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 ]
Most babies throw up a little milk after feeds. Especially if the baby has not been burped well. This is because the air she had swallowed while feeding comes up. And, along with it a little of the milk she has had is also thrown out. This regurgitation is often described as vomiting. After a… [ Continue Reading ]
If you see pus, or notice a foul smell emanating from the umbilical cord, this could lead to infections like Sepsis, or even Tetanus. If the skin around the cord looks red, this could also be an infection. Consult your doctor immediately. In future, make sure that you keep the umbilical cord clean and dry.
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 ]
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 ]
Colic, which is characterised by a pattern of regular, intense, inconsolable screaming due to stomach pains at a particular time every day, usually the late afternoon or evening, is often called three-month or evening colic. The pattern appears at about the end of the first to the third weeks, and continues until 12 or 14… [ Continue Reading ]