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Dr. Rupa Menon

Pediatrician, Mumbai

200 at clinic
Dr. Rupa Menon Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Rupa Menon is an experienced Pediatrician in Kurla West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Rupa Menon at Sheetal Clinic in Kurla West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rupa Menon and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Which kind of treatment is suitable for loose motion in child who has age less then 5 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician
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Who-ors is suitable for all types of diarrhoeas. If diarrhoea persists for a duration or gets worse, please consult a paediatrician to see if any specific therapy is needed for diarrhoea.

We have a 6 years old baby. Frequently she is vomiting many times, she have fever and headache what should we do? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Try giving emeset syrup 5 ml twice daily and calpol 250 syrup 5 ml every four hours and check his cbc and send report to me. H e has to be investigated by blood test if there is cough inform me.

My baby is 7 months old. On the time of birth pediatric cardiologist told he had small asd and vsd in heart and after some dys automatically closed. My baby is healthy and active and how to know is that holes are closed please help me. Any symptoms.

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My baby  is 7 months old. On the time of birth pediatric cardiologist told he had small asd and vsd in heart and afte...
Small vsd indeed gets closed with time. To confirm that its closed you have to get 2d echo done. Although clinically also it can be confirmed by your doctor.

My baby is 2.5 months now and I am to start office works from April. Is it safe giving my baby stored breast milk? I have seen few ads on it. Is it suggested to be given? Are there any harms that can happen to the baby? If to start other home made food items what is the right time?

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My baby is 2.5 months now and I am to start office works from April. Is it safe giving my baby stored breast milk? I ...
yes stored breast milk is safe. but do not store for long time.please don't give to ur baby other food article for 6 months of age. if ur baby does not satisfy from breast milk then give him/her cow's milk.

How to given cough syrup in children.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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As cough in children is due to accumulation of sputum which can not be brought out easily and airways are narrow you need to give a bronchodilator and an expectorant. You should not try to suppress it.

My daughter in age of 9 month is having fever from last 3 days and yesterday night she becomes silence (behosh ho gayi)(even not crying). What to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My daughter in age of 9 month is having fever from last 3 days and yesterday night she becomes silence (behosh ho gay...
Some children develop fits with loss of consciousness called as febrile convulsions. Better you show to a pediatrician.

My son is 2 months, after feeding he is vomiting frequently, so what should I do.

DGO, MBBS
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My son is 2 months, after feeding he is vomiting frequently, so what should I do.
Please feed at fixed regular intervals, and do burping after each feed. If still any similar complaints, please consult your pediatrician.

I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But inspite this he bites me very much. Its very painful. How can I deal with it. Please give me some suggestions.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But in...
Your baby is already 10 months. Reduce breast milk intake with complemepntary feeds which you do already. Do not breast feed when child is v hungry or when not much of milk is avaible to the kid. Help with complementary feed prior to breast feed. When ullcerated, avoid that breast for suckling, instead express milk by years hand or pump and feed the baby with a container. Use masse cream for nipple healing.

My child (20 month old) suffering from loose motion, greenish with traces of blood, what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
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Stool mixed with blood is suggestive of infection. An antibiotic treatment is needed. Give plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Giving probiotic and zinc helps in early recovery.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Let your children play in sun.Mobile games are not games.

I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him but every month I have to take him hospital for medicine. And pediatric Dr. said ,immunity was week thats why he gets cold and fever. Sir please tell me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him bu...
With 16 kg at 3 yours of age,immunity is not the issue. Most likely recurrent infection caused by bottle feeding,thumb sucking,candies is the culprit. Proper hygeine care will reduce sufferings.

My son age is 10 years old, his weight is very low how I can improve the weight of my son.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
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Give him hight protein diet like eggs and meat/chicken, alternative soybean and dry fruits Gram etc, give him multivitamin syrup and calcium wit vitamin D

My baby is nine and a half months old now. He is able to stand on his own by holding a chair, sofa or wall. When will he start to walk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby is nine and a half months old now. He is able to stand on his own by holding a chair, sofa or wall. When will...
Babies start standing with support by 9 months & without support by 9 to 12 months. By 13 months they should be able to walk without support. 1 or 2 months delay is not at all a problem.

My son is 5 years old and has a bad cough which gets worse during night time sleep. The cough is so bad that it feels like he is barking. We have visited our family doctor but his medicines have not helped at all. What treatment should we do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is 5 years old and has a bad cough which gets worse during night time sleep. The cough is so bad that it feels...
Your baby may be having spasm in chest can be bcz of weather or allergy should c a different pediatrician.

Dear sir I have children of age 3 years & weight 10.5 kg. he was suffering from indigestion & acidity regularly. Also his stomach is seen large as normal & hunger is some extra but I consult some doctor he advised use live 52 continues but no improvement after usage 15 days. please advised some Ayurvedic & home remedy for this or which you suitable for best for him. Thanking you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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Homoeopathic medicine NUX VOMICA 3X ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 1 tab 3 times daily for 15 dayss and report me back. Avoid Junk food,Fried food,Cold drinks,Potato chips,Momos,Cold drinks

Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma

B.H. M. S.
Homeopath
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Asthma is a condition that severely affects the lungs. The airways become narrow and the lungs become inflamed. Its characteristic features include bronchospasm, reversible airflow obstruction and variable and recurring symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. This might be caused up to 2 to 3 times a day.

Causes:
Causes include:

  1. Daily use of Paracetamol
  2. Vaccines
  3. Daily use of antibiotics
  4. Caesarean sections
  5. Asthma in family

Asthma is usually triggered by:

  1. Tobacco Smoke
  2. Exercise
  3. Polluted or Poor air
  4. Cold Air
  5. Emotional Stress
  6. Allergies

Homeopathic Treatment: Asthma should be preferably treated using homeopathy. It is safe for most age groups. Asthma is a chronic problem that is best treated by a qualified homeopath. While few cures are found in numerous home use packs since they can treat a number of problems, the effective treatment of asthma usually needs potencies and changes of cures more than the extent of a prescriber and a home kit. For best results, the monitoring of a qualified homeopath should be sought. The homeopathic cures required for asthma change according to the signs of the sufferer. Some of them are listed below:

  1. Arsenicum Album (Ars.): Symptoms requiring the use of this medication include wheezing with dry cough and Asthma caused due to cold air. Upon application, the person will be anxious and restless and the condition worsens after midnight. Sometimes, it might result in exhaustion. There is a chilling sensation and they will crave for warmth. Patients required Ars. will be critical, anxious and afraid of being alone.
  2. Kali Bichromicum (Kali-bi.): Symptoms that require Kali-bi include asthma with stringy and sticky mucus. The patients feel chilly and after a while they get sick. The respiratory tract often is infected with mucous membrane infections. Ulcers are an additional infection.
  3. AntimoniumTartaricum (Ant-t.): Uncomfortable breathing and wet cough with mucus require this medication. It solves many issues that accompany difficult breathing. In severe cases, heart failure is possible.
  4. Grindelia (Grin.): Key symptoms are dry cough and possibility of wheezing. It may be accompanied by Rattling respiration, chronic bronchitis and suffocation during sleep.
  5. Phosphorus (Phos.): Upper respiratory tract infections cause asthma that ends in the chest. This causes coughing and wheezing.

Other homeopathic medicines for treating asthma are Nux Vomica (Nux-v.) and Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls.).

Homeopathic Treatment for Asthma

My 1-month old baby seems to have hydrocele. What are your suggestions that I should follow to not let him go through in future.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My 1-month old baby seems to have hydrocele. What are your suggestions that I should follow to not let him go through...
Get confirm that baby is suffering from hydrocele. Further course of action depends on confirmation.

Your Child and Dental Health

BDS
Dentist
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It's important to teach kids about cavities at an early age. The more they know about how to keep their teeth healthy, the more likely it is that they'll develop good dental habits - and keep those up throughout their lives.

Here are some pointers so you can talk to your kids about cavities and how to prevent them.

What are cavities and what causes them?

A cavity is a hole that forms in a tooth. Everything we eat and drink, especially sweets forms plaque. If we're not careful, plaque can attack our teeth and damage them.

Why are cavities bad?

A cavity causes harm to your tooth, and it can also be painful to you. If left untreated, the hole can grow and get bigger or deeper. It may get so big that that the whole tooth gets damaged. If that happens, your dentist may have to remove it.

How can I protect my teeth from cavities?

Cavities can form if we eat too many sweets and don't clean our teeth properly. The best way to protect your teeth is to choose healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks, like candy and soda.

If you do eat sweets, have them with your lunch or dinner, and then brush your teeth right after. When sugar stays on your teeth for a long time it can cause damage, so try not to snack throughout the day when you may not be able to brush. You should also brush your teeth after an ever meal, or at least twice a day. And don't forget to visit your dentist every six months for regular checkups!

What if I think I have a cavity?

A cavity can be painful, so if your child has a toothache, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. At the appointment, the dentist will look at your child's teeth and take x-rays to see if there is a cavity.

What happens if I get a cavity?

If you have a cavity, your dentist can help. He or she will give you some medicine to numb your mouth and make you comfortable. They'll use a special drill to remove the damaged part of your tooth. Then they'll fill everything in with a special material, and you'll have what's called a filling.

Remember that healthy dental habits are the best way to prevent cavities. The more you can teach your kids about good hygiene and serve as a role model, the better off their dental health will be in the long run!

My daughter is 15 years old. She is suffer from swelling and pain in a gland in neck below the right side jaw since 15 days. This is not tonsil. please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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She might be having infection in lymph nodes. Proper clinical examination is required to decide if a course of antibiotics is required. There are other possibilities also, so delay in seeking doctor's opinion should be avoided.
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