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Dr. Shankaran

Pediatrician, Chennai

150 at clinic
Dr. Shankaran Pediatrician, Chennai
150 at clinic
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Dr. Shankaran is an experienced Pediatrician in Triplicane, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Shankaran personally at Hiba Hospital in Triplicane, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shankaran on Lybrate.com.

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Infant born 3 days ago, not lifting left hand and hold our fingers with less grip. Baby weight is 4 kg and normal delivery. Please let us know the reason.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Infant born 3 days ago, not lifting left hand and hold our fingers with less grip. Baby weight is 4 kg and normal del...
Detailed examination for any neurological defect is required to know extent & cause. Birth injury is most likely cause of this deficit. Physiotherapy is beneficial & outcome depends on extent of damage to nerves.
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My child's, who is 2yrs 5months old, mouth stinks in morning, now he is having cold, cough and fever. Even after medication its been a week, although I am consulting good docs for fever and cold but can h suggest ways so that I can keep him cold and cough and fever proof for longer time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My child's, who is 2yrs 5months old, mouth stinks in morning, now he is having cold, cough and fever.
Even after medi...
Hello, We all get exposed to the same environment, but all of us doesn't get affected by it! Why - because of different immune system. So, if a person has a strong immune system, we are protected from the attack of any virus or bacteria! A healthy, nutritious and balanced diet along with exercise will give you that. A healthy and strong immune system prevents us getting any diseases even a simple cough and cold. So, to build up a strong immunity, you need to alter few changes in your daily routine. If you don't have any underlying medical condition, you can follow the below points for healthy living. The diet plays an important role in making our immune system stronger: 1.Get enough protein. You can get protein from meat, dairy, eggs and vegetables. 2.Avoid saturated fats, but eat plenty of unsaturated fats. These "good fats" are found in corn, sesame, safflower, soybean, and cottonseed oils. 3.Eat limited amounts of carbohydrates. Consuming appropriate amounts of wheat, corn, and cereals helps to create the energy required for the body to produce white blood cells. 4.There are a number of particular foods that can help to boost-up your immunity. These include: Garlic, Almonds, Kale, Navy beans, Reishi mushrooms, Blueberries and raspberries, Yogurt, Green, Matcha, and Tulsi teas. 4.Eat antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help repair damaged cells in the body. Examples of antioxidants are Beta Carotene (apricots, broccoli, beets, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, corn, and carrots), Vitamins C ( berries, broccoli, nectarines, oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cauliflower) and E (broccoli, carrots, nuts, papaya, spinach, and sunflower seeds), Zinc (oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, and seafood), and Selenium. 5.Vitamin A is also an antioxidant, and helps your immune system to function more efficiently. In addition to supplements, you can get vitamin A from carrots, tomatoes, chilis, and squash. 6.Echinacea, ginseng, aloe vera, and green tea are all said to boost your white blood cell count. 7.Exercise regularly. Getting enough exercise improves your cardiovascular health, and greatly reduces the likelihood of certain chronic diseases.. Exercise increases the flow of blood through different parts of the body, and it increases the body's excretion of harmful metabolites, helping your immune system function properly. So run, bike, swim, walk -- whatever gets you moving! 8.Stop smoking and Limit alcohol consumption. 9.You should drink 8 glasses of water every day. 10.Sufficient deep sleep also helps the cells replenish and regenerate and is therefore necessary if you want to maintain a healthy immune system. Medication: Give him Schwabe’s Alpha-WD/ twice daily for 1month and Alpha-Coff and Alpha-NC - both thrice a day for 1 week.
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Breast Milk for Babies

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Exclusive breast milk for babies from birth to sixth month. From six months onwards in addition to breast milk supplemental feeds like home made semisolid mashed foods like mix of rice pulses, banana, boiled apple, a small piece of biscuit dipped in milk or water can be given. Sips of boiled cooled water can be given from sixth month onwards.
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Hi my baby was born on 5th Nov 2016. I had to undergo a c section because of which he did not tak my feed for 3 days. He was Having lactogen. Now that I am at home and trying to feed him. He wants my milk flow to be fast bcoz he is very hungry. And I don't want to give him excess of lactogen I want to give him my feed. Please suggest me what should I do to increase my breast milk.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi my baby was born on 5th Nov 2016. I had to undergo a c section because of which he did not tak my feed for 3 days....
Yes you give him exclusive breastfeeding that shall be sufficient n helpful to enhance milk production sufficient for baby. Stop top feeding otherwise production may reduce gradually.
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Sir, I have 14 years old son, his body is very slim and chest also burning (Acidity ?)please suggest any solution I want healthy and body pick up , weight also .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
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I have 14 years old son, his body is very slim and chest also burning (Acidity ?)please suggest any solution I w...
You have not mentioned wt, about 45 kg at this is normal. Give him small in quantity frequent meals instead of heavy diet. If burning is not relieved, consult doctor.
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My son who is 12 year old does bedwetting from childhood .I have neither treated it before nor given him any type of medicine for this. Please advice what to do ?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
You shall start tab. Minirin under guidance of your pediatrician. It would cure the issue. Remember this drug needs supervision of doctor. You can not start on your own.
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My 2.5 years old daughter suffering from Hydrocephalus. She treated with VP shunt at her age was 9 Months. But Now her head size is still bigger than normal. & Still She cannot sit herself properly & cannot stand. Her intelligency is also poor. So, Please suggest me what can I do for her for his best recovery.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
My 2.5 years old daughter suffering from Hydrocephalus. She treated with VP shunt at her age was 9 Months. But Now he...
Hello thanks for the query the growth and development of a baby suffering from hydrocephalus depends on the severity of involvement of brain. If the cortical thickness is very less and there is severe ventricular dilatation the outcome is poor. Please attach the report so that I better able to help you out. I hope she must has undergone hearing and visual assessment as there is high chance of hearing and visual impairment in such condition. Physical rehabilitation helps in recovery. Regards.
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MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
यदि आपका बच्चा अनुशासित है,तो उसे दंडित करने की जरूरत नहीं, यदि आप अपने बच्चे को दंडित करते हैं,तो उसको कभी अनुशासित नहीं कऱ पाएगे
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What I should give to my 8 month baby?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician,
Weaning off is recommended after months of age. You can give your baby khichadi, dalia. Dal, soup, figure foods (potato fries, boiled potato), cerelac etc apart form milk.
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Vaccinations for Infants and Children

Senior Residency, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
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My eight month old daughter weighs only 6.5 kg. She has not gain weight since 3 month. She prefers only breast feed does not eat anything. Suggest remedies that could help her gain weight and also recommend a proper diet.

DNB (Neonatology), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My eight month old daughter weighs only 6.5 kg. She has not gain weight since 3 month. She prefers only breast feed d...
What was her birth weight. Not gaining weight for 3 month is not normal. Breastfeeding alone is not sufficient at this age. Solid food has to be offered. Also need to see if there is any other issue / factors. Better show a pediatrician.
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What to feed a new born baby and what is the real working woman choice so that find real value of health and best figure.

BUMS
Pediatrician, Washim
What to feed a new born baby and what is the real working woman choice so that find real value of health and best fig...
Mother's milk is best for new born baby. There is no need to give other feed if mother has sufficient lactation.
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My nephew is very naughty and he don't obey us. We will not want beat him but he is so naughty boy how we control him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My nephew is very naughty and he don't obey us. We will not want beat him but he is so naughty boy how we control him.
Punishment can be done even without beating like not talking to him for sometime. Not providing what he likes too much etc. Similarly you must reward him if he obeys your advice.
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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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I removed my sons's one tooth by dentist from root. He is 12 yrs old. What I need to do for his new teeth grow.

Post Graduate Certificate In Endodontics (P.G.C.E), BDS
Dentist,
Dear ! at 12 years of age one have mixed dentition (means both type of teeth are present in mouth milk teeth as well as permanent teeth) so, future treatment will be decided on" which tooth has been extracted milk tooth or permanent one. If: 1) milk tooth is extracted, so permanent tooth will erupt soon as replacement, that can be confirmed by dentist after examining an x-ray to see the location of upcoming tooth. 2) if permanent tooth has been removed then no replacement tooth will erupt in empty space, so, you must show your son to a dentist, who can clarify your doubts after seeing the case. Regards!
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What are the sings and symptoms of Kawasaki's syndrome and which age group of people more likely to get disease and what is the treatment for Kawasaki's syndrome?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Less than 5 years high fever. Rash, lymph node enlargement, red tongue. Heart problems. Treatment is ivig.
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Health food for two year kids. Please advice.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Probably you want to ask about health drink. For my baby, I would not suggest any health drink. If you want to change the flavour of milk, then you may make shakes, chocolate powder to have the flavour, these health drinks are not value for money and these give false satisfaction.
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My 10 years old daughter suffering from cold and cough since two days. What should I do?

MD (Peditrics), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My 10 years old daughter suffering from cold and cough since two days. What should I do?
Give some cough syrup and home remady. Main thing do not start antibiotic without consulting doctor. In this season virwal infection is common.
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My son is 7 years old, on back side of his left leg, there is a light white line from hip to foot. Please suggests reason and remedy for the same, is this due to some deficiency ?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Not due to any deficiency. It can be birth mark, post inflammatory scar if he had any abrasion there or fungal infection which however will not be like a line as you said. If you can send a photo to me I han guide you better. It is safe to apply imidil ointment twice daily for few weeks and if ungal it will disappear. You can remain in touch with me privately as your personal doctor.
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