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Dr. Swetha Chawla

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Swetha Chawla Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Swetha Chawla is an experienced Pediatrician in Malad West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Swetha Chawla at Nurture Clinic in Malad West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Swetha Chawla on Lybrate.com.

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Hello I'm 16 year old. I have redness in eyes for a long time. They say it is a virus infection what should be my diet? And I get a bad breath in my mouth. What should I do without taking medicines. Any natural methods? Then what should I do to become a little bit fat I'm too skinny.

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Hello I'm 16 year old. I have redness in eyes for a long time. They say it is a virus infection what should be my die...
It is allergic conjuctivitis & will be better with anti allergic drugs to be taken some time.Take care of oral hygeine by brushing,flossing twice a day, Fitness is more important than looking fatty.Regular diet,excercise schedule is must for attaining fitness.

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Ideal Weaning food practice for babies after 6 months of age::

You can continue breast feeding till 2 yr of age but after 6 month of age you can add supplementary food in addition to breast milk..
1) rice water. Dal water
2) RAB,
3) fresh fruit juices
4) fresh vegetable soup
5)pasteurized top milk

Consistency of above mention food should be liquid initially and then gradually switch over to semi solids as age advances..
Give with spoon & bowel..
Bottle feeding must be stopped..

4 years ki Bachi ko Kya Kya khilana chaye health ke liye aur brain badhne ke liye.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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He has to be given all homemade foods and avoid fast foods . Encourage fruits and nuts like badam and cashew also

my question about my son,he is now one n half year old but he not eat any thing so please advice me how to make him eat and what to give him

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my question about my son,he is now one n half year old but he not eat any thing so please advice me how to make him e...
If your child is alert active and playful most likely he is not suffering from any disease so no medication is required. His hb and stool examination should be done to rule out anemia and worm infestation. This is very normal also called physiological anoeexia. When his body requiremment for calories goes dow. Please do not forcefield the child else he shall vomit out.

My child is 7 years old. He faces problems in remembering names of his friends, he also not able to remember rhymes, spellings and question answers. Although, he understands everything but forgets easily. Is it normal at this age. Kindly help me out. Do I need to consult a doctor regarding this.

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Hello, It's very important to keep repeating the same things again and again to a child if you want him to remember or to make a habit for him! There are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: Good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin B: B vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the B vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin B3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin B9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin B12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin A: The foods highest in Vitamin A are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: Zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal Vitamin A levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - Anacardium 200/ once daily. Management: -Let him play with his peer group outdoor games daily. Any kind of physical activity improves the blood circulation of the whole body. -Get him enough sleep and rest. On average, a child needs between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep each night and 1&1/2 to 2 hours of sleep during daytime. When a child hasn't got proper rest, it affects your brain’s ability to do this, and your memory suffers. -laughter can improve short-term memory in both kids as well as adults. -Cutting down on your use of technology (i. E. Sitting in front of your computer, phone, or tablet) for even 30 minutes can improve your brain health and help to think more deeply.

My baby is 2.6 years old my baby forehead is warm but temperature 96.5 what to do?

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My baby is 2.6 years old my baby forehead is warm but temperature 96.5 what to do?
Usually the babies have more warmth on forehead and is normal as the body heat exchange take place through head which has more surface area esp in babies . Nothing to worry

My baby girl has suffering from fever last 7 days we are taking CBC report it is normal wbc slightly low urin test found OK he has cough and tiredness no malaria found in report please suggest.

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The above said report are suggestive of viral fever - would be advisable to continue follow up by your pediatrician. Usual viral fevers do take 3-5 days to recover and needs lot of hydration! 10 kg baby needs around 800 ml -1000 ml liquids a day in total including all liquid intake to avoid dehydration and to have faster recovery! regards.

According breast feed: I had stopped feeding my 4th month baby after 2 month. Now lactation stopped completely. Can I get back usual like breast feed as 2 month .what I have to do.

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You can try putting the baby to breast and keeping a calm ind . Lactare capsules and Protovine Gala syrup also help

Suggest a proper diet plan for my 6 month baby. He is having constipation after his solid diet started. please help me with tht too.

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Suggest a proper diet plan for my 6 month baby. He is having constipation after his solid diet started. please help m...
For constipation you avoid give to baby solid foods. Give to baby ceralac powder rice and apple. Milk. Mother milk is best.

My daughter has birth mark on face. That birth mark can be remove by any medical treatment ? She is now 1 years old. Suggest me.

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Dear you have not specified the size or location on the face of the birthmark. If it is reddish, it is usually a vascular malformation called salmon patches (naevus simplex), port wine stains and strawberry naevus. Salmon patches are present at birth, are falt and 50% disappear by the time the child is a year old. Portwine stains are more extensive and get purple and can worsen. They are treated by laser and cosmetic camouflage. Strawberry nevus are soft and raised and appear at 5 to 6 weeks of life. They resolve by three years. Beta blockers like propranalol have shown to be successful in strawberry naevi.

Sir, my son is 3 years old, male, weight 15 KGS, height 3 ft. Giving him only normal food, and drinks pediasure. Pls doctor suggest some drinks and healthy food for his brain development. Someone said infantgrow A+ is very good for brain development. Pls help.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician
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Your child is perfectly heathy for his age. There is no need to give commercial food or drink but freshly prepared home made cereals. Never ever go by tall claims of these baby food manufacturers. They are expensive and never ever better than home made preparation tailored to need test texture of food. Best wishes.

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

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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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.

I am 30 years old. I have 15 months old baby. Hez on my feed too. Since last month there is a change in my monthly cycle. Last month it got a day before n now its 3 days before d due date. Is it normal? I was eating eggs regularly since a week.

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Pediatrician
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I am 30 years old. I have 15 months old baby. Hez on my feed too. Since last month there is a change in my monthly cy...
It may be normal. wait for an other 2-3 months. if it changes frequently, consult obstetrician otherwise too u may consult obstetrician since she is right person to answer.

My son is not strong enough for his age he is 2year n weight is 11 suggest

Pediatrician
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What do u mean by strong enough. Each child is individual and roughly his weight should be four times birth weight

Hello doctor, My kid is one year old , she is having tyroid ie tsh level 8.25 t3 -3.90 ,t4 - 1.09 in blood test. Is this cause a problem for her growth ? She is taking tyronnorm tablet for the past one month .her weight is 13.2kg now .can u explain about this prb

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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Since your child is on treatment he'll have normal growth and development . But treatment to b cotinued life long and tsh levels to b checked time to time.

All About Depression in Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician
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Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

Symptoms
Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:
1. Social withdrawal
2. Irritability
3. Feeling of worthlessness
4. Difficulty in concentrating
5. Reduced ability to function during events
6. Continuous feelings of sadness
7. Physical complaints

Causes
1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression.
3. Similarly if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
4. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
5. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

Treatment
The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a general physician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy.

In some instances, a child suffering from depression maybe be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to.
Some of the signs are mentioned below:
1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
2. Isolating oneself even from family
3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
4. Increased risk taking behavior
5. Substance abuse
6. Giving away possessions

Sessions at first and then opt for antidepressant medication if no significant progress is seen. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy.
All About Depression in Children

Meri bachi ko bukhar tha lekin ab kam he but kuch khari nahi aap koi suzao do kya khilaye jis se usko healty mehsus ho aur fit rahe.

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Meri bachi ko bukhar tha lekin ab kam he but kuch khari nahi aap koi suzao do kya khilaye jis se usko healty mehsus h...
Dear lybrate-user bimari main aur uske baad bache ki bhuk kum ho jati hai. Vo jyada nahi kahata to aap koshish karo kithori thori der ke baad kuch kuch khilate rahen. Agar usko antibiotics diye hain to 15 din usko soporolac /neutralan syrup de sakte ho. Kuch aur puchhana ho to likhna.

How to make health without junkfood and how to control our heartbeat which is beat faster whenever I have fear in mind.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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How to make health without junkfood and how to control our heartbeat which is beat faster whenever I have fear in mind.
Eat lot of protein containing food. Per day requirement is 1.2 gm of protein for you. Don't eat junk foods. Eat 20% protein, 25 % fats and remaining carbohydrates. Less sugar. For heart beats meditation and relaxing breathing tecniques.

Can polio drops be given to a child of 1.5 years who is recently have surgery for tof?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Yeah sure. There is no relation between the surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot and polio vaccination. In fact any vaccination can be done.
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