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Dr. Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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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 44 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
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
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Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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Can we give banana to kids in winter season? Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
Can we give banana to kids in winter season? Please advise.
Yes. You can . Winter season does not mean banana is bad. some people think otherwise. However if there is no other problem you can give. Banana is one of the very commonly available fruits in the world and has great health benefits for babies. Some of the health benefits of banana for infants include easy on stomach, controls diarrhoea, treats constipation, helps in reducing skin inflammation and improves urinary disorders as it’s a wholesome fruit for babies.
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Is it necessary to get my daughter vaccinated during every pulse polio camp? Can you please reply fast?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Is it necessary to get my daughter vaccinated during every pulse polio camp? Can you please reply fast?
As it's a government program and helps both personally and to the community you have to till 5 years.
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I do not have a enough breast milk to feed my baby so what can I do please plz please help me. How to produce my milk.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Rajkot
You need to do following things. 1. Take enough liquids. Means water, buttermilk, juices, coconut water. 2. Take frequent enough food. 5-6 meals. 3. Take multivitamin and calcium too. 4. Take enough sleep. Say 8-10 hrs.
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I have 4th year girl child. We went for 5 days tour. Now she got vomiting and motions with stomach pain also she is getting pain at stool place. What to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, seems to be a case of food poisoning. Give her homoeopathic medicines -- arsenic alb. 30 and aloe soc. 30 - both after every 1 hour of gap for 1st day then reduce the frequency to 2 or 3 times a day till she gets better. Management: -only give boiled or r. O. Water to drink. -give her light non-spicy home-made food (like'khichri' curd, porridge, non-spicy rawa upma without oil or ghee, curd & rice, roasted slice of bread, black tea, pro-biotic like yakult). -avoid food from outside, stale food, dairy & dairy products, junk food. -also keep her well hydrated by giving her plain water, lemon-water'chaaj' (if needed, give her ors solution available in chemist) -let her take good sound sleep and rest.
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My son poops many times a day and the consistency is liquids. He also cries too much. What can I do for this?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My son poops many times a day and the consistency is liquids. He also cries too much. What can I do for this?
If he is not bottle fed it is common for 3 month old child to poop often and for crying colic aid will help .If on bottle feed stop bottle and give only breast milk
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Dear Sir, My Daughter having Tonsils & Every month 1 or 2 day blood bleeding 5 to 10 drops in left nose, first time blood bleed at age 2, we consult doctor, dr. said operation have to done, but she is very young you come back after 3 years. now she is 7 years old, please suggest me what will be done. Thank you

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
this is very good question since many of parents have same problem please send details of your doctors note including pathological test if any,so i can guide you
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Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Benefits of Having Orange In Your Diet

#1 Boosts Immunity

Oranges is an excellent source of vitamin c. A single medium-sized orange can fulfil about 72% of your daily requirement for vitamin c. Since vitamin c plays a crucial role as an antioxidant by protecting your body against the damage caused by free radicals generated in the body. It therefore reduces inflammation in immune related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Although debatable, researchers suggest that vitamin c also plays an important role in strengthening immune responses of the body, protecting against recurring cold and cough or any other common infections. Here are 11 ways to include oranges in your diet.


 

#2 Helps prevent ageing of skin

There's a reason why oranges are popularly used in the beauty industry. Several beauty products including face packs, masks and creams that are available contain orange extract as a key ingredient. That's because vitamin c present in oranges also helps prevent skin damage, by eliminating free radicals. Vitamin c, being involved in synthesis of collagen, an important component to maintain skin's overall appearance and texture, prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin. Apart from vitamin c, oranges are packed with vitamin a that help keep the skin membranes healthy. Here are 8 fruit packs you can make at home for beautiful skin.


 

#3 Protects the eyes

Vitamin a in oranges helps keep mucus membranes in the eyes healthy. Available in the form of carotenoid compounds like lutein, beta carotene and zeaxanthin, vitamin a is protective against age-related macular degeneration, a vision-related condition that causes blindness. Besides, it also plays an important role in allowing your eyes to absorb the light. You may also read tomatoes- natural remedy for good vision.


 

#4 Help prevents heart disease

This is yet another health benefit of oranges which is attributed to its vitamin c level. Free radicals generated during various reactions taking place in the cells can trigger oxidation of cholesterol, causing the oxidised molecules to aggregate and stick to the walls of the arteries. This leads to build up of plaques that eventually block the arteries, causing heart attack, coronary artery disease or even stroke. Vitamin c in oranges takes care of these free radicals and neutralises them, thus playing a role in preventing heart disease. Besides they also contain flavonoids like hesperidin that lowers cholesterol level and prevents the arteries from getting blocked.


 

#5 Helps brain development

Folate/folic acid or vitamin b9 present in oranges promote brain development and keep the vital organ in mint condition. In fact, these nutrients also make orange a healthy fruit for pregnant woman as it prevents the baby from having neurological disorders later. Oranges also contain phytonutrients called polyphenols that play a role in development of learning and memory functions of the brain.


 

#6 Helps prevent cancer

Oranges contain a compound called d – limonene that has been shown to play an important role in preventing various types of cancer like lung cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. Additionally, the antioxidants and vitamin c help promote the body’s immunity which helps in fighting cancer cells. Oranges are highly fibrous fruits, which contributes to its cancer-protecting effect. A study revealed that about 10 to 15 per cent of colon cancer cases are caused by mutations in the dna. These mutations can prevented by consuming vitamin c rich sources like oranges. Here are some other health benefits of vitamin c you should know


 

#7 Pevents constipation

Oranges are a very good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps keep your stomach and intestines healthy by preventing problems like irritable bowel syndrome. The fibre content in them adds bulk to the digested food and reduces transit time of feces, preventing constipation and straining.


 

#8 Improves sperm quality

Death is inevitable, but our legacy may live on through our offspring. The antioxidants and vitamin c present in most fruits, including oranges improves the quality and motility of your sperm thus keeping you fertile. Another vitamin called folic acid also is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy sperms that you can obtain from oranges. It also protects the sperm from genetic damage, which might lead to birth defects.


 

#9 Great for diabetics

The rich fibre content of oranges has the ability to keep a track of sugar levels in the body, preventing diabetes. It is also a good option for those who are diabetic. Also worth mentioning is that good oranges have a sweet taste, and since diabetics aren’t allowed to eat sweets or other sugary foods, they can eat oranges to tingle their taste buds.


 

#10 Prevents hair loss

Orange has high vitamin c content which is required for producing collagen which, in turn, is responsible for keeping the tissues in your hair together. Nobody likes bald patches on their head, and eating oranges can ensure that you do not have to part with your lovely hair as you grow older.

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I have mensuration problem last 5 month. And I have a baby. Age14 month. Any suggestions.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
I have mensuration problem last 5 month. And I have a baby. Age14 month. Any suggestions.
If you are feeding your baby then this type of menstruation problem is seen in mothers. Menses comes after 2 to 3months but you may also conceive during this period so use contraception.
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Hello Doctor, my son age 9 years having fever and dry cough. From yesterday morning. I have been giving him crocin syrup 10 ml , kidicare and adulsa. His fever goes once he take crocin but in few hours it comes back. Can you confirm id antibiotic need to be given.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Hello Doctor, my son age 9 years having fever and dry cough. From yesterday morning. I have been giving him crocin sy...
It could be viral infection which may last for 2-3 days, continue giving paracetamol syrup every 4- 6 hrs for atleast 3 days and then on sos basis.
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The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
The Dangers Of Fast Food Diet

Are you the one who lives on burgers or packaged foods? well, then it's time for you to check your diet. These delicious food items that you die for contain excess carbohydrates and unhealthy fats that are extremely dangerous for your health. Most of these food items contain excess of carbs, fats, added sugars and salt. These items do not have sufficient nutritional values. They only offer you high calories that are harmful for the body and its various organs. Researchers have found that when most of these food items were given to lab animals, they yielded dangerous results, offering negative nutritional value to them. Prolonged exposure to these food items can affect the health of the heart, gastrointestinal organs and lead to obesity.

According to the robert wood johnson foundation, it has been found that most people underestimate the number of calories intake at a fast-food selling outlet. A 2013 study published in jama pediatrics reveals that individuals consume more calories in restaurants than at their respective home. This trend is quite dangerous. It is responsible for the occurrence of a number of diseases. 

Here's why you should avoid fast foods:

Save your digestive and cardiovascular systems: fast foods are packed with unhealthy amounts of carbohydrates and fats. When these are consumed, our digestive system breaks down these carbs into sugar or glucose. The glucose is then released into the blood. As the blood is loaded with sugar, pancreas releases insulin hormone into the body. Insulin regulates the transportation of the sugar to cells. As the sugar reaches various cells, pancreas releases another hormone-glucagon. It commands the liver to make use of the sugar. Now, when excess sugar is produced in the body due to intake of fast foods, the balance between insulin and glucagon is hampered and the level of sugar in bloodstream changes. Consequently, you develop type 2 diabetes.

Check your weight and heart: the added sugars and unsaturated fats in the fast foods lead to obesity. You consume more calories and as a result of which your body weight increases. This is quite dangerous for your health. Under such circumstances, you tend to develop chronic heart diseases due to the increasing levels of cholesterol in your body.

Your kidney is at risk: fast foods often contain excess salt. The intake of fast foods changes the level of sodium in the body. Sodium is responsible for maintaining the fluid content in the body. Increasing fluid levels due to intake of excess sodium in the form of salt exerts pressure on the heart muscle and causes high blood pressure. Besides, excess sodium also damages the kidney.

Protect your respiratory system:

 According to a study in journal thorax, children who eat excess fast food are at increased risk of developing asthma and rhinitis. In fact, increased body weight puts extra pressure on your respiratory organs and causes difficulty in breathing.

Affects central nervous system: intake of junk food affects the brain synapses and the molecules that are related to the process of memory and learning in both children and adults.

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I have a small baby boy of 11 months old. What would be the diet I can give to keep healthy for my baby.?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
I have a small baby boy of 11 months old. What would be the diet I can give to keep healthy for my baby.?
you can give him dal, khichadi, dal rice, roti mashed in dal, bannanas, finger foods, boiled potatoes etc restrict milk to 500 ml per day.
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My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look after him very well?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My two years old child is very small, and appears to be underweight for his age. What could be the cause, as I look a...
Without knowing baby's birth events, weight, height and many more, it shall be difficult to point the cause. Ok.
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My baby is 2months old apart from D3 which syrup should I give for digestion for daily use please suggest me.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby is 2months old apart from D3 which syrup should I give for digestion for daily use please suggest me.
No supplements are required if the baby is on breastfeed. Make sure the baby burps between a feed and there shouldn't be the need for digestives.
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Hi doctor, My 3.5 month old baby girl suffering from cough and cold, could you please help me out with the medicine name and dosage.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
Hello please give her antimonium tar. 200 homeopathic medicine in pils no 20. One pilss twice daily for seven days. Thank.
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My five months daughter from last 2 days continually doing latrine yester was like water green color but today like only water ,I consulted it from doctor she prescribed AD30 sachet but still same situation what I will do.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My five months daughter from last 2 days continually doing latrine yester was like water green color but today like o...
This is good medicine and if you are bottle feeding you top it and give breast milk and other milk with a spoon only. Diarrhea will stop. Inform me directly after doing this.
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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Serve food in smaller portions. Do not demand or reward “a clean plate.” Let your child ask for more if he or she is still hungry.
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My son 5 years, he has microtia in left ear. Can you please suggest a doctor who can correct this problem and make his ear to look like normal ear?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My son 5 years, he has microtia in left ear. Can you please suggest a doctor who can correct this problem and make hi...
Ear anomalies are minor congenital anomalies of cosmetic issue. But you should always rule out kidney anomalies by ultrasound.
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Dentist, Gurgaon
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My son 3.3 years old but he is not able to speak clearly. He can say mamma, Papa but not any other word. Kindly suggest me.

MRCT, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Check his hearing-if that is ok expose him to other kids of his age and then speech will automatically develop-sometimes nature has its own ways he will start talking soon -may b sentences with 2-3 words together first and then long sentences.
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