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Dr. Arifa Sainudeen

MBBS

Pediatrician, Trivandrum

46 Years Experience
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Dr. Arifa Sainudeen is a popular Pediatrician in Ambalam Jn., Trivandrum. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 46 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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MBBS - Trivandrum medical college - 1972
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I am 29 years old and have 17 months old baby boy. I nurse him regularly. I am loosing appetite. I have done usg of upper abdomen n liver function test. Both reports are normal. Dr.prescribed me sorbiline bt it doesn't helped. What appetizer tonic can I take? please suggest me as I am very lean n underweight.

M. Sc. Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics, B.Sc-Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Visakhapatnam
I am 29 years old and have 17 months old baby boy. I nurse him regularly. I am loosing appetite. I have done usg of u...
Consume Apitone tonic daily. Eating a variety of flavors from food may help increase your appetite. Avoid eating bland foods; that can do little for increasing your appetite. Adding fresh or dried herbs to dishes can help enhance flavor and also add nutritional value to a meal. Try either cooking or ordering from a restaurant a different cuisine you are not used to. For example, try adding in Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern or other ethnic flavors into your meals. Trying new flavor combinations can increase your desire to eat and may help broaden your interest in food. The smell of herbs and seasonings should also help boost your appetite. You can also make food more interesting by increasing the variety of texture of foods at meals. If your oral health allows it, avoid eating just one texture of food at meal times. Get a little bit of soft, crunchy, chewy, etc. foods at meals to help keep you interested.
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Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Ways to Protect the Teeth of Your Little One

Children are much more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disorders than grown-ups. This is because the gum and teeth in toddlers are very delicate. Moreover, children are more attracted to sweets and other food items, which cause damage to the teeth.

Here are several ways to protect the teeth of your little one:

  1. Have a dental checkup: You should take your child to a dentist on his first birthday. Early prevention is important as any kind of problem in the teeth will be detected and this will save you from a lot of trouble in the future.
  2. Teaching healthy habits: Brushing is very important and you should teach your child to brush regularly, more than once a day. Before the development of teeth in your baby, you should brush his gums gently by using water on a soft baby toothbrush or with a clean and soft cloth. After developing teeth, brushing must be practiced with delicate toothbrushes and fluoridated toothpaste. If several teeth touch against each other, you should use flossing. Brushing is essential before going to bed, and no food should be taken after brushing.
  3. Prevent "baby bottle decay": You should not let your child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. The sugar contained in these liquids sticks to the child's teeth, which activates bacteria and may lead to tooth decay.
  4. Avoid giving juice to your child: Juice may be healthy for the body, but it leads to tooth decay in little kids. The amount of regular juice intake should never be above four ounces.
  5. Avoid excess use of a sippy cup: Sippy cups enable children to shift from bottles to a glass. However, all day long usage of sippy cups should be restricted as it may cause decay on the front and back portions of teeth, when the drinks are rich in sugar.
  6. Be careful about sweet medicines: Many medicines meant for children are sugary and stick to the teeth, increasing the chance of cavities. Several antibiotics cause overgrowth of Candida or yeast and cause an oral disease known as oral thrush. This disease causes creamy patches on the tongue. In case your child needs sweet medicines, brushing should be increased.
  7. Stop using a pacifier by the age of 2 or 3: Pacifiers are good for children, but using pacifiers for a long period of time affects the lining of teeth. The shape of the mouth may also change. Hence, do not let your child use pacifiers after 2 or 3 years of age.

Children are quite prone to teeth disorders and decay in the teeth. Hence, measures must be taken to protect the teeth of children from any kind of disorder.

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Doctor, my son have 6 months, since 1 week I started to give wheat at 9 am, now he started to cry in the eve also for food, Bt I have enough milk he refused to drink just before his sleep, he only drink after 1 nap, what should I do now? Shall I give food two times a day? I'm confused. Pls. Reply me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Doctor, my son have 6 months, since 1 week I started to give wheat at 9 am, now he started to cry in the eve also for...
You should encourage weaning with liquids-semisolid-solids with increasing age. In the meantime continue breast feeding as long as possible.
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Hi it's about my 15 months daughter. Two months before doctor recommended lactose free milk because of lactose intolerance. During this period whenever I tried her it's regular formula milk she got loose stools again. She is completely on formula milk with less amount of solid food (6 times milk 150 ml around per day) Should I continue with lactose free milk for more couple of months.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hi it's about my 15 months daughter. Two months before doctor recommended lactose free milk because of lactose intole...
Most of the lactose free formula are derived from soya (most of which is genetically modified ).So though short term use of soya milk is OK but prolonged use is strictly prohibited. There are other casein based formula in the market. You should try those. And try to decrease the amount of milk consumption by that time.
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My daughter has 45 day old. Sometimes milk coming from her nose. Is it any problem. What is the reason. Please give me the answer.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My daughter has 45 day old. Sometimes milk coming from her nose. Is it any problem. What is the reason. Please give m...
It is normal. As soon as you see that she is releasing milk from nose, keep her in standing position.
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He is not drinking enough formula as prescribed in the feeding table and I am frequently breastfeeding him but I am not having the sufficient milk Is there any pblm.

MD PEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
There are two ways in which you can guage if he is fed adequately. See if she is passing urine 8 to 10 times per day, gaining weight adequately.
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Hi My 8 month old son weight 10.36 kg is vomiting for the last two days after having milk or cerelac and is cranky and somewhat dull also. Please suggest.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi My 8 month old son weight 10.36 kg is vomiting for the last two days after having milk or cerelac and is cranky an...
weight is normal.hope you must be giving him home made three times recipe,almost liquid in thickness.vomiting in this change in season is normal.just give him bottled filtered water by spoon.I think he will vomiting.if he develops fe ver than it can be viral.
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My son 4 y old has a nodule, small lump ,or knot like on his neck near thyroid gland. He complains no pain or any difficulty while eating or swelling. Notably the small lump is so small that one can not notice while looking at his neck normally. Wht it may be.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
If the node moves with swallowing it is associated with the thyroid gland. Otherwise you can ignore it as of now.
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