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Dr. Muttu Lakshmi

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Muttu Lakshmi is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Trustee Masina Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Muttu Lakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noticed some blood in his wee. Is this okay.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noti...
In summer newborn may not pass stool or urine for 24to48 hrs. If their is no cong. Malformation then get stool tasted for blood.
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My son is born with down syndrome. He is suffer from full copy of trisomy. Full extra chromosome. What is the best way to handle the situation. And how to understand the child situation.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My son is born with down syndrome. He is suffer from full copy of trisomy. Full extra chromosome. What is the best wa...
Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome can have physical problems, as well as intellectual disabilities. Every person born with Down syndrome is different. People with the syndrome may also have other health problems. They may be born with heart disease. They may have dementia. They may have hearing problems and problems with the intestines, eyes, thyroid, and skeleton. The chance of having a baby with Down syndrome increases as a woman gets older. Down syndrome cannot be cured. Early treatment programs can help improve skills. They may include speech, physical, occupational, and/or educational therapy. With support and treatment, many people with Down syndrome live happy, productive lives.
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Hello doctor, I lost my 2 babies with genetic disorder. Smart 1. We both me and my husband are carriers of that gene. Now I'm pregnant with 5 weeks. I will go for a CVS that for sure. Does CVS Show exact defect. Because I have no idea if another baby born so what I will do. They were alive only for 6 months. Is der any chance of getting with other deformities. Does CVS detects everything. Hoping for your answer.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hello doctor, I lost my 2 babies with genetic disorder. Smart 1. We both me and my husband are carriers of that gene....
Hi lybrate-user yes CVS will definately will help you for diagnosis. But it should be done by skilled person as their is risk of limb defects in baby and risk of abortion too. Their are non invasive tests are also available to detect mutation in baby.
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5 ways to prevent your baby from falling ill this winter

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
5 ways to prevent your baby from falling ill this winter
5 ways to prevent your baby from falling ill this winter

Winter comes and brings with itself cold and flu viruses- extremely bad news for babies. What makes it worse is that these viruses are contagious, and they spread fast as they are airborne. In such cases pulling your baby away from a sneezing or coughing or sniffling person is not enough. Neither is covering him up in layers of warm clothes. But you can take certain steps to prevent your baby from falling ill.

1. Wash your and your baby’s hands regularly: Washing your and your baby’s hands regularly is the easiest thing you can do to fend off cold and flu germs. It is essential for you to wash your hands after changing diapers, wiping a runny nose and before preparing your baby’s food. As for your baby, washing his before eating or after he comes back from an outing is an absolute must.

2. Vaccinating your baby: You can further prevent your baby from falling ill during the winter season by making sure all his vaccinations are up to date. Getting him an annual flu shot once he becomes 6 months old is necessary, as it protects your child from catching the flu virus.

3. Boost your baby’s immunity the natural way: You can breastfeed your baby regularly to boost his immunity. The American Academy of Paediatrics strongly advises breastfeeding our baby till he is one year old as it is the best way to provide complete nutrition and enhance the immunity of your baby. Breast milk contains minerals, vitamins and proteins that generate antibodies and help in fighting illnesses.

4. Take your baby out in the sun: Even if it’s outside, taking your baby out in the winter sun can do wonders for his immunity. Vitamin D of the sunlight is a very important part of the body’s immune response. Plus, the fresh air and sunlight can help kill all the germs you may have gathered while being cooped up inside. Just be sure to cover your baby well before taking him out.

5. Make sure your baby gets enough sleep: Inadequate sleep can nearly double the chances of your baby falling ill. Harley Robert, professor of paediatrics at the University of Colorado says that lack of sleep is directly related to the health of your immune system. So make sure your baby gets enough sleep, and be sure to put him to bed earlier if he has been around someone who’s sick.
If you follow these measures, then you can greatly reduce the chances of your baby falling ill this winter.

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Hi Doctor my 15 months boy baby having some little white patches on his nails why it's happen.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi Doctor my 15 months boy baby having some little white patches on his nails why it's happen.
This might be due to calcium or zinc deficiency. You may consult your peadetrician so that he mayadvicesome supplements and dietary therapy.
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My son aged 5 1/2 years is having severe dry cough and it disturbs his sleep during night particularly.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Fellowship in Neonatology
Pediatrician, Faridabad
My son aged 5 1/2 years is having severe dry cough and it disturbs his sleep during night particularly.
Dear lybrate-user, There is no blanket treatment for cough. Cough is a very common condition, however, the cause is different in each child and at different times in same child. Kindly consult a Pediatrician for the appropriate treatment. Stay Healthy, Stay Happy Kind regards.
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I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have a one year old girl child. Her head temperature is not normal. And sweating. What is the problem doctor.
Head normal temp can not be defined. It may be warm on touch which is normal so sweating for some babies. If you suspect fever by touching head, measure temp by thermometer which is right way to assess fever.
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“Look, Mom! I Have a Loose Tooth!

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
“Look, Mom! I Have a Loose Tooth!
It’s a pretty special moment when your child runs to you for the first time and tells you their tooth is loose. For a child, loose teeth means that they’ll be a big kid soon. For parents, it means their little one is growing up fast…maybe a little too fast. So what should you do when your child comes to you with the exciting news? Here are the things every parent should know about losing that first tooth.

When do kids start losing their baby teeth?
Children will lose their first tooth around age 6. They’ll continue to lose 3–4 teeth per year until they have lost all 20 of their baby teeth by about age 12.

Which teeth fall out first?
Baby teeth usually fall out in the order they came in. The front bottom teeth are often the first to go. The last teeth to fall out are usually the big molars in the back of the mouth.

Does losing a tooth hurt?
Losing a tooth shouldn’t hurt very much. If it is very painful, it probably means that your child is trying to pull a tooth that’s not quite ready to come out. If the pain gets bad, you can put an over-the-counter, pain-relieving gel on the gum surrounding the tooth. Make sure it’s for children, and don’t use it too much or too often.

Should I pull a loose tooth?
The short answer is no. It can tear the gum tissue around the tooth and cause injury. Allow your child to gently wiggle their tooth. But tell them they should let a tooth fall out on its own.

What happens if my child swallows their tooth?
Nothing, really. Accidentally swallowing a tooth isn’t a big deal. It will simply pass through the body.

Will there be a lot of blood when my child loses their tooth?
There shouldn’t be very much blood at all. When there is a lot of blood, it is usually caused by forcing a tooth out before it is ready. To stop bleeding, have your child bite down on gauze, cotton ball or a clean cloth until the bleeding slows.

When do permanent teeth start to grow in?
Usually it takes a few weeks for the permanent tooth to begin to poke through. It will take a few months more for the tooth to fully grow in.

What to do when i see a permanent tooth erupting before the baby tooth has fallen out?
You need to visit your dentist and get a examination done for your child. In some cases it may be advisable to remove the baby tooth to make way for the permanent one.

Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed him Dermadew babysoap. So I stopped Johnson baby soap. I want to know which face powder to use for my son who has skin problem? Pls suggest me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Hi. My son is 2.6years old. He was using Johnsons n Johnson baby soap but he got skin problem so doctors prescribed h...
Hi there is no need to use face powder for a baby you can use moisturising lotions if the skin is dry.
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My 3 years old son have to do circumcision for non religious purpose. Suggest weather, the surgery is safe in this age? Advice a doctor for consultation and hospital in Thiruvananthapuram to do this procedure. And please tell how much it costs in the recommended hospital and duration of the hospitalization.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
My 3 years old son have to do circumcision for non religious purpose. Suggest weather, the surgery is safe in this ag...
This is a minor operation but will need general anaesthesia for children of such age, surgery is very safe at any age, you can find any general surgeon or paediatric surgeon or plastic surgeon in your area, cost may come 15 to 20 k, patient will be kept for 3 to 4 hours in the hospital.
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