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Mr. Yash K. Khanna, MD

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55 years Experience
Mr. Yash K. Khanna, MD
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Kgs Med Coll- Univ Of Lucknow- Lucknow- Up- India
  • Accepting new patients

My child isn't hitting their milestones properly. Is this okay?

Most babies crawl between the age of 6 to 10 months age. But some may skip the crawling phase altogether and go straight to pulling up, cruising, and walking. You can help baby READ MORE
Most babies crawl between the age of 6 to 10 months age. But some may skip the crawling phase altogether and go straight to pulling up, cruising, and walking. You can help baby get ready for their crawling debut by giving him/her lots of supervised time on the belly. So, not crawling at 9 months is not a concern. And it is good that she is sitting upright and able to stand. Next, expect her to walk. Crawling requires a baby to use muscles in the neck, back, shoulders, and arms. And core muscles must be strong to support her weight and help maintain balance. Vision also plays a roll. They use binocular vision using both eyes. But her not turning over at age 9 months is of concern as most babies turn over between age of 4 to 7 months. Babies turn over from tummy to back at 4 months and back to front by 6 months. She may have skipped the phase of turning over and is getting ready to walk as she is standing now. I would not worry, but at the next visit with your baby’s pediatrician, discuss your concern, I recommend.

My daughter has a persistant fever. What should I do?

Persistent fever in any child should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a pediatrician as it is not normal. There are many causes of persistent fever. Need a detailed history, READ MORE
Persistent fever in any child should be evaluated by a doctor, preferably a pediatrician as it is not normal. There are many causes of persistent fever. Need a detailed history, thorough physical exam, and may need tests as indicated like blood and urine tests, a chest X-ray, etc.

Can an ear infection be the cause of fever for my daughter?

Yes. Any infection, including ear infections, can cause fever.

What medicine can I give my child for headaches?

You can use ibuprofen or acetaminophen/paracetamol for occasional headaches. If the headache is recurring in a 4-year-old, then you should consult your child’s pediatrician to READ MORE
You can use ibuprofen or acetaminophen/paracetamol for occasional headaches. If the headache is recurring in a 4-year-old, then you should consult your child’s pediatrician to find the cause.

Can you recommend a safe ointment for diaper rashes?

For frequent diaper changes, I recommend Butt Paste to be applied after each diaper change. Butt Paste contains 16% Zinc oxide, Peruvian balsam, castor oil, mineral oil, paraffin, READ MORE
For frequent diaper changes, I recommend Butt Paste to be applied after each diaper change. Butt Paste contains 16% Zinc oxide, Peruvian balsam, castor oil, mineral oil, paraffin, and petrolatum. Sometimes there may be a yeast infection in diaper rash and in those cases, anti-yeast/anti-fungal creams or ointments may be needed.

When is a good time to introduce regular milk for a baby?

Babies should stay on formula feeding till age 1 year. You may switch to regular milk after that and not before.

If my child is lactose intolerant, will he be weak?

First of all, you have to understand what lactose intolerance is. Lactose is the sugar in the milk which can not be absorped as such and needs to be broken down in glucose and READ MORE
First of all, you have to understand what lactose intolerance is. Lactose is the sugar in the milk which can not be absorped as such and needs to be broken down in glucose and galactose in the intestine by an enzyme called lactase.The split products glucose and galactose are absorped into the blood stream to provide energy. In patients with lactose intolerance, there is either an absence or deficiency in this enzyme, lactase. So, some with the deficiency can tolerate smaller amounts of milk (lactose) and others cannot tolerate any amount of milk (lactose).The treatment consists of either avoiding lactose by feeding with lactose-free milk or giving the child an over-the-counter lactase enzyme supplement. The child will grow normally physically and mentally with this diet modification. In those children who have a complete lack of the enzyme, it is better to consult a dietician. So, as long as the diagnosis is correct and the child is treated with a diet modification, he will have no problems in growth and development.

My son is 2 months old and tends to poop once every 4 days. The doctor says its normal but I am worried.

As long as the baby is not irritable, is feeding well, and goes a rather messy stool, I would not worry about it. Breastfed babies especially do not poop daily and may poop every READ MORE
As long as the baby is not irritable, is feeding well, and goes a rather messy stool, I would not worry about it. Breastfed babies especially do not poop daily and may poop every third or fourth day like yours. You did not mention whether he is fed formula or by breast.

Motion sickness in children?

To prevent motion sickness and minimize the symptoms, you can try the following: 1 Reduce Sensory input Encourage your child to look at things outside,rather than focusing on READ MORE
To prevent motion sickness and minimize the symptoms, you can try the following:
1 Reduce Sensory input
Encourage your child to look at things outside,rather than focusing on books,games or movies.If your child naps,traveling during nap time that may also help
2 Carefully plan pre-trip meals
Don’t give your child spicy or greasy foods or a large meal immediately before or during travel.If your travel time will be short,skip food entirely.If the trip is long and your child needs to eat,give him or her a small bland snack such as dry crackers,and a small drink
3 provide air ventilation
Adequate ventilation may help prevent motion sickness. Try to keep air clear of any strong odors
4 Other Distractions
You may try distracting him/her by talking, listening to music, or singing songs

If all these don’t work, you have no choice but to give your child older than 2 preventive medicine. Over-the-counter medicine like Dramamine is approved for kids over the age of 2, or Benadryl can be used for older than 6 years age. Give only the appropriate dose for body weight. The medicines are absolutely safe in correct dose and do not have any long-term side effects.
Always consult your pediatrician at regular visits if he/she has any other suggestion. The preventive medicine always work in my experience.

Is it wrong for small children to do yoga?

In spite of the controversy, in my humble opinion, yoga is beneficial for children. It enhances confidence,enhances physical flexibility and promotes physical strength. Exploring READ MORE
In spite of the controversy, in my humble opinion, yoga is beneficial for children. It enhances confidence,enhances physical flexibility and promotes physical strength. Exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way is the way to go.There is no reason why your child can not join you in yoga in a playful way and get not only health benefits but also have fun doing it. I don’t believe it will cause any short or long term harm to the child.

Can children skip a few milestones as they are growing up?

Yes, it is perfectly ok. Some children will learn to stand and walk before they learn to crawl.

My son wants to start weight training at 15 years. Is it safe?

Yes, it is safe at age 15 years. It is better to be guided by a trainer to do it properly.

Why does my child wheeze every morning?

You should consult your child’s pediatrician about his wheezing. He may be asthmatic and it may be due to allergy to house dust, or if you have a pet like cat or dog. Besides treating READ MORE
You should consult your child’s pediatrician about his wheezing. He may be asthmatic and it may be due to allergy to house dust, or if you have a pet like cat or dog. Besides treating his asthma symptoms to prevent the wheezing, he/she may refer you to an allergist to find out allergy to house/dust mite or to the pets, if any and advise about environmental changes. Consult your pediatrician as it needs to be treated appropriately.