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Dr. Prakash

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Prakash is a renowned Pediatrician in Mulund East, Mumbai. You can visit him at Dr. Prakash Vasant Vaidya in Mulund East, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prakash on Lybrate.com.

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My niece is only 2 & half months and within 4-6 days of her birth Paediatrician suggested to get the heart checked at our convenience. Yesterday, we did the Eco & it was diagnosed that the she needs Balloon Pulmonary Valvoplanty or the heart will be continue to damage. We are afraid that at this such a young age this surgery is necessary? Please let me know your contact details to share the report for proper diagnosis & Dr. From Lybrate can suggest st a true way forward.

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My niece is only 2 & half months and within 4-6 days of her birth Paediatrician suggested to get the heart checked at...
Balloon valvoplasty for pulmonary stenosis is non-invasive. The decision to proceed with the surgery depends on the severity of the stenosis. It will yield best results if done at the optimal time.

Best Way To Treat Fever In Children

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Pediatrician
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Best Way To Treat Fever In Children

Let us imagine a scenario: It is 4 in the morning. You are fast asleep and suddenly you hear the discomforting cries of your child. You sense that something is wrong and you immediately rush to the other room. As soon as you touch him, you realize that the child's body is burning up like a furnace? You immediately rush to get your thermometer and the figures on it do not make for a good reading - 102 degrees F. Panic dulls your response rate. Your first reaction is to call the doctor. It might be the right thing to do in some rare cases, but in most cases experts advise differently.

Stay Calm

The most important thing is for you to stay calm and relax and realize that it is still well within your hand to take care of the child. First things first, fever is not your enemy. Rather, it is body's way of telling you that your immune system is fighting alien elements in your body. Children of the age group 0 to 3 almost always face high temperatures at some point in their nascent lives.

The Need of the Hour

How you should go about it depends on your child's age and thermometer's readings. If your child is a newborn or is less than 3 months old and reading is above 100.4 degrees, then you must call the doctor at once.

Between 3 to 6 months, temperature threshold is 101 degrees F, while 103 degrees F is usually the limit for children older than 6 months. But, if the child is showing alarming symptoms such as body ache, fatigue, and diarrhoea, along with the high temperature of 101 degrees F or 102 degrees F, then you should consider calling the doctor on a priority basis.

Take the Hints - Be Wary of the Symptoms

Keeping an eye out on the symptoms is extremely important. If your child has a running nose and low-grade fever (99-100 degrees F), then he might be suffering from a bout of common cold. Vomiting and diarrhoea usually indicate stomach virus. For children with weak immune system or at higher risk than others, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

A 24 hours rest is generally advised in flu, till the patient is fever free without taking any antibiotics. Ailments like an earache, sore throat or discomfort in peeing should be brought to the notice of doctor as it might indicate soar throat, UTI or ear infection, all of which require antibiotic treatments. Certain signs warrant an immediate medical attention. Discomfort in breathing along with constant crying, difficulty in walking, unusual rashes and purple looking spots demand that he be taken to the E.R. right away.

The most important thing is to complete the treatment course diligently and let the fever run its course as it may actually aid the body in building immunity against the fever causing germs and fight them. One must remember that being calm and relaxed at taxing times go a long way in helping you take right decisions and treating fever in children is all about patience and right decisions.
Best Way To Treat Fever In Children
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My child is 7 years. He is very shy when we are there and he doesn't want to talk with elders in front of us. Please tell me how to deal with him ?

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Dear, your child is learning. He should be given training according to your cultural and society needs. At this age he needs appreciation and encouragement. Don't force him for anything. Just encourage him. Bless him and care him. Take care.
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2 Months old baby has loose motions, is being fed on similac advance any home remedy?

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2 Months old baby has loose motions, is being fed on similac advance any home remedy?
Stop bottle feeding, if given. Breast feed your baby, if there is no medical contraindication. If stools are non watery, baby is active and gaining weight properly, it can be a normal activity for this age. It will be better to get your baby examined by a pediatrician.

My daughter is one year four month old. I am still confused as what food to give her so please suggest any healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for her healthy and normal growth?

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My daughter is one year four month old. I am still confused as what food to give her so please suggest any healthy br...
16 months baby should be taking all what you have been taking at home, according to her age. Do not indulge her in market foods.
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My baby is 1 year old, he get lot of perspiration when he walk, what is reason behind this?

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My baby is 1 year old, he get lot of perspiration when he walk, what is reason behind this?
Excessive sweating can occur in otherwise normal children also, but you must rule out any cardiac problem. Show to a good pediatrician.

Hello doctor. My 6 year old daughter is suffering with microcytic hypochromic anaemia. With hemoglobin 4.2. Her pediatrician suggested tonoferon syrup. N vitamin C tablets. But she's having fever, vomiting and stomach pain. And loss of appetite. Her ultra sound scanning is normal. Liver functioning test seems normal. Can you please suggest what is the cause n treatment. Please advice me proper medication. Waiting for a soon reply. Thank you.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
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For haemoglobin of 4.2 and child being weak I suggest you to go for a blood transfusion initially and continue the oral medication. Since it will take time for hb to rise when child is on oral medications, blood transfusion will instantly raise the hb levels so that child will feel good.
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Hi, my two years baby girl some tym holds her breath at the tym when she fell down or crying literally. What we need to do in this situation? Pl suggest. She doesn't response. Her face become pale and she become faint totally.

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Hi, my two years baby girl some tym holds her breath at the tym when she fell down or crying literally. What we need ...
Dear mother These are called Breath holding spells Whenever she cries immidiately try to console her But if she holds her breath then just slap on back or pinch her a bit she will start breathing Give her Iron and Zinc supplements Hope this will help
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My daughter is 13 years old, is still bed wetting at night, what to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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You must rule out urinary infection and diabetes. If these are not there it needs behavioural therapy. Medication if no improvement.

Guidelines for Appropriate Complementary Feeding

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Here are some tips for an appropriate complementary feeding
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Hi doctor, my daughter is week she is 1 year old and m also too week please suggest me what I do ?

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Hi doctor, my daughter is week she is 1 year old and m also too week please suggest me what I do ?
Your daughter's weight should be around 9.5 to 10. Give her high calory high protein diet. Avoid cerelac or farex. Avoid biscuits. Give cheese butter ghee etc.

My Son age is 14 years and suffering with skin disease ringworm He all ready taken allopathic medicine two times but not cured permanently The problem is re appears. So please medicate.

M B A(Hospital Management), Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration, M D, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
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Along with medications, the affected area should be kept clean and dry and also clothes should be treated with dettol and hot water. This will not cause reinfection.
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My son is 15 month. He no creative mind. He is only cry when he is see another person. He is no learn more anything. He is only like saw t. V; or mobile. What should I do?

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My son is 15 month. He no creative mind. He is only cry when he is see another person. He is no learn more anything. ...
15 months old children really need parents a lot as a support while learning new things or while socializing because everything is new for them. Both the parents should spend time with him and visit places like parks, toy libraries so that he gets exposed to outer world. Be strict regarding tv watching because it will be no interaction phase. He will not learn communication skills only by watching tv. He needs to be exposed to outer world may be by books, toys some interesting games where he has to use his brain according to his age and capability. Do not create stress for him. Relax and approach him confidently. Have patience.
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My son of aged 3 years 2 months, suffering from chicken pox since two days. Need your valuable consults.

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Usually self limiting requires rest, caladryl lotion if itching, hygiene to prevent secondary infection, immunisation to other children at home if not immunized / infected.
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Sir 13 months boy has Non Functional Right kidney (MCD) found in DTPA Test, size rt kidney is 3.8*1.6 cm whereas Left Kidney is normal in size.

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Sir 13 months boy has Non Functional Right kidney (MCD) found in DTPA Test, size rt kidney is 3.8*1.6 cm whereas Left...
Before it gets infected it's better to remove the non functional kidney but only after review from a urologist
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Hello, My child suffering from marasmus which of the clinical manifestation is commonly observed? What should we do to cure?

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Hello, My child suffering from marasmus which of the clinical manifestation is commonly observed? What should we do t...
Marasmus is a severe kind of nutritional disorder in children usually below one and of year of age. They are emaciated, wasting of all muscles, weak, no energy, weight loss of more then 60%. They will have skin infections, irritable. All this is due to the defeciency of carbohydrates proteins and fats. Have to give proper balanced diet with the advice of paediatrician, dietician treat all the infections, if necessary after admitting in hospital.
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What to feed a new born baby of 10 days in early morning for better health and nutrition?

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What to feed a new born baby of 10 days in early morning for better health and nutrition?
10days old needs only breast feed at any time. More you breast, increase in quantity is noted. More over child learn to suck and adopt at nipple.

My boy age 11 months frequently passing the urine. In an hour approximately 6 to 8 times. May I know the reason.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My boy age 11 months frequently passing the urine. In an hour approximately 6 to 8 times. May I know the reason.
He probably has a mild urine infection. Get a urine routine and urine culture test done. See that he drinks plenty of liquids.
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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
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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....
you babies are perfect. Give them normal food that you eat yourself. Make sure their immunisation is upto date.
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Now my baby is 5month old. I want to know the best contraceptive method which I can use for next 3yrs.

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Now my baby is 5month old. I want to know the best contraceptive method which I can use for next 3yrs.
Best contraceptive is that which suits you and you like. New Copper T is quite good and safe, low oestrogen OCP can be used. Before adopting any contraceptive method, consult Family planing Counselor.
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