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Dr. Sumithra N

MBBS

Pediatrician, Bangalore

26 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Sumithra N MBBS Pediatrician, Bangalore
26 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Sumithra N is one of the best Pediatricians in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. She has completed MBBS. You can visit her at Shanbhag Hospital in Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumithra N on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - KIMS Bangalore - 1991

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Shanbhag Hospital

Plot No. 6, 3rd Cross, 1str Main, Thimmaiah Layout, Basaveshwara Nagar. Landmark: Opposite Swarna Sagar HotelBangalore Get Directions
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No. 6, Thimmaiah Layout, 1st Main, 3rd D Cross, 2nd Block, 3rd Stage, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560079. Landmark: Near Gangamma Thimayya Conventional HallBangalore Get Directions
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How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
How To Diagnose Asthma In Children, Before It Attacks?
How to diagnose asthma in children

Asthma in children under the age of 5 is a matter of concern. It is not a rare disease and early diagnosis is important. Common signs of asthma in children are:

1. Recurring bronchitis
2. Wheezing
3. Discomfort in the chest
4. Coughing
5. Trouble breathing

While some children have persistent yet mild symptoms, some children have severe attacks at times. Seasonal allergies and smoke make the symptoms worse.

What to notice?
While feeding an infant, if you notice that your child is facing shortness of breath, it might be a symptom of asthma. In a toddler, if your notice a decreased desire to run and play, or easy fatigue, then this could be a symptom of asthma. Asthma attacks for many children under the age of 5 are worsened when they catch cold or have any other respiratory infections. All these, if noticed should not be ignored and your child's pediatrician should be consulted.

The above mentioned symptoms were mild. Some children have it worse and the attacks can be life-threatening, needing immediate treatment. If your child is under the age of 5 and you see them doing one of the following, contact emergency services immediately:

1. Trouble in speaking because they have restricted breathing
2. When they are breathing in, the effort is so much that the abdomen is getting sucked in
3. Gasping for air.

Diagnosing asthma in a child can be tricky as symptoms like coughing, wheezing, etc can be for other conditions also. Once a child is a little older and if the symptoms persist, breathing and lung function tests are taken to gauge the situation.

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Hi my male child is 4 months old. Starting from we are feeding mothers milk. However neighbour ladies are feeding mothers milk as well as cow milk. I used to give small amount of cow milk but my child started vomit, loose motion after an hour. What to do for this? also its better to start giving ceralac or farex?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Hi my male child is 4 months old. Starting from we are feeding mothers milk. However neighbour ladies are feeding mot...
Mother'smilk is the best milk till 6 months of life. After that you should gradually introduce semisolids. Cows milk is better avoided till1year as it causes intolerance in some babies.
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Dear sir/madam. May I know what is" coarctation of aorta" moderate LV dysfunction" mild MR' OS ASD with left to right shunt" mild PHT. Please reply anyone. My 3 months baby having the problem. What the remedy or solution of this problem?

MD
Pediatrician, Indore
Dear sir/madam. May I know what is" coarctation of aorta" moderate LV dysfunction" mild MR' OS ASD with left  to righ...
There is constriction of aorta. This lead to hypoperfusion as it is present with asd symptoms are less. If symptomatic then repair[surgery] has to be done.
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I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?

MD(Pulmonary Medicine)
Pulmonologist, Kolkata
I am suffering from dry cough and chest pain. Can you please suggest some cure for this ?
Cough with chest pain may have many causes which needs thorough evaluation, please consult a pulmonologist.
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M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If you must bottle feed, always make sure that the baby's milk bottles are well sterilized and clean.

My premature baby (30 weeks) completed 4 months she is having cold n cough n mild wheeze so doctor suggested me as Alex+ paed drops, levolin syp, azithral syrup those syrup safe for my premature baby. Please help me.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My premature baby (30 weeks) completed 4 months she is having cold n cough n mild wheeze so doctor suggested me as Al...
Hello, Since your baby was born premature, she is, prone to frequent infections. Follow doctors advice to the T and exclusively breast feed her to develop her strong immunity.
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Baby 17 days ka hai. Premechure baby 34 week ka hai. Problem ye hai ke ek to weight kam hai. Dusra mother feed nhi karwa pa rahi kyuki nippal ander hai. Use lectojan de rahe hai katori chhamach se. Baby jaisa janam ke samay that. Waise he dikhta hai. Weight badane ke liye kya kare. Cow ka milk de sakte hai kya. Hindi me answer de.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
Baby 17 days ka hai. Premechure baby 34 week ka hai. Problem ye hai ke ek to weight kam hai. Dusra mother feed nhi ka...
Aapne birth weight nahi bataya. Mother ke nipple problem ke liye apne Dr. se sampark kare vo iska ilaj batayenge. Bacche ka daily weight gain dekhna padta hai agar hame ye dekhna hai ki maa ka dudh paryapt hai ki nahi. Powder milk katori chamachse de rahe hain vo sahi hai. Cows milk dene ki jaroorat nahi hai. Bacce to multivitamins aur calcium supplements bhi dena hoga. Bacche to infection ki aasar hai ki nahi uske liye apne Dr. se jaroor mile.
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My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?
Resistance through an airway is inversally proportional to fourth power of radius (Bernoullie's principle). Children has narrow airway which make it more susceptible for wheezing. Also the immunity at extremes of ages is less making them both children and old aged people more susceptible for infections.
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My 7 year old son still bed wets 3 to 4 times at night. Even if he sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon he bedwets. Wen he was few months old he had recurring episodes of UTI. A urologist did MCU and the report was normal. After the age of 1 he never had UTI. But bedwetting continues even in summers. Please advise He has hard and irregular motions as well!

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
My 7 year old son still bed wets 3 to 4 times at night. Even if he sleeps for 2 hours in the afternoon he bedwets. We...
Hello. You must go through homeopathic remedy chamomilla 200 2 doses in a week at bed time. Also take mer sol 30 od for a week. Definitely you feel change in this problems. After 15 days reverts back.
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My baby is 1 month old and she is suffering from constipation from last 3 days. Kindly suggest as she is unable to sleep at night from last 2 days and is uncomfortable.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
My baby is 1 month old and she is suffering from constipation from last 3 days. Kindly suggest as she is unable to sl...
Hello usually baby should not be given any medicine. Advice you should take papaya in your diet you should not take cold water, cold food, outside food take warm food only. Do daily massage to baby put mild warm sesame oil on umbilicus of. Baby for 2 min. It will be ok. If not do consult. Thanks it will be ok. With this only.
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My 3 months old baby is doing potty 3-4 time in these days. His potty is very green and watery. From two days he has jukam and khasi. What should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My 3 months old baby is doing potty 3-4 time in these days. His potty is very green and watery. From two days he has ...
Just continue exclusive breast feeding, if his urine output is less give fluids frequently with breast feed.
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My baby 9 month old her eyes can not right left eye missing right position so we know the right doctor to concern with.?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
It's squint, visit paediatric ophthalmologist (eye specialist) most of the times it gets corrected with spects.
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Aagar baby ko loose motion lag jae to opium de sakte hai ya nahi. Agar dene k baad koi problem ho to kya kre.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Aagar baby ko loose motion lag jae to opium de sakte hai ya nahi. Agar dene k baad koi problem ho to kya kre.
Please take the baby to the doctor if the frequency of loose motions do not decrease. Keep feeding the baby. Keep checking for fever and any drowsiness.
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How to care new born 3 months baby what food have to take for mother what all vaccines to be take new born baby.

MD - Paediatrics, FIAP (Neonatology)
Pediatrician, Chandigarh
Newborn care must include care of temperature. Frequency of feeding and urine frequency. A healthy baby consumes milk 10-12 times a day passes urine 6 -8 times a day and has a normal breathing pattern, mother can eat anything. Imp is to breast feed the baby. Vaccinations should be done acc to iap schedule of 2014 available.
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My girl child is 6 years and 7 months old. Since yesterday afternoon, she is having fever, which is coming down on giving Calpol (Pediatric syrup), but after few hours it goes upto 102 C. We have been giving her oral fluids and she is resting at home. Is she now an adult and can we give paracetamol in tablet form?

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My girl child is 6 years and 7 months old. Since yesterday afternoon, she is having fever, which is coming down on gi...
Dear parent If she can take tablet you can give her 1/2 (half) tablet. But with 102 Fever get her blood and urine test done.
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My son aged 9 years was referred to ophthalmologist since he was unable to read letters at long distance. Thus he has been detected with vision of following in Right eye UCVA 6/12, spherical -1, cyl -.50, Axis 115. Left eye UCVA 6/18, Spherical -.076, cyl - nil, Axis - nil Is this Temporary disorder or permanent one. How long will it take to correct it.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello A. I am sorry but he will need glasses for life B. This number will increase till age of 18 years and after it will become stable After age of 18 yrs, he can get rid of Glasses with lasik surgery.
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Hi Doctor, My daughter is 22 months old. I have a question over her diet. As summers are at peak, my baby is not eating or drinking any thing, she only takes Lactogen- Stage 4, which is a cause of worry for me. She is becoming very weak now a days. As she is not eating properly, she is getting irritated and crying all the time. I request your help to get a solution for her healthy diet during summers. Thank You!

Fellowship In Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology And Nutrition, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi Doctor, My daughter is 22 months old. I have a question over her diet. As summers are at peak, my baby is not eati...
Milk based diet till 22 months is really not good. If you r bottle feeding stop it immediately. Give her regular diet as we eat but with lesser spices. U can give regular cows milk only twice a day in a glass. Bottle is habit forming and has many disadvantages. Particularly in summers give more water. Fluids. Juice. Along with balanced diet.
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My daughter is 8 years old. She has pain in her molars on the right side. I consulted a dentist who suggested root canal and cap. She is just eight years and those are not her permanent teeth. Is it neccessary for her to undergo a root canal treatment.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Yes it is, as if not treated this will be source of infection, causing bacterimia all along till new tooth comes.
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My baby's age is 8 months old. He prefers only breastfeed milk. He is not preferred bottle milk. How to avoid to give breast milk. How to give bottle milk. I am suffering from nipple cracks and milk is not coming blood is coming. What I have to do to give bottle feeding.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby's age is 8 months old. He prefers only breastfeed milk. He is not preferred bottle milk. How to avoid to give...
Bottle feeding harmful n is discouraged. Use spoon to feed top milk. Breastfeeding maybe continued after cracked nipple tt. Start semi solids, if not yet started. Right time to start is 6 months now he is 8 months.
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