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Dr. Ashoke Kumar Basu is a popular Pediatrician in Circus Avenue, Kolkata. You can consult Dr. Ashoke Kumar Basu at Park Clinic in Circus Avenue, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashoke Kumar Basu and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Best Tips For Tackling ADHD In Kids!

M.D, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Best Tips For Tackling ADHD In Kids!

ADHD is one of the commonest behavioral disorders that are found in most school going kids. In fact, this kind of trouble might affect kid's ability quite adversely. There are a few signs with the help of which ADHD in kids can be easily detected. Some of the commonest ones are emotional turmoil, unfinished tasks, squirm and fidget, low focus, careless mistakes and other related ones. 

Both interpersonal relationship and schooling success can be hampered to a great extent with this kind of mental disorder. This is why the kids facing the mentioned signs need to be thoroughly diagnosed medically so that the doctors can recommend best treatments that can provide the fastest recovery and that too safely and easily. 

Best tips for tackling ADHD in kids:

  1. Setting behavior limits: If you want your kids learn how to lead a disciplined life, then appropriate behavioral limits have to be clearly established for the key behaviors that are expected from them. 

  2. Anger management - You must control your child's anger actively. Otherwise, it will be difficult to treat ADHD, effectively. For anger management, several techniques can be used, but they must be selected after discussion with the mental health worker.

  3. Setting pressure free routine structure - Preparation of sensible routines and scheduled charts is an important step towards ADHD management. However, the same should not become a pressure for the child. Hence the child's suggestions and interests should be kept in mind while preparing a schedule. 

  4. Advocating child - Advocating your child is very much required maintaining a healthy balance for a child suffering from ADHD. Talking about the child’s interests brings the family members closer to the child. In the course of such an interaction, less strictness brings about more meaningful interactions. Typically, a family member or a tutor should be involved in this process. 

  5. Acquiring knowledge about ADHD - Both parents and kids should have the required knowledge for ADHD. Having a proper knowledge will not only aid the parents in early recognition of symptoms and signs, but also in understanding and implementing necessary treatments.

  6. Being persistent - One of the basic principles of behavior therapy is that the interventional technique has to be persistent. The instruction to be given by parents, the application of incentive or punishment based techniques need to happen repeatedly to have a persistent effect on the child. But it is always important to consult a specialist/psychiatrist if you observe that your child’s maladaptive behavior is not changing in spite of your efforts.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My sister's baby is one weeks old and she cant breast feed the baby as nipple is getting injured. Can I give my breast milk to little baby? my baby is one yr old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Nipples getting injured because of faulty latch. Push the baby's head little closer to breast, so that nipple goes beyond gums of baby, there by putting pressure on areola and resulting good flow of breast milk. Use nipple shield for a while till injury heals. Hope this helps.
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My twin babies was delivered after 34 week 2 days. Weight -1980 and 1860 gm. Doctor told this is underweight and hence need to be taken to special care (sucu) unit. Also I found they are giving two antibiotics - gestum and needlemycin. Is this correct treatment? Are not antibiotics harmful?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My twin babies was delivered after 34 week 2 days. Weight -1980 and 1860 gm. Doctor told this is underweight and henc...
HI Sonali... because of low birth weight it is likely for them to catch infection easily.. thats why it is necessary to give antibiotics... yes they are harmful.... but not more than the infection... so for greater good it is necessary...
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Hi Sir, My daughter (2.5 years old) is feeling sick very often either with common cold, cough or diarrhoea associated with fever. She is being fed with selective home foods that makes her feel comfortable. She looks very lean weighing 10.5 kg. But she is a very active kid. We are guessing her immunity is very low make her to fall sick. Please advise to improve her immunity power.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Hi Sir, My daughter (2.5 years old) is feeling sick very often either with common cold, cough or diarrhoea associated...
kumar kalyan ras 60 mg twice a day khameera marwareed swarn mukta wala ख़मीरा मरवारिद स्वर्ण मोती वाला 2 gm twice a day
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My baby is 2 months old and weigh around 3.4 kg. She is passing stool very frequently I.e. Around 6 to 7 times in a day. The stool is neither solid not totally liquid. It's a semi liquid/solid. But my worry is frequent stool of daughter. Is it normal. Should I consult pediatrician? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My baby is 2 months old and weigh around 3.4 kg. She is passing stool very frequently I.e. Around 6 to 7 times in a d...
If your baby is breastfed it is fine and if you bottle feed, stop bottle and give exclusively breast milk.
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My daughter is 1.2 year old. She is not having her food in time. Only bottle milk feeding 5 to 6 times a day. Before a month she had food, juices etc but now she is not ready to eat anything. Is there any reason for not having food?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My daughter is 1.2 year old. She is not having her food in time. Only bottle milk feeding 5 to 6 times a day. Before ...
YOu should not bottle feed her and give in a glass and encourage to eat homemade foods . Tell her weight and do a thyroid check up
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6 month baby boy continue sly coughing last ten days I went to doctors no result. What should I do? Sell I start giving solids, home maid food, water etc.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
6 month baby boy continue sly coughing last ten days I went to doctors no result. What should I do? Sell I start givi...
Since cough is persistent for 10 days, get checked properly. As he has completed 6 months, you can give semi solids (not solid) to start with 1 item once in a day.
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Child Development - Is Your Toddler A Late Walker?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Child Development - Is Your Toddler A Late Walker?

Some babies learn to walk by the age of nine to ten months, and others may take longer, much longer to start walking properly. By the age of 15 months, people may start asking you if your little munchkin is able to walk yet. These constant questions can eventually irk you off, and keep you wondering if truly your baby is facing any sort of disability or not. In most cases, you will probably find your baby was too lazy to start walking all along, and he has mastered the art of “toddling” a couple of months later. Other times, when your baby has not started walking in over 17 months, you may want to give your paediatrician a visit.

When should you not worry?

If your baby is an active child and is playing around normally, you may not worry about him or her too much. If you find your child able to move around crawling or rapidly kicking his legs around, then your child is probably a late bloomer when it comes to walking. Other factors that will indicate that your baby is not going through any developmental issues are when he or she is able to communicate with sounds or broken speech. Other thing that you must keep in your mind is the relative age of your baby if it is born premature. If your toddler was born two months prematurely, then you must consider his developmental age by adding two months to his actual birth. Also notice if your child is able to move positions on his own, like if he is able to change positions when he is sitting down or lying down. As such, inability to walk is not really a solid indicative of a developmental disorder.

When is it of concern?

When you go to your paediatrician with your child regarding his inability to walk, your doctor will firstly take a note of the general movement of your baby. Thus the “quality” of movement is what matters the most. If your baby is showing signs of rigidity or flaccidity in his limbs, it may concern your doctor, as it is the primary symptom of cerebral palsy. Nothing can be concluded unless your get proper reports of scans like MRIs which your doctor will recommend you to get.

If your child is not walking, avoid carrying him around too much to allow him to make movements on his own. Who knows, you may find yourself chasing him around all over in no time! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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