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Dr. Poonam Singh

Pediatrician, Siliguri

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My baby is 3 month old boy is suffering from running nose and cough for last four days. There is no fever. Is there any role of antibiotic now? And how can I clean his nose?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 3 month old boy is suffering from running nose and cough for last four days. There is no fever. Is there a...
There is no role of antibiotics in simple cold and cough. Swipe nose with soft cotton piece and instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils.
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My daughter is 1 month and 5 days she has been getting formula from first week of life. Few week after I notice she constantly poop green, she is not fussy but am worried why her poop is green as it use to be yellowish, from sunday until today its been strictly green poop. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 1 month and 5 days she has been getting formula from first week of life. Few week after I notice she c...
If she has started passing green stool after yellowish stool for 1-2 weeks, which is unlikely, consult pediatrician, otherwise it is normal. Put her on breast milk
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My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediately rinse off it with water and then put breast milk in her eye what should I do further for the same.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughter is 2 months old and I give her vitamin drops dhup daily and incidentally it fell on her eye. I immediatel...
Hi, Don't get panic, what you did was right, nothing further is to be done as it was only vitamin drops. But keep a check on her eye. Revert, in case any further help is needed.
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My son who is 3 yrd old has cough from past 2 months its goes and comes again what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Recurrent cough, as you describe, could be asthma, which is easily diagnosed by a doctor. Consult your paediatrician, when he has cough.
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My son 3.5 years boy has a swollen of penis from last night. Now turning reddish. Has pain. What to do? Washed with lukewarm hot water with dettol. But still no relief.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My son 3.5 years boy has a swollen of penis from last night. Now turning reddish. Has pain. What to do? Washed with l...
This is due to some insect bite resulting in acute allergy. Nothing to worry take to a local paediatrician or any other doctor. They will prescribe antihistamines and if necessary steroids. It will subside within 24 hrs.
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Sir, my son is 3 years old, male, weight 15 KGS, height 3 ft. Giving him only normal food, and drinks pediasure. Pls doctor suggest some drinks and healthy food for his brain development. Someone said infantgrow A+ is very good for brain development. Pls help.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Your child is perfectly heathy for his age. There is no need to give commercial food or drink but freshly prepared home made cereals. Never ever go by tall claims of these baby food manufacturers. They are expensive and never ever better than home made preparation tailored to need test texture of food. Best wishes.
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Hello my baby is 2 month old and he continually moves his hands legs and wake himself in a min then again it becomes diff him to settle down. Why this is happening and how to treat it.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hello my baby is 2 month old and he continually moves his hands legs and wake himself in a min then again it becomes ...
Young babies normally respond with a startle or fright when there is a sudden noise or a change in the way they are held. One of their primitive reflexes, known as the Startle or Moro reflex, causes them to react this way, particularly when they feel insecure. Babies gradually start growing out of their newborn reflexes from around 2 months of age. But, startling in response to a scary situation or being able to feel fear doesn’t occur until they are mature enough to perceive there could be danger and when they are capable of anticipating it. Experts think babies start to form a concept of fear from around six months onwards. Don't worry. It seems to be a normal behaviour.
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Hi, My daughter is 4 months old and she doesn't take the mother's milk. We give Lactogen powder, however she doesn't digest properly and time to time it comes out from mouth, not too much. We also keep her for 2 mints with shoulder after having the milk. Suggest me what we should do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, My daughter is 4 months old and she doesn't take the mother's milk. We give Lactogen powder, however she doesn't ...
You need not to worry. This is regurgitation occurs after feed usually due to swallowing of air too during feed. If feeding with bottle, switch to spoon feeding which shall reduce episodes of regurgitation. Give more time to burping. At this age if her wt is about 6 kg, it indicates she is taking required feed.
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My baby is 3 weeks old and he makes a lot of grunting noises like he is straining. He is not constipated. Is this behaviour normal or do I need to consult my pediatrician?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 3 weeks  old and he makes a lot of grunting noises like he is straining. He is not constipated. Is this be...
Some children grunt for a few months and this resolves slowly. But this can be a sign of some disease as well. In order to differentiate, tell more about your child.
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4 Benefits Of Breastfeeding!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
4 Benefits Of Breastfeeding!

Breast milk provides essential nutrients for infants and is a mix of nutrients, which include vitamins, proteins and fat that are necessary for a baby's growth. Apart from benefitting babies, breastfeeding benefits mothers too.
Here are 4 benefits of breastfeeding:

1) Provides nutrients and protection to the baby - The best food a mother can give to her baby is her breast milk. It helps your baby to grow and develop. Breast milk is custom-made by all mothers for their own babies and, thus, contains a perfect mix of essential nutrients. Breast milk contains a mixture of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals, which are very important for the proper growth and development of the baby. It also contains many antibodies that reduce the chance of diseases and allergies. In fact, the milk's content changes as your baby grows to keep up with the infant's needs.

2) Convenience - The milk from breasts is always safe and fresh, and is precisely of the right temperature, which what makes it a convenient food for the baby. What's more, it doesn't require heating, boiling or sterilizing as such; and can be fed to the baby anywhere, anytime.

3) Benefits mothers - According to a research, breastfeeding, to an extent, provides protection against breast and ovarian cancer. It also serves as a measure of protection against weak bones in the later part of life. Calories are required in order to produce milk. So, breastfeeding helps to gradually lose weight after pregnancy as well. Moreover, breast feeding also defers the return of menstruation for a little while.

4) Continues the special relationship between mother and child - The bond between a mother and a child strengthens due to the intimacy and the closeness involved in breastfeeding. One of the remarkable facts about this is the more a baby breastfeeds, the more milk the mother produces. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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Pneumonia se bachne ke liye upaay bataiye please. Kya care lena chahiye? Excercise kya karna chahiye? Diets?

DNB (Respiratory disease), Fellowship Bronchoscopy, MBBS
Pulmonologist, Ahmedabad
Pneumonia se bachne ke liye upaay bataiye please.
Kya care lena chahiye?
Excercise kya karna chahiye?
Diets?
pneumonia is a kind of infection so take all measures to avoid infection .. keep cleanliness.and do deep breathing exercise
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Hello sir We have a baby who is 3 years old and we have give her formula milk sometimes. For how long can we keep the prepared milk ? I mean can be keep it for 1 hour if she does not take it right away ? Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir
We have a baby who is 3 years old and we have give her formula milk sometimes. For how long can we keep the...
Hi, the prepared milk should be consumed within 1/2 an hour of it's preparation by keeping it inside the fridge. Don't give the same preparation again to your baby after that, discard it.
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How should I increase my breast milk production? My baby feeds on that only and does not accept formula milk.

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi good to know you want to exclusively breast feed the baby. Drink lot of liquids about 5-6litres a day. Let baby suck at breast regularly especially at night. Eat balanced diet take care.
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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in Children - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is characterized by periodic bouts of nausea and vomiting that happens at cyclical intervals. It affects all ages, but is more common in children. The condition is quite stereotypical in that there are paroxysms or bouts of vomiting that is recurrent and follows days of normal health.

Causes:

There is no definite reason identified, but it is said to have a strong hereditary correlation. Studies have shown mitochondrial heteroplasmies (abnormal growth of mitochondria, which is a cellular component) to be one of the factors that can lead to CVS. The genetic correlation, however, is very difficult to establish, specifically because vomiting and nausea are common symptoms that occur with most conditions in children. And CVS is most commonly noted with conditions like infections and emotional excitement. Infection could be either tooth decay or sinusitis or anything else. Lack of sleep, anxiety, holidays, allergies, overeating, certain foods, menstruation – a host of factors have been shown to induce CVS. There is also a strong association with migraine and conditions that lead to excessive production of stress hormones.

Symptoms:

The syndrome (a group of symptoms) usually has 4 phases:

  1. Symptom-free interval phase: The child is completely normal in this phase, which happens in between bouts.

  2. Prodromal phase: Prodrome is an indication that a disease or a condition is about to happen. In CVS, this is usually nausea and abdominal pain that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Treatment in this phase can curb the disease. However, there could be some children in whom this may not manifest and the child may directly start with vomiting.

  3. Vomiting phase: Repeated bouts of paroxysmal vomiting happen associated with nausea, exertion, fatigue, and drowsiness.

  4. Recovery phase: As the nausea and vomiting begin to subside, which may take a couple of days, the child returns back to normal slowly. However, the lethargy and energy levels will take a couple of days to return to normal.

Treatment:

Treatment again depends on the severity and the phase at which it is being recognized. If a child has repetitive bouts, then the parent and the doctor would have identified a pattern to it.

  1. If the causative agent has been identified, for instance, infection or migraines, then managing that takes care of the CVS also.

  2. If identified during the prodromal phase, again it can be managed with suitable anti-emetic medications.

  3. If identified after full onset, rest and sleep and medications to control nausea and vomiting are required.

Adequate hydration with electrolyte replenishment and sedatives can provide additional support. However, in most cases of childhood CSV, the pattern will be identified and that helps in better management, both the child/parent and the podiatrist.

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My son is 2 months 18 days old. He doesn't sleep whole night not even take small naps. He sleeps next day at 4 am. I have to join my job back. So how to change his routine. I feel so tired.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 2 months 18 days old. He doesn't sleep whole night not even take small naps. He sleeps next day at 4 am. I ...
Your son is absolute innocent, he doesn't know any thing except his hunger and comfort. You or any body can not make him to adjust according to you, it is you who has to adjust your Routine according to him. Sorry.
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My son is 3.5 years old. He is taking macox zh kid for 4 months. How long will it take to stop. Whether the doctor will stop by 6 months or will he continue. I fear to ask him bec still he is having cold. Can we give curd during cold?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
My son is 3.5 years old. He is taking macox zh kid for 4 months. How long will it take to stop. Whether the doctor wi...
This is for tuberculosis not for common cold. We give 4 drug treatment for 2 months and 2drugs should be continued for next 4 months. We need cause of starting this medication to say about duration of treatment.
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Hello am 25 years old and I think I am suffering from dyslexia problem. Tell me what I do to overcome this.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), PG Diploma in Hospital Management, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, CAS - Certified Autism Specialist, Sensory Enrichment Therapy, Early Childhood Special education, Drama Therapy
Occupational Therapist, Bangalore
Kindly get yourself assessed from any occupational therapists or psychologist. After knowing the degree of your dyslexia, you will be guided about how to functionaly manage the issues. It is very much manageable with proper therapy.
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My 5.5 month old has been passing green thick smelly stool since we started him on top feed - banana, dal water, rice paste, wheat paste etc. Is this normal? There is no apparent discomfort he is suffering from.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5.5 month old has been passing green thick smelly stool since we started him on top feed - banana, dal water, rice...
It is normal. You may give all items but not in a day. Give him one item for 2 to 3 days and then switch over to other item gradually.
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My baby is 2 months 9 days. He has not passed stool since 2 days. He is on breast feed but as my feed is less I have to give him 1 time diluted cows milk but it is only once in a day about 60 ml. He is not taking formula feed. Is there any problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 2 months 9 days. He has not passed stool since 2 days. He is on breast feed but as my feed is less I have ...
It is normal for a 2 month baby not to pass motion for days and if he is feeding well and playful you can just relax Do not give formula and if you give it feed with spoon only and no bottle feed
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I had miscarriage on may 22'2017 & again pregnant confirmed as LMP July'6 2017, now my pregnancy is above 9 weeks, I check ultrasound of pelvic (as recommended by doctor) in scan report is" posterior wall fibroid (1.78 cm), also doctor gives prescription that inj. Life 1 weekly once for 8 weeks & profine 100 for daily 0-0-1 for 6 months. In some websites not recommend profine 100 tablet during pregnancy. Please give me a correct suggestions for me. Thank you sir.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I had miscarriage on may 22'2017 & again pregnant confirmed as LMP July'6 2017, now my pregnancy is above 9 weeks, I ...
Hi Jagadeesan... Yes they are some contraindications to it.. as it is used for contraception.. but your doctor must have known it and there can be other use of it like in limited dosage it checks the growth of the fibroid which can increase in size with pregnancy... But you can start homoeopathic treatment for the fibroid... the benefit of it is that it not only cures the fibroid permanently but also helps in the natural growth of the fetus..
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