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Neonates at birth rarely resemble rose cheeks picture of newborns. Milia sprinkled face Vernix caseosa smeared hairy body Mongolian spots – all unnerve parents
Child parenting is a learnt cognitive skill. Beliefs and feelings of parents influence their attitude towards parenting, which has a powerful impact on child’s behavior
Allergies in children are a major cause of child health concern. Besides genetics, rising stress in mothers and children is an important contributing factor. Evolution of allergic reaction…
Doc, could mold infection cause spasticity in my 7 weeks old infant? I was exposed to black mold during pregnancy. I moved out in the 7 month, and have
Pee shivers and frequent urination in my 7 months old girl worries me. Do infants with frequent urination need medical evaluation? She passes urine 20
My 15 months old experiences whole body jerks similar to the movements when one is having hiccups. They are frequent, and almost at regular intervals.
Menstruation, cyclic monthly bleeding, starts in teenage on attainment of puberty. Can I tell when my daughter will get her first menstrual period? The
My daughter’s puberty related growth spurt has probably failed. She was found to be 1cm below her growth curve when she got the first menstrual period
Doc, my friend’s newborn baby, who was born healthy, developed post GBS meningitis resistant seizures and development delay. Her daughter’s situation is
My son suffered neonatal hypoxia. He didn’t cry at birth, received ventilator support and oxygen supplementation for Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
My adolescent son of 12 has been complaining of itchy skin. He regularly gets scratching sensation. This irresistible desire to itch arises from within,
Jitteriness in newborns is often confused for neonatal seizures. Tremors represent excited neuromuscular activity of newborns that can even go in to clonus
Infant with dystonic movements associated with silent gastroesophageal reflux, diagnosed and treated as Sandifer’s Syndrome develops ankle clonus few weeks
I was wondering how normal it was for my 4 month old to be twitching in the neck and head. She also makes a very weird face while she does it. Kind of
Doc what is the significance of arm-span in growth assessment of children? My daughter is 9½ years old and is of average height but has short arms. Her
Is dancing a cause of short stature? My daughter is 10 years old. Would practicing Kathak during pubertal phase affect her adult height adversely? Kathak
I had scheduled caesarean section 6 days ago at 39 weeks gestation. My baby came out with a big bump on his head (hematoma)! My gynaecologist said he
Baby just turned 6 months and all of a sudden throwing little fits of rage. Her eyes get big and her entire body goes into a quick shake. She clenches
Victims of bullying suffer from severe emotional imbalance, social insecurity, depression and more. I did. But surely the life does not end there. A few
My 10 yr old granddaughter has developed social anxiety probably due to peer rejection. She is having problem at school with 3 or 4 other girls. She
Know teenage development: Avoid lasting psychosocial problems in teenagers. Ambivalence during adolescent development leads to emotional stress and social conflicts
Teenage development is a very hard time. Teenagers go through love, bullies, friends, enemies, social experiences, - even a few heart aches. For me,
I am 34 weeks pregnant. My baby is 30 in length from head to toe. Is this normal? The Expert, Ren Chats AnswersYour data given is not only inadequate but
My child throws temper tantrums, what to do Doc? Misbehavior could be children’s effort to draw parent’s attention to something that has escaped their concern
Diabetes during pregnancy: Hyperglycemia impedes fetal development, and along with hyperinsulinemia it increases health risks of IDM at birth; macrosomia, polycythemia, jaundice, hypoxia ….
Teenage depression is more common than perceived. Parents-teachers’ early intervention can prevent school drop outs and suicidal attempts effectuated by childhood depression
Industry versus inferiority underlies psychosocial development of middle childhood Self-concept and self-esteem are based on child’s personal attributes
Pollution hazards lead to chronic childhood disabilities. Levels of toxins that were considered safe are now linked to chronic compromise of child health.
Ambient air pollution is well above safe air quality.Metabolism and immunological systems in children are unable to detoxify the toxins.Prevention is the only solution
Social anxiety disorder differs from normal social apprehension, a part of early development. Social phobia has seven facets of fear. Causes vary with each individual
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