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)?
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 protect their children without restricting their time in the open air.
What is the difference between hay fever and asthma?
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?
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?
Bed wetting is taken as normal till age 5 after which we diagnose the child is having a problem called ‘Enuresis’.
Enuresis can be ‘Primary’ if the child has never been dry before, and ‘Secondary’ if it is precipitated after some time of being completely dry. Enuresis can be of many types and often the choice of treatment is based on a very good history taking.
A child may wet only once around early morning, or many time during nights, and sleep through the wetting. While it is a very common problem in young children, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible after 5 years of age to avoid the chronicity and psychological effects on child’s development and Socialisation needs.
What are the reasons for wetting?
UTI is the one of the most common infections in children. It is not difficult to diagnose this due to characteristic symptoms and non-invasive investigations, however this does need to be treated timely and effectively to avoid any later long term harm to Kidneys, more so for young children.
How does it present?