Nathani Clinic | Helping your child remain healthy

Welcome to Nathani Clinic!

This site is primarily meant as a definitive source of information for patients visiting The Nathani Clinic at Chembur, a suburb of Mumbai, India. Caregivers visiting their pediatrician are understandably tense and anxious about their […]

February 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Health advice|Tags: , , , |

Going abroad for MS? – Meningococcal Vaccine

Going abroad for higher studies?
Are you overwhelmed by the things that you need to tick off your checklist? All Universities abroad insist that you be fully immunized against a whole lot of basic infectious diseases, for your own safety and for that of the others.

Meningoccal vaccine is one of the important vaccines that you need to take especially as student, since you will be sharing housing on campus or off campus.
Who needs the vaccine?

Ideally, all teenagers need to be vaccinated for meningococcal disease. The first dose of the vaccine is usually given between 11 and 12 years and a booster between 16–18 years of age. Many Indian teenagers have missed taking this as per the recommended schedule.

Why take the Vaccine?

Students who stay in hostels, especially dormitory style accommodation are at high risk for acquiring the disease. This type of meningitis is very rapidly progressive and can even be fatal. Very bad long term neurological consequences can ensue. Fortunately, this disease is easily preventable by a simple vaccine.

Special population – Students traveling abroad or staying in hostels

For students traveling abroad, it is highly recommended that they take at least one shot of the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra is recommended). If you are in Mumbai or surrounding areas, you may contact Nathani Clinic for an appointment for the vaccine.

We have plenty of students who are going abroad to study visit our clinic. There are a lot of other requirements that need to be fulfilled, apart from the meningococcal vaccine.

Read more about the vaccine here.
What do I need to get with me when I come in to clinic prior to my travel to the US?
Please bring the following with you when you come in to make the process smoother:

Identifying documents – passport
Which University will you be attending?
All your old health and immunization records

The best is to send us this info a couple of days before your visit, by filling out the form below, so that we can keep a customized recommendation ready for your visit – including:

Which vaccines do you need?
How to avoid specific diseases?
Which medicines to carry? etc.

Name*

Email*

Phone*

Message

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July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Immunization, Preventable diseases|

Heat Boils

Boils on the face

Come summer in India and we all eagerly look forward to wolfing down mangoes. There are almost endless varieties available and thanks to different fruiting times, the season extends from early March well into July. But along with Nature’s bounty come up ‘Heat Boils’!! To the sufferers, especially children, they are extremely frustrating and mostly a nuisance, but they do have a potential to become more serious.

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April 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Skin|

Chairing a session on Vitamin D

This was a very well attended update (150+ delegates) in Pediatric Endocrinology on February 26, 2017. The who’s who of Pediatric Endocrinology in Western India were the panelists. Dr. Waman Khadilkar, Dr. Prashant Patil & […]

March 4th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Blog|

Help! My child has swallowed a button battery!

Recently, an 8-year-old boy (our regular patient) was rushed to our clinic. Apparently, the computer mechanic had come into the house to repair the computer. During the course, the child chanced upon the battery, put in the mouth. He was most surprised and scared, when he realized that he had swallowed it. In a panic, the first thing that he did was to drink a lot of water, and informed his parents about a couple of hours later.

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February 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Help! My child eats chalk & paint! Is it pica?

What is pica?
Children may eat chalk or other non-nutritive items

Pica is the persistent (at least a month) eating of non-nutritive substances (plaster, mud, charcoal, ashes, paint, wool), in a child beyond the age of 3 years. It usually gets better on its own in childhood, but rarely persists into adulthood.

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November 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Health advice, Hygiene|Tags: , , , |

W sitting! Is it harmful?

W sitting – What is that??!!!

Sitting in the W position is fairly benign. Children will outgrow it

There is a lot of very conflicting information on this condition on the internet. Many internet sites caution against this position and advise you to nudge the child into a more ‘normal’ criss-cross leg position.

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October 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|