Conditions

Rota Virus

Rotavirus is a viral infection which causes symptoms of feeling ill with vomiting and diarrhoea. In many cases the infection clears within 3-5 days, but sometimes takes longer. The major […]

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Abdominal Pain: Chronic/Recurrent

Many children complain of abdominal pain that lasts for long or comes and goes over a period of time. If the pain lasts for longer than 1 or 2 months […]

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Allergy

What is an allergy? An allergy is the reaction of the body’s immune system to particles or substances in the environment that ordinarily do not cause harm. Your immunity mistakes […]

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Anaemia

What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition in which the number of  healthy red blood cells circulating in the blood is low. The work of the red blood cells is […]

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Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma is a condition that affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It is one of the most common health problems that children can […]

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Atopic Eczema

What exactly is eczema? Eczema is a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to be itchy, shiny or red and irritated. It may sometimes blister or peel. The […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is characterised by three groups of symptoms: – Restricted repetitive and fixed behaviour. This may include repeating words (echolalia), arranging toys/ items in a specific way, odd behaviours and […]

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Bedwetting In Children

Is bedwetting normal in children? Fourth percent of children wet their beds up to their third birthday.  By the age of 6 this reduces to only 15%. A few continue […]

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Blood Glucose/ Sugar Control

Diabetes control refers to keeping one`s blood sugar within the desired range which is as close as possible to the normal range. This can be done by balancing your child`s […]

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Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that causes problems with movement,balance,posture and muscle tone. A baby can be born with cerebral palsy or can get […]

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Chicken Pox

What is Chicken Pox? Chicken Pox is a common illness caused by a virus known as varicella-zoster. How is Chicken Pox spread? This is a highly contagious illness and when […]

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Colic / Crying Baby

What is colic? Colic is a word used to describe the moments when your otherwise healthy baby cries excessively and cannot be soothed. This is the type of crying where […]

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Constipation

Different people have different bathroom habits. So someone who doesn’t have a bowel movement every day isn’t necessarily constipated. One person might go three times a day, while another might […]

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Cough in children

Why cough? It might be the most common problem bothering your child. Sometimes even the sound of it makes you uneasy or even anxious. If you don’t worry about the […]

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Depression in Children

What is depression? Depression is a severe mental illness characterised by persistent low mood that interferes with one’s  day-to-day activities. Can children really suffer depression? Yes.  Children can have sadness […]

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