Children bring joy and colour to our world, but they can also be demanding and difficult to understand. Mehtachildcare.com is a site by a pediatrician, for parents. It has information about children, their care, diseases, vaccination, health promotion, and other childhood issues. It is meant to fulfil information needs about children and their health related issues, but cannot replace a pediatrician or other doctor.
The author of this site, I am a qualified pediatrician in primary care practice. I look after children from birth to the age of fourteen years.
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I practice as a primary care pediatrician in Surat, Gujarat, India. I look after children from birth to their fourteenth birthday. My clinic provides curative services to sick children, as well as disease preventive and health promotive services to healthy children.
I am available for consultation Monday to Saturday.
Opposite Putli, Sagrampura,
Tel: +91 9429486624.
|11am to 1 pm||&||4 to 6 pm|
Near Ram Chowk, Ghoddod road,
Tel: +91 261 2660304.
|9 to 10.30 am||&||7 to 8 pm|
Every page on this website has been written by me, Dr. Parang Mehta. The information given here is not a collection of my personal views, but scientific facts, as known at the present time. The site does not aim at promoting any particular treatment, food product, or drug.
The content belongs to me; please do not copy it anywhere without asking.
This site offers information about babies and children -- their care, treatment, diseases, illnesses, and other medical concerns. It is meant only to satisfy the information needs of parents about their children's health, diseases, vaccination, and related subjects. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the material about diseases, illnesses, and treatment, the author accepts no responsibility for, and certainly does not recommend, the use of this information for the treatment of sick children.
No information available on this web page, or on others, can replace the examination and treatment by an expert doctor or pediatrician. It is not sensible to try to diagnose your child's disease off a web page (or from a book), and if your child is acutely ill, it is best go to a hospital immediately.
Vitamin D has always been considered important, because of its important role in calcium metabolism and bone formation and strength. Recently, we have learned that it also is important for immunity, reducing infectious diseases, asthma, cancers, and heart disease.
Read more about this born again vitamin.
The Zika virus was known to occur sporadically in Africa and Asia. Like HIV and Chikungunya, this virus has suddenly spread to new parts of the world, affecting thousands/millions of people and giving rise to a public health emergency.
Though the actual disease is a mild one, it is dangerous for a pregnant woman. Zika virus infection in pregnancy can infect the fetus, causing miscarriage, or birth defects (commonly, microcephaly).
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Dr. Parang Mehta,
Opposite Putli, Sagrampura,
Surat. Tel: +91 9429486624.