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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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Best Way To Treat Fever In Children

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Best Way To Treat Fever In Children

Let us imagine a scenario: It is 4 in the morning. You are fast asleep and suddenly you hear the discomforting cries of your child. You sense that something is wrong and you immediately rush to the other room. As soon as you touch him, you realize that the child's body is burning up like a furnace? You immediately rush to get your thermometer and the figures on it do not make for a good reading - 102 degrees F. Panic dulls your response rate. Your first reaction is to call the doctor. It might be the right thing to do in some rare cases, but in most cases experts advise differently.

Stay Calm - The most important thing is for you to stay calm and relax and realize that it is still well within your hand to take care of the child. First things first, fever is not your enemy. Rather, it is body's way of telling you that your immune system is fighting alien elements in your body. Children of the age group 0 to 3 almost always face high temperatures at some point in their nascent lives.

The Need of the Hour - How you should go about it depends on your child's age and thermometer's readings. If your child is a newborn or is less than 3 months old and reading is above 100.4 degrees, then you must call the doctor at once.

Between 3 to 6 months, temperature threshold is 101 degrees F, while 103 degrees F is usually the limit for children older than 6 months. But, if the child is showing alarming symptoms such as body ache, fatigue, and diarrhoea, along with the high temperature of 101 degrees F or 102 degrees F, then you should consider calling the doctor on a priority basis.

Take the Hints - Be Wary of the Symptoms

Keeping an eye out on the symptoms is extremely important. If your child has a running nose and low-grade fever (99-100 degrees F), then he might be suffering from a bout of common cold. Vomiting and diarrhoea usually indicate stomach virus. For children with weak immune system or at higher risk than others, it is advisable to consult a doctor.

A 24 hours rest is generally advised in flu, till the patient is fever free without taking any antibiotics. Ailments like an earache, sore throat or discomfort in peeing should be brought to the notice of doctor as it might indicate soar throat, UTI or ear infection, all of which require antibiotic treatments. Certain signs warrant an immediate medical attention. Discomfort in breathing along with constant crying, difficulty in walking, unusual rashes and purple looking spots demand that he be taken to the E.R. right away.

The most important thing is to complete the treatment course diligently and let the fever run its course as it may actually aid the body in building immunity against the fever causing germs and fight them. One must remember that being calm and relaxed at taxing times go a long way in helping you take right decisions and treating fever in children is all about patience and right decisions.

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Hi. My daughter is 4 month old but she is unable to respond to her neck? Means she can not straight her neck itself when her head is bended right or left.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi. My daughter is 4 month old but she is unable to respond to her neck? Means she can not straight her neck itself w...
Check if she raises her neck while laid down with face down, if she cant you need to consult a pediatrician.
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I am having 3 week baby girl and she is passing green poo since last two days. My wife is not having enough milk. So we are feeding baby with lactogen. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Green stools are not a problem. But you should avoid bottle feeding /formula feeding for 3 weeks. Consult a lady doctor or lactational specialist to improve milk production. Avoid bottle feeding till 6 months of age.
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My new born baby has his feet turned inside by angle of 75what is proper method of treatment. Is plaster them only a solution or any other method of healing is there. Pls suggest me the right path. He is just a month old.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My new born baby has his feet turned inside by angle of 75what is proper method of treatment. Is plaster them only a ...
Serial corrective plastering is right choice of treatment. Please consult orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible.
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Hi sir I have one child she will complete 1 year on 22nd may 2016, my questions are she is very thin n she is no any teeth is coming till now kindly advise me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi sir  I have one child  she will complete 1 year on 22nd may 2016, my questions are she is very thin n she is no an...
Teeth don't worry, as they can be delayed without any reason. Further diet of 11 month old child is almost 900 to 1000 calories a day divided in six home made feeds, 300ml milk products at interval of three hrs.
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My daughter is 7 months old and the problem is ,she's don't like any types of food, including milk she take just only feeding ,no fruit juice, no boil vegetable cerelac cerelac is safe for child she eat only 3 or 4teaspoon and her weight is remained same from last 3 months 6.450 is it ok please suggest I am very worried.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter is 7 months old and the problem is ,she's don't like any types of food, including milk
she take just only...
Don't do force feeding. Start semi solids with one item like dal, khichadi, suji kheer etc what ever amount she takes that shall develop her taste too. Additional top milk with spoon (no bottle). Suji kheer is as good as cerelac. Her weight is with normal range.
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My 2 year old son infected with typhoid from 21 days. He is hospitilis on 15 th march & fever is gone for next four days. From 20 the march again he got fever after almost 8 hrs repetitively. Dr. Told yesterday for x ray chest. What will be actual problem with him.& can you suggest any medicine. Xray reports are normal.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Before giving any advice it is necessary to know what medicines were already given. Personal discussion can be done as privately option. Www.Lybrate.Com/drsajeev.
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I have a daughter age 10+years she has a problem of bed wet. wanted to get out from this problem please help me thank you.

M.D. Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
This problem is called as Nocturnal Enuresis. Kindly get her Urine Routine and Urine Culture tested. Till then, make sure that she does not drink water atleast 2 hours prior hitting to bed. Start alarm technique, put alarm at around 2 am in morning and ask her to go to washroom. This will help her to pass residual volume. If you find, that she is bed wetting somewhere before 2 am then, adjust clock accordingly. Kindly visit your nearest pediatrician, as he is the best person to give medication. Hope this helps. Happy Parenting!
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When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby massage?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby m...
A baby can br massaged lightly after about two weeks of birth. Homemade butter or ghee can be used for massage, also coconut oil. But make not to smear too much oil and to massage with light hands.
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My baby is 9 months old and is 9kgs, have started giving him khichdi, boiled vegetables, idli, mashed chapatis. He passes stool (solid) 2 to 3 times a day especially after eating, does that mean I overfeeding him? how will I know if something is not getting digested for him? please suggest a proper diet for him to put on good weight.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is 9 months old and is 9kgs, have started giving him khichdi, boiled vegetables, idli, mashed chapatis. He pa...
Your baby's weight is adequate for the age & whatever foods you are giving is correct. Some children pass stools as soon as they are fed. It is called as exaggerated gastrocolic reflex. As long as the stools are well formed nothing to worry about it.
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Hi I have 10 days old baby. And my wife says that He has a gilti on the super side of head. What is the issue for it.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
Hi
I have 10 days old baby. And my wife says that
He has a gilti on the super side of head. What is the issue for it.
Gilti in head is usually because of some infection alongside so kindly note for it. And if boil present show to nearest pediatrician.
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Even after my 25 days old baby latches to my breast someday m not sure if hes getting enough milk because my milk supply is low and he latches for 5-15 mins only that too only sometimes.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to see if your nipples are retracted and intake of milk is monitored by weekly or bi weekly weight monitoring of the baby.
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My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My 40 days old daughter is suffering from cough and more of cold. Which medicine should I give her?
Hello, Give her homoeopathic medicines which are very much safe to give even to the new born babies! Schwabe’s Alpha-CF and Biocombination-11 (either make them in powdered form or else dissolve in your milk), both after every 2 hourly for 3 days. Also use Nasoclear nasal drops. Management: -Avoid exposure to Air-conditioner or cold air (wrap in a warm stole). -Give her steam in a closed room twice or thrice.
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I am there, I hv 1yr 8 months old daughter. I want to stop breastfeeding. Can you suggest me some tips.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Though she may cry for a few days you simply refuse to give her and let someone else make her sleep. There is no medicines to stop feeding.
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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 son is six month old. Which type of food I should give to him. He is also on formula milk lactogen since 3 month old.

MBBS, MD-Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Bhubaneswar
My son is six month old. Which type of food I should give to him. He is also on formula milk lactogen since 3 month old.
Dear lybrate-user, as your son is already six months old, you should start weaning food, like veelac first, cerelac stage-1 in addition to mother's milk and lactogen. Gradually start feeding khichri, smashed food etc.
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We blessed with Baby girl on 27 Oct 2016 and her vaccination has started. Doctor given us two options one vaccination which will cause fever and pain to Baby and another which will not cause fever. We are confused?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
We blessed with Baby girl on 27 Oct 2016 and her vaccination has started. Doctor given us two options one vaccination...
Fever only rarely comes and it is mild rise in temperature and is the result of vaccine giving effect on body. it is not harmful
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My baby is 8 month old. He only take lactose free milk (powder milk) whenever we have tried the normal milk then after about 20 minutes he do potty. He is not able to digest the normal milk. My question is that when can he be able to digest the normal milk because I dont want to continue the lactose free milk as its not nutritious.?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
My baby is 8 month old. He only take lactose free milk (powder milk) whenever we have tried the normal milk then afte...
Doing potty about 20 min after milk feeding is no indication that baby is unable to digest milk. See if he is playful, active, putting on weight and passing watery urine 7-8 times per 24 hours. Child may pass 6-8 motions per day, that is normal.
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Hi .my daughter is 10. 8 years old. Which vaccination should be given in this age? Pls suggest.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi .my daughter is 10. 8 years old. Which vaccination should be given in this age? Pls suggest.
hello, lybrate user, you should go for a routine check of your daughter to ascertain the need of vaccination, please. tk care.
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Hello Doctor, My son is about to 3 years but he is not talkative he just says mummy and Papa and some a few words. He understands everything and very clearly explains his points. I am worried why he is not speaking he is going to playway from March 2016.

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello Doctor, My son is about to 3 years but he is not talkative he just says mummy and Papa and some a few words. He...
I understand your apprehension for delayed speach. In some cases it will take around 4 yrs. Have a patience and try to speak with him and give him reassurance. As he will in school he will get ample opportunities to express himself.
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