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Dr. Shankaran

Pediatrician, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shankaran is a popular Pediatrician in Triplicane, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Sakthi Hospital and Research Centre in Triplicane, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankaran on Lybrate.com.

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My son is 18 months old. He got scissors 2 days before. Got admitted and tested and said occurred due to infection in wbc. He does not have any fever. Hez very active. And also abnormal in eeg. Gave medicine encorate syrup and levipil syrup. My doubt is should he use this medicine life long. And are there any side effects. And does it effect in his regular life style like games physical activity. What is the care to be taken. Please suggest im much worried.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My son is 18 months old. He got scissors 2 days before. Got admitted and tested and said occurred due to infection in...
If seizures have come with fever .then no more medics are required on continue basis .I would insist that you just meet pediatric neurologist as 2 drugs to control seizures are bit unjustified.
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Even after my 25 days old baby latches to my breast someday m not sure if hes getting enough milk because my milk supply is low and he latches for 5-15 mins only that too only sometimes.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You have to see if your nipples are retracted and intake of milk is monitored by weekly or bi weekly weight monitoring of the baby.
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My daughter is two months old is formula fed. As my breast milk is not enough. It is 20 ml on expressing. I feed her with lactodex 1.but my family members are forcing me to give cows milk. Is cow milk safe for her. And please tell me how to give her cows milk.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My daughter is two months old is formula fed. As my breast milk is not enough. It is 20 ml on expressing. I feed her ...
Yes you can one by one change to cow milk. Fresh,fully booked and to be given undiluted, 50-60 ml at a time, preferably by spoon.
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Sir My son 6 years has having frequent fever for last one month three times due to cold.He needs boost in immunity.While examined found tonsil has pus. Doctor given antibiotic Synclar.Now OK. I need improvement in immunity.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
please make sure that your baby is fully cured ,because it seems that he is not cured rather relieved all the time
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Sir My son is six year old having weight 23 kg and normal height. But he has some white hairs in a small portion numbering less than ten. Is there any treatment for that.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Sir My son is six year old having weight 23 kg and normal height. But he has some white hairs in a small portion numb...
I do not think if any medicine can be useful. Vitamin B complex and zinc may be tried for long time. However you may consult skin specilist.
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My daughter is 5 years old. She was hospitalised last 15 days ao with a digonose of UTI with mild fever. Now the fever is back again with vomiting. In fever only head got rise thw temp. Legs and hands get cold. When fever comes it is coming with bone severing cold.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Dear parent the child may have uti again but it canbe some other infection too so along with urine test get her cbc also if it's ito get sonogram also kub.
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My son is 10 years old. He is always in some dream world. He has become from good to bad to worse. He isn't mingling with people much. Sometimes we feel he is faking it. What should we do?

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Nagpur
Hi. Are there any stress factors that the child is facing? this kind of feeling arises during adolescent period as the children want more and more independence. I would suggest that you should take the child into confidence and know about his problem. Also try to know about the people with whom the child is comfortable with and ask them to have a talk with the child. Don't let the child feel lonely and neglected.
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M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
child obesity is major problem in our society if want to cure urs children by obesity u can stop given fast n junk food yours children u should give healr food urs children like home Madeleine wheat sewiya poha,paneer rolls,sandwich,pizza n vegetables mix Maggie
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I have a 23 days old baby girl but she didn't cry after birth. She was admitted in nursery NICU for 20 days. Now she is at the home. But she is not crying yet and have no normal activity like a healthy child. Feeding and medicine is giving by tube. She is suffered from birth asphyxia. AGA. RDS. HIE grade 2nd. Sepsis. Shock. ATN. Please give opinion.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
I have a 23 days old baby girl but she didn't cry after birth. She was admitted in nursery NICU for 20 days. Now she ...
She is a high risk baby with stormy neonatal period. What you need to know is that your baby is likely to have neurological deficit for long term. The magnitude of neurological dysfunction and severity will be evident later on. But the most positive part is that brain has huge potential of neuronal plasticity during initial period of life, say first 2 years. With developmentally supportive nursery and good physiotherapy and occupational therapy you baby can perform her best. So you think about the positive side and try your level best.
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My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the milk she had before. Please help.

MBBS, MRCPCH
Pediatrician, Kolkata
My baby is 1 1/2 month, though after having milk, she gives burp, at times while having milk she vomits off all the m...
It is quite normal for a baby to vomit while burping. So long as the baby is growing well no treatment is required. Usually the vomit just trickles down from the baby's mouth. If however vomiting is excessive and baby is losing or not gaining adequate weight or the vomit is very vigorous there may be an underlying problem so you need to get your baby checked.
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My baby child age of 22 months one day suddenly unable to sit and next day unable to easy walk, then next day walking was very difficult .with in three day her legs not much the ground. Nerve condition study was normal. Then doctor suspect GBS decease. Then given IVIG dose for 4 days. After 3 days no improved in health. Can you help me.

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Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby child age of 22 months one day suddenly unable to sit and next day unable to easy walk, then next day walking...
One shall get mri spine also done. Yes gbs is one of the possibility. Another is transverse myelitis. In both treatment is ivig. Both are devastating disease. Tough time for parents I can understand.
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I have a daughter, 7 month old, please give some information for her health tips.

Pediatrician, Pune
Continue breast feeding till at least 1 year of age, start weaning foods, rice water, dal, smashed boiled vegetables, fruits - chikkoo, papaya, bananna, spend more, spend time with the baby, keep her happy,
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My baby is 6 weeks old, I have applied mustard oil on his body massage oil on thursday, now have a bad rash all over his face, ears and some on his neck. What can I use for that and what could be causing that? What I have to do pls guide us.

Fellowship in Neonatology, MRCPCH(UK), Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is 6 weeks old, I have applied mustard oil on his body massage oil on thursday, now have a bad rash all over ...
Mustard oil is very strong for baby skin, so it can causes rash and skin burn so don't use it. If baby is cranky because of itching or burning use caladril lotion local application. You can use coconut oil, olive oil etc for massage.
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My son 8 years old has been given tablets as follows for hyperactive, which please inform me the side effects anything will be there and also for how long should he take the below mentioned tablets? To control the anger and adamency? 1) Tab atomoxetine 10 mg 1 + 1/2 daily for 30 days. 2) Tab Risperidone 0.5 mg - 1 for night for 30 days. Regards,

M.Phil Clinical Psychology, M.Sc Developmental Psychopathology, B.A.(H)Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear, Kindly put your child into psychotherapy sessions in Chennai after consenting the psychiatrist who initiated medications because the nature of ADHD has to be evaluated in your child and accordingly an intervention plan would be chalked out by the psychologist so that during his growth amd development his attention which can be retrained using various techniques and his behavioral problem of hyperactivity can be reached to a manageable level with your assistance amd regular sessions.
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She is taking milk from bottle since birth. She was properly sucking the bottle's nipple. But as she turned 1. She started holding bottle by herself and slowly stopped sucking the bottle's nipple. Now the stage is. She holds the bottle for 1 hour in her mouth and doesn't drinks even 30 ml of milk from that bottle. How should I again train her to suck the nipple. Please help.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
She is taking milk from bottle since birth. She was properly sucking the bottle's nipple. But as she turned 1. She st...
Bottle feeding is not advisable at any age. Stop bottle feed rather to train her for bottle feeding. She is 1 year old. She can drink milk from gilas (tumbler). I hope she must have started complementary solids in her diet.
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Importance on Breast Feeding

Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist,
Importance on Breast Feeding
As we are entering the era of modernization many women are avoiding breastfeeding in false notion that it disrupts their image but one thing I wanna to tell you is that breast cancer and uterus cancer can be reduced by breast feeding and it helps to loose fat. For kids it protects against cold and diarrhea thus reducing neonatal death. So join hands in reducing neonatal deaths and improving health standards.
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Hi, I have 3 month old baby. Firstly can I let her have formula milk apart from breast milk? Secondly when I breast pump n try to feed her in the bottle she refuses to have from it, whether me or anyone else feeds from bottle she refuses. It becomes difficult for me especially when I urgently need to go anywhere. Please advise!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Hi, I have 3 month old baby.
Firstly can I let her have formula milk apart from breast milk? Secondly when I breast p...
Please note: exclusive breastfeeding up to the age of 6 months is nectar for baby. No bottle feeding at all. Keep the expressed breast milk which can stored for about a week in back of refrigerator n can be fed by any body at any time to baby with spoon not bottle. No formula feed.
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Dear sir I have 4 years boy, some times his nose was bleeds blood, when he was sick. Why this is happening? Please let me know.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Most common cause is nose pickings by child .allergy in nose can also leads to nose bleed. I would suggest you to go for cause. This will lead to reduced bleed incidence.
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My daughter 28 months old has mild diarrhoea. She eats very less and now lactose intake had to be stopped. So how much amount if ors can be given to meet the nutrient requirement of the whole day.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My daughter 28 months old has mild diarrhoea. She eats very less and now lactose intake had to be stopped. So how muc...
ors does not provide nutrients. It is electrolyte salt. ors is not required in mild diarrhoea. nutrients are fulfilled by diet.
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Is PCV vaccine similar to pneumococcal? My son have been injected three doses of pneumococcal at 2 1/2 M, 3 1/2 M.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Pcv i. E. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is injected at 1 and half; 2 and half and 3 and half months.
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