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hi sir i am ramesh my daughter is now 6 months old now and she has got all the vaccines for polio(3 doses pentaxim) my doubt is she was vaccinated with pentaxim as well with OPV for the first dose and for the remaining two doses i got it done from diffrent doc he said no need of OPV with IPV so he didnt give now on sunday there is a pulse polio programme in my place can i give that to my baby?

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Pulse polio is recommended for all children below the  age of five years. You can have it given to  your  baby. Some doctors give both OPV and IPV but some are omitting OPV because there is a  small risk of causing polio. As we achieve polio free status we can do away with OPV.
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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri

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I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.

Experience

I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

Organizations
I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Publications
Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

Education/Credentials
M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

Awards and Honors
My website has been recognized by HONcode for trustworthy information on health. It has also been listed by familyfriendlysites.com/, healthdirectorymoz.com/Child-Health/ and medindia.net.

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