Factors to prevent UTI (Urinary tract infection): Liquid Intake- It’s always advisable to take between 6-8 glasses of plain liquid at least every day. A good liquid intake replenishes the circulation and flushes the kidneys and bladder to prevent collection of waste and toxic products/germs Bladder habit: A regular bladder habit ie voiding every 2-4
What is an UTI? A Urinary Tract Infection is an infection of any part of your urinary system such as Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder and Urethra. Most infection involve the lower urinary tract. Some facts about Urinary Tract Infections in Children Urinary tract infections in children are a marker of possible urinary tract abnormalities (eg, obstruction,
Bed Wetting in Children and Infants is not just a traumatic and upsetting thing to cope with for the child, it can also put a strain on the parents and other members of the family. Why does Bed Wetting occur? Up to the age of 5, wetting the bed is normal. It usually stops happening as your child
Heart murmur are an additional sounds to the heart beat, and not uncommon to have in early childhood, and usually picked up by doctor during a routine examination of children. What causes it? Heart murmurs are usually caused by either by a noise in the blood vessels due to turbulence of flow, or sometimes may
Constipation is a very common condition and usually considered if child is having hard/painful and large stool at infrequent intervals. The normal frequency of bowel movement can vary from once or twice every day to 3-4 times every week. Why this happens? Constipation is usually precipitated due to lack of liquid intake, having less
Summer should be a time for outdoor fun in the sun – but for parents of youngsters suffering from asthma or hay fever it can also be a time for concern. The symptoms of hay fever can be unpleasant enough but can hay fever actually trigger an asthma attack and what can parents do to
Febrile convulsion is a condition for younger children, most commonly presenting in between 6 months to 6 years of age. What causes febrile convulsions (seizures)? Some children in this age group are more vulnerable to disturbance in electrical activity of brain with high fever, and get a generalised shaking of body often followed by stiffness.
What Is Enuresis? Enuresis is more commonly known as bed-wetting. Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting at night, is the most common type of elimination disorder. Daytime wetting is called diurnal enuresis. Some children experience either or a combination of both. This behaviour may or may not be purposeful. The condition is not diagnosed unless the child