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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Pink Eyes (Conjunctivitis)

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Pink eyes (Conjunctivitis) An infection which affects the conjunctiva (a thin transparent layer covering the white part of the eyes

Dyslexia

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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