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Dr. Meena Rao  - Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Meena Rao

MBBS, MD - Pediatrics

Pediatrician, Bangalore

38 Years Experience
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Dr. Meena Rao is a trusted Pediatrician in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. She has been a practicing Pediatrician for 38 years. She is a MBBS, MD - Pediatrics . She is currently practising at Memorial Hospital in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Meena Rao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore - 1979
MD - Pediatrics - BCRI, Miami, USA - 1984
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English
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
American Academy of Paediatrics

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My baby 23 days boy. Born weight 3.44 kg .Doctor. Prescribe calshine p and ostocalcium on birth .But now my child doc change it to SMP. Tricium. And hovite drop.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby 23 days boy. Born weight 3.44 kg .Doctor. Prescribe calshine p and ostocalcium on birth .But now my child doc...
your pediatrician must have prescribed medicines after examination of baby. Trust your doctor. But you have not mentioned your query. Anyway it is advisable to discuss your queries with your doctor.
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My child age 2 years he does not speak how to develop to kid to speck. He affecting regularly wheeze and we use levo puff. He is always watch kids tv. Some time smile during watching tv.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My child age 2 years he does not speak how to develop to kid to speck. He affecting regularly wheeze and we use levo ...
Ensure if he can hear. smile on watching tv may be due to action of tv program. If he can hear, he can speak provided he is given opportunity and encouragement to speak.
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My child is 4 months and ten days now. When should I start giving cerelac and other home cooked baby food to him?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Kurukshetra
My child is 4 months and ten days now. When should I start giving cerelac and other home cooked baby food to him?
You should breast feed your baby for six months and then introduce semisolids. Home cooked foods are better than market foods.
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Pollution - How It Can Affect Your Child's Lungs?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Pollution - How It Can Affect Your Child's Lungs?

Air pollution is known to take a toll on the lungs of even the healthiest adults. So, it comes as no surprise that the effects of this pollution on the lungs of children is deemed as a grave situation, full of health hazards including the onset of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders and conditions like asthma and other lung disorders. Read on to find out more about the link between air pollution and its effect on the lungs of children.

Children's Lungs: Mostly, all the organs of a child's body are considered delicate and not fully matured until the child reaches a certain age. The main and largest part of the child's lungs will usually grow only after the child is born, much like the arms and legs. In fact, it is a medically proven fact that about 80% of the tiniest of air sacs grow after the child's birth, these are called the alveoli and they facilitate the transfer of the oxygen into the bloodstream with a life-sustaining function that is built into our lungs. These alveoli continue to grow until the child becomes an adult. 

Immunity and Infections: Like the lungs of the child, the immunity of the child is also still in its growth phase, and is very much, unlike the immunity that an adult enjoys. This makes the child more susceptible to infections that are usually carried by air pollution in today's day and age of urban living when myriad pollutants are sent into the air every single day. Also, since children play outdoors more often and spend more time breathing in this air, they are more prone to these infections and lung or respiratory ailments due to this reason. Various studies and tests have shown inflammation in the respiratory passages caused by deposits of carbon dioxide emissions in the lungs of children.

Symptoms: Usually, the very first symptoms that show that air pollution is affecting your child's lungs can be seen when persistent coughing and wheezing sets in, without any proper reason. Also, when the child faces bronchial infections time and time again, all these are indicators of hazardous effects of air pollution in children.

Respiratory problems: Apart from respiratory problems, which can lead to asthmatic attacks, hay fever and allergies as well as other COPD ailments, there are other related dangers as well. These can happen when constant choking and obstruction of oxygen due to pollution becomes a regular affair. These include stroke and brain damage which can eventually also lead to a higher risk of dementia. 

How can you protect your child during such times?

  1. Restrict outdoor activity for the time being, especially during the early morning and evening
  2. Make sure that your child wears a face mask when outside, preferably N95 or 99
  3. Use air purifiers at home 
  4. Go green and use indoor plants that can remove indoor toxins
  5. Boost your child's immunity
  6. Lastly, keep a track of air quality index in your locality
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New born baby bleed from internal brain, and hole in her heart how we treat them?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
New born baby bleed from internal brain, and hole in her heart how we treat them?
Hello, the size and dimensions of hole in the heart is to be assessed to ascertain whether the hole will be repaired of its own or cardiac intervention is needed. •so far as bleeding in internal brain is concern it is also a subject to be examined thoroughly at local point. It's not be proper to begine a treatment, casually on the basis of symptoms, please. Tk care.
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My son age was 3 years 11 months. Which type of diet will give him. How to increase his body weight. Please suggested me diet.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My son age was 3 years 11 months. Which type of diet will give him. How to increase his body weight. Please suggested...
Hello, A 3 yr old should eat everything that is made for the entire family. Food ethnicity plays a major role. Teach him to eat food that is made in your household, as he has to follow that all his life. There should not be a separate treatment for him.
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Meri gudiya 2 sal ki hai aur bathroom hamesha kapdo Mai hi deti hai. She knows and tell us everything but in case of toilet she doesn't tell us.what can be done

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Meri gudiya 2 sal ki hai aur bathroom hamesha kapdo Mai hi deti hai.
She knows and tell us everything but in case of ...
Some children achieve toilet control late. Avoid fluids after 8 pm & ask her to urinate before sleep & any time she desires.
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Having dry cough from 1 month..have taken evry medicine antibiotics, syrup, gargle, honey ginger ,lozenges bt nothing is curing it...i get tears in eyes while coughing n mah breathe stops n i feel vomiting at end...what to do?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Need xray chest, spirometry and CBC and physical examination to guide you as you have already taken routine treatment
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Can newborn babies have leukoderma? Can they be born with leukoderma? How early can one get leukoderma? What are the other diseases which we can confuse with leukoderma?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Can newborn babies have leukoderma? Can they be born with leukoderma? How early can one get leukoderma? What are the ...
It is possible that newborns baby have vitiligo. It is right most of the people get if before the age of 20. And as mentioned by anti-vitiligo about 95% of the patients get this disease before the age of 40. However it is difficult to diagnose vitiligo in small babies. So here is a easy tip for you to test vitiligo in babies. It is wood's lamp experiment. It is a special device used to diagnose different skin conditions. Other pigmentary disorders can be confused as aslo normal melasma.
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My son is 3 years 11 months old, and have been suffering from high diabetes 600+, though no member in our family or my wife's have diabetes. Doctor's saying his body is not generating insulin and he will have to keep taking insulin 2 times a day daily lifelong. Is there any cure, please advice.

Diploma in Microbiology
Allergist/Immunologist, Jaipur
My son is 3 years 11 months old, and have been suffering from high diabetes 600+, though no member in our family or m...
It's juvenile diabetes. If insulin not formed or if formed but inactive then to maintain the sugar level one has to take the medications.
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Suggest health food for child having epilepsy at the age of 8 years. Medicine has not been useful.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
Any child diagnosed with epilepsy needs proper medication. Precautions, like no late nights regular nutritious diet and exercise will help. You must not miss the medication. For a ketogenic diet can be started only after a metabolic work up of the child is done.
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Please suggest me the diet plan of my 3years old daughter. Is Pediasure good for her?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Please suggest me the diet plan of my 3years old daughter. Is Pediasure good for her?
Three years old children are most energetic and do not listen any one. Hence they should be six feeds three hrly interval home made food. 200 gm's app. Needed daily.
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My baby is 5 months old abd exclusively breast fed. I have to join office in one month so have started giving him bottle but he does not suck it. I am giving him lactogen 1. How can I help him?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby is 5 months old abd exclusively breast fed. I have to join office in one month so have started giving him bot...
YOu should not give bottle as it causes many disease, You feed before going to work and in between give all homemade foods mashed well. If you what to give lactogen give it with spoon.
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Hi, my 2 year old baby is not taking food properly from last 2-3 days, have some time running days in last 3 days, cough for 1 day and in last 2-3 days loose motion and 4-5 times a day (irregular timings). What should be course of medication.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, my 2 year old baby is not taking food properly from last 2-3 days, have some time running days in last 3 days, co...
There is no need of medicine for running nose etc which may be due to common viral infection which takes 4 to 5 days to cure appetite n 4 to 5 motion are not uncommon. Give food on his demand. Else you may consult pediatrician in person for proper examination and advice.
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Homeopathy Is Best For Children

Certification in ADHD in children and adolescents, Clinical Assessment and treatment of depression in primary care, BHMS
Homeopath, Amravati
Homeopathy Is Best For Children

Parents today, are more concerned about their child's healthy diet and hygiene compared to earlier days. They are more inclined towards quality when it comes to providing medical assistance to their children. They are also now well aware of the side effects of conventional drugs and are keen towards trying alternative treatments, which come with no side effects. 

Studies prove that conventional drugs suppress diseases and antibiotics hamper digestion. But homeopathy on the other hand, offers natural remedies, which are safe, and has long-lasting effect by boosting your body's immunity.

Below are some of the conditions, in which homeopathy works wonders with the kids:

  1. Acute conditions such as cold, flu, sore throat and stomach infections, etc. These conditions are self-limiting. Homeopathic remedies not only cure these acute problems, but also prevent their recurrence.
  2. Chronic diseases like eczema and allergies are cured completely and never reoccur when treated with homeopathy. In both the above cases, homeopathy works miraculously. Alongside the healing process, it boosts the child's self-defense mechanisms to fight against diseases. While antibiotics may be too harsh for the child's body, homeopathy is a safer option, since it does not have any side effects.

Homeopathy is also effective in treating colic, earache and reduces pain and discomforts. Some of the common problems of children where homeopathy works well are fever, teething, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, kidney diseases, infant colic, jaundice, eczema, convulsions, ear infection, fungal infections, warts, thyroid problems, and other growth related problems.

Not just physical symptoms, homeopathy also treats mental and emotional disturbances:

  • You can take help of homeopathy treatment if the child is cranky or restless, and it is very beneficial even in case of hyperactive children.
  • It is also effective in increasing concentration.
  • Homeopathy works perfectly for specially challenged children as well.
  • One of the plus points with homeopathic medicine is that it is easy to administer given their light doses and consumable taste.
  • In addition, injections are not required. Furthermore, homeopathic treatment helps in all stages of childhood.

Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine. It works on improving immunity rather than only curing the disease. Thus, it is very important to complete courses in homeopathy medication. Even though handy, homeopathy does not allow self-medication. It is always advisable to seek a doctor's help.

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My daughter has got high fever suddenly with shivering. She is 7.7 years. She was fine till yesterday afternoon. Last evening became little lethargic and by night feverish. Is it because of sudden onset of cold weather? Or anything else?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, yes this may be because of change of weather .Take gelesemium 200, twice daily . Take Eupatrium perf 200, 5 drops thrice daily. Take Antifebrinum 3x, 2 tabs , thrice daily. Take Alfalfa malt, 1 tsf, thrice daily. Drink lots of water and take light homemade food like dalia and khichdi, avoid oily, spicy, fried, junk and cold drinks. In case of high uncontrollable fever, don't panic you should do cold sponging to lower down the temperature.If fever does not goes then go for a set of blood tests. Revert me with feedback. Take care of your health.GOOD DAY.
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My 3 months old baby has chest congestion. His nose is not stuffy or runny. He is taking breastfeed properly. His chest make sound when he coughed. Doctor gave maxtra drops and asthalin syrup. I am also giving steam by placing water nearby him . What else I can do for him ?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 3 months old baby has chest congestion. His nose is not stuffy or runny. He is taking breastfeed properly. His che...
Dear Lynbrate user If your child is able to breast feed and is playful then nothing much to be done . Keep a watch on his breathing if it becomes fast rush to the doctor
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I have 6 month old baby boy. I am eager to know about their brain development activities. Also which type of nature is right for this stage. Pls suggest me from where we get all knowledge of this type. From starting we show her colour visuals and audio like Beethoven. Pls suggest or other helpful activities for him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have 6 month old baby boy. I am eager to know about their brain development activities. Also which type of nature i...
YOUR NEWBORN WEEK BY WEEK Newborn Finally, your big moment came…and your little baby came out! Here's a glimpse at your newborn's first week of life. 1 Week Old Baby How can such a little thing make such a big noise? Aside from crying, here's what your newborn is up to in his second week of life. 2 Week Old Baby She may be tiny, but your little bundle of joy sure can eat a lot. Feed me, Mommy! 3 Week Old Baby Your baby's not trying to torture you with all that crying -- he's just trying to tell you something. 4 Week Old Baby Are you talking to me? Yes, she is — and your babbling baby wants you to talk back! 5 Week Old Baby Break out the camera (as if you haven't already!) and capture those first real smiles for posterity — or at least to show to Grandma. 6 Week Old Baby Look what my fingers can do! That might be what your baby is cooing to herself as she test-drives those powerful tools attached to her hands. 7 Week Old Baby Smiles and sounds abound as your baby soaks up stimuli and lets you know he loves the world around him. YOUR BABY MONTH BY MONTH 1 Month Old Baby From newborn reflexes and sleep to things to do with baby, what you need to prepare for the first month. 2 Month Old Baby You might be pretty (ok, very) tired these days but one look at that little gummy grin makes it all worthwhile. 3 Month Old Baby So much has happened in so little time! Your baby has gotten a whole lot bigger and his brain power is increasing every day, too! 4 Month Old Baby Plenty of parents consider the next few months to be the golden age of babyhood, and for good reason. 5 Month Old Baby Peek-a-boo, I see you! Get ready to play this classic and other hide-and-seek games as your baby starts to catch on to the fun. 6 Month Old Baby Your baby is halfway to a year already! Watch for skills (and the desire to use them) to grow by leaps and bounds now. 7 Month Old Baby I like that song, mommy! Sing it again…and again…and again… 8 Month Old Baby At this age, those little critters are itching to bust a move so set'em down and watch'em go! 9 Month Old Baby If it seems like some of your baby's adorable sounds are starting to sound like actual words, they are! 10 Month Old Baby With so much ground to cover, your energizer bunny is probably more interested in exploring than eating these days. 11 Month Old Baby If there's trouble to be found, chances are your little one is on the hunt!
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Dear Doctor My child is 6 year old first she is going to school vary interestingly without crying, But after feb march school means she is crying and saying to stay her mother along in school. We ask is there any problem she replied no but why she is afraiding.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Please talk very lovingly to your child and try & get details about why she is afraid. This should not be neglected. If yet your are unable to understand you should take her to a child counselor who can help her.
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