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Dr. Mala Thakar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Mala Thakar is one of the best Pediatricians in Kandivali West, Mumbai. You can visit her at Sulochana Nursing Home in Kandivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mala Thakar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?
Hello, Give her homoeopathic medicines which are very much safe to give even to the new born babies! Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11 (either make them in powdered form or else dissolve in your milk), both after every 2 hourly for 3 days. Also use Nasoclear nasal drops. Management: -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap in a warm stole). -Give her steam in a closed room twice or thrice.
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Teething with swollen gums, fever,loose motions in 8 month baby. What should we do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ranchi
Teething with swollen gums, fever,loose motions
in 8 month baby. What should we do?
Should give homoeopathy medicine 1.B.C 21 - 1 tab - three times a day for 3 months. 2.chamomilla 30 - 2 pills - three times a day for 1 wèek. 3.diarol drop (allen)- 2 drop in water -3 days. If not relivedin 2 days then go to a doctor. Also give baby plenty of water and ors.
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Hi, my baby is 2 month 23 days old. His birth wt. Was 2.6 kg and currently he is 5 kgs. I have following queries 1. My kid has recently started eating his hand and sucking his thumb. Is it normal? Shall I stop him from doing so? 2.he is normally breast fed. But sometimes I need to go out. What formula can I give him and in how much quantity? 3. He feeds after 3 or 4 hours is it normal? Sometimes he sleeps for 6 hours at night. Alsohe does not burps during night feedings? Is it fine?

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi, my baby is 2 month 23 days old.
His birth wt. Was 2.6 kg and currently he is 5 kgs.
I have following queries
1. M...
It would be preferable to breast feed the baby as long as possible (first 6 months is important .) Many babies play with their hands and legs which is normal. Babies can sleep more than 14 to 16 hrs in a 24 hrs. They sleep, play and need feeding every 2 - 4 hrs (varies slightly in different children.)
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Hi, my son is 15 months old, all of sudden now (in the night), his body is so hot. And this is the first time it happened. I dont have thermometer also in my home, what can I do now as a first aid. Because its 3 in the morning, till morning what best I can do from my home.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Give 120 mg paracetamol if you have, older drops or suspension will do. Also wipe his body with lukewarm water to get the fever down faster.
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My wife feeds baby but at night time she is shortage of milk as compered in a day so pls let me know what is the solution.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My wife feeds baby but at night time she is shortage of milk as compered in a day so pls let me know what is the solu...
Hello, Give your wife good galactogogue diet to facilitate milk production. She should nearly consume 3 lts of water and rest well. She should also avoid stress.
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Dear Doctor,                       I am the mother of baby girl of one and half month.. We came to know that she is having one hole of 0.53 cm perimembranous and one more hole of 0.29 cm ASD at her age of 25 days.                       Our paediatrician suggested no treatment at this time and she will be kept under observation for 2 years and echocardiography for every 6 months once.  Mostly holes may close by their own.                      Now she is of 3.7kg. Feeding is in normal way and she is active also.            But we are really worried about this condition.  Whether her condition is very severe?  Whether holes close by their own?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Dear Doctor,
                      I am the mother of baby girl of one and half month.. We came to know that she is h...
This is a common problem in newborn babies, generally all babies have holes before birth which close either at the time of birth or few hours after birth. This is a physiological phenomenon. In some babies this phenomenon gets delayed for may be few days and months. As per your paediatrician its correct to wait and watch, I hope its not a major issue, if it was a major issue your baby would have breathing problems at birth or later. Since baby is doing well you need not worry! just get repeat echo done as per your doctors order. No need to panic!
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Hi doctor My 11 months old baby is passing very less stool but four times a day and he is teething as well. His private area is also very red kindly suggest some medicine for the same.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi doctor
My 11 months old baby is passing very less stool but four times a day and he is teething as well. His priva...
Baby's stool changes as she develops from a newborn through her first year. It is normal for a teething baby to pass stool frequently. However, please make sure that you feed him right food.
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Best Ways to Deal With Tonsillitis in Kids

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Best Ways to Deal With Tonsillitis in Kids

Tonsillitis, in the easiest terms, is the swelling of tonsils in our throat that is accompanied by symptoms like throat pain, difficulty in swallowing/ drinking, altered voice and fever etc.

As in the case of most infections, the occurrence of tonsillitis is more common in children due to relatively lower immunity and habits that invite infections. Let's take a look at the first line of defence when you have a cranky child with swollen tonsils.

1. Make your child gargle with salty warm water: This treatment is most helpful in any infection in the mouth. Add half teaspoonful of salt to a glass of warm water and make the child gargle with the mixture as many times in the day as possible (to a maximum of 5 times). Continue till the condition prevails.

Make sure the child spits out the water and not drinks it.

2. Antibiotics: Consult the ent specialist and have the antibiotics if it is a bacterial cause as per the doctor. Take the alternative treatment prescribed in case of other causes. The entire course of medication should be completed even if the kid gets better sooner to eliminate all traces of bacteria.

3. Painkiller/numbing lozenges: Painkillers that are prescribed by the doctor can be given to ease the pain. Same is the case with lozenges but care should be taken that he/she should not have too many of these.

4. Allow him/her to take rest: It does help in a betterment of the condition!

5. Give warm (not hot) soothing food: Soup, ginger honey mixture, ginger tea can help soothe the inflamed tonsils in most cases. The condition, more often than not, gets better within 7-10 days.

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Hello my daughter is one year old. She cant eat much more. I want to knew what type of food is good for her and how can I handle her so she can eat as per required amount. Please suggest me what can I do for her.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Hello my daughter is one year old. She cant eat much more. I want to knew what type of food is good for her and how c...
Give her all types of non oily healthy food of her liking in small quantities but frequently. No junk.
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In my collage there was a test of thasemia. In that report I got result as trait. And I need information on this diseases.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
In my collage there was a test of thasemia.
In that report I got result as trait.
And I need information on this dise...
People who have thalassemia trait (also called thalassemia minor) carry the genetic trait for thalassemia but do not usually experience any health problems except perhaps a mild anemia. A person may have either alpha thalassemia trait or beta thalassemia trait, depending upon which form of beta protein is lacking. If you have thalassemia trait, your physician may prescribe iron supplements because your red blood cells are smaller than is typical. Unless you also have iron deficiency in addition to thalassemia, this is not needed and should be avoided. Occasionally, a person with thalassemia may experience some physical ailments that s/he believes is related to thalassemia. In such cases, physicians should look carefully for other causes of these ailments, as there are no significant health-related issues associated with thalassemia trait. Trying to address these issues by “treating” thalassemia trait may prevent the doctor from addressing whatever the actual underlying cause of the issues may be. The most important reason for discovering if you carry the thalassemia trait is this: If two people who each carry the same form of thalassemia trait have a child, there is a 25% chance that this child will be born with a severe form of thalassemia.
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How to Deal with Early Puberty

Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
How to Deal with Early Puberty

Puberty is a time when a girl's body begins to define itself in more womanly terms. This is the start of a process that will usher in decades of sexual activeness and child bearing years. The changes that a girl goes through during this period can be quite challenging with a play of hormones as well as physical changes, such as growth of hair in private parts and the development of breasts, among various other changes. When these changes come at an early age, it can be all the more challenging to cope and comprehend the process. The onset of early puberty is something that is becoming more and more common with girls between the age bracket of 12 & 13. How can you help deal with early puberty? Here's a list of tips!

1. Self-Image: One of the most important side effects of early puberty remains one's image of the self, as this phase in life is characterised by the most dramatic physical changes that can leave a lifelong effect on the girl's mind. The reinforcement of positive self-image to help the girl grow more comfortable in her skin despite the wide array of feedback she may be getting from sources outside the home, will help in creating a positive impact on a lifelong basis.

2. Doubts: This is a time when the child goes through a number of doubts regarding looks and appearance as well as how well she may be able to cope with the onset of the new process. As parents, the best thing to do is to let the child explore this terrain even as you remain firmly in the background for hand holding when the child asks for it. This will help the girl become even more confident to take life's decision more efficiently and seriously.

3. Talking About It: The best thing to do is to talk things out. Once you start seeing the changes in the girl's appearance by way of hair growth and sudden sprouting of breasts and height, it is important to understand that puberty may be close by. So have a talk about menstrual cycles and the changes that the child will be seeing soon. This will help in mentally preparing the child and giving her the leeway to ask questions that you can answer over a period of time.

4. Opposite Sex: It would also be beneficial to discuss the changes in the behaviour of boys towards her, as this will help her blossom into a more confident lady in the years to come.

Remember to love and support your child through this important milestone of her life, as the way you reach can have a lasting impact on her.

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Can I relact my baby 4.5 months old I had stopped as I was having low milk supply and lack of support. I am interested in breastfeeding my baby. (He is completely bottle fed.)

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Can I relact my baby 4.5 months old I had stopped as I was having low milk supply and lack of support.
I am intereste...
U can try but once the baby has stopped breastfeeding it is difficult to bring back to breastfeeding
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My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the milk she had before. Please help.

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the m...
It is quite normal for a baby to vomit while burping. So long as the baby is growing well no treatment is required. Usually the vomit just trickles down from the baby's mouth. If however vomiting is excessive and baby is losing or not gaining adequate weight or the vomit is very vigorous there may be an underlying problem so you need to get your baby checked.
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I have boy baby now he is now 6 month old I need food chart for him amd whether I shall give cerelac .how many time can I give him cerelac bec if I give he is vomiting.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have boy baby now he is now 6 month old I need food chart for him amd whether I shall give cerelac .how many time c...
Please Avoid ready-made foods, processed food. Give him.... Homemade, freshly prepared, soft and nutritious food Over boiled rice, cereals, Milk Fruit juices, Whenever he feels hungry .... Give feeds
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My son is 3 years old. His skin at the arms, shoulders, cheeks has got small pimples and it is rough and itching. He got this since he is 1 year old. Please let me know what is to be done.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My son is 3 years old. His skin at the arms, shoulders, cheeks has got small pimples and it is rough and itching.
He ...
Please apply Calendula ointent Also give her Antim crud 30 - thrice daily 4 pills for next 7 days. Bath him with neem soap.
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My 07 months baby boy has loose motion as water. He is not feeling good and weeping regularly. What should I take medicine or precautions.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 07 months baby boy has loose motion as water.
He is not feeling good and weeping regularly.
What should I take med...
If motions r watery, give him water n ORS to prevent dehydration and consult pediatrician. Continue feeding.
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What is primary complex and what are all the symptoms of primary complex in a 5 years boy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Tb infection first affects the lungs in the form a primary focus and local lymph node enlargement. It's called as primary complex. Almost all children will have this. If it becomes progressive due to suppresseof immunity then it's called progressive primary complex. Common presentation of this in children is low grade prolonged fever.
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Hi! My daughter is 12 year old she is suffering from cold from last one week. I gave her febrex plus but she is still complaining of blocked nose. Pls suggest some good medicine. She does not have other health problems nor she is having fever now.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Bidar
Hi! My daughter is 12 year old she is suffering from cold from last one week. I gave her febrex plus but she is still...
U may give her nasoclear nasal drops. Two drops in both nostrils two times daily for five days.(2) start syp. Zinc 5 ml two times dialy. Consult local doctor if fever.
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