How can I help control my child’s allergic condition? Allergic conditions like asthma, allergic irritation of nose or allergic conditions of the eye are long term problems that annoy children. Using medications to control these symptoms may be helpful in acute conditions but is impractical to use it for several years. The allergic conditions are […]

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STOMACH AND DUODENAL ULCERS Also called the PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE Stomach produces acid constantly for digesting food. To protect itself from the acid, one of the mechanism employed is, to produce a mucus lining that prevents harmful effects of acid. Occasionally this balance is disrupted. This leads to ulcers. The stomach acid is produced especially after […]

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GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME This is a paralytic disease seen generally after an infection( generally post-viral infection) Most times involving the Motor system( Movement ) This is also called ‘Ascending paralysis’ as the paralysis ascends from feet upwards over the days. Most symptoms start a week after a viral infection. Generally a diarrhoea bug or throat […]

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STROKE is also referred to as Brain attack . It is a sudden incident where there is disruption(stoppage) of blood supply to brain. Blood to brain, like any other part of body is delivered by vessels (arteries). When they get clogged or if the vessels rupture , they can cause stroke. Without constant blood supply, […]

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STOMACH OUTFLOW OBSTRUCTION- PYLORIC STENOSIS The last part of stomach is know as pylorus. This outlet from stomach continues as the intestines. Sometimes the outlet gets narrowed and then blocked because of thickening of muscles around the outlet.  As the food cannot pass forward, the baby starts repeatedly vomiting. This obstruction is a progressive disease, […]

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TEETH ERUPTION  Occurs in two stages- Primary dentition and Permanent dentition   PRIMARY DENTITION Also called TEMPORARY TEETH SET– Age of appearance is as below (From medial to lateral position) Central 4 teeth (upper and lower)- Between 7 to 9 months Canine teeth- 16 to 20 months Molars- 12 to 30 months There are total […]

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HENOCH SCHONLEIN PURPURA or HSP This is a medical condition commonly seen in children of age 10 years or younger. This is due to the inflammation of blood vessels in the body. This generally presents as non blanching rash which most often appears in the lower limbs or buttocks of the child. REMEMBER Always see […]

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PRETERM BABY Normally pregnancy last between 38 and 42 weeks. Any delivery before this i.e. < 37 completed weeks is called preterm. And birth after 42 weeks is post term Preterm babies may weigh less as they haven’t gained all the nutrients from mother.   RISK FACTORS FOR PRETERM DELIVERY- There are various causes. Some […]

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RICKETS is a common cause for weak bones. In rickets, there is a decreased density of bone. Bone is made of a protein inner structure and calcium deposit on it. As you know babies are born with lot many bones. These bones fuse to one another over the years. Vitamin D is very important for Calcium […]

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