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Dr. Chitra Shankar  - Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Chitra Shankar

Pediatrician, Bangalore

300 at clinic
Dr. Chitra Shankar Pediatrician, Bangalore
300 at clinic
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Dr. Chitra Shankar is a renowned Pediatrician in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can visit him at Cloudnine Hospital - Malleshwaram in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chitra Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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My little baby girl who is 6 months old is having sticky eyes when she gets up. Since last 4 months, she is having tears coming out from her left eye. I consulted my doctor, she said her tear glands are forming so there is nothing to worry. Will get alright on its own. There is a yellow discharge which comes out when she gets up. Kindly suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My little baby girl who is 6 months old is having sticky eyes when she gets up. Since last 4 months, she is having te...
This is a common problem in newborn where they have eye punctum closed . Everyone secretes tears to lubricate eye. All tears are drained through that punctum to nose. So when a human being cries, his/her has nasal discharge too with tears secretion. Your baby has blocked punctum. Repeated Massage on nasal bridge really helps. Opthalmologist should be consulted if it severe at 6 months of age. Very fee requires syringing.
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My baby is to born on 10th of december, its our first baby, I am not getting if it will born earlier to date or after the date? What care should I take? Please suggest.

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My baby is to born on 10th of december, its our first baby, I am not getting if it will born earlier to date or after...
Breast feeding only up to four months this is most important. Rest general care. Burping after feeding is also very important.
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My one and half year old son always have digestion related problem whenever he eat something different he had fever, first his head become hot then he had fever, is balkadu like medicine ok for him or should I try something different medicine because of this problem he is not gaining weight, please help.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
My one and half year old son always have digestion related problem whenever he eat something different he had fever, ...
We do not prescribe ayurvedic medicines. What is the weight of your child? this is a difficult age for children as they develop liking and disliking for different food. Try and introduce variety of food items. Add ghee, oil to food. Try and keep milk to minimum in his diet. Emphasis should be given to cereals, proteins, egg if you are non vegetarian. One fruit should be given daily. Try giving two boiled potatoes daily. Medicines cannot solve your problem. Proper diet can and patience.
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My 4 year old daughter is having recurrent fever and is prone to be constipated. How can I help her to over come these problems?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Treat fever properly than her appetite will improve and constipation subside. In fever due to decrease in appetite constipation develop.
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Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

BDS, Masters in Immediate Loading Implants, Digital Smile Degin , Fellowship in Implantology
Dentist, Gurgaon
Missing Teeth and Problems Associated With It

A loss of tooth or teeth is one of the biggest dental problems that someone can face. The irony is that people consider loss of teeth to be very insignificant. But in reality loss of teeth can lead to not only cosmetic problems, but also functional problems and an unstable chewing mechanism.

Loss of teeth can lead to many problems. Some of them are:

  1. Supra eruption of opposing teeth
  2. Compromised efficiency of chewing
  3. Adjacent teeth might drift into the space created by missing teeth
  4. Food tend to accumulate between teeth, which have moved
  5. Food accumulation also leads to periodontal disease and caries
  6. A lopsided chewing pattern as there is loss of equilibrium in the mechanism of chewing
  7. The extracted area might reveal a loss of bone height
  8. Problems of the temporomandibular joints, like closed bite and TMJ osteoarthritis
  9. The existing functional teeth might lead to problems due to overload
  10. There are increased chances of cheek biting due to collapse of the cheek in the missing space, thus leading to functional and cosmetic problems
  11. The frequency of tongue biting and ulceration might increase in the area of missing teeth or tooth

When missing teeth are replaced, one can easily restore the healthy look of the teeth and also prevent any other dental problems which are due to the missing teeth.

While replacement of the missing teeth it is of utmost importance that the equilibrium is maintained with the distribution of the forces caused by chewing. Care is also taken that the cosmetic outlook is also maintained in the treatment.  

Ideally the teeth when extracted or lost should be immediately replaced. This is because the replacement prevents the bone resorption or bone loss in the area and also retains the good bone. But a drawback is that such an immediate replacement might lead to limitation. Immediate treatment is usually done with the help of implants which easily fit in the sockets created by extraction. But even for this an analysis of the bone and gum health is necessary, thus leading to only a few instances for such replacements. Other alternative is that immediate removable dentures can be prepared and these can be replaced once the gums of the area have healed. The time period for this is usually 3 months. If these need to be fixed permanently then a waiting period of 3 months is mandatory for the settling and healing of the gums and bone of the area.

The 3 basic ways of fixing missing teeth are through implants, fixed bridgework (bridges and crowns) and dentures, which can be removed.

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My daughter nupur is suffering from dry cough frm last week. I went a clinic and checked her by doc. And complete d medecine. Bt problem is remain pls help me.

Pediatrician, Pune
Cough may persist for some time, taking teaspoonful of honey with few drops of ginger thrice a day will help.
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My baby boy is 30 month old. And he has constant constipation problem from 3-4 month after born. We have to use medicine at list one day in a week to discharge potty. Pls help me .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby boy is 30 month old. And he has constant constipation problem from 3-4 month after born.
We have to use medic...
Give him fibrous diet and sufficient water and liquid.Train him for toileting by sitting him on pot daily or twice in a day for quite some time.
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My kid is born as premature and now he is 1.9 Years old and weighing about 9.3kg. Please suggest how to increase his weight. We live in Hyderabad.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My kid is born as premature and now he is 1.9 Years old and weighing about 9.3kg. Please suggest how to increase his ...
Birth weight becomes 4 times at 2 and half years. You can calculate accordingly. Give whatever you eat.
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My 3 year daughter is not gone for potty from last 10 days. She feel that pooty is coming but not come. Out. Is it serious I have to worry or it will be come out. Pls suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
My 3 year daughter is not gone for potty from last 10 days. She feel that pooty is coming but not come. Out. Is it se...
Typically children can have variable bowel habits. Not going for potty upto seven days is normal. Check if she has hard stools because of which she may have a fissure. This makes it painful for the child to pass stools and the child avoids going to the toilet and the vicious cycle continues. See if there is bleeding too which would suggest she has a fissure. Solution: give her plenty of water to drink and feed her bananas. That should help. Otherwise you will have to start her on stool softeners.
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My one years baby cries a lot do not know the reason she was in mumbai now shifted to kolkata for 2 mths.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My one years baby cries a lot do not know the reason she was in mumbai now shifted to kolkata for 2 mths.
Few reasons - check abdomen for intestinal colic - any inflammation in the tip of urinary / anal opening - any pathology in the ears - excessive hunger - incomplete feeding And after pinpointing the cause we can plan treatment accordingly.
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What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

CCT, FRCPCH , MRCPCH, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

What You Need to Know About Epilepsy And Seizures in Children!

Epilepsy is defined as a neurological disorder, which affects people of all age groups. However, the cases of seizures are found more in young children (likely to occur in as many as 4% of children) than in adults. It is still not known as to why a developing brain is more prone to seizures than a mature brain. A child is said to be suffering from epilepsy when they occur frequently. 

As parents your responsibilities are compounded if your child has epilepsy. You not only have to pay heed towards the normal concerns of his/her upbringing but also have to look into your child's emotional aspects, while dealing with the disorder in your day to day life.

You can help your child deal with the condition in the following ways:

1. It is quite likely that your child may feel resentful and develop emotional issues, such as depression or low self-esteem. Help your child cultivates positive attitude towards life and his/her disease.

2. Try to make your child come to terms with reality by helping him/her to understand that even though he/she may be different, he/she shouldn't look upon the condition as something that is abnormal. It is best to help your child concentrate on his/her strengths at such times.

3. Help your child participate in activities of his/her choice to instill positivity in life.

4. Make sure your other children understand their sibling's ailment and if he/she feels neglected try and spend more time with him/her. If need be, seek family counselling to make everyone understand how to deal with your child's illness.

5. Learn about your child's medication schedule thoroughly and also find out what he/she needs to do in case a dose of medication is missed.

6. Develop an environment where he/she feels comfortable and can easily share a concern or anxieties.


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Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
Which oil and of which brand should we use to massage for our new born baby ?Please tell.
Any mild oil which suits to baby. Which dose not cause red spots / rash on the skin. Massage helps for mental bonding. So it is to be done by parents. If no oil suits, it is ok with no massage also.
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My son is 8 years old. He is having a habit of peeing in night on bed. Please suggest how to get rid of this habit?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
My son is 8 years old. He is having a habit of peeing in night on bed. Please suggest how to get rid of this habit?
Homoeopathic medicines can completely solve the bedwetting problems irrespective of children and adults. No side effects in homoeopathic medicines. 100% rapid and effective results. Medicine like causticum. Thuja, chimaphilla, etc if taken proper dosage for 3 months. Completely we can solve the problem. The first thing usually notice in patients having the enuresis problem is shy to consult a doctor. Please be free to approach me and solve your suffering soon with imported german homoeopathic medicines. You can consult online or directly. Thank you.
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Hi my baby girl is 5 month old since last 4 days was doing very loose potty but in general intervals mostly 3 to 4 times a day. Yesterday frequency increased to 5 times and we visited doctor be.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi my baby girl is 5 month old since last 4 days was doing very loose potty but in general intervals mostly 3 to 4 ti...
In a 5 month old infant frequent loose stools is normal if she takes feed and is active. But if you bottle feed you atop bottle and feed from spoon and also breast milk.
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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 son is 3.5 months old and has a lot of gas in stomach. I want to know that I am breastfeeding and is this problem is due to my diet . Is the health of baby depends on the diet of mother. Kindly suggest me proper diet so that gas will not pass from me to the baby stomach.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
My son is 3.5 months old and has a lot of gas in stomach. I want to know that I am breastfeeding and is this problem ...
Take light meals and use best qualit for baby give her nepali harar (or pahari harar). Its big size haritaki. Rub on sila with few drops of water and let the child lick. Child may not like taste but you may mix with honey too.
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Hello Doctor, My 9 year child has a large porencephalic cyst in the left frontal lobe since birth. He has become epileptic, his right limbs got affected and has got behavioural issues too. Will Stereotactic treatment help him to recover his ailment. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user homoeopathic constitutional treatment will do miracles in minute dose if medicine is given based on his constitution and symptomatology
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