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Dr. Mala Mehta

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Mala Mehta is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Mala Mehta on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 9 months nw and is active but his weight is below 8 kg .should I use any vitamis to increase his weight

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
At 9 months, 8kg weight is about OK. Multivits dont help in weight gain as such. Give your baby some khichdi, suji kheer, and other home food with a little extra butter/ghee. Continue breast feeding . You could give bananas, and fruit juice too. Increasing complimentary feeding like this will help in weight gain.
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My child's age is 3 years old and His weight is only 10 kg and I consulted Dr. for gain his weight but nothing happen. Kindly suggest me what to do for gain his weight.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Lybrate-user, its easy, you have to stop the diet that cause weight loss or reduce appetite. Milk, vegetables, soups, fruits help in losing weight. Cereals rice, ghee, oils help in gaining weight. Also keep a watch on constipation.
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Hi, Good day to you doctor. My kid is about 4 years and 3 months. My kid is boy baby. He is very very active and I should say extra active in playing, speaking and in terms of thinking as well. He is taking food properly on time as well. But the problem is he is not at all putting up weight. His weight is around 14 kgs only. Pls do advice me whether I need to provide any tonic or powder to gain his weight. Thanks in advance Regards, Magesh. R.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
It is a good thing that your boy is active and otherwise healthy. His weight may or may not be fine for his age. But most important thing is that he should regularly gain weight as per expected. This you can get in your vaccination card where you will find a growth chart.  you can plot his weight against her age at regular intervals like say 3 monthly and see whether he is gaining weight normally or not. Normally a kid of his age should gain approximately 2 kg per year.
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Hi, My baby girl is 6 months old she is suffering from motions from last 6 days we consulted doctor but it is not stopping.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Just remove the milk diet and give cearel soup. At same time give probiotics like econorm can be given with help.
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2 years old baby last one he had stomach pain, we consulted Doctor, they tell to take scan, after seen scan report they said "left renal pelvis mildly dilated AP-17 mm. Left renal cortical thickness-13 mm" Impression: 1) LEFT HYDRONEPHROSIS, 2) CYSTITIS, and they said to take cultural test. So please suggest and give what the problem is and which Dr. to consult.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
It is must to meet pediatric urologist. As there is high chance of obstruction to urine flow on left side in which case worry can be severe to save that side of kidney. Each episode of infection of kidney is dangerous in such a small kid.
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My uncle son current age is 10. He is making lot of sound but unable to speak a word. He is not active as like other Kids. Could be suggest what can we do for this?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
10 month baby shall have hardly mono syllabus words. So you have still time to think about purpose ful words. Wait a bit. Feed child s brain with rhymes and simple words. Let other children play with baby. More and more they listen more and more they speak. Refer Dr. Glenn doman article on web. It would be very helpful to you. Regards.
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My 3 years old son has difficulty in speaking, he can babble but can’t speak and point his finger towards the desired objects. Instead he use to take us by holding our hand to the desired object example towards AC switch or Refrigerator door. He can’t even speak Mama, Papa and can’t point when asked about them. Had a poor eye contact. He is physically fit with all emotions, plays game on mobile. He has been doubted with ASD but the assessment is still pending. We have been advised to do BERA and EEG Tests which appears normal. His MRI report is has some deviation from normal which needs to be understood. Investigation: MRI Brain Plain Results: Multiplanar Mr. imaging of the brain was done. TIW, TSE-T2W and FLAIR images were obtained in three orthogonal planes. The study shows small hyperintensities on FLAIR involving peritrigonal region/occipital region on both the sides, possibly incomplete myelination Rest of the brain parenchyma appears normal. The basil cisterns and superficial subarachnoid CSF spaces are normal. Ventricles appear prominent. The mid brain, pons and medulla are normal. The cerebellar hemispheres are normal. Visualized parts of the sella, 5 th, 7 th and 8 th nerve complexes are grossly normal on routine brain imaging. Major flow voids are present. Advice: Clinical Correlation. Please help me to understand the report. Regards,

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
You should ignore all non verbal requests & child will express verbally may not be very clear in begining but. This will improve with time. Communicate with him verbally in correct way wth patience. Leaving him amongst other kids is also very effective way to develope speech.
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Hello doctor. My son is completing 6 months with exclusive breastfeeding in an another week. Please suggest the best food items to start off semi solid or solid items.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
Any home made food like meshed apple. Curd. Thin moong dal without thadka. If still not accepting then cerelac stage 1.
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My child 1 years old female, which type of water is comfortable for child bath, warm water or cold water? Kindly reply.

MRCPCH
Pediatrician,
Water should be luke warm - not too hot, not too cold. Always make sure you check water temp with your hand before pouring on baby.
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My son is- 8 years old. Having 38 kg weight. becomes fatty since last two month. H/o- Adenoids (opeBeaches rative not done) Thyroid test done. Values are T3- 231.8 mg/dl T4- 8.09ug/dl TSH- 1.77uig/ml Is there any disease? Please tell the prognosis.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user. Give him the following Homoeo medicine: @ Cal carb 30-6 pills, thrice. @ thyroidinum 30-6 pills thrice. Prognos is within control. Tk care V.
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Dear Sir, My son have fever from last 3 days. We are giving him crocin at Regular interval of 3-4 hours. It works but only for 3-4 hours. Again and again fever coming and mostly it goes at high temperature (upto 103-104). Kindly consult.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Looking to your problem. You must pediatrician for proper diagnosis as already 3/days passed without result. As you understand very well that temp is our best friend to tell us there is something wrong in body and by giving crocin or paracetamol you can check temp. Never cure.
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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?

Pediatrician, Karnal
Not major side effects. Apart fromapetite loss headche sleep disturbances. U have to weight response against side edfects. There’s no way to know how well a medicine will work for you. Some people do better on one drug than another. It can take a few tries to find the right one.

Sir my three and half years old son (15 kg) was feeling uneasy and there was sputum in throat and running nose, I gave him bro-zedex ls kid 3.5 ml thrice a day with maxtra 3.5 ml thrice a day, I have given these combinations for a single day only. But in the last night dry coughing started with mild fever also and from today morning I have stopped bro-zedex ls kid and continue maxtra with nebulization (asthalin), he feel relaxed and took a cool nap. Should I give monocef-O also because of mild fever.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, I being a homoeopath can suggest you some recourse in homoeopathy which is gentle, rapid & safe for children. Give her:@ Bryonia album 30-2 pills (suger pills like Sabudaney ke daney )thrice. Give her lukewarm water to drink. Avoid, smoke, dust, cold intake, fruits. Report after 4 days. Tk, care.
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My baby hardly takes food. She keeps on crying whenever the food is brought near her. At present she is on solids like cerelac and dia mix. She also has hard stools. She drinks a lot of water. As new parents we are worried.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
If the child is in normal range of weight and playful, may be his requirements are met with what he/she is eating. For constipation, the treatment is easy by a pediatrician
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My baby is 5 months old and passes urine 2 to 3 times within half an hour and 15 to 20 times a day. What could be the problem and what should I do about it? Please help me.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, Breastmilk is mostly water, so such small babies tend to urinate more,that is absolutely normal. The frequency will gradually go down.
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I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Feeding tips for baby between 6-12 months of age try variety of foods as by this age increasing the variety the appetite/palatability improves. Add ghee generously if tolerated to increase the calorie value of diet. In compare to protein and carbohydrate calorie value of fat is thrice. Give at least one katori serving at a time of- mashed roti/bread/biscuit mixed in sweetened undiluted milk or mashed roti/rice/bread/dosa mixed with thick dal with added ghee/oil or khichadi with added ghee. Add cooked vegetables in the servings. You can also give dalia/suji ka halwa/kheer prepared in milk or any cereal porridge cooked in milk. You can give mashed boiled potato also. Give banana, papaya, cheeko, mango to meet the vitamin's requirement. Give these servings 3 times per day. Feed the baby in your lap with your hands. Don't force. If needed give small amount and increase the frequency of feeds.
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My daughter is 9 years old she is in class 4. She is unable to write and copy from the blackboard. This happening from a long time.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Ask her what is troubling her. It may be she can't see properly or she can't follow properly. Get her vision checked by an eye doctor. Talk to her class teacher. Don't scold her.
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