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Dr. Malika Mehta

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Malika Mehta is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can visit her at Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Malika Mehta on Lybrate.com.

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My cousin aged 5 years has got c reactive protein level up to 21.3mg/dl. He was attacked by typhoid fever a month ago. Is it a serious condition?

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Crp is an acute phase reactant which rise in infection. To rule out condition we need to investigate further and a detailed review of signs and symptoms. Kindly ask in private.
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My daughter is 14 year old but her weight is 75 kg. She is very active and used to play cricket etc. Her abdomen also seems fatty. Her periods are mostly missed. She has gas problem to some extent. Feels pain in abdomen some times. Rest is all okay. Can any body help her figure as she was the cutest ever child that I have seen.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
You shall meet a pediatric endocrinologist. As weight for given age is quite high. Play more outdoor and increasing fibre basee diet shall be good.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
यदि आपका बच्चा अनुशासित है,तो उसे दंडित करने की जरूरत नहीं, यदि आप अपने बच्चे को दंडित करते हैं,तो उसको कभी अनुशासित नहीं कऱ पाएगे
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My son who is 14 months old. He still didn't wave bye and some time did not respond his name did not clap he can sit, cowl but very weak do I visit doctor or is it normal I fear is he showing symptoms of hypotonia please Guide me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son who is 14 months old. He still didn't wave bye and some time did not respond his name did not clap he can sit,...
It is not normal development of baby. By now he must have started walking a few steps and verbal expressions. Consult pediatrician for further evaluation.
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My daughter is just 2 and half year old but has many symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. She needs many things to be in proper positions. Even at midnight gets up and cries, even if she gets one wrinkle in bedsheet.Really don't understand how to tackle this behaviour? Get worried if it will increase with age?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
This may not be OCD. Does she play? Does she interact well with parents/other family members? does she want to play alone. Etc describe in detail
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My baby is 5 month 6 days old. She is very active for listening voice sound, try to grab things properly but she is not able to roll over self. While we help her to roll over little bit she goes on her tummy, but can't do push up with her hand but she can raise her head in that position. After some time she cry for going to her back. Her neck is almost stable. Should I worry about that? Other baby are trying to roll over at her age.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
My baby is 5 month 6 days old. She is very active for listening voice sound, try to grab things properly but she is n...
Your baby is perfectly fine, every baby is different, some takes lesser time to roll over and some more. As long as your baby can hold her head and sustain it for a while it's normal ,rather we would request you not to put your child through anything where she is not yet ready, just by merely comparing her with the rest of the babies of her age. Allow her to cover her milestones at her pace, hope you have understood that.
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My 7 year old son is suffering for cough. He have allegorical problems and now a days he can't breath properly and both nose blocked. Different pediatrician doctors referred antibiotic. Still he didn't get any relax. So please help.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Can be asthma with rhinitis. Try seretide 100 1 puff/twice a day with allegra syp 5 ml hs for 1 month.
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My daughter is 13 and her weight is 90kgs she is bedwetting daily at night and she can not stop the urine. She will be going no. Of times pls give me some advice what to do.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Your daughter is suffering from obesity. Consult endocrinologist to rule out endocrine disorders. Restrict fluid intake atleast two hours before sleep. Medical treatment is required.
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Stay Chaos Free - Tips to Care for Your Newborn Baby

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Stay Chaos Free - Tips to Care for Your Newborn Baby

Taking care of a newborn is round-the-clock job as the baby needs constant attention. There are many parents who get stressed out as taking care of a newborn as a first-time parent is challenging. There is no need to get stressed out and the best way to keep a cool mind is to make use of practical strategies.

Practical strategies to follow to stay stress-free
A newborn baby in the family definitely brings a lot of excitement, but it also brings along much stress and fatigue to the parents. It is very important that during this time, you take care of yourself by eating a healthy diet and avoid giving up on sleep.

  1. It is also essential that you drink a lot of water and when the baby sleeps you should also sleep. You can work out a suitable night time schedule with your partner so that both of you can take care of the baby and rest as well.
  2. This way, you will be able to take care of your baby without getting extremely tired.
  3. It is important that you set up some visiting rules for your relatives and loved ones so that you get the required rest. It is equally important that you insist your friends to wash their hands with a hand sanitiser and then carry the baby.
  4. As a parent, it is very important that each day you set aside plenty of time for the nursing sessions, and if you plan to go out you must give yourself added time to pack the required supplies.
  5. It is essential that you spend more time with your newborn as it needs more attention and love from you.
  6. It is very important that you create a proper and perfect sleeping environment for your baby, and you should make use of a good mattress so that the baby sleeps comfortably and even you get to sleep.

Share your emotions with your partner
It is important for parents of a newborn to share their emotions with each other and stay connected with each other. By sharing your thoughts and emotions, you can lighten your mood. Parenting is definitely a challenging job and to enjoy this phase of life, it is important that the stress associated with it is handled properly. In case you are finding it hard to handle your baby, it is advisable that you consult a doctor, who will help you adjust to your new life with your newborn.

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Post graduate certificate course of implantogy, BDS
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If tooth is knocked out due to any injury that can be replanted...
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Yellow sticky discharge coming from left eye of my 50 days old baby. What is the reason for it? What to do for it?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yellow sticky discharge coming from left eye of my 50 days old baby. What is the reason for it? What to do for it?
I understand your anxiety for your young baby. Yellow sticky discharge from one of the eye is due to bacterial infection. It requires antibiotic drops under advice of paediatrician or ophthalmologist. Regards.
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My son aged 9 years of age suffering throat harsh problem from 15 days. As per his version he has no pain but feel something is there in throat and spitting every time. Local doctor given worm medicine but problem not solved. I shall be thankful if you kindly suggest any homeopathic/allopathic medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- hepar-sulph 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water 3 time daily for 10 days.
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Hello Dr, age 35, I got married at a young age of 19, I have two beautiful daughter's age 16 and 9 years old, one day I found my elder daughter masturbating in her room, I am very worried nowadays, I have not told this to my husband, I don't know how to handle the issue, its so sensitive, please help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
It's normal. Don't bother about it just explain in simple way the true life after marriage. Rarely children put in some harsh objects which may create bad complication. Explain her. She is already adult and will understand it.
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Respected doctor, my son is 3 1/2 year old and is suffering from epilepsy, as now at this stage he sits properly, but not standing or walking and not talking as little bit he is trying now but not up to that level, the treatment is going through" neurosuregon" as epilepsy medicine is being given to him the response is good. Please guide me what are the chances & how many days it will take & what are the medicines & excercises for him.

DM - Neurology, MD - General Medicine, fellowship in interventional neuroradiology
Neurologist, Udaipur
Is there some history of delayed cry or perinatal anoxic ischaemic insult as he is having delayed milestones. It seems that he is having cerebral palsy. Needs evaluation by neurologist.
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टीनएज बच्चो के बेहेवियर को समझे

M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow

टीएनज एक ऐसी अवस्था है जिसमे बच्चो में शारीरिक और मानसिक बहुत सारे बदलाव होने लगते है जिसके के कारन बच्चो के बेहेवियर में कई तरह के बदलाव अचानक होने लगते है अगर समय रहते हम इन बदलाओ को पहचान के कुछ जरूरी कदम उठाले तो हम बच्चो की अच्छी पेरेंटिंग कर सकते है

गुस्सा - बच्चो में   हर बात पे गुस्सा और चिड़चिड़ाहट होना टीनएज का पहला बड़ा लछड़ होता है बच्चो को बिना किसी बात के गुस्सा आने लगता है और वो जल्दी परेशान हो जाते है ऐसे समय जब बच्चा बहुत गुस्से में हो तो उससे ज्यादा  बात करने को कोशिश न करे और उसे कुछ समय के लिए अकेला छोड़ दे और जब वो रिलैक्स हो जाये तब ही उससे  बात करे , और परेशानी का कारन पूछे

फैशन पे ज्यादा धयान देना - उम्र बढ़ने के साथ साथ बच्चो का शारीरिक और मानसिक विकास होने लगता है इसमें वो अपने पढ़ाई से ज्यादा फैशन से जुडी चीजो के बारे में जानकारी लेना और इस्तेमाल करना शुरू कर देते है और बहुत ज्यादा कॉस्मेटिक खरीदने लगते है ऐसे में बच्चो को फैशन के बारे में बताये उनको नए कपडे खरीदने में मदद करे और साथ ही साथ उन से बातचीत करते रहे और उनकी राय लेते रहे

सोशल मीडिया का इस्तेमाल - आजकल हर बच्चा सोशल मीडिया और फेसबुक का इस्तेमाल कर रहा है तो इसे में बच्चो पर इन सब सोशल मीडिया की चीजो को इस्तेमाल करने से न रोके पर सोशल मीडिया इस्तेमाल करने से पहले उनकी ट्रेंनिंग करे उनको बताये की सोशल  मीडिया का क्या सही इतेमाल है और उससे किस किस तरह की परेशानियां हो सकती है

मोबाइल का ज्यादा इस्तेमाल - आज हर बच्चा मोबाइल का इस्तेमाल करता है ऐसे में बच्चे मोबाइल का इस्तेमाल मनोरंजन में ज्यादा करने लगे है वो मोबाइल में गेम खेलते है , इन्टरनेट इस्तेमाल करते है और रात में ज्यादा बात करते है इसके लिए पेरेंट्स कुछ सावधानिया रक्खे बच्चो को बहुत छोटी उम्र में स्मार्ट  फ़ोन न दे , मोबाइल फ़ोन ज्यादा इन्तेमाल न खुद करे और बच्चो को भी शिखाएं की मोबाइल का जरुरत पड़ने पर ही इस्तेमाल करे और बच्चो को रात में मोबाइल पे बात करने से रोके

अपोजिट सेक्स के लिए आकर्षण - बढती उम्र में बच्चो को अपोजिट सेक्स के लिए आकर्षण होने लगता है ऐसे में बच्चा  बहुत ज्यादा अकेला रहना पसंद करते है और अपनी बातो को छुपाना पसंद करते है ऐसे में माता पिता बच्चे से सेक्स education को लेकर बात करे और अगर बच्चा किसी तरह के पर्सनल रिलेशन में है तो उस पर रिलेशन छोड़ने का ज्यादा दबाव न बनाये और बच्चे से अपनी बातचीत बनाये रक्खे

कुछ बातो का विशेष धयान रख्खे - 

  1. बच्चो के सामान की जासूसी न करे
  2. गुस्से में बच्चो को गलत शब्द न कहे बच्चो के खाने पीने का विशेष धयान दे
  3. बच्चो का दूसरे बच्चो से तुलना न करे
  4. बच्चो की आदर दे कर  बात करे
  5.  बच्चे की आदतों का ध्यान रख्खे
  6. किसी भी हालात  में बच्चे से बात करना न बंद करे
  7. बच्चो की पढ़ाई  में  रूचि का धयान दे
  8. बच्चो के साथ सामाजिक कार्यक्रमो में जरूर जाये
  9.  बच्चो उनकी हॉबी के अनुसार अपना काम करने दे

 

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My baby got BCG injection and just wanted to know how can the scar will be removed?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby got BCG injection and just wanted to know how can the scar will be removed?
HI saniya usually BCG leave a mild scar which usually fades away with time . so not much cosmetic problem in the later life. so dont worry there is no need to remove it
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