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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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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
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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What You Need to Know About Clubfoot?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
What You Need to Know About Clubfoot?

What You Need to Know About Clubfoot?

clubfoot is a common condition where an infant is born with a foot that turns in

  • Clubfoot most often presents at birth.

  • Clubfoot is caused by a shortened Achilles tendon, which causes the foot to turn in and under.

  • Clubfoot is twice as common in boys.

  • Treatment is necessary to correct clubfoot and is usually done in two phases — casting and bracing.

  • Children with clubfoot should be able to take part in regular daily activities once the condition is treated.

What is clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a foot deformity classified into three different types: idiopathic (unknown cause), neurogenic (caused by condition of the nervous system) and syndromic (related to an underlying syndrome).

Idiopathic Clubfoot

Also known as talipes equinovarus, idiopathic clubfoot is the most common type of clubfoot and is present at birth. This congenital anomaly is seen in one out of every 1,000 babies, with half of the cases of club foot involving only one foot. There is currently no known cause of idiopathic clubfoot, but baby boys are twice as likely to have clubfoot compared to baby girls.

Neurogenic Clubfoot

Neurogenic clubfoot is caused by an underlying neurologic condition. For instance, a child born with spina bifida A clubfoot may also develop later in childhood due to cerebral palsy or a spinal cord compression.

Syndromic Clubfoot

Syndromic clubfoot is found along with a number of other clinical conditions, which relate to an underlying syndrome. Examples of syndromes where a clubfoot can occur include arthrogryposis, constriction band syndrome, tibial hemimelia and diastrophic dwarfism.

What are the signs and symptoms of clubfoot?

In a clubfoot, the Achilles tendon is too short, causing the foot to stay pointed — also known as “fixing the foot in equinus.” The foot is also turned in and under. The bones of the foot and ankle are all present but are misaligned due to differences in the muscles and tendons acting on the foot.

What are the risk factors of clubfoot?

  • Having a parent or sibling with clubfoot

  • Maternal smoking during pregnancy

  • Male

Clubfoot Diagnosis

Foot imbalance due to clubfoot may be noticed during a fetal screening ultrasound as early as 12 weeks gestation, but the diagnosis of clubfoot is confirmed by physical exam at birth.

Clubfoot Treatment

The treatment for clubfoot consists of two phases: Ponseti serial casting and bracing. Treatment is always necessary, because the condition does not get better with growth.

Ponseti Serial Casting

A supramalleolar orthosis with bar is used for bracing after an infant has completed casting treatment for clubfoot

The Ponseti technique of serial casting is a treatment method that involves careful stretching and manipulation of the foot and holding with a cast. The first cast is applied one to two weeks after the baby is born. The cast is then changed in the office every seven to 10 days. With the fourth or fifth cast, a small in-office procedure is also needed to lengthen the Achilles tendon. This is done using a local numbing medicine and small blade. Afterward, the baby is placed into one last cast, which remains on for two to three weeks.

Bracing for Clubfoot

While the casting corrects the foot deformity, bracing maintains the correction. Without bracing, the clubfoot would redevelop. The day the last cast is removed, the baby is fit in a supramalleolar orthosis with a bar. These braces are worn 23 hours a day for two months, then 12 hours a day (naps plus nighttime) until kindergarten age.

Life after Treatment of Clubfoot

A well-corrected clubfoot looks no different than a normal foot. Sports, dance and normal daytime footwear are the expectations for a child born with a clubfoot. This condition will not hold a child back from normal activities. 

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Hi My son is 6 years old and he will not eat properly. He is very thin and weak. I just need your suggestion. Can I give him ZINCOVIT syrup 200 ml which is a Nutritional Food Supplement Pls advice Thank you.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
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My son is 6 years old and he will not eat properly. He is very thin and weak. I just need your suggestion. Can I g...
Yes it's a good drug and stimulated hunger as well. You can add syp aptivate 5 ml twice a day as well before food. However its not hunger stimulating agents only but quality of food you give that matters. Calories (carbs) and protein both shall be required.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Breastfeeding releases the prolactin hormones into a mother's system because of which a peaceful and nurturing sensation fills her and she benefits emotionally and physically from it.
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Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Ahmednagar
A baby as young as 6 months should not be exposed to direct or indirect sunlight as it can cause sunburn.
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My son Jeremy is 14 months old and his fontanelle has still not closed. What can I do? He has also not started to walk.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My son Jeremy is 14 months old and his fontanelle has still not closed. What can I do? He has also not started to walk.
The Anterior fontanelle (AF) is simply an area on top of a baby’s head where the various bony plates that make up the skull have not yet come together. The fact that a newborn’s skull isn’t one solid bone at birth, but rather comprised of several bony plates is not just useful, but necessary, as it allows a newborn’s head to adjust enough in size to pass through the birth canal and then allow the skull to expand as babies’ brains grow considerably throughout the first year.------------AF is generally between 3 to 6 centimeters diameter during the first 6 months of life, and gradually gets smaller thereafter—closing some time between the ages of 10 and 25 months old. Any babies who are born prematurely, however, may have their anterior fontanelles close even later. -------So your question is of little concern right now and nothing to worry about-----------------------
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Hello sir, My little baby is 7 months old, I have low/less breast milk, I cannot completely feed him with my own milk, please tell me what to do right now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hello sir,
My little baby is 7 months old, I have low/less breast milk, I cannot completely feed him with my own milk...
Hi, Take Lactuca virosa 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day for 3mths This increases breast milk. now 6mths are complete .so you can feed your baby with dal water,smashed and boiled rice vegetables,ragi flour and wheat flour preparings.
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My 8 years old son have some speech problem. For the past few month, while speaking he stammers. Initially it was less but now I'm feeling it increasing more. It can be cured or not. Give some suggestion for speedy recovery.

D.H.L.S, B.A.S.L.P, M.A, B.Ed .SE . ( H.I )
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:- speech and language assessment properly by speech therapist Small and long sentence slow speed speaking exercise attention properl only words stammer Breathing exercise by different types air Pampering not child Regular speech therapy.
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My baby age is 5 month 22 days. So can I start cerelac wheat. Or banana mashed. Suggest me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My baby age is 5 month 22 days. So can I start cerelac wheat. Or banana mashed. Suggest me.
Dear lybrate user, please,don't b impatient, Wt 5 months more to start cereals, as it takes 6 months to complete d stomach to start digestion of cereals. Take,care.
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5 months baby sweats very much from her head while feeding is there anything to worry.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
5 months baby sweats very much from her head while feeding is there anything to worry.
Hello, * your baby is flabby, fare with large head? * a baby with such constitution sweats while sleeping, being fed specially on fore head, this so happens due to deficiency of calcium, so there is nothing to b worried about. Homoeo-care** @ calcarea carb 30- 1 drop, thrice a day. Report after a wk. Take care.
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My 3 years old daughter does want to eat non -veg food. Always she wants to eat some spicy food. She wants chicken in her every launch or dinner. She doesn't like Dal, sabji etc. It is not good for her health, isn't in Dr? Can I give LIVSAVE KIDS to protect her liver? Please give me suggestion.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
There is no need to give Livesafe or anything and in younger age this may not be a problem and slowly you can make her understand the need for vegetables and a balanced diet
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Sir my sister daughter 12 year old. repeatedly coming typhoid fever for 3 months or 6 months and sometimes few weeks. So how to test and treatment recover life long the baby Please reply sir.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Investigate her for pyrexia of unknown origin. Test like cbc, hb, cxr, mt, widal test, urine exam complete with c/s will be he helpful to know cause & treatment.
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My grand daghter age one and half year old suffering from formation of stone in her stool and trouble in passing out stool.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Increasing fiber contents of diet will help to deal with problem. Too much milk intake is usual cause, reduce it. Increase water intake.
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My baby is 2. 5 months old. She is not having cold cough or anything like that. But she occasionally coughs. Is it normal?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My baby is 2. 5 months old. She is not having cold cough or anything like that. But she occasionally coughs. Is it no...
Occasionally 2-3 time small bouts of coughing in a day or coughing after feeding is normal. It may be because to irritation due to some milk or normal secretion in thraot. Its a normal reflex coughing. Continus large bouts of coughing with cold or fever or other symptom you should give prescribed medicine or consult pediatrician.
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My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told her to undergo CVS and amniocentesis tests. All other features of the foetus are normal. Please suggest if the baby would be normal or there is 50-50 chances of downs syndrome. Nobody else in the family has this. 2 months aho she had a spontaneous miscarriage plus she has hypothyroid which is normal now. She is now four months pregnant.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
My sisters double marker shows positive. Downs syndrome 1: 198 possibility. She is 29 years old. Doctors have told he...
It is very hard to tell if the child will have down's syndrome or not. It is only time that will tell and for that matter of fact, it is only chance and please think positively about the situation. The chances are very less and even if it turns out to be so, downs kids are trainable. I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!
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My 7 month baby boy required daily multi vitamin, digestive, anti vomiting, anti spasmodic, anti flatulent drop? I am confused that baby required so many medicine?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My 7 month baby boy required daily multi vitamin, digestive, anti vomiting, anti spasmodic, anti flatulent drop? I am...
All these medicines are not required all the time. You can give only multivitamin and digestive drops for few days and you can stop. Other medicines like antispasmodic and antiemetic can be given whenever needed only.
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Sir my daughter was 3 months old. Due to some infection in the lungs. She was not take breathing properly. She is in hospital from born. And on the oxygen. doctor said from bhopal that there was no solution for this. Only oxygen is the solution. Pls help me sir. I am very for you.

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Sir my daughter was 3 months old. Due to some infection in the lungs. She was not take breathing properly. She is in ...
is your kid premature. if it is then look for second opinion contact me personally with reports you may contact on videocalling. with baby
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Sir mere bache ko RTA TYPE 2 HE aur uski umar 04 month he kya wo puri trah thik ho sakta he aur jab wo bimar hua tab caretinin 8.00 tha aur abhi 2.80 he.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Sir
mere bache ko RTA TYPE 2 HE aur uski umar 04 month he kya wo puri trah thik ho sakta he aur jab wo bimar hua tab ...
Treatment of distal (type 1) and proximal (type 2) renal tubular acidosis. The approach to therapy in distal (type 1) and proximal (type 2) renal tubular acidosis (rta) is determined by the primary defect in each disorder: decreased distal acidification and impaired proximal bicarbonate reabsorption, respectively how rta is treated depends on what's causing it. If it's a reaction to a certain drug, treatment may involve stopping use of the drug or changing the dosage. If an underlying disease or other condition is causing rta, it will be treated until that condition resolves. To treat the effects of rta, it's necessary to restore a normal acid level to the blood. To do this, doctors prescribe alkaline medicines, such as sodium bicarbonate, that help to lower the blood's concentration of acid. Most of the time, treatment for rta is effective. Kids whose rta is caused by a genetic defect may need treatment for the rest of their lives. The good news is that sticking with their treatments lets kids remain healthy.
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I am 34 years old. My new born baby (male) 4 months old now but his ureter is very big found. And urine is retain. His bladder is small size. How can I do doctor.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
I am 34 years old. My new born baby (male) 4 months old now but his ureter is very big found. And urine is retain. Hi...
Dear , your baby boy is born with congenital urinary defects. I would like to see the usg scan and mcu reports along with the pictures before I advise you.
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