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Dr. Rishikanta Bajaj

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Kolkata

10 Years Experience
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Dr. Rishikanta Bajaj is an experienced Pediatrician in Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 10 years. He is a MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Zoon Health Care in Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Rishikanta Bajaj on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 2007
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Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

Which baby doesn't spit up their food! This is usually not a reason to worry, but if this spitting up is chronic and is accompanied by other symptoms it is known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Severe GERD can cause weight loss and breathing problems and thus, should not be ignored.

Reflux occurs when food is pushed out of the stomach and back up the esophagus. This is usually because the digestive system in babies is not yet fully developed. Vomiting often during the day is one of the most common symptoms of GERD. Other symptoms include:

  • A persistent cough
  • Choking or gagging while eating
  • Refusing to eat
  • Crying while feeding
  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the stomach

Most cases of GERD can be diagnosed by its symptoms and a look at the baby's medical history. In some cases, additional tests may be required, such as:

  1. Barium swallow: The child is given a chalky substance to drink. This highlights the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestines in a special X-ray. It is used to check if there are any blockages in the digestive system.
  2. pH probe: A long, thin tube with a probe at one end is put down the child's throat. This is kept in the esophagus for 24 hours. The probe measures the levels of acidity in the stomach. This test is usually done when the child complains of breathing problems along with reflux.
  3. Upper GI endoscopy: Here the doctor puts a thin, flexible tube down the child's throat. At one end of the tube is a camera that allows the doctor to look into the esophagus, stomach and small intestine.
  4. Gastric emptying study: One of the causes of reflux is the slow emptying of the stomach. To check this, the doctor will mix a radioactive chemical with the baby's milk that allows a special camera to follow its path down the digestive system.

In most cases, GERD can be treated by making a few lifestyle changes. Some of these are:

  • Raise the head of the baby's crib
  • After feeding the baby, do not let him lie down, but hold him upright for half an hour or so.
  • Change his feeding schedule
  • Ask your doctor if you can try giving him solid food. Else, check if you can thicken his feed with cereal.
  • Make the baby burp after feeding

Most infants outgrow this condition within a year, so do not stress yourself and enjoy life with your baby.

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Improving Gum Health!

MDS - Periodontics, Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
Improving Gum Health!

You can exercise for healthier gums as well. Gently bite down so as to make sure that your teeth make a clinking sound when they meet. Repeat this 30 to 40 times continously. This exercise will stimulate the flow of blood and will keep your gums healthy.

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I have listing problem started when I children. Now I am 17 years old. What can I do?

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Ignorance to hearing loss z nt good. Most of the time sensorineural hearing loss are irreversible. So go for hearing test./. And share the reports with me as soon as possible puretone audiometry impedance audiometry n most important do not ignore.
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Hello Doctor, My baby is 2 months old and from last 2-3 days my baby is doing green poop and I think his stomach also ache he cry a lot some of the days and he always do poop while after drinks the milk please tell why this happening and what should I do for this?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Doctor, My baby is 2 months old and from last 2-3 days my baby is doing green poop and I think his stomach also...
All this which you have mentioned is normal for this age. Do not stop feeding while baby poops during feed. I am sure you must be feeding exclusively breast milk.
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I am mother of 5 month old baby girl and facing right Breast pain give me solution.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am mother of 5 month old baby girl and facing right Breast pain give me solution.
Are you breast feeding, is that the feed remains and you are not able to feed the baby ,any lump, etc ,based on these information we shall be able to advise you further on this.
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Hi doctor my son is 22 months old. He s very stubborn. And he crying and achieve in the things wat ever he wants. Can I send him to play group now so tat he can talk well and will b able to learn things. I feel like tat. Give a good idea. He s so stubborn.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctor my son is 22 months old. He s very stubborn. And he crying and achieve in the things wat ever he wants. Can...
Children at this age has almost of the same behavior. My opinion is that he is way too small for pre school or day care centres. This is the time where children needs attention from parents. you can take him to parks or family gatherings and make him mingle with other kids.
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He is of 10 months only born in 7th month by operation. He is suffering from both sides inguinal hernia which was diagnosed after two months of birth. Left side more and right side less and visible rarely. But left side often the hernia comes down. What is the treatment for it. Is surgery advisable for a infant.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
He is of 10 months only born in 7th month by operation. He is suffering from both sides inguinal hernia which was dia...
Inguinal hernia at any age can get strangulated which will be an emergency & life endangering. So you must go for surgery immediately as there is no medical treatment for that,
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My baby is 8 months old. She s very lean. Addition to mother's milk am giving her formula feed also. But she never drink. So am giving her when she's asleep. Is it good??

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
My baby is 8 months old. She s very lean. Addition to mother's milk am giving her formula feed also. But she never dr...
You start mashed potato. Banana. Khichadi. Dal. Soup. Etc. Any feed must not to be given during sleep.
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Dear Doctor, My 9 months old baby tries to vomit while feeding and also she does vomit acting many times a day. So we don't feed for food with a fear of vomiting. Please suggest how to control that vomit actings. Regards, Jay.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Dear Doctor,
My 9 months old baby tries to vomit while feeding and also she does vomit acting many times a day.
So we...
If baby is gaining weight appropriate to his age and growing well, there is no cause of worry. It may be possible that baby is not willing to eat. Avoid force feeding. Else you may consult pediatrician.
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Hi Sir my baby is 1.5 year old she is mrp disease no properly head control global development is delay no things observation not listening voice what can do for my baby please help me sir.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Sir my baby is 1.5 year old she is mrp disease no properly head control global development is delay no things obse...
She has genetically chromosomal disease and ther is nothing much to be done for her and I feel sorry.
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My baby is 8 month old .6.3 kg weight. How much ml of calcimax-p should I give to him?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 8 month old .6.3 kg weight. How much ml of calcimax-p should I give to him?
weight is less for 8 months.you should not concentrate on medicines but on diet.A 8 months child should be given breast feeds at app. 8 hourly interval and 3-4 time half cup of Dalia of bn oats,cereals with oil added.green veg.soup will also help.Natural food are always better .
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My baby has thalassemia trait she is 7 months old now my question is in future any Risk of thalassemia disease of my baby.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby has thalassemia trait she is 7 months old now my question is in future any
Risk of thalassemia disease of my ...
As you said your baby has thalassemia minor or trait. It will not affect the baby in a major way, she is going to have only slightly lower hemoglobin then peers. She may not be able to donate blood. And she carries a risk of having Thalassemia major offspring if married to a guy with thalassemia trait. Nothing else.
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Mery bachhe ne birth se 2 din pehle potty karti thi pet mai jiski wajh se use heavy infection ho gaya tha ab wo theek h 16 month ka ho gaya par abhi tak bethh nahi pata. Baki activity sab normal h .1 sal se physiotherapy chal rahi hai. Please batay ki mai kya karu or kahan dikhau?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Mery bachhe ne birth se 2 din pehle potty karti thi pet mai jiski wajh se use heavy infection ho gaya tha ab wo theek...
It warrants the complete review by developmental pediatrician. Keep faith and patience to be rewarded. Keep it up, you will be blessed.
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Hello, My son of 3 years old keeps falling ill twice a month And runs high fever so every time doctor suggest a course of antibiotic. Like azithral cefixime and zenflox. We recently did his cbc, ultrasound of abdomen, urin test and everything comes normal. Is taking so many medicines safe. Are there any health concerns in the long run. Should we introduce pediasure or any supplement.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello,
My son of 3 years old keeps falling ill twice a month And runs high fever so every time doctor suggest a cours...
You have not mentioned range and duration of temp. Fever twice in a month relapse after a fortnight which may be due interrupted treatment for a definite cause of fever as various antibiotics used may not have been for sufficient time. Antibiotics are not safe if used unnecessary. I suggest, next time, to maintain temperature chart of 4 time for three to four days without medicine. If temp is > 101 degree f, give him 10 ml paracetamol. You may get back after that. House hold foods are better than pedisure.
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Its about My new born baby doctor has checked her glucose levels and it up to 35lb so they asked me to shift baby in Icu even baby is healthy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Its about My new born baby doctor has checked her glucose levels and it up to 35lb so they asked me to shift baby in ...
In newborn babies blood glucose levels should be above 40. To monitor the blood glucose levels repeatedly (2nd hourly) and to maintain levels above 40 by giving iv or oral glucose liquids they shifted to icu to be on the safer side even though baby is fine.
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I am pregnant 8 months and my baby's weight 2.2 kg ,my question is this is perfect weight for new born baby?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am pregnant 8 months and my baby's weight 2.2 kg ,my question is this is perfect weight for new born baby?
it's a bit below average Indian at 2.5 kgs but at 8 months other parameters like reflexes, and color of skin being pink, crying good, feeding and suckling well and holding finger of doctors tightly with the wrist by baby, sudden waking up to sound and abdominal reflexes babies grow very fast and may be within a month you can bring the baby to weigh around 3 kgs do share after a month
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HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR HEARING

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi

Now, today's world is suffering from many unknown ailments, due to our modern lifestyle, diet and many more. One of the most hazardous problems today's world is suffering from is ear related i. E ringing sound or tinnitus with vertigo and hearing loss. So as an audiologist my request and advice to all to avoid unwanted loud sound and protect your hearing by either wearing ear plugs or ear muffs or by avoiding such detrimental situations by wiseness, because tinnitus is mostly related to your duration of noise exposure. Because your health is in your hand. So you people decide.

My baby is five months old. I've resumed work today after maternity leave. My issue is that my baby is crying a lot in my absence. She wants me and not ready to adjust with anyone. Does excessive crying harm a baby? If I'll run home on single phone call, she won't learn to live without me. Does crying a lot affects the health of the baby? Please guide urgently. I can't leave the job also I'm the bread earner of the family.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is five months old. I've resumed work today after maternity leave. My issue is that my baby is crying a lot i...
In 1 simple sentence, yes, crying affects on physical as well as mental health. Harsh sentence, you have to choose 1 out of 2. Rest advice depends on your family n social circumstances. Baby wants emotional hugging besides food for his tummy n care with affection which can be given by mother and only mother.
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My baby is 5 month old, so can we start to give her water and milk additionally with feed.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 5 month old, so can we start to give her water and milk additionally with feed.
She needs to be given breast feed 4hrly ten minutes on each breast. Even now she demand in between than you should give two to three soup like cereal based home preparation in milk or curd half cup at a time. I hope I solved your problem. Don't stop breast feeds gradually reduce number. Never give breast feed after 11 pm. Jitne machine ka balak utne hi ghante ke baad maa ka dudh pilaye. To say 5months old should be fed after 5hrs for 20 min.
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My 9 months kid is suffering with cold, cough, poor feed and breathing fast. Last night baby got fever and when we consult doctor immediately. After looking into X- Ray they said Pneumonia. We have admitted baby in hospital and they have started giving Antibiotics, Levolin thru Nebulizer and Saline. Now baby is feeling better but she still gets fever every day in the evening. Its been 2 days since admitted in hospital. My concern is how long it would take and why baby still getting fever. Please help us.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My 9 months kid is suffering with cold, cough, poor feed and breathing fast. Last night baby got fever and when we co...
Do not worry. It takes time for fever to settle down. Mostly fever settles down within 48 to 72 hours with use of age appropriate antibiotics in bacterial pneumonia. Your doctor may switch to other antibiotics with better coverage if fever does not settle. Trust your doctor. I am sure your child shall recover fast in couple of days. Best wishes Arun shah Muzaffarpur.
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