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My daughter is 4 months old now. She is passing green stools twice a day. Is it normal though I am breastfeeding? What is the reason for this? Please prescribe any medicine.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My daughter  is 4 months old now. She is passing green stools twice a day. Is it normal though I am breastfeeding? Wh...
This is quite common for babies on breastfeeding.Upto four to five times a day you need not worry even though it is green, watery etc.Green colour is due to changes in the digestive process of the baby.
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My daughter is 6 yrs old, born premature but always ill in every two months. Cough cold stomach pain viral fever. I consulted many pediatric but no use she is very slim under weight but active. She don't to eat fruits vegetables milk products. Please give me right advice & good health tonics. Thanks sir/ mam

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Get her properly immunized. Try to train her to eat healthy diet. Avoid choclate, cold drinks, junk food, ice creame. Try to maintain good oral hygine.
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Is Your Baby Crying Too Much - 6 Homeopathic Remedies You Can Try!

B H M S, MD
Homeopath, Thrissur
Is Your Baby Crying Too Much - 6 Homeopathic Remedies You Can Try!

Crying is often considered as a good sign for babies, especially when the baby is too small to talk about how he or she may be feeling. Crying is often an indicator that the baby is hungry or sleepy. But if your baby is crying a lot, it could also mean that he or she is in pain or distress. Blocked nasal passages, sudden shock, colic and indigestion problems are some of the most common problems that can cause frequent and constant crying. Homeopathy is a holistic approach that can help in treating persistent crying when it comes to babies. Read on to know more.

  1. Chamomilla: This medicine can be used when the child is whining relentlessly. It can also treat fretful behaviour, as well as irritability. Also, this medicine can be used when the child needs constant carrying around and petting. When the child is never still and suffering from earache or headache, this medicine can be used too.
  2. Cina: Screaming children and their discomfort can be treated with Cina. This medicine can also be used to treat symptoms like moaning and coughing along with anxious behaviour. Also, when children gasp for air and end up turning pale, this medicine can be prescribed. Further, the doctor may prescribe this medicine when the child is having nightmares and not getting enough sleep.
  3. Causticum: This medicine is ideal for children who are extremely sensitive and cry at the smallest instance. In such cases, the child will be cranky because of the threat of pain or idea of pain, rather than the actual pain. This child will usually cry persistently because of a low threshold of pain. In such cases, this medicine can help.
  4. Rheum: Impatience and vehemence can be treated with the help of this medicine. In many cases the child will be cranky throughout the night and toss all night as well. The child may even be cranky with his or her favourite items and toys. Unpleasantness is usually a part of a child’s behaviour in such cases. Rheum can help in tackling this problem with regular doses.
  5. Belladona: This medicine is helpful for children who begin to cry violently as if he or she is in severe pain. Teeth gritting and screams are common symptoms of children who will require this medicine. This is especially helpful when the child is crying without any apparent reason.
  6. Aconite: When the child cries constantly and becomes anxious, Aconite can be used to help soothe the child. This medicine can also help in cases where the child is scared of falling off to sleep and is anxious.

Pcv and Rota vaccine was administered in 8 weeks. Next due date is after a month. Is it necessary to give second dose of the same vaccination?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Pcv and Rota vaccine was administered in 8 weeks. Next due date is after a month. Is it necessary to give second dose...
Both PCV and Rota virus vaccines are optional vaccines as per Indian academy of [pediatric guidelines, but if there are no financial constraints one should always go for these vaccinations as they decrease a good amount of morbidity in under 5 years of life.
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My 12 years old daughter has some bone growth on left side of chin. It is slowly growing around two years from now. What should be done?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
No growth should be neglected. The growth may be benign or malignant? consult a child specialist or a surgeon.
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My 5.5 month old son has developed flat head on back side. Please tell some remedy to correct the shape of his head. I am very worried.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My 5.5 month old son has developed flat head on back side. Please tell some remedy to correct the shape of his head. ...
Hi There is no need to worry at all. You need to use a pillow for him that will help to get a proper shape. Usually a simple small pillow is enough. You can also use the traditional pillow prepared by filling mustard seeds instead of cotton. It also helps. No medication is needed for this as such. If it persists even after 3 months of using the pillow then contact me.
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I feel my daughter who is 5. 8 years old a little depressed abt school going. . She is moody always. Finds silly reasons to avoid school .she says the teacher luks like a bear because she has a big mouth etc. She has become rude in class etc. She tells her teacher embarrasses her n speaks loudly to her n her co students From past 15 days age has not eaten properly nor she is happy. . She looks stressed. Frequency of stomach ache. . Mouth ulcers have become a problem to her now. Kindly tel me how to react and convince her. She even has a little brother. She likes him a lot but due to school issue she does not seem interested in him also. . Help.

Doctor of Medicine - Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Agra
Looks like your child is having adjustment problem in the school kamli and lovingly ask your child about the real problem also talked to the teacher looks like your child is having adjustment problem in the school. Calmly and lovingly ask your child about the real problem, also talk to the teacher and child's friend about the exact issues the child is facing. Don't bother the child much about the studies and let her relax.
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Hello sir/mam. My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. Does it have any side affects. Thank you My second question is am 5 months pregnant and doesn't observe any movement in my tummy. Some Orthodox people use to say that if it starts moving after 5 to 6 months it may be a baby boy. Is that so? Please let me know. thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. ...
Don't force for plain milk. Give him its products like curd kheer etc. Change of taste may be helpful. Adding anything isn't much useful. To know or assess gender of foetus is crime and inviting jail punishment. Take care of baby to come.
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My baby is sneezing and got a running nose, she's 5 months old. What are the homemade precautions we'll take to avoid different types of medicine?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is sneezing and got a running nose, she's 5 months old. What are the homemade precautions we'll take to avoid...
Avoid him to be in direct contact wilth heater and acs, avoid dust, cover him with warm clothes specially head, hands and legs.
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Meri baby grl ko aj 5 days hi huye he and use bleeding ho rahi he urine k sath kya karu nd kyu ho rahi he.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), FACEE PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Allahabad
Meri baby grl ko aj 5 days hi huye he and use bleeding ho rahi he urine k sath kya karu nd kyu ho rahi he.
Yes this is common problem in female neonate this also called as withdral bleeding. Which usually occured on day 4-5 of life. This similial to adult menstrual bleed. Not to be worry it usually end by 3-4 day.
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My 10 year old son has asthma. He used asthma preventer. What is the effect of using asthma preventer long term? I heard that using this for year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any supplement or vitamin to help this vision?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Kurukshetra
Asthma preventers may slightly affect bone growth but the benefits are many. May use vit a for eyes. Give her multivitamins.
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My baby girl is 48 days old & on her left side breast nipple there is some kind of (funsi). I consult a doctor in max saket & as per her its normal & it will be clear by own by some time. So I need second opinion on this.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby  girl is 48 days old & on her left side breast nipple there is some kind of (funsi). I consult a doctor in ma...
Breast enlargement is common and it's because of mothers hormones present in milk. Don't press it. Leave it alone.
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I'm 23 years old I had a Pilonidal cyst on my back with redness and lot of pain. Not able to sit and walk. Can you please suggest tablets and any remedies?

MBBS
General Physician,
A pilonidal cyst occurs at the bottom (coccyx) and can become infected and filledvwith pus. Pilnofa pk abscesses look like a pimpleatbthe bottom of the tailbone justbabove the crack of the buttock. The initial treatment for an infected pilonidal cyst is usually a procedure that can be perform ed in doctors office. Like antibiotics may require surgical incision.
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My son is of 1 year n 2 month but still he is not walking . Why doctor? ? And he is very weak what Can I do? ? Still 7 kg.Please tell.

PGDM In Cosmetology, Trichology & Weight Managmen, MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My son is of 1 year n 2 month but still he is not walking . Why doctor? ? And  he is very weak what Can I do? ? Still...
Some children show delayed milestones. If his general health is good and eats well wait for 2 months. Avoid walker. Take homeopathy from a good homeopath in your locality.
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I have a baby boy. He is 11 month. Uske left cheeks k niche down me red mole jaisa janm se hi h. Iska upaybataye pls ye kya h isse koi isue bhi h?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I have a baby boy. He is 11 month. Uske left cheeks k niche down me red mole jaisa janm se hi h. Iska upaybataye pls ...
This could be congenital hemangioma (dilated blood vessels below skin) this may bleed a lot if injured so take utmost care to prevent trauma.
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What is suitable time to give vitamin d3 drops and calcium syrup to infant. After meal or before meal. Kindly mention how many hour before or after meal. Because I found after giving vitamin to baby we feed her and she vomits immediately after feed. Vitamin dosage is the reason behind?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
What is suitable time to give vitamin d3 drops and calcium syrup to infant. After meal or before meal. Kindly mention...
Ideally vitamin supplementation is given along with food or after it. But if your baby vomits food after vitamin drops then you should first feed your baby and wait for 30 mins and then give the drops.
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My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont respond for our call. Any help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont ...
Some children start talking bit late. If all other milestones are normal you can wait for some more time.
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What Is Erythroblastosis Fetalis?

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
What Is Erythroblastosis Fetalis?

Erythroblastosis fetalis is also known as haemolytic anaemia in the newborn. This occurs due to blood incompatibility in the mother and foetus. Due to this incompatibility, the antibodies present in the mother’s blood, will pass through the placental barrier and attack the blood cells of the foetus. This will lead to the destruction of the red blood cells of the foetus and it is likely to cause anaemia in the foetus. This condition varies from mild to very serious. In its moderate or severe stage, the erythroblasts or immature red blood cells are formed in the blood of the foetus and this disease is called erythroblastosis fetalis.

Why does it happen?
The two main causes of erythroblastosis fetalis are Rh incompatibility and ABO incompatibility.

  1. Rh Incompatibility: When the mother is Rh –ve and the father is Rh +ve, there is a good chance for the baby to be Rh +ve. The antigens present in the blood of the Rh +ve baby will behave like a foreign agent and the mother will produce antibodies against it. If it is the first pregnancy, then the child may not be at risk, however, if the second child ends up being of +ve blood group again, then the antibodies present in the mother’s blood will attack the baby and may result in a spontaneous abortion.
  2. ABO Incompatibility: This usually occurs when the mother’s blood group A, B, O does not match the baby’s. This causes fewer complications in comparison to Rh incompatibility, but it may be severe if the child has a very rare blood group.

How to avoid it?
It is a highly preventive condition. Firstly, you have not tested your blood group; it is advised to get it tested along with the blood group of the father. If you already know your blood group, then you must mention it to your doctor. If the father has negative blood group, then there will be no problem. However if the father is Rh positive, then it is advised to get routine tests done by the doctor.
The other preventive measure to take is a treatment called RhoGAM or the Rh immunoglobulin. It reduces the reaction of the mother to the baby’s blood cells. This shot is administered around the 28th week of the pregnancy. It is also administered 72 hours after the birth of the baby with the positive blood group.

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My son is 5 and half months old and urinates quite frequently. Please let me know your views. Is it normal or should I need to consult a doctor ?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
How many times does he urinate. How much does he breastfeed. How is his sleep? All detail needed to come to a conclusion
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My son is seven year old and he is getting regular fever from past 2 months with vomiting.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Fever is very non specefic symptom, kindly consult any pediatrician and evaluate properly becaues there is exhaustive list of disease which have prolong fever with vomiting.
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