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Endometriosis – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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Endometriosis Hello, I am Dr. Srisailesh Vithala. I am one of the infertility specialists in the city. Today I am going to talk about endometriosis. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is nothing but line in the ...

Male Infertility – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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Hello, I am Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala. I am one of the infertility specialist today. Today I am going to talk about male infertility. Male infertility is very frustrating, both to the childless father as well as clinici...

Infertility – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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Hello, I am Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala. I am one of the infertility specialists in the city. What is infertility? Infertility is a very unique condition, where it involves a couple rather than a single individual. How it...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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Hello, I am Doctor Srisailesh Vitthala, one of the fertility specialist in the city. Today I am going to talk about polycystic ovary syndrome. What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome, in short cal...

Atopic Eczema – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Atopic Eczema is a condition which can make your child’s skin very dry, itchy, inflamed and sometimes it may be associated with some oozing and crusting. Now, there is no defined cause for eczema, however, it can occu...

Toilet Training – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Toilet training is an essential step reflecting the developmental milestone of evolving self-independence in an activity of daily living. There is no defined age to when toilet training should start. However, a child ...

Otitis Media -Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Otitis media or ear infection is an infection of the middle ear. This is the part that is behind the eardrum. Now, the middle ear is normally filled with air and it consists of small vibrating ear bones which help to ...

Bullying in Schools – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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We will talk a little bit about bullying in schools, okay. Bullying is nothing but repeated aggressive behaviour towards another child, which can result in intentional, mental or physical harm. It could involve acts s...

Asthma – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Asthma is a long term condition affecting the airways of the lungs, causing difficulty breathing and this is commonly seen among children. Now the mechanism of asthma is such, our airways are tubes surrounded by muscl...

Sepsis – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, today I am going to talk about sepsis in newborn. Sepsis means infection in the blood. Infection means invasion of disease causing organisms into the tissues of the body. There are millions of bacteri...

Patent Ductus Arteriosus – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everyone, today I am going to talk about a condition called patent ductus arteriosus. Before going into the specifics of this condition, briefly, let’s understand what circulation means. The circulation of blood...

UTI in Kids – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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UTI in Kids Urinary tract infection refers to an infection of the urine and lining of the organs of the urinary tract which include the bladder, ureters, which are the tubes connecting bladder to kidneys and the kidn...

Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, today I am going to talk about, when is the right time to cut the umbilical cord. Let us understand what umbilical cord is, imagine this as whole uterus that is the womb and this is the placenta, whic...

Croup – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Croup is a respiratory tract infection that can cause a swelling in the larynx, which is your voice box and the upper airways. It is almost always caused by a virus, in particular by the para influenza virus. It is fr...

Caring for your Child’s Teeth – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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While caring for your child’s teeth lets understand a little bit about dentition. Teeth are growing embedded in the gums even before a baby is born. There are 2 types of teeth, the milk teeth, which are 20 in number, ...

Iron Deficiency Anemia – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Iron is a very important nutrient that is required for the healthy growth of children. Now, healthy red blood cells require iron to form hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues and organs in...

Vision Screening in Kids – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Healthy eyes and good vision play a vital role in your child’s learning and development. Hence, it is important to have a vision screening done for your kids. The first eye checkup happens in birth by the pediatrician...

Milk and Juice in the Diet – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Let’s talk a little bit about milk and juice in your child’s diet. Now in terms of milk, it is advised not to introduce cow’s milk to infants, less than a year of age. They should have only breast milk or infant milk ...

International Travel and Kids – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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International Travel and Kids Travelling with kids can be a lot of fun and yet a bit challenging especially if you are planning an international holiday and one that requires a long duration on the flight. Now good p...

What is a Flexible Flat Foot – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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What is a flexible flat foot: The flexible flat foot is an extremely common condition which you can see in children. Here, there is a loss of normal longitudinal arch of foot upon standing but, the arch can be seen w...

Prematurity – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri and Dr. Adarsh Somashekar

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Praveen, let us discuss today what a premature baby goes through when it is admitted into our neonatal unit? Most newborns are healthy. However, some newborns do need intensive care which is called as neonatal intens...

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Conjunctivitis or pink eye means infection of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer that covers the white of the eye and the inner layer of the eyelids. Now the causes for conjunctivitis can include vir...

Pneumonia – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Pneumonia is a term used to define any infection of the lungs. Now, pneumonia can be caused by a virus which is one of the more common causes in children and a bacteria. There are some non-infective causes where pneum...

Nail Biting – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Nail biting is a common habit that is seen in many children and teens. Some of them outgrow it as they grow older, while some may not be able to kick the habit until adulthood. Now, in terms of causes, there is nothin...

Slapped Cheek Disease – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Slapped cheek disease is a mild, self-limiting viral illness that is caused by the parvovirus B19. It affects children primarily and can, not so commonly affect teens and adults also. Now, once infected with the virus...

Keeping kids safe around water – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Now, here are some rules we need to follow to keep your kids safe when around water. You have to know that drowning is one of the unintentional accidents with delay in even a few minutes of rescue can result in loss o...

Irritable bowel syndrome – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of the large intestine affecting people of all age groups including children. Now it is one of the common causes of chronic abdominal pain and it can be associated with so...

Gastroenteritis and Dehydration – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Diarrhea is defined as the passing of three or more unformed loose stools. There are three types of diarrhea, one is acute where it can last anywhere between one to seven days. It can be persistent if it is lasting up...

Hand foot Mouth disease – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Hand, foot and mouth is a contagious viral disease that is caused by the coxsackievirus most commonly and rarely by the other related viruses. It commonly affects children who are less than ten years of age and uncomm...

Newborn doctors visits – Dr. Adarsh Somashekar

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Hello everyone, my name is Adarsh and I am one of the paediatricians working at Ovum Hospital. Today we will be discussing about the visits of a newborn baby after getting discharged from the hospital. So the first mo...

Bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis – Dr. Adarsh Somashekar

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Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is a condition where the child continues to pass urine in the bed during his or her sleep. There are two types of bedwetting, one is called the primary bedwetting where the child has n...

Appendicitis – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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The appendix is a finger like extension of the large intestine and is found in the right lower quadrant. It has no function or use in the body, an inflammation or infection of this appendix is called as appendicitis. ...

Necrotising Entercolitis – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Today I am going to talk about a condition called Necrotising Enterocolitis or NEC. NEC is a disease affecting the intestine. The intestinal lining might get damaged allowing harmful substances and bacteria into the b...

Retinopathy prematurity – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello, I am Praveen a neonatologist at NCRI Neonatal Network. Today I am going to talk about a condition called retinopathy of prematurity or in short ROP. Retina is the back part of the eye containing  a clear tissue...

Hypoglycemia – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hypoglycemia Hello everybody, I am Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI Neonatal Network. Today I am going to talk about an important condition called hypoglycemia of newborn. Hypoglycemia is a condition where the blood ...

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Pregnancy – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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What is CMV Infection? Cytomegalovirus infection is a viral infection. It is commonly known as CMV infection. It presents with simple symptoms like headaches, body aches, sore throat and fever. Most of the people who...

Transient Tachypnea of Newborn – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Dr. Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI Neonatal Network. Today I am going to talk about transient tachypnea of newborn. Tachypnea means fast breathing. Transient tachypnea of newborn is a condition...

Ringworm – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Ring Worm Introduction The ringworm infection is a contagious fungal skin infection not caused by a worm as the name would indicate. It can affect the skin on the body, the scalp, the nails, feet and the groin cre...

Baby Walkers – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Baby Walker Walking Walking is a normal developmental milestone that is achieved after the baby has learned to sit, crawl and stand. Your baby will walk without support anywhere between 12-18 months of age. It is a ...

Pacifier – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Reasons to use pacifiers Here are some reasons that can justify the use of a pacifier. An informed decision to use pacifiers to soothe fussy babies should be made by only the parents. Now, some studies have shown tha...

Separation Anxiety – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Now, what do we do when a child has separation anxiety? Parents need to understand that it is a normal, temporary phase of development. Not to be overly concerned, yet to be sensitive while handling this child. It is ...

Ankle Sprain – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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An ankle sprain occurs when the ligament, which is a tough band of tissue with limited elasticity, holding the bones in the ankle joint, is excessively stretched or torn by the twisting of the ankle out of its normal ...

Lazy Eye – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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What is Amblyopia? Lazy eye, known as Amblyopia, in medical terms is a common eye condition seen primarily in children causing poor vision in one or both eyes. An underdevelopment in the visual pathway can result in ...

Nose Bleed – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction The nose has a soft inner lining and is divided into right and left half by a firm wall known as the nasal septum, where a network of blood vessels exist. Most of the nose bleeds happen due to rupture of...

Heart Murmurs – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction The heart is a part of the circulatory system and is a muscular organ made up of four chambers separated by walls and valves. Now the right half of the heart collects blood that is depleted of oxygen t...

Head Injury – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction Falling onto or getting hit on the head is a frightful thing for the parents to witness when it happens to their children. Fortunately the brain is well protected by a the hard bony structure, the skul...

Otitis Externa (Swimmer Ear) – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Causes Swimmer’s ear medically termed as otitis externa is caused by a prolonged exposure of excessive moisture in the ear canal. The ear canal is a tubular open passage of the ear ending internally at the ear drum. ...

Aphthous Mouth Ulcers – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction Mouth ulcers known as Apthous mouth ulcers usually affect the loosely attached soft lining tissues of the oral cavity such as the soft palate, the cheeks, the tongue, under the tongue and part of the gum...

Giardiasis – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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What is Giardiasis? Giardiasis is an intestinal infection that is caused by a parasite known as Giardia Lamblia or Giardia Intestinalis. This is an infection that is found worldwide especially in developing countri...

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...

Neural Tube Defects – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello Everybody, I am Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI neonatal network.Today I am going to talk about Neural Tube Defects.Neural Tube Defects or NTDs as they are called are birth defects concerning the brain and spin...

Dyslexia – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Dyslexia is a common learning disability seen in children. It is a condition wherein the child is unable to read to an expected level for that specific age in spite of a normal intelligence and adequate opportunity to...

Limiting Screen Time – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Some of the problems that you might see in a child who spends too much media time can include, obesity as watching TV or spending lot of time in front of the media is a sedentary act, you land up indulging in mindless...

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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What is Hypermesis Gravidarum? • Hypermesis Gravidarum refers to the rare cases of extreme nausea, vomiting and dehydration during pregnancy • Typically women experience this condition during the first trimester • ...

Molluscum Contagiosum – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin condition that is caused by a virus which is seen in children and adults. It is characterized by a single or multiple dome shaped pin point around 5 millimetres sized skin colore...

Neonatal Intensive Care Temperature control in newborn – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Intensive care unit About the newborns who need intensive care unit, apart from many other supportive treatments that we do. The temperature care, oxygen requirement, the feeding, and fluid requirement and continuous...

Bicycle Safety – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction Riding a bicycle can be fun for your child however it can pose to be a dangerous act if your child does not follow the safety rules of bicycling. Among these rules the most important is to always wear a ...

Prematurity – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Praveen, neonatologist at NCRI neonatal network. Today, I’m talking about a very common condition called prematurity. Normally, the new-borns are born after the completion of 40 weeks inside the ...

Backache during Pregnancy

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Introduction • Backache is one of the most common problems of pregnancy • The condition usually worsens as pregnancy progresses • The increasing weight of the fetus impacts your posture and also the way you walk du...

Skin Changes during Pregnancy

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Introduction • During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes various changes such as breast changes, skin changes, changes in bowel habits, swelling etc. • Many women get anxious as they see these changes as they don’t ...

Daily Mantra for Healthy Kids – jingle

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Daily Mantra for Healthy Kids - jingle One Hour: Run, run, run One hour everyday run,run,run Daddy n mummy say fun,fun,fun Run, run, run One hour everyday run,run,run Two times: Brush, brush, brush Bugs o...

Foreign Body Aspiration – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Description Foreign body aspiration is not witnessed most of the time even though it is a common occurrence with the highest risk being in the age group of 6 months to 4 years. Possible Complications If the obstr...

White Patches on the Face – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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White Patch Pitryasis Alba is a common condition that occurs among children. It is a harmless condition and is not a cause of concern. Causes There is no known cause for this condition. It is usually seen among c...

Sleep Habits in Kids

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SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL • Sleep is a very essential part of an individual’s well being • Getting enough sleep gives the body rest and energy to function optimally • Sleep disturbances can alter the moodiness, alertness ...

Infertility – Dr. Vijayalakshmi

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Introduction Infertility is the inability for a couple to become pregnant. Like when they are having regular contact with each other and still with 10-12 month of regular contact, if they are not able to conceive or ...

Storing Breast Milk

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Storing Breast Milk It has become popular among working mothers who cannot breast fed their babies frequently. While storing breast milk, you need to make sure that it remains fresh and maintains its nutritional and ...

Constipation – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Constipation It is a common problem among children and adolescents. A child is constipated if he/she is passing dry and hard stool and has infrequent bowel movement (less than 3 times in a week). Symptoms Defecat...

Bowlegs – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Bowlegs It is an angular deformity of a knee joint where if the child is standing straight with the feet together, then the knees are apart while the ankles are together giving the lower limbs a bowlegged appearance....

Knock Knees (Bent Knees) – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Knock Knees It is a common deformity seen among children. In this condition, the knees touch but the ankles do not, while the child is standing straight. The medical term for this condition is genu valgum. Inciden...

Anemia – Dr. Deepika Alva

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Anemia Anemia is a condition where there is less than normal hemoglobin in the blood. Incidence It is one of the commonest health problems faced by women in India. It affects more than 50 % of the women populatio...

Hypospadias

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What is Hypospadias? • Hypospadias is one of the common birth defects affecting the external male genitalia • It is characterized by the abnormality in the location of the opening of the urethra (urethral meatus) on...

Intussusception

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What is Intussusception? • Intussusception is a common cause of intestinal obstruction warranting an emergency medical intervention in children aged 3months to 6years with a majority of the cases happening within 24 ...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? • Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of the large intestine affecting people of all age groups including children • It is one of the common causes of chronic abdominal pa...

Molluscum Contagiosum

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What is Molluscum Contagiosum? • This a common skin condition caused by a virus which is seen in children and adults • It is characterized by a single or multiple dome shaped, pin point – 5mm sized skin colored lesi...

Pulled Elbow (Nursemaid’s Elbow)

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Pulled Elbow (Nursemaid’s Elbow) • 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 made at the meeting of the ends of 3 bones – the...

Testicular Torsion

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What is Torsion? • The testicles are suspended in the scrotum by an attachment called as spermatic cord • The spermatic cord carries the blood vessels supplying the testes • Twisting or torsion of this spermatic co...

Giardiasis (Intestinal Infection by a Parasite)

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Giardiasis (Intestinal Infection by a Parasite) What is Giardiasis? • Giardiasis is an intestinal infection caused by a parasite known as Giardia Lamblia / Intestinalis • This is an infection found worldwide espe...

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children

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Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children What is iron deficiency? • Iron is a very important nutrient required for the healthy growth of children • Healthy red blood cells require iron to form hemoglobin which carries ...

Autism

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What is Autism? • Autism is a neuro developmental disorder that is characterized by deficiency in social interaction , communication difficulties, cognitive abilities (ability to think and reason) and stereotypical r...

Swine flu and pregnancy

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Swine flu and pregnancy Swine flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Pregnant women are at a higher risk of complications from swine flu, especially during the first and second trimesters because of: • A ...

Dark under eye circle in Kids

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Dark under Eye Circle in Kids • Dark under eye circles are a common occurrence in adults but not unheard of in children • Common causes in adults like fatigue, decreased sleep and ageing do not apply to children ...

Itching during Pregnancy

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Itching during Pregnancy • Many women complain of having an itchy sensation during pregnancy • As the pregnancy progresses, with the expanding uterus the skin around the abdomen expands and tightens, making this are...

Foreign Body Aspiration

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Foreign Body Aspiration • Foreign body aspiration is not witnessed many a time and is also a common occurrence among children with the highest risk in the age group of 6months – 4years • If the obstruction is severe...

Swine Flu (H1N1)

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Swine Flu (H1N1) Swine flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by one of the several swine influenza A viruses. How it is transmitted: •Inhalation or ingestion of droplets containing virus from pe...

Vaccination and Children

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Vaccination and Children Why Vaccinate? • Keeping your child up to date with immunizations plays a vital role in their well-being • Vaccinating your child provides immunity from many diseases which were once life...

Swollen Ankles during Pregnancy

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Swollen Ankles during Pregnancy • Most women experience some swelling in the ankles some point during their pregnancy • Swelling is caused by the pressure put by the baby on the veins in the legs and groin. This i...

Puberty in Girls

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Puberty in Girls What is puberty? • Puberty is a transition phase from childhood into adulthood where your child will encounter a lot of changes in her physical appearance and with her behavior and personality • ...

Heartburn during Pregnancy

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Heartburn during Pregnancy • Many women complain of heartburn, especially in the second and third trimester of their pregnancy • Heartburn is the burning sensation/ irritation of the food pipe (esophagus) caused d...

Symptoms during Pregnancy that Require Medical Help – Dr. Sapna Lulla

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Symptoms during Pregnancy that Require Medical Help Pregnancy is a crucial period. If you have any queries during this time, please consult your gynaecologist. However, there are a few common symptoms which recur i...

Is it Safe to Travel during Pregnancy? – Dr. Sapna Lulla

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Is it safe to travel to work during pregnancy? Yes, you can travel to work. There are 2 ways to look at it. 1) When to travel? 2) How to travel? When to travel? For the first 3 months, travelling is allowed p...

How Do You Deal with Picky Eaters? – Dr. Kirthi Vidhyasagar

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How do we deal with Picky Eaters? As far as children are concerned, you have good days and bad days when their eating is concerned. How can you develop strategies to address this situation? • Prepare an appetiz...

How Do We Protect Our Children from Sunburn? – Dr. Kirthi Vidhyasagar

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How do we protect our children from Sunburns? It is good for our children to be out in the Sun and play in the Sun. However, overexposure to the sun is not a very good thing because it can lead to early signs of agin...

Immunization – Polio

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Immunization – Polio What is polio? • Polio is a viral infection spread from person to person by oral/nasal secretions and from ingestion of food or water contaminated by stool of infected person • In most people...

Immunization – Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)

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Immunization – Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) What is Hib? • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a highly contagious bacteria spread from person to person via air droplets in the act of coughing or sneezin...

Aphthous Mouth Ulcers

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Aphthous Mouth Ulcers What are aphthous mouth ulcers? • Aphthous ulcers are ulcers that occur in the mouth affecting the loosely attached soft lining tissues of the oral cavity (soft palate, cheeks, tongue, under ...

Bleeding Gums during Pregnancy

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Bleeding Gums during Pregnancy • It is fairly common for women to have sensitive gums and/or to have bleeding from the gums while pregnant • Most women experience this in the second or the third trimester of pregn...

Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy

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Pelvic Pain during Pregnancy • Most women experience pressure and pain in the pelvic area sometime during their pregnancy • The pain can present itself as a minor ache or as severe intolerable pain (varies from on...

What is a Developmental Assessment? – Dr. Ravi Swamy

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Development Assessment What is a developmental assessment? Developmental assessment is basically a process of assessing whether a child is growing and doing things appropriately for his age. Who are the childre...

Head Injury in Children

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Head Injury in Children Head injuries • Children falling onto or getting hit on the head is a frightful experience for the parents • Fortunately the brain is well protected by the hard bony structure, the skull a...

Understanding Fever in Children – Dr. Adarsh Somashekar

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Understanding Fever in Children Our normal body temperature varies between 98.6 degree Fahrenheit to 99.5 degree Fahrenheit. Any temperature above this is called as fever. When a child gets fever, the head and ches...

Headache during Pregnancy

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Headache during Pregnancy • Many women complain of a headache when they are pregnant • Headache is one of the common discomforts for women, especially in the first and the third trimester and could be due to stres...

Travel during pregnancy

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Travel during pregnancy • Travel is generally considered safe in normal healthy pregnancies • The second trimester is usually the

Exercise during Pregnancy

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Exercise during pregnancy • Exercise is considered to be both safe and beneficial for both the mother and the baby in normal pregnancies • Unless you have been recommended otherwise by the doctor, 30 minutes of mo...

Tiredness during Pregnancy

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Tiredness during pregnancy • Women normally feel more tired when they are pregnant • This is especially true in

Dyslexia

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Dyslexia • Dyslexia is a common learning disability seen in children • It is a condition wherein the child is

Pacifiers

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Pacifiers Some reason to use pacifiers • An informed decision to use pacifiers to soothe fussy babies should

Lazy Eye – Amblyopia

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Lazy Eye – Amblyopia What is Amblyopia? • Lazy eye known as Amblyopia in medical terms is a common

Immunization – DTaP

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DTaP – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis • DTaP is a vaccine developed to provide your children immunity from

Hemangioma – A Birth Mark

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Hemangioma – A Birth Mark • Hemangiomas are an abnormal collection of blood vessels giving rise to a raised, red,

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)

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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) What is GER? • GER is a term used to describe the regurgitation of stomach contents

How much do you know about Pregnancy? Let’s find out. an initiative by Ovum

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We asked parents, parents-to-be simple questions about pregnancy. How much do you think they know about pregnancy? Let's find out.

Ragini Dwivedi, Diganth. How much do they know about pregnancy?

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We asked Diganth, Ragini Dwivedi and other celebrities simple questions about pregnancy. How much do you think they know about

Flat foot

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Flat foot What is a flexible flat foot? Flexible flat foot is an extremely common foot condition in children

Febrile seizure

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Febrile Seizures What are febrile seizures? • Seizures are that children develop when they have high fever • It is

Tips during Teething

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Tips during Teething • Teething rings • Teething gels • Healthy things to chew on such as raw fruits and

Slapped cheek Disease

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Slapped Cheek Disease What is slapped cheek disease? • Slapped cheek disease is a mild, self-limiting viral illness • It is caused by the Parvovirus B19 • It affects children primarily • Once infected with this ...

Recovering from a Caesarean Section

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Recovering from a Caesarean Section Facts about recovering from a caesarean section • It takes a longer time to recover

Typhoid

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Typhoid What are the causes of Typhoid? • Typhoid is a bacterial infection caused by salmonella typhi (this bacteria

Tummy Time Position

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Tummy Time position Tummy to tummy • Lie down and place your baby ‘tummy to tummy’ or ‘tummy to

Tonsillitis

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Tonsillitis Tonsils are glands that are a part of the immune system which produces cells to combat infections caused by

Treatment of speech and language problems of ASD

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Treatment of speech and language problems of ASD Role of the doctor • Once a doctor detects/suspects that your

Temper Tantrums

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Temper Tantrums What are temper tantrums? Temper tantrums are episodes of loud behaviour in defiance involving screaming, crying, hitting

Stitches and Piles after Birth

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Stitches and piles after birth Stitches If you have stitches after tearing or an episiotomy: • Bathe

Spacer and inhaler tech

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Spacer and inhaler tech • Wheezing children under five will need to use an aerosol inhaler with a spacer• It is the most effective way to take the medicine • Spacer with face mask can be used for babies and toddl...

Seborrheic Dermatitis

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Seborrheic Dermatitis What is Seborrheic Dermatitis? • It is a chronic, relapsing condition seen in infants • It is

Positional Plagiocephaly

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Positional Plagiocephaly • It is the deformation of the skull produced by extrinsic forces acting on an intrinsically normal skull

Nail Biting

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Nail Biting Nail biting is common habit seen in many children and teens Causes: • Just a

Bullying in School

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Bullying in School What is Bullying? Repeated aggressive behaviour towards other children. Bullying could involve: • Calling names •

Is My Breast Milk Sufficient

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Is My Breast Milk Sufficient Is my breast milk sufficient? If the baby shows any of these signs,

Cough & Cold – Home Remedies

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Cough & Cold – Home Remedies Medication use • The OTC (over the counter) a cough and cold medications

Ear Infections

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Ear infections • Otitis media is infection of the middle ear which is the part behind the ear drum •

Picky Eaters

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Picky eaters Why does it happen? • Many children have good and bad days with eating and it is

Things to do if a baby is suffering from a diaper rash

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Things to do if a baby is suffering from a diaper rash Is diaper rash a problem? A diaper

Tummy Time

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Tummy Time What is tummy time? • Tummy time, as the name suggests is the time the baby spends

Care of Umbilical cord

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Care of Umbilical Cord • After birth, umbilical cord is cut and clamp is placed • Dries over the

Intramuscular Injections

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Intramuscular Injections Commandments of Right Injection Delivery: • The right vaccine • Right drug • To the right child •

Limiting the screen time in children

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Limiting the screen time in children Some of the consequences of high screen time Obesity • Sedentary lifestyle •

Nutritional needs of postpartum women

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Nutritional needs of postpartum women Definition of postpartum Postpartum refers to the post-delivery period. A stressful periodThe postpartum period may be quite stressful due to: • The physical stress of pre...

BCG Vaccine – Scar

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BCG Vaccine for Infants BCG is a vaccine administered for protection against Tuberculosis BCG vaccine for Infants: • The

Allergic Rhinitis

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Allergic Rhinitis • Allergic rhinitis is a reaction caused by exposure to undesired allergen and particles What are the

Umbilical Hernia

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Umbilical Hernia • An umbilical hernia is a congenital malformation of the belly button • Many babies have umbilical hernias at