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Dr. DR PRAVIN J MEHTA

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. DR PRAVIN J MEHTA Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. DR PRAVIN J MEHTA is an experienced Pediatrician in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. He is currently practising at DR PRAVIN J MEHTA in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. DR PRAVIN J MEHTA on Lybrate.com.

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My wife is 8 months pregnant and suffering from thyroid And my baby growth is not much as good as normal baby growth. So, suggest me something. And Eating mango is good in thyroid and pregnancy suggest me also.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DGO
Obstetrician, Vadodara
My wife is 8 months pregnant and suffering from thyroid And my baby growth is not much as good as normal baby growth....
Hello you need to control thyroid. Mango will not help much. Ask her to on high caloric diet. Thanks.
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I have 6 month old baby. I am giving him daal ka pani. Ccan I give mashed daal also.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 6 month old baby. I am giving him daal ka pani. Ccan I give mashed daal also.
Hi, yes you can give it, its better not to give dal water instead give dal, also try mashed banana, potatoes and apple, if he takes dal then after few weeks you can make khichadi also.
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Suffering from Chronic Cough - How to Manage it?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Suffering from Chronic Cough - How to Manage it?

Coughing is a common problem of the respiratory tract and often indicates a deeper problem. It can be very irritating and can affect eating habits and socialization. A cough which persists for more than 4 weeks is believed to be chronic in nature. Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common cause of chronic cough in India. TB is an airborne bacterial infection caused by the organism, 'Mycobacterium tuberculosis', that primarily affects the lungs, although other organs and tissues may be involved. Cardinal features are: 

  1. Chronic cough with or without sputum.
  2. Fever more in the night time. 
  3. Poor appetite. 
  4. Unintentional weight loss

Read on to know about other common causes of chronic cough and how to manage them.

  1. Allergies: People with allergies usually have a chronic cough, which gets aggravated when exposed to the allergens such as pollen or environmental dust. Staying away from allergen provides relief. Antihistamines are also useful, which most people detected with allergies keep in handy. Inhalers might be required, if there is associated congestion or shortness of breath.
  2. Asthma: This is a very common chronic condition, caused by inflammation and swelling of the lungs, in addition to wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma patients often suffer from a chronic cough. An asthma attack usually happens during the night or early morning, and is triggered by colds, cigarette smoke, air pollutants or allergens, which can even include certain foods. Most asthmatics usually carry their steroids, inhalers, and bronchodilators, as the onset of attack can be unpredictable.
  3. Bronchitis: This condition of inflammation of the bronchial region is very common among smokers and among the elderly. There is excessive mucus accumulation, which the body tries to clear via coughing. The lungs are weakened and therefore, the coughing is painful.
  4. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): This is a problem of the digestive system, but regurgitation of food into the airway induces cough. GERD is a chronic issue and so most people also end up with a chronic cough. It is worse with sitting up than with sitting down. Treatment includes H2 blockers to suppress acid production and dietary changes including small, frequent meals and avoiding spicy food items.
  5. Upper airway cough syndrome: There could be multiple problems in the upper airway, which leads to a constant postnasal drip. Here, there is constant dripping of the sputum into the air passage, which can lead to a chronic cough whenever there is impaired air flow. This can be caused by various forms of chronic sinusitis and rhinitis. People diagnosed with this condition usually resort to antihistamines and decongestants for relief.
  6. Other causes: There are a number of other causes as noted below. Smoking, tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, pertussis or whooping cough, foreign body in the airway, cancer in the airway passage, chronic aspiration of foods, etc. can all lead to chronic cough.

The key is to identify the reason that is causing the chronic cough. Most people who are diagnosed are educated to handle it and carry the required medications including steroids, bronchodilators, and inhalers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Dentist, Guna

Chewing food from the affected side should be avoided.

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My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.
Your breasts should be examined by a plastic surgeon to check what needs to be done to tighten your breasts. Whether only tightening is required or tightening with breast reduction is required or tightening along with breast enhancement is required has to be assessed before the correct treatment plan is made for yo.
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My son age is Two & half years. He is very active but bahut sararati hai kisi ki bhi baat nhi sunta or na hi abhi tak acchi tarah se bol pata hai. But hum sab uski sararton se preshan ho jate hai. Is there any solution to resolve that problem. Please help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son age is Two & half years. He is very active but bahut sararati hai kisi ki bhi baat nhi sunta or na hi abhi tak...
Some children are more active than other. 1_5 years age is age of exploration. Thus they donot listen to others. He will calm down himself by 5 year's age.
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My 3 month baby is very unfair & black. What I eat for fairy baby. Can I eat saffron.

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General Physician,
My 3 month baby is very unfair & black. What I eat for fairy baby. Can I eat saffron.
YOu can eat saffron but it is not going to change the colour of your baby which is decided by genetic factors.
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My baby is 6 months old. Hw many times a day shud I give him food? N Wat all cn I give him? M giving him cerelac 1 time n cerelac mixed wid banana 2nd time.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby is 6 months old. Hw many times a day shud I give him food? N Wat all cn I give him? M giving him cerelac 1 ti...
I will suggest you to give him all the natural ingredients like rice banana in smashed form every four hours as and when necessary.
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What are all the food items to be given for my 19 months girl baby, who is having slightly bow shaped legs. How to make his leg strength?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
What are all the food items to be given for my 19 months girl baby, who is having slightly bow shaped legs. How to ma...
You may all food items you eat prepared in home including milk, fruits etc. Slight bow legs may be normal. Even then you may consult pediatrician or orthopedic surgeon.
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I become mother of 6 months baby. But still m suffering from breast pain. As I dont have sufficient milk for the child during breast feeding. Pls suggest me something effective?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
BETTER U SHOULD TRY WEANING FOR BABAY NOT ONLY DEPENDENT ON MOTHER MILK AMOUNT OF MILK CANT BE IMPROVED FOR PAIN U CAN DO HOT FOAMENETATION 3-4 TIME FOR 4 DAYS
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My 3 year old son has cough and cold all the time what can I do?

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Pediatrician,
My 3 year old son has cough and cold all the time what can I do?
Hi he has allergic cough.If you can send repoorts of his tests cbc, ige and aec, I can help better. For just anticold use you can give syrup wikoryl 2.5 ml twice daily. If there is yellow sputum he may need antibiotics which you can ask me privately. If you send these reports it will be good.
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I have 6 months old kid. I'm breastfeeding her. Initially my Dr. Told me to continue calcium and iron tablets till I feed the baby. So I'm planning to continue breastfeeding at least for a year. So till that I need to continue calcium and iron tablets?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 6 months old kid. I'm breastfeeding her. Initially my Dr. Told me to continue calcium and iron tablets till I ...
You may continue iron and cal as suggested by your doctor. But I suggest to add complementary food to baby in addition to breast milk as he is now 6 months old.
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Pulse polio vaccines are safe or not. As many times we have come to know that government medical officers fail to maintain vaccines at 2-8 degree which may make the vaccines ineffective. Will this cause any adverse or side effects to the child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
All vaccines have a few side effects, but not storing the vaccine correctly may make it less effective. It is advisable to give the child injectable polio vaccine which is far superior to the oral vaccine that the government has recommended for the masses.
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My daughter was ill and cold and cough age 6 year old what can you do for her help.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Ask your doctor for antipyretics and antibiotics if required. Home based therapy for cold includes gargle with luke warm water 2-3 timesa day, steam inhalation 2-3 times a day and honey 1 teaspoon three times a day.
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My daughter age is 5years and 5month she look bulky and her weight is 32 kg, please advice me what should I do?

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MBA (Healthcare)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter age is 5years and 5month she look bulky and her weight is 32 kg, please advice me what should I do?
If there is no other problem, try to modulate her diet. Increase protein an roughage in her diet. She should take less of fat and carbohydrates. Give her more of vegetables except potato, and salad. Pulses should also form important ingredient of her diet.
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Suggest me good liquid for cleansing of my babies feeding bottle ? Can we clean with normal soaps and liquids.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Suggest me good liquid for cleansing of my babies feeding bottle ? Can we clean with normal soaps and liquids.
The best advise is not to bottle feed infants and give breast milk and feed from cup. If you must, you can use soap for cleaning.
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My friend daughter who is 12 year old she is frequently bleeding from nose. We have consulted few doctors but no relief. Kindly suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She may be putting fingers inside nose and this is usually seen, check her cbc, tsh and send report.
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My daughter is advised to take attentrol10mg. She is 18 year old. She get lost and does not pay attention continuously. So doctor told us now that she is having ADHD problem. I just want to ask is it genetic or due to some other reason?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) isn't known. But it may run in families. Ongoing research is focused on finding the genes that cause a person to be likely to get adhd. A mother's use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may increase the risk for adhd.
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