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Dr. Meena Kumari  - Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Meena Kumari

MBBS, DCH

Pediatrician, Bangalore

23 Years Experience  ·  500 - 600 at clinic
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Dr. Meena Kumari MBBS, DCH Pediatrician, Bangalore
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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. Meena Kumari is one of the best Pediatricians in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 23 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She is a MBBS, DCH . You can consult Dr. Meena Kumari at Motherhood Hospital in Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Meena Kumari on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Rangaraya Medical College - 1995
DCH - Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad - 1998

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Motherhood - Sarjapur

514/ 1-2-3, Kaikondara Village, Opp. More Mall, Sarjapur RoadBangalore Get Directions
  4.3  (483 ratings)
500 at clinic
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Motherhood Hospital

514/ 1-2-3, Kaikondara Village Landmark : Opposite Total Mall And Next To WiproBangalore Get Directions
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My 6 month baby had loose motion and I gave z and d drops and enterogenime vial .now loose motion is fine. But he didn't passing motion past 3 days. He has cold and I given atarax drops. 0.5 ml. He is inactive n feeling drowsy. What I can do fr that.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My 6 month baby had loose motion and I gave z and d drops and enterogenime vial .now loose motion is fine. But he did...
He is suffering with severe constipation. Give Nux vomica 30 every half an hr until he passes motion and report. Next time Give Homoeopathic medicines from the beginning itself for his complaints.
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What is Impetigo in Children?

MBBS, Diploma In Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad

What is impetigo in children?

Impetigo is an infection of the skin. When it affects just the surface, it’s called superficial impetigo. Impetigo can also affect deeper parts of the skin. This is called ecthyma. It may occur on healthy skin. Or it may occur where the skin was injured by a cut, scrape, or insect bite.

Impetigo is most common in children from ages 2 to 5. It is contagious. This means it’s easily passed from one person to another. It can be spread around a household. Children can infect other family members, and can reinfect themselves.

What causes impetigo in a child?

Impetigo is caused by bacteria. The bacteria that can cause it include:

  • Group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus

  • Staphylococcus aureus

Who is at risk for impetigo in a child?

Impetigo is more common in children, but adults may also have the infection. A child is more likely to get impetigo if he or she:

  • Has close contact with to others with impetigo

  • Does not keep clean (poor hygiene)

  • Is in warm, moist (humid) air

  • Has other skin conditions, such as scabies or eczema

What are the symptoms of impetigo in a child?

Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They also vary depending on which bacteria caused it. Symptoms can include:

  • Red bumps

  • Sores that are filled with fluid, draining fluid, or crusted over

  • Areas that are red, swollen, and may itch

  • Swelling of nearby lymph glands (nodes)

The bumps or sores can occur anywhere on the body. But they are most common on the face, arms, and legs.

The symptoms of impetigo can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

How is impetigo diagnosed in a child?

The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam. A sample of the pus from the sores may be sent to a lab. This is called a culture. It’s done to see what type of bacteria caused the infection. It can help the doctor decide the best antibiotic for treatment.

How is impetigo treated in a child?

Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. Treatment may include:

  • Prescription antibiotic cream or ointment. This is most often done for mild impetigo. Over-the-counter antibiotic cream or ointment is usually not advised.

  • Antibiotic pills or liquid by mouth (oral). This is most often advised if your child has several areas of impetigo or ecthyma. It may also be advised if more than one person in a household has impetigo.

  • Cleaning and bandaging. You will need to gently washing affected areas of your child’s skin with mild soap and water. Cover areas that are draining fluid. Make sure to wash your hands before and after caring for your child’s impetigo.

What are possible complications of impetigo in a child?

Possible complications of impetigo can include:

  • Worsening or spreading of the infection

  • Scarring, which is more common with ecthyma

Impetigo caused by beta-hemolytic strep bacteria can cause:

  • Kidney damage (poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis)

  • Fever, joint, and other problems (rheumatic fever)

What can I do to prevent impetigo in my child?

You can help to prevent impetigo and prevent it from spreading to others. The following may help:

  • Keep your child out of daycare or school for 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment. Your child can return after 24 hours. Cover any draining sores with bandages.

  • Make sure your child and everyone else in your household washes his or her hands well. This means using soap and water and scrubbing well.

  • Have everyone in the household use their own towels for drying hands and for after bathing. Do not share towels.

  • Keep your child's fingernails short. This can help prevent your child scratching and spreading the infection.

When should I call my child's healthcare provider?

Call the healthcare provider if your child has a skin infection after being in contact with anyone who has impetigo.

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My grand daughter 6, in US, when affected by bronchial attack, gets very bad with plain making it uneasy. What are your preventive steps and medications after attack.

BLS Curse, PG Diploma In Accupuncture, BHMS
Homeopath, Ernakulam
Bronchial asthma as well as recurrent bronchitis in children can be treated n prevented with classical homoeopathic medication. First expectation is to bring down the frequency n intensity of the attack later the disease tendency will be uprooted. Detailed case taking n proper follow up is required in this type of cases to eradicate the issue. All the best.
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Hello Mam / Sir my sister baby (son) when he eat the food he never drink water, now he has completed 1 yrs. But he can drink boil water only 1-2 drop no more then that, can I no the reason? Because of pain he can't drink water or something else?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Hello Mam / Sir my sister baby (son) when he eat the food he never drink water, now he has completed 1 yrs. But he ca...
No medical issues seems as such with baby. But 12mnths 1 feet and 2 kg weight is not the correct details you have entered I suppose.
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Sir my 3 years baby has been suffering from mucus cold cough and ear drum swelling than make him hear losing problem since last 2 months.

B. Sc. Speech & Hearing
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Sir my 3 years baby has been suffering from mucus cold cough and ear drum swelling than make him hear losing problem ...
All symptoms are indicative of middle ear infection. It can cause hearing problem and needs to be treated. Kindly visit ENT SPECIALIST. Take care.
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I have a two and half years old skinny child, his weight is about 11.5 k. G. He is not eating well these days, only prefers chocolates and candies. I am very irritated about him that he is not taking home made food. Kindly suggest me, what should I do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have a two and half years old skinny child, his weight is about 11.5 k. G. He is not eating well these days, only p...
It seems his weaning period was improper and so is present day activity. Now first you find his taste and encourage to eat any thing but by himself. Even if he remain hungary for two days no harm. No pampers. I hope you will get results in two three weeks.
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I have started giving my 11 month baby buffalo milk with water on 50: 50 ratio from 4 months. But since then he has been getting lot of cough and sometimes he even vomits at night while coughing. I give him bottle with 120 ml milk twice during the night and once I feed him. During the day I give him aata soup, banana, roti, rice, etc. Of whatever we cook at home. Is milk the cause of his cough? If yes, what milk would be best suited for him then?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have started giving my 11 month baby buffalo milk with water on 50: 50 ratio from 4 months. But since then he has b...
lybrate-user if you are sure that it started after the milk then it can be reason for that as different individual reacts to food differently. As natural product is best to feed I will not advise you to stop it. I can suggest you a homeopathic medicine. Give tuberculinum bovinum 200 1 dose to the baby. There may be further requirement of doses but for that you need to consult as the repetition is always case specific in homeopathy.
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My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Please let me know if her weight is correct.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby girl is 8 months old and she is weighing 7.3 kg. Please let me know if her weight is correct.
Her weight is fine for her age. But most important thing is that she should regularly gain weight as per expected. This you can get in the vaccination card where you will find a growth chart. You can plot her weight against her age at regular intervals like say 1 to 3 monthly and see whether she is gaining weight normally or not.
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