Dr. Shanti Nair MD, Pediatrician
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Dr. Shanti Nair MD


2160 S 1st Ave (9608 Roberts Rd. , Maywood IL, 60153



Dr. Shanti Nair is a pediatrician practicing in Maywood, IL. Dr. Nair is a doctor who specializes in the health care of children. As a pedicatrician, Dr. Nair diagnoses and treats infections, injuries, diseases and other disorders in children. Pediatricians typically work with infants, children, teenagers and young adults up to age 21. They practice medical care as well as preventative health care. Dr. Nair can oversee and manage the physical, mental and emotional health of their patients.

Education and Training

J N M C Med Coll, Karnataka Univ, Belgaum, Karnataka, India 1988

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Board Certification

PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP

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Dr. Shanti Nair MD's Expert Contributions
  • What happens if my child gets the same vaccine twice?

    Nothing will happen if your child gets the same vaccine 2 times. READ MORE

  • Do bacterial infections clear up on their own?

    Not all ear infections are bacterial. Fluid in ear could be viral unless it looks red, inflamed, and filled with pus. Viral ear infections can clear in their own. READ MORE

  • When to take a child with the flu to the hospital?

    When you say flu, I am thinking of influenza. You have to go only if the child has difficulty breathing, bad cough, etc. But if by flu you mean stomach issues, then you have to go only if the child has signs of dehydration. READ MORE

  • Does the chickenpox vaccine last for life?

    Yes, if you have taken 2 doses of the chicken pox vaccine, it is supposed to give you lifelong immunity. READ MORE

  • Can a 10 year old have Claritin?

    Yes, a 10-year-old can take Claritin. In fact, anyone above a year can take Claritin. READ MORE

  • Does my child need an antibiotic for strep throat?

    Strep throat is a bacterial infection and needs to be treated with an antibiotic. Long term complications of the infection can include kidney and heart complications READ MORE

  • How long does a fever with tonsillitis last?

    It depends on cause of tonsillitis. If it is bacterial like streptococcal, then given the appropriate antibiotic, the fever should be gone in a couple of days. But if the cause is viral, it could last a little longer, like 3-4 days also. READ MORE

  • How long does the flu last in kids?

    Influenza diagnosed by testing can last for couple of weeks. Fevers ranging from high to moderate can be there for 5-7 days, but the cold symptoms, body aches, etc., can last for a total of 2 weeks. READ MORE

  • What causes a UTI in a child?

    UTI is never common in boys. If he has it, then it needs to be thoroughly investigated. Causes could be something like posterior urethral valve, vesico ureteral reflux. Occasionally constipation, but not common in boys. READ MORE

  • Is it ok to give cough drops to my 4 year old son?

    I do not advise cough drops for young kids. Firstly it does not help. He can take something natural like zarbees which has no real medicine except honey, vitamins c and zinc in it Lastly if he has prolonged persistent cough it needs to be checked out to find cause. Could be allergies or some reactive airway or sometimes gastric esophageal reflux. READ MORE

  • What is the treatment for a staph infection?

    Depends on location of staph and kind of staph. If it is just a simple open wound without complications it can just be treated with a prescription ointment. But if it is a abscess or cellulitis it needs oral antibiotics and sometimes drainage of abscess. If she has a staph called MRSA it needs to be treated thoroughly. READ MORE

  • Is an appendix operation dangerous?

    Appendectomy is not dangerous. Nowadays, they do it laparoscopically, and recovery is great with minimal scar. READ MORE

  • How should I care for a child with a fever?

    Fever is not a bad thing. It is body’s way of fighting any kind of infection. If he has a bacterial infection he needs antibiotics. But if it is viral then he just needs supportive care. Low grade fevers do not need any medication unless he is miserable. Generally fluids are good. READ MORE

  • Using melatonin no longer works?

    Firstly it is good to investigate as to why she has sleep issues. She needs to be seen for this. It could be a medical cause, psychological cause or primary insomnia. Having good sleep hygiene and good bed time routine is a good place to start. Keep social media away during bedtime. READ MORE

  • My 8 year old child has a UTI?

    Boys do not get uti. It is rare and generally have other issues with their urinary system to get uti. He may just have some irritation at tip of penis where urethra opens. Check it and try using some Vaseline to that area to see if it helps. If there is blood in the urine, get him checked. READ MORE

  • What are the treatment options for lice?

    There are many over the counter products like Nix or Rid that are good. Can do 2 treatments 5-6 days apart to catch all the eggs that could hatch later. But you have to check hair and remove bits manually as bits are glued to hair and do not come out well with nit combs. READ MORE

  • Why can't my son pronounce certain letters?

    Many kids have issues with articulation if certain letters. Many resolve by 5. A speech therapist could help him. Many times in school they have a speech therapist who can help. READ MORE

  • How is ear fungus in toddlers treated?

    Online research is not good for diagnosing fungal infections. She may just have a simple swimmers ear or outer ear infection. Please take her to see her primary care doctor READ MORE

  • Can you have a psychiatry consultation for an eating disorder?

    Your friend can see her primary care doctor to begin with and they can refer her to a psychiatrist. It is important she get help for this as it can cause severe health issues READ MORE

  • What could be the cause of my son's diarrhea?

    There are many causes of diarrhea. But vast majority are simple viral diarrhea. They can last up to a week. If he has any blood and mucus you have to think of a bacterial cause but generally kids will be sicker also. No testing is required for viral diarrhea but just managing fluid intake and diet changes. Eat more of a BRAT diet and avoid fried foods etc. READ MORE

Dr. Shanti Nair MD's Practice location

Shanti Nair

2160 S 1st Ave (9608 Roberts Rd. , -
Maywood, IL 60153
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Dr. Shanti Nair MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 31 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Pediatrician in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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