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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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Parenting tips for Raising Teensagers
You would have noticed that your child who was so eager to help out and please you earlier is no longer responding to you that way. They must be teenagers! Don't despair.Its natural and healthy for them to break away emotionally from their parents at this age. This will help them to become well adjusted adults. Here's how you can give them their space, yet gently guide them during this phase.
1. Give children some space: Giving them a chance to establish their own identity, giving them more freedom, is essential to help them establish their own place in the world. But it doesn't mean that if your child is moving around with a bad crowd or doing drugs you don't say anything. Let them explore and experiment with things that are not very risky. Eg. Catching a bus, auto. Going out with friends to a mall, going for tuitions on their own etc.
2. Choose your battles wisely: Don't lock your horns with them over cleaning up, sleeping late, coming back 1 hour late etc. Save your enquiry for more serious matters like permanent tattoo, going out late into the night and not keeping you informed, bad company etc.
3. Invite their friends over for a meal: It helps you to see who your child is meeting with and also to send a message that you are not rejecting them outright without any valid reason. Children see it as a mark of respect and fairness when you meet and talk to their friends. Also it helps them to see how their friends talk with you. Outright rejection of friends can bring on huge aggression and antagonism.
4. Decide rules and discipline in advance: If it's a 2 parent family, then it's important for the parents to have their own discussions first and come to a common consensus about what is acceptable and what is not. What will be the consequences of not following through with what was earlier negotiated. Remember that Consequences need to be discussed with your child too and should be fair for him/her.
5. Talk to your teens about the worst case scenario: whether it's taking drugs, pre marital sex, driving rashly or running away.The kid must know the worst that could happen. Let them see movies which showcase this as they get impacted by visuals more than dry conversations.
6. Tell them that you are available: When kids start experimenting and taking risks, they can land up in sticky situations like out of pocket money, a flat tyre, friends not showing up, not getting what they expected to happen. Let them know that you are available no matter what. Give them your confidence and trust. Teach them how to think of options if stuck in a bad spot. Tell them that you will come and pick them up if they can't come back on their own.
7. Keep the communication lines open: Don't instruct or interrogate them. Talk and share with them about your own life. Even a difficult day at work. This teaches them that's it's ok to talk to you even if something has gone wrong. Don't judge them. And if they are not ready to talk just then, then let them know that you can wait and you know how it's like to have a bad day.
8. Let them feel guilty: This is a hard one for some parents who come on too quickly to protect their children from feeling guilty when they have done something wrong. If your child has hurt someone or done something wrong, then it's important that they know how to deal with guilt. It's healthy to have some guilt rather than no remorse or guilt at all. This will help the children to stay within socially acceptable behaviours and norms.
9. Be a Role Model: Your actions are more noticed than your words! Your role will be important in helping them become morally, socially and ethically grounded person. If they have a healthy role model from early childhood, then it's less likely that they will take bad decisions as a rebellious teen.

If you find this useful and want to know more, then click on private chat. Happy Parenting.
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My son is 4 years old and he sweats a lot on his head. How do I improve his vitd count naturally. Though he has a summer cut (hair cut) he sweats a lot only on his head. As you hv mentioned in your article that this is one of the symptoms of vitd deficiency, pl let me know how can I improve his vitd count in the body.

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During growth period, all children used get calium /vit. D3 deficiency, that causes excessive sweating of the body, especially over the head. Give calcium supplement and vit. D3. Allow the child to play under sun light also.
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My child is 4 years & 8 month old boy his weight 15 kg, height is approximately 3 feet 6 inch he don't want to eat anything excepts milk we are giving - pediasure 2-3 times and he love to drink only milk 3-4 times in a day he is very thin and I am always worried his health request to you please guide me. Thanking you

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It is an art than science to teach children eat healthy food. Take him along with you when you take your meals. Let him see how and what you eat. Don't scold in order to follow quickly. He will learn by watching you, parents are role model to children. They will behave the same way you behave. Love them, understand them, they have mind of their own. You also know how difficult is our mind to control. So more difficult will be for child. But love will ultimately triumph all. Have patience and work honestly to raise child. It is definitely not easy in an instant era.
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How I can grow my 1 year old baby health. He is too weak. He drink only packed milk and do not eat any food usually vomit if forced to eat. He do not drink water as well. What and how I should fead him so that he should be stronger with bady and brains. height is also my concern. He two times suffered from pneumonia and admitted to hospital. He usually suffered from any disease.

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How I can grow my 1 year old baby health. He is too weak. He drink only packed milk and do not eat any food usually v...
First of all do not force to eat. Offer food frequently and different things and if possible in different forms. Decrease milk intake and let him be hungry for sometime.
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My baby had febrile convulsion at 10 months of age is it normal will it hurt my baby1.

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My baby had febrile convulsion at 10 months of age is it normal will it hurt my baby1.
Febrile seizures don't do harm to baby but they can come again up to 6 yrs. Frequent convulsions is part of epilepsy.
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My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?

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My daughter is 8 months old and she having fever above 102f please suggest something?
Hello the most common cause of fever in this age is viral infection. Give her paracetamol in a dose of 10-15 mg/kg/dose whenever the temperature rises. Monitor fever pattern and appearance of any new symptoms like cough/cold/loose motion/urinary difficulty. If you notice any of these and if fever persists for more than 72 hours consult your pediatrician for evaluation. Regards.

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?

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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? I...
There is no long time effects associated with taking ADHD medication and spine block may work for six or more months and hashimotos thyroiditis is an auto immune disease and we have to treat it symptomatically

Symptoms and Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and How to Spot Them in Children

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Children generally tend to be fairly over active and have lesser attention spans. However, when this tends to get into their performance at school and in general with getting along with other children it may be a sign of ADD or attention deficit disorder. Let's look at some of the common symptoms of this disorder.

Symptoms of ADD

1. Problems in staying focused: One of the very basic symptom is that children will often be very inattentive even during classes and will be easily distracted by small things.

2. Problems in trying to remember things or difficulty in following instructions: Children with attention deficit disorder tend to have issues with remembering things and if given tasks, being unable to complete as they can't remember instructions properly.

3. Issues with organizing, planning and trying to finish tasks: Due to the lack of attention, kids have problems retaining information and cannot plan or finish tasks given to them on a daily basis.

4. Easily bored or loses interest: Even if a child with ADD starts with something they like, interest may wane off quickly. Thus it is difficult to make them stick to a specific work schedule which may require regular practice.

5. Lack of attention to details and making careless mistakes: This is another trait of children with attention deficit disorder. They may be able to complete a task, but it will be fraught with mistakes as they wouldn't have much attention to detail.

6. Has a tendency to not listen when someone is speaking to them: This is also very common and is usually tied to being easily distracted and thus will drift off or not listen to when someone is speaking to them.

Some Myths about ADD

a. All kids with ADD are hyperactive
b. They will eventually grow out of it
c. Medication is the only option to treat ADD
d. ADD is not really a disorder and kids need to be trained better

Most of these are half truths and the extent of the problems varies from child to child. Only proper counseling will be able to diagnose the extent of the problem and what needs to be done.

How to spot ADD in Children

ADD can be spotted in children aged below 7 years via certain symptoms. Apart from the ones mentioned above, children generally tend be abrasive towards others and can make embarrassing comments quite often. They also change tasks very quickly without completing any of them. Any distraction would force them to change their track. It is best to go to a child specialist to get your child checked out for possible symptoms.
Symptoms and Myths About Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and How to Spot Them in Children
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My son is 2.5 years old, he can repeat words, but not able to speak in sentence, could you please suggest any tips to speak quicker.

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My son is 2.5 years old, he can repeat words, but not able to speak in sentence, could you please suggest any tips to...
He may be a slow child and will pick up in due course unless there was any birth issue about which you have not told
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My nephew is 4 months old and water is coming out from his eyes 3 to 4 times a day without any reason. In this case what should we do?

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My nephew is 4 months old and water is coming out from his eyes 3 to 4 times a day without any reason.
In this case w...
This type of problem is common in this age. The reason may be due to partial obstruction in naso lacrimal duct. Massage is very effective that is from medial side of eyes to lower part of nose. It will help drainage of tears. Massage is to done 2, 3 times w day. You should also consultant an eye specialist. Thanks.
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My 4 years old girl child took my 1 contraceptive pill. Crescent. Please advice will it do any harm 2 her.

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Contraceptive pill have oestrogen progesterone hormone. Only one pill ingesion no harm but keep on watching vaginal bleeding etc.
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Sir what is the blue baby syndrome does blue baby syndrome occurs in the adult male and female also along with the child?

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Sir what is the blue baby syndrome does blue baby syndrome occurs in the adult male and female also along with the ch...
Blue- baby syndrome (or simply, blue baby) is usually caused by a heart defect which laymen often call" a hole in the heart" Normally, oxygenated blood from the lungs is separated from deoxygenated blood from other tissues.
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How can i cure my child has fits since by birth ?

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Pediatrician
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Consult Pediatrician, do necessary investigations & regular use of anti epileptic drugs is needed to get relief/ cure.

My baby is 7th and half months old. I am a working woman now milk supply also have reduced. Can I give her cow milk? If yes how much should be given?

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My baby is 7th and half months old. I am a working woman now milk supply also have reduced. Can I give her cow milk? ...
Start gvng little acc. To bottle thn slowly reduce as al of sudden if you gve it affects baby's digestion.

My daughter is 11 months old. She can't sleep without breastfeed. N whenever she wakes up. What is right for her? Shall I avoid n how?

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Pediatrician
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Yes,its correct age to reduce frequency of breast feeds.ideally you should give breast feed s three times ie eight hours interval.in between child will need almost sixty to eighty grams of Charles as porridge in three intervals. Please feed child as per age in months to develop correct changeover from breast to semisolid meals. Three months old should be breastfeed at three hry.but six month old should be given after 4-6 hrly.and add thin watery cereal soup two times a day.
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Hi my baby is 5 months 25 days now. His stool today was total watery and green color. We are not giving anything apart frm mothers milk. Any specific reason for such green liquidy stool?

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U give this medicine 1. Satrogyl o dry sus 3. 5ml twice daily 2. Econorm sachets 1 sachet morning &1 sachet evening for 5days
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My daughter is almost 20 months old and have been running with high fever for 2 to 3 days.. Fever being 102 to 103 degrees. Have consulted a doc here in Mumbai but medicines don't seem to work. Her fever returns post few hours of dosage. She has vomited too esp post taking medicines in her anger since she didn't want to take medicines and we had pushed it down her throat. We aren't sure of the height exactly but doc mentioned she is fine with respect to height, age and weight. Medicines prescribed - 5 ML Macpod 50 twice a day for 6 days and 3.75 ML meftal P thrice a day till fever exists. This wasn't working so we again checked with the doc and he suggested to give 6 ML Crocin instead of meftal. She falls sick every 3 odd months with fever and get running nose too. We are really worried and thinking of getting blood and urine tests done. Pls suggest.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
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My daughter is almost 20 months old and have been running with high fever for 2 to 3 days.. Fever being 102 to 103 de...
Yes if there are frequent infection like this then you must get cbc blood culture urine r/m and basic abdominal sonography shall be done. However these kids in infancy or around infancy do develop frequent seasonal infection specially flu like illness what is evident from history given by you as well. So preferably your child should get regular flu vaccine. After child is without fever for at least few days. I can understand worry would be highest peak for you. But don't worry things are going to be fine.

Meri Di ko twins delivery hui h 16 Oct ko. Aftr 4 days doc diognos dat babies ko sepsis hai n mind tk infection pahunch gya h. Doc said 21 days med chadhegi. Dan cure hoge. Bt recently we come to knw dat jis hospital me wo h unk nicu me mostly bacho ko sepsis hai wahaan faila hua hai. To Kya ye chances hai ki ek br cure hone k bad fr de bacho ko infection ho skta hai.

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Meri Di ko twins delivery hui h 16 Oct ko. Aftr 4 days doc diognos dat babies ko sepsis hai n mind tk infection pahun...
Sepsis का कारण bacterial होता है। कुछ जीवन मे दोबार हो सकता है किन्तु यह आवश्यक नही है।

Hi sir, why most of babies cry at night? I always check her passing urine, nd given mother feed also. But still y? My baby can play by morn to midnight after that she can start crying still at morn 4 am.

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Hi sir, why most of babies cry at night? I always check her passing urine, nd given mother feed also. But still y? My...
Most babies are awake at nigh till 3 months of age and crying may be for no reason ( boring just as we feel ) and can also be due to abdominal pain . Anyway it its nor a serious case. You give colimex drops based on age and eight and see if there is reponse
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She is 21 months old. But still not start to sit or walk, please advise?

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She is 21 months old. But still not start to sit or walk, please advise?
Usually children start walking after 13 months. There is slight delay in your child. If all other milestones are normal you can wait for some more time. Give calcimax plus suspension 5 ml twice daily.
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