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Dr. Shankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Shankar Pediatrician, Chennai
150 at clinic
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Dr. Shankar is a trusted Pediatrician in Triplicane, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Fousiya Hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hello My 3 years old child has not passed stools for five consecutive days. We have tried all means to stimulate him and also fed him fibre rich food but all of that was of no use. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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My 3 years old child has not passed stools for five consecutive days. We have tried all means to stimulate him ...
If child is active and gaining weight according to his age then train him for toileting habit by encouraging him to sit on pot daily or twice in a day for about 5-10 minutes, give good quantity of water and liquids to drink. It may be helpful.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should...
Possible reflux with sickness is common concerns, discuss with your paediatrician to start medicine for the same and till then give small volume but regular feeds to control vomits. More liquid to avoid dehydration.
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My baby completed 11 months and his weight is 9.7 kg. Since 5 days he is passing motion like watery and paste form but only once a day. He vomited everything. We have visited local doctor he prescribed ofloxacin solution. And ORS. Vomit has stopped now but he is not eating anything except cerelac. Motion is still watery. Please suggest can I give formula and cerelac? Please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Pune
My baby completed 11 months and his weight is 9.7 kg. Since 5 days he is passing motion like watery and paste form bu...
Please give your baby khichdi , rice kheer,banana, rice & curd. Cerelac can be also given. It is important to give him frequent small feeds till his his appetite returns to normal. A probiotic can be given daily.
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Hi Regarding to previous question what is the solution for respiratory tract infections. Thank you.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Proper hand hygiene; rule out allergic recurrent issues, as it's a common cause for the same. And vaccinate against seasonal flu every year for child above 6 months.
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My daughter is 10 weight 31, has been given augmenting 625 mg, three times a day for ear infection. Is the dosage all right?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
My daughter is 10 weight 31, has been given augmenting 625 mg, three times a day for ear infection. Is the dosage all...
True. For ear infection we need higher doses for longer duration to cover up deep seated infection & avoid further complications. Your faith in medicine & trust in doctor will boost your recovery.
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My 50 days old baby has caught cough and cold my doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold .he is feeling very restless because of problem in breathing due to cold. Suggest me measure to take care of him including hone remedies also. thanks sirs.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My 50 days old baby has caught cough and cold my doctor has suggested novamox and solvin cold .he is feeling very res...
Nasoclear nasal drops to open his blocked nose syp Phenergan 1 ml every 8 hourly for 3 days if there is breathing problem or baby is not taking feeds show him to child specialist.
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What types of food I can give my baby as she is just five months and I don't have much breast-feeding because of very less milk. Other than formula milk what can I give her.

MD - Homeopathy
Pediatrician, Mumbai
What types of food I can give my baby as she is just five months and I don't have much breast-feeding because of very...
For 5 months old baby you can start introducing first with fruit juices then gradually start with thin vegetable soups and milk shakes and as your baby completes 6 months start with semisolid diet like moong dal khichdi, sheera,
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Me and my boyfriend enjoyed sex yesterday without condom. Is there any chance for born of child. We never planning for sex that day but unfortunately we do that. Any salutation for this.

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Me and my boyfriend enjoyed sex yesterday without condom.
Is there any chance for born of child.
We never planning fo...
We can not predict whether any intercourse would lead to conceiving or pregnancy. Just consult a gynaecologist and take pill 72 to prevent pregnancy. This pill should be taken under supervision of a doctor and before 72 hours of having intercourse.
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I want detail about s.m.a. (spinal muscular atrophy). Please give me answer with its treatment , because my child born with that disease. What reason for this condition and where and when we create the plane for new baby.

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General Physician,
I want detail about s.m.a. (spinal muscular atrophy). Please give me answer with its treatment , because my child bor...
SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. SMA is caused by a mutation in the survival motor neuron gene 1 (SMN1. Chromosome 5 SMA is caused by a deficiency of a motor neuron protein called SMN, for “survival of motor neuron.” This protein, as its name implies, seems to be necessary for normal motor neuron function. Its deficiency is caused by genetic flaws (mutations) on chromosome 5 in a gene called SMN1. Neighboring SMN2 genes can in part compensate for nonfunctional SMN1 genes. Other rare forms of SMA (non-chromosome 5) are caused by mutations in genes besides SMN. In several forms of SMA, respiratory muscle weakness is a significant problem. It’s the most common cause of death in types 1 and type 2 chromosome 5 (SMN-related) SMA. When the respiratory muscles weaken, air doesn’t move into and out of the lungs very well, with subsequent adverse effects on general health. Signs of weakening respiratory muscles are headaches, difficulty sleeping at night, excess sleepiness during the day, poor concentration, chest infections and, eventually, heart damage and respiratory failure. Often, in infantile-onset SMA, the muscles between the baby's ribs are very weak, while the diaphragm muscle stays fairly strong. This leads to children who appear to be breathing by moving their bellies rather than their chests and to a pear-shaped body in these infants. For chromosomal changes there is hardly no specific treatment and you have to explain the nature of your child's trouble . He needs a neurological treatment for relief of symptoms.
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Mera babu 9 month ka ho chuka Hai uske khane me Kya Kya dena chahiye. Milk and serelake sirf pita Hai.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Mera babu 9 month ka ho chuka Hai uske khane me Kya Kya dena chahiye. Milk and serelake sirf pita Hai.
You have to give all homemade foods mashed well. Introduce one by one and stop bottle feed and feed from a cup
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What are the symptoms for dengue fever? I am suffering from cough since 20 days. Please help me.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
What are the symptoms for dengue fever?
I am suffering from cough since 20 days. Please help me.
Symptoms of dengue are just like any other viral illness. Fever, body pain, headache etc. For cough of such a long duration you must go for an x ray chest.
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My daughter is 2 years 4 months old. She has stopped feeding during day. However i'm not able to wean off her during night. She sleeps with feeding and wakes up 2-3 times in night. She is eating food properly. Please help me regarding this.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
My daughter is 2 years 4 months old. She has stopped feeding during day. However i'm not able to wean off her during ...
I would suggest that you continue feeding her at night and whenever she wants. She would stop feeding on your breast on her own as she grows up. Breastfeeding at night is very reassuring to babies that their mother is closeby and that they have her complete attention.
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My son is 6 year old, a continuously bed wetting (one or two) by day one. What is the reason, how it goes away.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Most of the times bed wetting is inorganic. The approach in this case will be to look for organic causes which are those that needs treatment with medication or surgery. These are usually not needed. If the condition is inorganic, behaviour therapy could be instituted.
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My 1 year baby's teeth still not came also he is not taking solid diet happily any remedies please reply with your suggestions.

BHMS, diploma in IACH
Homeopath, Jaipur
My 1 year baby's teeth still not came also he is not taking solid diet happily any remedies please reply with your su...
Hello. You start with homeopathic medicine chamomilla 200 1 does only. Then reverts back. After week.
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Taking Care of Infants

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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Here are some tips on taking care of infants

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Why it's Important That Your Child's Diet is Calcium-Rich

Diploma in Paediatrics, MD (Physician)
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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Why it's important that your child's diet is calcium-rich

Calcium is an inevitable part of your child's diet. You cannot afford to skip it if you wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle for your child. It is recommended that children between the ages of 9 and 18 should get approximately 1300 milligrams of calcium every day. Calcium-rich diet is important for your child for a number of reasons.

Why calcium?

  • Calcium helps in building strong bones and teeth for your child.
  • It is important in order to ensure proper functioning of your child's muscles and nerves.
  • Calcium plays a vital role in the release of such hormones and enzymes in your child's body that convert the food he eats into energy.
  • It is also helpful in causing the blood to clot whenever your child gets bruised.
  • Since your child is continuously growing, a calcium-rich diet ensures an adequate supply of resources that help him to develop new bones that are healthy and strong.
  • A calcium-rich diet is also essential as far as other bodily functions like muscle contraction, blood vessel constriction and relaxation are concerned.

What does lack of a calcium do to your child's body?

  • Lack of calcium can cause bone diseases like osteoporosis in your girl child, thus exposing her to a greater risk of weakened bones and possibility of fractures.
  • If your child is a young kid and his diet lacks calcium or vitamin d, which absorbs calcium, he is exposed to the threats of the bone-softening disease called rickets. It can cause in him bowing of the legs, muscle pain and poor growth.
  • Bones are living tissues that change constantly, old bones keep getting replaced by newer ones and a calcium-rich diet aids this procedure. Therefore without an adequate supply of calcium, this process would borrow minerals from existing bones, thus weakening them and exposing them to increased risks of fracture.
  • Lack of calcium also increases risks of cardiovascular diseases, damaged gums, high blood pressure, ovarian and breast cancer and several other infirmities in your child in his later years.
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I am a child. I don't want to go to the school because I feel lazy every morning but after some time I will become very active that I want to attend the school but it will be too late by that time. Can you give me any suggestions what should I do?

MD Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Sleep early and get up early in the morning so that you have ample time to get active. Each and everyone of us feel lazy to go to school when we get up in the morning, its a normal phenomenon.
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When ever my husband squeeze my breast after some time. It leaks with some milk. Even though I stop feeding 1 year back. Is it any prob? Kindly suggest remedy.

DMCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Salem
When ever my husband squeeze my breast after some time. It leaks with some milk. Even though I stop feeding 1 year ba...
It will not terrible you, if it is one or two drops, and then stops means, it is normal. Don't need to worry.
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I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give him. How?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I gave wheat rava today 1st time to 11 month boy baby. He is doing loose motion now at one time. Is not safe to give ...
Yes. Hello, Lybrate user, It so happens wheat rava disagreed as your son is not used to consume it. Give your baby the following homoeo medicine @ Aloe sac30-4 pills, thrice. @ China 30-4 pills, thrice. In take of water should b high to hydrate the child. Absolute rest is essential. Report after 3 days Your feedback is solicited. Tk care.
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