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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad - Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad

MBBS

Pediatrician, Mumbai

13 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad MBBS Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad is a renowned Pediatrician in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 13 years. She has completed MBBS . You can meet Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad personally at Shanti Health Clinic in Kandivali East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr DY Patil Dental College - 2004
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Pediatrician at Shanti Clinic
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Hi, I am 35 years old and my baby is 4 months old. I want to. Knw is there ny other vaccination other than shown in schledue. My doc told me abt rota virus n pcv wht is this all about.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hi, I am 35 years old and my baby is 4 months old. I want to. Knw is there ny other vaccination other than shown in s...
Yes rotavirus vaccine is to prevent rotaviral infection which cause diarrhoea in infants which is preventable one. Pcv is pneumococcal vaccine which is given to Prevent some of the known strains of virus which cause pneumonia in children. Both the vaccines are optional vaccine​ according to national immunization schedule but indian academy of pediatrics recommend both of these vaccine to the children.
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I have a daughter of 2 years, she always use to eat mud, small particle of rocks etc. Pls give some solution for that?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a daughter of 2 years, she always use to eat mud, small particle of rocks etc. Pls give some solution for that?
This is called pica and she may be deficient in vitamins and minerals. You have to give worm tablet and multi vitamin and iron syrup.
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My baby age is 1 year 11 months. She was a healthy child of 3.3 kgs when born. But now after completing 23 months she is having weight of 9.9 kgs only. Following are the concerns for my baby 1. She does not want to eat anything 2. Her hair growth is very slow. 3. She is very allergic and get red rashes very frequently all over body.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby age is 1 year 11 months.
She was a healthy child of 3.3 kgs when born. But now after completing 23 months she...
He appears to be a fussy eater. Most importantly you need to be patient with. Don't shout or scream while feeding him. Try to make her feeding time fun or playtime. After not giving any food for 3 hrs at least make him sit with the food he likes (solid foods not pastes or liquids) with spoon and katori or fork. Let him at least play with the food for some time. If he likes milk a lot then try to give solid like plain rice, oats. Chatu. With the pediasure you can have a deal with him. He will take 1 sip milk and 1 bite of something this way he will learn to chew threptin biscuits are good to taste and are rich in protein (casein) avoid giving him chips fast food makes small pieces of food and ask her to try just 1 bite. If he likes the taste she will have another. If he likes chicken. Give him chicken in different ways. Introduce him to egg. Boiled or omelette whatever he likes. Play with him till he feels tired. Playing running will improve digestion. Don't loose temper you can give him one egg a day cucumbers made into small pieces will help with problem of flatulence. Children have to deal with new food, new habits. So they act out. Do not get flustered if he criesmakes a scene. Sit quietly, go to another room, ignore him. He will learn that bad behaviour will not allow him to get her own way. I know it's very difficult but keep trying as that's the best you can give him. Pain abdomen may be due indigestion earmarked, gastritis. Good hand hygiene: regular nail trimming washing hand after each toilet visit. And before taking any food in any form also take care of drinking water quality. Test adviced: cbc with aec stool and urine r/e, m/e usg abdomen share the reports if any.
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How Homeopathy Helps Manage Motor Tics?

CME Course In Diabetes For Family Physicians, Certificate In Child Health, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Motor Tics?

Motor tics are generally experienced by children, and the symptoms can last up to one year. This disorder is characterised by brief and uncontrolled spasm like motions which are also accompanied by screams and other outbursts. If the physical and vocal tics come together for each attack, then the condition is known as Tourette Syndrome. Motor tics may occur due to problems in the functioning of the neurotransmitters in the child’s brain. These are chemicals that are usually responsible for transmitting signals throughout the brain, and a malfunction can lead to serious issues. Here are a few Homeopathic ways of dealing with this disorder.

Selective Treatment: Homeopathy will provide a form of ad hoc care that can help in treating the various symptoms that are associated with these tics. The symptoms include obsessive compulsive disorder as well as the tendency of exhibitionism. Also, the mechanical repetition of actions with head jerking movements and lip biting as well as wincing are some of the main symptoms that one will experience in such cases. While most of these symptoms tend to vanish as one progresses towards adulthood, it has been found that Ignata and Cuprum Metallicum are some of the Homeopathic medicines that can help in treating these symptoms, as well as painful facial tics. Agaricus Muscarius can also help in treating the symptoms of motor tics.

Prevention: The point of Homeopathy medication is also to prevent the occurrence of such tics. Cina 15 CH can be prescribed for this purpose along with Zinc Metallicum. Also, these medicines will help in treating the anxiety that the child may feel when suffering from this condition. Further, many Homeopath doctors will recommend and administer a Hyoscyamus based treatment to deal with this aspect of the condition. Hysteria and violent movements can also be prevented with the help of Staphysagria.

Involuntary Movements: The treatment of involuntary movements felt as a part of this condition can take place with the help of Homeopathic medicines like Sepia, China, Zinc and Lycopodium. A Gelasium-based treatment can also be prescribed in case the tics are accompanied by violent head movements and hysterical fits.

Visit to a Doctor: For most Homeopathic treatments, especially for conditions like these, it is important that you visit the doctor for physical examination. Based on your symptoms, the doctor will provide the right dosage and right treatment. Also its important to monitor the progress so that the diseased can be managed. In some cases, if the symptoms cannot be contained by the medication, one may require immediate hospitalisation. The doctor may also check for symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease, as many times tics are a symptom of this disease, especially when they are experienced by adults. In most cases, these patients react well to Homeopathy based treatment methods. 

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Hello 'Dad' Your Health Affects Your Baby's Well-being Too

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
Hello 'Dad' Your Health Affects Your Baby's Well-being Too

We all are aware of the fact that it's not just mothers- to- be who need to make sacrifices during pregnancy, infact it's a excellent idea for fathers to give up smoking and drinking too. Many people are aware of the fact that smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for an unborn baby, so if either you or your partner is a smoker, you should actually give up now. And giving up smoking and cutting down on alcohol now will eventually lead to a healthier and fitter you, so that when you've got a little baby around, you will be in the best of your health.

Passive smoking is harmful:
Passive smoking near your partner is dangerous as when she breathes in your cigarette smoke, your baby is taking in harmful carbon monoxide, nicotine and maybe other harmful chemical substances. Nicotine may lead to constriction of the blood vessels and might affect the uterine and placenta blood flow, might even increase blood pressure and heart rate of you and your baby.

One of the best moves you and your partner can practice is to keep your baby's surrounding and environment smoke free, both for now and as well as after the birth too. If you and your pregnant partner or other people in your home indulge in smoking, it can cause serious harm to your unborn baby.

Drugs and Alcohol is a Big No:
Taking other drugs or drinking alcohol can surely get in the way of you being the parent you always wanted to be. It can also affect your ability to take care for your child. This is a big issue with newborns, who wake up often during the night for feeding and changing. Parents indulging in the use of drugs and alcohol, this unhealthy practice may lead to the risk factor for SUDI if the children sleep in the same place as the parent. For many men, alcohol and other drugs can fuel heated arguments that might lead to violence and aggression. This can have serious consequences for the health and wellbeing of the mother and child.

Your habits affect your kids:
In a recent research the rate of lymphoma, brain tumours and leukaemia were up to 80% higher in children under the age of 5 when fathers had smoked prior to conception, even though the mothers were non smokers all the way. Moreover the rate of childhood cancer was seen highest when fathers smoked more cigarettes every day, or had been smoking for a longer time or started smoking before the age of 20.

It's not just your partner who requires staying healthy before, during and after pregnancy, you all fathers need it too. A healthy diet can surely help with conception, but it's always important to practice and carry on eating a well-balanced variety of nutritious foods. This will lead to the encouragement of your partner to do the same and help her enjoy a healthy pregnancy as well.

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Hi, I have a 10 months baby boy, I would like to know that what would be the best thing for him to eat in this age?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Amritsar
Hi,  I have a 10 months baby boy, I would like to know that what would be the best thing for him to eat in this age?
Give him curd, banana, nashpati, sufi ka halwa, grains, brown rice choroid, fresh vegitables-----step by step. Less quantity but more frequently.
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This child is habitual of eating clay, cemented layer or wall etc for last 2-3 months. please help to get rid of this bad habit.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
This child is habitual of eating clay, cemented layer or wall etc for last 2-3 months. please help to get rid of this...
It’s a common concern to watch young kids eat mud, chalks, plaster from wall, sand and other such dirt or rather ‘inedible items’. 1. Keep you home spic and span and free of dust and dirt. 2. Keep all sand, dust, clay and soil related items at a greter height. 3. Also teach your kids to wash their hands and mouth after playing with the dirt 4. Give a balanced diet to your child with increased proportion of calcium, iron and zinc. These can be obtained from meat (esp. Read meat), liver, eggs, seafood, grains, cereals, and legumes and dairy products. Consult your pediatrician, who may prescribe supplements.
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My one year child was suffering from cold and khasi which medicine should I give him.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My one year child was suffering from cold and khasi which medicine should I give him.
If no fever then give steam with adequate precaution and soothing diet if worsening then pediatric review.
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I am pregnant 8 months and my baby's weight 2.2 kg ,my question is this is perfect weight for new born baby?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am pregnant 8 months and my baby's weight 2.2 kg ,my question is this is perfect weight for new born baby?
it's a bit below average Indian at 2.5 kgs but at 8 months other parameters like reflexes, and color of skin being pink, crying good, feeding and suckling well and holding finger of doctors tightly with the wrist by baby, sudden waking up to sound and abdominal reflexes babies grow very fast and may be within a month you can bring the baby to weigh around 3 kgs do share after a month
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My 2.5 months old baby girl while breast feeding, milk comes from nose. This is happening from last one week. Please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 2.5 months old baby girl while breast feeding, milk comes from nose. This is happening from last one week.
Please ...
If regurgitation through nose is regular feature, it is advisable to consult pediatrician in person. If it is occasional, change the posture of baby by taking care to keep head side raised.
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My baby birth date is 4 may 2016 but she didn't cry after birth. She has admitted in nursery for 20 day now she is at home. medicine and feeding is done through RT. Now she has began to cry before 5 days. please give your valuable opinion after get well she has any disability or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby birth date is 4 may 2016 but she didn't cry after birth. She has admitted in nursery for 20 day now she is at...
It is imperative to know if any brain damage had occurred. He should be monitored monthly by measuring head circumference and observing development. An mri may be done to see if any defect has occurred.
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My daughter is seven and half months old (premature). She blows away medicine as well solids, does not take enough formula. Does not sleep properly. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is seven and half months old (premature). She blows away medicine as well solids, does not take enough fo...
What is the weight now and birth weight. It is normal for babies to spit medicines or food when forced by parents. Weight and development follow up is necessary. Ask me privately.
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My daughter is 4 years old. Daily she is vomiting at school. Morning she will have little bit of bournivita that's it. During snack break at school while having snack she will vomit daily. After having bournvita she will say feel like vomiting. Even I changed the drink to tea & other drinks also but same problem please suggest.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My daughter is 4 years old. Daily she is vomiting at school. Morning she will have little bit of bournivita that's it...
Stop bournvita or any such mixture. Just give her healthy food and milk, according to her liking and taste. Don't force feed.
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Sir my daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonography in that he told that she had swollen lymph nodes in abdomen he advised to take metronidazole susp. And kidspas drop she has low appetite and not improving please 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 daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonogra...
Medications are going correctly --> have healthy diet habit and proper vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis a as well. Gradually it would reduce in size. This could be one kind of allergy / inflammation caused due to diet habits what he might be having! process would be gradual! regards.
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My baby is 6 month old and yesterday she had loose motion (3 times) in a day. Her other activities are normal. Is it because of her teething or some other reason. And should I give her ORS.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
My baby is 6 month old and yesterday she had loose motion (3 times) in a day. Her other activities are normal. Is it ...
Nothing to worry if baby is not vomiting, and no fever. Feed her regularly. Ors could be given but make it in given proportion.
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My child of 6 years is not putting on weight for the last 3 years or so. His appetite is ok but suffers from allergy and respiratory problems from time to time . He is active however but will like him to add some kilos .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Average weight of child at 6 year is about 20 kg. If your son is around of this you need not to worry since he is active. You may increase some oily and protein in diet. Otherwise it is better to leave him on his own choice of nutritious diet. If he is suffering respiratory problem, consult doctor who after assessing his problem, he may advise if respiratory problem is to do any thing with his weight gain.
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My wife periods not come from last 3 months so how I can do something for her. Because I do not want baby I already have a baby of 5 months..

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
My wife periods not come from last 3 months so how I can do something for her. Because I do not want baby I already h...
If your wife is feeding your baby then this could be normal variation. But mothers may conceive second. Time during lactation so get her urine pregnancy test done. If positive then consult gynecologist.
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My baby is only 9 month old. She has some red rashes on her chicks on both sides of nose. What is the problem treatment.

Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby is only 9 month old. She has some red rashes on her chicks on both sides of nose. What is the problem treatment.
It's atopic dermatitis. Apply desoven cream small quantities over affected areas once a day and atogla cream larger quantities. First cream for 5 days and second for 10 days thanks. Use atogla cream twice a day for 7 days.
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I am 24 year old ,i m taking treatment for tuberculosis ,cystitis nd sinusitis in homeopathic. I have also but my Dr. says that after recovering by these condition, your treatment for pcos will be started, I have acne on my face, I have pcos problem from two years, can I take hormonal pills (ginette35) which was prescribed me by a gynaecologist .i want to ask that can I take these tablets wid my homeopathic treatment. Please provide me guidance.

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am 24 year old ,i m taking treatment for tuberculosis ,cystitis nd sinusitis in homeopathic. I have also  but my Dr...
1) Proper healthy vegetarian diet 2) Minimum 45 min.hard exercise 3) Stress free life 4) Meditation like Aum chant for 10 min. U should follow ayurvedic therapy for detoxification of body & some medicines to treat irregularity of menses.
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My 4 years kid is having fever last 4 days. Today we did a blood check up for hims. Results says CRP level is 45. What does it mean? Is there anything wrong If CRP level go high? What are the after effects of this?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
Hi, In young children with fever without apparent focus on physical examination and history is measurement of C‐reactive is useful to identify occult bacterial infection. Now a days it has become test of choice to start early antibiotics to combat infections in early stages.
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