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Dr. Sonal Pandey

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Sonal Pandey 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. Sonal Pandey is one of the best Pediatricians in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can visit her at Anushka Polyclinic in Andheri East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sonal Pandey on Lybrate.com.

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The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth !

BDS
Dentist, Pune
The Proper Way to Brush Your Teeth !

Blog by Dr Ratnika Agarwal at Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center ,Pune .We provide Dental & Cosmetic Treatments for all age groups.

Many of us were taught how to properly brush our teeth when we were still young kids.

And, admit it or not, most of us are stuck with the same brushing method into adulthood.

Sadly, many of us also learned the improper way of brushing.

Indeed, even though we are taught the proper brushing technique, we may not often stick to it.

Did you know that brushing properly is tricky? We wish to get rid of plaque without damaging our gums and brushing too hard.

So, what are the correct ways to brush our teeth by Dr Ratnika Agarwal ?

  • Brush lightly.

The teeth and gums must be brushed gently as hard brushing may cause the gums to recede and get damaged. It is advised to hold the toothbrush the same manner you hold a pen. By doing so, a lighter stroke is encouraged.

  • Brush your teeth at least two times per day.

Brush in the morning and at night before you head to bed. In so doing, food particles are removed. Brushing in the morning will aid clear away the plaque that accumulated overnight. It is important to dry before you sleep because this is the period when the mouth becomes dry and it becomes easier for bacteria to attack the teeth.

  • Use an extra-soft or soft-bristled toothbrush.

By means of using these types of toothbrush, the teeth and gums won’t be harmed and abraded. It matters to change your toothbrush when necessary or on a regular basis. Shredded or worn out toothbrush are no longer effective in cleaning the teeth. Be smart in choosing a toothbrush and only purchase the one that is officially approved by the American Dental Association.

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes.

Two minutes is actually the required time to clean the teeth. This way, each tooth is thoroughly cleaned. You may consider using a timer if you are using a manual toothbrush.

  • Do not brush your teeth more than 3 times per day.

Brushing twice daily is already enough. Take note that brushing too frequently can damage or erode the teeth and gums.

  • Electric toothbrushes are good alternative to manual toothbrushes.

These are often recommended to people who do not often follow correct brushing techniques. In the same way, these are great options for individuals with physical limitations and find brushing a tough activity.

  • Have a standard routine for brushing

It is fundamental to brush the teeth in the same order on a daily basis. The reason behind this is that this can especially aid you cover each area of the mouth. This will easily become second nature once you’re able to perform it routinely.

For instance, you may brush the outer sides of the teeth from left to right across the top, afterwards, you may shift to the inside and then brush from right to left. After this, consider brushing the chewing surfaces from left to right. Do the same pattern for the teeth underneath.

As you can see, there are proper ways of brushing. So, do not just brush your teeth for the sake of brushing alone. Learn the proper techniques to keep the gums and teeth clean and in good condition.

Please Call our team on 8237802848 / 020-27041188 or visit Dr Ratnika Agarwal at Smile Up Dental Care & Implant Center, Pune Today and get your Dental Check-up today ! We provide all Dental & Cosmetic Treatments for all age groups. 

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Sore found on my 10 months baby body its spread more and also in faces how to control and how to prevent in future ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It may be skin infection which is spreading due to direct contact. Give systematic antibiotics after consulting with your doctor.
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I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby. And we are using plastic spoon for it. So do we need to sterilized every time?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am giving semi solid food to my 6 months baby.
And we are using plastic spoon for it.
So do we need to sterilized e...
It is important to clean the spoon well with a good detergent every time before use. There is no need to sterilise it. It is necessary to wash your hands nicely before every feed.
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What is reason of child cold in 6 to 7 month and what is the problem generate after this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What is reason of child cold in 6 to 7 month and what is the problem generate after this?
Cold is always infection from virus and allergy . It will be moree in infants like this 6-7 months old and as they grow older it will reduce and now you can give cold drops and care for him in cold
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My son is 5 year's old he is often infected (viral) and complains of stomach pain regularly. Recent ultrasound confirms mesentronic lymph nodes between 6 mm to 12 mm on short axis in abdomen. Please advice me.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Mesenteric lymphadenitis (enlarged lymph nodes) are not so uncommon in children. As far as your child is concerned size is small. First thing is to rule out infection / tb. Any history of tb contact? you can give him a trial of antibiotics for seven days. And can get a repeat usg for the size of lymph nodes.
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My son is 7 years old he is suffering from headache n dizziness, while dizzying he sees cars around his eyes, dizziness is not regular but some times, pls advice what to do?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Headache and dizziness can be because of some opthalmic refractory error- means he might need specs. So first check his number and if its ok, see a pediatric neurophysician.
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I have 6 month baby. Should I give him fruit juice or vegetable soup as an external food?

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 6 month baby. Should I give him fruit juice or vegetable soup as an external food?
Hi, yes you can give, along with that you can try mashed banana, potatoes, and dal and then gradually start khichadi.
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My baby 1 and a half month old vomit just after breast feeding, I need immediate help !

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don't worry.Curd like regurgitation (vomiting) after feeding is quite common & normal if child is gaining weight. Burp well after every feed.
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Is it ok to give Maggi to my 9 month old baby n if yes what would be the right quantity.

BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Is it ok to give Maggi to my 9 month old baby n if yes what would be the right quantity.
9 mnth baby food should be like that which is easily digestable, you can prefer home made food over processed food materials. You cn feed baby mashed fruits like banana, soft part of apple & other seasonal fruits. Use coocked rice n pulses. Halwa.
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My 4 years old daughter often becomes angry when she doesn't get her desired things and then she shouts, hits everyone and takes time (near about 30-40 min) to come in normal situation. She is very sensitive in nature and close to her mother. But when she's angry even mother can not control her. We are both working parents and she stays in creche after school.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 4 years old daughter often becomes angry when she doesn't get her desired things and then she shouts, hits everyon...
You have to spare time for your child as she is missing you but can not express clearly.You are the best friends,teachers for her. Talk to her about everything she wants to.She is at risk of developing in a delinquent,fussy,confused adoloscent.
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My baby is 18 months. When he eat cerelac or milk powder he vomiting. Today he vomiting 3 times. What can I do? please answer. Thank you.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
My baby is 18 months. When he eat cerelac or milk powder he vomiting. Today he vomiting 3 times. What can I do? pleas...
A most of babies who are top fed do vomit small amount or do regurgitate while burping. If he is vomiting continuously he needs to give antiemetic dose will depend on his weight.
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Stomach Pain in Kids - Know Causes And Symptoms

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Stomach Pain in Kids - Know Causes And Symptoms

Stomach pain in kids is among the most common reasons parents

takes their children to doctors or hospitals for treatment.

Most of the times the pain is not so serious and get cured in few hours or two-three days. But in some cases a proper treatment is required if it is recurring again and again.

Stomach pain in kids like adults can occur due to a variety of reasons. Evaluation of stomach pain is difficult for both parent & physician.

It can be caused by the indigestion of wrong food,constipation, parasitic infestation, or structural damage in the digestive tract.

Diagnosing such pain involves checking different symptoms your child is going through.

Correct medical attention, as well as preventive measures, can help in preventing not just pain, but also other possible diseases and damages to the gut.

Causes of stomach pain in Kids

Like adults, Stomach pain in kids can be caused due to variety of reasons. Causes of stomach pain in children may differ from normal to dangerous with a little difference in symptoms.

Bowel cleanse detoxify your body and removes all viruses and toxins from stomach.

This not only cleans your body but also cures the stomach diseases like constipation, gastritis, diarrhea.

Hi .mere beta ek saal ka hai. Usko bachpan se Nind ki kami hai aur bhut chidchid krtey rhta hai. Agr soya b toh halke awaz mai uth jata hai. Dr. ko dikhaye inhone kaha ye hyperactive. That's it. Bas mai yeh chahti hu. Ke koi hamdard ya homeopath ki koi medicine. Ho jisse yeh soye acha. Please help

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
Hi .mere beta ek saal ka hai. Usko bachpan se Nind ki kami hai aur bhut chidchid krtey rhta hai. Agr soya b toh halke...
I think he is not eating properly and that's why he can't sleep Take care of his meal If he is on breastmilk then stop immidiately.
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Hai sir/madam I have 8 months baby girl she was doing loose motions daily 8 times last 4 days onwards and fruits mango watermelon giving daily and mother feeding giving and kindly give any suggestions.

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Hai sir/madam I have 8 months baby girl she was doing loose motions daily 8 times last 4 days onwards and fruits mang...
ars.alb200 one dose in water of 1table spoon every 2hrly 4 doses a day for 2 days baby wil fine its safe 4 ur baby of 7-8 month dont worry
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Sie mere ear mey 10 years se prblm h mere ear ke dono ear drums gal gay h or usmey hole bhi.Kya yh bina opperation ke hemopathic se thikh ho skte h

DNB (Neurosurgery) , MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Pune
There is no possibility of your ear drums getting repaired with homeopathic medications. You need to undergo treatment from Ent surgeon. Regards Dr Sabnis
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How to Deal with Early Puberty

Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
How to Deal with Early Puberty

Puberty is a time when a girl's body begins to define itself in more womanly terms. This is the start of a process that will usher in decades of sexual activeness and child bearing years. The changes that a girl goes through during this period can be quite challenging with a play of hormones as well as physical changes, such as growth of hair in private parts and the development of breasts, among various other changes. When these changes come at an early age, it can be all the more challenging to cope and comprehend the process. The onset of early puberty is something that is becoming more and more common with girls between the age bracket of 12 & 13. How can you help deal with early puberty? Here's a list of tips!

1. Self-Image: One of the most important side effects of early puberty remains one's image of the self, as this phase in life is characterised by the most dramatic physical changes that can leave a lifelong effect on the girl's mind. The reinforcement of positive self-image to help the girl grow more comfortable in her skin despite the wide array of feedback she may be getting from sources outside the home, will help in creating a positive impact on a lifelong basis.

2. Doubts: This is a time when the child goes through a number of doubts regarding looks and appearance as well as how well she may be able to cope with the onset of the new process. As parents, the best thing to do is to let the child explore this terrain even as you remain firmly in the background for hand holding when the child asks for it. This will help the girl become even more confident to take life's decision more efficiently and seriously.

3. Talking About It: The best thing to do is to talk things out. Once you start seeing the changes in the girl's appearance by way of hair growth and sudden sprouting of breasts and height, it is important to understand that puberty may be close by. So have a talk about menstrual cycles and the changes that the child will be seeing soon. This will help in mentally preparing the child and giving her the leeway to ask questions that you can answer over a period of time.

4. Opposite Sex: It would also be beneficial to discuss the changes in the behaviour of boys towards her, as this will help her blossom into a more confident lady in the years to come.

Remember to love and support your child through this important milestone of her life, as the way you reach can have a lasting impact on her.

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My daughter is just two years old. She never wants to eat anything. We always have to force her to take food. Our local child specialist has advised us not to force her, she will eat whenever she will be hungry. We did that for almost two days. But she never wanted to eat in those two days. We are very worried. Please help us.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is just two years old. She never wants to eat anything. We always have to force her to take food. Our loc...
Your doctor has rightly advise not to force feed. If baby is normal, there is no need to force for feeding. even don't ask repeatedly for feed. it is reasonable to ask only once at meal time. leave her to choose item of her choice whenever n what ever she wants.
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My 6 months old daughter has severe hair fall. Now its almost lik bald. Could you please say some remedy for tis. And wats the reason for the hairfall. Am using homemade coconut oil and himalayas shampoo. Can you also suggest a good oil instead of homemade coconut oil.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 6 months old daughter has severe hair fall. Now its almost lik bald. Could you please say some remedy for tis. And...
See if any dandruff is there. If so use some anti dandruff shampoo like kz shampoo. You can try sesa oil for hair fall.
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Sir, My son age is 16, everyday in the morning he is feeling very weak and some gaseous in his stomach. Please advise me Homeopath or allopathic treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Avoid junk, spicy food, meals at odd hours. Take 8-10 glass of water daily. Regular excercise (minimum 40 minutes) daily. He does not need any medication, just lifestyle modification will do wonders.
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