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Dr. Alka Fernandes

Pediatrician, Mumbai

400 at clinic
Dr. Alka Fernandes Pediatrician, Mumbai
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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. Alka Fernandes is one of the best Pediatricians in Khar West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Alka Fernandes at Beams Hospitals in Khar West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Fernandes on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 13 years old. Eventhough she is regularly doing bed wetting. All this happens with out knowledge of her. She is very depressed for this act. It there any solution. Which specialist should I consult.

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My daughter is 13 years old. Eventhough she is regularly doing bed wetting. All this happens with out knowledge of he...
Bed wetting up to 5 years is normal. Beyond 6 years you should consult a doctor. Preferably a pediatric specialist. There are 2 types of bed wetting primary enuresis, secondary enuresis your pediatrician will diagnose and will give drug accordingly.

Which Vaccines are required to be given to him?

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- Till one year bcg, hep b, opv at birth - Six weeks dpt, ipv, hib, hep b, rota, pcv - Ten weeks same except hep b - Fourteen weeks same as ten weeks - Six months hep b,opv - Nine months mmr,opv - One year hep a - Fifteen months chicken pox,mmr,pcv - Eighteen months dpt,hib,ipv - Twenty months hep a - Two years typhoid

My baby girl is 18 months. She can't stand herself. At the time of birth she was admitted to Nicu for hyperglycemia . Her pediatrician suggested brain MRI as there may be problem with nerve and told that her legs are week. Please help us with your advice.

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My baby girl is 18 months. She can't stand herself. At the time of birth she was admitted to Nicu for hyperglycemia ....
It is to be assessed whether baby is not able to stand due to delayed milestones or some other pathological reason. Child is already under care of pediatrician. Trust your pediatrician.

My sister's baby's age 41 days. His vaccination (PENTAVALENT +OPV1) is on 06.04. 2016. When can he be given ROTAVIRUS 1 Vaccine?

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My sister's baby's age 41 days. His vaccination (PENTAVALENT +OPV1) is on 06.04. 2016. When can he be given ROTAVIRUS...
Hi, rotavirus vaccine is a oral vaccine. You can give 3 doses of rotasure along at. 6, 10, 14 weeks. 3 doses 4 weeks apart. But last dose should be before 32 weeks. Or 8 th month.

My daughter 8 years of age sneezes 10 to 12 times in the morning daily after getting up from bed. Is there any natural or homeopathic remedy for this.

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Dear Lynbrate use You can start with Montelukast Tablet once a day For two weeks. But this is allopathic drug it modulates the immunity

What is the effect to stop adwize tablet after taking this tablet for 3 and half years to cure my autistic child now aged 13 years, who is also is an epilectic patient.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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Your child has to continue Antiepileptic medication. As regards Autism ia an associated disorder, hence advisable not to stop medication. You can see Autism is a condition that affects mental and physical well being. In fact autism is not a single disorder rather a group of ailments that is classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autistic children have problems with social interactions. They may also encounter problems with verbal and non-verbal communication, exhibit pattern of repetitive behavior with narrow, restricted interests, hyper sensitive to light, sound, touch etc (sensory overload). Otherwise majority of the cases are diagnosed anywhere between the age of 2-5 years. Interestingly, there are many individuals who may have ASD but never aware of it. Though the exact cause for autism is unknown, genetics plays an important part. Environmental, immunological and metabolic factors may have a contributory role. Since, it is a spectrum of disorders, there is no single reason attributed to this condition. Genetic, environmental, immunological and metabolic causes may be the contributing factor. Where genetic basis is identified as a cause, palliative measures are initiated immediately. When the reasons are not clear, diagnosis, classification and management invariably gets delayed. As stated earlier under watchful eyes of parents or family physicians, autistic symptoms could be recognized early. Severely autistic infants do not make normal babbling sound and have abnormal eye movements. Some of the symptoms include but restricted to limited vocabulary, unable to follow verbal or facial cues, abnormal eye movement or hand eye co-ordination etc. They also tend to make incoherent sounds. These children also do not follow simple commands. Many times these symptoms are glossed over delaying early diagnosis. Denial, my child is normal attitudes contribute to the delay in early diagnosis. In general ASD is loosely classified into five different types. However, this classification is hotly debated. 1. Pervasive developmental disorder(PDD) - Children suffering from PDD show delay in development of social and language skills 2. Kanner?s syndrome - This is most common type of autistic disorder. They live in their own world and have poor social interactions. They do not like any change in their routine. Individuals with this disorder get affected by loud sounds and cannot lead a normal life as they have low communication skills 3. Rett?s syndrome - Usually seen in females and is quite rare. They are mentally retarded and show muscle atrophy. The individuals show repetitive hand movements. 4. Childhood disintegrative disorder- The symptoms starts to appear in otherwise normal children between 2-4 years of age. They stop talking and interacting with people around them. Individuals start losing motor skills after the age of two 5. Asperger syndrome- Often misdiagnosed as obsessive ?Compulsive disorder or Attention ?Deficit disorder. They don?t show normal social interactions and have problems communicating. Children with Asperger syndrome show repetitive actions and exhibit poor motor skills. Some are thought have talent on which if they focus on could reach great height. Autism is known for decades, unfortunately, there are very few medications available to treat ASD. However, not all hopes are lost. In contemporary medical system (allopathic medicine) different symptom specific treatment options are offered for autistic patients. It is to be noted that these are mood altering medicines. Therefore, qualified physicians should be consulted and the medications administered under care. Ayruvedic approach: In ayurveda there are some herbal medications prescribed for autistic individuals. These are more of remedial measures than cure. Therefore, these medications are to be taken for life. As in many mood altering disorders, besides medications, management is suggested. Very interestingly, an Indian mother of an autistic son, Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhyay, developed Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) to train autistic children to lead near normal life. This has been demonstrated to be a boon for several severely autistic children. Her son Tito Mukhopadhyay is indisputably the most famous Indian with autism. With his mother?s guidance he had written many poems and authored a book titled ?Beyond the Silence: My Life, The World and Autism. Noting her revolutionary method she was brought to the United States by Cure Autism Now Foundation. Since then she had refined her techniques. Currently she is running ?Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach ? HALO? foundation (www.Halo-soma.Org). Recently, she had published a book ?Understanding autism Through Rapid Prompting Method? that details the technique developed by her.

I am 28 years old. I have a baby. He is 3 years old. My baby is suffering from cough. I give some medicine. But it is not cure.

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Mr. Lybrate those should use at least 1week to 10 days even baby not getting relief then if allergy is there in body they will not recover so fast it will take time so consult me r near you r dr.

Hello, my son is 1 year he's skin is fair but suddenly after few day he's skin become dull and dark changes .what's happen I don't no? And can use suncream for my boy? Which are best for use body lotion, cream,shop in running use? Still I am running use Himalaya product?

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Hello, my son is 1 year he's skin is fair but suddenly after few day he's skin become dull and dark changes .what's h...
As soon as if you see a baby just delivered they all look alike because they have mostly same color they became of same color of parent by 4 to 6 months of age so I think transition of color of your is normal donot need any treatment thanks.

My 9 months old daughter has been suffering with fever for last 2 days. It started with cough and cold a week ago. Already given 2-3 dose of calpol since yesterday, but it' s not working. Please advise.

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1. Ambrodil plus syrup 3. 5ml 8 hrly 2. Polyclav dry sus. 5ml 12 hrly 3. Calpol sus 5ml sos or 6 hrly

My son 24 yrs he is by born downsyndrom patient what can I do? any treatment available?

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Hi There is developmental delay in all spheres (motor, adaptive and social) in children with Down’s syndrome and most common genetic cause of learning disability & mental retardation. As there is no curative therapy, counseling has a central role to play in the management. Having Down's syndrome child can be challenging at times. But with help professional support, most people are able to have healthy, active and more independent lives. There are many children who have done wonders and hence take it as chanllenge and support your kid to develop and learn.

My son now 5th month running. He is premature. What is the time to start solid food?

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My son now 5th month running. He is premature. What is the time to start solid food?
Now it is the right time to give all homemade foods mashed well and fed with spoon. He can eat from 1 year onward.

Is cerelac good for a 7 months baby? Or should we opt for natural products (like fruits, Oats etc.)

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Is cerelac good for a 7 months baby? Or should we opt for natural products (like fruits, Oats etc.)
Why feed with artificial products when we have all the natural food available in the market. Cerelac is good. But even that contains added preservatives. Why feed the baby chemicals? I'd suggest you to go for natural products instead.

My 3 n half months old son doesn't pass his motion daily. But he passes urine for about 6 to 8 times a day. My in-law says that there is some problem with him since he doesn't pass motion daily. Is it a serious issue? Because I heard babies can be like that up to 4 days. Kindly guide me what should I do?

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My 3 n half months old son doesn't pass his motion daily. But he passes urine for about 6 to 8 times a day. My in-law...
Dear , you have heard correctly, babies can pass 8 -10 motions daily or pass a motion after 2-3 days. Both patterns are normal, as long as the motion is soft and formed, i. E, between very loose and very hard. Make sure you feed him at a gap of at least 3 hours, and only your feeds.

I have 3 month old baby boy. Usko sardi hey or nak band ho jati hai. To koi salah Yaa koi drops. Use or koi problem nai hai. Nind kam hai to vo puri nind kare aesa kuch bataye .pls.

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I have 3 month old baby boy. Usko sardi hey or nak band ho jati hai. To koi salah Yaa koi drops. Use or koi problem n...
Prateet hota hai yah encrypted ho kar gaya hai athhava aapaka system hindi font ko support nahee karata hai. Kyonki bachche ko koi aur samasya nahee hai, isiliye kewal Saline Nasal drops din mein 3-4 baar naak mein dalane se naak khul jayegi aur nind bhee sahee ayegi agar bachcha bhukha nahee hai.

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

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Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and enlarged uterus can cause bladder prolapse as its an anatomical variation.

My baby is 3 years old n she suck her thumb, when she feel sleep or any free time n after sleep so, what can we do now for this habit.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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My baby is 3 years old n she suck her thumb, when she feel sleep or any free time n after sleep so, what can we do no...
There are bitter tasted medications available in market you can apply on thumb and gradually they forget to suck. However few babies are still resistant to this mode of therapy for them you need to apply habit breaker over upper teeth plates. Which are usually done by dentists.

How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?

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Parents sometimes tend to neglect their children due to various reasons. However, this negligence influences the children severely. It can affect the development, personality, relationship traits of the children. Every child needs care and love. Parents are naturally the closest people in a child s world. Negligence from the closest people can lead to destructive character traits in their personality.

1. Attachment problems: One of the primary and direct effects of parental negligence towards children can lead children to be less attached with family. If a child does not get the warmth and care from parents, he automatically detaches from the family bonding and even does not develop the love and compassionate feelings for the family. This pattern hardly changes over time, and it can even lead to problematic relationship of the child in the future. The child may not be able to be close to his own children later.

2. Brain development: Children are tender and sensitive, just like floral buds. Every stimulus has an action. For instance, a child who is affected by malnutrition suffers from weak neural cells. This can be a reason behind weak brain functions. The basic pillars of brain processes, that is, thinking and logical thinking, everything is affected due to parental negligence. It may lead to low level of self-confidence, depression, frustration, anxiety, troubled thoughts and emotional distortions.

Signs of parental negligence in children

1. Eating Disorders

2. Disrupted Sleep

3. Withdrawal from family bonding

4. Aggressive attitude

5. Bed wetting

6. Missing out school

7. Obsessive traits in behavioural patterns

8. Nightmares

9. Sudden change in attitude and behaviours

10. Depression

11. Violence

Every child seeks complete attention and love of his or her parents. However, parents may neglect them due to work stress, social obligations, personal problems and other such reasons. But parents should be considerate about the developmental barriers that could be posed due to this type of negligence. Some children also show eating habit changes, abusive attitude, violence or sometimes even plunge into complete isolation. While children require free scope to let their emotional and mental development boost with social activities, neglected children can withdraw themselves from social activities.

This means no friends, no social activity in life. This is a major reason for depression, suicidal attempts, deformed thought processes and misled lifestyle. As a parent, you can offer your optimum care and affection to your child to avoid such mental distortions, which can be avoided with love and warmth.
How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?

My baby has completed six month. Please advice diet plan for him. N also how much quantity should be given initially.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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My baby has completed six month. Please advice diet plan for him. N also how much quantity should be given initially.
After six months of age, babies need complementary foods apart from breastmilk. Ideally, complementary foods must be fresh, home cooked foods with a thick, soft consistency.

My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?
It is better not to use any lotion and as she grows up she will stop this habit and you can gently advise her
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