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Dr. Padmaja Kirtane

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Padmaja Kirtane Pediatrician, Mumbai
400 at clinic
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Dr. Padmaja Kirtane is one of the best Pediatricians in Bhandup West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Madhu Polyclinic & Nursing Home in Bhandup West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Padmaja Kirtane on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
small babies should wear at least six layers of warn clothes.it is layers that is important because warmth is due to the air trapped between the layers
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What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

Severe hereditary heart imperfection commonly becomes obvious soon after the birth of a child or at some point in the first few months of its life. It is a tragic condition in children and some of the symptoms that are associated with the heart imperfections include rapid breathing, grunting while breathing, swelling of the abdomen, legs and areas around the eyes of the baby. 

The baby experiences shortness of breath during feeding and in this way, the baby does not gain much weight. The nostrils of the baby also become flared, and they at times turn pale blue in their skin color. In some cases, the blood pressure of the baby is also very low after their birth. 

Congenital heart defects are at times not diagnosed in the early stages of childhood as the signs are not noticeable.

However, some of the signs that are obvious and noticeable in older children mainly include

  1. Children become short of breath while exercising or doing some activity and at times these children require frequent monitoring.
  2. They get tired in no time and have less stamina
  3. The legs of these children suffering from congenital heart defects tend to swell.
  4. The blood circulation in these children is very poor 
  5. Holes in the heart occur and typically in the walls between the major blood vessels as well as the chambers.

Do Tests Regularly:
It is very important that a follow up is done with pediatrician regularly and the tests described are performed regularly. In any such case if the problem is significant, then it is likely that your medical doctor would refer your child to a paediatric cardiologist. The paediatric cardiologist is specially trained to identify as well as treat severe heart problems in young children, infants and even in young adults.
 
Medications Used for Treating Heart Disease:
The condition cannot be prevented and hence to lower the risk of your baby having congenital heart disease it is very necessary that women have a healthy pregnancy. There are certain medications provided by the doctors to treat this condition and relieve the symptoms caused. The medications that are used include Vasodilators to widen the blood vessels so that the blood circulation is improved, Diuretics are used to reduce the extra fluid in the body. The strength of the heart beat is increased by use of Digoxin, and irregular heartbeats can be prevented by use of Antiarrhythmics. However, these medications do not treat the defect completely.

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My 2 years 4months old girl is becoming aggressive for small things, I really don't understand how to calm down, I tried by coming down to her level n talking smoothly but I dont solve my isue successfully. She zis ruling us and still we are failing in making her happy. I badly need a solution for this Abt her- going to play group frm month, not a foodie,

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My 2 years 4months old girl is becoming aggressive for small things, I really don't understand how to calm down, I tr...
It appears more and more from the brief that you have shared that she may be going through her ‘terrible twos’. For your information, it is at two years that children discover that they are no longer the center of the world, and it upsets them so that they want to test boundaries to see how much you will tolerate her before she either makes you reject her or she learns to control her urges and learns that you will have needs to be met too sometimes, and only after that her needs will be met: this is a very important learning she must achieve around this age: Sounds like she is not going through that phase happily. In fact she is winning this battle and ruling over you! I suggest that you give her a lot of physical contact and enjoy her company. She needs to understand that whatever happens you will love her. I hope you have taken her for all the necessary medical checks to rule out any other cause. In the meantime there are some questions that I would love answered, or for you to take him to a child psychiatrist, if there are any disturbing events. My questions: Was the conception normal? Was there a miscarriage or abortion before this child was born or after? How was the nine months of pregnancy for the mother i.e. was she under any kind of stress? Was the pregnancy normal? Was there any threat to the pregnancy? Was she on any medication? Was there any need for supplements? What was her emotional condition? Did she like the pregnancy? Was she happy during and about the pregnancy? Did she get good support from her husband? Was the delivery normal and on the due date? How long was she breast fed? Did she have any problems with bedwetting etc.? This information will help even a counselor to bring further insight into this problem. If some of these questions raise any serious concerns, you can help the child resolve it with some professional help from a child counselor. You are only getting into a competition with this child and she is winning happily but at your misery. So back off a bit and just give her boundaries and only then do you need to get into the act, if there is non-compliance. Then too do not use violence but negotiate with her (since she is sounding like a knowing child), and give her consequences, which are different from punishments. Confront the behavior and never, ever, reject the child/personality. Also do not show any loss of control and be composed when dealing with her. Focus on her positives and mildly confront the aggression: it makes no sense to fight fire with fire i.e. her aggression with yours!!! You are provoking her rebelliousness and this may lead to later repercussions that will be pretty unsavory. There is a very old book I remember reading entitled, ‘Talk so that kids will listen, and listen so that kids will talk’. Unfortunately I have forgotten the author. If you can find that book, it will help you tremendously. At the play group, please check if there are any unusual behaviors and whether someone is bullying her.
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Bronchitis asthma since 10years, cough, mucoid sputum 15days, Rs no added sounds, spo2 98%. B/L minimal basal, bronchiectasis radiologically stable. Tcdc bvse normal. The above was scripted on prescription.Kindly advise i am aged 54 years having hypertension. Weight 65, height 5'11.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Radiologically reports says b/l basal bronchiactasis,which is cause of sputum. Write your asthma medication. Try augmentin 625mg/three times day for seven days.
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My daughter is of 2.5 years old in day time her health is okay but during night she is having cough a lot what should I do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My daughter is of 2.5 years old in day time her health is okay but during night she is having cough a lot what should...
Avoid late dinner or milk. Avoid exposure to fumes/masguito repellant vapours. Sleeping with head end raised. No relief get examined by a child spe to r/o asthma.
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I have 7 months baby and he fell off from bed and I have noticed that he is sleeping more than before. Is that true that my notice is true or not? If so what is the reason for that.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 7 months baby and he fell off from bed and I have noticed that he is sleeping more than before. Is that true t...
It appears from your query that baby has fallen some days ago. If baby is eating well and active, need not to worry. It may be your perception that baby is sleeping more than before. If you watch other abnormal activity, pl consult pediatrician.
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My child have flu problem for last one week he is 3 years old his running nose vomiting stomach problem chest problem What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My child have flu problem for last one week he is 3 years old his running nose vomiting stomach problem chest problem...
Viral illnesses usually last for 7 to 10 days. Needs only symptomatic treatment if there's no secondary bacterial infection.
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My nephew is 11 months old. When he was born both kidneys are differing in size and doctors mentioned it is not a problem. But from 2 weeks he is suffering from fever irregularly. So we got blood and urine and found there is urine infection. We got the ultrasound of kidney again and there is still the difference. Is that causing this urine infection? Attached the new scan reports.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My nephew is 11 months old. When he was born both kidneys are differing in size and doctors mentioned it is not a pro...
Difference size of kidneys is vague term, pl let me know which side & Type of abnormality Rt or Lt first, then yes cause of UTI may be because of any abnormality of Urogenital system. Need evaluation for the same.
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Meri na beti h 3 years ki hojayegi may 3 Rd ko ab. Bt woh kch 3 to 4 months se bhut stubborn hogyi h zidd Krna Rona chid chid Krna. Skul Jane k liye Rona tang Krna .Shout Krna start hogyi h smjh nhn aarha h k Kya karu m very tensed Abt it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ambala
It's all about management, aap ko Anne bache ko time jayda dena hai, find out why is she doing like this. Bache Zid karte hai, tabi wo bache hai. Aap ghar mein bade ho, bache ko payer se samjao. Usko new Kaam mein busy Rakhi.
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My son is 5 month old, we feed him by breastfeed and NANPRO 1 both. Weight 8.1 kg. Don't have cold. He has been going dark-green poop with smell after every 2 days from last 2 weeks. His pediatrician told that it's normal. Please suggest.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son is 5 month old, we feed him by breastfeed and NANPRO 1 both.
Weight 8.1 kg.
Don't have cold.
He has been going...
Hello, If he doesn't have cold or cough or neither taking any antibiotic, it is quote normal to happen. Ensure that you are, not giving him anything apart from mother's milk for first 6 months, not even water.
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Can polio drops be given to a child of 1.5 years who is recently have surgery for tof?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Yeah sure. There is no relation between the surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot and polio vaccination. In fact any vaccination can be done.
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My baby is vomiting immediately after breast feeding. Why this happening? Is this cause any problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is vomiting immediately after breast feeding. Why this happening? Is this cause any problem?
It is not vomiting but is called possetting and is due to the esophagus sphincter not becoming strong at this age . It amy be there till one year and you have to burp well after each feed and pout on on left side
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My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg. What should I do? he has suffering of Fever seizures. Let me know what treatment in homeopathy?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg. What should I do? he has sufferi...
Thanks3 year old child should normally weigh around 12 kgs. 80% and above is considered as normal. Give for worms and nutritious diet. Putting on more weight is not advisable nowadays. For fever and seizures you must give paracetamol and clobazam as soon as he gets fever.
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Innovative Tips to Make Your Kids eat Healthier Food

B.Sc. Food & Nutrition, M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

We all know the rules avoid junk food, eat healthy, say no to fizzy drinks and finish your veggies. But do kids really listen? who says eating right needs to be followed by the book! parents stress and worry about their children's bad eating habits day and night, just to find their child pigging out on that packet of chips you thought you managed to hide. Instead of setting rules for what he/she can or cannot eat (and we all know how much children love rules) why not provide them with options (you could even trick them into believing its totally unhealthy) they'll gobble up happily.

Say yes to junk food:
There is no parent who could eat healthy all the time, so how can you expect your kids to do the same? if they want chocolate, melt some rich chocolate in milk and serve it to them as hot chocolate. When your child demands choco chip cookies, try making them at home with healthier alternatives like atta instead of maida and olive oil instead of butter. And sometimes just give your kids a break, when they ask for a packet of chips or some silly over priced chocolate, just let them have it!

Sauce it up:
Stop trying to force feed icky green dry vegetables to your child! I'm sure you also couldn't have eaten something that bland, happily as a kid. It's unfair to ask your child to eat boiled broccoli and boring raw salads just to maintain that healthy balanced diet. Instead you could make all these vegetables yummy by adding different sauces and dressings to them. Load up any salad with some mayo dressing or thousand island or whatever you think your child might enjoy. If they're happy eating such yummy salads you probably won't worry about the calories in the sauces! serve beans, broccoli, cucumber and anything else you want them to eat in a creamy white sauce. That way they'll lick the bowl clean before you can even say green vegetables!

Serve dessert and food togteher:
Won't they just eat the dessert and skip dinner? if you give them just one serving of dessert long with dinner, they'll still be hungry after that small amount of dessert. So even if the attack the dessert first, odds are they'll still be hungry and will end up having their dinner too. The trick here is to give a small portion of dessert so they can't fill up on just dessert. You could serve items like fresh fruit, apple crumble, oatmeal cookies, frozen yogurt etc to keep the desserts on the healthier side.

Serve dinner for breakfast:
Whatever your child's favorite dinner dish is, try serving that for breakfast. If your child loves pizza, serve mini pizza's for breakfast. Just fill pita pockets with chicken, cheese, tomatoes and serve it up as a mini pizza. If your child loves egg then make an omelette with vegetables and some cut pieces of meat. You could even add some cheese to it! this might make them finish breakfast in no time.

Provide alternatives:
If you child wants chips, offer tortilla chips with salsa. If they ask for french fries, make those at home using less oil and salt. When he/she asks for pizza, try making them at home instead of ordering them from outside. Just by proving similar alternatives to food they crave you can improve their eating habits. Also when you're cooking at home, you can toss in a lot of vegetables without them finding out!

Try new recipes:
Not only kids, every person gets tired of eating the same thing over and over again. Try to find various recipes for one food item so that your child can keep eating the same vegetables without saying the food is boring. You'll find more than 5 ways to make healthy pasta and a zillion ways to make paneer ki sabzi. Actually this little trick might even spruce up your taste buds, not to mention cooking won't seem like such a tedious task once you get tasty food as the reward!

Don't try too hard:
The more you push, the more they'll push back. Using threats, bribes, punishments and anger isn't going to make them eat vegetables. Just sit back and let them eat their food without nagging in between. Eventually you'll notice the food that used to lie on the corner of the plate is now happily settled in their stomach. This way they'll learn to eat healthy on their own, especially in the long run. You won't have to call them during their college ad working years to ask did you eat your fruits and vegetables today? Phew, now won't that be a relief.

In case of any query or to book an appointment with dt. Silky mahajan please send us a mail at info@foodsandnutrition. In or call on 080 6741 7780 (dial extension: 778).

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My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoot's. Is it costly?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoo...
This is a birth defect of ankle called telepis equino varus needs to be corrected by surgery in 3-4 instalments.
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Sir I want to know that what is window period of hepatitis c and hepatitis b for 17 months old baby who might have exposed to hepatitis c and b at 17 month of age? Is it same as for adults or it differ for babies of 17 month age? when to test baby for hepatitis c and hepatitis b if exposed at 17 months age?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Sir I want to know that what is window period of hepatitis c and hepatitis b for 17 months old baby who might have ex...
These both hepatitis are transferred through blood, hepatitis b develop symptoms after 6-7 weeks of exposer and your child must have vaccinated against hepatitis b. About hepatitis c symptoms develop slowly so can't predict about that there is no vaccine for it, if you have doubt go for investigations.
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Dear Sir/Madam, My son is 10 month old, His health is very good but teeth is still not yet come. So please tell me what shall I do for it or it is okay if teeth come late? Which food or fruits I give give him for teeth growth. Thanks you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Dear Sir/Madam,
My son is 10 month old, His health is very good but teeth is still not yet come. So please tell me wh...
Hi normal time for eruption of teeth is around 6 months to 1.5 years so relax and give adequate amount of milk and other dairy products like curd and paneer.
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My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out her brain size was not increasing normal. How after many doc visits they have settled for some therapy courses everyday for her developmental. She s 1 1/2 years now. Still doesn't walk. But starts sitting with bend down. Forward. She claps smile and sees everyone. Can U pls suggest more as how we can help her without any delay.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My sister had adopted a girl child a year back. Baby was then 7 days old. Later as time progresses they figured out h...
This is case of developmental delay. Also the size of head is small ie microhead (micro cephaly is present. The condition of the child needs to be evaluated right from birth history as any perinatal insult ie insult to babies brain during birth may lead to these changes. The parents must be giving the child physiotherapy for development. You can go for MRI to find the cause of neurodevelopment delay but it will not have any effect on the treatment as a whole.
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I've 1.5 year baby boy, can I add dettol liquid into water for taking bath! To keep away from germs!

Diploma in homeopathy, B. Sc
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I've 1.5 year baby boy, can I add dettol liquid into water for taking bath! To keep away from germs!
Germs/bacteria are on our skin in millions - if we eliminate all germs from our body we would not survive more than a day.
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