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Dr. Prakash R. Shah

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Pune

38 Years Experience  ·  150 - 200 at clinic
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Dr. Prakash R. Shah MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) Pediatrician, Pune
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Prakash R. Shah is a trusted Pediatrician in Satara Road, Pune. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 38 years. He studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can consult Dr. Prakash R. Shah at Sanjivani Clinic in Satara Road, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prakash R. Shah and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, - 1979
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - - 1981
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Hindi

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My son who is 3 months old has a reflux immediately after a feed every time. Is this a matter of concern?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son who is 3 months old has a reflux immediately after a feed every time. Is this a matter of concern?
Burp the child 2-3 times after every feed and keep the child little longer time erect on yr shoulder, this may help. Few children spit or vomit after liquid feeds this will stop when you will start semi solid supplement after few months. Till that take care of aspiration in wind pipe.
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My baby is 4 month old and he had red rashes around the neck so one pediatrician suggest me cluster-gm tube. I applied and redness is absolutely clear but skin gets white which is looking very bad. Then I consult one of my friend dermatologist and she suggest me topisone m cream. Now please suggest should I apply this cream on my baby's skin or not. This time I don't want take a chance. Its very urgent please advice me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
My baby is 4 month old and he had red rashes around the neck so one pediatrician suggest me cluster-gm tube. I applie...
Steroids are not advisable to tender skin in my opinion. There are pure coconut oil or preparations made thereof which are suitable for babies' skin. Pure organic herbal powder of Rubia cordifolia and curcumin extract 500 mg each may be licked by baby with honey and see safe changes yourself.
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Does baby who have top up milk has less immunity than baby who drink mother milk? Since their mother do not get enough milk to brest feed.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Does baby who have top up milk has less immunity than baby who drink mother milk? Since their mother do not get enoug...
Answer to your both queries: 1. Mother's milk provide immunity not top milk. 2. There is no cause of less milk production unless breastfeeding is reduced or stopped and mother is not taking good nourishing diet including milk and its products.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give child small but frequent ors water by. Small spoon. You may give anti emetic oral drug like vomikind. If vomiting does not stop better to see a pediatrician. Thanks.
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Can you please advise correct amount of Uprise-D3 (400IU) to be given to the baby girl.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Can you please advise correct amount of Uprise-D3 (400IU) to be given to the baby girl.
400 IU is correct daily dose. See the concentration per ml and then calculate the volume so that baby gets 400 IU per day.
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Sir/madam my child is 3 months old and has taken following vaccination. Birth- bcg, opv-0, hep-b1 6 week - imovax polio, pentavac, rotarix1 10 week- imovax polio, quadrovax only. Now my concern is whether the vaccination quadrovax be given in place of pentavac as changed in 6 and 10 week. And also the doctor is saying to give rotatek in place of rotarix due to its unavailability, should it possible?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Follow your doctor's advice, it is fine. He has appropriately given pentavac at 6 wks and quadrovax at 10 weeks. Difference is because of hepatitis b. It is to be given at birth, 1, 6 months. So your doctor has given 2nd dose of hep b at 6weeks (pentavac contains hep b). At 10 weeks hep b was not given as per schedule (quadrovax doesn't contain hep b) rotateq ok if earlier one not available.
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My Child is of 3 years old He is having no hair at some portion of his head from the day he is born i.e. No hair growth from the scalp of the head What lotion or cream you suggest for it. Pls keep in mind that he is just 3 years Old.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My Child is of 3 years old
He is having no hair at some portion of his head from the day he is born i.e. No hair grow...
Your son may have a scalp seborrhea or fungal infection if there is no hair in patches. Treatment with anti seborrhea shampoo might help. Along with that a nourishing diet and vitamin supplements.
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My son is having allergies problem. Red eye & nose sneezing repeatedly. what hsould i do?

FIAP(NEONATE), MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
The best possible way while dealing with allergy is to prevent exposure to the allergens that is to say you need to avoid avoid contact of your son with all those things that cause allergic reactions. The present episode can be treated with cetirizine based on his weight. Warm regards.
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My baby age 3.5 years but she didn't speak clearly to us or any person. Please help me.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
At this age parents should be able to understand everything that their child says and strangers should understand about 75% but if it is difficult to understand child speech even by parents. Then its better to consult a speech therapist for the same.
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Sir my son is 13 years old. He have obesity. His weight is about 70 Kg. Let me know the simplest way to loose weight of my son. Due to nature of my job I can't spare more time for my family. I will be thankful if you solve this problem. Thanks Umesh Khinvasara.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Sir my son is 13 years old. He have obesity. His weight is about 70 Kg. Let me know the simplest way to loose weight ...
13years and weight 70kg. You need to become his role model and help him in a strict diet control, exercises and yoga if possible. Diet wise cut down his high calorie diet intake for example highly fried food items, bakery items, packed food items, breads, chocolates, icecreams. Encourage him to increase salads, soups, fruits, buttermilk, sprouts, vegetable juices in his diet. Tell him to take small meals at small intervals. Do not remain hungry for long duration this will make him hungry and he will eat more. Drink lots of water. Take him for cycling, skipping, jogging, daily morning and evening walks and see you will definitely get results in losing weight and get back to me after a month.
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Our 6 yrs. Old son never chews any food. He swallows soft food but can't (or doesn't want to) chew solid food. He is otherwise normal. We have consulted local doctors and child psychologists but without any result. We fear he will be an object of fun at school as he can't eat his tiffen! Please help us.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mangalore
Your child is too used to eat soft grinded food since childhood, I suppose. You need not worry for now. You start giving slowly simisolid food now for sometime, so that your child will start eating solid food over the time.
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Hi, my two years baby girl some tym holds her breath at the tym when she fell down or crying literally. What we need to do in this situation? Pl suggest. She doesn't response. Her face become pale and she become faint totally.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi, my two years baby girl some tym holds her breath at the tym when she fell down or crying literally. What we need ...
Dear mother These are called Breath holding spells Whenever she cries immidiately try to console her But if she holds her breath then just slap on back or pinch her a bit she will start breathing Give her Iron and Zinc supplements Hope this will help
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I have a baby with 7 month old his skin is so sensitive and dry. How could get rid of the Dry skin.

DDV, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have a baby with 7 month old his skin is so sensitive and dry. How could get rid of the Dry skin.
Use olive oil after bathe on wet skin or few drops can be added to the bath tub. Use good moisturising lotion within 5 minutes after bath. Add half a spoon of cows ghee to his food daily.
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Hallo, doctor my son age 5 month 15 days, weight:- 5. 3kg, he had suffered the whole of heart (size-6mm). So what I can do?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Watch the growth of heart, usually it should close by itself. Serial 2decho would help monitor the hole in septum(vsd). If it is asd will need surgical closer. In any case meet paediatric cardiologist.
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MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
ADHD is not fun for the child!

ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition characterized by an inability to concentrate and sustain attention. It is a biological problem of the brain.

Due to poor concentration the child feels bored easily and may become impulsive and appear to be mischievous

He may answer out of turn and will talk even when not spoken to.

He may have difficulty sitting at one place.

He maybe restless, fidgety and jumping about.

This will hamper his ability to remember things and may become forgetful and lose things.

This is something the child does not do on purpose and feels guilty and unhappy about, making the child feel low on self-esteem which may manifest as aggressive and rebellious behavior.

Tips for the teacher and parents

1. Keep the child close to her in the classroom

2. Keep the child away from the windows

3. Shower praise when he behaves appropriately.

4. Write important information down where the child can easily read and reference it

5.Divide big assignments into smaller ones, and allow children frequent breaks.

6. Incorporate Physical movement into classroom teaching.

7. Working with interruptions:

Reducing the interruptions of children with ADD/ADHD should be done carefully so that the child’s self-esteem is maintained, especially in front of others. Develop a “secret language” with the child with ADD/ADHD. You can use discreet gestures or words you have previously agreed upon to let the child know they are interrupting. Praise the child for interruption-free conversations.

8. Dealing with Impulsivity:

Give consequences immediately following misbehavior. Be specific in your explanation, making sure the child knows how they misbehaved.

Recognize good behavior out loud. Be specific in your praise, making sure the child knows what they did right.

Write the schedule for the day on the board or on a piece of paper and cross off each item as it is completed. Children with impulse problems may gain a sense of control and feel calmer when they know what to expect.

9. Dealing with Hyperactivity:

Ask children with ADD/ADHD to run an errand or do a task for you, even if it just means walking across the room to sharpen pencils or put books away.

Encourage the child to play a sport—or at least run around before and after school.

Provide a stress ball, small toy, or other object for the child to squeeze or play with discreetly at his or her seat.

Limit screen time in favor of time for movement. Your child will enjoy fast games like Subway Surfer and Temple Run.

Make sure a child with ADD/ADHD never misses recess or PT period.
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My child, 3 years has got pediatric nephrotic syndrome. How to avoid relapse for this syndrome. I read in one article there is substantial reduction in relapse with usage of zinc supplement along with the steroid. Will that help?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My child, 3 years has got pediatric nephrotic syndrome. How to avoid relapse for this syndrome. I read in one article...
Zinc has many benefits, but role in decreasing nephrotic syndrome relapse is not yet established clinically in evidence based medicine. Approach your nephrologist, if he advises can give it a try.
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ADHD: Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From It!

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
ADHD: Signs And Symptoms You Might Be Suffering From It!

If you have noticed your child to be restless and anxious all the time, it might look cute as the child is highly energetic, but it could be a cause for concern at the same time. It is not normal and the child could be having ADHD that is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. As the name suggests, it is a disorder with deficiency of attention and in which the child is always hyperactive.

ADHD is a disorder in which the symptoms usually show up before the age of seven. It is characterized by a group of behavioral symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. The impact of these symptoms is felt extensively where his overall self-esteem is affected, be it at home, preschool or school, academics or extracurricular activities and in interpersonal relationships.

The most common symptoms, which are almost diagnostic of ADHD are:

  1. Inability to hold attention: The child's attention span is very short and it is very difficult to keep them engaged on one particular thing.
  2. Increased restlessness: The child would be extremely restless and gets distracted easily.
  3. Fidgeting: The child would be seen constantly fidgeting with his fingers.

The following are the less common ones:

  1. Learning disability is rare, but can happen. However, the good news is that it does not affect the child's intelligence.
  2. Sleep disorders
  3. Difficulty in following directions
  4. Poor executive functioning skills
  5. Disorganization, which can lead to poor motor coordination and impaired movements
  6. ADHD kids tend to forget things very easily and need help with coordinating movements
  7. The child suffering from ADHD could easily tire and/or feel lethargic with very low energy levels. This can lead to the child procrastinating things and not wanting to do things on priority basis
  8. These children also have difficulties with fine motor and cognitive skills and so there is delay in their overall participation in games.

While these are the pressing symptoms of ADHD, occupational therapy can play a significant role in managing the child in the following ways. As a first step, the caregiver should have a detailed discussion with the school staff and any other people with whom the child interacts significantly.

This will help identify areas that need support from an Occupational Therapy, which are the following:

  1. Support with gross and/or fine motor skills
  2. Support with improving handwriting
  3. Support with engaging in playing sports and games
  4. Support in engaging in social activities
  5. Improving sensory processing difficulties
  6. Improving visual perception
  7. Support in adapting to the environment
  8. Teaching strategies to participate in various social and academic activities

So, while an ADHD child is definitely a cause for concern, proper support from family can help manage the condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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My baby is 2.5 months old he is doing potty after 3 or 4 days when I use spojetri. Is there any problems?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My baby is 2.5 months old he is doing potty after 3 or 4 days when I use spojetri. Is there any problems?
Regular breast feeding and dulcolax suppositary to be applied locally. this is a normal at this age.
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