Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Common errors in common illnesses...
More complaints, more medicines... In fact, this causes poor response even in the chief complaints of a child. Too many medicines frighten even a cooperative child. Always focus on core issues and help your child with good nursing..
Common practices that prolong the disease course like-
1. Bundle of clothes with wrinkled inner wears especially in winters.
2. Too many medicines.
3. Nose block
4. Forced feeding
5. Inappropriate use of heaters
6. High expectations
7. Keeping an unwarranted or unseen fear at the back of your mind.
Coping with your stress and facing it with planning and faith on the doc is the key. It all depends how you take it!
Dr. Anuj Rastogi

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Vomitings are common during cough and cold in young children. It helps them clearing their airways. No need to add anti vomiting medicines to cough prescription until it is recommended by your Doctor...
Cough & cold are viral in nature, there's no need of Antibiotics in the first place.
Symptoms peak on day 3 to 4, it seems tempting to take antibiotic.
Not needed, until your doctor feels necessary.
Do not stress, do not talk much about cough in front of your child as it has psychogenic component also...
Use least medications but provide good nursing to comfort and soothe your child...
Dr. Anuj Rastogi
Taara Kids😇

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

These days there's cough wave in young kids. Cough is dry or wet but more important classification is cough with or without breathlessness (or with fast breathing rate).
Cough with fast breathing rate in children is potentially dangerous and often parents miss the seriousness of it...
It requires urgent evaluation with a specialist Doctor.
When a child is having a high breathing rate, it is better to avoid solid food before doctor's advice. It can choke the baby and could be life-threatening.
Give her plenty of liquid but very slowly...
Nebulizers may or may not be effective...
Chances of deterioration is more in smaller children with unmeasured measures.

Dr. Anuj Rastogi
Taara Kids😇