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This section consists kids health articles – covering all common and uncommon disorders. Click here to view top pediatricians in India.

Knee Pain? It might be Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD)

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Young adolescent boys and girls who are involved in active sports like swimming, football, cricket, tennis, volleyball, ballet, skating etc. often complain of pain in knee. This stressful condition which occurs due to overuse of knee bones, muscles and tendons is known as Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD). An experienced Orthopedist in Bangalore …

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Symptoms of Heart Problems in Children

Heart Diseases in Children

Detecting heart problems in children is little tricky, for most of the early symptoms are hardly obvious and go unnoticed.  The most common reason why people don’t catch the symptoms is the fact that we don’t speculate their kids to be suffering from any of the so called “cardiac disorders” …

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Treatment for Kids with Cardiac Defects

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Parents of children born with cardiac defects have an inborn anxiety with the overall performance of their child since they got to know about their child’s disease. It is essential to understand that based on the initial diagnosis by the doctor, treatment alternatives will be suggested. According to an experienced cardiologist …

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16 Important Vaccinations That Must Be Given To Your Baby

For parents, raising a child comes with many decisions. From ensuring that their baby gets the best of everything be it education or lifestyle, to providing a nurturing environment where the baby can continue to grow happily, they do everything in their power to make life easier for their child. …

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Immunisation- Should I, or shouldn’t I?

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Most parents have this recurring and nagging concern about how justified the immunisation that they subject their children to are, especially regarding their effectiveness, safety and price. Let me try and address some of the important issues, point by point. Let me begin by trying to explain how vaccines work, as …

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Importance of Tracking Your Baby’s Growth

Baby's Growth

Each baby is unique and covers developmental milestones at unique pace. However, it is important to keep a track of baby’s growth and how the vital characteristics are developing. There are certain guidelines so as to detect any potential problems that may occur, hampering the baby’s growth. Baby’s Weight is …

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Right Time for Baby Vaccination

Baby Vaccination

Vaccination at the right time is as important as vaccinating itself. This is because vaccines work best when administered at a proper time. It is of utmost importance to follow the schedule prescribed by the baby’s pediatrician. A baby’s immunization schedule is more focused in the initial months. It is done …

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Treating Worm Infection in Children

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Worm infection is a common occurrence in children. It is the condition wherein worms are present in the child’s intestine. It may have occurred due to the child consuming unhygienic food, contaminated water or by playing barefoot in soil. The worms within the body lay eggs that give birth to more …

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Vaccination Side Effects on Babies

Baby Vaccination

Vaccines immunize a baby from diseases like polio, mumps, influenza and hepatitis. Although vaccine reactions are rare, they do happen and in some vaccination side effects are seen on babies. If there are any side effects,  pediatrician is to be consulted immediately as a severe allergic reaction may also lead to …

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Pediatric Surgery : How to Manage Your Child

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Pediatric Surgery can be a difficult process because it not only affects the child but also the family members. It is important is to prepare yourself and more importantly, your child so they feel less anxious about the anesthesia, medical instruments, surgery and the recovery period. However, like parents all over the …

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Controlling Your Child’s Seizures

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Sometimes, the brain cells temporarily disrupt the electrical signals the brain sends to other parts of the body. It is not as uncommon as one would think, especially among children. Such a condition is medically termed as Seizures. A top pediatrician in Mumbai shares his views, Some seizures like twitching of muscles, …

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Dr. Manoj Padman – Importance of Bone Health in Children

Dr Manoj Padman, Senior Consultant & Head Pediatric Orthopedics at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon talks about bone health during adolescence has a significant impact in adulthood. He says, I deal with children’s bones and therefore it is critical for me to comment upon adolescent and teenage bone health, as this has …

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Does Your Baby Have Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is an infection which causes watery bowel movements. The infection can be due bacteria, parasites or viruses. It depends upon the geographic location of the child, as well as how much hygiene and sanitation is maintained in their lives. Developing countries like ours witnesses move outbreaks of diarrhea than …

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Nutrition for your little one – 3 to 6 months

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All mothers are concerned about what to feed their child across age groups but it particularly gets more confusing to decide and plan for your baby once they begin to wean off the breast. For starters, exclusively breastfeed your baby till at least 6 months. Breastfeeding through tiring at times …

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10 Cold & Cough Home Remedies For Babies

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Cold and cough is very irritating and uncomfortable for all of us. Now try to imagine how it would affect a small baby. Nasal congestion, cough, phlegm and difficulty in breathing etc., can be extremely difficult for babies. Sadly, there is not much that can be done to prevent them from …

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How to Involve Your Kids in your Workout Routine

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Fitting a workout into a busily scheduled life can be difficult for anyone, but for those of us with children, it can feel almost impossible. If you don’t have time to take away from the family in order to get to the gym, you might have to complete your workout …

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Knee pain – Your child’s complain are not fake excuses

Asthma in babies

Rishita, once a very active child who loved playing cricket, football and swimming, prefers to play indoors. She avoids situations that demand running or jumping. This was not due to a sudden change in her interests but rather result of a fluctuating knee pain caused by a medical condition known …

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Cyanotic Spells – Rectifying the Effects

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Also known as the Tet Spell, the Cyanotic spell is a sudden onset of hyperpnea (increased depth of breathing), cyanosis and disappearance of heart murmur (extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat). Unless treated in time, it may have neurological complications as a result of which the patient might …

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