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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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My son is 6 year old and he is always suffering from cold it's summer or winter his nose is always flowing please share tips for his health.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
This is a sign of an allergy which could be to any inhaled thing like dust pollen pollution cold air talcum powder perfumes. Etc etc. Pick up those stuff which is causing and avoid those as far as possible. Get regular vaccination against seasonal flu every year. Follow strict hand hygiene and slowly you would be away from all these. Regards.
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Breast Milk for Babies

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Exclusive breast milk for babies from birth to sixth month. From six months onwards in addition to breast milk supplemental feeds like home made semisolid mashed foods like mix of rice pulses, banana, boiled apple, a small piece of biscuit dipped in milk or water can be given. Sips of boiled cooled water can be given from sixth month onwards.

My son is now 40 days old and is on PreNan. He always pooped well; however, off late he seems constipated and has been pooping in the form of clay balls. At times he cries while pooping. What is should I do to help him so that he does not struggle?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My son is now 40 days old and is on PreNan. He always pooped well; however, off late he seems constipated and has bee...
Homoeopathic medicine---------------- alumina 30 (dr reckeweg) drop 5 drops in 20 ml fresh water and give 1 spoon 3 times daily for 2 days----------after 2 days again prepare the same solution and giv it till stools are normal-------------
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Hiii doctor I want to asked you that my baby is 6 months old. Nw what should I give him .should I give him mango too.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Seoni
Hiii doctor
I want to asked you that my baby is 6 months old. Nw what should I give him .should I give him mango too.
You should start with liquid diet like juice dal ka pani etc, when baby is in good mood. Than switch to semisolid feed.
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One member in my family is undergoing TB treatment. He lives with us. He us now almost cured. Is it necessary to each of us to go far tb test? And if yes, which test is easy?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
all tuberculosis are not infectious.most important is tuberculosis of lungs that can infect others,as a rule all members must get mountx test,x ray chest and serial weight record
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Hello. I have a daughter who is 6 years old and living in brisbane auatralua. Australian born. Living with new mom. I am divorced. I do not know why she does not speak with me? what is wrong with her mind?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
If she is not speaking with you then it does not suggest any abnormalities... She may have some issues with you or her mother may not be allowing her, or she may have reserved displeasure about you... there can be many reason.. You can just honestly try to talk with her..
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Hi doctor my sister has new born baby. She is 24 year old. Her prbm is due to feeding it's paining in her right side nipple. Wt type of prbm it is? Is any infection. Pls give some solutions.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Pune
Hi doctor my sister has new born baby. She is 24 year old. Her prbm is due to feeding it's paining in her right side ...
Pain can be due to cracks in the nipple. It can be due to infection also. Apply your own milk after feeding the baby. The last part of milk is rich in fat and can help in healing. If there is any tenderness in breasts and discharge then please consult your doctor.
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My 7th month baby is wheezing, no cough no cold, no fever, she got cold around 5 days back, nos only wheezing, kindly help.

MBBS, DNB (Pediatrics), MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 7th month baby is wheezing, no cough no cold, no fever, she got cold around 5 days back, nos only wheezing, kindly...
Hello there, Wheezing is a common symptom in children with cold. But it should be evaluated by a Pediatrician. Depending on clinical condition and history, your child may require further oral medications or nebulizations. Keep nasal passage clear and use normal saline nasal drops liberally. Keep baby well hydrated.
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Sir my 8 month old baby is not sleeping well Sir total he well slp mor 1 hour and afternoon 1 hour tat too disturb slp oly. I give him food fully and I check he went any urine all but nothing. Simply he keeps getting up. Night also disturb slp. Wat to do. Pls help.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Sir my 8 month old baby is not sleeping well Sir total he well slp mor 1 hour and afternoon 1 hour tat too disturb sl...
All babies have different sleeping patterns, need not worry, it will get resolved as time passes or as baby grows old.
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My daughter is 2 year old. But she's too weak. She's very active. And eat the food almost every thing. But she's weak please suggest me what to do.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is 2 year old. But she's too weak. She's very active. And eat the food almost every thing. But she's weak...
Seems your child is undernourished. Ensure adequate food intake every 2-3 hours. Discorage junk food. Home made simple food is best to all children. May give meals at frequent intervals.
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My son is 12 years old and he still has the habit of bed-wetting, what could be the reasons, and how can I help him get rid of this problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
During childhood, some kids don't produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) to slow nighttime urine production. Stress. Stressful events — such as becoming a big brother or sister, starting a new school, or sleeping away from home — may trigger bed-wetting. Urinary tract infection.o combat bedwetting, doctors suggest: Shift times for drinking. ... Schedule bathroom breaks. ... Be encouraging. ... Eliminate bladder irritants. ... Avoid thirst overload. ... Consider if constipation is a factor. ... Don't wake children up to urinate. ... Don't resort to punishment.
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My six year old daughter suffers from midnight visit barking coughing with vomit of coughs occasionally. I give her cough syrup. What may be the reason and what is the treatment for it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My six year old daughter suffers from midnight visit barking coughing with vomit of coughs occasionally. I give her c...
Barking cough with vomiting is said to be due to pertussis i. E kali khansi. I am sure she must have been properly vaccinated including pertussis. Even then pertussis cough may occur. It is better to consult pediatrician in person.
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His birth weight is 3 kg. Now his weight is 4 kg. He is 3 month baby. He is formula feed & breastfeeding also. He is very much vomiting. After every feeding & burning. He is not growing.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
His birth weight is 3 kg. Now his weight is 4 kg. He is 3 month baby. He is formula feed & breastfeeding also. He is ...
Give him exclusive breastfeeding n increase frequency of feed as probably he is not getting sufficient feed. His wt at this age should about 5. 5 kg and gain of catching wt should be about 35 gm per day.
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I have 1.5 months old baby, he didn't poop for two days and his sleeping time also reduced by this two days, he s not crying no fever he goes pee as usual, taking feeding well, am so worried please help.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
I have 1.5 months old baby, he didn't poop for two days and his sleeping time also reduced by this two days, he s not...
In a breast fed child passing stool once in seven days or seven times a day is normal.Infants have golden pasty stool.Do not give any medication unless advised or needed. All the best.
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Sir meri sister ko 3 year we daure aate hai. Ye mahine mai subah 5-6 baje me bich mai aate hai. Jo ki 5-10 minute ka hota hai ye sote hua hi aate hai. Vo bilkul kuch samay me liye sab kuch bul jaati hai.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
She is suffering from a disorder of convulsions. So get her eeg (electro encephalogram) done and consult either pediatrician or neurologist for further managemnt. Care should be taken to avoid such attacks while near any machines, riding cycle on main roads, swimming pool which may be life threatening.
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My grand daughter have 5 years old, weight 12.5 kg only. She take one idly in the morning, small quantity of rice in the mid day and one dosai in the night. She did't take any fruits and vegetables like healthy food. What should I do to improve her health?

Pediatrician, Pune
You can make the dosa and idli more nutritious by adding additional dal, vegetables ghee to it you can try various recepies to make the things she likes to make it more nutritious.
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When my baby is examined by pediatrician, he said he heard extra sound in heart and recommend for echo scan. My baby age is 3 month. Is it serious.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Noida
When my baby is examined by pediatrician, he said he heard extra sound in heart and recommend for echo scan. My baby ...
Hi extra sounds may be indication of some congenital heart defects can be a very mild or serious problem depending upon the sound to confirm you should go for echo as soon as possible.
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My son 4 yrs old he have Scrotum (ball) only 1 instead of 2 near urine place. So please give well advise & also Dr. In idea to resume his problem.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Kanpur
Consult a surgeon now, he is having undescended testes. A small operation shall correct his problem.
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I have no enough milk supply. Which milk I can give for feed to my daughter. please suggest. Take medicine for increase milk supply but no milk .my daughter feeling hungry after breast feed .what to do. Which milk I feed.

MBBS, Pg pediatrics
Pediatrician,
I have no enough milk supply. Which milk I can give for feed to my daughter. please suggest. Take medicine for increa...
Is your baby delivered after 37 completed weeks or not if yes, then your baby should be more than 2.4 kgs If yes then you can use lactogen powder after your feed. First express milk and check how much ml your getting. Then if your getting 30 ml or more then it wll be sufficient initially .If your getting below 20 ml then give your feed then mix lactogen 1 scoop in 30 ml water n give. Before starting the feed just give me your baby details 1.Weight of the baby at birth and present weight 2.Is your baby delivered after completing 37 weeks or 9 months 3.How many days old is your baby 4.Mode of delivery.
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Non Communicable Disease

MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Non Communicable Disease

NCD's are emerging as a major global problem which can controlled by taking certain measures. It's a non infectious disease resulted from hereditary factors, lifestyle factors (diseases of affluence) e. g. Hypertension, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer and mental health problems, Asthma, Atherosclerosis allergy. It is responsible for almost 60% of World deaths and constitute 43% of the Global burden of diseases.

If we see Rising Chronic Disease Burdens of following Diseases in India, the data are alarming and requires urgent intervention in policy matter.

Disease

Year 2007

Year 2025

Hypertension

125 Million

214 Million

Diabetes

41 Million

69 Million+

Tobacco

1 Million

2 Million+

Can I prevent CVD? Yes by evaluating overself

Risk Factors Associated With Heart Disease

 

 

 

 

S. No

Risk Factors

High Risk

Low Risk

No Risk

1

Walk(Minimum 35 Minutes)

Nil

3-4 days/week

5-7 days / week

2

Obesity(BMI)

>26

<25

<24

3

Smoking(Tobacco)

>1 / day

1/ day

Nil

4

Yoga

Nil

3 -4 days/ week

5-7 days/week

5

Stress

150%

100%

50%

6

Meditation

Nil

3 -4 days/week

5-7 days/week

7

Zero Oil

70%

90%

100%

8

Vegetarianism

>6 days

<6 days

100%

9

Fruits, Salad and Vegetable Intake

Nil

15%

>50%

10

Milk and Dairy(Double Toned Milk)

>300 ml

300 ml

200 ml

11

Serum Cholesterol

180 ml/dll

150 ml/dll

130 ml/dll

12

Serum Triglycerides

160 ml/dll

130 ml/dll

100 ml/dll

13

HDL

<40 mg/ dll

<50 mg/dll

>60 mg/dll

14

LDL

>190 mg/dll

>130 mg/dll

<100 mg/dll

15

Cholesterol HDL Ratio

>6:1

> 5:1

<4:1

16

BP Systolic/ Diastolic

>140/ >100mm/hg

>130/ >190 mm/hg

120 / 80 mm/hg

17

Blood Sugar Fasting / PP

>110/ >200

<110/ <160

<100/ <140

Regular blood tests are recommended for people who are at higher risk of developing high cholesterol. Routine cholesterol testing may be necessary if you:

  1. Are a man over 40
  2. Are a woman over 50
  3. Are a postmenopausal woman
  4. Have heart disease or have had a stroke
  5. Have diabetes
  6. Have a close relative (mother, father, sister, brother) with heart disease or high cholesterol
  7. Are overweight, physically inactive, smoke and/or drink excessively
  8. Have physical signs of high cholesterol such as fatty deposits on your skin or tendons
  9. Have high blood pressure
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