Allergic Rhinitis in Children: Triggers and Treatment

Amyra Patel, 3 years old, had multiple bouts of sneezing and a runny nose every morning since she started playschool three months ago. She often had a blocked nose and her mother found her snoring 3-4 nights in a week. Amyra’s teacher also noted that the child appeared drowsy in class and uninterested in activities that she would otherwise enjoy. 

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Genital Tuberculosis: What It Means For You

Genital tuberculosis caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria in women is rampant across the country.

According to an ICMR study, the prevalence of female genital tuberculosis (FGTB) increased from 19% in 2011 to 30% in 2015. 

“Most of the time, the bacteria remains latent in the body and flares up only when the  immunity is low,” says Dr.

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How an Anomaly Scan Helps & Why You Need It

An anomaly scan also known as a Level 2 ultrasound  or 20 week scan is routinely done for all expecting women between 18-20 weeks. 

Why is an anomaly scan done?


An anomaly scan is an ultrasound done to assess the physical development of the fetus and to check the presence of malformations in the growing fetus.

All You Need to Know about Jaundice in Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings with it a whole host of changes due to the growing fetus and the hormones that support it.

In the latter half of pregnancy there is a surge in placental hormones that alter the function of the liver. It’s capacity to store bile increases and bile movement becomes sluggish. The metabolism thus slows down.

Hydramnios (Polyhydramnios) : Is It Serious?

Polyhydramnios or Hydramnios simply means excess amniotic fluid. In the mother’s womb, the baby grows in a sac called amniotic sac which is filled with fluid, called amniotic fluid or liquor. 

The volume of amniotic fluid increases as the baby grows to facilitate appropriate growth and expansion of the structure and organs of the baby.  

Hydrocele Home Treatment: A Surgeon’s Simple Suggestions

Hydrocele treatment depends a great deal on the size of the fluid-filled sac near your testis. 

“Men do not feel any symptoms with hydroceles that are small in size, “ says Dr. Amarchand S Bajaj, Consultant, Laparoscopic, General and Bariatric Surgery at Sitaram Bhartia Hospital in Delhi.

“The problem occurs when the hydroceles grow larger in size and hinder basic activities like walking.”

What treatment is best for hydrocele?