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Dr. Prathana

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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 3 months old is suffering from bronchitis. There's retractions. Kindly advise.

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
A 3 month old child having retractions needs to be evaluated in detail by a pediatrician. Warm regards.
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My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors through Lybrate. Thanks for all of them. Now my query is that, is it not possible to restrict febrile seizure permanently, that it should not attack the baby in future. And also suggest me either any chances of this disorder will appear due cold or caught.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 1years 2months baby had febrile seizure last month for first time and I have got some solution from doctors throug...
Febrile seizure is self limiting disease which shall get cured by passage of time. This occurs only during high fever, not related to cold or cough.
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My baby is doing toilet only 4-5 times in a day. Is it normal or any problem for her.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is doing toilet only 4-5 times in a day. Is it normal or any problem for her.
If he is bottle fed you top bottle and give breastfeed I need to know the age and weight of your baby.
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Is baby sleeping in womb? if yes, so which time?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Is baby sleeping in womb? if yes, so which time?
Baby' sleeping is different from ours. But baby will be silent and we can call it sleeping especially when the mother is active and moving. Then baby will be feeling like rocking in cradle. Baby is then active and moves at night when mother is quiet.
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My six year old boy child go to potty when come potty with blood and some body part see out his way of potty. What are medicine and ciplactin syrup given.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My six year old boy child go to potty when come potty with blood and some body part see out his way of potty. What ar...
This is possibly "rectal prolapse" meet the suitable pediatric surgeon for better and quick recovery. It's an absolutely treatable condition.
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Hi doc, my baby is 3 and half month old. From last 3 days she is having dark green colour poo, only once in a day. She is on formula milk, as I don't have sufficient milk for her. Little worried about her, please advice. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi doc, my baby is 3 and half month old. From last 3 days she is having dark green colour poo, only once in a day. Sh...
Please tell her weight and change formula and feed it with a cup and spoon and not from bottle. If you keep feeding there should be sufficient milk, from 4 months you can start giving homemade semi solids like kitchri, dal mashed and banana mashed egg yolk mashed to paste like consistency. For regular advice on child rearing you ask me personally.
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How to control cough for children?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Cough is only a symptom to clear any foreign material from the respiratory tract including phlegm. You should not try to suppress it. Rather you should give some medication which helps to bring out sputum easily.
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What are the best fruits to eat after delivery the baby which helps to newly born baby.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
What are the best fruits to eat after delivery the baby which helps to newly born baby.
If you are asking about mother's diet. Then she should have 1800 to 2200calorie perday yo breastfeed comfortably. She can have 5 portions of fruits whatever us seasonally available preferred during day time. Drink plenty of water 4 to 6 lper day. Water is important for hydration and good flow of milk. Apples, papaya, my samba, banana are all good. Ask her to have dry fruits few pieces twice a day. (almond+kishmish) plenty of green veggies. Good protein source with each meak (no soya) hope this helps.
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What is a treatments for good health for children.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
What is a treatments for good health for children.
Good nutrition, diet containing carbohydrates, proteins, fat and vitamins, green leafy vegetable. You can ask personally for more or diet chart based on present weight.
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My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can use for he is only 2 years old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is allergic to milk I've tried lactose free milk but they all seem to cause diareah what is something I can us...
I think the real issue is bottlefeeding. YOU stop bottle feed and give mild from a sipper or with spoon.
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Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids - How to Deal with it ?

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids - How to Deal with it ?

A child’s tantrums, especially during teens, are quite common. However, there could be some children who could be exhibiting an extreme version of these symptoms. This is known as oppositional defiant disorder.
Children with this disorder become easily irritable, angry, argumentative, defiant and feel vindictive against most elders (parents, teachers, and others). While this is something very common and can be ignored to be a part of teenage tantrums, the issue is when these symptoms do not seem to end. If they persist for beyond 6 months, it is time to worry. These may then begin to interfere with their daily activities including schooling, where they may not be easy for the teacher to manage.

Diagnosis of ODD: With the changing behaviour of teenagers, it is often difficult to pinpoint and say there is ODD. However, some guidelines for diagnosis are listed below. Angry/irritable, argumentative, defiant and vindictive. If these symptoms are seen for more than 6 months with no inducing reason, happens with non-siblings, and is affecting learning and playing, it is highly likely the child has ODD.

These symptoms can occur at home, at school, or in other settings – seen respectively in one, two, or more settings. Some of the symptoms are listed below.

  1. Repeated temper tantrums
  2. Anger bursts, swearing, using obscene language
  3. Extremely argumentative, especially with people in authority (teachers, parents, etc.)
  4. Annoying others and getting annoyed easily
  5. Noncompliance to rules and regulations at school and institutions
  6. Defending one’s mistakes and blaming others for it
  7. These result in poor academic performance, antisocial behavior, substance abuse, and higher suicidal tendencies.

Treatment

Treatment depends on the presenting symptoms, the age of the child, and supportive care available. The child should be able to actively take part in psychotherapy to reap good benefits. It would otherwise be a task with no results.

  1. Psychotherapy will help the child improve its cope and express and control anger. This also improves problem-solving skills.
  2. Cognitive-behavioural therapy tries to mould the behaviour.
  3. If required, the parents also would be involved to improve family’s involvement in the treatment. Caretakers are given special training if required so that they can support in long-term medical care.
  4. The child also needs to be trained for appropriate behaviour under different circumstances.
  5. Rewards for positive behaviour and punishments for negative behaviour are useful ways.

Prevention: Early identification can help in minimizing distress to the family and help in the early arrest of the disease. The family is also taught basic and simple steps which can help in supporting therapy. Early rejection at school and loss of learning, can happen which can be managed with early intervention. A nurturing and supportive family can help manage the child very well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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My son is 2 and half years old and he is having very hard time doing potty. The potty is very hard hence he tries to stop it as it causes him pain. What to do?

MBBS,D.Ped.
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
At 2 yr of age usually constipation will be recoverd with modification of diet.. 1) plenty of water 2) green leafy vegetables 3)banana 4) reduce bakery items, bread,junk food, coffee. If still constipation persist then pharmacological treatment by pediatrician may be needed.
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My children, 2 month 10 days age. When he 15 days age his throught sount abnormal when he sleep. His eeg and x-ray report normal. Doctor said his throught problem because he i am matured. In future this problem is kured. What is your openion. Thanks.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
The way you describe, it looks like a condition called laryngomalacia. You can search for laryngomalacia. If it is similar, then you can write back to me. Or else take a video and send it to me.
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My baby boy is 2.7 years old but not speaking as other babies in his age group. He talks in his own language and communicate by sign/signals. He also does not chew food and having difficulty to sallow it, I need to give him semi solid food or need to blend it, otherwise he will vomit it. I consulted my baby's pediatrician (and few more doctors) and he said its normal and asked to wait till 5 years. Please suggest me the solution for the both. For speech, should I consult a speech therapist?

Pediatrician, Pune
if he can hear well , speech will develop in due course of time , try to interact with the child as much as possible along with playful activity , can give him regular food made at home for everybody , no need to give semisolid food , though initially you may have some difficulty , let the child feed himself , don't try to spoonfeed yourself , he will enjoy the food as play and finally put it in his mouth by himself
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SIR MY BABY BOY IS ABOUT 3 MONTH OLD ,HIS MONTH WISE VACINATION JUST GO FINE , HIS NEXT DUE DATE IS 4TH MARCH ,BUT I WANT TO GO IN 1ST MARCH DUE TO SOME WORK, IS IT RIGHT OR 4TH MARCH IS RIGHT FOR BABY,KINDLY SUGGEST

M D Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gorakhpur
Ideally a minimum 28 days gap necessary between 2 vaccination but u may go on 1st match. Nothing to worry.
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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? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MD - Anaesthesiology
Pain Management Specialist, Kakinada
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
There is no spine block injection. There is an injection called epidural steriod injection given for the disc problems of the back and neck if there is radicular pain due to disc bulge and which is known in the mri. The results are variable from individual to individual and some experience long term results even with single injection and some require 2 to 3 injections in a gap of few months. But it is mostly without side effects.
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Hi my 2month baby is always sleeping bum above I mean she is sleeping ulta is there any problem.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Hi my 2month baby is always sleeping bum above I mean she is sleeping ulta is there any problem.
It is called supine sleeping. Try to avoid this. Let the baby sleep in prone position or in sideways with left arm side down and right arm side up.
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She is just 11 days old baby how she can get fat she is very thin what is the diet for my baby.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is just 11 days old baby how she can get fat she is very thin what is the diet for my baby.
For 11 day old infant only breast feed is needed and her being thin is genetic nature and advise not to make her obese and sick.
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Hello, I gave birth via c sec ; days back.I get breast milk but irrespective of how much time i give feed he is not satisfied and top feed needs to be given.Please help me?

DCH, MBBS (MAMC)
Pediatrician, Delhi
One should give exclusive breast feed to baby till 6mth of age. Milk production is a reflex process, more suking at breast will produce more milk. If u give top feed, baby will stop sucking at breast and milk production will decrease. So avoid top milk and give more of breast milk.
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I have 3 month old baby boy. Usko sardi hey or nak band ho jati hai. To koi salah Yaa koi drops. Use or koi problem nai hai. Nind kam hai to vo puri nind kare aesa kuch bataye .pls.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
I have 3 month old baby boy. Usko sardi hey or nak band ho jati hai. To koi salah Yaa koi drops. Use or koi problem n...
Prateet hota hai yah encrypted ho kar gaya hai athhava aapaka system hindi font ko support nahee karata hai. Kyonki bachche ko koi aur samasya nahee hai, isiliye kewal Saline Nasal drops din mein 3-4 baar naak mein dalane se naak khul jayegi aur nind bhee sahee ayegi agar bachcha bhukha nahee hai.
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