Children's Health Center
Fussy Eating is a common problem in every household that has a baby. Making a baby eat becomes an arduous task especially when the baby is fussy about eating. Studies show that it is not always the food that is given to the baby that makes it fussy. The baby’s state of mind in that the baby may be playing or just woken from sleep all contribute to Fussy Eating in Kids. Delineated in this articles are some ways to handle Fussy Eating in Kids.
Regardless of what measures you take at home, your child will still come in contact with germs at school. This is why it is important to know how to keep kids from getting sick at school. We take a look at some ways in which we can ensure that kids don't keep falling sick from germs that linger on desks, lockers, doorknobs, and other surfaces at school.
Protruding stomach is seen in children as well. Children are equally prone to gastrointestinal issues and abdominal bloating. Protrusion or distension of the stomach caused by overeating resolves by itself. Drinking a glass on warm water can help in soothing the discomfort associated with it. However, if it is a recurrent issue, associated with other symptoms such as skin rashes, diarrhoea, fever etc. it is advised to visit a paediatrician for early detection on underlying issues.
In most cases, jaundice in babies at birth occurs as their liver are not yet able to get rid of excess bilirubin very well. It therefore gets accumulated in the blood and causes jaundice. Such types of jaundice usually appear after one day of the birth and may go away in 4-5 days. In rare cases, the cause of jaundice at birth may be an infection in the baby’s digestive system. It is important to know about the ways to get rid of jaundice in babies at birth, which is often through medical treatment or home remedies. But prior to that the condition must be properly evaluated and diagnosed to chalk out an appropriate treatment plan.
A common infection which a lot of children have is UTI or urinary Tract Infection. Urinary infection is most commonly seen in children of age 2- 5 years. However, the infection is less commonly noted in neonates who are upto 28 days old. UTI occurs more in girls as compared to boys, as their ureters are shorter than boys and is closer to urethra. Before we go into the causes, signs, symptoms and management of UTI in children, let us understand the anatomy of the urinary system.
Weight stigma is suffered mostly by the children and leads to a great impact in their adolescents. Various studies depict that the children with excess weight, who are stigmatized for their weight, are more at a risk, to suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and poor body image. A much-unexpected source of weight stigma are the parents. Parents should also talk carefully with the kids about their weight. Using words ‘fat’ or ‘obese’ can be avoided and instead neutral term like ‘weight’ can be used.
Approximately 5% of children in the US have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). More than half of these children carry the symptoms over to their adulthood as per the American Psychiatric Association. These are just the numbers that indicate the children who have been diagnosed; however, the scary thing is that a large number of these children remain undiagnosed even in their adulthood. Here are 14 ADHD symptoms that can help you figure out whether your child is suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or not.
The answer to this question is yes, a child with bronchitis can spread the infection to other children. This is the case with acute forms of bronchitis which is normally caused by a viral infection. The virus that has caused the child bronchitis may spread to other children by droplets of sputum or coughing.
There are many causes related to a child becoming overweight or obese. The first and the foremost cause is the sedentary lifestyle. With new innovative technology where children and addicted to video games, Internet, and television, there is little room left for them to do any physical activity like play in the playground at school or at home.
Some of the adverse effects that obesity can have on the overall health of a child are Hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, musculoskeletal problems, sleep problems, anxiety and depression.
The answer to this question is yes. Various studies have suggested majority of the cases of Bedwetting is inherited. Studies estimate that 4 out of every 5 children have either their parents or first degree relatives who have had the same problem in their childhood.
Bedwetting at night in most cases resolves by the time a child reaches around 7 years of age. However, in some cases bedwetting persists and may go into adulthood for some children. This article explains when you take your child to see a doctor about bedwetting.
While Bedwetting in children under seven years of age is considered as a common problem as the bladder control of children is still in the developing stage, this becomes a problem in older children who are over this age. This article lists out 6 reasons why older children still wet the bed.