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Dr. Venkatesh R Giri

Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai

Dr. Venkatesh R Giri Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai
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Dr. Venkatesh R Giri is an experienced Pediatrician in Chawadi Naka, Navi Mumbai. You can visit him at Shree Hospital in Chawadi Naka, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Venkatesh R Giri 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 have a doubt that my new born baby is suffering from cold and cough! How can I confirm it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
I have a doubt that my new born baby is suffering from cold and cough! How can I confirm it?
Common symptoms are running nose, sneezing or stuffy nose along with coughing. High grade fever and difficulty in breathing are two important warning signs which should make you reach doctors early.
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Hello doc, my friend's daughter 17 month old getting boil on his body in palms legs hands. When appling oinment it goes away. After some day coming back past whole month it going on.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Hello doc, my friend's daughter 17 month old getting boil on his body in palms legs hands. When appling oinment it go...
Probably your friend's daughter is suffering from a condition known as hand foot mouth disease. It's a viral self limiting disease. Apply calamine lotion for itching.
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DEAR DR.SIR, FROM ONE I AM FACINF COUGH iEXP, K/C/O/ IHD/POST CABG,2002.ALL WRIRTTEN BY DR.PATIL M.D.MEDICINE. 10 DAYS HOSPITELIZE. FROM 10DAYS NOW TAKING THESE MEDICINE.MOXINOW 400X400,NIKORON 10NG,CITOJOY.ECOSPRINAV75.. NO IMPROVEMENT IN MY HEALTH.TOO MUCH AND WHITE BELGUM COMING FROM MOUNT MORNING AND EVENING., PLEASE ADVICE ME

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Kindly get ECHO done.You might be having CHF.Kindly mention your age,xray report and ECHO report for proper quidance/Take opinion of cardiologist
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I'm 27 year old mother if a nine month old baby girl from Bangalore. Baby has four teeth up and two teeth down, she almost bites me 3 of 5 times when breast feeding, it pains a lot and burns next time when fed. I'm afraid whether she will bite or feed, I tried in quiet room, properly latched her, but same us repeated. Please help me to solve this issue, when I reacted for it, she made a nursing strike for one day, which was more painful than that, please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Please try offering semi-solid food. Breast milk alone is unable to meet baby's requirement as the baby grows. Not offering breast if your baby bites will be a negative reinforcement and she will stop biting you while feeding.
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Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my question is what cause phlegm in babies. & what precautions should one take at home for 5 months old babies?
Normally the secretion of mouth come up in babies and need not be phlegm as you think . Phlegm comes in chest infection and is yellow in colour. YOu only need to wipe of the salival that form up in mouth as do in all babies
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Is influenza vaccine mandatory for an infant? He is 7 months old and already got the first dose in the 6th month. Now my doc. Is saying to give him the 2nd dose in the 7th month. I am just worried that it should not be an extra vaccine which is just good to have.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Is influenza vaccine mandatory for an infant? He is 7 months old and already got the first dose in the 6th month. Now...
Children below 2 years need 2 doses 1 month apart of flu vaccine when taking it for the first time, subsequently he will need 1 dose yearly.
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My nephew is usable to sit, walk and talk from birth time and his current age is 3 year please suggest any treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Child is having developmental delay. Some insult might have occurred during pregnancy or birth. Show to a good pediatrician who can guide you properly.
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My 5 months old son. I think he is weak as compare to other kids. How he gain proper weight and height. Is cerelac is good for him. Also tell me some homemade food for him?

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My 5 months old son. I think he is weak as compare to other kids. How he gain proper weight and height. Is cerelac is...
5 months baby should not be put on cereal but it should be started once he had completed 6 months of age. Baby requires exclusive breast feeding in first 6 months of life. Even water is not required irrespective of weather condition 2 anytime freshly prepared home made non chewable mashed food should be introduced like dal dalia khichri sujji ka halwa mashed banana 3 fruits juices soup can be supplemented to home made family food. 4 say big no to commercial baby food except in special circumstances like travel working mother.
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My son 4 y old has a nodule, small lump ,or knot like on his neck near thyroid gland. He complains no pain or any difficulty while eating or swelling. Notably the small lump is so small that one can not notice while looking at his neck normally. Wht it may be.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
If the node moves with swallowing it is associated with the thyroid gland. Otherwise you can ignore it as of now.
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How many Kgs weight will be ideal for new born baby? Please tell me information thoroughly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thrissur
How many Kgs weight will be ideal for new born baby? Please tell me information thoroughly.
The normal weight of a baby who reaches full term between 37 and 40 weeks is 2.7–4.1kg), with an average weight of 3.5kg . A baby who weighs less than 2.5kg is considered to have a low birth weight.
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Hi my child is 4 year old but very week have only 10 kg weight .not eating properly. please suggest any to Tonic.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Tonic - try with natural appetite booster named as syp. Aptivate (1 tsf) before major meal. But believe me you have to concentrate on calorie rich foods more rather than medicines as those are actually helpful. Medicines have short actions. Planned food and diet improves weight gain. Of-course timely vaccination is again another indirect help, which promotes better health by avoiding frequent infections. Regards.
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Sir, my cousin's child having a mute and deaf problem by birth. When I saw the doctor at my native (Brahmapur, odissa) he says the left hear have a hearing sensitivity of 70dbm and right 90dbm. Sir, is it treatable to talk& hear like normal persons.

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
Sir, my cousin's child having a mute and deaf problem by birth. When I saw the doctor at my native (Brahmapur, odissa...
if its sensorineural hearing loss then one and only management is hearing aid along with speech therapy as early as possible. u can opt for cochlear implant also ..for further details consult with me .
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My kid is 9 years old, still she making bedwetting in night. Is there any treatment for it, whom should I consult.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Bed wetting can be primary or secondary. If primary it will resolve just ask her to go to toilet before sleep and not to take fluids after 8 pm. If secondary need to investigate.
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My baby is 5 months old she sleeps very less. In the night she sleeps continuously from 10 pm to 8 o clock but the whole day 1-2 hours not more then that. Is this normal.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 5 months old she sleeps very less. In the night she sleeps continuously from 10 pm to 8 o clock but the wh...
This is absolutely normal pattern. If she gains weight normally and achieves developmental milestones as expected.
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Hi, I am having problem in lactating milk so not able to feed my baby, she is 1_1/2, months old, tried to feed her with top feed giving formula but she does not drink that, should I feed her with cows milk.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi, I am having problem in lactating milk so not able to feed my baby, she is 1_1/2, months old, tried to feed her wi...
I don't know what can be problem.just feed the infant on demand a8lmost 2 hourly.you will see milk will be suffice as judged by weight gain of child.just see you must have good size nipples for easy sucking.we avoid using other milk.if very necessary than feed cows milk fresh one third diluted,fully boiled by spoon only.
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My son is 15 years old and his height is around 5'1" His friends (most of them) are much taller than he and this worries me. He used to have wheezing as a kid and was given prescribed steroids by his paediatrician because of which he has put on weight and is less active. His current weight is 60 KGS. Kindly advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 15 years old and his height is around 5'1" His friends (most of them) are much taller than he and this worr...
Height depends on genetic & envoirnmental factors. Longterm steroid administration may lead to stunting. You only have little chance of increase in height now.
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My daughter, 15 years old is still having nocturnal bed wetting. Please advise me how this can be corrected.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
Please get your child examined from a urologist. Restrict milk and hot beverages after 5pm. Whether child is under stress or depression. Child needs full evaluation before treatment. Last thing please do not punish your child for it.
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Tips for Dads to Take Care of Their Baby

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Tips for Dads to Take Care of Their Baby

Dads and moms should share in the responsibility in caring for their newborn baby.

Importance of Dad Care

Caring for their baby gives dad's a chance to bond with their baby and also provides rest, help and support to the mom who might be in great stress. It is important to be there for your wife and be an active participant in caring for your family. Care for your young one and take turns changing the diaper, watching the baby or feeding.

What dads can do?

Dads can get involved in the different activities like changing soiled diapers, massage and bathing or sponging, get his/her dressed, feeding the baby if on formula feeds, burping the baby etc. Rocking the baby to sleep and singing songs and lullabies gives you a different experience. Don't shy away from responsibilities. It is best that you be there rather than ignore your need.

Skin to skin contact (Kangaroo care)
Babies respond to touch. Kangaroo care is very helpful especially in premature babies. It helps in growth of baby. It helps in bonding of baby with father. Hold your baby tight against your skin. Let the hearts connect. It is a beautiful experience to hold God's creation in your hand. This is the best way to connect to your little one and make him feel special. The best thing about this activity is that more than the baby it makes you feel happy and complete.

Practice makes a man perfect!
The only way to learn how to care for a bay is by getting involved and get going. Don't hesitate. You may feel shy initially but once you start involving in your baby care, the experience of nursing a baby makes you more confident.

Share your experience in your group at home or office, you may find more practical ways for caring your baby. Be open to suggestions and try and incorporate the good ones.

It has been found that babies who are 'well fathered' tend to be more secure and confident in exploring the world around them. Be a father that is around to observe and nurture your kid, remember it's the childhood that one cherishes the most.

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