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Dr. Srikanth

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Dr. Srikanth is one of the best Pediatricians in Dange Chowk, Pune. You can visit him/her at A Shatayu Children And Psychiatric Counselling Hospital in Dange Chowk, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Srikanth on Lybrate.com.

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Hi my son is 5 years 3 months old and he is very weak. What can we do for him for weight gain

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
We have to see the weight gain velocity from birth. Many thin looking children are in normal range of weight. Consult pediatrician
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A Guide!

Consultant Dyslexia, Autism & Child Psychologist. Consultant Clinical & Mental Health Psychologist., Post Masters Doc in Behavioural Medicine , Post Masters Doc Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - A Guide!

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common neurobehavioral disorders presenting for treatment in children and adolescents. ADHD is often chronic with prominent symptoms and impairment spanning into adulthood. ADHD is often associated with co-occurring disorders including disruptive, mood, anxiety, and substance abuse. The diagnosis of ADHD is clinically established by review of symptoms and impairment. The biological underpinning of the disorder is supported by genetic, neuroimaging, neurochemistry and neuropsychological data. Consideration of all aspects of an individual’s life needs to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. 

Multimodal treatment includes educational, family, and individual support. Psychotherapy alone and in combination with medication is helpful for ADHD and comorbid problems. Pharmacotherapy including stimulants, noradrenergic agents, alpha agonists, and antidepressants plays a fundamental role in the long-term management of ADHD across the lifespan. 

The management of ADHD includes consideration of two major areas: non-pharmacological (educational remediation, individual and family psychotherapy) and pharmacotherapy.

I personally support Psychotherapy. Specialized educational planning based on the child’s difficulties is necessary in a majority of cases. Since learning disorders co-occur in one-third of ADHD youth, ADHD individuals should be screened and appropriate individualised educational plans developed. Educational adjustments should be considered in individuals with ADHD with difficulties in behavioral or academic performance. Increased structure, predictable routine, learning aids, resource room time, and checked homework are among typical educational considerations in these individuals. Similar modifications in the home environment should be undertaken to optimize the ability to complete homework. For youth, frequent parental communication with the school about the child’s progress is essential. 

Symptoms in children and teenagers 

The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they're usually noticeable before the age of six. They occur in more than one situation, such as at home and at school. The main signs of each behavioural problem are detailed below:

  1. Inattentiveness: having a short attention span and being easily distracted making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork appearing forgetful or losing things being unable to stick at tasks that are tedious or time-consuming appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions constantly changing activity or task having difficulty organising tasks 

  2. Hyperactivity and impulsiveness: being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings constantly fidgeting being unable to concentrate on tasks excessive physical movement excessive talking being unable to wait their turn acting without thinking interrupting conversations little or no sense of danger 

These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child's life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline. 

Related conditions in children and teenagers 

Although not always the case, some children may also have signs of other problems or conditions alongside ADHD, such as: 

  • anxiety disorder – which causes your child to worry and be nervous much of the time; it may also cause physical symptoms, such as a rapid heartbeat, sweating and dizziness 

  • oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) – this is defined by negative and disruptive behaviour, particularly towards authority figures, such as parents and teachers 

  • conduct disorder – this often involves a tendency towards highly antisocial behaviour, such as stealing, fighting, vandalism and harming people or animals 

  • depression 

  • sleep problems – finding it difficult to get to sleep at night, and having irregular sleeping patterns 

  • autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) – this affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour 

  • epilepsy – a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated fits or seizures 

  • Tourette’s syndrome – a condition of the nervous system, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics 

  • learning difficulties – such as dyslexia Symptoms in adults In adults, the symptoms of ADHD are more difficult to define. This is largely due to a lack of research into adults with ADHD. 

ADHD is a developmental disorder; it's believed that it can't develop in adults without it first appearing during childhood. But it's known that symptoms of ADHD often persist from childhood into a person's teenage years, and then adulthood. Any additional problems or conditions experienced by children with ADHD, such as depression or dyslexia, may also continue into adulthood. By the age of 25, an estimated 15% of people diagnosed with ADHD as children still have a full range of symptoms, and 65% still have some symptoms that affect their daily lives. The symptoms in children and teenagers, which are listed above, is sometimes also applied to adults with possible ADHD. But some specialists say that the way in which inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness affect adults can be very different from the way they affect children. For example, hyperactivity tends to decrease in adults, while inattentiveness tends to get worse as the pressure of adult life increases. Adult symptoms of ADHD also tend to be far more subtle than childhood symptoms. 

Some specialists have suggested the following list of symptoms associated with ADHD in adults: 

  • carelessness and lack of attention to detail 

  • continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones 

  • poor organisational skills 

  • inability to focus or prioritise 

  • continually losing or misplacing things 

  • forgetfulness 

  • restlessness and edginess 

  • difficulty keeping quiet and speaking out of turn 

  • blurting out responses and often interrupting others 

  • mood swings, irritability and a quick temper 

  • inability to deal with stress 

  • extreme impatience 

  • taking risks in activities, often with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others – for example, driving dangerously 

Additional problems in adults with ADHD As with ADHD in children and teenagers, ADHD in adults can occur alongside several related problems or conditions. One of the most common conditions is depression. Other conditions that adults may have alongside ADHD include: 

  • personality disorders – conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others 

  • bipolar disorder – a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another 

  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – a condition that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour 

The behavioural problems associated with ADHD can also cause problems such as difficulties with relationships, social interaction, drugs and crime. Some adults with ADHD find it hard to find and stay in a job. If you notice any of the above in your child or yourself , it is worth making the effort and spending some time and money to have your child and or yourself assessed on a priority basis as ADHD causes neural changes in the brain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychologist.

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My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is two months old. Her tongue and inside gums has become white. She is refusing to take milk. Please advise.
White deposit in mouth is usually fungal infection. Apply or just pour 2 to 3 drops of candid mouth paint over the tounge 4 to 5 times in a day. After response, it may be continued 3 times in a day for 1 to 2 monts. Do not scrap or scratch white deposit. If no response in 3 to 4 days, consult pediateician. In case, if she is refusing feed which I suppose she is not able to suckle instead of refusing, give expressed breast milk with spoon for proper nutrition. If baby is not able to swallow, consult immiditely. Exclussive breast milk is strongly advisible up to 6 monts of age.
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Dear mamWe had a baby on 3 Feb but mother is not able feed the baby properly what should we do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is her feed not coming properly----if this isthe problem then start giving following homoeopathic medicine to your wife immediately-------------------- bloome-44 or milkosan syrup (bioforce) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily for 15 days-------------------------------------
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I have a 16 day old baby boy who is only on breastmilk. His poop is normal mustard yellow when he poops. When it dries in the cloth nappy it turns green! is this normal? or should I take him to my pediatrics?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have a 16 day old baby boy who is only on breastmilk. His poop is normal mustard yellow when he poops. When it drie...
Breastfed babies usually pass 6 to 8 times, small quantities of semisolid golden yellow coloured stools. Color is not an issue as long as baby is otherwise fin.
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My 5 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Viral Warts on her face. She has warts of multiple size - some big, some small but mainly concentrated on her chin and jaw. The doctors I consulted say there is no medicine for Viral warts. But her face is looking bad because of the warts. Please can someone guide what can be done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello. I understand the problem. We need to be sure what type of lesions these are, it can b molluscum or warts. You can apply thuja cream if it persists then show to skin specialist.
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If plus polio got in two times in a week, there any problem? I given to my kids unknowingly.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
If plus polio got in two times in a week, there any problem? I given to my kids unknowingly.
no problem.but it won't be counted as two.only one dose.as it takes time to develop immunity on three different types of polio strains.thanks
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I am 27 years old recently I have delivered a baby by C -Section. It's been only 50 days. I have gain weight. .when can I start exercise or swimming and how to loose weight.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
I am 27 years old recently I have delivered a baby by C -Section. It's been only 50 days. I have gain weight. .when c...
Start with simple exercises which you can comfortably do. Please do not worry about the weight gain but be health aware and take good care of the baby. Ensure that you eat in small portions 4-5 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner being the major part of you daily meal ). Have fruits in between 2-4 times. Avoid all junk food and processed food which can let you gain weight. Avoid cold drinks and fruit juices. Learn yoga as it is safe and gentle. If you can manage the diet (have a balanced diet) and exercise so that you can burn the calories then you will stay healthy and do not gain weight, at the same time have sufficient breast milk for the baby. Take the supplements given by your doctor for some more time. If you have any specific health problem then try Homeopathy which has no side-effects and is effective as well. You can contact me if required for Homeopathic treatment.
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My son who is 15 years old has consumed 1 cap of dettol instead of mouthwash do we need to take him to the hospital immediately.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
My son who is 15 years old has consumed 1 cap of dettol instead of mouthwash do we need to take him to the hospital i...
Hi, usually it won't cause harm. Give him a litre of water, so that it shouldn't stuck in esophagus.
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I have a daughter one year she suffered from diarrhae how to escape children with diarrhae Loose motion.

MD PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I have a daughter one year she suffered from diarrhae  how to escape children with diarrhae 
Loose motion.
Take care of hygiene, hand washing, see what she eats, lot of probiotcs vitamin c can help to build up gut immuniiy.
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I have delivered a baby. I don't have enough milk to feed my baby as after one week of delivery my stiches got broken. Dr. Gave me strong antibiotics and because of antibiotics my milk got vanish. Please suggest me some medication or anything by which I could feed my baby and my milk back.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Antibiotics will not make milk vanish, perhaps it is your anxiety taking toll. Be confident observe colour of baby's urine and frequency, so also weight of the baby for some days, before coming to hasty conclusion. It is easy to start top feeds any time, but remember it is difficult sustain breast feeding with fear, anxiety. Child will lose some weight in first week or so, don't worry about that.
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I have 12 Weeks Baby Girl. Her Vaccinations plan on 10 weeks but she was suffering cold so Vaccinations Can't be Possible in this Condition.& already passed 2 weeks for Delay Vaccinations. So in this condition what we should do? Vaccinations delay is it serious Problem?

M.D. Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
I have 12 Weeks Baby Girl. Her Vaccinations plan on 10 weeks but she was suffering cold so Vaccinations Can't be Poss...
Vaccine mut be give on specified date, but if its not possible due such unavoidable instances then, need to worry. Let your child recover completely, then you see your pediatrician. Vaccination delay is not a serious problem, for few vaccines, but as far as possible it should and must be given once your baby is healthy. Kindly visit your pediatrician, as he will guide you better. Happy Parenting!
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My new born baby 21 days old. For last 2 or 3 days he is crying whenever gets breastfeeding and it seems he stomach is very tight and does potty. Is it normal or should is consult with child specialist. He is crying a lot. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My new born baby 21 days old. For last 2 or 3 days he is crying whenever gets breastfeeding and it seems he stomach i...
Crying may be due to colicky pain (abdominal pain) due to gas and so burp well after each feed and give Colicaid drops. Frequent loose motions are common in this age.
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Can newborn babies have leukoderma? Can they be born with leukoderma? How early can one get leukoderma? What are the other diseases which we can confuse with leukoderma?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can newborn babies have leukoderma? Can they be born with leukoderma? How early can one get leukoderma? What are the ...
It is possible that newborns baby have vitiligo. It is right most of the people get if before the age of 20. And as mentioned by anti-vitiligo about 95% of the patients get this disease before the age of 40. However it is difficult to diagnose vitiligo in small babies. So here is a easy tip for you to test vitiligo in babies. It is wood's lamp experiment. It is a special device used to diagnose different skin conditions. Other pigmentary disorders can be confused as aslo normal melasma.
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My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loose motion. Please ans doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loo...
Loose motions are not related to teething but as the babies have a tendency to put every thing into mouth, they are more prone to have infections. Take care of hydration.
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My son is 2 years and 1 month old he is not leaving my breast milk so what steps should I take.

BHMS PGCGO
Homeopath, Hubli-Dharwad
Put breast bandage. To stop milk coming take tab. Cabgolin 0.5 two tab at once only. Latter don't feed. Ok.
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My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noticed some blood in his wee. Is this okay.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My sister gave birth to a baby boy on 14th may 2016. He is not weeing well. And has not poop yet. Yesterday they noti...
In summer newborn may not pass stool or urine for 24to48 hrs. If their is no cong. Malformation then get stool tasted for blood.
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What to do to a 4 months old baby so that it sleeps at night rather than walking up crying.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
What to do to a 4 months old baby so that it sleeps at night rather than walking up crying.
Usually a healthy normal baby cries hungry at night. A satisfactory feed at about 11 in night keep baby sleeps for about 4 hours at this age.
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