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Children or pediatrics (in medical terms) refers to the population under 18 years of age. They include infants, neonates, children, and adolescents.

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My 5-year-old son has a swollen and inflamed area on his penis without any symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old son has an inflamed and swollen area on his penis, particularly at the opening of the urethra. We noticed this one week ago while bathing him. We used Baneocin powder and washed his penis without soap, but there was no noticeable improvement. He says it does not hurt at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at From the pictures that you have shared (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems to be a mild inflammation of the urethral meatus, and it could be due to an irritation caused by...  Read Full »

I am worried about my 7-month-old baby having cold and cough problem everyday. Please help me by suggesting some medicines.

Query: Hello doctor, My 7-month-old baby is having a cold and cough problem every day. May I know what causes it? And What shall I do to prevent this? It would be really helpful if you suggested some medicine for it. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. E. Venkata Ramana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Most colds and coughs are due to upper respiratory tract infections due to viruses or exposure to allergens in the environment. To prevent such episodes, take precautions to protect the child from exposure to allergens ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my 6-month-old child suffering from cold. The doctor prescribed 0.8 milliliter of syrup Delcon thrice a day but the medicine cover says the dose should be 0.1 milliliter. Which instruction should I follow?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 6-month-old child suffering from cold. Doctor prescribed syrup Delcon drops 0.8 milliter thrice a day. But dose on the medicine cover is 0.1 milliliter. Now which instruction I should follow? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Drugs in children are prescribed on weight and severity of symptoms in a margin range. I would suggest you to call the doctor and review the child for any change. I hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can...  Read Full »

How can I support my child's weight management and healthy lifestyle at home?

Query: Hello doctor, As a parent, I am concerned about my child's weight and want to support them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What practical strategies can I implement at home to promote healthy eating habits and regular physical activity for my child? Please suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your query and concern. As a concerned parent, you can implement practical strategies at home to encourage healthy eating habits and regular physical activity for your child. Here are some suggestions: Be a positive role model by adopting a healthy lifes...  Read Full »

My 10-year-old son is naughty and mischievous. I am unable to control him. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 10 years old. He is very naughty and mischievous. He does not even hear my words for anything. I am unable to control him. He used to play in the evening for two hours with his neighborhood friends and would not do his homework in the evening. I would scold him in the morning...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It can be challenging to handle a naughty and mischievous child, but there are ways to help your son become more responsible and complete his tasks on time. Here are some suggestions that might help: Cre...  Read Full »

Is there a possibility for hand-foot-and-mouth disease to recur in my 2-year-old son?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son has been diagnosed with hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Is there a possibility for it to recur? Can we prevent it? Kindly suggest some safety measures. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your question. I understand your concern. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a viral infection that does not recur. I suggest you to increase his water intake. Also, give him more fruits that are rich in anti oxidants. I hope this helps. I will be happy t...  Read Full »

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