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Dr. Shantalu Sen

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Shantalu Sen Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Shantalu Sen is a renowned Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Shantalu Sen at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantalu Sen on Lybrate.com.

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When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
When Will My Newborn Start Teething?

Tooth eruption is not only a sign that your child is acquiring the ability to tear, bite, and chew food but it also effects the baby's weight gain, immunity strengthening and development of the brain indirectly.

It is observed that most babies get their first tooth at around 6 months after birth, but they may start gnawing as early as 3 months or as late as 14, and may vary from child to child.  This depends on many factors, one of them being as when the parents started sprouting teeth and whether or not your baby was a preemie. In case of premature and low birth weight babies there may be a delay in their first tooth eruption. Children should have a full set of primary teeth by the time they are almost three.

Babies generally undergo the following Teething Timeline:

  • 6 months: lower central incisors

  • 8 months: upper central incisors

  • 10 months: lower and upper lateral incisors

  • 14 months: first molars

  • 18 months: canines

  • 24 months: second molars

Symptoms of Teething:

  • Babies start gnawing to relieve the pain of an emerging tooth.

  • Puffy and red gums

  • Excessive drooling

  • Irritation, especially at night

  • Tugging Ear

  • A change in eating habits

Methods to Soothe the Pain:

Teething is a physiological process, no major intervention is needed.

  • Distraction: You can often soothe your child simply by diverting their minds off the pain by any new toy.

  • You shouldn't use teethers and topical teething gels to soothe the pain as they might be toxic to babies.

Symptoms of teething usually disappear when the tooth breaks through the gum. In case your baby is teething and the pain prevails , the following signs and symptoms are seen - high fever, diarrhea, or vomiting, highly inflamed gums or blue gum (Cysts) or any kind of lesion or bumps on the gums. In such case you should consult the pediatrician for further guidance.

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MY Son is 3 years old. Some docs say he is asthmatic, some say he has adenoids, some say he is allergic to weather and pollution, with the change of weather he always get cough and cold, that is so sever that I have to nebulize him with budesal, syrup levolin and an antibiotic. Sir, I want to know how long it will go, when can my son be alright.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
MY Son is 3 years old. Some docs say he is asthmatic, some say he has adenoids, some say he is allergic to weather an...
Sir, I feel your concern. As a neutral doctor I would say that it may go on for a long time or may be for ever. These medicines are wonderful relievers but do not create immunity against allergens or infections. For that I lay stress on the use of supporting ayurveda treatment. Not that allopathy is bad but as said you should try to create immunity in the child. There are very simple herbals designed for children also. These are not quick relievers but give result in the long run and are safe, side effect less. If you agree, pl scan the latest reports/ prescription etc of paediatrician and send. Till then pl continue with the current treatment.
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Sir my baby is 2 year old and she will not take food as to be taken like she take 2 -3 bit in the whole day and take milk in the night of 200 ml her weight is 9.48 kg right now and she is very slim. Please suggest your advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is apparently alright in weight. How is her activities? there are medicines which improve appetite. But before giving it we need to do some tests. You do her cbc, tsh and inform me privately.
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My baby is 8 month old and he always face loose motion after 20- 25 days. Please help what to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Proper hand washing before each feed & avoiding bottle feeding will help in preventing frequent loose motions. Vaccination against rota virus should be done before 6 months.
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After my delivery .I have back pain and I gained weight. My baby is now 8 month old. How can I do my day activities normally. Pl suggest me some exercise.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
After my delivery .I have back pain and I gained weight. My baby is now 8 month old. How can I do my day activities n...
do stretching exercise and hot fomentations. if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment must
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My son is 21 months old. In the day time he usually had a temperature of 99 - 99.3. Is this temperature normal for him. At what temperature we say which is a fever. My pediatrician told above 99.5 is the fever temperature. I am always confused because he got a fits followed with high temperature at 10 months old. I am always alert on him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 21 months old. In the day time he usually had a temperature of 99 - 99.3. Is this temperature normal for hi...
If child is active and gaining wt well, no need to worry. Normal Temp range is from 97.5 to 99.5 degree F.
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Mera beta 2.5 saal ka hai uska body bohat thin hai khana thik se leta nahi hai agar morning ko khaya to din raat ko khuch bhi nahi khata khana khilane se rone start karta hai please doctor thora bata dijiye is problmko.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
don't force feed the child.you should see that he eat himself as like any other member of family.or else he is suppose to sit with other members of family. self feeding at three to four hourly interval six times a day.food should be soft,easy to digest,same as other members of family.no market preparation habbit development. .
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Hi I would like to know when can a mother start having curd or lime after baby is born? After how many days?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Hi I would like to know when can a mother start having curd or lime after baby is born? After how many days?
A mother can eat whatever she wants right after delivery. What she eats affects her health and nutrition, and not breastmilk. But make sure that the other eats a variety of fresh fruits and a balanced nutritious meal, with plenty of fluids throughout the day. Curd or lime can be had anytime.
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Hello doctor my baby is 6 month old he is suffering from dry cough and cold. Which medicine should be used?

DNB - Pediatrician
Pediatrician, Pondicherry
Hello doctor my baby is 6 month old he is suffering from dry cough and cold. Which medicine should be used?
Hi, Give following medications: 1. SYP. SINAREST-AF 1.5 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days. 2. SYP. ASTHALIN 1.5 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days. Both the medicines are syrups not drops, check the medicines while buying. If your baby develops difficulty in breathing / difficulty in taking feeds / fever, then consult nearby child specialist.
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My daughter 5 year old having stomach pain in every morning can you suggest please what can be a cause for the same and remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Your daughter most likely is constipated (evevn if she is passing stool daily) or there is early morning tension of running to school. She will need a detailed evaluation by her pediatrician. You will have to visit in person with the child and mother as there could be a psychological component to this pain.
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Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the cradle, I'm worried will this cause a problem for him in future?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the crad...
Head holding is not attained by an infant by three months. You should be careful next time while holding the child as the child has no head control and the head tends to fall backwards. I don't think the present occurrence would lead to any future complications but be careful from next time.
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My 3 months baby boy. When he born known us TEF problem. So operate him now he take feed well but he suffering from lots of cough. Suggest me what I do. I'm very worried about him. Please.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 3 months baby boy. When he born known us TEF problem. So operate him now he take feed well but he suffering from l...
It is not clear whether he coughs after feed or go on coughing or cougs intermitantly and since how many days particularly after operation. It is advicable to consult peditrician and operating surgeon.
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Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Black spot on my 1 year old daughter suddenly appeared. When touched no pain nothing. What is it.
Use a cream made with orange peel /turmeric /lemon juice ...finally massage with honey plus sesame oil ----.if nothing serious may go within few days Where is the spot .....take care if near eyes
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My daughter weight at birth was 3.6 kg after that decreased to 2.7 within a week due to billurupin .now her weight was 8 kg only .she started walking after 1.8 months only. Is their any tonic to increase her height and weight.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter weight at birth was 3.6 kg after that decreased to 2.7 within a week due to billurupin .now her weight wa...
Best medicine to increase wt & ht is to give well cooked good nourishing diet of baby choice prepared at home with milk about 250 gm in a day, suji or atta halwa is rich in calories.
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My son is 15 years old. He is suffering from lymphangioma by birth. Initially it was concentrated at upper lip. Cured by surgery. Now it has spread at right eye and there is bleeding at occ. Ational times with some swelling. Is there available an effective treatment for this disease in ayurveda or any other treatment

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
No medical care has been proven effective for lymphangiomas. Lymphangioma is not responsive to radiation therapy or steroids. However, propranolol represents a potential new option, which may be of benefit even for intractable diffuse lymphangiomatosis. Antibiotics are given for secondary cellulitis.
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Hi my son is 22 months old. He does not eat curd or drink butter milk. Elders saying if he do not take curd den he ll get body heat. So is their any alternate to reduce his internal body heat.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi my son is 22 months old. He does not eat curd or drink butter milk. Elders saying if he do not take curd den he ll...
Hello, Thats ok if he doesnt have curds,give him alternate proteins like cottage cheese,bean curd,smoothies,milkshakes,custards,kheer etc.
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My son age is 4 years old he does not take meal and not interested in any food someone given me advice to use ayurvedic medicine charak" mallon" is this better for his health.

DNB(Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician, Chennai
Hi Mr. Lybrate-user it is normal for the children of this age (<5yrs) to be fussy. If his weight and height is normal for his age and is healthy then it should not be a concern. Also don't force him and don't give frequent feed as he will not be hungry. Let him play and make him as for food and slowly make it a habit by food at appropriate time.
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Hi. I am having 5 months baby. I am not interested in commercially available cerelac. So I prepared home made cerelac made out of (wheat, rice, corn, black grams, dry fruits, horse gram, masoor dal and moong dal). But my doubt is can I give to my 5 months old baby. Please suggest me a diet chart and the foods I can feed to my baby.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi. I am having 5 months baby. I am not interested in commercially available cerelac. So I prepared home made cerelac...
5months is ok to start soup thin half cup two to three timmes. At least three hrs after bottle or breast feeds. Foodmust be cereals ata dal powder curd or milk. Home made.
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My daughter suffered from vomiting feeling in morning always when get up early. She feels very uncomfortable and denied to eat anything. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter suffered from vomiting feeling in morning always when get up early. She feels very uncomfortable and deni...
May be she is constipated and have fullness of abdomen. You can use vomikind syrup for few days at 8pm. Next morning she will feel much better.
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