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Dr. Rajani Kelkar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Rajani Kelkar is a renowned Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajani Kelkar on Lybrate.com.

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How to tackle a hyperactive child of 7 years who lacks concentration but fetches good marks in academics.As a result his mother hits him quite often. How to handle?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Stop hitting at once, it will have unbearable consequences in his future life due to psychological trauma. You should appreciate him for academic achievements and love him unconditionally. Visit child psychologist to get a proper perspective of his hyperactive behaviour. Please stop beating/hitting him, control your emotions.
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Is pedicloryl safe for my 1 years old baby? Prescribed by my doctor what is the dosage for a 1 year old?

BSc CND Hons, MSC DFSM
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rudrapur
Is pedicloryl safe for my 1 years old baby? Prescribed by my doctor what is the dosage for a 1 year old?
Please don't start anything artificial. It will lower immune system. So maintain hygiene of kid and feed homemade food.
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Is it possible in case of lactating mother that she is producing milk but doesn't get single drop on pump? If yes what's the reason behind that?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
We consider breast secretion as adequate, when exclusively breastfed baby passes clear urine six seven times in twenty four hours, is growing well (putting on weight) and is active, playful.
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My son 2.5 years old and is putting everything in mouth and is doing opposite what I say.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son 2.5 years old and is putting everything in mouth and is doing opposite what I say.
Give noworm suspension 10 ml at bedtime & repeat after 15 days. Get hb% & peripheral blood smear done as he may be suffering from iron deficiency anemia.
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MY BABY BOY IS OF 16 months but he is of 8 kgs only and do not take any milk except mother feed and also very less appetite, refused everything for eating. He is less weight but active. Please suggest what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
MY BABY BOY IS OF 16 months but he is of 8 kgs only and do not take any milk except mother feed and also very less ap...
Just see to it there should not be any kind of illness and he should remain active and weight will increase on its own
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I have delivered at 37th week. My baby was 2.64 kg at the time of discharge the weight decreased as per the normal. At 17th day weight was 2.5 kg and at 22nd day it was 2.61 kg. I am exclusively breastfeeding my child. Is there a need for Lactodex HMF along with Simyl MCT oil. Or I can wait for a few more weeks for my baby health.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Nagpur
I have delivered at 37th week. My baby was 2.64 kg at the time of discharge the weight decreased as per the normal. A...
No need to give anything to your baby if you breastfeed him/her properly and exclusively. Weight gain has already started and will gradually go on if there is no other problem.
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My son is 23months old. Is pediasure is good for his health? or else suggest me any health drink.

Pediatrician, Pune
There is no alternative to good health nutritive home made diet, including dal rice, vegetable, chappati, eggs, which can be easil taken by a 2 year old.
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My baby is 2nd half mnth old. Her sleeping pattern is difficult. 2days she can sleep well nd another 2 days she nt sleep well like whole day she take slip only 1 or 2 hr ... Only after taking breastfeed ..Nd 10 min sleep like that... What was the reason behind that??? How can i support my baby for deep sleep

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 2nd half mnth old.
Her sleeping pattern is difficult.
2days she can sleep well nd another 2 days she nt sl...
Baby at this age sleep for about 18 hours at their will if fed well n are not feeling discomfort. Take care.
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Acute Respiratory Infections: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Acute Respiratory Infections: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Recent years have witnessed the severity of acute respiratory infections. The main cause is exposure to more of respiratory Infection causing microorganisms. Everyone is at a high risk of exposure. The infections can affect all age groups equally. Therefore, you must know all about acute respiratory infections.

Acute respiratory infections may interfere in normal breathing. The infection often starts as a viral infection in the nose, trachea (windpipe) or in the lungs. In cases of non treatment, the infection spreads to the entire respiratory system. The infections are transmissible.

Causes:
There are many respiratory infections of which causes are unknown. However, a few known viral causes are as follows:

  1. Adenoviruses: These viruses are known to have over 50 different types of viruses causing common cold, bronchitis as well as pneumonia.
  2. Rhinoviruses: These viruses cause common cold. Those individuals, be it young or old, who have a weak immune system can have an acute respiratory infection.
  3. Influenza virus: This is also known as Orthomyxovirus with six types of viruses, such as Type A, B and C, Isa Virus, Thogoto Virus and Coronavirus. Out of these, Type A is known to cause a severe disease.
  4. Enterovirus: This virus is associated with several human and mammalian diseases, including acute respiratory infection.
  5. Respiratory syncytial virus: This virus causes respiratory tract infections in the lower respiratory tract.

Bacterial causes are as follows:

  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Corynebacterium diphtheria
  • Pneumococcus: It is a cause of meningitis and Pneumonia.
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Haemophilus influenzae

Symptoms:
Few of the prominent symptoms are as follows:

  1. Itchy, watery eyes - Soreness behind eyes and often conjunctivitis
  2. Nasal discharge and congestion
  3. Sneezing
  4. Having Sore throat
  5. Coughing
  6. Severe headache
  7. Fever
  8. Malaise
  9. Fatigue
  10. Muscle pain
  11. Diagnosis

The first thing that the doctor tends to check is the breathing pattern of the patient, followed by a number of checks:

  1. Fluid and inflammation in the lungs
  2. Nose and throat checks
  3. X-ray or CT scan would be required to check the condition of the lungs in advanced cases

There could be complications such as respiratory failure, respiratory arrest or congestive heart failure

Treatment:
Ideally for viruses, there isn't any cure. Medications that are prescribed are for the symptoms.

  1. Cautious use of antibiotics for the symptoms can reduce adverse effects as well as decrease costs. It will also reduce drug resistance.
  2. A single oral dose of nasal decongestant used in common cold could be moderately effective to aid congestion in grown-ups for a short period.
  3. Alternate medications, such as the use of vitamin C help in the inhibition and cure of upper respiratory infections.

Prevention:

  1. Probiotics and vaccination are available for certain infections such as URTIs, Adenoviruses and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
  2. Best prevention is to boost your immune system

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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My niece is 1 month 15 days old. As she is having cold so I was putting nasoclear saline nasal spray in her nose but by mistake it went in her eyes. Is there any problem in that? As I am very worried. Please tell me whether it is okay or not?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My niece is 1 month 15 days old. As she is having cold so I was putting nasoclear saline nasal spray in her nose but ...
No, it's not a problem at all. Don't worry. And you need not treat so called cold at all, if child is taking breast feeds well, putting on weight and is active.
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