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Dr. John Ratan

MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery

Pediatrician, Delhi

31 Years Experience  ·  700 - 1000 at clinic
Dr. John Ratan MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery Pediatrician, Delhi
31 Years Experience  ·  700 - 1000 at clinic
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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. John Ratan is a popular Pediatrician in Saket, Delhi. He has had many happy patients in his 31 years of journey as a Pediatrician. He studied and completed MBBS, MCh - Paediatric Surgery . You can visit him at Saket City Hospital in Saket, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. John Ratan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 31 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Pediatricians online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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MBBS - University Of Madras - 1986
MCh - Paediatric Surgery - Pondicherry University - 1989

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I have a baby of one and half month old. Please suggest whether we should go for painless vaccination or with pain one. Which one is good for child health.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Painless vaccine is not better than pain ful one.I would recommend vaccine with pain that is whole cell.
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Parents nowadays give young children coke or Pepsi to drink. I was shocked to see a mother giving coke in a feeding bottle to a baby. Can anybody please provide the harmful effects of these drinks so that people don't make these mistakes. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Parents nowadays give young children coke or Pepsi to drink. I was shocked to see a mother giving coke in a feeding b...
The more an infant drinks. The less the child will eat and in addition it may cause reduced intake o other normal diet causing malnutrition.
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My daughter is 28 months have diarrhea with occasional stomach aches. Her diet mainly includes milk. She stays on milk the whole morning. Then she has her lunch (rice, vegetables,fish). In the evening she has either milk rawa (suji)/cornflakes with milk/ oats with milk/dalia khichdi and at night for dinner she has chapati with milk. But as of now milk intake have stopped due to her ill-health. What should I give her now apart from milk so that she gets the required nutrients till she gets back to her normal diet.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My daughter is 28 months have diarrhea with occasional stomach aches. Her diet mainly includes milk. She stays on mil...
during diarrhea milk shall be less advisable..preferable shall be other stuff like mung water,ORS ,daal ka pani,curd,butter milk, if at wanna use milk then use formula milk like LO-LAC etc to avoid lactose intolerance. use of zinc and probiotics like econorm are advisable
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Hi. I m blessed with a Baby Girl! Glad to see wonderful doctors here As we will be purchasing all baby products like shampoo, soap, creams etc. What is the best brand to go with? Also regarding baby food products, brand advise needed. Hope to get quick response on above. Thanks a lot for Lybrate for staying connected.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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I m blessed with a Baby Girl!
Glad to see wonderful doctors here
As we will be purchasing all baby products like ...
God bless her long, happy and healthy life. There is no need for any special purchase. No need of shampoo, cream etc. sponging specially of folded areas as arm pit etc is sufficient up to 1 month of age. Do not go for any specific brand. Select yourself with your own skill. Exclussive Breast feed up to 6 months of age is best food.
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We have 3 months baby to used the Johnson's product soap to the baby. But, few weeks ago using that soap to affect ovarian cancer to the human. So, please clear me which soup is best to the baby?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
We have 3 months baby to used the Johnson's product soap to the baby. But, few weeks ago using that soap to affect ov...
Mostly products with least chemical contents would be ideal. We were also shocked with verdict for j&j as it has been brand we most often use. You can try baby care range by himalya or pigeon.
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12 Signs Your Child Is Not Eating Properly!

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
12 Signs Your Child Is Not Eating Properly!

Spitting up, refusing to try new foods and occasionally turning up their noses at feeding times, is normal but consistently refusing food and water, vomiting and allergies may indicate an underlying medical condition that requires attention. Common feeding problems that affect infants include sucking, prolonged chewing without swallowing, holding food in their mouth and grabbing food. Infants who are unable to close their mouths in order to keep food inside may also be said to be suffering from feeding problems.

Feeding problems could be triggered by medical conditions like a cleft palate, premature birth, respiratory problems, low birth weight etc. or by non-medical reasons such as the child’s feeling of being unloved or stressed. Symptoms of feeding problems vary from infant to infant. However, some of the common symptoms exhibited are:

  • Problems with chewing

  • Excessive drooling

  • Refusing to eat foods or drink liquids

  • Long feeding times

  • Coughing or gagging while feeding

  • Difficulty with breast or bottle feeding

  • Nasal stuffiness while eating

  • Poor weight gain

  • Recurring respiratory infections

  • Vomiting or excessive spitting up of food

  • Arching the back while feeding

  • Disinterest in feeding

Though feeding problems are minor in most cases, it is important to consult a doctor if this behaviour continues over a period of time. This is because the child may be suffering from an underlying medical condition or could be at an increased risk of suffering from dehydration, aspiration and lung problems. It could also lead to delayed physical and mental development, speech problems and cognitive issues.

Feeding problems are addressed in many different ways. The first step to dealing with feeding problems is to change the texture and temperature of food being given to the baby. In addition, try changing the posture of the baby while feeding.

In some cases, mouth exercises may be needed to strengthen the mouth muscles. Chewing exercises and tongue movement may also help reduce feeding problems.

Encourage your infant to try different types of food by including different textures in their daily meals. Alternating food textures and liquids can make it easier for the infant to swallow the food. Do not force your child to eat in a hurry but let him or her take their own time.

In cases where the infant is not gaining weight, the doctor may suggest nutritional changes and a specific diet to help gain weight. In emergency cases, hospitalisation may also be required and your baby may be given a feeding tube to ensure he or she receives adequate nutrition.

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My baby daughter is now 18 days old. But her complexion is dark. My son has a good complexion. He is 8 yrs old. Whoever. Sees my daughter is asking why is the child so dark. Which gets me hurted. Is there any solution for this. Mam. Or will the complexion change as time goes on.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby daughter is now 18 days old. But her complexion is dark. My son has a good complexion. He is 8 yrs old. Whoev...
You are a girl yourself and you are worried about complexion. Cherish your daughter and the fact that you have a healthy daughter.
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My 4 months baby girl suffering from diarrhea for last 15 days after rotavirus & opv3, dtwp3, hib3 vaccination what should I do? Already consulted pediatrician, they gave econorm sachet & toxim o antibiotic. What should I do now?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 4 months baby girl suffering from diarrhea for last 15 days after rotavirus & opv3, dtwp3, hib3 vaccination what s...
If the baby is breastfed exclusively infective diarrhoea is uncommon. I think baby is having increased frequency of stools especially after feeds due to exaggerated gastrocolic reflex. If the stools are well formed you can ignore.
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Limit Your Sugar Intake to Maintain Dental Health

Certified Implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Pune
Limit Your Sugar Intake to Maintain Dental Health

Sugary foods should be consumed in limited quantities as the bacteria in dental plaque changes them into acids.

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Dear sir I am asking this for my son who has just completed 9 month on 25th. Last 2 days he was having dehydration which we thought is bcz he is getting the teeth. He has suddenly starting avoiding his formula milk or any milk which he use to take regularly. He is even not interested in any food and living in ORS. What should we do please suggest.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
Dear sir I am asking this for my son who has just completed 9 month on 25th. Last 2 days he was having dehydration wh...
Hi Ms. Lybrate-user if your son is dehydrated with poor oral intake, then he needs to be assessed by paediatrician and he may require iv fluids. Consult with your paediatrician soon.
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Adenoid, Tonsil, Quinsy, Tonsillitis and Homoeopathic Approach

MD - Homeopathy, Certificate in Gynaecology & Obestric, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Adenoid, Tonsil, Quinsy, Tonsillitis and Homoeopathic Approach
For kids growing up, enlarged tonsils can be a big problem. An enlarged tonsil and recurring infections pose various health risks for kids. A tonsil infection can lead to various other infections and diseases in the upper respiratory tract and even affect their physical growth.

A part of the lymphatic system, tonsils work hand in hand with the body’s immune system. Some reasons for enlarged tonsils are as follows:



Strep throat
Common cold (viral)
Mononucleosis
Measles

Enlarged tonsils can cause various health problems if left untreated. Often, tonsil infections can result in vomiting symptoms—something not quite treatable using traditional and allopathic medicinal practices which often look to surgery to remove the tonsil and provide relief.

Homeopathy is gaining popularity in treating kids with enlarged or infected tonsils. The homeopathic approach acknowledges the tonsil as an integral part of the body’s immune system and thus discourages surgical treatments of tonsil related problems. Homeopathic medicines are safe and can be used for prolonged periods without any side effects.

The homeopathic approach to enlarged tonsils works in the following way:

They bring down the size of the tonsil back to normal thus converting the tonsil from its unhealthy enlarged state to its normal, healthy one.
They enhance the immunity and resistance to allergic reactions/attacks from exposure to allergens.
They reduce the occurrence and frequency of common cold and influenza.

Cases have been recorded when traditional and allopathic approaches to tonsil infection failed and the patient was saved due to homeopathic treatment.
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My 2 months baby is vomiting immediately after feeding. Please give me some solution.

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 2 months baby is vomiting immediately after feeding. Please give me some solution.
Usually blood supply of the head is more than rest of the body. Generally infants do feel a abit warm on their head. If he is active, grwoing, nothing to worry about.
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Common Myths About Hearing Loss

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Gurgaon
Common Myths About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is experienced by millions of people these days. Ageing is not the only factor that brings hearing impairment. The causes are many. Certain medications, continuous exposure to loud noise, genetic involvement, injury and some medical conditions may cause hearing loss.

There are quite a few myths that people have come to believe about hearing loss over the years. Since it is such a common phenomenon, here we take a look at the common myths surrounding hearing loss.

Myth no. 1: Hearing loss is exclusive to elderly.

Fact: As said before, hearing loss can be an outcome of various causes. Nearly half of the people suffering from the same are below the age of 55 years. No matter what your age is, you must always get your ears checked, especially if you are feeling that are you missing things.

Myth no. 2: Diagnosing hearing loss is easy.

Fact: Most people do not come to know about the condition until it gets worse. Also, your physician never really checks for hearing loss symptoms in a general check-up unless you ask for it specifically.

So, always get a check-up done, like you do for other probable diseases.

Myth no. 3: There's no effective solution for hearing loss.

Fact: Like there have been advancements in the medical field for everything else, there are aids available these days that improve your hearing and have finer adjustments for noise adaptation. Also, there are certain other procedures and surgeries that have proved to improve the condition in many.

So, seek help as soon as possible.

Myth no. 4: The sounds aren't loud enough; my ears are healthy and fine.

Fact: If there is a problem you're experiencing with hearing, you have got to accept that and get it treated. Avoiding a certain condition will only get things worse for you.

Also, hearing aids are no more a stigma. Ear aid devices have designs similar to earphones these days, which are comfortable enough to wear. Ignoring a medical condition or inability to accept the same would only do more harm instead of making things fine.

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My 3 & half year old daughter is a healthy child but she has motions cleared at an interval of 2 -3 days. This has been going on from a month now. Is that normal? or I need to give her any medicine for regular motions. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 3 & half year old daughter is a healthy child but she has motions cleared at an interval of 2 -3 days. This ha...
Some children do have constipation problem at this age. Mosy probably it is functional constipation. Give plenty of water and lot of fibres in the diet. If there is no improvement show to a pediatric surgeon.
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What vaccines should be given to a baby born to a hepatitis b infected mother?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
What vaccines should be given to a baby born to a hepatitis b infected mother?
All routine vaccines i. E bcg/opv/hepatitis b to b given. One difference wud be, as the mother is hep b + ve, hepatitis b vaccine shud b given at birth, and repeated at 1 month and 2 months age (instead of standard 0, 1 and 6 months) rest vaccines as per normal schedule.
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My one year son is having severe lose motion since three Days and even after consulting doctor no change. Doctor initially games medicine ONSTAL.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My one year son is having severe lose motion since three Days and even after consulting doctor no change. Doctor init...
The sheet Anchor in management of diarrhoea is ORS for prevention correction of dehydration and maintenance of hydration Zinc supplementation for 14 days and continued feeding. No role of any antimicrobial antibiotics antisecretary antimotility drug. They do more harm than good.
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1.5 year old girl child have cough about a week and have changed two medicines but till has cough. What can i do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If no fever, taking food, no breathlessness and occ. Cough,need not to worry. Can try alex p sup 5 ml three/day. No relief consult child specialty.
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My son born at 33 weeks. Today is the 44th day. He us preemie. Now he went loose motion. I gave bm only. Kindly advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son born at 33 weeks. Today is the 44th day. He us preemie. Now he went loose motion. I gave bm only. Kindly advise.
Continue exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months of age. So long baby is active and taking feed normally, 4-5 motion in a day is not abnormal.
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Hello doctor, am a 24 years old breast feeding mother. My daughter is 6months old. I find my breastmilk has reduced from comparing to earlier. Is there any food that increase breast milk?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
The key to more milk is more suckling. Try putting your baby to breast more frequently. You may also use a breastpump after every feed to provide continuous stimulation to breasts.
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