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Dr. Amit

Pediatrician, Kolkata

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Dr. Amit is a renowned Pediatrician in Sodepur, Kolkata. You can visit him at Lakshmi Maternity Hospital in Sodepur, Kolkata. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amit on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 1 month old. He has a problem of gas in his body . Because of gad, he cries sometime. So what can we do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 1 month old. He has a problem of gas in his body . Because of gad, he cries sometime. So what can we do?
in some newborn gas distention is common.treatment is simple .use carminatives like ginger lime water.
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I have a baby boy having a problem. Mean he fall in trouble when goes for latrine. He is 3 years old and it takes him lot of time to do potty. Please suggest what to do ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Mostly it is functional constipation. Give lot of fluids and fibre rich foods lik vegetables and fruits. Cultivate the habit of sitting on the toilet daily.
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I had 1 month girl baby since born she is not crying and not drinking milk please advise me what can I do ?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
If she did not cry just after birth, definately peds consultant already attend the baby and must have told about some problem. If not then consult pediatrician.
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Hello doctor, meri baby 15 months ki ho gai h and uske abhi tak teeth nahi aaye use vit. D3 ke shacets bhi diye bt unse bhi koi effect nahi aaya. So please suggest something.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Normally teeth erupts between 4-7 months how ever we wait till 18 months for the first tooth to appear. If no tooth appears till this age you should consult a pediatric dentist.
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Iron Deficiency In Children - Symptoms And Prevention

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Iron Deficiency In Children - Symptoms And Prevention

Iron is an essential nutrient and mineral that is required by adults and children alike. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. It is especially important for children because it aids development and prevents anaemia. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays. It can lead to less healthy red blood cells in the child's blood stream which will cause a delay in the growth of physical and mental faculties.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children

Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:

  1. Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight
  2. Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
  3. Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
  4. Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
  5. Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
  6. Children suffering from, Malabsorption, Chronic diarrhoea, thyroid disorders and Celiac Disease
  7. Children ages 1 to 5 who have been exposed to lead
  8. Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia in children may include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Fatigue or weakness
  3. Slow cognitive and social development
  4. Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  5. Increased likelihood of infections
  6. Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or pure starch

Prevent iron deficiency in children

Take steps to prevent iron deficiency in your child by paying attention to his or her diet. For example:

  1. Encourage a balanced diet. When you begin serving your baby solids, typically between ages 4 months and 6 months, feed him or her foods with added iron, such as iron-fortified baby cereal. For older children, good sources of iron include red meat, chicken, fish, beans and dark green leafy vegetables. Between ages 1 and 5, don't allow your child to drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of milk a day.
  2. Enhance absorption. Vitamin C helps promote the absorption of dietary iron. You can help your child absorb iron by offering foods rich in vitamin C, such as melon, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.
  3. Deworming: The power to kill parasites. With such tablets, we can eliminate worms in children and stop parasites from absorbing the critical nutrients a child needs to develop.
  4. Consider iron supplements. If your baby was born prematurely or with a low birth weight or you're breast-feeding a baby older than 4 months and he or she isn't eating two or more servings a day of iron-rich foods, talk to your child's doctor about oral iron supplements.

Don't take pallor lightly. Consult the doctor.

Make sure that you watch out for the tell tale signs of iron deficiency and take the necessary precautions to avoid the same. If you wish to discuss about any specific child related problem, you can consult a specialized pediatrician.

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Hello Dr. I have a daughter who is 5 month but she is very weak her weight is only 4 kg. I am much worried about their health pls tell me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Stop feeding with bottle if doing start weaning foods- liquids to start -semisolids-solids as child grow up feed every 2-3 hours to ensure sufficient calorie intake moniter weight every month to know growth pattern.
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Hi Doctor My daughter is 3 Months Old and since the past couple of weeks had issue with Nostril. There is no chest congestion however she faces issues with Breathing. We have been applying Nostril Drops and Stream but it is not providing much relief. Kindly suggest.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi Doctor My daughter is 3 Months Old and since the past couple of weeks had issue with Nostril. There is no chest co...
Infants tend to get nasal block quite often, steam and nasal drops is the treatment, if there is no chest congestion.
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Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Why my baby boy son is crying like anything. He is just 8 months. He is contentiously getting cold and cough.
it may be due to block nose, give 1/2 tsf syr triminic bd, steam inhalation, put nasal saline drops in each nostril, it will help. thanks
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

My son just 5 months old we are giving him only mothers milk .but we think that only mothers milk is not sufficient for stomach full so please suggested some alternative.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
My son just 5 months old we are giving him only mothers milk .but we think that only mothers milk is not sufficient f...
hello ideally you should breast feed for 6 months exclusively. you can start with mashed banana . introduce new foods every week like boiled potatoes, dal water, rice water, custard, curd . thank you
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My son 5 years old.(birth wt 2.5 kg, normal delivery, 38 weeks). He is very thin and weak. He tired early during any activity (running, jumping, cycling etc.). Also he said that he tired and can't do that. He also feels low self esteem when see other child to doing these activities. Also when he get coughing, it goes away approx 20 days every time. We consulted paediatrician/physician also 3-4 times. Following test carried out: Echo test/Chest xray- normal TB gold test:-ve ESR-10 mm/HR TLC/DLC-normal, RBC-3.7 Hb: 9-10 (four times repeated, every 3 month gap during last 1.5 years. Dr. Given following: Iron + folic acid syrup, Zinc+Multivitamin + multiminerals syrup. We also give him chapati/rice/milk/paneer, egg/almond/kismis/banana, other fruits etc. But his weight & Hb is not increases. We are (parents & son) vegetarian. What test is to be carried out to find any problems for not gaining weight and strength. What food (veg/non veg) & supplement give to him for increasing weight/Hb?

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Hi lybrate-user, If your child is regularly having strengthening and healthy food and supplements too. But unable to gain weight. We need to go with Ayurvedic Nutrition .I will recommend for "Genetic Scanning" It will tell, what of his vital organs are in strain that's why he is not able to gain weight and strength. What food (fruit, vegetable, cereals.) according to his prakriti - Vata, Pitta, Kapha are best suitable for him. Sometime we are having all the good food in our diet .but if it is not suitable to our Prakriti ,it will not get digest and absorbed by our body, thus will increase by- produces and toxin level. We will feel lethargic and low. If you want .we can explain you further over call .)
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My daughter is 4 years old she has sensation of frequent urination please suggest what to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It may be a sign of urinary tract infection. Get urine culture and sensitivity test & ultrasound kub done. Consult a pediatrician immediately for the treatment.
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My baby 9th month old. typhoid fever O and H 1: 160,is it normal or serious. Bipin4454@gmail.com.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby 9th month old. typhoid fever O and H 1: 160,is it normal or serious. Bipin4454@gmail.com.
It's not serious but at a same time not to be taken lightly. Meet local Pediatrician to correlate it with symptoms and signs.
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I have twins baby boy and girl .both sleep on one side boy on back and girl on left side so their head on particular side have become flat. They are in their 5th month. What can be done.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
I have twins baby boy and girl .both sleep on one side boy on back and girl on left side so their head on particular ...
You may try to change the postures regularly. This may seem difficult initially but you will have to be strict.
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My 2 Years old son is suffering from rickets and the doctors are saying that he has to wear shoes to improve his legs I want to know that how long time he has to wear shoes.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 2 Years old son is suffering from rickets and the doctors are saying that he has to wear shoes to improve his legs...
He needs 30k units of Vit D every week for 6 weeks with calcium rich diet. Deformity of legs will be corrected to great extent. Any residual defect may be corrected if needed.
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Sir my baby has club foot disorder in 1 leg. She is 11 days old. What is the treatment to be given and how much time approximately it will take to be cured. Who is the best doctor in howrah and calcutta and how much it will cost in plastering and treatment approximately. please guide sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir my baby has club foot disorder in 1 leg. She is 11 days old. What is the treatment to be given and how much time ...
You can apply pressure on his sole and see if gets corrected by the age of 1 year. Or else he needs a surgery. Plastering is also tried but results are not consistent.
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My 3 year and 3 months boy often cries for his work to be done. How can I treat this.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 3 year and 3 months boy often cries for his work to be done. How can I treat this.
He is seeking attention and gently attending to his needs he canbe consoled and as he grows up this habit will change.
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Common Myths About Hearing Loss

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon
Common Myths About Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is experienced by millions of people these days. Ageing is not the only factor that brings hearing impairment. The causes are many. Certain medications, continuous exposure to loud noise, genetic involvement, injury and some medical conditions may cause hearing loss.

There are quite a few myths that people have come to believe about hearing loss over the years. Since it is such a common phenomenon, here we take a look at the common myths surrounding hearing loss.

Myth no. 1: Hearing loss is exclusive to elderly.

Fact: As said before, hearing loss can be an outcome of various causes. Nearly half of the people suffering from the same are below the age of 55 years. No matter what your age is, you must always get your ears checked, especially if you are feeling that are you missing things.

Myth no. 2: Diagnosing hearing loss is easy.

Fact: Most people do not come to know about the condition until it gets worse. Also, your physician never really checks for hearing loss symptoms in a general check-up unless you ask for it specifically.

So, always get a check-up done, like you do for other probable diseases.

Myth no. 3: There's no effective solution for hearing loss.

Fact: Like there have been advancements in the medical field for everything else, there are aids available these days that improve your hearing and have finer adjustments for noise adaptation. Also, there are certain other procedures and surgeries that have proved to improve the condition in many.

So, seek help as soon as possible.

Myth no. 4: The sounds aren't loud enough; my ears are healthy and fine.

Fact: If there is a problem you're experiencing with hearing, you have got to accept that and get it treated. Avoiding a certain condition will only get things worse for you.

Also, hearing aids are no more a stigma. Ear aid devices have designs similar to earphones these days, which are comfortable enough to wear. Ignoring a medical condition or inability to accept the same would only do more harm instead of making things fine.

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I have a 3 months old baby girl. What should be the supplement for breastfeeding whenever required. Does cow's milk is safe to give? If formula milk then specify the brand please. Thanks.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a 3 months old baby girl. What should be the supplement for breastfeeding whenever required. Does cow's milk i...
At three months,most of mother think,that breast milk is inadequate.its not true.If they give breast feed as per age of child in months,they will realise that weight gain is satisfactory.If you see that weight gain is less you can add cows milk fresh.and even you can give thin cereal soup in small quantity freshly prepare d at home. thanks,nice question.
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