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Dr. Nandhini Balaji

MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Chennai

26 Years Experience
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Dr. Nandhini Balaji MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics) 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. Nandhini Balaji is a trusted Pediatrician in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. She has over 26 years of experience as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, D.Ch, DNB (Pediatrics) . She is currently associated with Dr. Nandhini Balaji's Clinic in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Nandhini Balaji on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr. MGR University - 1992
D.Ch - Dr. MGR University - 1996
DNB (Pediatrics) - National board of examinations - 2000
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English

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Hi, My 10 year old daughter had one strand of grey hair since two years and is now rapidly developing more over the past few months. All blood tests like b12, iron, calcium, Ferratinin, thyroid show no deficiency. She recovered recently from chikungunya. The blood tests show some inflammation due to the recent viral attack. Please suggest remedy to stop grey hair increasing.

B.H.M.S., Post Graduate Certificate In Nutrition, Obesity & Health
Homeopath, Indore
Greying of hair when treated with homeopathy shows very good results in children. I suggest you start it at the earliest as it will help build her immunity and control the greying also. Please consult privately for treatment if you wish to start treatment online, or visit a local homoepath, but please START AT THE EARLIEST.
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My daughter is 17 month old since last one month she have problem of latrine. She was done not enough latrine at a time.in a day 10 to 15 times she done latrine in very small quantity. Dr.suggest MU Out. Evaque.aristozyme syp. Frora schate but it is not getting positive result. Suggest or diagnose my angels problem.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 17 month old since last one month she have problem of latrine. She was done not enough latrine at a ti...
Make her to sit on pot for quite some time to develop toileting habit n add fibrous food in her diet n give more water. That may resolve problem.
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Hello doctors I have one doubt is all vaccines for new born babies available in the government hospital are good in condition compared to provide hospital .plz clear my doubt.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello doctors I have one doubt is all vaccines for new born babies available in the government hospital are good in c...
yes except few totally not available ..like pentaxim..priorix tetra , hpv vaccine etc etc...which are available are undoubtedly good quality...
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY -RICKETS

Rickets causes muscles and bones to become soft, which can cause permanent deformities in children. It is most common in children and infants who have a poor diet or who are housebound, but is nowadays relatively rare in developed countries. Breast-fed babies are at higher risk if they or their mothers do not take in enough sunlight, and baby formula is now designed to prevent this. Rickets is caused by a lack of vitamin D or of calcium. Vitamin D is required for calcium to be properly absorbed into bones to strengthen them. Adults rarely develop rickets because their bones are not growing and do not need much calcium. Vitamin D itself is obtained from many foods but the body can only use it if it has been converted into its active form via sunlight. In recent years there has been a slight increase in children with rickets possibly due to too many of them staying indoors.
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Dealing with Migraine through Homeopathy

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Dealing with Migraine through Homeopathy

A migraine is a headache that causes a distinct pulsating pain, usually in one side of the head. It is different from normal headaches in the sense that the pain is much more intense and it may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting as well. Some patients have also complained about light sensitivity while others have also complained about pain in all areas of the head.

Some of the factors that separate a migraine from a normal headache are as follows:

While a headache may last at best a day, migraines may last longer, sometimes even up to 3 days.

- Feelings of nausea or actual vomiting
- Sensitivity to light
- Extreme sensitivity to changes in sound

Causes Behind Migraines

Some of the common and known causes, which may trigger migraines in people are:

- Hormonal changes in the body that may have adverse effects
- Dehydration is also known to trigger migraines
- Patients with hypoglycemia may also face migraines if the blood sugar level drops within their body
- Change in air pressure due to change in altitude may also cause migraines to appear
- Lack of sleep
- Stress
- Lifestyle issues such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Remedies for Migraine in Homeopathy

Migraine is treated in homeopathy by attacking the root causes that may trigger them. Rather than temporarily alleviating pain, homeopathic treatments aim at curing the problem completely.

Some of the medicines that are known to be effective are:

  • Natrum Mur: This provides great relief from migraines, which may have been caused by stress. Also, if a proper dosage is taken, it can help cure it as well.
  • Belladonna: This had been known to be a great provider of relief for people who regularly face throbbing headaches.
  • Glonoine: For people who frequently have migraines due to congestion of the sinuses, this medicine has been known to be very effective.
  • Spigelia: To treat migraines in the left side of the head.
  • Sanguinaria: Is highly effective for situations where the migraine is on the right side of the head.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

Related Tip: How Homeopathy Addresses All Kinds of SKIN Allergies?

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My 11 months old baby is suffering from cold badly. She face difficulty to breathe while sleep and taking feed. What to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 11 months old baby is suffering from cold badly. She face difficulty to breathe while sleep and taking feed. What ...
Probably she is having her nostrils block. Instill saline nasal drop in each nostrils 3 to 4 times in a day. If there is no relief, consult your pediatrician.
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I have a friend who has a girlfriend and she is pregnant from 1 month. Please tell how to abort that child. (any medicine or vaccine, etc.)

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have a friend who has a girlfriend and she is pregnant from 1 month. Please tell how to abort that child. (any medi...
In early stage there are tablet but can be given only under testing and supervision of a gynecologist as there is also need to rule out ectopic pregnancy
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Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

MBBS.DTCD
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that can affect the lungs. The bacteria spread through sneezes and coughs making it a communicable disease. This disease was rare and limited to the Western Countries until 1985. The emergence of HIV virus has made tuberculosis a global disease to reckon with. Although the rate of TB has come down since 1993, it remains a top concern for many countries. The biggest worry is the fact that TB bacteria can build resistance to many drugs. Therefore, it is very important that a TB patient takes a variety of medication suggested by the doctor at the right time.

Although your body is already in possession of the bacteria leading to tuberculosis, your immune system is able to prevent you from becoming sick. Doctors have made a distinction between latent and active tuberculosis (TB)--

In case of latent TB, the bacteria in the body in a passive state and it causes no symptoms, and therefore it is not contagious. But, in the case of active TB, you would become sick and may even spread the disease to others. It can take place in the first few weeks or even after several months of being infected with TB bacteria.

Types of Tuberculosis:
There are two types of tuberculosis- Latent and Active.

  1. Latent Tuberculosis is a condition where the bacteria stays in the system of a person but doesn’t show up any symptoms of TB. Although this type of TB is not contagious, it requires treatment so that TB can be controlled from spreading.
  2. Then there is active tuberculosis. It shows symptoms in the first few weeks and can spread to another person as well.

What are the symptoms of active TB?

  1. If you are coughing for over three weeks and sometimes even coughing up blood, it can be a sign of TB.
  2. Chest pain and pain while coughing and breathing along with fatigue, fever, chills and night sweat are the common symptoms of TB along with loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss.
  3. TB may even affect other organs of your body, including your brain, spine and kidneys.
  4. When TB takes place outside the lungs, then the signs of TB can vary as per the organs that are involved. For instance, TB in the spine can cause back pain and that in kidneys may cause blood in the urine.

What are the causes of TB?

  1. TB is stemmed from a bacteria which spreads from individual to individual via the microscopic droplets that are released into the air.
  2. This may happen when an affected person is left untreated and he speaks or sneezes or coughs or laughs. Though the disease is contagious, it is not easy to be affected by it.
  3. As a result, you are much more likely to get affected with active tuberculosis from a person you live with or come in regular contact with, rather than a stranger.
  4. It is important to note here that people who are affected with TB and going through proper medications for over two weeks are no more contagious.

Tuberculosis - How to effectively treat it?

With the treatment for tuberculosis, one should have patience as it may take time to cure a person completely of tuberculosis and the associated symptoms. Many factors are taken into consideration while determining the course of the treatment for tuberculosis, some of which include

  • Type of tuberculosis (Latent or Active).
  • Age of the patient.
  • The condition being drug resistant.
  • The general health of the patient (if there are any other health conditions that may interfere with the treatment).

In the case of Active TB and that too, a drug-resistant type, the use of multiple drugs (simultaneously) may be needed to produce the desired results. The drugs commonly used include Pyrazinamide, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Isoniazid. In most cases, the doctors suggest the drugs be continued for at least six- nine months for positive results.

Some patients with Active TB (drug resistant) may also benefit from the use of fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) taken along with capreomycin, amikacin, or kanamycin (mostly given in the form of injections). Most patients are required to follow the medication for 20-30 months duration.

Unlike the Active TB, in the case of Latent TB, a combination of drugs and medications is not required. A single TB specific drug is enough to treat the condition.

Therefore, it is important to seek medical assistance and detect if you have any such health complications concerning TB.

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My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the milk she had before. Please help.

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the m...
It is quite normal for a baby to vomit while burping. So long as the baby is growing well no treatment is required. Usually the vomit just trickles down from the baby's mouth. If however vomiting is excessive and baby is losing or not gaining adequate weight or the vomit is very vigorous there may be an underlying problem so you need to get your baby checked.
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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? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Use of stimulant decreases the symptoms to a much good effect and if we don't give stimulant medication there will be more of conduct disorder and progress in disease and for side effects we have to monitor the person and advice them accordingly and spine block injection is effective for six months.
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