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Dr. Bijal Shrivastava

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Bijal Shrivastava is a renowned Pediatrician in Powai, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Bijal Shrivastava at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital in Powai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bijal Shrivastava on Lybrate.com.

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7 Things To Avoid When You're Suffering From Cough

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
7 Things To Avoid When You're Suffering From Cough

1. Avoid eating cold foods: According to Dr. Pradip shah, consultant physician, fortis hospital, mulund, a common cold and cough triggered by cold food items like ice-cream and cold drinks is a common complain of people visiting local health clinics. Although there is no scientific evidence as to how cold food items trigger and worsen coughs, patients are normally advised to avoid them altogether until they recover completely. One sensible explanation for this would be that cold beverages and foods cause a drying out of the respiratory lining making it susceptible to infections and triggering coughing due to irritation.

2. Avoid overeating at night: Having a heavy dinner at night or overeating can be a cough trigger for people suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). People with gerd may have poor coordination between contraction and relaxation of the sphincter muscle that prevents reflux of food to the esophagus. As a result, the stomach acid can flow back to the food pipe, causing irritation of the lining to trigger cough. So, it’s better to have an early dinner and maintain a gap of at least 2 hours between dinner and sleeping time.


3. Avoid sleeping flat on the back: Sleeping posture plays an important role in triggering coughing at night, especially if you have a productive cough. All the mucus and phlegm that gets collected throughout the day, flows up to irritate the throat when you lie down on your back. Instead, sleeping in an inclined posture, or sleeping on the sides will keep the phlegm settled and avoid bouts of coughing at night. 

4. Avoid eating fried foods: Fried foods are oily in nature and oil is a well-known cough trigger. Deep-frying foods in hot oil generates a compound called acrolein, which acts as an allergen that aggravates coughing and causes throat itching. So, it’s best to avoid oily, fried foods while you have a cough.


5. Avoid smoking: Smoking is one of the causes of a cough due to bronchitis. Not only does it irritate the throat lining, but it also delays recovery and increases your risk of cancer. If you don't smoke, remember second-hand smoke is equally dangerous. 

6. Avoid caffeinated beverages: Caffeine should be avoided by those who cough due to acidity and gerd. While it may provide temporary relief from a coughing bout, it actually causes the esophageal sphincter to become loose, allowing more acid to get flushed into the esophagus.


7. Avoid over-exertion: Nobody takes an off from work because of a cough, but that doesn’t mean you should exert yourself by overworking. Coughing is an indication that something is wrong with your body, so make it a point to get adequate rest to give your immune system enough time to recover.

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If my 1 month baby is crying a lot what to do immediately, Please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If he is putting on weight, playful most of the times, taking adequate breast feeds and passing clear watery urine 7-8 times a day, there is no need to worry. But if child is jittery and have some typical movements of hand while crying,you need to meet paediatrician to rule out hypocalcimia.
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My head started paining before 3 days and now slowly cough is also occurring, is it symptom of tuberculosis. please tell me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My head started paining before 3 days and now slowly cough is also occurring, is it symptom of tuberculosis. please t...
T.B. may be confirm by chest x-ray and AFB SPUTUM TEST.it may be common cold and cough. pl. checkup also cbc, after tests consult again. till then take tab. sinarest twice a day after meal. take complete healthy diet.
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Hi I am 24 yrs and I have a 2 years infant. After stopping breast feeding. My breasts hv completely sagged. Massaged 4 3 months. .bt don't find any result. Suggest me .hw 2 enhance my breast.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi I am 24 yrs and I have a 2 years infant. After stopping breast feeding. My breasts hv completely sagged. Massaged ...
this is absolutely normal you can achieve mild enhancement by doing pectoral muscle exercises. Other wise surgery for breast enhancement is the answer. You can use different types of padding in bra so that the appearance above the cloth is back
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How much salt do babies and children need? How much salt or sodium is good for me?

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General Physician,
How much salt do babies and children need? How much salt or sodium is good for me?
The maximum recommended amount of salt for babies and children is: Up to 12 months – less than 1g of salt a day (less than 0.4g sodium) 1 to 3 years – 2g of salt a day (0.8g sodium) 4 to 6 years – 3g of salt a day (1.2g sodium) 7 to 10 years – 5g of salt a day (2g sodium) 11 years and over – 6g of salt a day (2.4g sodium)
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Can we mix crocin drops with water for my 2 yr 8 months baby

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
If the baby is 10 kg in wt. you should give 1.5 ml crocin drops (150) mg. you can mix water. No problem.
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My baby is six and half month old. Since we started his solids he is suffering from loose motion. Done homeopath as well as the allopath. Condition is better but not completely as before. Kindly suggest some advice.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Who told you to start solids? keep on semi solid or liquid still, maintain proper diet. Nothing to worry, this is his dentition period having symptoms of teething troubles, prescribed is(biochemic) bio combination no 21 2 pills 4 times a day. You can contact me private also for guidance on diet and medicines.
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My son is 3 years 11 months old is suffering from fever with loose motion. Within 10 days he got fever twice with temperature 100-102. What may be the reason behind it? please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As there is loose motion the infection of stomach or intestines is the reason and he may need antibiotics . If it is just plain watery diarrhoea it may a viral infection an d only fluid replacement is needed . You can give paracetamol also
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My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I do in this condition?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son is suffering from cough and throat infections and due to that he's having pain in his left ear. What should I ...
Use regular medicine, don't put any thing in ear. Ear pain in cold is due to nasal blockage so use nasal drops, steam inhalation to relieve blockage which will take care of ear pain. Continue antibiotics for 14 days.
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What will be the suitable oil for baby massage, my baby is a month old. Some say its Coconut oil, a few suggest Olive oil, others say Sesame seed oil is the best. Please suggest, do we decide it as per weather? If yes, then what oil is best for which weather?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
What will be the suitable oil for baby massage, my baby is a month old.
Some say its Coconut oil, a few suggest Olive...
Coconut oil is the best, please see the benifits of coconut oil and you will realise, infact weight gain is also good with it.
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Hello My child is suffering from delayed growth with no brain development is very slow, neck and back not yet stable, can you suggest remedies for my child.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You have not mentioned the age. If your child is having cerebral palsy needs treatment by many people like physiotherapist, pediatrician, orthopaedic surgeon etc.
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Hello, I am in big trouble please help me out. I am 29 weeks pregnant my weight is 43.00 my fetus weight is 1300gm I have just 2 month for having baby and I want a healthy baby and I want to be healthy I want to gain weight in just 2 month so which food or anything whatever I can eat gain weight fast and healthy please recommende me best thing for this.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hello, I am in big trouble please help me out.
I am 29 weeks pregnant my weight is 43.00
my fetus weight is 1300gm I ...
Please don't panic. Things are going to be fine. Be strong and be patient. Listen to the good advice given by doctors on diet. Its very imp at this stage to maintain your calm... be happy..be positive. Consult a dietician in your town if possible who can help you to have a better diet. Relax your mind. Stay away/dont listen yo negative people/relatives who would keep scaring you over all sorts of issues. Do breathing exercises daily. Eat healthy Be stress free.. everything will turn out fine.
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A local podiatrist has preferred Isomil (Soy based) over Nan Pro for my baby. Is it advisable to go for Isomil since I see mixed reviews about Soy based formula. However she is being breast fed too with what little milk is being produced. Please advise. We are confused and concerned.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
A local podiatrist has preferred Isomil (Soy based) over Nan Pro for my baby. Is it advisable to go for Isomil since ...
Soya-based infant formulas (SIF) containing soya flour were introduced almost 100 years ago. Modern soya formulas are used in allergy/intolerance to cows' milk-based formulas (CMF), post-infectious diarrhoea, lactose intolerance and galactosaemia, as a vegan human milk (HM) substitute, etc. Soya based Infant Milk Substitute (IMS) are used for infants suffering from the following disorders: 1.Secondary Lactose Intolerance due to Diarrhoea 2.Primary Lactose Intolerance 3.Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy (CMPA) Soya -based Lactose-Free IMS reduces stool output & duration of diarrhea in hospitalized infants. Soy based formulas have a very specific indication and use. Never use Soy based formula for a normal baby.
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My daughter is 5 months old. She is fed with nan pro1. Is she low immune as she is not breastfed?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My daughter is 5 months old. She is fed with nan pro1. Is she low immune as she is not breastfed?
Top fed child needs extra care and cleanliness for feeding a baby. Always give freshly prepared milk and follow the instructions printed on container.
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I have chronic digestive problem both constipation and diarrhoea due to stress. I am not able to cope up any type of stress, I am unable to sleep well, I am underweight, everybody tease me. I have got lots of hair on mouth, hand, legs, chest. I am mentally disturbed. I am curious to studies but unable to concentrate.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have chronic digestive problem both constipation and diarrhoea due to stress. I am not able to cope up any type of ...
All these problems are related to market cooked food. Try to eat healthy home made food with lot of vegis. Weight is slightly low, need not to worry. All problems will subside by simple. Change.
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Dear Sir, My Baby is 14 months old and is suffering from the problem of Dandruff and scalp itching from last 15 days. His Scalp become flaky and got rasshes also due to itching. please advise me what should i do ? he also got

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
This is atopic dermatitis. Spoo shampoo. You may use desotil lotion with oil once a day for ten days then once in three to four days.
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galactagogue

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Ayurveda, Ludhiana
galactagogue
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To augment the quantity of breast milk, take 1 gm roasted wheat flour, 10 gm walnut leaves, mix the two and prepare chapattis. Fry the chapattis in ghee made from cow's milk. Eating these chapattis for seven days increases the production of breast milk.
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Hi sir good morning sir My name is krish My baby daily night crying sir what am doing that time sir and how to care below one year child sir She is not interested for eating any one.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi sir good morning sir My name is krish
My baby daily night crying sir what am doing that time sir and how to care b...
Is she on total very frequent breast feeding baby. Breast milk quantity goes down and suitably reduce breast frequency as per age in moths. If child is one year old ideally feed on breast just two times that too for ten to fifteen minutes on each breast.
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