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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad - Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad

MBBS

Pediatrician, Mumbai

15 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad is a renowned Pediatrician in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 15 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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Shop No. 1448, Building No. 80/A, Samta Nagar, Kandivali EastMumbai Get Directions
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# 58/59, Centrium Mall Ground Floor, Lokhandwala Complex, Landmark: Near Realiance Fresh, KandivaliMumbai Get Directions
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Childhood Sexual Abuse - A Mental Health Issue

MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Post Graduate Diploma in Sexology, Certificate Course in Sex Therapy and Counselling
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Childhood Sexual Abuse - A Mental Health Issue

Child sexual abuse is a pressing issue in society today. Statistically, there has been a considerable increase in the number of cases related to juvenile sex abuse over the past decade. Most of the cases report the abuser to be a close family member or a family friend rather than a complete stranger.

Future Consequences- 

  1. A sexually abused child may develop severe mental health conditions and have major difficulties coping with as an adult. One of the most common disorders affecting survivors of child sexual abuse is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This involves the individual reliving the trauma all his/her life, thus leading to panic, stress and difficulties in living a healthy life in the longer run.

  2. The individuals who were abused as a child normally suffer from a very low self -esteem. They continue to blame themselves for the events that occurred and hence have a rather demeaning view of themselves, leading to adjustment issues in the future.

  3. They may also be diagnosed with clinical depression owing to the previous trauma. This hampers the everyday functioning of the individual. The individual may continue to relive the past traumatic events in the mind that further fuels their depression and contribute to the vicious cycle, eventually.

  4. Most often, survivors of child sexual abuse have a rather impulsive nature owing to the hampered functioning of impulse-control. They have lesser control over their emotions, especially anger and are rather quick to act on it.

  5. Because of all the complications, they might be less socially competent and thus fail to build firm peer relationships. They grow up to be adults with severe trust issues; they are hence, often side-lined because of their cynicism which leads to further depressive symptoms.

  6. Genophobia or the fear of sex is another complication that they may experience as adults. They may avoid sex altogether or engage in sexual activities that are rather violent in nature. Some survivors may develop certain sexual fetishes that can be rather dangerous; the most common being ‘paedophilia’ or the sexual arousal involving prepubescent children.

Conclusion-

The seriousness of the condition is often undermined. In treatment, various therapeutic techniques are used according to the need and age of the patient. Therapists work to promote positive thinking among the sufferers so that it becomes easy for them to accept their past and move on in life with a better outlook. With proper guidance and help, the individuals are able to overcome their mental health issues and live a wholesome life. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My daughter is 1 year old.In 24 hours she sleep 2 hours in day and 7-8 hours in night but not properly. She wakes up 2-3 times in night. She is also under weight baby.In this case what should I do? She don't like to eat except milk. Can I test thyroid of my baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 1 year old.In 24 hours she sleep 2 hours in day and 7-8 hours in night but not properly. She wakes up ...
This is normal pattern of sleep at this age. In the night if last feed is given at about 10, child awakes at about 4 in morning. Take care of her comfort at night. You have not mentioned her wt. Average Wt at this age is 10 kg. Give her all edibles in house of her choice, not to be forced.
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I am breastfeeding the baby and there was some blood and pus below the nipple. Now I am applying the ointment, but the lumps are getting formed and I have to expel every 1 hr. How to prevent lumps? And can I use nipple shields from next time? As baby is getting teeth, I think because of sharp teeth I am facing this issue.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Babies can cause a little bite and cracked/sore nipples during breast feeding but not lumps. They may be due inadequate emptying of each breast or some hormonal issue which you should get checked. Plus I would also suggest to not your baby from the infected breast with pus. Feed him from second breast.

My daughter was born on 21.10. 2015. She is now two weeks old. For the first week she was breastfed, but now I realized that my wife is not producing enough milk for feeding my daughter. We changed to Lactogen-1 formula milk feeding from past five days. My daughter was fine feeding on formula milk till date but suddenly today she vomited twice. I am worried what caused the vomiting. Kindly suggest what to do in this case. Is it improper digestion due to formula milk. If yes then what should I do? Also kindly suggest frequency of feeding formula milk to my daughter and in what quantity.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ludhiana
My daughter was born on 21.10. 2015. She is now two weeks old. For the first week she was breastfed, but now I realiz...
There is nothing better than breastmilk for your baby. She should be breastfed for her best health, and there is nothing like less supply in a mother. The breasts produce as much milk as the baby requires. Formula feed is not only difficult to digest, it can also lead to stomach infections if not prepared with proper hygiene. I am a lactation counsellor. Please tell me more about why you feel your wife isn't producing more milk and maybe I can help her.
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My baby is now 16 months He not eating regularly any food But she likes boiled egg and Curd both in different times It will be healthy for her? nowadays she breastfeeding also maximum time.

MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Visakhapatnam
My baby is now 16 months He not eating regularly any food But she likes boiled egg and Curd both in different times I...
Your baby already selected good food for her, add some fruits and veggies also. She will be healthy. Give some carbs also like rice/chapati.
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Hai doctors, my baby is three and half month old. Always he is keeping his leg fingers are bend. Is it normal. When I checked wth doctor he told it will be normal. I'm realy worried. Please suggest me.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hai doctors, my baby is three and half month old. Always he is keeping his leg fingers are bend. Is it normal. When I...
In mother's tomb baby remains like this and gradually change the position should improve as time passes or you can manually make the fingers strait gradually daily it may improve slowly.
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Hello doctor my daughter is two months old and she is having cold and wet cough please suggest me what to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello doctor my daughter is two months old and she is having cold and wet cough please suggest me what to do.
Please don't start on any medicines immediately. Please reduce her milk intake. Give her some warm corriander boiled water/ decoction of tulsi, 1/4th pinch, jeera and jaggery.
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My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg. What should I do? he has suffering of Fever seizures. Let me know what treatment in homeopathy?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg. What should I do? he has sufferi...
Thanks3 year old child should normally weigh around 12 kgs. 80% and above is considered as normal. Give for worms and nutritious diet. Putting on more weight is not advisable nowadays. For fever and seizures you must give paracetamol and clobazam as soon as he gets fever.
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My niece is 2days old and is not well. Her bilirubin levels are 11.6. Is it normal?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
My niece is 2days old and is not well. Her bilirubin levels are 11.6. Is it normal?
some times it is normal in new born . it would be normal in 2 weeks. but consult good child doctor , for detail clinical examination.
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My baby has turned six months old now. I want to start baby cereals. Which cereal is better nutricia farex or nestle cerelac?

PGPN, MD
Pediatrician, Vizianagaram
My baby has turned six months old now. I want to start baby cereals. Which cereal is better nutricia farex or nestle ...
Try to start natural foods instead of artificial foods. Start seasonal fruits except apple which should be boiled. Start rice with doll and ghee etc. You can learn more from your peditaricin.
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