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Dr. Muthulakshmi

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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My Daughter is 3.5 year old. But most of the teeth have cavity, some of them got damaged from sides also. Please suggest what we should do in his case.

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Cavities may go for complications like abscess formation. You must immediately get treatment by a pedodontist.
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My baby child age of 22 months one day suddenly unable to sit and next day unable to easy walk, then next day walking was very difficult .with in three day her legs not much the ground. Nerve condition study was normal. Then doctor suspect GBS decease. Then given IVIG dose for 4 days. After 3 days no improved in health. Can you help me.

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My baby child age of 22 months one day suddenly unable to sit and next day unable to easy walk, then next day walking...
One shall get mri spine also done. Yes gbs is one of the possibility. Another is transverse myelitis. In both treatment is ivig. Both are devastating disease. Tough time for parents I can understand.
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Hello Doctors Team, My son born on 10-APR-2016 with 34 weeks 6 days with weight of 1.96 kg, and as on today his weight is 2.9 kg and we have doubt like he is taking enough milk or not through breast feeding and also we need to know how to find out the difference because after breast feeding also he is crying some time so we are giving around 30 to 40 ml powder milk. So can anyone suggest, can we go with same ways of feeding or only we can with Mother feeding and also request to share the correct milk powder for additional usage for the current stage. Thanks.

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Hello Doctors Team,
My son born on 10-APR-2016 with 34 weeks 6 days with weight of 1.96 kg, and as on today his weigh...
Baby's stomach capacity grows with each day. If the baby is fed enough milk, he or she should stop crying. Although for any reason the baby will cry, you need to check other reasons aswell. Like passage of stools, urine, gas in stomach etc. If there is proper weight gain, sleeps well, passing adequate quantity and quality of stools and urine, one need not use formula milk. Formula is for mothers who really have documented low milk output or their milk aint enough for twins or triplets. Mother's milk is the best always.

Hi, I have 7 month pregnancy. My baby weight is too low. It's 1.7 kg only. What should I do to increase my baby's weight? Whatever I eat. Comes out through vomit.

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Hi, I have 7 month pregnancy. My baby weight is too low. It's 1.7 kg only. What should I do to increase my baby's wei...
If it's really 7 month of pregnancy then your baby's weight is quite normal for the gestational age. It is only in the last 6 week of pregnancy there is a rapid gain in the baby's weight.

My son is now 40 days old and is on PreNan. He always pooped well; however, off late he seems constipated and has been pooping in the form of clay balls. At times he cries while pooping. What is should I do to help him so that he does not struggle?

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My son is now 40 days old and is on PreNan. He always pooped well; however, off late he seems constipated and has bee...
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- alumina 30 (dr reckeweg) drop 5 drops in 20 ml fresh water and give 1 spoon 3 times daily for 2 days----------after 2 days again prepare the same solution and giv it till stools are normal-------------
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My nephew 1 month 12 days old. He is suffering from rubella syndrome. Heart eye and ear effected. Your advice in this regard is highly applicable.

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We need to treat each problem separately. It is result of rubella infection in mother when she was pregnant with the baby.

Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the healthy weight for 12 months old boys.

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Can we give popcorn for 1 year old babies. Can I have best snack ideas for 12 months old boys. What should be the hea...
Yes, very finely crushed popcorn can be given. You can give other snacks like 1- pettice made of potatoes, finely cut carrot, peas, spinach, coriander leaves, paneer. 2-idli sambhar. 3-masala idli with coconut chatni or green chatni. 4-upma containing pieces of vegetables. 5-different recipes of egg like egg poha, boiled egg, egg sandwich etc. 6-kababs made of chana and spinach. Normally the child triples his birth weight by one year of age means if his birth weight was 3 kg then he should be of 9 kg at one year of age.
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My son (19 months) does vomit every almost 10th day. Yesterday night same happened. He did vomit whole night, like 7-8 times in a night, around every 1.5 hour. He took milk around 5 am and he vomited in just 5 min, then in morning he just a sip of water and he vomited same, after 1 hour he is having fever and cranky. He is not eating anything. Doc always give some powder to increase bacteria in stomach which digest food. What to do? No clue for why it happens and when it will stop.

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My son (19 months) does vomit every almost 10th day. Yesterday night same happened. He did vomit whole night, like 7-...
Try light diet in dinner at least 1 hour before retiring and never force to feed him without his desire. It may be possible or just co-incidence that he may be getting heavy diet at night in about 10 days interval. Watch his weight. If it is about 11 kg, you need not to worry. It should be about 12 kg at 2 years. Fever may be due to some other reason. If temp is more than 100 degree f, you may give paracetamol 125 mg and consult doctor.
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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.

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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 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.

I am having a dry cough from past 7 weeks taken antiboitic snd cough syrup as well but its not fully cure.Now i am having a throat pain with a cough while eating something. Kindly suggest.

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Take tab.Montair-L daily at bed time and Syp grilinctus 2 tea spoon full 3 times a day for 1-2 weeks.Avoid spicy food.
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Hi sir, my son is 3 years old is victim of un-descended testicles can you suggest me up to what age surgery has to be done?

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Hi sir, my son is 3 years old is victim of un-descended testicles can you suggest me up to what age surgery has to be...
Undescended testis should be corrected anytime after 1st year. Prolonged exposure of testis to a high intra abdominal temperature is harmful.

Dear Sir, My son have fever from last 3 days. We are giving him crocin at Regular interval of 3-4 hours. It works but only for 3-4 hours. Again and again fever coming and mostly it goes at high temperature (upto 103-104). Kindly consult.

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Dear Sir, My son  have fever from last 3 days. We are giving him crocin at Regular interval of 3-4 hours. It works bu...
Looking to your problem. You must pediatrician for proper diagnosis as already 3/days passed without result. As you understand very well that temp is our best friend to tell us there is something wrong in body and by giving crocin or paracetamol you can check temp. Never cure.
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How do I know if my child has a growth disorder?

A child's growth pattern is an important part of determining normal growth. No child has a perfectly steady growth rate; children go through growth spurts and periods of slower growth. The best way to evaluate a child's growth pattern is to plot the child's height and weight on a growth chart. This can be completed by a doctor or a health care practitioner, at school, or even at home. The growth chart will show the child's growth over a period of time.

Any departure from a prior growth pattern appropriate for the child's genetic background may signal the appearance of a disease. Contact a doctor or healthcare practitioner if the child's growth or height is a concern. The doctor may suggest seeing a specialist paediatric Endocrinologist who can perform tests to determine if the child has a hormone deficiency.

Can I continue breastfeeding if I have a cold or the flu?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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You must breastfeed her because your breast milk is rich in antibodies to fight against the disease causing virus.In any case,your baby will be infected,and your breast milk will act as vaccine against the virus.

Hi, I have a newborn baby boy who is 18 days old. My wife is not breast feeding him, she says that the child remains hungry with her provided feed. Hence, she has been feeding him with some powder milk product. The kid takes the preparation and vomits it for once or twice a day and on his tongue white residues remain. Please advice me what is to be done and how can I clean the residue on the tongue and prevent the vomiting, do I have any other substitutes. Rest there are no issues. Thanks Pawan Soni.

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Hi, I have a newborn baby boy who is 18 days old. My wife is not breast feeding him, she says that the child remains ...
Encourage your wife for exclusive breast feeding till 6 months of age. Nature has provided enough milk in breast for bay. White is not residues of milk. Probably it may be fungal infection most likely due to bottle feeding, do not try to remove residues.

I am 33 years old and after my scissorion baby birth my belly. Has enlarged a lot kindly tell how to shed the. Loose skin and extra weight.

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I am 33 years old and after my scissorion baby birth my belly. Has enlarged a lot kindly tell how to shed the. Loose ...
Firstly you need to learn some belly exercises and tone your belly. Diet wise avoid deep fried food items, packed foods. Have more of salads, soups, fruits, dry fruits, sprouts in your diet. Take 4 small meals in a day. Avoid highly salted items and bakery products. You need to work out a lot.

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Take care!
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Diaper Rash: 8 Questions Answered By Dermatologist

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
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Here are a few questions which every new mother wants to know when they see a diaper rash:

1. Should the baby's diet be changed during a diaper rash?
Certain food items such as fruit juices can lead to diarrhea in babies. This can lead to a diaper rash. When new food is introduced or antibiotics are given, then that might also affect the digestion of the baby.

2. Are teething and diaper rash related?
As per dermatologists, the two have nothing in common though they might occur at the same time.

3. Which ointment should be used for a diaper rash?
Ointments that contain zinc oxide can provide relief from diaper rash. A thick layer should be applied on the skin to keep away irritants as if all of it is rubbed off then it might cause pain.

4. Can cloth diapers be an alternative?
The fact is that there is no proof that a cloth diaper might be better than the other diaper in case of a rash. In case, disposable diapers are used, then care should be taken to change them frequently as rashes can occur due to a moist environment. If the baby is allergic to a particular brand, then changing the same could prove to be helpful. Diapers induced with fragrances and dyes can cause allergic reactions. Babies who are allergic to disposable diapers, can do better with cloth ones, though they should be changed frequently. The rule is one diaper per hour, so the needful should be done.

5. What type of wipes are best for the baby in case of a sore bottom?
In case of a diaper rash a mild, fragrance free wipe should be used. Wipes which are labeled as hypoallergenic or for sensitive skin should be used. If the baby poops then he or she must be cleaned with a cloth and water and later some mineral oil should be applied to the baby's bottom.

6. What should be done if nappy rash extends to the other parts?
In case there are red spots and patches outside the nappy area, then the baby might be suffering from infection. If this happens then consult your doctor.

7. What should be done to give relief to the baby?
The best thing to do is that the baby's bottom should get some air. Leave the baby without a diaper, as this gives his skin a break from the rubbing, and germs which might be present in wet places like a diaper. Application of the cream with zinc oxide, provides relief to a baby.

8. How long does the rash last?
Maximum 3 days.
Diaper Rash: 8 Questions Answered By Dermatologist
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My son aged 8 yrs. He suffer from alergic cough from last 2 months. Please advice the treatment.

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Allergic cough is most commonly due to nasal allergy. Nasal secretions drop from back of nose over throat leading to repeated cough. I can help.
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My son is 3 years old, he is black in colour, we want to change his colour, give me a best suggestion.

MD - Homeopathy
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God gives every person whatever is meant for. Do not try to play against nature. Rather then concentrating on changing colour work on increasing his capabilities so he can become an independent person in future whatever his colour may be. Still if you are so much concerned try good brands soap and body lotions and always use sunscreen for him whenever he is out in son and ofcourse good, nutritious diet always keeps your skin, hair and body healthy.
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