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When should I take my child to the hospital?
You don’t need to visit the hospital for simple cold, cough, gassiness or even fever. But, if your child has a high fever or a fever that lasts for more than 3 days, it’s a good idea to get your baby checked.
Apart from this, if you observe any serious conditions like breathlessness, seizure, or in cases of accidents involving a deep wound, burns or a bad fall, you should take your child to the hospital.
For which health issues of my child can I visit Ayu Health hospitals?
Ayu Health hospitals have highly experienced pediatricians who can handle the simplest of problems to the most complicated health issues in children.
There are pediatric specialists in urology, cardiology, neurology, dentistry, orthopedics etc. So, after an initial consultation, if any expert consultation is suggested, you can have that with the specialists at Ayu Health hospitals.
Which doctor should I consult for a complicated health issue for my child?
Pediatric specialists are expert doctors in a specific field. Based on the health issue, you can meet the doctor to solve the problem:
Pediatric Urologist- To treat problems related to urinary system like kidneys, bladder, genital tract etc.
Pediatric Surgeon- For general surgeries for the child
Pediatric Cardiologist- To treat any heart related problems
Pediatric Neurologist- To solve problems related to the nervous system like seizures, developmental issues etc.
Pediatric Orthopedist- For issues related to bones
Pediatric Dentist- To address issues related to the child’s teeth
What causes urinary infections in children?
Poor sanitation, improper toilet habits, family history- any of these can cause urinary infections in children. This is a painful and uncomfortable situation which needs to be treated at the earliest.
Whenever you observe your child having symptoms like fever, discomfort while passing urine, foul smelling urine, you should visit a pediatrician.
My baby cries in pain while passing urine. What could it be?
It could be a simple urinary infection which can be treated with a dose of antibiotics.
Some children are born with a birth defect which causes hydronephrosis. This requires a surgery.
Whatever be the case, you should visit a pediatrician to treat the problem. The pediatricians at Ayu Health hospitals have performed more than a thousand surgeries for hydronephrosis. You can walk into one of the Ayu Health hospitals for a consultation.
When should I take my child to a pediatric urologist?
A pediatric neurologist solves problems related to a child’s urinary system. Problems related to kidneys, urethra, urinary bladder or genital tract are treated by a pediatric urologist.
My baby has been vomiting blood. What can I do about it?
You should visit a pediatrician immediately. Even better if you can meet a pediatric surgeon. The problem could be portal hypertension. This requires surgery and immediate attention.
What is congenital heart disease?
When a baby is born with a defect in the heart, it is called a congenital heart disease. They can be life threatening and need to be treated with utmost urgency.
Some congenital heart diseases are having a hole in the heart called ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) or VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect), PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis) or defect in the heart valves called BAV (Bicuspid Aortic Valve) or problems with irregular heartbeats called LQT (Long QT) syndrome. Sometimes, there are also blockages in the heart which need treatment.
Pediatric cardiologists are available at Ayu Health hospitals to treat all of these heart conditions.
How can I know if my baby has a heart defect?
The most common signs of heart defect in a baby are improper growth, developmental issues, difficulty in breathing or baby turning blue due to lack of oxygen.
Doctors can identify irregular heartbeats indicating heart defects when they check the baby’s heart with a stethoscope.
Which procedures are done to detect heart defects in children?
The most common procedures that are done to detect heart defects are pediatric and fetal echocardiography.
Which treatments are done to treat heart issues in children?
Based on the problem or birth defect in the heart, there are several treatments available to treat the child. Most of these have now become non-surgical procedures.
To treat ASD, VSD and PDA which are related to hole in the heart, there are non- surgical procedures like coiling can be done to close the hole.
To treat a closed or partially closed heart valve, a non-surgical procedure called BMV (Balloon Mitral Valvotomy) is advised.
When the pulmonary valve is fused or thickened, a non-surgical procedure called BPV (Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy) is suggested.
When there is a blockage in the heart, a pacemaker is placed to regularize the child’s heart function.
Ayu Health hospitals have experienced cardiologists and top class facilities to perform all of these procedures.
When should I take my child to a pediatric neurologist?
A pediatric neurologist treats problems related to the nervous system of a child. Some of common problems are developmental delays, behavioral problems like hyperactivity, aggression, autism, ADHD etc.
Epilepsy, seizures, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, strokes, migraines, dizziness, vertigo are also some of the problems that a pediatric neurologist treats.
What is epilepsy in children?
An epilepsy is a problem in the central nervous system causing abnormal behaviors, seizures, loss of awareness etc.
Based on the way epilepsy presents itself, it is categorized into different types. Some of them are refractory epilepsies, west syndrome, dravet syndrome, convulsions, seizure, febrile seizure, absence seizure etc
To treat epilepsy in children, you need to visit a pediatric neurologist.
What is cerebral palsy and why does it occur in children?
Cerebral palsy is a condition in which a child’s movements are uncoordinated due to problems in muscle tone and motor skills. This happens due to brain damage that can occur at birth or even during childhood.
Cerebral palsy can be treated with surgery or with speech therapy and physiotherapy.
Cerebral palsy can also lead to stroke and paralysis in children called hemiplegia.
It can be treated by a pediatric neurologist.
When does my child need to see an orthopedic?
Children love jumping and playing actively. Sometimes, this can lead to bad falls which causes injuries to bones and muscles.
You should take your child to see an orthopedic if there is a dislocation of bones, fractures or problems in joints. Some serious injuries might also need surgery to be treated which can be done by an orthopedic surgeon.
What are the common dental problems faced by children?
The most common dental problems are pain in the teeth or gums because of cavities, tooth decay or injury.
There are also teeth alignment issues like buck teeth, misalignment when permanent teeth come in etc.
It is advisable to take your child to a pediatric dentist for the best treatment.
How are dental problems diagnosed in children?
A simple oral examination by an experienced dentist is done to detect dental problems. To understand the best method of treatment, sometimes, the dentist might suggest to get an X-ray of the mouth done for your child.
How will I know if my child needs braces?
It’s important to have good alignment of teeth in children because this effects chewing, dental health as well as how your child looks.
A pediatric dentist can conduct an oral examination and tell you if your child needs braces or not.
Ayu Health hospitals have a strong team of paedodontists who can help with solving any dental related problems in your child.
How can I consult the pediatric specialists at Ayu Health hospitals?
You can easily book an appointment with the doctor of your choice by visiting the Ayu Health website or through a call or a WhatsApp call at 6366100800.
You can also book an online consultation without visiting the hospital, first and then, walk in to the hospital if the doctor suggests seeing the child.
Is it safe to visit Ayu Health hospitals for my child’s treatment?
Yes, definitely. Ayu Health hospitals follow strict sanitization and social distancing measures to ensure anyone visiting the hospital is safe from catching infections. The doctors treating your child also take utmost care in ensuring that the treatment is conducted in the most hygienic manner.
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