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Dr. Ravi Kumar K

Pediatrician, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Ravi Kumar K Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Ravi Kumar K is a popular Pediatrician in Mathikere, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Sri Sai Krupa Hospital in Mathikere, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Kumar K on Lybrate.com.

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Natural Remedies for Ear Infections in Children

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

My daughter is of 4 years old andvher weight is 11kg and height is 93cms my problem is that the weight ang height of my child is not increasing although I give all proper diet to my daughter but its not gaining weight so pls suggest what to do and what is the reason of not increasing.

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Do not worry, she will be fine in next 2 -4 months--------- homoeopathic medicine------- baryta-carb 30 (dr reckeweg_ drink 1 drp in 1 spoon fresh water daily night for 2 months-----------

My elder daughter is 8 years old. She do bed wetting in the night daily. Is it normal? What do you suggest to cure this ?

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It's not normal after 6 years. Restrict fluid intake after 5pm. Make her to void before going to bed and in the midnight. Drug therapy is the last resort.

Is your child suffering with ADHD?

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school-age children. Boys are about three times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with it. Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. Of course, all kids (especially younger ones) act this way at times, particularly when they're anxious or excited. But the difference with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD is that symptoms are present over a longer period of time. They impair a child's ability to function socially, academically, and at home. Three primary characteristics of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD The three primary characteristics of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The signs and symptoms a child with attention deficit disorder has depends on which characteristics predominate.

Children with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD may be:
Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.
Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention.
Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most common form of
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD . Children who only have inattentive symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD are often overlooked, since they’re not disruptive. However, the symptoms of inattention have consequences: getting in hot water with parents and teachers for not following directions; underperforming in school; or clashing with other kids over not playing by the rules.
CLASSIFICATION OF ADHD
Inattentive signs and symptoms of ADHD
It is not the children with ADHD which can’t pay attention: when they’re doing things they enjoy or hearing about topics in which they’re interested, they have no trouble focusing and staying on task. But when the task is repetitive or boring, they quickly tune out. Staying on track is another common problem. Children with ADHD often bounce from task to task without completing any of them, or skip necessary steps in procedures. Organizing their school work and their time is harder for them than it is for most children. Kids with ADHD also have trouble concentrating if there are things going on around them; they usually need a calm, quiet environment in order to stay focused.

Symptoms of inattention in children:
Doesn’t pay attention to details
Makes careless mistakes
Has trouble staying focused; is easily distracted
Appears not to listen when spoken to
Has difficulty remembering things and following instructions
Has trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects
Gets bored with a task before it’s completed
Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items
Hyperactive signs and symptoms of ADHD
The most obvious sign of ADHD is hyperactivity. While many children are naturally quite active, kids with hyperactive symptoms of attention deficit disorder are always moving. They may try to do several things at once, bouncing around from one activity to the next. Even when forced to sit still which can be very difficult for them their foot is tapping, their leg is shaking, or their fingers are drumming. Symptoms of hyperactivity in children:
Constantly fidgets and squirms
Often leaves his or her seat in situations where sitting quietly is expected
Moves around constantly, often runs or climbs inappropriately
Talks excessively
Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
Is always “on the go,” as if driven by a motor
May have a quick temper or a “short fuse”
Impulsive signs and symptoms of ADHD
The impulsivity of children with ADHD can cause problems with self-control. Because they censor themselves less than other kids do, they’ll interrupt conversations, invade other people’s space, ask irrelevant questions in class, make tactless observations, and ask overly personal questions. Instructions like “Be patient” and “Just wait a little while” are twice as hard for children with ADHD to follow as they are for other youngsters. Children with impulsive signs and symptoms of ADHD also tend to be moody and to overreact emotionally. As a result, others may start to view the child as disrespectful, weird, or needy. Symptoms of impulsivity in children:
Acts without thinking
Blurts out answers in class without waiting to be called on or hear the whole question
Can’t wait for his or her turn in line or in games
Says the wrong thing at the wrong time
Often interrupts others
Intrudes on other people’s conversations or games
Inability to keep powerful emotions in check, resulting in angry outbursts or temper tantrums
Guesses, rather than taking time to solve a problem
Medical causes of ADHD
The specific causes of ADHD are not known. There are, however, a number of factors that may contribute to, or exacerbate ADHD. They include genetics, diet and the social and physical environments.

Genetics Twin studies indicate that the disorder is highly heritable and that genetics are a factor in about 75 percent of all cases. Researchers believe that a large majority of ADHD cases arise from a combination of various genes, many of which affect dopamine transporters.

Environmental Twin studies to date have suggested that approximately 9 to 20 percent of the variance in hyperactive-impulsive-inattentive behavior or ADHD symptoms can be attributed to nonshared environmental (nongenetic) factors. Environmental factors implicated include alcohol and tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and environmental exposure to lead in very early life.

Complications during pregnancy and birth Complications during pregnancy and birth, including premature birth, might also play a role. ADHD patients have been observed to have higher than average rates of head injuries. Infections during pregnancy, at birth, and in early childhood are linked to an increased risk of developing ADHD. and streptococcal bacterial infection.

Insecticides The organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos, which is used on some fruits and vegetables, with delays in learning rates, reduced physical coordination, and behavioral problems in children, especially ADHD..

Social The World Health Organisation states that the diagnosis of ADHD can represent family dysfunction or inadequacies in the educational system rather than individual psychopathology. Other researchers believe that relationships with caregivers have a profound effect on attentional and self-regulatory abilities.

HOMOEOPATHIC APPROACH
Homeopathic treatment of ADHD is constitutional taking a more holistic look at the individual. Every disease is considered as a Mind-Body process where your personality traits are as important as your physical symptoms thus taking into account diet, lifestyle, personality, surroundings and emotional factors. Natural remedies are used to successfully treat the symptoms, helping the person to heal and to reach a state of balance and health. The natural approach is also safe with no side effects. This is very important, especially in the case of children, because of the frequent side effects of prescription drugs and the risk of addiction. Homeopathy offers a wider range of options that conventional medicine. Some of commonly used homoeopathic medicines are Baryta carb, baryta iodatum, calc phos, strammonium, nux vomica, cannabis indicus, carcinosin etc should be taken under strict medical supervision.

I have my 2 months baby he doesn't play at all . He always cry or sleep. why?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Probably baby remains hungry. Please monitor the weight of the baby. Baby must grow 20-30 gm per day, that is 600-900gm per month. Other important reason may be blocked nose.

My 3 year old son is sick with a temperature of about 100 degree, he can not keep anything down including liquid s. What should I do? Please help!

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My 3 year old son is sick with a temperature of about 100 degree, he can not keep anything down including liquid s. W...
HI, For fever 100degree and above first do sponging with lukewarm water 2-3times. Give him semisolid food very much smashed and free flowing. it should not be too spicy and oily. Give him Tab Biochemic 11(SBL) 4tabs to be chewed thrice a day or mix 4tabs in 2tablespoon water and give for 15 days

A child have 4. 5 years suffering with over active. Is it possible that the same child have developmental delay problem? he is very over active child.

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As you have done these tests send the reports also. Some children are very over active. Only concern is whether he is adhd. To discuss details, come to talk privately.

My daughter is 13 years of age & her B12 count is 205.4 pg/ml. Her hemoglobin count is 11.1 g/dl. Additionally she suffers from low B. P. 98 on the lower side. Kindly guide.

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For low BP - Eat nutritious food and have adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and also drink ors solution and take tablet Nervup-od once a day for two months

I have 14 th months baby girl. please give me a list of vaccines must for her for 18ths baby so that we can compare with the vaccines given to her. Pls reply.

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I have 14 th months baby girl. please give me a list of vaccines must for her for 18ths baby so that we can compare w...
Hello lybrate-user, for your baby, whose 14 months, vaccination is advised at 15 months of age (15-18 mnths) with mmr, varicella and pneumoccoccal booster, followed by dpat booster, ipv/opv and hib booster along with 2nd dose of hepatitis a (if 1st was given at 1 year of age), at 18 months of age.

My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?

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My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?
Hello, Give her homoeopathic medicines which are very much safe to give even to the new born babies! Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11 (either make them in powdered form or else dissolve in your milk), both after every 2 hourly for 3 days. Also use Nasoclear nasal drops. Management: -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap in a warm stole). -Give her steam in a closed room twice or thrice.

Sir, I have 4 1/2 month baby, his birth wt was 3kg. Last month his wt was 6. 1 kg. But now he weighs only abt 6. 5. I prefer only breast milk my doctor prescribe him to improve his wt by giving first foods wheat. Can I continue with I need a second opinion for it

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Your baby' s weight is absolutely normal. Don' t give anything except breastfeeding till completion of six months. Never give farex or cerelac. Give homemade food after completion of 6 mths.

My baby is 2 years 2 months. She is born on 25 aug 14. She has constipation everyday. She drinks only milk (with infragrow chocolate) while sleeping. Else hardly eat any solid food. Pls advise what can we give her to get appetite n eat well. Though she is very proactive all day. Pls advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My baby is 2 years 2 months. She is born on 25 aug 14. She has constipation everyday. She drinks only milk (with infr...
You have not mentioned her weight. Reduce number of milk in a day. Give her well nourishing home prepared food of her likings at her liberty. It may take some days for her to accustomed to this change. Give her more water to drink.

My daughter is 2 years old and her hairs are very less and also growing too much slow, we have shaved her hair 4-5 times but of no use. please suggest us how can her hairs increase and grow.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Growing of hair is natural process, it takes its own time which differ from individual to individual if there is no any ailment.

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Give child small but frequent ors water by. Small spoon. You may give anti emetic oral drug like vomikind. If vomiting does not stop better to see a pediatrician. Thanks.

Enterogermina Oral suspension (5ml) is that good for five years old male child if they have little loose motion, child has some malaria fever.

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As you said that he has a confirmed malaria fever with little loosemotions and hence I will suggest you to take proper anti malarial drugs and loosemotions to be controlled with intake of ors solution and diet only and it's better to avoid enterogermina suspension.

My baby 11 months old & still weight is 6 kgs only can any one please suggest for weight gain Present baby eating below foods: rice with Dal & rice with tamarind Bread in morning & mother milk feeding only Out side milk was not drink.

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My baby 11 months old & still weight is 6 kgs only can any one please suggest for weight gain Present baby eating bel...
If baby is fed properly since birth, 6 kg must be at the age of about 5 months. It is obvious that either baby has not been fed since birth or he has not been given proper food at the start of weaning. Proper diet details is lacking in your description. Any way, give him solids food well cooked and prepared at home. Add complementary dairy milk three times in a day to his requirement. I am sure baby is not suffering from any ailment.

Hi my breast little milk is coming out when feeding.Please help

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Hello this is a good sign. If you feed your baby it is normal to oozing out of milk from another breast. This is due to hormonal effect. Don't worry. Regards.

My baby is 11months old by mistake she swallowed 1 MM. Plastic piece! She is not showing up any nausea tic signs! Please suggest I am tensed and worried!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My baby is 11months old by mistake she swallowed 1 MM. Plastic piece! She is not showing up any nausea tic signs! Ple...
Watch her every stool daily for plastic piece for 2 to 3 days. If she passes the piece in stool, need not to worry. If she doesn't pass or develops unto wards symptoms during this period, consult doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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small babies should wear at least six layers of warn clothes.it is layers that is important because warmth is due to the air trapped between the layers

My 3 months old baby is unable to digest bf. As he have mucous in his chest. What should be done?

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My 3 months old baby is unable to digest bf. As he have mucous in his chest. What should be done?
What you say mucus in chest may be throaty sounds/ sounds from blocked noses. If there is really mucus in chest you must give treatment.
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