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Dr. Gowri Shankar

Pediatrician, Bangalore

Dr. Gowri Shankar Pediatrician, Bangalore
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Gowri Shankar is a popular Pediatrician in Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Gowri Shankar personally at Indira Gandhi Institute Of Child Health Hospital in Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Gowri Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi gud evening, my son is 4.5 years old. His weight is 11 kg. I wanted to put on his weight. What healthy food should I give him.

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
You have not mentioned height. Birth weight etc. First rule out pathological causes n get tested. Like hemogram. Lft. Kft. Xray wrist for bone age. Tft. Anti ttg n s. Ig a. Rule out systemic disorder. If all of these are normal then show to an pediatric endocrinologist. Regarding diet. Everything you eat should b given.
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Hi doc, my son is 1 year 4 months old. My question is regarding avg sleep hours for this age babies. He hardly sleeps 9 hours in night and in between also wakes up in crying mood. Can you please give me some info on this so that I can come over my worry?

Pediatrician, Pune
Dont worry sleep peacefully and let your child also sleep comfortably, avg sleep varies from person to person and even in same person in different times of the year, trying to make any changes in the natural sleep hours causes further problems, but see that the child sleeps in quite dark room with minimal disturbance, mostly at the same time of night ~ 9- 10 pm, please do not keep tv in the bedroom, an undisturbed good sleep is the best tonic for the bay for good growth and keeping him / her happy
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My baby is 1.6 years old and have one week of fever. Our local Dr. prescribed the medicines like calpol 120/5 mg and and anti biotic but the fever persist so moved to our pediatrics he prescribed to test the blood count and the result everything is normal and wbc is increased to 11600. And given medicine mefenamic acid for fever. I started the course today night. My question is what is my baby problem. How long it take to cure. Suppose the fever does not cure what will be the next thing that I have to do.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 1.6 years old and have one week of fever. Our local Dr. prescribed the medicines like calpol 120/5 mg and ...
Fever is a symptom not disease. Fever for more than week require proper examination and investigation. With wbc count, its differential count is equally important. Get his urine r/e too. It is nice that pediatrician is looking after your baby.
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My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My two and half years old daughter sucks thumb. Is it safe to use female lotion to stop her to suck thumb?
It is better not to use any lotion and as she grows up she will stop this habit and you can gently advise her
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Hi, my son is four years old, he is very active and sharp. He is very naughty at home. He loves school, he learns things and he also wants to learn more. But the big problem is that he does not talk to his teachers. He doesn't utter a word. I have seen it myself. He has does the same in pre school also I thought when he starts his proper school he shall be fine. But no he does not say anything not even yes or know. Kindly help me in this.

Diploma in Community Medicine, MBBS Alternative Medicine, Diploma in Acupuncture
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Hello Somtimes it happens that our kids are very sharp minded they are active but they don't make friends, they don't talk to strangers. This happens due to lack of confidence.(low confidence). You should tell some life changing stories, show your child some life changing movies, take your child on tour and vacations and let him meet some new peoples. This could help to increse your child self confidence.
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Which is best home remedies immunity systems for 5 years child he is suffering from asthmatic allergy by dust, chocolates,cakes n all. I use to give him huff puff (asthalin) whenever he get allergy at night specially.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
their is no home remedy for to boost up immunity.perhaps good diet and local precaution to safeguard from infection.pollution is biggest enemy of these respiratory allergy.
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Two year baby' s suffering fever last one month in sonography infection kedany.

DMB
Pediatrician,
Your baby could be having urinary tract infection. She needs a good urine routine examination, culture of urine (collected mid stream or suprapubic) and enclose the usg report. If uti she may need intravenous antibiotics after taking urine and blood culture. Please view this seriously as vesicoureteric reflux needs to be looked at.
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Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Is it fine to introduce liquid diet to 3 months baby as breastfeeding is insufficient for my baby's need?
Hi, exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 6 months, it increases immunity of child and provides all nutrients. If not able to give breastfeed then formula ffed like nan 1, lactogen 1 can be given. But you should try to feed child as much as possible because this will increase your milk production. Wishing your baby a good health.
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hi Dr s my baby is 4 month old who green colour ke. stool kyuin kar raha ha?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Don't worry about colour of stools ,if he is playful and taking good breast feeds, passing ample watery, clear urine. You need to worry only if there is dehydration
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Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling gradually. As she is eating regular food and taking iron- folic acid tablets. Due to breastfeeding her breast is getting really loose. What she should do to regain her health and firm breast?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hi. My wife is 27 years old. We had baby a year ago and she is doing breastfeeding since then, her health is falling ...
You will get your desire fulfilled if you massage with mustard oil followed by hot fomentation. give her Shatavari combination with warm milk twice daily.
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Hello sir/mam my baby is 2 and haff months and my baby to every day to loss health so please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir/mam my baby is 2 and haff months and my baby to every day to loss health so please help me.
Hello, don't worry if your baby is not having any health issue , because normally baby may lose weight few months after birth.You try to feed him properly.
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My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there is no problem during fever gee and boiled egg please let me know.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My 8 month baby is getting fever and light cough I use to put 1tb spoon ghee for her meal if can I continue if there ...
You should start ghee after the age of one year. Egg yolk to be started first and then the whole egg ,soft boiled .
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My 15 months old baby girl refuses all time to eat her meal. I am depressed for her intake. I just need an advice how to make her eat and see her healthy.

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Usually children eat appreciate to their requirements but not up to the expectations of parents. If weight is appropriate for age, nothing needs to be done. In that case, stop worrying and start enjoying meals with children. They will learn how to eat by imitating you. You eat, whatever you feel your daughter should eat, with her.
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She has loose motion problem. She is 4 months old. What should I do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
Pediatrician,
If the child is bottle fed then stop bottle and give only breast milk and from cup with spoon. You can give probiotics you can revert to me privately for personal advice. Take care.
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My 4 years son has tested positive for c. The size of induration is 25x30 mm. Is it confirmed TB. Or we should go for any other test ?

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
If Mantoux test is 25*30 mm induration after 48 hours in 4 year old,there is high risk of developing a disease if no focus is already suspected. It's a paediatrician's decision to start prophylactic chemotherapy or the proper treatment after examination
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My baby has completed six month. Please advice diet plan for him. N also how much quantity should be given initially.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My baby has completed six month. Please advice diet plan for him. N also how much quantity should be given initially.
After six months of age, babies need complementary foods apart from breastmilk. Ideally, complementary foods must be fresh, home cooked foods with a thick, soft consistency.
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Hi mam I'm Kavi. I'm 22 years old I have a baby 7 months old. When my baby was 3 month old I left him with my mom and went to college to continue my studies .in a day I am spending 4 to 5 hours with him. Even Nw I am studying. So my doubt is will my baby forget me? Will he don't have affection on me. Will he have more affection only on my mom.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi mam I'm Kavi. I'm 22 years old I have a baby 7 months old. When my baby was 3 month old I left him with my mom and...
A child remains more attached with whom he remains most of time. It is natural. Rest you can understand.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
To prevent nappy rash,change nappy every six hour atleast.Between the changes,keep baby dry and naked for some time,then apply coconut.
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My daughter is one year four month old. I am still confused as what food to give her so please suggest any healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner for her healthy and normal growth?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Kurukshetra
My daughter is one year four month old. I am still confused as what food to give her so please suggest any healthy br...
16 months baby should be taking all what you have been taking at home, according to her age. Do not indulge her in market foods.
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My new born baby is 5 days old and he has tsh: 178.201 t3: 93.67 t4: 4.74, Can you please let me k ow the complications in the future and the medications to be used, please let me know if it is of any serious as I am really worried.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My new born baby is 5 days old and he has tsh: 178.201 t3: 93.67 t4: 4.74, Can you please let me k ow the complicatio...
For a newborn, a normal T4 range is 11.8 to 22.6 micrograms per deciliter, and a normal TSH range for a newborn is 1 to 39 microunits per milliliter. Older children should have T4 in the range of 6.4 to 13.3 micrograms per deciliter, and a TSH range of 0.7 to 6.4 microunits per milliliter. You have to repeat test after 2 weeks and if low, he needs to be given medicines.
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