Measles in children: Symptoms & Management

A disease, which has no formal treatment as such other than prevention through immunization, measles is most commonly seen in pre-school children, specially in the winter and spring ones. It initially appears like a bad cold that is getting worse. Contact the doctor if your child has a cough, a fever along with a rash…. [ Continue Reading ]

Does junk food leading to Juvenile Diabetes?

An infant suffering from diabetes? An eight-year-old being injected with insulin? If you think these are far-fetched scenarios, think again. “Juvenile” or “Type 1” diabetes is a harsh reality. According to a report in The Times of India newspaper, junk food, obesity and viral fever are making children increasingly susceptible to the disease. Another key… [ Continue Reading ]

Conjunctivitis in a newborn child

Redness, swelling and watering of the eyes usually indicates conjunctivitis in a newborn and is not an unusual phenomenon in this age group. Even 1% solution of silver nitrate eye drops, which was prescribed for new borns earlier, could cause chemical conjunctivitis. It has now been scientifically proven that silver nitrate sometimes causes conjunctivitis instead… [ Continue Reading ]