Falling sick is difficult and frustrating for every individual. However, when your kids fall sick, it is even more challenging. You might be able to ensure that your kid stays healthy by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for your kids along with a regular visit to a general physician. However, in the case of several conditions, you need a proper consultation with an expert pediatrician. Today, we bring you some most common heath issues that are prevalent among young children, as explained by expert pediatricians.
1. Common Cold
The common cold is quite common among young children. But thankfully, most common colds can be effectively cured with adequate fluid intake, rest and home remedies, though sometimes it might require mild, over-the-counter medicine. But in case it is causing too many absenteeism or looks like something severe, it is wise to get it checked from a doctor soon.
Having allergies is very common among young children. Let it be from any particular food or dust mite, smoke or pollen, it is important to get it evaluated. Though many children can successfully get rid of certain allergies as they grow up and their immune system develops, it is crucial to make them aware of their allergies and remedies, in case it is ever required.
This infection affects the eyelid and also the eyeball sometimes. This can cause either due to a pathogen like a virus and bacteria or some allergies. This leads to red, puffy eyes that discharge liquid and often happens to be contagious in nature. It is crucial to take proper measure to ensure it does not affect other children either.
It is yet another common issue among young children. Warts are small, lumpy appearances on the skin that can spread to other areas as well. Though it is painless, it is crucial that the children do not prick or scratch them. It usually can be treated easily with mild medication, but in case they have a red and painful appearance or happens on the feet, the face or the genitals, it requires immediate medical attention.
Having worms is very common among young children. It projects annoying symptoms like itchy bottom. It can be effectively treated with anti-parasitic tablets, and it is crucial to have these medicines for everyone in the family simultaneously. It is also important to use soap and wash the bed linings and clothes thoroughly.
Having diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and cramps are quite normal in children, along with loss of appetite and nausea. It is a pathogenic infection that can be treated easily by over the counter drugs, plenty of rest and fluid intake. But it spreads very quickly, so it is important to take measure to contain and eliminate it completely.
Even though growing up with mild illnesses is a part of childhood and there is no way to eliminate every condition, no matter how careful you are, it is important to be able to treat them on time. The expert pediatricians of the ILS Hospitals offer treatment for a wide range of illnesses among children.
Mother is someone who holds us in her belly for 9 months, in her arms for three years and in her heart for a lifetime.
These few words are truest to its sense. Indeed there is no one like a mother. And today, we are going to offer a few useful tips as offered by leading gynecologists of ILS Hospitals, a renowned hospital in Kolkata, which will help you to have a safe pregnancy and childbirth ahead.
1. Reassure The Baby’s Heath
Get the primary test and prenatal scanning to ensure that your baby is doing good. Your prenatal scan tells much more about your pregnancy that you might realize. It reassures the pregnancy, number of babies you are expecting and a possible due date as well. Avail a baby scan from the best maternity hospital or a clinic with an expert gynecologist.
2. Eat Right At Right Time
Eating nutritious food is quite important during pregnancy. Not only you should be eating more, but you have to focus on consuming all the crucial nutrients as well. An expert gynecologist or obstetrician will guide you towards having an ideal diet chart for a healthy mother and child. Apart from a prenatal supplement, eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, but remember to avoid the ones that are bad for your pregnancy (like papaya).
3. Stay Hydrated
You must be aware that pregnancy makes you ‘pee for two’. However, it is crucial that you drink for two as well. Staying hydrated will help keep your amniotic fluid in balance and also help you deal with nausea and morning sickness. Always keep a bottle of water you and keep taking sips every now and then. You can also consider having fresh juices and coconut water etc, to help intake more water.
4. Remove Few Things From Diet Chart
If you are engaged in bad habits like alcohol, smoking, etc, pregnancy might be the right motivation for you to quit it (and for your partner’s too). The harmful toxin of these, not only affect your health but your baby’s health as well. Moreover, try to limit the amount of caffeine you intake as well, as it too can cause some complication in your pregnancy.
5. Educate Yourself And Others
During pregnancy, you are never alone and you are not alone, going through it. So, consider joining a prenatal class. They offer several helpful tips on pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, and early parenting. Moreover, such help groups can offer assistance in more than one way.
We urge every budding mother and her family to take special care of her along with her baby’s. We, at ILS Hospitals, offer the best medical assistance and care for the expecting mother with our expert gynecologist and obstetricians. Moreover, we are also ready with neonatologist and pediatrician to take care of the infants, if they need it.
This time of the year evokes a different spirit altogether, isn’t it? After all Durga Puja has its own significance in the heart and spirit of every Bengali and other people belonging to Bengal. Though it is celebrated in several parts of the world, its essence and aura is unmatchable in this particular region. Needless to say, visiting hospitals in between this festive time, is never in one’s wish list, but every year, many people make these unexpected visits to address their health issues.
Here we present several festival-related health hazards and emergency that might need you to seek medical help during this Durga Puja.
1. Food Poisoning
Eating out with friends during pandal hopping is enjoyed by every youth. This binge eating can eventually end up causing food poisoning and other digestion discomforts. Seek Gastroenterologist if the problems persist.
2. Respiratory Difficulty
While participating in traditional rituals during puja, Dhunuchi dance or cooking and organizing Puja foods preparations for hours, it is not uncommon to encounter breathing discomfort. Seek respiratory & Chest Medicine if difficulty persists. In fact, people with a history of asthma and other respiratory issues should keep a distance from such activities, to be on the safe side.
3. Accidental Injuries to Children
Pandal hopping with family has its own fun and consequences. Having infants and toddlers along can often cause mild to severe injuries to the little ones. First-aid can be done at the nearest medical clinic or by a skilled family member, but a consultation from a pediatrician or neonatologist is advised to rule out the possibility of long-term complications.
4. Accidents and Trauma to Adults
While clicking selfies, in crowded pandals or during Bisarjan, might be a common practice for many skilled youths, but accidents can happen anytime if one becomes unmindful. Unless it is mild cut, bruise, or scrapes, it is best to address the trauma from a skilled orthopedics and emergency unit.
5. Headache and Acoustic Trauma
Loud music and people chattering cannot be mitigated in the puja festival and in fact, is enjoyed by most. However, it might cause minor to mild trauma for sensitive individuals, particularly the elders, kids and recovering patients. Seeking help from ENT specialist is advised for experiencing severe discomfort.
In case, you or your loved ones fall in traps to any of the above-mentioned health complications, rush to your nearest ILS Hospital and seek medical care. We are open 24/7 for your treatment and care. Jot down the numbers in case any medical emergency strikes.
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Enjoy the festive season to its fullest. Happy Durga Puja