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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 baby who is one and half year old has right leg shorter than left (2 cm difference). What type of treatment should need?

Physiotherapist, Greater Noida
My baby who is one and half year old has right leg shorter than left (2 cm difference). What type of treatment should...
If movement of both legs, foot is clear than shoes to be formed by orthotic engineers, or if right leg not works properly than start physiotherapy treatment and follow him. Good luck.
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BDS, MDS, MBA (Healthcare), FAM
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What happens when you don't get those missing teeth replaced!
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When my nephew reading something he is feeling headache and feeling dark in front of my eyes mean to says fainting something age is 10 year.

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Homeopath, Ludhiana
When my nephew reading something he is feeling headache and feeling dark in front of my eyes mean to says fainting so...
Its because of weakness. Give natrum muraticum 200 one dose in morning. Consult a doctor in person for proper treatment. He needs medicine for few months.
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I have five month baby .I want to know about his diet chart and what food is healthy for my baby.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have five month baby .I want to know about his diet chart and what food is healthy for my baby.
Continue with Breast feeding on demand. It is the best approach. No complementary feeding may be done upto 6 months of age.
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My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But now I have stopped it completely. What should I do. She remains hungry whole day but doesn't eat anything. please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
My baby is 1.6 years old. She doesn't want to explore new food or taste anything. Earlier I was forcefeeding her. But...
Force feeding is not good, it's appreciated that you have stopped it, give her time she will start eating, take care of any medical problem Ask about her favourite food, council her.
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Hello, My baby born 2 months completed. Breast milk production goes on reducing. What I have to eat to increase milk.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Putting baby to breast and allowing to suckle stimulate mother body to produce more milk. Please stop any bottle feeding and give formula feed by katori and spoon.
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My daughter is 15 month old.I think she is havin conjective virus.Her eyes are little bit red n water flowing continuously n little white is getting dischared from eyes.So can i give kitmox eye drop.Composition is Moxifloxacin hydrochloride i.P equivalent to moxifloxacin aqueoous buffered vehicle.

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
Yes kitmox eye drops can be used, one drop four times daily. However, if you do not see any improvement in one or two days, better to go for a proper consultation with an ophthalmologist.
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I have twins 4 months old girl n boy. We are giving hexaxim inj, prevenar, rotate drops is it safe because our boy child becoming week day by day.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have twins 4 months old girl n boy. We are giving hexaxim inj, prevenar, rotate drops is it safe because our boy ch...
Vaccine never causes lose in weight. It must be some other reason. Most likely milk availablity. Please add some extra milk by spoon or small glass to both infants. Weigh them regularly. Thanks
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My child of 2 years not taking food. I am feeding her she is becoming thin.My doubt is whether my feeding is not sufficient or all are telling in the grown up stage children will become thin

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
First of all stop blaming yourself. 10 kg at 2 year is low but not so bad to be able to fully comment please send me her height and weight record( if not specifically recorded, search all doctor's prescription you have ever visited. ) Tell what is her diet?
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My Daughter She is 7 years old. She is very weak, her weight is 15 kg only. But she is active in study, playing and everything, I consult Endocrinologist visited doctor in sirsa, he write tests and amt. Of test is 8000. What can I do. Problem is Vrinda not gain weight or height. So give me right suggestion about it.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
If you feel she is well doing normal activities than don't keep much tention. These things are relates to family members weight and height in child hood, specially parents. Give healthy food and increase it. Personally checkup is important.
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Attention Deficiency Disorder and Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
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Here are symptoms, reasons and management of ADD and ADHD.

Hi my Dr Priyanka Srivastava doctor at lybrate. Today lets understand the concept of Hyperactivity in children.

This hyper activity as we say that it says attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. So in its normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydreaming during the class, frigidity during the dining table and act without thinking. So these attentive impulsivity and hyperactivity are all the science of ADD which get effects the child's ability to learn and get along with others. So let's address this problem by recognising its signs and symptoms. The signs and symptoms of ADD or ADHD typically appear before the age of 7. However at times it can be difficult to distinguish between a normal behaviour and ADD child.

What are the signs and symptoms of a ADD child.

  • Number one is the child who cannot sit still are having the symptoms of ADD.
  • Number two is who never seem to listen. When the child is never seem to listen.
  • Thirdly is the children who do not follow the instructions, no matter how clearly you present them.
  • Fourth who blurred out inappropriates comments at inappropriate timings.
  • Fifthly is who tend to be moody and overreact emotionally.
  • Sixthly, Sometimes these children are labelled as troublemakers or criticized for being lazy and indisciplined.
  • Seventhly, they were stuck to you as disrespectful, weird or needy. So these are all signs and symptoms of ADD or ADHD. So it is a time for the parents to take a call and to consult a psychologist.

What are the reasons behind ADD.

  • Number one, whenever there is a learning disabilities our problems with reading writing Motor skills all language In a child.
  • Number 2 is any traumatic experiences in their life.
  • Number 3 is psychological disorders which include anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder.
  • Number four is behaviour disorder such as conduct disorders.
  • Number 5 is when there are medical conditions including thyroid problems, neurological conditions, sleep disorders and so on.

Apart from all these things, there are certain positive traits with ADD children. ADD children are usually very creative children. ADD children are very flexible to the social environment. Number 3 is there enthusiastic and spontaneous to the action. Number 4 is they have a high energy drive to take on their life situations. ADD is not related to intelligence as it is far away from that because many ADD children are far more intelligent than others. Now what are the parenting trip to that need to be followed to manage this type of a children. Effective parenting we mean it's not the bad behaviour of the parent but it is an effective behaviour from the parents to the child. It requires open communication from the child towards parents. It requires more structuring. Parents it requires more love and affection from the parent to the child.

If all these been given during the parenting an ADD child can overcome with this issue of the problem if you are wanting to concern more in detail about this type of any issues related to the children you can consult me online and offline through lybrate.

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Study Smarter and Not Harder!

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Study Smarter and Not Harder!

Study Smarter and Not Harder!

There are few things I hear over and over again from students -

  • How they are studying for so many in a day
  • How they do not have even time for anything else in their life due to study pressure
  • How they are sleep deprived
  • How much they are stressed
  • And finally, after all the sacrifices and hard work, their exam performance is not what they expect.

Here are few tips to study smart, improve your grades and yet have a life!

We all know that 2 hours of focused study will be much more productive than 4 hours of distracted study.

And the good news is that concentration is a mental skill that you can develop and improve.
There are two ways to improve your concentration:

First, work on raising your brain's natural ability to concentrate or in other words, learn to increase your attention span.

Second, adjust the environment around you to make concentrating easier.

Improving your concentration takes a little time and effort, but it is worth it. In my personal experience with students, I have seen noticeable improvement in relatively short time.


Ideas for daily concentration-boosting habits include:

 

  • Mindfulness meditation - many studies confirm that 20 minutes of meditation or more per day improves concentration and attention span. Mindfulness meditation, where one focuses on one's breathing, is one of the simplest way of meditation. Start with ten minutes in the morning and ten minutes before bed. To begin with you may try a guided meditation. One can easily find audios for guided meditation online.
  • Proper sleep - I am sorry to say this. Pulling all nighters will not help with your grade. Unless you are getting sufficient restful sleep, you are not going to be as mentally focused as you could be to study as well as answer questions in exams.
  • Food for your Brain - The more you use certain skills, the more they are reinforced in the brain. So it makes sense that playing concentration games and games that require you to focus will improve your concentration ability. You need to be consistent in this. Play for about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Have fun, and get the benefits but remember not to spend more than 20 minutes a day. Your goal is to improve your concentration and not just keep scoring higher in the game! Try Lumocity and use only free version this will help you restrict your daily play time to 20 minutes and have maximum benefit.
  • Eat healthier - your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus. Eat more vegetables and fruits and avoid consumption of junk food as much as possible. Instead you could keep some nuts such as walnuts, almond or peanuts as in between munches. Lot of research has now proven that sugar is very harmful for our health. Reduce sugar and refined white flour in your diet as much as you could.
  • Exercise - is helpful in both reducing stress and increasing energy and focus. At least 20 minutes a day would go a long way. Going for a short jog of 20 minutes will make next 4-5 hours of study very efficient.


Optimize your mental state and environment:

In addition to building the habits described above into your daily routine; also adjust your environment and your current mental state to improve your concentration when studying.

Create a study space - Your brain loves routine. Create a place where all you do is study. An obvious choice is a secluded desk of some kind, but the trick is to make sure you only study in that spot. Studying in bed is a bad habit, for example, because your body is trained to want to sleep once you get into bed.
Remove distractions - Turn off the ringer on your phone and take other steps to prevent interruptions. Don't study with the television on or with radio playing. Some studies have shown that soft instrumental music (no vocals) can help improve your concentration.
Reduce background noises - If you have to study or work in an environment where it is too loud (classroom or open space) or too quiet (such as at home or at a library) you can get easily distracted by outside influences. With the right amount of background noise you can actually block out distractions and enhance your creative thinking.
Use timer - Set a time limit when you need to study new material. For example, let's say you want to read one chapter in a book (and remember it). Decide in advance that you can have 45 minutes to read the chapter, and 15 minutes to review it. Set a timer to keep yourself honest, then pace yourself to keep within the allotted time.
Stay motivated - If you see studying as burden, it's hard to concentrate. One way to stay motivated is to set up a reward system. Tell yourself you have to earn that hour of watching your favorite show later in the evening by first completing 2-3 hours of intense studying.
That way, even if the material is dry, you have the reward to look forward to.
Take breaks - Take a break every two hours. You mental energy will begin to decline after a long period of study. So every two hours or so, take a ten minute break. Walk around, eat a light snack, or just stare at the wall to relax your mind.
Concentrating is the first step to learning anything new. It only makes sense that if you improve your concentration, your memory will improve also.

How can I help?

If you want to get individualized expert opinion about how you are studying currently and what ways you can improve; book an audio consultation with me. Once I know what your current study methods are, I will be able to give you specific tips to improve upon. Most likely once you incorporate my tips you will be spending less time studying and your grades will improve. That's what is studying smarter and not harder means!!

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My son yashwant going for swimming class. .his body colour changes and becomes dull and dark. Tell me why? Kindly tell me good remedy to make my don look fair.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My son yashwant going for swimming class. .his body colour changes and becomes dull and dark. Tell me why? Kindly tel...
I can understand the problem as myself face this concern day in day out as i'm a regular swimmer. This is tanning due to sun exposure while swimming. With added effect of chlorine. First of all, no matter what you do or apply, you will definitely turn a shade darker with chlorine water. However, you can avoid getting 2-3 shades darker. Apply sunscreen with spf (50) 30 min before you enter the pool. Apply sesame oil 5 min before entering the pool. This oil doesn't wash off easily (bear the smell but) wash off the chlorine from your skin by taking shower and apply a moisturiser and thereafter a sunscreen (spf 30), again. Make sure your son doesn't come out of pool frequently once gone in the water to avoid tanning. Once finished swimming. Rinse off chlorine properly with shower.
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I have a 3 months old baby. She keep biting her bib, sweater sleeves. Is there something with her gums. She also doesn't sleep till 2 am at night. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
This is age of investigation. BABIES have a tendency to see, smell, bite, taste. This is normal till one year of age.
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Which syrup should I give my 11months old daughter for cough n cold, running nose n how much?

MD - Paediatrics, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Which syrup should I give my 11months old daughter for cough n cold, running nose n how much?
No cough syrup to be used for small children For Running nose use normal saline drops 2 drops to each nostril, wait for 10 minutes and the clean the nose with tissue, do not use earbuds to clean the nose
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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 15 days and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 15 days and I have chest pain whenever I cough hard. Can you suggest what ...
Consult a paediaitrician/physician and get yourself evaluated, he might prescribe you few tests as well as an x ray of the chest.
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My daughter is 5 years old and constantly suffers from stomach pain and indigestion. We also have taken sonography report which came normal. Her immunity is also very low and falls sick very often. We are also doing homeopathy for her. Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Children usually fall sick till they are of certain age by when their body would have become immune to common viruses and allergens in the surroundings. School going children also get infected from their peers. You tell her weight and send reports to me. As tft done? yo check her eating pattern whether she eats on time even if little.
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Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerelac to my baby from next month. Can you suggest me if it's the right tym to put her on cerelac.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi my baby is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. I am getting suggestions from friends and family to feed cerela...
Not at all ..till 6 month you have to keep eclusively breast feed,if baby is gaining weight,passes urine5-8 times a day& sleeps 2-3 hr after taking feed noyhing require to add,weaning should start after 6 month only home based dal pani,rice water,fruit-veg soup etc...
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My child 2 year 10 month. stomach pain 3 month. N. B. T. Test-04 %polymorphs are nbt positive (upto10)

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Hello thanks for the query nbt (nitroblue tetrazoleum test) is done to see immunodeficiency. It comes positive in chronic granulomatous disease. In this condition there are repeated episodes of boils, abscess, pneumonia etc. Please tell me in detail for which condition it was advised as it is not done as a routine investigation, so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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A small ball of glass is stuck in the abdomen of a 8 years child. Now he is suffering from constipation st. Abdomen xray is done. What is the medicine for this problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If a glass piece is stuck inside the abdomen and is confirmed than we should go for surgery for complete removal
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