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Dr. Shefali

Pediatrician, Mumbai

600 at clinic
Dr. Shefali 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. Shefali is a renowned Pediatrician in Malad West, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Veena Nursing Home in Malad West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shefali on Lybrate.com.

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My son age is 3 years old. during this climate he is suffering with breathing problem. He could not able to sleep during mid night and we jabe consulted 2 doctors, they are alll changing the syrup but not effective. Hence finally we went to another doctor he told that it will be cured in 2 days. So we are happy that our son felt better but after that we came to know that that the nebiloser put was contain steroid. Now can we use steroid for our child in this age.please help.

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My son age is 3 years old. during this climate he is suffering with breathing problem. He could not able to sleep dur...
Please note that I do not recommend nebulization untill the emergency comes. You better give him kali mur 12 x twice daily (4 tablets) for next 3-4 days - this will clear his chest and he would be relieve of breathing distress.

My baby is 15 days old, it was c sec delivery. My problem is my milk production is low I'm already taking lactare and perinorm from last 5 days but still it's not improved so much. I'm depressed please help.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hello, if your baby is satisfied after every feed, passes stool every day & passes urine 5-6 times a day, gaining weight, then stop worrying. Milk flows wen baby sucks at breast. Anxiety & worry will hamper milk secretion. Have healthy diet comprising lots of seasonal fruits & vegetables, with atleast 1 glass of milk every day. Enjoy your motherhood.

My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is not on there actual position. But he have second boll also but problem is not in correct place. This problem is by birth. So that what should can we do to take care. Help me to overcome this problem.

MBBS
General Physician
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My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is n...
As his age advance the on other testies will get back to its normal position. But untill puberty if it don't come to its normal position go for surgery.

Migraine and Homoeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath
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Migraine is a complex disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of a headache, most often unilateral and in some cases associated with visual or sensory symptoms collectively known as an aura that arise most often before the head pain but that may occur during or afterward . Migraine is most common in women and has a strong genetic component.

Signs and symptoms

Typical symptoms of migraine include the following:

1.Throbbing or a pulsatile headache, with moderate to severe pain that intensifies with movement or physical activity

2.Unilateral and localized pain in the frontotemporal and ocular area but the pain may be felt anywhere around the head or neck

3.Pain builds up over a period of 1-2 hours, progressing posteriorly and becoming diffuse

4.Headache lasts 4-72 hours

5.Nausea (80%) and vomiting (50%), including anorexia and food intolerance, and light-headedness

6.Sensitivity to light and sound


Features of migraine aura are as follows:

1.May precede or accompany the headache phase or may occur in isolation

2.Usually develops over 5-20 minutes and lasts less than 60 minutes

3.Most commonly visual but can be sensory, motor, or any combination of these

4.Visual symptoms may be positive or negative

5.The most common positive visual phenomenon is the scintillating scotoma, an arc or band of absent vision with a shimmering or glittering zigzag border

Physical findings during a migraine headache may include the following:

*Cranial/cervical muscle tenderness
*Horner syndrome (ie, relative miosis with 1-2 mm of ptosis on the same side as the headache)
*Conjunctival injection
*Tachycardia or bradycardia
*Hypertension or hypotension
*Hemisensory or hemiparetic neurologic deficits (ie, complicated migraine)
*Adie-type pupil (ie, poor light reactivity, with near dissociation from light)

Homoeopathic constitutional treatment cures this malady completely since it goes to the root of the disease and removes this tendency permanently.

Some of Homoeopathic remedies used for treating migraine are Belladonna,Spigelia,Sanguinaria,Glonoine,Natrum mur,Phosphorus, Tuberculinum, Iris versicolor,medicine should be strictly selected based on symptom similarity only to get permanent cure.

My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old, she is too weak. Her birth weight was 2.5kg. Present weight was 12 kg. I suffer to her weight please give some better result food menu or medicine. Thank you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My daughter is 2 years and 3 months old, she is too weak. Her birth weight was 2.5kg. Present weight was 12 kg. I suf...
A child whose b/w is2.5kg & wt at 2y3m 12 kg is fairly normal. If you feel she is weak she may has anemia. Get her blood test done.

She is only for 10 month old and my big daugther is 2 and half year old and she have a small white doted in his face.

DMB
Pediatrician
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Please send a photograph of the white dot and also examine other parts of the body. It could be anything from fungal, skin dryness or vitiligo.

I have a 2 month old baby he's having stuffy nose and it feels there is a little congestion too cuz wen I pick him up I can feel grunting sound from his back what medicine should I give and what should be the room temperature should we use the air conditioner or no.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Stuffy per say needs no treatment. If ithe nose is really blocked then he cant suck or sleep. Then with torch look into the nose. If there is block put some saline nasal drops (it is available over the counter with chemists.

Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?
At this age, milk dominant feeding is more harmful. Please give balanced diet containing 70% carbohydrates 15% fats and 10% proteins milk dominant feeding at this age will cause anemia and hypocalcemia. If a 50 kg adult should drink 200 ml milk in a day; a 10 kg should drink 40 ml a day.

I have twin - one daughter & one son born on 2.5. 2015. However, my son's? {nabhi} (the chord attached to the navel was cut after the baby was born) is up about 1/2 inch up mainly while crying. Some says that it is due to improper cutting during delivery time and this will remain about six months. My question is that how it (nabhi) will come to normal size without up? how many times / months will it take place to come to normal size?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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I have twin - one daughter & one son born on 2.5. 2015. However, my son's? {nabhi} (the chord attached to the navel w...
It is umbilical hernia. It does get well by one year of age, if not surgical correction may be required. If it reduces on it's own when child is calm and quite, it's okay. If it does not, then see paediatric surgeon.

My daughter has stone in gallbladder. No reason has been observed in her all tests of stone. Her stone is increased by 3mm from last year. It is 6mm now. I don't want to increase that more. What should be her diet. Do I should exclude tomato. Cabbage pumpkin. Bottle Gourd. chocolate from her diet.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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You need to take medicines that can help in removing them naturally such as our medicines combination of herbal and homeo that will help in removing stones via motion passage. Gall bladder gets diseased due to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle. This leads to an imbalance of the acid-alkali balance in the body which causes the cholesterol to precipitate in the gall bladder leading to stone formation. Over time, these may get infected and lead to an acute inflammation, pain, fever etc. A stone may move ahead into a narrow passage or the duct and get stuck leading to severe agony. The safest and way that should be used to remove gall stones is removing it naturally, not just remove gall stones from gall bladder but also remove the cause of gall stones and about the things you are saying to exclude tomato yes you should do that or you should exclude any fatty food from her diet.

My son is one year old. He is in a stage where his teeth are coming. He is suffering with loose motion for the past 5 days.

Diploma in Child Health, MBBS
Pediatrician
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First you need to understand that loose motions are not due to teething per se., Children used to put hands into mouth because of teething,this causes infection and loose motions. So try avoid that. So don't worry unless he is dehydrated.

He is 1yr old. His scrotum got shrinked. Previously it was baggy n loose but nowadays I see its shrunk all the time. Is there anything serious?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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He is 1yr old. His scrotum got shrinked. Previously it was baggy n loose but nowadays I see its shrunk all the time. ...
Please check for the presence of both the testes. If they are there in the scrotum nothing to worry about it's shrinkage.

My daughter had diarrhea last week after eating prawns don't know exact reason but I thought that it was due to see food she is 2 years old she is active very much but when ever climates changes occurs she will get ill can you suggest me how to protect my baby.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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My daughter had diarrhea last week after eating prawns don't know exact reason but I thought that it was due to see f...
Homoeopathic medicine ECHNESIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily for 3 months.

Sir,my 2 years old daughter start crying at midnight daily we don't know the reason for that ,please give some treatment for this problem ?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Your child start crying at midnight means he is probably hungry if you feed him does he sleep then meaning he is hungry not to worry.

Ask for help with Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Breastfeeding may not necessarily come naturally to us. It is a good idea to get your facts right about breastfeeding before your baby is born, and also to seek help with establishing successful breastfeeding.
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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
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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.

What are the symptoms of filariasis in the small children at the age of 5 to 6 years?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Night fever, cough, breathing difficulties and some time unilateral solid swelling to any part of body. Bloood films can decide.

Hi my son one year . Problem is he needs me all time. He wants to hold me all time not going to any one. He plays little time later he want me. Please help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Hi my son one year . Problem is he needs me all time. He wants to hold me all time not going to any one. He plays lit...
At one year this can be normal dependency on parents and and you have to be patient and also encourage him to take steps by holding him. It is too early to worry much

Mere bachhe ne lohe ka tukhdha nigal liya hai abhi ander hai x Ray me dikhai de raha hai kya karu bachhe 5 saal hai kafi tension hai.

MBBS, MS, DNB
Pediatrician
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Do not worry. Give him/ her bananna's and high fiber diet. Get a x ray done to see the position of foreign body. Usually child will pass it in 2-3 days along with stool.
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