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Dr. Siva Shankar

Pediatrician, Chennai

Dr. Siva Shankar Pediatrician, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Siva Shankar is a renowned Pediatrician in Chintadripet, Chennai. She is currently associated with Kumaran Childcare Hospital in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Siva Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I need a prescription for birth control pills. I am a lactating mother to a 10 month old baby girl. I had a ceaserian delivery.

DGO
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I need a prescription for birth control pills. I am a lactating mother to a 10 month old baby girl. I had a ceaserian...
You can take progesterone only pills like 1. Camelon or 2. Micronor they contain 28 tablet start from the day1 of menses. Combined pills with estrogen n progesterone can suppress milk production.
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Hi my baby boy 9 month old he having acidity, too much, I am giving food suzi halwa, dalia, dahi, lassi, shakes, custard, allu, cerelac, daal, but I don't know how I give daily or weekly, even I need diet chart for 7 days, ND for acidity wat I do help me plss.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kolkata
Hi my baby boy 9 month old he having acidity, too much, I am giving food suzi halwa, dalia, dahi, lassi, shakes, cust...
Five food groups namely  cereals (like rice, wheat in any form, oats in any form ), pulses  (like any dal), vegetables, fruits and animal protein  (meat, fish, egg, milk in any form )should be present in adequate amount in the food of your baby. Basic principles of feeding are 1) it should be acceptable I. E. Kids should like eating it. 2) tolerable i.e. After  eating if baby develop abdominal distension,  vomiting, loose stool,  rash that means your baby can't tolerate the product.  3) appropriate consistency I. E. Porridge like with gradual change so that by the age of 2 normal adult foods can be given to the kids.  4) all the food groups should be present in the menu of whole day. Antacids and digestive enzymes can be given for acidity and digestive problem.
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I am sneezing continuously and also have dry throat and coughing. Please suggest cure.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am sneezing continuously and also have dry throat and coughing. Please suggest cure.
Hello, If symptoms are sneezing, Running nose, blocked nose 1.Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. and Take proper home made diet. 3. Do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days, 4. You can take Tablet Levocetrizine 5 mg one tablet after food once a day bedtime for 3 days.(if no drug allergy) Consult Physician for further management
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My 6 months old baby is not sleeping well. Only 9 hrs she sleeps in a day. Rest of the time she is very actively playing and laughing. Please suggest how to make her sleep.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My 6 months old baby is not sleeping well. Only 9 hrs she sleeps in a day. Rest of the time she is very actively play...
There is no problem with your baby. Just her cycle is invert. If she is playing and ok. That means no medical problem. Please don't give any mediction causing sleep. They have their own sideeffects.
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I have twin - daughter & son - birth date: 02.05. 2015. But, regarding my son, he has some constipation problem. Toileting on every 2 to 3 days on using soap method. His toilet colour also green with little signing and also, little toilet amount. How he will get normal yellow colour? he is taking breast feeding & pro nan 1 milk food. Whether cow milk will change his constipation to normal?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have twin - daughter & son - birth date: 02.05. 2015. But, regarding my son, he has some constipation problem. Toil...
You feed nan only if you must and with a cup and spoon or with a sipper and not feed him from a bottle. Also send me his tsh report and keep in touch so that I can guide you regularly as your personal doctor. Frequent motion is due to 1) bottle feeding and 2) possibly due to hypothyroidism. As you are giving formula feed give boiled water with s spoon in between feeds and reply to me.
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My son is 5/half year old , every day he is having a gas problem every time he is feel vomiting so he doesn't want to have his food please help me. Since last 2 year.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Start giving USA based Aloe vera juice. Its best & 100% natural. 20 ml mor/ eveng. Your son will get result in 7-10 days.
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I am 16 years old boy I eat so many food but my health is not good. I eat so many nutritious food but not help me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I am 16 years old boy I eat so many food but my health is not good. I eat so many nutritious food but not help me.
ask your mother to cook food at home containing cereals,curd and dal preparation. nothing sofiscated.oil is needed to some extent and green vegitable is given for Vit. and minerals.
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my cousin, he is 2 years old, he is having dry skin, his skin is very thin, has many scratches. His leg palms also got so many scratches. please suggest me suitable ointment for him.

Pediatrician, Kaithal
my cousin, he is 2 years old, he is having dry skin, his skin is very thin, has many scratches. His leg palms also go...
Apply skin moisturiser cream or ointment in adequate quantity. If it doesn't work, consult your doctor.
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My age is 16 I am still slim My friends is tall and fat I want to became a good healthy person what I have to take?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My age is 16  I am still slim
My friends is tall and fat I want to became a good healthy person what I have to take?
When you are trying to gain weight, you should eat food the rich in vitamins and minerals. 1. Healthy food includes meat, egg, milk, fruit vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Cashews, almonds, dates, walnuts, dry grapes, apricots, peaches are some of the dried fruits and nuts that can be added to breakfast, salads, cereal and desserts. Sesame seeds, ground nuts, and peanuts also contain fats in them and can help in adding that extra pounds you desire. 2. Sometimes loss of appetite may also cause weight loss. So you should take following remedies improving weight a]triphala kadha 4tsp before lunch and dinner b]amala juice 4 tsp + sugar 2 tsp+ honey 2 tsp empty stomach in the morning umami flavor increases satiety and enhances appetite. Due to improving hunger and digestion whatever you will eat more and even you eat more it will digest properly and your weight will increase naturally without any supplement.
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Hi my son is 5 years 3 months old and he is very weak. What can we do for him for weight gain

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Jamnagar
We have to see the weight gain velocity from birth. Many thin looking children are in normal range of weight. Consult pediatrician
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Precautions During Dentation

BHMS
Homeopath, Bahadurgarh
Precautions During Dentation

Keep on giving a complete diet, milk, juice and common food to the child during dentition. Remember that the child did not sleep by keeping the milk bottle in his mouth. Keep the child neat and clean and stop him to eat soil. Massage with ice cube after tying it in cloth on the gums in the inflammation of the gums. Do not give more salty and sour things to eat. If the child has suffered from fever with cold and catarrh, checkup by a doctor and give treatment properly.

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Hello, My son is five month old he is in his sixth month as temp is rising everyday what should I do to save him from dehydration as he is on breast feed only please help can I give him water? Or something else.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ponda
Hello, My son is five month old he is in his sixth month as temp is rising everyday what should I do to save him from...
Hello, it's great to hear you are continuing breast feeding, keep it on. If baby is active passing urine more than 5 times in 24 hours then it's enough milk. If you want then fresh home made juices, kanji water can be tried. Babies in exclusive breast feed don't need single drop of water even in hottest summer.
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Dear sir. My question is I haven't able to sleep since 2 day and I am having a severe stomach pain. I tried multiple home remedies but didn't work. Please help me what can I do. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear sir. My question is I haven't able to sleep since 2 day and I am having a severe stomach pain. I tried multiple ...
pain may be due to any infection and stone.first get an ultrasound of whole abdomen done then you can share your reports. take plenty of fluids and proper diet now.avoid fatty,junk food and spicy foods.
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My 4 month baby suffer from cough. I consult with the doctor she prescribed levolin syrup and tusq. But no relief both them please any other medicines.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
My 4 month baby suffer from cough. I consult with the doctor she prescribed levolin syrup and tusq. But no relief bot...
Hello Raj kumar ji your baby is so small simply give her steam with plain water don't add anything, warm water to drink in small sips with spoon, can give honey just pinch to lick all this will work n the baby will be fine
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My son frequently fall sick. He is four years old. What additional food supplement I can give him?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Immune system is not well developed before 5 years. Give whatever foods you prepare at home with good amount of protein s like egg. Nuts etc. You must check for anemia as it may be a cause fo recurrent ill health.
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My son aged 6 years old not talk with his friends & others as well as he feels very shy. He is not interested to play with friends. He only interested to watch cartoons in tv.Please suggest

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Shyness is a personality character and is not necessarily a disease. Some are born shy, some are born extroverted, some are aggressive, some are calm. There is really no cure of shyness. But with time, things improve. You can try and cut his tv time and forcibly send him down to play. You can enroll him in classes which need him to interact with the teacher and others. And you just need for him to grow up and reach his own potential.
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How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
How to Prevent Your Child from Developing Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that prevents the body from processing sugar or glucose. The disorder causes insufficient production of the hormone Insulin (responsible for regulating sugar into the different parts of your body); or the body's failure to respond to the hormone produced. Although no cure is available for T2DM, there are several ways in which you can help prevent Type 2 diabetes in your child. These are:

1. Get your child to indulge in some physical activity - Spending about 60 minutes of the day on physical activity can help your child to ward off Type 2 diabetes. In terms of screen time, it shouldn't be over 2 hours a day. By doing so, he or she ends up building his or her muscles as well as gets rid of extra fat from the body. An active life would also help your child to maintain an optimal body weight with obesity being a cause of this form of diabetes. Whether it's a sport like swimming, cricket or basketball, or even walking and dancing, physical activity in any form can help in preventing your child from developing Type 2 diabetes.

2. Plan a well-balanced diet for your child - Encouraging your child to have healthy foods and making right food choices can also lower his or her chances of getting this metabolic disorder. Foods high in fiber like whole grain cereals and bread, lentils, fruits, and vegetables should be consumed. Similarly, foods low in trans and saturated fats like lean meat, chicken, yogurt and cheese should be included in your child's diet. Processed foods, as well as sugary drinks, should be no-no when it comes to your child's diet.

3. Adopting proper eating habits - It is not only making the right food choices that are important but eating right as well is vital for preventing the onset of diabetes. Having meals with fix portion sizes is a habit that you need to develop in your child. Ideally, half the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits; a quarter with lean protein like chicken; and the remaining with whole grain. To accompany the meal, make your child have one cup of no-fat or low-fat milk. Desserts like ice cream and cookies should be allowed only once or twice a week.

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Related Tip: 11 Good Shortcuts Towards Avoiding Diabetes Complications

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She has white discharge problem for many years. She has taken a lot of treatment. But she did not get well. She has a child of 7 years old. Now she wants one more child. Is there any problem in getting pregnant. If so please suggest me the right treatment.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
White discharge is common. And if your gynaecologist has not suggested any medicines there is no disease like fungal infection, you surely can have a child.
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