Gastroesophageal reflux disease is very common in babies and can be very distressing for the baby and the parents. Baby is unsettled all the time and cries, more after feeds. There may be visible vomit or milk in the mouth but sometimes it can be silent reflux. Management is by feeding more frequently with small… Continue reading Anti reflux Pillow for GORD
Erythema multiforme is a skin reaction that can be triggered by an infection or medication. It’s usually mild and goes away in a few weeks. The rash comes on suddenly and develops over a few days. It tends to start on the hands or feet, before spreading to the limbs, upper body and face. The rash:… Continue reading Erythema multiforme
Infections are very common in the Paediatric age group. Beta lactam (Penicilin) antibiotics remain the first line of choice for antibiotics, if required. They are very safe, cheap and narrow spectrum. It was fortunately the first antibiotic to be discovered and remains the safest amongst all others. Many children are thought to react in form… Continue reading Penicillin (BetaLactam) allergy
Treatment options may include Oral Antihistaminics like Ceterizine, Loratidine, Fexofenadine Local Antihistamines with steroid, nasal sprays like Dymista, Nasonex etc Leukotriene recepter antagonist tablets like Montelukast Saline nasal douches Hope for the pollen count to go down!!
There are many causes of fainting, including heart disease, dehydration, epilepsy, medications, low blood glucose level etc. Many children faint, usually after a painful trigger, like bump in the head or a cut. I have seen adults fainting at the site of blood. These episodes are usually due to vagal nerve stimulation. Vagus is a… Continue reading Vasovagal syncope (Fainting)