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Dr. Goyal

Pediatrician, Thane

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Dr. Goyal is a popular Pediatrician in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. You can visit him/her at Vijayalaxmi Maternity Surgical & General Hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Goyal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS, DNB, Fellowship In Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon, Kolkata

Epilepsy is an abnormal medical condition due to abnormal electrical discharge from the brain, which could be due to genetic defects, brain injury,brain infection,brain tumor etc.

Recent study shows, patients with awareness, knowledge and attitude towards the disease had better health related quality of life.

Do’s

  • Do take your medicines at the prescribed times.
  • Do make it known to your family members, friends and people who work with you that you are seizure-prone. Tell them what should be done in case you get an attack in their presence. This is nothing to be ashamed of as epilepsy is a medical condition just like high blood pressure. If your child has epilepsy, do inform the teacher and the school authorities about it.
  • Do tell your child's teacher what to do if your child has a seizure.
  • Do keep an accurate record of your seizures and their frequency. Preferably, maintain a seizure diary.
  • Do ask your doctor about medicines for other conditions before taking them.
  • Do follow a balanced diet.
  • Do exercise regularly but avoid over-exertion.
  • Do have good lighting in the room where you watch TV. TV picture flashes can trigger seizures. Good lighting can prevent such attacks.
  • Do tell someone if you are going for a swim; swim only if your seizures are under control. Moreover, whenever possible, go swimming with a friend.
  • Do talk to your doctor about the pros and cons of using contraceptive pills (medicines used by women to avoid unwanted pregnancy) along with your epilepsy medicines.
  • Do wear protective headgear when cycling.
  • Do tell your doctor about any ill effects that you experience.
  • Do get a good night's sleep daily.
  • Do make sure you have enough medicine so that you don't run short, even when you are travelling.
  • Do check-in with your doctor regularly.

Don’ts

  • Don't stop your treatment unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Don't consume caffeine or alcohol excessively.
  • Don't take other medicines without checking with your doctor.
  • Don't lock the bathroom/toilet door, if possible.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Don't give others your medicines and don't take anyone else's medicines.

Myths and facts about epilepsy

Is epilepsy a very rare disorder?

No. Epilepsy is not a very rare disorder. Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide. In India, epilepsy has been identified as a public health problem.

Epilepsy is a mental illness?

It is not a mental illness but disorder of the brain.

Are people with epilepsy violent or crazy?

No. The belief that people with epilepsy are violent is an unfortunate image that is both wrong and destructive. People with epilepsy have no greater tendency toward severe irritability and aggressive behaviours than other people. However, once the attack is over, they return to normalcy and usually display normal behaviour in between attacks.

Are children with epilepsy dull?

Except for children who are born with obvious mental handicaps, children with epilepsy have normal intelligence and should be encouraged by parents and teachers to attend school and complete their education.

Is epilepsy a curse or wrath of God?

No. Epilepsy has nothing to do with curses, possession or other supernatural processes, such as punishment for past sins.

Does epilepsy spread through touching or coughing?

No, epilepsy does not spread through touching or coughing.

Does the use of an onion, metal, etc., help in terminating an ongoing epileptic attack?

No. Some people think that an epileptic attack can be terminated by making the person smell onions or dirty shoes, or by placing a metal key in the person's hand. These are irrational beliefs.

Are epilepsy medications ineffective?

No. Epilepsy medicines are very essential for the control of epileptic attacks and should not be neglected.

Is marriage a cure for epilepsy?

No. Marriage is an important aspect of life but not a cure for epilepsy.

Epilepsy is hereditary hence unfit to get married?

Epilepsy is not a hereditary disorder, and the tendency of epilepsy being passed is only about 3 %, therefore no bar for marriage.

Women suffering from epilepsy cannot have children?

Epilepsy or anti-epileptic drugs cannot affect fertility, even during pregnancy, women can take their medicines under their doctor’s supervision.

Is life of a person with epilepsy miserable?

No. Life of a person with epilepsy can be very manageable and very similar to life of people without epilepsy provided you have a positive approach towards life.

Is epilepsy a hindrance in leading a happy and successful life?

No. People with epilepsy can live a happy and successful life. With the advent of newer medicines, availability of medical care and increased awareness of the condition, it has become possible for a person with epilepsy to lead a good life. There are many famous poets, writers and sportsmen with epilepsy who have excelled in their respective fields.

Special Precautions in Children with Epilepsy

Computerized and Lights:
Up to 5% of children with epilepsy have photosensitive epilepsy. Computers and TVs with a flat screen do not flicker and, so, are less likely to trigger seizures than screens that flicker. However, flashing lights/ flickering screen can act as trigger in photosensitive epilepsy patients.

Exams and Tests:
For Children who are likely to have seizures in stressful situations or at certain times of the day, this may affect how they perform in exams or tests. Tiredness, memory or concentration problems may also affect exams or tests. Tiredness, memory or concentration problems may also affect exams.

Physical Activities and Lessons:
Safety is important for all children, especially during physical activities and lessons, such as when studying science. Epilepsy does not need to stop a child from doing an activity as long as he or she is safe.

During Swimming:
This must be allowed only in the presence of trusted lifeguards. It is essential that the swimming coach and the lifeguards fully understand a child’s epilepsy so they can quickly see if the child is having a seizure in the water.

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My father's mantoux test 20 mm, is it positive. He has any dangerous problem and he need any treatment. Just redness on hand can measure.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father's mantoux test 20 mm, is it positive. He has any dangerous problem and he need any treatment. Just redness ...
Mantoux test is positive but treatment depends on the symptoms and other positive pathology findings.
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Hello doctor, please help me in feeding. I took several medicines, lactacare granules, tablets in milk, but its not helping me out to feed my baby. Her tummy doesn't gets full. She is 2 months old. Im not getting enough milk. Please help me out?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Please feed your baby 4 holy. The more the baby suckles, the more shall be the milk let down.
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MBBS,D.Ped., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college, Belgaum , Boston University, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Ideal Weaning food practice for babies after 6 months of age::

You can continue breast feeding till 2 yr of age but after 6 month of age you can add supplementary food in addition to breast milk..
1) rice water. Dal water
2) RAB,
3) fresh fruit juices
4) fresh vegetable soup
5)pasteurized top milk

Consistency of above mention food should be liquid initially and then gradually switch over to semi solids as age advances..
Give with spoon & bowel..
Bottle feeding must be stopped..
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My baby is 21 days old, want to give vaccine and polio drops. Within how many days should the first vaccine n drops to be given?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My baby is 21 days old, want to give vaccine and polio drops. Within how many days should the first vaccine n drops t...
If the baby was born at term and weighed > kg. Then normally the first vacine is given at birth and next dose a month later.
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My baby is 3 months old. Had a vaccine of pentaxim. Neumococol and rotavirus 3 days ago. Since then she is unable to digest breast milk as well as formula milk. Also motion is loose but is once a day. What should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is 3 months old. Had a vaccine of pentaxim. Neumococol and rotavirus 3 days ago. Since then she is unable to ...
To say diarrhea it should be more than 3 loose stools per day and there is no relationship between vaccination snd diarrhea. Artificial milk may harm in many ways Please stick on to breastfeeding.
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Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg. Just wanted to know about the same. Is any medicine or anything needs to be done.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg.
Just wanted to know about the ...
Hello, It might be psoriasis, or vitiligo, be differentiated ,viewing the image of affected part of your baby in order to prescribe some homoeopathic medicine, please, in this regards Moreover, till your report reach me ,give her the undernoted homoeopathic medicine: @ Cina 30 -4 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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My son is just 14 days old. Today he did not go to a deep sleep, just crying and potty is not clear. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is just 14 days old. Today he did not go to a deep sleep, just crying and potty is not clear. What should I do?
there r usually 2 reason at this age. 1- hunger and 2- discomfort which may be either due to wet, rolling of sheet under body and over or under clothing in this weather. Pls look for these. If you have any further query, contact me privately through lybraate.
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My daughter is 4 years old. Tomorrow night she fell down and her lips got cut by teeth and her nose was bleeding. Please help me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
In situation like this you have to take her to hospital or a doctor to assess. Minor injuries like abrasions will heal without any medicines.
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I have one month old baby girl. There are certain red rashes on her cheeks. Doctor has prescribed a cream for it. What is the reason of these rashes.

BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have one month old baby girl. There are certain red rashes on her cheeks. Doctor has prescribed a cream for it. Wha...
It's normal for babies to develop rashes from as early as a few days old, as their sensitive skin adapts to a different environment. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own. But if your baby has developed a rash and seems unwell, see your local pediatrician to find out the cause and receive any necessary treatment. Your feedback matters. Thank-you.
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