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Dr. Ashwini Shankar

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH)

Pediatrician, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. Ashwini Shankar MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health... Pediatrician, Bangalore
14 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Ashwini Shankar is an experienced Pediatrician in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a successful Pediatrician for the last 14 years. He studied and completed MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH). You can consult Dr. Ashwini Shankar at Chandra Health Care Centre in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ashwini Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Bellur, - 2002
Post Graduate Diploma in Maternity and Child Health (PGDMCH) - Indira Gandhi Open University, Bangalore, - 2007
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karnataka medical council

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Dear sir my child born on 10 months before , by operation . After six months his right hand function is very slow compare to left hand. Two months he was treatment by psychotherapy, his right hand function is slowly recover, but fully not cured what treatment is required , in allopathy or homeopathy or sidda what can I do sir thanks sir.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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Dear sir
my child born on 10 months before , by operation .
After six months his right hand function is very slow com...
It appears if your child is using left hand more than right hand that is giving impression of weakness of right hand. It is just possible that your baby may become left handed. Even then give message and active & passive movements to rt hand beside good nutritious diet.

How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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How many calories should be enough for a growing baby. And for how many days of its growth.
1oo kcal per kg per day is the ideal requirement of babies . 2 GM per kg is approximate protein requirement of babies per day . these are the absolute number to be fulfilled . regards

I requested you to suggest a good treatment for my daughter age 3 years she is not interested to take any food his weight is 9.8 kg.

BHMS
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Your daughter is underweight. She needs a good nutritious diet to help her in physical and mental growth. Be creative. Make her food look interesting, colourful. You can cut paranthas, sandwiches in interesting shapes n serve with jam/ green chutney/ salsa/cucumber raita etc. Involve her in grocery n fruit/ veg shopping. Tell her what you r buying and why shd we eat it. Make meal times a family affair. Let the whole family sit together, serve the food nicely and involve her in setting up the table etc. You can add vegs to khicdi/ dalia/ upma or make veg soup/ tikkis/idlis / paranthas. Dals / chanas can b sprouted and given as colourful tasty salad. Fruits can be served as shakes/ smoothies/ custard/ pies etc. Give her a variety of foods n flavours. Do not give her junk food or aerated drinks bcos they r addictive n very poor in nutritional value. You can give her homoeopathic alfalfa tonic (paediatric)/1 tsp/ twice a day 30 minutes before meals for 10 days. Bringing up children is a task that requires a lot of skill and patience. All the best.

Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? If so, what are they and what medications are implicated? What exactly is a spine block injection? Will it work long-term for low back pain due to disc problems? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
Depends on what medicine you are taking. But generally there are no long term effects of adhd medicines. Atomoxetin can effect liver function tests but it is reversible on stopping the medicine. Methylphenidate is safe and has no long term effects. Regarding spine block injections kindly discuss with an orthopedic surgeon.

3 months old baby with fever since morning fever is slight not very high His 5 year old brother is recovering from viral fever. Probably he has contacted the same. Please suggest medicine.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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3 months old baby with fever since morning fever is slight not very high
His 5 year old brother is recovering from vi...
Yes ji most likely viral. Can continue paracetamol drops thrice a day. But for babies less than 6 month old better show to nearest pediatrician.

Am breastfeeding mom. Am starving to eat chocolates and spicy food. Will it affect my baby?

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hi, congratulation on becoming a mom. Eating chocolates wont affect your baby in any way. Eating spicy things in moderation is ok.

Hi Doctor, My baby was 2 month she was crying at night daily my family doctor given pedicloryl surp shall I use daily it's give any side effects I'm worry any it my baby my sleeping what to do please visit give me ans sir.

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Hi Doctor, My baby was 2 month she was crying at night daily my family doctor given pedicloryl surp shall I use daily...
Try to look for actual cause. It may be simple colic pain. Do not not use support unless it is an emergency. Kindly consult.
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I HV delivered a preterm baby of 1.900 gm. My delivery date was 28 July BT due to water discharge baby was delivered on 23 June. Baby was kept in ICU 4 13 days bcz he suffered from jaundice n pneumonia. Now d baby is OK BT he does potty around 8to 9 times a day, generally after feeding. I am worried. Is some problem there? Do I need to consult a doctor?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
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I HV delivered a preterm baby of 1.900 gm. My delivery date was 28 July BT due to water discharge baby was delivered ...
Since baby is ok but passing stool 8 to 9 times that too after feed is not abnormal if gaining weight properly. It is due to gastrocolic reflex. Your baby is still short of expected date of delivery by 9 days. If he is being fed properly, he must be weighing about 2700 gm now if his birth wt was about 2200 gm. So need not to worry otherwise consult doctor.
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My male baby is 2 years old' he is suffering from constipation and loss of appetite last 1 year and under treatment. And regularly given medicine, please advice me.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
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My male baby is 2 years old' he is suffering from constipation and loss of appetite last 1 year and under treatment. ...
For constipation give high roughage diet like fruits and vegetables, roti. Give more fluids including water. If he is constipated for along time rectal enema once to evacuate the bowels. Then you can use glycerine suppository perrectal daily for 3 days and then as per need. Give syp lactulose 5ml twice a day for about I month till he starts passing normal stools daily. Important to remember is that high roughage adequate diet is most important.
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How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?

Post Graduate Diploma in Pyschology
Psychologist
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Parents sometimes tend to neglect their children due to various reasons. However, this negligence influences the children severely. It can affect the development, personality, relationship traits of the children. Every child needs care and love. Parents are naturally the closest people in a child s world. Negligence from the closest people can lead to destructive character traits in their personality.

1. Attachment problems: One of the primary and direct effects of parental negligence towards children can lead children to be less attached with family. If a child does not get the warmth and care from parents, he automatically detaches from the family bonding and even does not develop the love and compassionate feelings for the family. This pattern hardly changes over time, and it can even lead to problematic relationship of the child in the future. The child may not be able to be close to his own children later.

2. Brain development: Children are tender and sensitive, just like floral buds. Every stimulus has an action. For instance, a child who is affected by malnutrition suffers from weak neural cells. This can be a reason behind weak brain functions. The basic pillars of brain processes, that is, thinking and logical thinking, everything is affected due to parental negligence. It may lead to low level of self-confidence, depression, frustration, anxiety, troubled thoughts and emotional distortions.

Signs of parental negligence in children

1. Eating Disorders

2. Disrupted Sleep

3. Withdrawal from family bonding

4. Aggressive attitude

5. Bed wetting

6. Missing out school

7. Obsessive traits in behavioural patterns

8. Nightmares

9. Sudden change in attitude and behaviours

10. Depression

11. Violence

Every child seeks complete attention and love of his or her parents. However, parents may neglect them due to work stress, social obligations, personal problems and other such reasons. But parents should be considerate about the developmental barriers that could be posed due to this type of negligence. Some children also show eating habit changes, abusive attitude, violence or sometimes even plunge into complete isolation. While children require free scope to let their emotional and mental development boost with social activities, neglected children can withdraw themselves from social activities.

This means no friends, no social activity in life. This is a major reason for depression, suicidal attempts, deformed thought processes and misled lifestyle. As a parent, you can offer your optimum care and affection to your child to avoid such mental distortions, which can be avoided with love and warmth.
How Neglect from Parents Affects Your Child?
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Health Tips For Healthy Children

master in psychology, post graduate diploma in counseling and guidance
Psychologist
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Health Tips For Healthy Children

You can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to evaluate their food choice and physical activity habits. Here are some tips and guidelines to get you started.

Be a good role model- you don't have to be perfect all the time, but if kids see you trying to eat right and getting physically active, they'll take notice of your efforts. You'll send a message that good health is important to your family.

Keep things positive- kid&'s don't like to hear what they can't do, tell them what they can do instead. Keep it fun and positive. Everyone likes to be praised for a job well done. Celebrate successes and help children and teens develop a good self-image.

Get the whole family moving- plan times for everyone to get moving together. Take walks, ride bikes, go swimming, garden or just play hide-and-seek outside. Everyone will benefit from the exercise and the time together.

Be realistic- setting realistic goals and limits are key to adopting any new behaviour. Small steps and gradual changes can make a big difference in your health over time, so start small and build up.

Limit tv, video game and computer time- these habits lead to a sedentary lifestyle and excessive snacking, which increase risks for obesity and cardiovascular disease. Limit screen time to 2 hours per day.

Encourage physical activities that they'll really enjoy- every child is unique. Let your child experiment with different activities until they find something that they really love doing. They'll stick with it longer if they love it.

Pick truly rewarding rewards- don't reward children with tv, video games, candy or snacks for a job well done. Find other ways to celebrate good behaviour.

Make dinnertime a family time -when everyone sits down together to eat, there's less chance of children eating the wrong foods or snacking too much. Get your kids involved in cooking and planning meals. Everyone develops good eating habits together and the quality time with the family will be an added bonus.

Make a game of reading food labels -the whole family will learn what's good for their health and be more conscious of what they eat. It's a habit that helps change behaviour for a lifetime.

Stay involved -be an advocate for healthier children. Insist on good food choices at school. Make sure your children’s healthcare providers are monitoring cardiovascular indicators like bmi, blood pressure and cholesterol. Contact public officials on matters of the heart. Make your voice heard.
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My daughter is 2 and half months now. She is. Passing stools from last two weeks in a watery way. And it happens as soon as I feed her. Coming along with a fart. She is only on breast feeding. She s not sleeping in the day time after this. Am not eating anything from outside. Only diet from home. Kindly guide.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Breastfed babies usually will not develop diarrhoea. It may be breastfeeding stools due to exaggerated gastrocolic reflex if the baby is active tongue is moist & pass it adequate urine, not to worry about it. Reduce the consumption of excessive tomatoes. Give rota virus vaccine.

How to know that ur child is not having down syndrome if she having some symtoms of down syndrome.She is growing with slower speed.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
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At birth, babies with Down syndrome usually have certain characteristic signs, including: flat facial features. Small head and ears. Short neck. Bulging tongue. Eyes that slant upward. Oddly shaped ears. Poor muscle tone.

My grand daughter who is 2 and half years old. Problem with her she does not like to eat her food. Only milk pediasure she takes. Worried for her. How it will affect her health n also how to improve her food habit.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My grand daughter who is 2 and half years old. Problem with her she does not like to eat her food. Only milk pediasur...
Strictly give milk or milk product only 3 times in 24 hrs and try solid foods of multiple varieties and taste again and again. Child will change in 2-7 days. Try this first if does not improve contact again.
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I have a 4 months old baby girl. So I just wanted to know when she will crawl and when she will starts talking. please advice?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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I have a 4 months old baby girl. So I just wanted to know when she will crawl and when she will starts talking. pleas...
Usually children start crawling after 7 months and creeping after 10 months. They start saying 2 to 3 meaningful words after 1 year.
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Hi doctor. My 8 month old daughter has a running nose and due to that she can't breath properly during night time and hence she cries a lot. We give nose drops but it doesn't help much. Please advice what to do. Thank u.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Try giving t-minic drops 0.25 ml thrice daily and report online privately. He may need antibiotics if there is fever and he refuses to feed and is looking sick. Where are you living, so as to suggest l local foods. Ask me privately and remain in touch. Regards.
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Resistance Exercises with baby

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPT
Physiotherapist
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Resistance Exercises with baby

Resistance Exercises with baby
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Midely overdistedned stomach of baby girl 1.5 years thats why she is vomiting frequently once in day or sometimes twice . Kindly guide how do we stop such vomiting? Please suggest .

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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For how long she has been vomiting? If this is an acute problem, visit a pediatrician urgently. If it is longstanding roblem, tell me more about the problem.
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What type of food should be given to my baby of 6 month how and how much.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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What type of food should be given to my baby of 6 month how and how  much.
You must give freshly prepared, home available, semisolids like rice ganji, kichri etc. You must gradually introduce one after the other as the baby gets accustomed. Mashed vegetables and fruits also are introduced as the baby starts accepting.
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