Did you know that bone and joint infections in children are most common up to 10 years of age?
Pulled elbow’ is a condition that is commonly seen in children between 1 to 4 years. As a child’s limbs are still developing, a slightly forceful pull or jerk can easily dislocate the child’s elbow.
Dr. Ritika Chhawchharia, MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), DNB (Pediatrics), pHERMES, shares information about skin prick allergy tests, what they are and why they may be required in children.
What is a Skin Prick Test for Allergies?
Skin prick test for allergies is used to identify the allergen responsible for triggering symptoms like skin rash,
As the second wave of COVID-19 began to peter out in India, post COVID-19 effects began to roll in, with Mucormycosis/black fungus and now MIS-C.
Nina Uppal was informed during an anomaly scan at 20 weeks that she has antenatal hydronephrosis, a condition in which the fetus’ kidneys swell up because of fluid retained within them.
Anxious about her baby’s well-being, she asked her doctor about the condition.
What is antenatal hydronephrosis?
Antenatal or fetal hydronephrosis is a common condition that occurs in 1-5% of pregnancies.
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.
Did you know that by the age of six, almost 50% of children will have had at least one episode of wheezing?
What is Wheezing?
Wheezing is a sound made when air inside the bronchioles or small windpipes inside our lungs cannot pass through easily. This happens because these windpipes begin to narrow.
Ruchita Shah was extremely worried when she realized that her 3 year old son’s bow legs had not straightened despite many visits to her pediatrician. She decided to travel from Raipur to Delhi to meet a pediatric orthopedist.
What are bow legs?
Bowed legs tend to occur when the knees are turned outward even when the feet are placed together,
जब वह 9 साल की थी, तृषा को एक दौरा (seizure in hindi) पड़ा। उसके शरीर, हाथ और पैर अजीब तरीके से हिलने लगे।
“मुझे आज भी उस घटना को याद करके डर लगता है,” तृषा की माँ कहती है। “उसका दौरा कुछ देर चला और फिर रुक गया। बाद में तृषा कुछ बोल भी नहीं पाई। “
Did you know that upto 60-70% of babies are diagnosed with neonatal jaundice? Parents often wonder when to worry when it comes to jaundice in babies.
Lalit and Yamini Kakkar, anxious parents of a 4-day-old newborn, were facing a similar dilemma when their child was diagnosed with jaundice. Their pediatrician referred them to Dr.