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Dr. Shruthi Kataliya

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Shruthi Kataliya Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Shruthi Kataliya is a trusted Pediatrician in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Dewang Nursing Home in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shruthi Kataliya on Lybrate.com.

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What Causes Iron Deficiency in Children?

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What Causes Iron Deficiency in Children?

Iron deficiency is a common condition in children. It occurs when there is a scarcity of iron in the child's system due to malnutrition. Iron is an extremely important mineral that is required for growth and development in young ones. It is used in transporting oxygen through the bloodstream and is essential for the functioning of the muscles. If the child's diet lacks iron then the condition might worsen and turn into anemia.

Children need different levels of iron intake at different ages for proper development of all mental and physical faculties. As the child gets older and reaches the age of puberty, the requirement of iron and other minerals also increases. Deficiencies can lead to various nutritional disorders that may cause severe complications.

The primary cause of iron deficiency in children is an improper diet which leads to a lack of nourishment. There are a number of other causes of the problem, some of which are as follows:

  • Low birth weight
  • Excessive intake of cow's milk at less than 2 years of age
  • Feeding exclusively on breastmilk beyond 6 months of age
  • Lead poisoning
  • Insufficient intake of lean meat
  • Pure vegetarian diet
  • Gastrointestinal disease or infection
  • Improper diet of the mother during pregnancy
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Infestation of parasites in the digestive system.

If the problem arises due to dietary deficiency, it can be easily solved by making simple modifications to the child's diet plan. If the condition stems from other factors or diseases, the child must be taken to a doctor immediately for a medical diagnosis and remedial treatment.

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Related Tip: Permanent Cure for Anemia - Only Through Homeopathy

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My daughter is 6 years old she has night bed wetting problem please tell me remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Bed wetting can persist in some children for a long time. You have to make changes in her routine. There should be atleast 2-3 hour gap between dinner and bedtime. Do not give any fluids before bedtime. Time when she wets the bed (it usually occurs at a more or less fixed time after sleep), then wake her up just before that time to go the toilet. These simple steps usually help. Follow them and wait.
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My daughter is 22 months not able to speak so much, her words not clear what to do, please advise.

Pediatrician, Pune
If she can hear properly, be patient, continue interacting with her, things should be fine in due course of time.
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My Daughter is 3.5 year old. But most of the teeth have cavity, some of them got damaged from sides also. Please suggest what we should do in his case.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Cavities may go for complications like abscess formation. You must immediately get treatment by a pedodontist.
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My son is near to complete 3 year .he has often face cold and cough in a month. He doesn't like medicine so never take medicine. What can I do for him please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is near to complete 3 year .he has often face cold and cough in a month. He doesn't like medicine so never tak...
Give him good nourishing diet including seasonal fruits n vegetables. If during cold, nose gets blocked, instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day.
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My baby is 5 months old abd exclusively breast fed. I have to join office in one month so have started giving him bottle but he does not suck it. I am giving him lactogen 1. How can I help him?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 5 months old abd exclusively breast fed. I have to join office in one month so have started giving him bot...
YOu should not give bottle as it causes many disease, You feed before going to work and in between give all homemade foods mashed well. If you what to give lactogen give it with spoon.
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My one month old baby is loosing her hair. Although she is healthy. Wt is 3.5 kg. Am using sebamed oil and chicco shampoo for hair and body. Please help.

Pediatrician, Pune
Babies tend to loose the initial hair, it is acceptable, johnsons baby oil/ coconut oil should be ok
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What is ADHD in kids and how it can be cured? What care can be taken care at home to cure?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What is ADHD in kids and how it can be cured? What care can be taken care at home to cure?
kid mean child under five.may be 2..3 yrs old.ADHD disease of 7 yrs and after.it seems bit more active have tantrum doesnot listen to you.it is age of exploring the things around him.so it may be normal for age.
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My child is 5 years old, she has power of -2.5 on both eyes, how to rectify this through foods and any exercises.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This si myopia cannot be corrected by food. She has to wear glasses and is likely to increase s age advances.
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My son is 4 years old. He is unable to write alphabets or numbers but he is able to say them. We are struggling day and night making him practice more and more but we are failed to him write himself. Please help us what to do so that he can write on his own?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
He may have learning disability and need to be counselled and most likely he will be alright as he grows up. You go slowly on him and do not force him at this tender age.
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I have a 3 months old baby girl. What should be the supplement for breastfeeding whenever required. Does cow's milk is safe to give? If formula milk then specify the brand please. Thanks.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a 3 months old baby girl. What should be the supplement for breastfeeding whenever required. Does cow's milk i...
At three months,most of mother think,that breast milk is inadequate.its not true.If they give breast feed as per age of child in months,they will realise that weight gain is satisfactory.If you see that weight gain is less you can add cows milk fresh.and even you can give thin cereal soup in small quantity freshly prepare d at home. thanks,nice question.
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I have one child. He is 5 years old. My sister also has a baby. After watching my sister breastfeeding her baby, my son also wants breastfeeding milk from me. Please suggest how can I breastfeed my son.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to clearly and lovingly explain to your child he is big and breast milk is for small babies. And there is no way you can produce milk as god has decided so. Encourage him to eat like you people as an adult (to boost his ego !)
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I am 40 years old. I have a 14 year old son. I am sure he masturbates daily. Does masturbation will reduce his height growth as he is just 4 foot now. Please help is masturbation good or bad for him at this height growing age?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I am 40 years old. I have a 14 year old son. I am sure he masturbates daily. Does masturbation will reduce his height...
Just leave it. Nothing happens even though he masturbates. This is age related phenomena especially in the teenage group. This is a temporary phenomena as he grows up and the habit subsides. See to it he won't go for bad habits. Masturbation is not related to other health conditions. Its habit of psychological status. His height and other health condition is not related to masturbation. Only thing is try to divert his attention by engaging him some other activity like more studies, sports, some work etc. Most of the time don't leave him alone.
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Hi I am shyam from delhi, my son is 3 yrs old but he take only liquid food. Any food that need to chewing he can't eat, if he take non liquid food then vomit immediately. Please suggest what I do ?

Pediatrician, Pune
Get him evaluate may be a barium scan would be required to see the function of his upper digestive tract.
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Hi, My daughter is 4 months old and she doesn't take the mother's milk. We give Lactogen powder, however she doesn't digest properly and time to time it comes out from mouth, not too much. We also keep her for 2 mints with shoulder after having the milk. Suggest me what we should do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, My daughter is 4 months old and she doesn't take the mother's milk. We give Lactogen powder, however she doesn't ...
You need not to worry. This is regurgitation occurs after feed usually due to swallowing of air too during feed. If feeding with bottle, switch to spoon feeding which shall reduce episodes of regurgitation. Give more time to burping. At this age if her wt is about 6 kg, it indicates she is taking required feed.
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Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling gradually. As she is eating regular food and taking iron- folic acid tablets. Due to breastfeeding her breast is getting really loose. What she should do to regain her health and firm breast?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling ...
You will get your desire fulfilled if you massage with mustard oil followed by hot fomentation. give her Shatavari combination with warm milk twice daily.
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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 son had dengue 4 months back and again had dengue. Why? he also have throat infection.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Do prevent a sore throat infection, a sore throat (pharyngitis) is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold. In around a third of cases, no cause for the sore throat can be found. If you have a sore throat, you may also have: swollen tonsils (tonsillitis) fever enlarged and tender glands in your neck discomfort when swallowing I am a general physician who will prescribe you an appropriate treatment plan for your case, do reply back for medications. Being also a general physician, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary tips taking into account patient preferences.
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Can we take along 5 weeks old baby to nainitaal from delhi for three days by car? is it advisable considering the different wether condition of two cities?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Can we take along 5 weeks old baby to nainitaal from delhi for three days by car? is it advisable considering the dif...
Hello thanks for the query if you take adequate precaution like proper clothing and travelling in an ac car to avoid the sudden change in environment, there is no problem in travelling. Regards.
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My baby is 2.5 years old. Still she weighs 10 kgs only. We have tried all methods from giving all kind of buttery foods, protein powder, fruits, milk everything but she is growing very slowly. On weight chart she comes below all parameters. Her height is 85 cm. Please advice.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Relax, don't be too much anxious about health of the child. You should have learned by now, growth of children can not be tailor made. We have no control over it apart from giving him healthy food (not buttery) and inspiring him to play more. His weight is in lower end of normal range and hight is in the range. Enjoy what he is rather than worrying about what he should be. Play with him, love him it's a fun, god's gift.
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