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Dr. Manjusha Khatavkar

Pediatrician, Pune

250 at clinic
Dr. Manjusha Khatavkar Pediatrician, Pune
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Dr. Manjusha Khatavkar is a renowned Pediatrician in Dhankawadi, Pune. You can visit her at Disha Nursing Home in Dhankawadi, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Manjusha Khatavkar on Lybrate.com.

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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 child is 5 years old and he has the problem of coughing usually in winters(about 4-5 times in winter season or when the atmosphere changes)and when he is affected by cough then it remains for 1 week. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If he's not febrile and coughs during winter he could be allergic to cold. Try giving levocet m syrup 5 ml once a day. Inform me privately.
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My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?
It is better not to use any lotion and as she grows up she will stop this habit and you can gently advise her
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I am using rock candy in solid food for my 6 month baby is there any side effects of rock candy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am using rock candy in solid food for my 6 month baby is there any side effects of rock candy.
Rock candy is no food of any kind. It is condenced sugar which may. Make your baby obese and at the same time baby shall suffer from multiple nutrtiants deficiency.
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My 1year old son is havig some swelling on his navel (umbilical. Is there anything about to worry or it is usual around these age?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 1year old son is havig some swelling on his navel (umbilical. Is there anything about to worry or it is usual arou...
I think what he has is umbilical hernia. Can you tell how big it is and if possible send a photo. If small, it should go as muscles become stronger. Or else surgical closure is the treatment.
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My son is 8 years old. He is having high fever since Friday night. Given him antibiotics and Crocin. Fever is still not going down. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 8 years old. He is having high fever since Friday night. Given him antibiotics and Crocin. Fever is still n...
It may be due to common viral infection. If he has having only fever and no other major symptoms, give him only paracetamol (crocin) 375 mg 6-8 hourly. Maintain hydration. continue sufficient light diet. Else consult doctor.
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My 3 month old baby Wo 3 din se green green potty kar raha he baar baar Aaj Dr. ko dikhaya treatment kuch is tarah diya he BACTRIM GUT OK TUFPRO its ok or not.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My 3 month old baby
Wo 3 din se green green potty kar raha he baar baar
Aaj Dr. ko dikhaya treatment kuch is tarah di...
If child on exclusive breastfeeding and is playful, passing clear urine frequently, then perhaps nothing needs to be done. However if is not so, then clinical examination by a pediatrician is necessary to evaluate the dehydration and plan further treatment.
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Do you have Asthma ?

MD Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi

Asthma is a very common condition that is quite often 'miss' diagnosed. Asthma presents as breathlessness, it is also called as wheezing, due to the typical sound that is often present. The lungs help us breathe in the air , there is a phase where the air goes in called inspiration and when the air comes out its called expiration. Asthma typically occurs when the air pipes or tubes through which the air goes in and comes out gets narrowed. When this happens , there is increased resistance to the air flow and this resistance causes the wheeze or sounds that are associated with the condition.

Some people are more prone to Asthma than others , those with a general tendency of allergies tend to be more at risk for developing asthma. Since the narrowing of the air pipes reduces the air flow, there also is a change in the gas exchange which happens in the lungs, when the gas exchange is suboptimal the body feels the need for more air and this is characterized as breathlessness. Sometimes a person might also have a cough along with the wheezing and this can be misdiagnosed as a respiratory infection when there is none, unless there is a clear-cut evidence of infection that too of bacterial origin Antibiotics won't be useful. ( because a large number of viral infections can also be there).

Many people when they have a cough and breathlessness walk into a drug store and buy an antibiotic or cough syrup and self-medicate. This can be very harmful, developing antibiotic resistance means the next time there is an infection the less likely the antibiotics are likely to work and secondly some medicines can themselves increase the risk of asthma or wheeze.

The treatment of Asthma is very simple, there are very good inhalers that help the tightness or narrowing of the air pipes to be relieved in a matter of seconds, so if you think you have asthma consult someone who can diagnose it correctly and help you live more productively.

Now my baby (boy) was 3 months old 4th month running, from last 2 days he was continuously doing motions pls suggest me good syrup please, his weight is 3.8 kg. We are not giving any external food giving only mother, s milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Now my baby (boy) was 3 months old 4th month running, from last 2 days he was continuously doing motions pls suggest ...
If you are giving only breastfeed your baby has a viral diarrhoea and it should subside without any specific treatment except probiotic powder . His weight is too low for his age need to check up
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I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?
sugar of 11 is very very critical . child must be hospitalized. and proper diagnosis of this condition known as hypoglycemia shall be done. low sugar hampers proper Brain growth. usually premature have more problem of low sugars, is it so in this setting? always narrate detail history to guide u better. regards
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Rheumatic Fever in Kids - How It Impacts Your Child?

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
Rheumatic Fever in Kids - How It Impacts Your Child?

Rheumatic fever is a kind of autoimmune ailment that can occur as a result of group A streptococcal throat infection leading to inflammatory lesions in the connective tissues of the body. This disease specifically affects the joints, heart, blood vessels and various subcutaneous tissues located all over the body.

History of the effects of rheumatic fever:
The disease has been evaluated and depicted since the 1500s, though the connection between the rheumatic fever, and the throat infection was not found out until it was late 1880s. And the sore throat was also related to the rash, which is caused by streptococcal exotoxins, along with fever. Rheumatic fever was one of the leading causes of deaths in children as well as one of most common reasons behind the acquired heart diseases in adults before the invention and availability of penicillin.

Reasons behind the causes of rheumatic fever:
Even though adolescents and adults may be affected by the rheumatic fever, it mostly affects children aged between 5 to 15 years. It is a common disease in areas like South-Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and several parts of New Zealand and Australia. Group A streptococcus bacterium is the primary cause of this fever, and it also leads to scarlet fever in some people. It makes the body attack its own tissues once it has been attacked by the bacteria. This particular reaction leads to widespread inflammation throughout the body and forms the basis of all the common symptoms of the rheumatic fever.

You may have to take your child for the strep test if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  1. A sore throat and red rashes all across or in certain parts of the body.
  2. If your child has tender or swollen lymph nodes that are causing difficulty in swallowing.
  3. Tonsils that are filled with pus or red and swollen.

Harmful impacts of the rheumatic fever:

Developed mostly due to strep throat infection, it can affect the heart, skin, joints and nervous system of children. Though it may not affect all who have gone through a strep throat infection, it can lead to long-term diseases of the heart and its valves and is termed as a rheumatic heart disease. Since each attack of rheumatic fever may cause further damage to the heart, it is very crucial to make sure that your child doesn’t have one more attack of the fever, and it is therefore, important to have regular doses of penicillin injections and consult a specialist for receiving further advice on treatments and prevention.

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My son is 8 yrs old, his mouse stinks whenever he wake up in the morning, very bad smell is coming from his mouth, please tell me any good tooth paste or any other thing that can permanently remove the bad odour from his mouth

BDS
Dentist, Ahmedabad
Hello, Bad odor in morning on waking up is quite normal sometimes. But if it is continuous throughout day his brushing might need to be improved and may need professional health. Also track his water intake. Multiple decayed teeth may also give bad breath. I hope he is not suffering from any medical condition which may have this cause.But now on wards help him to make a habit of twice a day brushing.
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Hi, my son is always asking for something or the other that he knows we would not like eg using for phones, wants to go to shop to buy random things. He does not understand difference between aap and main. Is there something to be worried about?

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi, my son is always asking for something or the other that he knows we would not like eg using for phones, wants to ...
How can 3 years old go and do purchasing. There is nothing to worry. Comprehension can b problem in a 3 years old child.
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Immunity Booster For children i.e. Swarn Prashna

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Immunity Booster For children i.e. Swarn Prashna

Swarn Prashana:

Since ancient times, our ancestors passed their best practices of holistic lifestyle to their next generations. Over a period of time they became a ritual that got integrated into their day to day life. These series of rituals are known as samskaras. They are connected with the major events of life such as pregnancy, childbirth, naming ceremony, education, marriage, etc. These samskaras enables us to live a complete fulfilling physical and spiritual life.

Swarna Prashana is one  of sixteen samskaras mentioned in ancient texts for paediatrics. It is an unique method to build long lasting health and intellect naturally without leaving any harmful side effects.

Swarna prashana is an unique method of giving swarna bhasma (gold ash) mixed with honey and ghee that is fortified with arka, an herbal extracts like vacha, brahmi, shankupushpi, etc. to children orally.

This process promotes overall growth in a natural way. Due to its broader benefits, it is not only useful for normal children, its much more beneficial for children with special needs such as autism, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder, hyper activity, delayed milestones, etc.

 

Administering small quantities of Swarna causes:
Medha Vardhana – Improvement in intelligence
Agni Vardhana – Improvement in digestion strength
Bala Vardhana – Improvement in strength and immunity
Ayushya Vardhana – Improvement in life expectancy
Mangala, Punya – Auspicious
Vrushya – Aphrodisiac
Grahapaha – Relieves bad evils.
By administering Swarna for a month time, child becomes super-intelligent.
By administering for up to six months, person becomes Shruta Dhara – can remember whatever she hears.

My daughter is suffering from gastrointestinal reflex. She is 1 year old. What should I do?

Pediatrician, Pune
Give semisolid and solid foods, not to be very diluted, don't make her lie down/ sleep at least for 20 mins after feeds, feed in an upright position.
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Sir, my baby boy of two months having stomach pain. Is these kids have digestion problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Sir, my baby boy of two months having stomach pain. Is these kids have digestion problem.
Most often it's due to gas in the stomach. Avoid bottle feeding & do proper burping. Use colicaid drop s 8 drops 3 times daily.
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Hi, My son is 6 months old and from delay in milestone we got to know from the MRI that he has partial Agenesis of Corpus Callosum. Please can be there any help through Ayurvedic in this regards. Thanks.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi,
My son is 6 months old and from delay in milestone we got to know from the MRI that he has partial Agenesis of Co...
Hello, A paedrician specialised in neurology is a better person to go with. Seek his opinion first. Good luck
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MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Mumbai
Importance of vitamin D
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