21 April, 2021

Symptoms to identify UTI (Urinary tract infections) in Children

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in children. Bacteria penetrate the urethra (the conduit that pumps urine from the bladder out of the body) and migrate upward to the urinary bladder and often the kidneys, causing the problems of UTIs. Nearly all UTIs are caused in the same manner.  

In exceptional situations, bacteria from the kidneys may also infiltrate the bloodstream and induce inflammation of the bloodstream (sepsis) or other organs. Hence, identifying and taking treatment for UTIs is essential and necessary for the children. Here are the common and uncommon symptoms you might notice in your children to identify UTIs. 


Other than a fever, newborns and babies may have no symptoms. At the same time, older children may experience discomfort or burning during urination, pain in the bladder area, and a desire to urinate regularly. 

Infants and children under age two years: Fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, and foul-smelling urine are all symptoms of a UTI in infants and children under two.

Children over age two years: A UTI in babies and children above two causes fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, and foul-smelling urine.

Children with bladder infections: Bladder infections (cystitis) in children are characterised by pain or burning during urination, a constant and urgent need to urinate, and pain in the bladder area. They may have trouble urinating or storing urine (urinary incontinence). Urine may have an unpleasant odour or foul smell.

Children with kidney infections: Kidney infections (pyelonephritis) in children are characterised by pain in the side or back over the infected kidney, as well as high fever, chills, and a general sense of ill health (malaise).

Rare and Exceptional Conditions: A lump in the belly, swollen kidneys, an irregular opening to the urethra, or potential deformities in the lower spine are all symptoms of urinary tract anomalies in children. Children with a weak urinary stream can have a blockage in one of the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters) or lack bladder control due to a nerve issue.

Irrespective of the severity of the symptoms of the children, UTIs are still treatable. They can be diagnosed with regular tests such as Urine tests, imaging of the urinary tract and sometimes blood tests. UTIs are treated with antibiotics, and consulting your pediatric doctor will suggest the best treatment method based on the UTI severity. 

*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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02 February, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of Toddlers in the Winter

With the cold weather already here, you may be thinking about whether it’s safe for your toddler to play outside or not. However, no matter if the temperatures outside are decreasing, toddlers during the winter require physical activities because they are great stress relievers for them when they are cooped up inside their house for so many hours. Thus, it is safe for a toddler to play outside during the cold weather. The American Council of Exercise even recommends that the children should receive approximately 60 minutes of physical activity each day. So you may allow your toddler for outdoor play in different intervals by providing them breaks after 10 to 20 minutes.  Here are several other tips that will facilitate outdoor play for your toddlers while keeping them safe. Dressing Them Properly During Cold Weather Toddlers during the winter should be sent outside to play only after dressing them in layers.  The layered dressing will help to keep the body warm of your toddler with scarves, boots, hats, earmuffs, socks or mittens. Additionally, the layers will not only protect your child while they’re playing outside but will also help to retain their body heat through the air pockets present in the different clothes. Though your child may become sweaty through outdoor play, you can always take off one layer. It is even recommended to dress your child in an extra layer as compared to an average adult.
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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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11 January, 2021

Are seizures in children common while sleeping

When the brain short-circuits, a seizure (also known as a convulsion) arises. Seizures can result in uncontrollable body twitches, a loss of communication, and urine. Sleep is disrupted for some children not by nightmares but by seizures. These sudden strokes are far more prevalent at night.  When the brain is excessively fatigued and just entering a sleep state or just waking up, it is more prone to these electrical explosions. It’s easy to confuse a night terror’s shrieking and passiveness for a seizure. However, Night terrors, on the other hand, frighten us without the classic symptoms of attacks like drooling, limb jerking, tongue biting, or incontinence. Common seizure signs that occur in children There are a few common signs that can help you recognize seizures in children. Here goes the list: Sudden jerking movements while sleeping  Continuous staring or spacing out  Not having control over urination or losing control over the bladder. Sudden loss of consciousness or awareness about the surroundings. In the case of toddlers, the child does not respond to the actions for a long time.  Stiffening of the body or body movements  Causes of Seizures in Children Seizures are usually seen between the
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