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Dr. Narasimha

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

34 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Dr. Narasimha is one of the best Pediatricians in RMV Extension, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 34 years of journey as a Pediatrician. He has completed MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH) . You can meet Dr. Narasimha personally at Ashwani medical speciality center in RMV Extension, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Narasimha on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1984
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 1984
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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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Hi Doctor, My baby is a 2 months old she is crying at night time only at morn she will active and sleep well also . At night time only she was crying continues and my family Dr. given pedicloryl syrup I've doubt sir that's syrup use daily it's give any side effects sir, we can use or not? I'm worry about it sir please reply my ans.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Hi Doctor, My baby is a 2 months old she is crying at night time only at morn she will active and sleep well also . A...
Nght time crying and morning sleep normal phenomenon for baby as in womb so she will take time to adapt to new environment. She does not need any medication for that. You can use pediculoryl thts safest drug fr sedation in babies but try not using it daily.
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My daughter is 5 months old. I am giving her multivitamin drops with zinc as advised by her pediatritian. Can I give her calcarea phosphorica pills in addition? please advice

Pediatrician, Delhi
If baby is taking sufficient amount of milk then no need to give extra calcium as milk is itself rich source of calcium.
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Sir, I have tb and after that I got pain in stomach due to gas retention. What that could be?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Sir, I have tb and after that I got pain in stomach due to gas retention. What that could be?
If you have been diagnosed abdominal tuberculosis take complete course of att as per direction of physician.
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My daughter is 2 years old. She did not cry at the time of birth. She cried after 2 hours. Neither she can sit nor standup. She is very active in other activities. Every doctor says that it is NEURO problem. Some doctor advised us to do regular exercises. Medicines are also running on. Please advise us regarding such problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My daughter is 2 years old. She did not cry at the time of birth. She cried after 2 hours. Neither she can sit nor st...
Your daughter has suffered birth asphyxia or the lack of oxygen supply to brain after the birth and therefore she has suffered brain damage. She has many neurological problems due to the lack of oxygen supply. And there is no cure for the damage already occurred. Only physiotherapy to help her lead as normal life as possible will only help . She therefore has delayed development
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I have a 8 months old son having fever I gave him crocin ds he weights arounglf 7.8 and I gave him crocin drops 9 to 10 drops please guide me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a 8 months old son having fever I gave him crocin ds he weights arounglf 7.8 and I gave him crocin drops 9 to ...
Hi, give him BC No. 11, 4 tabs every 4 hourly.Ars. alb. 30 , 1 drop twice daily.you can give him crocin also if temperature goes high and do sponging also if temperature remains high even after medication. If do not get relief within 2 days then consult a physician personally.
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Hello Doctor My son is 1 month 14 days old and suffering from jaundice his jaundice is falling from 11.6 to 6.5 after that 6.5 to 3.57 now 3.57 to 2.75 but main problem is hemoglobin is also falling down from 14.2 to 9.8 now I am tense about that is any problem in it. And doctor said it is just because of jaundice. Please suggest me better.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello Doctor
My son is 1 month 14 days old and suffering from jaundice his jaundice is falling from 11.6 to 6.5 after...
No it may not be a problem. Just take good care and the treatment like sun exposure and proper feeding etc. No more to worry as the reports are all improving. Hb is decreasing because of rapid RBC destruction and which causes jaundice as well. Once it get ok the Hb should also start improving.
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she is 2 years old. Her weight is 7 kg. Her birth weight was 3 kg. She is not eating anything. I am really concerned about her health. What should I do as she is very thin. I don't want her to be fat baby just want her to be healthy one.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Fellowship in Neonatology
Pediatrician, Faridabad
she is 2 years old. Her weight is 7 kg.
Her birth weight was 3 kg. She is not eating anything. I am really concerned ...
Dear lybrate-user, Firstly let me warn you that your daughter is suffering from malnutrition and her weight is quite less according to her age. It’s alarming. Consult a Pediatrician immediately for thorough check up. Diet plan and medicines will then be started. But stay calm, as your daughter will be alright after appropriate treatment/ Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.
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My 3 years old son platelet increase 715 what a issue doctor Its a serious matter or not.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My 3 years old son platelet increase 715 what a issue doctor
Its a serious matter or not.
Till the time he is asymptomatic nothing to worry and just keep a watch on his respiratory symptoms and plan treatment accordingly
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Hi I want to know that my daughter is 5.5 month old she has trouble in stomach from last 5 days. What should I do. Which medicine I should give to her.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Hi I want to know that my daughter is 5.5 month old she has trouble in stomach from last 5 days. What should I do. Wh...
You should give her homeopathy medicine sulphur 30 single dose for your daughter it will help you if you have any queries please ask your question
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