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Dr. Prashant Wagh

Pediatrician, Pune

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Dr. Prashant Wagh is a trusted Pediatrician in Vishrantwadi, Pune. You can meet Dr. Prashant Wagh personally at Kedarnath General Hospital - Vishrantwadi in Vishrantwadi, Pune. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prashant Wagh on Lybrate.com.

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Tirupati Complex, Pune- Alandi Road, Vishrantwadi. Landmark: Opp. to Mahalaxmi Vihar, PunePune Get Directions
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My baby is 2 and half year old and she is just 11 kg. she is very fussy eater and doesn't like to have anything at all. What can I do to improve her apetite and increase her weight? Please suggest!

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
1. Get her checked by a pediatrician 2. She may b suffering from anemia 3. 2and half yr and 11 kg is lying in normal spectrum of weight so her appetite should be normal
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I am 21 years old. I have 6 months baby. I give breast milk. Minimum and maximum How many years I have to give breast milk? Please tell me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I am 21 years old. I have 6 months baby. I give breast milk. Minimum and maximum How many years I have to give breast...
You can breast feed your child as long as possible,but addition of top feed liquids,semisolids & solids is very important for normal growth of child. We recommond weaning at 6 moths of age.If child is eating sufficient,breast feeding can be continued.Usually most children leave breast feed after 2 years of age switching to top feed only.
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My son is 22 months old and is very fussy about eating. I checked with doctor and he suggested me to give him Normatone. Is it fine giving this syrup to toddler less than 2 years.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My son is 22 months old and is very fussy about eating. I checked with doctor and he suggested me to give him Normato...
If height & weight of your child are within normal limits, he does not need any medication. More important is training child for right feeding practices with patience, love & good coomunication.
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My daughter 5 year old having stomach pain in every morning can you suggest please what can be a cause for the same and remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Your daughter most likely is constipated (evevn if she is passing stool daily) or there is early morning tension of running to school. She will need a detailed evaluation by her pediatrician. You will have to visit in person with the child and mother as there could be a psychological component to this pain.
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Down Syndrome - How It Should Be Dealt With?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics, DM - Medical Genetics
Geneticist, Gurgaon
Down Syndrome - How It Should Be Dealt With?

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder resulting from chromosomal aberration. Usually, a person is born with 23 pairs of chromosomes (46 chromosomes in total). In the case of a Down Syndrome, there is a total of 47 chromosomes (an extra complete or partial chromosome appearing in the 21st pair). This extra chromosome is the main wrecker in chief that triggers the behavioral and developmental alterations characteristic of Down Syndrome.

Depending on the distribution of the chromosome during cell division, Down Syndrome may be triggered by three conditions

  • Trisomy 21: One of the most common causes of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21 is characterized by the presence of an extra chromosome in chromosome 21.
  • Translocation Down syndrome: As the name suggests, here a part of the chromosome 21 translocates itself to some other chromosome. There will be no trisomy on chromosome 21. However, there will be extra genetic material resulting from the chromosome containing the translocated portion of chromosome 21.
  • Mosaic Down Syndrome: This is a rare condition where some cells will have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) while few others will have 47 chromosomes (trisomy 21).

Symptoms characteristic of Down Syndrome
Some of the symptoms synonymous to Down Syndrome include

  • The face appears flattened with a short mouth and a protruding tongue.
  • The ears, neck, arms, and legs are shorter than usual.
  • Children and adults with Down Syndrome usually have a short stature.
  • The muscles also lack proper tone.
  • Children with Down Syndrome are often found to have impaired cognitive ability. The condition also affects the memory, both short, as well as long-term.

Managing a child with Down Syndrome
No parent would ever want their child to suffer from Down Syndrome. Along with the medications and therapies, as a parent, you should also be prepared to manage the situation well.

  • The situation is by no means easy for you, but if you get weak or panic, things will only go from bad to worse. Thus, you need to be strong.
  • Be in constant touch with the attending physician to know the progress of your child.
  • If your child is still very young, get them enrolled in the special enhancement programs. These programs play a significant role in improving the language, motor movements, as well as developing the various self-help skills in the Down Syndrome children.
  • Connect with families dealing with identical situations. Discussing your problems with them or learning about theirs can help in better management.
  • Your concern for the child is understood but do not snatch their independence. Give them the freedom they deserve. They might make mistakes, but it will help build their confidence.
  • If the situation demands, get your child admitted to schools which are specially designed for such children.
  • Do not keep your child confined within the four walls of the home. Take them outside. Let them interact with people. Indulge in family outings and get-togethers.
  • The situation may be difficult but not impossible. Have faith and do what is in your hands.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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ADHD In Children

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom (MRC Psych), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ghaziabad
ADHD In Children

Adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It usually manifests itself in early childhood and creates problems at school, home and play.
The main core features of the condition are

  • Attention deficit
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

Attention deficit manifests as

  • Forgetfullness
  • Easily getting distracted
  • Not seeming to listen
  • Being disorganised

Taking a long time to start doing things and rarely finishing them eg homework.

Hyperactivity manifests as

  • Being restless, fidgety, full of energy ‘always on the go’. 
  • They may seem loud and noisy often disturbing the class, finding it difficult to sit through the class.

Impulsivity manifests as

  • Doing things without thinking. 
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn in games or in a queue.
  • Interrupting others in conversation.

How common is ADHD?
Nowadays adhd is very common affecting 5 percent of school children. It is seven times more commoner in boys.

What causes adhd and how can it be cured?
No one knows exactly but a neurochemical called norepinephrine is abnormal which gets corrected by adhd medication leading to improvement in the symptoms allowing the child to lead a normal life and removing the academic handicap that these children often face. Behavior therapy focussed on improving behaviours helps a lot.

My 2yrs daughter cant eat properly? Not interest in any food, which type of food give her? Pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My 2yrs daughter cant eat properly? Not interest in any food, which type of food give her? Pls suggest.
First of check her tsh, cbc and inform me directly and you can thry all that she likes. Let me see the reports first.
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Hello doctors My son is 45 days old and suffers from frequent hasli (color bone problem. How it is to be cured permanently? Had given him massage three times.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello doctors
My son is 45 days old and suffers from frequent hasli (color bone problem. How it is to be cured perman...
Hello, give him the under lying homoeo medicine:@ Rhus toxins 30-1 drop twice with 1tsfl if your milk. •you are advised to remain fit for the fitness of your baby.•tk plenty of water to hydrate yourself. •your diet be easily digestible on small intervals to avoid gastric disorder. •avoid, junk food, caffeine, alcoholic intake. •report after 3/4 days ,please. •your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. •tk care.
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Hi, my daughter is 8 months old now. Have started formula milk and liquids. Initially she took but now she refuses to take anything. I am worried please advice. I am trying to give her dal rice khichdi, semolina, wheat chapati and bread in milk.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi, my daughter is 8 months old now. Have started formula milk and liquids. Initially she took but now she refuses to...
Hello, have patience and keep offering her varieties using the same ingredients.Let her discontinue with formula milk for a while,eventually she will be comfortable with the solid foods.Do not force feed.
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My son about 9 years old is a patient of ADHD.He has no interest about any kind of teaching & learning. He has destructive nature.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Visit child guidance clinic,where paediatrician,paediatric psychotherapist and psychiatrists are working in close cooperation.
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