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Dr. Gyana Balan

Pediatrician, Chennai

350 at clinic
Dr. Gyana Balan Pediatrician, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Gyana Balan is a popular Pediatrician in Chetpet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Gyana Balan at DR Mehtas Multispeciality Hospital in Chetpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gyana Balan on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot he also become week wat shud I do fr this is this common?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby is of four months ten days he is toothing and by this he is suffering from loose motions fever and cry a lot ...
Avoid bottle feed if doing, exclusively breast feed & give him ORS sufficient enough to produce adequate urine output. May start dilute curd, dal ka pani, coconut water in addition.

My daughter is 1 months old suffering from loose motion which medicine I should give her.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Nothing, if she is growing normally and is active. Motions can be frequent and loose in breast fed child.

My 14 month old baby boy pee every 15-20 minutes. He drinks water although but don' t think that he drinks much as he pee. Is too frequently urinating a cause of concern?

Pediatrician
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Need evaluation of frequent urination, whether there is weight loss, may require assessment in form of urine routine examination, usg abdomen.
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My daughter is 3 months old and she is suffering from lose motion what should I do please advice.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Ajwain 1/2 tsf +dhaniya (coriender) dry seed boil with 2 cup water for 10minutes filter it and takes orally 1/2 tsf at 1hrs intervals, loos motion is stopped shortly.

3 Common Skin Problems in Teenagers

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Dermatologist
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3 Common skin problems in teenagers

Problems with the skin during the teenage years are very common. Although skin issues can be really stressful, the right skin care treatment can help in controlling the problems you may face during this time. Here are some of the skin issues that you may face at this stage of life and ways to prevent them:

Oily Skin: Oily skin is a very common occurrence during teenage years. To a certain extent, oily skin may be due to genetics but for some, it may be due to hormonal changes that cause excess oil to be produced on the skin surface. In order to not inflame the skin further, individuals with oily skin shouldn't overly scrub their skin as well as not use harsh cleansers to clean the face. More importantly, when you do use a cleanser on your face, you should only do so two times a day. If you go overboard, it would only do more harm than good.

Acne: Whether it is blackheads, whiteheads or spots filled with pus, acne affects about 80% of teenagers at some point in their lives. Teenagers are more prone to this problem because the hormone levels during this time are especially high, resulting in an increase in the magnitude of sebaceous glands and the oil that is produced. When too much oil is produced, this, along with dead skin cells block, the follicles, giving rise to acne. There are certain ways in which you can prevent it from occurring, such as always having a bath after any strenuous activity, not picking or touching the problem areas and washing acne-prone spots only two times a day.

Excessive Sweating: Excessive sweating is another major cause of concern for teenagers. The problem can be due to two different conditions - stress or hyperhidrosis (a condition wherein you sweat excessively on a daily basis). Wearing clothes made from cotton, using antiperspirants as well as avoiding drinks and foods that may cause episodes of excessive sweating are some of the ways in which you can keep the problem in control.

3 Common Skin Problems in Teenagers
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Hello sir my son age 13 years. When he take bath in early mornings with cold water he gets some dots in full body and sometime he become unconscious.PLease do help

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath
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Why homeopathy is good for u r child bcoz in homeopathy 1) his immune system increases. 2)without any side effects. 3)complaints cured permanently.
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My son is not behaving as expected as mature according to his age, since he is 11 years old? what should we do? also in the night every day he is wetting in his bed what to do? in his study also he is little back what to do?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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rule out learning disorder.give early dinner. withhold fluids afterwards. do not let him sleep on tummy. wake him middle of night for urine same time.

My baby girl is 7 mnths old. She is having rashes kind of on her chin and around the mouth. Its been spreading to her face and back too. May I know what is the problem and treatment for it? kindly help on it please.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Is she itching? send picture of the rashes so that we can know what it is and decide what is best for your daughter.
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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Foods like peanuts, whole grapes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, hot dogs, meat sticks, or hard candies should be kept away from toddlers as they may have problem in chewing them. Give them mashed, cut and easily chewable food.
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4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of

MBBS, MD -Pulmonary Medicine-Tuberculosis ,Respiratory Disease Medicine , Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine
Pulmonologist
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On the occasion of World Asthma Day (3rd May, 2016), I would like to break a few myths related around Asthma which otherwise people generally believe to be true.

Myth #1 - Asthma is a communicable disease
Fact #1 - Asthma is an allergic disease and is neither contagious (infectious) Nor communicable (passed on from one person to another)

Myth #2 - Inhalers are addictive
Fact #2 - Absolutely wrong! Inhalers are not addictive but it is a good habit to keep control over asthma and use your inhalers as prescribed by your doctor. Also, contrary to popular belief that using inhalers on a regular basis reduces their effectiveness, inhalers continue to be equally effective on a regular basis.

Myth #3 - Inhalers are expensive
Fact #3 - Again, absolutely incorrect! Inhalers are in fact cheaper when compared to other drugs.

Myth #4 - Inhalers are given to patients who face chronic asthma
Fact #4 - Wrong! Inhalers should be used from a very early stage itself to prevent progression of the disease.

I hope this tip helped bust atleast a few notions that most people have about asthma and that you are now better informed about this condition. In case you would like to ask me anything or discuss your or your loved one's case in detail, feel free to 'Consult' privately with me.
4 Myths and Facts About Asthma You Should be Aware of
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My daughter is 10 months old her skin becomes dry due to winter I wanna use libero lotion is lotion is good to use for my baby skin.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My daughter is 10 months old her skin becomes dry due to winter I wanna use libero lotion is lotion is good to use fo...
It is difficult to tell how much this lotion is useful for the condition! I suppose whole body skin is not dry. If it is so consult either pediatrician or skin specialist. Otherwise you may use white petroleum jelly ie vasiline.

my son, he's 4 years complete, past 6 months both neck side some of the small lumps is there, I ask the pediatrician he said its a primary complex, but that time my son suffered fever.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician
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my son, he's 4 years complete, past 6 months both neck side some of the small lumps is there, I ask the pediatrician ...
You can go for investigations to rule out tuberculosis. Also the lympnodes might be enlarged due to local infection. A course of antibiotics if causes regression of size of lumps then tb is less likely. Also for primary complex (TB) the child must be having features of decreased appetite, weight loss, low grade fever, contact with person having TB or taking drug treatment for tuberculosis.

Deficiency of Iron in Children

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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For the growth and development of children, they need an essential nutrient Iron. It helps in the transfer of oxygen from lungs to the body's tissues. Red blood cells contain iron in the hemoglobin. The hemoglobin carries oxygen in the blood to the different parts of the body. Iron has an important role to play in the development of brain and generating energy in a child's body. The lack of sufficient iron in the child's body can lead to anemia, which is a nutritional deficient illness and will require medical attention. When a child suffers from anemia, the lack of oxygen makes a child weak and sick.

There are certain symptoms of Iron deficiency in a child's body. These are:

Infections and weak immune system can make a child suffer from frequent infections.
Lethargy and fatigue is another common symptom of an iron deficient body. Due to deficiency of Iron it is difficult for the body to transport oxygen to cells in the body and hence it unable to generate enough energy levels.
Breathlessness and increased sweating can be a sign that your child may be suffering from iron deficiency.
Pica Children suffering from iron deficiency may find a special taste for non-food substances like chalk, dirt and clay.
Lack of iron in the body hampers the physical growth of a child.

The deficiency of iron in children can be diagnosed through blood tests. Your doctor may recommend supplementing iron content orally or through multivitamin medicines. But the deficiency of Iron in a child's body should be taken care of with absolute urgency.

Proper steps should be taken to prevent the deficiency of Iron in children. Those notable precautions are mentioned below:

Balanced diet: A well balanced diet is always recommended. For older children (within 9-12 years of age), red meat, chicken and fish would suffice as good sources of iron.
Oral iron supplements: Oral iron supplements would be required for children with low weight at birth and who have a deficiency of iron in their daily diet.
Vitamin C: Foods such as strawberries, tomatoes and potatoes help in providing the sufficient iron content when included in daily diets, thus reducing the chances of anemia.
Deficiency of Iron in Children
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Hi Am 1 week delivered person but still I have only little breast milk. So I can not feed my daughter till her hunger last so please tell a remedy to increase breast milk fast.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hi Am 1 week delivered person but still I have only little breast milk. So I can not feed my daughter till her hunger...
Continue breastfeeding. It is helpful to enhance milk production. Both breast milk shall be sufficient for 7days old baby. Please don't give any top supplement of any kind. Keep your diet nutritious.

Hi. My daughter is 9 months old. She has got a new teeth. So she has got loose motions. Till now she has done 3motions. Please advise any medicine. Thanks.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Hi. My daughter is 9 months old. She has got a new teeth. So she has got loose motions. Till now she has done 3motion...
Hi Loose motions are not uncommon during teething. So you might not need to give medicine just yet. Keep your baby well hydrated, and keep observing the number of loose motions. I hope you are breastfeeding your baby.
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My child has taken expired cerelac by mistake. Due to this he is suffering lose motion. Kindly suggest me what can be done now?

BHMS
Homeopath
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My child has taken expired cerelac by mistake. Due to this he is suffering lose motion.
Kindly suggest me what can be...
Hi, immediately give him homoeopathic medicines - arsenic album 30 and nux vommica 30 - both after every 2 hourly for 4 days. Revert.

My baby is 1. 5 month old and weights 12 kg. His palms and feets sometimes becomes hot without reason is it normal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Weight is apparently alright. Need to know his birth weight and immunisation status. If he has no other symptoms, feeling warmth in soles and palms is not of any significance. You can ask more doubts with detailed history.
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What are the sings and symptoms of Kawasaki's syndrome and which age group of people more likely to get disease and what is the treatment for Kawasaki's syndrome?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Less than 5 years high fever. Rash, lymph node enlargement, red tongue. Heart problems. Treatment is ivig.
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Hello sir/ mam. Please my three year old son dont want to take milk. He want to eat only roti all the time, i' m so worried about him please suggest me what I do?

Pediatrician
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If he drinks 2 cups of milk in a day, it is more than sufficient, excessive milk reduces appetite, may cause iron defeciencies, he should eat rotis, and everything made at home, including dal rice vegetables, fruits, his weight is appropriate for his age, he is ok, you need not worry, we have come to be in a habit of unnecessary worry, try to avoid this, relax.
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