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Dr. Rajiv R. Balan

Pediatrician, Mumbai

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Dr. Rajiv R. Balan is a popular Pediatrician in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Nurture Child Clinic in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv R. Balan and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
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My child is having 6 years he is not write alphabets how can I do he is not concentrating to write.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Lack of attention is one of the features of adhd. But its very premature to comment on the basis of data you have given.
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Hi. My daughter age 9 years and weighs 18 kg from past 2 years. Can you suggest any health drink for her. M giving nutritious food as well. Pls help.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I hope collect her dish and eat on table with others. You have not to jolt her to eat food. She is not eating fast food outside house. If both these. Point is followed then you need to some extra calories in form of oats dishes. I hope she is full term and gaining weight in under 5 years age.
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My child of 6 years is not putting on weight for the last 3 years or so. His appetite is ok but suffers from allergy and respiratory problems from time to time . He is active however but will like him to add some kilos .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Average weight of child at 6 year is about 20 kg. If your son is around of this you need not to worry since he is active. You may increase some oily and protein in diet. Otherwise it is better to leave him on his own choice of nutritious diet. If he is suffering respiratory problem, consult doctor who after assessing his problem, he may advise if respiratory problem is to do any thing with his weight gain.
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My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And please help me what kind of medicine I have to stock for emergency for kids?

MD - Paediatrics, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And ple...
Ina Fanta and toddlers are expected to have atleast 8-10 infections a year. If they are active playful and growing well, nothing to worry. Saline nasal drops and paracetamol for fever are good enough.
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I am 3 month old mom yesterday I see bleeding .is it normal. Its my first baby. And I born him by cesarean.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 3 month old mom yesterday I see bleeding .is it normal. Its my first baby. And I born him by cesarean.
Hello, You may have started with your menses. This can happen if you are not breast feeding your child properly and lactational amenorrhoea may end.
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Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

Ear aches are a common complaint for many children. An ear infection can be explained as an inflammation of the middle ear. Unlike other aches, this one cannot be soothed by scratching or applying pressure and hence makes children cranky. Ear infections are usually triggered by bacteria or viruses. This causes inflammation that narrows the tube in the ear and allows fluid to build up. This fluid buildup is responsible for the pain. 

However, not all ear infections need to be treated with medication. When it comes to treating ear aches in children, picking a natural remedy is a much better option ,since it has no side effects and can address the root cause of the infection. Here are a few natural remedies for earaches:

  1. Compress: Hot and cold compresses are very effective ways of treating pain and can be used for earaches as well. Place an ice pack or a warm, moist compress over the ear to soothe the ache. Heat relaxes the muscles and stimulates blood flow while ice controls inflammation and swelling. Hot and cold compresses should not be applied for over 20 minutes at a time. 
  2. Water: Some actions can help open up the eustachian tube to the middle ear. Swallowing is one such action. To encourage your child to swallow, offer him lots of fluids. 
  3. Oil: Before using oil to treat an earache ensure that your child is not suffering from a ruptured eardrum and there is no fluid leaking from the ear. Pouring a few drops of warm olive oil or sesame oil can help soothe the pain by opening up the eustachian tube. It can also prevent the buildup of excessive ear wax and form a protective layer on the outer ear against bacteria and other infections. 
  4. Elevate the head: Elevating a child's head can help improve sinus drainage. When it comes to children, instead of using a pillow below their head, place the pillow below the mattress to create a gradual slope. 
  5. Onion: Onions can be used in many different ways to treat earaches. You could either juice an onion and put a few drops of the same in the ear or slice an onion in half and heat it before placing it over the ear like an ear muff. Onion contains anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help soothe earaches effectively and quickly. 

If the earache does not reduce or if there is a discharge from the ear, do not continue to self treat it and consult a doctor immediately.

Related Tip: "Common Ear Infections: What You Should Know About Them"

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My son age 6 years high fever for 2 days with shivering sometimes is in cefuroxime and paracetamol 5ml three times a day also has cough. My question is how long we have to give this medicine to him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Most probably it's viral infection which usually lasts for 7-10 days. Fever may last for 3-5days. Give paracetamol 250mg whenever there is fever. Don't give cefuroxime.
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I have 12 months baby. He is doing motion 3 times in a day. Sometimes loose and sometimes normal. Is it OK?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Nagpur
If its watery and multiple, give ors, maintain hydration, and give syp rinifol z 5ml twice daily for 14 days.
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He is 1 year 11months. His weight is around 11 kgs. He does not eat properly. Please suggest me diet chart.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
He is 1 year 11months. His weight is around 11 kgs. He does not eat properly. Please suggest me diet chart.
Weight is normal for the age. Usually children don't eat properly during 2nd year. Give for worms and give all foods you eat.
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My 10 mths old son has cough issue for the last one mth in regular intervals. Further he don't take proper diet. Just dependent on mother's milk & biscuits. Kindly suggest some remedy.

BHMS, pgdcbm, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My 10 mths old son has cough issue for the last one mth in regular intervals. Further he don't take proper diet. Just...
Improper nutrition will lower your child's ability to fight infection. A 10 month old child needs vitamins, iron and proteins which cannot be provided by mother's milk alone. Avoid giving him ice creams, cold drinks etc give him dalia/rice khicdi with dal, vegetables and curd. Give suji/rice kheer, custard, yogurt. Give him fruits specially banana, apple, anar and other seasonal fruits he can now have 3proper meals. Try variety of things without being disheartened. Parenting is a tough job. All the best.
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Foods That Are Ruining Your Perfect Smile

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Foods That Are Ruining Your Perfect Smile

Everybody desires to possess a beautiful smile but poor lifestyle and dietary habits tend to damage the natural white hue of your teeth and add a yellowish tinge to it. Yellowish and dull teeth are among the major factors that cause embarrassment and affect the quality of your beautiful smile.

The following are some foods that tend to damage your teeth:

  1. Potato chips: Potato chips are high in starch content and have the tendency to get stuck in your teeth. Floss thoroughly after eating potato chips to ensure effective removal of the food particles that get stuck in your teeth to lessen the risk of plaque build-up in it.
  2. Sticky food: Food which is sticky in nature often has the tendency to stick on to your teeth for longer than most other foods. Most dried fruits also fall under the category of sticky foods that can damage your teeth to a great extent. Rinse and floss on a regular basis after eating these foods to ensure protection of your teeth against damage.
  3. Wine: According to studies, wine has positive effect on your health when consumed moderately; however, it is also responsible for damaging your oral health. If you intake a glass of wine at night on a regular basis, it increases the risk of damaging your tooth enamel and leads to its discoloration. Wine can also affect the calcium content of your teeth, cause bad breath and may result in the imbalance of your mouth's pH level. It is advisable to drink small sips of wine without swishing it for a long time.
  4. Coffee and black tea: Black tea and caffeinated coffee tend to dry your mouth. Frequent consumption of tea and coffee tend to stain your teeth and it is responsible for the discoloration of your teeth. Make it a point to drink plenty of water to minimize the risk of teeth staining.
  5. Carbonated drinks: Most carbonated drinks, including diet soda and soft drinks are acidic in composition and therefore, harmful for the health of your teeth. Caffeinated beverages tend to dry out the mouth, therefore, ensure to drink adequate water to balance out the negative impact of the caffeine.
  6. Sports drinks: Most energy drinks and sports drinks are high in sugar content and thus, have the tendency to damage your oral hygiene; ultimately affecting the appearance of your teeth. Replace your sports drinks with fresh natural juice to lessen the risk of teeth damage.
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Give some good goodtonic name so that my 10 year old kid gains weight he is 10 years old and 23 kg height is 4.4.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
As people believe the tonics cannot help gain weight. They are good for providing vitamins and miners supplements which we may not get from food esp children who are fussy eaters. DIet rich in good calories and protein and fat in minimum (adequate) amount are good for growth.
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I want to grow up my muscles so tell me that what I have to do for it. I don't know any thing about it. So, please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
You take good nourshing diet including fruits, green leafy vegetables, paneer etc. In addition to regular exercise. I will advise you not to take any medication for growing muscles.
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I have a niece about 5 months old. Her TSH (thyroid )level is >150. What things should I worry about in future. And is it treatable? I am really worried. Help me.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
I have a niece about 5 months old.
Her TSH (thyroid )level is >150. What things should I worry about in future.
And i...
It is very much treatable. Please continue the medicine in empty stomach as advised by your pedatritrician and keep on monitoring her TSH status at frequent interval 8 to 10 weeks interval and dosage has to be titrated to maintain her euthyroid status. Late diagnosis and noncompliance with treatment may have adverse impact on her psychomotor development.
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My daughter is 6 years old she is bed wetting is there any medicine kindly suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Bedwetting is considered as normal till 6 years. Even thereafter drugs are used as a last resort after failure of behavioural therapy.
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My 2.9 years old son has not been eating well. We tried feeding him every possible thing he does not eat. But whenever we go out to have he eats. He has lost little weight also. He started going to school from this mid june. Please suggest.

M.A. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
My 2.9 years old son has not been eating well. We tried feeding him every possible thing he does not eat. But wheneve...
You should given added some supplement in his diet like horlex, chokolets milk shakes. Mix veg soup, Daal ka soup, veg. Corn chaat, Nameek bemmbo, fruit Pudding, fruit cream. Veggi Roles.
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Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and healthy. Is there anything to worry?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi, my son is 24 months old. His head remains hotter than rest of his body. Except this, he is absolutely fine and he...
Normally maximum brain growth occurs till the age of 2 years. Hence blood supply will be more to the head. This is the reason for the head to be warm in this age.
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My son is 4 months old and he has a black mole on his back side of left leg. Is it anything to concern?

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son is 4 months old and he has a black mole on his back side of left leg. Is it anything to concern?
Generally moles are not of concern. If they are growing or changing color, bleeding or too big in the first place, see your pediatrician.
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Tell me in detail that what kind of foods can I give to my baby after 6 months if my baby takes these foods well?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Tell me in detail that what kind of foods can I give to my baby after 6 months if my baby takes these foods well?
All that you eat at home in thin, liquid form. Don't forget to take the child for meals along with family and let her see that how you eat.
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My 3 years old son platelet count is on bit higher side. It's 4.9lkh. But his pediatrician has not even reacted to that value. Is it okay to have this value?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My 3 years old son platelet count is on bit higher side. It's 4.9lkh. But his pediatrician has not even reacted to th...
Yes in younger age it may be a little higher. Doctor will always take the proper care if there is anything serious. It's their job. So don't worry.
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