Amitha J. Mundenchira, MD, CCFP, is a remarkable family practitioner with The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is protecting and strengthening the province??s publicly funded health care system. She specializes in emergency medicine and family care and received her medical degree at The University of Toronto in 2002 and trained at the University of Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Child Protective Services of Ontario and also received an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2013, and a bachelor degree of science in biology at Dalhousie University in 1998.
Education and Training
MD at the University of Toronto
Amitha J. Mundenchira's Expert Contributions
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. 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. 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. 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 READ MORE
Flu shot can contain egg protein depending on the flu shot formulation. READ MORE
You may have sinus/allergy issues. If it is an ongoing problem, I would recommend a sinus X-ray and an allergy test. 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. READ MORE
You should rely on natural sources of protein. You can supplement with protein powder as long as you exercise regularly. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Yes, you should get checked - you may have bronchitis or pneumonia. 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. READ MORE
You should consult a pediatric neurologist. If ankle clonus persists beyond 3 months of age, it may be a sign of neurodevelopmental disorder. READ MORE
You have may arthritis. You should get a doctor to examine. READ MORE
Hayfever is affected by the intensity of the environmental allergens/pollutants, which fluctuate from year-to-year. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Hosts a Television Talk Show -
- University of Massachusetts
- University of Toronto
Professional Society Memberships
- Child Protective Services of Ontario
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
- Her ability to tap into her own skills and figure out what to do.
Hobbies / Sports
- Music, Hosting a Television Show
Favorite professional publications
- Canadian Medical Association Journal
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- Facts About Meningitis Vaccines
IntroductionThe only way to prevent serious and life-threatening diseases such as meningitis is through vaccination. Meningitis can also be caused by viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. The infection usually affects the meninges or membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. Although...
- Treatments for Sinusitis
Sinusitis is a common infection, although most people who suffer from the condition use ineffective treatments. Before going to the pharmacy, you should first learn about the appropriate treatment for your condition.Sinuses are tiny openings found in the skull and are usually filled with air. They...
- Best Home Remedies for Heartburn
Heartburn is usually triggered when stomach acid travels up toward the esophagus and cause a burning feeling in your throat or chest. It can be a very unpleasant feeling, but there are natural home remedies that can help relieve it aside from taking over-the-counter medications. However, it's time...
- Guaifenesin Drug Interactions
What is guaifenesin?It is an expectorant. It helps to cough out mucus through the mouth. It is known to reduce chest congestion caused by infections, common cold or allergies, respiratory illnesses, and bronchitis. It is not used to treat cough caused by smoking and long-term breathing problems....
- What Does It Mean If Your Nipple Is Inverted?
What are inverted nipples?Inverted nipples, also called as nipple retraction, nipple inversion, or invaginated nipple, is a condition in which the nipples point inward instead of out. In some women, nipple retraction can be present at birth. In some cases, the condition may develop due to trauma or...
- Why Is Taurine Used in Energy Drinks?
TaurineAmino acids are used to build proteins in the body. Taurine is classified as a conditional amino acid, which is not used to build proteins in the body. It is found throughout the body, but it is mostly concentrated in the brain, heart, eyes, and muscles. Taurine is produced in the body but...
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