Medical care of a child is different from that
Medical care of a child is different from that of an adult, and no one knows this as well as a Paediatrician (Child specialist). Similarly, the Orthopaedic care of a child is different from that of an adult.
Aarav's mother looked visibly anxious when she came into my chamber and declared that Aarav has a "weak immune system" as he was falling ill frequently. She was not fully satisfied by the advice given by Aarav's regular paediatrician and had taken a second and then a third opinion. She wanted to see Pediatric Super Specialists. Since Aarav often had cough during his recurrent illness she had come to me but he also had recurrent diarrhoea.
Dengue fever is a dreaded disease because in a proportion of patients it can result in multiple organ failure and death within a matter of few days. The dengue virus which gets into the human body by mosquito bite causes extensive damage to various organs and their functions. Fever can be very high and body aches can be crippling.
Department Of Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
Pain, to be more specific "Chronic Pain" is one of the most misunderstood, underdiagnosed and under treated/untreated medical problems. Chronic Pain is a major challenge for the clinicians as well as for the individuals who suffer from it.
People, who say they sleep like a baby, usually are not babies and neither do they have one! Any parent worth their grit and salt remember the luxuriousness of uninterrupted sleep like a distant forlorn memory. It miraculously gets taken over by the kids' cries, fights, dilly-dallying for having to go to bed. Kids and bedtime! Little hands rub their eyes, lids droop, intermingled with yawns and protests that they are not ready to get to sleep. Ah!
"No lilies or roses, just cold-catching noses, And when they all blowses, it's really a mess. They runs and they glowses, these sneezity noses, They drips and they flowses".
Few lines of a poem that underline the predicament of all that who suffer from a minor cold to a more chronic nasal ailment and makes them want to reach for the first available over the counter nasal drop or spray.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in a doctor's book. - Irish Proverb.
Every wakeful person, worth his sleeplessness, knows that the one way to guarantee wakefulness is to try really hard to fall asleep - no food/ alcohol 3-4 hours before bed? Check!; No caffeine? Check; Warm milk?
Medical science has been constantly evolving over the last century. Every day we hear about new innovations, latest techniques and technological advances coming to the aid of curing the sick. From lasers to robots, we have come a long way in improving health care facilities across the globe. But there is one field of medical science which boasts of remarkable progress in terms of the outcomes it has achieved in the last few decades.
Dr Anita Sethi
Dr Shibal Bhartiya
Eye health will start with a healthy baby! However some of the common eye conditions that we should be aware of are listed below. As a general principle, children should be encouraged to have a healthy balanced diet, with daily portions of fruit & vegetables, especially green vegetables (NO, potato is not a green vegetable!)
The urinary tract consists of the organs in our body that produce, store, and evacuate urine. Urine is produced in the kidneys and travels down to the bladder through the thin tubular structures called ureters. The bladder stores the urine until it is emptied through the urethra, a tube that links the bladder to the skin, from where we urinate. Read further to know more about Urinary Tract Infection In Children and the normal range of Pus Cells in Urine for children