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Dr. Parag R Thakkar

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

28 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Parag R Thakkar MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
28 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Parag R Thakkar is a popular Pediatrician in Ranip, Ahmedabad. He has helped numerous patients in his 28 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Poojan Children Hospital in Ranip, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Parag R Thakkar on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 39 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Pediatricians online in Ahmedabad and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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MD - Paediatrics - B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad - 1991
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Poojan Children Hospital

1st Floor, Vaibhav Complex, Near Nirnaynagar Under Bridge, Chandlodiya Road Ranip, Nirnaynagar Ahmedabad Get Directions
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I am 3 months 2 days pregnant. However my pregnancy is through IVF 1st cycle. I am on duphaston & sustain (insert one), frolic acid, iron & calcium tablet. Still my doctor says to continue all 3 for 1 more month and later will see. I am confused. How long I have to take these many medi.

BUMS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
I am 3 months 2 days pregnant. However my pregnancy is through IVF 1st cycle. I am on duphaston & sustain (insert one...
Till your doctor says all medications r for your pregnancy as you concieved artificially .so through medicine doctor trying to maintain the hormonal balance in your body. So just go through it.
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Are You Taking Care of Your Aging Parents Dental Needs?

BDS, Certificate in Cosmetic Dentistry, Certified in Orthodontics, Certification in Prosthodontics & Periodontology, Advanced Endotontic Course On Root Canal
Dentist, Pune
Are You Taking Care of Your Aging Parents Dental Needs?

Blog by Dr. Ratnika agarwal, dental surgeon/owner of smile up dental care implant center, pune

Advancing age puts many seniors at risk for a number of oral health problems, such as:


    Darkened teeth. Caused, to some extent, by changes in dentin -- the bone-like tissue that underlies the tooth enamel -- and by a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods beverages.
    Dry mouth. It is caused by reduced saliva flow, which can be a result of cancer treatments as well as certain diseases medication side effects. Many medicines can cause dry mouth.
    Diminished sense of taste. While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications,  dentures can also contribute to this sensory loss.
    Root decay. This is caused by exposure of the tooth root to decay-causing acids.
    Gum disease. Caused by plaque made worse by food left in teeth, use of tobacco products, poor-fitting bridges and dentures, poor diets, and certain diseases, such as anemia, cancer, and diabetes, this is often a problem for older adults.
    Tooth loss. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss.
    Uneven jawbone. This is caused by tooth then not replacing missing teeth. This allows the rest of the teeth to drift and shift into open spaces
    Denture-induced stomatitis. Ill-fitting dentures, poor dental hygiene, or a buildup of the fungus candida cause this condition, which is inflammation of the tissue underlying a denture.
    Thrush. Diseases or drugs that affect the immune system can trigger the overgrowth of the fungus candida in mouth


Age in and of itself is not a dominant or sole factor in determining oral health. However, certain medical conditions, such as arthritis in the hands and fingers, may make brushing or flossing teeth difficult to impossible to perform. Drugs can also affect oral health and may make a change in your dental treatment necessary.

Oral hygiene tips for seniors:

Daily brushing flossing of natural teeth is essential to keeping them in good oral health. Plaque can build up quickly on the teeth of seniors, especially if oral hygiene is neglected, & lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

To maintain good oral health, it's important for all individuals -- regardless of age -- to:


    Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste

    Floss at least once a day
    Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day
    Visit our team of experience dentist at smile up dental care implant center on a regular schedule for cleaning an oral exam. We will be very happy to serve you.


What seniors can expect during a dental exam

If you're a senior headed for a check up, our dentistry team will conduct a thorough history dental exam to provide you with the best solutions to resolve the problems from its root cause. Questions asked during a dental history will include:


    The approximate date of your last dental visit and reason for the visit
    If you have noticed any recent changes in your mouth
    If you have noticed any loose or sensitive teeth
    If you have noticed any difficulty tasting, chewing, or swallowing
    If you have any pain, discomfort, sores, or bleeding in your mouth
    If you have noticed any lumps, bumps, or swellings in your mouth


During an oral exam, our experience team of dentists will check the following: your face & neck (for skin discoloration, moles, sores); your bite (for any problems in how the teeth come together while opening closing your mouth); your jaw (for signs of clicking and popping in the temporomandibular joint); your lymph nodes salivary glands (for any sign of swelling or lumps); your inner cheeks (for infections, ulcers, traumatic injuries); your tongue and other interior surfaces -- floor of the mouth, soft and hard palate, gum tissue (for signs of infection or oral cancer); and your teeth (for decay, condition of fillings, and cracks).

If you wear dentures or other appliances, our dentist team will ask a few questions about when you wear your dentures and when you take them out (if removable). He or she will also look for any irritation or problems in the areas in the mouth that the appliance touches, and examine the denture or appliance itself (looking for any worn or broken areas).

Please call our team on 8237802848 / 020-27041188 or visit Dr. Ratnika agarwal at smile up dental care implant center, pune today and get your elders dental check-up today! we provide dental solutions for all age groups.

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My baby is 3 months old and sometimes makes sound while breathing. Especially after she cries or while taking top feed. Deep impressions between stomach and rib cage while breathing. Visited three paeditrition. All confirmed that it is normal. Can you please help.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 3 months old and sometimes makes sound while breathing. Especially after she cries or while taking top fee...
It is laryngo malacia, occurs in some babies and is because of weak laryngeal muscles. It gets corrected automatically as age advances may be 8-9 months or so. See that child is playful, taking feeds and putting on weight.
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My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But now I have stopped it completely. What should I do. She remains hungry whole day but doesn't eat anything. please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But...
Force feeding is not good, it's appreciated that you have stopped it, give her time she will start eating, take care of any medical problem Ask about her favourite food, council her.

My latest USG pelvis report shows Lesion Cyst on my left overy. Tell me medicine for this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
If it is small cyst it only needs monitoring and if large and causes other problems it need to be surgically removed
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Hi By mistake I forgot to wash my nipple and I breastfeeding feed my baby and he is just 38 days old at night I applied nipcare cream to heal the cracked nipple. It is safe if he eat by mistake.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Hi By mistake I forgot to wash my nipple and I breastfeeding feed my baby and he is just 38 days old at night I appli...
There is no harm in feeding after applying nipcare cream by mistake. No effect will be there for your baby

Hi, My 2 and half year son is being diagnosed With thalassemia minor. Hb a2 level is 5.1 and hbf level is 3.3.is it curable or harmful for life.

MBBS
Hematologist, Ludhiana
Hi, My 2 and half year son is being diagnosed With thalassemia minor. Hb a2 level is 5.1 and hbf level is 3.3.is it c...
Thalassemia minor is not harmful. There are lots of Thal minor around like Amitabh Bachan and Pete Sampras. You will have to remember this when he is getting married. Have you got yourself and your wife screened. If not then please get this done.

Hi. I have delivered baby boy 50days before as premature baby. He was in nicu for 30days. And reached home. He is. Not getting milk directly from my breast since he has low birth weight. I am expressing through. Pump.and giving to him. Last two weeks my supply. Was very low. I had lactare tablets. And lactonic granules. But no improvement in supply. Pls suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Sindhudurg
Hi. I have delivered baby boy 50days before as premature baby. He was in nicu for 30days. And reached home. He is. No...
hello raji you consult me in my account. drink three times milk with 6 slice of bread. eat daily 7 chapatis ffull day count. take sufficient rest as well as water. further medication and other I will provide You.

I have question related to my child, he is only 4 months old baby, he is always crying and using his hands to lick, I think he's hungry. I have enough milk to feed and am continuously giving but still he is crying. What food I need to give at first please give me best opinion ,am totally confused that is it good or not good to start giving food other than breast milk.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I have question related to my child, he is only 4 months old baby, he is always crying and using his hands to lick, I...
Hi , Hunger is probably the first thing you think of when your baby cries .Learning to recognize the signs of hunger will help you start feeding your baby before the crying stage. Some hunger signs to watch for in newborns include fussing, lip smacking, rooting (a newborn reflex that makes babies turn their head toward your hand when you stroke their cheek), and putting their hands to their mouth. Tummy troubles associated with gas or colic can lead to lots of crying.Burping isn't mandatory. But if your baby cries after a feeding, a good burp may be all he needs. It is recommended to exclusive breast-feed the baby for the first six months after birth.
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