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Dr. Meera Luthra  - Pediatrician, Delhi

Dr. Meera Luthra

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Paediatric Surgery

Pediatrician, Delhi

42 Years Experience  ·  1200 at clinic
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Dr. Meera Luthra MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Paediatric Surgery 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. Meera Luthra is a renowned Pediatrician in Okhla, Delhi. She is currently associated with Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meera Luthra and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Punjab University - 1977
MS - General Surgery - Punjab University - 1983
MCh - Paediatric Surgery - AIIMS - 1986
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Delhi Medical Council

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My daughter is not gaining weight. She is one years old 9 kg. She refuses to eat anything. Can you help me. What to give her. So that she can gain weight. Can I give her chawanprash. Or any health drink with milk.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
For gaining weight and muscle mass, you have to be patient and practice it correctly. You should take every 2 hourly meal and fix your meal timing and don't take heavy meals. Firstly try to improve your digestion process if you are taking normal diet and you are facing the problem then you should go for liver function test. In diet include good amount of nuts and High Proteins Along With Calories Like Eggs, lean meat, fish, skinless chicken, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins. Please take fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts. Have fruits shake/lassi/badam shake Go for weight gain exercise. For acidity you can have chamomile tea after meals, and it is best to avoid spicy and fried food.

I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?
Feeding tips for baby between 6-12 months of age try variety of foods as by this age increasing the variety the appetite/palatability improves. Add ghee generously if tolerated to increase the calorie value of diet. In compare to protein and carbohydrate calorie value of fat is thrice. Give at least one katori serving at a time of- mashed roti/bread/biscuit mixed in sweetened undiluted milk or mashed roti/rice/bread/dosa mixed with thick dal with added ghee/oil or khichadi with added ghee. Add cooked vegetables in the servings. You can also give dalia/suji ka halwa/kheer prepared in milk or any cereal porridge cooked in milk. You can give mashed boiled potato also. Give banana, papaya, cheeko, mango to meet the vitamin's requirement. Give these servings 3 times per day. Feed the baby in your lap with your hands. Don't force. If needed give small amount and increase the frequency of feeds.
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How Common Developmental Dysplasia Of Hip Is Treated?

DNB, Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
How Common Developmental Dysplasia Of Hip Is Treated?

What is Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip?

Developmental dysplasia of the hip or DDH, is a condition that affects the hip joint in newborns and young children. The hip is like a ball-and-cup, formed by the round top of the thigh bone - called the femur - and a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis. The hip joint is stable in spite of its large range of motion and is kept in place by ligaments and other soft tissue structures. The normal infant hip is not mature at birth but develops into a strong and stable joint as the child grows.

What happens in hip dysplasia?

In DDH, the hip does not develop normally as the cup and ball are either partially or completely out of alignment. DDH can vary from mild to severe depending on whether the cup is shallow, soft tissue structures are lax or a combination of all. These problems may cause the hip to become unstable, and even come out of the joint. This is known as a dislocated hip and is believed to occur in around one in 1000 infants. One or both hips can be affected. DDH isn't painful in babies and young children. Untreated DDH can result in limping in young children. This can progress to hip pain and arthritis at a later date.

How common is it?

DDH is more common in girls and first-born children. It's more likely to occur if there's a family history or if the baby was breech. Swaddling or wrapping a baby's legs too tightly can also lead to DDH. Certain traditional practices like wrapping the children, etc. are known to increase the risk, while carrying them with limbs separated apart is known to decrease the risk of dysplasia. All newborns should have both hips carefully examined by a health professional. 

Treatment options

Treatment depends on the child's age and the severity of the condition. Young babies with confirmed DDH are usually treated in a brace or harness that holds the legs apart. This helps the hip socket to deepen and the hip to become stable with growth. Regular monitoring of the hip position is necessary to ensure good outcomes. Surgery may be necessary if brace treatment is unsuccessful, or if a hip dislocation is first noticed when the child is older.

What is the long-term outlook?

Most infants who are diagnosed and treated early do not have any hip problems in later life. Earlier the diagnosis and treatment, the better the outcome, as late diagnosis often requires surgical treatment and can mean a higher likelihood of ongoing hip problems.

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Sir my son has one problem. He is 7 years old. He always going motion in his pant in lightly. Weekly once I gave dulcolax tab then only he go to toilet. He has this problem last four months but I don't have any worry about that. Now last one month he lost more weight and he don't like to eat anything. So I was scared about him. What's the reason for that.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear mother give more of vegetables and salad like kakri tomato carrot cabbage and of course fruits like banana make it a routine to let him sit on the toilet seat for 10 minutes daily give him evict syp 5 ml. Three times in a day for two weeks this will surely help.
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What measures shall I take for my child brain and iq development? Food and what kind of activities help. She completed four years. she is 4 years old now.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Most important measures of good brain development and iq is giving play activities which includes problem solving like the use of puzzles, chess etc. Diet Shud be rich in Omega fatty acids so give walnut (akrod) ,badam soaked in water every morning 4-5 per day.
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Which oil is good for infants massage olive or almond? Which oil causes dryness and have skin lightening property.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
Which oil is good for infants massage olive or almond? Which oil causes dryness and have skin lightening property.
Either of the two are ok, in most cases children who are allergic use olive oil. No oil can cause dryness per se.
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To my 2 years old baby mostly I give sujji halwa at early in the morning and sabodaana at dinner. Suggest me this is good diet or bad?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
To my 2 years old baby mostly I give sujji halwa at early in the morning and sabodaana at dinner. Suggest me this is ...
Dear mother suji and sagudana are good but for a two year old child this is inadequate. Besides these two give him food from family pot. That means whatever you all eat in breakfast and lunch and dinner should be given to the child also. For further query you can contact.
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My boy baby has got one month older and it has got bigger tummy are rest are proper in size. Is this because of drinking plenty of water by mother? Pls give suggestions and why this so?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Anand
My boy baby has got one month older and it has got bigger tummy are rest are proper in size. Is this because of drink...
The big tummy is because of aerophagia - which is quite common at this age. Burping properly will help. No connection with mother drinking more water.
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I am married since 7 years. I have a 5 years old daughter. My husband is having erection problem. We need a second child. please help. Any diet plan or some medication.thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am married since 7 years. I have a 5 years old daughter. My husband is having erection problem. We need a second ch...
Erectile problem is most likely a psychological one. Ask him not to worry. Ask him take a bath before sex. Avoid mobile phone tv etc. Use soft music. Create a relaxing environment. I hope he will overcome over this. Never ever show a displeasure if he is not able to make it.
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