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Dr. Megha Deshpandey

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Megha Deshpandey is an experienced Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr. Megha Deshpandey Clinic in Andheri West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Megha Deshpandey and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Cystic Fibrosis - Can it be Life Threatening?

PHD - Science
Geneticist, Mumbai
Cystic Fibrosis - Can it be Life Threatening?

Does your baby’s skin taste too salty when you kiss him or her? Did he or she not poop after being born? These symptoms indicate cystic fibrosis in your baby, which is a condition that changes the way your body makes sweat and mucus. It also affects the functioning of the lungs and digestive system. The condition occurs from a flawed gene. If you have cystic fibroids, your mucus may be too thick or your sweat can be too salty. Heavy mucus clogging in your lungs may affect your ease of breathing. This is a serious and life-threatening disease, but it affects different people in different ways.

Causes
The gene known as CFTR is present in everybody. It makes a protein which controls the amount of salt and water that are moved in and out of the cells of the body. In case of cystic fibroids, the CTFR gene is broken, which occurs if you inherit two bad copies of the gene. A bad CFTR gene may lead your cells to make the wrong amount of water or salt. This makes the body incapable of getting sufficient oxygen and nutrients, as the body loses them via sweating.

Symptoms
Apart from the primary symptoms, several other symptoms are also likely due to cystic fibroids. The common symptoms which your child may experience are as follows:

  1. Coughing up thick mucus, wheezing and shortness of breath
  2. Sinus infections, pneumonia, or very frequent bronchitis
  3. Development of polyps in the nose
  4. Bulky, oily and foul-smelling stool
  5. Low bone density, widening and rounding of the fingertips and weight loss
  6. In later life, cystic fibroids may cause liver disease, gallstones or pancreatitis.

Treatment
There is no specific treatment for cystic fibroids. Several treatments are followed for relieving the symptoms and help patients feel better, breathe easier and have lesser infections or stomach problems.

  1. Airway clearance technique can help you with breathing as the mucus from the lungs is cleared in the process. There are several ways to undertake airway clearance and special devices can be used for assistance.
  2. Several inhaled drugs such as salt solutions, steroids and antibiotics are used in thinning the mucus, clearing the lungs and fighting infections.
  3. Several medicines are used for fighting the inflammation and reducing swelling in the lungs.
  4. In case your pancreas are not working properly, you can take enzyme pills for digesting proteins and fats for absorbing more nutrients from the food you take.
  5. Vitamin A, E and D supplements provide the nutrients, which your intestine cannot absorb.

In case you experience the symptoms of cystic fibroids, you should consult a doctor immediately. This will allow you to go for an early diagnosis and effective treatment.

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My 13 yr old daughter is having chronic urinary problem. She has to rush to the washroom every 15-30-45 mins interval. And also having itching and bedwetting since last yr. She has taken several antibiotics and medicines and has been shown to many doctors. They are yet not able to diagnose the reason of her problem. Can any doctor relief my daughter from that problem.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear akta daga. Yes she can be ver4y well treated and easily. You have not mentioned anyting about urine test and any other tests she has undergone so please post all investigation reports here so that I can make up my mind. Also give details about her bowel habits and food. Her diagnosis is already in my mind but I need to confirm it. Dr. Kiran mehta.
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Dear Doctors, My daughter is 6 weeks now. She is passing loose stools of size small marble to lemon size, more than 40 times in 24 hrs. When consulted doctor, they say it's normal. Her skin is red and every time she pass stools she cry. Please suggest solution to stop frequent loose stools. She is on breastfeed.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Doctors,
My daughter is 6 weeks now. She is passing loose stools of size small marble to lemon size, more than 4...
1. Continue breastfeeding, 2. Apply coconut oil over rash area, and show that area to pediatrician and let him suggest whether antifungal or other cream will be required to be applied. 3. Believe your doctor, non of the doctor is your enemy, neither you are his, he won't advise you wrong whether the loose motions what you say are normal or not. 4 still keep a watch- baby accepting feeds, passing urine well then usually loose motions are not problem.
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Hi. Can I start cerelac or nestum at 4 months (3 complete) old boy. Now I am using Zerolac milk powder. Birth weight is 2.75 kg. Please suggest. If start is there any problem?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Hi. Can I start cerelac or nestum at 4 months (3 complete) old boy. Now I am using Zerolac milk powder. Birth weight ...
Solids should always be started after completion of 6 months so give only mother milk till 6 months.
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My daughter 8 months old is teething has 2 teeth' s now but is not gaining weight. She was 3. 3 kg at birth and now she is 6kg. Is this normal. What should I do? she is not eating anything lately

Pediatrician, Pune
Her weight is ok for her age, they can be some change in feeding habits, when babies start teething, just a little patience and enough support to the baby is required.
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DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
LIFE is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.
Preconception planning: Be prepared to give your baby the best from the start.

I have boy baby 2 years old he premature baby. He having low vitamin D.what kind of food can give him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have boy baby 2 years old he premature baby. He having low vitamin D.what kind of food can give him.
Foods that provide vitamin D include: Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon. Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals. Beef liver. Cheese. Egg yolks.
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We have 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup but it doesn't works well. He is always crying and he didn't sleep properly, we are worrying about him, please give me a best suggestion.

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General Physician, Jalgaon
We have 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup but it doesn't works well. He is al...
Don't worry Don't give him chips, biscuits, chocolate etc Don't force him to eat Pl mention his height and weight Give Syp cyp L 2ml twice a day on empty stomach Syp geriforte by Himalaya 2.5 ml twice a day after food All for 3 months Re Consult me on lybrate after 15 days.
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