Every child with some teeth should be registered with a dentist. Teething usually starts at 6 months, but can be delayed in some children.
Again today, in A&E, 9 out out of 10 patients were Acute Gastroenteritis. The condition usually starts with vomiting and then may stop there or progress to diarrhoea as well. Sometimes it’s just diarrhoea without vomiting. Most important management is prevention of dehydration. Solids are usually not tolerated, so Diarolyte (Oral Rehydration solution) should be […]
Recently lot of children have presented with chronic abdominal pain, It might have started with an episode of diarrhoea but sometimes only vomiting. Usually it’s viral in nature and depending on the involvement of the lower gut, you may or may not get diarrhoea. Due to severe vomiting, the acid from the stomach erodes the […]
Very common. We see at least 2-3 everyday in A&E. Typically, happen in children 6months -6 years, with fever, all 4 limbs jerking (Generalized tonic clonic), less than 5 minutes, wake up within an hour. No subsequent weakness or long term effects. Slightly increased risk of developing Epilepsy. No investigation or treatment required. If any […]
Mum asked, she ate ice-cream cream today. Could it be that? No. It’s usually a virus, like Influenza, RSV, Rhinovirus etc. Treatment, if breathing is laboured, is Steroids. Otherwise, it gets better by itself. http://www.medicinesforchildren.org.uk/dexamethasone-croup-0