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Dr. Neeru Vithalani

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Neeru Vithalani is a renowned Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Neeru Vithalani on Lybrate.com.

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World Diabetes Day Special - 15 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Diabetes

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World Diabetes Day is celebrated on 14 November, each year. It is the primary global awareness campaign for diabetes as it is one of the major problem of today's time. With an upsurge in the number of people suffering from diabetes, the sole aim of celebrating this day is to create awareness about this disease and suggest preventive measures to those who have not acquired it and provide tips to manage it to those who are living with it.

So, here are 15 health tips that will help you manage your diabete effectively:

You should quit smoking as it is very bad for diabetes patients. Smoking leads to narrowing of the blood vessels, which reduces proper blood circulation.
You have to track your exercise patterns. Take actual notes about your exercise habits and make necessary changes based on the record.
Eliminate fast food from your diet. Avoid eating out at restaurants and avoid taking extra salt, sugar and calories. You should cook your meals at home with light ingredients and less salt and sugar.
Diabetes severely affects your vision and blindness is and blindness is a serious problem which may occur. Hence, get your vision checked regularly to prevent retinopathy.
Avoid having quick coffees. Fancy cups of coffee are full of sugar, which lead to glucose and insulin fluctuation in your body.
You must stay active and fit. This is the most important lifestyle choice for any diabetic patient. By exercising, you will maintain a good shape, your metabolism gets boosted and the insulin production increases as well.
You should use a pedometer to calculate how much you are moving each day while exercising.
Try to consume fruits and vegetables. By trying new vegetables and fruits, you will be able to keep your blood sugar under check and see how your body reacts.
You must increase your amount of fibre intake. Fibre is important for diabetic patients, which keeps the digestive processes to run smoothly. Your cholesterol level decreases and blood sugar levels may reduce if you take enough fibre.
You should chew gum as it keeps your mouth busy. It makes you crave for less food.
You should eat on smaller plates. This is a psychological trick which makes you consume less amount of food and your sugar and calorie levels are maintained.
Before taking any food item or eating out, gather information about them. Learn about diabetes friendly food options at restaurants and check which products you should avoid buying from the market.
You should get your blood sugar levels checked regularly. You should check it several times a day to learn how your body responds to food.
Circulation problems may cause issues with your feet, which may lead to a lack of sensation, cuts and scrapes. Check your feet regularly to notice changes.
Instead of having 2,3 large meals a day, you should take several small meals throughout the day. This will keep your body s digestive processes active thereby increasing insulin sensitivity.
World Diabetes Day Special - 15 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Diabetes

Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and healthy. Is there anything to worry?

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Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and he...
Normally maximum brain growth occurs till the age of 2 years. Hence blood supply will be more to the head. This is the reason for the head to be warm in this age.

Hi Doctors, My son (Age, 7months, weight is 6.4kgs) potty is coming green colour. I am feeding my baby, as well as I am giving nan pro 2 also. Is there any thing wrong to my child? My auntys or someothers are suggesting like foods you cannot eat everything. Because of that potty will be green. So please suggest me.

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Hi Doctors, My son (Age, 7months, weight is 6.4kgs) potty is coming green colour. I am feeding my baby, as well as I ...
Hi lybrate-user, thank you for your query. Baby's stools colour may vary. Green color stools are normal if there is no mucus, foul smelling, blood or increased stools with watery consistency. There is no restrictions on food for lactating mothers unless there is any specific food allergy in mother. In addition to mother milk, you should start mashed, semisolid complimentary feeds after 6 months of age. Hope I have answered your question.

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Cradle cap

You might expect your baby's skin to be flawless, but baby rashes and other skin conditions ? such as cradle cap ? are common.

Cradle cap appears as thick, yellow, crusty or greasy patches on a baby's scalp. Cradle cap is most common in newborns and usually clears up on its own by age 6 months.

In the meantime, wash your baby's hair with mild baby shampoo and loosen the scales with a small, soft-bristled brush. For stubborn scales, rub petrolatum or a few drops of mineral oil onto your baby's scalp, wait a few minutes, and then brush and shampoo your baby's hair. If cradle cap persists, ask your baby's doctor about other treatment options

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Every tooth matters! Else god would not have wasted his time creating them!

6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

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The role of parents in language development of children is a primary one. Basically, it will be a one way communication as babies will not respond, but that should not deter you from speaking to them. It has been shown that talking to children early on helps them to talk faster and learn more words. The number of words a child hears is directly proportional to the amount of vocabulary he/she will be able to master.

6 ways to help your baby learn speaking:
1. Let them listen a lot
Children learn speaking by listening first. So more and more words they will listen, so do they will speak. Make sure your child comes in contact with children in the peer group and plays with them as with the help of their friends they can learn many words.

2. Read a book
You should start reading to your child as early as possible. The type of book is not as important as you may use, various touch and feel books such as graphic novels. Initially, you may start with board books and then move on to picture books and finally to story books. It helps in increasing the child's vocabulary.

3. Talk as much as you can
Part of a child's ears and brain that respond to sound are developed since birth, so even though talking to your baby may not make much sense, talking to them enhances their development of speech. The infant absorbs the words which facilitates speaking.

4. Look for cues
If the child is interested in something such as a book or a toy, then engage with the child on that subject. Encourage him/her to ask questions and interact as much as possible. These interactions help in enhancing the child's language skills.

5. Limit television
Using television to teach vocabulary to your child is not as effective as talking directly. The primary reason is that characters in television do not react to your child's cues. This does not allow the child interact, which results in reduced language learning.

6. Treat ear infections early
It is important to treat ear infections early as this causes hearing problems which in turn delays language learning. Consulting a pediatrician to get treatment for ear infections of your child is advisable. You should see to it that the child is being administered medications at regular intervals.
6 Ways To Help Your Baby Learn Speaking

For my 2 months shall I put pentaxim (painless) injection? Which is banned? Is it recommended? Please suggest.

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For my 2 months shall I put pentaxim (painless) injection?
Which is banned?
Is it recommended?
Please suggest.
Try to use pentavac according to latest recommendations. Pentaxim is not banned but yes few studies still quote efficacy less as compared to pentavac. Nd there s nothing like painless actually.

My mother is ill now so my aunt is giving breast feed to my brother. Is there any problem to give breastfeed to a child of other lady?

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General Physician
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Sir, your little brother is lucky to get breast milk. You should thank your Aunt.. It is absolutely safe.

My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect avoided. please prescribe.

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My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect av...
Her hemoglobin has to be increased by iron syrup and allergy causing things need to be avoided from coming into contact with her. Only breast feed and homemade foods, avoid cold food and exposure to cold and dust.

My 4+ son has ahr. He was prescribed juvetra for 1mnth and vit d supplement for 2mnths as he had borderline vit d defeciency also. He was prescribed defcort and chericof for cough problem. He has finished the 1 mnth course of juvetra. But still frequently develops cough for which the prescribed medicine are not fully working. Please suggest what to do.

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You should consult pediatric pulmonologist. Child seems to be suffering from multitriggerwheeze. He may require controllers like budecort.

My son is 2.5 years old, he can repeat words, but not able to speak in sentence, could you please suggest any tips to speak quicker.

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My son is 2.5 years old, he can repeat words, but not able to speak in sentence, could you please suggest any tips to...
He may be a slow child and will pick up in due course unless there was any birth issue about which you have not told

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Pediatrician
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Don't be worrried about your baby's eating habits. If he is wetting the diaper 6-8 times and making bowel movements 2-5 times a day, it means he is getting enough to eat.

Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.

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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.

My son is 12 year old. He shakes his head frequently. Sometimes his shoulders also. Whats the reason and treatment?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
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Probably it is a tic, without any significance, but it's diagnosis by exclusion. One needs to physically examine.

As my son is 3month old and he always asked for mother milk every 30hrs and his mother don't having sufficient milk to feed him so can we give him cerelac now and he had also having cold in regular interval so how to rid this issue.

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As my son is 3month old and he always asked for mother milk every 30hrs and his mother don't having sufficient milk t...
Yu have to feed breast milk as much as possible and give cerelac with a poonin correct composition . ANd also water if you give cerelac. FOr cold wikoryl drops can be given but a check may be needed

Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Confused which chart to follow. Last vaccination I have done chickenpox, hepatitis A, MMR 1 dose.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Please guide me regarding vaccination for my daughter she is 15 month old every doctor has there own chart I am. Conf...
Ask and follow the latest iap (indian academy if paediatrics) immunization chart schedule. So far you are following the schedule accordingly only.

Had cesarean 5days back but do not have sufficient milk in my breast to feed my baby so please suggest some home remedies to get good milk in my breast for my baby.

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Take four liters of water daily. Eat me this and jeera more in the food remain relaxed while feeding.

What are the signs and causes of hair loss in children

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What are the signs and causes of hair loss in children

Excessive hair fall, thinning of hair and bald spots are not only concerns of adults, children too suffer from hair woes. Look for signs and identify causes that are leading to your child's hair loss. With proper treatment hair loss can be reversed and your child's hair can be restored.

Symptoms

Look for these signs to determine whether your child is suffering from hair loss.

- Bald patches on the head.
- loss of hair from the entire body
- Excessive hair loss but not complete fallout
- Spots of broken hair and scattered hair loss

Causes

- Alopecia areata.- This condition results in oval patches of hair fallout from certain portions of the head. It is a noncontiguous condition that appears when the body's immunization attacks the hair follicles. About 25% of affected kids also suffer from ridging nails.

- Tinea capitis- Also known as ringworms of the scalp, this is a type of fungal infections that are often seen in children. It causes oval shaped scaly spots on the head due to breakage of hair and the remaining roots seem like black spots.

- Telogen effluvium- If your child has undergone some kind of trauma, be it physical or psychological, it can cause the hair follicles to enter into the resting phase and within 6 to 16 weeks excessive hair loss occurs leaving your child partially bald.

- Trichotillomania-Stress or anxiety can cause your child to pull out his/her own hair. This results in scattered hair loss and broken hair which is prominent on the sides of the head.

- Lack of nutrients- Nutritional deficiency can cause hair loss if your child lacks vitamin A, B complex and biotin it can trigger hair fall.

Hair fall in children is common and treatable if they are of medical causes. Sometimes rubbing and playing with hair can also cause hair loss so parents are advised to look into all the probable causes that might lead to shedding.


What are the signs and causes of hair loss in children

My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or what measure can be taken for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My child age is approx 11 month age now, and he has missed his Rotavirus vaccine, can it be taken now or no issue. Or...
Rota virus vaccine can not be given after 6 months of age you just need to take care of his water and food it should always be hygienic.

My 2 months baby had a swelling on d eyebrow by birth it was seen now it slightly increased it is in 25pause size when v touch that swelling there is no pain for baby.

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My 2 months baby had a swelling on d eyebrow by birth it was seen now it slightly increased it is in 25pause size whe...
It will slowly disappear by 5-6 years of age. Avoid trauma to that part. Seems like haemangioma (blood vessel abnormality) no medication is required unless vision is impaired.
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