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Dr. Allan Mark Pereira

MBBS

Pediatrician, Mumbai

700 - 800 at clinic
Dr. Allan Mark Pereira MBBS Pediatrician, Mumbai
700 - 800 at clinic
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Dr. Allan Mark Pereira is an experienced Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS . He is currently associated with The Childrens Hospital Mumbai in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Allan Mark Pereira and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 3 month old baby always suck her fingers. She is now taking less milk. Instead of dat she sucks her finger. please advice what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 month old baby always suck her fingers. She is now taking less milk. Instead of dat she sucks her finger. please...
Child weight is normal for the age, sucking fingers is a natural activity for young infants. Just relax nothing is wrong with child, continue breast feeding as usual.
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New Born - How To Care For Him?

MBBS
General Physician, Pune
New Born - How To Care For Him?

No matter how much time you spend researching on how to take care of your newborn, once your child is delivered, the first few weeks will leave you frantic and overwhelmed. However, there are a few tips which new parents must keep in mind.
 
Handling a newborn: 

  1. Since babies have a weak immune system and are susceptible to infections, it is of paramount importance that anyone who handles your child has clean and sanitized hands. 
  2. You also need to be careful about always supporting and cradling your child's head and neck since the muscles in his or her neck are weak at birth, and babies only develop head control after six months. 
  3. Never shake your newborn baby whether playfully or out of frustration. Shaking the baby can cause bleeding in the brain or in severe cases, death. Tickle your child's feet to wake him or her up. 
  4. Not only is it important to make sure that your baby is fastened securely in the car seat, stroller or carrier, you must also restrain from activities which may be bouncy or rough.

Diapering: 

Firstly, you must decide whether you want disposable or cloth diapers for your infant. Babies go through at least ten diapers a day (irrespective of whether they are cloth or disposable). While diapering, you must keep in mind to not leave your baby unattended on the changing tables. So get all the supplies such as clean diaper, diaper ointment (in case of rash), fasteners, diaper wipes and warm water, before changing his or her diaper. 

Bathing:

Newborn babies need to be given a sponge bath with warm water and very little soap till the navel and/or the circumcision heals completely. This can take about one to four weeks. After being healed, the baby should be bathed twice or thrice a week since frequent bathing may damage the baby's skin. 

Breastfeeding and Burping:

Doctors recommend feeding the baby on demand i.e. whenever your baby is hungry. Crying, putting fingers in the mouth, or making sucking noises convey that the baby is hungry. A newborn baby needs to be fed every couple of hours. 

Burping is important so that the air consumed during the feedings can be let out since it makes the baby fussy. Patting or rubbing a baby's back usually helps them to burp or pass gas. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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I am having fever from last three days followed by headache and little cold and cough. Please suggest any medicine for this.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am having fever from last three days followed by headache and little cold and cough. Please suggest any medicine fo...
Take tab. Dolo 650 mg sos. Tab. Lcz -10 mg once a day. Gargle with warm water, drink warm water, juice,green veg., veg. Soups, lquid diets, dalia, protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, Take plenty of liqiuds. Juice, avoid cold things. Avoid oily foods. A avoid cold area, dust area, cold things .i.e. ice creams, take bed rest , If symptoms persist then do tests cbc, x ray chest and consult again.
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All About Depression in Children

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
All About Depression in Children

Depression in children is not a very uncommon phenomenon. But if the feeling of sadness persists over a period of time with little or no change to their behavior, then it can be seen as a symptom of depression. Children who are suffering from depression need immediate and utmost care as negligence may cause severe long term effects on the child. Read on to find more about them.

Symptoms:
Symptoms that indicate childhood depression vary. Some of the different symptoms which indicate depression are:

  1. Social withdrawal
  2. Irritability
  3. Feeling of worthlessness
  4. Difficulty in concentrating
  5. Reduced ability to function during events
  6. Continuous feelings of sadness
  7. Physical complaints

Causes:

  1. Depression in children can be caused due to the combination of a multitude of reasons.
  2. Children from a family history of depression are more likely to be suffering from depression.
  3. Similarly if the parents suffer from depression then it is more than likely that the child will also suffer from depression.
  4. Children from conflicted families or children and teens who are prone to substance or alcohol abuse can suffer from depression.
  5. Reasons such as physical health, environment, genetic vulnerability or biochemical disturbance can lead to depression.

Treatment:
The treatment process of depression in children is similar to that of adults and can be treated with psychotherapy and medication. If your child is depressed consult a general physician who after his or her diagnosis may refer you to a psychiatrist. The medical specialist will recommend psychotherapy.

In some instances, a child suffering from depression maybe be suicidal. Parents are advised to be vigilant and observe certain behavioral changes that the child may have adapted to or suddenly switched to.
Some of the signs are mentioned below:

  1. Changes in eating, sleeping or activities
  2. Isolating oneself even from family
  3. Talking of suicide, feeling helpless or hopeless
  4. Increased risk taking behavior
  5. Substance abuse
  6. Giving away possessions

Sessions at first and then opt for antidepressant medication if no significant progress is seen. The best results often result from a combination of prescribed medication along with multiple sessions of psychotherapy.

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My 3 months old baby sounds like cold from his nose especially during crying. I have consulted doctor and they said it ok. Then what is the reason? Please suggest.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 3 months old baby sounds like cold from his nose especially during crying. I have consulted doctor and they said i...
When the child cries then the tears drain into the nose. That is why it appears like a cold. No treatment required. Just clean the nostrils.
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I have a 1 year old baby girl with ASD problem of heart. It is possible to cure ASD problem please help me out.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
I have a 1 year old baby girl with ASD problem of heart. It is possible to cure ASD problem please help me out.
Asd needs to b operated. Its not a major open surgery. Doctor puts a catheter through femoral vein & introduces small balloon like device at asd site, once its in place balloon is inflated to close the asd. Your child will b fine.
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Hello, my daughter is 13 months old and her weight is 11.3 kg. Is her weight ok according to her age? And also I wanted to know if I can feed her cow milk now. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Her weight is fine but on higher side.Plz do not bottle feed,otherwise she may have a tendency to be MOTA later.You may give cow milk but open milk sold through milkman is proven to be contamunated with germs and may be plenty of water.So better milk mat be packets.
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My son 4.5 month. I have 2 questions mentioned below. 1. If I want to start bottle feed which milk is best for my baby. 2. Whether I can start my son any mashable things to eat if yes then please guide on some healthy diet or from which dish can start.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son 4.5 month. I have 2 questions mentioned below.
1. If I want to start bottle feed which milk is best for my bab...
Ans. 1- No milk is better than mother's milk till 6 months of age. Ans2- you must start semisolds and mashed solids food after 6 months of age.
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My child has 4 years old now but his height is very short & weight is only 11 kg please give me some suggestion or best specialist doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My child  has 4 years old now but his height is  very short & weight is only 11 kg please give me some suggestion or ...
Hi, following advices will help: dietary advice: child should be given food in addition to milk, like fruits: banana, apple, mango, chiku, rice, cereals, paneer, yoghurt, paranthas, eggs, ghee and butter in every meal. Investigations: complete blood count with peripheral smear treatment: depending on the report, multivitamin or iron syrup. Appetizer syrup deworming syrup I hope this has helped you. Wishing your child good health. Take care. If you have any more questions, visit www. Lybrate. Com/childspecialist and click on consult use code lybrate200 for rs 200 cashback.
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My son will be 3 years in April. He has speech delay. He speaks many words but sometimes its baby talking. And repeats many words without any reason. Its very difficult to understand what he is saying. He has behavioural disorder also. I have consult Pediatric and psychrist also. He has not autism. He understand everything but can not explain anything. Only baby talking. Pls suggest aromatherapy can help in this.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My son will be 3 years in April. He has speech delay. He speaks many words but sometimes its baby talking. And repeat...
Babies can generally understand more than he actually speak. If he can tell you by gestures and understands everything you can wait for him to speak as expressive speech may be developing now.
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I'm 17 year old male. I want to gain fat in face. What should I do? Please suggest me with appropriate food to gain fast.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I'm 17 year old male. I want to gain fat in face. What should I do? Please suggest me with appropriate food to gain f...
Hello Take alfalfa tonic(wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops , once in aweek , morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. do light exercises regularly to keep your body active.
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My son was 8years old last month he had cough we went to Dr. after checking reports he said chestinfection given somemedecine the samecough is coming this month pm say somehomeremedies this problem.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
My son was 8years old last month he had cough we went to Dr. after checking reports he said chestinfection given some...
Pls give him natrum sulp 200 singal dose per day for 3 days nd give him lukewarm water only and after 3 day tell about his health.
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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? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
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 spine block injection is effective for six months.
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My baby is 3 months old and I am not able to get enough milk to feed him, I am taking perinorm off and on, taking galact, having methi n zeera tea in morning, eating halo, oats, garlic, what else can I do to increase my supply I want to give as less NAN as possible. I have to return to work in a month please advise.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 3 months old and I am not able to get enough milk to feed him, I am taking perinorm off and on, taking gal...
Well,you have not written birth and present weight.generally mothers feel that milk output is less we must see for weight gain and activeness of child.breast milk increases if you feed child for twenty minutes every three hours ke 5--6times a day More child sucks at breast, increases breast milk.
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My 3 years old son has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma presenter long term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?

DNB (Neonatology), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 3 years old son has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma presenter long term? I heard that using it for y...
Treatment of asthma depends on frequency and severity of symptoms. If severe, then may need preventive medication for long period. Undertreatment is more harmful. Need to be managed appropriately. You shall show to a pediatrician. For good vision, take healthy diet. No particular vitamin supplement.
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Doc my baby potty is very hard. Whenever she goes for potty she crys. May be she feels pain.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Doc my baby potty is very hard. Whenever she goes for potty she crys. May be she feels pain.
Give more liquids like plain water and juices. Start giving fiber diet like leafy vegetables and other vegetables and fruits and fruit juices etc. If the problem is not solved give laxative preparations for few days.
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My grand son 2 months baby is suffering with chronic constipation and the pope is very hard. He gets motion only if we apply Glicerin suppository otherwise suffering very hard. Please advise to avoid his problem ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Probably the feed is less,if baby is breast feeding then immediately after breast feed give top feed.Give tab perinorm thrice a day and galact powder 2tsf thrice a day for 15 days to mother
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Hello doctor! My 2 months old baby is diagnosed with heart hole of size 2. 5 and 4. 5, do these holes close by itself? Please suggest what next.

MBBS, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hello doctor! My 2 months old baby is diagnosed with heart hole of size 2. 5 and 4. 5, do these holes close by itself...
Whole in the heart does not mean anything. It depends where it is & how much it is& what are its effects there is no doubt some of the holes close by itself. Better to show a cardiologist,
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My son is quarter to four years old and is suffering from cold and cough. Someone suggested me SHARBAT BANAFSHA . Can I give it to him and how much?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user you can give honey and ginger miw or honey and lemon juice mixed or honey with tulsi leaves. You can use saline dros for blocked nose.
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