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Old 1st March 2012, 18:43   #526
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My almost 3 year old daughter has not had a week without cough in the past 3 months or so. We have taken her to two different doctors but they both have not been able to help much. Does anyone have contact number for Dr Arvind Shenoi? Heard he is quite good but i am not able to find his number.

EDIT: I have a couple of numbers from the internet but if anyone has a number that they know works, that would be great. Plus a word or two about the doc, just to confirm that the internet is right.
do you use room heater overnight? if yes, do you use a humidifier?
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do you use room heater overnight? if yes, do you use a humidifier?
No to both. No AC either. Just a fan.
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Old 1st March 2012, 19:21   #528
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You might want to go to an ENT specialist to rule out any serious complication, usually it could be just day to day virus she is picking up.

In the mean time warm liquids or mint based cough drop candies may help soothing the throat irritation.
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do you use room heater overnight? if yes, do you use a humidifier?
In Bangalore no need of heater or the humidifier, we have enough moisture in the air .

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You might want to go to an ENT specialist to rule out any serious complication, usually it could be just day to day virus she is picking up
Yes, first a pediatric then if needed an ENT, most bottle fed babies get middle ear infections (Although my daughter was never bottle fed), and if the infection stays long they usually suggest operation, to prevent hearing loss.

Also if the nose is constantly blocked, try turning the fan off during the night, and use Karvol plus on pillows to help breathing, and for giving steam.

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I have one question,
My kid has completed one year. And we are re-registering his birth with one year delay. Elders say delayed admission in school gives advantage in school due to their ability to handle schooling due to extra one year maturity. Even in western countries there is increasing trend of delaying enrollment in primary schools.

So we are re-registering his birth to show one year less in his birth record. So that he will not have any disadvantage in future. Re-registering birth is not exactly legal but...

I would like to know take on this point from T-BHP parents.
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So we are re-registering his birth to show one year less in his birth record. So that he will not have any disadvantage in future. Re-registering birth is not exactly legal but
Don't you think its unfair for other kids, this is illegal and not advisable, and on top of that its unethical as well. Now you are free to put your child one year behind and that is fine, that's what parents in other countries do.

This was a normal practice generations ago when the records of birth dates etc were not in proper order. Today if someone goes to court of law that someone Else's date of birth has been illegally misrepresented then its a good case of forgery apart from loss of face and a year of service.

Why take so much hassle for 1 year?
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Yes, Just keep him an year behind. Why mess with records?

Besides, you are going to pass off an year old as a newborn?
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So we are re-registering his birth to show one year less in his birth record. So that he will not have any disadvantage in future. Re-registering birth is not exactly legal but...

I would like to know take on this point from T-BHP parents.
Dont do that in Municipalities like Pune and Mumbai.

Reason is, birth records post 2007 are computerized and and are going to be linked to national ID (already in progress in Mumbai).

So, he might face issues later while getting passport etc.
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sushanthr5, pray that your kid does not become the army chief in future. ;-D
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My almost 3 year old daughter has not had a week without cough in the past 3 months or so. We have taken her to two different doctors but they both have not been able to help much. Does anyone have contact number for Dr Arvind Shenoi? Heard he is quite good but i am not able to find his number.

EDIT: I have a couple of numbers from the internet but if anyone has a number that they know works, that would be great. Plus a word or two about the doc, just to confirm that the internet is right.
Hi Amitoj,

He used to sit in Manipal. But not sure if does anymore. Anyway he has a private clinic in Domlur. I am pasting below from the visiting card they gave me.


Perinatal Clinic
#272, 2nd Stage, 2nd Phase, 3rd Cross, Domlur,
Bangalore-560071
Tel: 40958226, 25353461.
Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat : 1-00pm to 8-00pm
Tue & Thu: 5-00pm to 8-00pm.
Clinic Time: 9am to 8pm

I went to his clinic for a small mark on my daughter leg. But I could not meet him as he was away for a meeting somewhere. So I cannot give you any first hand experience.

He is supposed to be one of the best in Bangalore. My wife's friend was all in praises for him.


As far as the cough is concerned even my daughter had cough which was refusing to go away. It became to bad that finally she had to be given antibiotic. I will blame it on Bangalore weather. Now she is in Hyderabad and by grace of God, totally healthy. No cough whatsoever.
Try to keep a humidifier in your daughter room. That helps a lot.
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Instead of the best, I would rather see a paediatrician, who is accessible at all times.

A high-flying doc, is available only at his convenience, not when WE need him.

In the previous page, i saw a reference to Dr Kishore Das, Columbia Asia - we have consulted him too, and found him good.
In the evenings he runs a private clinic at/ near his home.

We stopped going to him because of the distance and time factors.

In case any of you wish to consult any paed in Kalyan Nagar area, I can refer a few names.
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Instead of the best, I would rather see a paediatrician, who is accessible at all times.
+1 to that. Our daughter was underweight when she was born and she continues to be in the below 5 percentile of the weight chart. Mothers are very touchy and so was my wife. At that time we were frequenting Dr Karthik (He is also a consultant pediatric at Manipal), a very good doctor as our daughter was under his care for the first few days of birth.

When she turned ~3 even he got worried about the less weight that she had and showed some expressions of worry. That was enough to send the mother panicking and in one of the visits he recommended we visit his senior Dr Raghypathy in Apollo Hospital in Jayanagar.

This gentleman was a extremely good doctor, the best we have ever met when it comes to making kids comfortable. He spent ~an hour with us, for first 25minutes he kept playing with my daughter talking to her, making her comfortable, in between taking some notes. It came to a point we started wondering if he was ever going to talk to us. Once he was done playing with her he turned his attention to us, and looked at all the charts of her weight growth etc etc. Finally he gave us an analogy that i will never forget.

Do we know India has maximum number of low birth weight kids and still tops when it comes to death by heart attack (I did not check this statics), but the reason he explained was interesting. What he said was :-

Each body is born with certain size/weight and the internal organs (like heart and lungs) are built according to that. Its something to do with genetics (For example a Maruti 800 with a 800cc engine). Now what we do is because the child looks skinny we feed them more then its really needed for them and in the process make them fatter, but the organs inside are programmed for the lesser sized body (so now it becomes like 800cc engine running a larger body). This is the major reason for all the problems the kids/adults face in terms of heart when they grow up.

Hearing all this we stopped bothering about her weight, as long as she is active and playful.

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Hi Members,

March-April are critical months for many parents as the children's exams go on. However what starts after is also matters a lot. Yes. Kids nowadays want to go for various activity classes also called Summer Camps.

While various classes are held: Drawing, Painting, Swimming, HorseRiding etc, but the main question arises is, which class is the most suitable.

I invite members to come forward and give some suggestions and also name some of the classes being held in Hyderabad. This way we parents can decide for some nice activites to keep our kids busy and do something creative.

Note: Mods, I did not find any thread which spoke about this topic so started a new thread. Also, please move under appropriate group as I was not able to create a new thread under "On Everything Else". Also if this is not allowed as per forum rules, please delete the same.

Thanks!
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March-April are critical months for many parents as the children's exams go on. However what starts after is also matters a lot.
As a co-Hyderabadi, could not agree more. I am looking at Swimming for my 5 yr old this year. Novotel Kondapur offered one last year. Am hoping they do this year too.
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Although not a Hydrabadi myself wanted to post this as this would be useful for folks who are sending kids for especially swimming classes.

One needs to choose a coach/class that is closer home so as a parent can accompany the child to the pool when he/she is being coached. We checked out similar classes last year but did not choose to send in any of them as we felt safety is a big concern.

Last year two kids drowned in North Bangalore in some summer camp which was teaching swimming. This when there were ample coaches available, shallow swimming pool, and about 30 odd kids. Also the club/pool is one of the premium ones and not one of those shabby ones.

Since then we have decided our daughter will go to the swimming classes on our club house, which is right next door and my wife can accompany her there to keep a close eye.
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