The Department of Paediatrics at the Citizens Specialty Hospital offers comprehensive routine, preventive, and emergency care services to paediatric patients. The services are available at the department are related to pediatric pulmonology, gastroenterology, nephrology, surgery, and neonatology. The department comprises the best team of paediatricians and the state-of-the-art facilities of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), prenatal and neonatal consultations, critical care supported Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and 24x7 Paediatric Emergency services, vaccines, monitoring of growth and development milestones, holistic and customized care.
The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provides high-level care to critically ill pediatric patients. The unit has advanced life-saving devices and several monitoring devices that monitor vital...
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Loss of appetite is a common condition in children. Several acute conditions may result in temporary loss of appetite. However, there may be serious chronic illness when the prolonged loss of appetite is accompanied by weight loss or poor weight gain. Some causes of loss of appetite in children are illnesses, such as diarrhea, sore throat or flu, stress, a slower growth rate, anemia, medications, depression, and anorexia nervosa.
Parents visit the clinic when their child is not feeling well. However, it is also necessary to visit the clinic even if the child is healthy. It helps the pediatrician to evaluate the growth and development of the child. The well-care visits should be initiated during infancy. Further, the parents should ask to evaluate the health of the child during their visit for vaccination. During their well-care visits, the parents may ask about their concerns regarding growth, nutrition, behavior, and development from the pediatrician.
Vaccination is one of the most effective methods to protect a child from common pediatric diseases. It allows the immune system to kill pathogens rapidly and effectively. Further, it also prevents the spread of the disease in the community. Apart from preventing the disease, vaccination also makes the disease less severe in vaccinated individuals. They also protect children from permanent disability, for example, the polio vaccine.
Every child has a different speed of growth and development. Speech delay does not always mean an underlying medical condition. In many cases, the child may be a late bloomer and may overcome this by the time they go to the play school. However, in some cases, there may be underlying medical problems. It is important to consult with the pediatrician if there is a severe speech delay. The underlying medical conditions that may cause speech delay include oral-motor problems (a problem in the muscles controlling speech), autism, intellectual disability, and hearing problems.