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Dr. Balakrishnan

Pediatrician, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Balakrishnan Pediatrician, Chennai
300 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. Balakrishnan is one of the best Pediatricians in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Padmini Nursing Home in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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My child's age is 3 years old and His weight is only 10 kg and I consulted Dr. for gain his weight but nothing happen. Kindly suggest me what to do for gain his weight.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My child's age is 3 years old and His weight is only 10 kg and I consulted Dr. for gain his weight but nothing happen...
Lybrate-user, its easy, you have to stop the diet that cause weight loss or reduce appetite. Milk, vegetables, soups, fruits help in losing weight. Cereals rice, ghee, oils help in gaining weight. Also keep a watch on constipation.
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Are there any long term effects taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so what are they and waht are medications are implemented? Is there a genetic factor to strokes?

M.B.B.S,D.C.H
Pediatrician, Pune
Yes long term effects on growth are there though very minimal. Depends on whether you take atomexetine or methyl phenidate. 2) there are known genetic factors for stroke.
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My son is 3 years and 6 months old. But he is not eating fruits and do not tell while potty. He do potty in standing pose. Should we scold/bat him? how to handle him. We are helpless.

Pediatrician, Pune
Make him sit in the potty daily at a fixed time, if he his not getting potty, sit along with him with some toys, scolding or beating him will further worsen the problem, be patient with the child, support and help him, dont be helpless youself.
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Hi it's about my 15 months daughter. Two months before doctor recommended lactose free milk because of lactose intolerance. During this period whenever I tried her it's regular formula milk she got loose stools again. She is completely on formula milk with less amount of solid food (6 times milk 150 ml around per day) Should I continue with lactose free milk for more couple of months.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hi it's about my 15 months daughter. Two months before doctor recommended lactose free milk because of lactose intole...
Most of the lactose free formula are derived from soya (most of which is genetically modified ).So though short term use of soya milk is OK but prolonged use is strictly prohibited. There are other casein based formula in the market. You should try those. And try to decrease the amount of milk consumption by that time.
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She has child asthma what are precautions and consult about good treatment for my daughter.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
As a parent of asthmatic child there are few precautions to be followed apart from giving medications. Avoid child getting exposed to very cold air/breeze, avoid dust (roads, construction areas, while cleaning home) avoid wollen clothes or hairy cloths or beddings, avoid artificial colours, flavours. Be extra cautious in winter and rainy seasons. Always keep inhalers and medications related to asthma even if you are travelling.
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Hello doctors My baby in six month & we have started DAAL WATER. Request pls confirm whether we can add CURD in daily routine or guide what other diets which can add parallel to mother feed.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Hello doctors
My baby in six month & we have started DAAL WATER.
Request pls confirm whether we can add CURD in daily...
Please use home cooked semi solids like sooji, daliya, khichdi, daal chhaval, etc. Daal pani has no nutritional value so don't use it similarly fruit juices are not recommended, use mashed fruits. Add oil or ghee in diet to increase taste and caloric value, curd you can use it. Is very good for everyone.
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Sir/madam my child is 3 months old and has taken following vaccination. Birth- bcg, opv-0, hep-b1 6 week - imovax polio, pentavac, rotarix1 10 week- imovax polio, quadrovax only. Now my concern is whether the vaccination quadrovax be given in place of pentavac as changed in 6 and 10 week. And also the doctor is saying to give rotatek in place of rotarix due to its unavailability, should it possible?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Follow your doctor's advice, it is fine. He has appropriately given pentavac at 6 wks and quadrovax at 10 weeks. Difference is because of hepatitis b. It is to be given at birth, 1, 6 months. So your doctor has given 2nd dose of hep b at 6weeks (pentavac contains hep b). At 10 weeks hep b was not given as per schedule (quadrovax doesn't contain hep b) rotateq ok if earlier one not available.
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Hi, My baby age 1 year and weight 9.2 kg. When she eat good or have feed. She pass stool immediately after the feed. She pass stool 6 to 8 times in a day. But it happens immediately after having food or feed. But she never cry that time she never feel any pain in stomach. What should I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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My baby age 1 year and weight 9.2 kg. When she eat good or have feed. She pass stool immediately after the feed. ...
If stool is normal, try to make her sit on pot for 5 to 10 minutes more for completion of defecation. She requires toileting practice. Otherwise consult pediatrician.
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My 6 month old child have some problem in their lounge, i have touch some doctors and they provide medicine like candid mouth paints but there is no any improvement, please suggest me, thank u R.S.Choudhary 9771476142

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Two possiblities geographic tongue and other is oral thrush. Most probably it is geographic tongue, in which abnormal shapes appear on tongue but there is no problem with baby. These come and go, NO treatment is required. Oral thrush, there is watering of mouth and difficulty in feeding.
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My son is six years and eight months old. He is having problem of bedwetting, I have tried but still he has not overcome with this problem, kindly suggest what should so that he can overcome this problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Bedwetting is considered normal upto 6 years. As it's only 6 years and 8 months you can wait for some more time. Rule out diabetes.
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My baby had varicella vaccination on March 11th 2015, cane swine flu vaccine be given to her on 27th, please need reply soon ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
I will wait for a month after giving Varicella vaccine. It is a live vaccine and causes attenuated infection in recipient. And all viral infections are known to hamper immuno genesity for about 4 weeks. But if it is urgent and must to give H1N1 it should be treating pediatrician's discrimination.
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I had cesarean when my baby boy was nine months of pregnancy. Now he is five month baby. Now I am having severe backache. What can I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I had cesarean when my baby boy was nine months of pregnancy. Now he is five month baby. Now I am having severe backa...
Backache is a common after cement.sarean and it can be managed easily with appropriate combination of rest,activity,diet & weight management,excercises,yoga. In acute case rest with analgesics are advised.Lesser the weight ,lesser chances of backache.
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Important things for infants
Exclusive breast feeding for 6 month
Complementry to be started after 6 month

Hi doc, my son is 1 year 4 months old. My question is regarding avg sleep hours for this age babies. He hardly sleeps 9 hours in night and in between also wakes up in crying mood. Can you please give me some info on this so that I can come over my worry?

Pediatrician, Pune
Dont worry sleep peacefully and let your child also sleep comfortably, avg sleep varies from person to person and even in same person in different times of the year, trying to make any changes in the natural sleep hours causes further problems, but see that the child sleeps in quite dark room with minimal disturbance, mostly at the same time of night ~ 9- 10 pm, please do not keep tv in the bedroom, an undisturbed good sleep is the best tonic for the bay for good growth and keeping him / her happy
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Hello my daughter is 18 months old. Her weight is 9.3 kg. She is not at all having good quantity of food. She eats only 4 spoons of food. Does she have correct weight? Some of my cousins are suggesting me to use vitamin supplements. If you using vitamin supplements at that age is good. What should I use her? She drinks 2 cups of plain milk. Should I add some powder to the plain milk?

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hello my daughter is 18 months old. Her weight is 9.3 kg. She is not at all having good quantity of food. She eats on...
18 months old baby if active alert playful no fever no clinical symptoms that means your child is in perfect condition. Get her hb and stool examination to rule our anemia and worm infestation. There is no role of any vitamins and appetite stimulants. Please keep on recording her wt periodically. If there is any wt faltering consult your pediatrician.
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Hi, my son is three years old. He is having cough in night only. Day time he is very much ok, but night only he is having cough. What medicine we have to give?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi, my son is three years old. He is having cough in night only. Day time he is very much ok, but night only he is ha...
Night cough after1am may be a sign of asthma. Cough soon after going to bed may be a sign of post nasal drip. As you have not mentioned the time of onset of cough difficult to tell exactly.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

Pediatrician, Karnal
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Not major side effects. Apart fromapetite loss headche sleep disturbances. U have to weight response against side edfects. There’s no way to know how well a medicine will work for you. Some people do better on one drug than another. It can take a few tries to find the right one.

My daughter 5 years old fell from bed while sleeping. Having injury bump on the head. It is past 3 days. Looks like blood clot in the black color. Still not recovered to normal skin. What to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
You can apply ice pack on her head. If still worried, can do usg skull to see if internal bleeding present.
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My Baby is suffering from fever from afternoon. She is 11 months old and weight is 7.2 Kg. Can we give her Paracetamol drops?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My Baby is suffering from fever from afternoon. She is 11 months old and weight is 7.2 Kg. Can we give her Paracetamo...
Yes for 2 days can give pcm drops 1.2mlx6hrly, if you feel she is not improving or deteriorating consult a doctor.
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are breathing
tests to find out how well you move air in and
out of your lungs

Lung function tests can be used to:
■ Compare your lung function with known
standards that show how well your lungs should
be working.
■ Measure the effect of chronic diseases like
asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease
(COPD), or cystic fibrosis on lung function.
■ Identify early changes in lung function that
might show a need for a change in treatment.
■ Detect narrowing in the airways.
■ Decide if a medicine (such as a bronchodilator)
could be helpful to use.
■ Show whether exposure to substances in your
home or workplace have harmed your lungs.
■ Determine your ability to tolerate surgery and
medical procedures

What is spirometry?
Spirometry is one of the most commonly ordered
lung function tests. The spirometer measures
how much air you can breathe into your lungs
and how much air you can quickly blow out of
your lungs. This test is done by having you take
in a deep breath and then, as fast as you can,
blow out all of the air. You will be blowing into a
tube connected to a machine (spirometer).
The spirometry test is often repeated after
giving you a breathing medicine (bronchodilator)
to find out how much better you might breathe
with this type of medicine. You will be asked
to repeat this test two or three times to get an
accurate measure of your lung function. It can
take practice to be able to do spirometry well.
The staff person will work with you to learn how
to do the test correctly.
It usually takes 30 minutes to complete this test

What should I know before taking
this test?
■ You may be asked not to take your breathing
medicines before this test.
■ Instructions will be given on how to do this
test. If you do not understand them, ask the
technician to repeat them.
■ It takes effort to do this test and you may
become tired. This is expected.
■ If you become light-headed or dizzy during
this test, immediately stop blowing and let the
technician know
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