Managing Childhood Obesity- Tips by Pediatrician

A pediatrician is a medical doctor specializing in the health care of children from infancy to adolescence. They provide routine check-ups, vaccinations, and treatment for illnesses. Pediatricians guide parents on growth, nutrition, and development, ensuring the well-being and healthy development of young patients through comprehensive and compassionate care.

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Nutrition and Dietary Guidelines for Kids by Pediatrician

Nutrition and diet play a major role in the overall health and well-being of individuals, especially children. A well-balanced and nutritious diet provides essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are vital for growth, development, and immune function. Proper nutrition is crucial during childhood as it lays the foundation for lifelong health habits and reduces the risk of chronic diseases later in life, shares senior pediatrician in Delhi, Dr. Promilla Butani.

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Everything You Need to Know About Rabies

• Rabies is a viral disease transmitted by animals.
• Rabies is 100% fatal.
• It is transmitted by rabid animal’s saliva either by a lick, bite or scratch.
• Licks to pre existing wounds, or grazed broken skin, or to the lining of mouth or nose can also transmit the disease.
• Animals which can transmit Rabies are:
(i) Dogs{96%}
(ii) Bats and monkeys, cats.

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COVID-Safety Guidelines for Parents & Children

Dear Parents,

It’s more than 3 months since the COVID Pandemic, we’ve had two major lockdowns – and we’re now in the process of unlocking – because life cannot be on a full stop forever and we need to get back to living life again albeit with new norms – a new way of life as it were. This is because COVID-19 infections are on the rise – the disease is deadly and we’ve got to stay protected and disease free – not only from COVID-19 but also from other just as deadly and life threatening diseases – so here are the new Dos Don’ts as of now. We do not know what’s in store for us. How long this pandemic will last. It doesn’t seem to be ending in the near future, maybe a few months, maybe a year or more!

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Benefits of Adolescence Counselling

Adolescence is a very crucial period for physical, emotional, mental and social well-being and development. As children grow and reach the adolescence phase, or ‘teenage’, the brain goes through significant developmental changes, that create behavioural patterns and neural pathways that will last until later in life. However, since the brains are still developing, not only are the adolescents more open to positive influences of youth development strategies, behaviour modelling, emotional and social learning; but due to the hormonal changes, they are also more susceptible to depression, and sometimes likely to take reckless decisions which might have repercussions.

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Changing Weather and Child Health

Seasons change like clockwork, and the dip in temperatures, the increase in pollutants provides ideal conditions for infective organisms like viruses and bacteria to thrive. Allergens and fungi also add to it all.

Respiratory infections, viral and bacterial, allergic bronchitis and asthma, skin allergies and fungal infections,and viral diarrheas etc. dominate the scene. These have an impact on children’s health.

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Everything One Must Know About Breastfeeding

Motherhood is one of the most exalted positions.

Breast feeding is an emotionally fulfilling experience both for the mother and the baby.

It takes motherhood to another plane because to nurture your baby, have the breast milk (called ‘AMRIT’ by me), flowing into the baby’s mouth and system can be a truly exhilarating and overwhelming experience for the first time mother or a mother again and again.

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HEPATITIS A, B, C, D & E: Preventions and Treatments

‘Hepa’ – means liver & ‘itis’ means inflammation/infection.

Hepatitis is infection / inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by various viruses and the liver may also be affected in various bacterial infections as well.

Viral Hepatitis is commonly caused by:

1.Hepatitis A
2.Hepatitis B
3.Hepatitis C
4.Hepatits D and E

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Bathing the baby 

1. Bathing should be a happy experience for the baby.
2. Bathe once a day or may be twice a day depending on the weather.
– When it’s really hot with temperatures in the 40℃, a dunk in the water twice a day is a good idea.
– Do warm up the room/ bathroom half an hour before bathing in cold weather.

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