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respected sir

my son presently 40 days

since birth he has many problem
initially had constipation for which our ped said as baby was on cow milk the problem was asked to stop the same..later as I had nt enough milk started on lactogen formula which was made in hard water. .so advised by ped to avoid formula ss much as possible n to use only soft water if still using
later problem continued..n then xray abdomen tsken which was normal. later dictor did glycerine enema for 3days after which motion normalised ear discharge present. .was in antibiotics amoxicillin  for 4daysn no improvement so presentl on zocef and ear swab pending

3..nappy dermatitis with all skin in groin peeled off..presently on t bact n candid

doc suggested tht baby may b having less immunity

wanted to knw what tests to b done for same n how early can it b done.o

These infections are  common in small children. Is there any family history of immune deficiency? Is the baby's weight gain normal? Minimize the use of diaper. I think it is too early to conclude that the baby has immune deficiency. Baby needs regular follow up.  


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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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