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Dr. Prarthana

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Prarthana Pediatrician, Mumbai
400 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Prarthana is a renowned Pediatrician in Andheri West, Mumbai. You can visit her at Om Sai Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prarthana on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 3 years old. She suck her thumb before n after sleep. How can we forget her habit. We already tried many things to remove this habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 3 years old. She suck her thumb before n after sleep. How can we forget her habit. We already tried many t...
Usually he will throw away this habit after he grows up. Now you can apply a bandage on his thumb or some bitter cream.
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Hi doctor, please suggest the zentel suspension dosage for 18 months baby, 5 yr old and 9 yr old. They don't have any problem as such, just the doctor had asked to deworm atleast once a year and I don't remember the dosage. Also my 5 yr old daughter bites her nails, very thin but a active child, kindly sugggest.

Pediatrician, Pune
It is a standard dose for children 10 ml just once across all age groups, talk to your daughter regarding nail biting - can lead to worms in stomach she will understand and may not do it further.
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My son is not speaking clearly. He is stumbling while speaking. first world repeating four to five times. For ex:- The world Dada. He speaking as Da. Da. Da. Da. Dada.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, don't worry and wait for 1 more year and give him speech practice at home. Some kids have delayed mile stones. Make him eat Almonds with milk.
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MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
If your kid is diabetic then regulate meal-timings and ensure timely insulin shots for the kid
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My daughter 12 is having tonsils which medicine should I give her she gets this infection mostly after 1 or 2 months again n again.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Don't give antibiotics without dr's prescription. Take ent surgeon's opinion if she is having recurrent tonsillitis.
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My 1 year old son is very low in weight. Only 7.3 kg. He likes to breastfeed and does not take cows milk. Does not eat much. Should I wean (stop breastfeeding) him to increase his appetite. Or along with breastfeed how to improve his weight my milk feed supply is average.

ICR Study, M. B. S.(H)
Homeopath, Mumbai
My 1 year old son is very low in weight. Only 7.3 kg. He likes to breastfeed and does not take cows milk. Does not ea...
How about his milestones ..His teething . Sitting ..And walking if all these milestones are normal...You stop breast feeding and focus on increasing solids..Rice .Daliya ..Mashed potatoes carrots .. Slowly shift him to vegetable soup s green leafy vegetables...
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My daughter premature born now 4 months completed and weight now 3.7 kg and she s suffering from loose motion for 15 days .dr given enterogermina course for 3 days Stool pass reduced from 15 to 10 times per day. She s comfortable and urinate properly. Bit weight not gaining for last 1 month.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My daughter premature born now 4 months completed and weight now 3.7 kg and she s suffering from loose motion for 15 ...
First of all the cause of diarrhea should be found. Do not give anything to her except breast milk, not even water. As if anything other than mothers milk will go into the babies mouth she will have loose motion and diarrhea. Also if she passes stool with every episode of feeding than be rest assured its a normal reflex. She may pass stool upto 10 times per day. Kindly feed the baby with milk for every episode of loose stool. As soon as the infection passes outside the body the stool frequency will normalize. If she is not gaining any weight then you need to show to a pediatrician to rule out any GIT infections.
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Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?
Hi, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 6 months, it increases immunity of child and provides all nutrients. If not able to give breastfeed then formula ffed like nan 1, lactogen 1 can be given. But you should try to feed child as much as possible because this will increase your milk production. Wishing your baby a good health.
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Age of giving dental braces

BDS, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, Certified Implantologist, Certified LASER dentist
Dentist, Kolkata
The preferable age of giving dental braces is around twelve years as it takes advantage of the prepubertal growth spurt. Before that sometimes the teeth may look crooked but we call it ugly duckling stage which is a temporary transitional phase and so await till all the permanent teeth erupt. However sometimes braces can be given before in special cases like cross bite.
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My 70 days old baby has watery eyes. There z solid thing from corner of eyes? Is there any problem? Or is it natural?

MD-Ayurveda,Kayachikitsa(Ayurvedic physician), BAMS, MD
Ayurveda, Jammu
My 70 days old baby has watery eyes.
There z solid thing from corner of eyes?
Is there any problem? Or is it natural?
Dear user child may b having allergic conjunctivitis. Kindly use opthacare drops one drop 2-3 times a day, Dnt touch infected eye, use clean cloth for another eye. Thnx.
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My son of 4years suffering from fever for last 2 days. Using paracetamol250 mg but didn't get relief. Getting high fever at night times, no shivering. Light cough for taking cold water.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I suggest you to continue paracetamol every 4-6 hours for another 2-3 days and use meftal p if high fever. If still fever persists after 4-5 days just get the child evaluated.
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My 3 years old son is having loose motions. What should he take? What is the dosage for Z&D drops?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 3 years old son is having loose motions. What should he take? What is the dosage for Z&D drops?
1).Oloxacin+metronidazole susp 6mlx12 hrly 2). Syp Zincolife 6mlx 12hrly 3). FloraSb sachet 1x12hrly+curd, 4).ORS 5) vomikind syp 5ml sos 6hrly if vomits Above medicines to be taken under medical supervision
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My sister's baby is one weeks old and she cant breast feed the baby as nipple is getting injured. Can I give my breast milk to little baby? my baby is one yr old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Nipples getting injured because of faulty latch. Push the baby's head little closer to breast, so that nipple goes beyond gums of baby, there by putting pressure on areola and resulting good flow of breast milk. Use nipple shield for a while till injury heals. Hope this helps.
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I Am a pott spine tuberculosis patient treatment going since from 4 months and my daughter is 7months running now. As she is not at all taking my breastmilk from 1month she is crying a lot when iam making her to take my breast to give her feed but she is not at all taking please suggest me some trick so that she take my breast again as before because she is becoming thin by having only formula lactogen milk and cerelac.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Once you have stopped feeding from last one month, there is very little milk secretion. She must have stopped feeding on you because either milk was very less or u must be giving her bottle milk. There are some galactogauges which can increase ur milk production. If still she is not taking then u can express ur milk in a bowl and feed her with the spoon
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Whether mental depression caused in my 3.5 years old child due to beating of his teacher will go normally whn v shift another school. He is normal at home. When v ask abt his teacher he get frustrated nd avoiding us. He is soft but talkative. He is saying when someone scolded him he feel like crying then he feeling very angry.

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., Neuropsychology
Psychologist, Udaipur
Whether mental depression caused in my 3.5 years old child due to beating of his teacher will go normally whn v shift...
The child also needs to be coached on to how to channelize the Anger towards something constructive. Also proper communication skills need to be imparted. He is at a very tender age and each incident is imprinted in the unconscious mind and moulds our behavior. The child definitely needs a life coach or child psychologist to overcome the trauma he has beared and channelize his feelings constructively.
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My baby is 10 week old. I have given 1st dose of pentavac along with IPV at 6 week. Now 2nd dose of Pentavac is due. Can I switch to Pentaxim? As suggested by My pediatrician.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 10 week old. I have given 1st dose of pentavac along with IPV at 6 week. Now 2nd dose of Pentavac is due. ...
No, I wouldn't advice. It's not worthwhile. Pentavac though painful a bit, offers better immune response. IAP advises DTwP (pentavac) for primary immunization and DTaP (pentaxim) as a booster dose at 18 months.
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My 5 months baby boy not gaining weight properly. I am feeding both my milk and formula milk. He is now 6 kgs. At born he is 3.3 kgs. What to do for gaining weight. I am worrying about him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5 months baby boy not gaining weight properly. I am feeding both my milk and formula milk. He is now 6 kgs. At bor...
His expected wt at this age should be about 7 kg. If baby is active probably he is not getting sufficient feed. Increase either quantity or a number of feed that may be helpful else consult your pediatrician.
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For my 2 months shall I put pentaxim (painless) injection? Which is banned? Is it recommended? Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ludhiana
For my 2 months shall I put pentaxim (painless) injection?
Which is banned?
Is it recommended?
Please suggest.
Try to use pentavac according to latest recommendations. Pentaxim is not banned but yes few studies still quote efficacy less as compared to pentavac. Nd there s nothing like painless actually.
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My daughter is 4 yrs old. When I am about to feed her anything she starts crying. It may b breakfast or lunch or dinner. Why does this happen with her? her weight is 15 kgs.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Her weight is in normal range. Probably like all anxious parents, you are trying to control her which she doesn't like. under this condition what else she can do? Tell me. Your anxiety makes you forget that she has a mind of her own, which would not like to be dictated by others.Live her alone, love her unconditionally. Let her exercise her choice about what,when and how to eat. Then she will be more receptive to your advice. Practice what you preach, eat everything in front of /with her, whatever you want her to eat. Hope this helps.
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