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Dr. Shekar Rao

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Shekar Rao is a renowned Pediatrician in West Marredpally, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. Shekar Rao at Dr. Shekar Rao@Basant Sahney Hospital in West Marredpally, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shekar Rao on Lybrate.com.

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Colic Pain - How to Treat It

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Colic Pain - How to Treat It

When you have a newborn bundle of joy, no parent would be ready for constant crying bouts from the infant. However, for various reasons, even healthy, well-fed infants can be colicky.

What is it: Although a mystery, a baby is said to be colicky if it cries for more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks at a stretch. The baby is completely healthy, and the symptoms start about 2 to 3 weeks of life in both breast-fed and bottle-fed babies. The baby usually has a red face from crying and could be pulling its legs towards its chest due to the abdominal discomfort.

Causes: Though still not exactly established, some things that are believed to cause colic include:

  1. The baby's digestive system that is growing and goes through spasms
  2. Extreme sensitivity to noise and light in the surrounding environment
  3. Accumulation of gas in the belly that is ingested with the milk (breast or bottles)
  4. Hormones that are supposedly affecting the baby's moods

Treatment: As there is no specific cause identified, the treatment is also symptomatic and aims at soothing the baby's pain and discomfort.

  1. Altered feeding: Given that a baby's tummy is very small and is about the size of a fist, it makes sense to feed it small amounts at regular intervals than to give a full feed once in like 4 to 5 hours. The baby is sure to feel full with this and therefore the discomfort. Burping between the feed is also shown to help avoid feeling of fullness. If you are breast feeding, try to not let the baby doze off when feeding.
  2. Anti-colic bottles: These bottles have a vent inside the bottle which will help reduce the accumulation of gas within the bottle. There are various brands available in the market, these could be a good solution if the baby is even partially bottle-fed.
  3. Simethicone: This is an anti-flatulent, which again helps eliminate gas bubbles in the stomach and thereby provides relief to the infant. It can be given either by a dropper or a syringe.
  4. Exercise: Try bending the legs at the knee and holding it towards the baby's stomach, this can help ease the pain.

Remember that this is a very transient thing and usually disappears on its own by the 4th month, and the above measures are only to help the baby and the mother.

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My niece from last two days she vomit while after feeding so what can I do? Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My niece from last two days she vomit while after feeding so what can I do? Please advise.
How frequently you vomit? seek prompt medical attention if nausea and vomiting are accompanied by other warning signs, such as: chest pain severe abdominal pain or cramping blurred vision fainting confusion cold, clammy, pale skin high fever and stiff neck fecal material or fecal (foul) odor in the vomit I am a doctor and registered dietitian who will prescribe a customized diet plan and medications to help in nausea. Do reply back for private consultation for a detailed treatment plan including dietary therapy.
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I have 1 son 4 years old. During his birth I could not able to give him mother's milk. Because I din have. May b fed for 1wk. From his 1 and half year, he has been often suffering from cold. He has also cough allergy, v have been given him syrup thrice a month v go to hospital. What can improve his health sir or what should v give him fa better health. Please help me.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Babies fed on breat milk are known to have definitive advantage over those who are formulae fed. Anyway, small kids are know to suffer five to six episodes of viral respiratory infections in a year. You need not to worry for this. Just give him everything you eat at home without any restrictions.
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My daughter is unable to express herself with words instead she communicates with gestures. Her date of birth is 06-08-2015 and she weighs about 10 kilos. Is it normal for a two year old to utter only a few words or is it something to worry? Please help.

MD Pediatric
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter is unable to express herself with words instead she communicates with gestures. Her date of birth is 06-0...
According to you she has developed non verbal language. So she probably understands things. Get her hearing assessment done and if required speech therapy can be started. By 2 years age child should develop 2 word sentences. You should see if her early language milestones were also delayed. When she started saying mama, papa. Some more questions need to be asked for other causes of language delay like autism. Get her assessed thoroughly.
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We had given Vaccination to our 3 months old baby boy on 17 Jan 2018 in which polio drops were also included. Now there was polio vaccination yesterday. But we did not give him yesterday as we gave him on 17 Jan 2018. Is it ok or did we do a mistake by not giving him polio vaccine yesterday.

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
We had given Vaccination to our 3 months old baby boy on 17 Jan 2018 in which polio drops were also included. Now the...
The idea of pulse polio is to give mass vaccination of inactivated polio virus as to get total immunity of the population called as" herd immunity" in mass immunisation programmes, in addition to protecting your baby you will help in achieving containment if wild polio virus by replacing it with inactivated virus from the polio drops. You aren t doing harm to your baby by not putting the drops as she will be protected from last vaccination, but if lot of people get left out then the wild virus can re emerge in such population. So if there is home visit for putting polio drops please get it done. And next month pulse polio programme is there as well. Don't miss it. Best wishes.
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I am 35 years female. I have two fibroids in my uterus. I am getting pain very worse menses time and heavy bleeding. My mood also swings I can't bare the pain pls help me.

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), PGDHHM, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 35 years female. I have two fibroids in my uterus. I am getting pain very worse menses time and heavy bleeding. ...
treatment of fibroid depend on size of fibroid and first try to treat by medicine if still problem remain same then will do surgery for fibroid.so,visit to doctor with report for proper treatment.
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Hi, My baby is 1 year old. He is having itching in his head as a result redness has occurred on his head and swelling, Please help me in this regard.

BHMS ,PGDPC , MS (psych.)
Homeopath, Nashik
Hi, My baby is 1 year old. He is having itching in his head as a result redness has occurred on his head and swelling...
Do not worry Take Homeopathic medicine for best results for 7 days 1) Teucricum 200.4 pills at morning 2) Graphite 200.4 pills at night.
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My baby is 25 days old and every time she passes gas or even otherwise little poops comes out. Her normal poops are abut 3 to 4 times per day but this small ones means I am changing her nappy in every five minutes. Please advise is this normal or not.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), FACEE PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Allahabad
My baby is 25 days old and every time she passes gas or even otherwise little poops comes out. Her normal poops are a...
Yes this is normal. Some of neonate and infant passes little amount of stool with gas. And some of them has increase intestinal motality upto three to four month so thay used t pass more requent stool. Concern will arise if he is not gaining weight, decrease feeding, dull look, decrease urination frequency and amount.
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What Conditions Can Be Treated With Pediatrics?

BPTh/BPT, MPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Pediatrics?

Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy and associated disorders, Spina Bifida, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthrogyposis, Cardio-Pulmonary Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Cancer,and Traumatic Brain Injury. In addition, many children present with hypotonia and developmental coordination disorder without a formal diagnosis. Orthopedic conditions - scoliosis, back pain, sports injuries, fractures, and orthopedic surgeries.

What is the pediatric PT’srole?

Pediatric physical therapist evaluates and provides treatment for delays in motor skills by developing the strength and range of motion that children need to move easily and effectively. In addition to assessment of flexibility, strength, posture, gait, sensory processing, balance,coordination and skill.Long-term goal - Gross motor skill development solid to age with good quality to both sides of the body.

  • Despite variations depending on the child, neuro motor development stages occur in a specific order in the first years of life.
  • The order of a normal motor development for an infant is:
  • At 3 months old baby should be able to:Raise the head while on the stomach
  • Open and close the hands Bring the hand to the mouth Catch and shake objects at hand reach
  • At 4 to 7 months -Baby learns to:Roll back on the belly on both sidesTo pull himself to sit down Keep sitting with the support of his hands forward

At 8 to 12 months she should be able to:Sit down still unaidedCrawlUse his hands when topples forward or sidewaysCrawlHold stand upMove from one position to anotherWalk aided by holding on to objects or when moving objectsOf course, depending on the child’s abilities, these learning stages may vary by a few months, but it is important to stimulate -and yet not over-stimulate the baby- with the help of games, educational hugs and massages to guide your child towards a proper development.

If your baby does not have any neurological disorder but you have doubts about her/him progress, our specialist will do a complete assessment and give you all the appropriate advices to monitor and guide your baby’s progression.

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Hi, my Sister went for an anomaly scan and the doctor said that the baby has "unossified nasal bone" We are really concerned and would like to know what are the chances of the baby having a down syndrome?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics, DM - Medical Genetics
Geneticist, Gurgaon
Hi, my Sister went for an anomaly scan and the doctor said that the baby has "unossified nasal bone" We are really co...
Hi, thank you for the question. The unossified nasal bone seen on a scan in second trimester of pregnancy is seen 6 times more commonly in fetuses with Down syndrome as compared to normal fetuses. This likelihood is not same when unossified nasal bone is seen in first trimester only, in case of which we repeat scan in second trimester. Considering that your sister went for an anomaly scan, I presume that she is in at least 18th week of her pregnancy and hence the second trimester. As a result of the above reason, it is definitely suggested for your sister to undergo confirmatory testing for Down syndrome by Amniocentesis and fetal Karyotype. At the same time, it is not necessary that a fetus with unossified nasal bone definitely has Down syndrome. Hence, no decision should be taken without confirmatory testing.
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