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Dr. Y.T.Mehtha

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Y.T.Mehtha Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Y.T.Mehtha is a popular Pediatrician in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Y.T.Mehtha personally at Bhanushali Nursing Home in Ghatkopar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Y.T.Mehtha and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child About Sex for the First Time

Post Graduate Diploma In Rehabilitation Psychology, M A Clinical Psychology
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5 tips on how to talk to your child about sex for the first time

You may find it very uncomfortable to talk to your child about sex for the first time, but it?s a parenting skill you need to acquire. Encouraging your child to discuss their sex-related queries with you will ensure that they don?t pick up wrong information from undesirable sources, or conceive notions that might affect their overall behaviour.

Moreover, it will also strengthen the bond between you and your child. Here are some effective tips that will make it easier for you to talk with your child about sex.

1. Be confident

First of all ensure that you have all the facts correctly arranged in your mind. Do some research, if necessary. Set a specific plan beforehand on how you intend to solve your child?s sex related queries. Always remember the fact you are your child?s role model and you need to have the correct knowledge to educate your child about sex. Face all the questions asked by your child confidently, without letting him/her sense your discomfort.

2. Use proper anatomical terms

Use the actual anatomical terms while referring to the various body parts, like vagina or penis for example. If you use any indirect word or expression to convey your message, the child will sense your embarrassment in talking about certain body parts. This will create a wrong impression in the mind of the child about sex from the beginning. You can use humour as a tool to overcome your discomfort while talking. Moreover, this will also help your child to open up easily.

3. Don?t project sex as a bad thing

It is very important to convey the idea to your children that sex is not an act of sin, but it is regarded as a sin only when misused, like rape or sexual abuse. Encourage them to accept the fact that the occurrence of changes in their body with the onset of puberty is completely normal. Also convey that these changes are a positive way of making them a complete human being.

4. Teach your children the importance of sexual purity

Enrich your children with values like loyalty, respect and love. Teach them the importance of remaining faithful to their partner and treating their partner with love and care. Motivate them to resist peer pressure and not to embrace infidelity.

5. Set healthy boundaries

Set boundaries for your children carefully and make them understand why you did so. For example, convey that their modesty should be reflected from their appearance and behaviour because that is the best they can do to respect their own bodies. Moreover, put specific guidelines on what type of media your child is allowed to watch and tell him/her that it is a way to respect and let his/her thoughts grow. Gradually, when your children start showing mature reactions to these guidelines, allow them to make their own choices and give them more personal space.

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5 Tips on How to Talk to Your Child About Sex for the First Time
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My son is 3 years old. All of sudden, while taking his dinner, he started severing and temp was 104. We gave him Meftal P and Augmentin. He was in fever for the whole night and the next day we took him the Paediatrician. He gave a 5 day course of -Ibugesic Plus, Nutrolin-B, Ziprax-100, After talking medicine, he got started with colic pain and toilet. We consulted doctor and was prescribed metrogyl and zinconia. Though there is some relax, but there is frequent toilet with mucus and blood. For last two days. Please suggest.

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The clinical picture is suggestive of acute gatro-intestinal infection / typhoid fever. R cbc, widal test, stool c/s will help to exact diagnosis. Treatment will be as per dignosis, antibiotics, iv fluids, antipyretics for 7-10 days.

My 12 month old baby monthly he is having fever . What to do. And even the climate is also bad. Two day rain two days hot sun. because of that. I want to improve his immune power.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My 12 month old baby monthly he is having fever . What to do. And even the climate is also bad. Two day rain two days...
you can paracetamol if fever more than 100 f ,if not relived tapid sponging should be done. if u give any antibiotics don't discontinued before 5 days.
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My baby is 5 months old, he is having continuous loose motion from yesterday and now my baby is crying a lot. Can he have worms in his intestine. Early my mother in law gave him banana, curd, mango shake, orange juice.

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If he is bottle fed stop bottle immediately and give breast milk and homemade semi solids. You can give cyclopam drops 7 drops which will reduce crying if due ti to colic pain. You need constant support in rearing abby. You can ask privately in this site. Regards.

what is minimum sugar level in new born baby? Is it possible that a new born baby has a low sugar level (in between 30 to45)?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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A new born baby should maintain a sugar level above 50-60mg/dl. If the sugar is between 30-45 mg/dl it is termed as hypoglycemia and warrants immediate treatment.
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My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling N present he don't have any pain.

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My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling
N present he don'...
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Please make him brush twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain his oral hygiene.

My daughter is 10 year old, she has started developing her body. We are worried about her puberty. Kindly advise how to delay her puberty.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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It is not possible or needed to delay puberty which happens earlier than olden times in this generation. Any hormonal or other means to delay will give serious harms.
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I am 29 yrs old mother or new born mera weight din pr din km hota ja rha h or m bht kmjor ho gyi hu or baby k liye thk se breastfeed krane k liye dudh nhi bn rha h. What should I du please help.

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I am 29 yrs old mother or new born  mera weight din pr din km hota ja rha h  or m bht kmjor ho gyi hu or baby k liye ...
Doodh pilane ke time me kuch aurathonko vazan kam ho jatha hai. Bagair parez accha khana aur fruits khana chahiye.

My son is 6 years old and 10 months old but he still wets the bed in the day as well as in the night. What should I do? Please advise.

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Get basic investigations done urine routine, usg abdomen, xray spine to rule out any underlying problems.

My baby, who is 2 months old now, was fair when she was born. But now her skin is becoming darker. Pls help me to make my baby look fair.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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My baby, who is 2 months old now, was fair when she was born. But now her skin is becoming darker. Pls help me to mak...
The changing colour of your baby maybe because of hereditary or some hormonal changes but most of times there is change in colour of baby because of maturation of skin and increase thickness of the skin if the child is otherwise normal don't worry.

Correct amount of toothpaste for children

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Dentist
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Excessive amount of toothpaste can increase the chances of your child consuming too much fluoride while brushing. Use half of tooth brush bristles length toothpaste.
Correct amount of toothpaste for children
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My child age 9 years not eating food. he is not at all feeling hungry. what to give doctor.?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Not eating food without physical illness. Is to be tackeled in a different manner. Take inputs from child for food. Find out stresser from him in school and home.

My little baby is 4 years old. She is facing cough, and from 1 week there are so many bumps on her body like rashes. What is it? She not having fever at all.

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Homeopath
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My little baby is 4 years old. She is facing cough, and from 1 week there are so many bumps on her body like rashes. ...
Hello, Lybrate user, this is a condition due to change of climate. Give your baby the under noted homoeo medicine/ @ Ruhs tox 30-4 pills, thrice a wk. @ Bryonia alb 4 pills, thrice. Maintain hygiene. Her diet be liquid, preferably. Report, after 3 days. Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk care.
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My boy is 8 kg at 2 years and 10 months how to increase his weight

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Your son is very under weight . To begin with give him more of carbohydrate diet like rice ,potatoe preparations ,adding one tsf of refined oil . Ashe start gaining then introduce prtotiens ,like pulses ,chana etc. Make sure that he is not anaemic.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She falls sick almost every month either it is throat infection or stomach infection. Is there any medicine to help her develop her immunity? also what protein food should I give her?

Pediatrician
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You can give syrup septilin daily. Improve her diet by including fruits and green vegetables, eggs etc.

Hi, My baby is 5 month old was having very loose potty since last 4 days. We visited doctor yesterday due to this frequency increased marginally. As per doctor nothing to worry given one syrup and one zink based supplement and advise to give ors 5 days. However today morning frequency of loose motion increases till this time 6 times that too very watery. What should I do please advise. Thanks

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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Hi, My baby is 5 month old was having very loose potty since last 4 days. We visited doctor yesterday due to this fre...
These are mainly due to viral infection and takes time for atleast 5 days. If child is taking orally well and not vomiting --> the not to worry eventually drugs would show improvement. Regards. However if your giving formula feeds then do not forget to switch to lo lactose containing formula milk. As routine formula may increase the probs due to lactose content in it.
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My baby was Started 4 month I'm using Johnson baby powder by born onwards but on my baby face will be rashes and face will be dry too I consultant my family doctor he gave dermadew soap and cream so which cream and soap, oil is best for my baby sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My baby was Started 4 month I'm using Johnson baby powder by born onwards but on my baby face will be rashes and face...
there is no description of nature of rash. It is better to avoid using powder or cream. for bath, use glycerin soap.
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