Paediatrics

Paediatrics is the medical science which deals with the care of infants, children and teenagers. We have a team of paediatrics who can handle various types of illness and diseases along with conducting diagnostic tests, provide vaccination for children and also ensure that the child excellently deliver milestones in behaviour, skill and overall growth.

We have paediatrics who are well trained in areas such as neonatology which requires extensive care of the newborn in the intensive care unit. Healing tree hospital give highest priority to the children and provides complete solution for all the types of services. Our team is specialised in paediatric surgery, paediatric endocrinology, cardiac surgery, paediatric nephrology, paediatric oncology, paediatric cardiology, paediatric hematology among others.

Key Highlights

  1. We have fully equipped NICU & PICU to provide complete care to the children who require complete medical care.
  2. We have ventilation and special team who are completely dedicated for the development of the premature babies in the NICU. This team can treat problems such as late crying, lung under development, prematurity, congenital abnormalities.
  3. We have advanced medical technology which can treat heart ailments, stem cell transplant, bone marrow transplant, renal transplant for children of all age groups.

Diseases & Conditions 

NICU is Neonatal intensive care unit and PICU stands for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit are designed to provide complete care, comfort to the children. While NICU is concerned with cases of premature birth, low birth weight, birth abnormalities, neonatal jaundice, infant respiratory distress syndrome and PICU is concerned about trauma, fever, poisoning, immunological disorders, severe infections and other such allied conditions

Cold and flu are the common ailment in children and there are many over the counter medication available for the same. However, you need to make sure not to provide such OTC medicines to children who are less than four years old. It is always better to consult a paediatric who can rightly treat cold and flu through antibiotics and other medicines depending on the severity of the condition, age group and lifestyle of the children.

 

DANGER SIGNS IN NEWBORN BABY : WHEN TO CONTACT THE EMERGENCY

  • NOT TAKING FEEDS

  • UNCONTROLLED MOVEMENTS OF BODY / CONVULSIONS

  • CHEST INDRAWING OR DISTRESSED BREATHING.

  • OVER SLEEPINESS / UNRESPONSIVE 

  • FAST BREATHING (MORE THAN 60 BREATHS/MINUTES) 

  • RAISED TEMP >38 C

  • DECREASED TEMP <35.5 C 

  • YELLOWNESS ON SOLE OF FOOT.

  • REDNESS IN CORD AREAS 

  • NOT PASSING URINE (3-4 TIMES A DAY)

 

FAQ’S


QUES 1. HOW LONG SHOULD I BREASTFEED EXCLUSIVELY?
ANS 1. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BREASTFEED EXLUSIVELY TILL 6 MONTH AND CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST 1 YEAR.
 

QUES 2. DOES MY BABY NEED WATER?
ANS 2. IN THE FIRST 6 MONTH WATER NEED NOT BE GIVEN IF BABY IS TAKING EXCLUSIVE AND ADEQUATE BREAST FEED.


QUES 3. DOES THE COLOR OF THE POTHY MATTERS?
ANS 3. COLOR OF POTHY CAN SHOW VARIATIONS DEPENDING ON THE FEED. IT CAN BE IGNORED UNLESS IT IS WHITE & CHALKY OR THICK BLACK AND RED. THESE COLOR SHOULD ALARM YOU.


QUES 4.WHAT IS THE NORMAL FREQUENCY OF POOP?
ANS 4. AVOID FIXATING ON NUMBER OF TIMES YOUR BABY POOPED. IT CAN VARY 10 TIMES A DAY TO A FEW TIMES IN A WEEK. SIGNIFICANT TO WATCH FOR WET DIAPERS WHICH SHOULD BE MORE THAN 6 TIMES A DAY.
 

QUES 5. IS IT BAD TO WAKE A BABY FROM SLEEP?
ANS 5. NO, BABY SHOULD BE WOKEN UP AT REGULAR INTERVAL OF 2-3 HRS TO FEED.
 

QUES 6. HOW MANY LAYERS OF CLOTHING IS SUFFICIENT FOR MY BABY?
ANS 6. ONE MORE THAN YOU HAVE ON IS THE RULE TO BE FOLLOWED.
 

QUES 7. IS MY BABY GETTING ENOUGH TO EAT?
ANS 7. AS LONG US YOUR BABY IS GROWING NORMALLY THE FEEDING IS ADEQUATE. (PLEASE REFER TO THE GROWTH CHART BEHIND VACCINATION CARD).

 

QUES 8. MY BABY SKIN IS GETTING YELLOW?
ANS 8. JAUNDICE IS NORMAL IN NEWBORN BUT IF THE SKIN OF BABY SEEMS VERY YELLOW AND BABY IS VERY SLEEPY AND NOT FEEDING WELL CONSULT YOUR PAEDIATRICIAN IMMEDIATELY.


QUES 9. DOES MY NEWBORN NEED TO BATH EVERYDAY?
ANS 9. NO, TILL UMBILICAL CORD FALLS OFF BETTER TO JUST GIVE SPONGE BATH THERE AFTER BATHING UPTO ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK IS ALSO SUFFICIENT.

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