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Dr. Smitha .k

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Smitha .k MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics) Pediatrician, Bangalore
12 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. Smitha .k is a trusted Pediatrician in HRBR Layout, Bangalore. She has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 12 years. She is a qualified MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics). You can visit her at Kidz Care Clinic in HRBR Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Smitha .k and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, - 2004
DNB (Pediatrics) - Indira Gandhi Institute Of Child Health Hospital, - 2009
Languages spoken
English
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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My cousin is 5 years old and have problems of cerebral palsy. She is 6 kg in weight can I get any solutions for her. Basic problems indication and low drinking (water, milk etc).

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Weight is very low, might be having associated swallowing problems, needs a thorough evaluation for her failure to gain weight.

Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim feel scared to catch I need to look my baby fat please let me know any solution quickly without any effects.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Hi my baby is 6month old I am giving solid food while born it was 3kg but now it is in 5kg 500gram it looks very slim...
There is nothing to give quick rise. Growing takes its own time provided good balanced nourishing diet is given. Your baby is under wt. Add oily stuff in his diet.

Do I have dyslexia I always have writing and reading problem I am 20 what should I do?

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At your age you can identify the particular words that pose a problem to you and then write those words down and articulate the letters and the words they form just as a young kid would do; and you will register an audio-visual memory of those particular words to gradually develop an audio-visual impression and memory of the same. It will be even more useful to write the meanings of those words and relate to them as well. You could sing the words and meanings to make a lasting impression. But you should not rush all the methods at once to learn quicker: it will only confuse you and make it even more difficult, and will lead to frustration. In a more advanced situation you can print index cards of those words and learn to memorize them in the same fashion as mentioned above. As time goes by you may get audio books and listen to them often but always in an atmosphere conducive to good listening. If you wish you could also get the help of reading teachers who will professionally take you from simple material to higher material as you advance in the learning program. The audio mode of learning is slower than the visual mode but speed is not an immediate objective, comprehension and word recognition is. It will be a long process but if you are determined, it will be rewarding. You could have benefited from an earlier intervention, like in childhood, if they had noticed and acted then. Please remember that your intelligence is not in question. So it is up to your commitment, sincerity and above all perseverance.

My daughter age is 7 years. Since one month, pus is discharging from her left ear with bad smell. Already consulted an E.N.T. Specialist. He suggested to use candid ear dropsfor 10 days. But invain.

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Hello, Probably your daughter is having a fungal infection of the outer ear . If she is not responding to Candid ear drops , then she may require an examination of ear under microscope ( called otomicroscopy ) and suction clearance. This will help in faster healing as well as a confirmed diagnosis / to rule out any other ear pathology.

My baby is now six month. I dint gave any food to him. Other than milk. What should I give for my baby.

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My baby is now six month. I dint gave any food to him. Other than milk. What should I give for my baby.
Hi, you should start giving mashed banana, dal, mashed potato one by one and gradually introduce other food items.

MD - Paediatrics, Assistant professor (AP)
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Make your child habitual of drinking lots of water throughout the day as it will keep his/her mind alert and will make him/her feel energetic throughout the day.

My baby is 11 days old and having gastric problem and vomiting after drinking powder milk.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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My baby is 11 days old and having gastric problem and vomiting after drinking powder milk.
Vomiting immediately after drinking milk is regurgitation, make sure you do burping properly. If the child is having good activity, no need to do anything except proper burping, however if the child looks sick, then proper consultation may be required.

My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And please help me what kind of medicine I have to stock for emergency for kids?

MD - Paediatrics, MRCPCH
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My son is only 1.2 years old, abd he is suffering from cold issue. Can any doctor suggest me for best remedy? And ple...
Ina Fanta and toddlers are expected to have atleast 8-10 infections a year. If they are active playful and growing well, nothing to worry. Saline nasal drops and paracetamol for fever are good enough.

My brother son age 6 yr suddenly get from bed feared cried randomly says save me, protect me, I didn't understood shivered jump twisted his hands with one another, at that time he looks very feared it happens weekly 3 or 4 times.what can be done for this?

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Hi, Did you ask him about any fear he is having/ hiding? How are his parents and rest of the family member's behavior with him? How teachers and rest of the staff behave with him in school? Try try to find out the cause. For the time being, give him Bakson's Santoninum/ 2 tablets twice a day for 10 days and Kali Phos. 6x/ once daily at night for 4 weeks. There after get back to me for his condition.

Parents nowadays give young children coke or Pepsi to drink. I was shocked to see a mother giving coke in a feeding bottle to a baby. Can anybody please provide the harmful effects of these drinks so that people don't make these mistakes. Thanks.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Parents nowadays give young children coke or Pepsi to drink. I was shocked to see a mother giving coke in a feeding b...
The more an infant drinks. The less the child will eat and in addition it may cause reduced intake o other normal diet causing malnutrition.

Hi, my daughter is 4. 5yrs and she is suffering from adenoids and due to that she snores and vomits thick sputum. She does not takes much fluids. Can you please suggest some medicine or treatment?

Pediatrician
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If the adenoids are source of recurrent infections, she may require a good dose of antibiotics, her environment need s to be clean with smoke, dust and allergen free, obviously along with good exercise and a healthy nutritious diet, if inspite of best efforts, the problems are persisting, she may require an adenoidectomy if they cause problem with sleep, with mouth breathing, protrusion of teeth.

What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Severe hereditary heart imperfection commonly becomes obvious soon after the birth of a child or at some point in the first few months of its life. It is a tragic condition in children and some of the symptoms that are associated with the heart imperfections include rapid breathing, grunting while breathing, swelling of the abdomen, legs and areas around the eyes of the baby.

The baby experiences shortness of breath during feeding and in this way, the baby does not gain much weight. The nostrils of the baby also become flared, and they at times turn pale blue in their skin color. In some cases, the blood pressure of the baby is also very low after their birth.

Congenital heart defects are at times not diagnosed in the early stages of childhood as the signs are not noticeable. However, some of the signs that are obvious and noticeable in older children mainly include:
1. Children become short of breath while exercising or doing some activity and at times these children require frequent monitoring.
2. They get tired in no time and have less stamina
3. The legs of these children suffering from congenital heart defects tend to swell.
4. The blood circulation in these children is very poor
5. Holes in the heart occur and typically in the walls between the major blood vessels as well as the chambers.

Do Tests Regularly
It is very important that a follow up is done with pediatrician regularly and the tests described are performed regularly. In any such case if the problem is significant, then it is likely that your medical doctor would refer your child to a paediatric cardiologist. The paediatric cardiologist is specially trained to identify as well as treat severe heart problems in young children, infants and even in young adults.

Medications Used for Treating Heart Disease
The condition cannot be prevented and hence to lower the risk of your baby having congenital heart disease it is very necessary that women have a healthy pregnancy. There are certain medications provided by the doctors to treat this condition and relieve the symptoms caused. The medications that are used include Vasodilators to widen the blood vessels so that the blood circulation is improved, Diuretics are used to reduce the extra fluid in the body. The strength of the heart beat is increased by use of Digoxin, and irregular heartbeats can be prevented by use of Antiarrhythmics. However, these medications do not treat the defect completely.
What Are the Main Indicators of a Heart Disease in a Child?

On 7 Nov 2016 my wife 9 months completed. But 7 now early morning baby seems no moment. the doctor said baby was not getting heartbeat, ultrasound report show the baby was dead. I Have Big loss. Just tell me the reason Doctor?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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On 7 Nov 2016 my wife 9 months completed. But 7 now early morning baby seems no moment. the doctor said baby was not ...
It could be form a lot of reasons like the Umbilical cord twisting around the neck or any chromosomal defect. It will not repeatedly happen and need not worry.

My boy baby who is 2 years old, not eating food properly. If I force him he vomits it. So I left him to his wish. He eats only a little. Please give me solution to this. Can I give him any liquid like pediasure etc. Or can I give him tonics to arouse his hunger. If yes please mention names?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My boy baby who is 2 years old, not eating food properly. If I force him he vomits it. So I left him to his wish. He ...
No tonic is helpful to increase appetite. Generally children have less appetite during 2nd year. Give for worms.

My grandson was born yesterday at 16 30 hrs. The doctor has said that the child had was gruntin and finding it difficult to breathe initially. After a few hours in the incubator and a few feeds this gradually disappeared. Should the child be checked by a pediatrician for anything specific and what is it we should look for and also what care should be taken.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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My grandson was born yesterday at 16 30 hrs. The doctor has said that the child had was gruntin and finding it diffic...
Yes, it is better to get him checked by pediatrician who shall look after according to his ailment and advise you.

I am suffering from polycystic since few months. And this is causing severe pain in my lower abdominal part, weight gain, irregular periods, hairs on upper lips and weakness.

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I am suffering from polycystic since few months. And this is causing severe pain in my lower abdominal part, weight g...
The main issue of overweight people is their apetite. As they have increased appetite, they are not able to do dieting adequately, as a result, they are unable to lose fat. Ayurveda has breakthrough remedy for this. This remedy reduces apetite and make dieting as easy as a child's play. It works by converting extra fat to glucose and ensures complete consumption of glucose. This is how this medicine reduces hunger and increases energy levels. This medicine gives you proper fat loss and natural shape correction. With this medicine, you can lose up to 7 kg per month. This medicine is free from side effects.

My baby don't eat anything. I have tried everything. He is 2 years old.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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My baby don't eat anything. I have tried everything. He is 2 years old.
Children have a natural tendency to spit out the things offered to them give for eating. Taste takes time to develop. It is recommended to give the babies only one or two things for 10 - 15 days continuously. Ultimately they develop taste.

Hi, My niece were suffering with typhoid fever and treatment is still going on but now from last 3-4 days the fever is going to 3-4 degree, When we give medicine it comes down. Today at morning 5 AM she has 4 fever. Kindly suggest what we need to do in this case, Shall we go with and king of Test? As of now Doctor has not suggested us any kind of Tests. She is 2.5 years old.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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Hi,
My niece were suffering with typhoid fever and treatment is still going on but now from last 3-4 days the fever i...
In typhoid it takes 5 to 7 days for fever to go. If child is improving by look and food, it is ok. Discuss your worry with your pediatrician.
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