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Dr. Smitha .k

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

13 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Smitha .k MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics) Pediatrician, Bangalore
13 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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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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How to get rid off perpetual prolonged cough and how to get rid off sneezing and allergy? What is exactly dengue fever and how to control it? Please tell me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How to get rid off perpetual prolonged cough and how to get rid off sneezing and allergy? What is exactly dengue feve...
For cold take tablet cetrizine at night and for cough take syp ascoril D 2.5 ml twice a day and dengue is a viral fever due to mosquitoes bite and we need to take rest with eat nutritious food and drink adequate fluid and follow your drs advise
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I am 15 years old boy I want to grow height to reach my goal what to do and I have right hand finger pain so I need a solution.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I am 15 years old boy I want to grow height to reach my goal what to do and I have right hand finger pain so I need a...
Swim, hang from bars. Have a balanced die (protein rich, sleep, exercise, play basketball. Check your 25 (oh) vitd3 levels. Height has a large genetic influence. But with active stretching and stimulus some additional growth is possible. Hope this helps.
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My daughter is 13 years old. Eventhough she is regularly doing bed wetting. All this happens with out knowledge of her. She is very depressed for this act. It there any solution. Which specialist should I consult.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
My daughter is 13 years old. Eventhough she is regularly doing bed wetting. All this happens with out knowledge of he...
Bed wetting up to 5 years is normal. Beyond 6 years you should consult a doctor. Preferably a pediatric specialist. There are 2 types of bed wetting primary enuresis, secondary enuresis your pediatrician will diagnose and will give drug accordingly.
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Hi, My baby is 3 months old he's exclusively on breastfeed and once a while I give him formula milk. I need to leave him and go for 2 nights. Is it advisable to leave and go the baby also does that affect the milk supply of the mother child breast feeding relation?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi, My baby is 3 months old he's exclusively on breastfeed and once a while I give him formula milk. I need to leave ...
Only thing I want to add is that after refrigragion you can thaw the milk by keeping the katori in lukewarm container. And for two days you should express the milk and empty the breast whenever possible just to maintain adequate milk supplies.
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I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I am 24 years old women. My baby age now 6th month now I what food prefer to my baby boy?
Feeding tips for baby between 6-12 months of age try variety of foods as by this age increasing the variety the appetite/palatability improves. Add ghee generously if tolerated to increase the calorie value of diet. In compare to protein and carbohydrate calorie value of fat is thrice. Give at least one katori serving at a time of- mashed roti/bread/biscuit mixed in sweetened undiluted milk or mashed roti/rice/bread/dosa mixed with thick dal with added ghee/oil or khichadi with added ghee. Add cooked vegetables in the servings. You can also give dalia/suji ka halwa/kheer prepared in milk or any cereal porridge cooked in milk. You can give mashed boiled potato also. Give banana, papaya, cheeko, mango to meet the vitamin's requirement. Give these servings 3 times per day. Feed the baby in your lap with your hands. Don't force. If needed give small amount and increase the frequency of feeds.
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What's the nutrition food for 6th months baby.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician,
What's the nutrition food for 6th months baby.
Hi welcome to lybrate by 6mnths you can start weaning foods. Keep continuing breastfeeding, start off with ragi based foods, these are readily available in market or can be prepared at home. Introduce one food at a time. Watch for any vomiting, loose stools or abdominal pain following introduction of new food. Start with 2-3 scoops a time and then increase the quantity. New food can be given 3 times a day. Do not force feed, continue or stop feeding based on child's cues. Do not stop breastfeeding, keep continuing it till 1- 1/2 yrs of age. Don't breastfeed at the time or just before that of scheduled feed. Give adequate water along with feeds. Wait for a week or so before starting new food. Vegetable soups, mashed fruits, rice, dal, sooji based food can be introduced gradually. By one year child should be eating what the family members are eating without any modification. Introducing to ice creams, chocolates, junk food etc as late as possible is better. Avoid artificially colored foods. Avoid food prepared outside as much as possible. Cow's milk to be started after one year of age. Let me know if you need more information.
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My 11 months baby is having fever since yesterday, I just gave him chloramphenical syrup and fenceta syrup. But still no sign of fever gone down. What should I give him?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My 11 months baby is having fever since yesterday, I just gave him chloramphenical syrup and fenceta syrup. But still...
Paracetamol is sufficient to get the fever down in first few days. Chloramphenicol is an old drug for typhoid fever and can have serious side effects so better avoided.
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His birth weight is 3.25. And he is crying in night daily. My pediatrician said its stomach pain and gave him colimex. Shall I give him when he is crying more.

MD (Peditrics), MBBS
Pediatrician,
His birth weight is 3.25. And he is crying in night daily. My pediatrician said its stomach pain and gave him colimex...
You have not mentioned age. If child has colic pain then colimex will help. Sudden excessive cry in healthy child in evening and between to 3 wk to 6mo. Then it is likely to be colic. But make sure there is no other disease or illness. Give medicine as adv, by doctor.
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My son is 5/half year old , every day he is having a gas problem every time he is feel vomiting so he doesn't want to have his food please help me. Since last 2 year.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Start giving USA based Aloe vera juice. Its best & 100% natural. 20 ml mor/ eveng. Your son will get result in 7-10 days.
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Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

Which baby doesn't spit up their food! This is usually not a reason to worry, but if this spitting up is chronic and is accompanied by other symptoms it is known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Severe GERD can cause weight loss and breathing problems and thus, should not be ignored.

Reflux occurs when food is pushed out of the stomach and back up the esophagus. This is usually because the digestive system in babies is not yet fully developed. Vomiting often during the day is one of the most common symptoms of GERD. Other symptoms include:

  • A persistent cough
  • Choking or gagging while eating
  • Refusing to eat
  • Crying while feeding
  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the stomach

Most cases of GERD can be diagnosed by its symptoms and a look at the baby's medical history. In some cases, additional tests may be required, such as:

  1. Barium swallow: The child is given a chalky substance to drink. This highlights the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestines in a special X-ray. It is used to check if there are any blockages in the digestive system.
  2. pH probe: A long, thin tube with a probe at one end is put down the child's throat. This is kept in the esophagus for 24 hours. The probe measures the levels of acidity in the stomach. This test is usually done when the child complains of breathing problems along with reflux.
  3. Upper GI endoscopy: Here the doctor puts a thin, flexible tube down the child's throat. At one end of the tube is a camera that allows the doctor to look into the esophagus, stomach and small intestine.
  4. Gastric emptying study: One of the causes of reflux is the slow emptying of the stomach. To check this, the doctor will mix a radioactive chemical with the baby's milk that allows a special camera to follow its path down the digestive system.

In most cases, GERD can be treated by making a few lifestyle changes. Some of these are:

  • Raise the head of the baby's crib
  • After feeding the baby, do not let him lie down, but hold him upright for half an hour or so.
  • Change his feeding schedule
  • Ask your doctor if you can try giving him solid food. Else, check if you can thicken his feed with cereal.
  • Make the baby burp after feeding

Most infants outgrow this condition within a year, so do not stress yourself and enjoy life with your baby.

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My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not reduced. It has been so for the past 3 years. In fact, he was an underweight child till he was 3 years and later on till 10 years had no issues with body weight. Is there some problem I have to take care of?

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 13 year old son is overweight-67kg. Though he has cut down on junk and follows a strict diet his weight has not re...
Hye. You need to understand that a child has to be treated differently than an adult. The child of 13 years needs nutrition for growth and development. Strict diets are not at all recommended for a child in his teens. Concentrate on healthy, sensible eating and indulge in some sport that he likes. Gradually fitness and health has to happen. You have to let it come naturally to your child, you can't enforce health the way you know is right. A child's needs are very different. Be patient and let the health take its course.
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For fruit juice what is the measuring medium? Table spoon or tea spoon. I am giving my daughter 20 teaspoons of lemon juice. Is it an excess dosage? Shes exactly two years old.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
For fruit juice what is the measuring medium? Table spoon or tea spoon. I am giving my daughter 20 teaspoons of lemon...
Fruit juice is not a medicine to be given by measuring spoon. Fresh whole fruits are more desirable than juices, as it deprives us of important nutrient a fiber. Enjoy fruits as much as you want. Don't measure in terms of quantity but your enjoyment.
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I am a student and my age is17 but my body doesn't look like as 17 .I am so weak what can I have to do for a healthy body please suggest me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Take home made food chapati, dal rice and green veg. Ihope you are not diabetic. Oars in food snacks is good food.
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My child just 4 yrs old suffering with heavy loose motion, can't find any doctor on my location before 11 o clock please advice me

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try giving him a little ginger as it reduces the formation of unpleasant gases in the stomach, thereby, helping in controlling loose motions, give a spoonful of mustard seeds with water as it brings remarkable change after sometime. Buttermilk is an excellent option as acid in it fights germs and bacteria and helps clear stomach. Consuming bananas with a little curd is the most traditional home remedy to stop loose and it works wonders. God bless.
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My daughter is 10 years old. She has not done potty for last 2/3 days and she is releasing gas. She is not eating but feeling uneasy. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ludhiana
She needs currently now syp looz 10 ml thrice a day. Till she passes loose stools and primarily she needs diet modification in the form of more of salads and fruits and roughage diet.
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3+ years baby getting cold & cough every 4 or 5 days. That time like asthma symptoms appearing.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
If no fever with cold and cough and associated with wheeze, then it is likely due to asthma. Avoid egg, feather, sudden change of weather and milk. Consult a child specialist for proper medication.
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I am having a 3 years old daughter, who was recently admitted to Hospital due to Nonobstructive refluxassociated chronic pyelonephritis. The doctors have given medicine and regular check up at intervals are being carried out also. But, even after so much of medication, we are unable to remove the constipation. Any suggestions on this issue as to how to resolve the problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I am having a 3 years old daughter, who was recently admitted to Hospital due to Nonobstructive refluxassociated
chro...
I think it's vesico urteric reflux. As already pyelonephritis has developed, might need correction. Show to an urologist. Get dmsa scan to rule out scarring of kidney s. For constipation you must regularly use duphalac for many months.
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My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs white, 2 banana, 3 times pasteurized milk; and some biscuits and chocolates, and apple juice, vegetable soup, rice with any curry. .she is not becoming fat why. Suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2 years old girl. She eats idli, 2eggs white, 2 banana, 3 times pasteurized milk; and some biscuits an...
It is better to remain non fatty and active . Fat is obesity and a disease. Try not to make her fatty .
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