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Dr. Aparna Gavaskar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Aparna Gavaskar Pediatrician, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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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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Dr. Aparna Gavaskar is a trusted Pediatrician in Goregaon East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Aparna Gavaskar at Sai Sparsh Critical Care Centre in Goregaon East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aparna Gavaskar on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 14 months and his teeth are discoloring. He also ticking his naval and prvt parts like its itching. Sometimes he also lies down on floor tummy down side. Is it serious? What to do for his teeth? He is bottle feeder.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 14 months and his teeth are discoloring. He also ticking his naval and prvt parts like its itching. Sometim...
Lying on tummy is fine and in fact comfortable fir the baby .Tickling pvt parts canbe a habit and will come out of it but you have to think of fungal infection there and put Candid powder and see if ther is any difference. Discoloring teeth can be due to chocolates or some foods he is taking and you have to stop bottle and feed with a s spoon or sipper.
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BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist, Jamshedpur
The tiny tots must use a toothbrush with a small rounded brush head and soft bristles. It helps in cleaning their milk teeth thoroughly.
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Colic Pain - How to Treat It

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Colic Pain - How to Treat It

When you have a newborn bundle of joy, no parent would be ready for constant crying bouts from the infant. However, for various reasons, even healthy, well-fed infants can be colicky.

What is it: Although a mystery, a baby is said to be colicky if it cries for more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks at a stretch. The baby is completely healthy, and the symptoms start about 2 to 3 weeks of life in both breast-fed and bottle-fed babies. The baby usually has a red face from crying and could be pulling its legs towards its chest due to the abdominal discomfort.

Causes: Though still not exactly established, some things that are believed to cause colic include:

  1. The baby's digestive system that is growing and goes through spasms
  2. Extreme sensitivity to noise and light in the surrounding environment
  3. Accumulation of gas in the belly that is ingested with the milk (breast or bottles)
  4. Hormones that are supposedly affecting the baby's moods

Treatment: As there is no specific cause identified, the treatment is also symptomatic and aims at soothing the baby's pain and discomfort.

  1. Altered feeding: Given that a baby's tummy is very small and is about the size of a fist, it makes sense to feed it small amounts at regular intervals than to give a full feed once in like 4 to 5 hours. The baby is sure to feel full with this and therefore the discomfort. Burping between the feed is also shown to help avoid feeling of fullness. If you are breast feeding, try to not let the baby doze off when feeding.
  2. Anti-colic bottles: These bottles have a vent inside the bottle which will help reduce the accumulation of gas within the bottle. There are various brands available in the market, these could be a good solution if the baby is even partially bottle-fed.
  3. Simethicone: This is an anti-flatulent, which again helps eliminate gas bubbles in the stomach and thereby provides relief to the infant. It can be given either by a dropper or a syringe.
  4. Exercise: Try bending the legs at the knee and holding it towards the baby's stomach, this can help ease the pain.

Remember that this is a very transient thing and usually disappears on its own by the 4th month, and the above measures are only to help the baby and the mother.

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Get Checked Blood Pressure and Diabetes

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Get Checked Blood Pressure and Diabetes

More than half the patients with blood pressure are patients of diabetes too. Get your BP checked every time when you visit your doctor! Both BP and Diabetes have bad effects on kidney and as such should be controlled together asap!

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My 3 years old son having stomach pain but not frequently, what's the reason? Please advise.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
My 3 years old son having stomach pain but not frequently, what's the reason? Please advise.
Stomach pain is mainly due to excessive gas production, or warm infestation. Give syp albendazole 10 ml every 3-6 monthly. Give syp cyclopam 5 ml if pain is unbearable.
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Today my son taken 6weeks vaccination with rota varies drops and polio drops. Injection to his leg. After shall he take bath or wet cloth clean today or tomorrow please tell me safety tips.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
Today my son taken 6weeks vaccination with rota varies drops and polio drops. Injection to his leg. After shall he ta...
You can give bath to your baby as usual, d. P. T. Can cause little local reaction, you can keep ice over that place, give antipyretic if fever.
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My new born baby 21 days old. For last 2 or 3 days he is crying whenever gets breastfeeding and it seems he stomach is very tight and does potty. Is it normal or should is consult with child specialist. He is crying a lot. Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My new born baby 21 days old. For last 2 or 3 days he is crying whenever gets breastfeeding and it seems he stomach i...
Crying may be due to colicky pain (abdominal pain) due to gas and so burp well after each feed and give Colicaid drops. Frequent loose motions are common in this age.
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My 2 week baby hasn't pooped 3 days and on the fourth day she poop. Now she skip her poops two days again, Is this normal?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 2 week baby hasn't pooped 3 days and on the fourth day she poop. Now she skip her poops two days again, Is this no...
Normal newborns usually poo around 8-10 times in a day. On the other hand are some normal newborns who would poo only once in several days. If your baby is feeding well, gaining weight, passing urine, I do not see a reason to get concerned.
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Acute Upper Respiratory Infection: Causes and Symptoms

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
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.

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I have back ache since 5 days and cough. What should I do?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist,
Kindly show me a photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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My one year baby has suddenly not drinking milk why? and what I do for make her good health pls tell me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My one year baby has suddenly not drinking milk why? and what I do for make her good health  pls tell me.
You can instead give freshly made curd before it turns sour. (within 2 hours of setting for curdling. Milk alone is not he best food, you ca give all home made healthy food.
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Actually my son is 6 year old some times he rub is ear from today he is getting pain he does not have any fever please suggest me what I should do now ?

M.B.B.S., D.M.C.H.
General Physician, Alwar
Please get his ear examined by ent specialist. Meanwhile you can drop in his ear mycobiotic ear drops 2-3 drops thrice daily locally.
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For 2 years 6th child is it bad for her to drink 1 1/2 lit milk per day. Does it develop kidney stones even gallbladder.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
For 2 years 6th child is it bad for her to drink 1 1/2 lit milk per day. Does it develop kidney stones even gallbladder.
No intake of milk has nothing to with development of any kind of stone in body cheer up best wishes.
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Now my baby is 5month old. I want to know the best contraceptive method which I can use for next 3yrs.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Now my baby is 5month old. I want to know the best contraceptive method which I can use for next 3yrs.
Best contraceptive is that which suits you and you like. New Copper T is quite good and safe, low oestrogen OCP can be used. Before adopting any contraceptive method, consult Family planing Counselor.
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UNTREATED HEARING LOSS IMPACT ON MEMORY

Master of Hospital Administration, Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Gurgaon
UNTREATED HEARING LOSS IMPACT ON MEMORY

If someone amongst you has hearing loss do consult because that has a great impact on memory in future.

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Hello Doctors, how many days should a normal healthy woman should breastfeed the baby? Please enlight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
Hello Doctors, how many days should a normal healthy woman should breastfeed the baby? Please enlight.
Exclusive breastfeeding till six months of age. Continue breastfeeding till 2 to 3 year of child age.
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I am 12 year old, fungal infection in my tounge since five year. What can I do. Which medicine take.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Really surprising if you have been taking fluconazole for five years? have you consulted someone? or think you have fungal infection and continue to take what was prescribed long ago? with all details ask me privately.
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