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Dr. Dhanya Dharmapalan

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Dhanya Dharmapalan is an experienced Pediatrician in Anu Shakti Nagar, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Dr Dhanya Dharmapalan in Anu Shakti Nagar, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dhanya Dharmapalan on Lybrate.com.

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I have baby boy of 1 month and I have very low supply of milk due to which baby keeps on crying and I have to give him formula milk pls suggest ways to increase milk supply so that my baby is feed properly.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have baby boy of 1 month and I have very low supply of milk due to which baby keeps on crying and I have to give hi...
Hello, Use methi,coconut,garlic,almonds,til,shatavari in your regular diet to enhance milk production.Drinking plenty of water will also help.Massaging gently your nipples will also help.
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Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

Babies are fragile and need special care. In case of babies that are born prematurely, the amount of attention needed increases many fold and parents need to be extra careful and attentive. A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is said to be a premature baby. The earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.

Most premature babies spend the first few days after birth in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This is because they may have trouble breathing and may need help maintaining body heat. Though you may feel helpless watching your baby, it is important to spend time with your baby while he or she is in the NICU. Talk to the baby and touch him or her. As soon as your doctor allows, carry your baby while allowing him or her to have maximum skin to skin contact.

It is important to breastfeed a premature baby. Breast milk is the richest source of nutrition for your baby and is easy to digest. It is also rich in antibodies that help boost a bay’s immunity and protect them against a number of infections. If you cannot feed your baby directly, pump your breast milk and store it in sterilised bottles to be given to the baby. Premature babies can get critically ill very fast. To prevent this from happening, it is important to build a good rapport with your baby’s doctors and keep a close eye on your baby. Maintaining a journal can help you recognise changes in your baby’s development. Watch out for subtle signs that your baby could be falling ill. Some of these signs are:

  1. A distended abdomen
  2. Dry the diapers frequently
  3. Frequent vomiting
  4. Blood in the stool
  5. Temperature instability
  6. Lethargy and unresponsiveness
  7. Change in breathing

In some cases, the mother may be discharged before the baby. This may seem very difficult, but does not need to limit your time with your baby. Caring for a premature baby is tough and hence use the time away to rest and recuperate. Remember that your baby is in safe hands and do not let yourself get too stressed.

Your baby will be ready to come home once he or she can breathe on their own and is able to maintain a steady body temperature. Your doctor may also wait until the baby can be breastfed and begins gaining weight before discharging him or her. Once the baby is home, do not attempt to be the sole caregiver but involve your family in building a team of caregivers. This will keep you from getting burnt out and will ensure that your baby is constantly monitored. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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My daughter has no interest in having food. She is 6 years old. Comparing with others friends of her age or below her age are healthy but she is very thin and every often she fell sick. Please suggest and medicine for felling hungry.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
You can first form a routine of eating with other members. This happens mortally with pampering our children. Then increase the quantity of food gradually. You can try cypon syrup one spoon twice a day. It have sedative property so start the drug in evening or on holidays. No driving.
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I am getting ache in my stomach from last 20 days if any medicines are there then please let me know.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You must tell your age, male or female and all details. Anyway take cyclopam tab and get back to me privately with all details.
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My daughter is seven and half months old (premature). Her weight is 5.8kgs. She blows away medicine as well solids, does not take enough formula. Does not sleep properly. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is seven and half months old (premature). Her weight is 5.8kgs. She blows away medicine as well solids, d...
Please check her blood re and tft and send me the reports. Throwing away medicines is common among children as they do not like the taste or dislike being forced upon. You remain in touch with me as you need regular advice as a personal doctor for advice in your preterm baby care. Send reports as I said.
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My baby is 2 year old and every month I have to give him antibiotics due to his stomach infection he is breast feed baby till now. No outside milk given yet. Is there any solution other that antibiotics.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2 year old and every month I have to give him antibiotics due to his stomach infection he is breast feed b...
Breast milk at two is insignificant. He is too late for starting weaning cearels diet four to five time at three hrly interval. Self feeding is must breast for. Two times for 20 min.
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I have a one year old baby girl at home recently I have bought two cats of Turkish angora breed I want to know if they cause problems like asthma or any other problem because the cats looses too much hair and it could be seen everywhere in the house even on the kitchen utensils. Are these cats not good for the baby or can I keep them, the baby finds them very amusing and plays with them even touch them very often.

MBBS,MD(PGI,Chandigarh)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I have a one year old baby girl at home recently I have bought two cats of Turkish angora breed I want to know if the...
This is not only unhealthy for your baby by but its harmful for you too. If she is not allergic to far ,may not develop asthma but if those hairs enter into abdomen regularly can have bad impact.
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Whooping Cough in Kids - How It Can Be Treated?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Whooping Cough in Kids - How It Can Be Treated?

Whooping Cough (another name for Pertussis) can be termed as an infection to the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis (B. pertussis). It generally affects infants (below one year of age) and who have not yet been immunized; also kids between 11 to 18 years of age whose immunity graphs are on a downward spiral.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?
Initially, whooping cough produces signs and symptoms that may just seem to overlap with those exhibited during the average cough and cold; mild coughing, sneezing, runny nose, low fever, etc. These persist for about a week or two and then slowly, there is the onset of the dry, irritating cough which again turns to prolonged coughing spells. The child’s face may seem flushed with a purple hue. The child may also vomit or make the distinctive whooping sound at the end of one such spell. Breathing difficulty can be another issue.

What is the Diagnosis?
The doctor performs an initial check-up followed by tests of mucus sample from the nose or throat. The mucus is checked for the presence of the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. To make a more thorough diagnosis, a blood test is also advisable.

What is the Treatment?
Hospitalisation might be required in case of acute distress. Respiratory support may also be provided if required. If there is intense dehydration, intravenous (IV) fluids may also be administered. As this disease is on account of a bacterial infection, antibiotics will be needed. But these will just treat the immediate effects and the cough cannot be completely done away with.
 

What can be the Possible Complications?

The possible immediate complications include:

  1. Brain Damage
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Convulsion
  4. Haemorrhaging in the brain

What can be the Prevention?
Vaccination is needed in order to prevent whooping cough. The vaccines are advised to be administered at the age of two months, four months and six months respectively. The 1st booster dose is to be given at 16 to 18 months age and 2nd booster dose is given on 5 year completion of age. An optional booster may be given at 10 year age. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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I am ten years old I have commuted epilepsy. I treatment of allopathy need to ayurvedic or homeopathy I am child 10 years old so I can consult by online doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Do not get confused,go for EEG & take antiseizure medicines regularly without any break as per advice of doctor.
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Are there any long term effects taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so what are they and waht are medications are implemented? Is there a genetic factor to strokes?

M.B.B.S,D.C.H
Pediatrician, Pune
Yes long term effects on growth are there though very minimal. Depends on whether you take atomexetine or methyl phenidate. 2) there are known genetic factors for stroke.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly.
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One of My 7 year old girl child I'd always biting her finger tip and nails. They are twin kids. Any problem with this?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Nail biting is a sort of stress releasing, habit disorder, not harmful. Slowly children can come out of that with proper advice.
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My child is now completed 6 months. So I want a complete food chart for her. please provide me a chart. thanks.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
My child is now completed 6 months.
So I want a complete food chart for her. please provide me a chart.
thanks.
Hello, the best time to start solid for babies is from 6 months.Baby develops digestive enzymes in between 4-6 months.Start with a single food.either a fruit,vegetable or grains., avoid a mixture of food.you can start with mashed fruit first. fruit helps the baby to digest them better, after a week you can start rice water, after a week clear dal soup or boiled vegetable water. you can also try feeding ragi milk extracted from soaked ragi.consume milk after 2-3 hours. solid food should be served in between the feeds. avoid mixing milk and or any other ingredient in fruit.the combination of fruit and milk increase indigestion , loss of appetite , no weight gain.
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My daughter has a persistent wet cough since 3 days. But being little kid, she is not able to spit it out. Which medicine/home remedies can be given to her. Is there any way to pass cough via stool/spitting?

BHMS
Homeopath,
My daughter has a persistent wet cough since 3 days. But being little kid, she is not able to spit it out. Which medi...
You can try out ginger ale.but it is better to get her auscultated(checked through a stethoscope) by a general practitioner so that he can give you some mucolytics so that the csputtum will pass out through the stools.meantime also avoid cold food and drinks.
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My 4 month baby is suffering with skin rashes on backside of neck. Its like white small circles.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Looks like your baby has miliaria or prickly heat rash. Not to do anything including applying talcum powder. Milaris is like dots. You are mentioning circles. Please send picture.
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What to add with oats to make it more nutritious and with rice? Because my baby only eat oats and rice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
What to add with oats to make it more nutritious and with rice? Because my baby only eat oats and rice.
You can add some veg like carrots, beans, chicken like this, also you can add butter, it will be nutritious and delicious also,
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Hi Doctors. My baby girl is 6 month old now. And was suffering from viral from past 3 days we did a stool test for her and got following report. Can you please confirm what does it mean Ph. = 6.5 Reducing substance = positive Color = dirty brown Form and consistency = semi -digested Reaction = Acidic Charcot-Leyden crystals = nil Pus cell = 1-2 Rbc = nil Macrophages = nil protozoa parasites = nil Helminthic ova = nil Other observations = nil.

BHMS, Masters in Nutritional Therapy
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hi Doctors.
My baby girl is 6 month old now. And was suffering from viral from past 3 days we did a stool test for he...
Your baby reports are absolutely normal see in case of a viral fever it last for 3 days and its symptoms subsides automatically you just need to give antipyeretic medicine that could be a calpol or Ibugesic syrup which will reduce her fever not to do any other test which are not mandatory to do in the case of a such a small baby.
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Doctor, my son is seven year old and getting fever once in fifteen days and with vomiting.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Doctor, my son is seven year old and getting fever once in fifteen days and with vomiting.
Since once in fifteen days is too long interval. You need to give more answers. Symptoms like loss of weight, appetite. Any headache associated with fever. Fever is short live,, comes down by itself.
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Kya vastav me Koi aisa health drink h jisse actual me bachhon ki lambai Badh sakti ho?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Generally no health drink can increase height as it is genetic and decided by parents height and health drinks provide nutrients it can increase height and weight normally. No specific benefit form any drink.
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My daughter is now 9 n half months she has cold . But her eyes looks like infected wit all yellow coming out n she cannot open her eyes after she gets up from sleep.

MRCPCH
Pediatrician,
My daughter is now 9 n half months she has cold . But her eyes looks like infected wit all yellow coming out n she ca...
Her eyes need regular cleaning. Use clean cotton dipped in cooled boiled water. Clean both eyes with that cotton and water every few hours. Wash your hands after you clean. If the eyes are becoming red and swollen, she will need eye drops.
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