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Dr. Devang Parikh

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

34 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Devang Parikh MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
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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
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics

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My wife gave birth to a baby boy on 20th March 2016. Since inception the baby is ignoring mother's breast feeding, we are feeding him with Similac powder as suggested by our doctor. But we want mother's feeding, please advise what to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My wife gave birth to a baby boy on 20th March 2016. Since inception the baby is ignoring mother's breast feeding, we...
Keep trying mothers milk whenever baby cries (demand feed. When ever baby is hungry give breast feeds, slowly they will get used to breast milk. If mother is having sufficient milk there won't be any problem for the baby to take. Keep trying with a positive attitude.
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My 6 month old baby is having slightly dry skin. Which soap or body wash and shampoo to use. We are from tamilnadu. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 6 month old baby is having slightly dry skin. Which soap or body wash and shampoo to use. We are from tamilnadu. P...
Use can use dermadew baby soap and johnson no tears shampoo. Apply aloegrace cream abundantly after bath.
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Symptoms and Treatment of Scabies

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Symptoms and Treatment of Scabies

Infestation on the skin caused by a tiny insect called Sarcoptes scabiei, which live on the skin up to 2 months, is called Scabies. Reproduction occurs on the surface of the skin and later they tunnel into the skin and lay eggs. This forms an extremely irritated, pimple-like rash structure on the skin.

Despite the fact that scabies can be troublesome, the infestation can usually be dealt with successfully. Treatment commonly comprises of drugs that eliminate the scabies parasites and their eggs. Since scabies is so infectious, specialists usually prescribe treatment for a whole gathering of individuals who come in successive contact with people having scabies.

Symptoms: Typical symptoms such as rashes and intense itching, appear up to 6 weeks since initial exposure. Infected sores, which may require additional treatment, are formed due to continuous scratching. Common sites for occurrence in babies are head, neck, face and hands while in adults, it occurs on the wrist, elbow, waist, penis, armpits, etc. The rash comprises of small blisters or pimple-like knocks which are the tunnel tracks of the mite apparent on the skin.

A more severe form of the condition, called crusted scabies may be developed in some people. This condition which is highly contagious is marked by thick crusts containing thousands of eggs and mites which developed on the skin. It usually occurs in people with weak immune systems. The mites are capable of overpowering the immune system and multiplying at a higher rate.

Treatment: Typical treatment includes disposing of the infestation with medicine balms, creams, and moisturizers. It is advisable to apply the cream all over the body and at night, when the mites are active.
Amid the main week of treatment, it might appear as though the symptoms are worsening. Nonetheless, after the initial week, you'll see less tingling and you should have recovered by the fourth week of treatment.

Precautions should be taken to prevent re-infestation as the mites are capable of living up to 72 hours after being abolished from the body. All clothing must be washed with hot water (122F). This should be followed by drying of the items at a high temperature for half an hour. Finally, the dried items should be vacuumed.

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My 8 months old girl baby refusing to drink cows milk and not eating any solid foods and sleeping properly. What to do for these problems?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 8 months old girl baby refusing to drink cows milk and not eating any solid foods and sleeping properly. What to d...
You should give your baby only breast milk or iron-fortified formula during the first 12 months of life, not cow's milk. Starting at age 6 months, you may add solid foods to your baby's diet. Cow milk is not suitable for human child and should not be given before 1years of life.
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HI, My 2.6 year old son is having mild fever and also his teeth are coming as well. What to do

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Please give syp Paracetamol for fever if it is more that 100 f. Don't worry Eruption of teeth is natural process. You can apply Zytee gel on gums to reduce pain. Give him something firm to chew upon. Like a carrot or rusk etc.
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My daughter is 5 years old but simply refuses to eat anything she is weighing only 14 kgs I have to literally beat her everyday but she just doesn't barge in, Kindly help please. Not sure if she has worms.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
this has happened due to.... 1.sucking day &night on bottle or breast.both should be reduced gradually at 9months when child start picking things and put it in mouth. 2.self feeding of soup and thick homemade food at the time when other family take food. thanks.nice quir y.
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Hello, I gave birth via c sec ; days back.I get breast milk but irrespective of how much time i give feed he is not satisfied and top feed needs to be given.Please help me?

DCH, MBBS (MAMC)
Pediatrician, Delhi
One should give exclusive breast feed to baby till 6mth of age. Milk production is a reflex process, more suking at breast will produce more milk. If u give top feed, baby will stop sucking at breast and milk production will decrease. So avoid top milk and give more of breast milk.
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Sir I am suffering from throat infection for last four days, despite of all naturopathy efforts, i.E. Neti etc. I am a chronic UTRI patient, but things remain in control with naturopathy efforts. Please suggest the remedy.

MRCP (UK), DNB, MD
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Dear Your history is unclear. 4 days or chronic? Do get a cbc done if you have fever. Also try gargles, and plain paracetamol. You can come to private consult @ lybrate with reports Regards
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Hi, I had my c section on November 30 2016. My baby happened to aspirate meconium and was very sick. Still she is sick. Since my husband is already 32 years old I wish to have another baby as soon as possible. Can you please tell me the minimum time I can try to conceive again. I had GDM in my last pregnancy. So I would also like to know how to avoid it in next pregnancy. I am 5.5 ft and 73 kg, suggest me ways to reduce it for healthy pregnancy.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
Hi, I had my c section on November 30 2016. My baby happened to aspirate meconium and was very sick. Still she is sic...
Please note you can start planning for second baby once your first baby is 2.5 yrs old. Before planning for second baby you need to start exercising and reduce your weight. Take healthy diet like high protein and low carbohydrate diet. Keep a watch on your sugar levels also
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Hi I want to know what all supplements should be given to my 14 months old baby. I am giving only Zincovit now which is a multi vitamin. Is any iron or calcium supplement also required?

Fellowship In Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi I want to know what all supplements should be given to my 14 months old baby. I am giving only Zincovit now which ...
No supplement s are required if diet of baby is healthy. It should include all proteins. Carbs.vitamins. Fats.and calcium from diet. If there is any deficiency of any ingredients then only it is recommended to give supplement through medication s.
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Hello doctor. My daughter is one year old, when she born her weight is 3.2kg. Nw her weight is 8kg. Is it a normal weight? She do all activities bt looking like little thin. Can you tell me her weight is ok with her age now?

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
Hello doctor. My daughter is one year old, when she born her weight is 3.2kg. Nw her weight is 8kg. Is it a normal we...
Hello lybrate-user, its a good weight. Don; t worry about the weight, this time, kids will become thin, but after 12 month, they will have gain weight. Just make sure, food intake has a good nutrition values. Like more protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. All should be in a balanced way.
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I'm suffering from bronchial asthma since two years But it occurs only in winter. Cough submit in the cold weather. In summer I don't have problems What is the affect of lung and bronculle It becomes respiratory problems. Prescribe me good medicines for permanent relief.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
May be you suffering from seasonal allergic asthma. You should try to identify the allergens causing symptoms in winters and avoid them and also take asthma inhalers during problem months.
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My son age is 2.4 years was not eating food daily instead eating biscuits lays etc. What should I do for him to eat food. suggest some ways.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son age is 2.4 years was not eating food daily instead eating biscuits lays etc. What should I do for him to eat f...
Dear parent Stop giving biscuits and slowly add other healthy foods encourage him to eat along with the family Give him whatever you eat yourself
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Diarrhea - How to Treat it in Children?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Diarrhea - How to Treat it in Children?

Diarrhea occurs when the body is expelling germs out of it. An episode of diarrhea can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Dehydration, cramps, vomiting, nausea and fever often accompany diarrhea. Usually, children tend to get diarrhoea more than adults.

Diarrhea treatment according to causes behind it

  1. Treating diarrhea due to infection: Some common causes of diarrhea include infection from rotavirus, salmonella (a type of bacteria) and rarely giardia (a type of parasite). In children, virus is a common cause of diarrhea. Besides watery or loose stools, viral gastroenteritis infection symptoms include fever, headache, stomach ache and vomiting. Gastroenteritis diarrhoea can last for 5-14 days. During this time, fluid loss must be prevented. In younger children, oral rehydration solution (ORS) or breast milk is enough. Just feeding them water won’t replenish the potassium, sodium and other nutrients they lose. Older children, to prevent fluid loss, can be given ORS and popsicles to counter dehydration and vomiting.
  2. Treating diarrhea due to medications: Antibiotics or laxatives can cause diarrhea in children. If the diarrhea is mild, make sure your child is hydrated. If the antibiotics are causing diarrhoea, you need to continue medication, but do consult a doctor immediately.
  3. Treating diarrhea due to food poisoning: When it comes to food poisoning induced diarrhea, the same method as countering infection-induced diarrhea should be followed. Keep your child hydrated and call your doctor.

Diarrhea and children - recognising dehydration

The most serious complication of diarrhea is dehydration, especially if the diarrhea is severe. Severe dehydration is critical as it can cause brain damage, seizure, even death. Your child may need immediate medical attention, if you notice the following symptoms:

  1. Light-headedness and dizziness
  2. Sticky, dark mouth
  3. Dark yellow urine
  4. No or few tears when crying
  5. Dry, cool skin
  6. Loss of energy

When should you visit a doctor

Diarrhea resolves within a few days, but it can have serious complications. Call your doctor if you notice signs such as:
1. Looks very sick
2. Diarrhea has persisted for more than 3 days
3. Your child is less than 6 months old
4. Your child is vomiting bloody yellow or green fluid
5. Seems dehydrated
6. The fever reads above 105 degree Fahrenheit
7. Bloody stools
8. Rashes
9. Stomach pain persists for more than 2 hours
10. Infrequent urination

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I am 17 years girl. I have some problems. The time period is changing continuously. Sometimes it will happen middle of month, sometimes last, and it sometimes 2 days then one day later, and blood is empty for bleeding, I am very nervous. I feel so weak. What can I do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 17 years girl. I have some problems. The time period is changing continuously. Sometimes it will happen middle o...
There are manny reasons of irregular menses...get an ultrasound done...take M2 tone syrup 2tsf twice daily for 1 week....consult a gynaecologist clinically...
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My son completed 6 months and on mother feed but he is not taking any IRON & CALCIUM syrups. But mother is taking calcium & iron tablets regularly. Pls suggest whether need to start any iron & calcium syrups for my son and if yes then which one. Would like to give any homeopathic supplement.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son completed 6 months and on mother feed but he is not taking any IRON & CALCIUM syrups. But mother is taking cal...
He has to be given any multivitamin mineral drops with iron and syp calcium for one year. Keep in mind to separate these two by at least two hours for better absorption of iron. You can start with home made salt free food for him like khichadi, rawa,(porridge)
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My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test and xray normal t.b also tested crp test also hb is 10.5, no result every month used 30 ml anti boitc cold and cough syrup used I am feeling sir, please tell me any suggestion give me sir.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test a...
Just make a 2hourly tempreture chart of your baby. Some time you feel fever but really it does not have. Fever as per definitiin, Oral temp >38 C. If it is rally fever, she the pattern, severity (highgrade/low grade) and consult a pediatrician.
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My son is 8 years old & his weight is 27 kg. He is suffering from headache since last two months. All reports are normal. Usko chashma bhi lag gya +0.5 ka. Fundus test bhi normal hai. please advice me. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 8 years old & his weight is 27 kg. He is suffering from headache since last two months. All reports are nor...
You have not stated properly how long the headache lasts each time it comes. If it's for only a few hours and goes away after sleep, it is likely to be a tension headache. He may be having stress due to study or problems in school or home. Drinking less water may also cause headache due to dehydration. Blocked nose, sinus infection and nasal allergy also may cause long standing headache. Migraine headache lasts longer, usually more than a day if untreated. Get him properly examined by your local pediatrician. He may need a CT Scan to diagnose if the problem is persistent and worsening.
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My son is 1 year 9 months. I have a feeling he might have swallowed a small part of his toy. Not sure. He is normal and don't find any change in him. But I would prefer to see the doctor once.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My son is 1 year 9 months. I have a feeling he might have swallowed a small part of his toy. Not sure. He is normal a...
If he is acting normal nothing to worry and if he has swalloed a piece of toy it will be passed through stools.
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