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Dr. Sandeep K. Nigam

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Dr. Sandeep K. Nigam is a trusted Pediatrician in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He is currently practising at Sehgal Neo Hospital in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sandeep K. Nigam and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My younger daughter is 10 years old. She is not gaining her weight please suggest some diet for her.

MBBS, MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, following advices will help: dietary advice: child should be given food in addition to milk, like fruits: banana, apple, mango, chiku, rice, cereals, paneer, yoghurt, paranthas, eggs, ghee and butter in every meal. Investigations: complete blood count with peripheral smear treatment: depending on the report, multivitamin or iron syrup, appetizer syrup and deworming syrup also needs to be given. I hope this has helped you. Wishing your child good health.
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Measles - How They Affect You? + Treatment

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Measles - How They Affect You? + Treatment

Measles or rubeola as it is also known is one of the leading causes of children’s death around the world. This viral infection is communicable through the air and spreads through contact with infected saliva and mucus. Thus, sharing cutlery or glassware with an infected person can increase a person’s risk of suffering from this disease. Thankfully measles can be prevented through vaccination known as MMR. This vaccination is given to infants and also protects them against mumps, rubella and chickenpox. The first dose of MMR vaccination is given when the child is about 1 year old and a booster dose is repeated when the child is 4-6 years old.

One of the most characteristic symptoms of measles is a reddish rash that begins inside the mouth and later erupts all over the body. This is usually preceded by a high fever, cold, cough, sore throat and swelling of the lymph nodes. Fatigue, diarrhoea and redness of the eyes are other symptoms of this disease. Measles symptoms are not apparent the moment a person is exposed to the virus. It can take 7 to 18 days for symptoms to become visible after catching the infection, this is known as the incubation period. Measles affects adults is a more severe way than children.

Children and adults with a weak immune system are highly susceptible to complications associated with measles. In some cases, it can lead to life threatening conditions, such as pneumonia and encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. Other complications associated with measles include ear infections, bronchitis, blindness and a sharp fall in platelet count. A pregnant woman suffering from measles also has a high risk of miscarrying the baby or preterm labour.

There is no definitive form of treating measles and doctors typically address the symptoms while prescribing medication. In most cases, the symptoms and the virus should disappear in two to three weeks. Some of the common forms of medicine prescribed to deal with measles are:

  1. Medication to relieve fever
  2. Antibiotics to prevent or treat accompanying bacterial infections
  3. Vitamin A supplements to reduce the severity of measles symptoms
  4. Pain relievers to deal with muscle pains

In addition, the patient needs plenty of rest and fluids to strengthen the immune system. The use of a humidifier can also help treat a sore throat and cough. Bright lights can aggravate headaches and irritation and hence should be avoided. Hence, avoid watching television and activities like reading. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

Growth is the most important aspect of childhood, one that distinguishes children from adults. Growth is affected by a number of diseases and growth failure is often the first sign of a serious disease. Unfortunately children with growth failure present very late when no help is possible. 

Why to worry?

Growth is the best marker of health and growth failure may be caused by a seious disease. Moreover children with short stature have lower self esteem. 

When to worry? 

Plot the height of your child in the growth chart and if it is below the lower limit visit a doctor. Alternatively if your child's height is less than the formula (Height = Age in years x 6 + 77 cm) it may be a cause of concern. Growth stops at the age of 14 years in girls and 16 years in boys. Hence the child should be reviewed latest by 10 years for girls and 12 years for boys. 

What causes growth failure? 

Growth failure can be due to a number of causes including poor nutrition, lack of physical activities and low genetic potential with parents being short. Short stature can also be caused by a number of diseases like thyroid problems, growth hormone deifiency and celiac disease (wheat allergy). 

How can I improve my child's growth?

Please encourage your child to play for atleast 1 hour a day. It is important to restrict screen time including television, computer, tablets and mobiles to less than an hour. Increased protein and calcium intake with more milk, pulses and vegetables also helps in improving growth. Growth hormone is produced during sleep. Sleeping for at least eight hours a day is therefore essential for a child to achieve good growth. 

What can be done if my child is very short? 

Please consut a doctor to identify the cause of short stature. Most conditions are readily treatable. Children with growth hormone deficiency respond dramatically to growth hormone. Growth hormone is also being used now in children with turner syndrome, familial short staure, small size at birth and kidney disease. 

Time is important- act now if your child is short.

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I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But inspite this he bites me very much. Its very painful. How can I deal with it. Please give me some suggestions.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Vellore
I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But in...
Your baby is already 10 months. Reduce breast milk intake with complemepntary feeds which you do already. Do not breast feed when child is v hungry or when not much of milk is avaible to the kid. Help with complementary feed prior to breast feed. When ullcerated, avoid that breast for suckling, instead express milk by years hand or pump and feed the baby with a container. Use masse cream for nipple healing.
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My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot he also become week wat shud I do fr this is this common?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot ...
Avoid bottle feed if doing, exclusively breast feed & give him ORS sufficient enough to produce adequate urine output. May start dilute curd, dal ka pani, coconut water in addition.
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Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good solution for it please tell me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good soluti...
Well their is no true drugs for cerebral atrophy. These drugs you mentioned are tonics with no definite action on brain.
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For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). How to clear it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
For new born baby, there is a white mark/coating in the tongue, may be due to milk powder (Nan or Lactogen feeding). ...
That is normal. Try to wipe it with a clean, sterile cloth. It it goes it was most likely due to the milk/nan otherwise it can be a fungal infection called oral candidiasis, common in preterm babies.
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My baby boy 1.5 month old given easy 6 vaccine. Other 2 pending vaccine are rotavirus1 ,pcv1 kya use me ye dono vaçcine bhi do. He is on mother's milk.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Amritsar
My baby boy 1.5 month old given easy 6 vaccine. Other 2 pending vaccine are rotavirus1 ,pcv1 kya use me ye dono vaçci...
Don't go in for easy six as it is no longer recommend as it contains dtap but nowadays recommendation is for whole cell pertussis.
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I had 1 month girl baby since born she is not crying and not drinking milk please advise me what can I do ?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
If she did not cry just after birth, definately peds consultant already attend the baby and must have told about some problem. If not then consult pediatrician.
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Hello Dr. My daughter is of 7 months and my problem is that my daughter tongue is always white due to milk how I can clean her tongue.

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Hello Dr. My daughter is of 7 months and my problem is that my daughter tongue is always white due to milk how I can ...
Its normal for babies to have the deposits of milk. You can take a very soft cloth dip it in luke warm water and gently wipe the tongue its not necessary that you should perfectly clean its just an hygiene practice.
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