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Dr. Balakrishnan

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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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Sir my baby suffer by ischemic fits or seizures. Please tell me the best treatment to cure this condition.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
Please let me know what's your baby is doing, if you mean baby is holding breath for longer time turns whitish/blue, if baby is becoming pale and remains playful , then it's breath holding spells, but if blue then she need immediate medical attention.
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My baby is 7 months old. Which type of fruits can be given. Can you plzzz list out the names.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My baby is 7 months old. Which type of fruits can be given. Can you plzzz list out the names.
Hello lybrate-user, you can give your baby homemade fresh fruit juice daily. All seasonal fruits can b given with wati spoon. Start with 1 fruit, let the baby get used to it, then try another one.
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BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Bangalore
CALMING TIPS FOR CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY

Parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) know the "Would you please just settle down!" phrase well, and likely use it on a regular basis.

There are a number of tips to help parents settle their child with ADHD down. These quick tips and relaxation techniques take the same amount of time as yelling and scolding but produce incredibly different results in children with ADHD.

Quick Calming Tips:
Try quick tips to calm a hyperactive child down during temper outbursts or unusually rowdy days. These calming tips are not novel to adults by any stretch. How many times have you heard "Take a deep breath and count to 10" or "Calgon, take me away." What works for big people works for little people as well. Deep breathing is one of the simplest ways to calm the body. Teach your children to take deep breaths (in through the nose, out through the mouth) when they begin to feel frustrated and out of control. Parents, you do this too!

Draw a warm salt bath or bubble bath to wash away the child's stresses of the day.

Take your child for a walk or send them around the block on their own if they are old enough. Not only does walking burn off excess energy, the repetitive thump, thump, thump of feet hitting pavement brings the mind back into focus.

Give your child a mini-massage. Touch is very important to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children. Massaging their temples, giving a shoulder rub or lightly running your fingers through their hair can calm children quickly.

Put together a "Boredom Box" that provides creative outlets for your hyperactive child. Fill this box or plastic storage bin with paint sets, coloring books, crossword puzzles, modeling clay, jewelry making kits and other artistic areas of interest. Children with ADHD bore easily and their fast spinning minds need extra stimulation. In the absence of nothing better to do, children with ADHD will lean on their own devises and you don't want them doing that. Better that they draw than set the cat on fire...

The quick-fix calming techniques work to sooth the child with ADHD after they already became too stressed or active. There are also techniques that parents can teach their child with ADHD to help them get the "stuff" out before it builds up and explodes.

Create a calming home environment:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children have difficulty remaining calm in a hectic environment. Clearing the clutter and taking a "less is more" approach to decorating can reduce the sensory overload on the ADHD child.

The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder child's bedroom especially should be free of clutter. Use plastic bins to organize and store all those precious little plastic treasures (that we adults commonly refer to as "junk") and small toys. Open the curtains to provide natural lighting. Keep posters and wall hangings to a minimum. Paint the child's bedroom in calming muted colors instead of bright primary colors.

If you play music in the house, opt for soft "elevator music" or classical music instead of rock. Try to avoid loud clatters and noises when your Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder child is at home.

Follow a Routine:
All children thrive in homes that provide routines, consistency and structure. Children with ADHD especially need structure and schedules to feel secure in their surroundings. For these children, a more "military" approach to routines works better. Waking up, eating meals, doing homework, and bed times should all occur at about the same time every day, with few surprises to upset the Attention Deficit or hyperactive child.

A Place to Relax:
If at all possible, find a space in the house to designate as a relaxation space. It does not have to be a large space but it does need to be away from high activity areas. This little corner (or even a portion of a walk-in closet) can have a beanbag chair and a few books, coloring books or other quiet time activities.

Encourage your child to go to this space when they become angry or out of control, but never make this a place of punishment. This special spot in the house is a positive place where they can go to settle down, sort things out or just hang out when they need to be alone.

Journaling:
For the child who is old enough to write, journaling is an excellent way to untangle frazzled minds and get things off their chest. This technique allows children with ADHD to spill their internal stresses outside themselves and onto paper.

Develop a daily habit of having your child write a page or two, depending on their age, about anything that comes to mind. They can write "I hate school, the dog just drooled, the baby's crying is driving me crazy..." - whatever comes to mind. Eventually, they will get to the guts of what is going on inside them. Then rumple or tear the paper up and throw it away.

These private internal thoughts are not for you or anyone else to read, ever. Please respect their privacy and let them know they can write anything down without fear of reprimand.

Taking a mini-vacation with Guided Imagery:
Guided imagery is a powerful relaxation tool for children with ADHD that pulls their focus to positive thoughts, all the while encouraging creativity in your child. You can check out books on this technique at your local library if you want further information on the subject.

Last, but certainly not least, diet:
Some parents find that reducing or eliminating sugar from the diet goes a long way in calming the hyperactive child. If your child is a finicky eater, you will need to supplement the diet to make sure your Attention Deficit or hyperactive child has the fuels needed for his body to function well.

Starting the day out with a healthy breakfast balanced with proteins, fats and carbs is important. An egg sandwich, peanut butter toast and fresh fruit, protein shakes and fresh fruit smoothies are great ways to start the day for children with ADHD.

Sugar cereals are quick and convenient but should not be used as a breakfast mainstay. Fruit juices are high in calories and sugar and not recommended for children, especially those with Attention Deficit or hyperactivity. Instead of juice or sodas, get in the habit of offering plain old H2O. With plenty of bottled waters that offer fruit flavors and vitamin enhancements, getting your children hydrated is easier now than ever before.
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I am blessed with a baby boy. He is 7 wks old. After exposure to sun for 25 days daily in morngs n evngs for cure of jaundice my lo had into turned into darker colour. I am fed up with my neighborhood and relatives comments as me and my husband are fair. Can I please know when he can turn into original colour? Right now I am using tedibar soap after using Himalaya which did not suited. And olive oil for massage. Please suggest me soap and when my lo can turn back to original complexion?

mbbs, dch, DNB
Pediatrician, Bangalore
I am blessed with a baby boy. He is 7 wks old. After exposure to sun for 25 days daily in morngs n evngs for cure of ...
Hi doctors usually will not endorse any beauty products in their practice. And I don't think changing of soap will bring back the complexion all of a sudden. Continue the same one you are using. It's not always the soap which will make babies dark. Be happy with baby. Enjoy life with your baby. Thanks.
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My baby suffering from chest infection. I.e pneumonia. Antibiotics have been given by doctors. I jus wan to knw in hw many days my newborn will be cure. Completely.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby suffering from chest infection. I.e pneumonia. Antibiotics have been given by doctors. I jus wan to knw in hw...
Hello, Lybrate user, Give your baby homoeopathic medicine:@ Bryonia alb 30-1 drop thrice with 1tsfl of milk. Tk, care.
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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
A six month old baby is ready for starting food other than formula milk. You can start by giving the baby some fresh fruit juice, mashed banana and thin moong dal khichri. You can give Narial pani, vegetable soup (stained). Remember that salt and sugar should be used sparingly. Start one thing at a time, see how the baby likes it. You can use full cream packaged milk, undiluted after boiling and removing the malai, with katori and spoon. Do not use bottles. Bottle feeding causes diarrhoea.
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Hi, I want to ask question for my child. He is 6 years old. His weight is only 15 kg. He has no interest in any food. He eats very little. Also the main problem is he looks very thin, please suggest some food, exercise or anything else plz.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Look at the genetic constitution (physical) in the family (parents). Plot the height, weight on IAP growth chart. If it corroborates well, then I will honor the wishes of the child as regards eating. Because in my experience, I have found that the parent's expectations are difficult to meet, even in a normal healthy child. Pediatrician's clinical opinion (after examination) is desirable, to see that child is not suffering from any illness. As regards the diet family food is good enough. Encourage him to play on the ground with other friends, that will be nice exercise for his age.
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