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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 daughter now 9 month but stil she is not crawling up to now wht I need to do pl tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My daughter now 9 month but stil she is not crawling up to now wht I need to do pl tell me.
I suppose she must have started sitting without support very well and must be enjoying. If other development parameter are normal, you need not to worry. Leave her free on floor and encourage her to move towards you. If it fails after a week or so, consult pediatrician.

Benefits of garlic

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Home Remedy: Garlic

Generally known as Lasoon. To maintain normal health there is no any other substitute except Garlic.
It?s a great n effective natural antibiotic.

How to use:

Skin Problem: with neem for best result

Whooping cough: 1- Tab 2 times in day

Asthma: 3 pcs of Garlic boiled in Milk & drink every day night

Low BP: 1 Tab 2 times in a day

Earache: Boil well in oil and filter, use as ear drops

Phlegm: To Filtered as above & rub on chest and throat

Gas / Indigestion: 2- tab at Night

Its also useful in Fungal Infection, Acne, Obesity,Pimples, Tuberculosis, Ring Worms Etc ?

As she is my niece I care about her too much. She got coughing problem many time what should I do to preserve her from infection & cold.

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As she is my niece I care about her too much. She got coughing problem many time what should I do to preserve her fro...
Get her vaccinated with flu vaccine. She may be having allergic problem, you have not given any history. Try to identify triggers for her allergic problem.

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Valvar Aortic Stenosis in Children

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Valvar aortic stenosis, commonly called aortic stenosis, is a disorder which occurs when the aortic valve of the heart becomes narrow. The narrowing of the valve prevents its full opening, and hence, blood flow from the heart to the aorta is restricted. When the aortic valve gets obstructed, the heart has to exert much more effort to pump the blood. The heart muscles get weakened as a result. This condition is more common in children.

Diagnosis of valvar aortic stenosis-
Before diagnosis, we should know about the symptoms of valvar aortic stenosis in children. They include:

Feeling breathless
Angina or chest pain with a feeling of pressure or tightness
Syncope of fainting
Palpitations and enhanced heartbeats
A steady decline in regular activities and energy levels
Fatigue due to little exertion
Not gaining weight
Poor eating patterns
Problems in breathing

The wall of the left ventricle also thickens muscularly, and the thick wall occupies more space in the lower chamber of the heart and hence, the room for adequate blood supply is reduced. This may lead to heart failure.

Echocardiogram-
The initial test that is recommended for patients with symptoms of valvar aortic stenosis is doppler echocardiography. This test enables the doctor to estimate the aortic valve region, peak or mean transvalvular gradients and the maximum aortic velocity. These primary measures are required to assess the severity of the disease. Echocardiography provides important information on the valve function, left ventricular filling pressure and disruptions in other valves.

Other major tests which help in the diagnosis of valvar aortic stenosis include:
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging, which provides images of internal body structures with great detail.
Ct scan or computed tomography where three-dimensional images are extracted.
Chest x ray
Cardiac catheterization where a dye is used to highlight blockages, if any, in the heart.

Treatment-
Usually, there are no medicines for fixing valvar aortic stenosis as the disease is not reversible. Medicines can be used to treat the problems, which are caused by the condition.

Replacement of the damaged valve by surgery is the best treatment for valvar aortic stenosis. The surgery performed is called valvuloplasty. This is a cardioscopic surgery where a tube with a small balloon is inserted into a vein. The tube is guided into the heart, and the balloon is inflated. The balloon and tube are removed after the valve is opened. The damaged valve is replaced by mechanical valve or the valve of a cow or pig by an open-heart surgery.

Valvar aortic stenosis is a severe heart condition in children, and the only permanent remedy for this disease is a valve replacement surgery.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Valvar Aortic Stenosis in Children

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Cure for ckd stage 5 is renal transplant. Regarding psoriasis treatment, monoclonal antibodies are being tried now.

Hello, I am 31 year old mother of 4 year old kid, l am doing high intensity exercise daily 1 hour regularly from last one year, and also having diet control but not able to reduce fat from tummy area, request you to please suggest some options.

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Hello, I am 31 year old mother of 4 year old kid, l am doing high intensity exercise daily 1 hour regularly from last...
Over weight in particular with abdominal fat accumulation is bad for health, in longer creates problems. Reduction requires, weight reducing specific diet and herbal supplements along with regular reasonable simple exercises like morning and evening walks and yoga practices

My daughter is becoming arrogant, feeling insecure about me, and very much talkative & naughty. How to control her. Please advise.

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As she is 6 years of age I will suggest you to play with her as per her wishes and to make sure her vital parameters are normal.

My son a 6 and half months old. I have started him feeding ragi and rice ganji. N hz started loose motion 4-5times a day (from3 days back) please suggest me how to cute this. Reply me fast.

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Continue with the food you have started. Add apple and pomegranate juice, that will control loose motions.

Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby? He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.

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Can I use diaper everyday for my new born baby?
He gets irritated if I use cloth nappy and doesn't sleep properly.
Cotton nappies r preferred in our setting. You can use nappy pads n change that evry 2 to 3 hr. If doesn't help I can use diper but again have to change in 2 -3 hrs.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
100* is not a very high temperature. Maybe she has congestion in the chest or has become too weak. Try giving her warm water in sips. Soups, light food. Pl show her to a local paediatrician. Always better to consult as vomiting everything not very good.

My daughter's age is 3 and half years. She has constipation problem after every 2 or 3 days.What can i do?

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My daughter's age is 3 and half years. She has constipation problem after every 2 or 3 days.What can i do?
constipation is easily manageable through a prescribed diet. I will prescribe a high fiber diet customized to your case. Do avoid over-the-counter laxatives. Increasing exercise is also important if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. For stubborn constipation in I may recommend a non-digestible sugar called lactulose or specially formulated electrolyte solutions. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

I have 3 month baby boy and he use to urinate 15 times a day but urine is not yellow color and smelly and he even not crying .is this normal I thought Because of cold condition outside this is happening please suggest.

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I have 3 month baby boy and he use to urinate 15 times a day but urine is not yellow color and smelly and he even not...
Urination 15 times is not normal. Get her checked by pediatrician. I have just answer about doubt of being diabetic.

Hi my son is 9months old and his weight is only 6kg 300gms is it ok He is getting cold regularly what natural remedies I can use for curing his cold instead of giving medicines and do I need to take any special measures to increase his weight I give him normal rice in afternoon and baby food 3 times a day in and my milk in between please give required suggestion for my son.

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Hi my son is 9months old and his weight is only 6kg 300gms is it ok He is getting cold regularly what natural remedie...
For a 9 month old child you need to give full family diet in semisolid consistency, less spicy and oily. Can give chapati, vegetables, rice n dal, khichdi, sheera, upma, idli, dosas, soups, milkshakes, mixed vegetable pulao. All fruits, mashed potato, paneer, cheeze. Dates and dryfruits with milk. Try any of these food items gradually and with patience. Do not hurry. Meal time should be very happy time. Enjoy seeing your child having a happy meal.

My baby girl is 6 months old these days she's licking floor and always keeps her thumb finger in her mouth. Since three days she is going motion quiet often and yesterday loose motions happened suggest some remedy. Thank you.

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My baby girl is 6 months old these days she's licking floor and always keeps her thumb finger in her mouth.  Since th...
Thumb sucking these months is acceptable, may be due to teeting. Last 3 days may she have diarrea, look for dehydration. Consult doctor with baby.

Hello doctor, My baby girl of 3 and half months is vomiting while feeding.. She vomits 2 to 3 times daily and quantity nearly 50 to 70 ml approximately. What may be the reason?

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Hello doctor, My baby girl of 3 and half months is vomiting while feeding.. She vomits 2 to 3 times daily and quantit...
If she is gaining weight 800gms +/month in last three months then it's ovetfeefing and or poor burping.

My son is 3.5 month old and from many days he poops green and four to three times a day. He is only on breast feeding.

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My son is 3.5 month old and from many days he poops green and four to three times a day. He is only on breast feeding.
Hello, green poop means either extra intake of proteins or exposure to cold. You should avoid cold intake in your dietary regulations & excessive qty of proteins. Its quite normal to poop after each feeding. You should be causcious in your dietary requirements .underlying, homoeopathic medicines might be administered. @ chamomilla 30-1 drop with 1 tsfl of your own milk, thrice. Report wkly. Your, feedback matters for further followup, please. Tk, care.

My brother is 8 years old. He can't talk, can't walk, can't sit since birth. I have tried many hospitals but all are waste of money and time. Now what should I do?

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Its management require team work. You won; t be desperated. Team of pediatrician, physio and family itself able to manage. Drug treatment is of limited use.
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