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Dr. Harshat Panchal

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Harshat Panchal Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Harshat Panchal is an experienced Pediatrician in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Harshat Panchal at Siddhivinayak Hospital in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Harshat Panchal and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Dr. My baby is 8months old. Can we give every home made item to her like (rajma, change, chapati, cheese, besan)?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hello Dr. My baby is 8months old. Can we give every home made item to her like (rajma, change, chapati, cheese, besan)?
You can give anything other than egg white, milk products and wheat before 1 year as some babies develop allergy.
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Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

Iron is an essential nutrient and mineral that is required by adults and children alike. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. It is especially important for children because it aids development and prevents anaemia. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays. It can lead to less healthy red blood cells in the child's blood stream which will cause a delay in the growth of physical and mental faculties.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children

Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:

  1. Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight
  2. Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
  3. Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
  4. Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
  5. Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
  6. Children who have certain health conditions, such as chronic infections or restricted diets
  7. Children ages 1 to 5 who have been exposed to lead
  8. Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.

Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia in children may include:

  1. Pale skin
  2. Fatigue or weakness
  3. Slow cognitive and social development
  4. Inflammation of the tongue
  5. Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  6. Increased likelihood of infections
  7. Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or pure starch

Prevent iron deficiency in children

Take steps to prevent iron deficiency in your child by paying attention to his or her diet. For example:

  1. Breast-feed or use iron-fortified formula. Breast-feeding until your child is age 1 is recommended. If you don't breast-feed, use iron-fortified infant formula.
  2. Encourage a balanced diet. When you begin serving your baby solids, typically between ages 4 months and 6 months, feed him or her foods with added iron, such as iron-fortified baby cereal. For older children, good sources of iron include red meat, chicken, fish, beans and dark green leafy vegetables. Between ages 1 and 5, don't allow your child to drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of milk a day.
  3. Enhance absorption. Vitamin C helps promote the absorption of dietary iron. You can help your child absorb iron by offering foods rich in vitamin C, such as melon, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.
  4. Consider iron supplements. If your baby was born prematurely or with a low birth weight or you're breast-feeding a baby older than 4 months and he or she isn't eating two or more servings a day of iron-rich foods, talk to your child's doctor about oral iron supplements.

Make sure that you watch out for the tell tale signs of iron deficiency and take the necessary precautions to avoid the same. If you wish to discuss about any specific child related problem, you can consult a specilized pediatrician and ask a free question.

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Basic information given above is of my baby girl. She is of one and half month age. My question is whether to provide water for my baby during this hot summer or not? Is it necessary to give gripe water?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Basic information given above is of my baby girl. She is of one and half month age. My question is whether to provide...
You should give only mother's milk fo 6 months. Breast milk contains enough water to quench the thirst of baby, all prelacteals including gripe water should be avoided.
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My 5 year daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long time? I heard that using for the year might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
High doses of inhaled steroids taken long-term, however, may decrease bone density, which increases the chance of bone fractures. People older than age 50 should have regular bone density scans and take calcium and vitamin D supplements.But a your daughter is just 5 so you can go for such medicines if you likes so.Myself being a homoeopath will suggest you to go for homoeopathic treatment.a homoeo meddicines dont have any side effects.
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A baby girl of 1 month 5 days. Has a harnia by sonography report. Sometimes deschsrging blood and yellow liquid from her nob. She takes so much pressure while motion. Feeding is proper. Sleeping is not so good as like normal baby. Please advice.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Kindly mention the place where there is hernia. If it is around the umbilicus nothing is to be done upto 2 years of age it will resolve on its own. Rest can be advised only after examination.
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My baby girl is 7 months old and she is not crawling or sitting by herself. She is not breastfeeding and taking lactogen& cerelac.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hypothyroidism can cause delayed development. But your question is not clear as to whether your child is under treatment.
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He has allergic dermatitis from 6th month onward. What is the best treatment for. And her weight is too low. How can she get weight.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
He has allergic dermatitis from 6th month onward. What is the best treatment for. And her weight is too low. How can ...
Homoeopathic treatment----------------------- sulphur 30 (sbl) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything today at bedtime.-------------------------- nw forget about sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator. No need to further take this medicine. I will let you know what to do with this medicine after 7 days-------------------. Azadirachita- indica q (sbl) drink 15 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily formula-d tabs (bakson) chew 1 tab 2 time a day ------------------ derm-aid soap (bakson) use only thiss soap on body----------------- ointment topi -azadirachita (wilmar schwabe india) apply locally twice daily if rough and itchy surface of skin------------------------- report after 7 days------------------------ eat nutritious diet----------------- avoid nuts, chocklates, dry fruits, fasst, fried food.------------------------------
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Hi, my son is always asking for something or the other that he knows we would not like eg using for phones, wants to go to shop to buy random things. He does not understand difference between aap and main. Is there something to be worried about?

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi, my son is always asking for something or the other that he knows we would not like eg using for phones, wants to ...
How can 3 years old go and do purchasing. There is nothing to worry. Comprehension can b problem in a 3 years old child.
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Night Grinding of teeth leads to gradual loss of tooth mass

BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Night Grinding of teeth leads to gradual loss of tooth mass.
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My son is 8 months young, he is suffering with cold n cough from last 20 days. I have done antibiotic course of medicines too. But he is not improving. What can I do & what can be the possible reasons for no improvement?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
My son is 8 months young, he is suffering with cold n cough from last 20 days. I have done antibiotic course of medic...
Give him five spoons boiled milk with turmeric powder sugar and ghee five drops three times in a day for three days.
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My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look after him very well?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look a...
Without knowing baby's birth events, weight, height and many more, it shall be difficult to point the cause. Ok.
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Can you give me an idea how many times in a day a 13 month old baby should eat and an example of what can be given and how many times in a day to give cows milk?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Can you give me an idea how many times in a day a 13 month old baby should eat and an example of what can be given an...
13 months old baby don't force a baby to eat but yes give something to babies almost at interval of 2 hours. Try each and every food item to baby which is easily digestible can in semisolid forms for easy and smooth eating. Milk is not an issue give milk 3 to 4 times a day. Give all pulses, daliya / oats, chapati, rice, fruits, green boiled veges likes beans, carrot etc.
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My Baby is suffering from fever from afternoon. She is 11 months old and weight is 7.2 Kg. Can we give her Paracetamol drops?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My Baby is suffering from fever from afternoon. She is 11 months old and weight is 7.2 Kg. Can we give her Paracetamo...
Yes for 2 days can give pcm drops 1.2mlx6hrly, if you feel she is not improving or deteriorating consult a doctor.
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Hi Sir. my baby girl child is 3 years old, since her birth she has dandruff problem, so please sir give me proper advise for treatment.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi Sir. my baby girl child is 3 years old, since her birth she has dandruff problem, so please sir give me proper adv...
Dandruff is common due to excessive usage of oil especially in the winter months. Restrict the usage of oil & use k z shampoo for head bath twice a week.
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Avoid Loud Noise

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Avoid Loud Noise
Avoid loud music specially while using ear phones and listening to music
It can cause irreversible hearing loss.
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My baby age is2'6yr. And my baby geographical tunge prb is very pain ful. Do not recover to any medicine.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
My baby age is2'6yr. And my baby geographical tunge prb is very pain ful. Do not recover to any medicine.
Geographic tongue — Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis) is a chronic, recurring disorder characterized by pink to red, slightly depressed lesions with irregular, elevated, white or yellow borders (picture 3). The lesions are areas of dekeratinization and desquamation of filiform papilla. The pattern of dekeratinization and desquamation continuously changes, creating a migratory appearance. The lesions occur predominantly on the dorsum and lateral borders of the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. They are typically asymptomatic but may be painful when inflamed. Geographic tongue is more common in girls than boys. The etiology is not known, but it has been associated with childhood allergies. Reassurance is usually the only necessary treatment.
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How To Prevent Sagging of Breasts?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
How To Prevent Sagging of Breasts?

How to prevent sagging of breasts?

Home remedies for sagging breasts

Breast sagging is a natural process that happens with age wherein the breasts lose their suppleness and elasticity. Breasts do not have muscle. They are made of fat, connective tissues and milk-producing glands, and they need proper care to keep them in good shape.

Yoga


The benefits of yoga for the entire body have been widely studied, and it is primarily a mechanism of toning the body and increasing flexibility. Some of that toning can occur within the breast, depending on which positions you commonly practice.

Massage

Massage your breasts at least 2-3 times per week with olive oil. It will help add firmness to the skin as well as improve the skin tone and texture. It will also tone your chest and increase the elasticity of the skin.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is considered a wonderful anti-aging ingredient and can help prevent sagging breasts. Pomegranate seed oil is rich in phyto-nutrients that can lead to firm breasts.


    Make a paste of pomegranate peel and some warm mustard oil. Use it to massage your breasts in a circular motion for 5 to 10 minutes daily before going to bed.
    You can also use pomegranate seed oil to massage your breasts 2 or 3 times daily.
    Another option is to mix 4 teaspoons of neem oil with 1 teaspoon of dried and powdered pomegranate rind. Heat this mixture for a few minutes. Allow it to cool and then use it to massage your breasts twice daily for several weeks.


Avoid loose fitting bra / wrong bra size

Some women feel that they would feel comfortable if they wear loose bra. But this is totally a wrong step. You are going to invite your saggy breast by doing this. Avoid this and go for the best fitting bra to keep your breast stay upright and firm. For more details visit us at www.malhotraayurveda.in

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My baby who is 17 days old tends to cry while passing urine. She also has some white sticky substance in her vagina, although no foul smell comes but still. What cld be the problem ? And does it need immediate attention? N whts d cure

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hubli-Dharwad
If baby cries before and while passing urine and stops after passing urine then it is normal no need to worry,
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Is cow milk harmful for 2 years child through betel or cup, if cow milk will be harmful then what milk I can give to my child.

M.Sc - Food & Nutrition, PG Diploma In Diabetes Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Is cow milk harmful for 2 years child through betel or cup, if cow milk will be harmful then what milk I can give to ...
Hi Syed, Cow milk is not a problem for child, but unhygienic conditions can be. Like, if the Cow is getting steroid injections for giving more milk, If Milkman is adding more water to increase volume ( from where he is adding that water - a plastic drum?) You should give your child milk, only after boiling it nicely or can use Pasteurized milk.
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I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on her back as the milk should go back and there will be no milk for breastfeed. Is it truth?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Faridabad
I have 4 months baby. I m breastfeeding my baby. As someone told me that the breastfeeding mother shouldn't sleep on ...
Conditional, breastfeeding mothers need to change positions while they are not feeding. They can sleep according to their comfort. However, when they are feeding then they need to lay side se side position some mothers, particularly larger breasted women, find they will need to roll themselves and their baby over to their other side to feed from the second breast, whilst others will find that once they have fed from the lower breast they can just lean forward and feed from the top breast without changing sides. If you do choose the second alternative you will need to make sure that the lower breast is well drained before switching to the upper breast so that blockages in the milk ducts to not occur.
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