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Dr. Polagar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Food Intolerance in Children: Causes and Symptoms

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Food Intolerance in Children: Causes and Symptoms

Sometimes, during consumption of certain food items many children get itchy throat, eyes, ears, asthma, sneezing, rashes, diarrhea and eczema. This can be due to food intolerance in children. It is a form of allergic disease in children. Every 1 out of 10 children suffer from food intolerance. These days, food allergies are becoming more and more common in children who are allergic to nuts, milk and eggs. In some cases it can also be life threatening. This condition is known as anaphylaxis. Milk and egg allergies are more common throughout the world.

Symptoms of food intolerance:

  1. Bloating

  2. Your bowels start becoming irritable.

  3. Stomach starts to ache.

  4. Cough and cold is a common symptom.

  5. Itchy skin rash

Causes of food intolerance in children:

  1. There are enzymes in your body, which help you to digest the food you consume. Some enzymes in your body are insufficient; which further causes food intolerance in children. For instance, lactose intolerance causes spasms, stomach aches, diarrhea and so on so forth.

  2. Food intolerance can also be caused due to chemicals, such as chemicals present in coffee, tea, cheese and chocolates.

  3. Some food products can also cause food intolerance such as undercooked beans containing aflatoxins can cause extreme stomach infections in children.

  4. Some children are also intolerant to certain food products which have salicylates such as majority of fruits, vegetables, herbs and also additives. Processed food contains a high amount of salicylates.

  5. Children can be allergic to antioxidants like artificial food coloring, artificial flavoring and preservatives.

What to do if you think your child has food intolerance?

  1. Take your child for a skin prick test. In this test, the skin is pricked with a thin needle and when the blood oozes out, supplements of different food products are put in that area. If that particular area becomes reddish and begins to itch, your child has allergy to that certain food product

  2. A blood test should be done. It verifies the level of lgE present in your blood and finds out if your child is suffering from food intolerance or not.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello, My son just turned 5 in December. He speech is otherwise normal other than few words/alphabets for example he says 'La (in hindi)' in place of 'Ra (in Hindi)' does it require any medical intervention.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
hello, lybrate user, q your son require speech therapy to educate how &where placement of tongue on pallet ,be to pronounciat the correct words. Tk care.
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Hello docs. My new born baby is caught in cold. What can I do. Any treatment. She is 1 month and 5 days old. Kindly reply with all available options. Pls.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello docs.
My new born baby is caught in cold. What can I do. Any treatment. She is 1 month and 5 days old. Kindly r...
Hello, Homoeopathy is the best and safest option for all the age group including newborn babies! So, give her Schwabe’s Alpha-CF, Alpha-NC and Biocombination-11, all of them after every 2 hourly for 4 days (mix 2 tablets in a sterilised bowl with your milk and then give to your baby). Use Bakson's Nasal-Aid spray/ 1-2 sprays after every 4 hours. Management: - Avoid cold drinks and fried food, take healthy food. -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap a warm stole or muffler around neck). -Avoid excessive or rough use of your voice/ shouting. -Gargle with warm water and salt 3 times a day and take steam-inhalation once before going to bed. -Take enough sleep and rest.
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My new born baby of 15 days has got watery eyes. Water keeps coming out of her eyes. What needs to be done in this case and is this normal for new born or I need to be worried about it.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ujjain
My new born baby of 15 days has got watery eyes. Water keeps coming out of her eyes. What needs to be done in this ca...
No it is a condition called congenital dacrocystitis and it needs to be treated as soon a s possible ccause if not treated in first 6 months, the child myt need operation later on.
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My son is 1 year old and having cough since 15 days, during cough he is vomiting milk. He is also suffering from fever since 15 days. Lots of medicine Dr. has changed but no relief. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 1 year old and having cough since 15 days, during cough he is vomiting milk.
He is also suffering from feve...
It's difficult to say the cause for fever and cough of long standing. You should get crp test with blood counts. And decide about antibiotics. Thankd.
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My 2 months old son is allergic to lactose and fructose now he is on soy formula zerolac. I want to ask when will my son be able to take buffalo milk? ? In future is there any difficulties appear in feeding my son?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 2 months old son is allergic to lactose and fructose now he is on soy formula zerolac. I want to ask when will my ...
Well if it is lactose intolerance. Then buffalo milk also would clause symptoms. So better not to try. Zero lac is a good product.
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Hello doctor, My daughter is of age 5.5 months and I missed h rotavirus vaccine I haven't been informed about the vaccine and I have missed all the three doses of it. Will this effect my daughter any matter? Please let me know am very much concerned about my daughters health and this question is bothering me alot.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hello doctor, My daughter is of age 5.5 months and I missed h rotavirus vaccine I haven't been informed about the vac...
First dose should be given before 14 weeks of life and last dose before 34 weeks. This is a standard recommendation. But this should not cause you much botheration.
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How To Take Care Of A New Born?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
How To Take Care Of A New Born?

Newborns primarily need your love, care, and attention. If you aren't sure whether you're on the right track with your little one, read on to find out the 3 most important things that your newborn needs:

1. Skin-to-skin contact: One of the best ways to speed up the bonding process with your newborn is by having as much as possible skin-to-skin contact with your child. This is important as the newborn connects through smell and touch during this time. The senses of your baby are naturally tuned to react to the feel of your bare skin and your distinctive smell.

Many studies also suggest that close physical contact can help in reducing stress in your newborn so as to allow its biological drive to come through and easily latch onto your breast to feed itself. In other words, it ensures a higher chance of getting the newborn started on breast milk in case your child is not taking to your breasts easily.

2. To be breastfed: The best food for your baby is milk that is produced by you. Breast milk offers a host of benefits that go beyond basic nourishment. According to research conducted by the national institute of environmental health sciences, a child faces 20% lower chances of dying between the ages of 28 days and 1 year if he or she is breastfed.

Protecting your child from illnesses such as childhood cancers or type 1 and type 2 diabetes, allergies, and obesity are some of the very important benefits that mother's milk can provide.

3. Swaddling your baby right: Wrapping a blanket snugly around the body of your newborn can help calm your little one and promote sleep. Several studies reveal that this technique of swaddling (which is done to resemble the mother's womb) if done correctly can bring about longer and better sleep for your child as well as reduce instances of crying. It also ensures your baby stays warm and comfortable. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Hello dear doc. My13 year old daughter (not pubic now, her ultrasound is ok) faint twice at school while playing in hot day. We haven't seen any symptoms of fits but as she awake after half an hour our doctor suggested test of vitamin d, EEG,MRI. After test vitamin d level show 25 in report MRI normal, EEG abnormal so neurologist suggest medicine. But before started it ,we again did EEG from other famous diagnostic centre but dis time EEG report is normal. It's really surprising in 5 days. One report shows abnormal other shows normal. Now being a mother I am really confuse. Wat to do or. Not to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Report of any test whether it is eeg or any other, is to be correlated with clinical findings. If faint is not suggestive/ leading clue to epilepsy type ailment, even abnormal report should not be discarded outright. Get an other eeg done and consult pediatrician. Fainting is not necessarily epilepsy. Its diagnosis solely depends on nature of faintness since there is no sign of this disease. In this case faint may be due to hot weather leading to dehydration.
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My son is quarter to four years old and is suffering from cold and cough. Someone suggested me SHARBAT BANAFSHA . Can I give it to him and how much?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you can give honey and ginger miw or honey and lemon juice mixed or honey with tulsi leaves. You can use saline dros for blocked nose.
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My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating. We forcefully get him eat. Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating...
Probably he may allergic to something, don't force feed him, relax give healthier food, fruits and milk accordingly if he is having normal growth parameters nothing to worry. You can deworm him.
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Hi my son is 13 month old. Bt he did not like to eat anything. Even nt liquid food. please suggest something to rove his appetite.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my son is 13 month old. Bt he did not like to eat anything. Even nt liquid food. please suggest something to rove ...
You have to see his weight and if it is around 10- 13 Kg he is finen and you can give all homemade foods of his choice. Aldo try digestive enzymes like Aristozyme and check his TSH.
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My baby girl is 18 months. She can't stand herself. At the time of birth she was admitted to Nicu for hyperglycemia . Her pediatrician suggested brain MRI as there may be problem with nerve and told that her legs are week. Please help us with your advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby girl is 18 months. She can't stand herself. At the time of birth she was admitted to Nicu for hyperglycemia ....
It is to be assessed whether baby is not able to stand due to delayed milestones or some other pathological reason. Child is already under care of pediatrician. Trust your pediatrician.
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Hello, My child suffering from marasmus which of the clinical manifestation is commonly observed? What should we do to cure?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hello, My child suffering from marasmus which of the clinical manifestation is commonly observed? What should we do t...
Marasmus is a severe kind of nutritional disorder in children usually below one and of year of age. They are emaciated, wasting of all muscles, weak, no energy, weight loss of more then 60%. They will have skin infections, irritable. All this is due to the defeciency of carbohydrates proteins and fats. Have to give proper balanced diet with the advice of paediatrician, dietician treat all the infections, if necessary after admitting in hospital.
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My daughter is 4 years old she has sensation of frequent urination please suggest what to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It may be a sign of urinary tract infection. Get urine culture and sensitivity test & ultrasound kub done. Consult a pediatrician immediately for the treatment.
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Doctor, My son is 1 year 8 months old. He has not vaccinated with IPV due to unavailability of the same. He has taken 6 doses of OPV. Can he be vaccinated with IPV now? Kindly let me know the procedure. Regards

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Doctor,
My son is 1 year 8 months old. He has not vaccinated with IPV due to unavailability of the same. He has taken...
The baby is safe after OPV too. IVP is a recent trend and the vaccine is running in shortage. In some government setuo it may be available. Don't worry if it is not given.
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My son is14 years old and still he has problem of bed wetting what should I do for him.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
You can start with first restriction of any liquid intake 2hrs before bed time. He has to be trained daily by telling him to get up at night as the alarm rings. This will train his brain as alarm techniques really work very well to control bed wetting and can also start with bladder exercises to tone the bladder muscles.
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