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Dr. Alka Fernandez

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Alka Fernandez is a popular Pediatrician in Khar West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Alka Fernandez at Beams Hospital in Khar West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Alka Fernandez and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 2.5 yrs old boy is suffering from stomach ache and having gas all the time. He is not eating anything and vomiting if given medicines. He is also having mild fever and loose motions.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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My 2.5 yrs old boy is suffering from stomach ache and having gas all the time. He is not eating anything and vomiting...
If the child is bottle fed kindly stop. Give him ors and zinc 5 mg per kg once a day for 14 days. You can also add antacid.

Hi. My baby is 15 months old and largely depends upon milk. If we give him something solid he spits that out or sometimes puke. Somehow we have managed to give him cerelac once a day. My concern is if this routine is ok or what can I do. Also he has grown his front teeth only.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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It is a problem. Curtail her milk intake and increase solid food prepared at home. It should be mashed and made palatable. Even if she throws out, you have to persist. She finds it easy to swallow rather than chew. Feeding child is an art, probably your mother, or mother in law knows better. Take their help.

My 3 and half months baby got vaccinated with pentavac 4 days back. But there is a hard swell, Abscess formation and reddish look around the vaccinated area. What to do and what may be the reason. Does this cause problem to the leg after growth.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Give baby some analgesic paracetamol drops 0.5 ml 4 5imes a day. Hardness will subside within 3 to 4 weeks. If abscess formation is there show the baby physically to child specialist.

Hello My daughter who is going to be 5 years in october was suffering from meningitis/septicemia? (doctors thought) from 3months old and was given antibiotics ets for more than one month and EEG test shows she has seizure disorder. Till now she cannot speak and even though she can walk she still has problem (not like normal child). Her hearing is good. I give her dilentin at morning and evening till today from 3 months old. Did she have chance to get cured? which hospital will I take her t? please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Your child is having cerebral palsy. Nees comprehensive treatment by a physiotherapist, speech therapist, neurologist, pediatrician etc. With good care there are instances of cp children doing very well in their life with good management. I wish you and your child a happy future.

Hi doctor, my daughter is 1.9 years old. She is eating dust regularly despite of stopping her to do so. Recently, when I consultant children specialist, he said that there is a iron deficiency and he prescribed iron tonic and said that she will stop eating dust or clay. But this is not stopping yet all. Also, she is not speaking much except one word'mamma. Please help me in finding solution for her to stop this habit and speak some words. Thanking you,

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Eating clay /dust occurs in children with iron deficiency anemia, your pediatrician has done the right thing by giving iron supplements continue the same for 3-6 months, children tend to become iron deficient if they take excess of milk, restrict her milk intake to 2 cups per day, increase her iron intake in diet with substances made of jaggery, green vegetables, kishmish khajur, interact with her spend more time playing with her to improve her verbal skills.

Dear doctors My kid have very loose motion problem in day many time his a just 6 month old.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Dear doctors My kid have very loose motion problem in day many time his a just 6 month old.
Dear lybrate user Has your child started passing loose motions now or passing it since he was small. If it's now then give the child ORS and zinc syrup continue giving breast feed and you can add rice water or daal water also

Hi, my son's age is 1.5 yr. He was suffering from periodic fever (as per doctor) which was recurrent for 2 months and was coming every alternate week. Now he is ok but in the due course we have done some tests of cbc, crp, mp dual antigen and urine re & culture. Urine test is ok with a scanty bacteria shown. Blood test is ok hb is 12.6 and the other components are ok only the concern is that the rbc is a bit small. Doctor prescribed iron tonic for 6 months. My question is is this a concern for having rbc a bit small? as doctor said to keep in observation for sometime. My baby is active with no weight loss or growth hamper till date. Please advice. Thank you in advance for your help.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Please send all reports for proper advice. You can send them by ask privately option. The periodic fever syndromes' (also known as autoinflammatory diseases or autoinflammatory syndromes) are a set of disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of systemic and organ-specific inflammation. Unlike autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, in which the disease is caused by abnormalities of the adaptive immune system, patients with autoinflammatory diseases do not produce autoantibodies or antigen-specific t or b cells. Instead, the autoinflammatory diseases are characterized by errors in the innate immune system. The syndromes are diverse, but tend to cause episodes of fever, joint pains, skin rashes, abdominal pains and may lead to chronic complications such as amyloidosis. Most autoinflammatory diseases are genetic and present during childhood. The most common genetic autoinflammatory syndrome is familial mediterranean fever, which causes short episodes of fever, abdominal pain, serositis, lasting less than 72 hours. It is caused by mutations in the mefv gene, which codes for the protein pyrin.

MDS Pediatric Dentistry
Dentist
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Do you know?
Brushing should be started as soon as the first tooth erupts in the oral cavity of a baby!

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?

MBBS
General Physician
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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

My baby bazel is 15 months old and he is not crawling ,not standing & not walking. He is only rolling and sitting. Kindly suggest what should I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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My baby bazel is 15 months old and he is not crawling ,not standing & not walking. He is only rolling and sitting.
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He is delayed developmental child and need check up. If all are normal he will start though a bit late and catch up. More birth details needed to assess his condition. You can consult me.

Hi my daughter is six months old. She is having loose motions. Is it because of the reason tat she is teething? Pls suggest. And also let me know whether to use dentonic?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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If you bottle feed you stop bottle and give breast milk only and other foods to be given with a spoon

My child is infected by virus in blood.And as per blood test CRP is 149 mg/l. Now we have given for culture test ? Doctors not tellung wt is the problem fr my child.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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High CRP is pointing to bacterial Sepsis / inflammation. Consult Pediatrician without delay. Will need blood culture , Lumbar Puncture & CSF study to rule out Sepsis/ Meningitis.

My son is 3 years and 6 months old. But he is not eating fruits and do not tell while potty. He do potty in standing pose. Should we scold/bat him? how to handle him. We are helpless.

Pediatrician
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Make him sit in the potty daily at a fixed time, if he his not getting potty, sit along with him with some toys, scolding or beating him will further worsen the problem, be patient with the child, support and help him, dont be helpless youself.

After c section I have no breastfeeding first 8 days after that I have very low supply what is my problem.

Pediatrician
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Late starting of breastfeeding is the main cause, as baby sucking is best stimulation for better breast milk output. Continue to feed. Also check your medicines, you are taking. If there is Pyridoxine in any drug, please stop it as it also decreases milk output.

I am having lungs fibrosis I am taking wysolin 10 mg My lungs capacity is 17 % Daily 14 hour I am taking oxygen 2 litre. please help.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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Although the history you have provided is incomplete. What has caused your lung fibrosis? is is due to lung disease ild (interstitial lung disease)? your lung capacity has gone really down if it is only 17%. You need to take good care of yourself now. Regularly keep monitoring your oxygen levels in blood using finger pulse oxymeter which should show your oxygen level atleast 90%, else you may have to increase the oxygen flow from your cylinder/concentrator. Wysolone is not quite helpful in advanced stages of ild fibrosis, so you may discuss with your treating doctor for its long term continuation. You may require supportive treatments like cough control and treatment of infections (if they occur) at the earliest. Its alos very important where you reside. If you are in any big city you may have doctors who are familiar with your type of disease patients, otherwise in smaller places doctors may not be well versed with the details of these group of diseases causing lung fibrosis. Take your treatment regularly and visit your doctor at slightest worsening of symptoms.

My brother is now 8 years old but some of his teeth is not growing but the baby teeth fallen 3 months ago.Please help sir .

BHMS
Homeopath
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Hi, it may take little more time to get those fallen teeth. Give your brother homoeopathic medicine - calcarea phos. 6x/ 3 times a day for 3 months. Revert.

My son is 4 month and he is not doing proper stool.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Passing one stool in 7 days or 7 stools a day is normal in this age. There are some conditions which can cause infrequent stool like hypothyroidism or megacolon. Similarly loose stool can occur due to infection, lactose intolerance and other causes. Please ask in detail so that I better able to help you out. Regards.

My son is not strong enough for his age he is 2year n weight is 11 suggest

Pediatrician
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What do u mean by strong enough. Each child is individual and roughly his weight should be four times birth weight

2 year baby is suffering from high fever 103. I gave meftal p before 1 and half hour but fever is not coming down. What should I do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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2 year baby is suffering from high fever 103. I gave meftal p before 1 and half hour but fever is not coming down. Wh...
Fever always has a cause for it. You can treat fever with paracetamol and meftal p. If the fever still does not come down, I suggest giving tapid sponging until the fever is less than 100 f. Sponging is the most effective treatment of fever! however as I said earlier, we should find out the cause of fever, if infection, than the focus of infection and treat accordingly. If it is due to viral causes, supportive treatment for a couple of days would be sufficient. Keep the baby clean, prevent the baby from rapid climate changes, and make her/him drink lots of fluids. Your baby will do well. Feel free to contact anytime!

My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?
Resistance through an airway is inversally proportional to fourth power of radius (Bernoullie's principle). Children has narrow airway which make it more susceptible for wheezing. Also the immunity at extremes of ages is less making them both children and old aged people more susceptible for infections.
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