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Dr. Balkrishna Hankare

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Pediatrician, Mumbai

25 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Balkrishna Hankare is one of the best Pediatricians in Jeevanti Hospital, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 25 years of journey as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MD . You can consult Dr. Balkrishna Hankare at Amruta Nursing Home in Jeevanti Hospital, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balkrishna Hankare on Lybrate.com.

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MD - VM Medical College Solapur - 1993
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207, Landmark Arcade, Lusiwadi Highway Service Road, Above Vijay Bank, Behind Nitin Company, Thane West, Thane -Mumbai Get Directions
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My son is 4 years old and he is always suffering from cold and cough after eating cold things. Doctor is saying it is allergy and it is non curable what should I do for this I don't know pls suggest me. Because every month he is getting sick.

Mbbs, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Chennai
My son is 4 years old and he is always suffering from cold and cough after eating cold things. Doctor is saying it is...
Hi lybrate-user repeated cough usually due to allergy in children. The main concern on the cold is not to expose him to the allergens and cold food.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
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Breastfeeding is must for newborn babies

My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feeding at all her birth weight was 3.28 kg. please tell me what do I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feedi...
It's normal weight for the age. Usually children don't eat well during 2nd year as the growth declins.
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My 18 months son is suffering from breath-holding spell. It is genetic diseases. What should I do.?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Breath holding spell isn't a genetic disorder. It usually disappears by 2 years. Correct iron deficiency anemia if he has.
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My baby is 4 months completed top feed only we r giving dexolac is the good and any other formula we can give pls suggest us a best one.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 4 months completed top feed only we r giving dexolac is the good and any other formula we can give pls sug...
Your child is 4 months complete so now you can start giving her liquid diet. First start weaning with boiled water slowly then diluted fresh fruit juices then vegetable soups and then thick liquids in form of milkshakes every week introducing new liquid food.
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I have a 6 years old daughter. She is suffering from dry skin problem on birth itself. Doctor told, we could not cure this one. Just apply moisturizing cream continuously. If there is any possible to cure.

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
Eczema is a condition for dryness. Extreme dryness can be there in icthyosis. Please send photo of the baby including hairon head. Include photo of skin of parents.
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I have 11 months old baby, he had fever from 20/05/2015, we gave antibiotic as per prescribed by doctor after 8 days my baby again suffering fever. His chest is clear and no cold and cough sign. I gave pacimal drop and his temperature came down, but his head still little bit hot eye also little bit redness. What should I do?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Measure the body temperature with thermometer. If it is normal, nothing to be done for bit hot head and bit red eyes. It will be alright within few days time.
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My son have a bad habit. He is 5 years. Wo apni finger, nose m dalkr. Apny mouth m dalta hai. Pehle y problem nhi thi. Kuch time s krny Kya hai. Kya kuch help mil skti hai. Kya iski koi medicine available hai. Please help me.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
It is a behaviour disorder and self limiting. Behavour modification and positive reinforcement by award is important by proper counseling and communication. There is nothing to worry about. DO NOT SCOLD THE CHILD. TALK TO HIM REGARDING HEALTH HAZARDS AND AWARD HIM FOR COMPLIANCE. BEST WISHES
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My son is 16 year old, he is suffering from asthma. Can I give lavolin rotocap 100mcg three time in a day. + budecort 100mcg only without medicine ?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Sir levolin rotacap is to be used rarely and for emergency only. Give combination of laba and budecort 200 twice/day. Budamate 200 2 puff/twice/day with spacer will be ideal.
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Obesity In Children - Ways To Prevent It!

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Obesity In Children - Ways To Prevent It!

Research shows that overweight children have a higher chances of developing chronic health problems such as hypertension, asthma, high cholesterol, and even cancer as they grow up. Apart from these health conditions, being obese can cause severe self-esteem problems as well. In short, obesity in children, more specifically childhood obesity, can affect the overall physical, mental and emotional health of your child.

Here are 5 easy ways to prevent your child from falling into the perils of obesity.

1. Develop healthy eating habits in your child
Encouraging your little ones to develop healthy eating habits is vital for maintaining optimum body weight. Instead of high sugar and high fat foods, a child’s diet should consist of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods (such as oats, quinoa and wheat). Proteins such as lean meats, lentils, beans and fish should be included in his/her eating plan as well. Most importantly, serving food in the right portion sizes will ensure your child is getting the right amount of nutrients, while preventing him/her from consuming empty calories. Inculcate these eating habits in them right from the time they are toddlers so that it stays with them as they get older.

2. Make your child avoid calorie-rich foods
Getting your child to avoid fatty, sugary and salty foods can also prevent him from tipping over the weighing scale. Present before your child low sugar and low fat alternatives that he/she would enjoy eating such as apples, bananas, carrots, etc.

3. Encourage your child to pursue physical activity
Try to encourage your child to engage in some form of physical activity for about 60 minutes every day. From brisk walking, swimming, dancing to skipping - your child could opt for any of these physical activities. Having your child lead an active life can see him/her enjoying a number of health benefits like respite from stress, strengthening of his/her bones and muscles and decrease in blood pressure, to name a few.

4. Put a limit on your child’s TV time
When it comes to the time that your child may spend before the TV, computer or other gizmos, it should be not more than half-an-hour per day. Instead, devise fun activities wherein your child as well other members of the family can take part in or ones in which your child does not need a company.

5. Ensure your child gets enough sleep
Lastly, a good night’s rest that lasts about 9-12 hours is vital for optimal weight maintenance. Studies reveal that children who slept for less than the required number of hours were more at risk of being obese. This is because less sleep causes fatigue, leading to a decrease in physical activity and therefore, use of energy. Hence, young kids need up to 8 to 10 hrs sleep but older kids need 6 to 8 hours sleep.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi my child is 4 year old but very week have only 10 kg weight .not eating properly. please suggest any to Tonic.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Tonic - try with natural appetite booster named as syp. Aptivate (1 tsf) before major meal. But believe me you have to concentrate on calorie rich foods more rather than medicines as those are actually helpful. Medicines have short actions. Planned food and diet improves weight gain. Of-course timely vaccination is again another indirect help, which promotes better health by avoiding frequent infections. Regards.
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I along with my wife and 1 year old baby is suffering from cough and my baby today have vomited with cough. what should we do as I am afraiding of dengue?

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
I along with my wife and 1 year old baby is suffering from cough and my baby today have vomited with cough. what shou...
Since there are temperature changes it is very important to take care of your child so that the temperature variation does not affect them. As the child now has cough and cold so better to consult a pediatrician. The vomiting was due to cough known as post tussive vomiting. The vomiting will subside as soon as the cough is taken care of. Also it is important to show to a doctor because after examination only he will be able to ascertain that the patient is having any changes of dengue or not or whether any medical laboratory test is needed.
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I have 4 month old baby unhappy always when awake and want to be held by anyone hate to lay flat even for nappy change doctor says stop bottle and feed with spoon done that from last 4 days but still the same behaviour don't understand why please help he is exclusively on top feed dexolac1as recommended by my Dr. can't see my baby like this it hurts when he is unhappy please help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have 4 month old baby unhappy always when awake and want to be held by anyone hate to lay flat even for nappy chang...
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- chamomilla 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop in 1 spoon fresh water twice daily for 10 days and consult me thereafter.
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My daughter 2.7 yrs having tonsils. She suffers frequently with cough & cold & even sometimes fever. What should I do? homeopathic treatment going on now. Should I go for operation.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
You should consult the ent specialist, get an x-ray of neck for adenoids done, and let him decide the need for surgery. The decision for surgery depends on the size of adenoids and the severity of symptoms.
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My 4 year old son coughto with cold weather since yesterday. Also he vomit yesterday and had stomach pain and lose motion.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
please keep him indoor in evening and adequate cloths on.plenty of ORS water is needed for diarrhoea vomiting.it may subside in a day.
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My son aged 9 years is having fever since yesterday along with loose motions. What medicine can he take?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son aged 9 years is having fever since yesterday along with loose motions. What medicine can he take?
It may due to viral infection. If stool simple loose without mucus and blood, give paracetamol 500 mg 8 hourly, liquid/ water in plenty, ors may be given if he likes. Continue light diet with curd. If condition does not improve or deteriorate, consult doctor.
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My baby boy is nine month old and since last two days he had red eyes infection, he rubs again and again eyes. White water drops down. What kind of home remedies may be used?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My baby boy is nine month old and since last two days he had red eyes infection, he rubs again and again eyes. White ...
Could be allergy, so stop using talcum powder or allergens. If discharge is yellow or red eyes. Consult ophthalmologist.
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