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Dr. Amar Anvekar

MD

Pediatrician, Mumbai

18 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Amar Anvekar MD Pediatrician, Mumbai
18 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Amar Anvekar is one of the best Pediatricians in Andheri West, Mumbai. He has over 18 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a MD . You can consult Dr. Amar Anvekar at Dr. velvedic Clinic in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Amar Anvekar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Grant Medical College - 1999
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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes and Symptoms

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Nanded
Acute Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes and Symptoms

Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a condition, which involves illness, mainly caused by critical infection in the upper respiratory tract. This region includes the pharynx, larynx, nose and sinus. This infection causes diseases, such as tonsillitis (tonsils get inflamed), pharyngitis (causes sore throat) sinusitis (nasal passage becomes inflamed), laryngitis (voice box in your throat gets inflamed) and common cold.

Causes of upper respiratory infection (URI):

  1. Both virus and bacteria cause upper respiratory infection (URI). The most common form of virus causing this infection is known as 'rhinovirus.'
  2. The immune system of young adults and children are often very vulnerable. Hence, they are more likely to develop upper respiratory tract infection.
  3. URI is also contagious and airborne in nature. So if a person comes in contact with an infected person suffering from URI, he/she is likely to develop this infection.
  4. Not washing hands before meals can also cause upper respiratory infection because the virus can be transferred easily to the mouth and can travel into your system.
  5. If you have any lung problem or heart disease, you are more likely to be susceptible to upper respiratory infection.
  6. Those who already have inflamed tonsils can trigger tonsillitis by drinking any cold or spicy beverage like ice-creams or cold milkshakes.
  7. Exposure to some flu or cold can cause pharyngitis. It can also be caused by second hand smoking.
  8. Birth defects or structural defects in the nasal cavity or nasal polyps can cause sinusitis. Sometimes the inside part of the nose may get swollen due to common cold and block your ducts. This is a common cause for sinusitis.

Symptoms of acute upper respiratory infection:

  1. Congestion in the lungs or nasal area.
  2. Whooping cough
  3. Running nose due to common cold.
  4. Feelings of fatigue and lethargy throughout the day.
  5. Your body will start aching without engaging in any physical exercise.
  6. You can also lose consciousness in severe respiratory tract infections.
  7. Difficulty in breathing.
  8. Oxygen levels in blood drop down drastically.

Sometimes in worse cases, acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) can also cause respiratory failure, respiratory arrest and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is necessary to book an appointment with a doctor as soon as you start experiencing the above symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pulmonologist.

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Dear sir, My daughter have 7 month old, have cough and cold, There for I consult a physician and taking treatment. But still my daughter is irritable. The whole body having normal temperature, but only head is hot always. What is this? Is this a sign of grow of teeth?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Dear sir, My daughter have 7 month old, have cough and cold, There for I consult a physician and taking treatment. Bu...
There is nothing wrong with your baby as it is a normal observation. Just replace breast or bottle milk with semisolids & milk by spoon, gradually increase quantum with increasing age.
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My Son Is 19 Months Old. His Weight Is 9kgs And Look Like Weak. He Is Not Getting His Personality. But He Is Very Active. He will not Eat Healthy Food, Juices, Soups.

Postgraduate Programme in Pediatric Nutrition, Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My Son Is 19 Months Old. His Weight Is 9kgs And Look Like Weak. He Is Not Getting His Personality. But He Is Very Act...
Growth depends on lot of factors like genetics, nutrition, physical and psychosocial environment. Average weight at this age is about 11 kgs. It also depends on the child's birth weight and growth potential. Children become more active and less interested in food at this age. Child should be offered balanced food and allowed to self feed as much as possible.
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Hi, my son is 3 months old. I can see a small gap in his naval towards inside. It also has small minute white particles. Is it worth a concern, I am very worried. I also have pics for the same. please revert at the earliest.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Hi, my son is 3 months old. I can see a small gap in his naval towards inside. It also has small minute white particl...
You clean umblical stump with cotton swab dipped in surgical spirit two times a day and keep it dry. It issue is not resolved in fove days, see a paediatrician.
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My baby girl is 1 year old her body temperature is very highly. so, what is the solution?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby girl is 1 year old her body temperature is very highly. so, what is the solution?
U should monitor temperature. May be warm due to teething. Paracetamol syrup is to be given only if temp is above 100 fahrenheit.
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My children 11yr boy and 6yr girl take 1 glass milk daily after wake up. Without brushing. Is it ok.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It's not advisable to give any thing before brushing as there are lot of germs in the mouth throughout night.
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My daughter who is 11 years old has got habit of over eating, how to deal with her behaviour, due to this she is over weight and poor in academics.

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Gurgaon
This child need lots of love and affection & psychological support from everyone around specifically parents. Always worried about weight & her eating habits @ this tender age of 11 can hamper her upbringing. This change in attitude can bring lots of changes in the child.
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My son is 4 years old, he have adenoids for the past one year. I'm giving medicines (cold and sometime antibiotics also). Is that safe to give medicines for these many days?

Pediatrician, Pune
Adenoids enlargement are normal in children till 5-7 yes of age if they are not associated with recurrent fever, mouth breathing, snoring sleep disturbance, ear problems they are not of any harm, they reduce in size as the child grows, try to give him a smoke, dust, allergen free environment, plenty of water and fruits
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My baby is under weight. He is 3.5 month but looks like 2 month. He is very thin. His weight is 3.8 kg.his birth weight is 3 kg. He is breastfeeding baby. What is take him for health growth & how much?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is under weight. He is 3.5 month but looks like 2 month. He is very thin. His weight is 3.8 kg.his birth weig...
Hello, Lybrate user, weight of your baby should be 5 kg (approx) with 5.80 cm height. To begine homoeo medication the under noted points should be clarified:•it seems you are unable to produce sufficient quantity of milk, your baby needs ,if it is so, go for formula milk to maintain her weight, please.•or your baby refuses feeding owing to loss of appetite, ascertain it, please. Tk care.
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She is 12 years old her weight is 45 kg her height is 4.2 feet but she is not as much as strong and have not stamina. please suggest.?

P.G.Diploma in dietetics and applied nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi include more vegetable juices of leafy vegetables and carrot, beetroot juice. Have sprouts daily for vitamin c. Drink lots of water. Kindly consult privately for detailed diet thanks.
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My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot he also become week wat shud I do fr this is this common?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot ...
Avoid bottle feed if doing, exclusively breast feed & give him ORS sufficient enough to produce adequate urine output. May start dilute curd, dal ka pani, coconut water in addition.
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Health Quote of the Week

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Dentist, Hyderabad
Health Quote of the Week

Sugary foods and drinks at meal times can reduce the teeth from spoiling.

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My baby is 3 years old n she suck her thumb, when she feel sleep or any free time n after sleep so, what can we do now for this habit.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 3 years old n she suck her thumb, when she feel sleep or any free time n after sleep so, what can we do no...
There are bitter tasted medications available in market you can apply on thumb and gradually they forget to suck. However few babies are still resistant to this mode of therapy for them you need to apply habit breaker over upper teeth plates. Which are usually done by dentists.
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Ma child is a downsydrome baby of 1 years 5mnth. He started walk frm 1 yr 3mnth. He talks in his language something n all. He plays nicely. He comes to us when we call. Can I know that my child is like a normal child? Can he study in a normal school? Can he be like other children?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
Ma child is a downsydrome baby of 1 years 5mnth. He started walk frm 1 yr 3mnth. He talks in his language something n...
Hi, it seems that your child is passing developmental milestones almost as well as the other babies. This is a good sign, and means that your child can probably go to regular school and be like other children. Get a developmental assessment done at around 2 years by your pediatrician/ a psychologist specializing in down's syndrome, warm regards.
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MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Good noon friends..Just went through one interesting case..Parents of 3 year old child complaining of bluish discolored face of that child during cry many times..it will disappears after some time.. I went through systemic examination. Mild pallor was present. Not any other deformity found. Heart sounds are healthy :-)
This child diagnosed as psychiatric disease breath holding spell. Quite common nowadays. This child voluntarily hold his breath for few minutes :-) to make worry his parents to fulfill his wish..Beware of Emotinal Atyachar ;-)
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Hi doctors I have a question that I have a baby of 9.5 months and I want to know which calcium medicine should I give to my baby as she gone pranky just because her teeth are trying to come. But it takes some more time to come. But she feels like take everything in her month .What to do.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
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I have a question that I have a baby of 9.5 months and I want to know which calcium medicine should I give...
There is lots of variation in age of dentition as long as other milestone is normal. There is no need to give extra calcium and vitD3 if child has normal locomotor development. Keeping any objects in mouth is physiological as the child tries to explore the object through mouth. You have to be cautious to prevent the child getting hurt or infection by swallowing sharp and contaminated items
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