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Dr. Taher Kagalwala


I come from India, and have been practising since 29 years. I am specially interested in infections, asthma, newborn care and parenting. I have authored a book on Parenting.It is called "Child Care: From Birth to Eighteen". The e-book is now available on
and on and all local versions, including I have my professional site at Blogger. Here, you can read good advice and also seek a professional online consultation for a small fee. Do check out

Experience in the area

Qualified Pediatrician practising since 29 years.
Currently working in the United Kingdom. You may reach me on my cell number +447440622670 or email me on only if I have not responded to your query here in a reasonable time. If you directly call me or email me, I might not be able to respond. Thank you for understanding. Please do not Whatsapp me.


Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.


Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.


M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

Awards and Honors

Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

Past/Present Clients

1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

What do you like about this subject?

I like the way children "heal", usually very fast!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

We are all students throughout life. I live to see my patients get well and smile back at me (and at their parents) once again.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Caring for children requires skills, knowledge and experience, but above all, it requires an innate love and a kindly disposition; it demands unlimited powers of observation and an astute sense of detection; finally, the Pediatrician must be, at all times, sensitive to the needs of the often panicky parents.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Nothing of that sort!

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Manisha04/07/17101010Thank you doctor for your prompt reply .....
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Recent Answers from Dr. Taher Kagalwala

2017-04-06 1:

Dear Manisha,    I do feel sorry for your child. She is actually doing really well, and you are forcing her to eat. You shouldn't worry at all. She is turning out to be an absolutely normal toddler. Between

2017-02-20 Vaccination.:

The OPV drops in the pulse polio and the ones given in the clinic should both be "bivalent" polio drops and be equal to each other. However, we do not normally count the pulse polio doses as part of the

2017-02-06 1 year 2 month old diagnosed asthmatic:

Dear Senjuti,    Thank you for your question. I will start from the other end of your question and say that there is always the possibility of asthma in any child in today's highly polluted world. Having

2016-12-14 neeed ur opinion:

Dear friend,    I am neither an epidemiologist nor an infectious diseases specialist. I am certainly not an adult physician. I assume you needed a general opinion.     It is never wrong advice to see a

2016-11-15 Young boy refuses to fall asleep (5yrs):

Dear Mandira,    Thank you for your question.     Sleep duration and quality are subject to a lot of internal and external influences. Internal influences include hereditary stuff that mostly cannot be


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