Hale children, healthy society

Parents and teachers can play a major role in paediatric care through a preventive approach Parents and teachers can play a major role in paediatric care through a preventive approach



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Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri

Published: Tue 30 Oct 2018, 11:19 AM

Last updated: Tue 30 Oct 2018, 1:22 PM

Keeping children hale and healthy is a daunting task. Not because they are immune to illness, but the fact is that their sensitivity is at times undetected. Falling ill with the change of weather is the most common symptom, and likewise, there are more than 20 issues that come under paediatric probe with which children could easily be impacted. Some of them are seasonal, and some are hereditary.
Infants usually suffer from fever, whooping cough, bronchiolitis, gastroesophageal diseases, respiratory distress, neonatal jaundice, and many more person-specific ailments. Some of them are by birth, and some are infected. Many of them at times go unnoticed until the symptoms makes a child ill. Whereas some of them are treated as of normal nature, and looked at it casually. This is a fallacy approach. Children shouldn't be taken for granted as they don't usually complain on evolving health aspects.
Taking care of children as they grow up, and especially keeping a tab on them with the change of weather is quite essential. A comprehensive paediatric care ensures that the medical needs of the mother and child are met from childbirth onwards, and especially as the child grows and develops as an adult. Taking care of immunisation and periodic tests on growth-related aspects will certainly make a positive difference. Hormone checks and BMI index are other essentials.

Paediatric care is essential.
Paediatric care is essential.

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