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Dr. Shanthi

Pediatrician, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Pediatrician, Bangalore
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Dr. Shanthi is an experienced Pediatrician in Babusa Palya, Bangalore. She is currently practising at M K Chandrashekara's Clinic in Babusa Palya, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shanthi on Lybrate.com.

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Asthma in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Asthma in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

Has your child been coughing frequently? Is the cough chronic in nature, making your child breathe rapidly and does he/she complain about a tightened chest? These symptoms signify that your child is having asthma. Asthma is a medical condition characterized by paroxysmal wheezing respiration dyspnoea. It is common in children and an affected child experiences difficulty in breathing, and a whizzing sound is produced, especially during expiration. Asthma may lead to severe health complications and needs immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of asthma is based on the symptoms, medical history and a physical examination of the child.

The different modes of asthma diagnosis are as follows:

  1. Medical history and symptoms: You must tell the doctor about any history of breathing trouble with your child or whether there are chances of other inherited health conditions. You must explain your child's symptoms properly, which may include coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness and others if observed.
  2. Physical examination: A physical exam will be carried out in your child where the doctor will listen to his heart and lungs, and look for eye or nose allergies.
  3. Medical tests: A chest X-ray of the child has to be carried out, along with a simple lung function test known as spirometry. This test measures the amount of air present in the lungs and determines how fast it can be exhaled. Spirometry enables a doctor to determine the severity of the asthma. Some other tests are also carried out for the identification of asthma triggers. They include allergy skin testing, blood tests and X-rays to know if sinus infections are affecting the asthma. An asthma test determines the amount of nitric oxide in your child's breath.

Treatment: Based on your child's severity of asthma symptoms and his medical history, the doctor will provide you with an action plan to treat the same. This action plan explains all the medications your child requires, the dosage and schedule of the medicines. The plan also includes points on what to do when the asthma worsens and when an emergency treatment is required. Anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to children who require bronchodilator medication. All asthma medicines used by adults can be used in case of children but in lower dosages.

You should give the asthma medications to your child using a home nebulizer or a breathing machine. A nebulizer delivers asthma drugs by transforming them from liquid to a mist. The child gets the drug by breathing it via a face mask.

In order to control and manage asthma in children, they must avoid the triggers and should keep away from any source of smoke. A doctor must be consulted to know about the best diagnosis and treatment methods.

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Know about Bet Wetting in details - Medical Condition

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Know about Bet Wetting in details - Medical Condition
Bed wetting is a medical condition where children over the age of five years wet their beds at night time.

In medical terms it is also called as nocturnal enuresis. Bed wetting is involuntary urination in children while asleep.

It's more than twice as prevalent in boys as it is in girls and more likely if parents suffered from bed wetting when young. 44% of parents of children who wet the bed reported that their child had (lack of energy, reduced attention span, low-self esteem, depression).


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My daughter is 13 years old, is still bed wetting at night, what to do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
You must rule out urinary infection and diabetes. If these are not there it needs behavioural therapy. Medication if no improvement.
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My baby is 12 days old. Yesterday onwards she vomited after breast feeding. Is there any problem.

Diploma in Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Parbhani
My baby is 12 days old. Yesterday onwards she vomited after breast feeding. Is there any problem.
Proper burping after feeds is very important. Regurgitation of milk is common .you should be worried if vomits high volume repeatedly and looses weight.
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My baby boy is now 12 month. Uska penis bahut short h. Main bahut worry hoon. Aage future me use koi problem to nhi hoga pls iska koi solution ho to bataye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby boy is now 12 month. Uska penis bahut short h. Main bahut worry hoon. Aage future me use koi problem to nhi h...
This us too early to guess what will be his penis size like. Once a child attains 13/13 years of age. That is puberty. At that time under the influence of male hormones the penis grows in size. Nevertheless your concern may be genuine and so I may suggest you to seek opinion of the child specialist.
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My baby is 3 and half months. He have cold and cough also from last three days .Dr gave maxtra drop and nasoclear but cold and and cough not cure. Is steam can give to baby for relief what should I do please suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 3 and half months. He have cold and cough also from last three days .Dr gave maxtra drop and nasoclear but...
If cold n cough is without fever n there is no involvement of lung and baby is active, just saline nasal drops 4-5 times in a day is sufficient.
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My son 2 years old cut his left finger by resor too much bleeding what to do,,,,,

Pediatrician,
Lift the limb above the head level. Tie a compression bandage, not too tight. Visit emergency if the cut is big, for a suture.
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Dear sir, I am 25 years old mother. I am having 2 years old daughter, she is not ready to eat food like dal-bhat and chapati. She eats with her mood. For health we are normally soaking 2 almonds at hall night and in the morning we are pealing almonds with milk and boiling the same until almonds get mixed very well. Twice in a week we are doing this. But is this ohk in this summer weather? Because of hot weather should we need to stop or having no problem. Please let me know doctor.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
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I am 25 years old mother. I am having 2 years old daughter, she is not ready to eat food like dal-bhat and ...
Follow few tips don't run after kid for food let them run after you. Give whatever food prepare at home. Get them involved in cooking process, like washing, peeling, sorting of vegetables. Not to entertain whole gas is on. Don't give them choice. Reward them for eating the food quickly. Switch off tv mobile while eating.
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My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feeding at all her birth weight was 3.28 kg. please tell me what do I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is now 13 month old and still weighs 9 kg only. her appetite is also very poor does not likes spoon feedi...
It's normal weight for the age. Usually children don't eat well during 2nd year as the growth declins.
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My daughter is around 7 years but she always refuse food n fruits wht should I do to improve her diet.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Coimbatore
Never force feed for kid. It backfires almost always. Keep offering and encouraging. Medicines don't work to improve appetite. But new ideas will.
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What are the Causes and Symptoms of ADHD?

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
What are the Causes and Symptoms of ADHD?

What is ADHD?

ADHD refers to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a brain-related condition found among preschoolers, children, teenagers and in many cases extends well into adulthood. These individuals have significant impairment in academics as well as social situations and interpersonal relations. The child has difficulty sustaining attention, phases of hyper activeness and cannot control his/her impulses which make their day to day life at school and home difficult.

ADHD Symptoms

The symptoms of this disorder among children can be categorized under three headings.

1.Hyperactivity which includes - 

- Fidgets often
- Restlessness
- Inability to stay at one place runs around and tries to climb things
- Trouble playing quietly
- Excessive talking

2. Inattention, which can be divided into symptoms like

- Getting easily distracted
- Tendency to loose things
- Daydreaming
- Facing problems related to organizing things
- Not listening carefully
- Forgetting about daily activities, carelessness

3. Impulsiveness

- Interrupts others as they speak and talks out of turn
- Answers questions without listening to what has been asked
- Not being able to wait for their turn to come

Prevalence :

10-12% of school children before puberty are affected by one or more types of ADHD. ADHD especially hyperactivity is more prevalent in boys than in girls, with the ratio up to 9:1. Inattention and poor concentration are more commonly seen amongst girls. The rate of ADHD in parents and sibling of children with ADHD is 5-10 times higher than in the general population.

ADHD Causes

The probable causes of ADHD among children are,

1. Neurodevelopmental changes - Poorly developed activity of the brain particularly in the areas that control attention and concentration cause ADHD. This causes an imbalance in the neurotransmitters or the chemicals important for brain functioning and development.

2. Genetic Factors - genetic studies show that ADHD is largely hereditary in nature with a heritability of 75% approximately.

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My daughter Is 15 months old. Can I stop breastfeeding. Moreover, I have started developing nipple cracks since 1 week. I don't know the exact reason. Please suggest

Diploma in Paediatrics, MBBS
Sexologist, Dehradun
Apply emolene cream on your nipples. Avoid breast feeding for a week. Can empty your breast with a breast pump.
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My kid is 9 years old, still she making bedwetting in night. Is there any treatment for it, whom should I consult.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Bed wetting can be primary or secondary. If primary it will resolve just ask her to go to toilet before sleep and not to take fluids after 8 pm. If secondary need to investigate.
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My baby is six months old and he has got cough due to cold. What should I do?

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
It is very common for common cold to be followed by a mild cough in small babies. Don't worry. This will settle down in a few days. Continued breast feeding is the best remedy for such illnesses and one should avoid medication. If the nose is blocked you could use saline nasal drops three times a day. If there is feeding difficulty, one should see a doctor.
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From birth a child don't say anything. I want to know he can say anything or not.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
From birth a child don't say anything. I want to know he can say anything or not.
Soon after birth babies will only make sounds. They will start saying blgh-lah and unclear words from 9 months.
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My baby is not passing the motion regularly.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Kindly mention age of u'r baby, wrong food habit may lead to constipation in early age, less water intake is one of the reason, eat fruits like banana, pomegranate. For further guidence contact privately.
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My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter is in 9 month old. Can I give non vegetarian food to her. Can you suggest healthy food items.
Better to avoid as some will develop allergy to animal proteins. Moreover small babies can't digest them.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She has suffering cough problem and disturb to take air in morning 3 am. Dust, hot temp, cold, is problem. A minor sound is release from chest when she take air. More cough is deposited inside the chest. Not disease food properly. Discontinue stool.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
As per your description, she probably has bronchila asthma. Try to avoid exposure to dust/smoke etc. Do not use deo, perfume or anti mosquito spray or coil in the bedroom. Give her steam whenever she has cough. Ensure that you give her influenza vaccine, this is very beneficial in such cases. She also might require long term inhalers, for which you have to consult your paediatrician.
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I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?

MD(Pulmonary Medicine)
Pulmonologist, Kolkata
I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?
Cough with chest pain may have many causes which needs thorough evaluation, please consult a pulmonologist.
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