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Dr. Shakala

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Shakala Pediatrician, Mumbai
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Shakala is a renowned Pediatrician in Kurla West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Abhi Hospital in Kurla West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shakala and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Dear doctor. My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly advise to which type food I wll put to my child.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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Dear doctor.
My son having respiratory prob. He is 8 months. He did't take any food. Only taking mother feed. Kindly ...
You can initially start with liquid diet as daal ka pani or rice water etc Gradually semisolid food like daal khichdi kheer etc.

My baby age 11 months not slept in day time like other kids, he sleep 15 mins in evary sleep in day time twice. May I know the reason?

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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My baby age 11 months not slept in day time like other kids, he sleep 15 mins in evary sleep in day time twice. May I...
Each child has its own sleep pattern and no two children are alike. Most of them never get sleep deprived and manage very well to get whatever sleep is required. I would not worry about his not sleeping in the day. They always compensate and get enough sleep unlike us adults who fight sleep because of work or studies and become sleep lagged.

My niece is only 2 & half months and within 4-6 days of her birth Paediatrician suggested to get the heart checked at our convenience. Yesterday, we did the Eco & it was diagnosed that the she needs Balloon Pulmonary Valvoplanty or the heart will be continue to damage. We are afraid that at this such a young age this surgery is necessary? Please let me know your contact details to share the report for proper diagnosis & Dr. From Lybrate can suggest st a true way forward.

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My niece is only 2 & half months and within 4-6 days of her birth Paediatrician suggested to get the heart checked at...
Balloon valvoplasty for pulmonary stenosis is non-invasive. The decision to proceed with the surgery depends on the severity of the stenosis. It will yield best results if done at the optimal time.

3 year old boy facing fever and body pain since yesterday; 4 hours fever in every 12 hours

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Done worry it may be just a viral fever. Wait for 3 days. Tell me the wait of the child I will write prescription
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I need to know can I travel by air with my 7 month old baby. is it safe for the baby.?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Yes it is ok. If the baby has a cold and blocked nose, the ear pain may be severe. In that case, it is good to instill prophylactically one drop in each nostril of nasoclear saline nasal drops and continue feeding the baby during landing and takeoff.

I have pain in my tooth since 1 year.what should i do?

MDS
Dentist
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As a doctor you are neglecting tooth pain since one year that is embarrassing. Anyways show it do dentist and get complete treatment. You might have dental decay or caries which is extending deeper into the tooth.
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I am male 34 years , got married five years ago. But I do not have kids yet, consulted many doctors , got many treatments both of us, wife and husband, but no results, some says she got problem and some says my sperm count is low, we are confused.

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I am male 34 years , got married five years ago. But I do not have kids yet, consulted many doctors , got many treatm...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy Saffron is a mild aphrodisiac 1. Soak 10 almonds in water overnight 2. Peel off the skin and crush them the next morning 3. Take 1 cup hot cow's milk 4. Add the crushed almonds 5. Add a pinch of ginger powder 6. Add a pinch of cardamom powder 7. Add a pinch of saffron 8. Mix well 9. Drink this every morning Causes: • Anxiety • Incorrect diet • Unhealthy lifestyle surely you will get results.
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Teeth add up to your smile. Use them wisely for the purpose they are gifted to you and not for adventures.

Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing or incomplete thing in pre mature baby?

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Sir their is difference between mature baby and pre mature baby please tell me the difference. Is any thing missing o...
Hello, babies born before 37 weeks of gestational age are called pre mature babies. They are, of course, smaller than full term babies, but many are born without their organs having had enough time to fully develop. Some of these babies show obvious disabilities. They need a considerable medical care to survive. Mature babies are born after the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Thanks.
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My sister's baby is one weeks old and she cant breast feed the baby as nipple is getting injured. Can I give my breast milk to little baby? my baby is one yr old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Nipples getting injured because of faulty latch. Push the baby's head little closer to breast, so that nipple goes beyond gums of baby, there by putting pressure on areola and resulting good flow of breast milk. Use nipple shield for a while till injury heals. Hope this helps.
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Your Child and Dental Health

BDS
Dentist
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It's important to teach kids about cavities at an early age. The more they know about how to keep their teeth healthy, the more likely it is that they'll develop good dental habits - and keep those up throughout their lives.

Here are some pointers so you can talk to your kids about cavities and how to prevent them.

What are cavities and what causes them?

A cavity is a hole that forms in a tooth. Everything we eat and drink, especially sweets forms plaque. If we're not careful, plaque can attack our teeth and damage them.

Why are cavities bad?

A cavity causes harm to your tooth, and it can also be painful to you. If left untreated, the hole can grow and get bigger or deeper. It may get so big that that the whole tooth gets damaged. If that happens, your dentist may have to remove it.

How can I protect my teeth from cavities?

Cavities can form if we eat too many sweets and don't clean our teeth properly. The best way to protect your teeth is to choose healthy snacks like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Try to avoid sugary foods and drinks, like candy and soda.

If you do eat sweets, have them with your lunch or dinner, and then brush your teeth right after. When sugar stays on your teeth for a long time it can cause damage, so try not to snack throughout the day when you may not be able to brush. You should also brush your teeth after an ever meal, or at least twice a day. And don't forget to visit your dentist every six months for regular checkups!

What if I think I have a cavity?

A cavity can be painful, so if your child has a toothache, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. At the appointment, the dentist will look at your child's teeth and take x-rays to see if there is a cavity.

What happens if I get a cavity?

If you have a cavity, your dentist can help. He or she will give you some medicine to numb your mouth and make you comfortable. They'll use a special drill to remove the damaged part of your tooth. Then they'll fill everything in with a special material, and you'll have what's called a filling.

Remember that healthy dental habits are the best way to prevent cavities. The more you can teach your kids about good hygiene and serve as a role model, the better off their dental health will be in the long run!

How can I change the habit of breast feeding of my child of 3 yrs? She is not taking any other foods. please help.

Pediatrician
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How can I change the habit of breast feeding of my child of 3 yrs? She is not taking any other foods. please help.
As long as she gets what she wants she is not even going to make an effort to try anything else. Besides, she has got addicted to breastfeeding. The only way out of this is to be firm and stop it altogether, no matter how much she pushes you. Offer solids at 4 hours intervals. Don't try feeding in between.

Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota hai please tell the reason urgently.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota ha...
These are normal movements. All newborn would have. However difference between normal and abnormal movement is only one. If you hold the moving limb and movements stops means it's normal. If it is abnormal muscle twitch it will not.
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Hello sir/mam. My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. Does it have any side affects. Thank you My second question is am 5 months pregnant and doesn't observe any movement in my tummy. Some Orthodox people use to say that if it starts moving after 5 to 6 months it may be a baby boy. Is that so? Please let me know. thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hello sir/mam.
My baby is 15 months old and doesn't want to drink plain milk. Can I use Hershey's syrup in her milk. ...
Don't force for plain milk. Give him its products like curd kheer etc. Change of taste may be helpful. Adding anything isn't much useful. To know or assess gender of foetus is crime and inviting jail punishment. Take care of baby to come.

Pls advice names of probiotic probiotic with zinc sachets which can be given to 2.5 years old toddler to control quick food transit.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Pls advice names of probiotic probiotic with zinc sachets which can be given to 2.5 years old toddler to control quic...
Nutrolin B and Zinconia are not in combination. I am not sure if these can control quick food transit.
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Mera baby abhi 2 month ka hai or woh bahut patla hai uske liye kya karna chahiye?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Mera baby abhi 2 month ka hai or woh bahut patla hai uske liye kya karna chahiye?
Give frequent breastfeeding to him, day and night atleast 8 - 10 times per day, because milk is complete food for this age. Also give nutrient rich balance diet to mother along with iron, calcium supplementation. Consult pediatrician whether he is having some disease or not.

My baby 17 months old, she need 2 hours to taka food (rice dall mix. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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My baby 17 months old, she need 2 hours to taka food (rice dall mix. What should I do?
She is 12.5 kg am I right? some children do play with food and it is tiring for the mother. You make eating a playful fun for the child and do not scold. See the food of interest and give it. Mainly never bottle feed and only with cup/glass and spoon. As the weight is normal there is no need for alarm although it is worthwhile to check hb and tsh.
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My son have started bed wetting from the last 1 1/2 years. He is now 9 yrs old. We have consulted child specialists, have done all the the tests all things are alright. Doctors told my son to do bladder exercise. Is there any ayurvedic treatment for the same or exercise is the only treatment.

IPNA(Nephrologist), ISPN, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Do not waste time if already corrected constipation part and doings things as explained by your physician. He need proper evaluation for his incontinence at this s age. Some kidney and bladder issues can result in such problem.
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