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Dr. Sonal Rakshpaul

Pediatrician, Mumbai

500 at clinic
Dr. Sonal Rakshpaul Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Sonal Rakshpaul is a trusted Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Kem Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sonal Rakshpaul and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is born on 1 jan 2015. We got the pentavalent vaccination first dose done on 18th Feb. Can we have the second dose of this vaccine on 11th March or 1st April, or it has to be between 18th to 20th March only. Please advise as my wife is not in town in between.

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Minimum 28 days interval should be there between two doses. You can delay vaccine upto 2 months but don't give before 28 days.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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2-3 weeks old children should only be given a sponge bath by using a dam-rinsed wash cloth and warm water.

Sir i have a baby girl of 1 year. Is any vaccination required for 12 months baby. And if yes than which vaccine required?

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Dear, At one year of age you need to give Hepatitis A and at 13-14 months pls get her Chicken pox vaccine. Following that there is MMR at 15 months.

My son in law aged 2.5 years he is not eating food daily instead eating biscuits and lays ,he is addicted to biscuits. What should I do him to eat food. Sugest some tips.

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My son in law aged 2.5 years he is not eating food daily instead eating biscuits and lays ,he is addicted to biscuits...
This type of food habit starts in late infancy, when parents or near & dear either out of love or for their convenience offer such items. Now you may gradually reduce these items and encourage him to eat nutritious home made items of his choice. I hope, he may starts eating regular food.

Meri daughter wo 5+ ki hai pr bahut weak hai sab, khati hai pr growth bilkul nahi hai, weight 10 kg, hai. please ap koi tonic bataye.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Her expected weight at 5 years is 20 kg. If she is 10 kg with best of diet, she must be carrying some illness see a pediatrician who will diagnose & treat her illness, relevent investigations may be requred to diagnose illness.

My 16 year old daughter is having mild fever ranging from 98 to 99.3 degrees since last 13 days. Her CBC report shows readings in normal range. It started with cold and cough. Now, she gets fever around 99 deg. Mostly during night. She is feeling very weak. Her blood sugar levels are on border line. Please advise.

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My 16 year old daughter is having mild fever ranging from 98 to 99.3 degrees since last 13 days. Her CBC report shows...
Hi lybtrate user, a body temperature of 100 degree fahrenheit and above is considered as fever, so don't worry about it.

Hello doctor My 5 year young baby girl have allergy. Always she get sick of cold n cough. What should I do for her so that. She will not get sickness anymore. Please help.

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Children are often prone to cold which may be due to viral infection or an allergic phenomena. The best way to deal with allergy is to avoid allergens that is to say avoid contact with any known factors which would lead to allergy. Also keep in mind that if there is an adequate weight gain and no other symptoms, no need to worry. As he grows, the episodes will become less frequent.

My daughter is 3year 10 months old. In her left eye there is a clout from 2 months. Doctor said it puss. How it can be treated?

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My daughter is 3year 10 months old. In her left eye there is a clout from 2 months. Doctor said it puss. How it can b...
Pus from eye signify nasolacrimal duct bockage...i think according to age u can go for probing procedure ...consult oculoplasty specilist for same

Felling cold and suffering from cough and having a races in the body and body is paining very much and can not suffer from the pain and sometimes there is a small pain in my chest.

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Felling cold and suffering from cough and having a races in the body and body is paining very much and can not suffer...
These symptoms what umentioned looks like viral fever. Take paracetamol 650 mg 3 times a day for 2 days. Take plenty of fluids and rest at home. Bland diet.

How can I control my baby simply crying shouting and she is 1 n 9month help me.

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How can I control my baby 
simply crying 
shouting 
and she is 1 n 9month 
help me.
You have to find the cause by noticing when he cries and inform. Likely a habit disorder or attention seeking and console by fondling and search for the cause.

Hello doctor my baby is of four months and 10 days. He was very good by his health till but now he is loosing weight he gets thin is it ok or something?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Hello doctor my baby is of four months and 10 days. He was very good by his health till but now he is loosing weight ...
This is the time to start semisolids in addition to breast milk, gradually breast milk to be stopped & replaced by solid diet.

My son is suffering from dry cough very dangerously I shown to pediatrician doctor but stil I feel that they just give tonics.

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My son is suffering from dry cough very dangerously I shown to pediatrician doctor but stil I feel that they just giv...
You can use cherricoff or relent plus syrup. Dry cough viral mostly nd this will go on its own no antibiotic required actually.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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To prevent nappy rash,change nappy every six hour atleast.Between the changes,keep baby dry and naked for some time,then apply coconut oi

Can I continue breastfeeding if I have a cold or the flu?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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You must breastfeed her because your breast milk is rich in antibodies to fight against the disease causing virus.In any case,your baby will be infected,and your breast milk will act as vaccine against the virus.

I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?

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I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?
Cough with chest pain may have many causes which needs thorough evaluation, please consult a pulmonologist.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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Merits of extended breast feeding

Breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond is based on the fact that breast milk is a [key organic source of DHA (Omega fatty acids), vitamin A, calcium and proteins and provides protection against infectious agents][1].

In 2008 the American Academy of Family Physicians said this in their [position paper][2]:


> It has been estimated that a natural weaning age for humans is between
> two and seven years. Family physicians should be knowledgeable
> regarding the ongoing benefits to the child of extended breastfeeding,
> including continued immune protection, better social adjustment and
> having a sustainable food source in times of emergency. The longer
> women breastfeed, the greater the decrease in their risk of breast
> cancer. There is no evidence that extended breastfeeding is harmful to
> mother or child.


[Many scientific studies prove][3] the point that longer breastfeeding [enhances the
neurodevelopment of infants][4] and their intellectual and scholastic ability in later life. **from one of these studies increase in the IQ by breastfeeding is directly related to the duration of breastfeeding**. These benefits are strongest for the infants of low birth weight on breastmilk feeding. It is found that Poor who are more likely to
enter into child malnutrition are more likely to benefit from enhanced optimal breastfeeding
practices.

longer breastfeeding promotes suppression of [following Diseases and benefits to the infant][5] :

- Enhanced stereoscopic vision
- Neuromotor development
- Lower chances of obesity in Adult life
- [Increase in height][6]
- suppression of gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious morbidity
- suppression of atopic eczema
- suppression of asthma

[Benefits for the Mother][7]:

- [Weight loss][8]
- lower chances of breast cancer
- lower chances of premenopausal ovarian cancer
- suppression of hypertension
- suppression of type 2 diabetes
- suppression of myocardial infarction (heart attack).

**WHO recommends that breastfeeding should continue for two years or more without accurately establishing a maximum duration for breastfeeding.In addition, there is insufficient evidence on the advantages and disadvantages of continuing breastfeeding after two years.**


[It is unfortunate that about many mothers are unable to breast feed even upto 1 year][9]. This may be because We’ve sexualized the breast so much that people have forgotten breasts are for breast-feeding. There is A [Harvard Study which looks at both health AND cost outcomes for U.S. mothers][10] if they were to breastfeed for 1 year.The study found that if 90% of mothers breastfed, U.S. women would significantly lower their risk of heart attack, breast cancer, and hypertension. On a macro level, further investment in lactation support for moms could prevent $17.4 billion in maternal health costs.

Many mothers have shared [positive Experiences of extended breastfeeding in this article][11]


[1]: http://www.bpni.org/information_sheets/IS-9.pdf
[2]: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/policy/policies/b/breastfeedingpositionpaper.html
[3]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[4]: http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC1721196/pdf/v084p00F23.pdf%E2%80%8E
[5]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[6]: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/73/5/959.short
[7]: http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Fulltext/2013/07000/Cost_Analysis_of_Maternal_Disease_Associated_With.17.aspx
[8]: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15384567
[9]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/04/why-most-moms-cant-reach-their-own-breast-feeding-goals/
[10]: http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/study-shows-breastfeeding-reduces-maternal-health-disease.aspx
[11]: http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/10/extended-breast-feeding-is-it-more-common-than-we-think/

Actually right now im suffering from problem of dry scalp leading to dandruff and hair loss. It would very kind of you to consult me some counter measures to overcome these problems. I don't do any types of addiction like drugs, alcohol, cigarettes etc. But it had become my habit to masturbate daily.

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Actually right now im suffering from problem of dry scalp leading to dandruff and hair loss. It would very kind of yo...
Dry scalp and hair loss - homoepathic treatment kali mur 6x 4pills 3times tricho tab 2tab 3times arnica hair oil healwell company.

My 4 years son has tested positive for c. The size of induration is 25x30 mm. Is it confirmed TB. Or we should go for any other test ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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If Mantoux test is 25*30 mm induration after 48 hours in 4 year old,there is high risk of developing a disease if no focus is already suspected. It's a paediatrician's decision to start prophylactic chemotherapy or the proper treatment after examination

My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once which was almost water. He is throwing out everything. Can you please help.

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My 7 year old son vomited 4 times and has loose motions couple of times. Yesterday in sleep he had loose motion once ...
this cojld be rotaviral diarrhea specially if not vaccinated on time . possible solutions are plenty liquids ORS zinc based syrups probiotics like econorm
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