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Dr. Santosh Bhattacharjee

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, jameshedpur

50 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Santosh Bhattacharjee MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, jameshedpur
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MD - Paediatrics - Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh - 1966
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I am 20 years old female . 38 weeks baby heart beat per minutes?

MD - Paediatrics
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It varies from 120-200/min. If baby is asymptomatic upto 200 of heart beat per min is normal. Regards.
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Pls lybrate doctors, suggest some milk and gluten free baby food both liquid and solid.

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Pls lybrate doctors, suggest some milk and gluten free baby food both liquid and solid.
Breast and dairy milk is good and are gluten free. Avoid gluten containing product like wheat, rye, barley, and all their products. Gluten free products are fruit, vegetables, nuts, rice, beans and legumes. Gluten free diet can be well prepared at home. I do not prefer branded product so I do not name of market product. Pls check in the market.
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My baby is one year old. He got cold n cough almost about every week. After giving antibiotic he remains fine for 5-6days. But again he gets cold n cogh. Due to cough he doesn't take proper milk. And vomits. What should I do and how much milk should a one year old baby take.

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My baby is one year old. He got cold n cough almost about every week. After giving antibiotic he remains fine for 5-6...
Children below one and two years get frequent cough and cold due their general resistance is less. Some children are allergic to dust, pollution, change in weather etc. As the child keeps growing their resistance increases and the number of attacks (cough and cold) come down. But whenever child suffers take to a paediatrician and use medicines as advised. Take all the vaccinations accordingly as advised to protect and increase immunity. We cannot predict how milk a child drinks. You have to feed the baby as much as the baby drinks.
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My kid is having dry cough. He vomited just now. And he is having cold feet n cold hands. His head is hot. What should I do?

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You have not mentioned the age of the child. Children usually vomit following a bout of cough. Children usually swallow sputum. Hence needs to be treated with an expectorant.

My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?

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My son in law age 2.6 years .what should I give to him whether pediasure or horlicks or complan?
Your child should take proper family food rather than this products.In my views if he can take proper diet than nothing extra is required .but all are same.

Dear Doctor, my is daughter is 5 years old and having a problem of calcium. Please suggest some food along with medicine.

BHMS
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Don't go for medicine take all fruit, sitaphal has more calcium, nachani satvva, non veg food, crab.

My son is 8 years 9 months old. Last three days back i. E. On Monday he had a fever of 101.6 and it continued until yesterday i. E. Wednesday night. The fever ranged between 101 to 99. On tuesday along with the fever, rashes started, i. E. Pinpricked rash all over the body with slight itchiness, today he has no fever but rash is still present. Please help me with any medication. Thanking you.

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If there is no fever , the rash will subside. It is exanthematous fever.Have you given Measles vaccine yet? THere is possibility of measles. But there is no specific medicine needed , only give Calpol syrup ( Tell me the weight to suggest dosage ) and tepid sponging of the body when there is fever. You can ask me privately to be your regular doctor.
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My daughter age is 8 year 5 month. Her height is 118 cm and weight is 18. 5 kg. How improve her growth properly. Plese help

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Her height is ok for her age, but weight is less as per age, need to know her growth chart with serial weight record, has she been having less weight since beginning or there is recent fall in weight?
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Hello. Can I give Pediasure nutrition powder to my daughter. She is one year 2 months old. Please suggest.

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Hello. Can I give Pediasure nutrition powder to my daughter. She is one year 2 months old. Please suggest.
Talk to a healthcare professional about whether your child need diet evaluation and management, because pediasure only is not going to solve your concerns. Regard this product if your child is younger than 2 years of age. Pediasure products are not intended for infants younger than 1 year of age. According to the american academy of pediatrics, in india age recommendation 2 year or above, infants under a year old should be breastfed or fed an iron-fortified infant formula.
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My girl child of 7 month is having fever from last 3 days. Her temperature is not coming down from 102. Please suggest what to do?

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My girl child of 7 month is having fever from last 3 days. Her temperature is not coming down from 102. Please sugges...
Consult paediatrician. Paracetamol and ibuprofen can be given in proper dose bath by normal water can help reducing fever.

My grandson is 2 and half years old. He is generally healthy and has normal appetite. His bowel movements seem to be slower as he goes to toilet for potty twice or thrice a week only. Is that normal?

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My grandson is 2 and half years old. He is generally healthy and has normal appetite.  His bowel movements seem to be...
If the stool/motion is normal in consistency, it is normal. If it is hard causing pain or bleeding while passing, it needs treatment.

All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissues present in the intestines and results in damaged tissues. It initially affects the inner lining which ultimately results in thickening of the intestine. It may also lead to a hole in the abdomen resulting in bacteria entering the intestine, thus resulting in infection.

Symptoms-
The symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis are:

You may experience symptoms of bloating in the abdomen
The abdomen may be discolored
You may experience diarrhea and vomiting
You may not feel hungry
There may be presence of blood in your stool
You may have a fever and constantly feel lethargic
Causes-
Lack of blood and oxygen in the intestine causes it to become weak and increases the chances of necrotizing enterocolitis. It may result if oxygen levels drop during a difficult delivery. If the intestines are weak, then they are at a higher risk of getting infected by bacteria. If you have an excessive supply of blood cells in your body or other stomach condition, then it may lead to this disease.

Diagnosis-
Usually the doctor conducts a physical exam to detect the symptoms of this disease. If babies are born with this condition, then they may suffer from weak immune system and problems in blood circulation. The doctor may also recommend x-rays to get detailed images of the intestine in order to probe for symptoms of inflammation and damage.

Treatment-
The treatment of the disease depends on few factors such as:

The child's age
How far has the disease progressed?
Health of your child
It is recommended to stop breastfeeding. Feed the baby through intravenous methods. The doctor may also recommend antibiotics and oxygen support if the child has breathing problems. In severe cases, the child may require surgery to treat this disease.

If the treatment occurs early, then the child may recover. However, complications such as a narrow and damaged bowel may persist. This may cause problems in nutrient absorption in the intestine leading to other disorders.
All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis
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My baby has just crossed 6 months. What should she eat & what type of food is suitable for her?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby has just crossed 6 months. What should she eat & what type of food is suitable for her?
Start with semi solid foods with more liquidsthan solid, gradually increase solid portion with increasing age to pure solids. Prefer homemade over readymade food.
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5 Healthy Habits That Every Child Should Follow

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Pediatrician
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Few things in life take longer than habits to be inculcated and eventually to die out. Every parent tries in his or her way to teach the child certain healthy habits, those that they wish would be followed long enough to be internalized by them. Certain healthy habits that every child should follow are:

1. Include a lot of vegetables in the diet: There is an array of vegetables available in the market, which is replete with rich nutritional values. Though children are generally averse to the idea of eating vegetables, it is your duty to inculcate in them the habit of eating vegetables and constantly remind them of their rich nutritional benefits.

2. Never skip breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is often the most ignored. Most children have the propensity to skip breakfast if they are late and generally they are seldom reprimanded by their parents. As a parent, you must make it a point not to take this lightly and severely insist on a healthy breakfast every morning.

3. Indulge in physical activities: With the advent and easy access of technology, going out to play in has become a distant reality, one that is never explored. However, it goes without saying that nothing can substitute the physical and mental benefits that a physical activity entails. It not only keeps the body of your child fit but also helps in keeping the mind fresh.

4. Read daily: Few things in life can be as rewarding and fulfilling as reading a book. However the habit does not come easy and as a parent it is your responsibility to induce in them this. Try to make your child read a few pages everyday till they take it up themselves out of their volition.

5. Drink water and skip the soda: The many flavored sodas, which are available serve as a more palatable alternative to the drab water for the children. Though the choice may seem convenient, it must be snipped off right from the beginning. Sodas are packed with harmful preservatives and should be duly avoided by children. Instead, they must choose the bottle of water to quench the thirst.
5 Healthy Habits That Every Child Should Follow
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My son is 15 months old. For the last one week he has developed a habit of getting irritated at anything for most of the times in a day and he keeps screeching. Also, he has started avoiding eatables and is not at all interested in taking food by any means. Is it normal in this period of infancy or he needs some kind of extra efforts from us. Please advise. Thanks,

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My son is 15 months old. For the last one week he has developed a habit of getting irritated at anything for most of ...
Hi, as he is 15mths old, keep a check on his teeth as may be new tooth or teeth are about to erupt and he is undergoing slight pain and irritation on that area. It's normal for a kid who is having dentition, and without any major cause becomes irritable. Give him your love and affection, ask him what thing is making him like this. Give him food which contains more calcium like milk, milk products, green leafy veggies, if you are non-veg. Then chicken and fish can be given. Medication: homoeopathic schwabe's biocombination 21/ 2 tablets 3 times a day daily for 4 months. Revert.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Hi, please provide details of the medications which you suspect. Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be treated but the assessment of severity needs to be done.

When we can start giving water to an infant, in particular at what age?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Ideally all water needs of a child are met by breast milk till 4-6 months of age. You should start water after that only.
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My Daughter is 3.5 year old. But most of the teeth have cavity, some of them got damaged from sides also. Please suggest what we should do in his case.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Cavities may go for complications like abscess formation. You must immediately get treatment by a pedodontist.
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My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch her mouth. Tried everything ragi, orange juice, carrots potatoes etc but she is not willing to eat. Please help what should I do. Her weight is 8.6 kg and she remains active whole day playing only but appetite is really poor. Kindly suggest what I can do. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My 11 months old daughter I eat very very less. Milk now seems she is not a all interested does not allow to touch he...
Try to make colourful food. Try to make her eat with her frnds. Try to add butter in khichdi and dalia. 2-3 gap in meals. Try new food items and give fair trial for 20 mins for each food item.

My baby is 17 days old and he is suffering from coughing last 7 days can I give medicine to him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Newborn babies coughing is not due to infection and they are throat clearing and if he feeds well her is nothing to worry.
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