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Dr. Mahesh Asalkar

Gynaecologist, Pune

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Dr. Mahesh Asalkar is a trusted Gynaecologist in Talegaon, Pune. You can visit him at Pawana Hospital in Talegaon, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Mahesh Asalkar on has top trusted Gynaecologists from across India. You will find Gynaecologists with more than 42 years of experience on You can find Gynaecologists online in Pune and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I am 30 year old lady, I have white hair and white discharge problem.What can i do?

Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
I am 30 year old lady, I have white hair and white discharge problem.What can i do?
White discharge is caused either by a) infection such as bacterial, fungal etc b.) non- infective causes due to past weakness or deficiency in the body you need to get into the root of the cause and than only you can get rid of it
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Hi I have used abortion pills on Feb 7. And I had date for 9 days after using those tablets. With pain in my abdomen for 1 day. And its finished. Now its 1 month and 10 days. I didn't yet get the date. And again pain in my abdomen is started. Is this pain because of that pills.

Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi I have used abortion pills on Feb 7. And I had date for 9 days after using those tablets. With pain in my abdomen ...
Period is selayed for upto 40 to 45 days aftet taking abortion pills you can wait for a dew more days safely.
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Homeopathy Treatment For Infections

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Homeopathy Treatment For Infections

Infection is generally understood as the invasion into the body tissues of an organism by certain foreign bodies such as bacteria, parasite, and virus. They are transmissible diseases and can be transmitted from one person to the other via sneezing, coughing or physical contact. They can be mild, moderate or severe.

  • They can be acute, that is, can last for a short time, or chronic that lasts for a long time, or a latent infection that may not cause any symptoms at first but reactivates and resurfaces over a period of time.
  • Although each infection has its own distinct symptom. Generally, these symptoms include fever, swelling, redness, inflammation, burning, cough, diarrhea, fatigue, muscular pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid pulse or rapid breathing.
  • If the patient has a severe headache, difficulty in breathing, painful swelling and unexplained prolonged fever or cough, he or she should immediately consult a doctor.

Conventional drugs that are given to treat infections like antibiotics, antiviral, antihistamines and steroids have many side effects on the human body. They on one hand hamper the digestive power of the system and on the other hand lower the immunity power of the body. In the long run, these medicines can have adverse effects on the body. Though conventional drugs suppress the disease for some time, the disease tends to resurface in the future.

However, Homeopathy has been found to be of great success in treating both acute and chronic infections. The best part is that, there is no side effect. Homeopathy also boosts our immune system so that the body naturally develops the strength to fight against infections in future, when foreign bodies invade. Homeopathic medicines have also proved to be effective as preventive measures against infections.

Some of the Homeopathic medicines for the treatment of most common infections are discussed below:

  1. Throat infections: Belladonna, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Phytolacca, and Mercurius are most commonly administered to cure throat infections.
  2. Skin infection: Common homeopathic remedies are Sulphur, Calendula, Hypericum, Silica, and Hepar sulfuris.
  3. Bladder infection: Berberis, Chimaphila, Hydrastis, Apis, Cantharis, and sarsaparilla are commonly prescribed.
  4. Stomach infection: Arsenic album, Nux vomica, Carbo veg, Lycopodium, and Pulsatilla are commonly recommended.
  5. Sinus infection: Kali bichromicum, Pulsatilla, Mercurius, Natrum muriaticum, and Allium cepa work well in cases of sinus infections.

Most of the Homeopathy medicines are prescribed on the basis of symptoms observed. So, Homeopathic medicines are prescribed, even before the definitive diagnosis is made. Thus, the time saved prevents the infection from spreading, and the patient is automatically cured rapidly.

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Household Safety Checklist!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Household Safety Checklist!

In order to protect you and your family, a thorough safety check of every room in your home should be conducted on a regular basis. Unintentional accidents, injuries, and nontraumatic emergencies may be prevented and your family will be healthier and safer when you practice a little prevention.

The following checklist may be printed so it can be used for the inspection of your home.

Adult's bedroom:

___ Do not leave medicines, toiletries, or other household products in drawers or on night stands.

___ To avoid accidental injuries or choking, keep penknives, nail files, scissors, and pocket change out of reach.

___ Install a smoke detector in the hallway outside of the bedrooms on all levels of your home. Test monthly and replace every 10 years.

___ Make certain drapery cords and/or blind cords are well out of reach of children.

Child's bedroom:

___ Make certain the crib mattress fits snugly.

___ Crib slats should be placed no wider than 2 3/8 inches apart.

___ Make certain the crib has been put together properly and is not missing screws or bolts to prevent it from collapsing.

___ Make certain there is a carpet or rug beneath the crib or changing table to soften the impact if an infant falls.

___ Drop-side cribs, in which one or both sides drop down, are not recommended.

___ Make certain that children's toys and furniture have not been recalled. You can check at

___ Furniture should be attached to the walls. Then if a child climbs on it, it shouldn't fall on the child.

___ Make certain drapery cords and/or blind cords are well out of reach of children and cribs.

___ Remove all crib gyms, hanging toys, and decorations form a crib by the time a baby can raise up on hands and knees.

___ Make sure there is a safety belt on the infant changing table, and that it is used consistently and properly.

___ Make sure baby powder and lotions are out of a baby or child's reach. But, within your reach, so you do not have to leave the infant to reach these items.

___ If your child can climb out of the crib, consider a youth bed with guard rails, or place the crib mattress on the floor.

___ Never leave small parts or pieces of a toy in a child's room.

___ Make certain a night light is not near or touching drapes or the bedspread.

___ Never place a crib, playpen, or bed near a window.

___ Make certain window screens are securely in place, or that window guards are present to prevent a child from falling from a window.

___ Make certain there are plug protectors in the unused electrical outlets.

___ If there is a lid on the toy box, it should not be heavy, hinged, or lockable. Children may crawl inside and become trapped.


___ Put a nonskid bathmat on the floor and a nonskid mat or decals in the bathtub.

___ Protect all electrical outlets with ground fault circuit interrupters.

___ Store medicines, cosmetics, toiletries, and cleansers well out of reach of children.

___ When children are present, put child-resistant safety latches on all cabinets storing potentially harmful substances.

___ Store electrical appliances, such as hair dryers and curling irons, out of reach.

___ Always unplug such an appliance before leaving it unattended, no matter how briefly.

___ To avoid accidental scalding, make certain to set the water heater no higher than 120°F (49°C).

___ Never leave a child or disabled person unattended in a bathtub, or in a bathroom where there is a tub, sink, or bucket containing water.

___ Keep toilet lids closed.


___ Do not store vitamins (or medicines) on the kitchen table, counter top, or window sill.

___ Make certain knives, scissors, and other sharp utensils are out of reach.

___ Store dishwasher detergent and other cleaning supplies in their original containers and out of reach.

___ When children are present, install safety latches on cabinets and drawers within a child's reach.

___ Keep chairs and step stools away from counters and stoves.

___ Always turn pot handles inward when cooking on the stove. Use back burners whenever possible.

___ Keep the toaster out of the reach of toddlers.

___ Make certain appliance cords are not dangling, so they cannot be pulled from a counter.

___ Unplug appliance extension cords when not in use.

___ When children are present, use plug protectors for all unused wall outlets.

___ If a child is in a highchair, make sure it is sturdy and has a seat belt with a strap between the legs.

___ Keep a working fire extinguisher in your kitchen.

Living room:

___ Keep houseplants out of reach of children and pets. A number of plants are poisonous.

___ Make certain television sets and other heavy items are secure so they cannot be tipped over.

___ Remove unnecessary extension cords.

___ Put plug protectors in any unused electrical outlets when children are present.

___ Move tables and other objects with sharp edges away from the center of a room, especially if there are toddlers or disabled persons in the home.

___ Place protective material on sharp furniture edges.

___ Keep drapery and blind cords out of reach of children and/or disabled persons.

___ Secure area rugs to prevent falls and slips.


___ Keep stairs and walkways clear of snow, wet leaves, or other debris.

___ Repair cracks or chips in cement sidewalks and stairs.

___ Make certain railings, gates, and fences are secure and in good repair.

___ Keep garbage cans covered.

___ There should be a fence with a locked gate between the house and the backyard swimming pool.

___ Garden tools and lawn equipment should be securely stored.

___ Play equipment, such as swing sets and garden furniture, should be properly anchored and assembled. Check regularly for rust, splintered wood, or cracks.


___ If you have a fireplace, wood burning stove, or other heat source, place barriers around it to avoid accidental burns.

___ Inspect and clean chimneys and stovepipes regularly.

___ Make certain hazardous items, such as bug sprays, cleaners, auto care products, and weed killers, are secured and stored in their original containers in the garage, utility room, or basement.

___ Make certain plastic bags, broken pieces of toys, buttons, screws, and other choking or suffocation hazards are stored out of reach of children.

___ Post emergency telephone numbers near each telephone in your home.

___ When children are present, safety devices, such as gates, locks, and doorknob covers, should be in use at all stairways and exits in your home.

___ Make sure all indoor and outdoor stairways and entries are well-lighted and clear.

___ Make certain bathrooms and bedrooms can be unlocked from the outside.

___ Keep matches and lighters out of the reach of children and disabled persons.

___ A home should have two unobstructed exits, in case of fire or other emergency.

___ Check all electrical cords to make sure they are not cracked or frayed.

___ Make certain outlets or extension cords are not overloaded.

___ It is best not to use space heaters. If they are used, make sure they are in safe condition. Never plug them into an extension cord. Do not place them near drapes or furnishings.

___ Paint or wallpaper should not be chipping or peeling.

___ Keep purses, backpacks, and other portable storage bags out of a child's reach. They may contain medicines, penknives, hard candies, and other items that may harm children.

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I have fungus over vagina? I tried many formulations from azole family. But no use. Please suggest what should I do?

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Sometimes fungal infections can be very resistant to treatment. I suggest you get additional blood tests like fasting and pp blood sugar to rule out diabetes. Also it's best to confirm infection by taking vaginal swabs and checking drug sensitivities.
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White Spots - Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda, Jodhpur
White Spots - Ayurvedic Treatment

सफेद -दाग (white -spots/ vitiligo)- 

यह एक ऐसी skin disease हैं जिसमेंं रोगी शारीरिक रूप से परेशान रहता ही हैं साथ ही साथ वो मानसिक रूप से भी बहुत परेशान रहता हैं 
जब भी वो जन समूह के बीच जाता है वो अपने आप को घृणित महसूस करता हैं
लेकिन आयुर्वेद एक ऐसी चिकित्सा पद्धति हैं जो अपने स्वस्थ की परिभाषा को सिद्ध करते हुए जीर्ण से जीर्ण रोगी को शारीरिक व मानसिक रूप से स्वस्थ जीवन प्रदान करते हुए उसमें नयी उमंग,साहस को बढाने के साथ उसको नवजीवन प्रदान करती हैं
आयुर्वेद में अन्य विभिन्न रोगो के साथ"सफेद-दाग" का भी विश्वसनीय ईलाज संभव हैं अगर कोई व्यक्ति सफेद दाग जैसी बीमारी से परेशान हो तो एक बार आयुर्वेद की शरण में जरूर आये

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5 Ways To Maintain Well Being

MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
5 Ways To Maintain Well Being

Connect - With people around you. With family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Building connections will enrich and support you every day

Be active - Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Find a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness

Take notice - Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual Notice the changing seasons. Savor the moment, whether you are walking to work or eating lunch .Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you

Keep learning - Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Take on a different responsibility at work. Learn to cook your favorite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will give you confidence as well as being fun

Give - Do something nice for a friend or a stranger.Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding

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Post-Partum - How To Take Care of Your Body?

Speciality Birthing Care
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Post-Partum - How To Take Care of Your Body?

Pregnancy is definitely a new and beautiful phase in a woman’s life. During this time, the woman’s body goes through multiple changes during the nine months and post-delivery, extra care is needed for the body to get back to its pre-pregnancy state. The following are some tips to care for your post-partum body immediately after delivery and through the first six weeks after childbirth.

  1. Perineal soreness: The area between the vagina and the anus stretches a lot during labour and can be sore for quite a while. In some women, this area may even be cut to enable easy passing of the baby (episiotomy). This would be more painful and can be managed with topical creams, ice packs, Kegel exercises and warm baths.
  2. Uterine shrinkage: The uterus enlarges to accommodate the developing baby shrinks back to its original stage after delivery. This causes severe cramps, especially during the first six weeks and if required, pain medications can be taken for the cramps.
  3. Breast fullness: The breasts fill with milk after birth to enable feeding, and the woman feels engorged. This is relieved with feeding, but if the baby is not on mother’s milk, warm soaks on the breasts and a supportive bra can help. It will stop once the breasts stop making milk.
  4. Constipation: This is common post pregnancy, and so foods rich in fibre should be consumed. Lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains should be included in the diet. If required, stool softeners can be used.
  5. Body swelling: In preparation for the delivery, the hands and feet swell due to fluid accumulation. This naturally subsides over the first week to 10 days. Lying on the left side and keeping the feet elevated can help.
  6. Urination problem: Experiencing a burning sensation or pain while urinating and inability to start or stop a stream of urine are common urination problems, especially immediately after childbirth, which will subside in a couple of weeks. Drinking lots of water, Kegel exercises and warm baths are helpful measures that can be undertaken.
  7. Fatigue: Taking care of the newborn can leave you drained. Get adjusted to the baby’s routine and try to sleep with your baby. Get friends and family to help you take care of your child so that you don’t feel the entire strain.
  8. Emotional health: Changes in the hormone levels again affects your emotional health, so try and stay positive. Post-partum depression is very common in women, as they feel overwhelmed with caring for the newborn.

It is important to realise that while pregnancy is an important phase, it is a natural process. The body will adapt to these short-lived changes and allow you to bond with your baby by staying close to your child, responding to its needs, spending time together, and taking care of your newborn. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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We are married for last four years and trying for baby for last three years. Reports of all the tests are normal for both of us. Our gynecologist have suggested for leprohystryreoscopy. How will it help her conceive. Should we go for this.

General Physician, Faridabad
We are married for last four years and trying for baby for last three years. Reports of all the tests are normal for ...
she want to see any blockage of fallopian tube. through this tube egg from your ovary comes to uterus. i hope it will help you.
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I'm 17 female. I n my bf had some intercourse it has been almost 3 weeks now there is a little discharge of some fluid is it is a sign of periods? Oranotherthing? My menstrual cycle date is also ahead so is it a sign of this or pregnancy? We had intercourse after he had ejaculatedin washroom for 2 types and later he just inserted and removed so what might be the chances of pregnancy and what is the reason for this discharge?

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I'm 17 female. I n my bf had some intercourse it has been almost 3 weeks now there is a little discharge of some flui...
Discharges are common at the start of menses. However if you have missed a scheduled period this month (i. E. After having an unprotected sexual intercourse, no matter how short it was) you should rule out pregnancy first. Do a urine pregnancy test. If negative just wait fir regular periods to come. If the test is positive it is likely that you might be pregnant. In that case consult a gynecologist.
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She is having problem of period which come in a abnormal way nd it is not predicted when it was going to happen with heavy bleeding. Is this is a serious issue kindly suggest.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
She is having problem of period which come in a abnormal way nd it is not predicted when it was going to happen with ...
there are many factors which lead to abnormal heavy bleeding and a few common are 1.Hormonal imbalance ( PCOD,Stress,Extreme weight loss/gain 2.IUCDs or Contraceptive Pills 3.History of Miscarriabe /Abortion 4.Thyroid I think she should go for an Abdomen Ultrasound,and Blood tests for CBC,THYROID PROFILE,only then facts will be clear
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I am 22 year old. I am suffering from irregular periods every time my period time. What should I do.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
I am 22 year old. I am suffering from irregular periods every time my period time. What should I do.
Do regular exercise Eat nutritious diet Take Hertone Syrup for 15 days Avoid stress. Know your Thyroid function, Hemoglobin, Testosterone.
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I have been having continuous bleeding for twenty days. I am 46 years old and I'm suppose to get my menopause. Is the bleeding due to that or cause of any other reason I even have fibroids but I have not gone through surgery for it. Please suggest something.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, You can opt for antifibrinolytics for controlling your bleeding. Please also get a per speculum examination done to rule out cervicitis and erosions and also an ultrasound pelvis to look for an organic cause like polyp besides fibroids.
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I am 22 years old female regularly engaged in sex with my partner. I don't want to get pregnant. Condoms are uncomfortable for us. We usually use Pulling out before ejaculation method. Is it safe? What can be best contraception for us?

General Physician, Mumbai
I am 22 years old female regularly engaged in sex with my partner. I don't want to get pregnant. Condoms are uncomfor...
Condom is the safest option of contraception and the second option is you taking oral contraceptives pills and pulling penis out before ejaculation is not safe as far as pregnancy is concerned.
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I am suffering with irregular period since last three months along with too much bleeding Give me advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
Take Tab..M2Tone 2 B.D.This will solve your almost Gynac. Problems.For further may
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Hi, I am 29 years old planning from pregnancy from last 6 months. I tried checking for ovulation happening or not this month by using ovulation kit between 11th and 16th. But it turns negative everyday. Somewhere in google I read vitex chasteberry is good for ovulation induction and for fertility. Can I use that to get pregnancy. Can someone help me the ways to improve my ovulation and getting pregnant. Thanks. Your help is appreciated.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 29 years old planning from pregnancy from last 6 months. I tried checking for ovulation happening or not thi...
please get ultrasound done around tenth day of cycle and look for follicles and ovulation studies there's medicines to enhance ovulation but they are monitored by ultrasound don't depend too much on hearsay or ovulation kits when you can have better and definite answer
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Eye Health - 6 Ways You Can Maintain It!

General Physician, Bangalore
Eye Health - 6 Ways You Can Maintain It!

Your eyes are one of the most important sense organs, which help in perceiving up to 80 percent of all major impressions. All your important daily activity like reading, internet surfing, driving etc are done with the help of your eyes. You should never take your eyes for granted. There are many ways in which you can take care of your eyes to ensure that you see and experience the world at its very best.

  1. Quit Smoking: Smoking makes you vulnerable to a majority of health related problems. When it comes to the health of your eyes, smoking can place you at a risk of uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of your eye which includes ciliary body, iris and choroid) and cataracts (clouding of the lens in your eyes leading to a blurry vision).
  2. Wear sunglasses: Proper sunglasses can protect you from the harmful ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun. You should still use sunglasses even if your contact lenses offer UV protection. Too much of UV rays can cause pingeucula (yellow bump on the eyeball) and other serious eye problems. Polarized lenses can help to give your eyes proper protection while driving.
  3. Screen time: Minimize the amount of time staring at the computer screen as it can cause
  4. Anti- Glare:  Use an anti-glare screen on your computer at work so that the strain and pressure on your eyes are less.
  5. Regular exercise: Exercise such as walking can prevent degeneration of the macula (present in the center of the retina in your eyes) which typically occurs by the time you reach the age of 60.
  6. Don't Ignore: You should look at changes in your vision as an early warning sign. The changes would include difficulty to see in low light, hazy and double vision, along with abnormal swelling and severe pain in your eyes.

You should visit your eye doctor for check ups at least once every two years. Eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy have no early warning symptoms and can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. You should also ensure that the prescription for your contact lenses and eye glasses are up to date. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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Good morning doctors My question is, before planning for a baby the womens use to take some tablets like folic acid and some vitamin tablets, is there any tablets, foods, and fruits should the men take before planning for a baby, and kindly tell me the benefits of these foods and fruits and vegs. Thankyou.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Good morning doctors
My question is, before planning for a baby the womens use to take some tablets like folic acid a...
For males, the most important thing would be to keep good health by proper nutrition and avoid drinks, smoking etc.
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