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Dr. Shankar Hegde

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Bangalore

39 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Hegde MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Bangalore
39 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Shankar Hegde is an experienced Pediatrician in Banashankari, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 39 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a MBBS, MD - Paediatrics. You can meet Dr. Shankar Hegde personally at Dr. Shankar Hegde in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar Hegde on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bangalore medical college, - 1977
MD - Paediatrics - PGIMER,Chandigarh, - 1980
Languages spoken
English
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Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

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17 th cross ,off K R Road, Near-State Bank, Banashankari 2nd Stage. Landmark: Near Uma Maheshwara TempleBangalore Get Directions
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I have 6 month old baby. He has teething pain. Can you suggest something to make it easy for my baby Thnx.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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I have 6 month old baby.
He has teething pain. Can you suggest something to make it easy for my baby
Thnx.
Teething usually begins at 8 months of age. In some case it begins earlier and in some cases it is late. If you are sure the pain is due to teething, then you can try a pacifier/teether.

My 1 year old son's right eye is red and swollen for 3 days now. Giving him tobra d and ciplox. No improvement. Please advise.?

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Pediatrician
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My 1 year old son's right eye is red and swollen for 3 days now. Giving him tobra d and ciplox. No improvement. Pleas...
Use mahaflox kt 2dropx3time eyedrop and syrup hicope 5ml x3time oraly, also gudcefcv 5mlx3 time oraly, syrup ibugesicplus 5mlx3 time oraly.
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Here's a Reason for Choosing Homeopathic Treatment for Bronchitis

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Choosing homeopathy to cure bronchitis

Bronchitis is a respiratory disease where people cough up thick mucus. Bronchitis can either be acute or chronic, with the most common cause of bronchitis being either viral or bacterial infection. Acute bronchitis improves within a few days with proper medications. On the other hand, chronic bronchitis is a serious condition causing constant irritation in the linings of bronchial tubes. The most commonly visible signs of bronchitis are a cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest discomfort and slight fever and chills. Exposure to excessive pollutants and smoking can cause chronic bronchitis.

How homeopathy can help you in treating bronchitis

Bronchitis can be treated with the help of homeopathy, which can be instrumental in providing relief, thereby improving your quality of life. In fact, homeopathy can be your best option for treating both the forms of bronchitis, as it offers significant relief from the symptoms as well as helps in improving your health in totality.

In the case of acute bronchitis, homeopathy can shorten the duration of the illness to a great extent. When a patient is on the homeopathic treatment he/she experiences a marked reduction in toxicity as well. For the management of an acute attack of bronchitis, the prescribed homeopathic medicines may have to be taken at shorter intervals, after every few hours.

Chronic bronchitis, though contagious, can be treated by homeopathy as well. The symptoms of chronic bronchitis can be significantly improved by homeopathic remedies. It can even aid the patient in quitting smoking.

The most important aspect of homeopathy treatment in the management of bronchitis is that the medicine works very fast and does not leave you weak and drained at the end of the infection. Homeopathic treatment can also help to prevent complications such as pneumonia, respiratory failure, right sided heart failure (the one that affects the right side of your heart), emphysema, etc.

Homeopathic medicines come without any side effects and are non-addictive. Also, there is no problem in administering the medicines to any patient irrespective of age; therefore, it's a safer choice to opt for homeopathy for the treatment of bronchitis.

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Here's a Reason for Choosing Homeopathic Treatment for Bronchitis
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10 Foods for Healthy Teeth

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Dental care is of utmost importance. Poor dental health can cause you several problems, from a mild toothache to severe pain. Here are 10 foods which will help you maintain your healthy teeth. Read on to find out more about it:

1. Cheese: Cheese, particularly aged cheese like Cheddar, Swiss and such are beneficial for your teeth. They increase the pH scale in your mouth and effectively prevent tooth decay. It also consists of protein and calcium, nutrients required for strengthening your tooth enamel.

2. Yogurt: Like cheese, yogurt also contains calcium and protein for tooth enamel. Probiotics or the beneficial bacteria present in yogurt are good for the gums as well.

3. Leafy Vegetables: Spinach and kale promote oral health. They contain calcium, which is good for your tooth enamel. They contain folic acid, a B vitamin which has a lot of health benefits and also helps to prevent gum disease.

4. Apples: Apples contain high fiber and water, which are beneficial for your teeth. While eating an apple, a lot of saliva is produced which washes away the bacteria present in the mouth.

5. Carrots: Carrots are also crunchy like apples and also contain high fiber which is beneficial for teeth. They also contain vitamin A which is also highly beneficial.

6. Celery: Celery contains vitamins A and C which are very beneficial for the gums. They are also crunchy and hence help scraping away bacteria and food particles from your teeth.

7. Almonds: Almonds are a great choice as they are low on sugar and have high content of calcium and protein.

8. Strawberries: Strawberries are very beneficial for your teeth. Strawberries consist of vitamin C, different antioxidants and malic acid, which help in naturally whitening your teeth.

9. Garlic: Garlic contains a substance called 'Allicin' which has strong anti-mycobacterial properties, and is thus beneficial for your teeth. It helps to prevent periodontal disease and fight tooth decay.

10. Meat: Meat in general is beneficial for maintaining healthy teeth. Meats consist of a lot of protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which are important for healthier teeth.
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She is 2 years old her weight is 9kg she is not having her diet properly what to do? Is there any medicine for hunger for her.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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She is 2 years old her weight is 9kg she is not having her diet properly what to do? Is there any medicine for hunger...
Usually children don't eat properly during 2nd year. Give noworm suspension 5ml at bedtime & repeat after 15 days. Give cypon syrup 2.5ml twice daily before. Meals.
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I want to know a complete diet plan for my 4 months baby what to feed and when the correct time he doesn't take breastfeeding.

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I want to know a complete diet plan for my 4 months baby what to feed and when the correct time he doesn't take breas...
The only diet for a 4 month old baby is mothers milk! under special circumstances formula feeding can be given but only if required. There might be other reasons for the baby for not taking breast milk like colic pain problem or any any problem. Just rule out any other problem rather than shifting to any other diet. I suggest you to continue only breast milk atleast till 6 months.

I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is caused by it?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician
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I masturbate once in 2 days. I am very lean and skinny. Is it the cause of my skinny body. What else problem is cause...
Masturbating is quiet normal for your age. Your lean and thin ness is not because of this. You have balanced diet to improve your weight.
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My 13 yr old daughter is having chronic urinary problem. She has to rush to the washroom every 15-30-45 mins interval. And also having itching and bedwetting since last yr. She has taken several antibiotics and medicines and has been shown to many doctors. They are yet not able to diagnose the reason of her problem. Can any doctor relief my daughter from that problem.

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Dear akta daga. Yes she can be ver4y well treated and easily. You have not mentioned anyting about urine test and any other tests she has undergone so please post all investigation reports here so that I can make up my mind. Also give details about her bowel habits and food. Her diagnosis is already in my mind but I need to confirm it. Dr. Kiran mehta.
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My 2 week baby hasn't pooped 3 days and on the fourth day she poop. Now she skip her poops two days again, Is this normal?

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
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My 2 week baby hasn't pooped 3 days and on the fourth day she poop. Now she skip her poops two days again, Is this no...
Normal newborns usually poo around 8-10 times in a day. On the other hand are some normal newborns who would poo only once in several days. If your baby is feeding well, gaining weight, passing urine, I do not see a reason to get concerned.
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Hi I have a 10 month baby girl. Her teeth not come yet. Please suggest and weight not increasing. Her weight is 8 kg

MBBS DCH
Pediatrician
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Teeth eruption occurs between 6 and 18 months. Weight is less according to age. Give nutritious home made food in edition to breastfeeding.

My daughter is just 2 and half year old but has many symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. She needs many things to be in proper positions. Even at midnight gets up and cries, even if she gets one wrinkle in bedsheet.Really don't understand how to tackle this behaviour? Get worried if it will increase with age?

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This may not be OCD. Does she play? Does she interact well with parents/other family members? does she want to play alone. Etc describe in detail
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My son present age is 1 year 4 month suffering from acute loosing motion 40 times in a day and day by day he looses his weight I have given all the medicine which was recomandate by doctor but nothing happend please provide resolution

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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You need to give plenty of ors, and revisit your pediatric doctor. Diarrhoea can cause dehydration which may be life threatening if not addressed.

I have fever for more than 4 days and sour eyes and some stomach pain please help me soon.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician
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I have fever for more than 4 days and sour eyes and some stomach pain please help me soon.
Loking like viral fever. Take rest, drink buttermilk, coconut water. And paracetamol tablets. Take antacids also.

Hi doctor. I am on vacation & my 6.5 years is complaining of stomach pain and throwing up even water also she is going for frequent urination. Please suggest what to do.

Pediatrician
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Get her urine tested in a nearby laboratory, try to avoid autside food, if it could be freshly and cleanly prepared would be better, can give curd rice.

Can you please help in interpreting Perkin Elmer & NT Scan Test results. Down Syndrome Final Risk- 1: 55129. Edwards' Syndrome Final Risk-1: 10. Patau's Syndrome Final Risk-1: 10.

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Can you please help in interpreting Perkin Elmer & NT Scan Test results. Down Syndrome Final Risk- 1: 55129. Edwards'...
For Edward syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13) there is high risk. Hence you will have to do Amniocentesis to rule out the risk.

My 10 years old twins daughters having plum body. They are not very overweight and they are very active too But still looks plum. Their height is around 4.5" and weight around 42 KG

Pediatrician
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Their BMI is around 24..it's quite high..indulge them in games and physical activities.. you can do a thyroid function test to rule out hypothyroidism too.

Hi, my 2 1/2 year old daughter has severe cough from past 10 days. Tried many syrups but didn't work. Not sure whether its due to reflux or infection in lungs. Looking for a best pediatrician who doesn't do experiments on children. Please do the needful. Thanks in advance.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Cough is a protective reflex to expel out any phlegm in the respiratory tract. You should not try to suppress it. If there's fast breathing show to your doctor immediately. If cough persists for more than 2 week, then only it needs thorough evaluation.

My Son 10 years old suffering with thyroid from last 5 years, his weight is very high, how it will effect to his health. Provide tips to take care of him.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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His thyroid replacement need to be given regularly and he needs exercise and take less calories to reduce weight

Our child is look like weak but the doctor said his weight is ok he is still active but no problem. But while seeing other persons he has no stamina his energy level is low for swimming what can we do His age is 3years and 6 months

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician
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Avoid urge to compare two children. They have different backgrounds, different parents, different circumstances. They will differ. Regular practice will increase his stamina
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