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Dr. Pallavi Shah

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Pallavi Shah Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Pallavi Shah is an experienced Pediatrician in Vile Parle East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Pallavi Shah at Dr Shahs Clinic - Vile in Vile Parle East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Pallavi Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Thumb Sucking

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Thumb Sucking

Most children stop sucking on thumbs, pacifiers or other objects on their own between 2 and 4 years of age. No harm is done to their teeth or jaws until permanent teeth start to erupt. The only time it might cause concern is if it goes on beyond 6 to 8 years of age. At this time, it may affect the shape of the oral cavity or dentition.
Thumbsucking leads to Open bite, a high arched palate because of the pressure created in the mouth . This habit can also cause the maxillary central incisors to tip labially and the mandibilar incisors to tip lingually as the thumb rests on them during the course of sucking. Aside from the damaging physical aspects of thumb sucking, there are also additional risks, which unfortunately, are present at all ages. These include increased risk of infection from communicable diseases, due to the simple fact that non-sterile thumbs are covered with infectious agents, as well as many social implications. Some children experience social difficulties, as often children are taunted by their peers for engaging in what they can consider to be an “immature” habit. This taunting often results the child being rejected by the group or being subjected to ridicule by their peers, which can cause understandable psychological stress.

To prevent their children from sucking their thumbs some parents use bitterants or piquant substances on their child's hands.Parents could get a series of sharp prongs known as "hay-rakes" cemented to a child's teeth to discourage sucking

Praise children for not sucking, instead of scolding them when they do.
If a child is sucking its thumb when feeling insecure or needing comfort, focus instead on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
If a child is sucking on its thumb because of boredom, try getting the child's attention with a fun activity.
Involve older children in the selection of a means to cease thumb sucking.
The pediatric dentist can offer encouragement to a child and explain what could happen to its teeth if it does not stop sucking.
Only if these tips are ineffective, remind the child of its habit by bandaging the thumb or putting a sock/glove on the hand at night.
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My child has a 5 years old girl. She having a mole or pimples black colour in the left hand fingers middle and ring finger I consult a doctor then she told you go to consult the skin doctor maybe surgery will be do and my fear is she is very small girl how is it possible. Pls help me doctor.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Pharmacy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My child has a 5 years old girl. She having a mole or pimples black colour in the left hand fingers middle and ring f...
If it is a mole then surgical removal is the option or you can leave it like that if it's not increasing in number.
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What can I give to my 6 mnth child so dat he bcm healthy and also suggest timings. Bcs mne use bina timing gap ke kch na kch khilati rhi jiski wjh se usko loose motions ho gae ha .or wo healthy bhi nhi ho raha ha.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
What can I give to my 6 mnth child so dat he bcm healthy and also suggest timings. Bcs mne use bina timing gap ke kch...
You have to give all home made foods and avoid bottle feed, instead give breast feed or feed with spoon apart form introducing all homemade foods one by one.
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When to introduce pillow to babies ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
After one year soft pillows can be given. If you need regular advice regarding your baby, you are free to to ask privately in this site to me.
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My son is 9 years old. He has a bed wetting problem almost since birth. Otherwise he is fit and healthy. Recently we did the urine culture test but it is negative. We also did sonography and mcu test and both test reports are normal. What shall we do?

Pediatrician, Pune
Don't make him feel bad about his passage of urine, he can strengthen his urinary sphincter by trying to control his urine during day time, avoid drinking of water after 7 pm, make him pass urine before going to bed, reward him for his dry nights.
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I am 12 years old. I got be asthma. How can I get well without linear at home remedies.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Nowadays good treatment is available for asthma. Inhalers are safe devices to deliver drugs directly to the lungs. Consult your doctor for selection of good drugs for you.
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Meri gudiya 2 sal ki hai aur bathroom hamesha kapdo Mai hi deti hai. She knows and tell us everything but in case of toilet she doesn't tell us.what can be done

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Meri gudiya 2 sal ki hai aur bathroom hamesha kapdo Mai hi deti hai.
She knows and tell us everything but in case of ...
Some children achieve toilet control late. Avoid fluids after 8 pm & ask her to urinate before sleep & any time she desires.
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Hello doctor, From last one year I'm suffering from a kind of infection. Every time I use to itch at the infected place &at the infected place skin became black & it spreading to other place. I'm feeding mother if I use medicine can my baby get any kind of health problem due to feeding If no problem for baby means what you kind of medicine I can use.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Long standing itching is usually due to allergy or fungal infection. Unless cause of itching is not clear, no specific medicine can be prescribed. It shall be taken care while prescribing medicine that it may not be harmful to baby on breast milk.
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parenting tip

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
जब बात बच्चे के स्वास्थ्य की हो,तो अपने दिल की सुने,आपको कुछ गलत लगता है,तो संभाव है कि आप ठीक सोच रहे हैं
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Can we give banana to kids in winter season? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Can we give banana to kids in winter season? Please advise.
Yes. You can . Winter season does not mean banana is bad. some people think otherwise. However if there is no other problem you can give. Banana is one of the very commonly available fruits in the world and has great health benefits for babies. Some of the health benefits of banana for infants include easy on stomach, controls diarrhoea, treats constipation, helps in reducing skin inflammation and improves urinary disorders as it’s a wholesome fruit for babies.
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Hearing Loss in Children - Signs + Treatment

MBBS (M.A.M.C), M.S. ENT
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist, Delhi
Hearing Loss in Children - Signs + Treatment

You may find out that your child is suffering from hearing loss when he is born or he may be diagnosed with the condition later in life. Hearing loss in children is commonly caused by otitis media, birth problems and on the account of certain injuries or illnesses.

Signs and symptoms

The early stage symptoms of hearing loss in children are as follows:

  1. No reaction to extremely loud noises

  2. No response or reaction to your voice

  3. The child makes some sounds, which taper off

The other symptoms which follow include:

  1. He may pull and rub his ears.

  2. He may act cranky constantly without any proper reason.

  3. He might stop paying attention.

  4. Low energy levels are indicated.

  5. He may find it hard to follow directions.

  6. He may ask you to increase the volume of the radio or TV.

  7. Fever and ear pain are also likely symptoms.

Treatment

Early hearing loss can affect your child’s language learning skills. If the problem is diagnosed and treated soon, the problem with language can be avoided. The method of treatment depends on the cause of hearing loss in your child and the severity of hearing loss.

There are certain medicines for hearing---prescribed by your ENT Surgeon. Pleas take the point watchful waiting. Even if you have slightest doubt of hearing loss contact ENT immediately.

The primary treatment methods of hearing loss in children include the following:

  1. Watchful waiting: Sometimes, the condition may resolve on its own and the treatment involves simple monitoring of your child for positive changes.

  2. Medicines: There are certain medicines for hearing loss in children, which may be prescribed by your pediatrician.

  3. Ear tubes: Ear tubes may be recommended if medicines and monitoring do not work. The tubes allow fluid to drain and help in preventing infections. A minor surgery has to be undertaken on your child for getting the ear tubes placed. This will solve the hearing loss and other related issues.

  4. Hearing aids: Hearing aids may be used to allow your child hear better. It is safe for children to use ear tubes after the age of one month. For the right hearing aid for your child, you need to consult a hearing specialist.

  5. Implants: Cochlear implants are used to treat hearing loss in many children. These are electronic devices which are put in the inner ear to benefit hearing. These should be used only if hearing aids did not succeed and these are meant to be used only in case of children with serious hearing problems.

There are several other devices, which can help your child with hearing loss. For suggestions and recommendations, you must take your child to a hearing specialist.

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My son is 5 year's old he is often infected (viral) and complains of stomach pain regularly. Recent ultrasound confirms mesentronic lymph nodes between 6 mm to 12 mm on short axis in abdomen. Please advice me.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Mesenteric lymphadenitis (enlarged lymph nodes) are not so uncommon in children. As far as your child is concerned size is small. First thing is to rule out infection / tb. Any history of tb contact? you can give him a trial of antibiotics for seven days. And can get a repeat usg for the size of lymph nodes.
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Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his stomach I think because whenever we touch his stomach he is crying. But after motion he is fine. So what can I do. Is this any problem? Pls suggest me?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his st...
Aerophagia is cause of his problem. To prevent this breast feed him in upright position & burp him well after every feed. Laying baby with belly down will also help. Ensure clear airways in nostril every time you feed.
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My son is 2 and half years old and he is having very hard time doing potty. The potty is very hard hence he tries to stop it as it causes him pain. What to do?

MBBS,D.Ped.
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
At 2 yr of age usually constipation will be recoverd with modification of diet.. 1) plenty of water 2) green leafy vegetables 3)banana 4) reduce bakery items, bread,junk food, coffee. If still constipation persist then pharmacological treatment by pediatrician may be needed.
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My son was born earlier before 48 days, now 5th month is going to be finished. Which food to start solids? Kindly advise. His head is not stand properly also not sit. I felt he is not take solid this time. My milk is not enough for him.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son was born earlier before 48 days, now 5th month is going to be finished. Which food to start solids? Kindly adv...
hello, Lybrate user, since, digestive track is undeveloped before six months it's restricted to feed the baby solid, food. you may go for formula milk. tk care.
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My son is a patient of dmd. Is there any treatment to cure dmd.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Not till date if weakness has set in. Otherwise recently medicine is availed. Contact Dr. Patna puri at sir ganga ram hospital
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My daughter studying in grade 1 is not going to school. She tells that she fears of omitting in school and she get bored to have 5 hrs in school? Is any homeopathic or allopathic medicine so that creating interest to go to school? Or any other solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter studying in grade 1 is not going to school. She tells that she fears of omitting in school and she get bo...
Your daughter is having adjustment problem. Figure out the reason first. Have you changed her school or bcos of shuffling of students, she is missing her old group of friends. Encourage her to make new friends, you can visit her friends or call her friends over. The schools today have an interesting schedule for the primary kids, so the only time she is getting bored is the breaks or extra curricular classes which involve peer group interaction. Talk to her about the the school activities in a positive way. Talk to her teachers abt her behaviour in school. If problem persists, talk to the school counselor.
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