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Dr. Rajesh Balakrishna

Pediatrician, Mumbai

Dr. Rajesh Balakrishna Pediatrician, Mumbai
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Rajesh Balakrishna is an experienced Pediatrician in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Rajesh Balakrishna at Siddhi Nursing Home in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajesh Balakrishna and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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We have a kid of 2 years old and she is in the early stage of Autism and she is undergoing Autism therapy after the consultation with Dr. Now her sleep is very much erratic and she does not sleep in night, is there any medication?

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We have a kid of 2 years old and she is in the early stage of Autism and she is undergoing Autism therapy after the c...
Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder in which the children have decreased social interaction, stereotyped behaviour, language problem along with co-morbid medical disorders. There are some medications which can help to control her behavioral issues but the main onus lies on occupational/speech therapy and regular counseling for the parents and child.
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What is the life span for a baby of 1 year suffering from leukodystrophy, along with other 18q syndrome anomalies?

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What is the life span for a baby of 1 year suffering from leukodystrophy, along with other 18q syndrome anomalies?
Leukodystrophy is not a single condition, but refers to a group of conditions that mainly affect the white (? leuko?) matter of the brain and the spinal cord. The primary leukodystrophies affect myelin production or breakdown. Myelin is the substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibres in the nervous system. When myelin is damaged, the underlying nerve tissue cannot operate in the regular way. Leukodystrophies are usually progressive conditions, which means they get worse over time. They cause loss of normal brain functions. Life expectancy depends on the type of leukodystrophy. Treatment for leukodystrophy currently, leukodystrophies cannot be cured. Stem cell therapy and bone marrow transplantation have each been tried in some cases. However, the benefits depend on the timing, age of onset and severity of symptoms. Therapies such as gene therapy and enzyme replacement therapy are under investigation. Treatment is mainly supportive and may include: physical therapy occupational therapy psychological counselling family counselling (including genetic counselling) medications (for example, medications for seizures. Things to remember leukodystrophy refers to a group of inherited disorders that affect the white matter of the brain. It causes loss of normal brain functions. Onset of symptoms is variable. There is no cure, but supportive treatment can help manage some of the symptoms. Most children with leukodystrophy will have significant problems with walking, talking, and activities of daily living. Some children with leukodystrophy will have a progressive downhill course in their abilities and will have a shortened life span. We encourage you to discuss your child's prognosis with your provider. Because children with leukodystrophy usually have significant medical problems, the impact on the family will be significant. A support group (see below) may be extremely helpful for you and your family. No one can predict the life span. Please ask personally for more doubts.
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I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?

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I want to give dry fruit to my baby which dry fruits I can give him for wait gain?
Give any dry fruit which you want to, crush them and make panjiri, it taste good, panjiri can be mixed with milk also like one does with commercial protein powder like horlicks or bournvita.
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Choose a toothpaste with fluoride as it helps strengthen tooth enamel.
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My son is suffering from fever since 10 days & loose motion since one month he has asthmatic allergy and having history of loose stools since his birth. He is six years old.

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My son is suffering from fever since 10 days & loose motion since one month he has asthmatic allergy and having histo...
I can understand your concern - commonest cause of such loose stools are - milk protein allergy, lactose intolerance and improper digestion n food habit and rarely disease known as" celiac disease" which is an allergy of gehu. Wheat. So pls get tests for these many issues done especially - test named as ttg-a.

My child is 4 year and 10 month old. I take proper oral care of him, still he has bad odour in his mouth, especially after he wakes up in the morn and in the afternoon. Can I use listerine mouth wash? please suggest.

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Listerine is not a good idea. Look for other causes of halitosis. Possible causes tonsils and adenoids. Caries, constipation.
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My 21months old baby boy having a thumb sucking problem.Please suggest me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Thumb sucking is a manifestation not a disease. It manifests that the baby feels ignored or insecure. Love your baby and express it too. Gently tell your baby that it is bad and withdraw the thumb from her mouth. Please do not shout or slap on baby for any reason. Keep her both hands busy most of the time, example give big ball that cannot be held with one hand.
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What if cystic fibrosis patient is not able to bring out mucus because mucus is so thick?

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Do steam inhalation regularly do warm saline gargle. Have homemade freshly prepared lemon juice which is rich in vitamin c thereby increasing your body autoimmune system which prevents infection. You can have cough expectorants like benadryl cough syrup.

My baby is 1. 7 month old baby girl. She is on feed and I want to reduce my weight as well wanted to start baby potty training pl help how.

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My baby is 1. 7 month old baby girl. She is on feed and I want to reduce my weight as well wanted to start baby potty...
Start giving her foods in semisolid or solid form as all children do at 3-4 hours intrerval. Discourage for breast or bottle feed. Toilet training is not related to dietary modifications. Now is the time nervous system is developed to eastablish toilet control

My daughter is having loose motion for 3 days. Oflo m is been give 3.5 ml twice for 3 days. The frequency has reduced but the motions are still on. please suggest.

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Get stool routine examination done. If there is no blood or mucous, no severe pain in abdomen, no fever then you can wait without any medication but for ors. If she is active passing urine, taking meals nothing to worry.
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Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim feel scared to catch I need to look my baby fat please let me know any solution quickly without any effects.

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Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim...
There is nothing to give quick rise. Growing takes its own time provided good balanced nourishing diet is given. Your baby is under wt. Add oily stuff in his diet.
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I'm 17 year old male. I want to gain fat in face. What should I do? Please suggest me with appropriate food to gain fast.

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I'm 17 year old male. I want to gain fat in face. What should I do? Please suggest me with appropriate food to gain f...
Hello Take alfalfa tonic(wsi), 2 – 2 tsp. Thrice a day, half an hour before meals. 2. Calcarea phos 200, 5 drops , once in aweek , morning empty stomach for 2 weeks. 3. Take eggs, milk, butter, bananas, potatoes, mangoes, figs, oats, soyabean and dry fruits. 4. do light exercises regularly to keep your body active.
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My child age 9 years not eating food. he is not at all feeling hungry. what to give doctor.?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Not eating food without physical illness. Is to be tackeled in a different manner. Take inputs from child for food. Find out stresser from him in school and home.

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Teeth add up to your smile. Use them wisely for the purpose they are gifted to you and not for adventures.

What can we feed the child now, as he is already 6 months now. So far he is taking mothers feeding, diluted apple and banana? What else can we feed the child?

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What can we feed the child now, as he is already 6 months now. So far he is taking mothers feeding, diluted apple and...
Start with top milk (no bottle feed), well cooked and mashed rice/ dal/ khichadi with ghee or fruits or vegetables pureed. Continue breast feeding. gradually switch over to other semi solids.
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My baby is not having food properly her age is of 4 years. Can you suggest any milk powder for her to strengthen. Now a days she is not even drinking milk.

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My baby is not having food properly her age is of 4 years. Can you suggest any milk powder for her to strengthen. Now...
A child doesn't require more than 3oo gm's milk in one day. This can be given by mothers breast in two feeds. She now needs 4 semisolid feeds made of cearels, fruits crushed, dal and prepared in curd milk. Oid should be added to this food. Self feeding should be encouraged.

What I should give to my 8 month baby?

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Weaning off is recommended after months of age. You can give your baby khichadi, dalia. Dal, soup, figure foods (potato fries, boiled potato), cerelac etc apart form milk.

Hi, I had boy baby on 2/11/2016. Just one month over now. I want to apply oil for body massage. Which oil is the best to apply. And also which is the best powder and soap. Kindly tell me.

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Hi, I had boy baby on 2/11/2016. Just one month over now. I want to apply oil for body massage. Which oil is the best...
Hello, you may go for Himalayas product for • baby masage oil, • baby powder.• soap or (•soap of sebamade) Tk care.

My child gets cold easily. What should I do to prevent him in dis rainy and winter season??

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My child gets cold easily. What should I do to prevent him in dis rainy and winter season??
It could be allergic rhinitis. Best way is to avoid possible allergensl like pollen, house dust etc.
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My son is 4 years old. Usually he tells that he has pain in his leg. It occurs in night. When it pains we have observed that his foot gets more warm in comparison to other parts of leg. Earlier we have consulted physician and tested for sicklin test. All are normal but advised to give calcimax (syrup). Still problem is continue.

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My son is 4 years old. Usually he tells that he has pain in his leg. It occurs in night. When it pains we have observ...
It's called growing pain, many children keep complaining at night time. Apply some analgesic balm. If pain is more you can give paracetamol 250 mg at bedtime.
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