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Dr. Rakesh M Shah

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

22 Years Experience
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Dr. Rakesh M Shah is a renowned Pediatrician in Hatkeshwar, Ahmedabad. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 22 years. He studied and completed MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Panth Children Hospital in Hatkeshwar, Ahmedabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh M Shah on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - GCS Medical College, Ahmedabad - 1996
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My child not well before three day she is suffering from fever this fever night only come fever and showring please tell the way.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If fever is very high grade consult your pediatrician. Please mention age and weight of your child in your queries.
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My baby is 6.5 month old. She is doing vomiting since yesterday. We have introduced curd in her diet recently.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 6.5 month old. She is doing vomiting since yesterday. We have introduced curd in her diet recently.
Avoid bottle feed,give any anti emetic drops(perinorm) for vomitings& start giving weaning foods. Nothing wrong with curd in diet.
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My 7 years old daughter having 9.5 hb and 25%iron What is more suitable Vitcofol or tonoferon Or any other.

MCh-Paediatric Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
U can use any of these. But more important is diet modification. .give diet rich in iron like green vegetables, jaggary, pulses fruits rich in iron. U should also look for reason of low haemoglobin. .For that you can take opinion from paediatrician.
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9 month baby girl pus cell found for urine. I consult urologist but not any urine parts infection. Which body parts in fact pus cell?

DNB (Pediatrics), DCH(UK)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
9 month baby girl pus cell found for urine. I consult urologist but not any urine parts infection. Which body parts i...
Only pus cells in urine is not a worry thing about your baby health. If your baby don't have any fever, difficulty in passing urine, feeding problems no need to do anything. Pus cells are part of our body protection. Give more fluids. Mostly that will solve your baby problem.
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Hello doctor my baby is of four months and 10 days. He was very good by his health till but now he is loosing weight he gets thin is it ok or something?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hello doctor my baby is of four months and 10 days. He was very good by his health till but now he is loosing weight ...
This is the time to start semisolids in addition to breast milk, gradually breast milk to be stopped & replaced by solid diet.
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Health Tips for Children

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow

Health Tips for Children

With pediatric health problems on a rise, it's important you keep a few crucial tips to maintain your child's health. With the help of these tips, you can inculcate crucial habits in your child's lifestyle.
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In today's times, health problems like diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure are not restricted to adults, but have become a common phenomenon among children too. The main culprit for this can be attributed to their inclination towards fast food and lack of activity. Kids love to gorge on fast foods like burgers, pizzas, etc., and with the introduction of video games and a host of interesting programs on television, they are more than happy to watch television instead of playing outdoor games.

Due to this lack of activity and no control on the food they eat, many children suffer from the problem of obesity at a very young age, which further leads to other serious diseases or illnesses. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to teach children important ways to remain healthy.

Healthy Tips for Your Children

The three most important factors that are necessary for the kids to remain healthy include:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Proper rest


Habits we learn during our childhood stay with us throughout our life; it is thus necessary that parents teach these three factors to children as soon as possible. However, you do not need to force them to learn these habits; set an example for them by following these things yourself. Let us look at each factor in detail.

Nutrition for a Healthy Diet
At a very young age itself, teach the kids to eat all types of food, like fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, etc. Their meals should be divided into five or six small meals throughout the day, rather than just three meals. Cultivate the habit of eating breakfast as it is said to be the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast helps their body to develop energy for the physical as well mental activities of the day.

Parents should also see to it that children have a healthy lunch while they are at school. Though there are many schools which provide lunch, its nutritious value is a topic of controversy. Hence, it will be best to pack them foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Other than lunch, also make sure that you provide them with a healthy after school snack, as this is a time where they are likely to indulge in junk food. Dried and fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal bars, etc., are good choices for a healthy snack. Next comes the dinner, or evening meal, which should be converted to time spent with the family. Eating together at least once in a day will help the parents interact with their children and also to keep control on their eating habits. Talking to them about the nutritional facts of healthy foods is a good way of instilling healthy food habits in children. Though too much of junk food does harm a child's body, there is no need to restrict it completely.

Fitness and Exercise
Indulging in daily outdoor games with friends is more than enough physical exercise for children. Parents should see to it that their kids do not spend their entire time in front of the television or playing video games. They should encourage them to take part in sports and other physical activities like dancing, etc., so that their body gets the required exercise. Arranging games for them and their friends regularly at home, in which they have to run around and play, is a good idea. On weekends, take them out walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at least for an hour, and you'll be preventing childhood obesity.

Health and Proper Rest
Rest and sleep are two important factors to keep children healthy. Children require 9-13 hours of sleep, depending on their age group. Lack of sleep in children can cause problems like lack of attention at school, feeling sleepy during the day, poor academic performance, etc. Hence, parents must ensure that their children receive sufficient sleep.

Other than these tips, it is important to teach kids proper hygiene rules like regular washing of hands, brushing their teeth, etc., so that they are not affected by infections. Explain the importance of eating the right food and exercising to your kids. Remember, by doing this you are not only providing them a hale and hearty childhood, but also ensuring a healthy future.

My baby is 20 days old. Previously after birth Doctors advised for GB paint, a blue coloured medicine which was beneficial for emblical cord. Now a days Doctors adviced for Betadine lotion. My query is, after 20 days emblical cord of my baby has not cured with betadine lotion and pus is coming out. Please suggest me what to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 20 days old. Previously after birth Doctors advised for GB paint, a blue coloured medicine which was benef...
It may not be umblical cord which falls in about 10 days. It must be umblical stump which may ooze serous. Leave stump as such keep it open and clean. Take care scab formed over it, is not removed.
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How should I increase my breast milk production? My baby feeds on that only and does not accept formula milk.

Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi good to know you want to exclusively breast feed the baby. Drink lot of liquids about 5-6litres a day. Let baby suck at breast regularly especially at night. Eat balanced diet take care.
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My 16 months son did not wave bye yet. He is 10 kg. He did eye contact after 5 months after births. His neck was little cross but right now it is cleared. Now he can crawl stand and try to walk but keeps little more distance in his two legs. I have consulted physiotherapist according to him my son shows symptoms of mild low tone. Please tell me is it 100% curable. Will it affect his future life like studding, games. I want to know will he can did other activities like normal kid. Please help what treatment should I follow.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 16 months son did not wave bye yet. He is 10 kg. He did eye contact after 5 months after births. His neck was litt...
Low tone of muscles may cause such delay in development. It is essential to know cause of hypotonia. If it is due to nutritional deficiency, it can be managed and child may have normal life but need early intervention. Even then it is advisable to consult pediatrician.
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12 years old girl Suffering from allergic cough since birth. Cough will be throughout the year. She is avoiding fridge items and all. Still she is getting. Please suggest.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
She probably needs brochodialators and steroids by inhalation route. But before that xray chest cbs, pulmonary function test required to find out the cause.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated for the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
Hi, yes, there are issues about long term adhd, children's are slow in school performance. Medications we start after discussion of symptoms.
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My friend have some kind of problem every month which pains her back alot. She says every girl face this problem every month and there is no medicine for this problem. Whenever I ask her about this problem she never tells me and I really want to help her. Can you please tell me what is this monthly problem so I can help her?

Pediatrician, Thane
My friend have some kind of problem every month which pains her back alot. She says every girl face this problem ever...
Take her to a gynaecologist. There are very good medicine s which will keep her pain free. It looks like she does not want to take treatment.
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How to tackle a hyperactive child of 7 years who lacks concentration but fetches good marks in academics.As a result his mother hits him quite often. How to handle?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Stop hitting at once, it will have unbearable consequences in his future life due to psychological trauma. You should appreciate him for academic achievements and love him unconditionally. Visit child psychologist to get a proper perspective of his hyperactive behaviour. Please stop beating/hitting him, control your emotions.
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Hi. My son is 17 months old a very healthy boy. But I am concerned about him when every night at around 12: 30-1: 00am. He starts crying so loudly for at least 25 minutes. Please advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi. My son is 17 months old a very healthy boy. But I am concerned about him when every night at around 12: 30-1: 00a...
At this age the cry episodes are related to dream understandings and also called as night terrors. A physical company and patting the child or a story bedtime or a fat meal at night is likely to work. Other causes of recent night cry are related to insect bite, nose block, ear ache, constipation or indigestion.
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How To Boost Your Child's Immunity?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
How To Boost Your Child's Immunity?

Children are as vulnerable as they are adorable. Their immune system is not as strong as that of adults, so they are easy victims to environment borne diseases like cold, cough, influenzas and other infections. Here are 5 practical and easy ways in which you can boost your child's immunity and make sure that your role as a parent is sufficiently fulfilled.

1. Decide judiciously what he is supposed to eat and drink

Your child's daily diet must contain a lot of fruits, vegetables, juices, organic foods and proteins. Healthy fats like butter, pastured eggs, coconut etc. Are also essential as they help in absorbing important vitamins like vitamins a, d, e, k and others. Even your child's water intake should be at an optimal level. Processed food and excessive sugar intake should be avoided as they add to your child's calorie count.

2. Get your child to exercise

Regular exercise is a must. It may include running, swimming, jumping or simply strolling. Screen time should be limited as much as possible as those video games and i-pads are robbing your child of his immunity. Make sure your child spends a few hours outside in the sun so as to absorb vitamin d that is obtained from sunlight, for his immunity.

3. Ensure a clean and hygienic environment for your child

You must make sure that that your child learns to keep himself clean. Teach him to wash his hands whenever necessary and tell him not to sneeze and cough in a way that spreads germs. Maintain a clean and healthy environment in and around your home but make sure that you don't shoo away the good bacteria that prevent diseases.

4. Cut down the stress levels of your child

It is very important for you to recognise and eliminate stress from your child's life to ensure immunity for him. Do not force your will upon your child and let him follow his heart. Help him relax if he is stressed and talk to him patiently about things that are worrying him. Maintain a healthy and loving environment in your family to help your child grow.

5. Ensure you child gets adequate rest

Make sure that your child gets adequate amount of comfortable sleep. It is important for you to make your child understand the benefits of sleeping early. This not only increases his/her immunity but also helps him/her to stay attentive and focussed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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What is the correct age for babies to stop breastfeed? does weaning increase weight? best solid food for babies?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Nagpur
What is the correct age for babies to stop breastfeed? does weaning increase weight? best solid food for babies?
Hi. Baby should be given exclusive breast feed till 6 months after 6 months we should start complimentary feeds. Our aim should be that baby should take all the home based food by one year of age. Breast feeding should be continued till 2 years of age. The complimentary feeds at six months should be semiliquid and bland and gradually we should increase the consistency and introduce different tastes.
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My daughter of 3 1/2 years has the adamant character for her needs. She is easily getting angry and throwing the objects whatever she gets. Now she is going to nursery. I don't know how to overcome this problem from her. What is the psychological problem behind her. And how I have to behave with her. I like my daughter to be lovable one. Please help me doctors.

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
My daughter of 3 1/2 years has the adamant character for her needs. She is easily getting angry and throwing the obje...
The ression behind such kind of behaviour can be copping of family members who behaves like this or if child has started beliving that should be rewarded. So you have to find out why your child behave like this.
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