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Dr. Anant Ketkar

Pediatrician, dabra

Dr. Anant Ketkar Pediatrician, dabra
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Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello Dr, am just wondering what type of solid food should I start off my 3 month old daughter with?
No solid or semi solid food at this age. Weaning starts at 5 to 6 months. Till then continue exclusive breastfeeding.
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My son has a problem that he doesn't like to eat home made food. He has no interest in eating any sort of home made food. He sits for long long hours hungry without eating anything. please help me wat should I do? Should I give him any tonic?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
No tonic will guide him to eat homemade food, if he iss in a habit of eating outside food-------------actually just try to prepare food at your house according to hiss choice, only this is the alternative right now and once he startss liking home made recepies, he will slowly leave outside food------ let him sit hungry for hours, actually due to your love nd affection, now he is out of your control and now the need of the hour is to treat him psychologically, rather than medicinally or by scolding him---------------
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BDS, MDS, MBA (Healthcare), FAM
Dentist, Hyderabad
Brushing twice a day keeps cavities away.
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My baby girl is 12 months old. From two days onwards her palm and head is became very hot but no any other parts of body. I gave her the paracetamol oral solution. But there is no change in temperature. Why it is doctor?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Measure temp. With thermometer. Give paracetamol only if temp. > 100 f in summer days this is normal.
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My 10month old son's head is always warm, l will say its hot 40-45degrees. Why is it so, is it normal or I shud take him for treatment?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 10month old son's head is always warm, l will say its hot 40-45degrees. Why is it so, is it normal or I shud take ...
Brain growth is at a higher rate during infancy and blood supply is more to the brain. Hence head is relatively warm which is normal.
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My daughter is of 2.5 years old in day time her health is okay but during night she is having cough a lot what should I do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
My daughter is of 2.5 years old in day time her health is okay but during night she is having cough a lot what should...
Avoid late dinner or milk. Avoid exposure to fumes/masguito repellant vapours. Sleeping with head end raised. No relief get examined by a child spe to r/o asthma.
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My child does not sleep in night.Please do help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Babies don't know day and night so early in their life. We can't control their behavior. If she is taking breast feeds and is active, playful, gaining weight, there is nothing to worry about. Stay cool, play and enjoy with her.
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My Aunt who 60 years old female suffering from respiratory failure type II her BP is also not recordable she needs oxygen almost all the time. We are supplying oxygen to her through cylinder. Can you prescribe something. One more thing that I want to ask is there any NGO or Charity organization which can donate Oxygen Concentrate Machine as she is very poor please do the needful. Thanks.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
Hi. Continue previous medication. Along with that few homeopathic medicines like spongia tosta, antim tart etc etc helps for lung related issues. It might help to certain extent I guess so. If Bp is not recordable then admit her nearby hospital urgently. Take care.
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My daughter is 13 years old and got matured this year in June. But still bed wetting habit has not gone from her. Any remedy for controlling bed wetting at this age for her.

MBBS
Pediatrician,
Emotional problems at home cause bed wetting, make sure goes to urination before sleeping. Make sure she is not get stressed.
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Symptoms of Child Aphasia - Can It Be Treated?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Symptoms of Child Aphasia - Can It Be Treated?

Child Aphasia is complex disorder that is caused by damage to parts of the brain that controls language and speech. This disorder affects the child's ability to express herself through words and understand the speech of other people. The severity of the problem depends on the extent of the damage as well as the location of the damage. Since this is not a birth disorder, therefore, you should be much more careful as so you notice that your kid is facing language disorder. A speech pathologist can diagnose language disorders and teach your child strategies to help.

What are the leading symptoms of aphasia in kids?

  1. Not understanding speech is one of the most common symptoms. Most patients cannot understand spoken or written language. Typically in these cases, the patient suffers from fluent Aphasia, which is caused by damage to the left temporal lobe of the brain. The patient's speech might seem meaningless and incoherent with lots of unnecessary words being used. The child usually becomes upset when people don't understand what he is saying.
  2. Patients suffering from this disorder also have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding language and they often take more time to communicate. Only short sentences are used by these patients with words often left out, making the sentence sound incomplete. Such children suffer from non-fluent Aphasia where they understand what others are saying, but cannot communicate or speak well themselves. Their speech is almost similar to that of telegraphic languages that are usually followed by those toddlers who are just learning how to speak.
  3. Some children suffering from Aphasia might have trouble repeating words even though they don't have problem understanding what others are saying. These children suffer from conduction Aphasia and will be able to reproduce only parts of a sentence, if asked to repeat.
  4. Children affected with this disorder may see to be not listening to you or ignore you.
  5. Such kids might also have behavioral problems and may not be able to keep up with their friends and classmates. They will also suffer from forgetfulness.

Causes of Aphasia: The leading cause of Aphasia is brain injury, brain infection, brain tumour or abscess or bleeding in the brain.

Diagnosis of the disease: The disorder is diagnosed by a speech therapist who assesses the condition with a variety of tools to figure out the extent of damage. Its best to take your child to a paediatric speech pathologist who is an expert in treating children with brain injuries. The child will then be assessed on auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing ability and functional communication.

Treatment: There are many people who think that the speech trouble cannot be treated, but they are completely wrong. There are various ways to treat Aphasia. The younger the patient the better the chances of recovery since the brain is not that developed to handle specific functions in kids as in adults. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the goal that is to be achieved. Factors behind this trouble need to be determined first otherwise the perfect treatment cannot be decided. Some of the most prominent factors are aphasia type, brain-injury cause, age, brain-lesion size and positioning and others.

Some of the leading tips that can be applied as per Association of National Stroke are as follows:

  1. Using props can be helpful in getting across messages.
  2. Speaking slowly and staying calm while speaking.
  3. Drawing pictures or words on paper for communication.
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Health Quote of the Week

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Health Quote of the Week

If your child isn't hungry, don't force a meal or snack.

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My child aged 16. He is not interested in study and not in play. He is very lazy. He don't like to following to any one. He don't has any hobby and not goal for his future.

Pediatrician, Pune
if he does not like to follow , let him lead , let him take his own decisions , that will make him more interested and responsible , talk to him as a friend , not as a father
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Hello sir may baby is 3 month older hi is stop breathing 3 to 5 mints. For crying hi is not up may grand mom weather split her face then hi is up how to face or resold permanently please help me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hello sir may baby is 3 month older hi is stop breathing 3 to 5 mints. For crying hi is not up may grand mom weather ...
Don't worry after breast/food many children sleep deep and so no problem. If. He have some other symptoms, then he needs treatment.
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my son has an infection he has fever cough and he often vomits...can you help

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
How old is he? What is his weight? Probably your baby is quite sick and he vomits while coughing. I would suggest you to meet your doctor.
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My children id 2.8months and having allergy. He is coughing continually if he does not take monticope 4mg tab on a single day. To stop cough we have give him nebulisation. His allergy level is 239. Please advice how can we stop his continue coughing.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Surat
Hello 1st of all is there any h/o asthma or allergy in family? if yes and child has repeated cough then child may have allergic components take some minor precautions - do not introduce any top milk before 1 yr, do not your perfumes or all out good night like components you r giving montecope contain montelukast which is not recommended before 2 yes of age you can start budecort mdi 100microgram twice a day and give asthalin nebulization on require basis.
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My baby girl is 1 year old and she is suffering from pink eye from last 7 days we have consulted pediatric has given ciplox drops and eye ointment but I see no changes, baby cry a lot for irritation and has swelling eyelids, I am applying castor oil to her head and cleaning eyes with rose water but no changes, need help to reduce her body heat and to reduce swelling pink eye. Please help.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
My baby girl is 1 year old and she is suffering from pink eye from last 7 days we have consulted pediatric has given ...
Hi, I am sorry to hear about your baby's problems. For the pink eye, after 7 days it is necessary to show to an eye specialist if the baby is not improving. For more information, please consider replying back, warm regards.
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My son 3 years old repeatedly getting cold & cough, month 3 times observed, cough with phlegm no fever & other problem kid is active. Doc suspects on allergy. AEC test done count is 468, recommending inhaler & asthalin syrup Pl suggest for small kid don't want give inhaler.

MD PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Most probably it is allergic cough, hence giving an inhaler is the right thing to do. Inhalers do not cause any side effects on the body as it is not absorbsed `systemically.
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My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feeding at all her birth weight was 3.28 kg. please tell me what do I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feedi...
It's normal weight for the age. Usually children don't eat well during 2nd year as the growth declins.
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My baby is 2 month old. She is not sleeping at night. Sleep at days. For that can I give her triclofos oral solution ip?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 2 month old. She is not sleeping at night. Sleep at days. For that can I give her triclofos oral solution ip?
No never. This is a normal cycle for first 4 months of age. As during pregnancy when mom walks, baby swings like a jula, and even mom sleeps. The pendulum movement of baby stops in side tummy is his mom, so they get awake. So same sleep cycle continues post birth also. For atleast 4 months. Make sure child takes feeding well during night and gradually it would improve.
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