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Dr. Michelle Vas

Pediatrician, Pune

400 at clinic
Dr. Michelle Vas Pediatrician, Pune
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Dr. Michelle Vas is a renowned Pediatrician in Magarpatta, Pune. She is currently associated with Pathfinder Clinic in Magarpatta, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Michelle Vas on Lybrate.com.

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Whooping Cough in Kids - How It Can Be Treated?

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
Whooping Cough in Kids - How It Can Be Treated?

Whooping Cough (another name for Pertussis) can be termed as an infection to the respiratory system caused by the bacterium Bordetella Pertussis (B. pertussis). It generally affects infants (below one year of age) and who have not yet been immunized; also kids between 11 to 18 years of age whose immunity graphs are on a downward spiral.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?
Initially, whooping cough produces signs and symptoms that may just seem to overlap with those exhibited during the average cough and cold; mild coughing, sneezing, runny nose, low fever, etc. These persist for about a week or two and then slowly, there is the onset of the dry, irritating cough which again turns to prolonged coughing spells. The child’s face may seem flushed with a purple hue. The child may also vomit or make the distinctive whooping sound at the end of one such spell. Breathing difficulty can be another issue.

What is the Diagnosis?
The doctor performs an initial check-up followed by tests of mucus sample from the nose or throat. The mucus is checked for the presence of the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. To make a more thorough diagnosis, a blood test is also advisable.

What is the Treatment?
Hospitalisation might be required in case of acute distress. Respiratory support may also be provided if required. If there is intense dehydration, intravenous (IV) fluids may also be administered. As this disease is on account of a bacterial infection, antibiotics will be needed. But these will just treat the immediate effects and the cough cannot be completely done away with.
 

What can be the Possible Complications?

The possible immediate complications include:

  1. Brain Damage
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Convulsion
  4. Haemorrhaging in the brain

What can be the Prevention?
Vaccination is needed in order to prevent whooping cough. The vaccines are advised to be administered at the age of two months, four months and six months respectively. The 1st booster dose is to be given at 16 to 18 months age and 2nd booster dose is given on 5 year completion of age. An optional booster may be given at 10 year age. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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My son is 14 months old n he has a problem that as soon as he eats any sort of food he vomits ; he can" t take in food. So Dr. Suggested me to give him junior lanzol 15 and also a thick feed. But prob is he's not taking in any sort of feed. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 14 months old n he has a problem that as soon as he eats any sort of food he vomits ; he can" t take in foo...
Frequent milk feeding can cause this problem, reduce milk three times only and give ondem syp 3ml twice a day empty stomach and wait for one hr than feed, should take feeding. Do it for3days.
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My daughter is passing stool multiple times a day for last couple of weeks. She passes the same without realising in under garment. This happens specifically after eating something. She is active and takes normal diet. I have consulted pediatricians, homeopaths, Ayurved etc with no success. I had given her Norfloxacin+metrogyl for 5 days but that helps only till effect of medicine lasts. Stool test was normal. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is passing stool multiple times a day for last couple of weeks. She passes the same without realising in ...
gastro colic reflex, not unusual in some children.But as loose motions are not observed with medicine, probably unhygenic conditions are responsible for the problem.Any improvement in hygeine will be very useful.
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Dr. mera beta 15 month ka h use do din pahle 104 Fever tha par ab ni h or use kamzori ho gaye hai wo khada ni ho pata h or us k dono legs mai dard rehta h!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Dr. mera beta 15 month ka h use do din pahle 104 Fever tha par ab ni h or use kamzori ho gaye hai wo khada ni ho pata...
Your child may be down with viral fever (may be dengue or chickengunia). Sponge body for 30 minutes if temp is over 102 F. Complete bed rest with plenty of fluids & normal diet is advised. Paracetamol can be given to reduce fever & pain in extremities.
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My son 14 years old. Very thin and looks weak while as he is very active physically and mentally. My issue is with his height just 4.7' and weight 33 kgs. For the last three years, am running here n there for his improvement. But wasted money and time. Will you advise me?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi lybtrate user, looking at the history it seems there is no need to worry. There are still few years to catch up with his height. If parents height is good, he will surely gain good height.
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My baby is six months old. His left eye is tearing daily after his bath. And his both eyes are watery. Please advice me what should I do.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My baby is six months old. His left eye is tearing daily after his bath. And his both eyes are watery. Please advice ...
Dear Lybrate user According to your history your baby most probably suffering from some allergic reaction by soap or other thing during bath. So choose some gentle soap or shampoo for him. If after bath still watering persist, you should contact to near by ophthalmologists to clear cut diagnosis and treatment accordingly. Good luck.
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My baby is 4 months old. If I feed lactogen stage 1 to my baby then should I stop my breast milk?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Just continue breast feeding, if baby weight is normal, no need to give lactogen. Start liquid & semisolid food at the age of 5 months in gradually increasing quantity.
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Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the cradle, I'm worried will this cause a problem for him in future?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Rohan is a 3 months old baby. When I was holding him in front of cradle, he bent back and his head banged to the crad...
Head holding is not attained by an infant by three months. You should be careful next time while holding the child as the child has no head control and the head tends to fall backwards. I don't think the present occurrence would lead to any future complications but be careful from next time.
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Hi. My 14 month old son has been waking up every hour at night since a month. Otherwise he would sleep at least 3 to 4 hrs at a stretch and then wake up for feed and back to sleep. I don't given him milk during the day just at night for his feeds. Please advise. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi. My 14 month old son has been waking up every hour at night since a month. Otherwise he would sleep at least 3 to ...
If your son is other wise normal, due to normal behaveir change, he may be willing to play with you. Try it. And change your habit. Give him milk in day and solids at night too.
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Is PCV vaccine similar to pneumococcal? My son have been injected three doses of pneumococcal at 2 1/2 M, 3 1/2 M.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Pcv i. E. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is injected at 1 and half; 2 and half and 3 and half months.
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My baby is one month and 8 days old. He has vomited twice in 4 days at night during feed. I get so scared when the milk comes out of his nose also. What to do when he vomits I literally get chills and do not know what to do while he is vomiting.

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is one month and 8 days old. He has vomited twice in 4 days at night during feed. I get so scared when the mi...
Spit up is quite common among the babies. When he vomits just make him turn on either of his side so that he does not aspirate into his lungs and the milk comes out. If your child is gaining weight, there is no fever or other issues, there is nothing to worry about. Make sure you are burping your child about 20 to 30 minutes post feed. Warm regards.
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Mera baby abhi 2 month ka hai or woh bahut patla hai uske liye kya karna chahiye?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Udaipur
Mera baby abhi 2 month ka hai or woh bahut patla hai uske liye kya karna chahiye?
Give frequent breastfeeding to him, day and night atleast 8 - 10 times per day, because milk is complete food for this age. Also give nutrient rich balance diet to mother along with iron, calcium supplementation. Consult pediatrician whether he is having some disease or not.
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My 3 years old son has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma presenter long term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?

DNB (Neonatology), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 3 years old son has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma presenter long term? I heard that using it for y...
Treatment of asthma depends on frequency and severity of symptoms. If severe, then may need preventive medication for long period. Undertreatment is more harmful. Need to be managed appropriately. You shall show to a pediatrician. For good vision, take healthy diet. No particular vitamin supplement.
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My baby boy is of 1 month. He sleeps all the day. Even for feeding we have to rush too much it is very difficult to handle. Is it normal or not. What to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My baby boy is of 1 month. He sleeps all the day. Even for feeding we have to rush too much it is very difficult to h...
Sir/Madam, Your child may sleep for about 22 hours a day, If they do not cry for feeds beyond 3 hours, you should wake them and feed. Get back to me for any clarification
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
A baby as young as 12 months should be bathed not more than three times a week.
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Dentist, Bangalore
No TitleCaring for Toddlers(1-3)

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New born baby ki colour fair or saaf ho iske liye pregnancy me kya khana chahiye.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
New born baby ki colour fair or saaf ho iske liye pregnancy me kya khana chahiye.
Good question but no proven role of any particular therapy. Colour is solely depending upon genes. Not but food or therapy! regards.
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My 7 month girl is getting fever every 5-6 hours. She is on paracetamol from 3 days. Also she is getting teeth. Does she need antibiotics?

Pediatrician, Pune
Your doctor would be the best judge, antibiotics may not be required for minor ailments, body has sufficient power to fight those deadly organisms and we know it, as we use to do it before invention of antibiotics.
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Hello dr, my daughter (4.5 yrs) has got lump in her stomach and its size is 4x2 cm. Few doctors are suggesting for the operation and few are saying that is an 8 to 10 days old apendex in which they can not do the operation it will get resolve by medicine. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow. 1) the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice. 2) your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (for example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors) 3) it is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to. 4) for personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter.
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My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.
Better to avoid as some will develop allergy to animal proteins. Moreover small babies can't digest them.
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