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Dr. Santhosh K A

MBBS, DCH

Pediatrician, Bangalore

23 Years Experience  ·  0 - 200 at clinic
Dr. Santhosh K A MBBS, DCH Pediatrician, Bangalore
23 Years Experience  ·  0 - 200 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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
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.
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Dr. Santhosh K A is a renowned Pediatrician in HSR Layout, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Pediatrician for 23 years. He is a qualified MBBS, DCH. You can meet Dr. Santhosh K A personally at Kanaka Maternity Hospital in HSR Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santhosh K A on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Manipal Academy of Higher Education - 1993
DCH - Manipal Academy of Higher Education - 1996
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
Bangalore Pediatric Society

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I have cough what should I do ?

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Kindly describe the type (dry / associated with sputum) duration, and association (fever weight loss etc)

9 months baby is having severe dry cough and had fever 2 days ago. Now he isn't eating anything

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This is warning signal for severe respiratory tract infection. Get on to a pediatrician. If not available give first dose of augmentin oral suspension. Total per day dose is 40 mg/kg/day. Divide This total dose into three and give at every eight hours.

Dear Sir/Madam, My son is 10 month old, His health is very good but teeth is still not yet come. So please tell me what shall I do for it or it is okay if teeth come late? Which food or fruits I give give him for teeth growth. Thanks you.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Dear Sir/Madam,
My son is 10 month old, His health is very good but teeth is still not yet come. So please tell me wh...
Hi normal time for eruption of teeth is around 6 months to 1.5 years so relax and give adequate amount of milk and other dairy products like curd and paneer.

My four month baby vomit just after having burps and after how many time we should feed him.

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Keep head end high while feeding and after feeding. And burp well. If still vomits give domstal drops 5 to 6 drops half an hour before feeds. Give on demand feeds but gap not more than 4 hours.

My baby is 21 months old boy. I just want to know that is it necessary to clean his teeth with brush everyday. We tried many times but he just play with brush and does not clean his teeth with brush. So how to train him for brushing.

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My baby is 21 months old boy.
I just want to know that is it necessary to clean his teeth with brush everyday. We tri...
A. Teaching your toddler to take care of his teeth is just one way you can show your growing child how to take responsibility for his body. This can be a challenge because 2-year-olds are motivated mainly by fun and pleasure, not by health and necessity. If you want to end his resistance to brush, your best bet is to make this nightly chore a fun ritual for him. Here are a few tricks you can use to do just that: play copycat. Capitalize on a toddler's natural desire to mimic fun activities he sees. Bring your child into the bathroom with you to watch you brush your teeth. Be sure to lay out his toothbrush where he can reach it. While you're brushing, exaggerate a show of excitement. He'll likely be encouraged to copy what you're doing. Make the toothbrush a toy. Let him play with it. For example, show him how to brush his teddy bear's" teeth, or even let him brush yours. Create the impression that toothbrushes are fun to use. Play show and tell. While you are showing your child how to" play" with the toothbrush, tell him why tooth brushing is important. Say" sticky stuff collects on your teeth. The sugar bugs like the sticky stuff, and if they stay there long enough, they'll eat into your teeth, and then your teeth won't be strong and white. If you have a cavity that's filled, show it to him to reinforce this point. Use your finger as a toothbrush. If he still doesn't seem enthralled by his toothbrush, wrap a piece of gauze around your finger (you can actually purchase slip-on gauze pieces for this purpose) and use your finger to clean his teeth. Some toddlers find this less frightening than a long, plastic toothbrush. If you use toothpaste, choose one that has a flavor he likes. A word of caution: if you choose a toothpaste with fluoride, as most dentists recommend, use only a pea-size dab no more than once a day. Many children this age will swallow toothpaste. As a preventative medicine, the mineral fluoride has a narrow risk/benefit ratio: just the right amount of fluoride (via brushing) can help protect against tooth decay, but too much (via digestion) can contribute to weakened enamel. When nothing else will work: try the two-person technique we resorted to in our family to successfully brush the teeth of our resistant toddler. Have your child lie on your lap with his head facing you, while your partner sits in front of you knee-to-knee, supporting your child's body in his lap. Have your partner lean forward and hold your child's arms and legs while you gently brush his teeth from above (a position that will give you easier access and a better view). Your child will eventually catch on that brushing his teeth is a regular and necessary part of taking care of his whole body - and he'll enjoy doing it.

It's observed infection in her stool microscopic report she is taking now ciplox 250 tab is this a effective medicine?

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Oral ciplx dose for age in HE condition is fairly alright. It is given for five days dose as per age./weight. Drug is less commonly used in children.

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

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Spinal block is a modality used to relieve severe symptoms. It is given for mild or early cases where no surgery is planned.

Hello sir/ mam. Please my three year old son dont want to take milk. He want to eat only roti all the time, i' m so worried about him please suggest me what I do?

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If he drinks 2 cups of milk in a day, it is more than sufficient, excessive milk reduces appetite, may cause iron defeciencies, he should eat rotis, and everything made at home, including dal rice vegetables, fruits, his weight is appropriate for his age, he is ok, you need not worry, we have come to be in a habit of unnecessary worry, try to avoid this, relax.

My child is 4 and half years old girl. She is very thin. How to increase her weight and height?

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We cannot increase height as it is genetic nature and for weight you have to tell her weight to assess her condition. ANyway you need to check her TSH to make sure she does not have hypothyroidism which is a reason for lack of weight gain

My 5 year old daughter has been diagnosed with Viral Warts on her face. She has warts of multiple size - some big, some small but mainly concentrated on her chin and jaw. The doctors I consulted say there is no medicine for Viral warts. But her face is looking bad because of the warts. Please can someone guide what can be done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Hello. I understand the problem. We need to be sure what type of lesions these are, it can b molluscum or warts. You can apply thuja cream if it persists then show to skin specialist.

Baby 4 months is there. Baby healthy tips.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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Baby 4 months is there. Baby healthy tips.
Exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months, gradual introduction of semisolids after 6 months. Remaining vaccines as per schedule.

I have a son of 4 1/2 years he often gets cold every now & then why does he get cold every time if I give him kerala banana will it effect him from cold & he likes to drink milk from the feeder. He don't leave his feeder.

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Children are often prone to cold which may be due to viral infection or an allergic phenomena. However if there is an adequate weight gain and no other symptoms,no need to worry. As he grows, the episodes will become less frequent. Usually there is no relation between banana and cold as commonly believed. And you need to stop the feeder immediately. Warm Regards.

Hello my son is suffering from loose motion and admitted to hospital. Aftr treatment there is no difference in numbers of motion he has only greenish yellow become yellow in color of his potty. His prescription is inj nepstem 25 mg 1 a day Inj Monocef 250 mg 2 times and ofm and taff pro liquid2 tome a day Why he is not responding to treatment what should I do im just too much tensed for him.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Your son is already in hospital so I can not make any comment. however, usually greenish yellow stool are small in quantity but may pass frequently and may be during feed. 4 months child be exclusive on breast feed. Stop if he is on top feed. Look for redness around anus. If it is present take care of it. I don't think of any role of Antibiotic. Otherwise Hospital doctors are best judge.

My baby is 1.6 years old. She eats nothing. I tried many ways. Not evn angrily happily plsyfully. I tried various food. Bt all waste. She remains hungry. Bt evn thn whn I try to feed her. She cries a lot. She not evn want to explore food. Whn plate comes whether it has colors or of different texture. She runs away. She has reduced lots of weight. M getting hopeless now. Evn the food she likes, she wats for 2 days only. Thn again blank. What should I do. Please please help me.

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My baby is 1.6 years old. She eats nothing. I tried many ways. Not evn angrily happily plsyfully. I tried various foo...
Madam, Does the child have Nausea. How is the stools and urine. Does the child gets frequent coughs, cold. What was the birth weight and present weight. Do you use feeding bottle. Which type of food does the child eats, Is it sweet , masala, or fried items. Do you give hotel or bakery food daily. Get back to me with details for further advice.

Hello Doctor, I am 35 year old male working in company and having 8 hours deskjob. I am taking Pentacid since 2010 for GERD. Does it has any side effect as within 4-5 days after withdrawal of drug I start feeling stomach pain. I don't drink and smoke. Shall I continue pentacid.

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Please send us the detailed endoscopy report. Pantocid has very mild side effects. Not much. If you want to stop taking pantocid, you may require surgery. Otherwise you need to take it for life long.

My new born baby is not drink her mother's milk? Please consult me that how can milk drink?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My new born baby is not drink her mother's milk? Please consult me that how can milk drink?
Put to the breast whenever baby cries. Don't put any fixed timings for feeding. Follow demand feeding. See to it mother is getting sufficient milk.

My son has diarrhea after he takes any fluid. What do to stop loose stool. He had 7episode of watery diarrhea.

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My son has diarrhea after he takes any fluid. What do to stop loose stool.
He had 7episode of watery diarrhea.
It is not very abnormal to pass stool after taking any thing orally. your son is 2 years and 4 months old. It may be possible he drinks liquid at a time more than his requirement. Restrict his liquid if he is not dehydrated, otherwise consult pediatrician.

What diet should include for a growing child of 12 years to increase height?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Start stretching exercises. Basketball. Swimming. Put him on high protein diet. Eg eggs. Paneer. Chicken. Fish. Sprouts. Protinex in milk.

My daughter is 2 month old nd she is pre term baby 32 weeks. She is born on 31 march 2016 then her weight was 1400 kg but now she is 4 kg. Is this gud weight.

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My daughter is 2 month old nd she is pre term baby 32 weeks. She is born on 31 march 2016 then her weight was 1400 kg...
She has gained 2.6 kg in 3 months,satisfactory but she can do even better if you feed her frequently.

Mera name shashi hai meri age 23 years hai, mera baby sirf 1 month ka hi hai magar mujhe dudh hi nahi aa raha hai mai darti hu ki bahar ka dudh pilane se mera baby kamzor ho jayega so please mujhe medicine bataiye jiska istemal karne se mai apna dudh baby ko pila saku.

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Mera name shashi hai  meri age 23 years hai,   mera baby sirf 1 month ka hi hai magar mujhe dudh hi nahi aa raha hai ...
If you constantly feed in relaxed mind milk is sure to form. If you give other milk never give in bottle with nipple only feed with cup and spoon. Ask privately for personal advice.
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