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Dr. Chandrashekhar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

300 at clinic
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Dr. Chandrashekhar is one of the best Pediatricians in Bandra East, Mumbai. You can visit him at Shakuntala Chitra Nursing Home in Bandra East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chandrashekhar on Lybrate.com.

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How to Surgically Treat Cleft Palate

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
How to Surgically Treat Cleft Palate

Cleft palate or palatoschisis is a common genetic abnormality that leads to a horde of problems and is presently a growing challenge to medicine practitioners. The major developmental stages affected due to this particular irregularity include feeding, speech development, dentition and maxillofacial growth which are rather important to the normal overall developmental pace of an individual. Even though the cleft palate deformity was defined centuries ago, no fixed management algorithm exists for patients suffering from the condition in the present day scenario.

Cleft palate may be successfully fixed using reconstructive surgery. Multiple specialists are involved in the reconstruction surgery including plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, nutritionists, oromaxillofacial surgeons and speech pathologists. Some hospitals also consider psychological therapy for the patient and the family to help get through the emotional trauma and the issues faced due to developmental backlogs.

The treatment for cleft palate usually begins around 9 to 12 months of age. If left untreated, it may cause major deformities. It takes about some years before the whole procedure is completed although it depends on the type and severity of the deformity.

The process involves the administration of anaesthesia after which the palate repair closes the inner, middle and final layers and at the same time realigning of the palatal muscles in a technique called anintravelarveloplasty is conducted. This ensures that the muscles are adjusted in a normal position which facilitates the best functioning of the palate during feeding, swallowing and speaking. It is possible that the child might require more than one surgery to completely close the palate.


Some of the risks involved during the process include:
1. Abnormal reactions to the medications
2. Bleeding
3. Problems in breathing
4. Need for more surgery
5. Infection

Although complicated and time consuming, cleft palate must be given immediate attention to avoid serious developmental issues. The reconstruction surgery and therapy combined ensures a normal development for the child in the longer run, given the surgery was done at the correct time. The child would be required to remain at the hospital for about 5-7 days. Complete recovery takes a time period of 4 weeks. Keeping the wound of the surgery clean is of the utmost importance and it should not be strained. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized pediatrics and ask a free question.

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Hai my baby is 6 month old birth weight 3.250 now 6 kg only I am giving only Ragi porridge &breastfeeding some time fm what give to other food tell me please how can weight gain.

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda,
Hai my baby is 6 month old birth weight 3.250 now 6 kg only I am giving only Ragi porridge &breastfeeding some time f...
Nothing to worry. 2-3 times weight gain in 5-6 months is sufficient. Important is the mile stones. Like social skills. Turning to prone position etc are important. If your baby is good at those things. Nothing to worry. Start giving swarna prashana that may help your kid in all aspects.
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My breasts are numb. Can not feel dem Im breast feeding my infant Who z 3.5 months old. What may b the reason,

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
My breasts are numb. Can not feel dem
Im breast feeding my infant
Who z 3.5 months old. What may b the reason,
Firstly try to reduce your weight. With your age and height maintain your wt between 46 to 50 kg. Start taking calcuum and multivitamins regularly. Your problem will be taken care of.
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Can puberty girl do the yoga regularly? My daughter has attend the aged on 4 June. She is doing yoga her age 4 onwards. While she was going yoga class, her teacher said up to next period you don't do the yoga. Kindly clear my question. If she will attend period on sixth month later. Can She wait up to six month.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I don't think that because of the periods she should leave the yoga practice.. Yes during the period one does not feel good so they may rest otherwise there is no problem...
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Bronchitis asthma since 10years, cough, mucoid sputum 15days, Rs no added sounds, spo2 98%. B/L minimal basal, bronchiectasis radiologically stable. Tcdc bvse normal. The above was scripted on prescription.Kindly advise i am aged 54 years having hypertension. Weight 65, height 5'11.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Radiologically reports says b/l basal bronchiactasis,which is cause of sputum. Write your asthma medication. Try augmentin 625mg/three times day for seven days.
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My baby is 4 months old . I hv started giving him cerelac. Wat is other better option ? Cn you give fruits ? If yes shud it b cooked b4 giving or is it okay to jus blend it in mixer?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My baby is 4 months old . I hv started giving him cerelac. Wat is other better option ? Cn you give fruits ? If yes s...
Hello, your baby is very young to start something solid food. He must be on mother's feed now. But if you have started giving him cerelac then it should a liquid preparation. When your baby completes 6 months then only you should start top food. Take care.
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Mere 15 days bornbaby ke muh pe or hath pe Lal Dane nikle he sayad garmi se alergy hue ya pata nhi to kya lagana chahiye Himalaya lotion ya powder. please rply.

Mere 15 days bornbaby ke muh pe or hath pe Lal Dane nikle he sayad garmi se alergy hue ya pata nhi to kya lagana chah...
Filhal dusara kuch na layaye 2 din Chandan ya Sariva powder Mila ane To Use talcum powder ki tarah lagaye. Ye dono ka mile to Haldi ki powder powder ki tarah lagaye Mother ko khatti aur tikhi chije avoid karni hai.
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My baby recovered from sepsis on 3rd days of born due to bacterial infection by vancomycin .he is now 1.5 month & is o.k.,received pcv13 & one doctor says not to take PENTA1 vaccine. Only to take hexaxim. But doctor who treated him earlier says yes. Now I am confused. Please suggest me which one is to take?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby recovered from sepsis on 3rd days of born due to bacterial infection by vancomycin .he is now 1.5 month & is ...
Hexaxim is a vaccine which has Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, (DTaP), Polio, HIB and Hepatitis B components. If cost is not an issue it is a good choice. Otherwise many choices are available without injectable polio vaccine. That is fine too. You can give oral polio vaccine and Pentvac, Easyfive etc. This is half the cost and equally effective. These also contain DPT, HIB and Hepatitis B minus injectable polio.
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Hello, I want to ask question about my daughter. She is 2.5 years old. Her weight is constant 9.6 kgs. She is active. She is grasping the things quickly. She talks alot. She can name colors, shapes, numbers very well. She also can recite poems. She has constipation. Can you tell me is she growing properly? How to resolve constipation and help her gain weight?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello, I want to ask question about my daughter. She is 2.5 years old. Her weight is constant 9.6 kgs. She is active....
Her wt at this age should be about 13 kg. She is definitely under wt. It is better to consult pediatrician. Add fibrous food in her diet and increase quantity of water to drink, that may resolve her constipation.
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My 6 year old is passing tapeworm in stool for the past 1 year. We consult every child doctor in manipur but still unable to cure please help. I need best medicine or clinic for the treatment.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
The best Medicine can be Homoeopathy... And you.may choose the Homoeopathic doctor yourself... You can consult me through lybrate if you want..
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