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Dr. Shankar Lal

MBBS

Pediatrician, Indore

49 Years Experience
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Shankar Lal is a trusted Pediatrician in Usha Nagar, Indore. He has helped numerous patients in his 49 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He has done MBBS . You can visit him at Sundaram Hospital in Usha Nagar, Indore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Lal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bhopal University - 1969
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675, Usha Nagar Extension, Annapurna Road, Bh Krishna Tower, Usha Nagar Extension, Annapurna Rd, Nai Duniya, Indore Get Directions
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THUMB SUCKING HABIT

BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai

THUMB SUCKING HABIT for prolong period of time espeially during the eruption of permanent teeth 
may lead to open bite formation i.e gap between the upper and lower teeth..
Other effects are forward movement of teeth or  flaring of upper incisors ..

It also  causes effects on the palate 
HABIT BREAKING APPLAINCE is one mode of treatment that can help kids to break through the habit ..

MDS, BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Tips for helping your child stop thumbsucking:

Praise your child for not sucking.
Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure or needing comfort. Focus on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
For an older child, involve him or her in choosing the method of stopping.
Your dentist can offer encouragement to your child and explain what could happen to their teeth if they do not stop sucking.
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Easy Ways to Reduce Your Kid's Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

DNB (Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Easy Ways to Reduce Your Kid's Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

Cell phones bring us close to people, but can also have a harmful effect on our health. Studies show that cell phone radiation could be one of the causes for brain cancer. However, this does not stop us from using a cell phone. Unfortunately, some people also allow their children to use cell phones, thus putting them at risk also.

Here are a few tips to reduce your child's exposure to cell phone radiation:

  1. Limit the use of cell phones: Adding an old school landline to your home can be used not only as a decor element, but functionally as well. When at home, route all calls of your cell phone to the landline. In addition, do not allow your children to use the cell phone as toy to play games on. If you absolutely must, give them the phone to play a game on, but first put it onto flight mode.
  2. Maintain distance: Start using a headset while answering calls on your cell phone. This allows you to keep a distance between the phone and your body. If children use your phone to answer calls, encourage them to do the same as well. As far as possible do not keep your phone in your pocket for long durations. If the cell phone is used as a morning alarm, ensure that it is not kept under the pillow, but on the bedside table.
  3. Text: Studies show that texting emits less radiation than voice calls. Make use of group messaging facilities to further reduce the amount of messages you need to send out and in turn the radiation emitted.
  4. Choose a good case: Some phone cases are built with materials that limit the radiation emitted by the phone. These cases allow the phone to receive signal, but restrict the outgoing radiations, thus protecting the person using the phone.
  5. Find good signal: Using your phone in an area with good reception will not only let you enjoy an uninterrupted call, but can also protect you against cell phone radiation. This is because radiation and signal strength have an inversely proportional relationship; the lower the signal, the higher the amount of radiation emitted.
  6. Ethernet cords: Today, an internet connection is a must have in every house. Along with cell phones, laptops and tablets emit radiation as well. To protect your family from this radiation use an Ethernet cord to connect to the internet instead of a wireless router.
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My 2 yr 8 month old son has few non tender left cervical lymph nodes for last 3-4 months. Though he often suffers from urti, but these nodes persist even without infection. Should I be worried?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
I wont be overly worried if it is not tender as you have mentioned, not rapidly enlarging in size and not associated with any weight loss or positive family history of tuberculosis. The lymph nodes are a part of immunity and it regresses as the child grows.
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My grandson is 6 years old and is underweight. At the time of birth, he was healthy and had + normal weight. He does not eat any sweet except chocolate and banana. He is energetic but falls sick frequently like a mild fever. I feel that sugar is essential for the growth of children. Do you suggest anything to improve his health / weight?

BSc, Pg Diploma In Food Science & Nutrition, Sensory Evaluation of Food, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Yes, sugar is essential for growth of the brain. The restriction at this age should be applicable for junks and highly processed foods which do nothing good for kids. Giving them all fruits, sugar, little chocolate, dates is absolutely fine. If he is falling ill frequently shows that his immunity is weak and needs balanced healthy diet which he might be lacking. Give him healthy food frequently. If you need anyfurther help you can freely book appointment with us.
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Signs of ADHD in Children

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom (MRC Psych), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
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Signs of ADHD in Children

Signs of ADHD in Children

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Is cerelac necessary for 6months baby? Is it safe or continue with milk? Mention the food for 6 months baby. Answer me soon.

PALS, MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Is cerelac necessary for 6months baby? Is it safe or continue with milk? Mention the food for 6 months baby. Answer m...
Hi, cerelac is not necessary, you can give milk but along with that give food items like dal, khichadi, mashed banana, mashed potatoes, dalia.
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M B B S , MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Delhi
New ConjugateTyphoid Vaccine is available now....can be given at 9 month age on-wards as cases of typhoid have been coming at 9 months - 1 year of age in recent years...

1 year 3 month baby had a cardiac problem which is called (coa, had he spend his life normally after andrioscopy?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Ranchi
1 year 3 month baby had a cardiac problem which is called (coa, had he spend his life normally after andrioscopy?
Hello thanks for the query the management and outcome of coarctation of aorta depends on its severity and it's effect on lung. If coarctation is mild and cardiac contractility is good you can wait. If possible the surgery should be deferred till 5 years of age as if operated earlier baby may need to be operated again. Please attach the report so that I better able to help you out. Regards.
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My daughter is 1 year 4 month old and she is suffering with chicken pox but the concern is she was already suffering with cold and cough. Which is still there. Is there any problem or what should we do at this point of time?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
My daughter is 1 year 4 month old and she is suffering with chicken pox but the concern is she was already suffering ...
These symptoms are associated with chickenpox. Paracetamol, rest, antihistamines will take care of them.
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