Flattened head in babies is not uncommon. It is a condition where a part of the head of baby becomes flat because of constant pressure on one spot. This condition is also called flat head syndrome. Infants are more vulnerable …

Galactosemia is a rare inherited disorder in which the body is unable to convert galactose into glucose. Lactose is the principle sugar of milk that is found in various milk products and even in breast milk. Galactose is available on …

Vomiting in children is common issue and the most frequently encountered cause among them is viral gastroenteritis. In majority of cases vomiting is preceded or followed with other set of symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, cough etc. However, sometimes vomiting …

Fevers are said to be recurrent if they occur three or more times within a span of 6 months. There is a gap of at least 7 days between two episodes of fever. Recurrent fevers are common in children. The …

Majority of toddlers sometime or the other are known to suffer from mild to moderate breathing problems. This difficulty in breathing is mostly due to viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. The condition is short lived and home remedies …

Dehydration is a condition in which there is excess loss of body fluids. It can develop in anyone right from an infant to an elderly individual. Newborn babies are at greater risk of suffering from dehydration typically due to diarrhea …

Liver diseases in infants and children are not uncommon. They can live a healthy and productive life if these problems are detected and treated at an early stage. Infants born with or those who develop liver problems soon after birth …

Malnutrition is a serious global challenge even today because it is a major contributing factor for many diseases especially among babies and children under the age of 5 years. Malnutrition is a condition that develops when the body does not …

The first sight of baby can be quiet exciting after birth. Newborn when they emerge are tiny and wet often with their head slightly pointed as a result of passing through the birth canal. As days pass, several changes take …

Snoring is not limited to adults, you may be surprised to know but it’s true, new born babies and infants too are noisy breathers. Snoring in new born babies is not uncommon. Many babies during their infancy snore because of …

Many mental disorders that occur in children as well as adults are the result of chemical imbalance in the brain. If the imbalance is not corrected in time, its consequences can lead to serious mental state of heath such as …

Ammonia is a waste product that results from breakdown of protein. This is a toxic product. But in a normal person ammonia is converted to urea a non poisonous substance by liver. Urea is then excreted from the body through …

It is a special and joyous moment for every parent to hear the first cry of their newborn baby. But this happy time brings with it great responsibility to understand the baby. Taking care of newborn may not be exhaustive …

Hypoglycemia is a condition in which the blood sugar is abnormally low. Usually we come across adults having hypoglycemic episodes. However, it can occur in people of any age including the newborns. Hypoglycemia in newborn is more often seen in …

The cerebellum is an important part of brain which controls voluntary movement such as walking, writing, staying balanced and upright. Infection, inflammation or any type of damage to the cerebellum can affect your gait and muscle coordination. The condition is …

Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of lower respiratory tract. It mainly occurs in babies during the first two years of life, with majority of infection developing in first six months of infancy. The virus causes inflammation of the tiny air …

Imagine the pain and frustration of parents when they come to know about their child born with a birth defect. As the name suggest birth defects are abnormalities that occur while the fetus is still developing in the uterus. The …

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is the most common form of idiopathic generalized epilepsy. Of all forms of epilepsies at least 10% are JME. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy begins in late childhood and adolescence years. The prefix ‘juvenile’ signifies that first episode …

Scalded skin syndrome is a skin disease caused due to toxin released by staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These toxins bind and attack the upper layer of skin to cause skin redness, blisters, and sloughing. The lesions appear similar to scalds caused …

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by difficulty in breathing as the air passage becomes temporarily inflamed and narrow. Pediatric asthma is as common as adult asthma. There are millions of children in United States suffering from this chronic …