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Dr. Vs Vengar

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Dr. Vs Vengar is a renowned Pediatrician in Opera House, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Ashwini Clinic in Opera House, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vs Vengar and consult privately 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 son is 3 and half year old. And since two weeks he is not eating anything Consulted two doctors. As he continues to vomit on eating anything. He became so lean. I cannot take it. Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 3 and half year old. And since two weeks he is not eating anything
Consulted two doctors. As he continues t...
If he is bottlefeeding you stop it and feed from a cup or spoon and he will stop vomiting . Make sure to give foods he likes and do not force feed
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Mera beta 5 months ka ho gya h wo lactogen formula pr h. Pr wo doodh 3 se 4 oz hi peeta h. Doodh k ilawa abhi main usko kuch nhi deti sirf thodha sa paani de deti hun. Jitna wo doodh peeta h utna uske liye enough h ya 5 months k baby is se zyada peete hain or 5 months k baby ka ideal weight kitna hona chahiye. Or ab main usko kuch or khila sakti hun.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Mera beta 5 months ka ho gya h wo lactogen formula pr h. Pr wo doodh 3 se 4 oz hi peeta h. Doodh k ilawa abhi main us...
Dear lybrate-user, jesa ki apne bataya he ki apka beta 3-4 oz dudh hi pita he, ye quantity 5 months ke baby k liye kafi kam he itna dudh use ek bar ki feed me pina chahiye. Aap uske cues ko samzne ka prayatna kare jab wo apna mih idhar udhar kare, ya muh se dudh pi rhe ho it tarah ki movement kare, god me betha ho tb agar wo chest ki taraf muh kare to samaziye ki he is hungry and feed him. Khali rone pr dudh pilana baby ko irritate kar dega and uka growth hone me problem aa sakti he.
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My baby is 5 days old her skin become yellow when releasing pressure over bones. What to do? She passes greenish stool, her birth wait is 2.8 kg caesarian delivery.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 5 days old her skin become yellow when releasing pressure over bones. What to do? She passes greenish stoo...
If yellow color of skin is not down from chest, it is normal jaundice which may last from 7 to 10 days. There is no need to do any thing. Color of stool is also normal. After few days it shall change to pale sticky.
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My daughter is 2 and a half year old. She is having viral fever and is vomiting, mostly at night. Should emigo be given to child of that age? If yes what would be the dosage and frequency?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2 and a half year old. She is having viral fever and is vomiting, mostly at night. Should emigo be giv...
You can give 2.5 ml emigo three times a day. But the cause of vomiting need to be avoided like if you bottlefeed stop it and feed from a sipper or cup with spoon
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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.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
As the child grows number of hours of sleep decrease, at this age few hours more than your sleep is ok for your child.
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My son is of 2.3 years and his weight is 11 kg his weight is not increasing from last 1 year. I consult several doctors all of them give mutlivatiman syrup and iron, calcium. Please suggest me is something wrong with my child or he is normal. He is also not interested in any kind of food.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My son is of 2.3 years and his weight is 11 kg his weight is not increasing from last 1 year. I consult several docto...
Child's weight depends upon his birth weight, parents built, dietary habits. If he is taking excessive milk and lesser solid diet, it will be difficult for him to grow properly.
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My baby girl is 2.5 month old and she is in formula feed but not taking enough feed and doing vomit once in a day. What should I do. Her birth weight was 2.75 and now she is 4.5. Her weight is enough or not?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Her weight is absolutely normal. Why are you giving formula feed? 1-2 vomiting per day is normal. Don't give formula with bottle.
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Hello doctor, Anyone ever gone into labour without baby's head being engaged? Because my baby is not yet engaged and I don't want to do c-section. Please reply me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hello doctor,
Anyone ever gone into labour without baby's head being engaged? Because my baby is not yet engaged and ...
More imp is your baby and yourself, so if a decision needs to be taken for a Caesarian keeping in mind that foetal distress should not occur, you should go for it.
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My baby boy is 40 days old he is going to have vaccination. Please confirm loose motion and pneumonia vaccination is important.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby boy is 40 days old he is going to have vaccination. Please confirm loose motion and pneumonia vaccination is ...
Please wait for another 5 days. The baby should be 45 days old. Diarrhoea (Rotateq/Rotarix and pneumonia vaccines are optional vaccines but it is better to give them.
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My daughter is 6.8 years old. Whenever she gets cold or fever, she starts to cough. After she coughs she starts to breath very fast and wheezing too. Her heartbeat becomes fast too. Other times she'll be normal. Only at the time of cough she starts breathing rapidly fast. 2 years back she was admitted to hospital because of pneumonia. Please tell me the reason of this problem and solution.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
This is the typical symptoms of allergic condition but it can not be take sole for that and other possibilities also needs to be ruled out and for that see the pediatrician,
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How to build confidence in my daughter which is 6 years old She has scared to do something independently in school or class eg. Show n tell activity She feels insecurity at outside She wants someone to be with her.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
On sundays take her along to a park, leave her there to play independently with other kids, if possible give her a rope for rope skipping, give her almonds soaked overnight with milk, also give cod liver oil pearls 1x3times. If possible keep a small dog as pet and let her play with him.
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Hi sir, my 7 year old daughter burping very loud, what can be the problem and what is the remedy?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Thrissur
There may be Acid-peptic disorder. Gastritis can cause it. Sometimesford may not digest properly and fermentation takes place, which leads to. Irregular food habits, lack of exercise, exessive intake of food, late night dinner habits. All may also cause it. Take a change in food pattern, go for simple easily digesting vegi. Foods. Nat phos 6x, 3 tabs 3 times before foodwill relieve.
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I have some kind of allergy from dust. Because of this I think I usually suffer from tonsillitis. What can I do or should do to be healthy?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Do an allergy test after consulting allergy specialist and follow the advice and treatment given by him
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My son 2 and half year kills swallowed 5Rs coin I took X-ray and it's I'm stomach near to small intestine, I want your opinion weather it will come out through motion?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
My son 2 and half year kills swallowed 5Rs coin I took X-ray and it's I'm stomach near to small intestine, I want you...
It will come out without any intervention, just monitor in stool, revert back if he has constipation.
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Hello doctors, we're in the process of relocating to different country which is of extreme chill climate upto (-10) degrees. Our current location has about 30 degrees. My query is that, how safe is it for our baby (7 months) in regards to the relocation from current 30 degrees to (-30) degrees. Thanks and appreciate in anticipation.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Hello doctors, we're in the process of relocating to different country which is of extreme chill climate upto (-10) d...
Its safe for your baby to relocate. No issues untill and unless he /she is suffering from any existing health issues like chest infection or else if you are going to higher altitudes. Prevent him /her from excess cold ,dress well. It will be difficult for the baby to adjust initially and chances of getting cold, cough and others are more. But later baby will adapt to the same. If any existing issues consult a pediatrician before.
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All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

The newborn are often extremely susceptible to fatal diseases and the first few months of the infant's life calls for uncompromised care and vigilance. One of the most precarious diseases afflicting the newborn babies are chronic lung disorders. This condition mainly emanates from a damage to the lung tissue, which results in breathing troubles. Under such circumstances, the lung may collapse, being filled with fluids and end up oozing out harmful mucus. While a severe form of such lung diseases may often result in the death of the infant, in most cases the infants outgrow the disease and with proper care, grow up to lead a healthy life. 

Most chronic lung diseases in infants are congenital and are spurred by a variety of causes: 

  1. Premature delivery: Chronic lung diseases are recurrent in babies born prematurely, i.e. before the lapse of at least 26 weeks of gestation age. Underweight infants also run the risk of suffering from this ailment. The lungs are not able to develop fully in such situations as a result of which they become prone to respiratory distresses. Another allied trigger to Chronic Lung Disease is the use of ventilation on the premature babies. The forced breathing and imposed oxygen levels induced by ventilators often impair normal lung functions in babies. 
  2. Fluids in the lungs: Certain babies are either born with or develop a condition where fluids accumulate in the lungs. This inflicts a lot of damage to the lungs and leads to such diseases.
  3. Respiratory Infections: Some babies are likely to acquire lung infections from certain disease causing viruses. This largely handicaps the normal lung functions. 
  4. Heart conditions:  Abnormal blood circulation in the heart also stimulates lung diseases in newborns. If the heart is unable to regulate the flow of blood to the lungs properly, then the chances of such diseases increase by leaps and bounds. 
  5. Inhaling harmful foreign materials: Certain particles often affect the health of the lungs tremendously. Exposure to meconium during delivery might result in the inflammations that potentially injure the lung tissues. 
  6. Nutrition deficiencies: If an infant's body lacks vital nutrients, it may result in a condition of malnutrition. Lack of vitamin A may cause chronic lung diseases. 

Chronic Lung Diseases are usually recoverable with early detection and appropriate treatment. However, one needs to meticulously cater to the health needs of the baby, in order to ensure complete recovery and avert recurrence.

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My son in not taking diet properly for 2 months. He also not taking milk properly. Before 2 month he had to take some chapati, dalia etc. But now he is becoming weak.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son in not taking diet properly for 2 months. He also not taking milk properly. Before 2 month he had to take some...
Try giving him semisolid foods at 2-3 hours gap, never force food. You are required to train to take baby food like everyone does. If you notice baby to be dull, consult a physician to rule out any prevaling illness.
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Mera baby 18 days ka hai agar mai use formula milk dena chahu to kitni quantity ek bar me deni chahiye please tellme.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mera baby 18 days ka hai agar mai use formula milk dena chahu to kitni quantity ek bar me deni chahiye please tellme.
For the health of your baby you have to breast feed till 4 months at least. If you must give formula give it with a spoon and not bottle. Each time you mix 30 Ml to which you add one level spoon of powder.
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In my collage there was a test of thasemia. In that report I got result as trait. And I need information on this diseases.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In my collage there was a test of thasemia.
In that report I got result as trait.
And I need information on this dise...
People who have thalassemia trait (also called thalassemia minor) carry the genetic trait for thalassemia but do not usually experience any health problems except perhaps a mild anemia. A person may have either alpha thalassemia trait or beta thalassemia trait, depending upon which form of beta protein is lacking. If you have thalassemia trait, your physician may prescribe iron supplements because your red blood cells are smaller than is typical. Unless you also have iron deficiency in addition to thalassemia, this is not needed and should be avoided. Occasionally, a person with thalassemia may experience some physical ailments that s/he believes is related to thalassemia. In such cases, physicians should look carefully for other causes of these ailments, as there are no significant health-related issues associated with thalassemia trait. Trying to address these issues by “treating” thalassemia trait may prevent the doctor from addressing whatever the actual underlying cause of the issues may be. The most important reason for discovering if you carry the thalassemia trait is this: If two people who each carry the same form of thalassemia trait have a child, there is a 25% chance that this child will be born with a severe form of thalassemia.
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