Monday, 22 August 2016

These days viral fever tops the list of seasonal illnesses.
Fever is often accompanied by vomitings, reduced food intake, cough and irritability...
With so many symptoms, children are prescribed 3 to 4 medicines.
It is best to concentrate first on reducing fever with medicine / sponging/or with slow intake of glucose water...
As soon as child is afebrile, he starts accepting feeds and vomiting disappears. He becomes playful and accepts rest of the medicine comfortably...
Keep your child afebrile and pass the time of illness easily ðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜ŠðŸ˜Š

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Dengue is scary for me too...
Dengue is a common viral infection spread by Aedes Mosquito.
Mosquito bites occur after Sunrise and before Sunset, very much unlike other mosquito bites causing Malaria.
Virus is of four types, like Den1 .....4. Infection for one type do not make a person immune to the other type. Even next Den attack is more serious.
Every year I fear , one day I may also have it. Please take all the precautions as there is no abortive treatment beside a strong vigilant supportive care.
It is more devastating at extremes of age i.e. in babies and elderly.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

We in India have almost all facilities but still we do not match developed countries. Main difference lies in planning. One example is Rh disease/incompatibility in newborn, which causes them severe jaundice. If not treated properly it can lead to brain damage, deafness or sometimes death.
Treatment is exchange transfusion or immunoglobulin (a very expensive drug)
Baby comes to nursery with severe jaundice but parents are not even aware of mother's blood group (which is usually Rh negative). Family is not at all prepared for exchange. We often waste precious time in searching compatible Rh negative blood.
We all do similar blood exchange of babies. On the contrary our colleagues from developed countries even do not remember when they did last exchange transfusion.
Please do not ignore guidance of your doctor...

Dr Anuj Rastogi
Taara Kids😇

Monday, 1 August 2016

Symptoms are same but approaches are different for same symptoms...
Most common eg... Jaundice in a newborn baby...
60 percent of babies develop jaundice on day 3 of life... Treatment is very much individualised and depends on many factors like
1. Blood group of mother as well as of baby.
2. Baby is first baby of the couple or second one!
3. Is baby having adequate breastfeed?
4. Does baby have associated conditions like thyroid or some infections?
5. Few families genetically have lack of enzymes like G6PD or others...
6. It is always important to know whether first sibling had jaundice after birth or not...
7. There are many more reasons, which are rare but do occur. It is not only sunlight which affects it...
Please help us to plan better for your baby...
Dr Anuj Rastogi
Taara Kids😇