As soon as you are pregnant, you are treated as a patient (I agree, things are improving, but most parts, it’s the same old story). You are not allowed to walk fast, eat certain things, etc. etc. Actually, first trimester, you have to be careful, but later, you can relax a little bit
Kuchh khata nahi hai / Bahut Kamzor hai ! (Doesn’t eat anything / Is very weak) In my clinic, I very often hear the complain – ‘Kuchh khata nahi hai !”. I plot the child on the WHO growth chart. They are doing well for their age. I feel like saying, please don’t feed him […]
Saw a child today whose parents were worried that he kicks his legs, while watching iPad. I said, the treatment is simple – Take the iPad away! These repetitive, non-purposeful movement are called TICS. They can be in many forms like, smacking of lips, eye blinking, shrugging of shoulders etc. Treatment is to ignore them […]
There have been some sensible talks lately about Diets and Dieting. I always believed that there is no point in extreme Dieting, like excluding Carbohydrates from your diet, etc. Many of my friends did that and relapsed back sooner or later, getting fatter (oops!), than before!! On the other hand, some people would avoid sugar […]
http://www.bsaci.org/about/download-paediatric-allergy-action-plans Also join the Anaphylaxis Campaign at https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/ https://www.allergyuk.org/information-and-advice/conditions-and-symptoms/33-anaphylaxis-and-severe-allergic-reaction The needle of Epipen (or Jext or Emerade) has to be inserted and held in the muscle for 10 seconds to deliver the drug.
http://www.bsaci.org/Guidelines/egg-allergy http://ifan.ie/egg/egg-classification-ladder/ https://www.thh.nhs.uk/documents/_Patients/PatientLeaflets/paediatrics/allergies/PI414_Egg-Ladder-1.pdf http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/patients/services/clinical_depts/paediatrics/documents/patient_info/PAE029_Egg_allergy_info_sheet.pdf
Many children suffer with Eczema, which can be mild, moderate or severe. Most cases can be managed by liberal use of moisturisers (Emollients) and avoidance of irritants like soap, bubble bath etc. Severe cases or flare up of eczema, needs steroid creams.