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Dr. Alka Parekh

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Alka Parekh is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Parekh Eye Clinic & Child Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Parekh and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My son (2.9 years) suffers from stool problem. He doesn't empty his stomach unless the syrup Laxobix is given. This has been going on since 7-8 months. I don't know how to bring him back to natural way.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son (2.9 years) suffers from stool problem. He doesn't empty his stomach unless the syrup Laxobix is given. This h...
Rule out any hypothyroid and some intestinal problem other wise reduce milk 3 times only and increase solid food this can help.
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My 7 month baby goes motion very tightly at the last 4 days. Then urine color is in yellow. But her activities are normal. Say some remedy for this. Is it related to any health issues?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 7 month baby goes motion very tightly at the last 4 days. Then urine color is in yellow. But her activities are no...
Hello, Encourage to give her fluids throughout. Give her high fiber khichadi, porridges,fruits like banana ,chickoo, mashed papaya ,melon etc. Encourage dividing her meals into smaller portions.
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Dear Dr. My son is 6 year old. Now he is in 2nd standard since April 2017. From last one year, he is not writing anything in all subject. Teachers always complains about it. But he is not listening to teachers as well as us. He talks & understand well. We tried a lot at home for writing practice, but no results. His concentration towards writing is almost Nil. Please give the suggestion that how to come out from this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOur son seems have ADHD and need a counselling and check up .Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading accurately and fluently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing.
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Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well with weight 1200 gm. Second baby still in NICU with periodic apnea with Cpap and have VSD and ROP with weight 770 gm. What's your advise for the second baby including brain development? Please send your valuable advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Our twin child born at 27 weeks with the weight of 1000 gm and 800 gm. After one month now. First baby improved well ...
Nothing can be done beyond the necessary treatment which is going on in the NICU. You have to wait and whatever the treatment is going on now let it to be continued and save the child first. Regarding brain development if the child survives you can think later on but nothing can be done right now.
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My Kid is having teeth problem (swallow teeth due to bottle feeding but not know) I have consult the doctor near by they suggested the root canal for 5 yrs old kid is it ok to go for root canal into early age. Bcoz its only a milk teeth.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I dont think that an RCT is required until and ulness there is some serious nerve damage from where the teeth accidentally came out. The milk teeth are shed from 6 years onwards till about 10 years of age. The permanent teeth appear by 6 years of age. Between the ages of 6 - 9 years the child has some milk teeth as well as some permanent teeth This period is called the mixed dentition period. By about 12 years all the milk teeth should be shed off and replaced by the permanent teeth.
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My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and need not worry?

Pediatrician, Kaithal
My 19 days old baby started coughing. But Sleeps well. Taking feed also. No nose block. Hop every thing is fine and n...
If accepting feeds properly and baby is comfortable, you can wait. But if baby is having any abnormal features, go to your doctor.
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Hi, my 2 year old baby is not taking food properly from last 2-3 days, have some time running days in last 3 days, cough for 1 day and in last 2-3 days loose motion and 4-5 times a day (irregular timings). What should be course of medication.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, my 2 year old baby is not taking food properly from last 2-3 days, have some time running days in last 3 days, co...
There is no need of medicine for running nose etc which may be due to common viral infection which takes 4 to 5 days to cure appetite n 4 to 5 motion are not uncommon. Give food on his demand. Else you may consult pediatrician in person for proper examination and advice.
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Know More About Asthma

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, M.Sc - Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
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Asthma - Causes, symptoms and Homeopathic treatment

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Dear sir/madam. This is my sad story to my baby .last 3 years back we have girl baby. Baby fine for 3 month but suddenly baby got hurting. We go to Doctor clinic. He told me treating but not to get baby fine. Then we go to clinic ,doctor told me go to big hospital ,then we go to hospital baby starting to cry always ahh ahh ahh ahh lyk this. Doctors taking ICU but 3 days giving treatment they told me. Urine infection .baby not cure 4th day baby dead. Doctor not telling what is that problem. Then now 8 month back born boy baby. That baby also fine but 3 month after happening same problem baby starting cough we going to clinic there is giving tonics and some treatment ,also nebloising and baby starting wheezing sound in throat. Then it's not getting control then we going to same hospital there admitting .first day giving oxygen it's cure in 2 day in ICU .then shifting ward 8 hours after suddenly night. Starting vomiting then going to ICU after 4 days baby dead we are suffering a lot, I can't understand please tell me what is this I am very sad. Doctor can't understand what is the problem .they can't find please told me please give me suggestions. We are doing all test all OK fine, please tell me.

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
Dear sir/madam. This is my sad story to my baby  .last 3 years back we have girl baby. Baby fine for 3 month but sudd...
The first and foremost principle is one of fate which no one can control. Second there must be some genetic defect which has not been diagnosed at birth Third diagnosis is the ultimate for any treatment which is not done well. When you have the third child male sure that all tests are done prior to delivery and after birth itself. I think that some genetic problem exists which was not diagnosed Consider yourself lucky that the baby passed away early rather than grow up undiagnosed and face problems after they grow up. Next child don't take chances just get all tests done. I know it's tough but that's the way of life.
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Hi Dr. I am 31 years old female. One month before I lost my son during delivery as it was preterm labor and true knot. There is fibroids in posterior side equal to egg size my Dr. said I got preterm labor due to this egg size fibroid. Now she has given me medicine named fibristal 5 mg. Before starting to take this medicine just wanted to know whether this medicine can cure my egg size fibroids. please advice.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Hi Dr. I am 31 years old female. One month before I lost my son during delivery as it was preterm labor and true knot...
The egg size fibroid will become much smaller as your uterus size normalises to pre-pregnancy level. Fibristal has temporary effect only, and fibroid size will start increasing if it is stopped. The main problem is that fibristal may prevent next pregnancy from coming. You have to stop it after 3-6 months, do ultrasound for fibroid size and location. If situated towards the outside of uterus it may not affect the pregnancy. If located towards the inside, and size 2 cm or more, it should be removed by laparoscopy or hysteroscopy before trying for pregnancy again. True knots have nothing to do with fibroids.
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My kid is now 5 years old she still makes bed wet in her sleep how to avoid this?

Fellowship In Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Less water after 8 pm. Put a habit of passing urine before sleeping. Wake up in between to pass urine. Talk to her abt any stress she is having.
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Sensitive Teeth

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Sensitive Teeth

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.


 

Possible causes include:


 

In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Under the gum line a layer called cementum protects the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is dentin. 

 

Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules (small hollow tubes or canals). When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when gums recede. The result can be hypersensitivity.


 

Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:

  • Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.

  • Fluoride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.

  • A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.

  • Surgical gum graft. If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.

  • Root canalIf sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.

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What is the treatment for a child of 18 Months who is having cystic hygroma on left neck. please reply soon.

BHMS, VLIR Belgium, Canadian Academy Of Homeopathy
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
What is the treatment for a child of 18 Months who is having cystic hygroma on left neck. please reply soon.
Cystic hygroma can be treated very effectively with Homeopathy. Was it present since birth? A very common suggestion is get it operated. But if you treat it with homeopathy and have some patience and use homeopathy, it will be gone in a few months and homeopathy will improve the immunity also.
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6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:

  1. Let them listen a lot: Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words. 
  2. Read a book: You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.
  3. Talk as much as you can: Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.
  4. Look for cues: If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.
  5. Limit television: Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.
  6. Treat ear infections early: It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
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Please suggest me can I go for vaccination for my newborn baby because I read on net some doctors have adverse opinion they oppose vaccination because it has side effects and not all baby tolerate it. Please advise its urgent.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Please suggest me can I go for vaccination for my newborn baby because I read on net some doctors have adverse opinio...
You should go for vaccination as these vaccinations are compulsary and prevent children from many epidemic diseases like Tuberculosis,Measles,Mumps ,Rubela,Polio,Hepatitis and many more.Prevention is better than cure.
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I have 6 months old baby boy. Past few weeks onwards I'm suffering for rashes sometimes on my shoulder sometimes on waist and other parts of my body it's itching after one day it's vanished and started new place like my legs. May I know why

BHMS
Homeopath, Moradabad
I have 6 months old baby boy. Past few weeks onwards I'm suffering for rashes sometimes on my shoulder sometimes on w...
Have you taken any medicines before rashes.... I want some more symptoms. Beside this take 3 litres water per day. Avoid oily and dry fruits. Used Johnson soap for bathing. Take 6 dates per day.
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My grandson is 2 and half years old. He is generally healthy and has normal appetite. His bowel movements seem to be slower as he goes to toilet for potty twice or thrice a week only. Is that normal?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My grandson is 2 and half years old. He is generally healthy and has normal appetite.  His bowel movements seem to be...
If the stool/motion is normal in consistency, it is normal. If it is hard causing pain or bleeding while passing, it needs treatment.
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How to stop breastfeeding for my 14th month old baby as she is not interested to have other food?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
How to stop breastfeeding for my 14th month old baby as she is not interested to have other food?
Stop abruptly immediately. He will cry for 1_2 days than will forget, when cry for milk give food if refuges try again after ten minutes, go on trying repeatedly he will start taking food. Don't give milk more than 3 times.
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My son 1.5 years young is getting infected to cold and cough now and then. One of our child specialist asked for a chest scan and later confirmed it as wheezing. Is it dangerous in kids. Please provide me your valuable solutions.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My son 1.5 years young is getting infected to cold and cough now and then. One of our child specialist asked for a ch...
No wheezing if treated properly, your child will be fine. Please give him nebulisation and hospitalize if necessary.
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Can a chapathi be gvn to eat for a 10 month old baby. I mean is this a right stage to give.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Yes, this is most appropriate age to start home diet. Mash it properly with hand to make it acceptably thin.
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