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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Mumbai

13 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad is a renowned Pediatrician in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 13 years. She studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can consult Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad at Shanti Health Clinic in Kandivali East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pallavi Gaikwad on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College - 2004
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - mumbai medical college - 2007
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Hindi

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My baby is 5 month old having Pulmonary atresia with Vsd, one BT shunt operation has been done pls suggest if full correction is possible without open heart surgery. Kuldeep Verma9810881171.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 5 month old having Pulmonary atresia with Vsd, one BT shunt operation has been done pls suggest if full co...
No dear, full correction is not possible without surgery. Post bt shunt child would mostly need bidirectional glenn surgery at later age (usually around a year or two depending upon child's oxygen sats.) but don't worry next 2 surgeries requirement in your baby (approx) would not be difficult as child would be bigger by then. While bt shunt is major surgery in neonatal age group.
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This is regarding our baby. It has been 2.5 months but our baby is not feeding from his mother. He cries like anything when she tries to feed her. Everybody says that it is something between the mother.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
This is regarding our baby. It has been 2.5 months but our baby is not feeding from his mother. He cries like anythin...
It may be nipple is retracted and he cannot latch on to it properly. And if you use bottle feed (must stop it) also it can cause nipple & breast confusion.
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My son is of 10 years, he is very weak and gets tired very soon and gets sweat frequently. We don't eat non vegetarian and eggs. Please suggest me a healthy vegetarian diet so that he will become strong and active.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Thanks, child is 10 years old and hence you can not force any thing.what I would suggest that make every body eat healthy diet in family.veg/nonveg. Doesn't effect.give extra curd and dal dish.curry made of curd and pulses powder(besan) is good.green vegetable should be routine with seasonal fruits(not juices) will be all that required.to complete , avoid fast food culture.
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My baby boy 3 year old .he is suffering from fever in the frequency of every 15-20 days. After so many medicine and test also we are not able to find out the reason. All test report are normal only vit d3 is very less slitly hemoglobin is less. And his weight is 13.5 kg only. Can any buddy suggest what we should do to get my child healthy .if any test required may please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My baby boy 3  year old .he is suffering from fever in the frequency of every 15-20 days. After so many medicine and ...
No other Test is required. It is due to low immunity. Please give her one fruits daily, two boiled egg daily and pulses like Mung, chana daily. For improving immunity with Homeopathic medicines please consult on private.
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My child has 4 years old now but his height is very short & weight is only 11 kg please give me some suggestion or best specialist doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My child  has 4 years old now but his height is  very short & weight is only 11 kg please give me some suggestion or ...
Hi, following advices will help: dietary advice: child should be given food in addition to milk, like fruits: banana, apple, mango, chiku, rice, cereals, paneer, yoghurt, paranthas, eggs, ghee and butter in every meal. Investigations: complete blood count with peripheral smear treatment: depending on the report, multivitamin or iron syrup. Appetizer syrup deworming syrup I hope this has helped you. Wishing your child good health. Take care. If you have any more questions, visit www. Lybrate. Com/childspecialist and click on consult use code lybrate200 for rs 200 cashback.
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Hello my 16 month old baby falls ill early. Every month there is some problem like cold, cough etc with fever. Almost every month doctor prescribed him antibiotics. I want to build his immunity. Can I give him chawanprash, dashanda herbs etc. If yes then can I give him daily. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
Hello my 16 month old baby falls ill early. Every month there is some problem like cold, cough etc with fever. Almost...
U give him one stigma of Saffron in milk daily. Paste of Jaayfal, prepared by rubbing jaayfal nut on hard stony surface, may also be given to get rid of frequent attacks of cold n cough in this early age. It will also increase immunity. It may be given for 15 days. N, may be repeated next month. Massage with Lal tel or Olive oil on whole body, will be of additional use.
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Hello doctor, am a 24 years old breast feeding mother. My daughter is 6months old. I find my breastmilk has reduced from comparing to earlier. Is there any food that increase breast milk?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
The key to more milk is more suckling. Try putting your baby to breast more frequently. You may also use a breastpump after every feed to provide continuous stimulation to breasts.
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I delivered my baby on Thursday 7th April, my nipples got sore feeding the baby. Can you please suggest any remedy.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Nipcare cream to be applied on nipple few times a day. Even if child takes cream, it is not harmful.
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MDS Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist, Vadodara
Do you know?
Brushing should be started as soon as the first tooth erupts in the oral cavity of a baby!
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Hello Dr. Mere Abhi 10 din hue he operation se ladki hue he to muje kya dhyan rakhna pdega khane me or care krne me.

B.sc. CLINICAL NUTRITION and DIETETICS
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hathras
Hello Dr. Mere Abhi 10 din hue he operation se ladki hue he to muje kya dhyan rakhna pdega khane me or care krne me.
Hello Mam congratulations for your daughter. Secondly as a Dietician I would recommend you to please take care of yours as well as of the child. Please avoid nibbling coz you may feel like eating something frequently but avoid that. Instead take a proper diet.
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My son has suffer from a fever from 18th July to till now. My son is 4 year old. His body temperature is between 100-103 celsius. But we consult with our family Dr. On 19th July morning. He has given some medicine 1. P250; 2. Chloroquine phosphate suspension 3.vomikind.but not improve till now, what shall I do now at first ? Dear Dr.

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Chloroquine is specific for malaria so unless yoyears child is suffering from malaria it will not help. Your child might be having a simple viral infection which usually responds to paracetamol that you are giving to your child. However it is difficult to say for sure without seeing the patient. So if your son does not respond or develops new symptoms or has persistent vomitting and not taking orally well I suggest to consult a paediatrician. Warm regards
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My baby is 3 months old I was feeding him breast milk plus formula milk as milk supply is less. My problem is now he is not at all sucking me.

Pediatrician, Pune
Why did you start formula milk? breast milk is best for the baby but it require a little effort, and you are making the baby lazy by giving bottle feeds which requires less effort then as compared to sucking on breast, they will always choose the easier alternative and then wont suck on breast, try to give exclusive breast feeding till at least 6 months of age
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She is not having milk in one of her breast. What will be the best supplement to increase milk for baby feeding.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If milk is not in one breast only the duct may be blocked and it can be cleared by a gynec or surgeon.
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7 Things First Time Parents Must Remember

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
7 Things First Time Parents Must Remember

Having a baby is a beautiful experience and it is important for first time parents to learn the ropes of taking care of a newborn. A mother should consider getting help after the birth of the child as that particular time period can be overwhelming and hectic to take care of the baby all alone. You can get started by nursing your child by taking assistance from specialists and nurses who tell you how to change the clothes of the baby, hold the baby and how to take care of your baby.

How to take care of a newborn
You can hire a maid who can help you look after your baby. If you have relatives, you can request them to help you out. It is important to keep the following things in mind while taking care of a baby.

  1. Babies are susceptible to infection quickly and hence it is necessary that we wash our hands properly with a hand sanitiser before carrying the baby.
  2. Make sure you carry the baby properly by providing the infant with proper support below the neck and head. The same rules apply while laying the baby down in the cradle.
  3. Do not shake the baby vigorously, even by mistake, as it can cause bleeding in the brain of the baby, which can cause death.
  4. Any member of the household should not throw the baby in the air or try any rough play as a newborn baby is not ready for it.
  5. Sponge bath should be given to the baby until the umbilical cord falls off and only after the navel heals totally. It can take about 1–4 weeks for this to happen.
  6. It is very vital that you use clean diapers for your baby, and if the diaper is wet, it must be removed immediately to avoid any rash in and around the genital area. It is important that the genital area is cleaned well by the use of cotton balls and water.
  7. In case you are using cloth diapers, then it is advisable that you clean it with detergents that are fragrance free.
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Hi mam, I I've 20 days baby. My breast milk is not enough to my baby. My milk was in soo less quantity. So that how to increase my breast milk supply. please kindly give suggestions through medicine or good diet. I am suffering a lot for this problem bcz he is 20 days baby. please mam.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Start taking good healthier diet, milk and fruits. Give your baby frequent feeding 2 hrly, if he sleeps well nothing to worry. If no milk switch to some newborn baby milk formulas.
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My child from birth is unable to sit. He is 2 years old. Due to this he is unable to hold his head properly. So please kindly suggest me what to do? I am aimless.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My child from birth is unable to sit. He is 2 years old. Due to this he is unable to hold his head properly. So pleas...
YOur child seems to have developmental delay and may have had birth asphyxia and it is not correctable now. He needs special care
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Health Benefits Of Pickle

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Health Benefits Of Pickle

Health benefits of pickles

Free radical scavenging from antioxidants: pickles can be good source of antioxidants, especially decalepis hamiltonii or swallow root. As the vegetables or unripe fruits are stored fresh without cooking, the antioxidants present in those vegetables or unripe fruits are preserved as it is. Antioxidants are those micronutrients that help in protecting our body against the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that are produced during cellular metabolism. These unstable chemicals react with our cells and damage our dna to become unstable and in the process, create more and more free radicals. We can protect ourselves from free radical attacks by consuming food with high antioxidants. A lot of emphasis these days is put on antioxidants by dieticians and doctors.

Supply of probiotic or gut-friendly bacteria: probiotic bacteria are those friendly bacteria that are present in our digestive system. These bacteria actually help us in the digestion of food. Sometimes, due to the use of antibiotics, along with invading bacteria, these friendly bacteria are also killed. The fall in their numbers can cause digestive problems that can be solved by eating pickles made without the use of vinegar. Naturally fermented salt pickles encourage the growth of these friendly bacteria, which will replenish the numbers in our digestive system and restore our health.


Supply of essential minerals and vitamins: fresh pickles, dips or chutneys are made from leafy vegetables or herbs such as coriander, curry leaves, spinach, parsley, and amaranth. These fresh pickles are interesting and appetizing ways of making children eat their share of leafy vegetables and herbs, which are otherwise boring for children. Eating freshly made pickles not only tastes good, but they also supply essential vitamins such as vitamin c, a, k, folate and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. Vitamins and minerals are vital micronutrients which protect us from diseases, help us build immunity, bone strengthening, vision protection, curing anemia, and various other functions.

Diabetes control: studies have shown that consuming vinegar based pickles improves hemoglobin levels in diabetic patients, which in turn helps in controlling diabetes. The acetic acid present in vinegar has been noted to be responsible for this phenomenon. However, care must be taken to avoid the consumption of salted pickles as excess salt increases blood pressure.

Improves digestion: in india, indian gooseberry or amla (phyllanthus emblica) is one of the favourite fruits that are pickled. This fruit is believed to possess several health benefits according to ayurveda treatments and moreover, since amla is a seasonal fruit, unripe amla pickles are prepared. It is customary practice in some indian families to have amla pickle as the first course or an appetizer as it is believed that amla pickle improves digestion.

Liver protection: apart from benefits such as improved digestion, amla or gooseberry pickle also has hepatoprotective properties. Studies have shown that when amla extracts were administered on lab animals with chemical-induced hepatotoxicity or liver damage, the damage was reduced significantly.

Reduces ulcers: ulcers are internal wounds caused due to a failure of mucus membranes and acid interaction on tissues. Particularly, gastric ulcers are caused by a weakening of mucous membrane and hyperacidity. Regular consumption of amla or indian gooseberry pickles also help in reducing ulcers, if any.

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Hi doctors. My son is now 5 years old. And he is suffering from skin problem from the age of his 10months. Ulcer type occers on his skin and he itched it. And blood comesout from there (mostly at legs and hands. Doctors says its a tropical ezeima. Please do help.

Pediatrician, Pune
Clinical photograph will help, in view of the diagnosis provided, topical steroids may be required, the skin can be kept moist, after taking a bath in the morning do not wipe the skin, apply blan oil, cream over the wet skin, plenty of hydration will reduce the itching.
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