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Dr. Balakumar

Pediatrician, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Balakumar Pediatrician, Chennai
100 at clinic
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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. Balakumar is an experienced Pediatrician in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Balakumar at Ponmalligai Hospital in Adambakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balakumar on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor, My son is 13 month old he is still eating cerelac dalia milk biscuit anything else I try he rejects he like roti koki paratha rice etc so what and how can I start this and what else should I give him He had 6 teeth in front when will he start eating all this things.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Doctor, My son is 13 month old he is still eating cerelac dalia milk biscuit anything else I try he rejects he like r...
Milk and cerelac are now no longer required at this age. Start with rice or ragi flour porridge or soups and fruit juices to begin with. Let me know if the child has hard stools as it is a common reason for food refusal.
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Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling gradually. As she is eating regular food and taking iron- folic acid tablets. Due to breastfeeding her breast is getting really loose. What she should do to regain her health and firm breast?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling ...
You will get your desire fulfilled if you massage with mustard oil followed by hot fomentation. give her Shatavari combination with warm milk twice daily.
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Mera baby 1 saal ka hai usko daant aa raha hai bahot tabyat kharab ho rahi hai fever loos motion vomiting please bataye kya karun. Koi gharelu ilaj.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Mera baby 1 saal ka hai usko daant aa raha hai bahot tabyat kharab ho rahi hai fever loos motion vomiting please bata...
Prevent baby from all sources of infection like bottle feeding, poor hygeine, eating& drinking unhygenically.
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What is the diet plan or chart of my 1Y 4M son, which is very thin, less weighed and less height in comparison of others.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What is the diet plan or chart of my 1Y 4M son, which is very thin, less weighed and less height in comparison of oth...
Why are you so worried about your son.Just try to give him everything home made esp .little bites of chapatis with vegetables,fruits and a lot of milk.Everything will be normal.
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My child suffering bed wetting problem. please advice ?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
Up to 4 yrs normal. Afterwards give early dinner. With hold all fluids after dinner wake up child in middle of night same time for urine. Do not let him sleep on tummy. S.
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Hi sir good morning sir My name is krish My baby daily night crying sir what am doing that time sir and how to care below one year child sir She is not interested for eating any one.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi sir good morning sir My name is krish
My baby daily night crying sir what am doing that time sir and how to care b...
Is she on total very frequent breast feeding baby. Breast milk quantity goes down and suitably reduce breast frequency as per age in moths. If child is one year old ideally feed on breast just two times that too for ten to fifteen minutes on each breast.
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My new born baby is facing hiccup so many times in a day, so please tell me its normal course or any other issue, thanks.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Hi Hiccups are caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm triggered by irritation or stimulation of that muscle. Some leading pediatricians are of the opinion that infant hiccups are usually caused by feeding (breast, formula or other foods) or by a drop in temperature that causes the baby to get cold. Hiccups are considered harmless unless they prove persistent enough to interfere with regular feeding and sleeping. Babies with gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) may tend to hiccup more frequently, accompanied by spitting up, coughing and irritability. Put the baby in upright position on your shoulder and pat on the back.
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Does kids aasthma stay for several years?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist,
About 50% of the kids go into remission by the age of 15 years and other 50% continue to have asthma for the rest of the life. If the kid is having more severe and more frequent asthma, then chances of going into remission is less. Asthma is controllable and may go into remission on and off but no definite cure is available.
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My daughter is 4 months old as soon as she drinks milk formula as well as breastfeeding she sweats only on her forehead what's the reason please answer.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
My daughter is 4 months old as soon as she drinks milk formula as well as breastfeeding she sweats only on her forehe...
As long as there is only sweating on fore head need not to worry. As baby has sweat gland active on fore head only 1. Feed your baby in a cool area with comfortable temperature 2. Do not over dress the baby, just put one extra layer of clothes what we put. 3. Put cotton/ woolen clothes not synthetic 4. Watch for other symptoms - like fast heart rate, breathlessness, failure to gain weight, cough, blue colour over skin contact on private for further advise if required.
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My baby is now 9 months old. Last day he is suffering from chicken pox. He is crying very much. Nd even not eat any thing and feeding. Pls suggest me any precautions as soon as possible. I am very tensed.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby  is now 9 months old. Last day he is suffering from chicken pox. He is crying very much. Nd even not eat any ...
There may be ulcer in mouth which preventing him to eat. take care of mouth, apply boro glycerine locally in mouth, give liquid diet. further follow advise of your doctor.
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My 1 month old baby has mucus in stool and he has pus cell 10-12/hpf in stool and there is little bit of blood in his stool. What can we do for his early recovery?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 1 month old baby has mucus in stool and he has pus cell 10-12/hpf in stool and there is little bit of blood in his...
Hello there. Your child is suffering with an Acute Dysentery, in easier words an infection of the gut. This is caused due to bacterial infections. This can be treated using antibiotics and oral rehydration solution.
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5 Healthy Habits That Every Child Should Follow

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
5 Healthy Habits That Every Child Should Follow

Few things in life take longer than habits to be inculcated and eventually to die out. Every parent tries in his or her way to teach the child certain healthy habits, those that they wish would be followed long enough to be internalized by them. Certain healthy habits that every child should follow are:

  1. Include a lot of vegetables in the diet: There is an array of vegetables available in the market, which is replete with rich nutritional values. Though children are generally averse to the idea of eating vegetables, it is your duty to inculcate in them the habit of eating vegetables and constantly remind them of their rich nutritional benefits.
  2. Never skip breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is often the most ignored. Most children have the propensity to skip breakfast if they are late and generally they are seldom reprimanded by their parents. As a parent, you must make it a point not to take this lightly and severely insist on a healthy breakfast every morning.
  3. Indulge in physical activities: With the advent and easy access of technology, going out to play in has become a distant reality, one that is never explored. However, it goes without saying that nothing can substitute the physical and mental benefits that a physical activity entails. It not only keeps the body of your child fit but also helps in keeping the mind fresh.
  4. Read daily: Few things in life can be as rewarding and fulfilling as reading a book. However the habit does not come easy and as a parent it is your responsibility to induce in them this. Try to make your child read a few pages everyday till they take it up themselves out of their volition.
  5. Drink water and skip the soda: The many flavored sodas, which are available serve as a more palatable alternative to the drab water for the children. Though the choice may seem convenient, it must be snipped off right from the beginning. Sodas are packed with harmful preservatives and should be duly avoided by children. Instead, they must choose the bottle of water to quench the thirst.
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What type of foods can be given for a 5 month old baby? Please advise.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
What type of foods can be given for a 5 month old baby? Please advise.
Semisolids. Homogenized. Dalia raghi kheer. Suji kheer. Khichri with vegetables. Pureed fruits amt 100-150 gms./serving.
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I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sleep. Is it okay? How can I know he is fine. Please tell me the symptoms which indicates he is fine or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a baby boy of 7 days. How could I know he is okay? When he feels hungry, do potty & toilet he cries rest he sl...
It is normal to cry when he is hungry and when feels like passing potty. If he sucks milk well , he is fine . Sleeping more is common till 3-4 months and wake up to feed every 2 hours
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My 6.5yrs old boy is very thin and short.Hes not gainin weight since his birth.He had multiple probs wen hewas born like his lungs were not functioning.Wsonly 1kg at d time of his birth. At present his weight(11kg) is very less compared to.His age.So plz tel me wat to do to gain his weight n height

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
He is still malnourished. Give him lot of fruits and add simyl mct oil 1/2 tsp to all his meals. Will gain weight early. Also give protein supplements.
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My baby is 2 and half month old. He is losing hair. I afraid what I do. Which oil best for infant hair?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
My baby is 2 and half month old. He is losing hair. I afraid what I do. Which oil best for infant hair?
Hi, thanks for contacting us. Losing hair is not necessarily abnormal at this age. Many infants will become almost bald before they grow the hair back. However, you need to check for any scalp problems like redness, dandruff itching etc. If this is present, or the hair loss is only in a small part of the scalp, then you need to contact your pediatrician, or get back to us, warm regards.
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What should be give to 7month old baby for loose motion when baby is on teething

DMB
Pediatrician,
Your baby is teething because he is putting things in his mouth. However clean all his surroundings, he is exploring various tastes. If you are breast feeding, chances are that his loose motions wont be severe. For loose stools, give a probiotic such a bifliac sachet in two tsp water twice a day for two days, rehydration fluids such as rebalanz ORS and zinc syrup 5 ml once a day for 15 days. If he does not have good intake of fluids and is passing very little urine, he will need IV fluids.
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My baby 6 month old just one week back we shifted yo cereals today we have given him boiled apple little banana and he vomited today after 5 hours now just given mom milk that also get vomited.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby 6 month old just one week back we shifted yo cereals today we have given him boiled apple little banana and h...
If you bottle feed him you have to stop bottle and feed breast milk and no problem in giving boiled apple or fresh one . Vomiting can be due to a disease and may need to check up . Burp him well after every feed
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My daughter is passing stool multiple times a day for last couple of weeks. She passes the same without realising in under garment. This happens specifically after eating something. She is active and takes normal diet. I have consulted pediatricians, homeopaths, Ayurved etc with no success. I had given her Norfloxacin+metrogyl for 5 days but that helps only till effect of medicine lasts. Stool test was normal. Please help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is passing stool multiple times a day for last couple of weeks. She passes the same without realising in ...
gastro colic reflex, not unusual in some children.But as loose motions are not observed with medicine, probably unhygenic conditions are responsible for the problem.Any improvement in hygeine will be very useful.
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Is it normal for young children to stop taking or needing naps? my two and half year old son has not taken a nap in quite a while. But seem to do ok.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Is it normal for young children to stop taking or needing naps? my two and half year old son has not taken a nap in q...
Everyone needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily, but some can do with lesser. As long as your child is comfortable and not irritable when he is awake it is fine.
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