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Dr. Chalaka Patel

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Chalaka Patel 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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Dr. Chalaka Patel is a popular Pediatrician in Sion, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Chalaka Patel personally at Abhyankar Nursing Home in Sion, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Chalaka Patel and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Whch oil should be used to massage the new borns specially during this weather ?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
It's traditional to massage a baby before his bath. In many families, oils are preferred over creams and lotions for this purpose. Vegetable get absorbed quickly and digest easily if your baby sucks his oil-smeared thumb. If you're using a vegetable oil, cold pressed, unrefined oils are best suited for massage Coconut oil is believed to be a good choice in the hot summer months. It is easily available and has a cooling effect on the body. sesame oil (til ka tel) is a popular alternative in many regions. Although olive oil and almond oil are more expensive than vegetable oils, they work well in hot or cold weather. Mustard oil is preferred for giving massages in cold weather as it warms the body.
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Hi my baby is 5 months old. Since her birth I have been using Vaidyaratnam ksheerabala Thailam for her massage and she has no problem so far. But due to winter now, her skin has become too dry and red rough skin specially face skin. I don't want to use any lotion as she keep on putting her hands in her mouth. Please suggest something safe and good for my baby's dry skin. Also please advice if I can use roghan badam shirin oil on her face / body to keep her skin moisturised.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my baby is 5 months old. Since her birth I have been using Vaidyaratnam ksheerabala Thailam for her massage and sh...
Yes you can and talking about Hamdard’s Roghan Badam Shirin Sweet Almond Oil. We all know that Almond oil is an awesome natural ingredient which has immense health and beauty benefits. Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, fatty acids, protein, potassium and zinc and lots of other vitamins and minerals. This is the reason why Almond oil is considered to be so good for our heart, skin and hair. As the name suggests, Hamdard’s Roghan Badam Shirin is a sweet almond oil. This product is literally a multi-purpose product which you can use to enhance your beauty as well as for your internal health.
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My son is 4 years 10 month old. He is a late talker, he still does not speaks clearly. He can make 3 to 5 word sentence. Few of his words could be understood by others. He did not had any Developmental delay other than speech. He can write well can recite rhymes but words are not very clear. Pls let me know why is there delay in language and how to go about it? (He is physically very active)

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Lybrate user. Possible causes. A delay in Speech skills can happen for many reasons, including: Problems with a child’s tongue or the roof of his mouth, which makes it hard to form sounds and words Hearing loss. Kids who’ve had a lot of ear infections can have hearing problems. A learning disability A developmental disorder, such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder What you can do. If you think your child has a problem with his speech or language, let his doctor know right away. The doctor will need to test his hearing. She’ll probably also suggest that your child see a professional who can diagnose and treat these delays, called a speech-language pathologist or speech therapist. This specialist will study how your child expresses himself, including: What he understands What he can say Other ways he tries to get his thoughts across, such as gestures or nodding If your child does have a delay, he might need speech therapy. A therapist can work with him on how to pronounce words and sounds, and strengthen the muscles in his face and mouth. You can also work with your child on speech and language:
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My daughter is 4 1/2 years old and she is very stubborn. She got recently stomach ache and feeling pain near urethra while urinating. Has rashes like round patches and itching on some of her body.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Being stubborn is a child reaction to something he or she does not like and lovingly understand the problem. She may have urinary infection and urine culture need to be done and send the report to me.
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My daughter is 2 yrs old and just says mumma and papa. Is this normal?.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Normally at one year,babies speak one word sentence.At two years,they speak two words sentences Example mammmma,papppa,bubu,mum etc at one year and mama dede,papa aaja,etc at two years.mama pani dede,papa khana dede three words sentences at three years.Some babies may have slow growth in vocabulary ,this is mostly normal variant.
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Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his stomach I think because whenever we touch his stomach he is crying. But after motion he is fine. So what can I do. Is this any problem? Pls suggest me?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his st...
Aerophagia is cause of his problem. To prevent this breast feed him in upright position & burp him well after every feed. Laying baby with belly down will also help. Ensure clear airways in nostril every time you feed.
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Dear doctor. My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly advise to which type food I wll put to my child.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
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My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly ...
You can initially start with liquid diet as daal ka pani or rice water etc Gradually semisolid food like daal khichdi kheer etc.
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I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016 now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm and now he has weight of 1 kg 400gm I want to know that when he will discharge from hospital is he safe in hospital or he will be safe at home as we can take special care off him 24×7 we should wait or bring him home doctors are saying that he is absolutely fine. Then why doctors are not giving him holiday.

doctor of Medicine in pediatrics
Pediatrician, Dhule
I have blessed with a baby boy on 16 jan 2016  now he was 28 weeks old when he was born and his weight is 1 kg 300 gm...
Hi your concern is totally valid, but the problem with extremly low birth weight babies is that even if they look good, there are chances they might go in apnea (sudden cessation of breathing) and they are prone to temp irreugalrities thats why doctors are not discharging the baby. I suggest let them do their work and take discharge are per the doctors advice.
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I am teenager. I have problems of throat pain constantly. Can you help me?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
You might be suffering from repeated throat infections or tonsillitis. Or you might have blocked nose which makes you mouth breathe in the night and makes the throat dry. I suggest you consult with an ent surgeon, get fully examined and come to the root of the problem.
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My baby is one month old and he is not sleeping in the night very cranky, so what to do?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Rule out. 1. Hunger 2. Nasal block. 3. Tummy ache. 4. Temperature low or high. 5 emotional need. Don't get anxious.
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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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At night my son shouts at high volume. so what is the reason pls let me know

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Pediatrician,
Manoj always write age, weight of child while consulting a pediatrician. Never the less nightmares snd night terrors may b the cause!
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I am 8 months pregnant now. My baby weight is only 1 kg. How to increase the weight of baby. Please tell Me what to eat for increase the weight.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am 8 months pregnant now. My baby weight is only 1 kg. How to increase the weight of baby. Please tell
Me what to e...
If you have just completed 8 months, wt of fetus must be about 2200 gm. 1 kg is very much low indicating marked iugr. You must consult obstetrician urgently.
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My daughter is 1 years 5 months old. She passed the loose stool in mustard color n I think with mucus also. please suggest me medicine. Passed two stools in 1 hr.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter is 1 years 5 months old. She passed the loose stool in mustard color n I think with mucus also. please su...
Dear mother Appreciate your con cern but mustard is yellowish so not worry Give. ORS to her and normal food and breast feed In2-3 days she will be fine Take her to hospital if she Passes blood Vomits Becomes lethargic or doesn't take fluids.
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Hello sir, I am getting cough and cold every month and it took more than a week to relief if I will not get any medicine. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello sir, I am getting cough and cold every month and it took more than a week to relief if I will not get any medic...
If symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ent problem like dns polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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Could there be an endocrinology related issue that could cause obesity in children if they are gaining weight even with careful diet (no junk food, soda, overeating) and good physical activity?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes Indeed. It is a good idea to consult a doctor and do a metabolic screening including a thyroid profile.
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