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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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Hello their I want to know that is rota vaccination is must for infants. Can't we give the vaccination at a age of 5.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Hello their I want to know that is rota vaccination is must for infants. Can't we give the vaccination at a age of 5.
Rotavirus vaccine protects your child from diarrhoea due to rotavirus which is common in 6 months to 1 year age. It is preferably given before 6 months age in 2 or 3 doses.
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My boy born on 17th of may normal delivery now he is getting loose motions so what which medicine I can give him? Please advise.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My boy born on 17th of may normal delivery now he is getting loose motions so what which medicine I can give him? Ple...
If you give mother milk only and keep a gap of about 2 hours he should improve. Too much feeding and bottle feeding may be responsible.
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Today I took my 2 year child for vaccination of DPT better-1 . After vaccination nurse said fiver come & give me a tablet and told 1/3 rd part three time in a day. After 3 to 4 hour right leg (where vaccination take place) paining till now. What should I do .

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Akola
Today I took my 2 year child for vaccination of DPT better-1 . After vaccination nurse said fiver come & give me a ta...
Pain, redness and swelling at the site of injection alongwith fever and irritability are common after dpt vaccination. They last for 2-3 days. Cold fomentation and syp/tab paracetamol will be sufficient.
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I have a grand child who is a 2 years of age. He has developed the habit of eating ground soil. He does not eat regular food. In spite of his mother tries a lot. Ultimately she uses to fed him forcefully become very resolute and stubborn. This behaviour disturbs us as how to up bring him nicely and how to divulge his attention from eating raw soil.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
I have a grand child who is a 2 years of age. He has developed the habit of eating ground soil. He does not eat regul...
Eating unusual substances like mud, charcoal, paint etc is usually a sign of iron deficiency anemia. You must get hb% & peripheral blood smear done & start iron therapy after consulting a pediatrician. You must also give noworm suspension 5 ml at bedtime.
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How to make baby to sleep faster? What 'll be the best food for 3 months old baby boy?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
How to make baby to sleep faster? What 'll be the best food for 3 months old baby boy?
keep baby happy by giving him full diet, maintaining hygiene n playing with him to make him sleep faster. The best food is mother milk up to the age of 6 months.
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My kid is 3 years n 5 months old n on medicines since birth. He is basically suffering from seasonal cough n cold n has been admitted to hospital thrice till nw. Please guide me how should I go about it. I live in south delhi, India.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Get your child tested for allergy, chest infection s and also rule out gerd. Consult a pediatrician for the same.
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If baby is having lots of diper rashes, and using rashes cream also but its not decresing and crying a lot for that while passing stool and urine Please suggest immediate relief for that ?

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Pediatrician, Chennai
You have not mentioned how long your baby is having diaper rash. Diaper rash is fungal if there are lots of spots near the border of the rash called satellite lesions. This may need antifungal creams. Passing urine and stools on a rash is very painful for the baby and so you have to use a lot of barrier creams like ezinapi or rashfree cream in spoonfuls, and not just a little bit. This has to be done every time you change the diaper. If the child is in lot of pain, you can give paracetamol. Please also give zinc preparation like sy zinconia or mintonia 2.5 ml twice a day for 2 weeks. I assume you are breast feeding.
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My son is now three years old, six months & twenty two days. Question is, he is not eating easily to any foods items. Only pressure then he will eating rice, chapati, vegetable, milk, any thing. Health is not weak, his body is normal. Now, what I can do for normal eating and what is your advice on this.? Thanks & regards

M.D.( Pediatrics), DCH
Pediatrician,
Leave him alone, just love him and suggest, don't force him. He will follow your own foot steps, so behave the way you want him to be.
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I have twin baby 5 month old I m not having enough milk can you give an advice what to give and what not to give.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
I have twin baby 5 month old I m not having enough milk can you give an advice what to give and what not to give.
You can start formula milk but avoid cow's milk till 12 month age, also after 15-20 days you can start weaning babies with liquid things like dal etc but still milk should be priority for sometime at least till 7-8 month age. Take care.
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I have a 9 month old baby is it mandatory to give him typhoid vaccination. At what age generally this vaccination is given.

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Pediatrician, Washim
I have a 9 month old baby is it mandatory to give him typhoid vaccination. At what age generally this vaccination is ...
Typhoid vaccine has to be given at 2 years age and it is not a mandatory vaccine, it is upto you either to give it or not.
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My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.

M.D.Pediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My baby is 4 months old. He is developing rashes around his private parts. Please suggest.
Dear Lynbrate user If your child wears diapers then surely it's Nappy rash , keep the baby dry and naked for many times in a day.you can use happy nappy ointment Hope this helps or use Neosporin-H ointment
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Hello sir, My son 4 month is weak due to prolonged diarrhea. Can we give multivitamin syrup Lysupra syrup abbott to him to improve the health. Lysupra syrup contain vit a, b. C.D e. Zinc 5mg, lysine5mg and traces of cu.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Rewa
Hello sir, My son 4 month is weak due to prolonged diarrhea. Can we give multivitamin syrup Lysupra syrup abbott to h...
A 6 kg weight at 4 months of age is good, your child is normal give him only mother`s milk up to 6 months of age if at all you want to give any suppliment then please give vit. D3 400 iu/day. The diarrhea you mentioned is usually a normal occurance in breast fed babies.
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My Son is 9 years old he is a bright and happy kid. He was very hyperactive and defiant. He was having trouble making friends and trouble at school and while playing, because he was fighting with kids. He was not listen to us not follow our instructions, he was too much hyperactive and aggressive. Things got changed from last 2 years after consulting with Neurologist, he has suggested to take (2Ml of Sizodon night) along with this we have giving him behavior therapy he has improved a lot nobody can believe me he was diagnosed with ADHD But from last 3 months he suffering ill every alternate week he is getting fever, headache, stomach pain, gastric I'm not sure because of this medicine side effect or some other reason. Kindly request you suggest what shall we do now. Please let me know whom should I contact.

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Psychologist,
My Son is 9 years old he is a bright and happy kid. He was very hyperactive and defiant. He was having trouble making...
Please consult your doctor again and update him on your son's health. He might change the medicines or reduce the dose. You also have the option of changing your doctor. These medications usually come with many side effects. I suggest that you do your own research, read up and educate yourself and take an informed decision. The health of your son could be because of this medicine or something in his diet or the seasonal changes. Though allopathy medicines bring faster relief, they come with numerous side effects. On the other hand, ayurveda and homeopathy are gentler on the mind and body and fewer side effects and sometimes slow to show improvement. Nevertheless, you are doing a wonderful job as a parent and taking care of your son. Take care.
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Respected Doctor. my 20 month old daughter is so much weak in body and had less growth. and having less weight of just 7.7 kg. So kindly suggest some medicine and this body weight is how much less? is it serious condition or not? kindly help. Thanking you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Faridabad
Respected Doctor. 
my 20 month old daughter is so much weak in body and had less growth. and having less weight of ju...
Please let me know the birth weight and any frequent illness. Also about food. Please make sure that your baby has six meals a day, one large and one small, food must be rich in fat and protein example eggs, stop milk but may feed milk based food example kheer, barfi, shakes.
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My baby has completed 6 months now, for last 20 days she is having loose motions. We are not giving any outside food except mother's milk. The pediatrician advised not to worry, it will stop on its own. First three days we gave econorm, but doctor suggested to stop it as the Baby don't have any infection problem, so no antibiotics needed. Baby is active, no vomiting. But motions didn't stop. What to do ?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby has completed 6 months now, for last 20 days she is having loose motions. We are not giving any outside food ...
It may be your perception that stool is loose. It may be liquid or semi solid but may be many times in a day. It does not require any medicine. Since she is still on exclusive breast milk at 6 months, she requires additional food and top milk too. It is her weaning period. Start with semi solids with any one like kheechadee, dal, suji kheer etc. It may resolve problem.
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My thyroid report is negative but still I am fat. Kindly suggest that what should I eat to overcome my belly fat. Oftenly I feel hunger after 2 hours. Please suggest me some food that does not increase the fat and satisfy my hunger. I give breast feed to my 1 year old child.

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
My thyroid report is negative but still I am fat. Kindly suggest that what should I eat to overcome my belly fat. Oft...
try to eat foods that take longer to absorb, like whole grains, fibre rich foods. Avoid simple foods like watermelon, kharbooza etc. which give quick energy rush. During breastfeeding the body sugar goes low so it is natural to feel hungry faster
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She is 8 years old child and her growth is not normal (3" 9 inch)and she is having unwanted hairs on skin. please suggest what we can do for it.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
Give her protein rich nutritious diet and milk or milk products, vegetables, fruits, nuts and dry fruits of her choice. Give vitamin d 60, 000 units once in a month and calcium tab daily. Unwanted hair may be checked by either pediatrician or endocrinologist.
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I am 16 years old. I sometimes feel a sharp pain in my chest sometimes in the left side but more often in the right side. It pains for 8 to 10 seconds and then stops. I am fit and fine but only the heart pains sometimes. Additional information: I have acnes (like 2 to 3 are produced in 10 days and it is significantly reduced as compared to a year ago). Some hairs of mine have also turned white (10-15).

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 16 years old. I sometimes feel a sharp pain in my chest sometimes in the left side but more often in the right s...
1. For your age pain chest could be due to anxiety, stress, depression, physical and mental strain, hyper acidity, muscular problem 2. Avoid stress and strain 3. Do regular exercise, reduce your weight if over weight. 4. Control your diet. Avoid oily/spicy/fried and junk food, high calorie and cholesterol rich diet. Take small frequent meals (5-6 meals/day instead of three heavy meals. If you have hyper acidity take one tablet of pan 40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days 5. Do yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise like pranayama etc. It will calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress. 6. Have sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily. 7. Avoid smoking, alcohol, excess tea/coffee, if you are having 8. Drink plenty of water and take rest 9. Takecrocin advance one tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets per day at the time of chest pain 10. If you have recurrent attack of chest pain check your bp, take ecg, x ray chest and consult physician for advice and treatment.
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Dear doctors, I have three year old kid. He is having weight of 11kg. One major concern we have is he doesnt like milk, despite we have tried pediasure, compan and other mixables with milk but he dont drink. Please suggest what we should do or any alternate to milk.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Dear doctors, I have three year old kid.
He is having weight of 11kg.
One major concern we have is he doesnt like mil...
If the child is taking other calcium containing foods like cabbage, broccoli etc milk consumption is not an issue at that age. Weight is o. K. For the age.
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