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Amitha J. Mundenchira

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Amitha J. Mundenchira
  • Mississauga, Ontario
  • MD at the University of Toronto
  • Accepting new patients

My baby blinks excessively. What's wrong?

Excessive blinking is common in children under 6 years of age. It can appear suddenly and can last about 6 months. As long as baby follows movement with his eyes and is doing well READ MORE
Excessive blinking is common in children under 6 years of age. It can appear suddenly and can last about 6 months. As long as baby follows movement with his eyes and is doing well in all other aspects of development, you can just monitor for now. If it does not resolve within 6 months, get his doctor to check.

Is my vitamin b12 deficiency from my change in diet?

Your B12 deficiency is most likely from the change in your diet. Some of us do not have the factor that absorbs B12 from our diet. So, when our diet is low in B12, we can become READ MORE
Your B12 deficiency is most likely from the change in your diet. Some of us do not have the factor that absorbs B12 from our diet. So, when our diet is low in B12, we can become B12 deficient. Supplements are recommended. As for vegan foods, you can turn to rice/soy/almond/coconut beverages fortified with B12 or ready-to-eat cereals fortified with B12.

My second child is 14 months old and hasn't taken her first steps. Is something wrong?

Every child is different. 18 months is the upper limit of normal for walking - so, your second child is probably a late bloomer compared to your first child. I would recommend READ MORE
Every child is different. 18 months is the upper limit of normal for walking - so, your second child is probably a late bloomer compared to your first child. I would recommend assessment by your physician to make sure that there are no issues with other developmental milestones.

Motion sickness in children?

Nonmedicinal management of motion sickness includes: (1) sitting where there is the least motion - For example, in the centre of the backseat (2) a semi-reclined position with READ MORE
Nonmedicinal management of motion sickness includes:
(1) sitting where there is the least motion - For example, in the centre of the backseat
(2) a semi-reclined position with the head braced is best
(3) focus on things straight ahead outside the car, i.e., avoid reading and avoid looking at passing by things
(4) avoid the following before or during travel - dairy products, salty and fatty foods, large meals
(5) wristbands and magnets may be helpful, but there is little information on their efficacy

Eggs and flu shots

Flu shot can contain egg protein depending on the flu shot formulation.

Why does my head hurt when I blow my nose?

You may have sinus/allergy issues. If it is an ongoing problem, I would recommend a sinus X-ray and an allergy test.

Why do I have a fever after my flu shot?

The flu shot formulations are slightly different every year. Fever is a common side-effect from the flu shot and may last 2-3 days. There is no need for concern as long as the READ MORE
The flu shot formulations are slightly different every year. Fever is a common side-effect from the flu shot and may last 2-3 days. There is no need for concern as long as the fever is less than or equal to 101F AND as long as over-the-counter antipyretics (like acetaminophen) help.

Is protein powder safe for a protein deficiency?

You should rely on natural sources of protein. You can supplement with protein powder as long as you exercise regularly.

Can asthma go away?

Childhood asthma may resolve. However, adulthood asthma is ongoing - you may be symptom free if you have a healthy lifestyle and if you are on the right control medications. It READ MORE
Childhood asthma may resolve. However, adulthood asthma is ongoing - you may be symptom free if you have a healthy lifestyle and if you are on the right control medications. It is best to get a pulmonary function test done to make a proper diagnosis.

Why was I prescribed an antibiotic for an ear infection? Don't I need drops?

Antibiotic ear drops work better for outer ear infection and by-mouth antibiotics work better for middle ear infection. I would recommend that you take the prescribed medicine READ MORE
Antibiotic ear drops work better for outer ear infection and by-mouth antibiotics work better for middle ear infection. I would recommend that you take the prescribed medicine and then followup with your doctor.

My nails are turning yellow. What could be the reason?

It may be a symptom of vitamin/mineral deficiency. You should consider getting a general bloodtest. Biotin 1000mcg daily is a good supplement for hair, skin and nails. OR It READ MORE
It may be a symptom of vitamin/mineral deficiency. You should consider getting a general bloodtest. Biotin 1000mcg daily is a good supplement for hair, skin and nails.
OR
It may be a fungal infection. Your doctor can send nail clippings for fungal culture in order to make a proper diagnosis.

Shortness of breath

You should get a blood test to rule out anemia. You should also have a doctor listen to your chest and decide if you need an asthma/allergy test.

Is asthma hereditary?

Asthma can be hereditary or acquired. You can minimise (but not completely eliminate) risk of asthma by eating clean/fresh unprocessed food, exercising regularly and using natural READ MORE
Asthma can be hereditary or acquired. You can minimise (but not completely eliminate) risk of asthma by eating clean/fresh unprocessed food, exercising regularly and using natural products in your day-to-day life.

Does a fever always signal an infection?

Some viral illnesses present with just fever. As long as the fever lasts only 2-3 days and as long as over-the-counter antipyretics like acetaminophen help, you can just monitor. READ MORE
Some viral illnesses present with just fever. As long as the fever lasts only 2-3 days and as long as over-the-counter antipyretics like acetaminophen help, you can just monitor.

When to go in?

Yes, you should get checked - you may have bronchitis or pneumonia.

What could be reason for shooting lower abdominal pain?

Sudden self-resolving episodes of shooting lower abdomen pain may have many causes including musculoskeletal issues to bladder stones. I would recommend a proper examination by READ MORE
Sudden self-resolving episodes of shooting lower abdomen pain may have many causes including musculoskeletal issues to bladder stones. I would recommend a proper examination by a doctor.

My 24 months old son is suffering from ankle clonus since birth. Is it serious?

You should consult a pediatric neurologist.
If ankle clonus persists beyond 3 months of age, it may be a sign of neurodevelopmental disorder.

My hands swell

You have may arthritis. You should get a doctor to examine.

Why does hay fever severity fluctuate

Hayfever is affected by the intensity of the environmental allergens/pollutants, which fluctuate from year-to-year.