21 May, 2021

All You Need To Know About COVID-19 In Children

Can children develop severe forms of COVID-19?

Most children (90%) have mild disease. Those children with pre-existing major diseases such as those of the heart, kidney, liver disease, etc., or children with low immunity such as cancers, immunity diseases from birth, etc., obese children are at high risk of serious disease. Less than 2% children require ICU admission.

How can I treat my COVID-19 positive child?

It is ideal to take teleconsultation for your child from your doctor rather than taking him to clinic. KIMS cuddles offers tele consultation for children suspected or detected to have Covid. This will prevent transmission to others and also avoid the risks of traveling and waiting for your child. You may access information from authentic institutional websites such as Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) website iapindia.org.  If any serious signs are present, child should be taken to doctor.

What is the guideline for home based management of children with COVID-19?

First and foremost, record temperature and oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter if available at home, every 6 hours. If fever is >100°F, you can give the child  paracetamol 10–15 mg/kg/dose. Give plenty of liquids. Give soft and light diet. Maintain hygiene. One may give vitamin C, zinc to boost overall health and immunity. There is no role of drugs like ivermectin, doxycycline, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies.

When should I take my child immediately to the hospital?

The following symptoms indicate immediate need for hospitalization – 1. High fever lasting beyond 4 or 5 days 2. Decreased oral intake by child 3. Child becoming lethargic 4. Increasing respiratory rate 5. Oxygen saturation dropping below 95% at home (ensure proper recording with good displayed waves).

Can we continue regular vaccination after the child recovers from COVID-19?

Routine immunization can be continued 2 weeks after child is recovers from COVID-19 infection. If the  child needs some higher medications such as high-dose steroids or tocilizumab which suppresses the components of immunity of patient, immunization needs to be deferred for 3 months after the medication.

How can I prevent my child from contracting infection due to coronavirus?

Like in adults, the bottom line is SMS – sanitization, masks and social distancing or stay indoors. Masks need to be worn by all children above the age of 2 years]. 


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29 January, 2022

Common Diseases and Issues: Caring For a Baby And How To Prevent Them.

Caring for a baby is very crucial because during the initial first year the baby’s immune system is quite weak. Due to this, there are amplified chances for him or her to develop several common diseases in babies or sickness in infant. But with the right care, you can treat common diseases in babies easily. However, new parents and caregivers may have several questions related to their infants’ healthcare. So this guide will help you to know how to care for your baby and prevent the common diseases in babies and sickness in infant. Now let’s have a look at the common diseases in babies worth one year or less and how to care for them, or how to prevent them earlier only.  Bowel movements Keeping track of the bowel movement of your infant is crucial because this can help you to know if your infant is likely to develop any disease. So the different factors you need to consider regarding the bowel movement of your baby are as follows. Consistency. Initially, the consistency of your kid’s stool will range from loose, runny or soft. However, infant or formula-fed may have stools with a tan yellow shade and firmer as compared to the infants who are breastfed. All you need to consider while checking the consistency of your infants’ stool is that it should not be hard or very
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24 January, 2022

Baby’s First Year – Feeding Schedule and Nutrition Tips

You’ve happily clicked a snap of your little munchkin eating messily! That’s great, but now are you worried about how to provide the best nutrition to your baby in the first year? Fret not, here’s a guide on the feeding schedule for baby in the first year. Keeping in mind the fact that different infants require a different amount of nutrition, the nutrition you provide to your infant depends on his or her age, appetite, and body weight. So let’s have a glance at the healthy food for baby according to their age in the first year of birth. Newborns. As you must know, infants should receive the nutrition and calories only through breast milk or formula.  So let’s know the feeding schedule for baby with both these items. Breast milk According to the American Academy of Paediatrics, an infant should drink one to two ounces of breast milk per feeding. However, once your baby is at least two weeks old, the amount of this quantity will amplify to two to three ounces.  Generally, you need to feed breast milk to your newborn every two to three hours ass it proves to be a healthy food for baby. Formula. If you’re opting to include a formula in the feeding
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21 January, 2022

What is a Neonatal Care Specialist and What’s Their Job Description?

Once a baby enters into this world, he or she needs to be taken care of. The transition of the baby from the womb to the outside world is made smoother with the efficacious services of a neonatal care specialist. A neonatologist or a Neonatal Care Specialist is a physician who provides care for newborns, especially infants that are born prematurely and have different health issues. Due to this, the services of a Neonatal care specialist are hired by different Community hospitals, University Medical centers, and other children’s hospitals. Now let’s have a peek at the job description and the qualifications or education required to become a Neonatal care specialist.  Education of a Neonatal care specialist  What is a Neonatal doctor? A Neonatal doctor or a neonatologist is a physician responsible to maintain the proper nutrition of a newborn. To practice the profession of a neonatal care specialist, you need to acquire a demanding educational path. This means you have to procure your undergraduate degree and then spend four years in a medical school. Once medical school is done, a neonatologist spends another three years in residency in general pediatrics.  When your education is completed, you need to obtain general certification from the American Board of Paediatrics. This requires you to pass certain education requirements along with the certification exam. Once done, you
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