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Dr. Asmita Mahajan

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Asmita Mahajan Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Asmita Mahajan is an experienced Pediatrician in Mahim West, Mumbai. You can visit her at S L Raheja Hospital in Mahim West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Asmita Mahajan on Lybrate.com.

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My son a 6 and half months old. I have started him feeding ragi and rice ganji. N hz started loose motion 4-5times a day (from3 days back) please suggest me how to cute this. Reply me fast.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Continue with the food you have started. Add apple and pomegranate juice, that will control loose motions.
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My baby is keeping her hand in her mouth full day Is there will be any problem for her in future Any solution for it She is 6 month old.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is keeping her hand in her mouth full day
Is there  will be any problem for her in future
Any solution for it...
There are certain reason for keeping hand in mouth. Usually bottle fed and/ or hungry baby develop this habit. This is age is for weaning. Start semi solids beside breast feeding and top milk (not in bottle). It may solve problem.
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My baby is 9 months old .some times getting sweating back of the head. Is getting any problem and getting any fever. Please suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is 9 months old .some times getting sweating back of the head. Is getting any problem and getting any fever. ...
Hello, Lybrate user, it depends upon the constitution of the baby, if your baby is fatty, flabby & fare, she might face sweating on forehead, mild heat upon head with cold sole with salivation while asleep. Give her the under noted homoeopathic medicine:@ Calcarea carbo 30- 1 drop, thrice with 1 tsfl of milk. Report wkly. Prevent your baby from cold intake, exposure to cold climate. You need to remain fit to keep your baby fit & fine. Report, wkly, your feedback matters for further follow-up, please.
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My 6 month baby is vomiting frequently and also have motion problem very loose. Is this normal at this age or should we take treatment. We feed only milk.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, CRT in Autism
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 6 month baby is vomiting frequently and also have motion problem very loose. Is this normal at this age or should ...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, I would say that I am not much concern about the loose stool and vomitings (milk) much. But having said that the baby is 6 months old, I would rather ask you to start weaning him. Some other food should also be started apart from milk.
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All About Congenital Hypothyroidism!

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
All About Congenital Hypothyroidism!

What is congenital hypothyroidism?
Newborn babies who are unable to make enough thyroid hormone have congenital hypothyroidism, meaning they are born with an underactive or absent thyroid gland.  If the condition is not found and treated, children can have mental retardation and growth failure. But the good news is that early diagnosis and proper treatment can prevent these problems. In most cases, the condition is permanent and your child will need lifelong treatment. 

What causes congenital hypothyroidism?
 The most common causes are

  1. An underdeveloped thyroid gland
  2. A thyroid gland that’s not located where it should be (in the neck below the voice box or larynx)  
  3. A missing thyroid gland

 Other possible causes include

  1. Defective production of thyroid hormone (an inherited condition)
  2. Problems with the pituitary gland (located at the base of the brain), which tells the thyroid to make thyroid hormone
  3. Less commonly, a mother’s thyroid disease or medicines taken during pregnancy can cause congenital hypothyroidism.

What are the signs and symptoms of congenital hypothyroidism?

Many babies with congenital hypothyroidism appear normal at birth or for several months after birth.  But others may have these signs and symptoms:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Constipation
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Sluggishness
  • A hoarse cry
  • They might also have
  • Feeding problems
  • A thick, large tongue
  • A puffy-looking face
  • A swollen abdomen, sometimes with “outpouching” of the belly button
  • Large soft spots of the skull

Thyroid hormone deficiency can also occur in older babies or young children, even if test results at birth were normal.

Treatment
Early diagnosis is very important. Most of the effects of hypothyroidism are easy to reverse. For this reason, doctors always ask to get screening for hypothyroidism of your newborn.

Thyroxine is usually given to treat hypothyroidism. Once the child starts taking this medicine, blood tests are regularly done to make sure thyroid hormone levels are in a normal range.

When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if:

  • You feel your infant shows signs or symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • You are pregnant and have been exposed to antithyroid drugs or procedures

Prevention
If a pregnant woman takes radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer, the thyroid gland may be destroyed in the developing fetus. Infants whose mothers have taken such medicines should be observed carefully after birth for signs of hypothyroidism. Also, pregnant women should not avoid iodine-supplemented salt. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.

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My son 8 yrs old have typhi o & h positive. Please give us suggestion to treat it

Pediatrician, Pune
If having fever, widal test must have been done, would like to know the titres of o and h antigen, other investigations done, he may require a course of antibiotics, vaccination against typhoid if not received, avoid high protein, non vegetarian food, soft dal khichdi in diet is easily digestible and adviced, avoid outside food
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Good morning sir, my daughter was 11 years old ,she was toilet on the bed in sleeping position. What is the reason.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Good morning sir, my daughter was 11 years old ,she was toilet on the bed in sleeping position. What is the reason.
Teach her. During day time. What not to do. Make habit of bowel clear. Before going to bed. Take less food in the evening.
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My 6 months old Baby is passing stool for 10 times a day, given oflomac syrup to him, but still the condition is same.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 6 months old Baby is passing stool for 10 times a day, given oflomac syrup to him, but still the condition is same.
give extra clean water with electrolytes and small feeds cooked at home containing curd,cereals porridge .gradually stool no. will come down.you may add probiotics sachets two times....ECONORM twice for two days.
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Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Video Games and Neurological Problems Associated with Them

Your mother has often yelled at you for playing video games for long hours but obviously you haven’t paid heed to it. Such is the obsession with video games that they don’t let you rest unless you have championed all the levels in the virtual interface. Here is the source of all problems. Studies have revealed that video games have a direct relation to neurological disorders. As a result, many health experts across the world consider video game as a kind of health abuse.

People who play action-oriented video games are at higher risks. The more you indulge in these kinds of games, the more they are going to affect the hippocampus section of your brain. It is that part of the brain which is considered to be the centre of your nervous system, memory, and emotion. This has a detrimental effect on your overall brain health.

Let us see some of the signs which may indicate the onset of certain complications arising from an over indulgence in these games.
1. You spend hours on the computer or related gaming devices and devote lesser hours for your family and friends.
2. You get agitated when someone stops you midway through the game
3. You become socially isolated and show signs of occasional mood swings
4. You are unable to keep a track of time once you start playing
5. You repeatedly neglect your studies, resulting in a dip in performance at school

Why does this happen?
All of the above signs indicate that sooner or later you might develop neurological problems. When you spend an excessive number of hours on playing and navigating through the games, the ‘hippocampus’ portion of your brain shows signs of decreased gray matter. As a result, the volume of the hippocampus shrinks, causing severe nerve related disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, and overall general stress.

One of the biggest reasons behind this is a lack of self-control. Most of the video games will encourage you to steal cars, run away after a theft and kill your enemies. Moreover, if you succeed, you are rewarded. This naturally unleashes a blatant urge for the gratification of all these awkward desires in your real life too. Hence, once you are encountered with the reality, you tend to show violent behavior.

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If my child has a fever, can I give them paracetamol and ibuprofen at the same time?

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
You can, but I suggest give paracetamol 1st, then if it doesn't subside in a hours time, give ibuprofe. Make sure you are not over dosing your child.
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Hi sir I have 2 kids but growth is not so good so 2-3 years kids what should I give in daily food for better growth.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi sir  I have 2 kids but growth is not so good so 2-3 years kids what should I give in daily food for better growth.
Give them good nourishing diet prepared at home in routine including milk, seasonal fruits, vegetables. Avoid junk and sweetened drinks, toffees etc. It had been better, if you have given their age, weight and height.
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My son age 2 months. Doctor said hole in heart. Heart will be operation after age of 1 year. What can I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son age 2 months. Doctor said hole in heart. Heart will be operation after age of 1 year. What can I do?
Common type of hole in the heart is vsd. Small vsds will not require surgery. Most of them close spontaneously after a few years. If it's a big vsd & causing symptoms then only it needs surgery.
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Sir, I m a father of a sweet baby born on seventh month, now she is 13 yr old n she is fine and very active and nauty too. But very thin n week but we try to give her all things to eat as food, fruits, dry fruits n milk with bornvita, protinex of boots, & consult to family doctors, she adsvice to take medicine for two three monthes contineous - capsule gemcoal, syrup aptivate, dexorange syrup but not releif, please tell me the solution. Thanks n waiting.myasthenia gravis

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If child is fine and very active and naughty too, I don't think you should worry at all. Ask her to exercise in order to get muscle strength. We have to realize that we have no control over the growth pattern. We can eat healthy, exercise adequately and have faith, patience. Everything works out well.
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What are the symptoms of dyslexia.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , symptoms vary according to age. Common symptoms are: trouble with reading, writing, and spelling. Ongoing trouble with schoolwork. Difficulty learning a foreign language. Poor handwriting. Difficulty remembering numbers. Trouble following a sequence of directions and telling left from right. You can go through this
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For fruit juice what is the measuring medium? Table spoon or tea spoon. I am giving my daughter 20 teaspoons of lemon juice. Is it an excess dosage? Shes exactly two years old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
For fruit juice what is the measuring medium? Table spoon or tea spoon. I am giving my daughter 20 teaspoons of lemon...
Fruit juice is not a medicine to be given by measuring spoon. Fresh whole fruits are more desirable than juices, as it deprives us of important nutrient a fiber. Enjoy fruits as much as you want. Don't measure in terms of quantity but your enjoyment.
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My son is 1 years old and he does not talk or say any thing meaningful. Not even a word. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son is 1 years old and he does not talk or say any thing meaningful. Not even a word. Is it normal?
Hi lybtrate user, it's too early to speak meaningful words for this age, even if baby is speaking some words like baba, mama. It is normal.
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My children 11 months old he is suffering from motion since 2 days.What to do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
My children 11 months old he is suffering from motion since 2 days.What to do?
Hello the most common cause of loose motion in this age is viral infection. The main aim of management is to prevent dehydration by giving plenty of fluids. Give zinc and probiotic for early recovery. Continue feeding. If loose motion persists, the oral acceptance decreases or you notice any decrease in urinary frequency get him to the pediatrician immediately. Regards.
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Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the healthy weight for 12 months old boys.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the hea...
Yes, very finely crushed popcorn can be given. You can give other snacks like 1- pettice made of potatoes, finely cut carrot, peas, spinach, coriander leaves, paneer. 2-idli sambhar. 3-masala idli with coconut chatni or green chatni. 4-upma containing pieces of vegetables. 5-different recipes of egg like egg poha, boiled egg, egg sandwich etc. 6-kababs made of chana and spinach. Normally the child triples his birth weight by one year of age means if his birth weight was 3 kg then he should be of 9 kg at one year of age.
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I have some kind of allergy from dust. Because of this I think I usually suffer from tonsillitis. What can I do or should do to be healthy?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist and follow the advice and treatment given by him
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My son age 7 years - front bottom teeth are strong still from back two new teeth started growing? I am confused? pl advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I would suggest you to get the front milk teeth extracted so that the permanent tooth gets better space to grow properly. The extraction of milk teeth is very easy and less traumatic as these are very superficial.
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