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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 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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Treating Stomach Aches and Pains in Kids

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician
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Stomach aches and pains are common in babies, infants and parents are always in search of quick fixer to help their little ones get a relief instantly. Though instant reliefs do not come always, and there are colicky infants and babies with common stomach problems, yet some remedies and treatments always help.

Stomach pain in older kids
The common home remedies in not so serious pains are as follows:
- let the child rest and lie down. This may help to ease the pain in 20-30 minutes.
- give the child some liquid to drink, which is soothing, like light tea, soup, water or diluted fruit juice.
- let the child go to the toilet and encourage him or her to pass stool. This may help ease off the pain sooner.
- avoid any bulk food intake in one meal and divide it into smaller meals through the day until symptoms go away.
- don't give oily and fried food. Give easy to digest food, mostly boiled or light fried.
- avoid giving a medicine without medical advice.

These steps generally help and the pain goes away without going to a doctor immediately. If the pain is severe and is persistent in any one part of the abdomen, then it may require immediate medical attention. Common causes may be appendicitis or gall stone problem or may be a case of acute jaundice, diarrhoea, food poison, etc. Pain on pressing one part of the belly, or high body temperature with pain, and serious vomiting are serious symptoms which you must not ignore and take the kid immediately to a medical centre or doctor.

Stomach pain in infants
Stomach pains in infants are caused due to extra air entering the stomach while feeding. This can be avoided by burping the baby manually. There are a few burping techniques which your paediatrician and baby care giver will show you.

If you are with a colicky baby, then you would try administering the baby's nursing bottle first. There are new age nursing bottle designs, which keep off extra air from entering the stomach. The extra air mainly causes the stomach pain, and therefore, the bottle which prevents mixing of air with milk or water keeps the baby safe from colicky pains. Keep baby colic pain syrups at home ready, and give the baby a dose as and when required. It will eventually give the pain a relief.
Treating Stomach Aches and Pains in Kids

My grand son was immunized for pneumonia and typhoid on 9th March. Its been 4 days since then and he has been suffering from fever in the 100-102 range. He gets more cranky at nights. The moment the effect of calpol recedes his fever comes back. He has running nose and probably body ache too. He is 2 years old.Just wanted to check if these you can provide any light on what needs to be done.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist
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As child is having high fever and running nose, he is more likly having flu.Better you consult a child spe. As child is having high grade fever.

Hey doc, My 1.5 year baby is not eating anything these days. May due to teething. ;His stool also looks like loose Motion that have too much faul smell. What should I give him to eat that help him to recover. Khichdi dalia kuch b nhi kha raha. Please suggest me as soon as possible.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hey doc,
My 1.5 year baby is not eating anything these days. May due to teething. ;His stool also looks like loose Mo...
Stop bottle feeding if doing Do not push food let him experience hunger so he understands value of food Avoid candies If his weight is within normal range,no need to be panicky

I am asking about 3 years old children's diet plan ? Morning ,afternoon, evening ,night food contains? Please advise.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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I am asking about 3 years old children's diet plan ? Morning ,afternoon, evening ,night food contains? Please advise.
Lybrate-user nice to hear from apapa. Athree year old child caan have every thing you eat in your family in the morning you can cive his poha, idli, or paronthi and curd. If you have eggs then it could beegg with roti or with whole wheat bread. Around 11o'clock give some fruit in the lunch depending wether you take rice or chapatiwhater its fine along with some vegetable and daal. Add some salad also in the evening give him milk and egg or some home made snack at night also the child should eat from family pot. 1to1 111111111/2 chapati at each meal will suffice you can add milk in the morning hope this helps you. Any querry you are welcome.

My 5 months old boy is not liking mothers milk instead he prefers Lactogen 1 which we were giving along with mothers milk since the breastfeeding was not filling his appetite. What to do so he starts taking the breast milk again?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My 5 months old boy is not liking mothers milk instead he prefers Lactogen 1 which we were giving along with mothers ...
Give following 1. Cipon drop 0.5ml half an hr before feeding time x twice 2. Healthok drop 0.5ml after feed x 2time. 2 d3 drop x1 time. Start weaning as he is already 5months.

I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good student till school. But after school, for last six years or so I have been very lazy and procrastination in studies. I am lacking will power and discipline to sit and study. I am a lazy person in general. I am intelligent person though, because whatever I study, I can understand very easily. What is wrong with me? Do I have ADD or ADHD? Or it's just that I am lazy and procrastinate when it comes to studies?

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General Physician
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I am 24 years old. I am a student. I have been facing procrastination and laziness in studies for long. I was a good ...
Please It's laziness only Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do meditation three times a day, 5 minutes each Take Tab geriforte by Himalaya 2 2 Badam pak by Patanjali 1 tsf twice a day Avoid oily spicy and fast food Avoid outside food totally Avoid masturbation Read inspiring books daily.

My son is suffering frm bad stomach. Ache during potty. And smelly to its not loose motion. Suggest remedy please.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My son is suffering frm bad stomach. Ache during potty. And  smelly to  its not loose motion. Suggest remedy please.
Give him plenty of water & other fluids by mouth in addition to normal home made diet. May use suppositary if needed

I am a 14 years old boy. I am suffering from loss of memory and I am unable to memorize the lessons read in previous day. What shall I do?

MD
Pediatrician
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You improve your concentration by pranayam and yoga. Apart from this you have to be away from face book whats app and many more these kind of internet activities. Instead involve in some out door sport this will help you to regain memory.

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Dentist
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Choose a toothpaste with fluoride as it helps strengthen tooth enamel.
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Hi I have stomach pain from last three days back pain and ulcer in mouth also Please suggest what shout I do.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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If the mouth ulcer is causing a lot of pain, gently rub a small ice cube over the spot or rinse your mouth with ice-cold water. You could also chew on a clove bud (lavang) and direct the juice generated to the area where the ulcer is located. Clove buds are a great ingredient to cure sore throat too. To prevent the ulcerated area from getting infected, make it a point to rinse your mouth with a little salt water. Remember, this won’t make the ulcer disappear, but it can help reduce the pain. Honey is a natural humectant. It helps reduce scarring and hastens the process of new tissue growth. This, along with its anti-microbial effect ensures faster healing of the mouth ulcer. Chew a few leaves of tulsi along with some water about three to four times every day. This will help in getting rid of ulcers faster and also have a preventive action against their recurrence. Applying a little coconut oil directly onto the mouth ulcer or chewing some coconut (fresh or dry) helps reduce pain and inflammation and hence, ulcers heal faster. Mix some sugar to crushed khus-khus seeds and consume this mixture for instant relief from ulcers. You could apply a little ghee directly to the ulcerated area, or drink a glass of buttermilk two or three times every day. Mouth ulcers left untreated generally go away in a week or so; with these home remedies, you can expect faster relief. However, if you notice an ulcer in the mouth that is persistently present although it does not cause you any pain, do not neglect it or try to treat it with home remedies beyond a few days. Make it a point to see a doctor soon because often, a painless mouth ulcer is one of the earliest signs of oral cancer.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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Are you embarrassed by gas problems?

Home remedy for GAS .

As problem may be very annoying at times. Generally gas is formed in the stomach due to numerous reasons such as

Excessive alcohol intake
Consuming very spicy food
Chewing the food improperly
Too much of anxiety and stress
Intestinal malfunction
Eating sauces and condiments frequently and in large quantities
Digestive disorders

SOLUTION :

Exercise regularly
Do not consume poultry and dairy products such as eggs, milk etc.
Take time and chew your food properly. Don?t be in haste, as chewing properly helps you in digesting the food quickly
Avoid using straw while drinking as you may swallow more air while using straws
Never sleep immediately after eating your meal
Do not drink aerated drinks

My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Give paracetamol also ondem syp first empty stomach wait for one hour than feed child will not vomit.

My baby is 3 months old he is drinking enough formula and I am breastfeeding him frequently but I am not having enough milk Is there any problem in this.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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My baby is 3 months old he is drinking enough formula and I am breastfeeding him frequently but I am not having enoug...
I suggest you to stop or avoid formula milk as it can not replace the breast milk in its nutritional value. Try to breast feed your baby completely atleast for 6 months of age and later shift to formula feeds. Stress and other factors contribute to lesser production of breast milk so avoid stress and let your baby suckle to your breast as much as possible as it will stimulate milk production. Consult your gynaecologist if possible so that she can prescribe you some medication to increase your milk production.

Dear can you suggested me which injection r should take for baby from born date to till it required Because some private drs they say to take all injection I think its for money sake so I'm confused so give me the chart of injection.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Dear can you suggested me which injection r should take for baby from born date to till it required Because some priv...
If injection, you mean vaccination, these are given for prevention of diseases for which vaccine is given and are oral also. All vaccines which has been provided by govt of india are free and for more common and serious diseases considering cost effectiveness of disease. Other vaccines available in private clinic are optional and can be given to baby after discussion with pediatrician. It is long list of vaccine chart which you may obtain from your pediatrician.

I am ten years old I have commuted epilepsy. I treatment of allopathy need to ayurvedic or homeopathy I am child 10 years old so I can consult by online doctor.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Do not get confused,go for EEG & take antiseizure medicines regularly without any break as per advice of doctor.

My baby has dark patch on his face since birth which has become darker. He is 1 year old wat is the remedy for this.

BHMS
Homeopath
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My baby has dark patch on his face since birth which has become darker. He is 1 year old wat is the remedy for this.
Hello, If it's a birth mark, so wait for some more time as sometimes the mark gets lighten. We can slight make the mark little better, but can't remove the birth mark totally. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine - Lycopodium 30/ thrice a day for 20 days. Revert me back there after.

Hello, I want to know which vaccination is better for my baby painful or painless. Regards.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Hello, I want to know which vaccination is better for my baby painful or painless. Regards.
The painless vaccine has currently lost favour in view of the increasing number of children detected to have got the disease inspite of vaccination. The efficacy and duration of effectiveness is lesser . Hence these days it is advocated to use the painful vaccine, unless the child had had very severe side effects earlier, or has a history of fever induced convulsions.

My 13 month baby girl vomiting curd like milk during/after feeding milk. She has slight fever. Suggest possible reasons & treatment.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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My 13 month baby girl vomiting curd like milk during/after feeding milk. She has slight fever. Suggest possible reaso...
Either she is being force fed or fast fed for which no tt except to change habit. Measure fever which is right way to assess fever.

My son is 3.5 years old, he got stomach pain first. By taking motion test, the result is hookworm. Then after taking scan, he got mesenteric adenitis. He is taking macox zh kid and senasef. How long will it take to cure? What is the cause for this disease? Is hookworm serious? kindly tell what not to do?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician
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Once macox zh is started, it should be takeen uninterruptedly for 6 months as per advised by treating doctor. Untreated hookworm infection may cause serious anemia.
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