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Dr. Shashi Sharma

MD - Paediatrics

Pediatrician, Delhi

28 Years Experience
Dr. Shashi Sharma MD - Paediatrics Pediatrician, Delhi
28 Years Experience
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Dr. Shashi Sharma is an experienced Pediatrician in Bhikaji Cama Place, Delhi. He has had many happy patients in his 28 years of journey as a Pediatrician. He studied and completed MD - Paediatrics . He is currently practising at Child Care Clinic in Bhikaji Cama Place, Delhi. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shashi Sharma on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Paediatrics - PGI Chandigarh - 1989
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Understanding Child Medicine Dosage and Administration

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Understanding Child Medicine Dosage and Administration

Giving a child medication can be a challenging job and one that many parents dread! Wrong dosage can create a havoc and lead to unnecessary complications or the problem not getting treated at all. So make sure you give your child the proper dose. 

Here is a small guide that will help you understand more about dosage and administration of medicine for children:

  1. Dosage: Usually, most pharmaceutical companies print the dosage as per the age or the weight range of the child. This is true mainly for paediatric drugs. Yet, there are other ways of calculating dosage as well. You can divide the age of the child (in months) by 150 and multiply the sum with the average adult dosage to compute the dose that the child should get. 
  2. Frequency: Also, always speak with a paediatrician to find out how often a medicine must be administered. The label will usually have this information, but it is always best to mention the exact symptoms and ask for the frequency. 
  3. Instruments: Child medicine usually comes in liquid form for easy ingestion. You can use a wide mouthed calibrated syringe for administering the medicine, or you could use a spoon, or even the measuring cup that comes with the medicine. The baby's bottle or a dropper can be used for infants as well. Take care to watch for signs of choking and administer the medicine in one dose broken up into smaller doses to avoid the same. 
  4. Storage: Ask your doctor about storing the medicine at room temperature or in the refrigerator as this will affect the efficacy of the medicine.
  5. Administration: Remember to find out if the medicine is to be administered before or after the child has had a feed or a meal. Then, wash your hands and prepare the child by ensuring that he or she lies still without any squirming. Make the child comfortable about the idea of taking medication and keep the head propped up. Talk to distract the child and if need be, practice sucking it in so that the child avoids choking. You can mask the unpleasant taste of certain medicines by keeping a glass of juice or candy nearby.
  6. Missed Doses: If your child throws up a dose, or you miss one, do not give a double dose. Instead skip and give it later.

Take due precautions when you are administering, storing and measuring the medicine for your child as this could have an impact on how the child reacts and heals.

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Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his stomach I think because whenever we touch his stomach he is crying. But after motion he is fine. So what can I do. Is this any problem? Pls suggest me?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Hi Dr. My baby Boy is 3 month old. Now a days he has some problem in morning at 4 to 5 am. Like he has problem his st...
Aerophagia is cause of his problem. To prevent this breast feed him in upright position & burp him well after every feed. Laying baby with belly down will also help. Ensure clear airways in nostril every time you feed.
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My daughter crying all over the night regularly what is the problem? still she is 3 month old.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My daughter crying all over the night regularly what is the problem?  still she is 3 month old.
It's called as infantile colic which usually occurs during 3 months. Exact cause not known. Usually reduces during 4th month.
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My 4.5 yrs old daughter do urine in wc but she need diaper to do poop. As she feels unsafe or painful to do that without it. Standing in diaper she feels safe to poop. If diaper removed then she stops doing & stool becomes hard and she get constipated. please help to make my kid to do that normally. Thanks.

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Basically she has constipation. Increase fibre in diet. Water intake. Give her syp duphaloc 5ml at night for 2 weeks.
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I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task and if I concentrate too long I feel mentally tired. I always procrastinating and now I want to study but I can not. I think I have adultAdHD even at day before exam I cannot concentrate and do other things. I also have other adhd symptoms like fidgeting and cannot sit at one place. Due to this I feel guilty and anxious about exam and daily when I cannot study, Its like I want to study but I can't. I feel anxiety and guilty when I cannot study for exams and also daily as I am wasting weeks. I also have other symptoms of ADHD like fidgeting and cannot sit at a place. I also cannot socialise at all and I don't like to. Its like I want to study by isolating myself but I can't.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I was sincere student till 12th then in college I cannot focus on studies and always tend to postpone important task ...
Hello lybrate user...ADHD is a highly undiagnosed condition in our society. While around 3 to 5 percent of children and young adults have this problem. ADHD is mainly of three types Inattention type, Hyperactivity Type and Combined Type. For ADHD to be diagnosed the minimum criteria for your age of 5 out of 9 symptom list in either one or both the domains of ADHD should be present. Many of the symptoms of ADHD like impulsivity etc are common with borderline personality disorder and hence it warrants a detailed interview. Once the diagnosis is clear a good approach for its treatment can be undertaken. I would suggest you to get in touch for further exploration and a detailed interview.
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Is it fine to feed a 14 month baby with butter, ghee in the food? should the sweet intake be restricted too, though my baby enjoys sweet preparations.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
You can safely add small amounts of ghee butter etc. Make sure not to make your child obese. It is a big health problem in children" too much of anything is bad" you know happy parenting.
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When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby massage?

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
When I can do my baby's massage after born? Which oil is best for baby massage? Can I use home made butter for baby m...
A baby can br massaged lightly after about two weeks of birth. Homemade butter or ghee can be used for massage, also coconut oil. But make not to smear too much oil and to massage with light hands.
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Lactose Intolerance in Kids

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Lactose Intolerance in Kids

Lactose intolerance is a condition wherein you are not able to digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk. Other foods that contain lactose include cheese and ice-cream. Inadequate production of the lactase enzyme in children causes lactose intolerance. This enzyme is produced in the intestine that helps in the digestion of lactose.

Lactose intolerance is often confused with milk intolerance. The symptoms are similar but they do not share the same cause. Milk allergy is an adverse reaction towards milk and it is a problem of the immune system, whereas lactose intolerance involves the digestive system.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of lactose intolerance are:

  1. Bloating; on consumption of milk over a period of time

  2. Diarrhea is also very common

  3. Stomach pain

  4. Nausea

Diagnosis:

  1. It is self -diagnosable; just strike out foods containing lactose from your child’s diet and see if the symptoms get better with time. If the symptoms happen to fade away gradually, then it certainly must’ve been lactose intolerance.

  2. However, it can be tricky as many non-dairy products also contain lactose.

  3. If the child is lactose intolerant, then he/she might have to undergo a lactose breath test. This is used to test the levels of hydrogen in the child’s breath after the child consumes a lactose solution. Usually, hydrogen levels are low in one’s breath. However, if the lactose solution is not digested properly, then it will lead to a temporary increase in the levels of hydrogen in the breath, thus indicating lactose intolerance.

Treatment:

This disorder does not have a cure; so in case your child has lactose intolerance, you need to adjust his/her diet accordingly. Over-the-counter lactase is also available that helps in digesting lactose based foods. You can also go for the ‘lactose- free’ milk variety for your child.

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My wife gave birth to male baby two weeks ago but baby is dead 2 day ago her breast is pains to much because of milk she don't want to take out the milk with any another process she want me to take feeding from her breast ,she say that she well feed me with her breast milk is it ok to take feedings from her breast? It urgent answer me fast.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My wife gave birth to male baby two weeks ago but baby is dead 2 day ago her breast is pains to much because of milk ...
No do not do this. The production of milk is dependent on suckling reflex. Milk production will stop on its own minus medicines if no body is fed. If you wish, you can donate milk to milk banks to be used by other mothers who are unable to feed.
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I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
I have a question for a new bron child. Sugar fall 90 to 11 is critical. How to help him?
sugar of 11 is very very critical . child must be hospitalized. and proper diagnosis of this condition known as hypoglycemia shall be done. low sugar hampers proper Brain growth. usually premature have more problem of low sugars, is it so in this setting? always narrate detail history to guide u better. regards
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My baby 1 and half year has got her DPT vaccination today but in the evening our pet bite her by mistake. He z also vaccinated. Do my child needs rabipur??

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My baby 1 and half year has got her DPT vaccination today but in the evening our pet bite her by mistake. He z also v...
Yes child must get rabipur as dpt wold only cover tetanus so no need to take tetanus vaccine but rabipur is required.
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Sir, my daughter is 10 years old, and all of a sudden her height stopped growing. Now she is 3 feet 11 inches. And she is studying in class 5th. You are requested to please guide us, or if you can give us any medicine for her height to grow. Thanks.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please give her following medicine ;- baryta carb 3x / 2 tabs twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Healthy tips for school-aged children---

Children need a variety of different foods each day.
Snacks are an important part of a healthy diet for active children.
Make snacks nutritious, not just high in energy.
Plan to share meals as a family.
Enjoy talking and sharing the day’s happenings at mealtimes.
Let children tell you when they’re full.
Give your child lunch to take from home.
Let children help with food preparation and meal planning.
Encourage physical activities for the whole family.
Encourage children to drink plain water.
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I want to ask that in which month of age baby starts to react or gives smile.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
At one month ,there is eye to eye contact. By 1.5-2 months baby starts to smile an intraction with any body usually mother.
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My son is 14 years old (15-01-2002. In October he took cricket coaching for 10 days. Since then he fell ill frequently. Sometimes headaches, sometimes fever. He feel weakness all the time. Dr. Please suggest me diet or supplement for him. His height 5'10. Weight 60 kg.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Allahabad
Problem of your child doesn't appear related to cricket coaching. In view of fever, headache & generalized weakness, a thorough evaluation is warranted. Pl consult your pediatrician at earliest.
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My Son 19 months, keeps getting cold again n again. Almost every month. I take him to Dr. who mostly prescribes him 5 ml Advent suspension with other syrups. Is this a high antibiotic? Is there any other home remedy or anything better I can do for him?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My Son 19 months, keeps getting cold again n again. Almost every  month. I take him to Dr. who mostly prescribes him ...
There's nothing like high or low antibiotics. All antibiotics should be used judiciously as it may lead to resistance. I think your child is suffering from allergy. Best way is to avoid possible allergen like dust. Pollen etc. Put saline nasal drops frequently into each nostril whenever he has symptoms of cold.
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My aunty run out from milk after gave the birth to a child. So please suggest how develop the milk again for feeding baby.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My aunty run out from milk after gave the birth to a child.
So please suggest how develop the milk again for feeding ...
Hi, Agalactia is a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother’s breasts after her child has been delivered. Low milk production can occur due to nutritional deficiencies in mother or due to infrequent feeding. Yes, the more you feed your baby, the more breast milk you will produce. Some reasons for low milk production include not getting a good latch in the beginning baby continuously falling asleep due to under stimulation or the medication the mother may be on jaundice premature babies that lack muscle tone low thyroid lack of nutrition or hydration Healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, omega 3 fatty acids and ample water can help in increasing breast milk. Medication: Give her homoeopathic medicine - Ricinus communis 30/ 4 times a day daily for few days till the time milk secretion takes place.
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My baby's stool has very irregular.& constipation. What to do for my baby's regular stool.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My baby's stool has very irregular.& constipation. What to do for my baby's regular stool.
YOu have to mention the age to give an advice. If it is infant it is normal no to pass for even upto a week.
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My baby's neck attached with his chest, in which month it will be separated?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician,
Probably you mean short neck. The neck looks short because of baby fat. After one year it will look normal.
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