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Dr. N K Gupta

Pediatrician, Delhi

300 at clinic
Dr. N K Gupta Pediatrician, Delhi
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Dr. N K Gupta is a popular Pediatrician in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. You can consult Dr. N K Gupta at Mother Child Clinic in Malviya Nagar, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. N K Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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My infant vomit after took meal or feed from bottle for two days and his age is 8 months. What should we do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My infant vomit after took meal or feed from bottle for two days and his age is 8 months. What should we do?
Homoeopathic medicine AETHUSA CYNAPIUM 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times daily for 3-5 days.
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Can a Root Canal Actually Be Painless? Shocking Facts Revealed

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Can a Root Canal Actually Be Painless? Shocking Facts Revealed

How scared are you of root canals? what if we tell you. You no longer need to be?
Root canals are easily one of the most dreaded treatments in the world. I have seen patients compare the anxiety they feel before a root canal to things like open heart surgery and labour. The last thing you want to hear on a dental chair is the diagnosis that you need a root canal. The horror stories surrounding this dental treatment range from gruesome to excruciating.

This article is an attempt to dispel the mystery and pain associated with root canals and show you how far we have come from the horrors to the sophistication of the latest technology.

From painful to pleasing

What are root canals really?
In its simplest sense a root canal is a deep filling done by cleaning the infection from the third and innermost layer of the tooth which is made up of nerves and blood vessels.

Our tooth is made up of 3 layers the first 2 are hard and confined layers called enamel and dentin when decay affects these it is very slow to spread and easy to remove and fill within one short session.

The third layer may take 1-3 sessions to clean as the infection may have spread or collected in the supporting tooth structures.

Why are root canals considered painful?

The 3rd layer of our tooth is a nerve chamber containing soft nerves and blood vessels in communication with the rest of our body.

This is the place that communicates pain to our brain and this is why when decay or bacteria hit this soft deeper layer we experience sharp shooting pain.

Top 3 reasons why root canals used to be painful


    Improper or inadequate anesthesia to numb the inflamed nerve
    Mechanical instrumentation to manually pull out the nerve which we now dissolve and clean with automated machines
    Lack of the right medications to use within the tooth.


What happens to root canal infections if left untreated?
If this pain is suppressed with medication and not treated it can lead to an infection spreading within the bone which may later lead to a swelling with pus etc.

If this infection is left within it can eat into the supporting bone and eventually infect or affect the adjacent teeth as well.

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My baby is 5 months old. He is suffering with cold from 5 days. Can I use salbutamol 2.5mg nebuliser? I have given paracetamol, phenylephrine, cpm combination with advice of pediatrition.?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 5 months old. He is suffering with cold from 5 days. Can I use salbutamol 2.5mg nebuliser? I have given pa...
No it is not necessary unless child is wheezing. Wait for day or two, if there is fever associated with cough and cold see paediatrician again.
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My son (2 years 3 months) is not saying any sentences. He says 1-25, A-Z, knows and says animals, their sounds, colours, shapes, vegetables, body parts etc. He says milk, water, rice etc when needed. Says Hello, Goodnight, bye bye etc. But never says his own name and doesn't interact properly. What to do? Please help.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son (2 years 3 months) is not saying any sentences. He says 1-25, A-Z, knows and says animals, their sounds, colou...
Hello, give him some more time along with the homoeo medicine:@ cal carb 30-2. Pills, thrice. His diet be high in protein, carbohydrate, fats. Tk care.
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My cousin 16 years old and he is diagnosed hbsag reactive and sgpt lvl is 270, hbsag serum patient value is 1661.94 and hbv viral load by TAQ MAN is 101000000. So we need your valuable advice in this regard. Please advice us what should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He needs supportive care and there is no specific medicine for HbV. He may in due course turn negative.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Top newborn problems (and how to solve them)
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1. Breastfeeding challenges

Breastfeeding is natural, but it takes practice – and it doesn't always go smoothly in the beginning. Two-thirds of the moms we surveyed breastfed their baby, and most said nursing was at least somewhat difficult at first.

Problem: You're not sure your baby is getting enough to eat (42 percent of moms share this concern).

What you can do:

Find out how to tell whether your baby is getting enough breast milk.

Problem: Like 41 percent of moms, you're struggling to get your newborn to latch on.

What you can do:

Get tips for improving your baby's latch.

Problem: You're having a hard time getting comfortable while nursing.

What you can do:

Find out how to get comfy and create a personalized nursing area at home.

More solutions for your breastfeeding challenges:

Read our guide to getting started breastfeeding.
Use our Breastfeeding Problem Solver to find solutions for your nursing issues.
Get breastfeeding tips from veteran moms.
Find solutions for other nursing problems.
2. Formula feeding challenges

Formula feeding brings its own unique challenges. Here's what moms in our survey struggled with the most.

Problem: You're not sure which kind of formula to buy.

What you can do:

Find out how to choose the best formula.

Problem: You suspect your baby is allergic to formula.

What you can do:

Learn the signs of a formula allergy.

Problem: Formula can get expensive.

What you can do:

Get tips for saving money on formula.

Problem: Like 42 percent of moms we surveyed, you feel guilty about feeding formula to your baby.

What you can do:

See how other moms deal with guilt.

3. Other feeding challenges

Whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby, you may encounter some of these dilemmas.

Problem: Your baby spits up a lot (41 percent of moms we surveyed had this feeding problem).

What you can do:

Discover why babies spit up.

Find out what's normal spit-up behavior.

Problem: Your baby suffers from reflux.

What you can do:

Learn what causes reflux and how it's diagnosed and treated.

Problem: Your baby isn't gaining weight.

What you can do:

Check out our Growth Chart Calculator to see whether your child's weight is on track.

Find out more about failure to gain weight.

Problem: Keeping bottles and nipples clean is a hassle (49 percent of moms said this is their number one struggle with bottle feeding).

What you can do:

Find out how to keep bottles clean.

Know the signs of when a bottle or nipple should be tossed.

Problem: Your baby refuses to take a bottle.

What you can do:

Find out how to introduce your breastfed baby to the bottle.

See our illustrated guide to getting your baby started on the bottle.

Problem: Preparing bottles for nightime feedings can be a challenge.

What you can do:

Find out when babies are old enough to give up nighttime feedings.

Get tips on making a bottle.

4. Sleep challenges

Getting your baby to go to sleep – and stay asleep – can be a big challenge for new parents.

Problem: Your baby's up a lot at night, you're sleep-deprived, and you're not sure what to expect.

What you can do:

Find out how to help your baby establish good sleep habits.

Learn when babies are able to sleep through the night.

See how to get your baby to sleep longer in the morning.

Problem: Getting your baby to sleep is a challenge.

What you can do:

Learn how to establish a soothing bedtime routine.

Problem: Your newborn won't nap.

What you can do:

Get the scoop on napping.

Find out how to switch your baby's nap schedule.

5. Crying challenges

We all know that babies cry. But when you're a sleep-deprived new mom, your baby's tears can be especially hard to handle.

Problem: 27 percent of moms struggled more with crying than with anything else.

What you can do:

See why babies cry and how to soothe them.

Find out what to do if your baby won't accept comfort.

Use our Cry Decoder to find out what's behind your baby's tears.

6. Challenges for you

Newborns present plenty of challenges. Half of the moms we surveyed said having a newborn is harder than they expected.

Problem: You're exhausted (71 percent of moms said lack of sleep is the hardest part of having a newborn).

What you can do:

Learn eight ways to get more sleep.

Read about sleep aids for new parents.

Find out how to cope with sleep deprivation.

Try these relaxation techniques.

Problem: You don't have any time for yourself or to get things done (64 percent of moms said this is a problem for them).

What you can do:

Find ways to take care of yourself during the newborn months.

Get tips on getting ready fast.

See how other moms stay sane.

Problem: Having a newborn is straining your relationship with your partner.

What you can do:

Learn nine ways to make time for your mate after the baby arrives.

See how other parents feel about their relationship after baby.

Get secrets to a low-stress marriage.
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Hello sir/mam my baby is 2 and haff months and my baby to every day to loss health so please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir/mam my baby is 2 and haff months and my baby to every day to loss health so please help me.
Hello, don't worry if your baby is not having any health issue , because normally baby may lose weight few months after birth.You try to feed him properly.
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My 6 month old baby seems to be irritated most of the time. He makes screeching noises and cries a lot. He's been suffering from cold since last 3-4 days but his behavior has been like this from past 10 days or so. Also, he is facing difficulties in sleeping during the night. Wakes up every hour and starts crying. We are unable to understand that whether he is hungry most of the time or can something else be the reason for his irritable behavior.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 6 month old baby seems to be irritated most of the time. He makes screeching noises and cries a lot. He's been suf...
He may be hungry. If weaning has not been yet started, do it now, He may not be liking milk all the time. Due to cold, his nostrils may be blocked which disturbed his sleep. Instill in each nostril 1 to 2 drops of Saline Nasal drops 3 to 4 times in a day. If it doesn't work, consult pediatrician.
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My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes in left lobe of thyroid. Features suggesting colloid nodule.

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Bangalore
My daughter, age 7 yrs, shows multiple bilateral neck lymphadenopathy (Reactive) and small nodule with cystic changes...
I hope all the investigations are done and diagnosis is proved. Thyroid swelling in children are uncommon and needs to be properly evaluated. Reactive lymphadenopathy if not responding to antibiotics I suggest you to get a repeat fnac of thyroid and lymph nodes.
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Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?
No solid or semi solid food at this age. Weaning starts at 5 to 6 months. Till then continue exclusive breastfeeding.
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We are going to fly with our 8.5 months old son in a week for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. What all do we need take care of?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
We are going to fly with our 8.5 months old son in a week for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. What ...
Avoid crowded areas and do keep a cotton plug in both ears before takeoff and landing, better if child keeps chewing while take off and landing. Also can use ear drops for the same.
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My son has 8 months baby. His urine result occasional pus cells is 10-12 this is what disease.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son has 8 months baby. His urine result occasional pus cells is 10-12 this is what disease.
You do a urine culture test and send report to me. May be a uti but there may not be infection as well.
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My 7th week baby is not getting motion (potty) since 5 days. Shown to Dr. He gave medicine but still not working?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 7th week baby is not getting motion (potty) since 5 days. Shown to Dr. He gave medicine but still not working?
Hi lybtrate user, it is very common and normal that in first few months babies do not pass motion even for 7 days. Do not worry wait for 2 days but just make sure she is well hydrated (by breastfeeding only.) if she still don't pass the motion let me know.
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Asthma - 10 Ways to Keep it Under Control

MD, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Asthma - 10 Ways to Keep it Under Control

If you are experiencing a whizzing sound while you breathe or having difficulty in breathing, you are suffering from asthma. It is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. There is no definite way to prevent asthma, but by following a step-by-step daily plan, you can prevent asthma attacks or keep them in check. Here are some important measures to follow to prevent asthma:

  1. You need to strictly follow your asthma action plan. The plan should be laid down after a detailed discussion with a doctor or healthcare team. All the medicines you require to prevent the asthma attacks will be written down for you.
  2. You should get vaccinated for pneumonia and influenza. This will prevent these conditions from triggering asthma attacks or flare-ups.
  3. You need to identify the asthma triggers and stay away from them. Several outdoors irritants and allergens from pollen to cold air can trigger asthma attacks.
  4. You have to monitor your breathing. By recognising the warning signs of an attack like wheezing, slight coughing or shortness of breath, you can prevent an asthma attack. You need to measure and record your peak airflow regularly using a home peak flow meter.
  5. By acting quickly, you can identify a fatal attack and prevent it from occurring. When the peak flow measurement decreases, you need to take your medicines immediately and abstain from any activity which may have triggered the attack.
  6. You need to keep taking your prescribed medicines, even if your asthma symptoms have improved. You should not change your medication schedule without consulting a doctor. It is recommended that you to bring along the medicines you take at your doctor’s appointment as he will be able to tell whether you are taking them right.
  7. If you use your quick relief inhaler a lot, the asthma is not under control. You need to visit your doctor as soon as possible and he/she will make some modifications to your treatment.
  8. For prevention of asthma, you should use allergy proof pillow covers and mattresses. You must wash your bedding every week in hot water to eliminate dust mites. You may use a dehumidifier for reducing excess moisture to prevent mold.
  9. Do not allow your pets in the bedroom and on the furniture. Pet dander is a common trigger of asthma and it cannot be avoided by people who own pets.
  10. You can also fit an air filtration system in your home. It will help in the elimination of asthma triggers such as pollen, dust mites and other allergens.

Many doctors suggest immunotherapy for asthma prevention in the form of allergy shots. Immunotherapy aims at altering a person’s immune response by making it less sensitive to asthma triggers.

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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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My one year 5 month old daughter is passing stools 3 times a day. 2 times normal consistency and one time liquid. Is it normal? She is underweight too n has lack of immunity as she falls sick every once or twice in month. Please suggest any healthy diet.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My one year 5 month old daughter is passing stools 3 times a day. 2 times normal consistency and one time liquid. Is ...
Myself i ahomoeopath and actually the problem is frequent medicines.As said that she is frequently sick and so she requires medicines but it is the other way around.She is on frequent medicines,which leads weak immunity and thus frequent infections.I will sugget you to start following homoeopathic medicines and give her good healthy home diet,nothing special. Homoeopathic medicine MUNOSTIM ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 4 tab twice daily NUX VOMICA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) drink 1 drop in 1spoon fresh water once every night for 5 days.
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HiMy baby is diagnosed before birth for having Long QT, but after birth her pulse rate was recorded fine every time. She is born of 20 October 2015, not even a month old now, so had only three checkups as of now. Doctors are asking to get EKG/ECG done for make sure if She has Long QT or not. What do you suggest?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
HiMy baby is diagnosed before birth for having Long QT, but after birth her pulse rate was recorded fine every time. ...
Long qt syndrome is a congenital disorder characterized by a prolongation of the qt interval on electrocardiograms and a propensity to ventricular tachyarrhythmias, which may lead to syncope, cardiac arrest, or sudden death. For this it is best to see a good pediatric cardiologist. Don't worry. Ecg is a harmless procedure and it is essential for diagnosis.
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My child is 7 month old. His immune power is very. He suffered from cough and cold quickly in 15 days. Please suggest me something to increase his immunity.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My child is 7 month old. His immune power is very. He suffered from cough and cold quickly in 15 days. Please suggest...
Pl get her checked properly. Repeated cough and cold may be due to allergy to some house hold. You may give vitamin a 30, 000 units daily for seven days or 2 to 3 lacs unit single dose.
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My 18 months son is suffering from breath-holding spell. It is genetic diseases. What should I do.?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Breath holding spell isn't a genetic disorder. It usually disappears by 2 years. Correct iron deficiency anemia if he has.
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My son is 5 years old and studying in UKG. He gets angry very soon and does not listen to us. Is there any medicine which can reduce his anger.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
better you give him more company with same age children.don't rebuke him nor pamper him both will make things worst.
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