Pediatrics & Neonatology
Mayom's pediatric specialization is a comprehensive health department aimed at providing the most nurturing environment for your child, including various inpatient pediatric facilities and specialized critical care. The department uses a team approach with oncologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, endocrinologists, and clinical nurses working together to deliver pediatric care. The team uses advanced technology and the latest research to provide children with the most appropriate, effective and personalized treatments.
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Painless Ear Piercing
Ear piercing is a popular ritual in females since ancient times. But now it comes into a trend as a fashion for women and men. It enhances the look. Many youngsters are going to ear piercing professionals. People are concerned about the pain of getting piercings still everyone who has gotten their ears pierced.
Generally, ear piercing is painful. Sometimes swelling gets in the ear. Many times it got infection also. A needle pierced through your earlobes hurts. While some people say it only hurts a little like a bee sting and a few might even say it hurts a lot.
Sometimes the sharp pain after the piercing is over very quickly in just a couple of seconds. That pain quickly subsides and is replaced by a much duller pain. The dull pain is often felt as a throbbing sensation. That will last for a few hours and generally be gone. After the piercing is done, the pain may go away, but could also be replaced by general tenderness in the pierced areas. Sometimes swelled bumps into your ears or grazes up against them, though.
Professional suggests the people that piercing must be done with new and hygienic technique. During this piercing technique, they used Ear Care Antiseptic which is used to reduce the risk of infection without the drying or chapping that can occur with the use of rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Ensure you follow all the instructions carefully and take good care of your piercing to avoid infection. Clean it regularly using good products.
A developmental assessment for children under age 3 is an attempt to assess various aspects of the child’s functioning, including areas such as cognition, communication, behavior, social interaction, motor and sensory abilities, and adaptive skills. Assessment of the family and the child’s environment also provides important contextual information.Respiratory Problems
Babies, who are born early have immature lungs. The lungs grow and develop during childhood. They are more likely to wheeze and cough during childhood. Some children overcome these symptoms, while others have continued to have breathing problems into early adulthood.
Respiratory conditions were the most frequent reasons for hospital stays among children. Children may be affected by some chronic lung diseases, most commonly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes asthma, chronic bronchitis, TT virus, and emphysema.
Asthma and its symptoms
Asthma is a chronic long-term inflammatory lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes a whistling sound when you breathe, chest tightness, shortness of breath, restricted air supply, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. It’s an incurable illness of the airways.
The symptoms of asthma often present in periodic attacks or tightness in the chest, wheezing, breathlessness, and coughing. A patient has to clear his throat in the morning, due to excess mucus in his lungs. A chronic cough that produces mucus may be clear, white, yellow, or greenish. The patient can feel shortness of breath during physical activities.
People with clear symptoms of asthma should visit a doctor. They will provide treatments and advice. A doctor can ask about family history. He will help you with management techniques, as well as identifying potential triggers for asthma symptoms and how to avoid them. The doctor will also prescribe medications to help reduce the frequency of attacks in asthma.
Listening and speaking skills play a vital role in a child’s social development. The term pediatric audiology is related to hearing, speech, and behavioral issues in children. These issues are the first indicators of the hearing problem. The ability to hear can play an important role to learn language skills and speak.
Pediatric audiologists can diagnose hearing disorders in infants, toddlers, children, and teens. An audiologist is a skilled professional who uses different forms of testing to find problems and determine the best treatment.
Audio logical treatment involves both diagnostic and rehabilitation services, which are used to determine the type and degree of hearing deficit and treat it respectively.
It is essential to identify the hearing problems in a child’s life for normal speech and language development, as well as social development. Parents can recognize the problem at their level.
Symptoms of hearing loss in children are:
- Children who facing the problem, speak loudly.
- They have attention and concentration problem.
- They only respond to face-to-face communication.
- They ask to repeat the things.
- They face a problem in speaking.
- Listen to music or TV a bit loud than others.
- They have trouble following sound directions.
- Faces problems in learning and speaking.
Parents are advised to see an audiologist as soon as they recognize the problem. They prescribe hearing tests to determine the reason for hearing loss. After determining the presence of hearing loss, pediatric audiologists provide the appropriate treatment. The pediatric audiologist will tell you what problems were found and what the success rate of the treatment is. They can prefer the surgery, and can also be referred to an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor), speech therapist, sign language teacher, or occupational therapist to give the best treatment plan.
Breastfeeding and Lactation
In humans, the process of feeding milk is also called breastfeeding or nursing. Lactation refers to the formation of milk in breasts during childbirth. In medical terms, at the delivery level estrogen and progesterone fall, allowing the prolactin hormone to increase and initiate milk.
Why it is required for a baby?
Breast milk contains the entire nutrient that an infant needs. In the first 6 months of life a child intake only breast milk. It is easily digested by the infant. It also contains bioactive factors that are essential for the immune system and protect against infections and environmental factors. Breast milk contains fat, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.
The first milk after childbirth is called colostrums. It is yellowish. It is produced in a very small amount and contains white cells and antibodies.
Breastfeeding is not always easy for new mothers. They have a long list of confusions and queries about breastfeeding the newborn. There are a lot of things that new moms need to understand and keep in mind regarding breastfeeding. A lot of things get changed with a mother after the birth of the newborn. The mother faced some common problems like cracked nipples, pumping improperly, and latching problems, during breastfeeding you may have bloody discharge, sore breasts, low milk supply, engorgement, leaking breasts, etc.
Many mothers have breastfeeding problems during their child’s birth. But it can be solved easily. You can contact the Lactation consultant or Pediatrics. Allow your baby to breastfeed as much as they desire to prevent engorgement. If your milk supply is low you can try nutritional supplements to boost your milk supply. For leaking breasts, you can use disposable nursing pads. Do not take a contraceptive pill or mini-pills for birth control.
Pediatric OPD Services
Cater to outpatient needs of all pediatric pts from 0 to 18yrs of age. Our team of senior consultants is available every day. The timings are as follows:–
Monday to Saturday: – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Problems of Adolescents:
- CALL US – Parents are expected to call reception to book their appointment.
- ASK ONLINE – You can ask for an appointment with your doctor online at chaitanyahospital.org.
- Special situations
- Late for Appointment – If you are late by more than 15 minutes from your appointment time, your appointment gets canceled and you will be treated as a waiting patient. In such a situation, you can either take a new appointment OR You can wait and we will try to adjust you as and when possible OR you can meet another consultant.
- Emergency Situation – If you feel your patient is very serious, inform them that there is an Emergency. You will be provided First-Aid by one of our staff members or doctors. You cannot claim to be seen by any particular doctor.
- Delay in Appointment – Please note that the Appointment time is reporting time and not necessarily consulting time. A delay in appointment time is sometimes unavoidable because of emergency patients & occasionally patients taking more time. Walk-in patients are also seen in the Outpatient clinic subject to the vacant time slot at that time.
- Service Description
- Health/Growth and Assessment Checkup
- Asthma Clinic
- Preterms Clinic
- Allergy Clinic
The ground floor has all that is required like an emergency room, child-friendly OPD chamber, Laboratories, Digital X-ray, Sonography,2 D Echocardiography, ECG, Spirometry, a meeting room, and of course, place enough to sit more than 50 patients in a time. Children enjoy the See –Saw, Slides, and puzzles to Keep themselves busy while parents view TV or read magazines available on the desk Doctors are available all 24 hours for emergency and routine cases. Mayom Hospital is one of the hospitals which uses software for providing printed prescriptions to assist parents to read, understand and follow instructions written in Hindi and English whenever required. This helps in calculating the right doses of drugs depending on the weight of the child. Further avoiding pharmacies giving wrong medicines with similar spellings. Prevention of underdosing and overdosing is fundamental to pediatric prescriptions, unlike that for adults.
Mayom Hospital offer:
Complete Newborn services including delivery attendance, newborn screening, vaccination, and follow-up:
- 6 bedded Level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive care unit)
- 6 Bedded PICU (Pediatric Intensive care Unit)
- Ventilators, monitors, centralized oxygen and suction
- CPAP and High flow nasal cannula systems(AIRVO)
- Warmer and Advanced LED phototherapy systems
- Laminar Flow for TPN preparation
Welcoming a new baby or baby into your home is a wonderful experience.
It can also be overwhelming and hectic. Families welcoming a new baby need a helping hand. Even for the most seasoned of parents, having a new baby in the home can be overwhelming. Our specialists educate, support and assist with newborn care so you may enjoy your role as new parents and get much-needed rest!
After your baby is born, a doctor or nurse will perform a series of tests to determine your baby’s physical condition. A routine evaluation called the Apgar test is used to identify whether your baby needs urgent medical care. After delivery, your baby will also be given a vitamin K shot and newborn screening tests. Your baby may also receive a hearing test and a hepatitis B vaccine, BCG, and polio drops.
What happens during an Apgar test?
During an Apgar test, your baby’s heart rate, breathing, reflex response, muscle tone, and skin coloration are measured. These five signs are evaluated at one minute after birth and at five minutes after birth. Each test is given a score between zero and two, and the five scores are added together to make up the Apgar score. The ability of the infant to maintain their temperature and sustain a normal heart and respiratory rate is a general indicator of a successful transition.
What are newborn screening tests?
All newborns are screened for certain conditions. With early detection, these conditions can be prevented or treated. Your baby’s heel will be pricked and a sample of blood taken to test for many different conditions.
Why does a newborn need a hearing test?
The hearing screen of all newborns is the gold standard of care. Early treatment of hearing loss can prevent future speech and language problems. A small earphone or microphone will be placed in your baby’s ears to see how your baby’s brain responds to sounds. Your baby needs to be asleep for this test to be accurate. If your baby does not pass, it does not mean he or she has hearing loss, but the test will be repeated.
What is Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)?
Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) is a group of heart or vascular problems present at birth. Approximately 11 out of 10,000 babies are born with CCHD. CCHD may be life-threatening and may require intervention in infancy. It is not always detected prenatally or upon exam in the nursery. To improve the early detection of CCHD, it is recommended the screening be added to the newborn screening before discharge to the home. A pulse oximeter designed for newborns is used to screen for CCHD. A sensor is wrapped around the hand and another sensor is placed on either foot. Pulse oximetry newborn screening can identify some infants with CCHD before they show signs of the condition.
Why is it important to lay my baby on their back to sleep?
Prevention of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)begins in the newborn nursery. Placing infants on their backs to sleep has reduced the rate of SIDS by almost 50% in the last 12 years.
Mayom Hospital offer:
Complete Newborn services including delivery attendance, newborn screening, vaccination, and follow-up: 6 bedded Level 3 NICU (Neonatal Intensive care unit) Ventilators, monitors, centralized oxygen and suction Warmer, and Advanced LED phototherapy systems Laminar Flow for TPN preparation. Neurological Problems/ Seizures Neurological problems are connected with the brain, spine, and nervous. Allergy testing or Skin Prick A skin prick or allergy happens when the immune system... Adoscelence Behavioral Counseling The adolescent is converting the phase of childhood to adulthood.
Growth Failure or Short Stature Assessment
Height is an important factor for a human being. When a child is not growing at the normal rate for their age is called Growth failure. Short stature is a condition for people whose height is below average compared to the height of normal people. The growth rate is an important indicator of overall health.
Growth failure occurs due to some of the major reasons like a family trait, a genetic condition, growth hormone deficiency, and malnutrition or undernutrition. Growth delay happens when a child is not growing at a normal rate. The delay may be caused by health conditions, hypothyroidism. The most common cause of a short height in family history, is parents whose height is below average. Some people may experience long-term medical complications. Hypothyroidism is a cause of short stature. A tumor in the pituitary gland also affects the growth.
Treatment depends on the cause of short stature. Some types of short stature can be diagnosed at birth. In that case, the pediatrician can help to reveal any abnormal growth development. If the doctor suspects growth failure, they would suggest some physical examination and X-ray access to the problem with bone development. Growth hormone injections are necessary if growth is restricted by the hormonal problem. If a child is undernutrition, the child may need nutritional supplements. Normal short stature does not need any treatment.
Pediatrician, 17 Years Experience Medical Registration Verified
Dr. Deepa Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant of Pediatrics & Neonatology department in Mayom Hospital. She has gained 15 years of experience. She has been worked with AIIMS and Lady Hardinge Medical College and handled various responsibilities in the Pediatrics and Neonatology Department. Currently, Dr. Deepa Aggarwal is heading the Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology. Best Pediatrician In Gurgaon is an expert in handling all pediatric and neonatal emergencies like acute resp failure, bronchopneumonia with pyothorax or pneumothorax, poisonings, severe dehydration, diabetic ketoacidosis, sepsis with shock, HMD, Preterm neonate, etc.