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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 kid is having dry cough. He vomited just now. And he is having cold feet n cold hands. His head is hot. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You have not mentioned the age of the child. Children usually vomit following a bout of cough. Children usually swallow sputum. Hence needs to be treated with an expectorant.
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My new born baby (13 days) is crying wen I lay her in bed. She is showing irritations. She is also crying while passing urine. Is dat is a pblm pls rly.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My new born baby (13 days) is crying wen I lay her in bed. She is showing irritations. She is also crying while passi...
Hello, Baby cry when being put down on bed, being separated from her caregiver makes her feel that some thing is  different going on depriving her the affection of her mother. ▪how can she really ignore that she is being put down from the lap of her mother as she misses the softness of nature & body of her mother •smell of the body •breathing chest of her mother •the affectionate motherly touch as well. •here begins the  feeling of insecurity for the baby. ●Baby, misses  the temperature of the body of her mother waking her up while being put down. Henceforth, Baby should be wrapped up in a blanket while putting her down keeping her body warm. ●baby is not accustomed to pee or poop what she has to learn in due course of time so it's a natural phenomenon for an infants to cry while passing urine or stool. Your feedback matters ,please. The care.
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My son's urine always trace albumin this is normally other wise this is a serious matter and what can I do for it?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Trace albumin is normal, happens in fever or any physiological stress. If worried get his urine alb/creatinine ration done.
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Hi, my son is 11 months old. Till now he doesn't crawl, no teeth, very low hair growth. His vit d (25-oh)-total is 15.3ng/ml. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Kindly specify the birth weight and gestation at which the baby was born. Was he hospitalised at the time of birth and any other event which happened during birth. Yes you should supplement vit d either oral / or iv.
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My baby girl now 15months and 8kgs weight, problem is she used to vomit always from 6, 7months. If she see rice and smell it she feel like vomit. She vomits regularly if her stomach full and from starting piece of food she sound vomit, I am fully depressed, please suggest me.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My baby girl now 15months and 8kgs weight, problem is she used to vomit always from 6, 7months. If she see rice and s...
Your child may be having reflux or food allergies. Show to nearby pediatrician for complete history and investigation if needed.
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My child is 7 years old. He faces problems in remembering names of his friends, he also not able to remember rhymes, spellings and question answers. Although, he understands everything but forgets easily. Is it normal at this age. Kindly help me out. Do I need to consult a doctor regarding this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, It's very important to keep repeating the same things again and again to a child if you want him to remember or to make a habit for him! There are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Let him play with his peer group outdoor games daily. Any kind of physical activity improves the blood circulation of the whole body. -Get him enough sleep and rest. On average, a child needs between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night and 1&1/2 to 2 hours of sleep during daytime. When a child hasn't got proper rest, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -laughter can improve short-term memory in both kids as well as adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help to think more deeply.
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My grand daughter who is just 6 months' old is having problems in sleeping she sleeps only 5-6 hours a day and is constantly troubling her mom to continuously feed. How to manage this? what type of solid we can start?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My grand daughter who is just 6 months' old is having problems in sleeping she sleeps only 5-6 hours a day and is con...
You can give home made semi solids like khichri, dal mashed and banana mashed and egg yolk changing each every item so that child is not bored with only one food. You can remain in touch with me as personal doctor for regular advice. Ask me privately.
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My daughter is 2 yrs old. She gets fever and cold very frequently. One doctor's opinion is that she has tonsil and if she has tonsil up to 5 yrs she will have same problem and nothing cann't be done please guide me.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
From history your daughter is suffering from recurrent tonsillitis. Avoid cold drinks, ice-cream, chocolates, cream biscuits etc.Tonsillectomy is required after 5 yrs of age if your child suffers from recurrent tonsillitis.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MD - Paediatrics, Anaphylaxis expert
Pediatrician, Pune
In adhd long term side effects as increasing tolerance to automoxetin or methyl phenindate, but spending on case to case researched ayurvedic medicines with proper adhd expert & behavioural therapy with team treatment.
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I am a parent of 2 years baby boy when he was 45 days I accidentally pulled my baby penis while diapering from then I am fearing about his sexual life please help me.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
I am a parent of 2 years baby boy when he was 45 days I accidentally pulled my baby penis while diapering from then I...
If baby is passing urine properly and playful, there should not be any problem. Even then you should get him examined to rule out any trauma and alleviate your apprehension.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
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My baby is 2.5 months and she's not sleeping, so what can I do? Can I give her zandu bala goli.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Bidar
My baby is 2.5 months and she's not sleeping, so what can I do? Can I give her zandu bala goli.
Most common cause of not sleeping baby is pain abdomen. Or. Pain in the ears. Verify with local doctor.
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Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Diwali - How the Rise in Pollution Level Affects Your Health?

The festival of Diwali is greeted with great pomp and splendour and along with the regular festivities, the pollution levels in the air also rise due to the ritual of bursting fire crackers. In an analysis, the rise of harmful pollutants such as sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide seemed to reveal a disturbing outcome.

The rise in pollution during Diwali affects you in the following ways:

  1. The PM (particulate matter which is smaller than 2.5mm) enters your lungs (learn more about lung cancer) and bloodstream and has several health impacts including chronic respiratory symptoms such as painful breathing and shortness of breath which might cause premature death.
  2. High sulphur dioxide levels in the air during Diwali also lead to inflammation of air passages and causes complications in respiration.
  3. A compound called ‘strontium’ found in the atmosphere multiplies by 120 times during the festival and causes bone damage and blood clotting ailments.
  4. Firecrackers contain heavy metals which are toxic to the human body and the amount of magnesium in the air goes up by 22x, which poses a significant threat to all forms of life.
  5. The noise pollution also rises during the festival and in extreme cases, can permanently damage one’s hearing.

However, there are a few measures you can undertake to steer clear of the excessive pollutants present in the air:

  1. Limit the amount of time you spend outdoors even while exercising. This is because the air remains contaminated, days after all the festivities get over and the pollutants take a very long time to dissipate.
  2. Even on the road, drive with the windows of your car rolled up to avoid intake of adulterated air and use a face mask if you are a two-wheeler rider.
  3. Plant a lot of green plants inside your house as they purify the air you are breathing and ensure a supply of fresh oxygen.
  4. Install an air purifier in the room to make sure you breathe in fresh, uncontaminated oxygen when you sleep. The air purifier will also help in lessening your respiratory complications.

Also, in case you notice any respiratory or breathing problem, it is advisable that you consult a pulmonologist, to rule out serious health issues. 

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How to potty training for 2 years 9 months baby she not going to toilet She doing at underwear only I scolded and I told softly no use Please tell me any ideas December onwards I want to put her playschool.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to potty training for 2 years 9 months baby she not going to toilet
She doing at underwear only
I scolded and I t...
You never scold her and make it a habit to put her on toilet at sames time on everyday and habit forming will be possible. I t is not a serious issue for a 2 year old and as he grows up he can be easily trained.
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Hi my six months baby girl is crying very much. I have visited a doctor and he said that the baby is taking air during breast feeding. Is it true? what should we do during breastfeeding to avoid it?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
What is weight? is she growing normally in spite of crying? if yes then, supporting the child by taking in lap, moving around by taking him on shoulder is needed. Some babies do cry for no reasons, they need feeling of security, tactile comforting, talking to him. It is passing phase and not going to last long. Meanwhile you can try giving colimex drops as and when required.
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Can you please suggest an Indian diet for a 17th month old baby boy diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. Thanks.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Can you please suggest an Indian diet for a 17th month old baby boy diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome.
Thanks.
In nephrotic syndrome child is to be given high protein diet as the child is 17 months only so you can give milk with less fat curd egg white (boiled egg ofcourse chapati. Rice etc. Have to be giveonly fat should be less dals if you take non veg. Then fish or very soft chiken also hope it helps you any further question you can ask.
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My daughter is 13.5 years old she has very poor appetite. She does not eat anything in morning (says will vomit or having vomiting feeling ), basically we have seen its more of anxiety of going to school that she avoids eating .on weekends she does not complain of vomiting but no eating. Her weight gain and height gain last 5-10 years is below lowest curve. Worried of both, suggest anything for hunger and height.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
You have rightly said that it is all due to anxiety for going to school. It is easy to over come this problem by awaking her in the morning earlier by 15-20 minutes so that she can take her breakfast easily. There is no medicine which can change this habit. Increase frequency of her diet in stead of increasing quantity of diet which shall be helpful in gaining growth.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Give paracetamol also ondem syp first empty stomach wait for one hour than feed child will not vomit.
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My son aged 10 years having stammering problem from 4-5 years. When he get weak by fever or by any other reason the problem increased. Pls suggest how to get treated this problem.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
At least Family members should start to talk to him slowly and encourage him to talk slowly, he should not be fast to speak. Gradually he may start to speak without stammering. You may consult speech therapist also.
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