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Dr. Avinash Valavalkar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Avinash Valavalkar is one of the best Pediatricians in Andheri East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Adarsh Polyclinic - Andheri East in Andheri East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Avinash Valavalkar on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is of 6 month he has loose stool problem since 8 days. We are giving ors and imubless. But stool is still loose what should we do. Please tell us.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
If your baby's is gaining weight properly, there is no need to worry. If baby is not gaining weight, do stool examination and take her to pediatrician.
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My baby is just 1 year 2 month old and she is having a problem of not going motion freely she is doing motion once in two days that too with lots of difficulty sometimes blood too coming with motion she is facing this problem from past 3 months we consulted our nearby pediatrics but no use please kindly guide us some immediate and emergency medicine and guide us where and when and whom we have to go. We are from Chennai.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My baby is just 1 year 2 month old and she is having a problem of not going motion freely she is doing motion once in...
Do not worry every baby has her own pattern. Some pass motion once a week, just keep feeding her. If she is not passing hard stool do not worry do some leg exercise - move legs of the baby as if peddling a cycle. Massage her belly gently and little firmly specially on left lower side. 2 give stool softener for at least 8 weeks in proper dose 3 .high fiber diet - more fresh fruits (like mango) and vegetables like broccoli, peas, beans, whole grain atta and pulses and plenty of pop corn and curd 5. More fluids- water, milk. No soft drinks or packed juices .a glass of milk with sugar at night before sleeping 6. Regular and fixed toilet time- first thing in the morning. Sit at least for 10 mts 7. Regular meal timings. 7. No spicy/ fried/ processed / junk food/ fatty foods 9 no vitamin supplements for medicine contact on private chat.
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Hello doctor my baby is 6 month old he is suffering from dry cough and cold. Which medicine should be used?

DNB - Pediatrician
Pediatrician, Pondicherry
Hello doctor my baby is 6 month old he is suffering from dry cough and cold. Which medicine should be used?
Hi, Give following medications: 1. SYP. SINAREST-AF 1.5 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days. 2. SYP. ASTHALIN 1.5 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days. Both the medicines are syrups not drops, check the medicines while buying. If your baby develops difficulty in breathing / difficulty in taking feeds / fever, then consult nearby child specialist.
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I am an adult of 34 age(m). My child is having chicken pox. Some one suggested to take acyclovir -400 DT tablets 1 tablet per day for five days is it ok? Are there side effects because of this tablets. And this dosage is ok or I should take it more per day?

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
For an adult the dose is 400-800 mg per dose/ two to three times a day. There are sideeffects of acyclovir. And it should be taken only by consulting to a doctor personally.
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Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Diet Chart For Diabetes Patient

In India 61 million people are victims of diabetes. Diabetes disease is related to metabolic, in which oxidation of carbohydrates and glucose is not fully detected. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body fails to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy. Many of the foods you eat are normally converted into a type of sugar called glucose during digestion. The bloodstream then carries glucose through the body. The hormone, insulin, then turns glucose into quick energy or is stored for futher use. In diabetic people, the body either does not make enough insulin or it cannot use the insulin correctly. This is why too much glucose builds up in the bloodstream.

The main reason is irregular meal, mental stress, lack of exercise. There are two major types of diabetes:

Type 1

  • This is popularly known as juvenile onset diabetes. 
  • Here, the body produces little or no insulin. It occurs most often in childhood or in the teens and could be inherited.
  • People with this type of diabetes need daily injections of insulin. They must balance their daily intake of food and activities carefully with their insulin shots to stay alive.

Type 2

  • Also known as adult onset diabetes, this occurs around 35 to 40 years. The more common of the two types, it accounts for about 80 per cent of the diabetics.
  • Here, though the pancreas produce adequate insulin, body cells show reduced sensitivity towards it.
  • Type 2 diabetes is usually triggered by obesity. The best way to fight it is by weight loss, exercise and dietary control.
  • Sometimes, oral medication or insulin injections are also needed.

Symptoms of diabetes

  • Extreme thirst and hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Sores or bruises that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unusual tiredness or drowsiness
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feetsymptoms of diabetes

The role of diet in diabetes
Meal of diabetic patient is depending on calories. Which decides on it s age, weight, gender, height, working etc. Depending on each person s different   different dietary chart is created. We must take special care of time and amount of food in diabetes. Here we are giving diet chart for general diabetes patient.

Diabetes diet chart:

  • Morning at 6:   teaspoon fenugreek (methi) powder + water. 
  • Morning at 7: 1 cup sugar free tea + 1-2 mary biscuits.
  • Morning at 8.30: 1 plate upma or oatmeal + half bowl sprouted grains + 100ml cream-free milk without sugar
  • Morning at 10.30: 1 small fruit or 1 cup thin and sugar free buttermilk or lemon water
  • Lunch at 1: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, 1 bowl yogurt, half cup soybean or cheese vegetable, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 4 pm: 1 cup tea without sugar + 1-2 less sugar biscuits or toast
  • 6 pm: 1 cup soup
  • 8.30 pm: 2 roti of mixed flour, 1 bowl rice, 1 bowl pulse, half bowl green vegetable, one plate salad
  • 10.30 pm: take 1 cup cream free milk without sugar.

When you feel hungry intake raw vegetables, salad, black tea, soups, thin buttermilk, lemon water. Avoid it: molasses, sugar, honey, sweets, dry fruits. Foods you must avoid!

  1. Salt: salt is the greatest culprit for diabetics. You get enough salt from vegetables in inorganic form, so reduce the intake of inorganic salt.
  2. Sugar: sucrose, a table sugar, provides nothing but calories and carbohydrates. Also, you need calcium to digest sucrose. Insufficient sucrose intake might lead to calcium being leached off the bones. Substitute sucrose with natural sugar, like honey, jaggery (gur), etc.
  3. Fat: excessive fat intake is definitely not a good habit. Try and exclude fried items from your diet totally. But, remember, you must have a small quantity of oil to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  4. For non-vegetarians: Try and stop the intake of red meat completely. Try to go in for a vegetarian diet. If you cannot, decrease the consumption of eggs and poultry. You can, however, eat lean fish two to three times a week.
  5. Whole milk and products: Try to switch to low fat milk and its products like yogurt (curd). Replace high fat cheese with low fat cottage cheese.
  6. Tea and coffee: Do not have than two cups of the conventional tea or decaffeinated coffee every day. Try to switch to herbal teas.
  7. White flour and its products: Replace these with whole grains, wholewheat or soya breads and unpolished rice.
  8. Foods with a high glycemic index: Avoid white rice, potatoes, carrots, breads and banana -- they increase the blood-sugar levels. 

Advice for diabetes patient:

  1. 35-40 minute faster walk every day.
  2. Diabetic person should eat food between times intervals like take breakfast in morning, lunch, some snakes and dinner.
  3. Avoid oily food.
  4. Intake more fiber foods in meals. It increases glucose level gradually in blood and keeps control.
  5. Do not take fast and also don t go much party.
  6. Diabetic person should eat food slowly.

Calorific requirement:

  1.  An obese middle aged or elderly patient with mild diabetes 1000 -1600 kcal.
  2.  An elderly diabetic but not over weight  1400 -1800 kcal.
  3.  A young active diabetic  1800 -3000 kcal.
  4.  Daily intake of carbohydrate: 1/10th of total calories approximately  180gm.
  5.  Daily intake of protein: 60gm to 110gm.
  6.  Daily intake of fat: 50gm to 150gm.
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Dear Doctor, my is daughter is 5 years old and having a problem of calcium. Please suggest some food along with medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Don't go for medicine take all fruit, sitaphal has more calcium, nachani satvva, non veg food, crab.
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My son age 3 years what powder should be good for adding of milk is it junior hairloss or prediassuure.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son age 3 years what powder should be good for adding of milk is it junior hairloss or prediassuure.
No powder is good to mix in milk. It is just for your satisfaction to add a little more nutrient which can be compensated by nutritious diet with low cost.
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Can any dr. Prescribe me a medicine to increase milk supply for breastfeeding mother ?

MD
Pediatrician, Secunderabad
It is unlawful and unethical to prescribe medicine without examining the patient. Please consult a doctor. You can search internet for galactogogues but if you want to try try on your own risk!
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Is it normal to have fever during teething (age 6months) & what medication is required.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Sambalpur
Fever may occur during teething or merely a coincidence of viral infection which is more common.U can give paracetamol syp if fever more than 100c
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Umbilical stump of my new born daughter (7days old) is removed. But I still see a small wound around the area, is this normal? do I need to apply any cream or ointment to heal the wound.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Umbilical stump of my new born daughter (7days old) is removed. But I still see a small wound around the area, is thi...
It is better not to touch the area at all. It will be gone by itself. You remain in touch with me if you want regular advice as your family doctor,
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My 5 month baby is having constipation. I am giving her elcarim syrup twice daily. Now I have started cerelac and apple juice. She is suffering a lot. Even aftr giving raisin water no use. Please help.

Pediatrician, Delhi
My 5 month baby is having constipation. I am giving her elcarim syrup twice daily. Now I have started cerelac and app...
Pl let me know whether she is on breastfeed or top feed till now. If breastfeed you are advised to take plenty of liquid along with green leafy vegetables and fruits without peeling cover.
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Sir my baby is 7 months old. She doesn't take food properly. If we give her some food like rice daal, then she feels like vomiting. She has given up mother's milk. She takes only fruit juices. Please guide us.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Greater Noida
Sir my baby is 7 months old. She doesn't take food properly. If we give her some food like rice daal, then she feels ...
Hi, we need to discuss in detail. I hope this is only due to lack of adaptation. You need to introduce feeds in a planned manner not all the feeds in a day.
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My grand son is 11 and half months old. Since last night he has got fever even now his fore head is very hot.Please advise.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Give syrup paracetamol 5 ml 8 hourly do cold sponging and take paediatrician's opinion, if child is alert don't worry. Fever takes 2-3 days time to settle.
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My 4 mnts baby dnt sleep during morning hours n not taking milk at all, frm birth she is on bottle feeding lactogen, frm one week she taking jst 200 ml of milk per day, I am trying alot to feed her BT she refusing to take, and NW a days she started crying whole nyt. Can I give syrup silence to my baby, can I start solids frm NW.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 4 mnts baby dnt sleep during morning hours n not taking milk at all, frm birth she is on bottle feeding lactogen, ...
SHe may have abdominal discomfort and bottle feeding has a lot of disadvantages and you give breast feed if you give other feeds give it with a spoon and not bottle.
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Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please give suggestion thanks.

Msc - Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Dear Sir My son had did IQ test and his IQ level 68 and he is suffering from depression. He is 25 years Old please gi...
Dear Lybrate user, An IQ of 68 means your son is a slow learner. But with the correct support and education he can learn life skills. If his depression is due to his low IQ and inability to handle everyday tasks, he could need help with his confidence and self-esteem. You can start by complimenting even small achievements, that may not seem important at first. You may want to consult a counsellor/psychologist for further advice.
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My son is 4 years old . He brushes teeth everyday n uses listerine to clean teeth and mouth yet suffers a lot teeth pain and his upper teeth r getting black . Please give advice.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
black teeth may be due iron you may be giving in tonics to child.further he may be of and on eating lots,sweet in between feeds which should be stopped.
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I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.
Hi lybrate-user, taking food for one doesn't matter if you are eating at least salads and fruits on other time. Body needs carbs, proteins as per your daily routine. If the daily activity is more and food intake is low it may create weakness and in long term may have bigger health issues. So keep track of your intake and activities along with good water intake and ample sleep. Feel free to ask more. Thanks.
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My son aged 12 years reading in Class-VI. Basically he is very obedient in nature but he is very unmindful and sometimes he is alone thinking something else and that's why he could not concentrate in reading and he is very slow learner despite his vigorous labor. He is not interested in sports and other physical activities. He has god gifted singing talent. He usually likes to sit alone. He could not adjust with friends in school properly. He is shaky in unknown areas and could not respond promptly. We the parents are very much anxious about his marks at School and his lonely behaviour. Please let me know whether there is any Education Therapy or any counseling is required for him. If it's required then please tell me how much time will be required for that as we are living at Silchar far distance from Guwahati. Please let me know whether this treatment is available at your organisation.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My son aged 12 years reading in Class-VI. Basically he is very obedient in nature but he is very unmindful and someti...
At least you have identified his great skill in singing. so you must explore that extensively to build self-confidence and to develop this area. This is an Early Adolescent stage and any manifestation of problems like these are indicative of some serious that needs the attention of a professional. There may be some developmental issues and/or genetic that needs immediate attention. If you do not attend to it now, it will disappear and make it appear that there is nothing wrong. That is a deception. It will come again in mid-adolescence seeking a resolution. If you do not solve it then it will come again finally for the last time in late adolescence. If at that time you do not resolve it, the child will enter adulthood with permanent negative traits that lead to a breakdown and cause even personality disorders. The more it is delayed, the more severe can be the effects.
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What are the medicines/ foods/ tips to increase lactation? My kid is 45 days old. I had a c section delivery on 14/9/16.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
These are best foods to increase breast milk production & are great in terms of bringing you back to health, as well as aid in milk production. Oatmeal: Oats are easy to prepare as a meal. ... Salmon: ... Spinach And Beet Leaves: ... Carrots: ... Fennel Seeds: ... Fenugreek Seeds: ... Bottle Gourd: ... Basil Leaves: And you can also take Lactare capsules
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