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Dr. Deepa G Bhandarkar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

800 at clinic
Dr. Deepa G Bhandarkar Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Air Pollution and its Effects on Children's Lungs

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Air Pollution and its Effects on Children's Lungs

Air pollution is known to take a toll on the lungs of even the healthiest adults. So it comes as no surprise that the effects of this pollution on the lungs of children is deemed as a grave situation, full of health hazards including the onset of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders and conditions like asthma (learn more about asthma problem). Read on to find out more about the link between air pollution and its effect on the lungs of children.

Children's Lungs: Mostly, all the organs of a child's body are considered delicate and not fully matured until the child reaches a certain age. The main and largest part of the child's lungs will usually grow only after the child has been born, much like the arms and legs. In fact, it is a medically proven fact that about 80% of the tiniest of air sacs grow after the child's birth. These are called the alveoli and they facilitate the transfer of the oxygen into the blood stream with a life sustaining function that is built into our lungs. These alveoli continue to grow until the child becomes an adult. 

Immunity and Infections: Like the lungs of the child, the immunity of the child is also still in its growth phase, and very much unlike the immunity that an adult enjoys. This makes the child more susceptible to infections that are usually carried by air pollution in today's day and age of urban living when myriad pollutants are sent into the air every single day. Also, since children play outdoors more often and spend more time breathing in this air, they are more prone to these infections and lung or respiratory ailments due to this reason. Various studies and tests have shown inflammation in the respiratory passages caused by deposits of carbon dioxide emissions in the lungs of children.

Symptoms: Usually, the very first symptoms that show that air pollution is affecting the child's lungs can be seen when persistent coughing and wheezing sets in, without any proper reason. Also, when the child faces bronchial infections time and time again, then this points at the hazardous effects of air pollution as well. 

Respiratory problems: Apart from respiratory problem, which can lead to asthmatic attacks, hay fever and allergies as well as other COPD ailments, there are other related dangers. These can happen when constant choking and obstruction of oxygen due to pollution become a regular affair. These include strokes and brain damage which can eventually also lead to a higher risk of dementia. 

The government and citizens need to ensure that there is a drop in particle air pollution so as to ensure that children do not fall prey to such health problems.

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HELLO doctors. I am 16year old and ‎According to my age how much Should Normal weight in my body.

MBA (Healthcare), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Patna
U r 16 teen and your body mass index is 14.23. It show that you r underweight. Your bmi should be 18- 20 and your ideal weight will 53- 66. So improve your weight. You take protein rich diet like fish, meat, beans, seed, milk, cheese, chicken and egg. You do exercise regularly.
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My baby girl is 6 months old these days she's licking floor and always keeps her thumb finger in her mouth. Since three days she is going motion quiet often and yesterday loose motions happened suggest some remedy. Thank you.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby girl is 6 months old these days she's licking floor and always keeps her thumb finger in her mouth.  Since th...
Thumb sucking these months is acceptable, may be due to teeting. Last 3 days may she have diarrea, look for dehydration. Consult doctor with baby.
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Hi. My baby is 2 months old. I am giving him breastfeed inspite of that he is hungry. I have done each n every possible way to increase the milk production but nothing could work. Can I give the baby cow's milk. Please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Hi. My baby is 2 months old. I am giving him breastfeed inspite of that he is hungry. I have done each n every possib...
Hello, First you need to be very sure that signs you are observing are of hunger and you are not over-feeding your baby. If breast milk milk is not adequate then you have few options 1. Formula milk as prescribed by your dietitian 2. Cow's milk 3. Goat's milk More preferable is formula milk as it would be sterile and consistent in quality. Please confirm with your paediatrician. Hope this helps! take care.
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My baby is 8 months ,he is still not started crawling. Is it normal ,or he getting any vitamin deficiency. Please answer.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My baby is 8 months ,he is still not started crawling. Is it normal ,or he getting any vitamin deficiency. Please ans...
If your child is able to sit up without support that means all is well else your child requires thorough evaluation like hormonal and nutritional abnormality.
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My 3 years girl child suffering from increase of body temperature (1 to 2 degree) and vomiting from yesterday. She didn't eat food properly from 2 days. What medicine can I give to my child to get well?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 3 years girl child suffering from increase of body temperature (1 to 2 degree) and vomiting from yesterday. She di...
For fever you give paracetamol but the dose depends on weight, which is not provided, but 1-2 degree is high grade, you need to see Pediatrician at soonest in view that child is also having vomiting. Don't worry about food as ill child usually have low oral intake. But see Pediatrician at soonest.
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I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule. I live in kolkata and have not seen anyone suffering from influenza in the near past in my area. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule....
Flu vaccine neither covers all flue strains nor give long lasting immunity. This is reason, it is optional. Choice is yours.
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My baby suffered from acute renal failure now she is fine .Want to know about future

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Acute renal failure of non-renal origin when treated successfully will have no further consequences. But in absence of information about primary reason of failure, it's difficult to comment.
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Hi, my son is 2 months. Now a days sometimes he goes to deep sleep and don't take feeding for more than 5 hours. Is it normal? What should we do to give him regular feeding like once in 3 hrs types.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, my son is 2 months. Now a days sometimes he goes to deep sleep and don't take feeding for more than 5 hours. Is i...
You can wake him up at set interval to feed or if baby sleeps comfortable then can wait 4-5 hours and feed once they get up and would be more comfortable if they sleep after a good feed.
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My baby is 13 months old. He is right now suffering from from infection in saliva gland what will be the best possible way of relief. It is paining him behind his ears.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby is 13 months old. He is right now suffering from from infection in saliva gland what will be the best possibl...
Salivary gland called Parotid gang is mostly in front and below the ears. It's swelling is known as mumps. Giving Paracetamol should help. Cold compress and giving plenty of liquids to drink also will help. Pain behind the ear may also be due a ear infection or lymph node enlargement due to other infection in the vicinity.
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My son is 7 years old. He is suffering from recurring tonsillitis from the last 3 years. He is having a fever after every 15 days. I have got his CBC test reports his Hg is 11.6, TLC is 3200, ESR 50, RBC 4.45, HCt 32.7, MCV 73.5, MCH 26.1, MCHC 35.5, RDW 15.4, platelet 217000, MPV 7.6 kindly advice what to do? is his blood reports are normal? is he require any special medication? pls. advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My son is 7 years old. He is suffering from recurring tonsillitis from the last 3 years.  He is having a fever after ...
Hi, follow these precautions: - avoid cold drinks, ice creams. - avoid fried things from outside. - give seasonal fruits like oranges which boost immunity. - to built adequate immunity give enough vitamin c in their diet in the form of green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits & salads, - add few drops of lemon juice in their meal. -teach them to cover their mouth while coughing /sneezing. Treatment: - give cheston cs syrup 5 ml sos - antibiotics if no improvement after following above precautions. I hope this has helped you. Wish your child good health.
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Hi I have a son of 1 year 6 month age. His tlc goes high in every 1month gap by which his fever goes high. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Recurrent fever with high leucocyte counts at interval of every one month may be due to frequent infection. In this age 6-8 infections in a year is common as the immune system is not fully developed. But if infection is severe enough to cause hospital admission or prolong illness proper evaluation should be done. I would be better able to answer if history is provided in detail. Regards.
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My Baby is Just 6 Months old. Apart from mother Milk what supplement we should give which is better for him. Pls advice.. We started giving cerelac. We should continue or stop giving that?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My Baby is Just 6 Months old.
Apart from mother Milk what supplement we should give which is better for him.
Pls advi...
Hi, start giving her mashed banana, potatoes, dal, introduce one food item at a time and then gradually increase it.
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Hi, My son is one year old. I want to stop feeding. Night while sleep he will take 3 feeding. He is not drinking bottle milk. Also. How to practice them?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi, My son is one year old. I want to stop feeding. Night while sleep he will take 3 feeding. He is not drinking bott...
It is a time consuming process and difficult. SOme children will still cling on for breast . Instead of bottle you give in a spoon from a cup and is troublesome for you till he adjusts . Do not train bottle
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Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.
Any mild oil which suits to baby. Which dose not cause red spots / rash on the skin. Massage helps for mental bonding. So it is to be done by parents. If no oil suits, it is ok with no massage also.
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I want to know about tubercolotitis media, how it can be diagnose and how it can be cured, and also I want to know about it symptoms.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
By blood test , sputum AFB test it can be diagnosed. It can be treated by meditation from a TB center in a Govt hospital . Symptoms re fever, cough more than two seeks and tiredness
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My son is just 38 days old. He cries often due to hunger. I am on breastfeeding. Some of ma relatives are telling he is not getting enough milk. Also he s looking so lean. I am feeling guilty that I can't produce enough milk. My nipples are too sore. I am using breast shield to feed him. He latches well on the shield. Please suggest what should be done for increasing the milk flow.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Use nipcare on sore nipples after every feed which you can wipe off with a wet cotton before every feed baby should not be sucking on the nipples, he should be sucking on areola at the rim of the black portion on the breast. To increase the milk flow do the following: take proper diet, adequate water and at least 1l of milk or milk products everyday take proper rest and remain calm and stress free you can take lactonic granules one teaspoon twice a day with milk for 2 weeks and tab perinorm one tab three times a day for one week on demand breast feeding to your baby.
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My 4 years old son has viral 3rd day, has passed lose motions twice and has complained stomach pain. Wht med can I give him. He's on crocin ds & meftal p alternately.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
If it has been diagnosed as a viral illness rest & paracetamol with usual diet is sufficient.To take care of dehydration caused by diarrhoea (most likely viral) plenty of water ,ORS is recommended.
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulgin...
I think u are mixing up two issues. It may b that she has fibroids and some cystocele ( bladder prolapse ) separately. Treatment depends upon the symptoms
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