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Dr. Sanjay Pothar

Pediatrician, Pune

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Dr. Sanjay Pothar is a trusted Pediatrician in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. You can visit him at Pratibha Nurshing Home in Shivaji Nagar, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sanjay Pothar on Lybrate.com.

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S No 1120/6, Lakaki RD, Model Colony,Shivaji Nagar. Landmark: Near Abasidoor Hotel Near Kirloskar Lakaki Bunglow, PunePune Get Directions
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HELLO SIR, my child is 9 months old, he develops white spots on his cheeks, first on the right side now today I saw on his left side as well can you suggest me treatment or any remedy.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
HELLO SIR, my child is 9 months old, he develops white spots on his cheeks, first on the right side now today I saw o...
Difficult to comment medication on skin related stuff. Without seeing child. Shall not encourage doctors for such medics on online forums. We can guide you here with common concerns. Diet and prevention. Skin is sensitive matter. Hope you understand.
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Sleep - How Much Is Too Much For Your Baby?

M.D(Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rewari
Sleep - How Much Is Too Much For Your Baby?

Sleep is an essential part of a child's growth and development journey. Sleep helps the child develop both physically and mentally. Thus, it is important for every child to develop good sleeping habits. The amount of sleep a child requires varies from child to child and according to their age. Here's a broad guideline for how much sleep your child should be getting depending on their age.

Less than a year

The confusion between day and night ends when the baby is about 4 months old. This is when you will notice regular sleep patterns emerging. By the time they are 6 months old, most infants have a regular sleep and wake cycle. At this age, your baby needs at least 15 hours of sleep a day. The goal here is to establish healthy sleeping habits.

1-3 year old

After their first birthday, toddlers tend to reduce their number of day-time naps. But they still require 11-14 hours of sleep a day. Let your child take a 1-3 hour afternoon nap and put them to bed early, so that they can get a full night's sleep.

3-6 year old

Naps gradually become shorter as the child grows up. These pre-schoolers need 10-13 hours of sleep a day. At this age, it is a good idea to encourage your child to fall asleep on their own. They should no longer need an adult to put them to sleep. They should also learn to fall back asleep on their own, if they wake up in the middle of the night.

7-12 year old

A pre-teen needs 10-11 hours of sleep a day but the average sleep they get is about 9 hours. The challenge at this age is to not allow bedtime to get very late. Once they start going to school, children have a fixed time to wake up. Thus, a late bedtime will give them inadequate sleep.

12-18 year old

Teenagers require 8-9 hours of sleep a day. In no way should they get less than 7 hours of sleep. It is a good idea to keep the television and computer out of their bedroom. Also, avoid letting them have caffeinated drinks before sleeping.

Poor or inadequate sleep can lead to a number of health complications as well as mental disorders such as ADHD and cognitive problems. Thus, it is important for your child to not only follow a regular sleep schedule, but also to have restful sleep. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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What are the probable reasons for occurrence of early onset of sepsis in newly born infants?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Coimbatore
What are the probable reasons for occurrence of early onset of sepsis in newly born infants?
Common causes 1. Amniotic fluid infection of the mother 2. Prolonged rupture of membranes prior to delivery 3. Delivery room environment 4. Infection in the mother common organism causing early onset sepsis in neonates is group b streptococcus which can be tested easily another common cause is pre maturity.
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My baby is 4 months old. N we just shifted from kerala to rajasthan. When she turned 4 months. Now she looks slim. Her head seems small n doesn' t urinate as in kerala. Also didn' t pass stool since 2 days. Is something wrong ?

Pediatrician, Pune
Shifting to warmer place require additional water, see that you take sufficient amount of water, if required baby also can be given additional water.
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Hi Doctor, Now I have 6 month baby for twins, so I can introduce to my kids for extra virgin olive oil, for oil massage and foods, can you reply doctor as soon as possible.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi Doctor, Now I have 6 month baby for twins, so I can introduce to my kids for extra virgin olive oil, for oil massa...
Why olive oil? Continue breast feeds along with normal complementary feeds with home based foods such a light khichri, suji kheer Clear soups, mashed banana etc. No extra added salt or sugar.
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Hi, I need methylphenidate drug for research purpose but I am not able to find that drug in pharmacy even after having authorised prescription so from where it could be purchased.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, I need methylphenidate drug for research purpose but I am not able to find that drug in pharmacy even after havin...
Methylphenidate is in Schedule X of Drugs & Cosmetics Act. Only few pharmacies store Methyphenidate. Contact the Medical Representative in your area to get details of local availability. Ipca Innova & Sun Pharma are the leading providers of this medicine. If you are a Doctor, please feel free to contact me.
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Kal morning school jate time van me vomiting hua. Night me phir vomiting hua. Night me disentry (pechise) 3 timekya krun age - 5 year boy. Eating me intrest nahi hai. Biskit Khaya tha rat me.

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Homeopath, Ludhiana
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Type 2 Diabetes - How It Can Be Prevented In Children?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Type 2 Diabetes - How It Can Be Prevented In Children?

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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Raising children is not an easy task. Disciplining them is still more difficult & tricky. It is essential to understand that threat as a motivation may work well in short term, but love is far better motivational tool in long term.
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