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Dr. Prathana

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Prathana is a renowned Pediatrician in Bandra West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Kiddie Ville Hospital in Bandra West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prathana on Lybrate.com.

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DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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If your adolescent boy or girl spends too much time alone, talk to him/her as a friend.

He is born on the 24weeks 1day of the pregnancy. Weight 760grms. Normal delivery. His growth completed or not? In future have any problems? Please give me a answer.

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He is born on the 24weeks 1day of the pregnancy. Weight 760grms. Normal delivery. His growth completed or not? In fut...
Extreme premature baby. High risk of morbidity in form of growth n development disorder, eye problems etc may be there. High risk management and regular follow up, intelligent nutritional, prevention of infection all is first priority.

I am 2 years old. My height has stopped increasing. I want to increase my height upto 2-3 inches. What is the best method to increase my height without any side effects?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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I am 2 years old. My height has stopped increasing. I want to increase my height upto 2-3 inches. What is the best me...
If you 20 years you have attained max growth so increasing height out of question. Try swimming and play basketball it may but doubtful.

My child (20 month old) suffering from loose motion, greenish with traces of blood, what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Stool mixed with blood is suggestive of infection. An antibiotic treatment is needed. Give plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Giving probiotic and zinc helps in early recovery.

My daughter has all her milestone delay like delayed speech, development, gross motor, etc. She difficulties in all gross motor activities like writing, drawing, combing her hair, wearing shoes and socks, etc.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Your daughter needs to be evaluated by a pediatrcian and psychologist. Depending on that she will need physiotherapy and speech therapy. This will help her in attending a special school.

What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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What is time of teething in babies. My baby is 10 month old but no teeth yet should I worried? Please advise.
Only eruption of teeth is delayed in otherwise normal child you can ignore. Give a calcium preparation.

My son was born with down size syndrome and he is 11 months old what should I do now.

BHMS
Homeopath
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My son was born with down size syndrome and he is 11 months old what should I do now.
Hello. There are medicines in homoeopathy which would be really very helpful for your son who is just 11months old. So, recommend you to share the details for treatment. And homoeopathic medicine will show you results without side effects, but you need to have patience and need to give medicines regularly. Kindly share the details.

I am a breast feeding mom. I used to take eldoper for diarrhoea before. I heard its harmful for baby. Please suggest an alternative to be used for emergencies ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Loperamide is a symptomatic medicine, doesn't address root cause of diarrhea. May be you don't need anything ,it is your anxiety creating problem. Meet physician to know.

My male baby 20 months old is having Craniosynostosis, having small head size. His overall activities are normal so far, he is not talking yet but only saying Mama, Papa, Didi, he walks/ runs normally. Please let me know if I have to take any extra precautions in order to make his future life to safer side.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Follow up with Paediatric neuro physician to know if intervention is needed. Probably you may not need anything as so far growth and development is normal. It (small size head) sometimes occurs in families with normal development.

Hi, My daughter who is 9 months old has severe cold, suffering from blocked nose. Which is the best medicine for my baby.

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Hi, My daughter who is 9 months old has severe cold, suffering from blocked nose. Which is the best medicine for my b...
Give simple saline nasal drops every 2 hrs. Give plain water steam inhalation 2-3 times a day. If not recovered in 2-3 days or has other symptoms, consult your pediatrician.

I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good student till school. But after school, for last six years or so I have been very lazy and procrastination in studies. I am lacking will power and discipline to sit and study. I am a lazy person in general. I am intelligent person though, because whatever I study, I can understand very easily. What is wrong with me? Do I have ADD or ADHD? Or it's just that I am lazy and procrastinate when it comes to studies?

MBBS
General Physician
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I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good ...
Please It's laziness only Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation three times a day, 5 minutes each Take Tab geriforte by Himalaya 2 2 Badam pak by Patanjali 1 tsf twice a day Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid outside food totally Avoid masturbation Read inspiring books daily.

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

MBBS
General Physician
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Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly.

Dear sir My son is suffering from tonsil problem since a long time and he is getting best treatment from the Doctor.But as the treatment completed the same problem comes within fifteen days or a month later. So you are requested to advise the best treatmebnt for my son.Age of my son is about ten years. Thanking you Best regards.

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician
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HI Recurrent Tonsils Infections are very common in small kids . Avoid giving him outside food , outside cold drinks or fruits juices and Ice creams . If his frequency of throat infection in more than 4 times a year you can consider for surgical removal of Tonsils.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Good noon friends..Just went through one interesting case..Parents of 3 year old child complaining of bluish discolored face of that child during cry many times..it will disappears after some time.. I went through systemic examination. Mild pallor was present. Not any other deformity found. Heart sounds are healthy :-)
This child diagnosed as psychiatric disease breath holding spell. Quite common nowadays. This child voluntarily hold his breath for few minutes :-) to make worry his parents to fulfill his wish..Beware of Emotinal Atyachar ;-)

Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Causes and Evaluation

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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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SSHL is not like any other normal hear-loss trouble. Rather it is quite a severe condition. Sudden deafness can occur at any time due to several reasons. This trouble does not affect both the ears rather only one specific ear is usually affected, and thus this is one of the prominent signs that can help the doctors to understand that SSHL has occurred.


What are the leading causes of this hearing loss?

Head injury: If you have faced any severe kind of head injury ever, then it might bring SSHL. This is why you are suggested to get necessary treatment on time so that this kind of hearing loss can be avoided.
Loud-noise exposure: If your ears are exposed to louder noises or sounds in a consistent manner, then there is a greater possibility of the occurrence of this hearing loss. Thus, you should stay away from unwanted noises.
Ageing: With the increase in age, hearing power slowly decreases. However, if you take proper precautions from the very beginning, then SSHL can be definitely avoided.
Blood-circulation troubles: Interrupted blood-circulation creates different physical troubles out of which hearing loos is one of the most prominent one. And if timely treatment is not provided, then it might get converted into SSHL.
Ototoxic medication: This kind of medication should not be continued for long without doctor's prescription otherwise SSHL might occur.
Lyme disease: This is a kind of disease, which occurs due to tick bites and this is pretty infectious in nature. Apart from that, this disease is now considered as one of the main sources of SSHL.

How to evaluate this hearing loss?

History analysis: The history of the patient needs to be known first otherwise SSHL cannot be perfectly treated. If the history shows that the patient already has an existing trouble of ear loss for which SSHL has been proven, then in accordance with the same the treatment can be prescribed.
Laboratory and imaging: Laboratory analysis is one of the main methods for evaluating SSHL and necessary images of the ears boost the potentiality and importance of this kind of analysis to a great extent.
Quick evaluation: This kind of medical evaluation is mainly made on the basis of the symptoms. The doctors often follow the signs thoroughly in order to determine as to whether the patients have SSHL or not. This evaluation is highly supported by different medical tests that are prescribed by the doctor.
Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Causes and Evaluation

My son is fifteen months old and his weight is 9.5 kg. Is it normal? He is pre matured baby born with 2.5kg. But he is very active and all his activities were done correctly at each month. His developments are good but he doesn't gain weight. What to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is fifteen months old and his weight is 9.5 kg. Is it normal? He is pre matured baby born with 2.5kg. But he i...
Your son is perfectly normal and growing accordingly. His weight is also normal according to his age. Do not worry about his weight any more. Now the weight gain will be slow but they will be active and keep learning things fast and if they are healthy you need not worry. Keep feeding him with regular diet.

Hello doctor my brother age is 10 years old. He is really aggressive and hyper child. He is good in studies but he get hyper very fast and start beating or throwing thing to other. He always play games on tv and moreover he always used to fight in school. Nowdays I am really fedup with his behavior. Every teacher complain about him. Please suggest me how to tackle him and how to counsel him.

Masters in counseling psychology, Counseling psychologist, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist
Psychologist
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He may be emotionally disturbed due to some reason, or may be going through some other problem, emotional or developmental. Please consult a professional as he needs to be evaluated properly.

Is watching porn and masturbating right for me?(I'm 16 years old. Does it cause any harm to my health or stamina and does it affect my concentration and cause distraction in studies? It wastes lot of my time and I feel a bit guilty after doing it. What should I do? Stop it completely (which is very hard for me) or continue it and do it once in 2-3 days?

MD - Psychiatry, BHMS
Homeopath
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Is watching porn and masturbating right for me?(I'm 16 years old. Does it cause any harm to my health or stamina and ...
Masturbating and watching porn is part of adolescence, but as you mentioned you r feeling distracted and lacking concentration in studies. So need to curtail the time of watching porn.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. I gave her less than an ounce of water and she threw it up within a matter of seconds! I have tried infant tylenol crackers and water please help.

Mbbs, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Can give syp domstal baby 10 drops for vomiting then tylenol after 20 mins or so. If not better consult your peds.
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