Category Archives: General

Allergies in children

Allergies to various substances is getting more and more common for various reasons including ‘Hygiene Hypothesis’ (Google it).  Some families are prone to have allergies and these people are known as ‘ATOPIC’. They are more likely to have allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever, allergic rhinitis etc. These are all related conditions. Most children grow out […]

ODD shaped heads in babies

It’s called Plagiocephaly in medical terminology. Plagiocephaly is a disorder that affects the skull, making the back or side of a baby’s head appear flattened. It is sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly. There are no symptoms associated with plagiocephaly other than the flattened appearance of the back of the head – either evenly across the back or […]

Cow’s milk protein allergy ! (CMPA)

CMPA is quite common and may present as persistent vomiting, diarrhoea / constipation, poor weight gain, dry skin / rash and excessive crying. Treatment is by eliminating CMP from diet but only under specialist supervision. There are two types, IgE mediated and Non IgE mediated. Basically, the latter is usually presents later and is milder […]

Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Many babies cry a lot specially after the feeds. This could be Gastroesophageal  reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux (GOR), the passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus, occurs commonly in newborn infants, especially those born prematurely. Physiologic GER typically is a developmental process that resolves with maturation. GER generally resolves on its own by one year of […]