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Dr. Rashid Merchant

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Rashid Merchant Pediatrician, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Rashid Merchant is a renowned Pediatrician in Bandra West, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Farooquis Polyclinic in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rashid Merchant on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is getting cold frequently. His chest is congested and nose is running. He is 1 year 2 months old. He was born premature at 7 months. Last time due to wrong treatment of some doctors he needed blood transfusion due to dropped blood count by heavy medicine for cold. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is getting cold frequently. His chest is congested and nose is running. He is 1 year 2 months old. He was bor...
There are certain drugs which may react to some individual producing some side/ toxic effect which can be known after use. Pls note the medicine which reacted and told doctor whenever you visit. It shall be in interest of baby to know the name of medicine which reacted before advising medicine. To develop immunity, give him protein rich nutritious diet and vit a 60.000 units daily for a week. For running nose, instill saline nasal drops in each nostril 3 times in a day.
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My son age is 3.5 years old. he has hard stool 4/5 times daily in cloth he wearing and urinate at night on bed and don't want to eat food. Like chocolate & kurkure. recommend some medicine.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
My son age is 3.5 years old. he has hard stool 4/5 times daily in cloth he wearing and urinate at night on bed and do...
Sir, Stop chocolate and kurkure. He is not having appetite because of this. What all food items you are giving in a day. Is he putting on weight. Are you using feeding bottle. Get back to me with details for proper advice.
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Can a chapathi be gvn to eat for a 10 month old baby. I mean is this a right stage to give.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Yes, this is most appropriate age to start home diet. Mash it properly with hand to make it acceptably thin.
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An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while massage.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
An new baby girl is of only 42 days & still having too much hairs on her forehead so tell me how to remove it while m...
These are called lanugo hairs. These are normal hairs present on baby while in womb. These will go on its own. No need to worry.
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Asthma: Breathing Made Easy with Homeopathy

B.H.M.S
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Asthma: Breathing Made Easy with Homeopathy

Asthma is a respiratory disorder, which is characterized by the narrowing down and inflammation of the inner lining of the airways of the lung, resulting in excessive secretion of mucous. The airways are responsible for the passage of air from and to the lungs. Asthma can affect any person of any age group; however, the symptoms of the condition can vary. The symptoms of asthma include severe pain in the chest, coughing and problems in breathing, interruption in sleep due to breathing problems and a croaking sound during exhalation. Asthma, in most cases, tends to be chronic and can exist throughout your life with eventual changes in the nature of attack.

The most common causes of asthma are:

  1. Common cold and allergies from dust particles, smoke and minute insects might be catalysts for asthma.
  2. Suffering from severe anxiety might also cause asthma.
  3. Asthma might occur as a result of physical exercise and as a side effect of some medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin.

As of now, asthma is incurable. But medications can control the symptoms. Homeopathic preparations can also be useful for the treatment of asthma. Some common homeopathic remedies are as follows:
1. Arsenic album: If the symptoms include severe episodes of stress and nervousness, immense thirst but the inability to drink much water, severe attacks at night and intense pain in the upper right portion of the chest, Arsenic Album might be very useful to cure the problem.
2. Nux Vomica: If the attack is primarily caused because of gastric disorders or sudden outbursts of anger along with symptoms of dry cough, headaches and stomach aches, Nux Vomica might be used as a remedial medicine.
3. Carbo Veg: Carbo veg can be recommended if the symptoms include a pale face at the time of attack along with cold feet and hands and an itchy sensation in the larynx.
4. Kali bichromicum and Moschus: If the attacks become worse in the morning accompanied by yellow mucus discharge, the above mentioned homeopathic preparations are recommended. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath and ask a free question.

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My son is 5 years old , he is facing ADHD problem, and doctor prescribed a medication Axepta 10 mg , is it safe to use the medicine at this age, is there any particular diet for this problem, or is there any alternative medication . Please guide me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
My son is 5 years old , he is facing ADHD problem, and doctor prescribed a medication Axepta 10 mg , is it safe to us...
Every medicine has some side effects but do not worry on this account, if Dr. has prescribed the medicine , cont it for some time and see the effect. Do not be in hurry to stop the medicine , it is good medicine and will have positive effect, so carry on . In addition do following Change his routine 1.Get up early in the morning 2. Give him a glass of warm water 3. Take him for a walk for 30 mts 4.do deep breathing exercise for 10 mts 5. Do meditation – sit quietly for 10 mts 6. Do daily oil massage of whole body and expose body to sun for 15-20 mts 7. No fast food/ no processed/tinned/ spicy food 8. Avoid milk and egg and excess of fruits 9 No vitamin supplements unless deficiency of specific vitamin good luck.
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My three month old son has developed a rash on his cheeks last 20 days. The doctor advised me to use sebamed bath and after sebamed lotion in two times. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My three month old son has developed a rash on his cheeks last 20 days. The doctor advised me to use sebamed bath and...
First avoid all soaps and lotions. Avoid friction by not scrubbing it while bathing. Avoid powder, kazal on the face. Use plain water for cleansing. If irritation then calamine lotion can be applied.
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Baby is one year nine months old. She fell on the floor and had a cut on her forehead for which it was stitched. Pls help us so that the cut doesn't leave a permanent scar on her forehead.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Baby is one year nine months old. She fell on the floor and had a cut on her forehead for which it was stitched. Pls ...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion you can also use the one part of baking soda with two part of water to create a paste. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator and helps in the gentle scraping of the scar tissue layer by layer. Scrub (avoid vigorous rubbing) this paste on your scars for a minute or two and after that you can rinse it off with cold water.
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My daughter is 8 years old with 50 kg weight. Her skin is also very rough. her prescribed tests are normal. what should we do to reduce her weight?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Jaipur
My daughter is 8 years old with 50 kg weight. Her skin is also very rough. her prescribed tests are normal. what shou...
Healthy diet, avoid oily food, do exercise. Important thing is to visit Dr. For hormonal check up. Hormonal disturbance may b cause behind it.
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My son is about 11months can I give energy supplement like bourmita, horlics, complain.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My son is about 11months can I give energy supplement like bourmita, horlics, complain.
An 11 month old child needs breastmilk along with complementary foods. If your baby is breastfeeding, you do not need to give him milk from outside sources. Energy supplements like bournvita are okay for kids who consume milk other than mother's milk.
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I am 22 years old I have already two years baby. My last periods is on 25.06.2016 till now I dint get my periods. I took pregnancy test so it is positive. I want to abort it pls suggest me tablet and the procedure its urgent please.

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I am 22 years old I have already two years baby. My last periods is on 25.06.2016 till now I dint get my periods. I t...
Please consult a gynaecologist in your area and get it done. Without supervision by a doctor doing abortion is dangerous. They will first ascertain whether the pregnancy is intrauterine and then the size of the foetus and depending on your health condition will decide which is the best method for you. Please do not go blindly on self medication. Consult a doctor personally.
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My baby is 3 months my baby is not drinking milk from me for te past 4 days I am giving him formula from birtg.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
My baby is 3 months my baby is not drinking milk from me for te past 4 days I am giving him formula from birtg.
You may have decrease breast milk supply so you take good nutritious diet with 2 fruits per day take 1 glass of milk with 2 tsf of lactonic granules for 2 times a day n 3-4 lit water per day as dehydration leads to low breast milk be stress free n give much time to your baby i'm sure your baby will definitely suck your milk n report me after that take care.
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MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
If your adolescent boy or girl spends too much time alone, talk to him/her as a friend.
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What will be the diet chart for child asthama for my son , age is 12+ & body wt is 60kg.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Your child is obese which will aggrevate asthma.Decrease fats and sugur and increase his activity.He should take green vegitable and fruits not juice.
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My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have dark circle from my childhood. Let me y this coming and way to cure.

American Board of Plastic Surgery, , American Board Of General Surgery, MS - Dermatology, M.B.B.S
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
My son two and half year old. Good weight and height. But in this age he have dark circle around eyes. I also have da...
Thank you for your query. Your son is too small to start with any treatment for dark circles. If he takes proper diet and there is no underlying medical condition then there is nothing to worry about. All the best.
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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?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Using Adderall over an extended period can increase the risk of critical cardiovascular problems and strokes. There are also significant mental health issues associated with the long-term use of Adderall, such as depression, hostility and paranoia.
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I am 29 yrs. I am having belching of abdomen. I am having cough at present. What antibiotics i can choose. What is the treatment for belching?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Belching it self can cause cough. Try tab pantaprazole and levosulpride combination. Reduce spicy food,tea and coffee. Take food in small quantity at a time. If due to belching it will help you.
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