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Dr. B V Balachandra

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship Pediatric Intensive Care, Diploma In Aller...

Pediatrician, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
Dr. B V Balachandra MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship Pediatric Intensive Ca... Pediatrician, Bangalore
16 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. B V Balachandra is a popular Pediatrician in Bennigana Halli, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 16 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, Fellowship Pediatric Intensive Care, Diploma In Allergy and Asthma . You can consult Dr. B V Balachandra at Chirayu Child Clinic in Bennigana Halli, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B V Balachandra on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore, - 2001
MD - Paediatrics - Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences, Karnataka, - 2006
Fellowship Pediatric Intensive Care - St Johnâ??s Medical College and Teaching Hospital, - 2007
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Diploma In Allergy and Asthma - Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, - 2014
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English
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Karnataka Academy of Pediatrics
Karnataka Academy of Pediatrics

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Hello my daughter has completed 4 months the back of her head is hot regularly but when I check her temperature is normal what should I do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello my daughter has completed 4 months the back of her head is hot regularly but when I check her temperature is no...
This is a normal finding in all babies as the head will be warmer as the heat exchange is more through the head which has more surface area.
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My son 5 month usually give out milk in the form of curd. Is there any problem of digestion. Pls advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My son 5 month usually give out milk in the form of curd. Is there any problem of digestion. Pls advice.
Thank you for your query. It is very common for infants of this age to throw up the excess milk, if any. This appears curdled as it has been acted upon by the gastric juices. In case the weight of your son is not increasing then we shall like to intervene for this regurgitation.
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My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected sex yesterday and now worried if she may get present again. I would like to know1- what are the chances she may get pregnant 2- can she take any contraceptive pills? If yes which one. 3- will there any side effect of those pills as she is breast feeding and will it affect on her body or milk? Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected se...
With one sex there may not be much chance of pregnancy and she is lactational anovulatory period and that is why mc was just one day. As a breastfeeding mother she need not take any pill. Safe and best is to insert an intrauterine device like iucd (copper t)
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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?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
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
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He is 5 year old having orchenoid syst Having problem in balance He can walk normally but can not run as a normal child With the help of speech therapies his speech is quite improved Is there any natural way io improve is walking/ running.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
If the cyst can be removed it might help and you have to give the full report and details. He can be given physiotherapy to walk and run properly.
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My son is weak but he is active age 7 years height 4 ft weight 19 kg, Pls suggest for him, now sometime he feels pain in stomach.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
it may be due to worms.give him cina200 in globule 4-6pills thrice daily in a week's for 3days . and CONSULT after taking medicine thanks
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Hi, My daughter is 8 years old and is suffering from Nf1. She has several cafe au lait spots on her face and body which are increasing day by day. Please suggest the line of treatment. Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
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My daughter is 8 years old and is suffering from Nf1. She has several cafe au lait spots on her face and body whi...
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), also called von Recklinghausen's disease, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous (benign) tumors of nerves and skin (neurofibromas) and areas of abnormally decreased or increased coloration (hypo- or hyperpigmentation) of the skin. Areas of abnormal pigmentation typically include pale tan or light brown discolorations (cafe-au-lait spots) on the skin of the trunk and other regions as well as freckling, particularly under the arms (axillary) and in the groin (inguinal) area. Such abnormalities of skin pigmentation are often evident by one year of age and tend to increase in size and number over time. At birth or early childhood, affected individuals may have relatively large benign tumors that consist of bundles of nerves (plexiform neurofibromas). Individuals with NF1 may also develop benign tumor-like nodules of the colored regions of the eyes (Lisch nodules) or tumors of the optic nerves (second cranial nerves), which transmit nerve impulses from the innermost, nerve-rich membrane of the eyes (retinas) to the brain. People with neurofibromatosis type 1 may undergo surgery to remove particularly troublesome tumors. Physical therapy may be beneficial for some people. A variety of orthopedic devices may help to improve mobility in some cases. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Genetic counseling will be of benefit for people with neurofibromatosis type 1 and their families.
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My baby girl 4month old. After breast feeding she vomiting every tym. Why she vomited every tym. Its some serious prob?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby girl 4month old. After breast feeding she vomiting every tym. Why she vomited every tym. Its some serious prob?
Look at the nature of vomit. If curd like then it is digested milk but if fresh milk then see your paediatrician as it might be reflux or overfeeding. Take care.
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My daughter is 5 years old, getting increase abdominal portion since 6 months. Not taking much more fatty food yet her weight is 27 kgs, height 3'7" Is it normal for this age of a growing child OR should she has to go for a complete medical check up. Please advise.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Her height is ok, but weight is more. If she healthy and active stop giving her fatty things and ask her to do more outdoor games and physical activities. If she is having mild fever or lethargy and inactive consult a doctor.
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My baby is in her 6th month now. Can we give red bananas (chenthura pazham). As i am from kerala we get this bananas more. So is it advisable to give that now. I have lil today as she was eager to eat that as it tastes sweet. Is there any side effects if I give? please help. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is in her 6th month now. Can we give red bananas (chenthura pazham). As i am from kerala we get this bananas ...
First you must acclimatise your baby to home available semisolids like rice porridge, kichri etc. Once in a week you can add one by one like fruit, mashed vegetable etc.
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Must Have Brain Foods for Your Kids!

M.Phil biotech and PGD Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Panchkula
Must Have Brain Foods for Your Kids!

Early childhood is a time when the brain develops rapidly and nutrition is an important part of healthy brain development. It is important for children to eat a variety of foods that can provide them with the proper intake of carbohydrate, protein, good fats, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. There is a very strong mind-gut connection; therefore focusing on the food you choose to complete the nutritional needs of your child can make a great difference in their brain function.

Certain foods are better for our brains than others, these brain foods may help boost a child's brain growth and even improve the memory and cognitive development.

During infancy, the amino acids and fatty acids in breast milk are ideal for optimal brain development. The brain continues to grow throughout early childhood and children who do no consume a balanced diet are at risk of developing mental retardation and behavioral problem.

10 brain foods to feed the mind and body properly:

1. Whole grains: Brain needs a consistent supply of glucose, thus foods those are high in refined sugars and carbohydrates leads to rapid fluctuation in blood glucose levels and the brain doesn't get the steady fuel supply and energy for proper functioning, therefore to nourish the most active part of body include whole-grain breads, oatmeal, roasted grains in the diet of children for regular release of glucose in body. Oats are also rich in vitamin-B, Vitamin-E, potassium and zinc.

2. Eggs: The protein and nutrients in eggs help kids concentrate because the egg yolks are packed with choline which boosts memory. Eggs are also rich in protein, which provides energy to help the brain stay alert longer.

3. Fish: Fish is a good source of vitamin D and omega-3s, which protect the brain from declining mental skills and memory loss. Salmon, tuna, and sardines are all rich in Omega-3s. The more Omega-3s we can get to the brain, the better it will function and the better kids will be able to focus.

4. Seeds: Packed with protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Seeds may boost mood and keep your nervous system in check. For example sunflower seed butter as they are rich in folate, vitamin E and selenium and are safe for nut-free zones.try to include seeds directly to the meals.

5. Iron is important for brain development: Preschoolers and toddlers typically eat less iron-rich foods than they did in infancy. In addition, the iron that children get is usually non-Heme iron (from plant sources,) which has lower availability than heme iron (from animal source).sources beef, nuts and dark leafy vegetable (spinach) and tofu.

6. Milk and Yoghurt: Milk and yoghurt contains healthy fats and proteins those are important for brain health. The majority of the brain is made up of fat, so it is no wonder healthy fat is important to feed the developing brain. Protein is important as it can help brain cells send and receive information effectively. Yoghurt also contains good bacteria that will help boost your child's immune system as well as aid digestion, children need higher dose of vitamin D, which is present in dairy and its products.

7. Organic Foods and leafy vegetables: These organic foods are free from pesticides and insecticides and preservatives and do not cause neurodevelopment problems in children, which will impair proper brain functioning. Green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamin A and K; these keep inflammation at bay .e.g. Spinach, kale, lettuce.

8. Walnuts: The high level of antioxidants, vitamin and minerals in walnuts improves the cognitive health of kids and improve their mental alertness also.

9. Colorful veggies: Vegetables with a rich, deep color such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, and spinach are the best sources of antioxidants that support brain health and keep brain cells strong. These foods can be given from weaning age.

10. Berries: The color of the food tells the nutritional value of it. All the berries like strawberry, cherries, blueberries and blackberries have intense color are especially rich in vitamin C and high levels of antioxidants. Blueberries have high levels of Gallic acid, which boost memory by preventing degeneration of brain cells.

So, go ahead and try to include different food group to your Child's plate for a better performance.

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My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoot's. Is it costly?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoo...
This is a birth defect of ankle called telepis equino varus needs to be corrected by surgery in 3-4 instalments.
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My baby is 8 months old, he passes stools 4 times a day, sometimes 5 times from past 2 months, in his stool routine test 6-7 pus cells and entameoba histolytica cyst is found and e.coli infection is there, so doctor gave metrogyl and gentamicin injections for 7 days along with zinc and pro biotic, while taking the medicine and after completing the medicine also no change in him, I am so much worried, is it serious problem, please help me doctors.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 8 months old, he passes stools 4 times a day, sometimes 5 times from past 2 months, in his stool routine t...
He has been given treatment according stool report which is sufficient to cover infection. 4 or 5 times stool / day is not abnormal if baby is active and gaining wt. I suggest to change his eating habits since motions have started with weaning time as symptoms started 2 months ago. Continue breast feeding and withdraw some of complementary food and thereafter add another one once he starts digesting.
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My son is 3 years old. His skin at the arms, shoulders, cheeks has got small pimples and it is rough and itching. He got this since he is 1 year old. Please let me know what is to be done.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My son is 3 years old. His skin at the arms, shoulders, cheeks has got small pimples and it is rough and itching.
He ...
Please apply Calendula ointent Also give her Antim crud 30 - thrice daily 4 pills for next 7 days. Bath him with neem soap.
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My daughter is 2 year old but she is so week she has cough and running nose problem in each month, her immune system is so week so she felt sick in each month please suggest.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My daughter is 2 year old but she is so week she has cough and running nose problem in each month, her immune system ...
Homoeopathic medicines--keep below given medicines alwayss with you munostim tabs---(for weak immunity and frequent cold) chew 3 tabs once daily for 3 months any time during the day rinikind tabs--(for cold/sneezing and running nose) chew 4 tab every 2-4 hrly depending upon the nasal discharge-------- tussikind tabs (cough and congestion) chew 3 tabs every 1-2 hrly depending upon severity of cough always keep the abovemedicinessin your home and the company name of these homoeopathic medicines iss wilmar schwabe india -try to give the lat 2 medicines according to her symptoms.
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My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are recommending that we go for tracheostomy which we are reluctant to. Please can we have some opinion please? Will babies be able to outgrow central apnea issue? Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My son is 26 days old today and is having a central apnea issue in breathing. He is currently on bipap but drs are re...
Hello, under central apaenea ,central nervous system fails to communicate signal to muscles to start breathing, treceostomy is a temporary rescue management as a matter of fact, your child 's brain needs medication to restore natural breathing. Homoeopathy can help to checking breathing disorder as well as boosting of brain. Tk, care.
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My small grand daughter is not able to pass stools daily, and after 2 days complains of stomach pain. There are no worms problems as we got her de-wormed and stool checked. Result was" OK" The what is her problem of constipation and how can it be dealt with in a 3 year.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My small grand daughter is not able to pass stools daily, and after 2 days complains of stomach pain. There are no wo...
Probably child is not eating enough solids & being on milk. A 3 year old child should be able to eat with parents. In addtion insufficient water intake and deferring urge to defecate due to any cause adds up to the problem. Any way start giving semisolids/ solid diet instead of milk every 3 hours with plenty of water in between. For instant relief dulcolax suppositary per anal can be given.
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