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Dr. Alexander M - Pediatrician, chennai

Dr. Alexander M

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS

Pediatrician, chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹100 online
Dr. Alexander M MD - Paediatrics, MBBS Pediatrician, chennai
11 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹100 online
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Alexander M is an experienced Pediatrician in Porur, Chennai. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 11 years. He studied and completed MD - Paediatrics, MBBS . He is currently practising at The children's clinic in Porur, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Alexander M on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - M.K.C.G Medical college, Berhampur, orissa. - 2012
MBBS - Stanley medical college, chennai. - 2007
Past Experience
Senior Resident at JIPMER
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics

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My daughter is 5 year old, many time see feel moderate stomach pain for last 1 year, please suggest me test for useful of know the reason.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Digestive disorder and flatulence bloats her abdomen causing pressure and pain. Homoeopathy has good treatment for stomach pain acidity and flatulence without adverse effects. Take nux vomica 200 in the morning and in the evening for 4 days and give feedback.
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I have vaccinated my son with HIB vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine yesterday. Today morning he had fever. Is that vaccine causes fever or he had any virus infection?

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
I have vaccinated my son with HIB vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine yesterday. Today morning he had fever. Is that vacc...
Hi lybrate-user, Vaccines usually cause fever for 24 to 48 hours after administration of Vaccine. If the fever is persisting beyond this period or associated with other symptoms like cold, cough, throat pain, loose stools, then we can think other reasons such as Viral infections. Hope I have answered your query. Regards,
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My 9 months daughter is teething. I want to know any homeopathic medicine for her. I am giving her calcium and vitamin supplements. please also suggest calcarea phos can be given to her. If so how much tabs be given.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My 9 months daughter is teething. I want to know any homeopathic medicine for her. I am giving her calcium and vitami...
It’s better not to give any medication for teething because its a normal natural phenomenon for the growth of your baby and which happens on its own and just keep a watch on her diet
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My daughter who is 3.4 years old has call constipation problem. Last week I gave 3 anemia as per doctor advice. Last Saturday I gave the last anemia. Till now she didn't had bowel movement. What should do? Thought of castor oil. So whether it would be good to give? Or is there any other way?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My daughter who is 3.4 years old has call constipation problem. Last week I gave 3 anemia as per doctor advice. Last ...
Many Children usually do not pass stools for ten days at a stretch but we should be sure that there abdomen is soft and gripe water needs to be given daily and For constipation I will suggest you to eat food with high fiber content like green leafy vegetables and can also eat bananas at bedtime as it is effective as a laxative
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
You can protect your baby's skin from the development of a skin disease called eczema and from dryness, by applying a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion after bathing her.
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Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS, MRCP (UK)
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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Hi, delivered with boy baby on sep 20, I'm feeding two hours once, but still my baby is crying and again I'm feeding him, so because of this I'm feeding for my baby one hour once, any problem of this.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, delivered with boy baby on sep 20, I'm feeding two hours once, but still my baby is crying and again I'm feeding ...
Your baby must be crying due to hunger. Breast feeding must be on demand. For newborn its around 7-9 times a day which shows feeding every 1 hr -3 hr. But the possiblity can be you are not producing enough milk to meet satiety of your child. Just feed your child as per demand.
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I have a kid who will soon turn 3. I'm so worried that she doesn't put on weight. Birth weight was 2.36 kgs. Uptill year 1 she gained well Theron it's minimal. Now too she weigh btw 10.6 to 10.80. Somehow each time I feel she will gain weight, she falls sick and loses weight. Hence her weight always stays within 11 kgs. She is otherwise a super active baby. My ped advised pediasure but nothing. Trying to get her eat the list given by a dietician but no results. I am worried.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
I have a kid who will soon turn 3. I'm so worried that she doesn't put on weight.
Birth weight was 2.36 kgs. Uptill y...
There is no wonder drug/safe drug for the child so that they keep on eating. Weight of the child as per requirement should have been around​ 13 -14 kg. Instead of becoming more worried try to enroll variety in the food with 2hrly feeds for the baby. Also do not repeat the same food daily keep on changing. If the child is taking 2 glass of milk then its ok if not then enroll milk products in diet like paneer, shrikhand etc. Give halva, sweets etc along with dry fruits also. Give seasonal fruits. If there is difficulty is swallowing then give semisolid food after grinding in the mixer. Always give home-based food. At the end if the baby is getting ill again and again kindly meet you pediatrician to rule out immunodeficiency diseases.
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Hello sir, I had one doubt my kid is 4 month old we are started a cerelac rice 1st stage because mother feeding is not properly and my wife is started a course for feeding, actually in that pack starts at 6 is any problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir, I had one doubt my kid is 4 month old we are started a cerelac rice 1st stage because mother feeding is no...
Yes it is ideally after 6 months in present teaching. Earlier we were taught that semisolids can be started from 4 months. It is alright to start semisolids, form 4 months. All type of homemade foods are always best and not commercial ones.
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My son is 4 days old and is suffering from jaundice please help with some advice and do's and don'ts.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
Most of children 5-6 days do get jaundice, it does not need any treatment unless his serum bilirubin is abnormal.
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My child school teacher suggested for OT to him. His age is 10 years. He is very hyper active kid and not studying properly.What can i do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Your child may have ADHD and Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental, or cognitive disorder. He will get help form it.
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I have one baby boy whose age is 2and half months. I only give him breastmilk. Tomorrow I have to go out so I will keep breastmilk for him. But I don't know how much milk he should take each time? His weight is 5kgs.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have one baby boy whose age is 2and half months. I only give him breastmilk. Tomorrow I have to go out so I will ke...
Please pump every two hours to leave as much milk as possible. The baby feeds according to his/her appetite, and the quantity of milk can be anywhere between 60-90 ml per feed.
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Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Super fact of the day - 28th October, 2015
A baby starts off life with 350 bones. During growth, bones fuse together and an adult ends up with only 206!

Would you like to share this interesting fact with family or friends? go ahead and share!
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My twin sons born on 11-08-2015. Three vaccination 6, 10 &14 weeks injected on tamil nadu primary health centre. Any extra vaccination must injects? Pls. Given details.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My twin sons born on 11-08-2015. Three vaccination 6, 10 &14 weeks injected on tamil nadu primary health centre. Any ...
Different, repeat and booster vaccination are done up to the age of 12 years. You must have been given vaccination card from phc in which chart of vaccine's name and date is mentioned. Other wise your pediatrician can provide it.
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Vaccinations for Infants and Children

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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I am Dr Abhishek Goyal, I am M.D. paediatrics, a child specialist. I am working with my own clinic and a nursing home with the name of Vaishnavi mother and child clinics.
Today I want to tell you regarding the vaccinations. Usually, parents ask me, sir, should we give all the vaccinations to the child, they are very costly. I suggest them this is a thing we should always vaccinate our child with all the vaccinations. As the thing is prevention is always better than cure. And for prevention, the various vaccinations are very important. There are very important vaccinations like in this scenario, we are getting so many patients of chicken pox. And for chicken pox, the vaccination we give to the child is very effective. If the baby is vaccinated, then the baby is at least 90-95% is cured or prevented from chicken pox.

  • Secondly, if they get also chicken pox, it will be very mild. So according to same, there are so many vaccinations today we should give our neonates to the childhood. Like from the starting we should start from the B.C.G., O.P.V and Hepatitis B, which is given at the birth.
  • Then after 1 ½ month, 2 ½ month and 3 ½ months there are 7 diseases from which vaccination can be given that is D.P.T. (diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus). Polio, injectable and oral according to the availability and H.I.P., Influenza-b and rota virus. With that hepatitis b is a very important vaccination also. One category is the meningococcal vaccine which is a very good vaccine for pneumonia.
  • At 9 months, the measles or M.M.R.
  • At 1 year, Hepatitis A for jaundice. For 15 months, we give M.M.R, chicken pox and at the age of 1 ½ years, it is d.p.t. booster and 2 years it is typhoid.

These days, typhoid vaccine has arrived which can be given earlier around 1 year. Same after that we usually forgot, that 4 ½ years is a very important milestone where the baby has to get the vaccinations which are M.M.R, 2, Chicken pox and D.P.T. And in ten years again the D.T. booster and in girls, it is the cervical cancer vaccine. So these all vaccines are there in all the vaccination charts and you should get your child vaccinated from all the deadly diseases.

For any further query, you can always contact me from the very good app called Lybrate app.

I am available on the Lybrate app.
 

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Hi doctor. My 3.5 months old daughter catches fever every 25-30 days. And she has got little cough too. I give her P125 drops (8 drops 3 times a day) and for cough sinarest (10 drops 3 times a day and keflor (half spoon 3 times). What should I do? I am worried since she is too small.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Small babies get viral infections because of low immunity. Give same drops for fever 12 drops whenever there's fever. For cough give kofarest ped drops 10 drops thrice daily. If any fast breathing you must show to a pediatrician.
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My son is suffering from TICS. Which Doctor should I consult - neurologist, psychiatrist or a homeopathy doctor?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
These movements, known as tics and twitches, often affect the eyelids or face. They can, though, occur anywhere in the body. In most instances, tics and twitches are harmless and temporary. In some cases, though, they may be caused by a tic disorder. A neurologist can help
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