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Dr. Rajiv Balan

MD (Paediatrics), DCH

Pediatrician, Mumbai

11 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Rajiv Balan MD (Paediatrics), DCH Pediatrician, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Rajiv Balan is a trusted Pediatrician in Chakala, Mumbai. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 11 years. He is a MD (Paediatrics), DCH . You can consult Dr. Rajiv Balan at Nurture Child Clinic&Profile Physiotherphy Center in Chakala, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rajiv Balan on Lybrate.com.

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MD (Paediatrics) - KGM Hospital - 2007
DCH - KEM Hospital - 2006
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English
Hindi

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HELLO SIR, my child is 9 months old, he develops white spots on his cheeks, first on the right side now today I saw on his left side as well can you suggest me treatment or any remedy.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
HELLO SIR, my child is 9 months old, he develops white spots on his cheeks, first on the right side now today I saw o...
Difficult to comment medication on skin related stuff. Without seeing child. Shall not encourage doctors for such medics on online forums. We can guide you here with common concerns. Diet and prevention. Skin is sensitive matter. Hope you understand.
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My sister's daughter is 1 month baby. Normal weight. Operation delivery. She vomit most of time. Is any problem?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My sister's daughter is 1 month baby. Normal weight. Operation delivery. She vomit most of time. Is any problem?
Vomiting once or twice is normal in most babies but if frequently noticed than Burp baby well after every breastfeed Avoid feeding bottles Keep baby upright for some time after feed Antiemetic drops may be needed in some cases
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My younger daughter is 2 year and 3 months old. She is having tight stool problem. She cries in pain when she goes after the gap of 4-5 days. Please suggest.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
This is quite agonizing for the baby and she will fear going for stools she will develop a sort of phobia for it, dont let her suffer from constipation ever, try (biochemic) bio combination no 4. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain eating habits etc and to treat symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private
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Mera beta 1 month ka he wo properly sota hi nai din me only 2 hours sota he or night me sota he or har 10 min me uth jata he? Upay bataye.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Mera beta 1 month ka he wo properly sota hi nai din me only 2 hours sota he or night me sota he or har 10 min me uth ...
Little children can`t differentiate in between day and night you need to get him to develop habbit. Darken the room at particular time every day, switch off tv, put away mobile phone and sleep with baby. Gradually the child will learn.
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I am a 16 years old boy and I am very thin even I eat my foods at time homemade foods. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Being efty is not advisable at this age as overweight is associated with complications like diabetes, hypertension etc. Maintain physical fitness by nutrition and exercise.
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I have a baby of 8 months and she got infection in her blood? what are the causes and remedy for that problem?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have a baby of 8 months and she got infection in her blood? what are the causes and remedy for that problem?
Infection in the blood means I assume it's septicaemia. Cause is usually due to spread of infection from sites like skin, bone etc. Child should be hospitalised and treated with I v antibiotics.
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What Is Early Childhood Development?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care, Panchkula
What Is Early Childhood Development?

The early childhood period is considered to be the most important developmental phase throughout the lifespan.  This period focuses on the physical, social/emotional and language/cognitive domains of development of a child, which have direct effects on their overall development as an adult in the future.

Physical Development: Physical developments of a child are associated with the motor skills and physical growth of the child. As a child grows and his or her nervous system become more mature, the child becomes more capable of performing increasingly complex actions such as walking, running, balance, and coordination which involve the larger muscles like arms and legs, as well as, some more intricate skills such as drawing, writing, grasping objects, throwing, waving, and catching, involving the smaller muscles in the fingers, toes, eyes, and other areas. Physical growth follows a directional pattern, such as the body's core, legs and arms develop before the small muscles in the fingers and hands.  The muscles in the center of the body become stronger and develop before those in the feet and hands. Development goes from the head to the toes.

Cognitive Development: Cognitive abilities are associated with memory, reasoning, problem-solving and thinking that continue to emerge throughout childhood. There are four Stages of Cognitive Development:

Stage

Age Period Between

Milestones

Sensorimotor Stage

Birth to age 2

Respond to sensory stimuli by simple motor skills.

Preoperational Stage

Age 2 to 6

Learn to use language, but do not understand logic or mentally manipulate information and understand others' point of view.

Concrete Operational Stage

Age 7 to 11

Begin to think logically about concrete events, but have difficulty understanding abstract or hypothetical concepts.

Formal Operational Stage

Age 12 to adulthood

Able to think about abstract concepts and develop skills such as logical thought, deductive reasoning, and systematic planning.

Language Development: It is the most remarkable development in children. According to several researches, it is found that language development begins at fetal level, as the fetus is able to identify the speech and sound patterns of the mother's voice and by the age of four months, a child can distinguish between sounds and read lips. Infants are able to differentiate between speech sounds from all languages; however, around the age of 10 months they lose this ability and begin to recognize their native language only.

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I am having two sons, one is 11 years and another 7 months. What should I do/feed for their sharp brain in education. Secondly, my elder son is very thin, he takes a little amount of food whenever eats. What should I do for increasing his food amount? please advice me accordingly.

Pediatrician, Pune
If their weight is ok, don't worry about the quantity of food they are eating take care of quality, proper nutrition, good sleep, adequate exercise and a healthy happy environment in school and home, will help in their better brain growth
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Hi! My sister gave a birth to baby boy on 14.8.17 after almost ten hours of birth baby passed his stool and thereafter for three consecutive days baby passed his stool twice or thrice times a day. To our surprise for the last 4 to 5 days baby is not passing stool at all though urinating normally. Even we gave formula milk two times a day (40 ml) and the baby has been on regular intervals of two hours breast feed too. It has become major concern for us why the baby is not passing stool.

MD - Paediatrics, Lactation Consultant
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi! My sister gave a birth to baby boy on 14.8.17 after almost ten hours of birth baby passed his stool and thereafte...
Hello lybrate-user. Congrats for little bundle of joy. Breastmilk is easy to digest and 100 %used by body so it is not common for breastfeed babies to pass stool even once in a week. So if baby is passing urine 6-7 times a day and is otherwise comfortable don't worry about stool. Try to avoid formula and give exclusive breastfeeding as latter has many health benefits.
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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.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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.
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MBBS, MS, MCh
Pediatrician, Navi Mumbai
Mothers milk is the best for babys growth and brain development.
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My 3 year old complains of leg pain since past one month every night. One of the doctor said this is due to poor water intake. I have started giving him water regularly still he complains about leg pain. Are there any tests needed ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 3 year old complains of leg pain since past one month every night. One of the doctor said this is due to poor wate...
It's common in that age because of increased activity. It is called a s growing pain. Local application of analgesic gel at night will give relief. Give calcimax p suspension 5 ml twice daily for a few months.
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I have 4 years old kid. He is very stubborn and he is not able to concentrate on his studies and not performing well. Even when I try make him to sit and write he is reluctant and try to avoid what ever ways I tried. Please suggest me what should I do to make my child study properly.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
A 4 year old cannot be expected to concentrate on studies as he is still a playful child and not ready for serious studies. In our system where children are overloaded there're problems. However we can do some tests to make sure he has no disease. Ask me privately so that I can reply you in continuity regards.
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My son 2 years old, suffering for birth expecia, now without support he was no siting & standing.

Pediatrician, Pune
Birth asphyxia might have caused damage to his brain, leading to developmental delay, requires physiotherapy + occupational therapy for rehabilitation.
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1 and half month baby boy. Since last 7 day he does not go toilet. He do lot of urine. Is there any problem. His intake is only his mother's milk.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
1 and half month baby boy. Since last 7 day he does not go toilet. He do lot of urine. Is there any problem. His inta...
Diet of mother effect the mothers milk hence mother should increase fluid intake if still the baby does not pass stool a glycerin suppository 1 gm can gently be push after soaking in water in the anus (do not use often)
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Child Aphasia - Symptoms And Treatment!

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Child Aphasia - Symptoms And Treatment!

Child Aphasia is complex disorder that is caused by damage to parts of the brain that controls language and speech. This disorder affects the child's ability to express herself through words and understand the speech of other people. The severity of the problem depends on the extent of the damage as well as the location of the damage. Since this is not a birth disorder, therefore, you should be much more careful as so you notice that your kid is facing language disorder. A speech pathologist can diagnose language disorders and teach your child strategies to help.

What are the leading symptoms of aphasia in kids?

  1. Not understanding speech is one of the most common symptoms. Most patients cannot understand spoken or written language. Typically in these cases, the patient suffers from fluent Aphasia, which is caused by damage to the left temporal lobe of the brain. The patient's speech might seem meaningless and incoherent with lots of unnecessary words being used. The child usually becomes upset when people don't understand what he is saying.
  2. Patients suffering from this disorder also have trouble expressing their thoughts and understanding language and they often take more time to communicate. Only short sentences are used by these patients with words often left out, making the sentence sound incomplete. Such children suffer from non-fluent Aphasia where they understand what others are saying, but cannot communicate or speak well themselves. Their speech is almost similar to that of telegraphic languages that are usually followed by those toddlers who are just learning how to speak.
  3. Some children suffering from Aphasia might have trouble repeating words even though they don't have problem understanding what others are saying. These children suffer from conduction Aphasia and will be able to reproduce only parts of a sentence, if asked to repeat.
  4. Children affected with this disorder may see to be not listening to you or ignore you.
  5. Such kids might also have behavioral problems and may not be able to keep up with their friends and classmates. They will also suffer from forgetfulness.

Causes of Aphasia: The leading cause of Aphasia is brain injury, brain infection, brain tumour or abscess or bleeding in the brain.

Diagnosis of the disease: The disorder is diagnosed by a speech therapist who assesses the condition with a variety of tools to figure out the extent of damage. Its best to take your child to a paediatric speech pathologist who is an expert in treating children with brain injuries. The child will then be assessed on auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing ability and functional communication.

Treatment: There are many people who think that the speech trouble cannot be treated, but they are completely wrong. There are various ways to treat Aphasia. The younger the patient the better the chances of recovery since the brain is not that developed to handle specific functions in kids as in adults. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the goal that is to be achieved. Factors behind this trouble need to be determined first otherwise the perfect treatment cannot be decided. Some of the most prominent factors are aphasia type, brain-injury cause, age, brain-lesion size and positioning and others.

Some of the leading tips that can be applied as per Association of National Stroke are as follows:

  1. Using props can be helpful in getting across messages.
  2. Speaking slowly and staying calm while speaking.
  3. Drawing pictures or words on paper for communication.

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.

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Hello sir, my baby is 21 days old and I am not feeling well since mrng, feeling like shivering and complete body pain amd all body part, what should I do? I wore sweaters and warm cap. Pls reply me soon.

Certificate course in Pain Relief and Palliative care, MBBS
General Physician, Secunderabad
Hello sir, my baby is 21 days old and I am not feeling well since mrng, feeling like shivering and complete body pain...
Hello Ms. Lybrate-user. Sounds like you are having a viral fever. Please take some steam inhalation and gargle with salt water. You can only take paracetamol. Do not take any other meds as they may be secreted in the breast milk. Please check for any other symptoms like sore breasts, burning in urine, etc. Consult a physician before taking antibiotics. Hope this helps.
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I just want to know that my 9 month old baby have got all the vaccination till date. It is necessary to give him polio drops. If yes, then at what time and for how many years?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I just want to know that my 9 month old baby have got all the vaccination till date. It is necessary to give him poli...
Government is planning to eradicate the polio virus from our country as early as possible and hence they are giving booster dose to the children every year and which needs to be given.
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Sir my son is 11 yrs old. He is bed wetting frequently. Is there any medicine to control.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Donot give any liquids before sleep, ask him to urinate first, not the time if possible and repeat. You can use bed wetting alarms also to train him.
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