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Dr. M S Dinakar

Pediatrician, Bangalore

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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
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Dr. M S Dinakar is a renowned Pediatrician in Richards Town, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. M S Dinakar at Helpline medical center in Richards Town, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. M S Dinakar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My girl baby is 5 & half month old. She is active but she doesn't want to drink lactogen. I am very worry. That how I drink her milk. Please suggest me.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My girl baby is 5 & half month old. She is active but she doesn't want to drink lactogen. I am very worry. That how I...
Continue breastfeeding, start weaning with home food that family eats. Make it mashed and thin so that child can swallow. Take meals with child, so that child learns by watching you eat. Child has a mind, by forcing her to eat she will become more adamant. Respect your child, it's very important while teaching them to behave.
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Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

MBBS.DTCD
Pulmonologist, Hyderabad
Tuberculosis(TB) - How To Treat It Effectively?

Tuberculosis is a serious infectious disease that can affect the lungs. The bacteria spread through sneezes and coughs making it a communicable disease. This disease was rare and limited to the Western Countries until 1985. The emergence of HIV virus has made tuberculosis a global disease to reckon with. Although the rate of TB has come down since 1993, it remains a top concern for many countries. The biggest worry is the fact that TB bacteria can build resistance to many drugs. Therefore, it is very important that a TB patient takes a variety of medication suggested by the doctor at the right time.

Although your body is already in possession of the bacteria leading to tuberculosis, your immune system is able to prevent you from becoming sick. Doctors have made a distinction between latent and active tuberculosis (TB)--

In case of latent TB, the bacteria in the body in a passive state and it causes no symptoms, and therefore it is not contagious. But, in the case of active TB, you would become sick and may even spread the disease to others. It can take place in the first few weeks or even after several months of being infected with TB bacteria.

Types of Tuberculosis:
There are two types of tuberculosis- Latent and Active.

  1. Latent Tuberculosis is a condition where the bacteria stays in the system of a person but doesn’t show up any symptoms of TB. Although this type of TB is not contagious, it requires treatment so that TB can be controlled from spreading.
  2. Then there is active tuberculosis. It shows symptoms in the first few weeks and can spread to another person as well.

What are the symptoms of active TB?

  1. If you are coughing for over three weeks and sometimes even coughing up blood, it can be a sign of TB.
  2. Chest pain and pain while coughing and breathing along with fatigue, fever, chills and night sweat are the common symptoms of TB along with loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss.
  3. TB may even affect other organs of your body, including your brain, spine and kidneys.
  4. When TB takes place outside the lungs, then the signs of TB can vary as per the organs that are involved. For instance, TB in the spine can cause back pain and that in kidneys may cause blood in the urine.

What are the causes of TB?

  1. TB is stemmed from a bacteria which spreads from individual to individual via the microscopic droplets that are released into the air.
  2. This may happen when an affected person is left untreated and he speaks or sneezes or coughs or laughs. Though the disease is contagious, it is not easy to be affected by it.
  3. As a result, you are much more likely to get affected with active tuberculosis from a person you live with or come in regular contact with, rather than a stranger.
  4. It is important to note here that people who are affected with TB and going through proper medications for over two weeks are no more contagious.

Tuberculosis - How to effectively treat it?

With the treatment for tuberculosis, one should have patience as it may take time to cure a person completely of tuberculosis and the associated symptoms. Many factors are taken into consideration while determining the course of the treatment for tuberculosis, some of which include

  • Type of tuberculosis (Latent or Active).
  • Age of the patient.
  • The condition being drug resistant.
  • The general health of the patient (if there are any other health conditions that may interfere with the treatment).

In the case of Active TB and that too, a drug-resistant type, the use of multiple drugs (simultaneously) may be needed to produce the desired results. The drugs commonly used include Pyrazinamide, Rifampin, Ethambutol, and Isoniazid. In most cases, the doctors suggest the drugs be continued for at least six- nine months for positive results.

Some patients with Active TB (drug resistant) may also benefit from the use of fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) taken along with capreomycin, amikacin, or kanamycin (mostly given in the form of injections). Most patients are required to follow the medication for 20-30 months duration.

Unlike the Active TB, in the case of Latent TB, a combination of drugs and medications is not required. A single TB specific drug is enough to treat the condition.

Therefore, it is important to seek medical assistance and detect if you have any such health complications concerning TB.

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My 3.5 years child continue vomit even after drinking normal water. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 3.5 years child continue vomit even after drinking normal water.
Please suggest.
It may be a symptom of acute gastroenteritis. Loose motions can follow vomiting. Maintain hydration and show to your doctor.
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My baby is 6.500 kg and he is healthy baby can I give him pedicloryl for flight journey? He is 6 month old.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
My baby is 6.500 kg and he is healthy baby can I give him pedicloryl for flight journey? He is 6 month old.
Why you should give pedicloryl Some baby are cranky due to earache during flight .Please continue breastfeed at that time or you can keep pacifier in his mouth to prevent earache.
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Hello doctor. I have one baby girl age only 70 days ; she suffering urinary infection what will do any remedy from your side.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Hello doctor. I have one baby girl age only 70 days ; she suffering urinary infection what will do any remedy from yo...
Get urine culture done and accordingly give full course of antibiotic. If male child, get usg abdomen done to see any congenital anomaly of urinary tract, as it is not common to have uti in males.
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My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling N present he don't have any pain.

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My kid has tooth decay problem for 3 teeth. Pls help me to do permanent filling r temporary filling
N present he don'...
Kindly get the cavities filled before they become deep and painful. Please make him brush twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain his oral hygiene.
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My 30 months girl baby is looking weak only 9.5kg but she is active, how to developed?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My 30 months girl baby is looking weak only 9.5kg but she is active, how to developed?
Weight depends upon birthweight. Give all foods whatever you eat. Give for worms rule out anemia with hb%.
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My son (4 years) he has low platelet count how to increase count and how to improve neutrophil and decrease lymphocytes doctor said that ,he had Aplastic Anemia.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Aloe vera and Amla juice – 20 ml twice daily (empty stomach)- morning and evening, with equal proportion of water. Wheat Grass Juice – 30 ml – once daily in the morning Juice of leaves of Papaya – 2 tablespoonfuls twice daily (Give leaf juice and not fruit juice) Juice of Beetroot (Chukandar in Hindi) – 1 tablespoonful thrice daily.
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Hello doctor, please help me in feeding. I took several medicines, lactacare granules, tablets in milk, but its not helping me out to feed my baby. Her tummy doesn't gets full. She is 2 months old. Im not getting enough milk. Please help me out?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Please feed your baby 4 holy. The more the baby suckles, the more shall be the milk let down.
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My 3 months old baby's iris of both eyes is a bit bluish in colour. Can I do something to change that or any food taken by mother help in this case to develop a natural colour of iris for the baby. Please advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 months old baby's iris of both eyes is a bit bluish in colour. Can I do something to change that or any food tak...
No,you can not change color & pattern of iris But cosmetic contact lenses can mask natural color of iris.
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My child is 4 years & 8 month old boy his weight 15 kg, height is approximately 3 feet 6 inch he don't want to eat anything excepts milk we are giving - pediasure 2-3 times and he love to drink only milk 3-4 times in a day he is very thin and I am always worried his health request to you please guide me. Thanking you

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
It is an art than science to teach children eat healthy food. Take him along with you when you take your meals. Let him see how and what you eat. Don't scold in order to follow quickly. He will learn by watching you, parents are role model to children. They will behave the same way you behave. Love them, understand them, they have mind of their own. You also know how difficult is our mind to control. So more difficult will be for child. But love will ultimately triumph all. Have patience and work honestly to raise child. It is definitely not easy in an instant era.
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My 4 years baby always sound her teeth at night. What's the problem with her? Please tell me.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Grinding teeth is common in children during teeth erruption tme and goes automatically but some anxiety feer gum and teeth problem may cause this problem that to be taken care.
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My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that she stopped eating food, now she is cured too, but now to she avoids food, I used to give rice dal idli dosa chapatti but now she almost avoids everything, if I compel she cries n never open mouth, hardly she eats 1 spoon of what I give then goes away, im totally scared seeing this is there any solution for this? Is this a very serious issue?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My girl is 14 month old, she is not on breastfeeding now and was eating solids, two weeks back she got cold from that...
Best solution is that DON'T FORCE her to eat and leave her on her own liberty to choose food of her liking available at home. Baby needs change in variety of food of her/ his liking. Avoid toffee, cold drinks n junk food etc.
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Calcium Supplements like Shelcal ( for elderly) and Calci max suspension(for children) contain Calcium carbonate as one of the main components.People say that one should avoid these supplements as the Calcium carbonate present in these can cause stones after a period of time. If this is true, kindly advise alternate calcium supplements for elderly as well as children which are totally safe.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
These supplements are safe as long as they are given in prescribed doses for a specific duration for a specific deficiency. If there is a diagnosed deficiency of any nutrient, it has to be evaluated and then correction given. These are drugs and no one should use any drug for prolonged durations in unspecified doses.
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Hi my baby is 2 month old, now he is suffering from collar bone problem (hasli jana) what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi my baby is 2 month old, now he is suffering from collar bone problem (hasli jana) what to do?
Well this is faced by few of the new born baby due any kind of injury when the kids are able to hold their head up..u need to give ice pack to that are to reduce pain and inflammation..also have to carry until 6 months of his age with wrapping a towel to support the joint.if u think pain and dislocation has occur bring him to the paediatric probably he neeDa a sling or caste after taking an xray..
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I am getting cold attacks frequently following by dry cough. Everytime the doctor prescribes antibiotics. I would like to know why this is happening so frequently and what remedial actions can be taken.

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
This may be related to a disease called allergic rhinitis. Visit a respiratory physician who will evaluate you for any concomitant asthma. A trial of nasal steroid may be required.
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My child, 3 years has got pediatric nephrotic syndrome. How to avoid relapse for this syndrome. I read in one article there is substantial reduction in relapse with usage of zinc supplement along with the steroid. Will that help?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My child, 3 years has got pediatric nephrotic syndrome. How to avoid relapse for this syndrome. I read in one article...
Zinc has many benefits, but role in decreasing nephrotic syndrome relapse is not yet established clinically in evidence based medicine. Approach your nephrologist, if he advises can give it a try.
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I feed to my kid, now my kid is one year old, while feeding my kid bite on nipples it's cause too much and unable to feed the kid Please help.

MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
u got sore nipples..apply nipcare ointment...ask kid not to bite frequently..scold at times..reduce ur feeding now as baby became 1yr and can have adult type food by this age..
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My baby is 8 month old. He only take lactose free milk (powder milk) whenever we have tried the normal milk then after about 20 minutes he do potty. He is not able to digest the normal milk. My question is that when can he be able to digest the normal milk because I dont want to continue the lactose free milk as its not nutritious.?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 8 month old. He only take lactose free milk (powder milk) whenever we have tried the normal milk then afte...
Doing potty about 20 min after milk feeding is no indication that baby is unable to digest milk. See if he is playful, active, putting on weight and passing watery urine 7-8 times per 24 hours. Child may pass 6-8 motions per day, that is normal.
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