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Dr. B Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
Dr. B Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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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 44 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
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
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Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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How to Deal with Early Puberty

Fellowship and Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FOGSI Advanced Infertility Training, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
How to Deal with Early Puberty

Puberty is a time when a girl's body begins to define itself in more womanly terms. This is the start of a process that will usher in decades of sexual activeness and child bearing years. The changes that a girl goes through during this period can be quite challenging with a play of hormones as well as physical changes, such as growth of hair in private parts and the development of breasts, among various other changes. When these changes come at an early age, it can be all the more challenging to cope and comprehend the process. The onset of early puberty is something that is becoming more and more common with girls between the age bracket of 12 & 13. How can you help deal with early puberty? Here's a list of tips!

1. Self-Image: One of the most important side effects of early puberty remains one's image of the self, as this phase in life is characterised by the most dramatic physical changes that can leave a lifelong effect on the girl's mind. The reinforcement of positive self-image to help the girl grow more comfortable in her skin despite the wide array of feedback she may be getting from sources outside the home, will help in creating a positive impact on a lifelong basis.

2. Doubts: This is a time when the child goes through a number of doubts regarding looks and appearance as well as how well she may be able to cope with the onset of the new process. As parents, the best thing to do is to let the child explore this terrain even as you remain firmly in the background for hand holding when the child asks for it. This will help the girl become even more confident to take life's decision more efficiently and seriously.

3. Talking About It: The best thing to do is to talk things out. Once you start seeing the changes in the girl's appearance by way of hair growth and sudden sprouting of breasts and height, it is important to understand that puberty may be close by. So have a talk about menstrual cycles and the changes that the child will be seeing soon. This will help in mentally preparing the child and giving her the leeway to ask questions that you can answer over a period of time.

4. Opposite Sex: It would also be beneficial to discuss the changes in the behaviour of boys towards her, as this will help her blossom into a more confident lady in the years to come.

Remember to love and support your child through this important milestone of her life, as the way you reach can have a lasting impact on her.

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Is it ok to give pacifier to a 3 month old baby? she cries a lot.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Is it ok to give pacifier to a 3 month old baby? she cries a lot.
Hello thanks for the query most of the time babies of this age group cry due to colic. You can give some colic drops after consulting your pediatrician. Pacifier increases the chance of infection and gaseous problem due to swallowing of air. These babies like to get cuddled. So whenever you find your baby crying try to feed him (as this may be huger cry. If baby is not willing to accept feeds then put the baby on your shoulder and do some rocking movement, this will also help in release of gas and colic. Wish your baby good health. Regards.
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My daughters age is ten yrs. She is suddenly becomes silent without any reason for few seconds and again becomes normal. This is happening since six months. Why is it happening.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She needs to be frank and personally talk to me. She may have an acute stress problem or in psychological crisis. Or she is going into adhd. You can chat with me privately.
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Hello sir my son age 13 years. When he take bath in early mornings with cold water he gets some dots in full body and sometime he become unconscious.PLease do help

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath,
Why homeopathy is good for u r child bcoz in homeopathy 1) his immune system increases. 2)without any side effects. 3)complaints cured permanently.
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How to approach a child with convulsions at home?

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How to approach a child with convulsions at home?
1. Put the child in a recovery position and do not put any anything in the mouth, not even water.
2. Ensure the head is protected
3. Release any tight clothing
4. Move away from a dangerous position.
5. Use intranasal midazolam (insed or midsip nasal spray as advised by your doctor) as first-line treatment.
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My child is suffering from epilepsy since last 2 years and now he is 8 years old. But still In spit talking medicine sezuires are not controlled. So please so advice me.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Children with history of seizures beginning at around 6 years of age need complete evaluation. Children are more prone for seizures until age of 15-16 years. Do to st or deuce dose of medications if advised by a doctor. If the child has a tendency to seize more frequently inspite of taking regular medications, it is worthwhile to do serum drug levels, an eeg and consider adding or changing or stepping up the dose of medications.
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My baby 20 months old. At 18 moths DPT vaccine given but at injection site inside swelling still appear 180 days gone from injection date. Starting it was big now it is small but we had doubt is it normal? Is it gone itself? Please advise. Thank You.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby 20 months old. At 18 moths DPT vaccine given but at injection site inside swelling still appear 180 days gone...
It is not clear whether swelling appeared 2 months ago or 180 days (6 months) ago. In any case get checked.
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My baby has completed 6 weeks. For her 6 week vaccination. Wht is painful n painless vaccination. Wht is d difference n wht is d cost?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby has completed 6 weeks. For her 6 week vaccination. Wht is painful n painless vaccination. Wht is d difference...
No injection is painless. So called painless injection, TDaP has low immunity (though to desirable level), less lasting and costly in comparison to TDwP.
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Meri sister ko 30 days pahle baby hui per ab usse dudh nahi nikal raha hai bahut pain ho raha hai please help koi upay bataye. Thanks.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Breast milk secretion is complet psyto-emotionally chemical event. Do not need to panic. Coconut water, onion, sauf are natural milk enhancers. There are milk enhancing drugs & powders available in market which can surely be guided by either pediatrician or obstretric doctor. Do not hurry to feed child anything else. Be commited to breast feed only with calm relaxed mind - getting stressed is natural - but time is the remedy to adopt new life in new world.
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My daughter in 3 years. She have a cut marks in her forehead due to stitches while she cut her forehead in March 2016. Now how I remove the stitch marks from her forehead. What ointment should I use to disappear the marks?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My daughter in 3 years. She have a cut marks in her forehead due to stitches while she cut her forehead in March 2016...
Usually the scar marks will disappear with time. You may have to meet a plastic/cosmetic surgeon/skin specialist for the same for true results.
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Kya vastav me Koi aisa health drink h jisse actual me bachhon ki lambai Badh sakti ho?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Generally no health drink can increase height as it is genetic and decided by parents height and health drinks provide nutrients it can increase height and weight normally. No specific benefit form any drink.
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Merit daughter ki age 8 year 8 month hai. Ye abhi bhi vista pe pesab kart hai. Weight 18.5 kg and height 121cm hai. Kya ye normal hai if not please suggest me. Thanks.

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Your daughter is suffering from nocturnal enuresis means bed wetting. It should be treated. Don't give excess fluids before bed time. You should consult your pediatrician for treatment.
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I am 14years old male and I have asthmatic problem so when I walk I can't take breath so what can I do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Since you are known case of asthma, you must be in contact of doctor. Your treating doctor is best person to advise.
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My daughter age 6 suffers frequently with allergic cough, doctor gives anti-allergic drugs like-montair, levo cetrigen, asthalin, please suggest.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Surat
If she has recurrent cough and associated with night time awaking I suggest you to start budecort mdi 200mcg 1 puff two times a day x 3 months asthalin mdi 1 puff sos which will help to decrease her cough episodes for further pls chat in private.
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Hi, my baby is 5 months old. He has a severe chest congestion from last 7 days. Doctor gave maxtra drops 8 drops twice a day, ventorlin syrup 1.5 ml thrice a day and nebulization with levolin 0.3 mg twice a day. After 5 days I stopped giving medicines but next day he had chest congestion even more severe. I am afraid of medicines due to there side effects. Please suggest something. My baby is active and playful. He is taking breast milk properly.

MBBS, MD, DM - Neonatology
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, my baby is 5 months old. He has a severe chest congestion from last 7 days. Doctor gave maxtra drops 8 drops twic...
If your baby is" Active, Alert, passing urine-6-8 times/day, Accepting&tolerating breast milkand more important if above symptom does not hurt your baby. It might be just viral illness. Give only normal saline nebulisation. Most probably its just a viral imfection. Resolve spontenously.
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My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is not on there actual position. But he have second boll also but problem is not in correct place. This problem is by birth. So that what should can we do to take care. Help me to overcome this problem.

MBBS
General Physician,
My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is n...
As his age advance the on other testies will get back to its normal position. But untill puberty if it don't come to its normal position go for surgery.
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My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 80 days old baby is sucking finger badly even after breastfed, how can I help him to rid of this habit?
After all in 80 day old it is just normal and leave to alone. If you are so particular, tie a cloth on the finger and it will distract him.
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Hello. My daughter is 4 month old she is suffering from loose motion can you please advice your thoughts please

Pediatrician, Pune
Golden yellow coloured loose stools are normal when the baby is on breast feeds, if the baby is gaining weight adequately, passing sufficient amount of urine, don't call it suffering from loose stool, it is ok.
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