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Dr. B Benjamin

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. B Benjamin Pediatrician, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. B Benjamin is one of the best Pediatricians in Alwarpet, Chennai. 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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My daughter is 7 years old. She often gets fever. It starts suddenly, and increases up to 103-104F. She is vaccinated properly .Now we are using homeopathic medicines. It gives better results to her when compared to allopathy. But we are unable to control the temperature. It gradually increases up to 103 F and reduces up to 100F at early morning and again raises upto 103 by evenings. This condition remains for at least 3 days .later the temperature goes down to below normal and she becomes very weak .We consulted many doctors. All blood test reports are normal. But there is no improvement . She is studying 2nd STD and she is very active and intelligent too. What do I do for her? How do I know the actual reason behind her health problem? Please suggest me. The reports are as follows. Complete blood picture (method: Capillary Photometric) Hb : 12.9 MCV : 77 MCHC : 35.7 ESR : 13 Remaining values are normal. Vit. B12 : 795 PG/ml UsCRP. : 6.9 mg/l Widal : negative QBC : negative Urine : 2-3 pus cells in HPF.

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Frequent high grade fever without definit localisation symptoms like cough, coryza, altered stool are mostly due to viral infections. Another important cause specially in female child can be due to uti. The typical symptoms of uti like burning sensation and increased frequency can be absent in children. Please perform urine culture and sensitivity test done next time she develops fever and before starting antibiotic therapy.
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My baby is 5 days old and he is having cough from day 1. at start it was very low but now it has increased so much that I can hear it. Please suggest some medicine or home remedies Or diet which I have to avoid or prefer.

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My baby is 5 days old and he is having cough from day 1. at start it was very low but now it has increased so much th...
Symptoms r indicating that baby allergic cough pl start with anti allergic drops like sinarest 5 drops twice daily, see if any fever is there by checking temperature if any. Pl see oil and soap used for baby causing allergy by changing it and keeping the place baby is kept free from smoke and dust. Keep on mother's feed only. Pl report if not better to the doctor if not subsiding in one or two days.
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I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But inspite this he bites me very much. Its very painful. How can I deal with it. Please give me some suggestions.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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I have 10 month old baby. He has teeth. He bites me very much during feeding. I give him curd, soup, daal etc. But in...
Your baby is already 10 months. Reduce breast milk intake with complemepntary feeds which you do already. Do not breast feed when child is v hungry or when not much of milk is avaible to the kid. Help with complementary feed prior to breast feed. When ullcerated, avoid that breast for suckling, instead express milk by years hand or pump and feed the baby with a container. Use masse cream for nipple healing.
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parenting tip

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अपने बच्चे की छोटी गलतियों पर बहुत ज्यादा गुस्सा न हो,अन्यथा भविष्य में वे अपनी गलतियों के बारे में आपको कभी नहीं बताऐंगे
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After c section I have no breastfeeding first 8 days after that I have very low supply what is my problem.

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Late starting of breastfeeding is the main cause, as baby sucking is best stimulation for better breast milk output. Continue to feed. Also check your medicines, you are taking. If there is Pyridoxine in any drug, please stop it as it also decreases milk output.

My son present age is 1 year 3 month year old, suffering from loose motion how to cure sir please help me ?

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Need not worry its due to dentition, try giving Dentone (homeo) 1 pill three times a day in acute conditions 4- 5 times. God bless

What to do for baby to avoid from common cold and fevers to maintain high immunity?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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What to do for baby to avoid from common cold and fevers to maintain high immunity?
Nutritious food and regular exercise in an older child with timely immunisations and exclusive breastfeeding in small baby.

My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not reduced. It has been so for the past 3 years. In fact, he was an underweight child till he was 3 years and later on till 10 years had no issues with body weight. Is there some problem I have to take care of?

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My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not re...
Hye. You need to understand that a child has to be treated differently than an adult. The child of 13 years needs nutrition for growth and development. Strict diets are not at all recommended for a child in his teens. Concentrate on healthy, sensible eating and indulge in some sport that he likes. Gradually fitness and health has to happen. You have to let it come naturally to your child, you can't enforce health the way you know is right. A child's needs are very different. Be patient and let the health take its course.

Sir my child 07 years old but she never feel hungry I have done lot of test like tv, ultrasound and lot of blood test but only tv direct few we have given 9 month medicine but still she is not eating.

DNB (Pediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Children never starve themselves unlike adults, she may be eating lot of junk foods- biscuits and juices and chips etc that she is not eating what you want her to eat. Cut down on all the junk/ intermittent snacks and see that she eats when its family time to eat.

Meri baby 3 years ki he uske liye weight chart and height chart bataiye .aur under weight rahega aur height kaa hogi to kya karna chahiye please send ans.

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Meri baby 3 years ki he uske liye weight chart and height chart bataiye .aur under weight rahega aur height kaa hogi ...
You have to tell birth weight to see see if the present weight is normal. It has to be around 10- 12 Kg now.
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My daughter is 4 years old she often complains about stomach ache and pain in d legs we have consulted 2 to 3 doctors but she still complains about stomach ache sometimes I want to know which medicine aur syrup can be given for immediate relief. And what is the permanent solution for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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I suppose, her stomach ache is for short duration without any other symptom. Such type of pain is non specific and gets relieved on its own and usually no medicine is effective. It gets cure after passage of time. Medicine takes some time to act, by the time pain is relieved, credit goes to medicine while it subsided on its own. Therefore, I do not advise any medicine except to explain as now. Some time periodical deworming once in 2 to 3 months may help.

Dear Dr. I have 1 infant she had just 8 month, continuesly loosemotion is going on, what is the solution?

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If the frequent and color have altered from her past routine of stools, you can give ors and syp zinconia 2.5 ml twice a day, if stools continue he looks dehydrated visit your pediatrician.

My son, 9 years old is having cough only in the nights for the past 2 days. He is coughing and then vommitting. I have given him" levolin" for his cough. He has not improved much. I

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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He may be suffering from allergic cough. Is he febrile? Please give more details. In the meantime give levocet-m syrup 5 ml at night along with levolin and get back with detailed history and reports if any.
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My 14months daughter was born with low birth weight (1.75kgs). She doubled her birth weight by 5 months, but since then her weight has not increased much. Started solids after six months. Before that she was exclusively breastfed. She has got a mild pulmonary valvular stenosis but docs told it has got nothing to do with her weight gain. She is only 4kgs now. Twice during winter she has to be hospitalised with respiratory distress with upper respiratory tract infection (viral). Since than she was on nebulizer for 5 months. Done many blood tests there to find out the reason behind her poor growth as well but all test gave normal report. Only she has very high eosinophil level and high WBC count. Mentally she is alert and very active. Kindly advise what to do to improve her condition of FTT. Right now I am giving her high calorie foods like banana, sweet potato, egg yolks daily. She does not like milk at all. So I am making porridges n pudding with it and feeding her. Also she is suffering from chronic constipation since she started solids. From past two months she has to be given milk of magnesia twice daily.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My 14months daughter was born with low birth weight (1.75kgs). She doubled her birth weight by 5 months, but since th...
Your baby is premature born now weighing 4kg only at 14 months of age which is definitely very low. Height has not been mentioned. All investigations reveal nothing abnormal. Get her checked for developmental/ Hormonal problem. Increase fat in her diet.

Dear Sir, My Daughter having Tonsils & Every month 1 or 2 day blood bleeding 5 to 10 drops in left nose, first time blood bleed at age 2, we consult doctor, dr. said operation have to done, but she is very young you come back after 3 years. now she is 7 years old, please suggest me what will be done. Thank you

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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this is very good question since many of parents have same problem please send details of your doctors note including pathological test if any,so i can guide you

There is a kid about 11 months old in my locality. I noticed that he is v anaemic though the child is very playful. What should be done? I think parents are not providing proper diet. Child also looks small in size.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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There is a kid about 11 months old in my locality. I noticed that he is v anaemic though the child is very playful. W...
It may be that baby is not getting proper diet as child looks small in size too. Advise them to get him checked by pediatrician.
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My daughter is 2 years old and she has persistent problem of worms. Please suggest an effective homeopathic medicine except albendazole.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
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My daughter is 2 years old and she has persistent problem of worms. Please suggest an effective homeopathic medicine ...
Hello lybrate-user. It needs proper consultation for that. There is no as such any specific homeopathic medicine for any diseases. This is basic principle of homeopathy. Better to get her properly consulted and treated. Take care. :)
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