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Dr. S.V. Kankal

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. S.V. Kankal Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. S.V. Kankal is a renowned Pediatrician in Chembur, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S.V. Kankal personally at Dr. S.V. Kankal's Clinic in Chembur, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. S.V. Kankal on Lybrate.com.

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I forgot to give my baby IPV vaccine. Now he is 9 months shall I start IPV vaccine now is it ok and safe.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
I forgot to give my baby IPV vaccine. Now he is 9 months shall I start IPV vaccine now is it ok and safe.
It was when that the IPV was missed as the three initial doses are 3 and then booster at 18 months of age. If you have not given a single dose of IPV then continue only OPV.
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Bitter Gourd: A Boon to Diabetics

Masters in Human Nutrition and Nutraceuticals
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Madurai
Bitter Gourd: A Boon to Diabetics

Bitter gourd falls into the group of other vegetables which possess high amount of moisture. Due to its high moisture content, these vegetables are highly perishable. They contribute to high amount fiber than any other nutrients. Small bitter gourd is more nutritious than the bigger one.

There are lot of health beneficial known for the intake of bitter gourd. It has good medicinal properties that it is used in treating fever, colic, burns, chronic cough in painful manifestation of skin condition. The extract of bitter gourd helps in killing the breast cancer cells. Consuming more than 2 melons/ day may often lead to diarrhea.

There are certain evidences that consumption of bitter gourd in any form in one's daily menu, may result in the prevention or control of diabetes. The key elements in the vegetable helps in the treatment of diabetes. The key elements which showcase the anti diabetic property of this vegetable include

Charantin
Vicine
Lectin

Charantin helps in lowering the blood glucose level. Vicine is a insulin like compound known as polypeptide p. Lectin, reduces the blood glucose level by suppressing the appetite and making the stored glucose to be used up by the body. The mechanism behind the activity is that it reduces the amount of glucose by inhibiting the enzymes that breakdown the disaccharides to monosaccharide.

Thus whatsoever the vegetable is, daily consumption always have beneficial effects to the body. Hence, increase your consumption and stays healthy.

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Hi My daughter is 3 years old and she vomited whole night 15 to 20 times in 25min gap no water and milk feeding. Already given domperidone but vomited. Please suggest any medicine

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Need to know more details. Weight, fever, and important if he is bottle fed. Then you must stop bottle feed and give with cup and spoon or from glass. For the time being, give emeset syrup 5 ml and see after half an hour and can repeat if still vomits. Inform afterwards take care.
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My 1 year daughter has small two ball like things back side of her head. I think she is not feeling any problem about this. But sometimes she itching them. What to do? please give advice.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My 1 year daughter has small two ball like things back side of her head. I think she is not feeling any problem about...
Mostly they are normal lymph nodes if less than 1 cm size. If they are painless and static in size, nothing to be done.
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My baby is suffering from dysentery frequently. Is there any permanent solution to get out of this.?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I think it's diarrhoea. Breastfeed and take care of hygiene. Rota viral vaccine prevents to certain extent. But now you can't give.
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Please suggest some solution which can used for cough n cold for 2 months infant. So that it can used in nebulizer .also suggest home remidy we can use it.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Please suggest some solution which can used for cough n cold for 2 months infant. So that it can used in nebulizer .a...
Use of steam inhalation and saline drops and protection of child from cold during winters are some home remedies in a 2 month old child. Exclusive breast feeding also protecr your child from cold.
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hello sir, My little Baby 2 month But my baby on face observe Hemangioma So please advise to Me.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
hello sir, 
My little Baby 2 month But my baby on face observe Hemangioma So please advise to Me.
Have a patience. It takes time to disappear. Gradually it becomes brown in colour from cheri red and fades. Gradually.
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My daughter 6 yrs old getting very slow growth.Her D O B is 04/6/2008.Her present hieght is 110 cm,and weight is 19 Kg.But she is very active.What i have to do for her normal growth? Shall i consult what Dr in this regard?I am very much worrying.Kindly guide and advise me in this matter.I will greateful to you for ever.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
You have to stop worrying and start enjoying. Plot the weight and height on IAP Growth chart(Google it) for girls and see yourself if it is normal or not.
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Hello doctor, My question is that my sister in law is recently diagnosed with hepatitis-B and she has also born a baby too, which is about 6 months old now. All the time she is feels feverish and weakness too. So pls. As we came to know that it's a very dangerous and infectious disease. So pls. Suggest us that what precautions n stand we should take!

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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My question is that my sister in law is recently diagnosed with hepatitis-B and she has also born a bab...
hep.B is chronic disease of liver. and symptoms,signs appear after pretty long time.so it is difficult to say that baby complaint is due to hep.B.other virus also mimic same symptoms.
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My baby girl is 10 month old and suffering from cough can I give her ascoril ls drops.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
My baby girl is 10 month old and suffering from cough can I give her ascoril ls drops.
Avoid using any cough syrup without doctor advice because dosage of any drug may be different for different weight and symptoms. You can best use steam inhalation for your child at home. Protect your child from cold.
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What is zinc preparation and how will it cure loose motions in my one year old daughter?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What is zinc preparation and how will it cure loose motions in my one year old daughter?
ORS is the first step you have to turn towards. There is quantity of water prescribed on the sachet that is to be mixed for 1 sachet of ORS powder. Zinc suspension helps a lot in infants suffering from loose motion. Z & D drops is the most prescribed one. My pediatrician does so. Ofcourse, these should be given only after consulting your pediatrician. Bifilac Probiotic Syrup is the most effective I have experienced for my daughter. Loose motion, may it be due to any reason, this oral suspension for babies help to cope up with the situation. This is a powder medicine that needs to be mixed with clean drinking water before use. Once the water is added, the medicine can be used for a maximum of 5 days. Rest should be discarded.
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My daughter is six months old, She has got cold and her nose is running she cries when she feels difficult to breath. Please suggest some treatment.

M. B. B. S. , D. C. H.
Pediatrician, Dhanbad
Your child is suffering from broncho pneumonia so ur treatment is_ 1.Ambrodil plus syr. 2.5 ml 8 hrly. 2. Omnacortil sus. 2.5ml 12 hrly. 3. Clavam bid dry sus. 2.5ml 12 hrly. And after fit ur child done vaccination of pneumococcal and hib 5
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I have myometrial fibriods, do these fibroid cause hindrance to pregnancy . One is located in uterine fundal region and another with in the posterior myometrium uterine body

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Mere fibroid does not always hinder pregnancy. The treatment of fibroid depends on symptoms (menstrual problems), tubal function, husband's semen etc. I personally try to treat fibroids with medicine except in extreme cases where surgery may be needed.
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My son is 3.5 years old and having loose motions since yesterday, please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Ors and home made fluids example salted rice water, thin daal, nimbu pani, coconut milk. Add z and d drop 1 ml one time a day for fifteen day
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Eppizyme and zincovit drops are gud for infant ?

MD
Pediatrician,
Zoncovit: multivit. May be given to baby if your doctor recommends. Epipyme: no need to be given. Unnecesary medicine,
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I had 1 month girl baby since born she is not crying and not drinking milk please advise me what can I do ?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
If she did not cry just after birth, definately peds consultant already attend the baby and must have told about some problem. If not then consult pediatrician.
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Hi My one month 20 days baby's total bilirubin is 3.5 where direct bilirubin as 1.16 mg/dl and indirect as 2.34 mg/dl however there is a weight improvement and feeding properly but the skin appears yellowish. Is there iany risk factor here?

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General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi My one month 20 days baby's total bilirubin is 3.5 where direct bilirubin as 1.16 mg/dl and indirect as 2.34 mg/dl...
Please Give her mild sunlight exposure twice a day Liv 52. Drops 1drop twice a day Check your baby's blood group Re Consult me on Lybrate after 7 days.
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What should you suggest in diet for a ten year old son? Can it'll be safe to have coffee. For him? How many glasses of milk he should have?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Diet should be two major meals and two short snacks in a day. Milk has no major role. Each majr meal should have around thousand calories with two roti's 1 bowl rice daal. 1 spoon ghee and fruits. Shirt snacks should be rice potato or wheat flour based with a cup of fruit juice. Milk may be added to reduce appetite if the kid is eating heavily and is obese.
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Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

Ear aches are a common complaint for many children. An ear infection can be explained as an inflammation of the middle ear. Unlike other aches, this one cannot be soothed by scratching or applying pressure and hence makes children cranky. Ear infections are usually triggered by bacteria or viruses. This causes inflammation that narrows the tube in the ear and allows fluid to build up. This fluid buildup is responsible for the pain. 

However, not all ear infections need to be treated with medication. When it comes to treating ear aches in children, picking a natural remedy is a much better option ,since it has no side effects and can address the root cause of the infection. Here are a few natural remedies for earaches:

  1. Compress: Hot and cold compresses are very effective ways of treating pain and can be used for earaches as well. Place an ice pack or a warm, moist compress over the ear to soothe the ache. Heat relaxes the muscles and stimulates blood flow while ice controls inflammation and swelling. Hot and cold compresses should not be applied for over 20 minutes at a time. 
  2. Water: Some actions can help open up the eustachian tube to the middle ear. Swallowing is one such action. To encourage your child to swallow, offer him lots of fluids. 
  3. Oil: Before using oil to treat an earache ensure that your child is not suffering from a ruptured eardrum and there is no fluid leaking from the ear. Pouring a few drops of warm olive oil or sesame oil can help soothe the pain by opening up the eustachian tube. It can also prevent the buildup of excessive ear wax and form a protective layer on the outer ear against bacteria and other infections. 
  4. Elevate the head: Elevating a child's head can help improve sinus drainage. When it comes to children, instead of using a pillow below their head, place the pillow below the mattress to create a gradual slope. 
  5. Onion: Onions can be used in many different ways to treat earaches. You could either juice an onion and put a few drops of the same in the ear or slice an onion in half and heat it before placing it over the ear like an ear muff. Onion contains anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help soothe earaches effectively and quickly. 

If the earache does not reduce or if there is a discharge from the ear, do not continue to self treat it and consult a doctor immediately.

Related Tip: "Common Ear Infections: What You Should Know About Them"

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Hi, I have new born daughter borned on 01/01/2016. Since last 40 days she is not eating well (breast feeding). When ever her mom feed her she starts crying and refusing to eat. After several attempts she is eating but after crying. We checked with 2 pediatrician and both said she is fine as she is.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, I have new born daughter borned on 01/01/2016. Since last 40 days she is not eating well (breast feeding). When e...
Parameter to assess adequate feed to baby is weight gain. If child is not taking feed for last 40 days, she either must have lost weight considerable or may not gaining wt. Now she is 3 month 7 days old and her expected wt must be about 5.5 kg. If she is around this wt, you need not to worry.Whatever feed she is suckling, that is sufficient for her. 2 pediatricians have already checked baby who found baby fine.
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