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Dr. Rashid H Merchant

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Rashid H Merchant Pediatrician, Mumbai
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Dr. Rashid H Merchant is one of the best Pediatricians in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Rashid H Merchant personally at Doctor Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rashid H Merchant on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me something.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son is 2 and half years old and bite any 1 at any time can't understand problem since 2 years please suggest me so...
It s just a behaviour pattern for attention seeking and he can be gently counselled and as he grows up it will go.
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I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him but every month I have to take him hospital for medicine. And pediatric Dr. said ,immunity was week thats why he gets cold and fever. Sir please tell me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him bu...
With 16 kg at 3 yours of age,immunity is not the issue. Most likely recurrent infection caused by bottle feeding,thumb sucking,candies is the culprit. Proper hygeine care will reduce sufferings.
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My daughter is 4 months old but she is not getting hairs properly on head Wat should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My daughter is 4 months old but she is not getting hairs properly on head
Wat should I do?
At 4 months babies tends to loose hair and regain by 6 months of age. If she is growing well then nothing to worry continue multivitamin with iron drops for 1 year.
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What about" neurocetam 800" 3 times a day to a 10 year old child with 50 kg weight. To stop cerebeller ataxia to grow more. Is this medicine is having side effects of nervousness and depression also wt gain. Is it ok to give or not?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Symptoms of general excitability, including anxiety, insomnia, irritability, headache, agitation, nervousness, tremor, and hyperkinesia, are occasionally reported. Other reported side effects include somnolence, weight gain, clinical depression, weakness, increased libido, and hypersexuality.
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Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Bow Legs:What You Need To Know

Often children are born with bowing of legs, due to folded leg position in utero.

Once they start putting pressure on them while walking, they may straighten out. This happens generally by 2 to 3 years of age.

If not corrected then they may cause some serious problems:
*shortening of 1 leg
*deformity
*difficulty walking running
*higher risk of arthritis.

Persistent bowing may be due some deficiency:
*rickets
*Blount's disease
*lead or fluoride poisoning
*others

First few tests:
25 (oh) vitamin d3 level in serum
Serum free calcium level
X-ray of legs.

How will your pediatrician monitor for a change?

Measurements of distance between knees while a child is lying on the back.

This is monitored to see for any worsening

What can be done?

*treat rickets.
*any other underlying problem to be ruled out.
*braces orthopedic devices to keep the leg in straightened position (serious cases)
*surgery after 3 years (determined according to individual case basis)

All problems may not be solved but timely intervention can change the life of a child forever.
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How to increase breast milk. Is there any medicine or anything else. To increase milk.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, You may increase TUR DAL intake AND also try frequent breast feeding every 2hrly. The more the child suckles, the more the milk let down.
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My sister's baby suffering from gastric problem, baby is one month old can you plzzz suggest any tips for this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My sister's baby suffering from gastric problem, baby is one month old can you plzzz suggest any tips for this problem.
It is common in most of the babies and you have to burp well after each feed ad do not bottle feed and for personalised answer you can consult em her on the site.
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Dear Sir/ Madam. What is the ideal food for lactating mothers. Recently we blesses with baby girl.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Dear Sir/ Madam. What is the ideal food for lactating mothers. Recently we blesses with baby girl.
Hi, lybrate user, have a diet rich in protein, drink lots of water ,have lots of vegetables, milk, feenugreek seeds. High fiber diet.
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My 10 month old baby has runny nose, sneezing and coughs often, my ped suggested asthaline expectorant (3ml -3 times a day) gladimol c (6ml -3 times a day) for 3 days. My baby weight is 8.20 kilo. I just want to check if this is the correct dosage for my baby.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Dosage is correct, don't doubt on your pediatrician. But in viral upper respiratory infections don't give medicines repeatedly. Home made remedy will all that is required.
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My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
My wife is 28 year old. We have two kids. She's breast is getting very loose how she can get it tight.
Your breasts should be examined by a plastic surgeon to check what needs to be done to tighten your breasts. Whether only tightening is required or tightening with breast reduction is required or tightening along with breast enhancement is required has to be assessed before the correct treatment plan is made for yo.
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I'm a new mother with a 8 month old baby. A white dot appeared on my nipple a couple of days ago. There is shooting pain while feeding and sore after feeding too. Any suggestions?

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
That might be a fungal infection. Keep your nipples clean and dry. After cleaning, apply warm coconut oil on the nipples. You can clean the oil before feeding.
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My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Echo test done and one line is in bold letters of report. That is patent foramen ovale left to right. Is this normal ? Then we show report doctor he said that hole is very minor it will close within 3 months. Is it true that it will close automatically after some months. Please suggest me in detail.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Ec...
Yes some tiny holes do close on its own as the baby grows but you have to be extra careful in observation of blue color on exertion like crying, not getting infections, getting vaccinations on time (this has to be observed for every new born baby up to a year- 1st summer/winter & autum is difficult for every baby) good luck and take care.
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Sir/madam My child is 5 months old.in blood test c.reactive protein test ranges 37.5 . Is it any serious factor? Please help.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
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My child is 5 months old.in blood test c.reactive protein test ranges 37.5 .
Is it any serious factor? Plea...
No no dear. Do not worry. Just avoid outside food for 15-20 days. And have simple foods only. It will get back to normal. Don't worry. Take care.:)
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Hi, My 2 years 6 months old child is suffering from loose motions and vomiting from yesterday. Yesterday we have consulted a doctor also, but it's still the same. He is not able to eat anything, as soon as he eat anything he is vomiting it out. What we should we give him in the dinner?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi, My 2 years 6 months old child is suffering from loose motions and vomiting from yesterday. Yesterday we have cons...
Loose motions and vomiting are common in this season donot worry give your child ors and in case the child vomits it out wait for 10 minutes and try ors sip by sip look for any indication that baby may have like excessive crying is not able take water or any other fluid or too weak to take feed or there is blood in the motion rish the baby to hospital along with ors you can give coconut water curd idli with curd and lemon water with salt and sugar if vomiting doe it stop give her domstal mt 5 mg put it under her younger wait for 20 minutes and start with ors hope this helps if not you are free to ask.
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

MBBS, MS, DNB
Pediatrician, Delhi
Yes enlarged fibroids can cause bladder prolapse. It is more due to lax ligaments. Best way to know is get an ultrasound done and hve 2 nd opinion from other gynaecologist.
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My niece who takes normal diet and is of 9 years of age is really very weak physically. Kindly suggest some solution for improving her health.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear Lynbrate user 26kg is not bad according to Indian Standards as American Stan.is30kg at 10yrs. Take care of her diet .deworm her and give her fruits and vegetables and dal also. Do not scold her
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For my baby Which is the oil good for massage? How to massage baby? He is only now 2.5 kg.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vijayawada
For my baby Which is the oil good for massage? How to massage baby? He is only now 2.5 kg.
HI, Massage her with a mix of warm Til and Olive oil for better results. Do keep her under sunlight for 15 mins for better results.
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I have 14 th months baby girl. please give me a list of vaccines must for her for 18ths baby so that we can compare with the vaccines given to her. Pls reply.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
I have 14 th months baby girl. please give me a list of vaccines must for her for 18ths baby so that we can compare w...
Hello lybrate-user, for your baby, whose 14 months, vaccination is advised at 15 months of age (15-18 mnths) with mmr, varicella and pneumoccoccal booster, followed by dpat booster, ipv/opv and hib booster along with 2nd dose of hepatitis a (if 1st was given at 1 year of age), at 18 months of age.
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I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give him. How?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give ...
Yes. Hello, Lybrate user, It so happens wheat rava disagreed as your son is not used to consume it. Give your baby the following homoeo medicine @ Aloe sac30-4 pills, thrice. @ China 30-4 pills, thrice. In take of water should b high to hydrate the child. Absolute rest is essential. Report after 3 days Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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