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Dr. Mercy S Kurian

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Mercy S Kurian Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Mercy S Kurian is a renowned Pediatrician in Borivali West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Mercy S Kurian personally at Dr Mercy S Kurian in Borivali West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mercy S Kurian on Lybrate.com.

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Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it happen?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hello dear doctors, My son's eyes and face looks swell. He is 16 month old .his temperature is normal. Why does it ha...
The Face and eyes look swollen after awakening. But if the puffiness is more and lasts longer, please see a pediatrician.
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Viral Fever in New Born Babies

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Viral Fever in New Born Babies

What is viral fever?

Viral fever refers to an acute infection caused by the action of viruses. Flu or influenza is the most common form of viral fever. Since viral fever is contagious, when an infected person sneezes or coughs the virus spreads and comes in contact with other people. Children can remain contagious for about 10 days if they get the early symptoms of viral fever. Children who are younger than two years are at an increased risk of developing complications pertaining to viral fever. Controlling the symptoms of cold, fever and cough can cure viral fever.

Symptoms of viral fever

Fever and chills are the early signs of viral fever. Children suffering from viral fever will feel pain throughout their body. Other common signs and symptoms involving viral fever include cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, fatigue, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and stomach ache.

Certain preventive measures against viral fever

  • Keeping your child away from anyone who is sick is advisable. To prevent the germs from spreading ask everyone to use tissues while they sneeze or cough. Make sure that your family member maintains good hygiene habits if he/she is suffering from diarrhea or is vomiting.
  • To prevent coming in contact with germs wash your and your child's hands properly
  • Seasonal changes are the thriving phase for viruses so take precautionary measures during those periods of the year

Tips for quicker recovery of your child

1. Offer enough drinks - A child gets dehydrated through fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Oral Rehydration Salts can be given to little ones as it contains all the essential nutrients. This can be given to a baby even if he/she is just in breastfeeding stage.

2. Feed them special food - Soft and semi-liquid foods can be given to your child if he/she older than 6 months. Foods like dals, soups, and curd with sugar are advisable for your child. As he/she gradually gets stronger thicker foods like mashed vegetable can be added to his/her diet.

3. Ensure that your child gets adequate rest - Since viral fever is contagious it is advisable to let your child sleep in a separate room. Since the fever causes fatigue adequate rest is required for recovery. This will also prevent him/her from getting the other family members infected.

4. Sponge your child's body - Sponging your child's body with lukewarm water can control high fever.

5. Maintain proper hygiene - It is essential to wash your hands before and after touching your child to prevent the infection from spreading to the other family members.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: Importance of Oral Hygiene Pre-Pregnancy and for Expecting Mothers

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My baby who is 50 days old doesn't poo for 3 days. He is breastfeeding only. Is there anything to worry about?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
My baby who is 50 days old doesn't poo for 3 days. He is breastfeeding only. Is there anything to worry about?
Hi if baby doesn't poo for even a week it's normal but if baby is having any problem like vomiting, decrease milk intake, pain or straining while passing motion then you need to consult a doc.
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Sir/ Mam My daughter is 7 years old, recently I have noticed that she has been complaining about a burning sensation in the stomach almost every day. I didn't pay much attention before thinking she must be wanting something like ice cream, but recently it has become regular and has got me worried. One more thing she keeps on getting mouth ulcer as well, can you please help me Ms. Surani.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Burning sensation in the upper part of abdomen and central chest Can be due to gastritis, dyspepsia. Avoid giving her oily, spicy and junk food. Try to give regular and bland diet. If it doesn't help you should visit a pediatrician .
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BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
For people suffering from respiratory allergies and infections, steam inhalation should be followed as a routine. Even when you are well, taking steam for 5-10 min twice a week will ward off many potential episodes of illness.
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My baby 7 months old and he looks very thin. How can he become fat what can I feed to him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby 7 months old and he looks very thin. How can he become fat what can I feed to him.
Looking thin is a relative term which is more often for loving parents. Growth is assessed by weight and height. Start well coocked home made mashed solids and semi solids, if not yet started.
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I have a child with age 15 months but he can not walk, but he stands with support like wall. please tel me clearly what is the problem.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have a child with age 15 months but he can not walk, but he stands with support like wall. please tel me clearly wh...
Hello, Check with his paedrician and ensure get his vitamin D and calcium checked after consulting a doctor. Meanwhile give him good calcium and protein diet.
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My daughter 10 months old having temper tantrum since 2 months. Is it curable? Is it a sign of behavioral problem? What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter 10 months old having temper tantrum since 2 months. Is it curable? Is it a sign of behavioral problem? Wh...
A 10 month old showing temper tantrum is unlikely. A temper tantrum can mean something different depending on your child’s age.
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My three year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Take Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11, both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Revert back
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My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.
Complementary foods should be gradually introduced once the baby turns six months old. It is a new experience for babies to swallow solid food when they have only had milk to suckle on till now. Try introducing solids gradually. The foods should be of a soft, thick consistency. And give time to the baby to get used to one taste before introducing a new taste.
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My 5 years old son with DS doesn't have any heart problem but still he fall sick frequently and plus he is very thin and weak.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
majority of children in India is weak at one to five years.reason being inadequite calories in diet.self feeding by age of 10months and feeds cereals based is compomised with milk.milk is good diet but poor in calories . hence it has to be replaced by solid home made food.breast feeds should be reduced in frequency as per age .
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My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and he's a active child. His birth weight was 3.6 kg.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 1.5 years old. His weight is only 9.5 kg. Pls suggest how should increase his weight. His height is 78' and...
It's normal height & weight. If you expect more than this he will be overweight. Because of increased activity children don't put on weight during 2nd year.
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I am 24 years old and I have 6 months baby girls and stomach look like a 6 months pregnant and too fat it looking like a ugly and after delivery I didn't used abnormal belt and saree cloth for 40 days that why also my stomach so fat and my total weight is 65 kgs.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 24 years old and I have 6 months baby girls and stomach look like a 6 months pregnant and too fat it looking lik...
Patience is the key. It took nine months for your tummy muscles to stretch to accommodate a full-term baby. So it makes sense that it can take that long, or longer, to tighten up again. -- The speed and degree of this tightening up depends on a few factors, including:-------- •What shape and size you were before you conceived your baby.-- •How much weight you gained during pregnancy.-- •How active you are.-- •Something you can't do anything about: your genes.-- You may find it easier to shed the weight if: -- •You gained less than 13.6kg and exercised regularly during pregnancy.-- •You breastfeed.-- •This is your first baby.-- NOTE you shouldn't aim to be back to your pre-pregnancy weight until about six months after your baby's birth. -- Breastfeeding may help, especially in the early months after giving birth. If you breastfeed, you'll burn extra calories to make milk – about 500 calories a day. You may lose your pregnancy weight more quickly than mums who bottle-feed their babies. -- Breastfeeding also triggers contractions that help to shrink your womb, making it a workout for your whole body. However, if you eat more than you burn off, you will put on weight, even if you breastfeed.-- It's fine to lose weight while you are breastfeeding. Your body is very efficient at making milk, and losing up to 1kg a week shouldn't affect the amount of milk you make. -- However, if you have a newborn to look after, you'll need plenty of energy. Trying to lose weight too soon after giving birth may delay your recovery and make you feel even more tired. It’s especially important not to attempt a very low-calorie diet. So try to wait until you've had your postnatal check before start trying to lose weight.-- Eating healthily, combined with gentle exercise, will help you to get in shape. The following general guidelines will help you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight: -- •Make time for breakfast.-- •Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.-- •Include a starchy food such as bread, rice, pasta (preferably wholegrain varieties for added fibre) or potatoes in each meal.-- •Go easy on high-fat and high-sugar foods, such as biscuits and cakes. •Watch your portions at mealtimes and the number and type of snacks you eat between meals.-- There's no right answer about how many calories a day you should have. The amount you need to eat depends on your weight and how active you are. -- Exercise can help to tone stomach muscles and burn calories. If you exercised right up until the end of your pregnancy, you can do some light exercise and stretching from the start.-- If you stopped exercising during your pregnancy or are a newcomer to fitness, it is better to start exercising more slowly. -- Fitness aside, all new mums can begin pelvic floor exercises and work on gently toning up lower tummy muscles as soon as they feel ready. This may help you to get back to your pre-pregnancy shape and help to flatten your tummy.-- When you feel up to it, take your baby out for walks in his pushchair. Getting out and about will help to lift your mood and exercise your body gently. You may find there are pushchair workouts with other new mums in your local park.--
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I had my boy baby 13 weeks ago. Pls tel me food list. When I will start .Tel me eating and food schedule.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I had my boy baby 13 weeks ago. Pls tel me food list. When I will start .Tel me eating and food schedule.
Right now you have to give only breast milk and till the age of 6 months when home made semi solids can be started
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Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
Is it good for a 5 months baby to sleep in sleeping on bed condition i. E, face down.
No, it is not advisable to keep baby in prone position. Ideal either to keep in supine or rt lateral position with slight head up position.
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Hello doctor, one of my friend son is eleven months old now. His weight is 11 kg and only now he started move on his stomach and is able to stand with the support of sofa. When will he start to walk and is his weight normal?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello doctor, one of my friend son is eleven months old now. His weight is 11 kg and only now he started move on his ...
His weight is a little high, but that is not a big worry. And normally, children learn to stand with support by eleven months and learn to stand and walk without support by 12 to 18 months. I think your friends son is okay, nothing to worry about or panic about.
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Dear sir, my daughter who is 5 years old does not eat food properly, her weight is good she is 24 kg, but I don't understand how to get rid of her diet.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
she should sit with parents during meal time to get familiar with different kind of meal.gradually add 1 new food at a time. stop snacks before meal time.give her finger foods.
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MBBS, MS, MCh
Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai
Mothers milk is the best for babys growth and brain development.
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