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Dr. Prabha L Kapoor

Pediatrician, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Prabha L Kapoor Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Prabha L Kapoor is an experienced Pediatrician in Andheri East, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Shakuntala Memorial Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabha L Kapoor on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 3 years old. I have given all the vaccines as per schedule till date. Are vaccines for flu and pneumonia absolutely required to give her?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Pneumococcal vaccine is now recommended for routine use as per iap and hence should be given. Flu vaccine is recommended for high risk individuals like those with asthma, allergy, frequent episodes of cough and cold and so on.
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Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

MD- Paediatrics & Neonatology, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Caring For a Premature Baby - Things To Remember!

Babies are fragile and need special care. In case of babies that are born prematurely, the amount of attention needed increases many fold and parents need to be extra careful and attentive. A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is said to be a premature baby. The earlier the baby is born, the higher the risk of complications.

Most premature babies spend the first few days after birth in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This is because they may have trouble breathing and may need help maintaining body heat. Though you may feel helpless watching your baby, it is important to spend time with your baby while he or she is in the NICU. Talk to the baby and touch him or her. As soon as your doctor allows, carry your baby while allowing him or her to have maximum skin to skin contact.

It is important to breastfeed a premature baby. Breast milk is the richest source of nutrition for your baby and is easy to digest. It is also rich in antibodies that help boost a bay’s immunity and protect them against a number of infections. If you cannot feed your baby directly, pump your breast milk and store it in sterilised bottles to be given to the baby. Premature babies can get critically ill very fast. To prevent this from happening, it is important to build a good rapport with your baby’s doctors and keep a close eye on your baby. Maintaining a journal can help you recognise changes in your baby’s development. Watch out for subtle signs that your baby could be falling ill. Some of these signs are:

  1. A distended abdomen
  2. Dry the diapers frequently
  3. Frequent vomiting
  4. Blood in the stool
  5. Temperature instability
  6. Lethargy and unresponsiveness
  7. Change in breathing

In some cases, the mother may be discharged before the baby. This may seem very difficult, but does not need to limit your time with your baby. Caring for a premature baby is tough and hence use the time away to rest and recuperate. Remember that your baby is in safe hands and do not let yourself get too stressed.

Your baby will be ready to come home once he or she can breathe on their own and is able to maintain a steady body temperature. Your doctor may also wait until the baby can be breastfed and begins gaining weight before discharging him or her. Once the baby is home, do not attempt to be the sole caregiver but involve your family in building a team of caregivers. This will keep you from getting burnt out and will ensure that your baby is constantly monitored. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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Hi! My daughter is 12 year old she is suffering from cold from last one week. I gave her febrex plus but she is still complaining of blocked nose. Pls suggest some good medicine. She does not have other health problems nor she is having fever now.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Bidar
U may give her nasoclear nasal drops. Two drops in both nostrils two times daily for five days.(2) start syp. Zinc 5 ml two times dialy. Consult local doctor if fever.
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For how many months can you can give bevon syrup to 3 years old child can it be continued for 6 months.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
The usefulness of all multivitamin syrups is determined by the general health of the child and review of the dietary intake. If the child's weight and height for age is fine, general health is ok and diet is adequate and balanced, there is no need to supplement with multivitamin syrups.
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My sister's daughter is 1 month baby. Normal weight. Operation delivery. She vomit most of time. Is any problem?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Vomiting once or twice is normal in most babies but if frequently noticed than Burp baby well after every breastfeed Avoid feeding bottles Keep baby upright for some time after feed Antiemetic drops may be needed in some cases
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Hi Team, I have twin baby girls, they are 13 months old now and one baby is 9.5 kgs weight and the other is 10.3 kgs. Is it a correct weight growth for them I am worried. I would like to ask if we can give them Threptin biscuits for better weight growth or do I need to prefer any other for them. Do suggest me with food items for them for gaining weight and for brain development.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
you babies are perfect. Give them normal food that you eat yourself. Make sure their immunisation is upto date.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Since she is not able to swallow even liquid, she should be hospitalize immediately to maintain hydration, electrolytes and nutrition. 100 degree F temp is not so high. It can be manged by giving paracetamol but is not able to swallow.
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New baby born girl ko fair and sundar aur healthy banane ke liye kya upai hai kaun sa oil and home made remidy use karu and uske caring ke liye give some tips for baby fairness jo sundar aur gora banaye aur foods jo mom ke liye acha ho.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Gandhinagar
Baby pe kisi bhi prakar ka kuch bhi experiment nahi karna h.bharpet mom ka milk pilana h n kangaroo mother care (touch therapy. Kuch bhi cosmetic cream ya medicine nahi lagani h.jarurat lage to gulab jal sada vala (plane) laga sakte h. Mom ko khane me Orange, amla ,lemon, badam vagera jyada khana h. Must take haldi vala doodh. Feed back needed.
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My son 6 years old still not able to speak clearly, also he us not behavior like 6 years old child. Pls help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. Your child needs to be assessed with some psychological disorders and learning disabilities. This can be done with the help of a psychologist. Take care.
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Negative Effects Of Mobile Phones On Teenagers!

Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling
Psychologist, Jalandhar
Negative Effects Of Mobile Phones On Teenagers!

The most advanced and effective communication device in this century is mobile phone. Mobile phone is not only being used by the corporate or highly qualified professional. People from all type of social group have mobile phone in their hands now. Usage of the mobile phone is not increased only with all social groups but also with people of all age groups. Children are the more noticeable group as they are using cell phones of all types. A recent research study shows that children are really capable of using any advanced type of mobile phones even without any proper guidance. Though mobile phones are the effective mode of communication, it is a well known fact that it also has adverse side effects if being over used. The mobile phones emit shockwave radioactive radiations that affect the body in various manners.

Adverse effects of mobile phone usage:

Today's children are growing up in a radio-frequency environment that never existed in human history before. The radiation emitted by mobile phones and mobile phone masts can have adverse effects on children. Some include:

  1. Affects your Immunity Status: cell phones after a full day usage contains many germs on their display which are highly numbered than your toilet seats. These germs are easily transferred to your body as you touch frequently or use close to your face for talking. This increases the risk of exposure to the germs and reduces your immune strength as immune status are not fully developed for children.
  2. Increase Risk of Chronic Pains: prolonged use of mobile phones for playing games or texting requires continuous movement for your hands which may develop chronic pain in joints of your shoulders and hands.
  3. Vision Problem: children when concentrate much on playing games in mobile phone they even fail to blink frequently with the increased interest and attraction towards the game. This causes the dryness of the conjunctiva and also increases the ocular tension.
  4. Affects your emotions negatively and increases the stress level

Mobile Phone Safety For Kids:

As a parent, you must take preventive measures to minimize your child's exposure to the harmful effects of mobile phones. These include:

  • Do not give cell phone if your child is under 16 years. A child's brain is too sensitive to withstand the effects of mobile radiation.
  • Do not let your child hold a mobile phone directly up to his head. Use an air-tube headset instead.
  • Do not let your child make calls in buses, trains, cars, and elevators. The mobile phone works harder to get the signal out through the metal, which increases the power level.
  • Do not let your child use cell phone when the signal is weak. It will increase the power to the maximum, as the phone attempts to connect to a new relay antenna.
  • Limit the use of cell phone around children.
  • Make sure that there is no mobile phone mast or network tower near your home or your kid's school.
  • Do not let children take mobile phones to school.
  • Do not leave mobile phones in your children's bedroom at night.
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M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Dehradun
Urination problems in children should be investigated thoroughly and treated at earliest.

My daughter nupur is suffering from dry cough frm last week. I went a clinic and checked her by doc. And complete d medecine. Bt problem is remain pls help me.

Pediatrician, Pune
Cough may persist for some time, taking teaspoonful of honey with few drops of ginger thrice a day will help.
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My son on his 2nd birthday weighs 14.5 kg, while his height is 91 cm. Considering his 1st birthday weight of 9.5 kg, is his weight within normal limits?

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hello, He is absolutely into the normal category. Weight gain hits a plateau after 1st birthday. You need not worry.
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My 1years 8months son is not having enough food. He likes to drink milk but I think it is not sufficient for him. How to make him to eat food in a natural way.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Your son is taking some food but not enough according to you but liking for milk. there is no harm. whatever food he is taking, let him take. Leave him to choose his choice. He shall start taking other food of his choice.
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My daughter was always want to sip her fingers in her mouth. We tried to stop it many times. But we can't. Kindly tell why she s doing like this? & how to prevent this?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You have not mentioned the age. Thumb sucking is a habit disorder and a sort of tension releasing act. Children gradually come out of that. You can not force them.
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My child is 2 years & 2 months old but he is not speaking anything, just random words he speaks but it has no meaning. What to do?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
SOme times one of the milestones get delayed. If he understands the orders given by you and activity is normal. Don't fear too much. You may give him Baryta Carb 1M 1 dose (Homoeopathic). Report after 15 dyas. The treatment may continue for more than 2-3 months.
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My cousion is suffering from loose motion for one week and he is only 8months old. Some says loose motion is due to coming of teeth can I get better explanation.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
This is a myth that teething causes loose motion. Loose motion in this age is usually due to viral infection or introduction of new food items. Giving plenty of fluid is the main aim of management to prevent dehydration. Antibiotics are usually not needed as it is mostly due to viral infection. If stool is mixed with blood or mucus it is suggestive of bacterial infection and antibiotic will be needed in that condition. Giving zinc and probiotic helps in early recovery. Watch for general activity and urinary frequency and if there is any abnormality consult your physician.
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