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Dr. Devang Parikh

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Devang Parikh MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Devang Parikh is one of the best Pediatricians in Paldi, Ahmedabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 34 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MD - Paediatrics . He is currently associated with Navkalp children hospital in Paldi, Ahmedabad. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Devang Parikh on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - Smt. N.H.L.Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad - 1983
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Homeopathy for Common Cold and Cough

DHMS
Homeopath, Rewari
Homeopathy for Common Cold and Cough

Common cold and cough is one of the most common viral illnesses that have no specific treatment. Allopathic medicines provide palliative cure to just treat the symptoms, there is no definite antiviral for it. There is also popular belief having cold once or twice a year is a good way to cleanse the body. On the contrary, cough and cold could be the first symptoms of a serious underlying disease like pneumonia. From that angle, it is better to treat it than to just let it run its natural course. Especially in children and elderly, it can be chronic issue with repeated bouts and therefore, treatment becomes mandatory.

The good news is that homeopathy provides a cure for this, that not just treat external symptoms. Also, like any other condition, homeopathy looks at treating the whole myriad of associated symptoms, thereby providing holistic treatment.  Below are 5 common homeopathic remedies for chronic cough and cold:

1. Aconitum or Aconite:  Used in the early stages of a cold that was sudden in onset and severe.  There could be associated nasal discharge, fever and chills, chest congestion, itchy throat, and a traumatic experience.  The person may also feel thirsty, anxious, and agitated.

2. Allium Cepa:  Severe burning and watery eyes, nasal irritation, copious amounts of discharge, hoarseness, and headache. The runny nose improves in open air, but worsens when being indoors.

3. Arsenicum album: The patient usually has complaints on the right side including watery nasal discharge, weakness, restlessness, chills, thirst. The discharge can irritate the upper lip and nasal mucosa.  The cold gradually moves to the throat and the irritation also shifts down (this phase requires a different treatment). 

4. Belladonna: When the cold has a sudden onset with red face, high fever, cold feet, this can be used in the early stages of the cold. There is associated high fever, tickly throat, glassy eyes, dry cough, restlessness, and delirium 

5. Euphrasia: Burning eyes and profuse nasal discharge lead to reddened eyes and cheeks. More common in children, the condition worsens in open air, at night, and while lying down. The cough then moves down into the larynx, produces a harsh, hoarse voice. 

6. Pulsatilla: Yellow or greenish mucous, nasal congestion, mouth breathing are some symptoms where this is used. It is very commonly used in newborn babies, if the discharge colour is green or yellow. Associated symptoms include moodiness, easy crying, craving for attention, easily hurt and sensitive. 

Homeopathy does 'cure' the cough and cold in patients, in the true sense of the word.  That provides palliative care and holistic treatment of the condition too.

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My baby eat very less food. He did not eat chapati. He has small hole in his heart. But he recover day by day. Pls tell any precaution or medicine.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby eat very less food. He did not eat chapati. He has small hole in his heart. But he recover day by day. Pls te...
Age f yr baby is not mentioned. Doses of medicine will b decided to b administered as per age. If, yr child is between 1 to 5 use 2 drps of med. 6 to 10 use 5 drps. Homoeo-care: arjuna q, thrice a day 2 tsfl of water cina 30 x3" chelidonium30 x3" report after. A month tk care.
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Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infection/fever. Stays for 0.5 to 1.5 days only and then with application of antibiotic goes away. My child specialist said it is normal. Is this really nothing to worry? We recently started fruit juice to him. Is it anything to do with Dysentery? Please advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)and Dip inYoga and Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
Hi, My son is 3.5 years of age. He had 3 minor blood Dysentery in 2 months interval. Every time after a viral infecti...
Do not give him fruit juice from market. Either make it at home and give him quarter of a class at a time. Much better is to give him fruits to eat rather than juice. Start liv-52 drops. 1ml daily for 7 days and then 1ml twice daily for 1mnth.
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Can we give bornvita to six month old baby with milk to develop the taste as he is not take milk with bottle

Pediatrician, Pune
No, avoid giving milk with bottle, breast feeding is the best for the baby till 1 year of age, weaning with rice water, light moong dal can be given.
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Hi doctor my son is 20 days old he is having continuous vomits after every feed. Do not no why he taking out I have consulted to pediatrician he recommended to use NEOPEPTINE drops, but there is no change. He is taking out milk out of mouth and nose and crying. He is needed with mother milk (breast milk) and also we are making a two hours gap in every feed. Please help me out with a good solution. Thanks a lot.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doctor my son is 20 days old he is having continuous vomits after every feed. Do not no why he taking out I have c...
This is possetting and not real vomiting and is due to the muscular valve in esophagus not yet strong and will be there till 6 months or even upto one year . Do not give bottle feed . You have to burp well after each breast feed and put him on right side
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Handling a Newborn
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If you haven't spent a lot of time around newborns, their fragility may be intimidating. Here are a few basics to remember:

Wash your hands (or use a hand sanitizer) before handling your baby. Newborns don't have a strong immune system yet, so they are susceptible to infection. Make sure that everyone who handles your baby has clean hands.
Be careful to support your baby's head and neck. Cradle the head when carrying your baby and support the head when carrying the baby upright or when you lay your baby down.
Be careful not to shake your newborn, whether in play or in frustration. Shaking that is vigorous can cause bleeding in the brain and even death. If you need to wake your infant, don't do it by shaking — instead, tickle your baby's feet or blow gently on a cheek.
Make sure your baby is securely fastened into the carrier, stroller, or car seat. Limit any activity that could be too rough or bouncy.
Remember that your newborn is not ready for rough play, such as being jiggled on the knee or thrown in the air.
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Can we give Iso Plus Isotonic or other health drinks to children? Are their any ill effects of it on children?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can we give Iso Plus Isotonic or other health drinks to children? Are their any ill effects of it on children?
There is no need to give Iso Plus Isotonic or other artificial flavoured health drinks to children unless they are required. You can give them natural drinks like fruit juices, buttermilk, lemon water etc. Natural drinks are better option for children rather than packed drinks.
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My daughter 3.8 years old suffering from fever last 4-5 days after medicine again fever come, she nothing eats pls suggest me what should be done.

MRCPCH
Pediatrician,
My daughter 3.8 years old suffering from fever last 4-5 days after medicine again fever come, she nothing eats pls su...
Need to find the reason why fever is coming and source of infection. Take her to a paediatrician. In the meanwhile, give her soups, bread, dal ki pani, fruits, electral.
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Hello Doctor my son is 3 year old he is suffering from sneezing. What I should take care of him.

MBBS
General Physician,
Baby having sneezing problem may be due to exposure to old climate and could be allergic to envirnement particle so you have to see that the child is not exposed to cold climate. Give plenty of water and fluid to drink. Best thing to consult a child specialist to rule out any rhinitis problem.
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My baby is 3/2 years of old, and his weight is only near about 5 k. G. How can I try to gain his weight?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
3.5 year old having 5 kgs means child must be having some underlying problem. Should be evaluated thoroughly.
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My baby is 2.5 months old. She is 70% on lactogen from past 1 month & 30% on mother milk. From past 1 month she has severe colic problem. Also she passes the stool after 3 days by use of suppository capsule. Does the lactogen difficult to digest? Can we give Nan pro? It is easy to digest than lactogen? Or Cows milk will be a good option? We have tried colimex & colicaid but no effect on colic problem.

Pediatrician, Thane
My baby is 2.5 months old. She is 70% on lactogen from past 1 month & 30% on mother milk. From past 1 month she has s...
Babies on milk do not pass stools daily breast fed babies pass stools as late 1 week. Which is normal. Give her sy carmicide (green) 2ml three times for 10 days and whenever she cries give colicaid drops 15 drops sos this phase will settle by next month.
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My child is suffering from fever. On the first day, he is having 102 Fahrenheit and now i. E. After three days - 101 Fahrenheit. He is 15 years old. His eyes are red. When he eats spicy food, he is having motions too. Would you consult me tablets.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My child is suffering from fever. On the first day, he is having 102 Fahrenheit and now i. E. After three days - 101 ...
He may be suffering from viral fever which may cause red eye too. you may use eye soothing drops like andre eye drops and precautionary antibiotic eye drop. Paracetamol tab and anti allergic levo citrezine can be helpful. If no relief, consult either ophthalmologist or pediatrician.
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My baby is 53 days old. Last 2-3 days she does not want to breastfeed like previous. After 4-5mnt of feeding she become sleepy. Sometime she cry before passing urine. Is this all normal?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My baby is 53 days old. Last 2-3 days she does not want to breastfeed like previous. After 4-5mnt of feeding she beco...
There will always be variation by which the child feeds. She may feed 1hrly, 2hrly or 3rly or 4hrly. She will take when she is hungry so do no be stressed. She will take amount of milk which she requires. IF there is adequate weight gain and 6-7 urine passage per day then she is getting adequate milk. Infants usually sleep after taking milk so rest assured. Also many infants cry before passing urine and that is perfectly alright. Even after passing urine if she is crying then kindly check her local urinary passage parts as there might be rash which may be causing burning sensation leading to excessive crying.
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My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My one year old baby boy is getting hard stools and pushes very hard while doing this. It is since her birth. What to...
Change diet like reduce milk. Juices. Biscuit n maida from diet. Give fruits like papaya. Chikko. Veg n dal to b increased. With lot of water. You can add syp evict 5 ml twice for a month. He wl get better.
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My child is 11 months old. He getting rashes on his face on skin & dandruff like on his scalp mostly on winter time or on air conditioned room. What should I do?

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My child is 11 months old. He getting rashes on his face on skin & dandruff like on his scalp mostly on winter time o...
Hello , dandruff is basically a fungal infection of the scalp . To avoid getting dandruff , stop oiling especially when you feel the scalp is itchy and flaky as that will aggravate the condition . For now you could apply an anti dandruff shampoo like scalpe etc on the baby's head and leave it for about a minute and then wash it off backwards so it does not go into the eyes of the baby .Use the shampoo twice a week for 4 weeks . Also never tie the hair when wet. Hope that helps !
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Protecting infants from abuse - Healthy Sex Talk with Kids of ages 1-5

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Protecting infants from abuse - Healthy Sex Talk with Kids of ages 1-5
1. Teach children to ask permission before touching or embracing a playmate. Use language such as, “Sarah, let’s ask Joe if he would like to hug bye-bye.”
If Joe says “no” to this request, cheerfully tell your child, “That’s okay, Sarah! Let’s wave bye-bye to Joe and blow him a kiss.”
2. Help create empathy within your child by explaining how something they have done may have hurt someone. Use language like, “I know you wanted that toy, but when you hit Rohan, it hurt him and he felt very sad. And we don’t want Rohan to feel sad because we hurt him.”
Encourage your child to imagine how he or she might feel if Rohan had hit them, instead. This can be done with a loving tone and a big hug, so the child doesn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed.
3. Teach kids to help others who may be in trouble. Talk to kids about helping other children*, and alerting trusted grown-ups when others need help.
Ask your child to watch interactions and notice what is happening. Get them used to observing behavior and checking in on what they see.
Use the family pet as an example, “Oh, it looks like the cat's tail is stuck! We have to help her!!”
Praise your child for assisting others who need help, but remind them that if a grown-up needs help with anything, that it is a grown-up’s job to help. Praise your child for alerting you to people who are in distress, so that the appropriate help can be provided.
4. Teach your kids that “no” and “stop” are important words and should be honored. One way to explain this may be, “Smriti said ‘no’, and when we hear ‘no’ we always stop what we’re doing immediately. No matter what.”
Also teach your child that his or her “no’s” are to be honored. Explain that just like we always stop doing something when someone says “no”, that our friends need to always stop when we say “no”, too. If a friend doesn’t stop when we say “no,” then we need to think about whether or not we feel good, and safe, playing with them. If not, it’s okay to choose other friends.
If you feel you must intervene, do so. Be kind, and explain to the other child how important “no” is. Your child will internalize how important it is both for himself and others.
5. Encourage children to read facial expressions and other body language: Scared, happy, sad, frustrated, angry and more. Charade-style guessing games with expressions are a great way to teach children how to read body language.
6. Never force a child to hug, touch or kiss anybody, for any reason. If Grandma is demanding a kiss, and your child is resistant, offer alternatives by saying something like, “Would you rather give Grandma a high-five or blow her a kiss, maybe?”
You can always explain to Grandma, later, what you’re doing and why. But don’t make a big deal out of it in front of your kid. If it’s a problem for Grandma, so be it, your job now is doing what’s best for your child and giving them the tools to be safe and happy, and help others do the same.
7. Encourage children to wash their own genitals during bath time. Of course parents have to help sometimes, but explaining to little Joe that his penis is important and that he needs to take care of it is a great way to help encourage body pride and a sense of ownership of his or her own body.
Also, model consent by asking for permission to help wash your child’s body. Keep it upbeat and always honor the child’s request to not be touched.
“Can I wash your back now? How about your feet? How about your bottom?” If the child says “no” then hand them the washcloth and say, “Cool! Your booty needs a wash. Go for it.”
8. Give children the opportunity to say yes or no in everyday choices, too. Let them choose clothing and have a say in what they wear, what they play, or how they do their hair. Obviously, there are times when you have to step in (dead of winter when your child wants to wear a sundress would be one of those times!), but help them understand that you heard his or her voice and that it mattered to you, but that you want to keep them safe and healthy.
9. Allow children to talk about their body in any way they want, without shame. Teach them the correct words for their genitals, and make yourself a safe place for talking about bodies and sex.
Say, “I’m so glad you asked me that!” If you don’t know how to answer their questions the right way just then, say, “I’m glad you’re asking me about this, but I want to look into it. Can we talk about it after dinner?” and make sure you follow up with them when you say you will.
If your first instinct is to shush them or act ashamed, then practice it alone or with a partner. The more you practice, the easier it will be.
10. Talk about “gut feelings” or instincts. Sometimes things make us feel weird, or scared, or yucky and we don’t know why. Ask your child if that has ever happened with them and listen quietly as they explain.
Teach them that this “belly voice” is sometimes correct, and that if they ever have a gut feeling that is confusing, they can always come to you for help in sorting through their feelings and making decisions. And remind them that no one has the right to touch them if they don’t want it.
11. “Use your words.” Don’t answer and respond to temper tantrums. Ask your child to use words, even just simple words, to tell you what’s going on.
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I have an eight month old baby boy he has suddenlystopped taking bottle feed he starts crying wen I offer him bottle milk as in formula milk but he is properly taking breast milk and other food too What could be the reason behind it?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have an eight month old baby boy he has suddenlystopped taking bottle feed he starts crying wen I offer him bottle ...
Please do not force your baby to take the bottle if he is taking breastmilk without any problems. You might want to include milk in his food preparations so you may give him milk, but if you are continuing breastfeeding, that's all he requires as far as milk is concerned. Some kids become averse to the smell of plastic, so do not worry too much for this.
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