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Dr. Mehul SHETH

Pediatrics
Daggett, MI
18 years experience male

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I have worked in almost every type of clinical environment within pediatrics-inpatient, outpatient, ER, inner city, community, suburban, academic, non-academic, general and specialty pediatrics.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Allergy drops: If it truly is an allergic reaction, then Patanol (olopatadine) or another anti-histamine eye drop would help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depends : Pink eye is a generic term for an inflammation of the eye, the causes which include allergy, virus and bacteria. To determine the cause and therefore ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Any kind: From a medical standpoint you can get any type of frame.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Prevention: The best treaent for eczema is prevention minting skin hydration includes using a good amollient like vasoliene, taking short, lukewarm showers and dr... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Car acdnt cause sz?: Although seizure could be a rare side effect of medications i think the more likely cause would be the car accident. I would recommend seeing a physic... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
High: Infants with true strabismus can have serious consequences. Luckily the most common cause is pseudo-strabismus in which it only appears that eyes are ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
The meal after next: Food can go bad from a number of germs, which have onset of varying times. A rule of thumb I use is the meal after next-of you ate something bad for b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Phoenix Children's : Although I do not work there I have a number of friends and colleagues at phoenix children's hospital. They do a fantastic job and are a referral site... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Maybe pharyngitis: If the large tonsils started recently then you could have pharyngitis. To determine if you need antibiotics, you will need to go to a clinic to get a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Soft, mushy foods: In general soft, mushy foods can help minimize the effects of a hypersensitive gag reflex, however everyone is different. It will take some (messy) tr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Prevention: The key to treating eczema is prevention with a strong emollient like vasoliene. Short lukewarm showers are better than long hot baths.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
RSV in May?: Although RSV season has been getting longer, i'm surprised to hear that he was infected in may. The most serious symptoms of RSV are the ones during t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes: Sepwndinf on the exact surgery and reason behind it, recovery time is usually a few weeks. You should be fine after 2 months to engage in activity, ho... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Now: If your 7 week old has a temperature above 100.4 f for more than 5 days you need to take him to your doctors office today for a "sick visit".
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Better change diet: Its better to make diet changes to resolve constipation. Increasing water and adding fiber to your diet can can help soften your stool and decrease yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Weight GAIN?: Chronic diarrhea is usually associated with weight loss. If you are experiencing weight gain, then the issue could be related to your diet, especially... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes if...: Not cleaned every day. Truly, everything is "germy" as germs live on everything at all times. This means milliseconds after you wash your hands, ger... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Your body's reaction: The itch from bites is not due to the bite itself, but the reaction your body has in response to the bite. When certain chemicals in your body are re... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes, but why rash?: Although not indicated in this age group, i and many pediatrician use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for younger patients. However, Benadryl (diphenhydram... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Subjective: Pediatrics is a huge field and there are sub specialist at all institutions that are leaders in their field. Depending on your child's issue and speci... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not 100%: Although there are many std's that have lesions or rashes, there are also some that do not have any visual signs. This means that even if a person doe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Absolutely!: If your partner agrees there are many clinics that can help with the testing of std's.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
None: There are no symptoms that are specific for having a boy or a girl.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
More complicated : There are many strains of h1n1 and each season those strains change. This means that even if you get the immunization one year, you will still need on... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Further evaluation: The causes of vomiting when longer than 1-2 weeks are quite varied. The vomiting doesn't seem to be related to the ear infection, it would be good to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: The idea of a superbug is one that is resistant to many standard antibiotics. Although it sounds scary, the symptoms often are similar to those of 're... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Many reasons: Noctunal enuresis in a 14 year old is a serious condition and warrants further evaluation by a pediatrican and perhaps a pediatric specialist. I would... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Prevention: The key to treating eczema is prevention with a strong emollient like vasoliene. Short lukewarm showers are better than long hot baths.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Dry skin: A simple definition of eczema is dry skin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Your body's reaction: The itch from bites is not due to the bite itself, but the reaction your body has in response to the bite. When certain chemicals in your body are rel... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Almost anything: Stool color does not correlate with any diseases.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not correlated: Stool color is independent of the frequency or consistency of your stools.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Fiber: Depending on which symptoms you are trying to get rid of, fiber is a great way to decrease the diarrhea and, as a by-product, help with the cramping o... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Probably not: If you are trying to treat flu and cough, then running will not help.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: It is not recommended to get treatment/prevention for rabies after being bitten by a cat.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Because they care!: Pregnancy is an exciting time and most folks want to be a part of it. Especially with new moms, they feel that by imparting thier knowledge, whether b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
History: Pink eye is a generic term for inflammation of the eye. The causes include allergy, viral or bacterial. To determine the cause of pink eye the events... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Probably not: Although this could be ibs, the timing fits with food poisoning as well. Are other folks that ate out with you ill as well? If so, it's more likely s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Not test, but survey: Diagnosing adhd requires input from parents, teachers and pediatricians. Although you can find surveys online that can suggest if your child is at ri... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Unsure: Only recently have we started using acid suppression medication in infants-both h2 and ppi's. The long term effects are still unclear. There are sugge... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: There is no strong evidence that tylenol (acetaminophen) of advil are better for the pain/fever associated with infections (remember, advil/tylenol (a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Water and fiber: Increasing water intake and adding fiber to your diet can soften your stool.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Probably normal: Especially since you have twins and both of them are lower on the growth curve for height and weight this is likely a normal pattern of growth. You wo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Which precautions?: There are numerous home safety precautions that can be taken. From pool safety to covering outlets to corner pads. Each of these has a different "re... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
A few things: As you know, cchs is a rare condition and is not fully understood. There are a number of diseases that are associated with and syndromic with cchs. A... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Eating varies: If by eating you mean solids, the amount a child eats when they are first learning to eat solids can vary greatly. If she is taking milk/formula still... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Many causes: Although there are many reasons for blisters, the most likely is infection. However, you would need to talk with a doctor and provide more information... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Probably not: The simple idea of missing school for a broken nose is not medically necessary. However, why he/she got a broken nose or how painful it is could chang... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: No, rabies is not transmitted this way.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Clean your surrounds: The biggest issue with lice is the ones that aren't on your body when you undergo treatment. Wash bedding and clothes in hot water. Any personal items... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. SHETH is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. SHETH is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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He is in daycare and seems to keep getting his cough symptoms every few weeks and then goes away. Just makes me wonder if its hanging around from the rsv. Thanks for your input.
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Thank you, he is a normal, healthy, happy boy but he has developed several "tics". He winks & spins constantly. He says it's like something
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That explains it!!! I was wondering why other people didn't react like I do...THANK YOU!!! :)

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Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2003MD

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