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Dr. Balakrishnan

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Balakrishnan 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. Balakrishnan is a popular Pediatrician in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Balakrishnan at Velammal Family Clinic - Nolambur in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating. We forcefully get him eat. Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My son age is 1 yrs 6 month. Most of the time he is suffering from cough problem. Also he is not interested on eating...
Probably he may allergic to something, don't force feed him, relax give healthier food, fruits and milk accordingly if he is having normal growth parameters nothing to worry. You can deworm him.
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My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son 1 year old front teeth are turning dark n little black! Any specific reason?
If he is on iron tonics then nothing to worry after few weeks of discontinuation of therapy it will get clear.
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My daughter she is of 1 year 2 months old and we are going to hoshiarpur punjab in marriage at december end so what precaution should be taken as it would be very cold.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter she is of 1 year 2 months old and we are going to hoshiarpur punjab in marriage at december end so what p...
In extreme cold weather there are chances of frost bite, thermal injuries leading to influenza (cold cough fever). Usually we know well to protect us from from extreme cold weather but over protection may lead to other type of immunological thermal injuries. For example suppose temperature of water in overhead tank is 4 degree Celsius chilled and we can not bath or drink chilled water than we will start heating and sooner it will become warm at 40 degree Celsius. Now we will start bathing at this temperature of water in chilled air. Temperature difference between bathroom air and water goes beyond 20 degree Celsius (35 degree Celsius). This difference between bathroom air and water temperature of more than 20 degrees Celsius causes other type of thermal injuries leading to Allergies and infection due to breach in immunity.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The Pros & Cons of Soy Milk for Children
You can find soy milk lining the shelves of most grocery stores. With a wide range of child-friendly flavors, such as vanilla and chocolate, this creamy dairy milk substitute can be appealing to kids of all ages. Some infant formulas are even made from soy. As with any food item, soy milk has several potential advantages and disadvantages for the children who drink it.
Pros and Cons: Allergies
Millions of children throughout the United States suffer from some level of allergies related to cow's milk, warns the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The agency says that soy milk can be an ideal substitute as it doesn't contain the lactose protein that can cause kids such trouble. On the flip side, some children are allergic to soy products. Because food allergies can vary widely in terms of severity, consult your doctor if you have any concerns about your child's allergic reactions.
Pros and Cons: Hormones
Research is inconclusive regarding the effect that soy milk and other soy products may have on a developing child's hormone levels, reports Harvard Medical School. Soy milk contains estrogen receptors that may mimic the effects of estrogen, and may affect cancer risks related to breast and prostate cancer. Harvard notes that there's yet to be sufficient evidence to avoid soy milk, and that cow's milk also contains hormones that may potentially be harmful.
Pros: Bowel Movements
Children ages 3 years or younger may benefit from being fed soy milk formulas over cow-milk-based formulas. The National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus reports that soy formulas help such children experience fewer cases of diarrhea and less frequent bowel movements, potentially because of soy milk's fiber content.


Pros: Calcium Supplementation
Washington University advises using fortified soy milk as a way to ensure your child is getting enough calcium. Sufficient dietary calcium intake among toddlers and children helps ensure proper growth, development and strong bones, according to the university. Additionally, the university says fortified soy milk also contains vitamin D, a vitamin that enhances calcium absorption.

Cons: Thyroid Problems
In very rare cases, soy milk given to infants can cause fluctuations in thyroid levels, which can cause goiters, warns the National Institutes of Health's MedlinePlus. Goiter is the medical term involving an enlarged neck related to thyroid problems. The institute's report that the problem ceases when soy milk is withheld.


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Hi doctor my son is 9 months old. Which foods are good for him. He rejects all type of foods except sweet foods. please help me how to get rid by this problem. And suggest which foods are good in this summer.

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi doctor my son is 9 months old. Which foods are good for him. He rejects all type of foods except sweet foods. plea...
Give him everything you eat but his food should not have chillies and strong spices, sweet food should be restricted for growing kids because sweet kills appetite.
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My one year 3 months old daughter uses to lick wall and papers. Please suggest me what I should do to stop?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My one year 3 months old daughter uses to lick wall and papers. Please suggest me what I should do to stop?
In a 3 month old these are just normal and you take care to keep the area clean and distract her. She will just put anything in mouth and suck.
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My 5 year old daughter has lot of cough. One year back she was admitted due to pneumonia. Now she can not eat any bakery items like cake, biscuit, chips, chocolates, ice cream etc. Soon after she eats these fud she get lot of cough. But she like these bakery food a lot. What to do? Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 5 year old daughter has lot of cough. One year back she was admitted due to pneumonia. Now she can not eat any bak...
Most likely your daughter has allergic cough or frequent recurrent viral respiratory infections. I hope your daughter is not still bottle feeding, esp. At bedtime as this could be the reason for frequent cough. Cakes biscuits chips and chocolates are generally very high sugary foods and not recommended for daily consumption.
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My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin 1.5 ml thrice a day. Now the mucus became loose and it came into his throat. He becomes very uncomfortable at that time. What to do ?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
My baby is 3 months old. He has chest congestion from last 4 days. I am giving him maxtra 6 drops thrice and asthalin...
Asthalin is rarely required in children less than 6 months until and unless prescribed by the pediatrician due to its side effects of increase in heart rate. Also babies usually swallows the mucus and there is no harm in that. If the respiratory rate is high with difficulty in breathing and there is fever visit your pediatrician. If no other complaints then it should be viral and will be relieved in 3 days.
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My daughter age is 9.5 year .her weight and height is 20 kg and 124 cm respectively. It is normal if not what can I do. She is suffering bed wetting till childhood. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Just for the sake to say some thing, she is at lower range of average wt which is not abnormal. Ht is appropriate for her age. Bed wetting has nothing to do with it. Give her protein rich well cooked nourishing diet.
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My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 times (30ML + 30ML) per day. can we give any other food, please suggest me specific food, quantity how many times we can give per day.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My girl baby 5 months old, she is drinking very less mother's milk due to reducing milk, we are give nan pro milk, 2 ...
Continue breast feeding & add dal ka pani, cerelac khichari etc as weaning food. Avoid bottle feeding. Gradually increse amount of semisolid food with advancing age.
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My boy age 11 months frequently passing the urine. In an hour approximately 6 to 8 times. May I know the reason.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My boy age 11 months frequently passing the urine. In an hour approximately 6 to 8 times. May I know the reason.
He probably has a mild urine infection. Get a urine routine and urine culture test done. See that he drinks plenty of liquids.
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My daughter is 2 nd half month. She feed properly. Bt she can not slip properly. Some time she slip .bt some time not slip properly. What the reason? Wht some time not slip properly. What the reason? What care? Any sedative medication she can not slip properly. Some time she slip .bt some time not slip properly. What the reason? Wht care? Any sedative medition give her?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2 nd half month. She feed properly. Bt she can not slip properly. Some time she slip .bt some time not...
New born babies differ in sleep pattern and is normal. Do not think of giving sleeping medicine to a newborn. SHe wil get a regular patter as she grows up.
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My 1 year 8 months baby is suffering from Ventricular septal defect with perimembranous extension. Gradient of 30 mmhg. Doctor has advised for open heart surgery. I want to know that open heart surgery is must in this case or not and if yes then how many days are needed in the hospital for the treatment of heart surgery?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My 1 year 8 months baby is suffering from Ventricular septal defect with perimembranous extension. Gradient of 30 mmh...
Yes it is a must surgery , post operative time depends upon the recovery , and your treating doctor knows best as to when to send less than 2 years old baby home
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My daughter is 1 and half now her weight is very less every month she gain only hundred grams. She wake up in midnight and start crying.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 1 and half now her weight is very less every month she gain only hundred grams. She wake up in midnigh...
YOu need to tell her weight and check her blood CBC and TSH and inform and the cry canbe colic and if you bottle feed you stop it an feed with a spoon and breast feed. You can also give anti colic drugs also
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11 Month Old Baby Boy. Suggest some best food diet good health and strength. As per my knowledge I have added Dry Fruits and almonds to his diet. Still there are lot of food items which can be added to a baby diet for a proper healthy nutrition. Kindly suggest the same.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Narnaul
11 Month Old Baby Boy. Suggest some best food diet good health and strength. As per my knowledge I have added Dry Fru...
Give him everything which is homemade And daily whatever cooked in kitchen Everything is taken care of Add fruits and dry fruits.
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My baby is 3 years old. After my delivery I reduce maximum of my whole body weight except abdomen. My tummy seems quit big after 3 years of delivery. How should I reduce fat from here. Is this indication of any disease.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 3 years old. After my delivery I reduce maximum of my whole body weight except abdomen. My tummy seems qui...
Start checking your daily food choices. Wear a back support ,tummy control belt.Exercise for 40 minutes everyday. Have 5 portions  of fruits+green veggies,proteins and high fibre carbs . 1 glass of lemon water every morning empty stomach. Have a bowl of cucumber  salad half an hour before every meal .. Do a plank (ab tightening exercise) every day with increasing duration /repeats . Have 4 to 6 l per of water per day. Share your body weight and height then a more personalise plan can be given. And let me know. Hope this helps
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My 21 days old daughter start crying uncontrollably before urinating, she is facing this problem from past two days.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 21 days old daughter start crying uncontrollably before urinating, she is facing this problem from past two days.
Hello. It's normal babies usually cry before urination and it may remain for another 6-9 months. However, if she cries during or after passing urine, then better to see a Paediatrician (child specialist) and also a simple urine test need to be done!
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My 12 year old grand-daughter has low fever, 100-101 f and neck pain. Fever from last 3 days and neck pain today. Please advise.

Pediatrician, Pune
Fever associated with neck pain, may be associated with viral illness, if there is associated vomiting, headache, please take her to nearby pediatrician and get her evaluated
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