Dr. Shanti Nair MD
Pediatrician2160 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
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP
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
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- Is This Genital Herpes or do I have Cold Sores?
Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). This virus causes both genital herpes and oral herpes (cold sores). However, the strain varies, with the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) causing cold sores while the herpes simplex type 2 (HSV2) causes genital herpes. HSV1 is mostly transmitted...
- How to Prepare for an Adenoidectomy
Adenoidectomy is an operation performed to remove one's adenoids. Most of the time, adenoidectomy is done to children. Although rare, the procedure can be done to adults as well. When do adenoids need to be removed?Due to bacteria, viruses, or allergic reactions, your child might have enlarged...
- Prevention of Croup
Croup is a viral infection that causes swelling of the airway. As a result, the airway becomes narrower, making it difficult to breathe. It is also accompanied by an irritation in the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe). This condition is also known as laryngotracheobronchitis because the...
- Raising a Child with Autism
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism, is a term used to describe a group of complex brain disorders in human beings. These disorders affect the social interaction of a person, verbal skills, nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors, along with any activity that needs a person to react...
- Causes and Helpful Tips for Enuresis (Bedwetting)
What is enuresis?Enuresis, also called nocturnal enuresis, is the medical term for bedwetting or urinating during sleep. Bedwetting is usually part of a child’s development. It is fairly common among children and is slightly more common in boys.Most children outgrow bedwetting without any...
- The Value of Clinical Intuition: Kids also Experience Drug Side Effects
Clinical intuition is difficult to describe. Personally, it is the art of integrating nonverbal information that a patient presents in order to reach a diagnosis, reducing the need for diagnostic testing. This is especially important in children who often react differently to procedures, tests and...
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