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Dr. Geetanjali Dambalkar - Pediatrician, Gurgaon

Dr. Geetanjali Dambalkar

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS

Pediatrician, Gurgaon

12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Geetanjali Dambalkar MD - Paediatrics, MBBS Pediatrician, Gurgaon
12 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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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. Geetanjali Dambalkar is a popular Pediatrician in Sector-66, Gurgaon. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 12 years. She has done MD - Paediatrics, MBBS . You can consult Dr. Geetanjali Dambalkar at Gurgaon Child and Vaccination clinic in Sector-66, Gurgaon. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Geetanjali Dambalkar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MD - Paediatrics - Father Muller Medical College Mangalore - 2010
MBBS - Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary - 2005
Past Experience
Senior Resident at Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi
Assistant Professor at Grant Medical College
Consultant at Alchemist hospital
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Marathi
Awards and Recognitions
Secured 2nd Position in the Divisional round of NNF Quiz in Neonatology for Postgraduates
Secured 1st Position In College Round Of IAP Quiz For Postgraduates - 2009
Best thesis award for dissertation on " Multiorgan dysfunction in neonates with perinatal asphxia"
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Member of the IAP Gurgaon Branch
Lifetime membership of IAP central branch

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COUGH, COLD AND RUNNY NOSE IN CHILDREN

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
COUGH, COLD AND RUNNY NOSE IN CHILDREN

What causes cough, runny nose, and other symptoms of the common cold? — These symptoms are usually caused by a viral infection. Lots of viruses can take hold inside your nose, mouth, throat, or lungs, and cause cold symptoms. Most adults get over a cold without lasting problems but having a cold can be uncomfortable especially for kids.

What are the symptoms of the common cold? — The symptoms include:

Sneezing

Coughing

●Sniffling and runny nose

Sore throat

●Chest congestion

In children, the common cold can also cause a fever.

How can I tell if my child has a cold or the flu? — The common cold and the flu both cause many of the same symptoms. But they also have some important differences. This table can help you tell the difference between a cold and the flu (table below).

SYMPTOMS COLD FEVER
Fever Rare Usual;high (100-102 deg F), lasts 3-4 days
Headache Rare Common
General aches and pains Slight Usual, often severe
Fatigue, weakness Sometimes Usual, can last upto 2-3 weeks
Extreme exhaustion Never Usual, at the beginning of illness
Stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Chest discomfort, cough Mild to moderate, Hacking cough Common; can become severe

 

When should I call the doctor? — Most people who have a cold do not need to see the doctor

Call your child's doctor if he or she:

● A fever of more than 100.4º F (38º C) that comes with shaking chills, loss of appetite, or trouble breathing.

     ● Refuses to drink anything for a long time

●Is younger than 4 months

●Has a fever and is not acting like him- or herself

●Has a cough that lasts for more than 2 weeks and is not getting any better

●Has a stuffed or runny nose that gets worse or does not get better after 2 weeks

●Has red eyes or yellow goop coming out of his or her eyes

●Has ear pain, pulls at his or her ears, or shows other signs of having an ear infection

Take your child to the emergency room if he or she:

●Becomes confused or stops responding to you

●Has trouble breathing or has to work hard to breathe

 

What should I know if my child has a cold? — In children, the common cold is often more severe than it is in adults and also lasts longer. Usually it lasts 3 to 7 days, but some children may have symptoms for up to 10 days. In addition, children often get a fever during the first 3 days of a cold.

Are cough and cold medicines safe for children? — If your child is younger than 6, you should not give him or her any cold medicines. These medicines are not safe for young children. Never give aspirin to any child younger than 18 years old. In children, aspirin can cause a life-threatening condition called Reye syndrome. When giving your child acetaminophen or other nonprescription medicines, never give more than the recommended dose. However you may try some home remedies like honey admixed with ginger and older children may beneffit from steam inhaltion and warm saline gargles

Can the common cold lead to more serious problems? — In some cases, yes. In some people having a cold can lead to:

Pneumonia or bronchitis (infections of the lungs)

●Ear infections

●Worsening of asthma symptoms

●Sinus infections

How can I keep from getting another cold? —The most important thing you can do is to wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol hand rubs work well, too. The germs that cause the common cold can live on tables, door handles, and other surfaces for at least 2 hours. You never know when you might be touching germs. That's why it's so important to clean your hands often. You may also take steps towards improving your child's immunity like giving him a wholesome and nutritious diet comprising of all vegetables and fruits. Encourage physical activity/ exercise in your child. You may also provide him/her protection from seasonal flu by enruring regular vaccination for the same.

 

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My daughter is 2 years old. 15 days back she suffered from vomiting and loose motion. Yesterday 15 days course of Lanzol Tab was completed .today her body temperature is changing hourly. Suddenly she becomes so warm suddenly she gets chilled. And now I giving her homeopathic medicine as our family doctor suggested to give her safe medicine. According to him she is having any sort of infection nothing else. She is teething also .this time molar teeth is about to be visible .i want to know whether its teething problem .or infection? She is not complaining about any sort of pain. Just body temperature is fluctuating.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter is 2 years old. 15 days back she suffered from vomiting and loose motion. Yesterday 15 days course of Lan...
It is very likely that she may be having these symptoms as a result of teething, but infection cannot be completely ruled out at this stage. I would suggest you to give her some medication to bring down the temperature whenever it crosses 100 degrees and observe for next 1-2 days, if fever becomes higher or more frequent or any other new symptoms develop then you must take her to a doctor to check for any infection and start appropriate medications.
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My baby is 2 months old she is struggling while nursing. During nursing she coughing ands she doing deep breath for 4 to 5 times after that. What to do doctor for overactive letdown. Now she vomits the milk.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2 months old she is struggling while nursing. During nursing she coughing ands she doing deep breath for 4...
There could be several reasons for this struggling and coughing while nursing, most common reasons being incorrect positioning while nursing, and the correct position can be ensured by keeping her head at a higher level while feeding and also to ensure burping after each feed, also after burping, you must keep her in upright position for about 10 minutes before putting her down. Another reason why coughing and deep breath may happen is because she might be having a nasal block or cold (runny nose) which may make feeding a little difficult for her as babies are obligatory nasal breathers and while feeding taking breath becomes difficult for them. Mother's let down is not to worry about as it automatically gets adjusted according to the baby's feeding cycle when you feed her on demand.
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