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Dr Phalguna Kousika K
Specialist Pediatrician
Aster Clinic
Tourist Club Area
Abu Dhabi, UAE

For an appointment, Call now +971 26456100

About
Dr.Phalguna Kousika MD

Dr. Phalguna Kousika K is an experienced Pediatrician currently working in Aster Clinic, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

He has graduated in Medicine from Manipal University, India. He is trained in Pediatrics, with an MD postgraduate degree from Manipal University, India.

He has an experience of 7 years in the branch of Pediatrics and has moved to UAE in 2020.

He is known for his clinical skills, care, and compassion demonstrated. 

His areas of interest are childhood allergy and asthma, childhood obesity, newborn care, and infant feeding, pediatric infectious disease.

 

Health Posts
Sep 8, 2020

Protect your children from Flu infection and reduce the severity with FLU Vaccine.
Amid the pandemic, it is flu season coming up.
Flu symptoms can be similar to that of COVID 19 and so can be misleading.

Book now and visit our clinic for your FLU shot.

Visit my new website at www.thechildcareforum.com

Aug 10, 2020

Iron is very essential for the growth and functioning of children. Children should receive an iron-rich diet. Watch the video to know more.

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Jul 20, 2020

Obesity in Children-High Sugar High Salt is High Risk
Almost one-third of children are obese in many countries. Obesity in children has increased in recent decades owing to the change in food and lifestyle cultures, starting from within the womb till the school hours.
What kids eat add a significant contribution to their overweight !!
Similar to adults, children also have many diseases and risks associated with obesity. The wordle sums up them.
#Act now for a #healthier generation !!
#Healthy diet makes a #healthy child !!

#Like and #Follow for more posts on #Childhood Obesity

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Jul 18, 2020

In the coming winter, we have a risk of catching the Flu.
With ongoing pandemic and better hygiene practices, it is difficult to predict the risk or possibility of flu season.
Nevertheless, it is our responsibility to protect children, the elderly, and low immune people, especially.

Ask your doctor regarding the flu shot! Get one before this winter!

Jul 15, 2020

SCREEN TIME- Too Much Is Too Bad !!

Higher screen time can hinder your child's emotional , mental and physical growth !!
Higher screen time can cause Obesity , Sleep problems , Emotional bluntness , Poor social skills , Speech problems , Anxiety , digital eye strain and also a risk of future heart disease.

Reducing the screen time improves your child's attention , sleep and social interaction !!

(Lockdown, Covid could have pushed many children to use more screen time !! Alternatives can be interactive activities like games with people , toys , Role play games , Drawing , Music , Helping out with chores at home )

Jun 15, 2020

Vaccines

You must have seen multiple schedules of vaccination for children. Ever wondered what`s the difference?

Vaccine schedule(Immunization schedule) many of the clinics, hospitals, or doctors follow is the one recommended by local Government authority. This is the bare minimum number of vaccines advised.

There are other organizations which suggest vaccine schedule to the public and also Governments. These are usually additional vaccines.

Your doctor/clinic/hospital may suggest a combination of schedule to ensure adequate Vaccination of your child.

Discuss with your pediatrician regarding the schedule followed.

Jun 9, 2020

Immunization in Children Across Countries πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬

The vaccination schedule is based on the specific country's Govt schedule and guidelines.

However, the majority of vaccines in less than 1 year are very similar across the borders. For example, UAE and Asian countries have similar vaccination schedules except for minor variations in the timing of the vaccines and combinations.

Follow the page for more posts with further comparison and information !!

Jun 3, 2020

Passive smoking is dangerous for your child.

Your child is passive smoking when
1)You smoke in the house,
2)You smoke outside house and come home( the smoke remnants on your clothes affect the child )
3)You are pregnant and you smoke
4) You are pregnant and you are exposed to smoke

Don't let your smoking worsen your child`s health.

#PassonloveNotsmoke

Jun 2, 2020

Time for giving the pending Vaccination !!

As the countries open up, as we become more educated about COVID and its precautionary steps, It is time for our kids to get the pending vaccinations !!

Regular vaccines (as per the schedule) can be given when we have the opportunity !!

Plan your visit to a paediatrician !!

Dec 28, 2019

Tea spill is a common cause of accidental Burns in children.
The Burns can be very severe sometimes requiring emergency visits and hospital admission for almost a week.

How to prevent ??

1) Be aware of this grave possibility
2) Tea time should be away from young children
3) Stay alarmed always and keep hot tea tray away
4) Prefer cups with closed caps
( Eg : Try this Ikea cup bit.ly/Ikeacupfb )

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Aster Dar-Alshifa Medical Center, Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

Telephone

+971 2645 6100 , +971566031989

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Hours Monday - Sunday:

10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm