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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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My son is 8 months old, just started showing his two teeth. But sometimes startled, shivers his body. Is it natural or else. Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son is 8 months old, just started showing his two teeth. But sometimes startled, shivers his body. Is it natural o...
Teething is not associated with any health problems. It may be an episode of convulsions. Better you show to a pediatrician.
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My baby is 3 month. Dry cough from 20 days. 3 times medicine / doctor change but no relax in cough. I request you please provide the solution and medicine.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 3 month. Dry cough from 20 days. 3 times medicine / doctor change but no relax in cough. I request you ple...
YOur child may have allergic cough and tell the medicines you gave fo more advice . Stop bottle feed if you give and feed with spoon and breast milk only
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Hi, my two years old baby girl some time holds her breath, when she fell down then cry literally. What we need to do in this situation? Pl suggest. She doesn't response. Her face become pale and she become faint totally. Same time she folds her hand.

MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology, DTM&H(Diploma Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, PGD PPHC(Post graduate diploma in Preventive and promotive health care
General Physician, Kolkata
Hi, my two years old baby girl some time holds her breath, when she fell down then cry literally. What we need to do ...
This is a breath holding attack. Not to worry. It will gradually go away. Keep constant watch and try keep the baby happy.
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Hello doctor My son is 3 year old He has cold and cough from last 25 days He has been on medicines ,it is reducing gradually. The doctor has tried antibiotics and has now given deriphyllin syrup. When asked he said the child has asthma. We are shocked by this and can not understand as we don't see any asthmatic symptoms in our child. Your opinion.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hello. I understand your concern. Persistent cough is one of the feature of asthma. Repeated cough may be due to diverse reasons. We cannot label child as asthma before 5 years of age. But will have to keep this thing in mind if he continues to have repeated cough.
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Dr. My child is 4 year old boy, from last 6 months, I is having cough, after blood test, Dr. Advised about allergy, he is under medication from last 5 months, medicine -montek LC, but still is under trouble, Please advise better suggestion.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Dr. My child is 4 year old boy, from last 6 months, I is having cough, after blood test, Dr. Advised about allergy, h...
Please Allergies means lower body resistance Please increase his immunity. Avoid biscuits toast bread khari, Kurkure, chips, chocolate etc for few days Give him home made fresh food. Give Sy geriforte by Himalaya 1 tsf ie 5 ml twice a day regularly, it will increase his immunity. Sy Swashari pravahi by Patanjali 5 ml three times a day for 7 days Please send me his reports regarding hemoglobin etc Consult me regularly on Lybrate till he feels better completely and recurrence is minimized.
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Homeopathic and Natural Remedies for Lactose Intolerance

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathic and Natural Remedies for Lactose Intolerance

Both natural and homeopathic remedies can efficiently deal with lactose intolerance and thus you should check the reports of the patient for finding the best solution. You can choose any of these remedies or else can continue with both.

List of homeopathic medicines for treating lactose intolerance

  1. Aethusa Cynapium: The medicine helps in the digestion of milk so that unwanted stomach aches can be easily avoided. On the other hand, health condition of the kids can also be improved to a great extent using this medicine. Loose tools or green colour diarrhea due to dairy products can be prevented with care.
  2. Apis Mellifica: Milk allergies can be easily cured with this medicine and thus kids are often prescribed the drug by a homeopathic expert. A few symptoms are found in kids due to lactose intolerance like breathing difficulty, body itchiness, redness, swelling, skin rashes and others. All these symptoms can be treated by this homeopathy medicine.
  3. China Officinalis: This medicine is mainly prescribed to those kids for whom Apis Mellifica is not the suitable one. Flatulence, belching and bloating can be properly controlled or regulated by taking this drug regularly.  Excessive mucus formation, chest's rattling sound and excessive coughing might occur with dairy intolerance and these symptoms might get severe. This is the reason the doctors often prescribe this medicine as the best option. 

A few natural remedies for treating lactose intolerance

  1. Probiotics: These are specialized bacteria that not only help in improving digestion, but proper nourishment can also be gained. 
  2. Coconut milk: This is now considered as one of the leading substitutes for different dairy products. 
  3. Apple cider vinegar: Lactose intolerance signs can be completely eradicated along with the maintenance of body balance by consuming apple cider vinegar regularly. This is a natural product, and thus you can take the same regularly without taking a doctor's permission. 
  4. Fermented products: Kimchi and Sauerkraut are those fermented foods that can create helpful bacteria as a result of which the gut can be re-populated and digestive system can be regulated. The symptoms will get reduced slowly with the consistent intake of these foods.
  5. Yogurt: This can be taken with meals as it is enriched with beneficial bacteria that can help in digesting different other dairy products. With the consumption of yoghurt, Lactose can be broken down naturally, and on the other hand, digestion can be improved.
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My newborn boy baby 7 days old. Sometimes his breath is too strong and fast. I could feel his stomach go up and down fast and strong sometimes. Though its not continuous it happens often. Is this something I need to be worried about.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My newborn boy baby 7 days old. Sometimes his breath is too strong and fast. I could feel his stomach go up and down ...
With this complaints if at all you have worry get echo done. A sonography of heart. So it would rule out everything which shall be worrisome more or less. However common cause of this symptoms is" simple nasal block" try nasal drops" nasoclear" for two to three days.
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My baby's birth weight is 2.23 and now she is 8.5kg, now she is 13months old. Is this weight gain normal, weight gain hasbbeen stopped from 10th month. She is very active and crossing every milestone in time. Kindly guide me in this.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My baby's birth weight is 2.23 and now she is 8.5kg, now she is 13months old. Is this weight gain normal, weight gain...
Hello thanks for the query gain in weight three times of birth weight at 12-13 month of age is quite normal. The growth is very rapid in first few months of infancy but then it gradually slows down. The weight gets doubled of birth weight at 6 month 3 times at one year and 4 times by 2 year of age. I hope you have got the point. Maintain the record of weight and height on growth chart so that you can better assess the growth of child. Regards.
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My daughter now 9 month but stil she is not crawling up to now wht I need to do pl tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter now 9 month but stil she is not crawling up to now wht I need to do pl tell me.
I suppose she must have started sitting without support very well and must be enjoying. If other development parameter are normal, you need not to worry. Leave her free on floor and encourage her to move towards you. If it fails after a week or so, consult pediatrician.
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A baby with down syndrome can be cured permanantly. Child is unable to hold his head.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
A baby with down's syndrome also has IQ impairment and other congenital problems heart and blood abnormalities. They mood is pleasant and they are the happiest children. They like music and some children learn music as well.
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My baby is 2 1/2 month old. He sleeps turns either right or left side instead of sleeping on his back. He cries if I adjust him to straighten position n he is comfortable sleeping side ways. Please suggest does it cause any problem?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is 2 1/2 month old. He sleeps turns either right or left side instead of sleeping on his back. He cries if I ...
this is absolutely normal , lung capacity is more in lateral n prone breathing during sleep. kids do enjoy lateral position sleep .it reduces reflux as well. so your child is born genius . he knows what is best !
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What is ADHD in kids and how it can be cured? What care can be taken care at home to cure?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What is ADHD in kids and how it can be cured? What care can be taken care at home to cure?
kid mean child under five.may be 2..3 yrs old.ADHD disease of 7 yrs and after.it seems bit more active have tantrum doesnot listen to you.it is age of exploring the things around him.so it may be normal for age.
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My baby was passing stools which was more liquid. Now suddenly it is like paste consistency. He is 80 days old. Is it normal.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby was passing stools which was more liquid. Now suddenly it is like paste consistency. He is 80 days old. Is it...
Ms. lybrate-user, it is nice you are quite concerned about your baby. If there is no blood in stools, no fever &no vomiting,&.if there are no signs of dehydration (irritable child, eyes sunken, drinks eagerly the water offered &pinched skin over abdomen doesnot returns to normal immediately, you may relax. Continue exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months of age. Regards&best wishes for baby.
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I am going to fly with my 8.5 months old son tomorrow for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. Our paediatrician has recommended to give him phenergan 1 hour before take off so that he is ok during the flight but I have my doubts. Is it ok to give phenergan to such a young child?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I am going to fly with my 8.5 months old son tomorrow for the first time. The flight is around 1 hour long. Our paedi...
No need to give any medicine. While taking off and landing baby can have ear ache for which sucking will relieve him either give him breast feeding while taking off and landing or give him a dummy nipple to suck.
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My wife gave birth to male baby two weeks ago but baby is dead 2 day ago her breast is pains to much because of milk she don't want to take out the milk with any another process she want me to take feeding from her breast ,she say that she well feed me with her breast milk is it ok to take feedings from her breast? It urgent answer me fast.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My wife gave birth to male baby two weeks ago but baby is dead 2 day ago her breast is pains to much because of milk ...
No do not do this. The production of milk is dependent on suckling reflex. Milk production will stop on its own minus medicines if no body is fed. If you wish, you can donate milk to milk banks to be used by other mothers who are unable to feed.
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My 6 yrs daughter not taking regular food at lunch and dinner time. Always avoid and saying not hungry. Toilet also go on alternative day. Although Health wise good. Please suggest any checkup to be done or any medicine required to be given.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
How is the stool? Come to private chat so that I can send you a picture of stool grading for you to identify. On that basis we can proceed further.
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I have a new born baby and she is 22 days old. Today she is frequently (no of times) going to motion and that to in small quantities. What might be the reason? What should I do? Please suggest me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have a new born baby and she is 22 days old. Today she is frequently (no of times) going to motion and that to in s...
It is normal for a new born baby to poop frequently. Eight to ten bowel movements a day is normal for infants.
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My baby girl now 15months and 8kgs weight, problem is she used to vomit always from 6, 7months. If she see rice and smell it she feel like vomit. She vomits regularly if her stomach full and from starting piece of food she sound vomit, I am fully depressed, please suggest me.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My baby girl now 15months and 8kgs weight, problem is she used to vomit always from 6, 7months. If she see rice and s...
Your child may be having reflux or food allergies. Show to nearby pediatrician for complete history and investigation if needed.
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My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is not speaking words with'M' including Mama. What should we do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My grandson, aged 2 years and 3 months now is struggling to speak except for words like Papa, Bike, Car, Horse. He is...
Children at that age usually make sentences of 2 to3 words. Slight variation is normal. You can teach him to use m.
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