Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Pulled Elbow – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Pulled Elbow Introduction A pulled elbow is a common elbow injury seen in childhood, more so in children less than 5 years of age. The elbow joint is a hinge joint made up at the meeting of the ends of 3 bones -...

Dark under Eye Circles – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction Dark under eye circles are a common occurrence in adults, but not unheard of in children. The common causes in adults like fatigue, decreased sleep and ageing do not apply to children. When seen in child...

Head Lice – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Head lice are tiny wingless parasitic insects that feed on human body by biting into the scalp and infest the human hair. Now, lice infestation can be commonly seen in school children who can present with an itchy ...

Dengue Fever – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Dengue is a mosquito borne viral illness. It is caused by one of the 4 strains of the dengue virus that is Dengue 1, 2, 3 or 4. It is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti species of mosquito, which is a day time biting mo...

Ear Piercing – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Ear piercing is done in kids especially for a girl child for cosmetic and cultural reasons Some have the piercing done before 1 year of age while others do it later on as per cultural beliefs It is a procedure ...

Eye Safety – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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When it comes to the eye, sports related injuries are the most common cause for serious vision damage in children. Hence, you definitely should see your eye doctor any time your child gets hardly hit on the eye. Kids ...

Respiratory Distress Syndrome – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI neonatal network. I am going to talk about a very common and a serious condition called as respiratory distress syndrome of preterm infants. Most of the preterm i...

Sleep habits – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Sleep is a very essential part of an individual’s wellbeing. Getting enough sleep gives the body rest and energy to function optimally. Now, sleep disturbances can alter the moodiness, alertness and produce day time d...

Hemangioma – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Hemangiomas are an abnormal collection of blood vessels giving rise to a raised , red , spongy lesion that is most commonly present on the skin Most common areas involved are the head (scalp and face),chest and b...

Plagiocephaly – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI neonatal network. I am going to talk about a condition called Plagiocephaly. Many new-borns have slightly uneven head shape. Head shape will depend on many factor...

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