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Dr. Kerkar Balwant Shantaram

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Kerkar Balwant Shantaram is a renowned Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can visit him at Kerkar General Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kerkar Balwant Shantaram on Lybrate.com.

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I have a baby of one and half month old. Please suggest whether we should go for painless vaccination or with pain one. Which one is good for child health.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Painless vaccine is not better than pain ful one.I would recommend vaccine with pain that is whole cell.
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My son is 2 years 4 months, gets cold cough every 15 days. Please advise. He stays in day care for full day. We give him sinarest he cures in 5 days and then again after 1 week hr has fresh bout of cold which starts with runny nose, cough and then at times fever. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 2 years 4 months, gets cold cough every 15 days. Please advise. He stays in day care for full day. We give ...
Stop bottle feeding, thumb sucking if doing, freqent hand wash to prevent recurrent infection will solve your problem.
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Dear sir my child born on 10 months before , by operation . After six months his right hand function is very slow compare to left hand. Two months he was treatment by psychotherapy, his right hand function is slowly recover, but fully not cured what treatment is required , in allopathy or homeopathy or sidda what can I do sir thanks sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Dear sir
my child born on 10 months before , by operation .
After six months his right hand function is very slow com...
It appears if your child is using left hand more than right hand that is giving impression of weakness of right hand. It is just possible that your baby may become left handed. Even then give message and active & passive movements to rt hand beside good nutritious diet.
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Easy Tip For Toddlers mummas

B.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition), M.H.Sc (Food Science & Nutrition)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai

Easy tip for toddler's mumma

When it’s time to feed your child dinner at the end of a long day, it’s a good idea to finish your meal first. Trying to feed a fussy child on an empty stomach will only make you irritable and impatient. Eat first and you’ll find you’re way more patient and energetic to tackle any challenges the dining table may throw up.

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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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad

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I have a girl baby who is 40 days old.Usually she is getting severe stomach pain and gas trouble Dr advised me to give her colicaid 2 to 5 drops according to the pain even though sometimes she is normal sometimes she is struggling a lot.Is it advisable to use gripe water for pain or can u give alternative medicine.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If baby is gaining weight about 500 gms per month & passing clear watery urine, your baby is absolutely fine. Just give him comfort, love & support. Be along with him during distress,i.e.Crying. We can not always stop a crying child, we can't know the cause every time. World over all babies cry for no reason, at some or other times. Colicaid may or may not help. Don't blame yourself for inability to stop cry. Things will settle in matter of few months. That is a part of life, we can't avoid. Being with the child supporting, comforting, showering love during distress is the only way. That is optimum & enough.
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I am 27 years old and I have a boy baby (1- month. Can I breastfeed because I am affected from hypothyroid and taking 50 mg mediation.

M. Ch., FEBS, MBBS
Liver Transplant Surgeon, Delhi
Sure you can breastfeed & you should. It is best for the child. This medication will not affect him.
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My baby is 3 month old. I have started weaning him. I give him powdered biscuits mixed in water. Wat food cn I give him ? Cm I go him fruits mashed or blended.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 3 month old. I have started weaning him. I give him powdered biscuits mixed in water. Wat food cn I give h...
Weaning should be done at 4 months and you are giving wrong thing which is biscuits. Maida is not advisable in first 9 months. If at you wanna start early weaning. That too shall be after 4 completed months not now. When you start weaning. You shall first give simple things like dal water, rice water, thin crushed khichdi, kheer, sheera, crushed and pre boiled potato tomato. Porridge upma ragi dalia sattu. Etc. One by one. Weaning is slow and complimentary process to breast feeds so never reduce breast feeds on first 6 months and shall be continued till a year. Regards.
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Dear Sir/Madam, My daughter is 6 years old, above the buttocks there is a small hole are there. There is no pus are coming and no hair on it, whether she have to do surgery for that problem?

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bhiwadi
By the sound of it, feels like what is called a sacral dimple. Can the floor of the dimple be seen to be covered with skin? If not, get it checked. Is there a tuft of hair in the dimple? This may also indicate problems. Are there any other problems such as weakness in lower limbs. How close to the buttocks is the dimple? The lower, the better. It is a very common and mildest form of Spina bifida. Nothing normally needs to be done. However u can get a ultrasound abdomen to look for associated anomalies (if any).
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My child is having minor Epilepsy. He is taking Keppra 250 daily twice. Since November 2014. Since he started taking medicine. He is fine. I just want to know that now almost 1 and a half year is being completed. So should I continue this medicine or should I go to doctor again to confirm.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Your neurologist should be able to answer your query well, initially you need to reduce the dosage and see, if no seizures you can further reduce the dose and gradually taper the dose and stop. Ifno epileptic attacks. Also get an eeg done.
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My nephew, who is 9 months old, got hurt on his fore head by a tap. He has not been vaccinated with tetanus. Is it ok if he s not vaccinated with TT.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My nephew, who is 9 months old, got hurt on his fore head by a tap.
He has not been vaccinated with tetanus.
Is it ok...
You should now get him vaccinated by triple or quadruple vaccine. Both these contain tetanus vaccine.
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I am asking for my son. My son 9 month old. This time what should he eat?if he eat Chocolate any problems?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am asking for my son. My son 9 month old. This time what should he eat?if he eat Chocolate any problems?
He can eat chocolate and all homemade foods should be introduced one by one , mashed well into smooth consistency
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How to cure fungal infection on genital area? I am suffering from fungal infection with skin rashes and itching on genital area.

Certificate course in Pain Relief and Palliative care, MBBS
General Physician, Secunderabad
How to cure fungal infection on genital area? I am suffering from fungal infection with skin rashes and itching on ge...
Hello, fungal infections tend to flare up in the summer due to the increased sweating. So my advise would be to keep the area dry- apply any talcum powder (around the groin i. E. Where the thigh meets the genital area), in the armpits, under the elastic of the bra, etc. (because if you scratch where the infection is and touch the other parts of the body, infection may spread). Apply an antifungal ointment (my suggestion would be whitfield's ointment- old but effective cure and also cheap) atleast 3-4 times per day. The infection (itching) will subside in 3-4 days but you need to continue application till the blackness in the skin subsides which will take atleast 6 weeks. Otherwise the infection will come back again.
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My four year old daughter lost her appetite for few days what can I do? Some body says A to Z syrup is better for it. please help.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Most importantly make sure motion are fine and no constipation and no other medical concern to rule common causes first.
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My son is 3and 1/2yers old. His growth is not seen. He has not eat regularly. So suggest me what I can do.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
We need to see his weight for age. If it is ok. Perhaps it is normal. If it is less than normal, it needs treatment.
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My kid's 10 months old he just vomited in blue color and non stop crying. Why is this happening?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My kid's 10 months old he just vomited in blue color and non stop crying.  Why is this happening?
If you are bottle feeding stop it and give only breast milk. As we are not allowed to prescribe in questions forum you meet a doctor or ask me personally.
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How To Correct Foot Deformities in Children?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
How To Correct Foot Deformities in Children?

As babies develop in the mother's womb, there can be many factors, which could hamper normal growth in the embryo. These can result in deformities within the physiology of the baby. One area is bone tissue growth, which in early stages is still cartilage, and can manifest within the baby as deformed feet.

The incidence of deformed feet in infants, although not very common, is still prevalent enough to warrant certain fields of study as to why they happen and their remedies.

Reasons for foot deformities in infants

Some of the reasons for foot deformities within infants are mentioned below:

1. Genetic or hereditary problems - Some problems are passed from one generation to the other, although it may not manifest in the older generations.

2. Infections to the mother during pregnancy - If the mother contracted a disease during pregnancy or had an infection, it can have adverse effects on the developments of the baby and cause deformities.

3. Side effects of medications - If the mother was under medication, side effects of certain medications can cause hormonal imbalances resulting in deformities.

4. Hormonal imbalances - Certain hormonal imbalances present in the mother's body due to overlooked problems may cause issues with the baby's development and result in foot or other physical deformities.

Correction of Foot Deformities

Most corrective measures for foot deformities entail surgery as severe problems can be only corrected through that. These measures may also include other methods such as physiotherapy, massages, and training.

Let's look at some of the techniques, which are used to correct deformities, either in combinations or as standalone techniques.

  • Corrective surgery - This is the most common and usually the most recommended course of action as anything above mild deformities will have to be corrected through surgeries. Most surgeries entail lengthy recuperating periods and follow ups.
  • Corrective footwear - Milder foot deformities can be corrected with special footwear or setting devices such as special braces and supports to correct the problems.
  • Physiotherapy - Certain forms of physiotherapy are effective in correcting mild forms of deformities. However, this tool is usually deployed in conjunction with surgeries to speed up the healing process
  • Exercises - Certain deformities can only be changed with the help of exercise over a long period of time and cannot be fixed quickly even via surgery and thus, will need special care for long periods of time.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Early Childhood Trauma - Reasons and Diagnosis

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Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding? I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months old.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Could you please suggest the supplements needed for me while breastfeeding?
I am a vegetarian and my baby is 4 months...
Apart from a balanced healthy diet, no supplement is usually required. If your doctor has advised any supplements, then it could be because you are deficit for them. There are no generic supplements beneficial for everyone.
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