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Dr. Parikh Ketan

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Parikh Ketan Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Importance and Tips to Maintain Healthy Milk Teeth

MDS - Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Importance and Tips to Maintain Healthy Milk Teeth

The appearance of the milk teeth is one of the most awaited landmarks in a child's life. The first teeth to erupt are usually the lower front teeth during 6 to 8 months of life, and the last milk tooth to fall off is at 12 to 14 years of age. The playful nature of teeth, difficulty to make them maintain good oral hygiene, and the food habits put the children at increased risk of dental disease.

Very often, because they are in place for a shorter duration, parents tend to ignore decay in the milk teeth. But whether it is decay or gum disease or broken teeth, it is important to immediately treat them.

Listed below are some functions that milk teeth play:

  1. Eating: They may be exerting slightly lesser force than the bigger permanent teeth, but they still play a significant role in chewing and digestion. Children with weak, missing, or decayed molars have poor nutrition and food habits due to their inability to chew food well.
  2. Esthetics: A child with a good set of teeth and an open smile is loved by all. This adds not just to the beauty of the child but also to his self-worth and self-esteem. These children feel more confident and are more social.
  3. Speech development: A good set of teeth are essential for the child's speech development. Improper spacing between teeth or lost tooth not replaced can lead to speech issues.
  4. Space Maintenance: In addition to the above functions, the milk teeth also help to preserve and "maintain" the space that is required for the permanent teeth. As the permanent tooth nears eruption, the milk tooth, gets resorbed, becomes mobile, and finally falls off. In cases where the primary tooth was lost and not replaced, the space may be reduced due to movement of the adjacent and opposing tooth into this space.

Given the above reasons, it is very important to take good care of the primary or milk or deciduous teeth. Some simple things to do would be:

  1. In the very early stages, before regular dental care can begin, the teeth can be wiped off with a gauze wrapped on the finger.
  2. By the first year of life, brushing should be introduced along with rinsing after each meal.
  3. A biannual visit to the dentist for oral prophylaxis with regular cleaning should be started by first year of life.
  4. If the dentist identifies the child to be prone to decay, fluoride application and/or pit and fissure sealants should be used.

These are sufficient reasons to take care of the primary teeth, which play a very important role. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dentist.

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What r the symptoms of TB? And in which case it is possible. May gym responsible for gym or not? My fvr is fyn while having mdcn but I have it after some time of mdcn I can walk fyn having no strong cough too and have good energy level too in case of fever too Yessss but in my reports of liver SGOT is about 46 which shd he btwn 1 to 35 and ESR is 15 and shd btwn 0 to 10. Pls tell me about all the complications I am confuse Thanks in advance.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
What r the symptoms of TB? And in which case it is possible. May gym responsible for gym or not?
My fvr is fyn while ...
There can be various symptoms of tb depending on which part of body is affected. If you have fever for only few days do not worry. Can be viral fever.
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My daughter six and half years is suffering from severe cough without phlegm since two years for every fifteen days it starts and prolong for five days. She is asked to do lungs scanning. Is it necessary, and any serious problem is there.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I feel she has allergic cough. You try levocet-m syrup 5 ml once daily and inform me. No need of lung scan. Send me all reports you have done so far.
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My son first incisor of upper jaw erupted disformed, small and discoloured compared to other incisor, he is now going to be 5yrs in august, kindly suggest needful.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
That is temporary tooth and will be replaced by permanent tooth and take care after the permanent tooth erupts.
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Pediatric Orthopaedic

International Arthroscopy , Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, M Ch. Ortho, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship Tr.Sports surgery/arthroscopy, Fellowship in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
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My 6 month old baby frequently passes watery stool after duration of 3 to 4 days. Is this normal happening.

Homeopath, Delhi
My 6 month old baby frequently passes watery stool after duration of 3 to 4 days. Is this normal happening.
Hi lybrate-user, babies of 6 months old who feed only milk can pass stool 6-7 times a day or they may not pass stool for many days. But stools are not watery. But if baby is active and gaining weight normally it is no matter to be worried. Maintain hygiene when you nurse your baby.
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My 4 months old baby is doing green color potty since a Couple of days. Overall, he is very active, and playful. please suggest if all is fine. FYI- he is completely on mother's feed.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 4 months old baby is doing green color potty since a Couple of days. Overall, he is very active, and playful. plea...
Hello, Green stools is common thing to occur. Check if the baby is down with mild cold or cough,as that can sometimes lead to green stools. Ensure that mother is given good nutrition.
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My baby girl is 2. 5 yrs old. Is this the right time to send her to dance or drawing class or any other? as, its is said, every child is special, I want her to find out, what talent she carries. How can I provide my assistance on it?

Pediatrician, Pune
You have a long time to identify her talents, why be in such a hurry, just be there for the baby, let her explore her own new world, let her see through her eyes, don't make her see, what you want to see, she will make you see things which you could not have ever imagined, all babies are born genius, we are the hurdles in between.
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Sir, my son is 2 years 8 month old, male, weight 15 kg. What kind of drinks should I give him? Pls suggest. I am already started pediasure. Pls give some suggestion for his health and brain growth.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir, my son is 2 years 8 month old, male, weight 15 kg. What kind of drinks should I give him? Pls suggest. I am alre...
There is no drink or medicine for his health and growth unless suffers from any Nutritional deficiency. All drinks and edibles are available in home which are good for physical and brain health. Give him well balanced nutritious diet that beats every thing.
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My daughter is 5 months old. I have started giving outside food. She is always crying even after taking a food. Please suggest solution for this.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is 5 months old. I have started giving outside food. She is always crying even after taking a food. Pleas...
You should not give any thing other than breastmilk before 6 months. Her excessive crying may be because of insufficient breastfeeding.
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My son age is 16 month. 4 month ago blood came out when he used to urine we did all the tests & ultrasound nothing came in that after taking medicine he was ok but after one month a swelling on his penis face is visible inside the skin so can you please tell me what is the thing.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son age is 16 month. 4 month ago blood came out when he used to urine we did all the tests & ultrasound nothing ca...
I understood that your son developed swelling on face and penis after one month of passing blood in urine that is now for 3 months and nothing abnormal was detected on investigation at that time and now he is free from blood in urine. There must be some reason for blood in urine. Any way, Pls get done his urine R/E, CBC and Serum Protein analysis and inform.
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My baby 9 months, she is weighing 7.5kg but height is 60cm only. How to increase her height and what we feed her?

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Faridabad
My baby 9 months, she is weighing 7.5kg but height is 60cm only. How to increase her height and what we feed her?
Wat was her ht at birth. You can feed hrr semisolid like porridge, dal, vegetable soups, fruits, suji etc.
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Hi, My baby age 1 year and weight 9.2 kg. When she eat good or have feed. She pass stool immediately after the feed. She pass stool 6 to 8 times in a day. But it happens immediately after having food or feed. But she never cry that time she never feel any pain in stomach. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi,
My baby age 1 year and weight 9.2 kg. When she eat good or have feed. She pass stool immediately after the feed. ...
If stool is normal, try to make her sit on pot for 5 to 10 minutes more for completion of defecation. She requires toileting practice. Otherwise consult pediatrician.
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My 3 year old daughter is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she Can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I Do?

MBBS
General Physician,
My 3 year old daughter is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she
Can not keep anything down including liquids. Wh...
temp up to 99 degrees is normal for a kid but since the kid is having little bit of fever and associated with gastritis mm at be due to infection by water or by ingestion of food best thing to consult a child specialist.

My baby has 3 month old nd he has cold from last 10 days. At sleep time it's difficult to breath for him we use nasivion medicine but it doesn't effective please suggest me best medicine for baby.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby has 3 month old nd he has cold from last 10 days. At sleep time it's difficult to breath for him we use nasiv...
Hello, if breathing difficulty is only in sleep position there might be another concern like reflux but still try nasal saline drops for nose when in lying position, give steam inhalation for 5-10 min before sleep but no vicks please. Also, as it is 10 days is long period so see your paediatrician to rule out other concerns like reflux/infection. Take care.
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Can you give the children vacination schedule covering up to the age of 20 years.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
These are the latest 2014 guidlines. (http://www.indianpediatrics.net/oct2014/785.pdf) However a lot of doctors are still following the 2013 guidlines. So depends on what your paediatrician is using. 2013:http://www.iapindia.org/IMM%20Schedule.pdf
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Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim feel scared to catch I need to look my baby fat please let me know any solution quickly without any effects.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim...
There is nothing to give quick rise. Growing takes its own time provided good balanced nourishing diet is given. Your baby is under wt. Add oily stuff in his diet.
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My 2 yr 5 months old son is not sleeping properly since birth. Actually he hesited to refrain from breast feed till now.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Breastfeeding should be stopped. Breastfeeding can be given maximum upto two years, after that it doesn't provide any nutrition to your child. Stop feeding and your problem will be solved.
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