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Dr. Mahesh

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Mahesh 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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Hi my son is 1 yr, wt 10. 2 kg uska tummy fula sa rhta hai motion karne k baad bhi. Is he having a gas problem or something else wat should I do? What he should eat.

MBBS, Diplomate of American Board of Pediatrics(American Board of Pediatrics, Felow of American Academy of Pediatrics
General Physician, Kolkata
Hi my son is 1 yr, wt 10. 2 kg uska tummy fula sa rhta hai motion karne k baad bhi. Is he having a gas problem or som...
A 1 year old has normal forward curvature of the lower spine. This is called lumbar lordosis. This make his tummy looks protruded. However get him checked by pediatrician for poor tone of the abdominal muscles due to rickets. He should eat anything he likes which is healthy and prepared for the rest of family. If he is breast feeding it can be continued or whole milk (Amul), can be given. You can get his stool checked for any worm infestation and get a deworming drug prescribed.
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Moradabad
Dont Forget to brush your teeth twice a day!
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My son is six months he has given hepatitis b, bcg, oral rotavirus, dtp, pneumococcal, oral polio now on 7 month he will be getting vaccination of flu and measles. I want to know how many dose he will have to give.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My son is six months he has given hepatitis b, bcg, oral rotavirus, dtp, pneumococcal, oral polio now on 7 month he w...
Measles vaccine is after 9 months. Flu is optional vaccine. Two doses at 1 month interval first year. Then one dose every year as of now available vaccine.
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I have tinnitus and loss of hearing in right ear, I read at one place on internet that there is some medicine for this in homeopathy. Can any one help me in this regard

MCh, MS , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
This is a case of tinnitus. I think you need further investigation to look for cause for tinnitus. This problem may be due to ear problem, hypertension or because of neurological disorder.
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My baby is 2.5 years old, he doesn't likes to eat or drink anything even milk also, thats why his weight losses day by day. He is just 7.5kg. How and which kind of food I should be give to him for better growth or development.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 2.5 years old, he doesn't likes to eat or drink anything even milk also, thats why his weight losses day b...
You have mentioned, he doesn't like but not what he likes. His wt is definitely very low to his age. If he is not suffering from any ailment, give him all home made well cocked nutritious rich in caloric value edibles, he likes. Don't thrust your like on him. If he doesn't like milk, give him milk made products like curd, kheer and alike. Add ghee in his diet.
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Hi doc, my son is 1 year 4 months old. My question is regarding avg sleep hours for this age babies. He hardly sleeps 9 hours in night and in between also wakes up in crying mood. Can you please give me some info on this so that I can come over my worry?

Pediatrician, Pune
Dont worry sleep peacefully and let your child also sleep comfortably, avg sleep varies from person to person and even in same person in different times of the year, trying to make any changes in the natural sleep hours causes further problems, but see that the child sleeps in quite dark room with minimal disturbance, mostly at the same time of night ~ 9- 10 pm, please do not keep tv in the bedroom, an undisturbed good sleep is the best tonic for the bay for good growth and keeping him / her happy
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Suffering from Chronic Cough - How to Manage it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Suffering from Chronic Cough - How to Manage it?

Coughing is a common problem of the respiratory tract and often indicates a deeper problem. It can be very irritating and can affect eating habits and socialization. A cough which persists for more than 4 weeks is believed to be chronic in nature. Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of chronic cough in India. TB is an airborne bacterial infection caused by the organism, 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis', that primarily affects the lungs, although other organs and tissues may be involved. Cardinal features are: 

  1. Chronic cough with or without sputum.
  2. Fever more in the night time. 
  3. Poor appetite. 
  4. Unintentional weight loss

Read on to know about other common causes of chronic cough and how to manage them.

  1. Allergies: People with allergies usually have a chronic cough, which gets aggravated when exposed to the allergens such as pollen or environmental dust. Staying away from allergen provides relief. Antihistamines are also useful, which most people detected with allergies keep in handy. Inhalers might be required, if there is associated congestion or shortness of breath.
  2. Asthma: This is a very common chronic condition, caused by inflammation and swelling of the lungs, in addition to wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma patients often suffer from a chronic cough. An asthma attack usually happens during the night or early morning, and is triggered by colds, cigarette smoke, air pollutants or allergens, which can even include certain foods. Most asthmatics usually carry their steroids, inhalers, and bronchodilators, as the onset of attack can be unpredictable.
  3. Bronchitis: This condition of inflammation of the bronchial region is very common among smokers and among the elderly. There is excessive mucus accumulation, which the body tries to clear via coughing. The lungs are weakened and therefore, the coughing is painful.
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This is a problem of the digestive system, but regurgitation of food into the airway induces cough. GERD is a chronic issue and so most people also end up with a chronic cough. It is worse with sitting up than with sitting down. Treatment includes H2 blockers to suppress acid production and dietary changes including small, frequent meals and avoiding spicy food items.
  5. Upper airway cough syndrome: There could be multiple problems in the upper airway, which leads to a constant postnasal drip. Here, there is constant dripping of the sputum into the air passage, which can lead to a chronic cough whenever there is impaired air flow. This can be caused by various forms of chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. People diagnosed with this condition usually resort to antihistamines and decongestants for relief.
  6. Other causes: There are a number of other causes as noted below. Smoking, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, pertussis or whooping cough, foreign body in the airway, cancer in the airway passage, chronic aspiration of foods, etc. can all lead to chronic cough.

The key is to identify the reason that is causing the chronic cough. Most people who are diagnosed are educated to handle it and carry the required medications including steroids, bronchodilators, and inhalers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My baby enters the 4th month her weight is 4.45kg is this a correct weight or not?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby enters the 4th month her weight is 4.45kg is this a correct weight or not?
It depend on birth weight. Seems little less for a term baby who is around 3 to 3.5 kg weight at birth.
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My daughter is two years old. She is now 10.5 kg. She is very fussy for any kind of food. Her hands, feet and head always remain hot .plz advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is two years old. She is now 10.5 kg. She is very fussy for any kind of food. Her hands, feet and head al...
food refusal by children is a very common complaint and you have lovingly tell her to eat and give her food that she likes
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What is the best age to start yoga for children? Will yoga help in controlling the Attention Deficit Syndrome in children? How to handle this tendency among children. Kly advice. Tx. Rao

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Start Yoga or any exercise as early as possible. What are the problem \s in your child that you call it attention deficit syndrome
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My 9 months old has not developed any tooth, is there any problem and what is the treatment?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 9 months old has not developed any tooth, is there any problem and what is the treatment?
Hello, Some toddlers show delay in teething process. Give him good calcium and protein rich diet. Consult his paedrician for safety.
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My baby boy 1.5 months. (4.8 kg) splitting milk through nose almost daily & through mouth also. Doctor says its normal. But he gets breathless for the moment & we scare a lot. Also he gets gases much & do not feel comfortable during sleeps until he splits the milk. Please suggest, if it can be cured / reduced with medicine. Any test are required?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
My baby boy 1.5 months. (4.8 kg) splitting milk through nose almost daily & through mouth also. Doctor says its norma...
Its quite common for infants to do that. You also need to burp the baby after feeding. For about 10-15 mins till he burps. N later put him to sleep. Try to give small n frequent feeds. As the babys weight is appropriate, not to worry much.
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Is Johnson's baby products is good for my baby And can I give her cerelac. She is depend on breastfeeding.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Is Johnson's baby products is good for my baby
And can I give her cerelac.
She is depend on breastfeeding.
In my opinion there is nothing special in Johnson's products. If baby is to complete 6 months of age, start supplementary food preferably prepared at home like suji kheer in stead of cerelac, dal daliya khichadi etc.
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I heard there are two types of vaccination for babies normal and painless which should we prefer.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
I heard there are two types of vaccination for babies normal and painless which should we prefer.
The painless and painful varieties are only for DPT which is part of vaccination at 6, 10 and 14wks. The difference is the reaction they cause both locally and systemically. Painful DPT had more local pain, swelling, redness and also more fever and irritability. All these are much less in painless type. The effectiveness of both is almost the same. However Indian academy of Pediatric advises to give painful variety for 6 10 14wks immunisation.(except in case of severe side effects due to painful type)
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My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test and xray normal t.b also tested crp test also hb is 10.5, no result every month used 30 ml anti boitc cold and cough syrup used I am feeling sir, please tell me any suggestion give me sir.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test a...
Just make a 2hourly tempreture chart of your baby. Some time you feel fever but really it does not have. Fever as per definitiin, Oral temp >38 C. If it is rally fever, she the pattern, severity (highgrade/low grade) and consult a pediatrician.
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Hi Kitne samay ke bad ham baby ko pani pila sakte hain. I.E. Five month or six month?please help

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Baby ke food me bahut paani hota hai. Alag se paani zaroorat nahi hai. Jab baby ko dry items khilayenge tabhi baby paani lega.
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My daughter is about to be 9 years old. Since the age of 5/6 years she has been seen rubbing her genital portion. What could be the likely cause and what as a parent should we do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Finding your child touching or rubbing his genitals can be very disturbing to parents who mistakenly believe that small children don't have any sexual feelings. These parents may consider the behavior a bad habit, but most of the time, it's not. Babies discover their genitals just as they learn about other body parts -- by reaching for them -- and then learn that they are a source of pleasurable sensations. The innocent repetition of what feels good is an entirely normal part of the process of self-discovery and play. Yet many adults harbor conflicted feelings about masturbation, viewing it as somehow immoral or unhealthy. When parents overreact to genital exploration, a toddler can conclude there is something wrong with him.So as a parent never react negatively when you find her rubbing her genitals but at that time try to distract her mind in some other activity.
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We have a 6 month girl baby with cranial vault height little high, searching for some physiotherapy exercises to correct the shape.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
We have a 6 month girl baby with cranial vault height little high, searching for some physiotherapy exercises to corr...
Shift the infant off the flattened areas to enable the head to assume a symmetric shape. • Alternate the head position in supine (right cheek to mattress one time, left cheek next). • When awake and supervised, prop the baby onto one side with a foam wedge or a towel rolled lengthwise along the baby’s back. • Conduct supervised “tummy time” in the waking hours to improve the baby’s muscle strength and development and keep the baby off the back of the head. • Watch for “high guard” positioning and ensure that the infant has opportunities for midline play. • Limit time in car seats, infant seats, swings, and strollers. • Frequently change the position of the crib or the orientation of the baby in the crib to reduce the baby’s tendency to look in the same direction. • Change positions when feeding, carrying, and holding the baby. • Provide supervised upright play as soon as the baby has upright head control. • Interact with the baby from different sides, during feeding, changing, and playing. • Encourage side-lying play. • Under the direction of a physical therapist or physician, perform neck range of motion exercises for torticollis as needed.
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