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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
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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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Suggest health food for child having epilepsy at the age of 8 years. Medicine has not been useful.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Any child diagnosed with epilepsy needs proper medication. Precautions, like no late nights regular nutritious diet and exercise will help. You must not miss the medication. For a ketogenic diet can be started only after a metabolic work up of the child is done.
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Yesterday I came to know my 7 month old baby is suffering from asthma.in that case please help me what precautions shud I take for him. Shud I give him oil massage and bath.in food any precaution shud I take. He is still on breast feeding too.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Kollam
Dear lybrate-user your baby is suffering from virus induced wheeze which needs daily oral montelukast. And inhaled budecort for at least 6 weeks. Avoid cold bath and cows milk. Formula milk. Citrus fruits. Nuts far as possible as this may increase the wheeze. Kindly do a chest xray and complete blood counts to rule out lower respiratory infection. Tb screen ing mantoux test. Gastric afb if h/o of contact with tb.
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Dental Health Lessons You Can Learn From Your Car

BDS
Dentist, Howrah
Dental Health Lessons You Can Learn From Your Car

What are you doing for your teeth? Prevention is the best medicine when it comes to taking care of the things you depend on most. Get the most mileage out of your mouth by using these strategies in your dental care routine.

Watch What Gets In Your Grill
A grill on a car keeps harmful things from getting under the hood. Think of your own grill as a filter system for your entire body. Everybody’s mouth is full of germs—some good, some bad. The bad ones can cause cavities and gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. Severe gum disease is also associated with other medical problems, like diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Keep Your Fuel Tank Full
You wouldn’t put just anything in your fuel tank, so be aware of what you're putting in your mouth. Keep your engine running with a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables. 

Practice Preventative Maintenance
Your car won’t get very far without fresh oil and proper tire pressure. Your teeth also need regular care. Daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep your mouth healthy. 

Get a Tune Up
Taking your car in for a tune up can extend the life of your vehicle and catch small repairs before they turn into big fixes. Regular visits to your dentist and good dental habits can prevent many dental diseases and will keep you smiling for years to come.

Source. ADA

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Educate Your Child To Detect And Prevent Child Abuse

BHMS, C.S.D.(Skin Diseases), M.D.(Medicine), M.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Homeopath, Delhi
Educate Your Child To Detect And Prevent Child Abuse

Is it just that more cases are being reported or is there an actual increase in child abuse cases? This can be debated, but the hard-hitting fact is a definite increase in the number of child abuse incidents. Unbelievable as it may sound, the abuse is not always about strangers. It could come from unsuspected corners – close family and friends who frequently visit the home and have access to the child. It is not just limited to the girl child; male child abuse is equally likely and is happening.

As much as we try to look for possible culprits, it would not be. Given the number of people in our social circles, both close and extended, it is very difficult to always be on the look. Plus, there are a number of people who are totally unfamiliar (schools, workplace, parks, shops, etc.). The best defense for the parents would be to teach the child about what he or she should watch out for. This should be further enhanced by the parent knowing the signs to watch for as a result of child abuse.

Educating the child is extremely important. Also, emphasize on the child coming back and telling you if anything unpleasant has happened. This is the most difficult and effective aspect for parents.

  1. Talk to your child about good touch and bad touch.
  2. Teach them names of private parts (or alternates if you prefer) and get them to use these.
  3. Emphasize that unless someone is involved in their health and hygiene, there is no need to touch their private parts.
  4. Even lingering touches inappropriately in certain parts (buttocks, chest, thighs, etc.) should be discussed.
  5. Give them the confidence to talk to you, if they even doubt that someone touched them badly.
  6. Do not chide or scold the child, as it is not their mistake.
  7. Even if they are complaining about someone close, do not disbelieve them.
  8. Give them a patient hearing about the full episode, let them talk, and if required, you can always ask for more details.
  9. Cutting them off in the first instance will take away their complete confidence, and they will never confide again. This is very important, as the child needs to believe that he/she is being listened to and believed.
  10. Do not be mad at them; it was not their fault. Give them this assurance multiple times, and let them know that nothing changes as you will help them.

Children get scared and withdraw into a shell if anything happens, and unless they have the confidence, they may not open up at all. Therefore, educating the child is the most important and effective way to control child sexual abuse. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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If a person having blood sugar. A baby born to him will have the same complain by birth.

M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
If a person having blood sugar. A baby born to him will have the same complain by birth.
no its not necessary.... but the child born to a diabetic mother has chances of having diabetes later on their life
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A kid at our home who is just 2 months old have a bit of cold and is been given an hepatitis b vaccine bcoz of which he is suffering a lot of pain. What should be done in such a situation?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
A kid at our home who is just 2 months old have a bit of cold and is been given an hepatitis b vaccine bcoz of which ...
It must be dpt along with hepatitis b vaccine, which cause distress to baby. Please give a paracetamol drop 10 mg/ kg one dose.
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My daughter aged 6 years suffering from epilepsy for four years since then after medical check up and test she is on valparine syrup without fail and she never had seizures after that as well. We were advised that the medicine will run for years. Should we continue with the same.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
I don't know your past history of seizures but if you have given it regularly for 4 years and no seizure, I think you can slowly reduce the dose and stop it with constant watch for some time.
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My new born baby have discharge from both eyes. Its appear as pale yellow. Please suggest good eye drops. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My new born baby have discharge from both eyes. Its appear as pale yellow. Please suggest good eye drops. Is it normal?
Yes many a kids gets neonatal conjuctivitis due to the infective secretion from birth passage. Many a times it heals on its own but sometimes we have to give some eye drops, so its perfectly ok.
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My baby is 36 days older by treatment he cam for me 37 weeks itself he came out trgh LSCS his birth wt is 2.245g and his discharge day wt is 2.072g after 15 days back he gained 2.25 kg is any problem how he will gain his weight fast.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My baby is 36 days older by treatment he cam for me 37 weeks itself he came out trgh LSCS his birth wt is 2.245g and ...
Your baby is gaining weight normally and in a day 30 to 50 grams weight gain is normal weight gain in a baby
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My son is 8 yrs old and he is thin every month he is suffering from cold and fever I consult pediatrician he recommend pediasure for him. I m giving him from 2 yrs he is so active and less fell ill but still he is thin may be I m not giving him right dose of milk or pediasure. Kindly suggest me some healthy tips for him and also quantity of milk and pediasure and how many times in a day he has to drink.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You have not mentioned his weight and height. If weight is appropriate for the age nothing to worry. Nowadays putting on lot weight is not advisable as its a associated with various health complicates like diabetes, hypertension etc. To improve his immunity give nutritious diet and engage him in physical activity.
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My son is 6 year old and he is always suffering from cold it's summer or winter his nose is always flowing please share tips for his health.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
This is a sign of an allergy which could be to any inhaled thing like dust pollen pollution cold air talcum powder perfumes. Etc etc. Pick up those stuff which is causing and avoid those as far as possible. Get regular vaccination against seasonal flu every year. Follow strict hand hygiene and slowly you would be away from all these. Regards.
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My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Echo test done and one line is in bold letters of report. That is patent foramen ovale left to right. Is this normal ? Then we show report doctor he said that hole is very minor it will close within 3 months. Is it true that it will close automatically after some months. Please suggest me in detail.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My baby is one month old. On routine check up doctor counts his heart beat which is 180 bpm. He ask for echo test. Ec...
Yes some tiny holes do close on its own as the baby grows but you have to be extra careful in observation of blue color on exertion like crying, not getting infections, getting vaccinations on time (this has to be observed for every new born baby up to a year- 1st summer/winter & autum is difficult for every baby) good luck and take care.
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My daughter is 5 yrs old and she has got dark circles below her eyes by birth. Some times it is light and some times it get darker. How these dark circles can be removed.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Dark circles around eyes are usually due to blocked nose. She may be an allergic child with frequent rhinitis. Consult an ent surgeon.
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A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which will act as his food or milk.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
A baby of 4 months don't take milk. So what should be given to a baby which  will act as his food or milk.
From four months you can give home made semisolids and other milk with spoon and never feed in bottle
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A patient came to me with the complaint of chronic unproductive cough I advised him CECT chest his report depicts upper right lung modulation what should I do? Please suggest.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
There is nothing like upper lobe modulation in ct findings, how long, any fever, get cbcesr, bronchscopy done.
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I have 2.5 month old son. I cant produce enough breastmilk for him. So give cow milk. Is it ok. Or I should give formula milk. If yes then which brand of formula should I use. He is underweight too.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have 2.5 month old son. I cant produce enough breastmilk for him. So give cow milk. Is it ok. Or I should give form...
Breast milk is the best milk for an infant. Suckling the baby with peace of mind is the only solution for increasing milk production. You must drink good amount of water and take nutritious diet. If it's not at all possible to feed you can give nan 1.
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The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months

The Growing Child: 1 to 3 Months

How much will my baby grow? 

While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 1 to 3 months of age:

  • Weight: average gain of about 1½ to 2 pounds each month

  • Height: average growth of over 1 inch each month

  • Head size: average growth of about ½ inch each month

What can my baby do at this age?

Close up of mother smiling and looking down at a baby sleeping in her arms

As your baby begins to grow, you will notice new and exciting abilities that develop. Babies at this age begin to relax the tight muscle tone of newborns and begin extending their arms and legs more. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones your baby may reach in this age group:

  • Some of the newborn protective reflexes begin to disappear

  • Neck muscles become stronger, head bobs then is held erect

  • Turns head from side to side when placed on belly

  • Brings hands or objects to mouth

  • Looks at hands

  • Follows light, faces, objects

  • Listens to sounds

  • Opens and closes hands

  • Holds, then drops a rattle or other object

  • Active leg movements

  • At the end of 3 months:

    • Raises head and chest when placed on belly

    • Beginning to reach hands to objects, may bat at hanging object with hands

What can my baby say?

It is very exciting for parents to watch their babies become social beings that can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at his or her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

  • Begins to imitate some sounds (coos, vowel sounds)

  • Cries become more purposeful and are different for hunger, fatigue, and other needs

What does my baby understand?

A baby's understanding and awareness of the world around him or her increases during this time. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

  • Knows familiar voices, especially of mother and father

  • Smiles in response to others

  • Responds to social contact, may coo

  • Moves arms, legs, body in rhythm with other's voice

How to help increase your baby's development and emotional security

Young babies need the security of a parent's arms, and they understand the reassurance and comfort of your voice, tone, and emotions. Consider the following as ways to foster emotional security of your newborn:

  • Hold your baby face to face and make eye contact.

  • Talk to your baby with a soothing, animated voice throughout the day while dressing, bathing, feeding, or playing with your baby.

  • Sing to your baby.

  • Give your baby rattles and soft toys with different sounds.

  • Let your baby hear different sounds (for example, wind chime, ticking clock, soft music, or music box).

  • Show your baby bright pictures of black and white images.

  • Hang a mobile with bright objects above your baby.

  • Call your baby by name.

  • Hold your baby during feedings and provide comfort when he or she is distressed and cuddling when happy.

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