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Dr. Maulik Shah - Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Maulik Shah

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MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Mumbai

12 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹250 online
Dr. Maulik Shah 90% (135 ratings) MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Maulik Shah is a renowned pediatrician hailing from Malad in Mumbai. He is an MD in Pediatrics who completed MBBS from the Maharashtra University of Health and Sciences in 2005. He treats health issues in children and has received positive reviews from all his patients because of his good work. Dr. Maulik has amassed vast experience through his past work as the Post M.D. Senior Resident at the ESIC Model Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and as Junior Consultant at the Surya Children's Hospital. In the last three years, his services to mitigate the health problems of infants and young children has been quite appreciated. He worked as Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist at the IASIS Hospital located at Vasai, East in Mumbai. In 2017 he has founded Dr. Maulik Shah's Vatsalya Child's Clinic. He was recognized with the PALS in 2008 along with the PGPN from the Boston University, last year. With 10 years of experience, he can assist with childhood issues related to nutrition and infections and also treat numerous other problems such as diabetes. You can entrust your little bundle of joy to Dr. Maulik Shah to ensure healthy physical and emotional growth. To consult him, book an appointment online whenever required.

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MBBS - Grant Medical College and JJ group of Hospitals, Mumbai - 2005
MD - Paediatrics - Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur - 2010
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Consultant at IASIS Multispecialty Hospital
Jr. Consultant at Surya Children's Hospital
Consultant at Dr. Maulik Shah's Vatsalya Child's Clinic
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Reasons Behind Whooping Cough In Children!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Reasons Behind Whooping Cough In Children!

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly communicable respiratory disease, which particularly affects babies younger than 6 months and who haven't been vaccinated yet. It can also affect children of 11 to 18 years of age who suffer from low immunity.

Vaccination has significantly decreased the incidence in infant age group, though there is rise seen in incidence in older age groups, hence small pertussis component is getting added in booster doses in older ages. 

If the diagnosis of a whooping cough is done at an early stage, antibiotics of suitable dosage could help cut down coughing and few other symptoms. Doing so will also help prevent the infection from spreading to others.

What causes a whooping cough?

1. Bordetella pertussis bacteria

A whooping cough, characterised by a 'whooping sound', is caused by a bacterial infection called bordetella pertussis. The bacteria when inhaled get attached to the lining of the airways in your child's upper respiratory system, wherein they release toxins to cause swelling and inflammation. It's mostly transmitted to you from your infant, especially when he/she is in the early stages of the infection and hasn't been diagnosed yet. It can last about three weeks, this duration is reducible to five days, by antibiotic treatment.

2. Transmission from an infected person

When anyone infected with the disease sneezes or coughs, the droplets in the surrounding become infected. Young children who come in contact with the contaminated surrounding may get infected by the same bacteria.

How to recognise the signs of whooping cough?

The symptoms tend to worsen gradually and become worse at night, there are bouts of a cough as the airway gets irritated by the bacterial toxin leading to swelling and inflammation and mucus production with airway spasm.

You know that your child has this condition if he/she displays the following symptoms:

Moreover, children under 18 months of age affected with whooping cough should be watched at carefully as persistent coughing can disrupt their breathing process. It has multiple complications and can cause severe pneumonia itself. Can be effectively treated by macrolide group of antibiotics.

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Asthma in Children - Symptoms and Management!

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Asthma in Children - Symptoms and Management!

Asthma, as known to most, is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by swelling and narrowing of the airways with an increased mucus production. The condition can affect children as well adults. However, it is quite disturbing to see that asthma among children is on a mercurial rise. In many cases, children below the age of 5 years seem to be at the receiving end, complicating the things further. What is worse, being so small, some children are not even aware of their condition.

Recognising the Symptoms in Children

There may be a myriad of symptoms that could be an indication of asthma in children. However, not all children will exhibit similar symptoms. 

  1. A child may cough uncontrollably, especially while laughing, crying, playing or even at night (a night cough).
  2. Wheezing is also common in such children. One may also complain of chest tightness.
  3. Breathing troubles such as breathlessness or shortness of breath may be seen in some children.
  4. The child may feel weak and tired.
  5. The chest and the neck muscles also appear to be tightened.
  6. Many children are found to often suffer from cold resulting in a chest congestion.

In some children with asthma, coughing may be the only associated symptom, a condition known as Cough-Variant Asthma.

Factors that increase the risk of asthma in children

  1. Increased exposure to smoke. The exposure can be before or even after birth.
  2. Some children may suffer from hay fever, a kind of nasal allergy that often results in an asthmatic reaction. Eczema can also act as a potential trigger.
  3. Necessary precautions (as much as possible) should be taken for children who have a family history of asthma. Those with a family history of allergies also need to be careful.
  4. Asthma may affect children with low birth weight as well as those with respiratory infections. 

Self-Management

There is no denying the fact that a child with asthma should be under medical supervision with proper treatment. However, self-management can prove to be equally effective to keep asthma under control.

  1. As we all know asthma can be quite unpredictable, affecting the child at any point in time, always keep the medications and the inhaler handy. 
  2. It is always advisable to use a mask (especially those suffering from nasal allergies). 
  3. Get the child well vaccinated especially with the flu vaccination (the yearly vaccination).
  4. There are various factors (pollens, dust, cold, to name a few) that trigger an asthmatic reaction in a child. Identify the triggers and work towards keeping the child away from them as much as possible.
  5. The most important point, be in regular touch with the attending physician and keep an update on the condition.
  6. For school going children, the teachers and the school authorities should be informed about child's condition.
  7. Never panic in front of the child even in the case of an extreme and severe flare-up.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My child 3 month old. Yesterday gave her DPT3 vaccine. Late evening she started loose motions. Anything to worry. Kindly advise.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
DPT vaccine doesn't led to loose motions, if his urine is decreased, not accepting feeds, you should to doctor again to see whether child is dehydrated or its normal gastro colic reflex.
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I am 23 years old my but my body growth is like as of 15 year old boy small face small ear thin bones of limbs short stature can suggest that whether I must show to doctor or its normal.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
I am 23 years old my but my body growth is like as of 15 year old boy small face small ear thin bones of limbs short ...
You definitely need to meet endocrinologist. Do it soon, so that endocrinologist gets time to work with medicines before it goes too late.
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My 8 months old male child vomit just after his mom feeds milk. Also, when we was born, Ultrasound report revealed that his left kidney is mild diluted. Size was 0.06. Doctor said that his kidney would become normal later. Please suggest treatment for curing his vomiting.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 8 months old male child vomit just after his mom feeds milk. Also, when we was born, Ultrasound report revealed th...
Sometimes they vomit overfeed material, sometimes regurgitation. If weight gain is good, vomiting is less in quantity, not too frequent, better leave it as it is, it will get cured on its own.
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Seizures In Children - Causes And Treatment

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Seizures In Children - Causes And Treatment

During a febrile seizure, the body of a child may convulse, shake and contract, the eyes may roll, and he or she may moan or become unconscious. This type of seizure is usually for a few minutes, but in rare cases can last up to 15 minutes.

Febrile seizures stop on their own while the fever persists until treated. While some children may feel sleepy afterwards, others do not have lasting effects.

Seizures in toddlers may be caused due to the following factors

  • EpilepsyEpilepsy is defined categorically as two or more seizures without any acute cause. Epilepsy can occur at any age, but it is usually diagnosed in infants and young children.
  • Body temperature - Body temperature may indicate a crisis in small children. High body temperatures or low body temperature can cause seizures in a toddler. These types of seizures occur only once or twice in children two years or younger, often after an illness. This type of seizure due to the fortification of the body temperature is considered a febrile convulsion.
  • DehydrationFebrile seizures can also occur due to dehydration. Dehydration is a direct result of previous illness that included sweating and fever.
  • Physical condition - A child who is in poor physical condition can also be prone to seizures. Malnutrition or a body weakened by disease or illness makes small children more susceptible to crises.
  • Family History - Family history can play a role in toddlers or children with seizures. If a family member suffered  from the tendency or had convulsions, particularly febrile seizures as a child, this trait can be inherited.

Treating febrile seizures

If your child has a febrile seizure, stay calm and:

  • Make sure your child is in a safe place and does not fall or hit something hard
  • Place your child on his side to prevent choking
  • Watch for signs of breathing difficulties, including any colour change in the face of your child
  • If the seizure lasts more than a few minutes or your child turns blue, it may be a more serious type of seizure; connect with doctors immediately

Febrile seizures can be frightening to witness, but remember they are fairly common and are not usually a symptom of a serious disease, and in most cases does not lead to other health problems. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Why Breastfeeding Is Important For Your Child?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Why Breastfeeding Is Important For Your Child?

Breast milk provides essential nutrients for infants and is a mix of nutrients, which include vitamins, proteins and fat that are necessary for a baby's growth. Apart from benefitting babies, breastfeeding benefits mothers too.

Here are 5 benefits of breastfeeding:

  1. Provides nutrients and protection to the baby - The best food a mother can give to her baby is her breast milk. It helps your baby to grow and develop. Breast milk is custom-made by all mothers for their own babies and, thus, contains a perfect mix of essential nutrients. Breast milk contains a mixture of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals, which are very important for the proper growth and development of the baby. It also contains many antibodies that reduce the chance of diseases and allergies. In fact, the milk's content changes as your baby grows to keep up with the infant's needs.
  2. Convenience - The milk from breasts is always safe and fresh, and is precisely of the right temperature, which what makes it a convenient food for the baby. What's more, it doesn't require heating, boiling or sterilizing as such; and can be fed to the baby anywhere, anytime.
  3. Benefits mothers - According to a research, breastfeeding, to an extent, provides protection against breast and ovarian cancer. It also serves as a measure of protection against weak bones in the later part of life. Calories are required in order to produce milk. So, breastfeeding helps to gradually lose weight after pregnancy as well. Moreover, breast feeding also defers the return of menstruation for a little while.
  4. Continues the special relationship between mother and child - The bond between a mother and a child strengthens due to the intimacy and the closeness involved in breastfeeding. One of the remarkable facts about this is the more a baby breastfeeds, the more milk the mother produces.
  5. Reduces the risk of obesity: It reduces the risk of allergic diseases and obesity in children during infancy and their life ahead. Barker hypothesis says that there is a possibility of fetal origin of adult diseases, so early obesity may predispose child to diabetes and hypertension in later life which decreases significantly with breastfeeding. Ideal situation is exclusive breast feeding till 4-6 moths followed by a phase of complimentary feeding with breastfeeding and to continue breastfeeding till 2 yrs and beyond. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.
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My son is 20 days old and has been suffering from severe nasal congestion from almost 10 days. Sometimes even accompanied by cough and sneeze. I have consulted his pediatrician twice and he has prescribed nasal drop and t-manic for him but the medicine are not helpful. Due to his nasal congestion he is having problem in breathing. please help.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My son is 20 days old and has been suffering from severe nasal congestion from almost 10 days. Sometimes even accompa...
Usually the medicine prescribed works well. But in our kind of situation with breathing difficulty and if feeding is also less, baby is drowsy or irritable, you revisit Pediatrician. The things are dynamic, the findings Pediatrician must have seen and prescribed you medicines can change many times within day or two and you might have to change medicines. Visit your Pediatrician if any of above mentioned symptoms have started.
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My baby is seven months old. As I have to join my office. He is given Lactogen and cerelac for day. He is having whitish stool and some black laces also. What should I do?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is seven months old. As I have to join my office. He is given Lactogen and cerelac for day. He is having whit...
White stool or black laces are not known with lactogen or cerelac, so you can continue, but stop cow's milk if you r giving. Start other food too coz lactogen is not enough now. Cerelac should not go for more than 1-2 times a day. Rest of times give home made food.
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Dear, sir/ Madam My son age 4.10 months got fever ,diarrhea, n vomiting from yesterday evening 4.30 pm.n now his stools looking like watery green. He had a prescribed by Apollo ems ,Emeset susp, econorm susp, crocin ds susp.(Vomit 8 times, fever ups n downs, watery stools 15 times from yesterday) Kindly suggest me some medicines for quick relief. Thank u.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
No short cut for recovery. Age is 4 mths (confused with 4.10) many times frequent stool is normal for this age. But if doctor has advised you medicine, continue and review with him if child is not accepting feeds or urine output is decreased.
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