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Dr. Mala Thakar

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Mala Thakar Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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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 3.5 years old daughter has always been very adamant and impatient. How can I make a positive change in her? Please suggest.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As she is too young now, you ahve to wait for her to grow and inculcate values in her and make her understand things positively and behave well. It may take time and be patient
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What is the diet plan or chart of my 1Y 4M son, which is very thin, less weighed and less height in comparison of others.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What is the diet plan or chart of my 1Y 4M son, which is very thin, less weighed and less height in comparison of oth...
Why are you so worried about your son.Just try to give him everything home made esp .little bites of chapatis with vegetables,fruits and a lot of milk.Everything will be normal.
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My daughter is not feeling hunger properly, tried many home remedies, but did not helped. Please suggest.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Please try to change and introduce variety of food. Introduce parathas in any form because some children do not like to eat just chapati and vegetables. Paneer, cheeze or any vegetable paratha home made with curd, salad, soup. Can give chapati noodles which children enjoy and it is nutritious also as it contains all vegetables also.
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Please advise me a home remedy to improve resistance power against cold for my 7-month-old baby.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Please advise me a home remedy to improve resistance power against cold for my 7-month-old baby.
You will need two ingridients to be planted in your house-------------------------- 1. Giloy-------- 2. Holy basil (tulsi) -------------- now what you will do in routine is to put 1 giloy leaf and 10 leafs of tulsi in a 10 litre filtered water stored in a water reservoir overnight and use this water for drinking purposes only in your family. All the family members will be free from frequent infections as this easy formula will slowly develop body immunity-----------------------------
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I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule. I live in kolkata and have not seen anyone suffering from influenza in the near past in my area. Please advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am confused whether to give my 7 month old son flu vaccine as it is listed as optional in the vaccination schedule....
Flu vaccine neither covers all flue strains nor give long lasting immunity. This is reason, it is optional. Choice is yours.
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MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma Problem

Asthma is controllable and not curable, as it is due to chronic inflammation of air tubes which lead to hyper responsiveness of airways to external factors. It may go into remission. Use of laba and ICS combination by inhalation with spacer in most cases is able to control symptoms of asthma that is wheeze, chest tightness, cough and breathlessness. Once the symptoms are under control, then patient can take maintenance dose of ICS by inhalation with spacer to keep the inflammation in the airways under control. Avoid tigers of asthma like extreme of temperature change, dust, smoke, pollution and allergens.

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Age of my child is 21 month, and problem of he had a lot of pain when he is doing potty. He is doing very dry potty so that's why he feel lot of pain, and the area of the potty the cut during potty. Please give me suggestions.?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Age of my child is 21 month, and problem of he had a lot of pain when he is doing potty. He is doing very dry potty s...
Increase fiber in diet by giving dal with chilka veggies and use proctostedyl ointment locally twice a day for 10-15 days. Decrease milk intake.
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My son is 3 years old, but he has been suffering from sneezing nose last 6 months, please tell me any treatment,

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 3 years old, but he has been suffering from sneezing nose last 6 months, please tell me any treatment,
He is probably having allergic rhinitis. He would need regular anti allergic nasal spray or oral medication. Please visit your local pediatrician.
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What type of food prepared for 7 month babies ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
What type of food prepared for 7 month babies ?
Homemade soft porridge like kitchri, mashed potato and banana, raggi cooked in milk. Ask privately for more personal advice.
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My baby boy 1 year 1 month. I use to feed with boiled powdered oats. Is it good for him or not. One of my friend said oats shouldn't feed 1 year babies. Can I stop feeding oats. Pls tell me.

M.Ch - Paediatric Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My baby boy 1 year 1 month. I use to feed with boiled powdered oats. Is it good for him or not. One of my friend said...
Hi, that's right what have you heard but if baby is tolerating feeds and passing motions daily with soft consistency and if you are able to capable of managing the hydration of the baby then you should not be worried and can continue with the same. Of any further help is needed can revert back.
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My son has diarrhea after he takes any fluid. What do to stop loose stool. He had 7episode of watery diarrhea.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son has diarrhea after he takes any fluid. What do to stop loose stool.
He had 7episode of watery diarrhea.
It is not very abnormal to pass stool after taking any thing orally. your son is 2 years and 4 months old. It may be possible he drinks liquid at a time more than his requirement. Restrict his liquid if he is not dehydrated, otherwise consult pediatrician.
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I am having a one year old baby boy. He is not eating anything besides needed milk by his mother. What should we do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am having a one year old baby boy. He is not eating anything besides needed milk by his mother. What should we do?
Hi lybrate-user, please limit the intake of milk including breast milk up to just two times a day and give him semisolid every approx 3hrs for around 20 min. Do not force him up but be firm on giving semisolid or solid only. With around 2-3 week he will start taking food on his own.
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Hi Dr. I am from bangalore I am recently blessed with a baby girl a month ago. As of now my baby is in my in laws plc. I have 4 dogs at home a pug, a lab, a pomeranian and a Siberia husky. They all are left free at home. I wanted to know what precautions to be taken when my baby return home and how they should be left to mingle with each other.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
The baby should be kept away from dogs. Dogs should always be in supervision. They may bite or pass infection or cause allergy. Prevention of rabies in dogs be done by vaccination.
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How to wean my 1 year old daughter

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
At 1 year. You can give all the food prepared for family but you have to start with semisolids and gradually increase the consistency and gradually introduce different items thank you.
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My son doesn't get satisfied with my feed. He is six week old although my feed is proper. He ask for feed after every one and a half hour specially during night. I sometimes don't have energy to feed him frequently. When I prepare formula milk he doesn't even waits start crying nd eats his clothes. What to do.

MBBS, DCH
Pediatrician, Gwalior
My son doesn't get satisfied with my feed. He is six week old although my feed is proper. He ask for feed after every...
Hello. Breast feeding is the best feeding for the baby. All baby usually demand feed after around 2 hrs so nothing wrong with the baby. Pls continue breast feeding even at night. Don't start top feeding just because you r tited. Give top feeding only when the baby is hungry even after bf. Resta you can discuss with lactation counsellor.
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My baby now 4 month old breast milk not enough for my baby what I do any additional supplement.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My baby now 4 month old breast milk not enough for my baby what I do any additional supplement.
Hi, start giving your baby milk formula specially meant for them (nestle's lactogen or nan pro), initially give once day daily then increase the no. Of frequency gradually to 2-3 times a day as after 6 months onwards, you can introduce liquid food like'daal ka paani'chaawal ka paani' ********consult your gynaecologist or paediatrician*******
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I am a 17 year old student. I used to be academically good, but since about a year now, I find it impossible to concentrate while studying and it's a big issue. My symptoms resemble a subtype of ADHD though I can't be having that. Besides inability to focus while studying I have completely lost sincerity, self control and have developed a really casual attitude, all hampering my studies. I feel that these symptoms also affect my life in other ways. Time is really scarce now so please suggest a solution fast.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and have interest in your studies too. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. You must be absolutely sure that you are not bored because of these influences to make a radical decision and quit studies. You will regret later and then the time cannot be turned back. In case you have problems with concentration here are a few guidelines: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too. Whatever happens, do not rush your decision and make it with your parents involved and some close teachers who know you well.
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