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Dr. Murlidhar D. Mahajan

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Mumbai

18 Years Experience
Dr. Murlidhar D. Mahajan MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Mumbai
18 Years Experience
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Murlidhar D. Mahajan is a popular Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 18 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Saraswati Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Murlidhar D. Mahajan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mumbai University - 1999
MD - Paediatrics - Mummbai University - 2002
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My baby 1 and half year has got her DPT vaccination today but in the evening our pet bite her by mistake. He z also vaccinated. Do my child needs rabipur??

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby 1 and half year has got her DPT vaccination today but in the evening our pet bite her by mistake. He z also v...
Yes child must get rabipur as dpt wold only cover tetanus so no need to take tetanus vaccine but rabipur is required.
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My newborn baby is 2 days old. She is having white vaginal discharge sometimes. Is it normal?

MBBS,D.Ped.
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Don' t worry. Such discharge is normal for initial days of life due to maternal hormones effect on baby. If it persist or increase then refer your consult pediatrician.
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My baby is 3 month. His skin is very unfair. What is the healthy diet & massage for his healthy skin & healthy growth.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 3 month. His skin is very unfair. What is the healthy diet & massage for his healthy skin & healthy growth.
If he is unfair , no massage can make him fair as the colour / complexion is genetically controlled and we have no control over it . Till 4 months give exclusive breast milk and then start all home made foods , fruits for health
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Hi doctor, My male baby is 16 days old and he is having problem of vomiting. Everytime I feed him he is doing vomits continuously. He is taking out milk through mouth and bose as well. From last three days he doing this continuously. He is needed with mother milk not any milk powder. I have checked his stomach no hard I find it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi doctor, My male baby is 16 days old and he is having problem of vomiting. Everytime I feed him he is doing vomits ...
Vomiting after feed is called regurgitation which is normal. Burping is solution for this. If baby is gaining weight about 30 gm per day there is no cause of worry. Continue exclusive breastfeeding up to the age of 6 months. If no relief consult pediatrician.
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Asthma Problem

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma Problem

Asthma is controllable and not curable, as it is due to chronic inflammation of air tubes which lead to hyper responsiveness of airways to external factors. It may go into remission. Use of laba and ICS combination by inhalation with spacer in most cases is able to control symptoms of asthma that is wheeze, chest tightness, cough and breathlessness. Once the symptoms are under control, then patient can take maintenance dose of ICS by inhalation with spacer to keep the inflammation in the airways under control. Avoid tigers of asthma like extreme of temperature change, dust, smoke, pollution and allergens.

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My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test and xray normal t.b also tested crp test also hb is 10.5, no result every month used 30 ml anti boitc cold and cough syrup used I am feeling sir, please tell me any suggestion give me sir.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
My boy is 2.9 years weight is 11.5 kg every month fever coming but boy was played well during fever time blood test a...
Just make a 2hourly tempreture chart of your baby. Some time you feel fever but really it does not have. Fever as per definitiin, Oral temp >38 C. If it is rally fever, she the pattern, severity (highgrade/low grade) and consult a pediatrician.
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My sister's new born baby doesn't respond her voice and any other noise. He was an 10 days old baby. Although hearing test is finished at hospital since 3 days old. According to test, result is good. But my sister worry why baby doesn't respond till now. How should we do?

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Audiologist, Delhi
My sister's new born baby doesn't respond her voice and any other noise. He was an 10 days old baby. Although hearing...
Hello dear, please be patient, you already did your baby's screening oae and the outcome was pass, ok. Then repeat the oae test after 1 month and see the difference. If your baby doesn't respond till 1 month then go for bera test.
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Health Tips for Children

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow

Health Tips for Children

With pediatric health problems on a rise, it's important you keep a few crucial tips to maintain your child's health. With the help of these tips, you can inculcate crucial habits in your child's lifestyle.
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In today's times, health problems like diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure are not restricted to adults, but have become a common phenomenon among children too. The main culprit for this can be attributed to their inclination towards fast food and lack of activity. Kids love to gorge on fast foods like burgers, pizzas, etc., and with the introduction of video games and a host of interesting programs on television, they are more than happy to watch television instead of playing outdoor games.

Due to this lack of activity and no control on the food they eat, many children suffer from the problem of obesity at a very young age, which further leads to other serious diseases or illnesses. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to teach children important ways to remain healthy.

Healthy Tips for Your Children

The three most important factors that are necessary for the kids to remain healthy include:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Proper rest


Habits we learn during our childhood stay with us throughout our life; it is thus necessary that parents teach these three factors to children as soon as possible. However, you do not need to force them to learn these habits; set an example for them by following these things yourself. Let us look at each factor in detail.

Nutrition for a Healthy Diet
At a very young age itself, teach the kids to eat all types of food, like fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, etc. Their meals should be divided into five or six small meals throughout the day, rather than just three meals. Cultivate the habit of eating breakfast as it is said to be the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast helps their body to develop energy for the physical as well mental activities of the day.

Parents should also see to it that children have a healthy lunch while they are at school. Though there are many schools which provide lunch, its nutritious value is a topic of controversy. Hence, it will be best to pack them foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Other than lunch, also make sure that you provide them with a healthy after school snack, as this is a time where they are likely to indulge in junk food. Dried and fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal bars, etc., are good choices for a healthy snack. Next comes the dinner, or evening meal, which should be converted to time spent with the family. Eating together at least once in a day will help the parents interact with their children and also to keep control on their eating habits. Talking to them about the nutritional facts of healthy foods is a good way of instilling healthy food habits in children. Though too much of junk food does harm a child's body, there is no need to restrict it completely.

Fitness and Exercise
Indulging in daily outdoor games with friends is more than enough physical exercise for children. Parents should see to it that their kids do not spend their entire time in front of the television or playing video games. They should encourage them to take part in sports and other physical activities like dancing, etc., so that their body gets the required exercise. Arranging games for them and their friends regularly at home, in which they have to run around and play, is a good idea. On weekends, take them out walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at least for an hour, and you'll be preventing childhood obesity.

Health and Proper Rest
Rest and sleep are two important factors to keep children healthy. Children require 9-13 hours of sleep, depending on their age group. Lack of sleep in children can cause problems like lack of attention at school, feeling sleepy during the day, poor academic performance, etc. Hence, parents must ensure that their children receive sufficient sleep.

Other than these tips, it is important to teach kids proper hygiene rules like regular washing of hands, brushing their teeth, etc., so that they are not affected by infections. Explain the importance of eating the right food and exercising to your kids. Remember, by doing this you are not only providing them a hale and hearty childhood, but also ensuring a healthy future.

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I have a small pimple like bump inside my penis It is under the outer skin inside on the right side What is it doctor.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bijapur
I have a small pimple like bump inside my penis
It is under the outer skin inside on the right side
What is it doctor.
May be caused by unhyegenic condition of skin. Wash properly the affected area. Drink plenty of water daily. Apply trichoderm ointment. If it is kept increasing take a surgical opinion.
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‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

MBBS
Pediatrician,
‬Recent Changes in Tuberculosis Guidelines 2016

1.3 new goals – cure, prevent resistance and break chain of transmission.

2. Introduction of daily regime.

3. Definition and treatment of mono and polyresistance apart from mdr and xdr tuberculosis.

4. Treatment in cat 1 – 2 (hrze) + 4 (hre): continue ethambutol in continuation phase too.

5. Treatment in cat 2 – 2 (hrzes) + 1 (hrze) + 5 (hre).

6. Introduction of bedaquiline as a new drug. Atp synthase inhibitor specifically targets myc. Tb. Indicated in age more than 18 years. Contraindicatef in pregnancy and those taking hormonal ocp. It may be given in patients with stable arrythmia.

7. Definition of presumptive tuberculosis. Duration > 2 weeks etc.

8. New algorithm to diagnose tuberculosis – pulmonary, extrapulmonary, drug resistant.

9. Introduction of newer molecular methods like cbnaat and line probe assay in diagnostic algorithm apart from smear microscopy and chest xray.

10. Diagnosis of tuberculosis based on x-ray will be called as clinically diagnosed tuberculosis.

11. Sputum should be around 2ml and preferably be mucopurulent.

12. Follow up – new and previously treated drug sensitive pulmonary tuberculosis – no need to extend intensive phase, sputum microscopy at end of ip and end of treatment, weight monthly, chest x-ray if required.

13. Follow up – mdr tuberculosis – sputum smear monthly 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 months in intensive phase and at 3 months interval in continuation phase 9, 12, 15, extend ip phase by maximum 3 months total of 9 months.
Some more additions to it, adding here which might help to pg students. 
1) monitoring health status of tb treated patients (for recurrence of tb) for 24 months after treatment 
2) online monitoring of treatment adherence through 99dots programme (currently it is on pilot basis running for tb-hiv patients)
3) intensified tb case finding in clinically, socially and geographically vulnerable population. It's a provider initiated activity. 
4) now'tb suspect' term is replaced by'presumptive tb case.
5) in diagnostic algorithm sputum examination along with chest x-ray is recommended. 
6)'nsp' term is replaced by'microbiologically confirmed case'
7) nsn and others r called now onwards'clinically diagnosed tb' case. (terms replaced) 
8) definitions of cured, defaulted, treatment completed, failure, failure to respond, loss to follow up are somwhat changed. 
9) cat i, cat ii, cat iv terminologies r obsolete n replaced by drug sensitive (new or previously treated) and drug resistant tb categories.

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My daughter is 10yrs old. She frequently gets urine infection. I have shown her to gynaecologist. She treated her but the problem repeats again and again. Why does this problem come in kids in such tender age?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Maintain hygiene, its common in girls. If it is too frequent, get usg abdomen and urine culture done and treat adequately. Visit to paediatrician will be worthwhile.
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For new born baby 2nd day. Mother feeding milk is not available, what is the alternative feed please suggest than.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
For new born baby 2nd day. Mother feeding milk is not available, what is the alternative feed please suggest than.
Most of children doesn't need and sleep most of time. Still if child cry, you can use filtered water or 5% glucose. With all cleanliness.
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My son is 15 month and his hemoglobin is 7. What should u do to increase his hemoglobin?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
The cause for very low haemoglobin is to be found by lab tests and then to be treated. Consult your paediatrician soon
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My grand son is 11 and half months old. Since last night he has got fever even now his fore head is very hot.Please advise.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Give syrup paracetamol 5 ml 8 hourly do cold sponging and take paediatrician's opinion, if child is alert don't worry. Fever takes 2-3 days time to settle.
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Hi Doctor, Please suggest any tonic for my daughter for deep hunger. She depends on milk 2-3 times in a day only. She never asks for any food. She is only 3.5 years old only. Please suggest a good tonic for her to increase hunger. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi Doctor,
Please suggest any tonic for my daughter for deep hunger.
She depends on milk 2-3 times in a day only.
She...
Insist for proper nutrition regime than asking for a tonic. A 3 year child should take food like an adult. Do not accept any reasons to avoid food in solid form, but take care of child liking for a particular food. Explain her importance & need of healthy food in simple words with live examples.
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3 Must-know Home Remedies For Every Parent

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
3 Must-know Home Remedies For Every Parent
It is nightmarish when your babies have cough, congestion and stomach aches – and they happen often. The littles ones can't express very well, but as parents you might be able to figure out. Here are common and highly effective home remedies to these baby ailments.

1) COLD & COUGH : Honey is highly soothing for temporary cough relief. You can prepare a warm drink with ginger, honey, and lemon juice to drink before bedtime. The ginger and lemon soothe the throat, and the honey loosens up mucus and also acts as a gentle cough suppressant. Don't give honey to babies ages one or under, though, due to the risk of infantile botulism. For the really little ones, a hot steam vaporizer usually does the trick.

2) NASAL CONGESTION: A stuffy nose is an added challenge with babies and toddlers, as they can’t blow their nose. Prepare a solution of salt in lukewarm water, put this saline solution into the nose, then let your baby lie down for a while, and use the aspirator to remove the loosened mucus. This remedy is safe for babies as well as toddlers.

3) STOMACH UPSET/VOMITING: Stomach aches or infections are the most difficult to get around and can be highly uneasy for the child. Try giving light liquids like dal/rice and vegetable stock, the best that works for everything is breat milk. If you can't breast feed, try to boil fennel seeds (sauf) in milk to make the baby's stomach feel better.

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I have a eight months old baby I have been giving him food in plastic bowls is it ok or should other material should be used like steel or glass and can MELAMINE bowls be used.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I have a eight months old baby I have been giving him food in plastic bowls is it ok or should other material should ...
Better avoid serving food in plasic cotainers which are lined by BFA which is potentially harmful to human. Glass,ceramic,metal utensils are best for helth.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
FIRST FORTY FIVE DAYS AND TRADITIONS.

We welcome our bundle of joy with old, washed, sun dried clothes as they are almost sterile. New clothes are probably handled by many and may be infected. The breast feeding is started with the help of young unmarried girl. This educates the girl about this AMRIT SAVEN. Mother is given ajwayan water which helps to lactate. On the sixth day bua does the ceremony of chatti by giving bath and putting on new clothes to baby. By sixth day the umbilical cord falls and there after the baby should be given a bath. On the occasion of chatti mother is given all kind of foods and after that she is supposed to have everything including all fruits, vegetables and dal, then ladoos or panjiri rich in ghee, dry fruits. These help mother for extra calories and minerals especially calcium and iron required postpartum. In this ceremony Bua plays an important role and rewarded with lots of gifts by bhabhi for the hard work she has been doing and will do after that, till 45 days. During these crucial 45 days outsiders are not allowed to get in mother?s room as people coming from outside may infect the child . The child is never left alone, a knife or a match boxes is kept besides baby, it is a primitive method to save the baby from animals and strangers. The God (baby and mother) has come and the duo should be prayed (taken care) and not do pooja or attend functions
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My 2 years old son's weight is 10. 280 kg.How can his weight be increased? He suffers from hardened stool frequently. Can I give him pediasure

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Your son is a little under weight. He may be having anemia also. Expected weight is around 12 Kg at 2 years of age. His constipation may be because of poor diet. He should eat more green leafy vegetables. You should get his blood tested for Complete Hemogram which includes hemoglobin. He may require iron supplementation. After blood report he may require more investigations. For this he requires check up by a Pediatrician.
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