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Dr. Pravin B Gaikwad

Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai

Dr. Pravin B Gaikwad Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai
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Dr. Pravin B Gaikwad is an experienced Pediatrician in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. He is currently associated with Dr Pravin B Gaikwad in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pravin B Gaikwad on Lybrate.com.

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Involuntary Oral Habits That Are Eating Away Your Smile.

BDS, FICOI, MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Involuntary Oral Habits That Are Eating Away Your Smile.

Clenching or night grinding.

If you have ever experienced a strong emotion of either anger or resolve you may realise our body tenses up and our teeth clench. If this is not a frequent occurrence the damage maybe minimal but as sports people or someone with a bad temper you may actually end up wearing down your teeth considerably. Now a large part of this habit is semi voluntary you can remind yourself to control it but a few people suffer from an entirely involuntary condition called night grinding or bruxism.

Unfortunately here you have no awareness of doing the grinding except maybe waking up with a sore jaw or a headache but the person sleeping beside you can even hear you gnashing your teeth. Needless to say the damage this is silent destroyer is causing is significant and rapid. The best solution if diagnosed with this habit is to start wearing a night guard which is a thin plastic appliance that fits snugly on your teeth similar to a sports guard so that it protects your teeth and wears down before your teeth do. Also the jaw separation it creates puts your muscles at ease and they don't get activated or clench anymore.

Mouth breathing.

Many people are unaware of this habit entirely. A very common condition mouth breathing occurs more so when you're sleeping and tend to breathe more through your mouth than your nose.

This condition can be a result of the way your nasal passages and throat are shaped. It commonly occurs in people with a deviated nasal septum as well. The main sign to know if you're mouth breathing or not is if you wake up with an extremely dry mouth, at times bad breathe and tend to have red irritated gums that bleed often on brushing.

Mouth breathing also predisposes you to snoring so if you haven't started yet if you're a mouth breather chances are you will start snoring as well.

It usually can be corrected surgically and if not severe snoring particularly can be corrected by oral appliances or oxygen machines which supplement the air reaching your lungs.

Tongue thrusting.

This habit develops at childhood or birth and is also attributed to the tongue shape and the structure of the palate and throat. A person having this habit tends to push the teeth out while swallowing as a result they present with spaced out teeth and a large tongue.

To prevent the need for braces catching this habit early on and wearing an appliance to control it would be best. If spaces have already increased then best form of closing the gaps would be either with braces or by cosmetic fillings.

Cheek biting.

A surprisingly unnoticeable habit people tend to chew their inner cheek or parts of their lip when under stress or deep thought. While this habit can seem harmless it can create a long term wound in the mouth which can either balloon up with fluids or be subject to infection. Chronic injuries or wounds should never be left unnoticed and habits like these should be discontinued to avoid discomfort and the eventual need for treatment.

Exposure to alternating extremes of temperature.

Another very ignorant but seemingly harmless habit is to eat a hot meal and down it with a glass of ice cold water or have a hot drink and second it with ice cream. While the effects of this habit may only show up in the long term what it does is create an impact on the enamel and slowly cause the teeth to become sensitive.

While our teeth are extremely hardy and don't breakdown until exposed to hundreds of millions of such daily stimuli, the best solution is to keep an intermittent time gap between the extremes of temperature in order not to shock the nerves that rest within your teeth to become hypersensitive.

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Hello Doctor. My question is for a 5 month old boy. Actually we are giving him some quality of Daliye ka pani. Is it good for his health. and sir what is minimum age for feed some fruits or vegetable to a child ?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello Doctor. My question is for a 5 month old boy. Actually we are giving him some quality of Daliye ka pani. Is it ...
Try offering one spoonful or two spoonfuls of the following: pureed or mashed cooked vegetables, such as carrot or potato. Mashed or pureed fruits, such as banana, cooked apple, pear, or mango. Gluten-free cereal, such as rice, sago, maize, mixed with your baby's usual milk. You can also give cauliflower. You could try starchy vegetables, too, such as sweet potato. Once your baby is eating these fruits and vegetables happily, you can move on to other foods from the main groups: bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta dairy foods meat, fish, eggs, and beans introducing a range of foods and tastes at this stage may reduce the chances of your baby becoming a fussy eater later on. It's important to offer your baby savoury foods as well as sweet at this stage, so she learns to like a range of flavours.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
FIRST FORTY FIVE DAYS AND TRADITIONS.

We welcome our bundle of joy with old, washed, sun dried clothes as they are almost sterile. New clothes are probably handled by many and may be infected. The breast feeding is started with the help of young unmarried girl. This educates the girl about this AMRIT SAVEN. Mother is given ajwayan water which helps to lactate. On the sixth day bua does the ceremony of chatti by giving bath and putting on new clothes to baby. By sixth day the umbilical cord falls and there after the baby should be given a bath. On the occasion of chatti mother is given all kind of foods and after that she is supposed to have everything including all fruits, vegetables and dal, then ladoos or panjiri rich in ghee, dry fruits. These help mother for extra calories and minerals especially calcium and iron required postpartum. In this ceremony Bua plays an important role and rewarded with lots of gifts by bhabhi for the hard work she has been doing and will do after that, till 45 days. During these crucial 45 days outsiders are not allowed to get in mother?s room as people coming from outside may infect the child . The child is never left alone, a knife or a match boxes is kept besides baby, it is a primitive method to save the baby from animals and strangers. The God (baby and mother) has come and the duo should be prayed (taken care) and not do pooja or attend functions
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My daughter is 6 years old an she is very thin and not having eating habits please tell me the solution of my problem as soon as possible.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
My daughter is 6 years old an she is very thin and not having eating habits please tell me the solution of my problem...
Tips for weight gain 1) eat foods rich in protein like milk and milk product, eggs, chicken, meat. 2) eat energy dense foods like nuts, dates, potato, halwa, kheer etc. 3) eat fruits high in energy like banana, chickoo, sitaphal, mango, grapes. 4) eat two servings of pulses in a day esp. Soybean and urad dal.
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My son 1 month old. He is having prickly heat on his face and head. He is having much on head. How to get rid of prickly heat. Please suggest any medicine.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son 1 month old. He is having prickly heat on his face and head. He is having much on head. How to get rid of pric...
Hello, Infants technically sweat a lot and if not taken care they develop boils. You need to change his clothes often and make him wear very lose comfortable cotton garments. Air him often, specially in between the changing of garments.
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What I have to do for proper growth of my 4 yr boy. How can I measure that he is proper growing or not?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
What is the date of birth, weight (Kg) and height (cm) of the child. Would also like to know the height of father and mother in cms.
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Hi I am mother of 4 months baby boy can I breastfeed my baby I am on pills neuhenz and depakote.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Ideally ñot recommended as they are tabs for seizure and nerve damage, and are likely to get secreted in breast milk too, so avoid breast feeding and give your baby top feed.
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Hello, I am in big trouble please help me out. I am 29 weeks pregnant my weight is 43.00 my fetus weight is 1300gm I have just 2 month for having baby and I want a healthy baby and I want to be healthy I want to gain weight in just 2 month so which food or anything whatever I can eat gain weight fast and healthy please recommende me best thing for this.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Hello, I am in big trouble please help me out.
I am 29 weeks pregnant my weight is 43.00
my fetus weight is 1300gm I ...
Please don't panic. Things are going to be fine. Be strong and be patient. Listen to the good advice given by doctors on diet. Its very imp at this stage to maintain your calm... be happy..be positive. Consult a dietician in your town if possible who can help you to have a better diet. Relax your mind. Stay away/dont listen yo negative people/relatives who would keep scaring you over all sorts of issues. Do breathing exercises daily. Eat healthy Be stress free.. everything will turn out fine.
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I want to increase my toddler 3.6years immunity as every 2nd month he had cold and cough. He has Adenoid also due to which his ear has fluid in it which disturb hearing. Thanks.

MBBS , DCH ,MIAP ,PGDHA
Pediatrician,
To build his immunity give him nutritious diet which includes high protein with supplements minerals and vitamin. Also give iron zinc & folic acid. Probiotics also help build immunity.
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How to increase breast milk in quantity for baby? Any medicine or any natural remedy.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Many people ask this question in a mistaken belief that the milk production in the mother is less. Most often it is not true. If the baby is passing plenty of urine, 5-6 semi formed stools per day and if the baby is gaining weight, the breast milk is sufficient. However to ensure good supply of milk, the mother must feed the baby often to ensure the" let down reflex" which happens only when the baby suckles. Drink plenty of water and take frequent small nutritious meals.(extra calories 300-500, in form of ghee, butter are helpful. Stop worrying. Stress reduces milk production. Have sufficient privacy, nurse the baby in peace. Methi dana, zeera plenty of dal and vegetables and fruits will do the trick. Enjoy the feeding, don't treat it as a burden. Take help from an experienced person.
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I have twin - daughter & son - birth date: 02.05. 2015. But, regarding my son, he has some constipation problem. Toileting on every 2 to 3 days on using soap method. His toilet colour also green with little signing and also, little toilet amount. How he will get normal yellow colour? he is taking breast feeding & pro nan 1 milk food. Whether cow milk will change his constipation to normal?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have twin - daughter & son - birth date: 02.05. 2015. But, regarding my son, he has some constipation problem. Toil...
You feed nan only if you must and with a cup and spoon or with a sipper and not feed him from a bottle. Also send me his tsh report and keep in touch so that I can guide you regularly as your personal doctor. Frequent motion is due to 1) bottle feeding and 2) possibly due to hypothyroidism. As you are giving formula feed give boiled water with s spoon in between feeds and reply to me.
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My child is only 5 month age. Some issue on his head like dandruff. Please help me. I lived in delhi.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My child is only 5 month  age. Some issue on his head like dandruff. Please help me.
I lived in delhi.
Hello the most common cause of dandruff like lesion on scalp in this age is seborrhea capitis a fungal infection. I would like to know if there are rashes on face, ear or other parts of body. Application of antifungal with mild steroid helps in improvement. Persistence of this lesion may cause abnormal hair growth. I would request you to attach an image so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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My new born baby is unable to take breast feeding. He is 17 days old. When he born oxyzen is not reached properly in his mind. So doctor take him in NICU for 15 days. The child come home from hospital. But he is unable to take mother breast feed. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
You have not mentioned birth wt. however, your appears premature born by about 8 weeks and could not breath just after birth necessiating him to keep in NICU. If mother's nipples are normal and baby is able to suck, go on keeping him on breast for some time and then give him breast expressed milk with spoon. If it does not work, consult pediatrician particularly for neurologial assessment too.
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My baby' s feets are normally little hot at day and night. He is 1 year and 4 months old. Is it normal?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Generally normal. Need to know more details like is he febrile and is he immunised, weight and so on. Feel free to discuss in detail.
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I have 3 months baby. He is not sleeping at night. What to make him sleep at night? He is sleeping in the morning. If not to make him sleep in the morning he starts crying so how to make him to sleep in. Night?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
I have 3 months baby. He is not sleeping at night. What to make him sleep at night? He is sleeping in the morning. If...
Actually it is normal habit. When baby is inside womb it usually awake at night. So that habit continues for 3-4 months. So don't worry abt that. Within few days that cycle will change.
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My 6 month old baby is detected with lactose intolerant. Doctor suggest lactose free milk isomil but she is not taking formula milk accept mothers milk. Please suggest.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 6 month old baby is detected with lactose intolerant. Doctor suggest lactose free milk isomil but she is not takin...
absolute lactose intolerance is very rare.mostly it is partial intolerance.hence give her breast for 5-8minutes.further she will be tolerating 100ml or less.so you can give breast.you can add chocolate taste in soya powder.
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My Son Age 1.2 years suffering from Mild Stage of down Syndrome and have effect of growing late is dere any treatment homeopathic or alopathic which make his life very near to normal growth.

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Down's Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder (impairment in genetic/chromosome function) which is confirmed by karyotype/genetic labs-study, parents require genetic counselling, IQ/psychological/developmental tests-periodical follow up-with child specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, special education, training as may be required
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What type drink should be given to a child of 14months for hot summer season. Bcoz many times when she was fed some food she was bomiting. Feeling pain to left her waste.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Children should not vomit. They vomit if force fed or have infection of stomach or urinary tract. Please tel me if the child passes urine well and amount of fluids such as milk, juice and water he consumes in one day?
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