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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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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Ahmednagar
9-12 months is the age when your baby will be ready to take his first steps.
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Meri daughter 3 year ki hai but wo ghar ka khana like roti chawal anything bilkul nhi khati or wo mitti bahut khati hai deewaron ki. So pls koi advise dijiye.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Meri daughter 3 year ki hai but wo ghar ka khana like roti chawal anything bilkul nhi khati or wo mitti bahut khati h...
Eating mud can be due to anemia and deficiency of vitamins and calcium and also a behavioural problem. So check her blood cbc, serum ferritin and tsh and inform me directly.
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My son is 23 months old. He is not speaking not more than 3-5 words till now. He don't have any hearing problem. He understands all most everything we speak day to day. Is there any abnormality in this. Please suggest remedy.

MASLP
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
My son is 23 months old. He is not speaking not more than 3-5 words till now. He don't have any hearing problem. He u...
At the age of 2 years pre schoolers speak more than few words. I child's understanding is OK and only verbal communication. I.e expression is lagging, a speech therapist / speech pathologist will be able to guide you how to interact with the child to elicit responses and develop communication using suitable modalities. It has been observed that children who enrol in early intervention show better prognosis compared to children who seek delayed diagnosis and treatment. If there is not much lag compared to peer group, home speech stimulation will help. Otherwise speech therapist will be able to develop expressive language skills. Good luck.
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My 9 month baby motions and vomiting and weakness.Please do help.

Pediatrician,
Give ors n feed her in small amount but frequently. Like daliya, khichadi, bananas. You can also start syp zinc.
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Ask for help with Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ask for help with Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may not necessarily come naturally to us. It is a good idea to get your facts right about breastfeeding before your baby is born, and also to seek help with establishing successful breastfeeding.
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My question is about my daughter, now she is 3 year 3 month old, yesterday she was good but by evening suddenly she suffer from fever & her body temperature increase up to 104.6 F in just half an hour. After giving medicine paracetamol (crocin) & bath with cold water. Her temperature decrease up to 99 to 100F in 3 /4 hour times. Now she is fine. I want to know the reason for such fever which come suddenly with high temperature to normal kids.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My question is about my daughter, now she is 3 year 3 month old, yesterday she was good but by evening suddenly she s...
It is not clear whether temp remained 99 to 100 or it has come to normal and for how long it remained normal. Watch now how long hours/ days temp remains normal. There are many resons for fever which is beyond the scope over here to mention.
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My son is 2.5 years old last 8 months his stool is too much hard I give him so medicine in homeopath and english medicine but problem not solved so what can I do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is 2.5 years old last 8 months his stool is too much hard I give him so medicine in homeopath and english medi...
Stop all medicines. Give him fibrous diet and good quantity of water. Encourage him to sit in toilet for some time daily or even twice in a day. That may solve problem.
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Hi I have a baby of 2 years. She recently left the mother feed. My wife breast has became loose. Is there any cream or oil or any solution to get it in better shape with proper tight Ness. She is 26 years only. Kindly suggest.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I have a baby of 2 years. She recently left the mother feed. My wife breast has became loose. Is there any cream o...
Gentle massage with any oil will help, plus stretching exercises to tone up the muscles, weights, rowing, swimming & yoga exercises. But she will never have previous shape, keep weight under check and make exercise a routine.
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How safe is loperamide for 2.5 years old toddler. My son had successful surgery for hirschsprung disease at 6 months of age. Bt the food transit is on the higher side. Are there any bowel management programs which can help/medication.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
How safe is loperamide for 2.5 years old toddler. My son had successful surgery for hirschsprung disease at 6 months ...
Loperamide has many side effects and for me, it has hardly any useful role in controlling motion. Child is only 2.5 years and has many years for bowel training. Further bowel management depends on surgery performed for which attending surgeon is best person to guide.
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My son is only 10 years old and very slim, weight 15 kgs. He off an on says there is a chest pain middle of the chest, we as per doctor's recommendation we give him mucaine gel, sucral and even eno. When he vomits, his pain removes. May we give him proper D capsule? What does? Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
The right weight for the child of 10 years around 32 kg. Less than 50 percent is a very serious sign. Most of such children have multiple issues. This is grade 4 pem and may need hospitalisation and detailed workup.
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I have 6 months baby. I started giving home food. From the day giving the food she is suffering from motions. What should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have 6 months baby. I started giving home food. From the day giving the food she is suffering from motions. What sh...
Sometimes babies develop diarrhea soon after introducing solids. Take care of hygiene before feeding. Take care of dehydration.
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Can 6 to 8-year-old baby eat himalaya calcium tablet reosto, if yes it ok ,if no please suggest me some best calcium tablet for baby?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
Can 6 to 8-year-old baby eat himalaya calcium tablet reosto, if yes it ok ,if no please suggest me some best calcium ...
Yes if it is chew-able one, and for kids then it can be given to him but you would like to strongly recommend going for natural sources of calcium like milk, milk product, ragi, bananas and whole grains. That would be more helpful than any kind of supplements.
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All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
All About Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissues present in the intestines and results in damaged tissues. It initially affects the inner lining which ultimately results in thickening of the intestine. It may also lead to a hole in the abdomen resulting in bacteria entering the intestine, thus resulting in infection.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of Necrotizing enterocolitis are:

  1. You may experience symptoms of bloating in the abdomen
  2. The abdomen may be discolored
  3. You may experience diarrhea and vomiting
  4. You may not feel hungry
  5. There may be presence of blood in your stool
  6. You may have a fever and constantly feel lethargic

Causes: Lack of blood and oxygen in the intestine causes it to become weak and increases the chances of Necrotizing enterocolitis. It may result if oxygen levels drop during a difficult delivery. If the intestines are weak, then they are at a higher risk of getting infected by bacteria. If you have an excessive supply of blood cells in your body or other stomach condition, then it may lead to this disease.

Diagnosis: Usually the doctor conducts a physical exam to detect the symptoms of this disease. If babies are born with this condition, then they may suffer from weak immune system and problems in blood circulation. The doctor may also recommend x-rays to get detailed images of the intestine in order to probe for symptoms of inflammation and damage.

Treatment: 
The treatment of the disease depends on few factors such as:

  1. The child's age
  2. How far has the disease progressed?
  3. Health of your child

It is recommended to stop breastfeeding. Feed the baby through intravenous methods. The doctor may also recommend antibiotics and oxygen support if the child has breathing problems. In severe cases, the child may require surgery to treat this disease.

If the treatment occurs early, then the child may recover. However, complications such as a narrow and damaged bowel may persist. This may cause problems in nutrient absorption in the intestine leading to other disorders.

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My 11 months boy baby is doing excess vomiting and loose motion watery type from last 2 days. But now he is doing better, what may be reason and suggest some prescription.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
My 11 months boy baby is doing excess vomiting and loose motion watery type from last 2 days. But now he is doing bet...
He might be harboring some gut infection, what is the frequency? if not controlled you have to give him medication.
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How to overcome bad odour in my 2 and half years old boy's poo though his bowel movements normol everyday.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
How to overcome bad odour in my 2 and half years old boy's poo though his bowel movements normol everyday.
Stop bottle feeding if doing, give plenty of fluids along with nutritious food in hygenic way. Constipation to be attended promptly with local suppositaries if required.
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Sir my son 6 years old has celiac (gluten allergy) last 3 year. Having watery motions since last night and severe stomach cramps. (Feeling that may be a cross contamination). What medicine can I give. please tell sir.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Sir my son 6 years old has celiac (gluten allergy) last 3 year. Having watery motions since last night and severe sto...
Give probiotic elctrobion - bc or procillus 1 liq. Daily for 3 days. Add banana and apple. As a fibrous food.
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My 2 months baby refuse to take mother's breast feed. We are trying hard to feed him but he refuse to take, while he is enjoying to take breast feed from others women. I wanted to know long consequences for the same. We are giving him formula milk. Should we give some additional supplement or any other techniques can we apply for breast feed. We require valuable input.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 2 months baby refuse to take mother's breast feed. We are trying hard to feed him but he refuse to take, while he ...
If you give formula in bottle the will be breast and nipple confusion. There may be crack or extra lager areola in mother. You can try putting a nipple shield and see. Do not feed in bottle and feed with a spoon after giving breast.
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I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
I am not eating food 3 times a day I only take food for 1 time that is in afternoon so will it creates any problem.
Hi lybrate-user, taking food for one doesn't matter if you are eating at least salads and fruits on other time. Body needs carbs, proteins as per your daily routine. If the daily activity is more and food intake is low it may create weakness and in long term may have bigger health issues. So keep track of your intake and activities along with good water intake and ample sleep. Feel free to ask more. Thanks.
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MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Raipur
Formula to keep ur gums & teeth healthy - 2*2*2
2 minutes of brushing
2 times brushing
2 visits yearly to the dentist
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8 month baby. naya teeth nikal rha hai. losemotion ho rha hai. Kya kare? Please advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
8 month baby. naya teeth nikal rha hai. losemotion ho rha hai. Kya kare? Please advise.
Hello, Aap apne baby ko homoeopathic medicine - Chamomilla 30 aur Biocombination 21 - dono din mein 3 se 4 baar rozana de aur mujhe bataye.
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