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Dr. Sumana Rao

Pediatrician, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. Sumana Rao Pediatrician, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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Dr. Sumana Rao is a renowned Pediatrician in Mico Layout, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Sumana Rao personally at Niranjana Childrens Clinic in Mico Layout, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumana Rao and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My 3 months old baby only feeds from my left breast from past one week though I use to breast feed her from both side. Don't know what may be the reason for it. My one side breast gets engorged but she refuses to drink. And when I am empty she cries and finally I have to end up giving her formula. Please any lactation consultant help me with techniques to feed her hassle free.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
YOu have to see if the other breast nipple is retracted or is there any crack ? you have to patiently put on that breast and make the baby feed . It is not advisable to give formula
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My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My baby is 2.8 years old and weighs 27 Kg, is he overweight and what should be done to keep his weight under control?
It's too much. Please rule out any disease. Diet is only way to reduce weight. Give her two+times food home cooked, no oil, contain ata, bajra, dal. No beard, no maida. Or market junk food. Weigh 15days.
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My son is 3 years old, he doesn't eat anything, we use hungry syrup, but no change, we are worrying about him, please give me a best suggestion for him, and one more thing he is always crying, what is the reason for crying?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
My son is 3 years old, he doesn't eat anything, we use hungry syrup, but no change, we are worrying about him, please...
It seems the problem is 1) food or feeding is a punishment to him, 2) whatever he wants he gets by crying. So now remedy is give him enough time to eat but no choice. Let him cry and console himself to get over the habit of crying. Once he knows that crying will not yield anything, he will be different. It seems he is very sharp, intelligent child. So try these gor a week or two without a break and provide me feedback. No medication please but for deworming medicine every four months.
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MAMC, MRCPCH, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
With diabetic kids, Teachers should be more attentive and allow enough loo-breaks, oversee their food, and monitor their physical activity.
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My daughter studying in grade 1 is not going to school. She tells that she fears of omitting in school and she get bored to have 5 hrs in school? Is any homeopathic or allopathic medicine so that creating interest to go to school? Or any other solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Gurgaon
My daughter studying in grade 1 is not going to school. She tells that she fears of omitting in school and she get bo...
Your daughter is having adjustment problem. Figure out the reason first. Have you changed her school or bcos of shuffling of students, she is missing her old group of friends. Encourage her to make new friends, you can visit her friends or call her friends over. The schools today have an interesting schedule for the primary kids, so the only time she is getting bored is the breaks or extra curricular classes which involve peer group interaction. Talk to her about the the school activities in a positive way. Talk to her teachers abt her behaviour in school. If problem persists, talk to the school counselor.
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Sir my baby is 1.5 years and she have fever 104.3 f and she is looking very week and her head very hot.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Sir my baby is 1.5 years and she have fever 104.3 f and she is looking very week and her head very hot.
Your child is grossely malnourished so prone to recurrent infections. Anyway sponge wholebody with tap water for 30 minutes & give him liquid paracetamol for immediate relief. Later on improve diet,add butter,egg & feed him more frequently.
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My daughter is ten years old from last week she started getting vomiting and pain in her stomach and after two day she suddenly started getting scared I have done USG of her stomach and the report is clear she use to talk a lot But now she keep quite all the time when ever I ask her she just node her head in answer and if I ask her about her problem she just start crying and say that she is scared of bhoot I am very worried of her Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician,
Someone must have told her about bhoot or sometimes parents scold and tell scary things like ghost, kindly tell her not to worry. If you are watching scary serials or movie in front of your child, then it is obvious. Try to tell her that such thing does not exist.
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Is there any side effect of masturbation on 16 years old boy? I try masturbation in 1 weak 1 time. Is there any effect on my hair?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Is there any side effect of masturbation on 16 years old boy? I try masturbation in 1 weak 1 time. Is there any effec...
There is no harm by masturbation but anything in excess is harmful. Avoid being alone, try to avoid masturbation as much as possible.
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What is the effect to stop adwize tablet after taking this tablet for 3 and half years to cure my autistic child now aged 13 years, who is also is an epilectic patient.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Your child has to continue Antiepileptic medication. As regards Autism ia an associated disorder, hence advisable not to stop medication. You can see Autism is a condition that affects mental and physical well being. In fact autism is not a single disorder rather a group of ailments that is classified as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Autistic children have problems with social interactions. They may also encounter problems with verbal and non-verbal communication, exhibit pattern of repetitive behavior with narrow, restricted interests, hyper sensitive to light, sound, touch etc (sensory overload). Otherwise majority of the cases are diagnosed anywhere between the age of 2-5 years. Interestingly, there are many individuals who may have ASD but never aware of it. Though the exact cause for autism is unknown, genetics plays an important part. Environmental, immunological and metabolic factors may have a contributory role. Since, it is a spectrum of disorders, there is no single reason attributed to this condition. Genetic, environmental, immunological and metabolic causes may be the contributing factor. Where genetic basis is identified as a cause, palliative measures are initiated immediately. When the reasons are not clear, diagnosis, classification and management invariably gets delayed. As stated earlier under watchful eyes of parents or family physicians, autistic symptoms could be recognized early. Severely autistic infants do not make normal babbling sound and have abnormal eye movements. Some of the symptoms include but restricted to limited vocabulary, unable to follow verbal or facial cues, abnormal eye movement or hand eye co-ordination etc. They also tend to make incoherent sounds. These children also do not follow simple commands. Many times these symptoms are glossed over delaying early diagnosis. Denial, my child is normal attitudes contribute to the delay in early diagnosis. In general ASD is loosely classified into five different types. However, this classification is hotly debated. 1. Pervasive developmental disorder(PDD) - Children suffering from PDD show delay in development of social and language skills 2. Kanner?s syndrome - This is most common type of autistic disorder. They live in their own world and have poor social interactions. They do not like any change in their routine. Individuals with this disorder get affected by loud sounds and cannot lead a normal life as they have low communication skills 3. Rett?s syndrome - Usually seen in females and is quite rare. They are mentally retarded and show muscle atrophy. The individuals show repetitive hand movements. 4. Childhood disintegrative disorder- The symptoms starts to appear in otherwise normal children between 2-4 years of age. They stop talking and interacting with people around them. Individuals start losing motor skills after the age of two 5. Asperger syndrome- Often misdiagnosed as obsessive ?Compulsive disorder or Attention ?Deficit disorder. They don?t show normal social interactions and have problems communicating. Children with Asperger syndrome show repetitive actions and exhibit poor motor skills. Some are thought have talent on which if they focus on could reach great height. Autism is known for decades, unfortunately, there are very few medications available to treat ASD. However, not all hopes are lost. In contemporary medical system (allopathic medicine) different symptom specific treatment options are offered for autistic patients. It is to be noted that these are mood altering medicines. Therefore, qualified physicians should be consulted and the medications administered under care. Ayruvedic approach: In ayurveda there are some herbal medications prescribed for autistic individuals. These are more of remedial measures than cure. Therefore, these medications are to be taken for life. As in many mood altering disorders, besides medications, management is suggested. Very interestingly, an Indian mother of an autistic son, Mrs. Soma Mukhopadhyay, developed Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) to train autistic children to lead near normal life. This has been demonstrated to be a boon for several severely autistic children. Her son Tito Mukhopadhyay is indisputably the most famous Indian with autism. With his mother?s guidance he had written many poems and authored a book titled ?Beyond the Silence: My Life, The World and Autism. Noting her revolutionary method she was brought to the United States by Cure Autism Now Foundation. Since then she had refined her techniques. Currently she is running ?Helping Autism through Learning and Outreach ? HALO? foundation (www.Halo-soma.Org). Recently, she had published a book ?Understanding autism Through Rapid Prompting Method? that details the technique developed by her.
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Sleeping trouble & bed wetting by my son of 9 years having tonsils problem as well. We sits up while sleeping also and snores as well.

FCCP (USA), MD - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Indore
Tonsils have a relationship with snoring. Please visit an ENT surgeon. If size is too much it will help with removal.
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My daughter is advised to take attentrol10mg. She is 18 year old. She get lost and does not pay attention continuously. So doctor told us now that she is having ADHD problem. I just want to ask is it genetic or due to some other reason?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
The exact cause of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) isn't known. But it may run in families. Ongoing research is focused on finding the genes that cause a person to be likely to get adhd. A mother's use of cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs during pregnancy may increase the risk for adhd.
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Hello Doctor, my baby is 4.5 month old now. He did not smile & always see towards forehead. My baby weight around 5.3 kg, birth weight was 2.5 kg. Baby born at 36 week pregnancy & till date he did not rollover & did not keep his neck strong. We consult doctor here, doctor prescribed rapigrow, vit d & multivitamin. He had done all the blood & stool check up & ultra sound of brain & did not found anything abnormal. Could you advise what to check further?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Probably your baby is mentally retarded, it means that his brain is not developed normally. Your baby has feeding problems too. Please tell me about birth, example normal or ceserian, admission to nursery or not, did baby cry imidiately or not.
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My son is handicapped and mentally underdeveloped and on wheel chair. He is now 18+. At the age of six months he has uncontrolled seizures and still on anti convultions. He has chest congestions repeatedly. Also his capacity to control urine is decreasing. He has repeated UTI and URI also. How we can permanentally control this. We nebulize him occasionally with duolin and budecort 1 mg. Thanks.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
It very tough. Get him vaccinated. Try to boost his immunity by nutritious food. As he is getting repeated infection ,get his IGA,IGG.IGM assessed. Nebulize with duolin only if not asthmatic as budecort will increase chances of pneumonia.
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My 10.5 month baby isn't gaining weight. I give her two snacks and three meals a day which includes veggies and fruits. Her weight is 7 kgs which is really concerning. I wish there should be an article on babies weight like other articles by doctors.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My 10.5 month baby isn't gaining weight. I give her two snacks and three meals a day which includes veggies and fruit...
Baby wt gains depend on calories he is taking which starts right from 1-2 hours after birth. If baby is deficient of calories from early age, it becomes difficult, though not impossible, to recover. At this age of 10.5 months normal average expected wt is 9.5 kg while your baby is only 7 kg. Increase his caloric diet by adding oil in cooked food and either increasig quantity or frequency of such food but don't force to feed.
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My 4 years old baby boy of late complains of severe abdominal pain in upper portion around navel area, I applied medicine after seeing doctor, no he is not getting any relief, what should I do? what is causing the pain?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
If associated with fever and vomiting it may be due to appendicitis. Show to a pediatrician to confirm.
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Which which tests of a 5 months girl baby of approx 6+ kg weight must be done. Even if all the dose are given.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Which which tests of a 5 months girl baby of approx 6+ kg weight must be done. Even if all the dose are given.
Routinely no test is recommended. Only if child have any symptom or sign, basis of that test are done.
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I have 6 months baby. I started giving home food. From the day giving the food she is suffering from motions. What should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have 6 months baby. I started giving home food. From the day giving the food she is suffering from motions. What sh...
Sometimes babies develop diarrhea soon after introducing solids. Take care of hygiene before feeding. Take care of dehydration.
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My son is 4.5 years got stomach infection after consuming mango shake around 20 days ago. He had stomach ache and loose motion off and on. After eating something he had stomach ache and loose motion. For last two days he had watery loose motion. Today motion are better but he is having fever above 101. I am giving crocin for fever every 6 hrs and ciffixim for motion.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jalandhar
My son is 4.5 years got stomach infection after consuming mango shake around 20 days ago. He had stomach ache and loo...
Do stool routine microscopy and culture avoid milk based diet give home based food and plenty of fluid and ors change antibiotics showing your pediatrician after report.
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Early warning on Teens of obese risk from heart disease and Stroke

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Teens who are overweight or obese and even those in the high range of normal body mass index face an increased risk of death from heart disease and stroke in middle age. Obese teenagers were five times more likely to die of coronary artery disease by middle age compared to those of normal weight. This study stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy weight during childhood and adolescence. As a significantly number of overweight and Obese teens has grown substantially in recent years.

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