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Dr. Lathika Balla

Pediatrician, Delhi

550 at clinic
Dr. Lathika Balla Pediatrician, Delhi
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Dr. Lathika Balla is a trusted Pediatrician in Jeewan Mala Hospital, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Lathika Balla at Nova Specialty Hospitals - Karol Bagh in Jeewan Mala Hospital, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Lathika Balla on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, my 2 1/2 year old daughter has severe cough from past 10 days. Tried many syrups but didn't work. Not sure whether its due to reflux or infection in lungs. Looking for a best pediatrician who doesn't do experiments on children. Please do the needful. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Cough is a protective reflex to expel out any phlegm in the respiratory tract. You should not try to suppress it. If there's fast breathing show to your doctor immediately. If cough persists for more than 2 week, then only it needs thorough evaluation.
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Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?
At this age, milk dominant feeding is more harmful. Please give balanced diet containing 70% carbohydrates 15% fats and 10% proteins milk dominant feeding at this age will cause anemia and hypocalcemia. If a 50 kg adult should drink 200 ml milk in a day; a 10 kg should drink 40 ml a day.
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All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

DAA, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS, DMRD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
All About Chronic Lung Disease in Infants

The newborn are often extremely susceptible to fatal diseases and the first few months of the infant's life calls for uncompromised care and vigilance. One of the most precarious diseases afflicting the newborn babies are chronic lung disorders. This condition mainly emanates from a damage to the lung tissue, which results in breathing troubles. Under such circumstances, the lung may collapse, being filled with fluids and end up oozing out harmful mucus. While a severe form of such lung diseases may often result in the death of the infant, in most cases the infants outgrow the disease and with proper care, grow up to lead a healthy life. 

Most chronic lung diseases in infants are congenital and are spurred by a variety of causes: 

  1. Premature delivery: Chronic lung diseases are recurrent in babies born prematurely, i.e. before the lapse of at least 26 weeks of gestation age. Underweight infants also run the risk of suffering from this ailment. The lungs are not able to develop fully in such situations as a result of which they become prone to respiratory distresses. Another allied trigger to Chronic Lung Disease is the use of ventilation on the premature babies. The forced breathing and imposed oxygen levels induced by ventilators often impair normal lung functions in babies. 
  2. Fluids in the lungs: Certain babies are either born with or develop a condition where fluids accumulate in the lungs. This inflicts a lot of damage to the lungs and leads to such diseases.
  3. Respiratory Infections: Some babies are likely to acquire lung infections from certain disease causing viruses. This largely handicaps the normal lung functions. 
  4. Heart conditions:  Abnormal blood circulation in the heart also stimulates lung diseases in newborns. If the heart is unable to regulate the flow of blood to the lungs properly, then the chances of such diseases increase by leaps and bounds. 
  5. Inhaling harmful foreign materials: Certain particles often affect the health of the lungs tremendously. Exposure to meconium during delivery might result in the inflammations that potentially injure the lung tissues. 
  6. Nutrition deficiencies: If an infant's body lacks vital nutrients, it may result in a condition of malnutrition. Lack of vitamin A may cause chronic lung diseases. 

Chronic Lung Diseases are usually recoverable with early detection and appropriate treatment. However, one needs to meticulously cater to the health needs of the baby, in order to ensure complete recovery and avert recurrence.

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My 3 year old sis is sick with a temperature of 100 Degrees she can not keep anything down including Liquids. What should I do?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
My 3 year old sis is sick with a temperature of 100
Degrees she can not keep anything down including
Liquids. What sh...
You can use paracetamol suppository to bring down the temperature, but if she is not able to keep down even liquids, you need to take her to Dr. Asap to check whether she is dehydrated.
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Caring for grade scholars

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
यह बहुत महत्वपूर्ण है कि आप अपने बच्चे को एक बच्चा ही रहने दे उसे वयस्क बनाने कि कोशिश न करें क्योंकि बाद में आप इसे वापस नहीं ला सकते ।
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New born screening

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
New born screening

Screening of Newborn babies should be followed mandatorily in order to screen and avoid anamolIties and in case to start therapy to prevent more deformities and condition going bad 

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I am having sneezing and cough from last 1 month, it is very frequent and happens every 2nd alternate month, I am not sure of any allergies because I never had one, it is happening from last 2 years, what are you suggestions please.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am having sneezing and cough from last 1 month, it is very frequent and happens every 2nd alternate month, I am not...
take sinarest one tab at night for 3 days. take honitus 2 tsf 2 times a day for 5 days. do gargle, take steam. consult physician if not ok.
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My 2 months baby had a swelling on d eyebrow by birth it was seen now it slightly increased it is in 25pause size when v touch that swelling there is no pain for baby.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My 2 months baby had a swelling on d eyebrow by birth it was seen now it slightly increased it is in 25pause size whe...
It will slowly disappear by 5-6 years of age. Avoid trauma to that part. Seems like haemangioma (blood vessel abnormality) no medication is required unless vision is impaired.
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Hi doctor. Meri beti 1month 5 days ki hai. Vo jitni bar milk leti hai toilet kar deti h aur thodi der bukh lagne lag jati hai. Kya har thodi der bad use doodh dena thik hai.

Pediatrician, Pune
Babies on maa ka doodh agar pee rahe hain or poti golden yellow colour ki aur loose ho rahi hai, urine theek kar rahe hain aur weight gain ho raha hai to for poti din mein 15-20 bar bhi kar rahe hain to who normal hai, bachon mein gastro colic reflex hota hai aur wo feeding line ke turunt baad poti karate hain, it is normal.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She has pain in her molars on the right side. I consulted a dentist who suggested root canal and cap. She is just eight years and those are not her permanent teeth. Is it neccessary for her to undergo a root canal treatment.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Yes it is, as if not treated this will be source of infection, causing bacterimia all along till new tooth comes.
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I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him but every month I have to take him hospital for medicine. And pediatric Dr. said ,immunity was week thats why he gets cold and fever. Sir please tell me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
I want to ask you about my three year old son, every month he got fever, cold and cough, I always take care of him bu...
With 16 kg at 3 yours of age,immunity is not the issue. Most likely recurrent infection caused by bottle feeding,thumb sucking,candies is the culprit. Proper hygeine care will reduce sufferings.
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Hello sir I am 23 year old, mother of 11 month old baby. (feeding stage) Day by day my weight loss. What is remedy? Any Ayurveda methods.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello sir
I am  23 year old, mother of 11 month old baby. (feeding stage) Day by day my weight loss. What is remedy?
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I as a allopathic doctor suggest you to take protein rich good nourishing diet of your choice well cooked in oil in addition to milk or its product, fruits, vegetables, nuts etc. Otherwise consult Ayurvedic doctor.
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Sir tomorrow is my son s second vaccination. I want to know what should I do to save my baby from pain and fever before and after taking pentavac, poliovac, .pls say.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir tomorrow is my son s second vaccination. I want to know what should I do to save my baby from pain and fever befo...
This is Pertussis part of pentavac, which causes pain and fever. Paracetamol syrup is to be given. Dose depends on wt of baby which shall be advised by doctor vaccinating baby.
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Hello, My son is 3 year old. And he is suffering from cough and cold and throat infection. He is not eating well. He having cough during sleeping and eating. What should I do? I tried honey, haldi, tulsi, ginger but no relief. He get this problem again n again whenever he eat chocolate, biscuit or other food from out side please give needful answer.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hello, My son is 3 year old. And he is suffering from cough and cold and throat infection. He is not eating well. He ...
To treat the cause of problem is best to get rid of disease. U have yourself caught culprit of cough- chocolate, biscuit or other food from out side. Stop giving all items like these, cough shall be cured. Mild cold time to time is not abnormal. However for increasing immunity, Vitamin A 60.000 units once in a week for 6 weeks and Zinc syrup 20 mg daily for 2 weeks can be given.
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Allergy And Asthma Prevention

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
Allergy And Asthma Prevention
  • Prevention is better than cure as we all know, few tips eat plenty of fruits and vegetables organic as much as possible,
  • Eat only fresh food avoid processed food and bakery products as they contain harmful food additives, avoid red meat if possible, sleep well minimum 6 hrs a day, avoid cold food if allergic,
  • Do not use mosquito coils, liquid, do not smoke.
  • Exercise daily as much as possible
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My baby is going to be 3 month old soon. And I have to go back to work. Can I start solid or weaning food for her as I don't want to give her formula milk. I can manage to breastfeed her only once or twice.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby is going to be 3 month old soon. And I have to go back to work. Can I start solid or weaning food for her as ...
Till 6 months not advisable to go towards semisolid feed. For working mother advisable to go for formula feeds or top milk in form of cow milk with added sugar. Word of caution here is, no feed is superior than breast feeds in first 6 months of age of an infant.
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My children 11yr boy and 6yr girl take 1 glass milk daily after wake up. Without brushing. Is it ok.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
It's not advisable to give any thing before brushing as there are lot of germs in the mouth throughout night.
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My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loose motion. Please ans doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is in teething period 9 months old, is loose motion common in teething period? Daily 4-5 times he will do loo...
Loose motions are not related to teething but as the babies have a tendency to put every thing into mouth, they are more prone to have infections. Take care of hydration.
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What are the best food nutrients for a 6month old girl?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
What are the best food nutrients for a 6month old girl?
Start home available, fresh, mashed foods like cooked rice, daal, kichri etc one after the other as the baby is accustomed.
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