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Dr. Sushma Narayan (Aiims) - Pediatrician, Delhi

Dr. Sushma Narayan (Aiims)

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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatrician, Delhi

40 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Sushma Narayan (Aiims) 89% (222 ratings) MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroente... Pediatrician, Delhi
40 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
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With almost 35 years of experience in her field, Doctor Sushma Narayan is one of the best pediatricians in Delhi. She acquired a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1977 at the Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad. In 1982, after obtaining a Diploma in Child Health from the Vardhman Mahavir Medical College in Delhi, she then went on to become a fellow of Pediatric Gastroenterology (AIIMS) in 2002. Currently, Dr. Narayan practices as a consultant pediatrician at the Vandana Diagnostics & the Celiac Clinic in Malviya Nagar, which is located in Delhi. Patients can avail of her services Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am until 2 pm at the clinic. She is an expert in pediatrics, neonatal care as well as in providing advice about diet, vaccination and nutrition for children.

Doctor Sushma Narayan?s specializes in treatments for Celiac disease, measles, infection, viral fever and treatment of thyroid problems in both children as well as adolescents. Dr. Narayan is a member of various prestigious associations like the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, the Celiac Support Organization and she is also a life Member of the ESPGHAN.

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Education
MBBS - Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad - 1977
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi - 1982
Pediatric Gastroenterology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2002
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Retd Senior Consultant in Pediatrics at Kasturba Hospital/AIIMS
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English
Hindi
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Indian Academy of Pediatrics
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Celiac Support Organisation
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Life Member - ISPGHAN

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My baby is four months old and she is little fatty. So suffering from red patches in her neck and leg foldings someone saying powder is good for this but don't know. Please give proper advice.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is four months old and she is little fatty. So suffering from red patches in her neck and leg foldings someon...
Little babies sometimes become very chubby and bacterial infections start inside the skin folds. The best way to prevent that is to wash the inter fold area nicely with a mild soap and keep the area dry using a soft towel. You can also apply a cream like siloderm in the red areas after bath. Avoid oil massage as it makes the area moist and wet due to excessive sweating.
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My baby is 15 days old his food is nanpro 1, he is bit constipated, what to do. Any extra supplement is required?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is 15 days old his food is nanpro 1, he is bit constipated, what to do. Any extra supplement is required?
Please continue feeding as per instructions on the tin. Don't dilute the milk unnecessarily. Be patient. This is ok.
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My baby boy is 6 months old and he is vomiting since 1 day what should I give him his weight is 6.2 kg?And he is active we are feeding him with similac1 feed. No breast feed.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy is 6 months old and he is vomiting since 1 day what should I give him his weight is 6.2 kg?And he is acti...
Occasional Vomiting should not be a case of worry. At six months, the baby is ready for starting complementary feeding. Begin with mashed banana, thin khichri and vege soup. One thing at a time. Always check expiry date on packaged milk. Don't use bottle for feeding. Katori and spoon is good.
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My baby boy is 9 month his inguinal hernia nd undescended testicle operation was last week, I want to know in future no problem his fertility.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy is 9 month his inguinal hernia nd undescended testicle operation was last week, I want to know in future ...
Timely surgery should have saved the testis. If the hernia and undecended testes was only on one side, there should be no problem with fertility in any case because one normal testicle is sufficient for fertility.
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Know The Causes Behind Stunted Growth In Children!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Know The Causes Behind Stunted Growth In Children!

Everyone wants their babies to healthy and grow up to be a healthy-wealthy person. However, little they focus on this issue or are capable of giving their infants the best of medical standards. Problems show up in children early and if overlooked, may hamper their future life a lot. Constant check-ups are necessary to be it pre-birth or post the birth of a baby, and for this, a parent should always be in contact of a pediatrician.
Pediatrics is the medicinal branch that involves the health care of babies, children, and adolescents. It is recommended that people should be under pediatric care up to age 21. Pediatricians are involved with important tests that are standardized by World Health Organisation Child Growth Standards.

Stunted Growth Of Infants and Children
Also known as nutritional stunting, it is a distinctive reduced growth rate in human body development. Stunted growth is the primary manifestation of undernutrition (or malnutrition) and recurrent infections after birth and early childhood. Another main reason is the malnutrition during fetal development brought by a malnourished mother. The accurate definition of stunting according to WHO stands for the “height for age” value to be lower than two standard deviations of World Health Organisation Child Growth Standards.

In 2012, an estimated 25 percent of children under 5 years of age i.e. ~162 million children were stunted. More of this count nearing 90 percent lies only in two continents, Africa and Asia. The affected children may never regain their loss of height, and most of them will never gain the equal weight.

Health effects
Apart from shorter stature, the adolescent may get hit by the greater risk of illness, delayed mental development, lowered cognitive capacity and women with stunted growth have a higher risk of complications during delivery due to the smaller pelvis, and the child could have low birth weight during birth.

Causes of Stunted growth
Apart from malnutrition and some rare genetic disorders, South Asia and most developing nations are having a higher number of stunted children due to poor maternal nutrition, poor feeding practices, and poor sanitation.

Maternal nutrition
Poor breastfeeding during pregnancy and maternal nutrition could be a leading cause for the stunted growth of the child. Also, women who are suffering from anemia or are underweight during pregnancy are more likely to perpetuate the intergenerational transmitting of stunting.

Sanitation
Ingestion of a high number of fecal bacteria through the soiled finger in a poorly sanitized area leads to intestinal infections. This affects the nutritional status of his/her by diminishing appetite, reducing nutrition absorption and increasing nutrient loss.

Feeding practices
Inadequate feeding, lack of vital nutrients, poor calorie intake can lead to stunted growth. Minimum requirements should be met in the diet in proper frequency to avoid malnutrition.

A Note for feeding mothers
Lactating mothers should get themselves proper nutrition, and if they are in doubt of their health should postpone the decision of having a child.

Chronic diarrhoea, Celiac disease, thyroid disorders and growth hormone deficiency also contribute, significantly, to short stature. Regular measurement of height & weight on a growth chart by a trained Pediatrician helps to pick up the lags in these vital growth and development parameters. 

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My wife is unable to produce milk for my new born baby (4 days old. What is the other source. Lactogen or cow milk which is good one.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
PLEASE DO not start any top feeds. Be patient. Keep putting the baby to Breast 2-3 hourly. Milk is bound to come. See doctor, or lactation specialist. Do not start top feeds. Give lots of fluids and nutritious diet to mother. Be patient.
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My baby boy age is 1 year and 3 months old. Past 2 weeks he didn't take any food. Always he refused. He didn't eat breakfast, lunch and dinner also. What can I do? Am worried I don't know what to do? Can I give any health drink or any health tonic for my baby please help me. Am giving cow's milk, fruit juices.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy age is 1 year and 3 months old. Past 2 weeks he didn't take any food. Always he refused. He didn't eat br...
Dear, Many times babies become anorexic due to viral fever, viral hepatitis etc. It is a good idea to see a doc to have him checked out. Children often find their nutrition thru other snack and finger foods and disregard the normal meals. Mothers worry a lot not understanding and accepting that snacks, milk, juices also comprise a meal in small children. So do not worry. It might just be a passing phase.
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My baby boy is 40 days old he is going to have vaccination. Please confirm loose motion and pneumonia vaccination is important.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy is 40 days old he is going to have vaccination. Please confirm loose motion and pneumonia vaccination is ...
Please wait for another 5 days. The baby should be 45 days old. Diarrhoea (Rotateq/Rotarix and pneumonia vaccines are optional vaccines but it is better to give them.
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Celiac Disease

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Dear Sir/Mam, My 4.5 years son and 1.5 years son got cold (sticky running nose) since 5 days. The elder one developed mild cough from yesterday. Both of them don't have any other issues and no fever as well. I was using syp of Cetrizine Hydrochloride and Ambroxol Hydrochloride (3 ml for elder son) from Day 2. But no change in symptoms. So I took them to Pediatrician on Day 4. Dr. Suggested him Syp. levocetirizine dihydrochloride (3.5 ml) and steam for elder son. Should I start this new syrup? Or any better treatment? Kindly suggest.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Dear Sir/Mam, My 4.5 years son and 1.5 years son got cold (sticky running nose) since 5 days. The elder one developed...
This syp is pretty much the same as you have been given earlier. These are viral infection which usually settle in their own. However antibiotics are needed if secondary infection develops as evidenced by fever and toxicity. Continue with mild remedies. If the cough does settle within a few days, see a doc.
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I am breastfeeding mom my son just had vaccination on 30/06/2017 and he is in 17 weeks old .yesterday I drank contaminated water. Today he does 3 loose motions witch is watery compared to previous. What to please reply me urgently. Thank you.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Plesae do not worry. The motions will settle down. As a precaution, you can give him zinc syrup, 5 ml daily for 14 days.
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Hi, I have a grandson of 2 months old, it looks that he is having constipation, cries a lot while passing motion, can I give him BONNISAN. Please advise.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, I have a grandson of 2 months old, it looks that he is having constipation, cries a lot while passing motion, can...
Usually children on breast feeds are not constipated as such. They may not pass stool every day. If the child cries a lot while passing stool, he may be having a local fissure which needs to be checked out by pediatrician. I am not sure Bonnisan would help, but if the excessive cry is due to constipation and hard stool, please show the baby to a Pediatrician.
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Instead of giving zincovit drops we used zincovit syrup for 7 months old baby. Worried abt it. Suggestions pls?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Instead of giving zincovit drops we used zincovit syrup for 7 months old baby. Worried abt it. Suggestions pls?
It is better and safer to use drops in a baby. Do not worry, no need to panic if you have used syrup in small quantity. As the dose titration in babies is difficult with syrups. Please revert to drops.
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Hii sir/madam. My daughter is 6 months old. She is very healthy. Yesterday I saw one small swelling on her head suddenly. She had no injury. Swelling size is small. No pain. Please suggest me what ia that swelling and is there any problem. I am very much worried about this. Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hii sir/madam. My daughter is 6 months old. She is very healthy. Yesterday I saw one small swelling on her head sudde...
The swelling in the head needs to be seen more so if the size is increasing. It might be small boil or some allergic urticarial phenomena. It is difficult to advise without seeing.
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I am looking for the cost of recommended vaccination after the age of 5 years of a child. I am looking for injection cost for MMR2, Varicella 2 etc.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
It is difficult to mention the cost of these vaccinations. It also depends who is the vaccine supplier in your town, and which pediatrician is procuring the vaccine from whom. At 5 years, you just have to give DPT booster which is also available at every government Hospital. So also MMR2. Varicella is available at the MRP approx 1600. (Varilix)
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My son is 3 months 20 days old. He has given 3dose of pentavalent vaccine on scheduled time. I missed his 1st dose of ipv before so He got 1st dose of IPV (0.1 ml subcutaneous) with 3rd dose of pentavalent vaccine. So when should I give 2nd dose of IPV? How many doses are needed? His weight is 6.6 kg now. Which other vaccines are mandatory?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My son is 3 months 20 days old. He has given 3dose of pentavalent vaccine on scheduled time. I missed his 1st dose of...
If your baby has got even one dose of IPV, you are OK as long as you have given OPV with Pentavalent vaccine along with first two doses. You need not give additional IPV. The weight is fine. Follow the immunisation schedule as per your pediatrician/ hospital card.
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Hello. .my nephew is 40 days old and he is often crying badly due to etching on anus caused by pinworm.. Suggest some medicine for him. I repeat he is only 40 days old.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello. .my nephew is 40 days old and he is often crying badly due to etching on anus caused by pinworm.. Suggest some...
It is rather unusual for such tiny infants to get pin worms. It will be better if the child is reviewed first in the clinic as the cause of itching could be something else. Only then any medication can be given to such babies.
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My baby recovered from sepsis on 3rd days of born due to bacterial infection by vancomycin .he is now 1.5 month & is o.k.,received pcv13 & one doctor says not to take PENTA1 vaccine. Only to take hexaxim. But doctor who treated him earlier says yes. Now I am confused. Please suggest me which one is to take?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby recovered from sepsis on 3rd days of born due to bacterial infection by vancomycin .he is now 1.5 month & is ...
Hexaxim is a vaccine which has Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, (DTaP), Polio, HIB and Hepatitis B components. If cost is not an issue it is a good choice. Otherwise many choices are available without injectable polio vaccine. That is fine too. You can give oral polio vaccine and Pentvac, Easyfive etc. This is half the cost and equally effective. These also contain DPT, HIB and Hepatitis B minus injectable polio.
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My nephew and he is 7 years old. He is in 2nd class. He is not eating properly on time and he is not focusing on study. He wants to watch TV only. He is short tempered. So please suggest what do we do to take him on the right way.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
The child needs to be reviewed once in the clinic. Usually anemic children become very irritable and difficult. There may other deficiencies too. Also both parents and chid will do well with counselling by a sympathetic doctor. Gentle weaning away from the TV by offering other interesting choices like making new friends, cycling, swimming, outdoor games etc. Will help greatly.
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Child Development - Is Your Toddler A Late Walker?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Child Development - Is Your Toddler A Late Walker?

Some babies learn to walk by the age of nine to ten months, and others may take longer, much longer to start walking properly. By the age of 15 months, people may start asking you if your little munchkin is able to walk yet. These constant questions can eventually irk you off, and keep you wondering if truly your baby is facing any sort of disability or not. In most cases, you will probably find your baby was too lazy to start walking all along, and he has mastered the art of “toddling” a couple of months later. Other times, when your baby has not started walking in over 17 months, you may want to give your paediatrician a visit.

When should you not worry?

If your baby is an active child and is playing around normally, you may not worry about him or her too much. If you find your child able to move around crawling or rapidly kicking his legs around, then your child is probably a late bloomer when it comes to walking. Other factors that will indicate that your baby is not going through any developmental issues are when he or she is able to communicate with sounds or broken speech. Other thing that you must keep in your mind is the relative age of your baby if it is born premature. If your toddler was born two months prematurely, then you must consider his developmental age by adding two months to his actual birth. Also notice if your child is able to move positions on his own, like if he is able to change positions when he is sitting down or lying down. As such, inability to walk is not really a solid indicative of a developmental disorder.

When is it of concern?

When you go to your paediatrician with your child regarding his inability to walk, your doctor will firstly take a note of the general movement of your baby. Thus the “quality” of movement is what matters the most. If your baby is showing signs of rigidity or flaccidity in his limbs, it may concern your doctor, as it is the primary symptom of cerebral palsy. Nothing can be concluded unless your get proper reports of scans like MRIs which your doctor will recommend you to get.

If your child is not walking, avoid carrying him around too much to allow him to make movements on his own. Who knows, you may find yourself chasing him around all over in no time! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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