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Dr. Alka

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Alka is an experienced Pediatrician in Khar West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Chrysalizz Hospital in Khar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Meri delivery 1 January ko hui thi. C. Section hua tha. Mera beta ab 4 months 15 days ka ho gya h. Shuru mein main breastfeeding krwa rhi thi pr sath mein lactogen milk b deti thi ab mujhe doodh aana bht bht km ho gya h. please mujhe koi tareeka bataein jis se doodh jald se jald badhe koi home remedy batayein or kis wajah se doodh km ho raha h wo b batayen plz.

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Feed more frequentally for 10 minutes on each breast may increase milk. Plenty of water may also help. You child is now four moths and hence you can add very thin soup of cereals if weight gain is not proper.

How to Avoid Yellowing of Teeth

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You look your best when you wear a smile on your face. Everyone prefers a smiling face over a frowned one. Since we are talking about smiles, one can never underestimate the role that teeth play in the beauty of a smile. Dental hygiene and care is mandatory if you wish to secure your beautiful smile for years to come.

However, the global statistics for dental care suggests that we do not care enough for our teeth. 60-90% of children who are in school and almost every adult suffer from dental cavities. Dental cavities are pretty common nowadays. And yellowing of teeth can now be seen in almost every other person. It spoils the smile and makes people conscious. By ensuring a few dental care habits in your daily routine lives, you can avoid yellow teeth. Let us discuss the tips and tricks to avoid yellowing of teeth.

1. Say no to specific foods: Yellowing of teeth is caused by food choices including coffee, red wine, sodas, juices, sports drinks, white wine, coloured candies and other artificially coloured foods. It will help if these foods are consumed in less quantity and frequency as they are the major contributors towards discoloration of teeth.

2. Water after every coloured drink: Here is a habit that you must inculcate in your routine, whenever you consume any of the above mentioned food items. Post every drink or food intake which can cause tooth-staining, top it up with a glass of water. When you swirl or gargle the water in your mouth, you remove the acids that get accumulated in your mouth. It is one of the simplest preventive measures one can implement to avoid tooth stains.

3. Dental Hygiene: Our parents and dentists kept reminding us all the time to brush twice a day and gargle with water post every food intake but did we listen to them as kids? No we did not. Proper brushing, flossing and going for dental checkups at regular intervals are sure shot ways to keep your teeth healthy for majority of your lifetime. One must develop these habits quite early in life to gain benefits from it.

4. Whiten those Yellow teeth: You might be at that stage of your life where inculcating the above mentioned habits won't do much good. The damage might already have been done. Your teeth are probably yellowish already and you have a history of dental cavities. In this 21st century, there are ways to whiten your teeth artificially with the many alternatives available in the market. One can opt for a solution, which can be done at home itself or go for a laser whitening which is now possible at a dentist clinic.

So there is still hope for those who are unable to share that smile with the world due to the yellowing of teeth. Nothing is irreparable here and the health of your teeth lies in your hand.
How to Avoid Yellowing of Teeth

Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not able to sleep properly from past two week.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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Baby is 1 month old now and Need remedy for rashes at bottom part .cries to much whenever pass gas and stool .not abl...
Hi, I recommend you to avoid using diapers for prolonged time. Also intermittently keep the perineal region open to expose it to air to dry up. You can apply coconut oil over affected area for relief from pain. If no relief can add other medicines if required.

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Small babies should wear at least six layers of warm clothes.It is layers that is important because warmth is due to the air trapped between the layers..
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Which kind of treatment is suitable for loose motion in child who has age less then 5 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician
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Who-ors is suitable for all types of diarrhoeas. If diarrhoea persists for a duration or gets worse, please consult a paediatrician to see if any specific therapy is needed for diarrhoea.

My child aged 4 years gets sometime cuts near outer of both lips. What is the remedy for it.

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It's known as angular cheilosis. Give green leafy vegetables. Give syp becosule 5 ml twice a day and apply clenora gel locally.

My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.

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My six month daughter does not digest any thing except mother milk. Every time she vomit whenever I give dal.
Complementary foods should be gradually introduced once the baby turns six months old. It is a new experience for babies to swallow solid food when they have only had milk to suckle on till now. Try introducing solids gradually. The foods should be of a soft, thick consistency. And give time to the baby to get used to one taste before introducing a new taste.

My 2 year old son eating sand what can I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 2 year old son eating sand what can I do?
Eating unusual food items is known as pica. Lt may be a symptom of iron deficiency anemia. Give for deworming and show to a pediatrician.

Dear sir I have children of age 3 years & weight 10.5 kg. he was suffering from indigestion & acidity regularly. Also his stomach is seen large as normal & hunger is some extra but I consult some doctor he advised use live 52 continues but no improvement after usage 15 days. please advised some Ayurvedic & home remedy for this or which you suitable for best for him. Thanking you.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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Homoeopathic medicine NUX VOMICA 3X ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 1 tab 3 times daily for 15 dayss and report me back. Avoid Junk food,Fried food,Cold drinks,Potato chips,Momos,Cold drinks

I have a 10 years old boy suspect adhd. He take atomoxetine hydrochloride for 1 month. Any other remedy is available which has no side effects?

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Atomoxetine may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in children and teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd). Talk with the patient's doctor to be sure that the benefits of using atomoxetine outweigh the risks. Families and caregivers must closely watch patients who take atomoxetine. It is important to keep in close contact with the patient's doctor. Tell the doctor right away if the patient has symptoms such as worsened depression, suicidal thoughts, or changes in behavior. Discuss any questions with the patient's doctor. There is no cure for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), but treatment can help relieve the symptoms and make the condition much less of a problem in day-to-day life. Adhd can be treated using medication or therapy, but a combination of both is often the best way to treat it. There are four types of medication licensed for the treatment of adhd: methylphenidate dexamfetamine lisdexamfetamine atomoxetine these medications are not a permanent cure for adhd, but they can help someone with the condition concentrate better, be less impulsive, feel calmer, and learn and practise new skills. Some medications need to be taken every day, but some can be taken just on school days. Treatment breaks are occasionally recommended, to assess whether the medication is still needed. You can ask me privately and keep me as your family doctor.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
100* is not a very high temperature. Maybe she has congestion in the chest or has become too weak. Try giving her warm water in sips. Soups, light food. Pl show her to a local paediatrician. Always better to consult as vomiting everything not very good.

My son is ten years old. But his weight is22 and height is30 CM. I want. To know why he is not growing according. To his age group.

MD - Homeopathy
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How can a child of 10 years age can be only 30 cms in height? you please check properly and confirm. Yes he is underweight. Increase protein intake in his diet in the form of paneer, sprouts, dals. Give him more of milkshakes, vegetable soups, fruit juices, dates, jaggery, parathas of various types, rice with mixed vegetables.

What is the treatment for breathing problem due to gastritis?

DM - Gastroenterology
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Gastroesophageal reflux can cause sore throat,voice change,chronic dry cough, sinusitis and even chest congestion and asthma. These are called the extra esophageal manifestations of GERD. The best way to confirm the diagnosis is 24Hrs esophageal ph monitoring which is available at most tertiary care hospitals or dedicated Gastro centers. However you can try medicines that reduce acid secretion for 2 weeks,sleep with head end raised by 6 inches. If no benefit even at 2 weeks you need to be evaluated by a pulmonologist and gastroenterologist.

Me and my wife are having cold and we have a 2 months baby, can you tell me how to prevent our baby from getting cold?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Me and my wife are having cold and we have a 2 months baby, can you tell me how to prevent our baby from getting cold?
Keep baby, s belongings separately, don't touch them or baby without washing your hands, don't sneeze near baby. Still even after these precautions your baby may carry cold, but don't worry its a self limiting minor ailment. Baby may not get cold at this age because of mother born immunity.

What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?

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What should we give to 2 years old baby in his diet and also which meal should give them a proper balanced diet?
Lybrate-user just give your baby home made food like cereal based gruel, milk based gruel, milk, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

My daughter is 3.5 years old and is on feeding. My wife also wants to leave but my daughter doesn't leave pls help me to leave her feeding as all night she keeps on feeding and doesn't eat anything in evening. Pls help on the same at urgent basis.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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The feeding habit is not an easy one to get rid of. Because it has been formed from almost the first day the child is born. And the child has got very used to (almost addicted to) the feeding. As the child grows older, the feeding does not provide much nutrition or fill the stomach, but it gives them a sense of security and safety and bonding with mother. And from the child's point of view, there is nothing wrong in feeding. She has no problem. Problem is always from parents side. Unfortunately, there is no easy method for stopping feeding at this age. In very small babies, if the mother applies something bitter to her breasts, the child might reject it. Older children do not stop even with such things. There are usually only two choices 1) just stop, and let the baby cry. The baby will cry for a day or two, and then, as she realizes that her crying is of no use, and that no one is going to pamper her, she herself lets go and stops. 2) separate the child and the mother for a few days. Let the child go to the grandmother's or aunt's house. This breaks the attachment with the mother. When the child comes back, she will still look for breast feeding, but the intensity of her craving will be much less, for she has learnt to take care of herself without this feeding, and it will be easy to get rid of the feeding.

My child is 3.5 months old and the colour of his stool is green and watery. We gave him walmycin antibiotic and zinc but there is no effect. Kindly suggest best medicine. Can we give him 1/4 sachet of sporlac for clearing bacteria? Please suggest us the best as we are worried about our son.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician
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If your baby is on exclusive mothers milk then colour consistency and frequency of stool does not matter as long as your baby is alert active taking feed and gaining weight. No medicine is required. This is also known as breast milk diarrhoea.

My son is 1.5 years old he has fever from past 2 days, we consulted a doctor he gave tab azee200, ondem, and one of his local medicine, the entire day my son was fine playing and running but in night he got cold and fever again, we gave him crocin syrup at around 3 am and he went a sleep now he has 102 fever once again, please help.

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My son is 1.5 years old he has fever from past 2 days, we consulted a doctor he gave tab azee200, ondem, and one of h...
Give syp paracetamol (crocin which you are having) in a dose of 15mg/kg of body weight of child evry 6/4 hourly and consult a doctor soon.

Sir/madam, I have a daughter who is 11 years suffering from SLE disease, how to control/prevention and treatment? please tell me doctor. Grateful sir.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Diet and lifestyle needed for good care in lupus vitamin (antioxidants) and nutrient rich diet vitamin a, b, c, d, e minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc amino acids: cysteine, lysine, methionine essential fatty acids. Exercise, swim yoga, meditation, sleep, gardening. Maintain healthy positive lifestyle. Sleep. Avoid direct sunlight. Sunscreen is a must hope this helps.
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