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Dr. Hitesh Gupta

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Hitesh Gupta Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Hitesh Gupta is a trusted Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Namita Polyclinic & Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Hitesh Gupta on Lybrate.com.

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My 5yr old complains of pain in the leg often while sleeping in the night, what could be the reason? There is no specific leg or specific place on the leg. Who should be consulted, a paediatrician or orthopedist ?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Check out vit D3 levels. Or supplement with calcirol sachet once a week in milk for 6 weeks. Also start calcium tabs 250 mg bd for 6 weeks.
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My brother is 7 year is old and he is very very thin and so weak. He never comes to us say that he is hungry, he doesn' t feel it at all until we make him to eat something. And he has become very sensitive that even if he eats little more than everyday routine he wik get sick. Every doctor has given him tablets but I want to ask that how we should we make him healthier. Please don' t suggest any medicines request you to suggest natural ways what we should make him eat get stronger?

M.B.B.S., D.M.C.H.
General Physician, Alwar
You should get his liver function test & stool test for worms done. In case of abnormality, treatment will be on the basis of reports. All essential amino acids are not present in cereals alone. Therefore you should serve him daals both times, cows milk twice and fruits 2 to 3 times daily regularly.
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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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Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

Often children are born with bowing of legs, due to folded leg position in utero.

Once they start putting pressure on them while walking, they may straighten out. This happens generally by 2 to 3 years of age.

If not corrected then they may cause some serious problems:
*shortening of 1 leg
*deformity
*difficulty walking running
*higher risk of arthritis.

Persistent bowing may be due some deficiency:
*rickets
*Blount's disease
*lead or fluoride poisoning
*others

First few tests:
25 (oh) vitamin d3 level in serum
Serum free calcium level
X-ray of legs.

How will your pediatrician monitor for a change?

Measurements of distance between knees while a child is lying on the back.

This is monitored to see for any worsening

What can be done?

*treat rickets.
*any other underlying problem to be ruled out.
*braces orthopedic devices to keep the leg in straightened position (serious cases)
*surgery after 3 years (determined according to individual case basis)

All problems may not be solved but timely intervention can change the life of a child forever.
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My child is 3 years old. She is 6kgs weight only, I mean she is very thin. I need her to get weighted. What are the medicines or foods should taken by her ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
You need to get her checked for any cardiac defect or other condition which is causing failure to thrive.
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Baby boy 3.5 months old had his 3rd DTaP vaccine yesterday. Previous 2 doses were painless ones. Baby didn't get fever at all. Is it okay? Does it mean that the Baby is not producing enough antibodies to fight? Please clarify my doubt! Thank you.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bhiwadi
Baby boy 3.5 months old had his 3rd DTaP vaccine yesterday. Previous 2 doses were painless ones. Baby didn't get feve...
Painless are called so because the painful (for mothers) side effects like fever irritability swelling are less. They are efficacious but now painful are recommended because they produce better immunity. But nothing to worry.
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My baby is one and a half months old, and feeds on my milk only. I want to know how can I confirm whether I can produce sufficient milk for my baby or not.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is one and a half months old, and feeds on my milk only. I want to know how can I confirm whether I can produ...
Weight gain is best parameter. If baby is on exclussive breast feed and passing urine 6 to 7 times in a day is also an indicator.
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I am 3.5 years old. Suffering from loose motion and indigestion. What food I eat for quick recovery? Suggest medicine. Thankyou.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
For your child 3.5 years old, weighing 15 kgs, the advice is as follows: 1. Give electral Ors, Prepare as. Per instructions onthe satchet. 2. Gibe Rice items. For digestion. 3. IWould like know if child. Is having fever, stomach pain, vomiting, urination. For furthet advice GET BACK TO ME WITH DETAILs, for further advice.
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Hi mam my son is 10 month old. Im giving him plenty of water. Even though he has digestion problem his motion is hard. He is crying while he goes motion? What shall I do.

MD-siddha, bachelor of siddha medicine and surgery
Siddha Specialist,
Hi mam my son is 10 month old. Im giving him plenty of water. Even though he has digestion problem his motion is hard...
Hi, give him warm water. Apply castor oil to the anus. Give dabur janma gunti honey 2.5 ml with warm water in night.
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My baby is not growing , weight is very few she is 8 month weight is 7 kg.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Its normal for her age. Don't worry too much. Allow her to grow on her own. Start using growth chart. So you will also feel relaxed.
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My 4 year old daughter has suffered with severe chronic constipation since birth. When she was born she was admitted in the neonatal for 9 days due to abdominal distention, feed intolerance, suspected sepsis, vomiting bright green bile and Meconium Ileus. She did not pass her meconium for 33 hours and it was passed due to a paediatrician giving her a suppository. It's now getting worse as she is getting older. She suffers with abdominal distention, leakages, agonising pain, passing a lot of gas and cannot walk sometimes due to the pain. She has been on 5 different laxatives (lactulose, movicol, docusate, sodium picosulfate and sennakot) now of them have worked and she has also had 2 enemas that did not work also. She has had a biopsy done for Hirschsprung's disease and it came back normal and all her bloods are normal as well. She is missing a lot of school due to this and her doctors don't seem to think it's serious but after all the medication she's had I think differently. She used to pass a stool and get some relief for a few weeks now it's just days till the pain starts all over again like she isn't getting any relief at all anymore. It can be 3 weeks before she passes a stool. I've done some research and seen that meconium ileus can be related to cystic fibrosis and I've seen that you can have it in the digestive system also. Could this be a possibility for her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 4 year old daughter has suffered with severe chronic constipation since birth. When she was born she was admitted ...
It is really strange for me to understand how she is tolerating absolute constipation for 3 weeks. It is advisable to get her thoroughly checked in good teaching institutions like AIIMS/PGI Chandigarh etc.
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Is it true that mothers who give formula to babies start producing less breastmilk?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is the age of your child? if you give bottle feed the milk production will decrease. It is better to exclusively breastfeed the babies till 6 months. Ask me privately for regular advice on child rearing.
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My son is due for a 14th week vaccines, in his 10th week our doctor recommended pentaxim along with hepa B, it was painless so we went for it, I wanted to make sure is pentaxim is really as effective as the other painful vaccines as I've heard than pentaxim has very less immunity as compared to the other vaccines, also kindly guide which are the best vaccines for a 2.5 month old baby since he is due for his 14th month vaccines.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is due for a 14th week vaccines, in his 10th week our doctor recommended pentaxim along with hepa B, it was pa...
Whole cell pertussis is more pain full but more highly n lasting immunogenic and less costly than acellular though fully immunogenic. Every vaccine is good, there is no definition of best. Vaccine to be given as per schedule as per advise of your pediatrician. If there is any more queries, you may consult privately through Lybrate.
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Hi Doctor, My wife delivered a male baby clinically complete healthy from yesterday baby doing around 10-12 times latrine and bit of vomiting after feeding is this common symptoms during first month.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hi Doctor, My wife delivered a male baby clinically complete healthy from yesterday baby doing around 10-12 times lat...
Yes no intervention is required it is absolutely normal. Keep the baby on exclusive mothers milk for first 6 months and weigh the baby every month best wishes.
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Sir my sister baby 1 month 20 days baby had blood infection. So can you tell me any syrups to cure.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir my sister baby 1 month 20 days baby had blood infection. So can you tell me any syrups to cure.
Don't take it casually. Blood infection i. E. Septicemia is a serious status that too at 1 month 20 days age. Get baby hospitalized.
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My 7 year old son is suffering from nasal bleeding. Sometimes not daily or often his nose bleeds. X ray was done and the doctor told that the cause was hypertopheid adenoids. Kindly advise. Regards

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Most common cause of nose bleed in that age is nosepicking. See to that he is not putting fingers in the nose & apply vaseline to the nose to keep it wet.
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Hi, my niece is of five and a half years old, she has a bad body odour problem. Please tell me some remedies to get rid of the body odour. Thanks in advance.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If it is specific smell she should be examined for certain diseases. Otherwise you take care to give bath twice or thrice. You can show a doctor for some tests to rule out certain diseases like metabolic diseases.
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What are the symptoms of dyslexia.

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear , symptoms vary according to age. Common symptoms are: trouble with reading, writing, and spelling. Ongoing trouble with schoolwork. Difficulty learning a foreign language. Poor handwriting. Difficulty remembering numbers. Trouble following a sequence of directions and telling left from right. You can go through this
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Please suggest some precautions if a 2 years baby suffering from Throat infection.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
Please suggest some precautions if a 2 years baby suffering from Throat infection.
Avoid giving excessive cold water to the child, keep the baby well covered during cold breezes, dry the baby after bath as well as dry the hairs immediately, avoid dust, pollen or any substance after whose contact there is excessive nose blockage and sneezing eg, dust, smoke, pollution, pets etc Always keep surface clean and tidy and always keep the toys clean. Avoid hairy toys and regularly wash such toys and dry them efficiently. Give vaccination for influenza and pnuemonia.
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