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Dr. Aparna Gavaskar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Hiii doctor My baby is 1 day old. I want to know that his report is C - reactive protein (quantitative) is 15.7 mg/l. What is this. Should I admit d baby in hospital or some injection should be given. Please advise me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Hiii doctor My baby is 1 day old. I want to know that his report is C - reactive protein (quantitative) is 15.7 mg/l....
Crp is a indirect test for infection and inflammation. No need to worry if the baby is feeding well and active. However your pediatrician will examine and tell you what to do. Above value is abnormal. Baby needs follow up with pediatric / neonatal consultant.
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My baby is 14 months old. He is suffering from loose motion .as he feed milk jst poop. It's poop is like milk has spoiled. He is not taking external food .always refuse to eat any other thing like dalia khichdi etc. He is underweight. Always try to eat from dustbin and things on floor. What should I do.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
My baby is 14 months old. He is suffering from loose motion .as he feed milk jst poop. It's poop is like milk has spo...
Unless your baby’s doctor says that you really have to work to increase your SON’s weight, I would stop focusing on his weight and appearance and instead focus on his energy levels and overall development. Some people simply are more skinny than others and being skinny (if healthy) is far better than being obese from a health perspective in the long run. Give him plenty of healthy foods often and try to make eating enjoyable for him. No nagging or forcing, simply offering foods to try and also lots of opportunities for him to feed himself either while you are eating or while he is playing. Learning to enjoy a nice meal and the taste of different healthy foods are the main key for his future development.
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My 2.5 month daughter is having dark green motion since one week. She is drinking Similac Advance 1 and partly on breast milk. Other than potty color, she has no other problem. Stool test results were normal. What can be done?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 2.5 month daughter is having dark green motion since one week. She is drinking Similac Advance 1 and partly on bre...
At this age babies stool colour sometimes vary but as long as no other concern and feeding well, we don't need to give medicine. Just monitor feeding and urine output and if fine then we can keep watch only. Take care.
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Namaste my daughter has cough since 5 days. I used cough syrup and cough tablets. Her age is 8 years? What is the reason for cough to my daughter? What is the proper remedy and it increases more in night.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Namaste my daughter has cough since 5 days. I used cough syrup and cough tablets. Her age is 8 years? What is the rea...
hello due to conjection in lungs, infection, excessive cough is cause of cough gargle warm water with mixed of salt avoid oily food further consult
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Ma child s 1 yr 6 month. He started walk from 1 years 3 month. I use 2 walk nicely but he use to fall down certainly. What s the reason? is there any problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Ma child s 1 yr 6 month. He started walk from 1 years 3 month. I use 2 walk nicely but he use to fall down certainly....
Initially children fall down while they are learning to walk. But you have him examined if still you feel any issue.
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Which vaccination is better for baby and why DTap or DTwp? Also pcv 13 is better or 10?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Which vaccination is better for baby and why DTap or DTwp? Also pcv 13 is better or 10?
DTwP is better than DTaP immunologically though it's little painful for couple of days. PCV 13 covers 13 strains as against 10 in PCV 10 there by reducing the cost. It is your call.
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She is 8 years old child and her growth is not normal (3" 9 inch)and she is having unwanted hairs on skin. please suggest what we can do for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Give her protein rich nutritious diet and milk or milk products, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dry fruits of her choice. Give vitamin d 60, 000 units once in a month and calcium tab daily. Unwanted hair may be checked by either pediatrician or endocrinologist.
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My baby is 4 month old. I want to ask whether I can start with fresh juice or not. Currently he is on formula milk.

Pediatrician, Pune
Why not on breast milk? you can start with rice water, light moong dal, introduce new food slowly, every new food every 15 days - 1 month, juices sometimes being very sweet would cause diarrhoea
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What are the Causes and Symptoms of ADHD?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What are the Causes and Symptoms of ADHD?

What is ADHD?

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

1.Hyperactivity which includes - 

- Fidgets often
- Restlessness
- Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
- Trouble playing quietly
- Excessive talking

2. Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like

- Getting easily distracted
- Tendency to loose things
- Daydreaming
- Facing problems related to organizing things
- Not listening carefully
- Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness

3. Impulsiveness

- Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
- Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
- Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :

10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes

The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

1. Neurodevelopmental changes - Poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.

2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately.

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Mam I am unable to give mothers feed so I am giving her similar advance 1. Is that ok ?

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Pediatrician, Indore
As breast feed is best for infants. Please try to rectify the problem then only start topfeed with spoon not bottle.
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I have 8 month old baby. I am breastfeeding and giving formula milk to him. Doctor has given easum cerelac to him. I am giving him twice a day. Now what type of food and fruits should be given to my baby and in which form and what timing gap should me made between food help me in this.

MD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I have 8 month old baby. I am breastfeeding and giving formula milk to him. Doctor has given easum cerelac to him. I ...
Appropriately thick homogenous food with added sugar / jaggery and ghee/butter/oil to make it energy dense should be given. Take cereal and pulses (?what you eat at your home) in 2: 1 ratio add ghee/butter/ oil, add vegetables make thick khichadi. You can take various pulses, sprout it, dry in sun and grind to make flour and make porridge from it, add sugar/ jaggery, oil/ ghee. Give milkshakes of various seasonal fruits. Mashed boiled fruits and veggies can be given. Give three meals and two snacks. Each time give 2-3 tsp of food. By 9-10 months start finely chopped and mashed food approx 1/2 bowl each time.
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Hi my baby girl is 5 month old since last 4 days was doing very loose potty but in general intervals mostly 3 to 4 times a day. Yesterday frequency increased to 5 times and we visited doctor be.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my baby girl is 5 month old since last 4 days was doing very loose potty but in general intervals mostly 3 to 4 ti...
In a 5 month old infant frequent loose stools is normal if she takes feed and is active. But if you bottle feed you atop bottle and feed from spoon and also breast milk.
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I am suffering from jaundice and typhoid what should I do plzz help me I am in big problem doctor plz help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
I am suffering from jaundice and typhoid what should I do plzz help me I am in big problem doctor plz help me.
Oh so sorry to hear that. But basically both of this are water borne problem. So use sterile (boiled & cooled down) drinking water, frequently hand washing with soap, no other food then natural & home made - non spicy, rest is best remedy & must be 15 days atleast. Due antibiotics for typhoid for least 10 to 14 days.
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I'm 32 years old female. I'm so much depressed for the past 3 months. My husband betrayed me. He's in relationship with a girl of age 31. Both told me that they were friends. But both of them planning to marry in Malaysia cause she's a Malaysian citizen. We've a kid of age 5. Don't know what to do?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Post Graduate Certficate in Ksharsutra & Ano-Rectal Diseases, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I'm 32 years old female. I'm so much depressed for the past 3 months. My husband betrayed me. He's in relationship wi...
Dear lybrate-user, you struck with bitter truth of life. If you want to be overcome this situation:- 1) be strong, be a fighter and face reality. 2) under stand situation & accept truth. 3) hope for best & prepare for worst. 4) god help them who help them self. 5) keep your self physically & mentally busy in your work, it will help you to over come from depression. 6) do regularly breathing exercise - pranayama - omkar pramayama thrice daily. 7) where one road ends you have two options to progress.
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My son age 7 years - front bottom teeth are strong still from back two new teeth started growing? I am confused? pl advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I would suggest you to get the front milk teeth extracted so that the permanent tooth gets better space to grow properly. The extraction of milk teeth is very easy and less traumatic as these are very superficial.
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My baby girl is 8 month old. I want to know proper diet plan for her. I also breast feed her.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Anand
My baby girl is 8 month old. I want to know proper diet plan for her.
I also breast feed her.
Hello mam. Some food for your baby :- 1) vegetables pureed 2) fruit pureed 3) cereals (semi-liquid) 4) unsweetened yoghurt (small amount) 5) pureed tofu 6) legumes pureed you also give to her breast feed. This all foods are given in small amount.
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My son is 2 year old suffering from frequent fever due to bad immunity. What should I do for his weight gain?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Why do you think by increasing weight he will have more immunity? immunity can be increased by vaccinations and good hygiene, healthy eating. We don' t know if his weight is adequate for his age or not?
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My 3 years old baby always keep coughing. We do not give him chilled drinks or candies chocolate etc. Bt sometimes if he eats only candy he starts coughing and sometimes vomit also. Homeopathic treatment is given to him for skull fracture.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My 3 years old baby always keep coughing. We do not give him chilled drinks or candies chocolate etc. Bt sometimes if...
It seems your kid is having allergic cough so it's better to avoid any thing with artificial colours, flavours. All those candies have colours and avoid jelly/jelly filled chocolates. For any fracture in kid treatment is positioning of bone in proper place so new new bone is formed in continuity.
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