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Dr. Uma Ali  - Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Uma Ali

MBBS

Pediatrician, Mumbai

32 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Uma Ali MBBS Pediatrician, Mumbai
32 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Uma Ali is one of the best Pediatricians in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Uma Ali personally at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Uma Ali on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai - 1985
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Mera beta 8sal ka hai usko bhut headache hota hai morning 5: 00 am start hota hai whole day rehta hai. Usko specs bhi lg gaye .but phir bhi usko pain hota hai. Sb test normal hai. Please tell me he suffering from one month.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Bikaner
Mera beta 8sal ka hai usko bhut headache hota hai morning 5: 00 am start hota hai whole day rehta hai. Usko specs bhi...
Get a dilated refraction done by an ophthalmologist. Two important things which shouldn't be missed is your child's correct glass power (which maybe a plus number) and a thorough fundus examination to look for any other positive findings for headache. Thanks.
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Hello doctor, my son is 10 years old and still suffering with bed wet problem every night. We tried basic home remedies and it did't work. Can you please help me to understand what could be the cause for it and suggest remedy to prevent it. Thanks.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Rule out urinary tract infection by getting a urine routine test done. Do not give liquids in evening. Check for any stress factors at school or with friends.
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5 Proven Hacks to Keep Your Kids Away From Junk Food!

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
5 Proven Hacks to Keep Your Kids Away From Junk Food!
5 Proven ways to keep your child away from junk food

In India, 2% of urban children are obese, 8-10% are overweight and the number of children likely to be obese is on the rise. Junk food seems to be the major cause behind this recent trend.

Low in nutrient but high on calories, junk food has been found to adversely affect not only energy levels but also brain function. With junk food being easily available, it could be tough to keep your child away from it while nudging him on to eat healthily. However, there are ways in which you can keep your child away from junk food, and consequently lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular problems etc. Read on...

1. Always keep healthy snacks easily accessible
Children have a tendency to have foods that are visible and easy to reach. So, if you have packaged foods that your child can get his hands on very easily, it’s time to remove them. From vegetables, fruits to wholegrain crackers, such healthy snack options should be within the reach of your child. Place them in easy to reach food cabinets or on the lower shelves of the fridge, so that whenever your child feels hungry, he can go straight for them rather than opting for unhealthy food options.

2. Say no to junk food when at home
You have the power to create a home environment where you can control what can be eaten and what goes into your pantry. The home should be a place where healthy food should be in and junk food should be out. This way, you get to control the amount of junk food your child has as well as present healthier alternatives to him.

3. Don’t reward your child with junk food
It is very common for parents to reward their children with junk food. This shouldn’t be done as it only makes junk food an even more appealing option for children. Instead opt for non-food rewards such as extra pocket money, or a new toy etc.
Moreover, you shouldn’t use junk food as a bargaining chip either, i.e. by telling him he can have an ice cream if he eats his vegetables first. This would do more harm than good as your child would find processed foods more appealing and healthy food alternatives less appealing.

4. Lead by example
In order for your child to eat healthily, you need to lead by example. Limit your own consumption of junk food first. If you want to take your child away from junk food, you need to be a role-model yourself. Furthermore, it is good to include your child on your plans for healthy eating as it allows them to have a say in what they would and wouldn’t like to eat instead of foodstuffs being imposed on them. Make a meal plan together to figure out healthier eating alternatives for your child.

5. Teach moderation to your child
Don’t completely ban junk food as this move can backfire. This is because, by doing so, the moment your child gets the opportunity to have junk food items, he will most likely overindulge. On the other hand, teach him about moderation and the importance of having small quantities of this type of food from time to time.
Teaching your child to eat healthily is not an easy task, but is also not impossible to achieve. With a little bit of guidance and perseverance, you can easily achieve the goal of keeping your child away from junk foods.

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What are the remedial measures for a ten year old girl who is suffering from frequent cough and cold?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If all tests for infection are normal, she may be suffering allergic cough and allergy preventer lrta type of drug is needed.
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How to Handle Bedwetting ....

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
How to Handle Bedwetting

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Bedwetting causes stress

Know that bedwetting is often a normal part of growing up. Most children don't stay dry at night until about the age of 3. And it's usually not a concern for parents until around age 6. There are ways to work toward dry nights as a family.

Reassure your child by being supportive. He isn't wetting the bed on purpose. And bedwetting isn't typically a sign of an emotional or physical problem. Explain that it is normal, very common and that he won't always wet the bed.

Bedwetting often runs in families. If you or your partner wet the bed as a child, talk with your child about it. It'll help him see that people do outgrow it. And it may help him feel less alone and embarrassed.

Many things can lead to bedwetting. It could be the slower development of bladder control or heavy sleep. There may be hormonal issues. Stress and anxiety can be a cause. A child who's been dry and suddenly starts wetting the bed may have an infection or a big life change such as a move may be bothering her. Be sure to speak with your doctor if this is a new problem.

If she's 4 or older, ask for her ideas. What might help her stop wetting the bed? brainstorm together. Drinking less in the evening and cutting back on caffeinated drinks may be worth trying. You can also offer options like disposable underwear or waterproof sheets. By keeping it positive and involving her, you'll help build her confidence and encourage good bedtime habits

Praise and reward for staying dry

When your child has a dry night, praise her for it. Some families mark wet days and dry days on a calendar. Stickers or stars can make it fun. If your child stays dry a number of nights in a row, offer a small reward for a fun breakfast or small book. If she wets, be supportive and remind her that results will come if she keeps up her efforts

Provide simple reminders

Make using the bathroom just before he gets in bed part of his bedtime routine. Also, remind him that it's ok to get up during the night to use the bathroom. Nightlights can help him find his own way when he needs to go.

Resist the urge to wake your child a lot during the night. If you use this approach, waking once a night should be enough, perhaps right before you go to bed yourself. Keep in mind that if you deprive your child of rest and sleep, you may increase his level of stress. Stress can be a bedwetting trigger.

Involve your child in cleaning up

When he wets the bed, he can put his pjs in the hamper or help you change the sheets. Make sure he understands it's not a punishment, just part of what has to be done. The idea is to make him more aware of his bedwetting without scolding him or making him feel ashamed

Clean up: removing the smell of urine

Accidents happen. And when they do, urine can leave a stubborn odor in clothes and in bed linens. Try adding a half cup to a cup of white vinegar to your wash to remove the smell.

Cleaning a mattress: step 1

If you need to clean urine from a mattress, first use towels to blot up as much as you can. Keep blotting, but don't rub, until no more moisture comes to the surface.

Once you've blotted up as much of the urine as you can, saturate the entire area of urine stain with hydrogen peroxide. Let it stand for 5 minutes, and then use towels again to blot the area dry.

Once the mattress is dry, sprinkle baking soda over the entire area and let it stand for 24 hours. The next day, vacuum the baking soda away. It should be clean and odor free.

If your child is nervous about sleepovers, remind her of the steps she uses to stay dry at home. Giving her disposable underwear and extra clothes in case of an accident might put her at ease. A sleeping bag with waterproof lining may also help.

Beforehand, notify the adult host that your child may have some worries about bedwetting. Discuss your child's plans for handling it so everyone feels prepared.

Some medications (desipramine, desmopressin, or imipramine) may help for special occasions when your older child wants to stay dry, such as at camp.

Be patient about bedwetting

Scolding or losing your temper won't make your child stop wetting the bed. Don't bring up bedwetting in front of others to try to shame her. Embarrassment will only increase her stress and anxiety. Meanwhile, remember that bedwetting eventually does stop. Try practicing patience and providing support while you wait.

Dealing with teasing in the home

Bedwetting can make your child an easy target for teasing. To help him handle it, make your home safe for him. Don't allow anyone in your family to tease about it. Explain to siblings that bedwetting is something their brother doesn't have control over and that he needs everybody's love and support.

If your child avoids other children or comes home with unexplained injuries, she may be being bullied. Listen to what your child says. Talk with her and let her know that you know it's not her fault. Then talk with people at her school and ask what they've seen. Be proactive and work with the school to find ways to make the teasing stop.

When to call the doctor

If your child is still bedwetting at age 7, consider setting up a doctor's visit. While there may be a medical problem, most of the time there isn't. Also, see the doctor if your child suddenly starts wetting the bed after being dry for 6 months or more.

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My daughter is having loose motion for 3 days. Oflo m is been give 3.5 ml twice for 3 days. The frequency has reduced but the motions are still on. please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Get stool routine examination done. If there is no blood or mucous, no severe pain in abdomen, no fever then you can wait without any medication but for ors. If she is active passing urine, taking meals nothing to worry.
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My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont respond for our call. Any help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter 2+ still she wont speak, she utter words but can not connect or complete the words. Very active but wont ...
Some children start talking bit late. If all other milestones are normal you can wait for some more time.
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from which month we can give solid food to newly born baby and what solid food is best for baby.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
from which month we can give solid food to newly born baby and what solid food is best for baby.
first 5-6 months exclusive breast feeds. then continue breast and add cereal/curd porridge,very thin half cup,to be given by spoon or clean fingers. By nine child can eat bread in milk or dal water,gradually child like to eat himself,allow him to drink,eat spoil the food. best is a year old child sit on dining table , separate plate and spoil eat himself. he will learn fast least psych. complaint.
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Pneumococcal vaccine is needed or not for 6 month baby. We already put 3 vaccine.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Pneumococcal vaccine is needed or not for 6 month baby. We already put 3 vaccine.
According to me they are not much of a use... and should avoid... Mostly they are earning tactics... as it does not guarantee any immunity.
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I have a small baby of 5 months. She is suffering from cold. What is the remedy. Please tel me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a small baby of 5 months. She is suffering from cold. What is the remedy. Please tel me.
Simple cold need not be treated. It will subside. Otherwise also it runs for three days. Their is no trt for cold. Just treat symptoms for headache, running nose.
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There is a little 1 month baby girl. She vomit again and again after feeding. Tell me what is this illness.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
There is a little 1 month baby girl. She vomit again and again after feeding. Tell me what is this illness.
Hi lybrate-user 1 month baby usually takes milk out after feeding which is called regurgitation of milk. It usually happens when air is taken with feed spl bottle feed. You must burp the baby after each feed. If child is gaining wright properly do not worry there is no harm of baby takes some milk out.
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My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and 6.6 kg weight. She is having high fever as 103 I have given call 120 mg 3.5 ml but fever didn't go down and I did sponging also. So I gave her meftal 3.5 ml after 1.30 min gap . Is there any side effect.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My daughter is 8 1/2 months old and 6.6 kg weight. She is having high fever as 103 I have given call 120 mg 3.5 ml bu...
As per your daughter's weight 6.6 kg, for fever she needs around 100 mg of calpol and if fever did not reduce then meftal should be 26 mg. Both doses are high and interval is less. Please give her plenty of water and ors at least 330 ml in next 4 hrs. Keep a gap of 4 - 6 hrs between doses.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
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To prevent nappy rash,change nappy every six hour atleast.Between the changes,keep baby dry and naked for some time,then apply coconut oi
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Respective doctor, My 8 months old age baby having vomiting every time when he drinks a breast milk or cow milk. And also he is suffering from DIARRHOEA, and also he is not drinking water too. Please help us doctor.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Respective doctor,
My 8 months old age baby having vomiting every time when he drinks a breast milk or cow milk. And ...
You should give ors filtered water by soon very slowly. For vomiting vomikind syrup one spoon can be given safely. Continue with water ors. If vomiting stop. Child will feel much better wise you will have to go to pediatrician, may need admission.
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What is the correct age for babies to stop breastfeed? does weaning increase weight? best solid food for babies?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Nagpur
What is the correct age for babies to stop breastfeed? does weaning increase weight? best solid food for babies?
Hi. Baby should be given exclusive breast feed till 6 months after 6 months we should start complimentary feeds. Our aim should be that baby should take all the home based food by one year of age. Breast feeding should be continued till 2 years of age. The complimentary feeds at six months should be semiliquid and bland and gradually we should increase the consistency and introduce different tastes.
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If children of one month is vomiting excessively and her weight decreased by one kilo. Then what is the probable cases possible.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
If children of one month is vomiting excessively and her weight decreased by one kilo. Then what is the probable case...
Recurrent vomitings will lead to weight loss. Stop bottle feeding if doing, antiemetic drops given 20 minutes before feed will help. Semisolid/solid diet to be preferred over liquid diet.
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My daughter is diagnosed with ADHD problem. I just want to know Is this problem is autistic.

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
General Physician, Jaipur
This is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, where child is not able to concentrate. Autism nearly opposite of that.
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My daughter is 5 years old. Now a days after eating little bit of breakfast, she has stomach pain & vomiting. But in noon & night she is eating well. What is the reason for this symptoms?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Many children have such problem especially to avoid schools. You csn get an ultrasound of abdomen done. If it's normal you can ignore it. Give for worms.
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Is it normal to have fever during teething (age 6months) & what medication is required.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Sambalpur
Fever may occur during teething or merely a coincidence of viral infection which is more common.U can give paracetamol syp if fever more than 100c
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