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Dr. Atish Laddad

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Is asthalin n montair safe for 4 months old baby ,actually she is having a running nose n little bit cough ,please suggest me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Is asthalin n montair safe for 4 months old baby ,actually she is having a running nose n little bit cough ,please su...
Homoeopathy is ideal for all ages for most of ailments acting a better substitute for antibiotics, anti allergic & other kinds of medicine. Today most common problem especially in children is cold & cough which is due to lack of IMMUNITY to fight against infections in our surroundings. Homoeopathy acts as a best source of medicine to boost immunity & fight against infections. Homoeopathy also offers treatment in all allergic, acute & long lasting chronic diseases by improving immunity. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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My child 1.5 years old is swallow 2 25 mg thyronorm tablets. What should I do? Please help me.

MRCPCH (London), DNB Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My child 1.5 years old is swallow 2 25 mg thyronorm tablets. What should I do? Please help me.
2.25 mg is not toxic dose of thyronorm but baby will show signs of hyperthyroidism for hours like increase in heart rate, irritability and not eating properly or not able to sleep comfortably. Consult a Paediatrician and take opinion.
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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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2 Major Causes Behind ADHD

M. D. Psychiatry, Diploma In Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Noida
2 Major Causes Behind ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

1. Hyperactivity which includes - 

  • Fidgets often
  • Restlessness
  • Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
  • Trouble playing quietly
  • Excessive talking

2. Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like

  • Getting easily distracted
  • Tendency to loose things
  • Daydreaming
  • Facing problems related to organizing things
  • Not listening carefully
  • Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness

3. Impulsiveness

  • Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
  • Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
  • Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :
10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes
The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

  1. Neurodevelopmental changes - A poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.
  2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Sponge his entire body with a wet linen for at least 30 minutes to reduce fever. Give him a antiemetic medicine drops oraly, weight for 20 minutes & give sips of water, may repeat drug if required. When child accepts water & food, give him paracetamol drops. See physician for further management.
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Meri daughter 3 saal ki he weight 11 k.g. He 17.10.2017 ko fever or khasi hui. Treatment liya par fark nhi huwa 23 ko cheakup huwa to nimonia nikla. Tab se wo hosputalise he. Proper treatnent chal rha he. Khasi 10% he. Xray me nimonia infection kam huwa he. Blood report normal he. Urine unfection b bataya tha. To sonography karai wo b normal he. But abi b use daily 12 hrs bad fever bar var aa rha he. Kya ye normal he k is beech fever aa skta he. Ya kuch or test karane ki jarurat he.Please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician,
Meri daughter 3 saal ki he weight 11 k.g. He
17.10.2017 ko fever or khasi hui.
Treatment liya par fark nhi huwa 23 ko...
Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this - 1)Do blod and sputum cuture to identify bacteria and take right antibiotics 2)Do measures the oxygen level in her blood through pulse oxymetry and discuss with your treating doctor to make a chest CT scan to get more detailed pictures of lungs. To prevent it in future do like this- 1)Get vaccinated. Vaccines are available to prevent some types of pneumonia and the flu. Talk with your treating doctor about getting these shots. 2)Practice good hygiene. To protect yourself against respiratory infections that sometimes lead to pneumonia, wash your hands regularly or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 3)Don't smoke infront of her. 4)Keep her immune system strong. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.and take [GRO-VITAL KID ]regularly. Hope that helps
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My son is 3 years 4 months old he has been diagnosed aa thalassemia minor his hb level is 8.4 .what should I do to remove his hb level.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, FISPN & FISPN - Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My son is 3 years 4 months old he has been diagnosed aa thalassemia minor his hb level is 8.4 .what should I do to re...
Don`t worry sabita . Thalassemia minor is not a fatal disease at all, only thing we needs to know is, that hemoglobin in such patients will remain a little low, somewhere around 10 mg/dL, so please consult a pediatric hemato-oncologist so get full counselling done regarding the disease . please dont go by what other people say. For any query whatever it is , consult your pediatric- hemato-oncologist.
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My son is 4 years old but he is very adamant. He usually wear only one dress, always insist to keep himself untidy, if someone deny to act according to his wish he start crying till his wish fulfilled.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. I can understand. Your son is is an unique HIM. Whatever his behavior today, whatever his body language today are learned from his past experiences and social interactions. Whatever he has learned can be unlearned or over written. This is a continuous process happening throughout your life. I suggest cognitive behavior therapy for him online. Take care.
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Sir/madam My daughter doesn't consume milk from breast Even she doesn't hv any cough and cold. If we put breast milk in a bottle then she can have easily. please suggest me what should I do for her. Or suggest me any substitute instead of breast milk Thank you.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, breastmilk is complete food for a neonate for first 6 months and no substitute is required if your beast milk production is adequate.Ensure that you clean your nipples with warm water after every breast feed and the layer of casein from previous feed is removed each time before fresh feed.
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