Category: Childrens Health

Cough and colds are the most common conditions during childhood. Although coughs may sound awful, they are not really a serious condition. Coughing is in fact an important and healthy reflex in keeping the airways of the throat and chest …

Question: Is it safe to give celestamine & bricanyl expectorant for phlegm treatment to a 2 months old infant?

Answer:

  • Celestamine is sedative anti-histamine while Bricanyl is an adrenoceptive Bronchodilator. These drugs are commonly used for infants with upper respiratory

What Causes Worms in Toddlers

Worms in children are widely prevalent. In toddlers, these are very commonly seen due to the habit of putting all possible things into the mouth.

Worm Infections in Children

  • These worms or their eggs enter

Baby Skin Color

Newly born babies are usually born with skin that is still delicate and still adjusting to the new environment. Being inside the womb for nine months and suddenly coming out would be a big adjustment for them. …

Stomachache in children is usually self-limiting episode, but sometimes it may be an initial symptom of a serious underlying disease.

Tummy ache in children is one of the most common conditions young ones usually get. Although it could cause pain …

Tonsillitis means inflammation of tonsils. It occurs frequently up to the age of 15 years. Predisposing factors for tonsillitis include:

  • Pre-existing chronic tonsillitis
  • Pre-existing upper respiratory infection
  • Post-nasal discharge
  • General lowering of resistance

Exogenous factors include:

  • Ingestion of cold-drinks or

It is the fifth most contagious rash in children also known as Slapped Cheek disease. It is a mild infection that usually affects children between 5 to 15 years of age. In some cases rash is accompanied by itching, headache, …

Colic is often a symptom of infants and babies who have feeding problems. Even though colic is not serious, it is more distressing for both the child as well as parents. In babies it is common during first six months …

What is Bed Wetting?

By around age 4, children start gaining control over bladder and stop urinating in their bed at night (and stay dry). But in some even beyond the age of 5, control is not developed, especially in …

Hydrocephalus pertains to disorder of brain. The condition is characterized by abnormal enlargement of brain cavities called ventricles. Our brain contains small spaces called ventricles which are filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is formed in these ventricles. CSF continuously …

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the digestive system. Food poisoning is also a form of gastroenteritis. The course of the illness can vary depending on the bug that causes it.

Gastro (in short) is a type of intestinal infection. The …

Most children develop cough after a cold. Most coughs are caused by viruses and so antibiotics are of least help. A cold is often followed by chest infections. Most of them are severe, short term bronchitis. It may be a …

Infections, inhaling of a foreign body, asthma, bronchiolitis and croup can cause breathlessness. Cold and cough can cause noisy breathing.

When the child has developed cold or cough he may become more breathless than usual. Babies and children are unable …

Some children hold their breath for unusually long periods of time.

Causes of breathe holding spells in children:

  • When the child is angry or very upset.
  • If the child was very active throughout the day or is unwell this usually

In Osteochondritis, growing part (epiphysis) of the bone is affected. In children this growing part adds new bone. The epiphysis of the arms and legs are at the ends of the bones. The bone stops growing when the children attain …

This is a very serious condition when the mother’s blood may produce anti-bodies and reject the baby’s blood. And in subsequent pregnancies the reaction may become worse.

Causes Of Hemolytic Disease

  • This condition is especially seen when the mother is

Blood Disorders in Children: Anemia

The cells present in the blood perform a variety of functions. White Blood Cells fight infection. Red Blood Cells supply oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues of the body. The platelets in the …

Pain in abdomen is one of the most common complaints found in children. There are ample reasons for abdomen pain in children most of them are trivial. But sometimes they may be life threatening. Therefore even if the cause seems …