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Dr. Shashi Shekhar

Pediatrician, Delhi

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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. Shashi Shekhar is a popular Pediatrician in Sangam Vihar, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Shashi Shekhar at Malik Hospital in Sangam Vihar, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shashi Shekhar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Good evening doctor. My baby is turning 4 months on this Sunday, the 22nd. All vaccines have been given as per schedule viz. Rotavirus, IPV etc. However, kindly advise on the pneumococcal vaccine. Doctor informed us that its a dose of 3 injections and an optional one and not a mandatory one. Please guide us and oblige. Will there be any adverse effects if not taken? Regards.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
Good evening doctor. My baby is turning 4 months on this Sunday, the 22nd. All vaccines have been given as per schedu...
This is a very pertinent question and many parents in india would have the same questions in their mind. Let us get down to the basics first. Vaccine is something which gives your baby extra protection against a particular disease. The human body is equipped with an immune system, which normally protects from disease causing germs. Vaccines only strengthens the immune system. Taking a vaccines does not guarantee that your baby would not get the infection, but it decreases the risk markedly. Similarly not taking the vaccine, does not mean your baby is certainly going to have the disease, but it definitely reduces the risk significantly. So giving the vaccine is surely an advantage. The disadvantage is the price, as the pneumococcal vaccine is quite costly compared to other vaccines. The government can not bear the cost for all the eligible children in india, so as for now parents have to pay if they wish to give this advantage to their baby.
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My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected sex yesterday and now worried if she may get present again. I would like to know1- what are the chances she may get pregnant 2- can she take any contraceptive pills? If yes which one. 3- will there any side effect of those pills as she is breast feeding and will it affect on her body or milk? Please advice.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My wife delivered baby girl 3 months back. Her MC has started now last only for day in a month. We had unprotected se...
With one sex there may not be much chance of pregnancy and she is lactational anovulatory period and that is why mc was just one day. As a breastfeeding mother she need not take any pill. Safe and best is to insert an intrauterine device like iucd (copper t)
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My 2.9 years old son has not been eating well. We tried feeding him every possible thing he does not eat. But whenever we go out to have he eats. He has lost little weight also. He started going to school from this mid june. Please suggest.

M.A. Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Noida
My 2.9 years old son has not been eating well. We tried feeding him every possible thing he does not eat. But wheneve...
You should given added some supplement in his diet like horlex, chokolets milk shakes. Mix veg soup, Daal ka soup, veg. Corn chaat, Nameek bemmbo, fruit Pudding, fruit cream. Veggi Roles.
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My 16 month old son, all of a sudden while sleeping vomited after getting up at night. I happened to notice that while vomiting, only milk and water was present. The moment I laid him down to sleep, he started vomiting again. He vomited 4 times within a gap of 4 hours getting up between his sleeps. Kindly assist or suggest as to what might be the issue.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My 16 month old son, all of a sudden while sleeping vomited after getting up at night. I happened to notice that whil...
It can be due to high fever and summer. You should go to nearby pediatrician physician and see that correct diagnosis is necessary. He may require iv fluids.
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Meri daughter 4 saal ki hai. Uske chehre per 15-20 masse ho gye hai jo abhi shuruat (safed) hai. Unhe rokne or khatam karne ka loi ilaaj bataeye. Dhanyawad.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
She has Acne vulgaris. Frequent face wash,local acnigel application Avoid diet rich in oil & milk products.
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How many times we feed a 7th month baby. Which type of food is suitable her. And how many times I give cerelac to her please guide me.

MBBS, MD
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
How many times we feed a 7th month baby. Which type of food is suitable her. And how many times I give cerelac to her...
5-6 months is age when breast milk alone will not sustain growth of child.hence it is advised to give four breast feeds at six hrs interval and in between give soup thin home made freshly prepare d.we do not recommend tinned readymade food because they are very,very costly and almost 90% prepare in u unsuitable way.their is always more wasted in beginning.its very easy to cook at home.
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My daughter aged 4 years is having cold and cough since 3 weeks. No fever. I am giving her medicines like cough syrup but with no use. Some days she looks absolutely fine but the other day she starts coughing badly. Mostly while sleeping she starts coughing badly. I am giving her asthalin syrup. But there is no relief. How to manage her cold and cough ?

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Mohali
My daughter aged 4 years is having cold and cough since 3 weeks. No fever. I am giving her medicines like cough syrup...
Hi, it is possible that your daughter has chest allergy. We need to get her checked with a doctor who can auscultate with a stethoscope for hearing a wheeze. If this is the case, then specific treatment like nebulization and long term treatment may be needed, along with some precautions. Please get back for specific advice, warm regards.
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My nephew and he is 7 years old. He is in 2nd class. He is not eating properly on time and he is not focusing on study. He wants to watch TV only. He is short tempered. So please suggest what do we do to take him on the right way.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Delhi
The child needs to be reviewed once in the clinic. Usually anemic children become very irritable and difficult. There may other deficiencies too. Also both parents and chid will do well with counselling by a sympathetic doctor. Gentle weaning away from the TV by offering other interesting choices like making new friends, cycling, swimming, outdoor games etc. Will help greatly.
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My 4 year old daughter unable to speak Dr. Say her cochlear can't work. please suggest.?

Fellowship in Neuro & Spine, DNB (Neuro-Surgery), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Delhi
Inability to speak may be due to various reasons. She needs to be investigated thoroughly to know the cause. It could be related to cochlear abnormality or poor development of brain; needs assessment for the same.
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My baby is now 16 months now, I want to stop breast feeding, how to make her to stop breast feeding as I have tried in many ways but she insist for it before going to sleep.

Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, MHA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Your baby is 1 yr 4 months old. Breastfeeding should ideally be continued for at least 2 years to let your baby have the full benefit of breastfeeding. Even after 2 years, one should follow baby led weaning. Your baby sees breastfeeding as a time when you two bond with each other, and it is natural for your baby to resist having his/her special time with you.
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Do I have dyslexia I always have writing and reading problem I am 20 what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
At your age you can identify the particular words that pose a problem to you and then write those words down and articulate the letters and the words they form just as a young kid would do; and you will register an audio-visual memory of those particular words to gradually develop an audio-visual impression and memory of the same. It will be even more useful to write the meanings of those words and relate to them as well. You could sing the words and meanings to make a lasting impression. But you should not rush all the methods at once to learn quicker: it will only confuse you and make it even more difficult, and will lead to frustration. In a more advanced situation you can print index cards of those words and learn to memorize them in the same fashion as mentioned above. As time goes by you may get audio books and listen to them often but always in an atmosphere conducive to good listening. If you wish you could also get the help of reading teachers who will professionally take you from simple material to higher material as you advance in the learning program. The audio mode of learning is slower than the visual mode but speed is not an immediate objective, comprehension and word recognition is. It will be a long process but if you are determined, it will be rewarding. You could have benefited from an earlier intervention, like in childhood, if they had noticed and acted then. Please remember that your intelligence is not in question. So it is up to your commitment, sincerity and above all perseverance.
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Hi how to take care of 3 months old baby as he will become mentally and physically fit

DMB
Pediatrician, Chennai
A 3 month old baby needs only breast feeding. Keep him dry and talk to him a lot. For improving mental function show colorful balls and hang toys above his cot. Also give just dee drops (vit d) 1 ml daily for 6 months.
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I have a doubt that my new born baby is suffering from cold and cough! How can I confirm it?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jodhpur
I have a doubt that my new born baby is suffering from cold and cough! How can I confirm it?
Common symptoms are running nose, sneezing or stuffy nose along with coughing. High grade fever and difficulty in breathing are two important warning signs which should make you reach doctors early.
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Infant taken small amount of Mupirocin ointment while breastfeed. What will happen?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Infant taken small amount of Mupirocin ointment while breastfeed. What will happen?
Hello, Lybrate user, in my opinion, nothing is injurious In this connection, however have a close eyes upon any adverse change with regard to normal ctivities of the baby be reported to your neonatalist. Tk care.
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My child is 1 1/2 month old n on his face due to oil message spot are seen what to do?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
My child is 1 1/2 month old n on his face due to oil message spot are seen what to do?
Hello, this could be vitamin deficiency and hence may need b complex drops. Please visit your paediatrician.
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What is the home remedy for running nose of a child. Please share a remedy which I can do at home.

MD
Pediatrician, Mumbai
What is the home remedy for running nose of a child. Please share a remedy which I can do at home.
To comfort a child with running nose give him humidified air with warm water. You can keep room humidified with water vapours. If the child is more than 1 year use honey. For child younger than 1 year honey poses risk of botulism.
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My Son who is 9 years old has polyuria since last one year. We got Urine ,Urine culture, KFT ,Sugar, ADH test but all are fine .Please advise next steps.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
My Son who is 9 years old has polyuria since last one year. We got Urine ,Urine culture, KFT ,Sugar, ADH test but all...
Just polyuria without any other symptoms and tests are all within normal limits you need not worry. This is a temporary phenomena which will be corrected by time. Sometimes polyuria can be due to phobia (school) scared of somebody, in cold weather etc. All this is temporary phenomena which will be corrected.
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FICOG, Training in IVF , MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
The sixth month of pregnancy brings along a larger frequency of headaches along with it. Chocolate, caffeine, dehydration, over exposure to sunlight or low blood sugar levels can be the triggers to it. If taking rest does not help, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

My son who is 3 months old has a reflux immediately after a feed every time. Is this a matter of concern?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
My son who is 3 months old has a reflux immediately after a feed every time. Is this a matter of concern?
Burp the child 2-3 times after every feed and keep the child little longer time erect on yr shoulder, this may help. Few children spit or vomit after liquid feeds this will stop when you will start semi solid supplement after few months. Till that take care of aspiration in wind pipe.
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