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Dr. Arif Ahmed

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Hyderabad

32 Years Experience
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Dr. Arif Ahmed is one of the best Pediatricians in Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 32 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He studied and completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can consult Dr. Arif Ahmed at Allergy Foundation in Lakdi Ka Pul, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Arif Ahmed on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bombay University - 1986
MD - Paediatrics - Bombay University - 1988
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Bombay University - 1988
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Infant Colic And Treating With Homeopathy

BHMS, Diploma in Yoga Naturopathy
Homeopath, Thane
Infant Colic And Treating With Homeopathy

Infantile colic and often indicated homeopathic remedies. It’s also referred as crying baby syndrome.

For anyone with a baby suffering from this problem, it’s a reality that causes significant distress to the infant as well as parents, carers and siblings. A specific cause is as yet unknown and the symptoms involve excessive crying for more than three hours per day for more than three days per week in an infant who is otherwise (clinically) well and thriving. The infant may also have abdominal distension, flatus, borborygmus, a flushed face, clenched fists, may draw their knees up or arch their back, as if in pain. Colic may develop in the early weeks of life, peaking at around 2-8 weeks of age and ceasing by around 12 to 16 weeks but may, in rarer cases, persist for up to 12 months.

The symptoms may occur at any time but more typically arise in the late afternoon or evening. While fewer than 5% of colicky infants are found to have an organic disease, it’s important to differentiate colic from other causes of excessive crying such as constipation, infantile migraine, dairy, soy or some other form of allergy (where these may be associated with an aggravation of symptoms), gastro-oesophageal reflux (which may itself be secondary to dairy or soy allergy), or lactose overload / malabsorption (indicated by frothy watery diarrhoea with perianal excoriation). Other causes of persistent crying may include early teething, urinary tract infection, otitis media or raised intracranial pressure. 
There are a number of symptoms that, when combined with excessive crying, indicate the need for timely medical attention- these include a change in bowel habits, an abnormal temperature, persistent abdominal distenstion, an increase in crying frequency or lethargy.

Very few medications, from allopathic medicine have consistently been found to be effective for colic, but found to have serious side effects. In mothers who are breastfeeding, a maternal hypoallergenic diet, avoiding dairy products, eggs, wheat, or nuts, may improve matters. The rapid acting and low-risk features of homeopathic medicines can make them ideal for use with infants suffering from colic, and following are some of the most frequently prescribed.

Colocynthis: This is one of the most commonly used first-aid medicines for colic. Characteristically, the colic will cause the child to bring the knees up to the chest. Child will be irritable easily angered. There may be co-existing gastro-intestinal bloating, green spluttery diarrhoea, vomiting and a coated tongue. 

Chamomilla: Chamomilla is also a common prescription here. The child in this case usually hot, thirsty, has red cheeks and wants to be carried, cries inconsolably and may angrily reject things that are offered. In colic the appearance is typically one of vomiting, an arched back, restlessness, anger, and the infant is often teething at the same time. The stools may be green and smell of rotten eggs and there may be great abdominal distension with small quantities of flatus being passed. 


Nux vomica: Nux is often associated with nervousness, irritability, anger, as well as hypersensitivity to noise and light. In this instance, colic may arise 1 to 2 hours after feeding, and may be accompanied by retching or vomiting, constipation, flatulent distension of the abdomen, hunger, coating at the back of the tongue, or a stuffy nose

Mag phos: The mag phos infant may appear restless, weak and lethargic. There may be muscular spasms or twitching, teething, thirst for cold drinks, belching, constipation, bloating and flatulent colic that causes the child to bend double. 

Dioscorea: In this instance the infant will normally appear to be in severe pain and will exhibit borborygmi. They may be thirstless and have a coated tongue, yellowish diarrhoea and will often belch offensive gas. They will commonly arch their back and may have a history of digestive weakness. 

Pulsatilla: The pulsatilla child is usually sensitive, gentle, weepy and thirstless, despite still wanting the comfort of the breast or bottle, and wants to be held or rocked. They’re frequently seen sleeping with their hands above their heads. Attacks of colic may be aggravated by emotional stress

Bryonia alba: Indicated when symptoms develop slowly, irritability, an abdomen sensitive to touch, dry mucous membranes, a yellowish or brown coated tongue, constipation or the passing of large, dry stools, lethargy and a thirst for large amounts of liquid. Food or drink may be vomited soon after consuming it and the infant usually dislikes being carried or raised.

Carbo vegetabilis: Carbo veg is a common prescription for colic pains associated with bloating, offensive belching, and offensive flatulence. The child may appear weak or listless with a puffy face, the rate of respiration is often increased, the tongue may be coated white or yellowish and the skin may feel cold and have a bluish hue. 

Ignatia: This is often indicated where the mother has unresolved grief. The infant in this case may exhibit hyper-acuity of the senses, may be easily excited, apprehensive, moody, rigid and nervous. 

Lycopodium: The lycopodium infant may appear to be thin, weak, anxious, sensitive and apprehensive. Symptoms are worse in the late afternoon or early evening, and better from motion and after midnight.

Lastly, potency and dosage and medicine depends on age of the baby symptomatology and few other factors. It should be taken only as prescribed by homeopathic practitioner only.

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Dear doctors We have 2 months old child. I want to know that can we give water to drink? If yes then how many times & if no then why? Pls give ans me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear doctors We have 2 months old child. I want to know that can we give water to drink? If yes then how many times &...
Hello. Breast milk contains very good amount of water to fulfill thirst of baby. Nothing other than breast milk needs to be given not also water. Water may be source of infection, it is easily contaminated. On other hand breast milk is free from risk of contamination.
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My sister is 16 years age with 5feet height but she has 65 kg weight. She is too much worried about her increasing weight.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
My sister is 16 years age with 5feet height but she has 65 kg weight. She is too much worried about her increasing we...
Hi firstly, start doing surya namaskar in morning and start eating triphla chooran (natural medicine) in morning empty stomach with luke warm water. Start a fruit dieting every alternative day, means you have to eat fruits every alternative days & normal fruit every other alternative days. Avoid late night dinners and try to eat nothing after sunset. Sit in vajrasana after every meal you eat for 10 minutes. Walk atleast 30 min in morning.
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My baby's stool has very irregular.& constipation. What to do for my baby's regular stool.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My baby's stool has very irregular.& constipation. What to do for my baby's regular stool.
YOu have to mention the age to give an advice. If it is infant it is normal no to pass for even upto a week.
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Hi, Mera beta 4 months ka hai aur uska weight- 5.5 kg hai. Use bar bar patala dast hota hai, ek din me 7-8 bar .karan aur upaye bataye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, Mera beta 4 months ka hai aur uska weight- 5.5 kg hai. Use bar bar patala dast hota hai, ek din me 7-8 bar .karan...
Get his stools checked in a nearby laboratory and follow up with reports and till than give syp Zinconia 1.5 ml twelve hourly for five days.
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My baby is 3 months old. After I feed my baby I had pain in my breast. Doctor said baby has infection in her mouth because of bottle feed. And he suggested two liquid for apply baby mouth in 2 weeks. But after 2 weeks also the same problem continued and I feel my breast pain. What can I do. Is this any serious problem to my baby. Please I want more explanation from you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby is 3 months old. After I feed my baby I had pain in my breast. Doctor said baby has infection in her mouth be...
Your breast is paining and it can be due to improper suction etc and for baby first confirm any inflammation in her mouth and than diagnose it and than plan treatment accordingly.
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What is zinc preparation and how will it cure loose motions in my one year old daughter?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What is zinc preparation and how will it cure loose motions in my one year old daughter?
ORS is the first step you have to turn towards. There is quantity of water prescribed on the sachet that is to be mixed for 1 sachet of ORS powder. Zinc suspension helps a lot in infants suffering from loose motion. Z & D drops is the most prescribed one. My pediatrician does so. Ofcourse, these should be given only after consulting your pediatrician. Bifilac Probiotic Syrup is the most effective I have experienced for my daughter. Loose motion, may it be due to any reason, this oral suspension for babies help to cope up with the situation. This is a powder medicine that needs to be mixed with clean drinking water before use. Once the water is added, the medicine can be used for a maximum of 5 days. Rest should be discarded.
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Hello sir I have given pentaxim for my baby at 6 weeks and 10 weeks and hexaxim at 14 weeks. Now im really worried regarding the immune status. Can I switch to painful vaccine for further vaccination. If I opt for painful vaccine for booster dose will the immune status be compensated. Pls give me suggestions sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir
I have given pentaxim for my baby at 6 weeks and 10 weeks and hexaxim at 14 weeks. Now im really worried re...
It is pertussis part of vaccines which is painless (lesser painful) but immunity is short lived in compare to painful but long lasting. I personally advice for painful type. U may opt painful ie DTPw containing vaccine.
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My son 8 years old when ever he urinate I observed a little foam is it normal and he very often get sick he is very weak.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
he have low weight and hence give him home made,nutritious food about urine routine check is to be done.for all practical purpose it should be nonsignificant.
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