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Dr. Nikhila Sharma

Pediatrician, Chennai

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
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Nikhila Sharma is one of the best Pediatricians in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Nikhila Sharma personally at Dr.Nikhila Sharma's Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nikhila Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

Epilepsy is defined as a neurological disorder, which affects people of all age groups. However, the cases of seizures are found more in young children (likely to occur in as many as 4% of children) than in adults. It is still not known as to why a developing brain is more prone to seizures than a mature brain. A child is said to be suffering from epilepsy when they occur frequently. 

As parents your responsibilities are compounded if your child has epilepsy. You not only have to pay heed towards the normal concerns of his/her upbringing but also have to look into your child's emotional aspects, while dealing with the disorder in your day to day life.

You can help your child deal with the condition in the following ways:

1. It is quite likely that your child may feel resentful and develop emotional issues, such as depression or low self-esteem. Help your child cultivates positive attitude towards life and his/her disease.

2. Try to make your child come to terms with reality by helping him/her to understand that even though he/she may be different, he/she shouldn't look upon the condition as something that is abnormal. It is best to help your child concentrate on his/her strengths at such times.

3. Help your child participate in activities of his/her choice to instill positivity in life.

4. Make sure your other children understand their sibling's ailment and if he/she feels neglected try and spend more time with him/her. If need be, seek family counselling to make everyone understand how to deal with your child's illness.

5. Learn about your child's medication schedule thoroughly and also find out what he/she needs to do in case a dose of medication is missed.

6. Develop an environment where he/she feels comfortable and can easily share a concern or anxieties.


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My baby having 5-6 times potty in a day since last 15 days. He is 4 month 1 week old. Got treatment but no effective results. Help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby having 5-6 times potty in a day since last 15 days. He is 4 month 1 week old.
Got treatment but no effective ...
Stop bottle feeding if doing, continue breast feeding with semisolid diet give plenty of fluids zinc oxide ointment application in perianal area if red keep nappy area dry.
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My daughter is 3 and a half months. She was born on Dec 1st,14. Her weight is 5.4. As of her health she is a healthy baby. Her growth is good. She is 60 cm. But she didn't become fat at all. Ppl tell she looks like a 45 days old baby. I see other babies are very fat and healthy by this stage. I only breast feed her. No supliments. What to do to make her fat?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
You should be happy and congratulate yourself for exclusively breast feeding the child.Breast fed children gain appropriate weight. Fatty babies are usually overfed and form a launching pad for obesity in childhood and adult life. Your baby's weight 5.4 kg & length 60 cms at 3.5 month is within normal range.(Refer to IAP Growth charts for girls) Please don't make her fat you will regret in future.Instead of worrying play, talk and laugh in plenty with her. She will be confident secure adult emotionally.
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My daughter is 11 year old. She has always stomach pain in every one or two month. I had three usg done but all are shown normal. Drs. Given to heralbendazoleand antibiotics and dicyclomine. That time she relieved but after one or two months she has again pain in stomach. She also had constipation problem by birth.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter is 11 year old. She has always stomach pain in every one or two month. I had three usg done but all are s...
All her symptoms are related to constipation. That can be completed solved by stepwise management for three months. It needs complete stoppage of milk dry fruits vegetables and increase in rice potato diet. Along with specific therapy.
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My baby is 22 days old on his 21st day we had a naming ceremony in which I was served with normal diet which everyone is eating not special diet for new mother since then my baby is passing stool several times and it is smelling foul, but he is taking feeding normally and passing stool every time he is fed what is the reason is it there any problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
There's no special diet for a new mother. You must eat normal food with extra calories as you are feeding. If you're exclusively breastfeeding, your baby cannot get diarrhoea. Some babies do have frequent semisolid stools as soon as fed due to exaggerated gastrocolic reflex. You must continue breastfeeding.
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My baby girl is 2.5 month old and she is in formula feed but not taking enough feed and doing vomit once in a day. What should I do. Her birth weight was 2.75 and now she is 4.5. Her weight is enough or not?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Her weight is absolutely normal. Why are you giving formula feed? 1-2 vomiting per day is normal. Don't give formula with bottle.
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My sons age is 7 can I give him cod liver oil my friend said that it improves immunity.

B.Sc,BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
My sons age is 7 can I give him cod liver oil my friend said that it improves immunity.
Yes. Cod liver oil. Is good for health. But not only depend upon this. Take another products also fr increasing immunity. Fr further detail consult me.
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I am having a 1 year 6 months old baby. When I would stop her to feed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
I am having a 1 year 6 months old baby. When I would stop her to feed.
You should continue feeding at least till the age of 2 years because it helps for brain development.
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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?

CGO, BHMS (Silver Medalist)
Homeopath, Noida
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Hi, Pls see a paediatrician . Incase you want Homoeopathic medicine, 1) Biocomb No.11 (SBL) : 3 pills three times a day. 2) Arsenic.alb-200: 2 pills three times a day. 3) Ipecac-200: 3 pills twioce daily
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My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial heart disease VSDL. Kindly suggest a better homoeopathic medicine or tonic for her weight gain.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My daughter is 17 months old and her weight is 7 kgs, her birth weight was 2.43 kg. She is suffering from congenial h...
You have to get her checked and treated for congenital heart disease, there are no miracles in any system of medicine and your daughter is quite underweight for her weight though her birth weight was just okay according to indian standards.
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My son is 2 months old now. I have already administered him some doses of vaccines as given by the hospital. Now after some reading I am doubtful about painless vaccine. If I go for painful now will that disturb the schedule?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My son is 2 months old now. I have already administered him some doses of vaccines as given by the hospital. Now afte...
At 2 months you would have given only one dose of triple DPT Hib (painless )so you can easily continue with the whole cell pertussis or DwPT now. It will not disturb the schedule
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My daughter is 7 yrs old. 4 days ago she got fever of 99.5 degree for 2 days. Complained of pain in lower abdomen. Her urine exam showed 5-7 rbc and 3-4 pus cells. Her usg is normal. No fever now but she occassionaly complaints of pain. Motion is very hard.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Constipation may be the cause. Did you give her anthelmintic medicine any time? try giving her duphalac/or looz syrup 5 ml at bedtime and inform me privately fro regular advice.
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How is increase hemoglobin to 2.5 years old baby.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
How is increase hemoglobin to 2.5 years old baby.
Hb synthesis in healthy child requires mainly proteins, iron and b12, folic acid and many other co factors. Providing them all in healthy home diet will do the needful. Any deficiency of one or many will necessitate need for supplementation.
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My baby is doing toilet only 4-5 times in a day. Is it normal or any problem for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is doing toilet only 4-5 times in a day. Is it normal or any problem for her.
If he is bottle fed you top bottle and give breastfeed I need to know the age and weight of your baby.
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Since last 15 days my 9 month old daughter was not able to digest anything. Whatever she is eating that is coming with mucus. Doctor told it is stomach infection. But now mucus is not coming but for the last 2 days one drop of blood is coming with stool. Kindly advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Since last 15 days my 9 month old daughter was not able to digest anything. Whatever she is eating that is coming wit...
Mucus and blood in loose stool means dysentery. Get a routine stool test done and show it to a pediatrician. An antibiotic or anti amoeba drug or both will be prescribed.
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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?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
can cause loss of appetite, sleep disturbances, irritability, muscles tics but improve after stopping medicines.
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My daughter is 5 years old and constantly suffers from stomach pain and indigestion. We also have taken sonography report which came normal. Her immunity is also very low and falls sick very often. We are also doing homeopathy for her. Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Children usually fall sick till they are of certain age by when their body would have become immune to common viruses and allergens in the surroundings. School going children also get infected from their peers. You tell her weight and send reports to me. As tft done? yo check her eating pattern whether she eats on time even if little.
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I am having learning disability with ADD, dyslexia, dysgraphia. How can I concentrate and study for exams. I study but their comes a question that would I remember.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user. You have learning disability with add, dyslexia, dysgraphia. The learning disability, dysgraphia and dyslexia starts from childhood and must have improved as time passess by. In fact, treatment to these are only through meticulous training methods. No medicines can cure these lds. Add is different. I hope you are taking add medicines. I suggest meditation, breathing exercises, cognitive behavior therapy and physical exercise. Take care.
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I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
I am having so much of angry and un control my self ,my head is heating that time, I having 2 years baby.
Hello lybrate user find out the root cause of your anger. Once that will be clear then one can work on that. Rather then working on the reactions. Your too much anger is the reaction of some issue which you left it untouched. Pls seek help speak to me online. Or opt for professional help.
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