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Dr. Bijith Agarwal

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Bijith Agarwal Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Bijith Agarwal is a popular Pediatrician in Borivali East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Shishubharti Hospital in Borivali East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bijith Agarwal on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 8 years old. She has suffering cough problem and disturb to take air in morning 3 am. Dust, hot temp, cold, is problem. A minor sound is release from chest when she take air. More cough is deposited inside the chest. Not disease food properly. Discontinue stool.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
As per your description, she probably has bronchila asthma. Try to avoid exposure to dust/smoke etc. Do not use deo, perfume or anti mosquito spray or coil in the bedroom. Give her steam whenever she has cough. Ensure that you give her influenza vaccine, this is very beneficial in such cases. She also might require long term inhalers, for which you have to consult your paediatrician.
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My baby is one and half year old. She did not eat well properly. What can I do what food shall I give for her health.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My baby is one and half year old. She did not eat well properly. What can I do what food shall I give for her health.
Try semisolid or solid home made food after baby is hungry like sft parandhi khichri and dalia. Decrease milk intake. Never use nuts or hard food less than 3 years of age.
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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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Dyslexia - 9 Signs That Your Kid is Suffering from it!

MA - Clinical Psychology, P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling, BA In Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Dyslexia - 9 Signs That Your Kid is Suffering from it!

Raising a child with dyslexia can stir up a lot of emotions. You may look ahead and wonder if this learning issue will affect your child's future. But dyslexia is not a prediction of failure. Dyslexia is quite common, and many successful individuals have dyslexia.

Research has proven that there are different ways of teaching that can help people with dyslexia succeed. There's a lot you can do as a parent too.


 

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

Because dyslexia affects some people more severely than others, your child's symptoms may look different from those in another child. Some kids with dyslexia have trouble with reading and spelling. Others may struggle to write or to tell left from right.

Dyslexia can also make it difficult for people to express themselves clearly. It can be hard for them to structure their thoughts during conversation. They may have trouble finding the right words to say.

Others struggle to understand what they're hearing. This is especially true when someone uses nonliteral language such as jokes and sarcasm.

The signs you see may also look different at various ages. Some of the warning signs for dyslexia, such as a speech delay, appear before a child reaches kindergarten. More often, though, dyslexia is identified in grade school. As schoolwork gets more demanding, trouble processing language becomes more apparent.


 

Here are some signs to look out for:

  1. Warning Signs in Preschool or Kindergarten

  2. Has trouble recognizing the letters of the alphabet

  3. Struggles to match letters to sounds, such as not knowing what sounds b or h make

  4. Has difficulty blending sounds into words, such as connecting C-H-A-T to the word chat

  5. Struggles to pronounce words correctly, such as saying 'mawn lower' instead of 'lawn mower'

  6. Has difficulty learning new words

  7. Has a smaller vocabulary than other kids the same age

  8. Has trouble learning to count or say the days of the week and other common word sequences

  9. Has trouble rhyming


 

Warning Signs in Grade School or Middle School

  1. Struggles with reading and spelling

  2. Confuses the order of letters, such as writing 'left' instead of 'felt'

  3. Has trouble remembering facts and numbers

  4. Has difficulty gripping a pencil

  5. Has difficulty using proper grammar

  6. Has trouble learning new skills and relies heavily on memorization

  7. Gets tripped up by word problems in math

  8. Has a tough time sounding out unfamiliar words

  9. Has trouble following a sequence of directions


 

Warning Signs in High School

  1. Struggles with reading out loud

  2. Doesn't read at the expected grade level

  3. Has trouble understanding jokes or idioms

  4. Has difficulty organizing and managing time

  5. Struggles to summarize a story

  6. Has difficulty learning a foreign language


 

Skills that are affected by Dyslexia:

Dyslexia doesn't just affect reading and writing. Here are some everyday skills and activities your child may be struggling with because of this learning issue:


 

General:

  1. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level.

  2. Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, "not trying hard enough," or "behavior problem."

  3. Isn't "behind enough" or "bad enough" to be helped in the school setting.

  4. High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written.

  5. Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides or covers up weaknesses with ingenious compensatory strategies; easily frustrated and emotional about school reading or testing.

  6. Talented in art, drama, music, sports, mechanics, story-telling, sales, business, designing, building, or engineering.

  7. Seems to "Zone out" or daydream often; gets lost easily or loses track of time.

  8. Difficulty sustaining attention; seems "hyper" or "daydreamer."

  9. Learns best through hands-on experience, demonstrations, experimentation, observation, and visual aids.


 

Vision, Reading, and Spelling Skills:

  1. Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.

  2. Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations.

  3. Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.

  4. Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying.

  5. Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem.

  6. Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision.


 

Reads and rereads with little comprehension:

  1. Spells phonetically and inconsistently.

  2. Hearing and Speech Skills

  3. Has extended hearing; hears things not said or apparent to others; easily distracted by sounds.

  4. Difficulty putting thoughts into words; speaks in halting phrases; leaves sentences incomplete; stutters under stress; mispronounces long words, or transposes phrases, words, and syllables when speaking.


 

Writing and Motor Skills:

  1. Trouble with writing or copying; pencil grip is unusual; handwriting varies or is illegible.

  2. Clumsy, uncoordinated, poor at ball or team sports; difficulties with fine and/or gross motor skills and tasks; prone to motion-sickness.

  3. Can be ambidextrous, and often confuses left/right, over/under.

  4. Math and Time Management Skills

  5. Has difficulty telling time, managing time, learning sequenced information or tasks, or being on time.

  6. Computing math shows dependence on finger counting and other tricks; knows answers, but can't do it on paper.

  7. Can count, but has difficulty counting objects and dealing with money.

  8. Can do arithmetic, but fails word problems; cannot grasp algebra or higher math.


 

Memory and Cognition:

  1. Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.

  2. Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.

  3. Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue).

  4. Behavior, Health, Development and Personality

  5. Extremely disorderly or compulsively orderly.

  6. Can be class clown, trouble-maker, or too quiet.

  7. Had unusually early or late developmental stages (talking, crawling, walking, tying shoes).

  8. Prone to ear infections; sensitive to foods, additives, and chemical products.

  9. Can be an extra deep or light sleeper; bedwetting beyond appropriate age.

  10. Unusually high or low tolerance for pain.

  11. Strong sense of justice; emotionally sensitive; strives for perfection.


 

What can be done at home for dyslexia?

Helping your child with dyslexia can be a challenge, particularly if you're never been confident in your own reading and writing skills. But you don't have to be an expert to help work on certain skills or strengthen your child's self-esteem.

Keep in mind that kids (and families) are all different, so not all options will work for you. Don't panic if the first strategies you try aren't effective. You may need to try several approaches to find what works best for your child. Here are some things you can try at home:

  • Read out loud every day

  • Tap into your child's interests

  • Use audiobooks

  • Look for apps and other high-tech help

  • Focus on effort, not outcome

  • Make your home reader-friendly

  • Boost confidence


 

What can make the journey easier?

Dyslexia can present challenges for your child and for you. But with the proper support, almost all people with dyslexia can become accurate readers. Your involvement will help tremendously.

Wherever you are in your journey, whether you're just starting out or are well on your way, this site can help you find more ways to support your child. Here are a few things that can help make the journey easier:

  • Connect with other parents. Remember that you're not alone. Use our safe online community to find parents like you.

  • Get behavior advice. Parenting Coach offers expert-approved strategies on a variety of issues that can affect children with dyslexia, including trouble with time management, anxiety and fear, frustration and low self-esteem.

  • Build a support plan. Come up with a game plan and anticipate what lies ahead.

Understanding dyslexia and looking for ways to help your child is an important first step. There's a lot you can do just don't feel you have to do everything all at once. Pace yourself. If you try a bunch of strategies at the same time, it might be hard to figure out which ones are working. And do your best to stay positive. Your love and support can make a big difference in your child's life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can opt for appointments at clinic or online over here.

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My Niece got admitted in a hospital for Dehydration 2 Days ago she is 2 years old and 10.8 kg weight , The Iv till now used is approx 4 bottles with some medicine antibiotics . Doctor is saying to keep another 2 days . My query is it normal these many bottle of Iv is used for a small kid .i am bit confused.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My Niece got admitted in a hospital for Dehydration 2 Days ago she is 2 years old and 10.8 kg weight , The Iv till no...
They might have used all these iv fluids depending on the dehydration status and calculated on the basis of weight and age of the child.You need not worry they will take care and it is their responsibility.They might have told to keep for two more days for total cure/observation so that gastroenteritis won't recurr.
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My baby is 12 months but I am afraid to take green coffee beans to reduce weight .can you give me any advice on this .will it have any effect on baby.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 12 months but I am afraid to take green coffee beans to reduce weight .can you give me any advice on this ...
You can go ahead with weight reduction programme as usual. Baby will continue to take solid as usual. Avoid breast feeding.
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Dear Doctor My child is 6 year old first she is going to school vary interestingly without crying, But after feb march school means she is crying and saying to stay her mother along in school. We ask is there any problem she replied no but why she is afraiding.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Please talk very lovingly to your child and try & get details about why she is afraid. This should not be neglected. If yet your are unable to understand you should take her to a child counselor who can help her.
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I am having 3 week baby girl and she is passing green poo since last two days. My wife is not having enough milk. So we are feeding baby with lactogen. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Green stools are not a problem. But you should avoid bottle feeding /formula feeding for 3 weeks. Consult a lady doctor or lactational specialist to improve milk production. Avoid bottle feeding till 6 months of age.
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When I running in morning my right side was so much pain. What I do please help me?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
This might be related to some muscle catch/cramp. Withhold running for few days and let your body rest. Can apply some pain relieving ointment like volini and massage.
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My daughter age is 6 years old but she do wet bed in night during sleeping. So please advise treatment.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Normal bladder control develops only after 6 years of age. So don't worry for now. - avoid sweet drinks or food or frequent water intake after 6 in the evening. -before going to bed and after 1-2 hours of sleep she should empty the bladder - don't scold child for wetting the bed. - bed wetting is seen in children having some fear. So always treat them with love. - if wetted, change the bed sheet without her knowledge. It will build her confidence which will help her to get rid of the problem. -get her blood tested for sugar and do her urine test also. Do not please panic, most of the times it comes normal.
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My son age is 3 year and his healthy is ok by god but I want question for what I give to him for food like. Please suggestion me any strong powder is to add to milk.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son age is 3 year and his healthy is ok by god but I want question for what I give to him for food like. Please su...
U give him all nourished well cooked home made diet of his choice including fruits, nuts etc. there is no strong powder than protein rich diet like milk or its products, dal etc.
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She has loose motion problem. She is 4 months old. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
If the child is bottle fed then stop bottle and give only breast milk and from cup with spoon. You can give probiotics you can revert to me privately for personal advice. Take care.
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Mera baby kuch khata nahi hai mein use kya khilau ki wo healthy ho jaye.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Mera baby kuch khata nahi hai mein use kya khilau ki wo healthy ho jaye.
Weight aur age kitana hai? healthy home diet, plenty of play and proper vaccination is all that is required for babies to become healthy.
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My baby boy is 9 months old. His left eye swollen and inside the eye changes red in color. He is crying and not eating anything. What should I do. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby boy is 9 months old. His left eye swollen and inside the eye changes red in color. He is crying and not eatin...
Clean eye with water soaked cotton n pour antibiotics eye drops every 2 to 3 hours and consult eye specialist.
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Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disorders than grown-ups. This is because the gum and teeth in toddlers are very delicate. Moreover, children are more attracted to sweets and other food items, which cause damage to the teeth.

Here are several ways to protect the teeth of your little one:

  1. Have a dental checkup: You should take your child to a dentist on his first birthday. Early prevention is important as any kind of problem in the teeth will be detected and this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.
  2. Teaching healthy habits: Brushing is very important and you should teach your child to brush regularly, more than once a day. Before the development of teeth in your baby, you should brush his gums gently by using water on a soft baby toothbrush or with a clean and soft cloth. After developing teeth, brushing must be practiced with delicate toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste. If several teeth touch against each other, you should use flossing. Brushing is essential before going to bed, and no food should be taken after brushing.
  3. Prevent "baby bottle decay": You should not let your child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The sugar contained in these liquids sticks to the child's teeth, which activates bacteria and may lead to tooth decay.
  4. Avoid giving juice to your child: Juice may be healthy for the body, but it leads to tooth decay in little kids. The amount of regular juice intake should never be above four ounces.
  5. Avoid excess use of a sippy cup: Sippy cups enable children to shift from bottles to a glass. However, all day long usage of sippy cups should be restricted as it may cause decay on the front and back portions of teeth, when the drinks are rich in sugar.
  6. Be careful about sweet medicines: Many medicines meant for children are sugary and stick to the teeth, increasing the chance of cavities. Several antibiotics cause overgrowth of Candida or yeast and cause an oral disease known as oral thrush. This disease causes creamy patches on the tongue. In case your child needs sweet medicines, brushing should be increased.
  7. Stop using a pacifier by the age of 2 or 3: Pacifiers are good for children, but using pacifiers for a long period of time affects the lining of teeth. The shape of the mouth may also change. Hence, do not let your child use pacifiers after 2 or 3 years of age.

Children are quite prone to teeth disorders and decay in the teeth. Hence, measures must be taken to protect the teeth of children from any kind of disorder.

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Is it safe to take flexon tab, neurobion forte tab and pantodac tab while breastfeeding? Please suggest.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Yes you can take. They does not effect breast milk quantity. Small amount secreted in milk is not harmful.
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My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Echo test done and one line is in bold letters of report. That is patent foramen ovale left to right. Is this normal ? Then we show report doctor he said that hole is very minor it will close within 3 months. Is it true that it will close automatically after some months. Please suggest me in detail.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Ec...
Yes some tiny holes do close on its own as the baby grows but you have to be extra careful in observation of blue color on exertion like crying, not getting infections, getting vaccinations on time (this has to be observed for every new born baby up to a year- 1st summer/winter & autum is difficult for every baby) good luck and take care.
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My child gets cold easily. What should I do to prevent him in dis rainy and winter season??

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My child gets cold easily. What should I do to prevent him in dis rainy and winter season??
It could be allergic rhinitis. Best way is to avoid possible allergensl like pollen, house dust etc.
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Hello, I gave birth via c sec ; days back.I get breast milk but irrespective of how much time i give feed he is not satisfied and top feed needs to be given.Please help me?

DCH, MBBS (MAMC)
Pediatrician, Delhi
One should give exclusive breast feed to baby till 6mth of age. Milk production is a reflex process, more suking at breast will produce more milk. If u give top feed, baby will stop sucking at breast and milk production will decrease. So avoid top milk and give more of breast milk.
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I have a female child about 16 month she has bow legs is it curable by physiotherapy or by any surgery.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have a female child about 16 month she has bow legs is it curable by physiotherapy or by any surgery.
Hello lybrate-user, bow legs is usually a sign of rickets in children that is correctable with adequate calcium supplements along with vit d intake. I would suggest that you consult a pediatrician for the same so they can look for other signs of rickets too to start her treatment with vit d and calcium. In the meanwhile you could let her sun bathe, in the morning hours preferably and give her egg, fish, milk and other dairy products to provide her with adequate dietary sources to replenish her with good nutrients.
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