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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 6 year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? My stomach aches, thought it becomes fine in a day, but still it pains regularly, what to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Sikar
My 6 year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it f...
Inhaler is best treatment for asthma but however side effect are also with inhaler but least as compare to other methods like pills and syrup.
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HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CHILDS TEETH???

BDS
Dentist, Chennai
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY CHILDS TEETH???
Kids have all their baby teeth by age 3. These are called Primary teeth. Baby teeth start falling out around age 6; that’s when the permanent, or adult teeth start coming in. gaps between baby teeth are normal. They make room for the permanent teeth. Most permanent teeth come in by age 13

Tips to keep kids teeth healthy and strong:

0-2yrs
• Wipe gums with a wash cloth after feeding to avoid plaque that can cause tooth decay
• Start brushing twice daily using soft bristle tooth brush once first primary tooth erupts

3-5years
• Start using fluoride toothpaste at age 3- use only pea- sized amount. Make sure your child spits it out after brushing
• Try to break thumb sucking and pacifier habits by age 4

6-9 years
• Start flossing as soon as teeth touch/ contact each other
• Until children are able to practice proper oral health habits alone, parents should help their child brush and floss twice a day

10-12years
• Require children who plays support to wear a mouthguard to protect their smile

13+ years
• Parents can encourage their teens by reminding them that a healthy smile and fresh breath will help them look and feel their best.

Quick tips
1. Schedule your first dental appointment before child’s first birthday.
2. Start visiting your dentist every 6 months.
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Son is 1.9 years old. And in our location hospital is about 10kms away! I want to know what is the immediate thing i've to do if while eating or drinking some food particles or milk got stuck in mouth airway. Because this is a common dangerous accident that can happen among kids!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Son is 1.9 years old. And in our location hospital is about 10kms away! I want to know what is the immediate thing i'...
You must hold the child upside down and give a strong thrust on the back so that the lodged foreign body will come out.
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My father have been continu cough sincelast 8 months i dont know what happen in my fathe.R they have work welding.

MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
Ask him to get a chest x ray done. The welding rays are harmful. And better give him rest for some days.
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My son is 5 month old. I would like to introduce fruit juice and ragi porridge for him. Can you give me idea about the food chart that can be given for him.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Wait until completion of six months. Start with liquids only. Gradually give semi solids. Any home made food can be given.
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My kid is 2 years old now and he is not able to speak, what is correct age to speak.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Around 1 year age children generally speak few simple words. Communication delays must be addressed at early ages for better results. Speech pathologist can guide you reg. Intensive speech language stimulation. Any neuro motor problems must be ruled out. Seek professional help if there is absolutely no speech development yet.
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My child is two years old and they have very weakness and not in interested in any food and not eating anything like milk meal fruits but he is doing stool four time a day that's why not growing so what can I do for my child.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My child is two years old and they have very weakness and not in interested in any food and not eating anything like ...
It can be due to infections in food pipe get a stool test done just to get confirmation give deworming dose anyway. Give antiparasitic medicine metrogyl syrup, a spoon a day after food for 3 days wait and watch don't feed him oils and fats more simple proteins like toned milk and curds and carbohydrates of his choice like daal roti chawal subji and little salt and lots of water reduce his activities if he is Hyper personality a tired body doesn't feel like eating.
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Baby Bottle Caries In Bottle Fed Children

PGDHHM, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Baby Bottle Caries In Bottle Fed Children

What is baby bottle tooth caries?
 

Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child's teeth to liquids containing sugars. Among these liquids are milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas and other sweetened drinks.
The condition is associated with breastfed and bottle fed infants who have prolonged feeding habits or with children whose pacifiers are frequently dipped in honey, sugar or syrup. The sweet fluids left in the mouth while the infant is sleeping increase the chances of cavities.
 

Why should I be worried about baby bottle tooth decay?
 

Giving an infant a sugary drink at nap or nighttime is harmful because, during sleep, the flow of saliva decreases, allowing the sugary liquids to linger on the child's teeth for an extended period of time. If left untreated, decay can result, which can cause pain and infection. Severely decayed teeth may need to be extracted. If teeth are infected or lost too early due to baby bottle tooth decay, your child may develop poor eating habits, speech problems, crooked teeth and damaged adult teeth.

How can I prevent baby bottle tooth decay?
 

1. Never allow a child to fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, juice or other sweetened liquids.
2. Clean and massage the baby's gums to help establish healthy teeth with a moistened gauze square or washcloth.
3. Brushing should begin upon eruption of the first baby tooth. When brushing a child's teeth, use a soft toothbrush and water.
4. Parents should first bring their child to the dentist when the child is between 6 and 12 months old for a checkup.
5. Decrease consumption of sugar, especially between meals.
6. Children should be weaned from the bottle as soon as they can drink from a cup, usually by their first birthday.

My 3 months old has got pneumonia recently. What precautions should we take in this monsoon.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 3 months old has got pneumonia recently. What precautions should we take in this monsoon.
You must vaccinate against pneu mococci with pcv. Continue exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months. Treat cold immediately.
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In which month baby can turn on his tummy or we should do this for sometime? And how much time he can be on his tummy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
In which month baby can turn on his tummy or we should do this for sometime? And how much time he can be on his tummy?
Lybrate-user, usually tummy turn starts after 3-5 months. Child can be on tummy as much tolerable except when slept.
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My kid is of 8 yrs old we had bera test and found 100% loss of hearing impairment in left ear. Please suggest what should we do further.

Pediatrician, Pune
Get a thorough evaluation by ent specialist, but why b era was done? why not an audiometry, please consult the ent specialist.
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Brush your teeth with medium/soft bristled brush gently

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Brush your teeth with medium/soft bristled brush gently. Brushing hard wears off the enamel causing sensitivity.
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How to prepare daily food chart to the children's aged 4yrs. To equal proteins. minerals. In the children body.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mealfoodguidelines breakfastcereal with berries: cold whole grain cereal (1 cup if flakes or rounds, 1 1/4 cup if puffed), 1/4 cup berries, 1/2 cup skim milk or calcium fortified unsweetened coconut or organic soy milk*1 ounce grains1/4 cup fruit1/2 cup dairy* snackpb and banana: 1/2 banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter1/2 cup fruit1 ounce protein lunchturkey and cheese quesadilla: 1 ounce nitrate free sliced turkey breast, 1 slice cheddar cheese*, 2 small whole wheat tortillas (6 inch diameter), 1/4 cup chopped tomatoescarrots sticks and dip: 1/2 cup carrot sticks, and low fat ranch dip2 ounce grains1 ounce protein foods3/4 cup vegetables1/2 cup dairy snackpears and yogurt: 3/4 cup plain low-fat or non-fat yogurt* with 1/4 cup pears (chopped or pureed) with 1-2 teaspoons of flax meal or a few chopped walnuts or almonds (if your child does not have a nut allergy) 3/4 cup dairy1/4 cup fruit dinnerteriyaki salmon stir fry: 1 ounce salmon, 1/2 cup cooked brown rice, 1/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 cup zucchini, 1/4 cup red bell pepper3/4 cup milk*1 ounce grains1 ounce protein foods3/4 cup vegetables3/4 cup dairy * use lowfat or nonfat milk or yogurt, and low-fat or reduced fat cheese recommendations from choose my plate for a 4 year old requiring 1200 calories: grains: 4 ounces, vegetables: 1 1/2 cups, fruit: 1 cup, dairy: 2 1/2 cups, protein foods: 3 ounces.
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Hello doctor what should I do to increase my breast milk and my child crossed one month still her weight is same as born weight please suggest what to do.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
child is just one month old.hence he should be fed every two hourly for 10 minutes on each breast.breastmilk increases more with sucking.drugs are not effective.
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5 Month old baby boy got only BCG vaccination till now due to some health issues. Now from last month baby is health, so what and when vaccination needs to be given?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
5 Month old baby boy got only BCG vaccination till now due to some health issues.
Now from last month baby is health,...
You can start vaccination schedule from any day, better would be to start one month after BCG vaccination, if the time has passed you can schedule your baby's vaccination any time from a pediatrician.
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Nature Nurture

bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Nature Nurture

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Patient often asks me why it is important to walk bare feet? In reply to this I always ask them one question, how many times they walk bare feet? Even in home we walk with slippers or footwears. Are we not deliberately disconnecting ourslef with earth? We all know earth has gravity due to which we are stick to the land. On the period when moon size grows from the amavasya (new moon), moon also pulls up as it has gravity too. Tides in oceans are on high. At that time when moon starts growing in size, we must try to walk bare feet so that effect of moon's upward pull or gravity has negligible effect on body. We must connect ourselves to the earth as we are earth beings. Walking bare feet even for shorter duration from new moon day to next full moon day has good effect on body.

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Hlo sir I have one baby 1 year I am feed him BT now I am pregnant kya mai apne pehle bche ki feed continue rakh skti hu SB mana kr re hai I am confuse tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hlo sir I have one baby 1 year I am feed him BT now I am pregnant kya mai apne pehle bche ki feed continue rakh skti ...
U can continue but gradually withdraw feeding n take good nourishing diet prepared at home including milk and its products.
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My 3 years old son is having loose motions. What should he take? What is the dosage for Z&D drops?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 3 years old son is having loose motions. What should he take? What is the dosage for Z&D drops?
1).Oloxacin+metronidazole susp 6mlx12 hrly 2). Syp Zincolife 6mlx 12hrly 3). FloraSb sachet 1x12hrly+curd, 4).ORS 5) vomikind syp 5ml sos 6hrly if vomits Above medicines to be taken under medical supervision
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Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good solution for it please tell me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Cerebral atrophy of my baby when my baby is 6 month now his medicine is valparin and nuerofit What is the good soluti...
Well their is no true drugs for cerebral atrophy. These drugs you mentioned are tonics with no definite action on brain.
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