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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
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.
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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 son is 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup, but he doesn't eat anything, please give me a best suggestion?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My son is 3 years old son, he doesn't eat anything, we use" Apti must" hungry syrup, but he doesn't eat anything, ple...
All children of this age group have such complaints I mean to say parents of such children. Children are very moody, do not force them to eat. As long as they are active need not worry, just keep calm.
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My daughter age 15 years having ring worm on right shoulder and she use to Onabet-B Tube twice a day and Candifrce 100 mg capsule twice a day but still ring worm is there. Some time its remvee but after few days it appeared. Pls advise.

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath, Dhule
Do not do self medication what you r saying as ringworm might not be ringworm but chronic skin complaint. Itwould be better if you consult skin specialist.
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My daughter 9 years old, height and health is OK but weight low 9 kgs What I can we do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
9 kg is too low weight for age. It seems child might have low birthweight. And/or premature may be responsible for it. I would advise you take child to pediatrician for check. Talk to him about weight for age. He will be more better in position to expain. Thanks.
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This is a 2 years male baby was having fever, Dr. Prescribed babygesic and sinarest. After taking medicine he is normal but now he got blackish watery stool. Is that because of the medicine. If so what should I suppose to do. Thank you.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
This is a 2 years male baby was having fever, Dr. Prescribed babygesic and sinarest. After taking medicine he is norm...
Hello. Watery stool is unlikely due to the medicine he is taking. More likely due the reason he had fever like viral fever with viral diarrhea. Give plenty of liquids and ors. After every motion give few sips of ors. Practice handwashing of baby before giving any food item in his hand. Outside junk food to be strictly avoided. Keep in mind baby passes 4 to 5 times urine per day.
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My son is 3.5 years old and weighs 14 kg. Was having a repetitive condition of pain and stiffness behind left ear with fever and cough and cold. Which was diagnosed as left cervical lymphadenitis the condition is repeating after almost a month. And has repeated fourth time. He has been on antibiotics like zifi for 3 or 5 days. And on the last occasion linezolid for 14 days. But it has again repeated with same symptoms. A little worried wants to seek expert advice. Please help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Just check for painful swelling behind ear. Pinna. If so then any scalp condition can cause it. Otherwise it is part of cold and due to seasonal change. Just cold medicine will help child for both. It will subside in 2-3 days. Or else you can visit Dr.in your area. Thanks.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly.
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My son is 7 years old. He has one problem wo sota (sleeping) bhot kam karta hai aur khelta jyada hai aur sulane par rota hai. Uska weight 9 kg hai. Humne use doctor ko dikha kar sleeping drops bhi diye par kuch fark nahi pada pls aap koi upaye bataye jise wo jyada soye.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
He. Is active child. Aperson is supposed to sleep for 4-6 hours sound sleep. Of he is eating by himself and active, play with his classmates. About low weight, you should let me know his birth history.
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Hi Doctor, I've a gal child this month 29th six months will be completed I need to know what food can I start with breast feeding how many times in a day?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Don't give her any solid diet till atleast six months only breastfeed the baby if you are having sufficient milk
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Post root canal treatment instruction - Final Sitting

Certification in Full Mouth Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantology (PGCOI), M.Sc - Master of Oral Implantology (MOI), Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Rajkot
Post root canal treatment instruction - Final Sitting

1. Start chewing from both the side.

2. It may take 7-10 days to adjust with new crown or bridge.

3. Maintain proper oral hygiene with brushing twice a day.

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My daughter suffering from loose motion and 102fever from last 15days. She is just 10months old. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
. Ors powder, dissolve in 1lt water, 50-100 ml, given after motion. Syp zinc -5ml once daily for 14 days. Syp crocin - 3.5 ml three times. Syp cefixime _3.5ml twice for 5days.
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My. 5 months daughter suffering. From cold and. Cough. please give me. Some suggestions.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My. 5 months daughter suffering. From cold and. Cough. please give me. Some suggestions.
If there is fever and crankiness due to pain, give paracetamol. If not looking well, see your pediatrician soon.
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My daughter is 4 years old. When she is crying tear not come out. Please tell me what to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She may have the tear duct blocked and usually some children will not get tears if they are not very much worried and is crying simple for attention
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My daughter is 9 months old. She is a poor eater. Her weight is 7 kg. And think she is not feeling hungry. So can we give some appetite. So got a cypon. When I see the reviews in Google, its mentioned that its not advisable. So can you please tell me wat to give to make her hungry and to eat.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Limit milk 3-4 times in 24 hrs including yrs than she will take other healthy semisolid food. Frequent milk feeding reduces appetite for solid food.
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My daughter she is of 1 year 2 months old and we are going to hoshiarpur punjab in marriage at december end so what precaution should be taken as it would be very cold.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter she is of 1 year 2 months old and we are going to hoshiarpur punjab in marriage at december end so what p...
In extreme cold weather there are chances of frost bite, thermal injuries leading to influenza (cold cough fever). Usually we know well to protect us from from extreme cold weather but over protection may lead to other type of immunological thermal injuries. For example suppose temperature of water in overhead tank is 4 degree Celsius chilled and we can not bath or drink chilled water than we will start heating and sooner it will become warm at 40 degree Celsius. Now we will start bathing at this temperature of water in chilled air. Temperature difference between bathroom air and water goes beyond 20 degree Celsius (35 degree Celsius). This difference between bathroom air and water temperature of more than 20 degrees Celsius causes other type of thermal injuries leading to Allergies and infection due to breach in immunity.
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Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Fatehpur
Growth Failure- Is Your Child Short?

Growth is the most important aspect of childhood, one that distinguishes children from adults. Growth is affected by a number of diseases and growth failure is often the first sign of a serious disease. Unfortunately children with growth failure present very late when no help is possible. 

Why to worry?

Growth is the best marker of health and growth failure may be caused by a seious disease. Moreover children with short stature have lower self esteem. 

When to worry? 

Plot the height of your child in the growth chart and if it is below the lower limit visit a doctor. Alternatively if your child's height is less than the formula (Height = Age in years x 6 + 77 cm) it may be a cause of concern. Growth stops at the age of 14 years in girls and 16 years in boys. Hence the child should be reviewed latest by 10 years for girls and 12 years for boys. 

What causes growth failure? 

Growth failure can be due to a number of causes including poor nutrition, lack of physical activities and low genetic potential with parents being short. Short stature can also be caused by a number of diseases like thyroid problems, growth hormone deifiency and celiac disease (wheat allergy). 

How can I improve my child's growth?

Please encourage your child to play for atleast 1 hour a day. It is important to restrict screen time including television, computer, tablets and mobiles to less than an hour. Increased protein and calcium intake with more milk, pulses and vegetables also helps in improving growth. Growth hormone is produced during sleep. Sleeping for at least eight hours a day is therefore essential for a child to achieve good growth. 

What can be done if my child is very short? 

Please consut a doctor to identify the cause of short stature. Most conditions are readily treatable. Children with growth hormone deficiency respond dramatically to growth hormone. Growth hormone is also being used now in children with turner syndrome, familial short staure, small size at birth and kidney disease. 

Time is important- act now if your child is short.

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I am 13 years old I have been having headache since 1week I took many medicines but there is no improvement I used many home remedies but there is no effect. What should I do now?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I am 13 years old I have been having headache since 1week I took many medicines but there is no improvement I used ma...
There are many reasons for headache of short duration. Sinusitis may be a reason. You have not mentioned any other associated symptoms and what medicines you have taken. You must consult a Doctor.
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My child is 4 years & 8 month old boy his weight 15 kg, height is approximately 3 feet 6 inch he don't want to eat anything excepts milk we are giving - pediasure 2-3 times and he love to drink only milk 3-4 times in a day he is very thin and I am always worried his health request to you please guide me. Thanking you

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
It is an art than science to teach children eat healthy food. Take him along with you when you take your meals. Let him see how and what you eat. Don't scold in order to follow quickly. He will learn by watching you, parents are role model to children. They will behave the same way you behave. Love them, understand them, they have mind of their own. You also know how difficult is our mind to control. So more difficult will be for child. But love will ultimately triumph all. Have patience and work honestly to raise child. It is definitely not easy in an instant era.
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My son is 6+ years old. From last 2 months he has developed few motor tics like stretching his eyebrows and eyes upwards and stretching his mouth wide open. What should I do. Which Dr. should I consult. Neurologist or psychiatrist?

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
A tic is a sudden, involuntary, repetitive motor movement or vocalization involving distinct muscle groups. Motor tics can include eye blinking, nose crunching, pulling at clothes or touching others.  Vocal tics can include clearing one’s throat, expressing simple sounds or uttering socially unacceptable words.  While the exact cause is unknown, it is believed that tics are triggered by abnormal neurotransmitters within the brain – namely chemical messengers dopamine, serotonin and cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Tic disorders occur along a spectrum, ranging from mild to severe, and are classified according to duration and severity: 1) Simple or Transient tics; 2) Chronic tics; and 3) Tourette syndrome. If you are suffering from tic disorders, headaches or anxiety, homeopathy offers solutions.   A homeopathic remedy is prescribed based on your unique symptoms, feelings and experiences.  This remedy resonates with the energetic vibration of your illness and sets you on your path to recovery. Homoeopathy is the most popular holistic systems of medicine and a constitutional homoeopathic treatment will cure him permanently You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance
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My son is 4 years old and he has thyroglossal cyst given that age we should go for surgery or wait.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Surgical excision is an excellent option for lymphatic malformations that can be removed without sacrificing important adjacent structures.
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My baby is 10 week old. I have given 1st dose of pentavac along with IPV at 6 week. Now 2nd dose of Pentavac is due. Can I switch to Pentaxim? As suggested by My pediatrician.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 10 week old. I have given 1st dose of pentavac along with IPV at 6 week. Now 2nd dose of Pentavac is due. ...
No, I wouldn't advice. It's not worthwhile. Pentavac though painful a bit, offers better immune response. IAP advises DTwP (pentavac) for primary immunization and DTaP (pentaxim) as a booster dose at 18 months.
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