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Dr. Rashid Merchant

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Rashid Merchant Pediatrician, Mumbai
500 at clinic
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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 grant daughter is 14 months old and she still does not walk or stand. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My grant daughter is 14 months old and  she still does not walk or stand. What should I do?
Normally children start walking independently after 13 months. Slight delay is acceptable. Give calcimax p suspension 5 ml twice daily.
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My daughter is 20 month old her right feet is bending towards inward direction. Wht it cud be. She falls alot. Her vit d levels was 2 in July .10 weeks course is completed of vitamin d supplements. please guide wht cud b problem and how it can be corrected.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My daughter is 20 month old her right feet is bending towards inward direction. Wht it cud be. She falls alot. Her vi...
your daughter is probably suffering from rickets.please be careful with her. give her calcium and vit D supplement.k keep her in sunlight everyday. injections can be given if oral supplements do not work. corrective shoes if required.please stay in touch with a paediatrician for the same.
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My 3 months baby hasn't sleeping properly at night.

DMB
Pediatrician,
Sometimes a 3 month baby is still yet to develop a regular day and night pattern. Most often they should settle by the time they are four months old . If you are breast feeding, the baby settles down after a feed and a burp. Try to create a semblance of darkness and quiteness during the night and use diapers so that he does not awaken every time he passes urine. Remember try to get sleep when the baby sleeps, to keep your prolactin levels high to help breast milk secretion. A calm mother usually has a calm baby, and so try not to reflect your anxiety on to the baby. Kangaroo care of the baby will also help which even men can assist.
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Which is Best ingredient to milk for babies? Heroics? Pediasure? complain? Boost? How can we make cashwe, pista, almonds familiar or eatable to my baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Which is Best ingredient to milk for babies? Heroics? Pediasure? complain? Boost?
How can we make cashwe, pista, almo...
There is no any best ingredient to add in milk.Milk itself is best. If your baby is more than 6 months and is on weaning stage, you may add in milk after grinding fine and if he is older enough to chew, leave him free to choose items of his choice that shall make him familiar.
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My Son is 9 years old he is a bright and happy kid. He was very hyperactive and defiant. He was having trouble making friends and trouble at school and while playing, because he was fighting with kids. He was not listen to us not follow our instructions, he was too much hyperactive and aggressive. Things got changed from last 2 years after consulting with Neurologist, he has suggested to take (2Ml of Sizodon night) along with this we have giving him behavior therapy he has improved a lot nobody can believe me he was diagnosed with ADHD But from last 3 months he suffering ill every alternate week he is getting fever, headache, stomach pain, gastric I'm not sure because of this medicine side effect or some other reason. Kindly request you suggest what shall we do now. Please let me know whom should I contact.

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Psychologist,
My Son is 9 years old he is a bright and happy kid. He was very hyperactive and defiant. He was having trouble making...
Please consult your doctor again and update him on your son's health. He might change the medicines or reduce the dose. You also have the option of changing your doctor. These medications usually come with many side effects. I suggest that you do your own research, read up and educate yourself and take an informed decision. The health of your son could be because of this medicine or something in his diet or the seasonal changes. Though allopathy medicines bring faster relief, they come with numerous side effects. On the other hand, ayurveda and homeopathy are gentler on the mind and body and fewer side effects and sometimes slow to show improvement. Nevertheless, you are doing a wonderful job as a parent and taking care of your son. Take care.
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My baby is 1.8 years old. He is suffering from cough from last 5 days. And after 5 days fever is 101. I am giving him grilinctus syrup and crocin syrup. But cough is not control. My baby is whole night coughing and many times vomiting. So please advice me some cough syrup and other medicine name.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
My baby is 1.8 years old. He is suffering from cough from last 5 days. And after 5 days fever is 101. I am giving him...
Start one antibiotic like syp clamp 5 ml 12hourly for 3 days. Alongwith this do his blood test like cbc, peripheral smear and crp. Continue syp crocin and grilinctus. Inform about the reports to paediatrician.
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My son is as fever for four day? Due to that he have high body pain? Wat is the solution for that?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My son is as fever for four day? Due to that he have high body pain? Wat is the solution for that?
Give paracetamol tablet / syrup, it is an anti pyretic and pain killer as well, if fever still persisiting more than 4 - 5 days, get evaluatd by paediatrician to rule outany infection.
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My daughter of age 7 years studying in class 2 complaints chest pain followed by breathing problem especially when. She is in school hrs sometimes at home also. Echo test chest x ray done but all normal. Once I asked to her why its so she replied that homework was not completed so madam will beat. We made her homework uptodate. Two three days absolutely no problem but yesterday evening again she was crying for chest pain. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter of age 7 years studying in class 2 complaints chest pain followed by breathing problem especially when. S...
I think you should talk to her or her friends and try to figure out the situation in the school. It is possible that she was scolded or she has witnessed someone else been scolded or physically beaten by the teacher. Please understand the situation from your child's perspective. You will have to convince her that you trust her and will support her in every situation. You can call her friends parents too. Once you understand it from the children's perspective, do not hesitate to approach the teacher or other school authorities/school counselor to seek solution. You will have to handle the situation very cautiously because if she does not let go of this fear at this age, it will affect not just her studies but her entire personality. All the best. Remember she needs all your love and trust.
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I am a student and my age is17 but my body doesn't look like as 17 .I am so weak what can I have to do for a healthy body please suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Take home made food chapati, dal rice and green veg. Ihope you are not diabetic. Oars in food snacks is good food.
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My son is 5 yes old he had viral fever last week but his fever was not down so my family doctor was giving him lumerax 40 12hrly but he was not not fine with that but now he is having abnormality in walking he cannot stand please help me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son is 5 yes old he had viral fever last week but his fever was not down so my family doctor was giving him lumera...
lumerax40 is used in adults for resistant cases of malaria.and vertigo is one of the side effects of drugs.stop the drugs talk to your Dr. and he will give other drugs
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Dentist, Malda
Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.
However, after the permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth. It can also cause changes in the roof of the mouth. Pacifiers can affect the teeth essentially the same ways as sucking fingers and thumbs, but it is often an easier habit to break. The intensity of the sucking is a factor that determines whether or not dental problems may result. If children rest their thumbs passively in their mouths, they are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. Some aggressive thumbsuckers may develop problems with their baby (primary) teeth.
Children usually stop sucking between the ages of two and four years old, or by the time the permanent front teeth are ready to erupt. If you notice changes in your child’s primary teeth, or are concerned about your child’s thumbsucking consult your dentist.
Tips for helping your child stop thumbsucking:
Praise your child for not sucking.
Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure or needing comfort. Focus on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
For an older child, involve him or her in choosing the method of stopping.
Your dentist can offer encouragement to your child and explain what could happen to their teeth if they do not stop sucking.
If the above tips don’t work, remind the child of their habit by bandaging the thumb or putting a sock on the hand at night. Your dentist or pediatrician may prescribe a bitter medication to coat the thumb or the use of a mouth appliance.

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Can I give my 10 months child cow milk or dexolac formula is good for her health as of now.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Can I give my 10 months child cow milk or dexolac formula is good for her health as of now.
you can give 500 to 750 ml of milk by small glass/cup.in three/four divide d feed.then three to four times give thin soup in cup with spoon home made,cereals made.If child try to eat by using hand then encourage him to do so.even if he spill/spoil cloth/table.remember he is trying to learn.he closely observe adults eating by themselves.
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Acute Bronchitis - Causes and Treatment

MD - Internal Medicine, FUPDA, FICP, FIACM
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faizabad
Acute Bronchitis - Causes and Treatment

As we go about life and routine activities, we may be exposed to a lot of different types of environments. We may have to travel in heavy traffic and may be exposed to vehicular pollution, there may be times when we are at places that allow smoking and that may expose us to smoke from cigarettes. Our nature of work today requires us to be constantly in a situation where we take in industrial fumes and exhausts. Being in any of these conditions temporarily may not be a big matter of worry, but when the incidents get more frequent they may lead to troubles in breathing and diseases such as bronchitis or acute bronchitis.

Acute bronchitis is a condition in which the bronchial tube that carries air to and from the lungs gets inflamed due to different reasons. The biggest hazard related to the inflammation of the bronchial tube is that the patient may suffer from constant coughing and irritation of the throat putting pressure on the lungs. In advanced cases, a bronchial infection may also leave the nodes of the lungs inflamed, making it more difficult for the patients to breathe.

Causes of Acute Bronchitis:

  1. The most common causes of bronchitis include the infection of the bronchial tube with bacteria or virus, which lead to the inflammation of the tube and subsequent bouts of coughing.

  2. A habit of smoking cigarettes or being exposed to cigarette smoke as a passive smoker may lead to the infection of the bronchial tube.

  3. Vehicular smoke and fumes also lead to the inflammation and infection of the tube that plays an imminent role in supplying oxygen to the lungs.

  4. Finally, when one works in a position where he/she is exposed to chemicals or harmful exhausts on a constant basis may also have to suffer from acute bronchitis.

Treating the Problem:

One of the best ways to combat health issues such as problems of bronchitis may be to lead a lifestyle as healthy as possible and to make sure that bad habits such as cigarette smoking are kept at bay. Apart from lifestyle habits, if a person falls prey to acute bronchitis, it may be important to undergo treatment so that long term effects to the lungs may be avoided.

Choosing the right treatment is of essence when you need to get the best results. One of the most effective treatments in maintaining a healthy bronchial tube is to opt for homeopathic treatment. The most viable trait of the treatment is that it does not lead to affecting the other body systems in a negative manner and the results are achieved by ensuring that it remains easy on the body. The natural ingredients and components of the medicines in homeopathy do not leave the patient weak and fighting for strength. This is one of the main reasons why people today prefer homeopathy over other conventional medicines.  

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My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like small balloon, may I know is it a serious cause ,it happened before 5 months, before that it looks normal, no pain and nothing ,pls guide me and advice me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is one year old but his navel is not looking normal, it is looking like some air in it and it is popup like sm...
This is umbilical hernia. Itself it is not serious but if air filled like small balloon which is a part of intestine may get strangulated in it which is serious cause. It is better to consult either pediatrician or surgeon.
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My daughter aged 4 years is not eating food properly. What nutritional supplement can be given so that she gets proper nourishment. Also suggest something to increase her immunity.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My daughter aged 4 years is not eating food properly. What nutritional supplement can be given so that she gets prope...
Give her variety of healthy food which look and taste good. also deworm your child.look for deficiency of Heamoglobin it should be more than 12.5gm%
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Sir my baby is 10 month old and her weight is 10.30 kg. I want suggestions of starting iron and calcium syrup and how much it.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
What was birthweight of ur baby what is complete schedule of diet so that i will help you about the diet accordingly
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My daughter is 12 months old. Frm last 3 days she is getting high fever and body ache. We have consulted our doctors and he prescribed IBUGESIC syrup. Fever gets low every 5 ml of intake but it arises after 5- 6 hours. This is happening since last 2 days. Please advise.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My daughter is 12 months old. Frm last 3 days she is getting high fever and body ache. We have consulted our doctors ...
these kind a infection is usually viral in origin...you shall use only paracetamol if possible ..ibugesic can cause platelet destruction and liver injury . regards
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My 17 month son having problem of potty not clear discharge it is too much hard and panik. He take milk and other food but problem as it is. This problem occuring while from 7 month.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Faridabad
You can give syp pixit 2.5 ml once . Need to revise his diet since top milk given more frequently leads to hard stools.diet should contain. Semisolud food.
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Sleeping in ac for a new born baby is ok or not?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Maintain temperature of 26-28 celsius. Avoid direct exposure to the cold air. It is good to use ac for new born to avoid raised environmental temperature effect.
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