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Dr. Gowri Shankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Gowri Shankar Pediatrician, Chennai
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Dr. Gowri Shankar is an experienced Pediatrician in Mylapore, Chennai. She is currently associated with Dr. Gowri Shankar@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gowri Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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My daughter is 19 months old but still she does not take any solid food even fruits like apple, banana, piece of rice still we are giving her only liquid items. Kindly suggest us what to do.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Aurangabad
This is a problem raised very late as weaning starts at the age of 5 months when liquid ate started then slowly semisolids are introduced but from history it appears that you are just in phase 1 that only liquids she is taking you need to start slowly semisolids and then solids you need to start it ok.
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Role of Homeopathy In Diabetes

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Role of Homeopathy In Diabetes

Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is referred to as a group of disorders that are characterized by a high blood sugar level. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the secretion of insulin (a pancreatic hormone responsible for converting the sugar from consumed foods into energy) is insufficient or the body cells do not properly respond to insulin. Insufficient secretion of insulin causes glucose formation in the bloodstream and mixes with the urine.

The psychological factors responsible for Diabetes Mellitus. In majority (not all), this disease originates with some recent stress in life. This disease is an epidemic in late thirties till fifties. In this age, a person is productive in his profession and most of the time there are job or financial issues that play a very vital role in generating stress and hence Diabetes.

Mostly, in my practice patients reported, before developing Diabetes, a recent financial loss or strain, love disappointment, a betrayal, or fear of loosing a job etc., sedentary habits, diet and genetic factors are secondary. Homeopathy keep such things in account before prescribing and in many cases Diabetes is irreversible. Thers is a vast field of diabetic complications where Homeopathy has a lot to offer. One of them is diabetic neuropathy. For example pain in soles, nerves, lack of energy, sexual dysfunction, mood disorders, diabetic ulcer etc.

Homeopathy For Diabetes

In homeopathy, the main focus is on functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production. There are specific medicines which are used effectively in the treatment of all the stages of the diseases.

Homeopathic treatment can help improve the general health of a person with diabetes:

If a person with diabetes is in good health, his or her insulin requirements will be steady and the blood glucose well controlled at the same time.  Homeopaths resort to different approaches towards diabetes Management of Blood Sugar. First is when the blood sugar level is very high, the priority is to control it and there are homeopathic remedies that could reduce the sugar.

Homeopathy regards health as a state of balancing the equilibrium of the life force. Whatever treatment is taken it’s always advisable to be in regular touch with the doctor and keep sharing the health status with the doctor. The homeopathic preparations useful for diabetes are as follows:

  1. Phosphoric acid: Useful remedy for diabetes with the symptoms of recurrent physical or mental exhaustion, loss of memory and numbness in the feet.

  2. Abroma Augusta: This homeopathic preparation is useful for diabetics who show the symptoms of polyuria, an increased sensation of hunger and weakness in the muscles.

  3. Syzygium Jambolanum: Useful in reducing the blood sugar level quickly and effectively. This homeopathic preparation is also useful to cure diabetics with the symptoms of polyuria, increased sensation of thirst and long-term ulcers.

  4. Gymnema Sylvestre: This Homeopathic preparation acts as a useful remedy for diabetics who are experiencing the symptoms of weight loss with a severe lack in energy levels.

  5. Uranium Nitricum: This homeopathic preparation is a useful cure for diabetes with the symptoms of depression, nausea, irregular urination, severe pain in the back, delayed menstrual periods in women, significant pain in the head and dry skin. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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My son is 22 months old and is very fussy about eating. I checked with doctor and he suggested me to give him Normatone. Is it fine giving this syrup to toddler less than 2 years.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
If height & weight of your child are within normal limits, he does not need any medication. More important is training child for right feeding practices with patience, love & good coomunication.
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My son is 7 years old ad he weighs around 24 kg. Since birth his immunity is low and very frequently he gets cold, cough, fever, flu etc. H also gets frequent headaches due to gastric problems leading to nausea and vomiting. Ost of the times he gets allergic and dry cough. Please advice medicine to cure cough and cold, headaches and for increasing immunity.

MBBS,D.Ped.
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Modify diet eg. Give green leafy vegetables, turmeric powder in milk, honey with tulsi leaf, fresh fruit, dates. Avoid chocolates, ice cream, biscuits, artificial flavoured food, packet food, junk food. Start syrup. Septilin 5ml two times a day regularly for one to three month if other investigation reports are normal.
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My child date of birth is 09/09/2012, but yet he is not speking, rest growth is ok. Please suggest the treatment.

Pediatrician, Pune
If hearing well, responding to verbal commands, just wait till you tell him to keep quiet till then continue talking with him.
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Hi, mera 15 days ka ek beta hua hain oh hamesha rota hain aur thoda thoda karke stole ho raha hain kya ho raha hain main kya karun?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
All newborns cry for hunger, being wet after urination and for passing urine. YOu have to check up all causes and burp well after feeds and avoid bottle feeding. Give only breast milk.
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My son born at 33 weeks. Today is the 44th day. He us preemie. Now he went loose motion. I gave bm only. Kindly advise.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Continue exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months of age. So long baby is active and taking feed normally, 4-5 motion in a day is not abnormal.
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My baby is 8 month old he doesn't sleep he wakes up in the night in every 1 hour gap and in day also he doesn't sleep well, overall in a day he only sleeps for 6-7 hours. I have started giving him solid food and formula milk apart from breast milk. Please suggest me what to do I am very tensed regarding my baby's growth.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Your baby weight seems good according to his age. May b he gets hungry at night. Try to feed him 2 hours before sleeping. N if he will not sleeping at night sleeping 7 hours during day is good.
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Dear sir /madam, my daughter is 7 months old. She is doing green stools with lot of mucus in it. Her stools not to loose also and some times she poop only mucus with little bit of blood in it. We have finished her ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis and cbc test. Nothing has helped much. Please can anyone help us.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
It is most likely bacillary dysentery. Not to worry about. No investigation is required. If your child is well looking not running fever and no vomiting please give the following Suspension OFLOMAC 5 ml twice daily for 5 days and ZINC syp 20 mg daily for 10 to 14 days. If no response PLEASE CONTINUE THE FEEDING. Best wishes
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My son hardly 2 months cries continuously sometimes. We will not understand why he is crying. What will be the reason.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
It canbe hunger , wet napkins or need for urinating or irritation from mosquitoes or insects around . Do not giv bottle feed and and use Colic AId drops for stomach pain
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Wht should we give a child @age of 4 year 6months, if he is passing loose motions?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
lots of liquids , oral rehydration solution from WHO , coconut water , home made lemon water with pinch of sugar and salt, mung water , thin butter milk with little salt ,..and probiotics with zinc prescribed by the doctor.these remedies would help reducing chances of dehydration.semisolid like curd rice , kanji,daal water , rice water , khichdi are best calorie provider during diarrhea which helps reducing dehydration and energy loss.
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My daughter weight is 7.1 kg she is 9 months old so it is ok for her age and please anyone Dr. please suggest the diet of 9 months baby.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Your daughter is under wt. Her wt should be about 9 kg. Give her good nourishing home made protein rich diet, milk or its product of her taste, vegetables.
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Summer Relief

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Purulia
Summer Relief

Drink plenty of water, ors, coconut water or similar other health drink to combat this scorching heat. Babies less than six month should be on mothers milk only.

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My daughter is of 15 months still now she is not walking and speaking. Every one are telling by this time she has to walk and start speaking. What can be done how to make her speak.?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Some children are late. But, before concluding anything you do her blood cbc, tft and inform me. Meanwhile you try to make her speak, (speech therapy by yourself) and I need her birth & development (like when she turned over and smiles, started telling baa baa) weight at birth and now head circumference and birth history (normal, caesarean and if baby kept in incubator, feed given now) to give a scientific advice. All details and you can remain in touch with me personally to be your private doctor if you wish!
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My 36 weeks foetus wt 2110gm only. How can I improve my baby with through food in these last weeks.

Pediatrician, Pune
Relax, don't worry, have a good sleep, drink at least 3 glasses of milk, eat healthy nutritious food which you like, with additional fruits and salad.
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Hi doctor. She is 3 month old. We feeding lactogen 1 for her. As per weight chart 3 month baby want to be 5.4 kg. But still my daughter is 4.5 kg only. Shall we continue that lactogen or shall we give cow milk. Otherwise give any suggestion. When we want to start health drinks for my baby. Please give your suggestion doctor.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, though nothing is better than mothers milk, you may continue with formula milk, please as Cow milk is not recommended for babies less than 1 yr. Being high in Protein, sodium and potassium for infants. Tk care.
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Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota hai please tell the reason urgently.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
These are normal movements. All newborn would have. However difference between normal and abnormal movement is only one. If you hold the moving limb and movements stops means it's normal. If it is abnormal muscle twitch it will not.
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My baby who is 3 months old is colic and cries a lot. Can we use pacifier to calm her down?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Pacifier gives pseudo satisfaction. If cry is due to hungar, feed her that solve both problem of colic n cry.
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