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Dr. Samik Basu

Pediatrician, Kolkata

200 at clinic
Dr. Samik Basu Pediatrician, Kolkata
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Dr. Samik Basu is a popular Pediatrician in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. You can consult Dr. Samik Basu at Sri Aravindo Sevakendra in Jodhpur Park, Kolkata. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Samik Basu on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter age is 9. She have a stomach pain and she can`t go motion and urine freely. What should we do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It can be from constipation that she cannot go to toilet and need to give high fiber diet and check thyroid by doing a tsh test.
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My 1 year old son is having phemosis, what should I do to avoid surgery?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If there is no obstruction to urinary flow, we can call it physiologic phimosis. Pathologic phimosis that does not resolve naturally or causes other complications, including; penile irritation or bleeding, ballooning of the foreskin with urination resulting in forceful/difficult urination, urinary retention, painful urination (dysuria), painful erections, recurrent infections of the foreskin (balanoposthitis), paraphimosis (foreskin stuck in the retracted position behind the head of the penis), or urinary tract infections may require further treatment. You may consult a pediatric urologist for further evaluation.
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Diarrhea - How to Treat it in Children?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Diarrhea - How to Treat it in Children?

Diarrhea occurs when the body is expelling germs out of it. An episode of diarrhea can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Dehydration, cramps, vomiting, nausea and fever often accompany diarrhea. Usually, children tend to get diarrhoea more than adults.

Diarrhea treatment according to causes behind it

  1. Treating diarrhea due to infection: Some common causes of diarrhea include infection from rotavirus, salmonella (a type of bacteria) and rarely giardia (a type of parasite). In children, virus is a common cause of diarrhea. Besides watery or loose stools, viral gastroenteritis infection symptoms include fever, headache, stomach ache and vomiting. Gastroenteritis diarrhoea can last for 5-14 days. During this time, fluid loss must be prevented. In younger children, oral rehydration solution (ORS) or breast milk is enough. Just feeding them water won’t replenish the potassium, sodium and other nutrients they lose. Older children, to prevent fluid loss, can be given ORS and popsicles to counter dehydration and vomiting.
  2. Treating diarrhea due to medications: Antibiotics or laxatives can cause diarrhea in children. If the diarrhea is mild, make sure your child is hydrated. If the antibiotics are causing diarrhoea, you need to continue medication, but do consult your doctor immediately.
  3. Treating diarrhea due to food poisoning: When it comes to food poisoning induced diarrhea, the same method as countering infection-induced diarrhea should be followed. Keep your child hydrated and call your doctor.

Diarrhea and children - recognising dehydration

The most serious complication of diarrhea is dehydration, especially if the diarrhea is severe. Severe dehydration is critical as it can cause brain damage, seizure, even death. Your child may need immediate medical attention, if you notice the following symptoms:

  1. Light-headedness and dizziness
  2. Sticky, dark mouth
  3. Dark yellow urine
  4. No or few tears when crying
  5. Dry, cool skin
  6. Loss of energy

When should you visit a doctor

Diarrhea resolves within a few days, but it can have serious complications. Call your doctor if you notice signs such as:
1. Looks very sick
2. Diarrhea has persisted for more than 3 days
3. Your child is less than 6 months old
4. Your child is vomiting bloody yellow or green fluid
5. Seems dehydrated
6. The fever reads above 105 degree Fahrenheit
7. Bloody stools
8. Rashes
9. Stomach pain persists for more than 2 hours
10. Infrequent urination

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HEALTHY FOOD INTAKE FOR STRENUOUS STUDY DAYS

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
HEALTHY FOOD INTAKE FOR STRENUOUS STUDY DAYS

Exams are here again. As always we tend to neglect our food in the process of concentrating on studies. But we forget that to concentrate on studies we have to concentrate on taking a healthy diet.

Here are a few diet tips that will help you balance your study as well as diet.

1. Eat small and nourishing meals every three hours, instead of just 2-3 heavy meals. The brain needs a constant supply of energy and a heavy meal will divert the blood supply to digest the heavy meal.

2. Your daily diet must include 2-3 fresh, seasonal fruits. Start your day with a boost of fruit energy. Have a banana with a tablespoon of honey as the first meal of the day. Fruits provide you not only with fiber, vitamins and minerals but also simple and complex carbohydrates for short and long duration of energy supply when studying. The fiber will also help to keep the bowel movement clear.

3. A good breakfast is a must for anyone. The breakfast must contain foods with complex carbohydrates like flakes, oats, rawa (semolina), daliya (wheat cracks), poha (rice flakes) or pav with vegetables and a protein source such as eggs, milk, pulse, sprouts or paneer.

4. Nuts and dry fruits like almonds, walnuts, and dates provide nutrients which enhance brain power and concentration and also provide an extended source of energy supply.

5. Include potassium-rich coconut water, citrus fruits/ juices and soups in your diet.

6. Green leafy vegetables, pulses, and nuts will also provide vitamins and minerals to help avoid anemia. (Anemia is a common problem causing difficulty in concentration.)

7. Including milk as a bedtime meal and curd/lassi/buttermilk after lunch or as a mid-meal assures a supply of Vitamin B12 too.

8. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Always keep a glass of water beside you to remember to take sips of water every 15 minutes.

9. Basic exercise like stretching, walking or yoga with meditation will help to reduce negative stress and also help you to get good sleep.

10. Avoid junk foods as they will provide you no nutrition.

11. Avoid stimulants like tea, coffee or colas as they may seem to perk you up but the energy does not sustain for long. Too much may even cause bloating or acidity.

12. Avoid aerated drinks as they are full of sugar and may cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels causing a sudden rise and drop in sugar levels.

13. Chocolates may seem to may you feel good but the sudden rise and fall of sugar it causes in the blood can lead to trembling nervousness and panic.

14. Have your dinner if possible a little earlier than 9-10pm.

15. Keep about 2 hours between dinner and your bedtime.

16. Have a sound sleep for at least 7-8 hours daily.

Remember your body and mind need the fuel to help you perform the best. So, nourish it and take care of it and it will do the same for you.

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What are the foods can I give to my 6 month old baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
If u have not started anything, u can start with rice water. Start with once in a day n slowly increase quantity and frequency. Aftr about 15days, u can start moong dal water. Next veg soup. Next mashed fruits like steamed apple/papaya/chikoo/small bananas. Next moong dal-rice khichdi. Before introducing new item, keep gap of atleast 10-15days. Start with small quantity once a day n den increase slowly d quantity n frequency.
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My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to...
Change diet like reduce milk. Juices. Biscuit n maida from diet. Give fruits like papaya. Chikko. Veg n dal to b increased. With lot of water. You can add syp evict 5 ml twice for a month. He wl get better.
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Sir my baby is 1.5 years and she have fever 104.3 f and she is looking very week and her head very hot.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Sir my baby is 1.5 years and she have fever 104.3 f and she is looking very week and her head very hot.
Your child is grossely malnourished so prone to recurrent infections. Anyway sponge wholebody with tap water for 30 minutes & give him liquid paracetamol for immediate relief. Later on improve diet,add butter,egg & feed him more frequently.
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I am going to fly with my 8.5 months old son tomorrow for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. Our paediatrician has recommended to give him phenergan 1 hour before take off so that he is ok during the flight but I have my doubts. Is it ok to give phenergan to such a young child?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am going to fly with my 8.5 months old son tomorrow for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. Our paedi...
No need to give any medicine. While taking off and landing baby can have ear ache for which sucking will relieve him either give him breast feeding while taking off and landing or give him a dummy nipple to suck.
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Is johnson & johnson baby product really good for 3 month baby boy

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Its products are not baby friendly.Coconut oil is best for massage and head,no powder should be used,soaps with syndet should be used like tedybar or deffy,spoo shampoo is good
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Every year 1st week of August is observed as World Breastfeeding Week. There are many ingredients like DHA, cystine in breastmilk which help for proper development of brain. As the maximum brain growth occurs within 2 years breastfed babies are going to be more intelligent. Hence all lactating mothers should make up their mind to feed their babies at least till the age of 2 years.
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I am there, I hv 1yr 8 months old daughter. I want to stop breastfeeding. Can you suggest me some tips.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Though she may cry for a few days you simply refuse to give her and let someone else make her sleep. There is no medicines to stop feeding.
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I am 21 years old. I have 6 months baby. I give breast milk. Minimum and maximum How many years I have to give breast milk? Please tell me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I am 21 years old. I have 6 months baby. I give breast milk. Minimum and maximum How many years I have to give breast...
You can breast feed your child as long as possible,but addition of top feed liquids,semisolids & solids is very important for normal growth of child. We recommond weaning at 6 moths of age.If child is eating sufficient,breast feeding can be continued.Usually most children leave breast feed after 2 years of age switching to top feed only.
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My sons testicles looks seems small, he is 8.8 yrs old. What should I do, is it normal, when consulted pediatrician, he said it is normal until he comes to age of 16, but still not convinced.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
First sign of puberty in males is increase in the testicular volume which usually occurs after 10 years.
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My son is 4. 10 yrs in age and rubs his eyes a lot? can his eyes be weak? should I get an eyesight test done?

Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Age is 4 yr and 10 months, if I am correct. Most common cause is dust and enviormental allergen for itchy eyes. You can go for a vision test if itching persists even after avoiding allergens
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My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold. Sometimes she vomits while coughing vigorously. Please suggest remedies so that she becomes completely free of these irritations.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child is 9 months old. She occasionally suffers from cough. Mostly during night and if she sweats and catches cold...
Cough at night can be due to allergy and she needs allergy prevention by Levocet M syrup. Vomiting in cough due to straining abdomen by cough and cough need to be corrected for this. No separate treatment for vomiting.
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Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it happen?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it ha...
The Face and eyes look swollen after awakening. But if the puffiness is more and lasts longer, please see a pediatrician.
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She is weeping since her birth we have done all medical test which is good but when we give her painkiller (superspas) she remains quite for sometime so please give me suggestion what I do for my baby to control her weeping.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is weeping since her birth we have done all medical test which is good but when we give her painkiller (superspas...
It could be colic and related to feeding practice . You avoid bottle feed and feed from a cup or glass anything other than breast milk . Burp gas properly . Colic aid is natural intestinal tonic for colic
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I am suffering under sensory neural hearing loss for more than thirty years due to well path and diving in the village decibel loss 60 both sides many vitamins minerals tablets homeopathy Ayurvedic tablets taken but no improvement as far as clarity of words spoken by persons and over phone tv etc hearing aids tried no use it only increases the sound but not helping for clarity of words as far as sound enough for me life time my age is 65 Is there any medicine essential oils etc in the world to restore my clarity hearing of words.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
I am suffering under sensory neural hearing loss for more than thirty years due to well path and diving in the villag...
Dear lybrate user if you r having sensorineural type of hearing loss no medicines will help to restore the hearing loss. Only in sudden hearing loss steroids help to some extent. So in your case the option left for you is digital programmable hearing aids. Most probably you have used analog one, go for digital programmable hearing aids. It will help for sure. Consult with me for further details.
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List the food item should be given to 10 months baby who is lactose intolerant. He want to be com fat. And healthy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
List the food item should be given to 10 months baby who is lactose intolerant. He want to be com fat. And healthy.
Give him every item available in home suitable to baby's age except milk or its product which can be substituted by soya milk which is rich in protein and calcium.
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My 3 years old baby is been diagnosed with type 1 diabetic. Is there a cure for it. Thank you.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Nagpur
My 3 years old baby is been diagnosed with type 1 diabetic. Is there a cure for it.
Thank you.
As of now there is no treatment, it can only be controlled by insulin. Yes there are newer technologies for delivering insulin.
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