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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Athish is a popular Pediatrician in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Athish at Umang Maternity & Surgical Nursing Home in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Athish and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Does Your Child Speak Like Others Kids?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
Does Your Child Speak Like Others Kids?

6 months

 -does not responds to sound by making sounds, or by looking at the speaker.

12 months

- isn't using gestures, such as bye-bye & does not stops activity in response to'no.

18 months

- does not point to five body parts and has trouble imitating tow word sentences

2 years

- does not follow a serious two simple but related commands.

3-4 years 

- about three quaters of the child's speech at 3 years and by 4 years old, a child should mostly be understood even by people who don't know the child.

If your answer is" yes, consult a speech language pathologist

My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me something.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me so...
It s just a behaviour pattern for attention seeking and he can be gently counselled and as he grows up it will go.
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My daughter is 1.2 year old. She is not having her food in time. Only bottle milk feeding 5 to 6 times a day. Before a month she had food, juices etc but now she is not ready to eat anything. Is there any reason for not having food?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 1.2 year old. She is not having her food in time. Only bottle milk feeding 5 to 6 times a day. Before ...
YOu should not bottle feed her and give in a glass and encourage to eat homemade foods . Tell her weight and do a thyroid check up
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How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
How Breathing Through the Mouth Affects Oral Health in Children

Mouth breathing in children is very common and while a kid with open mouth might seem cute, it is not always the case. The parents need to be made aware that a child breathing through the mouth all the time is not normal and it is high time they find a way to manage it.

A little understanding of the effects of the mouth breathing habit on the child's health in general and oral health in particular can be an eye-opener for the parent. For an educated person, there are obvious symptoms, which indicate that the child is a mouth-breather.

These symptoms include:

  1. Dryness of the lips
  2. Crowding of the front teeth
  3. Snoring
  4. Sleeping with the mouth open
  5. Recurrent infections of the airways including sinusitis and middle ear infections
  6. Bad breath

Common causes include:

  1. Chronic nasal obstruction/congestion because of which the child is not able to get enough oxygen through the nose.
  2. Enlarged tonsils or adenoids
  3. Thumb or finger-sucking habit
  4. Recurrent respiratory infections

Effects of mouth breathing on oral health:

Mouth breathing may seem like a harmless habit, but has serious effects on the oral and dental health of the child. Some of them are discussed below.

  1. Dry mouth: A constantly open mouth can lead to drying up of the saliva. This in turn leads to reduced effects of saliva including the flushing effect on the bacteria and the food deposits. This leads to increased chances of tooth decay and gum diseases.
  2. Tooth decay: With reduced saliva, the pH remains acidic for a longer period of time, leading to increased chances of tooth decay.
  3. Gum diseases: Reduced amounts of saliva also leads to increased gum disease and periodontal disease as the bacteria are not removed and have a conducive environment to act upon.
  4. Facial development: A mouth breathing child maintains a different posture than a nose breather. This leads to a narrow and long face, flattened nose, smaller nostrils, reduced facial tone, thin upper lip, pouty upper lip, and a small lower jaw.
  5. Speech: An open mouth causes the tongue to thrust into the palate when talking. This leads to altered pronunciation of some sounds; especially and can cause lisping.
  6. Braces: Mouth breathing causes multiple challenges including prolonged treatment period, inability to close the gaps, reduced stability of the realigned teeth, and increased chances of relapse. The added complication of increased gum disease and tooth decay makes it worse. The habit needs to be corrected first before going in for braces.

If that sounds like a long list, they are not all inclusive. Early intervention in the habit can correct and negate all these effects. Talk to your dentist to know how to help your mouth breathing child.

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Plan for a baby? We are 45 and 38 years old, having two daughters. Interested to have a third kid, when is the good time to have a baby? You may please do suggest, Thank You.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Plan for a baby? We are 45 and 38 years old, having two daughters. Interested to have a third kid, when is the good t...
Hello, You must practice intercourse during her fertile period ideally from day 12-20 of her cycle to increase chances of natural conception.
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I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vaccination before 24 days. After 24 day have injured by rust iron. Should I take again vaccination? I have 3 times takes vaccination in last 6 months.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I am 26 year old. I want know about what is the validity of tetanus injection after vaccination. Actually I take vacc...
Most studies have shown effectiveness for 10 years in majority of people. Hence Tetanus vaccine is recommended once every 10 years, as long as one has received the primary doses of 4 vaccines in childhood. A severe injury or large wound would warrant earlier vaccination along with use of Tetanus Immunoglobulin. Minor injuries need not be occasions to repeat the Tetanus Injection. Definitely not 4 times in 6 months.
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What to do for baby to avoid from common cold and fevers to maintain high immunity?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
What to do for baby to avoid from common cold and fevers to maintain high immunity?
Nutritious food and regular exercise in an older child with timely immunisations and exclusive breastfeeding in small baby.
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My child who is 6 years complete in Oct 2015. And his weight is 17 kg. But he is taking meals with so much force. Breakfast also same. Nd I am employee. So day by day I loss my patience about my child. Any medicine. Pls help me. Male child.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Do not scold your child and no medicine is needed but check his tsh and inform. Consider causes. Understanding causes will restore your trust in your child to do her part with feeding. To fully understand those causes, you and your child need to have had a full assessment, including longitudinal and developmental history and growth and, most particularly, feeding dynamics past and present. Most medical and even nutritional assessments don't address feeding dynamics and history, and it leaves a gap in understanding. Medical assessments and labs are helpful with respect to indicating whether your child has recovered from early medical maladies and/or has some other malady.
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My 7 month baby .what is diet chart for him. And I am giving amul toned milk. Is it ok or not .and may baby boy urine bhot karta hai every 2 minute urine karta hai please suggest me.

Masters in Nutritional Therapy, N.E.T
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
My 7 month baby .what is diet chart for him. And I am giving amul toned milk. Is it ok or not .and may baby boy urine...
Hi, Get to consult some good paediatrician. Whole milk can be given at this age. Star5 weaning foods at this stage like: try for some veg soup, mashed potato, mashed banana puree, etc.
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Hi doctors, My baby is not passing motion for past three days. He is four months old. He is taking both bf and ff. Is it normal or should I need to consult doctor.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctors, My baby is not passing motion for past three days. He is four months old. He is taking both bf and ff. Is...
If he is completely breast fed this is normal. When you give other foods give more boiled water in between and stop bottle and feed from a cup and this will be normal. Moreover, newborns will no pass motion everyday normally.
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My 7 month baby boy last 3-4 days, every night crying so much and also having some cough, what can I do for him?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My 7 month baby boy last 3-4 days, every night crying so much and also having some cough, what can I do for him?
Homoeopathic medicine-------- chamomilla 30 (dr reckeweg) pour 10 drops in 1 glass fresh water and start giving 1 spoon from this water every 2-3 hrly till problems subsides----just do not use the remaining med. In bottle for 5 days and after 5 days, if problems still persists, again prepare the med. In 1 glass water nd repeat for 5 days-------------
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Ways That Can Help Deal With Epilepsy And Seizures In Children!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Ways That Can Help Deal With Epilepsy And Seizures In Children!

Epilepsy is defined as a neurological disorder, which affects people of all age groups. However, the cases of seizures are found more in young children (likely to occur in as many as 4% of children) than in adults. It is still not known as to why a developing brain is more prone to seizures than a mature brain. A child is said to be suffering from epilepsy when they occur frequently. 

As parents your responsibilities are compounded if your child has epilepsy. You not only have to pay heed towards the normal concerns of his/her upbringing but also have to look into your child's emotional aspects, while dealing with the disorder in your day to day life.

You can help your child deal with the condition in the following ways:

1. It is quite likely that your child may feel resentful and develop emotional issues, such as depression or low self-esteem. Help your child cultivates positive attitude towards life and his/her disease.

2. Try to make your child come to terms with reality by helping him/her to understand that even though he/she may be different, he/she shouldn't look upon the condition as something that is abnormal. It is best to help your child concentrate on his/her strengths at such times.

3. Help your child participate in activities of his/her choice to instill positivity in life.

4. Make sure your other children understand their sibling's ailment and if he/she feels neglected try and spend more time with him/her. If need be, seek family counselling to make everyone understand how to deal with your child's illness.

5. Learn about your child's medication schedule thoroughly and also find out what he/she needs to do in case a dose of medication is missed.

6. Develop an environment where he/she feels comfortable and can easily share a concern or anxieties.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sanchi milk is good for babies health or not. How much % of calcium is present in sanchi milk.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sanchi milk is good for babies health or not. How much % of calcium is present in sanchi milk.
Hi, as for your query I would advice exclusive breast feel is best for your growing baby for first 6-12 months. After that formale diet for babies cereal after that best is buffalo milk. They have best calcium % content in milk.
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My niece is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can we give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange juice grapes juice? Please help.

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My niece is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can we give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange j...
Try to give all what you cook at home in mashed form. Also decrease the quantity of milk intake. Also nutritional health drinks once a day can b given.
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I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain when he gets cough & cold, and does he get cured if I eat heeng if he would be having gas problem or stomach ache. Is it ok for me/my health, if I eat ajwain and heeng daily.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am breastfeeding my 2 and a half month baby. He was born preterm, at 32 weeks. Does it cure him, if I eat ajwain wh...
If he gets cold he should be given medicine and not mother. We are not allowed to prescribe here in this open forum.
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I have 2.5 month old son. I cant produce enough breastmilk for him. So give cow milk. Is it ok. Or I should give formula milk. If yes then which brand of formula should I use. He is underweight too.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have 2.5 month old son. I cant produce enough breastmilk for him. So give cow milk. Is it ok. Or I should give form...
Breast milk is the best milk for an infant. Suckling the baby with peace of mind is the only solution for increasing milk production. You must drink good amount of water and take nutritious diet. If it's not at all possible to feed you can give nan 1.
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My Son Is 19 Months Old. His Weight Is 9kgs And Look Like Weak. He Is Not Getting His Personality. But He Is Very Active. He will not Eat Healthy Food, Juices, Soups.

Postgraduate Programme in Pediatric Nutrition, Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My Son Is 19 Months Old. His Weight Is 9kgs And Look Like Weak. He Is Not Getting His Personality. But He Is Very Act...
Growth depends on lot of factors like genetics, nutrition, physical and psychosocial environment. Average weight at this age is about 11 kgs. It also depends on the child's birth weight and growth potential. Children become more active and less interested in food at this age. Child should be offered balanced food and allowed to self feed as much as possible.
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My baby had febrile convulsion at 10 months of age is it normal will it hurt my baby1.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby had febrile convulsion at 10 months of age is it normal will it hurt my baby1.
Febrile seizures don't do harm to baby but they can come again up to 6 yrs. Frequent convulsions is part of epilepsy.
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Hi, I have a 4 month old girl child. Please suggest how to care for and how to treat for best grow. And suggest any books, literature or tools which help us better. Thanking you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
To give you a good guidance I need to know the present weight. Weight alone is not the indicator of good health. You can continue to give breast milk and add home made semisolids like raggi porridge, mashed banana and slowly introduce all the homemade foods. You need to be in regular touch with me so that I can personally interact and guide you as this is very interesting part of caring for babies, I like. Ask me privately.
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