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Dr. Somashekar

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Bangalore

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Dr. Somashekar is a popular Pediatrician in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. She has had many happy patients in her 14 years of journey as a Pediatrician. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Paediatrics . You can visit her at Aveksha Hospital in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekar on has a number of highly qualified Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 27 years of experience on You can find Pediatricians online in Bangalore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Mysore Medical College - 2004
MD - Paediatrics - LLRM Medical College, Meerut - 2010


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7 Possible Reasons Behind Bedwetting

Fellowship In Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma In Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
7 Possible Reasons Behind Bedwetting

Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis, refers to the unintentional passage of urine during sleep. Enuresis is the medical term for wetting, whether in the clothing during the day or in bed at night. Another name for enuresis is urinary incontinence. For infants and young children, urination is involuntary. Wetting is normal for them. Most children achieve some degree of bladder control by 4 years of age. Daytime control is usually achieved first, while nighttime control comes later.

The age at which bladder control is expected varies considerably. Some parents expect dryness at a very early age, while others not until much later. Such a time line may reflect the culture and attitudes of the parents and caregivers.

Factors that affect the age at which wetting is considered a problem include the following:

  1. The child's gender: Bedwetting is more common in boys.
  2. The child's development and maturity
  3. The child's overall physical and emotional health. Chronic illness and/or emotional and physical abuse may predispose to bedwetting.


No one knows for sure what causes bed-wetting, but various factors may play a role:

  1. A small bladder: Your child's bladder may not be developed enough to hold urine produced during the night.
  2. Inability to recognize a full bladder: If the nerves that control the bladder are slow to mature, a full bladder may not wake your child, especially if your child is a deep sleeper.
  3. A hormone imbalance: During childhood, some kids don't produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) to slow nighttime urine production.
  4. Stress: Stressful events, such as becoming a big brother or sister, starting a new school, or sleeping away from home, may trigger bed-wetting.
  5. Urinary tract infection: This infection can make it difficult for your child to control urination.
  6. Sleep apnea: Sometimes bed-wetting is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which the child's breathing is interrupted during sleep.
  7. Diabetes: For a child who's usually dry at night, bed-wetting may be the first sign of diabetes.

A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system. Rarely, bed-wetting is related to a defect in the child's neurological system or urinary system.


  1. Wetting during the day
  2. Frequency, urgency, or burning on urination
  3. Straining, dribbling, or other unusual symptoms with urination
  4. Cloudy or pinkish urine, or blood stains on underpants or pajamas
  5. Soiling, being unable to control bowel movements
  6. Constipation

Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there's really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some children. After 7 years of age, a small number of children still wet the bed.

When to see a doctor: Most children outgrow bed-wetting on their own, but some need a little help. In other cases, bed-wetting may be a sign of an underlying condition that needs medical attention.

Consult your child's doctor if: 

  1. Your child still wets the bed after age 7
  2. Your child starts to wet the bed after a few months or more of being dry at night
  3. Bed-wetting is accompanied by painful urination, unusual thirst, pink or red urine, hard stools, or snoring

Here are some tips for helping your child stop wetting the bed. These are techniques that are most often successful

  1. Reduce evening fluid intake.
  2. The child should urinate in the toilet before bedtime.
  3. A system of sticker charts and rewards works for some children.
  4. Make sure the child has safe and easy access to the toilet.

Some believe that you should avoid using diapers or pull-ups at home because they can interfere with the motivation to wake up and use the toilet.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello doctors My 5 month baby suffered with fever 99.7 under arms without any stomach or chest infection. I have given him BABY GESIC syrup at 10.30 am today Request pls guide for further ailment for curing fever.

Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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My 5 month baby suffered with fever 99.7 under arms without any stomach or chest infection.
I have give...
If fever comes up again aftet four hrs. Then repeat the crocin 6hrly. For two days. If chills. And rigot it can be malaria you can give choroquine syrup. Seasonal fever responds in two or three days.
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Good morning doctor my baby is 2years 3months but her hair is very thin we are not doing bald for girl but also 2months once we are go to parlour for her hair cutting but also not there thick so please tell me any good oil and shampoo now I'm using coconut oil parachute not applying shampoo pears only putting for wash please tell me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Good morning doctor my baby is 2years 3months but her hair is very thin we are not doing bald for girl but also 2mont...
Good morning. it is very difficult to suggest any thing without seeing the local condition of scalp and general condition of baby. this condition of hair may be due to malnutrition particularly of micronutrients and protein. you may add multi vitamins and Iron with rich protein diet. else you may consult skin specialist for any local lesion.
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Baby Feeding Routine

MD - Paediatrics
Baby Feeding Routine
Complementary feeding

Complementary feeding / weaning should be started after 150 days of life.

Its better to start home prepared semi solids first. If you are not confident in preparing food initially you can give cerelac rice / cerelac wheat/ nestum rice etc.

Add a new food item only after trial of 3 days. I mean don't give new food everyday. Wait for any intolerance to a particular food.

Fruit juices orange, apple can be prepared at home and can be given from 7 months.

Mashed potato can be given by 7-8 months.

Egg can be give by 8-9 months. Give egg yolk initially and the egg white later.

Hi doctor my daughter is 5 months old she used to go motion once a day but from 4 days onwards she is going 4to5 times a day every time while taking the milk, and also she has cold but not blocked nose can you please suggest any medicine for motion.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hi doctor my daughter is 5 months old she used to go motion once a day but from 4 days onwards she is going 4to5 time...
You lovely baby doesn't need any medication unless she is refusing feed. Feed her as much s he wants. I hope she is exclusively on Breast feed. If not she may need medication.
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How to enhance a boy aged 9 years to show interest in reading and writing. Shows more interest in computer games.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
By gently counselling him and making aware of the future benefits of studying. Constant motivation is needed.
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Hi,Please suggest Non diabetes children normal range of blood sugar after food and before food. My 11 years old daughter fbs 100 and ppbs 141 after 20 mins of breakfast is it normal. She is a very good badminton player, sports 1st, and good in studies. Will she have diabetes? Very active through out day. She does cycling also evening one hour. Or else it's just a variation for hormones changes? Please Dr. reply? I will be waiting, I haven't not ate properly anything since from last week.

MD - Paediatrics
Blood sugar level after food should be checked only after one and half hours .if you take 30 min after food it will be high only. No need to worry. If are still in doubt you can check HbA1c level in blood which gives average blood sugar level for 3 months period. You can repeat Post meal level at 1 and half hours.
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Sexual Abuse In Children

Sexual Abuse In Children

Sexual abuse of children may sound very scary and degrading, but the truth is it is a very prevalent problem. As much we may not want to believe, the number of boys and girls who are sexually abused, and that too by close family and friends is very high. This may be difficult to digest, but is the truth. The sexual abuse in male and female children is 50% in each group which is again unbelievable but true.

What is considered child sexual abuse?

Child sexual abuse includes touching and non-touching activity. Some examples of touching activity include:

  1. touching a child's genitals or private parts for sexual pleasure.
  2. making a child touch someone else's genitals, play sexual games or have sex putting objects or body parts (like fingers, tongue or penis) inside the vagina, in the mouth or in the anus of a child for sexual pleasure.

The thing to ponder, however, is that people who abuse children have a deeper problem. This could be due to a combination of social and psychological issues that the person is facing. Often helping identify the underlying problem could be a solution to the problem too, but this is rarely done. If you think a child could be subjected to abuse, look out for the following symptoms.

  1. A feeling of guilt or shame.
  2. Irritability and anger with minimal reasons.
  3. Mood swings, often uncommon in children.
  4. Feeling very isolated and sad.
  5. Very anxious and angry.
  6. Symptoms of withdrawal, not wanting to be left alone.
  7. Sleeplessness.
  8. Fatigue and pain in the back, legs.
  9. Loss of appetite, energy.
  10. Bruises (look out for these, which may not be in visible areas).

How to handle?

Given the fact that the offender is in close family and/or friends circle, the suspicion levels are quite low.

  1. The first step, therefore, is to open up and talk with either your parents or someone close.
  2. Look for support groups which can be very helpful.
  3. Do not be isolated though the urge is very strong.
  4. Build a daily schedule to ensure your routine continues (studies, work, etc.).
  5. Focus on exercise or other passions as they help you deviate your mind.
  6. Be sure to not be alone with the offender, stay in a group.
  7. Give out a strong message saying it is not acceptable, and do not keep quiet.

Homoeopathic remedies:

Homoeopathy can come rescue of the offender all well as the victim. If we see according to the point of view of who committed the crime, many reasons may come to the light and we can be treated accordingly. Usually, these criminals have a very painful and sad childhood. This could lead them to commit a crime like child abuse. 

The following are the medicines to treat such people with anti-social behaviour-

  1. Aur.
  2. Bar-C.
  3. Hyoscyamus.
  4. Stramonium.
  5. Merc.
  6. Tarentula.
  7. Med.
  8. Nux V.
  9. Syphilinear.

There are certain homoeopathic medicines which are helpful in the treatment of children who are victimized. The most common symptom is nightmares.

  1. Calc.carb. 
  2. Aloes. 
  3. Phosphorous. 
  4. Cechris. 
  5. Sepia. 
  6. Staphysagria. 

For treatment for actual physical and mental symptoms of the victim child, following homoeopathic medicines may help:

  1. Aconite. 
  2. Ignatia. 
  3. Arnica. 
  4. Staphysagria. 
  5. Calendula. 
  6. Nat. mur. 

Homeopathy is a safe and effective way to treat the victims as well as the culprits of sexual abuse. It focuses on the way patients have reacted to events and the personality of the patient. It helps to bring complete harmony of physical, mental and social well being. 

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

My boy child is 1 year old. His weight is 9 kg. Dr. Prescribed my child to take Every night LASMA 4 (4 mg) tablet and also prescribed to continue it for 3 month. My boy child just takes 1 st tablet today i.e on 12.2.18 at 9.15 am. Wrongly my wife gives one tablet at morning instead of evening. Now my question 1. Is any problem there to give the tablet morning instead of evening? 2. Will I continue this medicine at every evening for 3 months? 3.Is it safe for my child at 1 year old? What I will do pls help me.

Homeopath, Hooghly
My boy child is 1 year old. His weight is 9 kg. Dr. Prescribed my child to take Every night LASMA 4 (4 mg) tablet and...
First n most important thing is that it is an anti allergic drug, long use of this drug will cause soo many adverse effects, it depressed the natural immunity power, it has soo many side effects like severe headache, stomach pain, chest congestion, difficulty in swallowing, joint pain, influenza,ear pain, suicidal thoughts and behavior, soo you have come to know about this drug, soo my advise is to discontinue it, I can advise you that if you do proper homoeopathic treatment it will be cure permanently, homoeopathic treatment has very less or almost no side effects, soo it will be better for your child health also, soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation.
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