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Dr. Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

45 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Benjamin is an experienced Pediatrician in Alwarpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 45 years. Doctor has done MBBS, DCH, MD . You can visit him/her at Sishu Clinic in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Benjamin on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1973
DCH - Madras University - 1977
MD - Madras University - 1978
Awards and Recognitions
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
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Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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Sishu Clinic

Old No. 7, New No, 15, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. Landmark: Next To Aarthi Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sishu Clinic

Old No. 7, New No, 15, Sir CV Raman Road, Alwarpet. Landmark: Next To Aarthi Scan, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Fortis Malar Hospital

#52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar Landmark : Near Adyar SignalChennai Get Directions
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My daughter is 5 years old. She falls sick almost every month either it is throat infection or stomach infection. Is there any medicine to help her develop her immunity? also what protein food should I give her?

MD pediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
You can give syrup septilin daily. Improve her diet by including fruits and green vegetables, eggs etc.
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Why Your Baby is Missing Sound Sleep?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Why Your Baby is Missing Sound Sleep?

When you hold your new born in your arms for the first time, you will count him or her as the greatest blessing of your life. This is also the time when you are burdened with the responsibilities of another human. The sleep patterns in new-borns are erratic and you will never see them follow any pattern as such. They sleep off just about any time of the day and you will not see any pattern until about your angel is about 6 to 7 weeks old. After that age, they get quite adaptable and you will be able to get him or her adapted to certain patterns. This will make things very easy for you and your partner.

So why won’t your baby sleep?

1. Your baby is too excited to fall asleep

Babies are a powerhouse of energy. Activities like tossing him in the air or giving him an exciting bath full of fun and frolic will probably do the opposite of winding him down. It will make him more excited and he will not want to go to bed thinking he would miss out on the other fun activities that are in store for him.

Solution: Replace the fun tickles with other activities like comforting massages or story time and lullabies. Dim the lights, cosy up the room. Make it a routine and you will find your baby easing into a deep slumber in no time.

2. Your baby is too sensitive to the external or internal environment

Every baby is not a sound sleeper. Some babies may jolt awake with just a simple nod, others may dose off amidst noise and screams as well. If your baby is of the first kind, then you may face a bunch of troubles to keep your baby calm and cosy. You may bother your baby’s sleep if your phone starts to ring around her or by the constant honking of cars outside.

Solution: Keep her surroundings as warm and comfortable as possible. Keep her in a room that is away from the bustling noise of the cars, if possible or sound proof her room. Start by dimming the lights and getting her comfortable clothes that will keep her free when she is sleeping. Keep her sheets and pillows clean and ensure they do not remain wet.

3. Your baby snacks in the middle of the night

As it was mentioned before, babies have erratic schedules. They can get hungry or cranky just about any time of the day. Mid-night snacking is probably numero uno reason as to why your baby will not fall asleep at night. If you feed your baby to sleep every time, he or she might associate it with nursing.

Solution: It is okay to train your baby to comfort itself in the middle of the night. Whenever it may think it is hungry, he or she will cry and expect you to nurse him to sleep. Put him in the nursery when he is relatively sleepy to allow him to fall asleep all by himself. You may stand by till he does, but do not swaddle him. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pediatrician.

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Hello mam, l have 5 month old baby, and she is suffering from lactogen intolerance due to infection. Now she is under treatment for this. Now she is having diarrhea. 2 month back she had same problem. That time Dr. advice to stop breastfeed and started soy based formula feeding. Later 1 week cleared the problem. But be again infection noticed her body with severe cough and cold. She is under treatment of medicines such as taxim, novogermia,zinc syrup. My doubt is May I start arrowroot busicut to treat this diarrhea. Is it worsen infection. please reply.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, M.A. - Clinical Psychology
Homeopath, Howrah
Hello mam, l have 5 month old baby, and she is suffering from lactogen intolerance due to infection. Now she is under...
Your baby has lactose intolerance which is a kind of allergic reaction, there is no relationship between cough and cold with this. So you can fed him buiskuit. Generally upto 6 month only breast feeding recommended but supplements can be given in special condition. You can try individualised homoeopathic treatment for the condition. There are medicines like aethuja, antim crud etc can be prescribed according to symptoms.
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Is it safe to vaccinate your kid after 3 years if you have missed out some of the schedules?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
Thanks for the query yes, there is catch up period defined for each vaccination. You can get your kid vaccinated safely. Please let me know till now which vaccines he has taken so that I better able to tell you about further needs. Regards.
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My 8 months old baby is having cough I gave ascoril and t.manic syrup still he his having cough what can I do please suggest home remedies or anything else to cure.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
My 8 months old baby is having cough I gave ascoril and t.manic syrup still he his having cough what can I do please ...
Homoeopathy will be very safe for the baby. 1.Reach for fluids. As with any illness, staying hydrated is your first line of defense against coughing. If your cough stems from a dry throat, a little hydration might be all you need. Even if your cough is caused by something else, drinking plenty of fluids is never a bad idea 2 Make the fluids warm. For certain coughs, such as ones caused by congestion or sinus drainage, warm liquids can be even more effective than cold or room temperature ones. 3.Try saltwater. Particularly in cases of cold- or flu-related coughs, salt water is your friend. 4.Consider steam — in some cases. Conventional wisdom often dictates that steam from a shower or a humidifier can help combat a cough; however, that’s only the case if your cough is due to dry air. If you’re coughing because of congestion, asthma, dust mites, or mold, among other causes, moist air could actually make your cough worse. 5.Stay upright. Being horizontal can cause mucus to drain into your throat. When sleeping with a cough, for example, you should prop up your head with pillows to prevent sinus drainage from pooling in your throat, causing you to cough. 6.Keep the air clean. Stay away from dirty air, including cigarette smoke.Particulates in the air could either be the source of your cough or worsen one that has other causes. Strong fragrances, such as perfumes, can cause some people to cough, even if they’re not irritating to others 7.Keep the air still. Avoid wind, ceiling fans, heaters, and air conditioners, because moving air can make coughs worse For medication consult online in private
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Is there any treatment for vitiligo skin? My daughter (10 years old) suffering from vitiligo skin the appearance to her face. Is there a cure can remove the effect of vitiligoly's spots phenomenon?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello lybrate-user hadi, as your 10 years old daughter facing vitiligo problem, vitiligo is a genetic disorder trigger by indigestion and stressful conditions. There was always confusion in patients mind regarding choosing right treatment approach for vitiligo. Allopathy can give quick results but is not very safe for long term uses if steroids are used. Homeopathic is safe but very slow and in most of cases it can not stop the spread of disease i. E old patches shows some recovery but new white patches continue to come even when we are using homeopathy. If one think abourt using ayurveda there is no good vaidya who is expertise in vitiligo. At kayakalp global we have integrated external allopathic applications with internal ayurvedic medication to give fast and long lasting results. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to purify blood and stop the spread of disease and external application are capable of quickly start regimentation. For detail replies regarding 1. Causes of vitiligo 2. Is it genetic or can it spread to next generation 3. Causes of spread of disease after it remains stable for some years 4. Should we use homeopathy, allopathy or ayurveda. You can contact clinic you can send pictures of vitiligo effected parts extra use of haldi and vit. C should be avoided in vitiligo.
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I have pain in my breast since two days today I notice harness in downward side of my breast I feel heaviness also. I stop breastfeed since one year.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
You should continue to breast feed your baby to get relief from engorgement of breast. You may even express breast milk in addition for quick relief.
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My 5 months baby boy not gaining weight properly. I am feeding both my milk and formula milk. He is now 6 kgs. At born he is 3.3 kgs. What to do for gaining weight. I am worrying about him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 5 months baby boy not gaining weight properly. I am feeding both my milk and formula milk. He is now 6 kgs. At bor...
His expected wt at this age should be about 7 kg. If baby is active probably he is not getting sufficient feed. Increase either quantity or a number of feed that may be helpful else consult your pediatrician.
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Hello doctors My son is 45 days old and suffers from frequent hasli (color bone problem. How it is to be cured permanently? Had given him massage three times.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello doctors
My son is 45 days old and suffers from frequent hasli (color bone problem. How it is to be cured perman...
Hello, give him the under lying homoeo medicine:@ Rhus toxins 30-1 drop twice with 1tsfl if your milk. •you are advised to remain fit for the fitness of your baby.•tk plenty of water to hydrate yourself. •your diet be easily digestible on small intervals to avoid gastric disorder. •avoid, junk food, caffeine, alcoholic intake. •report after 3/4 days ,please. •your feedback matters for further follow-up, please. •tk care.
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