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Dr. Gautam Shankar

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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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MBBS DCH
Pediatrician, Gandhinagar
Exclusive breastfeeding for first 6 months.Continue breastfeeding upto 18 months of age.Don't give bottlfeeding to your baby.
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Hello sir I am 26 year old a married person having a 2 year old daughter. What is the best method to avoid pregnancy.

BHMS,NDDY
Homeopath, Jaipur
Hello sir 
I am 26 year old a married person having a 2 year old daughter. What is the best method to avoid pregnancy.
Barrier method is good for family planning u should use condom during sex and vasectomy and tubectomy is also good method for family planning
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Causes, Symptoms And Treatment For Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome In Children

DNB
Pediatrician, Varanasi
Causes, Symptoms And Treatment For Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome In Children

Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is characterized by periodic bouts of nausea and vomiting that happens at cyclical intervals. It affects all ages, but is more common in children. The condition is quite stereotypical in that there are paroxysms or bouts of vomiting that is recurrent and follows days of normal health.

Causes:

There is no definite reason identified, but it is said to have a strong hereditary correlation. Studies have shown mitochondrial heteroplasmies (abnormal growth of mitochondria, which is a cellular component) to be one of the factors that can lead to CVS. The genetic correlation, however, is very difficult to establish, specifically because vomiting and nausea are common symptoms that occur with most conditions in children. And CVS is most commonly noted with conditions like infections and emotional excitement. Infection could be either tooth decay or sinusitis or anything else. Lack of sleep, anxiety, holidays, allergies, overeating, certain foods, menstruation – a host of factors have been shown to induce CVS. There is also a strong association with migraine and conditions that lead to excessive production of stress hormones.

Symptoms:

The syndrome (a group of symptoms) usually has 4 phases:

  1. Symptom-free interval phase: The child is completely normal in this phase, which happens in between bouts.

  2. Prodromal phase: Prodrome is an indication that a disease or a condition is about to happen. In CVS, this is usually nausea and abdominal pain that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Treatment in this phase can curb the disease. However, there could be some children in whom this may not manifest and the child may directly start with vomiting.

  3. Vomiting phase: Repeated bouts of paroxysmal vomiting happen associated with nausea, exertion, fatigue, and drowsiness.

  4. Recovery phase: As the nausea and vomiting begin to subside, which may take a couple of days, the child returns back to normal slowly. However, the lethargy and energy levels will take a couple of days to return to normal.

Treatment:

Treatment again depends on the severity and the phase at which it is being recognized. If a child has repetitive bouts, then the parent and the doctor would have identified a pattern to it.

  1. If the causative agent has been identified, for instance, infection or migraines, then managing that takes care of the CVS also.

  2. If identified during the prodromal phase, again it can be managed with suitable anti-emetic medications.

  3. If identified after full onset, rest and sleep and medications to control nausea and vomiting are required.

Adequate hydration with electrolyte replenishment and sedatives can provide additional support. However, in most cases of childhood CSV, the pattern will be identified and that helps in better management, both the child/parent and the podiatrist.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi My baby is one month old. He does not suck ma nipples. He is not taking breast feed. Please suggest me what should I do.

MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Hi My baby is one month old. He does not suck ma nipples. He is not taking breast feed. Please suggest me what should...
Babies who are not sucking on mother's nipple may be having nipple confusion and breast refusal if they are getting bottle feeds.The mother should see a good lactation consultant with her baby to see the problem and learn hands on how to let the baby latch correctly
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Sir this girl is suffering from loose motions and had low fever. Prescribe some medicine for some relief.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Zirakpur
Sir this girl is suffering from loose motions and had low fever. Prescribe some medicine for some relief.
probiotics(econorm sache 1 sache twice a day for 3 days),,syrup zinconia 5 ml once a day for 14 days...can use paracetamol if fever more than 100f
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Actually we have a newly born baby boy around 1 month & 15 days. Our baby have a problem that, he continuously cry. Ya we agree that generally newly born babies cry normally, but we can't accept our babies crying act. Why he cry continuously? Pls. Help we are really worried about him. By seeing him crying we can't even sit. Pls help us.

B.Sc.(Hons), P.G.Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon
Actually we have a newly born baby boy around 1 month & 15 days. Our baby have a problem that, he continuously cry. Y...
Hi , The most common reason babies cry is because they are hungry. They stop crying at the onset of feeding , babies cry may be because they need sleep, Some babies cry because of a bloated stomach from overfeeding so if your baby cries after a feeding, a good burp may be all he needs. Sucking can steady a baby's heart rate, relax his stomach, and calm flailing limbs. Offer a pacifier.Newborns like to feel as warm and secure as they did in the womb: Try swaddling your baby in a blanket.Hold the baby close to you for feeling of security.
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Hi dr, My baby is 10 months old hr skin is to dry I wanna use lotion which lotion best for babies please suggest 2 3 options. I am waiting for you rply.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
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Hi dr, My baby is 10 months old hr skin is to dry I wanna use lotion which lotion best for babies please suggest 2 3 ...
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. After every bath, spread a gentle, hypoallergenic baby lotion or oil (Virgin coconut oil or Olive oil) onto your baby's slightly damp skin. Reapply every 12 hours, even on days you skip the bath. If the air in your home is dry, use a cool mist humidifier in your child's room. If your child's skin is very sensitive, don't dress him in clothing that's tight or rough. Also keep in mind that some fabrics, such as wool, can be especially irritating to dry skin.
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Dr. My 7years daughter having calcium lack. Please advice best medicine for her, and my 8 years boy is very thin and not eating food properly.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Dr. My 7years daughter having calcium lack. Please advice best medicine for her, and my 8 years boy is very thin and ...
Weekly 30000 units of vit d for 6 weeks will settle the issue. Continue to give diet rich in calcium & proteins.
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My baby is 1 month and 8 days old. He is suffering from cold since 3 days, he can not take breathe from nose. Can you please suggest a nasal drops for his cold.

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
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My baby is 1 month and 8 days old. He is suffering from cold since 3 days, he can not take breathe from nose. Can you...
can give steam inhalation with adequate precaution and saline nasal drops but if danger sign present or no improvement definite pediatric review
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Hello doctor my son is five years old. He three weeks back was having stomach ache and vomiting. So the doctor gave O2 for a week. Then too he continued to complain of stomach pain and even vomited at school twice. Then doc investigated and we found minimal inter bowel fluid in usg of abdomen and easily in stool and urine culture. This was found in first week of May. Then the doctor gave walamycin syrup 12. 5 mg 5 ml thrice a day for around week. Also months skin test for tb was negative. Yesterday we went to her again and she noted that some weight gain has happened. Also I would to tell that he is still complaining of stomach pain and vomiting feeling I am giving ondem syrup 3.5 ml and domstal 1.5 ml. Then he starts to burp and burp and slowly becomes ok. We are also giving him lots of water. His appetite is not good. So doctor said that he has indigestion. And gave some enzymes syrup for three months. I gave zentel syrup for deworming. Please let me know what could be the problem.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jajpur
Mam.In the childrens of 4-9 years of age, they have irritable intenstines. Any mild alteration in food, environment ,their intenstines start to contracts. Which leads to pain around umbilicus. It is mostly not serious though & gradually abate by 9 years of age. You ask your baby to point with the finger where is the pain? If it is around umbilicus ,you may relax a bit. When multiple episodes of this type of pain occurs in a single year or episodes are disturbing the normal daily activities of the child, we usually do the battery of investigations which usually causes serious pain abdomen.In 95% of cases these tests comes out to be normal. U have already done everything except SICKLING TEST. Bottom line is you don't have to worry much. Just keep changing the foods ,environment, keep engaging your child in different games it will reduce these episodes in a significant manner. A few more medicines you may require to abate it. That can I advice you when you text me.
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