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Dr. Gowtham

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Gowtham Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Gowtham is a popular Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Gowtham personally at Om Sai Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gowtham and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Sir, My boy 13 months old, he suffers from skin rashes about 3 months, small water itches happening all over body, please suggest me?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Sir, My boy 13 months old, he suffers from skin rashes about 3 months, small water itches happening all over body, pl...
There are many types of rashes which can only be differentiated by seeing and then advised accordingly. If some one or all in family has similar type of rashes, it may be scabies. Without confirming, no treatment can be suggested.

My son, 22 Month old do not eat anything from birth. he never drink milk from the bottle and never eat any stuff like humans since his birth. he is under weight and we are feeding him milk through 20ml syringe and feed him liquid Dalia force fully by directly injecting it in his mouth. we have consulted several pediatrics the recent one is HOD Max hospital delhi but nothing worked out. As per doctors, baby is fine it just require discipline to improve his food habits. My question is, how can food habits be improved when a baby is not interested in taking any eatable stuff inside his mouth and if we forcefully give into his mouth, he never chew or swallow it. Can someone help us....we are facing a really bad luck with my baby..I will really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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you have rightly said that your baby does not eat like humans because you don't treat your baby as human.STOP FORCED FEEDING AND STOP MILK FEED altogether.love your kid but do not feed.you have done the way you wanted,and baby is under weight,now follow the basic principles that are being elaborated.only six meals a day,one meal to be served for twenty minutes only otherwise remove the plate,no grazing in between the meals,no junk food,one large meal followed by small meal and repeat alter natively,if baby does not eat then next meal after three hours.let baby be hungry and demand food.necessity is mother of invention.I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY BODY DYING OF HUNGER WHEN FOOD IS AVAILABLE.

Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.

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Pediatrician
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Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.
No, it is not advisable to keep baby in prone position. Ideal either to keep in supine or rt lateral position with slight head up position.

My cousin (child) just only 22 days, it cry many times, I thought that it has a gas problem,, I hope you will understand better, what can I do??

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My cousin (child) just only 22 days, it cry many times, I thought that it has a gas problem,, I hope you will underst...
Hi, If a new born baby cries, there are so many reasons behind it - feeling hungry/ gas-formation/ may be clothes are not sufficient or over clothing makes him/her uncomfortable, the temperature of the room is not ideal as per his body, wants pampering, cuddling, etc. Need to know the cause first.

My 14 months baby is passing more than usual amounts of greenish stools too many times a day.

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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If the baby is breast fed and not having fever or vomiting, don't worry. Start. Syp Zn20. 5ml daily for 14 days, reduce milk and increase complementary feeds like khichdi,dahi and banana.

M.Sc -Food and Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
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You are worry that your kids do not drink milk because they don't like it then introduce them other dairy products like curd, chhenna water, paneer, cheese and buttermilk. These can also fulfil their protein and calcium needs.

Baby child is 3 months old and her mother's milk production is very low there is no other option than to put him on Nan pro the child is crying due to abdominal pains for the last 2 months. What shall we do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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Homoeopathic medicine to increase Milk production im Mothers MILKOSAN SYRUP ( BIOFORCE) Drink 2 spoons 3 times daily till milk production is normal.

Bacho m jaldi jaldi flew like jukam kyo ho jata h jab tak treatment lite h tab tak thik rehete h treatment band hote hi phir bimar ho jate h.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Bacho m jaldi jaldi flew like jukam kyo ho jata h jab tak treatment lite h tab tak thik rehete h treatment band hote ...
6 to 7 attacks are very common per year. As they have less immunity. Avoid antibiotics in simple common cold. Not to worry about common cold and cough.

Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infection/fever. Stays for 0.5 to 1.5 days only and then with application of antibiotic goes away. My child specialist said it is normal. Is this really nothing to worry? We recently started fruit juice to him. Is it anything to do with Dysentery? Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
Ayurveda
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Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infecti...
Do not give him fruit juice from market. Either make it at home and give him quarter of a class at a time. Much better is to give him fruits to eat rather than juice. Start liv-52 drops. 1ml daily for 7 days and then 1ml twice daily for 1mnth.

I am Dr. my 6 year old boy his cavity problem last six months he was eating chocolate daily What should I do for him.

BDS
Dentist
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Shruti your son is having cavity in teeth . restrict his chocolate . show him to dental surgeon for filling . teach him proper brushing and cleaning of teeth .

Need a diet list for 15 year old boy. The list should be of north indian food and it should be routine Monday -friday.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Need a diet list for 15 year old boy. The list should be of north indian food and it should be routine Monday -friday.
I n acute phase nothing by mouth advised, after surfery start with sips of water gradually can resume all foods in normal diet.

I have 4 year and 2 month old son, He is suffering from dental problem. His few teeth are almost abolish from gum and a hole has been created on that locations. Few teeth had been covered by filling as per doctor's advice. We as a parent are very much afraid. Please give us some suggestion/opinion.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Stop sweets altogether. Make him rinse after every meal with saline water. Calcium supplements to be added.

My son is 1 month and 16 days old. Last few days ago we saw some little drop of blood in his stool. Then we went to doctor. He advised for his stool test. We did his stool test and found mucus, pus cell is 10-12/hpf and occult blood is negative. After seeing the stool test report Doctor said, there is an infection in his stool. Dr. Prescribed Omnix-50 (antibiotic) and Gut-Ok twice a day for five days. After completion of medicine I did another stool test at another lab and found mucus is still present, pus cell is negative, occult blood is negative. After seeing the second stool test report doctor said now there is no infection. Then we told him he has completed all medicines in time but we saw little drop of blood in his every stool when he passes till day. Then Doctor told us, there is no blood in his stool. Actually doctor says there is no blood but we say there is blood. I want to know Is there any blood in his stool or not? If there is blood then what can we do now and if there is no blood then what is this red little drops which look like as same as blood. please reply……

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is 1 month and 16 days old. Last few days ago we saw some little drop of blood in his stool. Then we went to d...
Get stool test done for presence of occult blood when you notice blood & include blood part of stool. If stool is positive for blood, check color of blood, if it is bright red it is coming from rectum or anus. If it is black blood is from intestines. Treatment is entirely different in two situations. Let us know we will help you out.

Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

Certified Implantologist, Aesthetic , BDS
Dentist
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Fluoride products for the teeth have immense importance in dentistry. Fluoride is one such chemical, the balance of which is highly required for strong and healthy teeth. However, there is an optimum amount of fluoride needed for teeth. Anything lesser than that or greater than that can cause harm and serious teeth and gum problems and tooth decay. The best option, therefore, is to get a fluoride based toothpaste or mouthwash, which will keep on providing the teeth with the optimum quantity of its daily dose of fluoride.

The benefits of fluoride products
Before delving into the types of fluoride products available, let's have a look at the benefits of fluoride on teeth. Fluorides actually save the teeth from dental caries. It happens such that fluoride makes a certain mineral bonding on the teeth which is called fluorapatite. This is not normally found in human teeth, but when teeth damage is done, then to heal it fast this compound is needed to repair the damages. This adds to the mineral bonding in the teeth and strengthens the teeth.

The fluoride products
The various fluoride based products, which you may use are as follows:

1. Fluoridated water: Fluoridating water is a simple process where the optimum amount of fluoride is mixed with drinking water so that drinking the water automatically keeps on adding fluoride to the body and keeps in contact with teeth. This therapy alone is enough and needs no more therapies generally. But not all water reserves contain this, and it's not possible to add fluorides to all water reserves. That is why the other fluoride treatments are needed.

2. Fluoride toothpaste: This is one of the most common forms for fluoride treatments. Every common daily use toothpaste contains a 0.22 to 0.312 percent of fluoride, and this is highly beneficial to the teeth for healing of decay and fast repairs. It lets the teeth get stronger.

3. Mouth Rinses: Fluoride mouth rinses are an option. The sodium fluorides commonly used in the rinses are used in small amounts in the product which is used just like toothpaste and washed off.

4. Fluoride foams and gels: The foam and gel are used when the teeth of the child or adult are under high risk of cavities. The foam or gel is rubbed on the teeth, and kept for a while and then washed off. The typical application time is 30 minutes.

5. Varnishes: The fluoride varnishes are just like gels, and they are also used on the tooth surface similarly. It's the choice of the dentist or patient as to which one they want to go with. Besides, these slow fluoride releasing devices, medical supplements and lozenges are also there, which slowly release the optimum amount of fluorides to keep the teeth strong and healing.
Use of Fluoride Products for Teeth

5 month baby is not given calcium syrup can it cause calcium deficiency and even she is loosing her hairs from her back and even sweats very much from her head while feeding.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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5 month baby is not given calcium syrup can it cause calcium deficiency and even she is loosing her hairs from her ba...
No it won't happen if she is taking milk properly then she will not have calcium deficiency.. hair fall can be due to dandruff or execessive use of shampoo or oil..avoid this

My baby has completed her two months. Giving her Breast feeding she is passing bad smell gases n sometimes she cries n she. Is not passing stools everyday is it normal sometimes she throws torn milk also. Plzz tell.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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My baby has completed her two months. Giving her Breast feeding she is passing bad smell gases n sometimes she cries ...
As per your description, your baby has some gaseous distention problem. Because of that your baby did not do stool properly and throw out the milk. Start giving grip water. Apply some oil on stomach and provide some heat through hot water bottle. Do not stop feeding your baby. You have to maintain your diet also, avoid eating heavy food. She will be alright.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Possible reflux with sickness is common concerns, discuss with your paediatrician to start medicine for the same and till then give small volume but regular feeds to control vomits. More liquid to avoid dehydration.

I am 37 years old and have two daughters of 9 years and 2 years old. After breast feeding, my breasts became very loose and a lot of fat in tummy area. Could you please suggest any cream or medication for both? thank you.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Medication is not the answer for every problem, in fact it is not most of the times. Go to gym and exercise under guidance of knowledgeable experienced trainer. Hope this helps.

Care of child's teeth

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, BDS
Dentist
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Proper posture of the child in feeding is essential to prevent rampant caries. If a child is fed in bottles containing sweetened additives in lying posture in the night time or sleeps with the bottle nipple in his mouth there is a high possibility of rampant caries and baby bottle syndrome. Brushing the childs teeth at night is a must prefarably with a fluoridated toothpaste but the quantity of the paste given to the child should not be more than one pea size. Visit your child's dentist every 6 months.

My son's age 4 months. Problem born starting vometing.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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There can be so many causes of vomiting. The most common in this age group is gastroesophageal reflux. Small amount of vomiting 2-3 times a day is normal in early infancy and it improves with age. The vomiting can be prevented by proper burping of the baby. If vomiting is severe it may be due to gastroesophageal reflux (more severe form, any obstruction in the intestine, metabolic disorder or brain disorder. The management depends on the underlying cause. I request you to provide details (like when did it start and how severe it is. If any other associated symptoms or poor weight gain) so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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