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Dr. Meenal Tela

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Meenal Tela Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Meenal Tela is a trusted Pediatrician in Santacruz West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Sanjeevani Clinic in Santacruz West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Meenal Tela on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, My daughter is getting some infection on skin which is not getting well. It starts with a small boil and very next day it turns into shady spot which keeps growing. It is mostly on her legs and it keeps occurring. I consulted with few specialists but still not satisfied with the results. Please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
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My daughter is getting some infection on skin which is not getting well. It starts with a small boil and very nex...
there are many ayurvedic medicines for this purpose like ras manikya ras...gandhak rasayan....panchnimbadi churna....panchtikta ghrit guggul...arogya vardhini vati...khadirarishta....marichyadi oil...pranacharya B clean syrup..take these medicines by consulting with a good ayurvedic doctor
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Health Tips For Mother For Better Parenthood

MBBS
General Physician, Indore
Health Tips For Mother For Better Parenthood

Health tips for kids that every mother should be aware of, to keep their children healthy:

You can't perform well when you don't feel good, true isn't. So the best way to improve child growth and performance is to make sure he/she follows healthy food habits at home. Make sure that your child eats plenty of salad and fruits along with regular meals.

In addition, right food combinations not only keep child healthy and active and also prevent many infections

It is really important to start the day with a healthy breakfast as after a night's sleep, our energy levels are really low. Breakfast refuels your body and gives you energy for the day. If our child had healthy breakfast in the morning, then he would feel energetic and will perform better in school.

Plenty of carbohydrates is just the ticket: try sandwich or bread, or corn flakes with milk or simply fruits.

Did you know that more than half of your weight is just water? so in order to be healthy, we need at least 7-8 glasses of liquid each day. So encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids. In addition, to water, you can give kids low-fat milk, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices and low-calorie beverages.

Our body needs around 40 different nutrients (such as vitamins and minerals) every day for good health. As there is no single food that contains them all, so it is important to balance our daily intake. The best way to stay healthy and get the right balance is to eat a wide variety of food each day.

A mother nowhere your responsibility becomes tougher, as you need to get more creative in cooking so that kids eat all varieties of food and have healthy snacks too.

Regular health check-ups of the child ensure child's well-being and also timely interventions can prevent a lot of health issues.

Make sure your child's immunisations are up to date. It is good that these days even schools are aware and they also ensure a child is immunised properly before giving admission.

Sleep is a vital need, as it promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioural problems. A good night's sleep followed by food in the morning helps your child to stay active and concentrate better at school.

This generation is far more tech savvy than ours, nowadays even toddlers are well versed with mobile, tab functions. We can't completely keep them away from these gadgets.

But it is really necessary to cut back on their time for playing computer games and watching television before it takes a toll on their health.

Physical activity is really important part of child health tips. Encourage your child to get into some action each day like playing a sport or indulging in physical activity like running, swimming. For primary school children, 60 minutes of activity is recommended each day.

Hand-washing at regular intervals is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stay healthy. You can use hand sanitizers in case water is not available. School going kids can even keep sanitizers in their bag or desk. Teach your children to avoid sharing water bottles, food or other personal items, as these could be the source of infections in case other child is sick.

Also, ask your kids to cover mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. Believe me, these general health tips for kids can avoid lot of infections and illness in children

Children learn a lot of things by imitating. Be it a toddler trying hands with father's shaving brush or a school going girl demanding for makeup kit since her mother uses that. Imitation and role modelling is quite common in childhood, so why not use it as a tool for introducing general health tips in children e. G- if you want your children to be more physically active then jump into action. You can play cricket, basketball with your kid. This technique will not only strengthen your bonding with the child but also child will develop tips for health easily.
 

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My son is of 5 year age. He looks weaker than other same aged children. What should be his diet?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
He should be eating the same diet what you eat. Vegetables. Fruit. Low fat diary product. Lean meat. Whole grain cereal.
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Dear sir, my daughter who is 5 years old does not eat food properly, her weight is good she is 24 kg, but I don't understand how to get rid of her diet.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
she should sit with parents during meal time to get familiar with different kind of meal.gradually add 1 new food at a time. stop snacks before meal time.give her finger foods.
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Doctor my grand daughter aged 3 years in usa is vomitting frequently what little she eat and she is a poor eater too. Kindly tell me how to increase her intake and in turn her weight which is 10 kgs now. Kindly reply me with causes and remedy

M. B. B. S. , D. C. H.
Pediatrician, Dhanbad
U give this medicine of your child 1. Cypon h syrup 5ml 8 hrly 2. Vitazyme syrup 5ml 12 hrly 3. Becosule syrup 5ml 12 hrly.
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My WiFe was pregnant for last 3 week and she dosent able to born baby so pls give some treatments.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My WiFe was pregnant for last 3 week and she dosent able to born baby so pls give some treatments.
If you mean abortion it is normal to have one or two abortion and you have to do a full gynaecology check up
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My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are recommending that we go for tracheostomy which we are reluctant to. Please can we have some opinion please? Will babies be able to outgrow central apnea issue? Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are re...
Hello, under central apaenea ,central nervous system fails to communicate signal to muscles to start breathing, treceostomy is a temporary rescue management as a matter of fact, your child 's brain needs medication to restore natural breathing. Homoeopathy can help to checking breathing disorder as well as boosting of brain. Tk, care.
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Hello Dr. Is it normal My 4 years old daughter is having body temperature of 97.3 in the early morning 4 am.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello Dr. Is it normal My 4 years old daughter is having body temperature of 97.3 in the early morning 4 am.
a normal body temperature for a healthy baby is between 97 and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. If your baby's rectal temperature is 100.4 degrees or higher, he has a fever.
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My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin 1.5 ml thrice a day. Now the mucus became loose and it came into his throat. He becomes very uncomfortable at that time. What to do ?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin...
Asthalin is rarely required in children less than 6 months until and unless prescribed by the pediatrician due to its side effects of increase in heart rate. Also babies usually swallows the mucus and there is no harm in that. If the respiratory rate is high with difficulty in breathing and there is fever visit your pediatrician. If no other complaints then it should be viral and will be relieved in 3 days.
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Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.
it seems antidiabetic medication! is it antidiabetic medication !! if yes then urgently you shall reach to pediatrician and get admitted there as it can cause hypoglycemia in children when accidentally ingested.
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My child is 1 year and 3 months old but he can not walk only stands and only walk with my support doctor suggest its lack of vitamin D which fulfilled by vitamin d injection kindly advise me for this problem.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My child is 1 year and 3 months old but he can not walk only stands and only walk with my support doctor suggest its ...
Hello, as the child is walking with support then its not much to worry but do keep a track and start training slowly. Also vit d3 is needed for all kids so give baby that as advised to you. Let us know if any other concerns. Take care.
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My daughter is 11 month old and she is too weak. Her weight is 6 kg. Her birth weight was 2.1 kg. Would you please suggest me some better food, diet so that gain. Her teeth is not come out. We are giving calcaria phasphosras to her.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Ideally low birth weight babies gain weight by 2yrs of life. You should restrict milk to max of 400 ml per day (divided 2-3 times) you should make her eat with the family during meals give her dal, khichadi, dalia, soup, boiled potatoes, eggs, phoha, rice mixed with dal. Supplement with calcium syp 5ml thrice a day and a multivitamin 5ml once a day that will serve the purpose.
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I am working woman. I have a 3-month old son. I will be starting work in a week. Until now, I am exclusively breastfeeding my child but will need to introduce formula feed when I start going to work. Please suggest the best formula for my baby.

Pediatrician, Pune
Breast milk is the best, there is no better alternative, if your work place is close by you can take a break every 3 - 4 hrs and feed the baby in between, if the work place has facilities to keep babies, that woul also be better, if these options are not available, you can express the breast milk before going to work, that can be stored in fridge and can be fed to the baby when you are away, expressing breast milk will you to continue secreting and forming more milk required for the baby atleast till 1 year of age, breast milk is the best for baby, second alternatives would be lactogen/ nan1
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Last night my friend have a baby, but the baby do not have the anus, please advice us.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
Last night my friend have a baby, but the baby do not have the anus, please advice us.
It requires emergency surgery to create a temporary colostomy for time being. Pls consult a pediatric surgeon.
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My Baby is 4 years of age having rickets evidence shown. What next steps taken. Would my baby do not walk properly in future?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My Baby is 4 years of age having rickets evidence shown. What next steps taken. Would my baby do not walk properly in...
Anyway, If it is nutritional rickets, give him supplement Calcium 500 to 600 mg daily n Vitamine D 600000 units once in a week for 5 weeks, whole body sun exposure for 1/2 to 1 hour besides good ca rich diet like milk n its product dal soya etc. Baby shall start walking. Please consult pediatrician too to ascertain reason. Still if you have any query, you may contact me through Lybrate.
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My daughter is 4 yrs. Sometimes while walking or even just sitting. Her head falls like a jerk for a second. Wht to do?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
This could be normal. But there is also the possibility that this is some type of minor nervous or seizure disorder. You surely need to take her to the doctor and get her examined. If you could capture what you are saying on your phone in the video mode and take it with you when you meet the doctor, it will be easy for him to know what is happening and he could easily come to a diagnosis. Don't ignore this. May be nothing but should be checked out.
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My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told her to undergo CVS and amniocentesis tests. All other features of the foetus are normal. Please suggest if the baby would be normal or there is 50-50 chances of downs syndrome. Nobody else in the family has this. 2 months aho she had a spontaneous miscarriage plus she has hypothyroid which is normal now. She is now four months pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told he...
It is very hard to tell if the child will have down's syndrome or not. It is only time that will tell and for that matter of fact, it is only chance and please think positively about the situation. The chances are very less and even if it turns out to be so, downs kids are trainable. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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My baby poop contains little gum. It's also green. Please tell me what is the reason?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby poop contains little gum. It's also green. Please tell me what is the reason?
Green poop is indicative of acidic stools, and can also mean infection. Some babies on formula feed can have this kind of poop. Please provide more info on what food/milk your baby is eating, or if there has been a recent change in eating habits.
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