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Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

800 at clinic
Dr. Hemalata Vidyashankar Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My spouse got cracked nipple problem. She has 15 month baby with breastfeeding. She is using nipcare cream and some antibiotics which was prescribed by her doctor but not getting relief.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Correcting your nursing technique can go a long way toward letting cracked nipples heal. Sometimes just the slightest change in positioning will make a world of difference. Feed on the less injured side first, if you have one. Babies often nurse more gently on the second side since they’re less hungry. Apply a cold pack to numb the injured area before nursing. Cold can help dull the pain, particularly during the initial latch, which tends to hurt the most. After breastfeeding Clean your nipples gently, Use an antibacterial ointment if you have an open wound, Take painkillers like ibuprofen about 30 minutes before nursing can help lessen pain and swelling.
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How To Manage Broken Front Tooth In Children

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
How To Manage Broken Front Tooth In Children

You often get into this mess of losing part or whole of the tooth, and this is actually a nasty situation in several ways. You may get severe pain there, or the sharp edge of the broken tooth may cut the cheek and other areas of the skin in the mouth white chewing or biting. Besides, if left untreated the broken part may accumulate dirt and food particles and can later form serious infections in the gum too. It looks bad too when a front tooth is broken, and often leaves your inner mount with cuts and abrasions when the sharp edge of the broken tooth rips of skin inside the mouth as you chew.

The first aid part

There are several ways to manage the broken tooth, and the first steps of first aid after the incident are as follows:
-  To control the acute pain after the tooth break, you may take a painkiller like acetaminophen. This will soothe the pain, and make it much easier and bearable.
-  You must try sticking some sugar-less chewing gum on the tooth to prevent cutting inside the mouth. In case a gum is not available, you may try putting some simple wax in there.
-  Try gulping the food and chew less, or go on a liquid diet to avoid touch of much food with the broken tooth unless it gets the first treatment.

Filing and Bonding- the initial treatment
On going to the dentist based on the tooth break condition, you will be suggested various remedies. A tooth filing or bonding is the general remedy. If a small portion of the tooth is broken, then the tooth can be simply filed in case it is one of the rear teeth. The tooth will be chipped and filed to smoothen the cut edge so that it never again pokes the skin around. 
If the break is not small, then bonding is a good option. The dentist fills the rest of the tooth space with a resin or porcelain material to make it look whole and natural again, and this solves the problem both physically and cosmetically.

Crowning the tooth
If the tooth is damaged more than a root canalling may be needed, and thereafter a cap or crown will be worn over the broken teeth so that it gets a natural look and the hardness to chew. You may lose sensations permanently on the tooth if the root nerve is blocked during the process. Else you will have a cosmetically working tooth for a few years until the crown wears off and needs a re-crowning.

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My baby girl had completed 5 month. Her birth weight is 3 kg now she is 5.5 kg. She is in breast feed only. She is doing green potty since last week. Doc said stop breastmilk and give her top feed isomil Bec she has stomach infection. He also prescribe antibiotics zifi100 but no relief yet. I am very upset. She is a active baby. One more query is her head is also not stable yet. please advise me.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby girl had completed 5 month. Her birth weight is 3 kg now she is 5.5 kg. She is in breast feed only. She is do...
Hello weight is almost ok may be your baby have dysentery, wait for 2- 3 days, isomil and temporary stopping breast milk will help in reducing amount of loose stool. But stopping beast milk in 5 month baby is not ideal head control completes by 5-6 months, delay in another 1-2 months is acceptable, please provide birth details.
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What are the symptoms of filariasis in the small children at the age of 5 to 6 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Night fever, cough, breathing difficulties and some time unilateral solid swelling to any part of body. Bloood films can decide.
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I have 5 months old baby, she is on teething n now she is facing problems like frequent motions which is now green in color n 100 fever. What shud I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have 5 months old baby, she is on teething n now she is facing problems like frequent motions which is now green in...
Homoeopathic meedicine CHAMOMILLA 30 ( Dr REckeweg)Drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water 3 time daily for 2-3 days. IMPROVEX Drops ( WELLMAN LAB) Drink 5 drops twice daily
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My girl baby drunk breast milk only one month then we started formula feed. Has my baby get immunity power she growing healthy without breast milk?

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
My girl baby drunk breast milk only one month then we started formula feed. Has my baby get immunity power she growin...
in those rare cases, formula feed is allowed. but breast milk is still most preferred. at least for first six months. you can not judge the status of immune system today. but my advise is to give healthy emotional environment along with nutrition. then only your baby will have strong immune system.
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My child 6+ they have small earth worm problem, give market medicine but he does not cure.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Give mebex suspension 5ml at bedtime & repeat after 15days & 45days. Trim the nails & maintain personal hygiene. It is pinworm, not earth worm.
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My son is 4 years old from past couple of months he is passing his motion immediately as soon as he eat I had consulted our family doctor he is homeopathy says its normal but he looks very sick kindly suggest what to do next.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
At 4 years of age a child weight should be around 16 kg & height around 101 cm. It is obvious that your child is grossely undernourished & needs urgent attention to correct dietary habits,quantity& frequency.Recurrent loose motion has added to dietary defieciency, Unhygenic feeding habits is commenest cause of frequent loose stools. The child requres councelling by a dietition to overcome possible growth stunt.
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Hi my baby is 4 days old and she is sleeping from morning to night and she wake up on midnight for 2-3 hour, so please tell me is this general tendency or any other problem, thanks.

Pediatrician, Pune
New born babies tend to sleep 18- 20 hrs in a day, tend to awaken in the night, this is perfectly normal,
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My 50 days old baby has caught cough and cold my doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold .he is feeling very restless because of problem in breathing due to cold. Suggest me measure to take care of him including hone remedies also. thanks sirs.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 50 days old baby has caught cough and cold my doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold .he is feeling very res...
Nasoclear nasal drops to open his blocked nose syp Phenergan 1 ml every 8 hourly for 3 days if there is breathing problem or baby is not taking feeds show him to child specialist.
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My 4 years baby getting evening and early morning mild fever 99 to 100 f for last 3 days.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If he is otherwise healthy the early morning temperature is of no significance. But check cbc, and urine routine test in a good lab and send me the results in private consultation. As it is better than open question.
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Care Of The New Born

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Care Of The New Born

No matter how much time you spend researching on how to take care of your newborn, once your child is delivered, the first few weeks will leave you frantic and overwhelmed. However, there are a few tips which new parents must keep in mind.
 
Handling a newborn: 

  1. Since babies have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections, it is of paramount importance that anyone who handles your child has clean and sanitized hands. 
  2. You also need to be careful about always supporting and cradling your child's head and neck since the muscles in his or her neck are weak at birth, and babies only develop head control after six months. 
  3. Never shake your newborn baby whether playfully or out of frustration. Shaking the baby can cause bleeding in the brain or in severe cases, death. Tickle your child's feet to wake him or her up. 
  4. Not only is it important to make sure that your baby is fastened securely in the car seat, stroller or carrier, you must also restrain from activities which may be bouncy or rough.

Diapering: 

Firstly, you must decide whether you want disposable or cloth diapers for your infant. Babies go through at least ten diapers a day (irrespective of whether they are cloth or disposable). While diapering, you must keep in mind to not leave your baby unattended on the changing tables. So get all the supplies such as clean diaper, diaper ointment (in case of rash), fasteners, diaper wipes and warm water, before changing his or her diaper. 

Bathing:

Newborn babies need to be given a sponge bath with warm water and very little soap till the navel and/or the circumcision heals completely. This can take about one to four weeks. After being healed, the baby should be bathed twice or thrice a week since frequent bathing may damage the baby's skin. 

Breastfeeding and Burping:

Doctors recommend feeding the baby on demand i.e. whenever your baby is hungry. Crying, putting fingers in the mouth, or making sucking noises convey that the baby is hungry. A newborn baby needs to be fed every couple of hours. 

Burping is important so that the air consumed during the feedings can be let out since it makes the baby fussy. Patting or rubbing a baby's back usually helps them to burp or pass gas.

Related Tip: "Viral Fever In New Born Babies"

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Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it happen?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it ha...
The Face and eyes look swollen after awakening. But if the puffiness is more and lasts longer, please see a pediatrician.
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I am suffering from stomach infection since 1 week I am also having pain tell me what I can do any medicine.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
How do you reach the conclusion about infection in stomach. In any case treatment will depend on what is the likely or definitive organism causing infection. Till then take probiotics like saccaromycese boulardi.
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I have baby on Jan 1, his age is 2 & half months. After delivery I have my periods on Feb 14. In this month till I don't have periods. Am also having thyroid and pcod. Now am also feeding my baby. How I can regulate my periods.

MD, MBBS, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
I have baby on Jan 1, his age is 2 & half months. After delivery I have my periods on Feb 14. In this month till I do...
For a while forget about regular periods during breast feeding. Take thyroid pills regularly and get thyroid profile checked every6 weeks. You can go for contraception with depo provera injection in lactation but regular periods will still not happen.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
ASTHMA --- WHO SHOULD SEEK IMMEDIATE CARE
The attack of asthma is severe if

The patient is breathless at rest, is hunched forwards,talks in words rather than in sentences(infants stop feeding),is agitated,drowsy,or confused,has bradycardia or has a respiratory rate of more than 30/mt.

Wheeze is loud or absent.
Pulse is more than 120/mt( greater than 160/mt in infants)
PEF is less than 60% of predicted or personal best,even after initial tratment.
The patient is exhausted.

The response to initial treatment is no prompt and sustained for at least 3 hours.

There is no improment within 2-6 hours after oral glucocorticoid tratment is started.

There is further deterioration.
Mild attacks ,defined by a reduction in peal flow of less than 20%,nocturnal awakning and increased use of B2- agonist, can usually be treated at home if the patient is prepared and has a pesonal asthma management plan.
Moderate attack may require and severe attack usually require care in hospital /nursing home.


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Loose motion ke liye best medicine and cold, cough please suggest the best medicine for children.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Oral rehydration therapy is only treatment needed for most children suffering from diarroea. Most cases of common cold do not require any medicine.
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