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Dr. A.K. Sharma

Pediatrician, Delhi

200 at clinic
Dr. A.K. Sharma Pediatrician, Delhi
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. A.K. Sharma is a popular Pediatrician in Gokalpur, Delhi. You can consult Dr. A.K. Sharma at Vinayak Children & Women Clinic in Gokalpur, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. A.K. Sharma and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Child is having autism. His weight -15 kg, age-5 years old. Please suggest a diet.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Autism spectrum disorders (asd) are developmental disorders that affect children by disrupting their ability to communicate and interact socially. To reduce a child's symptoms of autism, parents often try alternative treatments such as specialized diets. Lately, the gluten-free/casein-free diet has grown in popularity. Some parents report improvements in autism symptoms with this dietary regimen. Little research has been done, though, on the gluten-free/casein-free diet for autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein (found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child's daily food intake.
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Hello doctors my baby girl born on Aug 27 2016 with 2.50 kg.the problem is she is not gaining weight. Now also her weight 2.50 kg only. Her under eye and foot are swelling little bit. What is the problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hello doctors my baby girl born on Aug 27 2016 with 2.50 kg.the problem is she is not gaining weight. Now also her we...
She is not getting enough nutrition. Breast feed her every 2 hours & take her weight after 15 days, she should increase 30-35 gm a day if fed properly. If no breastmilk is available any formula feed to be given with full hygeine by bottle.
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My 8 years old daughter is suffering from migraine since last three months. Is it curable? what is the productive treatment?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Migraine is treatble. This is cosidered a gene defect and it can not be cured. Long term outcome depends on many factors. Kindly discuss with your doctor about details.
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I have 6 months old kid. I'm breastfeeding her. Initially my Dr. Told me to continue calcium and iron tablets till I feed the baby. So I'm planning to continue breastfeeding at least for a year. So till that I need to continue calcium and iron tablets?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 6 months old kid. I'm breastfeeding her. Initially my Dr. Told me to continue calcium and iron tablets till I ...
You may continue iron and cal as suggested by your doctor. But I suggest to add complementary food to baby in addition to breast milk as he is now 6 months old.
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My son is 1 years old and he does not talk or say any thing meaningful. Not even a word. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son is 1 years old and he does not talk or say any thing meaningful. Not even a word. Is it normal?
Hi lybtrate user, it's too early to speak meaningful words for this age, even if baby is speaking some words like baba, mama. It is normal.
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Sir mari beti 1 year ki honaaa wali h WO stand nhi ho paati koi prob to nhi h mari bdi beti 7 mhinaaa ki bjagna lgi thi aisaaa kyu. Or mari choti beti bht kamjor h PR WO khatiii bht h hr tym bhukiii hi rhti h.maiii kya kruu ab.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Sir mari beti 1 year ki honaaa wali h WO stand nhi ho paati koi prob to nhi h mari bdi beti 7 mhinaaa ki bjagna lgi t...
Hi, Don't be over enthused, she may walk any time from now. Some babies walk little late. Anything before 15 months is OK. It delayed still consult an physician or Homeopathic doctor.
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Sir I have six months baby. She oftenly getting cold and cough. Now also she has same problem. But along with loose motion what medicine can give.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
No medicines are required in mild cough and cold. Loose motions are common in viral infection, no treatment is required. If stool is watery start pomegranate and apple juice, continue breastfeeding.
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My 10 months old daughter is suffering from 102 degrees fever since last night, I am giving her paracetamol drops but fever is not getting down, what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 10 months old daughter is suffering from 102 degrees fever since last night, I am giving her paracetamol drops but...
High fever is usually due to viral infection. Give paracetamol suspension 125mg, 5ml whenever there is fever not more than 4 t imes a day give frisium 5mg tab 12th hourly for 2days to prevent convulsions.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
ARE YOU WORRIED THAT YOUR BABY VOMITS ALL THE MILK IT TAKES.
Most mothers complain this.Whereas the real condition in majority of cases is not a disease "vomiting" READ ON. YOur baby is possetting.

Possetting
What is possetting?

Possetting is normal in small babies. It's when small amounts of milk are brought back up. It's often why parents have a cloth with them after a feed to catch the posset which often bubbles through baby's lips after a feed


What causes possetting?

Often when your baby's stomach is full, milk can come back up. Babies often posset a little when burping, bringing up the milk often with swallowed air or wind.

In a baby the muscular valve at the end of their food pipe, which acts to keep food in the stomach, hasn't developed properly yet.

What are the symptoms of possetting?

Bringing up about a few teaspoons worth of milk after a feed.

It's non-forceful and tends to dribble out.

How is possetting treated?

If it is just possetting your GP or health visitor will give you reassurance that is it quite normal.

They can also help establish if it is the more serious conditions of reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease known as GERD.

What is reflux?

Reflux is more serious than possetting. It's when the stomach contents are regurgitated.

When acid from the baby's stomach comes up as well as the milk, this can be painful. About half of babies will experience some form of reflux during their first year. As the muscular valve gets stronger, your baby is better at keeping food down.

How to tell the difference?

If your baby shows discomfort when feeding, such as arching away, refusing to feed and crying, it can be a sign of reflux. She may also frequently vomit or spit up more than normal possetting, and cough a lot, including at night, with no other sign of a cold.

If your baby displays any of the above symptoms check with your GP. Reflux is quite common. It tends to peak between one and four months and normally ends by 12-18 months.

How to alleviate reflux?

It can often be successfully controlled by simple remedies: For example:

More small feeds to prevent your baby's stomach getting too full.
Keeping him upright during and for at least half an hour after a feed.
Avoid tight clothing, particularly around your baby's stomach.
Ask your doctor or health visitor for advice.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

If reflux is very severe there can be complications like damage to the oesophagus ( oesophagus), or long-term problems and this is diagnosed as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease ( GERD).

Symptoms may include: vomiting, failure to put on weight, coughing and breathing problems.

If your baby vomits bile which is green, has repeated projectile vomiting or vomits blood seek medical advice straight away. Symptoms like bloody stools (poo), abdominal distention, excessive crying or if baby keeps refusing feeds may also be signs of GERD, and again should be checked by a medical professional promptly.

It is rare for infants to suffer from GERD but bringing milk up is very common for most babies, who tend to grow out of possetting or reflux by 12-18 months.

I have child and his age is 3. 6 years, but he cant speak well. He can repeat what we are speaking. But he can not speak properly.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In order to give you a scientific answer, about which I am very specific, I need more details like his birth history, birth weight, and immunisation and growth and development history. Also need to know other details. He may be having dyslexia/dysgraphia. You may consult me.
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My baby is 1 month and 5 days old. Passing stools around 15-18 times in a day. Maximum times when she apply force and sometimes while breastfeeding and immediately after breastfeeding. Given colicaid as discussed with doctor but colicaid was effective for 3 days only after that no effect. She is on breastfeed only. please suggest something.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 1 month and 5 days old. Passing stools around 15-18 times in a day. Maximum times when she apply force and...
If child is growing well, (putting on weight) passing Clear watery urine six seven times a day and is active, playful, then there is no need to worry and do anything more. Continue exclusive breastfeeding for six months.
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I have a baby of 17 day, she is not drink brest milk because it is not coming quickly, but we will try to feed 2-3 times through manual extraction but now brest milk is not coming. Very less quantity is coming. How can the brest milk quantity increase and how can we feed our baby.(any aid for feeding) we have tried brest pump but it is not working.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a baby of 17 day, she is not drink brest milk because it is not coming quickly, but we will try to feed 2-3 ti...
Dear lubrate user, breast milk output best increased by frequent breast feeding. You should feed at least 10-12 times. You should also see for breast engorgement. More you allow to suck at breast almost 2hourly.
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Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to ask is she need tetanus injection.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my wife is blessed by a beautiful daughter in 14 July 2016 and now she ear Piercing (kaan chedana) I just wanna to...
Ear piercing stud with a gun is done by a doctor and TT is not needed as the bay is will get DPT and other vaccines by 45 days of age. Better to do after the first DPDT injection.
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Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cold and Cough in Children - Precautions that Parents Must Take

Cold and cough is caused by a viral infection, which can last for about two to four weeks. The symptoms include stuffy or a runny nose, coughing and sore throat. Many times, the infection may raise body temperature and the child may suffer from fever. Our body’s immune system naturally fights with such infections. Depending on the type of cough and the symptoms, the virus can stay active in the body for about 4 to 6 weeks. It is quite painful to see the child suffering from cold and cough. The symptoms of this infection are worse during the first two days.

The child will experience pain and irritation in the throat with difficulty in swallowing, frequent coughing with mucous, breathing difficulty and high fever. Most parents rush to over the counter drugs for cold and cough to ease of their child’s agony. However, most drugs/ cough syrups available over the counter only provide temporary relief. Medical evidence suggests that antibiotics do not kill viruses, thus, it is not advisable to treat cold and cough with antibiotics unless accompanied by another infection. So, what do parents do? Well, there is a lot that can be done.

Let’s first understand the type of a cough your child might be suffering from:

  1. Dry cough: Generally occurs due to infection in upper respiratory tract, cold or influenza. Children with asthma and allergies are also prone to this type of cough as dry cough is triggered by smoke or dust.
  2. Croup Cough: A harsh barking and dry cough with swelling beneath vocal cords.
  3. Wet Cough: Most commonly caused by cold. This is an infection of the lower respiratory tract characterised by mucous secretions.
  4. Whooping cough: Characterised by fast coughing, breathing difficulties and a whooping sound while breathing.

Apart from this, If coughing starts suddenly along with choking, the child may have inhaled a foreign body. Immediate help may be required. For babies less than 12 months of age, cold cough followed by breathing difficulties may indicate bronchiolitis and require a paediatric attention. A normal cold and cough generally subside with two to four weeks. However, it is important to understand when to consult a doctor.

  • Chest pain or breathing problems
  • Cough lasting for more than 6 weeks.
  • A yellow, green or brown mucous indicating another infection.
  • Swollen glands, persistent high fever, rashes.
  • Body getting pale and symptoms getting worse.
  • Temperature higher than 38 degrees in the case of infants.

Precautions and diet that should be taken care of

  • Increase Intake of fluids especially hot liquids
  • Never stop breastfeeding the baby
  • Vapour rub applied on chest and back is an effective remedy
  • Inhaling steam provides relief to a sore throat and nose
  • Intake of crushed tulsi leaves with honey or hot turmeric milk is soothing and very helpful

There is little we can do to prevent viral infections. However, proper care and caution can ensure a smooth recovery.

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Even after my 25 days old baby latches to my breast someday m not sure if hes getting enough milk because my milk supply is low and he latches for 5-15 mins only that too only sometimes.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to see if your nipples are retracted and intake of milk is monitored by weekly or bi weekly weight monitoring of the baby.
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My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch her mouth. Tried everything ragi, orange juice, carrots potatoes etc but she is not willing to eat. Please help what should I do. Her weight is 8.6 kg and she remains active whole day playing only but appetite is really poor. Kindly suggest what I can do. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch he...
Try to make colourful food. Try to make her eat with her frnds. Try to add butter in khichdi and dalia. 2-3 gap in meals. Try new food items and give fair trial for 20 mins for each food item.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Let your children play in sun.Mobile games are not games.
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