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Dr. Asmita Advirkar

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Pediatrician, Mumbai

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My daughter is 10 year old, she has started developing her body. We are worried about her puberty. Kindly advise how to delay her puberty.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It is not possible or needed to delay puberty which happens earlier than olden times in this generation. Any hormonal or other means to delay will give serious harms.
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Can I give my I year old baby junior horlicks? or suggest any other health drink for 1 year old baby ?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If your baby's weight is less than normal then use pediasure powder 2 glasses per day atleast for 6 months
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My son is 56 days old almost 2 months, he having cough and cold ,can someone suggest some drops for him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 56 days old almost 2 months, he having cough and cold ,can someone suggest some drops for him.
Casual medicines for such young baby is not advisable. Consult pediatrician for appropriate medicine. U can instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils if nostrils are blocked.
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My 1 year child last 10 hours can notice khasi. So what. Can I do. I give all medicine but can't stop khasi. please help me for baby.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 1 year child last 10 hours can notice khasi. So what. Can I do. I give all medicine but can't stop khasi. please h...
It is probably persistent cough (khansi), your child is suffering for last 10 hours. It is advisable to consult pediatrician.
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I have 6 month old baby. I am giving him daal ka pani. Ccan I give mashed daal also.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 6 month old baby. I am giving him daal ka pani. Ccan I give mashed daal also.
Hi, yes you can give it, its better not to give dal water instead give dal, also try mashed banana, potatoes and apple, if he takes dal then after few weeks you can make khichadi also.
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I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and some one suggested to go for painless one as fever etc does not happen in it. Kindly suggest that do they have some side effects and are they costly compared to normal ones.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I wish to know about Painless Vaccination for Infant. My child is One month old and has to go for vaccination and som...
DTaP is a costlier variant of DPT with acellular pertusis antigen.Although no difference in effectivity. But availability is poor these days.
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Honey a proven medicine for Children of 2 to 6 years

M.Sc Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, P.G.Diploma in pachakarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Honey a proven medicine for Children of 2 to 6 years

Honey a proven medicine for Children of 2 to 6 years

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My 2 year baby has light bulge near vaccination area (in upper arm). It's not red and not painful as well. Have noticed few months back. Still remains same. No change could be seen.

post graduate in paediatric nutrition
Pediatrician, Srinagar
My 2 year baby has light bulge near vaccination area (in upper arm). It's not red and not painful as well. Have notic...
You need not to worry. If it is since few months. You only should send me pictures of swelling or consult local doctor.
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My daughter is of 17 months old. Her weight is less then normal. Her weight is 8.5 kg that is not good. I am concerned for her. Since you are a doctor of nutrition, Please prescribed the name of any nutrition that I give her to get better improvement.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My daughter is of 17 months old. Her weight is less then normal. Her weight is 8.5 kg that is not good. I am concerne...
Give balanced home made food containing proper amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamin, minerals, trace elements. See your pediatrician.
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My son age 4 and half years now he suffered illness with cough next 7days. I visit and consulting Dr. Child specialist and his condition is but not well. Dr. Advise mri, ct screen and ecg. My questions is how can he good health.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Sometimes simple cough takes several days to get cleared in children because of the narrow airways. Give ascoril ls syrup 5ml three times a day till he gets better. If there is fast breathing get chest x ray done.
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My daughter suffered from vomiting feeling in morning always when get up early. She feels very uncomfortable and denied to eat anything. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter suffered from vomiting feeling in morning always when get up early. She feels very uncomfortable and deni...
May be she is constipated and have fullness of abdomen. You can use vomikind syrup for few days at 8pm. Next morning she will feel much better.
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My baby boy age is 1 year and 3 months old. Past 2 weeks he didn't take any food. Always he refused. He didn't eat breakfast, lunch and dinner also. What can I do? Am worried I don't know what to do? Can I give any health drink or any health tonic for my baby please help me. Am giving cow's milk, fruit juices.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy age is 1 year and 3 months old. Past 2 weeks he didn't take any food. Always he refused. He didn't eat br...
Dear, Many times babies become anorexic due to viral fever, viral hepatitis etc. It is a good idea to see a doc to have him checked out. Children often find their nutrition thru other snack and finger foods and disregard the normal meals. Mothers worry a lot not understanding and accepting that snacks, milk, juices also comprise a meal in small children. So do not worry. It might just be a passing phase.
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My girl baby is 5 months old. As of now my baby is having only mother's milk. All my neighbours and relatives insisting to take solid food like biscuits, cerelac,etc for baby. Kindly suggest from when to start feeding solid foods for baby and what are the food that can be feed?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My girl baby is 5 months old. As of now my baby is having only mother's milk. All my neighbours and relatives insisti...
It is advisable to wean after 6 months now a days but it can be started now with semi solids like dal daliya khichadi suji kheer etc 1 item once in a day for few days n gradually changing to other items. Continue breastfeeding and start dairy milk with spoon once in a day.
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Hi My son is 5 months old, We had echo test and he have Bicuspid Aortic Valve with normal biventricular function. Is there any chances or possibilities that it will resolve automatically?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi My son is 5 months old, We had echo test and he have Bicuspid Aortic Valve with normal biventricular function. Is ...
Bicupsid aortic valves means, that your son was born with two leaflets in the aortic valve instead of the normal 3 leaflets. It cannot resolve, it is just that he will have these 2 leaflets instead of 3. Biscuspid aortic valve is prone to damages and degeneration faster as compared to a normal valve, so you should get him evaluated every 2-3 years with a Echo under the supervision of a cardiologist, so that when the denegration happens it can be detected timely and followed up. Your child can have a normal childhood so do not panic.
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My 17 month son having problem of potty not clear discharge it is too much hard and panik. He take milk and other food but problem as it is. This problem occuring while from 7 month.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
You can give syp pixit 2.5 ml once . Need to revise his diet since top milk given more frequently leads to hard stools.diet should contain. Semisolud food.
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I have a child and he is suffering from motions please suggest any medicine for him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a child and he is suffering from motions please suggest any medicine for him.
The age must be told and if he is infant on breastfeed, the frequency of motions will be more and is normal.
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I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is caused by it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is cause...
Masturbating is quiet normal for your age. Your lean and thin ness is not because of this. You have balanced diet to improve your weight.
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Fever in Children And Home Remedies

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
Fever in Children And Home Remedies

Fever remains the most common concern prompting parents to present their child to the emergency department. Fever has traditionally been defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38 C. Temperatures measured at other body sites are usually lower. The threshold for defining a fever does vary significantly among different individuals, since body temperatures can vary by as much as 1 F. Low-grade fevers are usually considered less than 102.2 F (39 C).

Fever itself is not life-threatening unless it is extremely and persistently high, such as greater than 107 F (41.6 C) when measured rectally. Risk factors for worrisome fevers include age under 2 years (infants and toddlers) or recurrent fevers lasting more than one week. Fever may indicate the presence of a serious illness, but usually a fever is caused by a common infection, most of which are not serious. The part of the brain called the hypothalamus controls body temperature. The hypothalamus increases the body's temperature as a way to fight the infection. However, many conditions other than infections may cause a fever.

Fever in Children - Causes:

Causes of fever include:

When to seek medical care:

  • The child is younger than 6 months of age (regardless of prematurity).
  • One is unable to control the fever.
  • One suspects a child may become dehydrated from vomitingdiarrhea, or not drinking (for example, the child has sunken eyes, dry diapers, tented skin, cannot be roused, etc.).
  • The child has been to a doctor but is now getting worse or new symptoms or signs have developed.

Although you may have done your best to care for your child, sometimes it is smart to take your child to the emergency department. The child's doctor may meet you there, or the child may be evaluated and treated by the emergency doctor.

Take a child to an emergency clinic when any of the following happen:

  • One has serious concerns and is unable to contact the child's doctor.
  • One suspects the child is dehydrated.
  • seizure occurs.
  • The child has a purple or red rash.
  • A change in consciousness occurs.
  • The child's breathing is shallow, rapid, or difficult.
  • The child is younger than 2 months of age.
  • The child has a headache that will not go away.
  • The child continues to vomit.
  • The child has complex medical problems or takes prescription medications on a chronic basis (for example, medications prescribed for more than two weeks' duration)

Home Remedies for Fever in Children:

The three goals of home care for a child with fever are to control the temperature, prevent dehydration, and monitor for serious or life-threatening illness.

  • The first goal is to make the child comfortable by reducing the fever below 102 F (38.9 C) with medications and appropriately dressing the child. A warm water bath can also be helpful .
  • To check a child's temperature, one will need a thermometer. Different types of thermometers are available, including glass, mercury, digital, and tympanic (used in the ear).
    • Glass thermometers work well but may break, and they take several minutes to get a reading.
    • Digital thermometers are inexpensive and obtain a reading in seconds.
  • Oral temperatures may be obtained in older children who are not mouth breathing or have not recently consumed a hot or cold beverage.
  • Monitoring and documenting the fever pattern is achieved using a thermometer and a handmade chart.
  • Acetaminophen  and ibuprofen  are used to reduce fever.
    • Follow the dosage and frequency instructions printed on the label.
    • Remember to continue to give the medication over at least 24 hours or the fever will usually return.
  • Children should not be overdressed indoors, even in the winter.
    • Overdressing keeps the body from cooling by evaporation, radiation, conduction, or convection.
    • The most practical solution is to dress the child in a single layer of clothing, then cover the child with a sheet or light blanket.
  • A sponge bath in warm water will help reduce a fever.
    • Such a bath is usually not needed but may more quickly reduce the fever.
    • Put the child in a few inches of warm water, and use a sponge or washcloth to wet the skin of the body and arms and legs.
    • The water itself does not cool the child. The evaporation of the water off the skin cools the child. So, do not cover the child with wet towels, which would prevent evaporation.
    • Contrary to the popular folk remedy, never apply alcohol in a bath or on the skin to reduce fever. Alcohol is usually dangerous to children.

 

  • The second goal is to keep the child from becoming dehydrated. Humans lose extra water from the skin and lungs during a fever.
    • Encourage the child to drink clear fluids but without caffeine (and not water). Water does not contain the necessary electrolytes and glucose. Other clear fluids are chicken soup,  other rehydrating drinks available at the grocery or drugstore.
    • A child should urinate light-colored urine at least every four hours if well hydrated.
    • If diarrhea or vomiting prevents one from assessing hydration, seek medical attention.

 

  • The third goal is to monitor the child for signs of serious or life-threatening illness.
    • A good strategy is to reduce the child's temperature below 102 F (39 C).
    • Also, make sure the child is drinking enough clear fluids .
    • If both these conditions are met and the child still appears ill, a more serious problem may exist.
    • If a child refuses to drink or has a concerning change in appearance or behavior, seek medical attention.
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My 4 years old child is having fever since last night. I have given her relent syrup. Doctor not available today. Any suggestions. But fever still there.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 4 years old child is having fever since last night. I have given her relent syrup. Doctor not available today. Any...
Relent is not the drug for fever. Use dolo 250 suspension 4 ml whenever there's fever, can be repeated once in 4 hours.
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About last 2 weeks I'm suffering from headache and loose motion. And why this problem is to be linked me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
About last 2 weeks I'm suffering from headache and loose motion. And why this problem is to be linked me.
These 2 conditions may be separate or may be linked due to stress of studies. Headache may be due to vision error, get your eye tested. It require many information to suggest about loose motion.
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