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Treatment of Child and Adolescent Problems
Thyroid Problems Treatment
Thyroid Disorder Treatment
Paediatric Critical Care
Treatment of Childhood Infections
Child Nutrition Management
Growth And Development Including General Paediatri
Management of New Born Care
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Pgd)
Congenital Ear Problem Treatment
Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome In Adolesce
Treatment of Thyroid Disease in Children
Cleft Lip Treatment
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Hi Dr Nirav, would like to differ with you on some points... 1. Breast feeding is 2 yrs and beyond and not till 2 yrs as also advocated by Govt of India, and americans say 5 yrs beyond as there they don't have culture of play schools etc and formal education starts at age 5 + 2. Rice water and daal water are not be given... these are myths and wrong advices from our 2 generations seniors as at that time india was a poor country and people dint have food at home so they would put extra water in rice and daal , which was given to the infant and the family used to consume the solid dal and rice. Today even the poorest of the family in cities have enough food for their infant. 3. Juices are also not recommended at any time In fact the rule followed should be any thing which is more thicker and more nutritious than milk. Please revert if I am wrong
He is one of the best Pediatrician, having wide experience. He has expertise to diagnose all type of children diseases & their treatment. He has latest knowledge of all type of vaccines & all vaccines are available at hospital.
There is one another doctor bhavesh Patel MD physicians. Who did not good as MD. we do report which came tomorrow but they did not respond for collection. We did go for report after a week then they said.
Excellent paediatrician with plenty of knowledge of his field.. Patient friendly hospital in my gota and newranip area.
Very honest n clever doctor...
Q: what is nipah virus?
A: nipah virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in malaysia.
Q: should I be worried?
A: a little. As it is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection.
Q: who is at high risk? how is it transmitted?
A: 1. People working with pigs and consuming pigs.
2. Farmers who come in contact with bats.
3. Consuming fruits which are already bitten by bat.
4. Contact with people who already have nipah virus infection.
Q: what are the early symptoms?
A: the initial presentation is non-specific, characterized by the sudden onset of fever, headache, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting. Neck rigidity and photophobia are also seen.
The disease rapidly progresses, with deterioration in consciousness *leading to coma within five to seven days.*
Q: how is it diagnosed?
A: the rdiagnosis is by elisa which is currently done at national institute of virology, pune.
Q: how is it treated?
A: supportive care is the mainstay of treatment and infected patients may require intensive care monitoring.
*there is no approved specific therapy for this infection*. So prevention is the only cure!
Q: how do I prevent it?
A: 1. Avoid contact with pigs and pig handlers.
2. Maintain personal hygeine and intensive hand washing practices
3. *avoid consuming raw fruits,* consume only well cooked, clean, home made food till the outbreak settles down.
4. Preferably use n95 mask while travelling or working in public places to avoid person to person transmission.
5. Be aware of the symptoms and report to the doctor immediately for early diagnosis and treatment.
My daughter is 8 weeks old. Please suggest can I give her Ist dose of Rotavirus vaccine and PVC before 13 weeks.
Hi, My 4 year old daughter is always getting infections. I give her veggies n fruits but she is fussy eater so she eats very less. Can you suggest me any good medicine or anything to improve immunity.
Hello Dr. my baby girl is 5 month, she is not gaining weight I am giving only breast milk I am worried Abt her please help me.
April is observed as autism awareness month and april 2nd is observed as world autism awareness day. Though awareness as a whole has increased, there is often lack of clarity related to autism. On this occasion, we present some common myths and facts regarding autism.
1. Myth - Autism is a speech disorder.
Fact – Autism is a social communication disorder, wherein the individual with autism may not be able to communicate emotions or thoughts in a typical or conventional way.
Children with autism show limited understanding of social interaction which prevents them from developing social communication and leads to asd.
Even if the child “speaks”, it is usually repetitive speech which is not being used meaningfully.
2. Myth - Autism starts after two years of birth!
Fact- the american psychiatrist leo kanner who was the first to describe autism in 1943, wrote “autism exists from the very beginning of life”. Thus, deficiencies associated with autism like lack of interaction, hereafter poor nonverbal, and thereafter poor verbal communication are present right from the beginning.
3. Myth – Intervention should be started after 3 years of age.
Fact – On the contrary, research has shown that children with autism can make enough improvement after intensive early intervention to lead functional and productive lives. Which is why it is so important to address autism and seek intervention when the first signs appear in the first years of life!
4. Myth – Children with autism benefit with any kind of ‘therapy’
Fact – Children with autism need a interdisciplinary intervention coordinated by a trained developmental pediatrician, child neurologist or psychiatrist since many of them have co morbidities (associated or secondary problems). Since there are multiple concerns, the line of treatment also needs to be interdisciplinary! interdisciplinary means a team working jointly on a regular, dynamic, coordinated basis and not merely in name.
5. Myth- You don’t need detailed reports or evaluations but just some therapy.
Fact - Unless carefully evaluated, many children are wrongly labelled as autistic and equally, many children with autism are missed. Moreover, many associated conditions may be missed. There are many details that need to be assessed and worked on; without detailed reports these can be missed.
Therapy without documentation is like driving blindfolded on a highway. You would never know if the child could have done better. Without programs, therapy is an endless frustrating process with helpless parents not knowing anything about the process.
6. Myth - Vaccination causes autism
Fact – Vaccines are as necessary as they are safe and effective. Evidence and data from the world over shows that vaccines do enormous good and very little harm. Reiterating the fact that autism is present from birth, we would say that research has clearly proven that vaccines do not cause autism.
7. Myth- Stem cell therapy can cure autism
Fact – There is no evidence that stem cell therapy cites autism. Autism is not a disease. No treatment can can completely “cure” autism. Stem cell therapy is still in an experimental stage and cannot be charged for by misleading patients to believe that it cures autism.
Recommendations and demands:
1. Increased awareness that autism is
A. Not a speech problem and
B. It starts early after birth
C. Intervention should start as early as possible
2. Vaccines do not cause autism; stem cell therapy, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy do not cure autism.
3. Government should set up a regulatory authority to prevent quackery and misinformation and carry out licensing of appropriate interdisciplinary services mandating regular data collection, documentation and fee structure. Unauthorised arbitrary “interventions” should not be allowed to advertise or spread false information and should attract provisions of the consumer protection act.
The indian academy of pediatrics has released the national consensus guidelines on evaluation and management of autism spectrum disorder, in may 2017! this is freely available online as free access in the journal - indian pediatrics. Clinicians working with children with asd should refer to these evidence based guidelines.