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Ask Dr. P – Vitamin D Deficiency

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Team IMC asked Dr. P about the currently  prevalent Vitamin D Deficiency. Over to Dr.P… Hello everyone….it feels good to be writing for IMC again. Vitamin D deficiency in children and adults is steadily increasing in the urban population with increasing hours spent indoors. Vitamin D is essential for bone growth and strength with deficiency

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Ask Dr.P – Winter Care for Children

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Winter always reminds one of holidays, hot chocolate and many outdoor activities. It’s also the time that children need extra care. Here are some useful tips to ensure your child is protected without missing out on the fun. Cold weather can be harsh to the skin causing dryness and itching. Make sure you bathe your

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Dr. P Answers A Mom’s Concern on her Child’s Studying Behaviour

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We have a question for Dr.P from an IMC reader.  “My son is six..nowadays every time I ask him to study he starts crying…cannot control his emotions…burst into tears when I scold him for his mistakes and naught ynes..kindly suggest” *******************************************  Dr. P responds Learning new things can be overwhelming and exhausting for children. You need

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Ask Dr. P- Childhood Obesity

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It is natural for every parent to worry about their child’s growth. Questions like….Is my child eating enough? Gaining enough weight? may seem familiar to most parents. But what if the ‘enough’ is too much? Though for centuries the focus of healthcare professionals and parents likewise has been undernutrition, childhood obesity is on the rise and a cause for growing

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Dr. P’s Milestones for Babies – Typical Timelines

Download the Milestones for Babies chart from Dr.P  and keep track of typical timelines!   Dr. P’s Milestones for Babies – Typical Timelines

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Ask Dr. P-Nail Biting in Children

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Nail biting in children may occur due to various reasons-out of curiosity, to relieve stress, to provide comfort, out of force of habit. It is one of the common nervous habits like thumb sucking, hair pulling, tooth grinding etc. The child may develop this habit as a method of coping with stress such as a

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Ask Dr. P – Teething

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It is the process where infant teeth (primary/milk teeth) emerge through the gums. It usually starts between six and nine months of age. Delay beyond 12 months of age for the first tooth to erupt must be checked by a doctor. Teething follows a sequential pattern with teeth arising in pairs. Most kids have all

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Ask Dr.P – Toilet Training

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Toilet training is an important and necessary social skill. Parents play an important role in the process of toilet training. However, it requires parents to be patient and understanding as it is usually a time consuming task. When to start? There is no fixed age at which toilet training should be started. It depends on

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Ask Dr.P – Learning and Growing

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We had a question for Dr. P, from one of our viewers. Her Question was My daughter Aneeta 4+ years old, started her KG from April 2013. They started to teach Capital Letters writing, with easy ones like I, L, etc. progressing to A, V, W and then more difficult letters. She finds extremely difficult

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Ask Dr.P- Food Allergies In Children?

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Team IMC asks: Food allergies in children present with either misleading or alarming reactions. Can you suggest which are the common food allergies present in children, and how parents can be on a look out to detect them at the earliest? Dr. P says Thanks for the question! Food allergies are the untoward reaction of

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Ask Dr. P – Does A Vegetarian Child Need Extra Vitamin Supplements?

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We had a question for Dr. P, from one of our viewers. Her Question was: Hi. My daughter is three years old. She is a healthy eater. We are vegetarian. Should I be giving her external vitamin supplements?  Dr. P says Thank you for the question! Parents often are worried and question whether they are

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Ask Dr. P – Lactose Intolerance: Feeding & Nutrition

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We had a question for Dr. P, from one of our viewers. Her Question was My kid is 4 months old, he is currently on Formula (lactogen 1) and a little part of breast milk. He has a good weight record till now. From past one month he is passing hard stools (sometimes very hard) which is in dark green color. I got his

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Introducing Dr. P – A Practising Pediatrician to the IMC Family!

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IMC welcomes Dr. P, a practising pediatrician in Mumbai. Dr.P has been kind enough to agree to answer questions related to children and parenting apart from giving her views from a medical perspective on different topics. She will feature as a regular writer on the IMC site, whenever she gets a bit of time to

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