symptoms and examine the child to rule out more serious problems or diseases. IBS is not a disease — it is a syndrome, or group of symptoms that occur together. It does not damage the intestine, so if the physical exam and other tests show no sign of disease or damage, the doctor may diagnose IBS.

Treatment

IBS is usually treated by introducing more fiber into the child’s diet. Bowel-training to empty the bowels at regular, specific times during the day may help. In children with constipation, laxatives should be used with caution because they may lead to addiction and compound the problem. When used, laxatives are taken usually short term and parents must follow the doctor’s instructions precisely.

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My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediately rinse off it with water and then put breast milk in her eye what should I do further for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediatel...
Hi, Don't get panic, what you did was right, nothing further is to be done as it was only vitamin drops. But keep a check on her eye. Revert, in case any further help is needed.
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My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me something.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me so...
It s just a behaviour pattern for attention seeking and he can be gently counselled and as he grows up it will go.
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Hi My daughter is 6 years & very thin & her weight is 16 kg. She is not taking food properly, and every time saying vomating tendency, although not doing that. But she is quite active & loves to play. Please suggest, have given gentle syrup gr deworming few days back.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
A 6 year old girl with 16 kg is normal if she feels vomiting but does not vomit she may be refusing food due to food aversion or she is attention seeking. Need to know more details before suggesting any medication. Why don't you consult privately by this site? regards.
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Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Dehradun
Breastfeeding - Know Its Top 5 Benefits!

A mother’s milk is said to be the most nutritious food for a new born baby. It contains the perfect balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals needed for your baby and changes to keep up with your baby’s growing needs. However, the benefits of breastfeeding extend way beyond nutritional value. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both you and your baby. Ideally, a baby should be breastfed for at least the first six months.

Here are 5 major benefits of breastfeeding.

  1. Stronger immunity: Mother’s milk is rich in antibodies and a number of unique compounds that help the newborn child’s body fight bacterial and viral infections. No other form of baby food is as rich in these antibodies. Babies who have been breastfed have a lower risk of suffering from ailments such as ear infection, stomach upsets and respiratory problems. The first milk expressed by a woman’s breasts after giving birth is known as colostrums. This milk coats the baby’s digestive system and prevents the growth of harmful bacteria.
  2. Fewer allergies: Breast milk is easier to digest than formula or cow’s milk. This protects the gastrointestinal passages from inflammation and prevents undigested food from triggering allergic reactions. Being breastfed can also reduce the number of allergies a child may suffer from in their later years.
  3. Healthy body weight: Breastfeeding makes a child less likely to suffer from obesity in their later childhood and adult years. This is because breast milk contains less insulin and more hormones as compared to formula. This helps regulate fat absorption. On an average, babied fed on formula put on weight quickly and are more likely to overeat in their later years.
  4. Stronger bones: Breastfeeding is beneficial for both the child and the mother. When a woman is breastfeeding her child, her body’s ability to absorb calcium increases. This helps increase bone density, especially as pregnancy can make bones weak.
  5. Builds a strong mother-child bond: After 9 months of carrying a child to term, giving birth may lead to post partum depression and a mother may feel the connection between her and the child severed. Breastfeeding helps nurture this connection and provides emotional relief to both the mother and child. For the mother, this experience releases hormones that reduce stress and relax the body. For the baby, close physical contact is very important and this process provides the perfect opportunity to do so.

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

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I am 33 years. I have given birth to a girl baby on december 30th with normal delivery. Still i am not able to feed my daughter with breast milk. I have tried all the steps to increase molk supply but not able to produce milk. Could anyone help me with this?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Young Mothers always think that their milk is not sufficient. Don't be disheartened. The more you feed , the better will be the supply of breast milk. Drink a lot of water, eat nourishing food and continue taking iron and calcium supplements. If the baby is passing urine frequently and stool normally and gaing weight nicely, you can be sure that you are producing enough milk.
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My son 4 yrs old he have Scrotum (ball) only 1 instead of 2 near urine place. So please give well advise & also Dr. In idea to resume his problem.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Consult a surgeon now, he is having undescended testes. A small operation shall correct his problem.
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My new born daughter is prescribed antibiotic for 1 to 2 weeks for infection. Will their be ill effect in future or now? What should be do to make this right?

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Allahabad
My new born daughter is prescribed antibiotic for 1 to 2 weeks for infection. Will their be ill effect in future or n...
It depends on which class and strength shes been prescribed and fr which condition. Common antibiotics targetting general infections donot pose significant harm. What you can do to be safest is: 1) Take Capsule Becosule once daily. 2) Drink plenty of water. So that antibiotic does not overstay in your body .its excreted as soon as its done with its work. All the best.
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My baby 4-1/2 years old suffering from cold but no temperature is recorded but is very weak and not eating nor having milk what is the reason please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Cold without fever is due to allergy. You must avoid possible allergens like dust, pollen etc. Show to a pediatrician.
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