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Dr. Gagan M. S Malhotra

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Delhi

18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Gagan M. S Malhotra MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Delhi
18 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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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. Gagan M. S Malhotra is a popular Pediatrician in Tilak nagar, Delhi. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 18 years. He is a MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can visit him at Child Care Clinic in Tilak nagar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gagan M. S Malhotra on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - MAMC (Delhi), - 1999
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - MAMC (Delhi), - 2002
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He is 10 months old, how much amount of water can be given to him? In ml, suggested. I don't give him water. I felt like he had urine infection once, just guessing. Please suggest Other food contents to be taken control for him & the necessary ones too. Thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
He is  10 months old, how much amount of water can be given to him? In ml, suggested. I don't give him water. I felt ...
Please Give 200 to 300ml water daily Give him home made fresh food containing less spices and oil, as per his hunger
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Sir my 8 month old baby is not sleeping well Sir total he well slp mor 1 hour and afternoon 1 hour tat too disturb slp oly. I give him food fully and I check he went any urine all but nothing. Simply he keeps getting up. Night also disturb slp. Wat to do. Pls help.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Sir my 8 month old baby is not sleeping well Sir total he well slp mor 1 hour and afternoon 1 hour tat too disturb sl...
All babies have different sleeping patterns, need not worry, it will get resolved as time passes or as baby grows old.
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What is the dose of aravindasava given to 3 years completed child? How many times?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is the dose of aravindasava given to 3 years completed child? How many times?
Arvindasava Ayurveda dose: 3 – 12 ml once or twice a day, after food with equal quantity of water or as directed by Ayurvedic expert. Arvindasava side effects: High dose may cause gastric irritation. It is better to avoid giving this before food.
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My baby is 1 year 10 month. He has slip down the stairs. His head very injured. Doctor can be stitched. My question is in future he has a problem on his head.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 1 year 10 month. He has slip down the stairs. His head very injured. Doctor can be stitched. My question i...
No, unless there is internal injury. Watch for convulsions, vomiting, change in sensorium for 2-3 days. Report to doc for physical examination to be sure.
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My child is of 4 months. He got loose motion due to infection because I feed him through bottle also please suggest me remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Dear , firstly, if mother's milk is adequate, don't give him bottle feeds. If not adequate, give him only infant milk formula, not open cow milk. Also, although tedious, katori/spoon feeding is more hygienic. If you have to use a bottle, then make sure you use a sterile bottle every time, and make sure gaps between feeds are at least 3 hrs.
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Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

Iron is an essential nutrient and mineral that is required by adults and children alike. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. It is especially important for children because it aids development and prevents anaemia. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays. It can lead to less healthy red blood cells in the child's blood stream which will cause a delay in the growth of physical and mental faculties.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children

Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:

  1. Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight
  2. Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
  3. Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
  4. Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
  5. Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
  6. Children who have certain health conditions, such as chronic infections or restricted diets
  7. Children ages 1 to 5 who have been exposed to lead
  8. Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia in children may include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Fatigue or weakness
  3. Slow cognitive and social development
  4. Inflammation of the tongue
  5. Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  6. Increased likelihood of infections
  7. Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or pure starch

Prevent iron deficiency in children

Take steps to prevent iron deficiency in your child by paying attention to his or her diet. For example:

  1. Breast-feed or use iron-fortified formula. Breast-feeding until your child is age 1 is recommended. If you don't breast-feed, use iron-fortified infant formula.
  2. Encourage a balanced diet. When you begin serving your baby solids, typically between ages 4 months and 6 months, feed him or her foods with added iron, such as iron-fortified baby cereal. For older children, good sources of iron include red meat, chicken, fish, beans and dark green leafy vegetables. Between ages 1 and 5, don't allow your child to drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of milk a day.
  3. Enhance absorption. Vitamin C helps promote the absorption of dietary iron. You can help your child absorb iron by offering foods rich in vitamin C, such as melon, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.
  4. Consider iron supplements. If your baby was born prematurely or with a low birth weight or you're breast-feeding a baby older than 4 months and he or she isn't eating two or more servings a day of iron-rich foods, talk to your child's doctor about oral iron supplements.

Make sure that you watch out for the tell tale signs of iron deficiency and take the necessary precautions to avoid the same. If you wish to discuss about any specific child related problem, you can consult a specilized pediatrician and ask a free question.

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My son is 3 years old he has a flat head on his right side. Will it get all right in time or he needs a treatment?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Also, you can be rest assured that as the child grows this will not be visible to you because of his crop of hair.
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4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of

On the occasion of World Asthma Day (3rd May, 2016), I would like to break a few myths related around Asthma which otherwise people generally believe to be true.

Myth #1 -  Asthma is a communicable disease

Fact #1 -  Asthma is an allergic disease and is neither contagious (infectious) or communicable (passed on from one person to another)

Myth #2 - Inhalers are addictive

Fact #2 - Absolutely wrong! Inhalers are not addictive but it is a good habit to keep control over asthma and use your inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. Also, contrary to popular belief that using inhalers on a regular basis reduces their effectiveness, inhalers continue to be equally effective on a regular basis.

Myth #3 - Inhalers are expensive

Fact #3 - Again, absolutely incorrect! Inhalers are in fact cheaper when compared to other drugs.

Myth #4 - Inhalers are given to patients who face Chronic Asthma

Fact #4 - Wrong! Inhalers should be used from a very early stage itself to prevent progression of the disease.

I hope this tip helped bust atleast a few notions that most people have about Asthma and that you are now better informed about this condition. In case you would like to ask me anything or discuss your or your loved one's case in detail, feel free to 'Consult' privately with me.

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Hello My 15 days old baby is on breast feed but didn't pass out potty daily. Is it normal? If yes so how many days are normal.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
yes it can be normal. but at the age of 15days, newborn babies usually have multiple stools daily with more than 6-8 urinations per 24 hr
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My daughter six months old. I want to know her diet chart. Can I give him mash banana. Please help.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Weaning food have to be started after 6 months. Write your normal adult diet. I can make recommendations on what is your family food.
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Hi doctor My 11 months old baby is passing very less stool but four times a day and he is teething as well. His private area is also very red kindly suggest some medicine for the same.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi doctor
My 11 months old baby is passing very less stool but four times a day and he is teething as well. His priva...
Baby's stool changes as she develops from a newborn through her first year. It is normal for a teething baby to pass stool frequently. However, please make sure that you feed him right food.
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Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Fluoride products for the teeth have immense importance in dentistry. Fluoride is one such chemical, the balance of which is highly required for strong and healthy teeth. However, there is an optimum amount of fluoride needed for teeth. Anything lesser than that or greater than that can cause harm and serious teeth and gum problems and tooth decay. The best option, therefore, is to get a fluoride based toothpaste or mouthwash, which will keep on providing the teeth with the optimum quantity of its daily dose of fluoride.

The benefits of fluoride products:
Before delving into the types of fluoride products available, let's have a look at the benefits of fluoride on teeth. Fluorides actually save the teeth from dental caries. It happens such that fluoride makes a certain mineral bonding on the teeth which is called fluorapatite. This is not normally found in human teeth, but when teeth damage is done, then to heal it fast this compound is needed to repair the damages. This adds to the mineral bonding in the teeth and strengthens the teeth.  

The fluoride products:
The various fluoride based products, which you may use are as follows:

  1. Fluoridated water: Fluoridating water is a simple process where the optimum amount of fluoride is mixed with drinking water so that drinking the water automatically keeps on adding fluoride to the body and keeps in contact with teeth. This therapy alone is enough and needs no more therapies generally. But not all water reserves contain this, and it's not possible to add fluorides to all water reserves. That is why the other fluoride treatments are needed.
  2. Fluoride toothpaste: This is one of the most common forms for fluoride treatments. Every common daily use toothpaste contains a 0.22 to 0.312 percent of fluoride, and this is highly beneficial to the teeth for healing of decay and fast repairs. It lets the teeth get stronger. 
  3. Mouth Rinses: Fluoride mouth rinses are an option. The sodium fluorides commonly used in the rinses are used in small amounts in the product which is used just like toothpaste and washed off.
  4. Fluoride foams and gels: The foam and gel are used when the teeth of the child or adult are under high risk of cavities. The foam or gel is rubbed on the teeth, and kept for a while and then washed off. The typical application time is 30 minutes. 
  5. Varnishes: The fluoride varnishes are just like gels, and they are also used on the tooth surface similarly. It's the choice of the dentist or patient as to which one they want to go with. Besides, these slow fluoride releasing devices, medical supplements and lozenges are also there, which slowly release the optimum amount of fluorides to keep the teeth strong and healing.
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Hi All, need suggestion Can we give others mother breastfeeding to our kids as they are 3 months old and very weak as of now So far we are giving nanpro1.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
you can safely give breast milk of any human lady at home.in fact the word DAIMA is derived from it.moreover the composition of human milk is same in all.
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Irrespective of intentions you can't change the behavior of children positively by threatening, criticizing,demeaning, insulting and belittling them in front of others.
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My child is 3 and a half years old, daily he gets pain in his leg during sleep. Pain makes him wake up from the sleep and scream. Any suggestion to minimize the growth pain.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Vellore
My child is 3 and a half years old, daily he gets pain in his leg during sleep. Pain makes him wake up from the sleep...
Don't worried about that pain. Most of time pain due to weaknes or physical exertion. Give balanced diet. High fibre food, calcium rich food. If pain persist log time consult paediatric physician.
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I have 8 months male child he suffered from digestive problem if he drink milk vomit just a minute and loose motion. What solution the problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have 8 months male child he suffered from digestive problem if he drink milk vomit just a minute and loose motion. ...
If you are bottle feeding you stop bottle and give breast milk and other feeds with spoon. Also children have frequent stools and more if bottle fed. Then he may not tolerate milk as there may be lactose intolerance . First you stop bottle and inform
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When baby stomach was filled with food and how the motion will be controlled.Please tell.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
When baby stomach was filled with food and how the motion will be controlled.Please tell.
some infant pass stools with each feeds it is normal gastrocolic reflux.it will go off automaticly go away.
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