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Dr. B Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

45 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. B Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. B Benjamin is one of the best Pediatricians in Alwarpet, Chennai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 45 years. He is a MBBS, DCH, MD . You can meet Dr. B Benjamin personally at Shishu Clinics in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B Benjamin on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1973
DCH - Madras University - 1977
MD - Madras University - 1978
Awards and Recognitions
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
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Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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Shishu Clinics

New #15, Old #7, Sir C V RamanRoad, Alwarpet,Chennai, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sishu Clinic

Old No. 7, New No, 15, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. Landmark: Next To Aarthi Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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My baby boy is now 12 month. Uska penis bahut short h. Main bahut worry hoon. Aage future me use koi problem to nhi hoga pls iska koi solution ho to bataye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby boy is now 12 month. Uska penis bahut short h. Main bahut worry hoon. Aage future me use koi problem to nhi h...
This us too early to guess what will be his penis size like. Once a child attains 13/13 years of age. That is puberty. At that time under the influence of male hormones the penis grows in size. Nevertheless your concern may be genuine and so I may suggest you to seek opinion of the child specialist.
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Hello sir, Please tell me what are the symptoms of dengue in a small child his age is between 8 to 10 years?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Symptoms of dengue are nonspecific like any other viral illness. Fever, pain around the eyes, bodypain, vomiting, rash etc. Only in severe cases there will be bleeding manifestations.
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I am suffering from headache, cough and cold l. I have also taken medicines but didnt got any relief. I am having fever since 3 days.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am suffering from headache, cough and cold l. I have also taken medicines but didnt got any relief. I am having fev...
It's a viral infection. It takes 4 to 5 days for the fever to reduce and 10 to 14 days for the next cough to reduce.
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How To Keep Yourself Awake At Night During Exams?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, m.s counselling and psycotherapy
Homeopath, Hyderabad

These are some tips which can help students who keep study whole night and force them to keep them awake and don't like to study at day time

1) sleep during day 
2) take some nervous stimulants at night (ex- tea, coffee) but avoid milk you may feel more sleepy 
3) keep yourself busy in one or the other activity 
Like mathematics statistics and any writing work 
4) use your mobile phone to study (it contains blue lite which will prevent to fall asleep) 
5) hang a rubber band over your wrist and give a small current by dragging it suddenly and dropping it this will activate your brain and prevent to go into sleep 
6) keep a positive affirmation that you want to awake all night

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Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg. Just wanted to know about the same. Is any medicine or anything needs to be done.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello All, My son is 1 year old and I can see small small white dots on his right leg.
Just wanted to know about the ...
Hello, It might be psoriasis, or vitiligo, be differentiated ,viewing the image of affected part of your baby in order to prescribe some homoeopathic medicine, please, in this regards Moreover, till your report reach me ,give her the undernoted homoeopathic medicine: @ Cina 30 -4 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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Gd mrng sir, what to do for mother milk well secretion or increase i.e)any food or any tonic or syrup or other your valuable medical advice. My baby born in two weeks ago. So, please help me sir for mother healthy condition.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Normally you don't need medicie to bring about breast milk.as you desire to feed baby,milk formation takes place.no drugs needed.futher normal balanced diet is needed with extra calories nd proteins say 10percent extra.it should contain cereals,fruits,,pulses and nuts Green vegitables..
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Is breastfeeding on lying down position can harm my baby in anyway? Should I stop it?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
While offering breast feeds, baby's body should be supported and head should be at a level little higher than the rest of the body. This would allow effective breast feeding and at the same time minimise risk of milk entering breathing tubes and lungs and causing cough.
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Baby Poop - What's Normal & What's Not

MD-DNB (Pediatrics), FCPS (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Baby Poop - What's Normal & What's Not

As a new mother, you will be always in a constant state of worry whether you are doing things right. And of those many, many things you worry about, your baby’s bowel movements are one of them.

A baby’s poop is a sign of his/her health. Thus, you do need to know what is normal and what needs medical attention. Read on to know more about your baby’s poop.

What’s Normal?

The kind of poop depends on how you are feeding your child. If you breastfeed the baby, his/her poop will be:

  1. Small in size—no bigger than a coin

  2. Light in colour, usually a greenish-brown or bright yellow

  3. Sloppy in texture

The first few weeks of breastfeeding will produce waste daily, after each feed. The frequency will diminish later, but that is not a concern, as long as the waste is easily passed and is soft.

If you are feeding your child formula, the poop will be different. You will notice that the poop is:

  1. Bulkier

  2. Yellow-ish brown or pale yellow in colour

  3. Smells stronger

The next worry you have is when you change your baby’s feeding routine. When you switch from breastmilk to formula, you will notice:

  1. The poop is darker in colour.

  2. The texture becomes thicker.

  3. The smell also becomes stronger.

The other dramatic change you will see is when your baby starts eating solids.

What isn't Normal?

There are mostly two things you need to be concerned about: diarrhoea and constipation. Both of these conditions mostly affect babies who are formula-fed.

If your baby has diarrhoea, you will notice:

  1. The poop is runny

  2. Frequency and amount of poop is increased

And if you suspect constipation, be aware of the following signs:

  1. Your baby finds it difficult to poop

  2. The poop is dry and small

  3. The tummy is hard when you touch it

  4. There might be blood in the poop

Green poo:

If you're breastfeeding, green poo can be a sign that your baby is taking in too much lactose (the natural sugar found in milk). This can happen if she feeds often, but doesn't get the rich milk at the end of the feed to fill her up. Make sure your baby finishes feeding from one breast before you offer her your other one.

If you are feeding your baby formula milk, the brand you are using could be turning your baby's poo dark green. It may be worth switching to a different formula to see if that has any effect.

If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, visit your health visitor or GP. The cause may be:

  • a food sensitivity

  • side-effects of medication

  • your baby's feeding routine

  • a stomach bug

Very pale poo:

Very pale poo can be a sign of jaundice, which is common in newborns. Jaundice causes your newborn's skin and the whites of her eyes to look yellow, and usually clears up within a couple of weeks of birth. Tell your midwife or doctor if your baby has jaundice, even if it looks like it's going away.

Also tell your midwife or doctor if your baby is passing very pale, chalky white, poos. This can be a sign of liver problems, especially where jaundice lasts beyond two weeks.

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Tragedies - How they Affect Kids?

M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Tragedies - How they Affect Kids?

Tragedies are a part of life and at some point in life, every person faces them. It may be in different forms like separation, crisis in relationships, financial stress, death of a loved one, some severe disease and many others. Such tragedies can cripple anybody from inside out, but the children can have a devastating effect on their lives. Therefore, it is important that you love and support them during this phase and help them face the situation well.

Here are a few ways of dealing with the effects of tragedies on kids:

  1. Talk to them, honestly: It is important to assure the kids that they are not alone in this world and should remember that there are many other people who love them. In case of a tragedy, kids usually have a lot of pent-up feelings inside them. You need to talk to them and make them understand that instead of keeping those feelings to themselves, they should talk to you or anyone they trust. Venting out will enable them to relax.
  2. Act on truth: It is very important to teach the children that no matter what happens in life, there is a chance to start afresh. The kids should be surrounded with people they love, as it will make them feel a little relaxed and open. Also, it is essential for them to know that there’s always hope and not all is lost.
  3. Remain calm: After a large scale tragedy, your children will usually look up to you regarding, how to react in a situation. Although it is okay for your children to see you sad or in grief, but you should keep as calm as possible and do not react intensely. This will help keep them calm and less anxious.
  4. Reassure your children about safety: You should make your children understand that they are safe and nothing bad will happen to them. They must be reassured that no harm will come upon them as you are always with them.
  5. Maintain normal routine: It is essential to give your children a feeling of normalcy. You must try to maintain their normal schedule with the usual dinner time, bed time and school time. You must pay special attention to them to make them feel more secure. You should spend extra time with them and always be there for company and reassurance for any factor.

Children are affected severely by any kind of tragedies as they are fragile and immature. Tragedies disrupt the balance of life, but you must try to make your children feel the crisis as less as possible, so that they get less hampered emotionally. A troubled childhood affects the healthy growing up of a child. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!

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My baby is 1 year 1-month-old her weight is 7.5 kg and she is not taking food properly and now she is suffering from vomiting and loose motion doctor prescribe her ondem syub twice in a day. I don't want I have done for her health.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby is 1 year 1-month-old her weight is 7.5 kg and she is not taking food properly and now she is suffering from ...
Hello average weight of a 1-year-old baby is approximately 9.8 kg. You should quit breastfeeding to your baby, immediately. He should be hydrated, properly. Provide him colourful meal of his own choice, His diet be rich in protein, carbohydrates, fats. He should be allowed to mix up with his friends. Give him homoeopathic medicine:@ Cina 30-2 drops, thrice, dly. Take care.
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