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Dr. Mahendra L Topale

Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai

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Dr. Mahendra L Topale is a popular Pediatrician in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. You can visit him at Vatsalya Clinic in Airoli, Navi Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Mahendra L Topale on Lybrate.com.

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I have a two and half years old skinny child, his weight is about 11.5 k. G. He is not eating well these days, only prefers chocolates and candies. I am very irritated about him that he is not taking home made food. Kindly suggest me, what should I do?

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I have a two and half years old skinny child, his weight is about 11.5 k. G. He is not eating well these days, only p...
It seems his weaning period was improper and so is present day activity. Now first you find his taste and encourage to eat any thing but by himself. Even if he remain hungary for two days no harm. No pampers. I hope you will get results in two three weeks.

I am 37 years old, I have a son who is 9 years old. My son is very lazy to write he learns and when asked he says he correctly but the same when told to write he does not listen and does not write, and when he writes there are many spelling mistakes. Could you please suggest a way that my son gets interest in writing and learning and let me know why is this happening?

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He may have dysgraphia / dyslexia syndrome. Ask me privately with all details like his birth and growth history and weight.

What causes hearing loss? + How to ensure you can help it as you age

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What causes hearing loss? + How to ensure you can help it as you age

The partial or total inability to hear is known as hearing impairment or hearing loss. It can be present at birth, or develop later in life.

There are a number of factors, which may cause hearing loss

1. Age - Age is the biggest factor when it comes to the loss of hearing, and you may lose the ability to hear as you age. This condition is known as presbycusis. It becomes difficult to understand high-frequency sounds like that of a child or a woman when you get old.

2. Noise - When you are exposed to loud noises for a prolonged period of time, it damages your ears. This leads to loss of hearing. 5% of the total population of the world is affected by noise (the degree of suffering varies). It may be a result of continuous exposure to loud music or a sudden exposure to a loud noise like an explosion.

3. Hereditary disorders - Hearing disorder may be inherited by the dominant or recessive genes of parents in the child. 70-80% of these cases inherit from the recessive genes, whereas 20-25% inherit hearing loss from the dominant genes.

4. Trauma - Serious injuries of the head/ears may cause loss of hearing, which may be either temporary or permanent. When damage is caused to the brain, the brain fails to process the message conveyed by the ears. So even if the ears are totally functional, a person may face the problem in hearing.

5. Perinatal problems - The ototoxic effects on the fetus due to excess intake of alcohol during pregnancy lead to hearing the loss in about 64% of the infants born to alcoholic mothers.

Also, premature birth can be associated with hearing loss due to high risk of being exposed to noise in neonatal units.

Knowing about the causes of hearing loss can lead you a step closer to preventing this disorder as you age.

Here are some useful tips that can help prevent hearing loss:

1. Be more aware - You should be diligent and aware of the situations, which may risk your hearing ability and should try to avoid such situations as much as possible. Limit your exposure to sources of hazardous noises like firearms, firecrackers, concerts and clubs.

2. Take precautionary measures - If your occupation calls for working at an environment of loud noises, use earplugs or earmuffs to block out the excessive noise. Also, make sure that you work in a place where employers take all the necessary measures of noise control under the federal or state regulations.

3. Monitor your use of gadgets - Monitor and control the use of hearing devices, and try to reduce the use of headphones/ earphones as much as possible.

What causes hearing loss? + How to ensure you can help it as you age

My daughter is 15 years old. She is suffer from swelling and pain in a gland in neck below the right side jaw since 15 days. This is not tonsil. please advise.

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She might be having infection in lymph nodes. Proper clinical examination is required to decide if a course of antibiotics is required. There are other possibilities also, so delay in seeking doctor's opinion should be avoided.

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बच्चों को अपने माता-पिता की नकल करना पसंद होता है। आपको अपने बच्चों के लिए आदर्श बनना चाहिए,इसलिए उनके सामने कभी झूठ नहीं बोलना चाहिए।

My son is 12 year old. He shakes his head frequently. Sometimes his shoulders also. Whats the reason and treatment?

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Probably it is a tic, without any significance, but it's diagnosis by exclusion. One needs to physically examine.

My baby is 2 and half year old and she is just 11 kg. she is very fussy eater and doesn't like to have anything at all. What can I do to improve her apetite and increase her weight? Please suggest!

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1. Get her checked by a pediatrician 2. She may b suffering from anemia 3. 2and half yr and 11 kg is lying in normal spectrum of weight so her appetite should be normal

My grandson 3 years 10 monthshas frequent cold, cough, fever with no appetite and bit weak and little underweight also. Plvsuggestceffective remedy. Thanks.

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
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My grandson 3 years 10 monthshas frequent cold, cough, fever with no appetite and bit weak and little underweight als...
1 .avoid pollution2DO not LET HIM SLEEP UNDER DIRECT FAN 3 LACTRUM PODER 1 teaspoon once daily for 2 -3 months. 4,have ENT check up.

My grand daughter is 5 years old and have problem and don't respond sometimes to questions. Could it be due to complications during delivery. Kindly clarify.

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She may be engaged in other thought or she may have attention deficit disorder. If any doubts you consult me.

My daughter is 3 months old and she is suffering from lose motion what should I do please advice.

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Ajwain 1/2 tsf +dhaniya (coriender) dry seed boil with 2 cup water for 10minutes filter it and takes orally 1/2 tsf at 1hrs intervals, loos motion is stopped shortly.

Fever is returning in every 4 hrs for my 17 months old baby . We have been giving him ibugesic plus . Kindly advise asap.

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Fever is returning in every 4 hrs for my 17 months old baby . We have been giving him ibugesic plus . Kindly advise a...
Ibugesic plus is anti pyretic whic brings down temperature for 4 to 6 hours. If your baby has no other symptom, fever may be seasonal viral; plain paracetamol 150 mg 6 hourly is sufficient else you may consult pediatrician.

My 5 months old baby has green color underneath eye? Is it vein or something else.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 5 months old baby has green color underneath eye? Is it vein or something else.
This green patch is due to resolving hematoma underneath the skin. This will go away in 10 days of its own, no medicines required.

Hello, My son is five month old he is in his sixth month as temp is rising everyday what should I do to save him from dehydration as he is on breast feed only please help can I give him water? Or something else.

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Hello, My son is five month old he is in his sixth month as temp is rising everyday what should I do to save him from...
Hello, it's great to hear you are continuing breast feeding, keep it on. If baby is active passing urine more than 5 times in 24 hours then it's enough milk. If you want then fresh home made juices, kanji water can be tried. Babies in exclusive breast feed don't need single drop of water even in hottest summer.

Dear Doctor, My Baby is 4 month and both kidney are jointed to physically but not any issue but your opinion in future life in my baby any issue?

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Dear Doctor,
My Baby is 4 month and both kidney are jointed to physically but not any issue but your opinion in futur...
It's called horse shoe kidney. Usually compatible with life. Sometimes prone for formation of stones in the later life. Take the opinion of an urologist.

My 19 days daughter has 10 times latrine a days my wife feel very nervous she tell me to consult doctor but I told her that it has happen bcoz my daughter is 19 days only.

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My 19 days daughter has 10 times latrine a days my wife feel very nervous she tell me to consult doctor but I told he...
YOu are correct newborn babies pass motion more and after every feed , Make sure to give only breast milk and never feed in bottle

My baby (boy) age 9 months running he is suffering cold & cough from one week please.

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My baby (boy) age 9 months running he is suffering cold & cough from one week please.
Hi, Give oral feeds carefully. If your baby is having fever or difficulty in breathing along with cough & cold, then see nearby Pediatrician. For cold: give Syp. SINAREST-AF 2 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days For cough: give Syp. ASTHALIN 2 ml three times a day for 3 to 5 days Check the medications (syrups) correctly before buy it.

My four year baby is sick with a temperature of 99 degrees she can't keep anything down including liquids. Please what should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Such low grade fever usually do not indicate anything wrong,unless accompanied by other sign & symptoms or for long duration.

My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like orange juice grapes juice? Please help.

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Pediatrician
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My baby daughter is 4 months old. She is underweight. What all can I give her to feed other than mothers milk? Like o...
You have not mentioned her wt. no juice or any thing is better than mother's milk. Give her exclusive breast milk.
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