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Dr. A Kasi Vishwanathan

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. A Kasi Vishwanathan is a renowned Pediatrician in Santacruz, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. A Kasi Vishwanathan at BCJ Hospital in Santacruz, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A Kasi Vishwanathan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was 3.25kg. How much weight 1 and a half months baby should weigh? I m really pissed off by my relatives who come and say your baby is underweight, your breastmilk is not sufficient . Please help!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello Doctor,
I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was...
Baby should gain minimally around 20 gms per day in first three month of life. Your babies weight gain is much above that level. So no need to worry.
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My elder daughter is 7 years she has problem of worms every 2 days she cries I gave mebex syrup & many a times other suspensions but no cure. She is too tiny & doesn't take her meal as she never feels hungry. Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You haven't mentioned big worms or small worms. If they are big worms put noworm suspension 10ml at bedtime & repeat the same after 15days. If they are small worms put mebex suspension 5ml at bedtime &repeat same after 15days & after 45 days. Maintain personal hygiene like trimming the nails.
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My son is 4 and half year old. He does not do potty on pot but does it while in standing position. We have been trying hard to get him potty trained like convincing him to sit on pot while running some of his favourite videos on you tube etc but after a while he says potty is not coming. We are worried. Can you please guide how we can get him potty trained PS: to make him comfortable while sitting on pot we put his feet on small stool.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
It's behavioral concern. Stop playing videos etc. Explain him social norms verbally only. Don't scold, manage the issue in sober manner, consult Pediatrician whether the child has constipation (only decreased is not constipation, even hard stool, some kind of incontinence can also be manifestation of constipation) and get treated for that.
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My son 8 years is intelligent but has no friends in class. Mostly he will not talk and tell me nobody talks to me. I always find him sitting quiet and on friendship day he wa s very sad as he did not get any band. How to deal with this situation and make him talk and active. Pls help.

MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and English Literature
Psychologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user! Good that you have come forward to find a solution for your son at this initial stage, bcoz this problem has to be sorted out as soon as possible. First you need to encourage him to talk with neighbours from small age to Adults, keep encouraging. Try to make him participate in social activities. Slowly you can find out boys of his kind to interact, allow him to interact. Just closely watch his behavior, try to find if he has any different kind of behavior that affects him from having a healthy relationship. First encourage him to make friends with guys who are also comfortable and adjusting with his relationship. If any problem try to correct him by talking to him in a friendly way. Just teach him how he needs to have friends. If you still find there is difficulty in him getting along with others, you can seek a Professional Psychologist help to overcome this problem at your locality. If you are interested you can contact me either through text chat or online consultation yes you are most welcome. The more you allow him to interact with guys of good character, he will definitely find good friends, but you can monitor him for some days just to help or train him to find friends. No worries. Console him. Bring confidence in him. Do not allow him to feel for unnecessary things (though it is necessary he need not feel since this can be solved) With regards,
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Hi my daughter is 85 days old and she doing vomit after giving any medicine. How I can give her drops like folicin or drops for cough.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don't give medicines unless really required. Unnecessary tonics will not make baby healthy. Give her just vit d drops and that should be enough at this age, you can give her iron after 4 months of age.
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My baby is 2 months old and has a swollen navel it is not painful nor sensitive is there any thing to worry.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
My baby is 2 months old and has a swollen navel it is not painful nor sensitive is there any thing to worry.
This finding by itself is suggesting umbilical for which no intervention is needed. This provisional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report/ image and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings.
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ADHD: Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From It!

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
ADHD: Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From It!

If you have noticed your child to be restless and anxious all the time, it might look cute as the child is highly energetic, but it could be a cause for concern at the same time. It is not normal and the child could be having ADHD that is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. As the name suggests, it is a disorder with deficiency of attention and in which the child is always hyperactive.

ADHD is a disorder in which the symptoms usually show up before the age of seven. It is characterized by a group of behavioral symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The impact of these symptoms is felt extensively where his overall self-esteem is affected, be it at home, preschool or school, academics or extracurricular activities and in interpersonal relationships.

The most common symptoms, which are almost diagnostic of ADHD are:

  1. Inability to hold attention: The child's attention span is very short and it is very difficult to keep them engaged on one particular thing.
  2. Increased restlessness: The child would be extremely restless and gets distracted easily.
  3. Fidgeting: The child would be seen constantly fidgeting with his fingers.

The following are the less common ones:

  1. Learning disability is rare, but can happen. However, the good news is that it does not affect the child's intelligence.
  2. Sleep disorders
  3. Difficulty in following directions
  4. Poor executive functioning skills
  5. Disorganization, which can lead to poor motor coordination and impaired movements
  6. ADHD kids tend to forget things very easily and need help with coordinating movements
  7. The child suffering from ADHD could easily tire and/or feel lethargic with very low energy levels. This can lead to the child procrastinating things and not wanting to do things on priority basis
  8. These children also have difficulties with fine motor and cognitive skills and so there is delay in their overall participation in games.

While these are the pressing symptoms of ADHD, occupational therapy can play a significant role in managing the child in the following ways. As a first step, the caregiver should have a detailed discussion with the school staff and any other people with whom the child interacts significantly.

This will help identify areas that need support from an Occupational Therapy, which are the following:

  1. Support with gross and/or fine motor skills
  2. Support with improving handwriting
  3. Support with engaging in playing sports and games
  4. Support in engaging in social activities
  5. Improving sensory processing difficulties
  6. Improving visual perception
  7. Support in adapting to the environment
  8. Teaching strategies to participate in various social and academic activities

So, while an ADHD child is definitely a cause for concern, proper support from family can help manage the condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Dear sir, I have few question about this ,as below- 1.what should be quantity of health in milk? 2. Can we use in whole year or only in winter? 3. What will be age of person who can take this ,can 1 year old child take it? Hope for reply.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear sir,
I have few question about this ,as below-
1.what should be quantity of health in milk? 2. Can we use in who...
milk offers a rich source of calcium, a mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. Cow's milk is also often fortified with vitamin D, which is also beneficial for bone health. However, other nutrients are also necessary for bone health, such as vitamin K, strontium, magnesium and vitamin C 1 year old child can take and people of all ages throughout the year and winter only.
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Breastfeeding baby. 6 months old. With cough. 101.6 fever a few times. Vomiting milk. With cold. Stool with blood a few times. Not dark red blood. Wakes up in night crying. Before bloody stool. Sticky poop. With normal yellow.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Breastfeeding baby. 6 months old. With cough. 101.6 fever a few times. Vomiting milk. With cold. Stool with blood a f...
Decongestants with abroad spectrum antibiotic & antipyretic, cold sponging+, antiemetic. For 4 days, investigate cause if no response to above treatment. Continue breastfeeding as usual.
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Hi my baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that when I should start to give cerelac to her.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hi my baby is 54 days old. So I have doubt that when I should start to give cerelac to her.
Give exclusive breastfeeding for six months. After that start giving her home food, mashed and made thin so that child can swallow. I prefer home food over commercially available weaning foods.
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Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing or incomplete thing in pre mature baby?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing o...
Hello, babies born before 37 weeks of gestational age are called pre mature babies. They are, of course, smaller than full term babies, but many are born without their organs having had enough time to fully develop. Some of these babies show obvious disabilities. They need a considerable medical care to survive. Mature babies are born after the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Thanks.
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My son 6 years old before two years ago two boils (fora/funsi) in his chest but do not relief anybody touch him that area he feels pain. Kindly advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My son 6 years old before two years ago two boils (fora/funsi) in his chest but do not relief anybody touch him that ...
Hi. I would recommend you to give him 2 doses of Hepar Sulph. 200 to be given after a gap of 10 minutes. Then keep a check on boils for few days. If you find some changes in size, let me know, will guide you according. (Don't repeat the medicine unless told by me again).
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Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015
A baby starts off life with 350 bones. During growth, bones fuse together and an adult ends up with only 206!

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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My breast milk in 6 months. Now my baby s 10 month old still he is not sitting properly. Just falling down within 30 secs. What to do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My breast milk in 6 months. Now my baby s 10 month old still he is not sitting properly. Just falling down within 30 ...
hello, lybrare user, a 10.months baby Picks up objects with thumb and forefinger , Uses gestures to communicate, Moves from crawling. if your baby sits for 30 seconds ,its normal . now solids be introduced to your baby to gain protine,carbohydrate , fiber to nourish the whole body strengthing bone making your baby to sit properly. the care.
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Hello sir, My child is often urinating at night his age is 6 years. What should i do?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
At this age only training will help, don't scold him for this keep calmness he should not have any feer.
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Can I give theptine biscuits to my 3 year old baby boy. Is that safe? please tell.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Can I give theptine biscuits to my 3 year old baby boy. Is that safe? please tell.
Threptin biscuits are also suitable for people who are in need of higher proteins and calories to meet a specific condition like pregnancy, growing children, elderly, recuperating patients, body builders, and other physically active people. The biscuits are lactose-free. Therefore, they are ideal for people with lactose intolerance who are unable to consume common protein-based food items. The biscuits are fortified with vitamin B and the calories provided in the biscuits help digest the protein. Threptin protein is cholesterol and trans-fat free. Threptin Lite, a variation of Threptin product is sugar-free. It has following benefits: It is beneficial for diabetic, cardiovascular as well as obese patients. It provides dietary fibre, which helps to reduce the cholesterol. It has antioxidants that help patients who are prone to oxidative stress e.g. diabetes patients. It also provides Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6.
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Can a chapathi be gvn to eat for a 10 month old baby. I mean is this a right stage to give.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Yes, this is most appropriate age to start home diet. Mash it properly with hand to make it acceptably thin.
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My son age 10 year is very good is other activities like games, playing towards car etc. But not towards studies almost all the subject he is very weak cannot Remember he studies along with me for 2 hours daily, studies well along with me but forget while writing the answer, kindly suggest how to increase is writing come reading, now he will be going to 7 standard.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Concentrating, grasping and retaining abilities generally vary from individual to individual. Different individuals have different rasping and retaining levels as per there iq levels. Just make the child do yoga and meditation to increase the concentrating power. There are no medicines to increase the brain power. You can try some home tips like having an almond soaked in water overnight daily and some walnuts. There is a syrup from himalaya named mentat which you can try which they say improves memory power! just have patience your child will overcome this!
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My daughter's age is 3 years 8 months. Yesterday I have checked my daughter's E.S.R. (Westergreen) (1 hour) in pathology center. After testing the result is 35 mm where the range is (0-20 mm). It is over the range. She is suffering fever with cough in more or less one month later. She is playing with water every time. If we forbid her she doesn't care. Is there any problem for E.S.R. Unit 35 mm/per hour? Please give solution.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Bangalore
the season is changing and in this season viral infection or bacterial infection is very common. ESR is significant for any kind of infection or inflammation in the body. a proper history and diagnosis can help find out the cause of increased ESR. Do let me know if you need my assistance and we can work towards solving your problem
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