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Dr. Madhumita K Agarwal

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Madhumita K Agarwal Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Madhumita K Agarwal is a trusted Pediatrician in Parel, Mumbai. She is currently practising at DR.Sudhakar Deshpande Memorial Clinic in Parel, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Madhumita K Agarwal on Lybrate.com.

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Sir my daughter 3 year old but her growth is not normal. Which treatment we give her?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Sir my daughter 3 year old but her growth is not normal. Which treatment we give her?
Do stool exam. Urine culture. Cbc to rule anaemia. Give her about 1200 cals diet with 2 mg/kg proteins.

Air Pollution and its Effects on Children's Lungs

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Air pollution is known to take a toll on the lungs of even the healthiest adults. So it comes as no surprise that the effects of this pollution on the lungs of children is deemed as a grave situation, full of health hazards including the onset of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders and conditions like asthma. Read on to find out more about the link between air pollution and its effect on the lungs of children.

Children's lungs: mostly, all the organs of a child's body are considered delicate and not fully matured until the child reaches a certain age. The main and largest part of the child's lungs will usually grow only after the child has been born, much like the arms and legs. In fact, it is a medically proven fact that about 80% of the tiniest of air sacs grow after the child's birth. These are called the alveoli and they facilitate the transfer of the oxygen into the blood stream with a life sustaining function that is built into our lungs. These alveoli continue to grow until the child becomes an adult.

Immunity and infections: like the lungs of the child, the immunity of the child is also still in its growth phase, and very much unlike the immunity that an adult enjoys. This makes the child more susceptible to infections that are usually carried by air pollution in today's day and age of urban living when myriad pollutants are sent into the air every single day. Also, since children play outdoors more often and spend more time breathing in this air, they are more prone to these infections and lung or respiratory ailments due to this reason. Various studies and tests have shown inflammation in the respiratory passages caused by deposits of carbon dioxide emissions in the lungs of children.

Symptoms: usually, the very first symptoms that show that air pollution is affecting the child's lungs can be seen when persistent coughing and wheezing sets in, without any proper reason. Also, when the child faces bronchial infections time and time again, then this points at the hazardous effects of air pollution as well.

Respiratory problems: apart from respiratory problem, which can lead to asthmatic attacks, hay fever and allergies as well as other copd ailments, there are other related dangers. These can happen when constant choking and obstruction of oxygen due to pollution become a regular affair. These include strokes and brain damage which can eventually also lead to a higher risk of dementia.

The government and citizens need to ensure that there is a drop in particle air pollution so as to ensure that children do not fall prey to such health problems.
Air Pollution and its Effects on Children's Lungs
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Hi. The below details are my daughter's.i want to know from child specialist. My daughter age 2 years completed, in 2 years I injected only government vaccines injections n not injected any private injections. So which is necessary to give. What's the price Thank you.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Hi. The below details are my daughter's.i want to know from child specialist. My daughter age 2 years completed, in 2...
Vaccines given in Govt sector (where I work) are essential to prevent major illnesses seen in children like polio, diphtheria, measles, tetanus, and rubella and other vaccines are called optional to prevent not so dangerous diseases. They are costly but can be given to protect from typhoid, diarrhoea, typhoid. Even if not given, you need not worry. If you can afford you give them as well.

Our 4 month old baby has gastroesophageal reflux (ger) since birth. she is unable to feed properly because of that & she is in constant pain. allopathic medicine suppresses stomach acid and caused more trouble with indigestion and colic pain. please help with Ayurveda medicine. Thanks in anticipation for your help!

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Our 4 month old baby has gastroesophageal reflux (ger) since birth. she is unable to feed properly because of that & ...
You see a pediatric surgeon which is the only complete remedy. But you try giving, rantac syrup 1, 25 ml twice daily and reply to me.

Kid is 5.5 months old suffering from cold and congestion giving nasal drops any medication for congestion. No fever.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
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Kid is 5.5 months old suffering from cold and congestion giving nasal drops any medication for congestion. No fever.
Nasal drop is best drug here. Give saline nasal drop by entering the nozzle inside nostril and press it. The forceful flow will remove the congestion. If it's more then in market one nose suction bulb available use it. Otherwise dileys mucous sucker is best.

I have thyroid from last 2 years. Is my new born baby also get it. Now her age is 4 months. If she has what is the solution?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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I have thyroid from last 2 years. Is my new born baby also get it. Now her age is 4 months. If she has what is the so...
Thyroid is general terminology used for hypo thyroidism. Get your baby investigated for Thyroid profile. If she has thyroid deficiency, she should be treated accordingly.

My Children is suffering from Cough frequently her age is 2.5 year and another 4 years can you suggest what to do?

DNB - Pediatrician
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My Children is suffering from Cough frequently her age is 2.5 year and another 4 years can you suggest what to do?
Hi, Giving cough syrups is the temporary measure. First to identify the underlying problem for cough and get the right treatment. Consult nearby child specialist.

My son had loose motions yesterday. Used O2 and sporlac. Within one day motions stopped. Is it good for him?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hello lybrate-user, 99% cases of diarrhoeas donot need antibiotics. Plain ors to take care of dehydration & zinc [orally] is more than enough.
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My baby 17 months old, she need 2 hours to taka food (rice dall mix. What should I do?

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My baby 17 months old, she need 2 hours to taka food (rice dall mix. What should I do?
She is 12.5 kg am I right? some children do play with food and it is tiring for the mother. You make eating a playful fun for the child and do not scold. See the food of interest and give it. Mainly never bottle feed and only with cup/glass and spoon. As the weight is normal there is no need for alarm although it is worthwhile to check hb and tsh.
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Managing Asthma at Home!

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1. It is important to gargle with warm water immediately after nebulization. This measure is intended to wash out the deposits of drugs that if allowed to stay within the oral cavity, will lead to hoarseness of voice and oral ulcers.

2. Following the gargle, drink 2 cups of warm water. This measure will wash out the drugs that is deposited during nebulization on the walls of the esophagus. Thus avoid esophageal irritation caused due to the drug deposited on the inner walls of the esophagus.

3. It will definately help to have a air purifier at home to monitor the particulate matter content in the ambience. This will also reduce the frequency of attacks and enable relatively clean air for the affected, creating comfortable indoors.

4. Take time out to teach children on how to apply the inhaler effectively so as to be able to self-help during acute asthmatic attacks. If available, adrenaline shots of 0.5 to 1 mg may be carried on them, so that in event of severe asthmatic attack, a subcutaneous shot of adrenaline is life saving.

5. Be aware of early signs of an attack, point out these early signs to asthmatic children so that they may stop their activity and take self-help measures.

6. Do not wait for ambulances to arrive in case anybody is in acute asthmatic attack, sit the person in upright position, give them multiple shots through pocket inhaler or start nebulisation with duolin +/- budecort, if the affected person is carrying a adrenaline shot - 1mg subcutaneous should be given on the deltoid of either upper limb of the person.
Managing Asthma at Home!

I have a daughter of only four months. She is infected with the virus hhv-5. She is normal. Doctor told us that for small baby they can not give any medicine to remove this virus. This human herpes virus have the effect on hearing and brain. How and from where we can provide the treatment for her so that virus effect can be minimized. Please suggest, I shall be grateful.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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I have a daughter of only four months. She is infected with the virus hhv-5. She is normal. Doctor told us that for s...
Hhv-5 usually do not produce any symptom to normal individual but in people with Immune compromised condition, it may cause fever, fatigue, muscle aches, rash, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and malaise. I suppose, she has no such symptom as yet. Get in touch with virologist.

My daughter is 6 years old now but her weight is 13 kgs only. From her 1 years to till now weight is constant. She is healthy no medical illness. How will she gain weight and is there any reason behind it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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She is definitely under wt. Good nourishing diet rich in protein fried in oil/ ghee is right way to increase her wt. Give her well cooked in home diet of her choice. Nuts and dry fruits are also good for micro nutrients in addition to green vegetables and fruits.
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Hello sir/madam my baby is 3 years old he have some problem with his milk teeths upper front four teeth haven't grown properly. Tell me what sould I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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These milk teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth. So there need not be any worry. Try giving logical syrup 5 ml once daily.
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Hi my baby girl is 3 weeks old, she is suffering from cold, chest cough and vomit, she is very much suffer from motion problem, she is 2.5 kg only still weight not gain because of these prblm I am very much worried about this pls advice.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
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Hi my baby girl is 3 weeks old, she is suffering from cold, chest cough and vomit, she is very much suffer from motio...
Dear lybrate-user, you have not mentioned the birthweight of your baby----was it the same or less. This is important for the doctor to decide if the baby is growing normally. Many mothers mistake the nasal sounds that baby makes while feeding, as cold and cough. Babies on only mother's milk do not catch colds easily, esp at that age of 3 weeks. Please have him assessed by a doctor for cold. Vomiting or regurgitation is common in babies and not a cause for concern if baby is sucking briskly, feeding well and passing urine 8to 10 times a day and stools of breastfed babies are usually loose. Do not worry too much and relax and enjoy your baby instead of spending too much time on google to see what is wrong with your baby. Feed your baby as often as she asks and not by the clock. This will go a long way to increase milk production.
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Hi, Today I have got my female baby (10 weeks) administered with Rotavac oral drops at hospital. After few drops, the bottle fell down and so got a new Rotavac vaccine and poured full 0.5ml dose in to her mouth. Now I am suspicious that she got overdose (not sure how much ml went inside her mouth from first bottle). Please let me know, if this overdose leads to any problems. Is there anything that I can do now to overcome this overdosage. Thanks,

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi,

Today I have got my female baby (10 weeks) administered with Rotavac oral drops at hospital. After few drops, th...
Recent recommendation is that even if a small dose of rota vaccine is given that is enough to give protection and no need to repeat once again. If it's repeated there is no harm.

Sir I have a 5 months old baby girl, she is having little cough since last night. Should I give her ascoril ls drop. If yes please suggest me the dosage.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician
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Sir I have a 5 months old baby girl, she is having little cough since last night. Should I give her ascoril ls drop. ...
Do not give drugs medicines on your own. Find the cause of cough visit your pediatrician. All medicines have side effects. To be avoided if no indicated.
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My baby is 15 days old, it was c sec delivery. My problem is my milk production is low I'm already taking lactare and perinorm from last 5 days but still it's not improved so much. I'm depressed please help.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hello, if your baby is satisfied after every feed, passes stool every day & passes urine 5-6 times a day, gaining weight, then stop worrying. Milk flows wen baby sucks at breast. Anxiety & worry will hamper milk secretion. Have healthy diet comprising lots of seasonal fruits & vegetables, with atleast 1 glass of milk every day. Enjoy your motherhood.
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Please recommend the best medicine for enlarged TONSIL for 5 year child.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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There is nothing like best medicine for tosils. Enlarged tonsils with no complaint does not require medication. Enlarged tonsils with recurrent fever may require medication/surgical intervention as per ENT spe. observation.

My 19 months old baby girl feel much pain while passing stool for last one month. Is it normal or a series problem.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My 19 months old baby girl feel much pain while passing stool for last one month. Is it normal or a series problem.
If your daughter complains of pain in anus, it may be due to hard stool. Give her fibrous food and plenty of water. If it is abdominal pain before passing stool, it in normal.
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