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Dr. Bala Prasad Merugu

Pediatrician, Hyderabad

150 at clinic
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Dr. Bala Prasad Merugu is an experienced Pediatrician in A.S Rao Nagar, Hyderabad. He is currently associated with Prasad Poly Clinic in A.S Rao Nagar, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bala Prasad Merugu on Lybrate.com.

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My 7 year son wet the bed regularly at night sometimes in day also please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
Don't give him any liquid after 5 pm handle with care, don't scold him, whenever you sleep ask him to go to washroom.
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My baby born premature 31 weeks 3 days. Now she weighs 2 kgs. On her genital part right side swelling observed. Dr. told to do usg. On usg we found right inguinal hernia on ovaries. Surgeon reduced the swelling with his hand. Bow swelling reduced. 8 mm defect hole observed. surgery is compulsory or cure on its own.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
My baby born premature 31 weeks 3 days. Now she weighs 2 kgs. On her genital part right side swelling observed. Dr. t...
Hi, continue what your doctor prescribed. If symptoms are not relieved the you can review. Pencillins and cephalosporins can be used in entire pregnancy for uti treatment. Better avoid tablets for long duration.
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My 10 weeks old baby drinks around. 4 ounces of milk pwe feed around 9-10 times a day. I tried to increase the time gap between every feed from 2 to 3 hours but failed to do so. I increased from 4 to 4.5 ounces but she still gets hungry after two hours. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 10 weeks old baby drinks around. 4 ounces of milk pwe feed around 9-10 times a day. I tried to increase the time g...
Your child is getting adequate nutrition. Periodic weight, length check-ups & pediatrician consultation would help.
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Reasons Behind Whooping Cough In Children!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Reasons Behind Whooping Cough In Children!

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly communicable respiratory disease, which particularly affects babies younger than 6 months and who haven't been vaccinated yet. It can also affect children of 11 to 18 years of age who suffer from low immunity.

Vaccination has significantly decreased the incidence in infant age group, though there is rise seen in incidence in older age groups, hence small pertussis component is getting added in booster doses in older ages. 

If the diagnosis of a whooping cough is done at an early stage, antibiotics of suitable dosage could help cut down coughing and few other symptoms. Doing so will also help prevent the infection from spreading to others.

What causes a whooping cough?

1. Bordetella pertussis bacteria

A whooping cough, characterised by a 'whooping sound', is caused by a bacterial infection called bordetella pertussis. The bacteria when inhaled get attached to the lining of the airways in your child's upper respiratory system, wherein they release toxins to cause swelling and inflammation. It's mostly transmitted to you from your infant, especially when he/she is in the early stages of the infection and hasn't been diagnosed yet. It can last about three weeks, this duration is reducible to five days, by antibiotic treatment.

2. Transmission from an infected person

When anyone infected with the disease sneezes or coughs, the droplets in the surrounding become infected. Young children who come in contact with the contaminated surrounding may get infected by the same bacteria.

How to recognise the signs of whooping cough?

The symptoms tend to worsen gradually and become worse at night, there are bouts of a cough as the airway gets irritated by the bacterial toxin leading to swelling and inflammation and mucus production with airway spasm.

You know that your child has this condition if he/she displays the following symptoms:

Moreover, children under 18 months of age affected with whooping cough should be watched at carefully as persistent coughing can disrupt their breathing process. It has multiple complications and can cause severe pneumonia itself. Can be effectively treated by macrolide group of antibiotics.

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How and what to feed my one year old baby when suffering from cold cough and throat infection specially when he is not eating solid from few days. Suggest some beneficial food so that he gets nutrition without losing weight. How to take care of him like giving steam and heat if required.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
How and what to feed my one year old baby when suffering from cold cough and throat infection specially when he is no...
It would be difficult to give a 1 year old steam and plus its a little dangerous, as children can get cranky throw the steamer away and might injure themselves. As for feeding give him warm soups, dal, egg etc, It's a normal tendency for babies to have decreased appetite when they are sick, at this time do not force feed your child as he may vomit. Be patient with him, give him choice of what he wants to eat. If your child skips a meal. Do not stress on it but make the next meal more nutritious by adding butter/ ghee in dal, soup.
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My daughter is 4 months old. She keeps crying even after feeding her. I think she remains hunger & is not satisfied by my milk. Can I start formula. If yes which one.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
My daughter is 4 months old. She keeps crying even after feeding her. I think she remains hunger & is not satisfied b...
Hello lybrate-user! Infant cry due to many reasons! Check if you have adequate breast milk coming! Formula milk is not digestible with all babies! They may vomit it out or they may cause constipation! Burp your baby after every feed! Try to c if her tummy have gas is she passes gas! Give colicaid drops if she is h ing discomfort in stomach! If you want you can give one time formula milk! Start with little amount! Take care.
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My grand son 2 months baby is suffering with chronic constipation and the pope is very hard. He gets motion only if we apply Glicerin suppository otherwise suffering very hard. Please advise to avoid his problem ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Probably the feed is less,if baby is breast feeding then immediately after breast feed give top feed.Give tab perinorm thrice a day and galact powder 2tsf thrice a day for 15 days to mother
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On 5.10.16, we shifts with our baby just 8 months old child from our native village to New Delhi who was feeding cow and mother's milk there. Now we have changed to buffalo milk in Delhi. Today he start vomiting two or three times. Suggest us. Thanks n Regards.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
On 5.10.16, we shifts with our baby just 8 months old child from our native village to New Delhi who was feeding cow ...
avoid Buffalo milk for sure .its not easy to digest.always give cow milk with little sugar added in it.which is as nearer to mom's milk as possible .
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My 3 year old sis is sick with a temperature of 100 Degrees she can not keep anything down including Liquids. What should I do?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My 3 year old sis is sick with a temperature of 100
Degrees she can not keep anything down including
Liquids. What sh...
You can use paracetamol suppository to bring down the temperature, but if she is not able to keep down even liquids, you need to take her to Dr. Asap to check whether she is dehydrated.
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My son is three years old suffering from worms I have given him zentel syrup on monday bt symptoms are same can I repeat dosage of within same week.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP)
Pediatrician, Barmer
My son is three years old suffering from worms I have given him zentel syrup on monday bt symptoms are same can I rep...
there is no harm in repeating dose again in same wk. frequency of zentel is depends on types of warms your child is affacted.
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My daughter body is week. She is not healthy in her age and her body colours is dull. She is looking some black colour. Whats the reason please tell. And what I do.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My daughter body is week. She is not healthy in her age and her body colours is dull. She is looking some black colou...
Need not worry as long as she is active. Make her eat well. Colour of skin is decided by the genes so we can not change the colour. Let nature take a call.
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What is fibrosis apities both side and what is its treatment. Please give brief answer for the treatment.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is fibrosis apities both side and what is its treatment. Please give brief answer for the treatment.
Appetite stimulants, although efficacious in treating malnutrition in CF, should only be prescribed if decreased food intake secondary to inadequate appetite is the principal cause of the malnutrition and all other contributing factors have been assessed, ruled-out or treated. the use of several appetite stimulants used in CF and other diseases to improve appetite and maximize caloric intake
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Hi baby is five and half months of age when can I start with semi solid foods. What are the best foods which I can give to my baby.

Doctor of Medicine - Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Agra
Hi baby is five and half months of age when can I start with semi solid foods. What are the best foods which I can gi...
Start when she is 6 month. Home made semisolid easily digestible diets such as khichri, semolina, rice, porridge, mashed potatoes etc can be tried.
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I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and some one suggested to go for painless one as fever etc does not happen in it. Kindly suggest that do they have some side effects and are they costly compared to normal ones.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and som...
DTaP is a costlier variant of DPT with acellular pertusis antigen.Although no difference in effectivity. But availability is poor these days.
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I have male baby 4 months n 20 days he plays actively but not passing his stool since from three days. I have consulted Dr. Few days back he advise to give tab bcoz of that tablet baby passed stool once but again facing same problem .but regularly passing urinals n more active please suggest. He is in breast feeding only.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have male baby 4 months n 20 days he plays actively but not passing his stool since from three days. I have consult...
Just stick on Exclusive Breast feeding. Even a baby doesnot pass stoll for 7 days on breast milk, no problem. Do not give any laxatives until unless his poor bowel movement affects his activity, wt gain, feeding patrern.
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My 4 months old son is passing little stool all day long and passing diaper full of stool 3 to 4 times a day stool is sometimes foamy yellow sometimes mucus yellow and he is passing wind also, what shall I do? Please advise.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
In this age this is normal procedure. Do not worry. If he passes stool 15 to 20 times then you must see a child specialist.
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My baby is just 6 months older. We both are working so its not possible for my wife to feed her, so we also use bottle regularly. But since last 3-4 days she left getting feed with bottle. Pls suggest me some remedies. Is she ok or have a problem in her throat.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My baby is just 6 months older. We both are working so its not possible for my wife to feed her, so we also use bottl...
Hello, Your baby can be started with weaning(introduction of solid foods). I would take it as an opportunity to teach a child to slowly develop taste for regular food cooked in Indian household. Do not force her on milk as she will rebel more and will never learn to eat food which is made for rest of the family. Use this opportunity to train her for solid foods.
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