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Dr. Praveen Kadam

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Dr. Praveen Kadam is an experienced Pediatrician in Nigdi, Pune. He is currently associated with Shakun Clinic in Nigdi, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Praveen Kadam on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 4 years old and she is doing bed wetting. This habit can be stop? She was active when she was three but now she wets while sleeping.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Don't scold her or remind her for her act. Just develop habit to urinate before going to bed. Get her urine checked. If it is normal, no cause of much worry. Avoid to make her conscious. It may be helpful. Else consult pediatrician.
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Infantile Spasms - How They Can Be Treated?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Infantile Spasms - How They Can Be Treated?

Infantile spasm is a seizure-related disorder that is witnessed among infants and young children. The average age for getting affected with infantile spasm is four months, but some kids might experience this disorder within a month of the birth. This disease can have a subtle appearance, and as such it is difficult to recognize as a serious condition. While a full seizure in an adult is scary, the one observed among infants can be as little as a minor head drop, along with minor body shakes. This might appear to be that serious, but infantile spasm is more serious as compared to a full body convulsion in adults. Unfortunately, an infant suffering from infantile spasm is at great risk of developmental disability, if the condition is not detected and treated early.

Anticonvulsant Medication:
There are very few medicines that are approved by the FDA for treating infantile spasms. The two medicines that are widely used by doctors include Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and Vigabatrin.

  • ACTH: This is the oldest approved medicine by the FDA that was first discovered in the year 1958. This injection needs to be pushed twice in a day. Children tend to gain weight and feel hungry when this injection is injected.
  • Vigabatrin: Vigabatrin is very well tolerated by young kids and has a successful track record of treating infantile spasms. Studies have proven that Vigabatrin can tackle tuberous sclerosis and plays an important role in improving developmental outcome.

Second line therapies:

 

  • Pyridoxine: Dependency on Pyridoxine as a cause of infantile spasm is very rare. High dosage of oral administration of pyridoxine has fetched good results for patients, who do not suffer from pyridoxine related seizures.
  • Valproic acid: Valproic acid has the best anecdotal rate of success. However, doctors do not recommend this medicine for kids less than 2 years of age because of possible complications.
  • Clonazepam: This is one of the earliest non-steroid medicine for the treatment of infantile spasm. Some of the popular medicines used are nitrazepam, benzodiazepines, and clonazepam.
  • Ketogenic Diet: This is a decade old practice that has come back to popularity again. Studies have shown that ketogenic diet can help 20-35 % patients of infantile spasm to keep the condition under control.
  • IVIG: High dosage of IVIG has been reported to be very helpful in tackling infantile spasms. The dosage ranges from 100-200 mg/kg/dose ranging for about 2-3 weeks at stretch.
  • Surgery: The final part of the therapy includes a surgery that removes the abnormal part of the brain. It should only be considered for patients who have not responded to therapies including Vigabatrin and ACTH. It should also be investigated whether the patient has any structural abnormalities of the brain.

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

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My grandson a in a habit of urinates during sleep. His age is 5 years. Is there any remedy to overcome it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
You will have to train him and make him get up say at 3 AM and go to the loo and make him sleep and make him self confident.
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My new born daughter is prescribed antibiotic for 1 to 2 weeks for infection. Will their be ill effect in future or now? What should be do to make this right?

MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Allahabad
My new born daughter is prescribed antibiotic for 1 to 2 weeks for infection. Will their be ill effect in future or n...
It depends on which class and strength shes been prescribed and fr which condition. Common antibiotics targetting general infections donot pose significant harm. What you can do to be safest is: 1) Take Capsule Becosule once daily. 2) Drink plenty of water. So that antibiotic does not overstay in your body .its excreted as soon as its done with its work. All the best.
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How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD, Diploma Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Advanced Certificate Course In Diabetes, PGCDM (Practical Guidance on Comprehensive Diabetes Management)
General Physician, Gurgaon
How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that prevents the body from processing sugar or glucose. The disorder causes insufficient production of the hormone Insulin (responsible for regulating sugar into the different parts of your body); or the body's failure to respond to the hormone produced. Although no cure is available for T2DM, there are several ways in which you can help prevent Type 2 diabetes in your child. These are:

1. Get your child to indulge in some physical activity - Spending about 60 minutes of the day on physical activity can help your child to ward off Type 2 diabetes. In terms of screen time, it shouldn't be over 2 hours a day. By doing so, he or she ends up building his or her muscles as well as gets rid of extra fat from the body. An active life would also help your child to maintain an optimal body weight with obesity being a cause of this form of diabetes. Whether it's a sport like swimming, cricket or basketball, or even walking and dancing, physical activity in any form can help in preventing your child from developing Type 2 diabetes.

2. Plan a well-balanced diet for your child - Encouraging your child to have healthy foods and making right food choices can also lower his or her chances of getting this metabolic disorder. Foods high in fiber like whole grain cereals and bread, lentils, fruits, and vegetables should be consumed. Similarly, foods low in trans and saturated fats like lean meat, chicken, yogurt and cheese should be included in your child's diet. Processed foods, as well as sugary drinks, should be no-no when it comes to your child's diet.


3. Adopting proper eating habits - It is not only making the right food choices that are important but eating right as well is vital for preventing the onset of diabetes. Having meals with fix portion sizes is a habit that you need to develop in your child. Ideally, half the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits; a quarter with lean protein like chicken; and the remaining with whole grain. To accompany the meal, make your child have one cup of no-fat or low-fat milk. Desserts like ice cream and cookies should be allowed only once or twice a week.

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Related Tip: 11 Good Shortcuts Towards Avoiding Diabetes Complications

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My son is 5 years old recently I delivered my second baby who is the girl. I was unable to take care of my son completely. Though my husband helped me a lot ,my son started watching TV and now he is completely addicted to cartoons. I am getting complain from school that he s not listening when teacher calls his name. Can you suggest any ideas to change my son.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
you can make him understand about your priority of yonger child, even you can give some small respoinsibility to him for new babt so he will feel importance of his own in family
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My son is 4 Yrs old. By birth he had the problem of transposed great arteries. It was corrected in amrita hospital ernakulam in his first month itself. We have yearly check up and the doctors said his echo result is gud. His growth rate is satisfactory. The actual problem is that his food habit. About 2 Yrs he ate all kinds of food. But for 2 Yrs he eats some kinds of food only. He is not ready to eat meals for 2 Yrs. He eats only chappatti and soya chunks fry and some kinds of fruits. My anxiety is that he may be lack adequate nutrients. We are totally upset about his health. Please suggest me a solution.

post graduation diploma in clinical Nutrition anf dietician, Certificate in diabetic educator, Dietitics / Nutrition - University Of Mysore
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mysore
Mam I can understand you problem intake of childrens will be diffrent yoi may need to follow few things this requires your whole family support. Encourage him to eat on dining with all family members discuss with family members and ask them not say I do not like this stuff for example I do not like raddish the kid will decide to eliminate that food from his plate no nrgative comments on food as kids are good observer they will stop eating that. Now make him little special like after making chapati draw a smily face by jam, arrange his plate in little different way were in hr should be appreciated do not cook same kind of stuff every day get some vatiety kids apprecoate colour, then the taste hope these things will help you out to feed him.
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my question about my son,he is now one n half year old but he not eat any thing so please advice me how to make him eat and what to give him

MBBS MD DCH FRCP (LONDON), Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
my question about my son,he is now one n half year old but he not eat any thing so please advice me how to make him e...
If your child is alert active and playful most likely he is not suffering from any disease so no medication is required. His hb and stool examination should be done to rule out anemia and worm infestation. This is very normal also called physiological anoeexia. When his body requiremment for calories goes dow. Please do not forcefield the child else he shall vomit out.
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My 6 month old baby has nt gained any weight from 2 months doctor has given cypon drops but still he has not gained any weight. Wt to do next?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 6 month old baby has nt gained any weight from 2 months doctor has given cypon drops but still he has not gained a...
Hello, You can Start with the complimentary foods along with breast milk. Consult me online for the detailed diet chart.
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