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Dr. Gowri Shankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

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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
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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 son aged 8 yrs. He suffer from alergic cough from last 2 months. Please advice the treatment.

DNB (Respiratory diseases), MBBS
Allergist/Immunologist, Nagpur
Allergic cough is most commonly due to nasal allergy. Nasal secretions drop from back of nose over throat leading to repeated cough. I can help.
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A 4 years old child having less haemoglobin 8. How to increase suffering from slight themoslamiya also. Please suggest.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
If it's thalassemia minor treatment is rarely needed. If it's thalassemia major needs regular blood transfusions.
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My babe girl have some daharia like problem after every 15 to 20 days air suggest me what can I do for my child to avoid this problem. Dr. Advice me avoid mother feeding give them lactogen for few days.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My babe girl have some daharia like problem after every 15 to 20 days air suggest me what can I do for my child to av...
If your girl less than 1 year. Continue breast feeding. Do stool. Urine routine and culture. Rule out lactose intolerance.
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DEAR DR.SIR, FROM ONE I AM FACINF COUGH iEXP, K/C/O/ IHD/POST CABG,2002.ALL WRIRTTEN BY DR.PATIL M.D.MEDICINE. 10 DAYS HOSPITELIZE. FROM 10DAYS NOW TAKING THESE MEDICINE.MOXINOW 400X400,NIKORON 10NG,CITOJOY.ECOSPRINAV75.. NO IMPROVEMENT IN MY HEALTH.TOO MUCH AND WHITE BELGUM COMING FROM MOUNT MORNING AND EVENING., PLEASE ADVICE ME

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Kindly get ECHO done.You might be having CHF.Kindly mention your age,xray report and ECHO report for proper quidance/Take opinion of cardiologist
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My child is 11 months old she doesn't eat anything. She is very choosy please help me. If any nutrition chart please suggest me.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My child is 11 months old she doesn't eat anything. She is very choosy please help me. If any nutrition chart please ...
If she is not eating anything then do not stop trying, try to give that food next day in another form. Children are choosy in this stage because they are eating everything for the first time so it takes time to build the taste. Give her everything which you eat and try to eat with her.
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Hello doctors My baby in six month & we have started DAAL WATER. Request pls confirm whether we can add CURD in daily routine or guide what other diets which can add parallel to mother feed.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Hello doctors
My baby in six month & we have started DAAL WATER.
Request pls confirm whether we can add CURD in daily...
Please use home cooked semi solids like sooji, daliya, khichdi, daal chhaval, etc. Daal pani has no nutritional value so don't use it similarly fruit juices are not recommended, use mashed fruits. Add oil or ghee in diet to increase taste and caloric value, curd you can use it. Is very good for everyone.
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Dear All, you are requested to suggest me that my baby boy is one years old and he is 8.5 kg only. How can grow his weight and health please advice me it my kind request. My child is not drinking milk any drop. Regards

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Dear All, you are requested to suggest me that my baby boy is one years old and he is 8.5 kg only. How can grow his w...
You have to check his TSH level to see if he is hypothyroid and also stop bottle feed and give only breast milk and home made foods.
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When should I start giving my baby solids (weaning? How much exercise should my child do? Are squash and pure fruit juice better for children than fizzy drinks?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
When should I start giving my baby solids (weaning? How much exercise should my child do? Are squash and pure fruit j...
Exclussive Breast feed up to 6 months of age. Weaning starts there after. Live baby free to move his arms & legs freely that exercise is enough. Pure fruit juice is part of weaning. No fizzy drinks.
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My baby is 4 years old Has cold for last 3 months regularly. Its symptoms is like starting running nose then, blocked nose, then snoring, then getting heavy cough while sleeping, then chest cold, then get like cure. But not cure, again it will be start from running nose, blocked nose, snoring, cough etc. Its happening last 3 months randomly. We taken Levocitrize, asthalin, levolin (as per doctor advice) etc. Etc. But still not cure. Please advice what we can do? Thanks.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
This is common problem with children of this age group, need not worry as the children go to school they may catch up cold or cough from other children as it is very communicable. As children grow old they develop immunity. Just keep away from dust and cold air and water. Try to give proper steam inhalation once they catch up cold.
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She originally was diagnosed in childhood with a whole in heart, then itself vsd was got closed, now she is 11 years old and her weight is 27 kgs. Doing well. She is shuttle badminton player, she is strong enough but she is lien, which food can be given to her to become a little stout.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
She originally was diagnosed in childhood with a whole in heart, then itself vsd was got closed, now she is 11 years ...
If she is active no need for tonics. She is cured now. Donn worry. Give regular diet rich in protein. Dry fruits. Etc.
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We have a 3 month old baby boy and did not poop for 10 days. Today is the 10th day. Please Advice. Many Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
We have a 3 month old baby boy and did not poop for 10 days. Today is the 10th day. Please Advice. Many Thanks.
If you bottle feed, you have to stop bottle and feed with spoon and breast only. His thyroid needs to be checked
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My baby is 8 month old and I slowly started introducing solid food to him, I was exclusively breastfeeding him for first 6 months and now once a day I am breastfeeding him .how many times can I feed breastfeed in a day. Baby is also not more interested in feeding.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 8 month old and I slowly started introducing solid food to him, I was exclusively breastfeeding him for fi...
U may continue feeding 4 to 5 times in a day if baby demands. Continue variety of home prepared nourishing solids of his taste also 2 to 3 times in a day.
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My 3 n half months old son doesn't pass his motion daily. But he passes urine for about 6 to 8 times a day. My in-law says that there is some problem with him since he doesn't pass motion daily. Is it a serious issue? Because I heard babies can be like that up to 4 days. Kindly guide me what should I do?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My 3 n half months old son doesn't pass his motion daily. But he passes urine for about 6 to 8 times a day. My in-law...
Dear , you have heard correctly, babies can pass 8 -10 motions daily or pass a motion after 2-3 days. Both patterns are normal, as long as the motion is soft and formed, i. E, between very loose and very hard. Make sure you feed him at a gap of at least 3 hours, and only your feeds.
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My child is 3 yrs and 3 months old age can understand everything but she speak not as much as other kids do. Kindly help thanks.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Isolated speech delay can occur in some children. But you must get audiometry done to rule out hearing problem.
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I am 27 years old. My son is in the end of the 7th month now. He usually sucks milk only from right breast not at all on my left. So milk production is very less at my left side. Now I am not feeding On from my left, I feed only on the right side. Will this create any health issues to me? What I have to do now?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Milk production in your left breast will stop ultimately if the child is not suckling from it you should encourage him and put him on it again otherwise later on their can be some difference in the size of both breasts
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My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect avoided. please prescribe.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My 17 month old daughter gets cold often. She has haemoglobin 9.1.what special diet to be given and what to expect av...
Her hemoglobin has to be increased by iron syrup and allergy causing things need to be avoided from coming into contact with her. Only breast feed and homemade foods, avoid cold food and exposure to cold and dust.
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DNB(Respireatory diseases), M.D
Pulmonologist, Coimbatore
Pulmonary Function Tests
Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are breathing
tests to find out how well you move air in and
out of your lungs

Lung function tests can be used to:
■ Compare your lung function with known
standards that show how well your lungs should
be working.
■ Measure the effect of chronic diseases like
asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease
(COPD), or cystic fibrosis on lung function.
■ Identify early changes in lung function that
might show a need for a change in treatment.
■ Detect narrowing in the airways.
■ Decide if a medicine (such as a bronchodilator)
could be helpful to use.
■ Show whether exposure to substances in your
home or workplace have harmed your lungs.
■ Determine your ability to tolerate surgery and
medical procedures

What is spirometry?
Spirometry is one of the most commonly ordered
lung function tests. The spirometer measures
how much air you can breathe into your lungs
and how much air you can quickly blow out of
your lungs. This test is done by having you take
in a deep breath and then, as fast as you can,
blow out all of the air. You will be blowing into a
tube connected to a machine (spirometer).
The spirometry test is often repeated after
giving you a breathing medicine (bronchodilator)
to find out how much better you might breathe
with this type of medicine. You will be asked
to repeat this test two or three times to get an
accurate measure of your lung function. It can
take practice to be able to do spirometry well.
The staff person will work with you to learn how
to do the test correctly.
It usually takes 30 minutes to complete this test

What should I know before taking
this test?
■ You may be asked not to take your breathing
medicines before this test.
■ Instructions will be given on how to do this
test. If you do not understand them, ask the
technician to repeat them.
■ It takes effort to do this test and you may
become tired. This is expected.
■ If you become light-headed or dizzy during
this test, immediately stop blowing and let the
technician know

Hello Doc, My daughter is 3 years old and weighing 12 kg and her height is 99 cms. She was born prematurely i.e, in 27th week of pregnancy and was born with weight 900 gms. I just wanna ask that is her growth is okk. What can we do to increase her weight as she is too thin/slim.

MBBS MD DCH, Dch
Pediatrician, Muzaffarpur
Hello Doc,
My daughter is 3 years old and weighing 12 kg and her height is 99 cms. She was born prematurely i.e, in 2...
Her growth is excellent for her age. You should be happy about that. Let her take family diet. No need for any food supplements. Being thin /slim is usually constitutional and not linked to any disease or disability as long child is alert active and responsive Arun shah.
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