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Dr. Radha Balaji

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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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. Radha Balaji is a popular Pediatrician in Bhandup West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Dr Malwankars Romeen Nursing Home in Bhandup West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Radha Balaji and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, our relatives baby has hydrocephalus and placed a stunt from head to stomach almost 3 years back. Now she is nearly 3.6 years old. What would be the next step and how world be her health in future. Now she is very active and doing well. Please let us know the consequences and about her health problems in future. Thanks,

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Hi, till d stunt is in place child should not have problem in future. She'll grow normally. I advice get her growth n develipment checked regularly.

My daughter is 4 yrs old. When I am about to feed her anything she starts crying. It may b breakfast or lunch or dinner. Why does this happen with her? her weight is 15 kgs.

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Her weight is in normal range. Probably like all anxious parents, you are trying to control her which she doesn't like. under this condition what else she can do? Tell me. Your anxiety makes you forget that she has a mind of her own, which would not like to be dictated by others.Live her alone, love her unconditionally. Let her exercise her choice about what,when and how to eat. Then she will be more receptive to your advice. Practice what you preach, eat everything in front of /with her, whatever you want her to eat. Hope this helps.

My son who is 2 year old is having loose motion after every 15 days or within a month is it due to his teeths or something else?

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Its due to his teeth formulation so don't be panic. Take dentonic homeopathic 2pills tdsx 7 days. When there is LM give him lots Of liquids.

How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.
1oo kcal per kg per day is the ideal requirement of babies . 2 GM per kg is approximate protein requirement of babies per day . these are the absolute number to be fulfilled . regards

Dear Sir, Meri ek beti h vo bhut weak h. Uski age 3.5 years h. Me uski health kaise improve ker sakti hu. Vaise to me usse pediasure de rahi hu. Per koi farak ni LG rha h. So please help me

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Dear Sir, Meri ek beti h vo bhut weak h. Uski age 3.5 years h. Me uski health kaise improve ker sakti hu. Vaise to me...
Pediasure se kuchh laabh nahee jab tak usko purn nutritious v caloric diet n mile. Ghar mein bana protein yukt talaa khanaa bachche ke swad ke anusaar de. Doodh, sabzee, phal v dry fruits samay-samay par de. Jabaran khilaane ka prayatan n kare. Is aayu par usakaa vajan lag-bhag 14 - 15 kg hona chaahiye.

Got typhoid! It's been a week I'm with normal body temperature. Suggest what kind of nutritious food I can consume? Please advice!

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Take curry leaves soup daily twice this will helps you keep typhoid away. Start taking more fruits and coconut milk which helps to maintain alkalinity in your body and also reduces typhoid ulcers.

Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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Sir, My son (3years old) has taken Gliclazide 80 mg (1/2) by mistake, what should I do. Pls help.
it seems antidiabetic medication! is it antidiabetic medication !! if yes then urgently you shall reach to pediatrician and get admitted there as it can cause hypoglycemia in children when accidentally ingested.

My Daughter 19 months old, started high fever for 101 degree two days ago. Consulted Paediatrician and Medication started with P125, Sinarest (both at different time) levolin and Fabilac. But she is getting high fever often with a light shiver, body get high heat but no all over, below abdomen it is chill, it varies in upper body. No Diarrhoea, Vomit (only water) was twice at the time of shiver. Within 2 hours she is normal. PD says it would be there till Friday. But doubt about the high fever but temperature varies, esp head get too high temp and her eyes blinks erratically. Is it a viral fever or anything else.

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My Daughter 19 months old, started high fever for 101 degree two days ago. Consulted Paediatrician and Medication sta...
Generally a viral fever may last upto 4 - 5 days and in rare cases can last upto a week also, keep giving paracetamol evry 4-6 hours so that temperature is under control. If fever goes beyond 4-5 days you can get few blood test done to rule out any bacterial infection, if its bacterial infection, need to start on course of antibiotics which your pd will prescribe accordingly.

Dear doctor, My new born children age is 6 days (Male) birth date 28.07. 2015, mother milk feed is not come, what is nutrition powder or any create powder to get mother milk?

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Dear doctor, My new born children age is 6 days (Male) birth date 28.07. 2015, mother milk feed is not come, what is ...
You can't think of no milk at that age. First of all you remove the thought of not having milk from your mind you must sit comfortably and suckle the baby. No drug will help to improve milk although there are galactogogues in the market. Drink lot of water and have good food.

Hi mam my son is 8 month old. From 3 month till now he is watching video in mobile. Does it effect his eyes? He is addicted to watching videos in mobile. Does it has effect.

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Hi mam my son is 8 month old. From 3 month till now he is watching video in mobile. Does it effect his eyes? He is ad...
Too much of it is always damaging to eyes . How is it 8 month gets access to mobile and can he operate the phone himself ?

My baby boy is 10 month old and he don't have good diet and doing potty 4 times in a day. What's the problem.

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My baby boy is 10 month old and he don't have good diet and doing potty 4 times in a day. What's the problem.
It is quite normal for children to go off their diets off and on. If he is gaining weight adequately you could relax.

My only son is 12 years old and he is very addicted to pc games and playstation watching wwe and smake down games he fights including with parents and friends, how to change his attitude, he eats junk food that time, he dont concentrate in studies, what is the problem.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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It is aggression. Focus on prevention. Improve home environment. Show you affection. Give positive attention. All expectations to be taught. Be consistent. Show mutual respect. Afterwards use enforcement and extinction.

All About Mastitis

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Mastitis is primarily an infection that occurs inside or on women's breasts within the first three months after pregnancy. Sometimes the infection can also affect non pregnant women where it is referred to as periductal mastitis.

What are the causes and symptoms of mastitis?
The most common reason behind such an occurrence is malfunctioning mammary ducts in pregnant women. Milk stasis or blocked milk ducts happen due to irregular feeding sessions, the baby's difficulty in sucking or not being able to attach optimally to the breast for feeding. The other plausible reason is bacterial infection that has somehow entered the ducts through a crack in the nipple area. Blocked milk ducts carry a lot of stagnant milk that provides the most suitable breeding ground for bacterial cultures. Steps must be taken so as not to pass on this bacterium to the baby who depends on breast milk almost entirely for nutrition.

1. It often manifests itself in the form of redness, swelling, pain, fever and exhaustion, resulting from inflammation of the breast tissues and mammary glands.
2. There is also a palpable warmth and tenderness of the breasts, accompanied by a general feeling of malaise.
3. Other common symptoms include lumpy formations, wedges, burning sensation especially during breast feeding.
4. Nipple discharge, body aches and relatively higher body temperatures might also occur in association.

You must consult with your doctor immediately after the appearance of similar symptoms; promptness is advisable when you are pregnant.

What problems does mastitis cause?
1. Most commonly affecting nursing and recent mothers, mastitis poses a pertinent problem in breastfeeding as it causes dysfunctional lactation.
2. Mastitis is therefore also as precarious for the new born baby who is left without its primary diet.
3. Doctors often recommend such mothers to continue breast feeding in spite of the disease, after prescribing some antibiotics which usually work in suppressing the infection after a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks.
4. The affected mothers usually feel too tired to take care of their child while suffering from this kind of infection.

Preventive measures
1. Avoid wearing tight clothes or undergarments.
2. Regularize breastfeeding schedules; do not stop before 6 months.
3. Encourage your baby to feed especially when you experience of build-up of milk.
All About Mastitis

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Post vaccination complication management in children-

1)Following vaccine injections the child may have soreness, redness, itching, swelling or burning at the injection site for 24-72 hours. Don't rub or maasage the effected area.Application of ice bag will provide some help.Paracetamol might be required to ease the discomfort.
Sometimes a small, hard lump (nodule) at the injection site may
persist for some weeks or months. One should not get worried for this and it does not require any treatment.

2)Post vaccination rise in temperature is very common. Give extra fluids to drink. Do not overdress the baby if hot. Although routine use of paracetamol after vaccination is not recommended, if fever is present, paracetamol can be given. The dose of paracetamol for a child up to 12 years of age is 15 mg/kg/dose, every 4 to 6 hours, up to four times a day.

If fever persists for longer duration,swelling/redness progressively increases or child becomes irritable/ behaves abnormally consult your pediatrician for evaluation.

My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoot's. Is it costly?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My 1years old babies legs slightly curved. Somebody said it's called" clubfoot" What is the treatment of this Clubfoo...
This is a birth defect of ankle called telepis equino varus needs to be corrected by surgery in 3-4 instalments.

My son 8 years old had earlier been diagnosed with Phimosis. Our paediatrician advised a cream to applied with which his skin started to retract (fucidin) and it seemed to have worked fine. However, his penis skin got stuck again after sometime which we corrected after applying the cream for sometime again. Now he has been advised to retract his skin regularly however in 1-2 instances his skin developed a cut which was painful to him while urinating. Is there some permanent solution to this problem. We don't want to go for a surgery as one of the leading hospital Doctor advised. Pl advise what is the best solution to this problem. Also to let you know, we came to know of this problem initially because he was facing issues during urinating. He was complaining of frequent urination with only few droplets. Though the problem was largely sorted out after his skin retraction, however he did complain once or twice on urinating issue but not recently.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Once phimosis problem is resolved, it hardly requires any surgery. He is 8 years old. He can understand very well, how to retract foreskin and to keep it in same position for some time. Make retraction regular practice as much time as can be done in a day even before urination after applying cream. Crack in fore skin shall be resolved as soon as fore skin becomes soft. Retract fore skin before urination to avoid urine to touch cracked part. Keep the part clean.

My daughter was born premature by 20 days and her birth weight was 2.4 Kgs. She suffered from Jaundice after 3 days of birth & was given phototherapy for 1 day. Her weight reduced to 2.1 kg. After 5.5 months, Her weight gain has reached till only 5 Kgs. Her vaccination till 6 months are completed. Question 1 :- Doctor has suggested only Vitamin D3 & Ferris drops. But he has not suggested Calcium drops. Whether this is required or not. We are continuing Pro Nan -1 & we have started little upper diets like cereal water etc. Question 2 :- What else shall we do to raise her weight exponentially, which according to us is less than shall be as actual. Awaiting your valuable feedback, Regards,

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My daughter was born premature by 20 days and her birth weight was 2.4 Kgs. She suffered from Jaundice after 3 days o...
Instead of pro nan, give her dairy milk in addition to breast milk, semi solid (liquid) cereal instead of its water one full feed once in a day gradually increasing numbers 2 times and changing cereals or other items now n then, all on demand or after 3 to 4 hours if not demanded. Calcium may be given in consultation of your pediatrician.

My daughter is 2 year old but she is so week she has cough and running nose problem in each month, her immune system is so week so she felt sick in each month please suggest.

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My daughter is 2 year old but she is so week she has cough and running nose problem in each month, her immune system ...
Homoeopathic medicines--keep below given medicines alwayss with you munostim tabs---(for weak immunity and frequent cold) chew 3 tabs once daily for 3 months any time during the day rinikind tabs--(for cold/sneezing and running nose) chew 4 tab every 2-4 hrly depending upon the nasal discharge-------- tussikind tabs (cough and congestion) chew 3 tabs every 1-2 hrly depending upon severity of cough always keep the abovemedicinessin your home and the company name of these homoeopathic medicines iss wilmar schwabe india -try to give the lat 2 medicines according to her symptoms.

My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.
Better to avoid as some will develop allergy to animal proteins. Moreover small babies can't digest them.
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