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Dr. Arifa Sainudeen

MBBS

Pediatrician, Trivandrum

45 Years Experience
Dr. Arifa Sainudeen MBBS Pediatrician, Trivandrum
45 Years Experience
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Dr. Arifa Sainudeen is a popular Pediatrician in Ambalam Jn., Trivandrum. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 45 years. She is a qualified MBBS . You can meet Dr. Arifa Sainudeen personally at arifa in Ambalam Jn., Trivandrum. Book an appointment online with Dr. Arifa Sainudeen and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 10 month old baby girl skin is becoming so dry and is scaly at some places. Her cheeks are becoming red. Please suggest some natural remedy or any moisturizer or lotion to make her better.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 10 month old baby girl skin is becoming so dry and is scaly at some places. Her cheeks are becoming red. Please su...
Your baby might be suffering from eczema which is a skin condition associated with extreme dryness. This condition slowly improves with time mostly by 2 years of age. Please use thick moisturizing creams like Oilatum for her skin and also you can apply coconut oil as home remedy. Although, see a Paediatrician once to confirm the condition.
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Hello doctor my baby is about 8 months and still we did not give her any injection like penta/pentaxim. She got seizures by birth and our child Specialist suggest to only give her Pentaxim which is less painful. But here in Pakistan, pentaxim is not available. So please suggest what should I do?

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Hello doctor my baby is about 8 months and still we did not give her any injection like penta/pentaxim. She got seizu...
As your child is having a neurological disease only acellular DPT should be given.In India pentaxim is available at present.
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What, we do for good health. And whats kind of food we have to use at this summer time. If pimples are come on face what the way to make a clear skin.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What, we do for good health. And whats kind of food we have to use at this summer time. If pimples are come on face w...
extra salt lemon water. least exposure to out door in daytime.small frequent food cooked at home.fruits like lemon mango papaya watermelon are good.
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Sir, my daughter is 8 years old. She always complain about a pain in her stomach. Could you pls tell me the possible reason for this n what will be the remedy for the same.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Sir, my daughter is 8 years old. She always complain about a pain in her stomach. Could you pls tell me the possible ...
She might be having some sort of stomach infection or allergy or maybe worms there could be umpteen reasons for stomach ache please get her checked from a doctor.
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Injuries - How to Prevent Them in Toddlers

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Injuries - How to Prevent Them in Toddlers

With the word accident, the first thing that comes to our mind is a traffic accident or an outdoor accident. We all may usually relate accidents with outdoor hazards, but little do we realize that the place that we consider to be the safest, that is, our homes, has a number of hazards itself. Accidents at home are usually caused due to negligence. Children are especially prone to be hurt by such accidents. Just like we stay careful outside our home, it is also important to maintain safety indoors to prevent accidents.

Here are some of the common accidents that occur mostly to children along with the preventive steps that can help you to avoid them:

1. Fall: Falling is one of the most common accidents that children experience. There may be a number of factors such as objects scattered on the floor, the floor being slippery, unstable walking of the child, lack of supervision, etc.
Prevention

  • Keep floors clean, dry and free from unnecessary obstructions.
  • Always keep a check on your toddler as he learns to walk
  • Do not keep babies unattended when they are sitting on a high surface
  • Keep the bed rail of the baby cot raised whenever the child is in it

2. Choking: Choking is a serious condition that leads to breathlessness due to accidental swallowing of foods or objects, covering head by blankets, strangulation, etc.
Prevention:

  • Avoid toys that have small detachable parts
  • Keep a watch on your child when he/she plays with small objects
  • Keep children away from buckets or tubs filled with water
  • Never allow your children to play while eating

3. Burns: Burns may occur from contact with hot objects, hot water or fire.
Prevention:

  • Make sure that you don't hold a child and a hot object or beverage at the same time
  • Make sure that your child doesn't enter the kitchen without supervision
  • While preparing warm water for bathing your child in, always check the water temperature beforehand

4. Poisoning: Poisoning takes place under conditions of food poisoning or accidental swallowing of harmful substances like detergents, insecticides or drugs.
Prevention:

  • Keep all medicines, detergents, soaps and chemicals out of the child's reach 
  • Store all chemicals and toxic substances in their respective containers or make sure the containers are labelled properly
  • Always keep a first-aid box ready at hand if you have a child at home. For severe conditions talk to a doctor or visit a hospital immediately.
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Hai my 3 month old baby some time crying in niht time and I do not have breast milk. Which is the best formula milk for him.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hai my 3 month old baby some time crying in niht time and I do not have breast milk. Which is the best formula milk f...
Breastmilk is the best for a baby. Please don't lose hope, every mother gets milk so keep trying. If you want to formula feed, I suggest you do it with a spoon, not with a bottle.
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My 3 years old son has dry cough for more than two months. It becomes better and worse but never gets cured. He has been on antibiotics 3rice but now I have given up. Chest is clear on auscultation. No fever. Appetite is reduced. Please advice .thanks in advance.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 3 years old son has dry cough for more than two months. It becomes better and worse but never gets cured. He has b...
Such cough usually does not require antibiotics. Try warm water to drink during cough. For developing immunity give him zinc syrup and Vitamin A 60,000 units daily for a week.
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Hi My baby is 19 mths old recently doctor had told to do ATCH test for my baby and her report says. ATCH is below 5 and normal range is 0 to 48 so what does it mean pls suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi My baby is 19 mths old recently doctor had told to do ATCH test for my baby and her report says. ATCH is below 5 a...
Normal ranges for ACTH are fairly broad and like cortisol levels are time-dependent. They also vary from assay to assay. A typical normal range for an 8 AM sample using the new assays is 10 to 50 picograms per milliliter (pg/ml); levels are usually less than 20 pg/ml at 4 PM and less than 5-10 pg/ml at midnight. People with insufficient cortisol production may exhibit symptoms such as: Muscle weakness. Fatigue. Weight loss. Increased skin pigmentation, even in areas not exposed to the sun. Loss of appetite. Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Dizziness. Salt cravings.
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My son is going to be seven this August. He suffers from season change/temperature change (sitting in car with a. C on) allergy which leads to stuffy nose very often. This has been happening since around 2.5 years. How to deal with it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Dear , as you yourself have observed, your son has what v call allergic rhinitis (in other words, he has allergy, one factor being sudden temp change. Since he has this for over 2 years, he might have to be given specific nasal sprays. But please start these only under medical supervision. One good news is, this condition can disappear by itself, as it appeared! gud luck!
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I have my first baby (8 month) with cesarean delivery bcz I won't got pain till the delivery date whether there is an chance to get my second pregnancy with normal delivery & how long time I want to wait to get 2nd pregnancy.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have my first baby (8 month) with cesarean delivery bcz I won't got pain till the delivery date whether there is an...
Wait for at least 2 years from now for 2nd baby. There may be chance of normal delivery depending situation prevailing at that time. U should consult obstetrician too.
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My baby is 4 month old and as he rolling due to pressure on stomach he is vomiting 8-10 times and his toilet is yellowish color proper but doing 3 to 4 times a day little little. Here he is drinking and then rolling and then vomiting. He is not vomiting milk but its like curd. I consult a Dr. he suggested perinorm 8 drops thrice a day is it safe to give him perinorm as I have read a lot of side effect of perinorm. If not perinorm than kindly suggest a substitute for the same.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 4 month old and as he rolling due to pressure on stomach he is vomiting 8-10 times and his toilet is yello...
If baby's wt is about 5.5 kg and gaining regularly, you need not to worry. Burping after feed is best to control such type of vomiting (regurgitaion. It is normal and motion 3 to 4 times in a day is also normal. No need to give perinorm.
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My baby born premature 31 weeks 3 days. Now she weighs 2 kgs. On her genital part right side swelling observed. Dr. told to do usg. On usg we found right inguinal hernia on ovaries. Surgeon reduced the swelling with his hand. Bow swelling reduced. 8 mm defect hole observed. surgery is compulsory or cure on its own.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Chennai
My baby born premature 31 weeks 3 days. Now she weighs 2 kgs. On her genital part right side swelling observed. Dr. t...
Hi, continue what your doctor prescribed. If symptoms are not relieved the you can review. Pencillins and cephalosporins can be used in entire pregnancy for uti treatment. Better avoid tablets for long duration.
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HI Can kids use sunscreen. My daughter is 28 months old & she gets tanned easily because of her sensitive skin. Please suggest a best sunscreen for her face and body both.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Use sunscreens with at least 15 or 25 spf half an hour before leaving the house and reapply again every 3 to 4 hours.
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My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so and in very small amount .I am frustrated of cleaning it again and again .why is it soo and what can be the reason.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so...
In practical experience if she is bottle fed it s a reason and avoid bottle and feed with a spoon and breast.
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My 3 month old son had cough and congestion from past 6 days. He is being given Mox CV and Mucolite, along with nasal drops. I noticed wheezing sound and phlegm is stuck in his throat, doesn't seem to go. I am worried he will choke on it. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 3 month old son had cough and congestion from past 6 days. He is being given Mox CV and Mucolite, along with nasal...
This is very tender age n r more prone to develop complications. He has taken already antibiotics for more than sufficient time with no satisfaction results. It is advisable to consult pediatrician for proper examination n tt. U can safely instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day.
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Mam mera first baby h 6 week 4 days ka abhi heartbeat nahi aai h or aaj mujhe thodi c blood spotting aai to mam kya mera baby safe h ya nahi please tell me m bhot pareshan hu.

Panchkarma Course, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Mam mera  first baby h 6 week 4 days ka abhi heartbeat nahi aai h or aaj mujhe thodi c blood spotting aai to mam kya ...
Don't worry, how do you know that heart beats are not there, you will not feel any movement at this early stage. Go to your gynaecologist, only ultrasound will give you clear picture.
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Sir, How we treat the 2 year old male child weight of 6 kg. With oedema & how we investigate him for oedema?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Probably this is anemia hypoproteinemia. Very sick baby requires icu. It requires in person consultation.
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My baby 5 month old is suffering from fever and cold. So please what should I do.?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My baby 5 month old is suffering from fever and cold. So please what should I do.?
If child is playful, when fever is down, it is viral. Give paracetamol for fever and wait for 2-3 days. If he seems dull/worsening meet your pediatrician.
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Hi sir mera ek 13 saal ka bhai hai uska weight 37 kg aur uski body mein fat nahi hai par uske stomach mein fat chadha hua hai uske stomach ke fat ko kam karne ke liye woh kya kare.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hi sir mera ek 13 saal ka bhai hai uska weight 37 kg aur uski body mein fat nahi hai par uske stomach mein fat chadha...
Hi lybrate-user to reduce belly fat you need to be particular about food choices & timings. Eat small & frequent meals. Include high fiber foods in your diet such as whole cereals & whole pulses. Drink plenty of water. Avoid refined foods from your diet such as maida, pasta. Keep check on your food intake.
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