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Dr. Sudhir Shetty

Pediatrician, Bangalore

200 at clinic
Dr. Sudhir Shetty Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Sudhir Shetty is a popular Pediatrician in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. You can visit him at Pragathi Nursing Home in Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sudhir Shetty on Lybrate.com.

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My baby is 3 years old. She suck her thumb before n after sleep. How can we forget her habit. We already tried many things to remove this habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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My baby is 3 years old. She suck her thumb before n after sleep. How can we forget her habit. We already tried many t...
Usually he will throw away this habit after he grows up. Now you can apply a bandage on his thumb or some bitter cream.

My son has problem of cough since last 2 yrs. IgE test showing 1436.10 IU/ml. We are taking homoepathy treatment. When the medicines are given, it subsides for few days and then devlops again. Kindly advise.

MRCP (UK), DNB, MD
Pulmonologist
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Dear, More clinical details are needed. Any family history of asthma? Cannot comment on homeopathy as i am not authorized Ige levels are elevated suggesting allergy, will need to examine patient. Regards

My 2 year baby is very thin. She is just 9. 2 kgs (her birth weight is 2. 75) she will not like to have any food but very active - please suggest me I am very much worried to see her thin legs:(

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath
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Take homeopathy. U can try cal. Carb. 30 3hrly for wk. If not getting better than we wil discuss case indetail. Take care. .

Hello sir my son age 13 years. When he take bath in early mornings with cold water he gets some dots in full body and sometime he become unconscious.PLease do help

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath
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Why homeopathy is good for u r child bcoz in homeopathy 1) his immune system increases. 2)without any side effects. 3)complaints cured permanently.

A 4 years old child having less haemoglobin 8. How to increase suffering from slight themoslamiya also. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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If it's thalassemia minor treatment is rarely needed. If it's thalassemia major needs regular blood transfusions.

I have pitta from last two days and breastfed my baby (8 month old). Can I take avil in this. Is there any side effect while breastfeeding.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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You can continue breast feeding with semi solid foods at frequent intervals. You do not require any medicine at the moment.

My daughter is complaining about stomach pain for last two days. This is intermittent. She is 6 years.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician
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the stomach pain is with tiolet or no, if answer is no then start her tab meftal spas 1 tab twice a day.

My baby is now 11 months old. Teeth coming out so got motions and my baby weak. Please advice health drinks or what food we provide.

MD
Pediatrician
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when teeth are grown out there is itching at site and kids wants to chew that gives loose motions. there is nothing to worry.

Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care
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The bonding between parents and baby is complicated and often takes time to gel. While some dads connect with their baby within the early days of birth, it may take a little longer for others and that s perfectly normal. Fathers often assume that the mother will naturally have a stronger bond with the baby than you will. As long as they spend more time with the baby, a bond will develop between the two of them. Certain things that you can do to strengthen the bond between your baby and your partner are as follows:

Develop a baby bond by spending time: Start early and make him talk or sing to your pregnant belly often. This establishes a strong connection before the baby is even born. This helps your newborn to recognize the tone and pattern of each of your voices, later on.

Develop skin contact: Make him hold the baby whenever possible.Stroking their back or rocking them gently in arms invokes a sense of protection and comfort in your baby's mind. This is the best way to bond. The best is when the baby ends up sleeping and resting in the arms of the father. The baby starts to feel secure and comfortable in their presence.

Tell him to help you: Ask him to help you with bathing, dressing, and changing diapers of the baby. A father's involvement in the baby's life is essential. It not just helps the mother but also makes the father an active participant.

Let him burn the mid night oil: Let him to take up the night duty. Ask him to pick up and bring the baby to you for feedings and then take the baby back for burping. This would not only enhance their bonding but also let help you relax a bit.

Let him joke around: Fathers can soothe a crying baby extremely well. Babies pacify instantly, when the parents make funny, silly faces to make them smile.

Encourage a baby's day out: Babies love fresh air, let your partner carry and take them out for a stroll around the block.

Encourage touch: Babies respond to touch. Let him give the baby a massage for 10 to 15 minutes by gently rubbing their legs, belly, arms, and neck.

Be there: Encourage him to make it part of his daily routine, to set aside time every night to play with your little baby.

Attachment is an interactive process. You don't have to be a perfect parent all of the time in order to bond with your baby. Just do your best, and don't worry!
Bonding of my baby with father: Should I do something extra?

When it is safe to wean a baby?and what you suggest to give?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Start supplementary feed at 6 months. But continue breast feeding. You can start with mashed rice or clear dal water

Hello Doctors, my son is 2 years old his problem he not doing regular potty he taken three or four days gaps. Please suggest me what I do? I already checked with child specialist but its was not proper solution. Please tell me what I do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hello Doctors, my son is 2 years old his problem he not doing regular potty he taken three or four days gaps. Please ...
Give your son fibrous diet and good quantity of water. Encourage him to sit on pot daily. Even if he goes once in 3 or 4 days normal stool, need not to worry.

I just want to know that maximum how many days anti biotic can we give to 7-9 month old baby!

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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I just want to know that maximum how many days anti biotic can we give to 7-9 month old baby!
It depends on the ailment condition and improvement. There is no hard and fast rule, usually a course of 3-5 days is sufficient, in certain conditions like tb and leprosy we give for about a year.

Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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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:

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.
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.

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.

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.
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux In Babies

May baby is 5 year old. She is suffering from cabbage worm in his mind. What should I do?

MD
Pediatrician
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Tell me what are symptoms. Is there any convulsion. It could be neurocysticercosis. It should be investigated. Consult pediatrician.

My son is 13 months old. Lastly we have given him vaccination in 9th month. Currently the chart says there is a dose at 12th month. But doctor said it will be given 18th month. Pls help.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is 13 months old. Lastly we have given him vaccination in 9th month. Currently the chart says there is a dose ...
At 12 months hepatitis a first dose has to be given. But this is a optional vaccine. It helps in preventing water borne cases of hepatitis. So decreasing morbidity and school absenteeism. Next dose will b at 15 month of age which will b mmr and chickenpox. At 18 month dpt booster and polio booster will b there.

Hi Sir, I have a dog (Labrador) around 3 years of age on this march 2016 I was out of town and my dog was having some infection in the scrotum, while cleaning his pus from scrotum he bit my wife in hand and blood came out too, and my didn't took it serious too and when I came back after 2 days we went to the vet doctor for the treatment of my dog and when I ask the vet doctor that it has been more than 3 days he bit my wife so do I need to get a rabies vaccination so he said "no , you should have done it within 24 hrs for the vaccination" but few days before I was going through the google and came to know about the conscious of rabies infection so I am too much worried as when my dog was only once vaccinated when an another dog bite him a in aug 2015 and then after that neither me and my wife nor my dog got any vaccine till now but yes my dog never gets down from my home and never had an interaction with other animals except once which I had already mentioned for which once he was vaccinated, and now its aug 2016 my wife is not having any illness so I had just 2 question that still I can treat her with rabies vaccination course and second is that do I need to worry. Please help me out with the solution sir. Regards Mukund verma.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Hi Sir,
I have a dog (Labrador) around 3 years of age on this march 2016 I was out of town and my dog was having some...
If your wife was fully vaccinated against rabies 1 year ago, she is fully protected against rabies and not required other course for about 5 years when booster dose of rabies vaccine is needed. Precautionary single dose of anti rabies vaccine rabipur can be taken.

My daughter of age one year is suffering from cough. When she sleeps it increases kindly suggest.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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Cough which increases on lying is usually due to nasal congestion, postnasal drip and reflux. Try anti allergic syrup and if no relief consult a child specialist.

My baby is 2 months old initial diagnosis results say he has neonatal hepatitis. What is its cure and how much time will it take for the baby to recover.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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My baby is 2 months old initial diagnosis results say he has neonatal hepatitis.
What is its cure and how much time w...
Neonatal hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that occurs in early infancy, usually one to two months after birth. About 20 per cent of infants who develop neonatal hepatitis were infected with a virus causing inflammation of the liver either before birth through their mother, or shortly after birth. Viruses which can cause neonatal hepatitis in infants include cytomegalovirus, rubella (measles), and hepatitis A, B and C. In the remaining 80 per cent of affected infants, no specific cause can be identified, but many experts suspect a virus is to blame.There is no specific treatment for neonatal hepatitis. Vitamin supplements are usually prescribed and many infants are given medications which improve bile flow. Formulas containing fats more easily digested by the body are also given. It will take 2 months to cure fully

For my 1 year 2 month child affected by Kawasaki disease Then 4 days armored and gave IVIG. Then last two days they given 150 mg aspirin for 6 hours once. Per dose is 187 mg. After they given IVIG he did get any fever as of now. Then they advised to continue for another 12 days. In my question is still how many days he need to take medicine? Then it will affect his nomal life?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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For my 1 year 2 month child affected by Kawasaki disease Then 4 days armored and gave IVIG.
Then last two days they g...
The treatment being given is correct. Please continue till your doctor tells you to stop. Otherwise major complications including heart can occur.
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