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Dr. Sontash

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sontash Pediatrician, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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Dr. Sontash is one of the best Pediatricians in Malad East, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Aastha Maternity & Nursing Home - Malad East in Malad East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sontash on Lybrate.com.

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Night Time Cough - 5 Tips to Manage it

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Night Time Cough - 5 Tips to Manage it

Coughing during the night can really wreak havoc for your sleep and cause inexplicable discomfort in the throat and chest region. Thankfully, you can manage it by soothing your tickling throat as well as sensitive airways before you go to bed at night. 

  1. Drink herbal tea: A mugful of non-caffeinated tea mixed with a teaspoon of honey before going to bed can help you to a considerable extent. This is because any warm liquid has the power to break down the formation of mucus in the throat region and with a bit of honey, the herbal tea becomes even more powerful.
  2. Try to sleep in an inclining position: Gravity is your greatest enemy while combating night-time cough. When you lie down flat on your back at night, all the mucus and dust particles, which you have swallowed all through the day, would accumulate in the throat area and aggravate it making more cough. But you can easily defy gravitational force by piling up some pillows and prop yourself on them while sleeping. You may also keep a wooden block of 4 inches height under your head, which would keep the acids in the stomach so that they don’t come up to irritate your throat.
  3. Make sure you use the steam cautiously: When your airways are dry, it can make you cough harder. Therefore, you may find relief if you take a warm shower or a bath before going to bed. But you have to be sure that you don’t have asthma as steam can prove harmful for you.
  4. Check the level of humidity: Humidifiers are known to soothe the problem of persistent coughing when the surrounding air is dry. But too much of moisture during the night can also make you cough. This is because dust mites, mold and other allergens thrive well in the damp air and they could conspire to make your cough even worse. So, pick up a cheap hygrometer from a hardware store and see that the humidity level stays within 40 to 50 percent.
  5. Equip yourself at night: Keep all the things from drops to water to cough syrup or anything that soothes coughing at your bedside so that you can help yourself in case you wake up in the middle of the night and start coughing.

By following these few tips every day, you can manage the night time cough and have a good night’s sleep without any interruptions. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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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 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
Pediatrician, Jaipur
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.
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My 2 year old daughter is getting infected with viruses. What to do? Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 2 year old daughter is getting infected with viruses. What to do? Please help me.
Recurrent viral infections are common in first 3 years of life. For prevention follow strict hygiene etiquettes such as covering mouth, nose during coughing sneezing by adults. Frequent hand washing medicines containing multivitamins and minerals helps in boosting immunity. Also consider giving influenza vaccine.
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Is it normal for young children to stop taking or needing naps? My 3½-year-old hasn’t taken a nap in quite a while, but seems to do OK.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, On average, a 3-4yrs. of child needs 9-12hrs. of night sleep and 0-2hrs. of sleep during daytime (varies from child to child and few kids may not sleep during daytime). Normally, the child sleeps in daytime after doing more physical activity only when the child starts feeling tired and there is need of rest.
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My son is 10 years old. He is not developing according to his age group. His height is 128 cm and weight is 23 kg. please help me.

MRCT, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Are yu and husband short -yu have to check mid parental height-he wil b 5 cm pus or minusthat height give him good food -and check his wt and ht 6 mthly -then consult a paediatrician.
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Hi the baby is 20 days old. It's a girl baby after feeding the milk she will get vomit after 10 mins please suggest me for this.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi the baby is 20 days old. It's a girl baby after feeding the milk she will get vomit after 10 mins please suggest m...
First precaution include burping after each feed and holding upright for sometime, second is do demand feeding as overfeeding may be the concern. If continues then see your paediatrician to start medicine for the same to control that possible reflux. Tc.
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My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 times (30ML + 30ML) per day. can we give any other food, please suggest me specific food, quantity how many times we can give per day.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 ...
Continue breast feeding & add dal ka pani, cerelac khichari etc as weaning food. Avoid bottle feeding. Gradually increse amount of semisolid food with advancing age.
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My 1 year old kid has mild fever since the morning. Should I visit a doctor?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Is the mild fever not associated with any other symptoms, and baby feeds well, and is playful as usual, no need to worry. Is there any history of febrile seizures? if you want regular advice, I will be glad to help. Ask me privately.
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My 7 year old son is suffering for cough. He have allegorical problems and now a days he can't breath properly and both nose blocked. Different pediatrician doctors referred antibiotic. Still he didn't get any relax. So please help.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be asthma with rhinitis. Try seretide 100 1 puff/twice a day with allegra syp 5 ml hs for 1 month.
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Premature (30weeks) born by lscs weight 1.3kg vital stable what could we do for management like feeding and handling etc.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Premature (30weeks) born by lscs weight 1.3kg vital stable what could we do for management like feeding and handling ...
Cleaniness feeding hygienic care room temp control at 27 28 c. Daily bath in warm climate and water.
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Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 2.5. 2015. Both of them have raised the habit of putting two hand fingers in their mouth for sleeping. If we make finger of their out, they start crying loudly. How such habit (putting fingers in mouth) stop / change?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Sir, I have twin (Boy & Girl) born on 2.5. 2015. Both of them have raised the habit of putting two hand fingers in th...
It's normal in that age and they are preparing themselves for self feeding. It's called hand to mouth coordination.
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What can be the cause if a six year child dont show any interest towards study? is this to be taken much seriously?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Most of the children are interested towards play. So refrain from studies. Well if he doesn't shows interest in any thing then it can be iron deficiency. A detailed history and iq assesment is required for proper remedy.
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Hi there is any Best milk powder for breastfeeding mother to increase breast milk ?.

Certified Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Mother and Child Care, Greater Noida
Milk production is increased by optimising breastfeeding management, rather than by using powders and supplements. If you have doubts about your supply, we can schedule a consultation to evaluate your baby's latch and your overall feeding routine.
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My daughter age is 1 year 8 months old she is suffering with tight motion her diet was milk and food contains with rice and dal so please suggest us.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter age is 1 year 8 months old she is suffering with tight motion her diet was milk and food contains with ri...
Milk intake to 350 milk. Give 3 semisolids. Dalia. Khichri with vegetables. Dal mashed with vegetables.
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My daughter is 5 yrs old and she has got dark circles below her eyes by birth. Some times it is light and some times it get darker. How these dark circles can be removed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Dark circles around eyes are usually due to blocked nose. She may be an allergic child with frequent rhinitis. Consult an ent surgeon.
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My kid aged 8 years is having cold cough symptoms with high fever going upto 102 occasionally, the local doctor prescribed meftal b.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My kid aged 8 years is having cold cough symptoms with high fever going upto 102 occasionally, the local doctor presc...
I think this is a viral fever and your local doctor has done a great job. In most of the cases fever might take up to 5 days. If child is active alert and there is no other problem after giving meftal p I think you can wait for another 3 days. If fever do not respond after that you must revisit your local doctor for further investigation and management.
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My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect avoided. please prescribe.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect av...
Her hemoglobin has to be increased by iron syrup and allergy causing things need to be avoided from coming into contact with her. Only breast feed and homemade foods, avoid cold food and exposure to cold and dust.
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