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Dr. Vasant Khatav

MD

Pediatrician, Mumbai

28 Years Experience
Dr. Vasant Khatav MD Pediatrician, Mumbai
28 Years Experience ₹ online
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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. Vasant Khatav is a popular Pediatrician in Borivali West, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 28 years. He is a qualified MD. He is currently practising at Dr Khatav Mother & Child Hospital &... in Borivali West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vasant Khatav and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Mumbai University - 1988
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Sir, 9 Years ka bachha kaan se kam sunta hai janch karane ke baad pata chala ki kaan ki nas me problem hai use kaise tatkal thik kiya ja sakta hai.

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Jaldi se digital hearing aids lagwake speech therapy suru karwaie. 9 years ho hi gaya h aur jyada der mat kijie. Kya kya bolta h abhi bacha? for more details consult with me

My son is of 4 months old is not passing motion regularly. He will not pass motion for more than a week. Is there any natural way to make it regular. Can we start giving him solid food like raggi. To make his motion regular can we give him castor oil? pls give me a reply at the earliest

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Don' t worry about motion so long as it is soft and passing gas regularly. You need to start weaning after six months not earlier if weight gain is in normal range
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After DPT vaccination fever of my 3.5 months old baby weighing 5.9 kg raised to 101. Dr. Asked to give 2 ml of ibugesic plus as fever was not dropping with other paracetamol syrup. I have given him 2 ml but now I have read on internet Ibugesic plus is not safe for infants below 1 year. I am very much worried will it harm my baby as I have given him single dose.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
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After DPT vaccination fever of my 3.5 months old baby weighing 5.9 kg raised to 101. Dr. Asked to give 2 ml of ibuges...
Unfortunately what you have read is partially correct. Active ingredients of ibugesic plus are paracetamol and ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is licensed for use even in premature babies. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor.

My son is 4 year old and many time he is suffering blood from nose. Last night my son suffering blood from nose around 4 a. M around 15 drops of blood so after some time stop blood after he lay down straight. But in morning around 8 a. M again blood come from nose. Please explain what is the reason and solution for it.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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The most common cause of bleeding from nose in the warm environment is drying of nasal mucosa and picking of the nose. Teach him to avoid nose prick,give plenty of fluids.Pinch the nose for few minutes when it starts bleeding and put nasal decongestant drop 4-6 times a day for 4-5 days. Regards
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Pet dog bites on her face. Dog is vaccinated. Kindly advice treatment, diet, and necessary instructions to follow. Thanking you.

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She still need to take vaccine and there is no restriction of diet or activities. She can eat any and all diet.
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My grandson[Aged 14 months] recently had fever and got two seizures duration of 2 to five minutes with a span of 24 hrs .He was admitted to the ICU and is now discharged after staying for 24 hrs .Understand he had a throat infection and was on antibiotics. Now let me know if he is prone to seizures or it was one off and is common

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist
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Febrile seizures are common tii 5 yrs age. Avoid high fever more than 100 degree by sponging.Do take care.
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My daughter has uneven teeth. Her age is exact 9 years old. Pls tell me what to do. She has protruding incisors and uneven canine. ON OPG Xray 8 teeth have not erupted yet. Being advised by some dentist to put steel plate for aligning the teeth while others have told me to wait it will auto correct as she grows. Am confused what to do.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My daughter has uneven teeth. Her age is exact 9 years old. Pls tell me what to do. She has protruding incisors and u...
Your daughter is now 9 years, so please wait till secondary growth is completed. Malalainment of teeth can be done anytime after that, you need not worry at all now.
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My baby is 2 months 4 days old? What should be his feeding schedule? He was born full time with 2.6 kg wt.

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My baby is 2 months 4 days old? What should be his feeding schedule? He was born full time with 2.6 kg wt.
Till the age of 4 - 6 months he must be given only breast milk. Then you can start semisolids. You feed on demand (whenever he demands) sticking to 2- 4 hours apart.
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My newborn now just 45 days baby got full cold and cough what should i do ? please advice

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My newborn now just 45 days baby got full cold and cough what should i do ? please advice
Thank you for your query. It is advised to consult your paediatrician to assess the condition of the baby before anything specific can be advised. The doctor will try to find the cause for cold and cough and manage accordingly.
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Is it necessary to get my daughter vaccinated during every pulse polio camp? Can you please reply fast?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Is it necessary to get my daughter vaccinated during every pulse polio camp? Can you please reply fast?
As it's a government program and helps both personally and to the community you have to till 5 years.
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How shall I protect my child from this Hot summer weather?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Drink plenty of liquids to avoid dehydration. Use cotton clothes. Avoid wandering in bright sunlight to avoid sun stroke. Use clean potable water. Avoid eating in unhygienic places outside home. Give all vaccines appropriate for age. Have healthy diet together and play with the child.

My baby she was just 1yr 10days in age. Suffering from high fever, around 102?. Hv given med. Fevogo (15) drops. BT didn't hv good response. What should I do. please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby she was just 1yr 10days in age.
Suffering from high fever, around 102?. Hv  given med. Fevogo (15) drops. BT ...
High fever is usually due to viral infection which takes some time for recovery. Use fevago drops (20drops) only at the time of fever which can be repeated once in 4 to 6 hours.
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Advanced Skills in Counselling, BSIC, Advanced Trainee of Transactional Analysis, DCS, Hypnotherapist
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Are you a parent to a rebellious teenage child? It is the most worrying and trying time in a parents life. From drugs, sex, alcohol, school expulsions to running away, exam failure...it's a nightmare for many parents. The reality is that rebellion is essential and is an expression of freedom and independence and an indication of psychological development. The teens are testing and developing new skills and testing your tolerance power. Its a period of forming their own beliefs and values, which parents will do well to respect and create an environment where there is open communication and space to make mistakes and learn from there. In counselling, parents also develop a better understanding of the developmental needs of their children and how they can start giving charge to the teens as they become more responsible and accountable for their actions.
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Hi doc. My 6 years old son consumed 20 ml of axalin expectorant syrup. Is something serious.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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It may cause side effect related to heart beat and other stimulant effect. I suggest to consult pediatrician.

My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My health is not good I am suffering from it from long time My health is not increases what can I do for this.
I feel your food habits is not good, take rich nutritious food, deworming, to increase your height do regularly swimming, or cycling.

Baby ki growth kese badegi?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Baby ki growth kese badegi?
Hi welcome to lybrate growth is a broad term. As a child ages he/she grows. In the initial 6mnths breastfeeding is the most important factor for adequate growth of body and brain. Growth is maximum during first two years and again a growth spurt occurs near puberty. Adequate nutrition is important during both phases especially and in general.

My baby is of 2 years (preterm baby) and she's under weight. Her weight is 10 kg only, and she refuses to eat anything, her milk intake is also very less. Please suggest how do I put her on some weight.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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My baby is of 2 years (preterm baby) and she's under weight. Her weight is 10 kg only, and she refuses to eat anythin...
carbs and protein rich diet is the answer. like eggs sheera raab kheer khichdi upma poha raagi cereal mixes soya milk or soya based products cheeze brown bread protein milk shakes like pediasure etc etc
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Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk

Diploma in Child Health, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Iron is an essential nutrient and mineral that is required by adults and children alike. Iron helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body and helps muscles store and use oxygen. It is especially important for children because it aids development and prevents anaemia. Untreated iron deficiency in children can cause physical and mental delays. It can lead to less healthy red blood cells in the child's blood stream which will cause a delay in the growth of physical and mental faculties.

Risk factors for iron deficiency in children

Infants and children at highest risk of iron deficiency include:

Babies who are born prematurely or have a low birth weight
Babies who drink cow's milk before age 1
Breast-fed babies who aren't given complementary foods containing iron after age 6 months
Babies who drink formula that isn't fortified with iron
Children ages 1 to 5 who drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of cow's milk, goat's milk or soy milk a day
Children who have certain health conditions, such as chronic infections or restricted diets
Children ages 1 to 5 who have been exposed to lead
Adolescent girls also are at higher risk of iron deficiency because their bodies lose iron during menstruation.
Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia

The signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia in children may include:

Pale skin
Fatigue or weakness
Slow cognitive and social development
Inflammation of the tongue
Difficulty maintaining body temperature
Increased likelihood of infections
Unusual cravings for non-nutritive substances, such as ice, dirt or pure starch
Prevent iron deficiency in children

Take steps to prevent iron deficiency in your child by paying attention to his or her diet. For example:

Breast-feed or use iron-fortified formula. Breast-feeding until your child is age 1 is recommended. If you don't breast-feed, use iron-fortified infant formula.
Encourage a balanced diet. When you begin serving your baby solids, typically between ages 4 months and 6 months, feed him or her foods with added iron, such as iron-fortified baby cereal. For older children, good sources of iron include red meat, chicken, fish, beans and dark green leafy vegetables. Between ages 1 and 5, don't allow your child to drink more than 24 ounces (710 milliliters) of milk a day.
Enhance absorption. Vitamin C helps promote the absorption of dietary iron. You can help your child absorb iron by offering foods rich in vitamin C, such as melon, strawberries, kiwi, broccoli, tomatoes and potatoes.
Consider iron supplements. If your baby was born prematurely or with a low birth weight or you're breast-feeding a baby older than 4 months and he or she isn't eating two or more servings a day of iron-rich foods, talk to your child's doctor about oral iron supplements.
Make sure that you watch out for the tell tale signs of iron deficiency and take the necessary precautions to avoid the same.
Iron Deficiency - How it Puts Your Child at Risk
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Dear sir, my daughter who is 5 years old does not eat food properly, her weight is good she is 24 kg, but I don't understand how to get rid of her diet.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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she should sit with parents during meal time to get familiar with different kind of meal.gradually add 1 new food at a time. stop snacks before meal time.give her finger foods.
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Hi there is any Best milk powder for breastfeeding mother to increase breast milk ?.

Certified Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Mother and Child Care
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Milk production is increased by optimising breastfeeding management, rather than by using powders and supplements. If you have doubts about your supply, we can schedule a consultation to evaluate your baby's latch and your overall feeding routine.
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