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Dr. Gautam Shankar

Pediatrician, Delhi

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Gautam Shankar is a trusted Pediatrician in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He is currently associated with Max Hospital-Shalimar Bagh in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gautam Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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My 2.6 years old son swallowed unexpectedly regestrone 5 mg tablet. Please help. I don't know what to do? Will there be any side effect? Thanks.

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
My 2.6 years old son swallowed unexpectedly regestrone 5 mg tablet. Please help. I don't know what to do? Will there ...
While any medicine can be poisonous to a child if taken under the wrong circumstances, the following types are particularly dangerous: Heart medications: If a child ingests these, it can cause his (or her) heart rate and blood pressure to drop to dangerously low levels. This can result in the child going into shock and lead to cardiac arrest. Pain relievers: Over the counter and prescription pain medications are one of the leading causes of fatal child poisonings, and stats from 2010 show they caused 31% of deaths from poisoning in children younger than 5 years. Antidepressants: Those medications that make the patient feel better do just the opposite to a young child who ingests them. As the second-highest cause of poisoning in children under 6, it seems patients aren’t doing enough to keep their medications out of reach. Antidepressants, allergy pills and sedatives combined accounted for 17% of fatal child poisonings. Diabetes preparations: As diabetes becomes more prevalent the drugs are being prescribed more often. These medications can also be harmful to young children. Over-the-counter medicines: Many seemingly innocuous medications are responsible for a surprisingly high rate of child poisonings. Products such as muscle rubs containing camphor or wintergreen, eye drops and nasal sprays have the ability to cause seizures, coma and other reactions in toddlers and young children. Saying that your child just took one tablet of registerone and assuming he is okay, meaning he did not vommit, no truoble passing stool or urine and is active, there is nothing to worry. But to prevent such incidents form happening in future keep all medications out of reach of children and make sure to give your child lots of water to flush out his system.
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My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My son age is 2.9 years but he is not gaining the weight currently he is only 10 kg.what should i do?
U have to increase his calories. Protein intake. Need to limit milk to 350 ml. Do stool and urine exam.
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Hi I am 20 days mom. I am breast feeding my baby. I am not able to understand whether my lol is sufficient with my milk. His weight dropped to 100gms after birth. So I started formula also for him. Please tell me how can I understand my baby is having sufficient milk.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Neonatology
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Hi I am 20 days mom. I am breast feeding my baby. I am not able to understand whether my lol is sufficient with my mi...
Hello, Babies tend to loose weight in the initial few days after birth, but come back to the birth weight by the 10th to 14th day of life. Breast milk and formula milk both can be given to a baby. You just have to be careful while preparing the formula milk, that you take the proper concentration (It is one scoop of formula per 30 ml of water). Also while breast feeding, you have to empty one breast totally before offering the next. To know whether the child is adequately fed; the best way is to monitor the urine output. Baby should pass atleast 6-8 times a day. Also you can check the weight every fortnightly to be doubly sure. Do not worry. Happy parenting. Take care.
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My new born baby born on 16.04.2016. Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find Can we go for vaccinations provide by Government?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My new born baby born on 16.04.2016.
Kindly with request give all vaccination schedule. I did not find
Can we go for ...
Yes you can go for vaccination provided by govt. You shall get vaccination card from them which give schedule of vaccination given by them. There are other optional vaccines are also given which you may get from your pediatrician.
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Dear sir, my daughter who is 5 years old does not eat food properly, her weight is good she is 24 kg, but I don't understand how to get rid of her diet.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
she should sit with parents during meal time to get familiar with different kind of meal.gradually add 1 new food at a time. stop snacks before meal time.give her finger foods.
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My kid 6 years old, when ever whether change she get cough and cold, do we have any good medicine, every time we could not able to use antibiotics, kindly help, thanking you.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
You should not use antibiotics frequently especially without doctor's prescription. It may be seasonal viral infection or allergy. Show to a good pediatrician.
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How to increase breast milk. My son is 50%on breastfeed nad 50% on formula. Is galact granules effective?

DGO,DNB
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Drink plenty of water (at least 3-4 litres) and increase your milk intake. Take galact granules 2 spoons with a glass of milk twice a day.
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My 45 days old baby always crying in the night. Having some milk again crying. Not able to find better solution.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics , Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My 45 days old baby always crying in the night. Having some milk again crying. Not able to find better solution.
Hello, Check if the baby is colicky or hungry in the night. Give baby burps after every feed. If the baby is on your milk,make sure you don't eat gassy foods which can cause discomfort to your baby,drink lots of water.
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I want to give my child measles vaccine through a good experience good then how cost it comes.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to give my child measles vaccine through a good experience good then how cost it comes.
If you want to save your money than all the government centers are very well equipped with vaccination OR take a bill and get your work done from your child paediatrician who should be nearby your locality
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Hi, My baby boy is one month old. My problem is he want breastfeeding continues. I don't understand whether I am able to feed him properly or not?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, Fellowship in Assisted Reproductive technology
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hi, My baby boy is one month old. My problem is he want breastfeeding continues. I don't understand whether I am able...
Hello, Baby doesn't require your breast feed for nutritional purpose now but just for oral gratification. Switch to weaning techniques.
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