Infectious Diseases of Childhood

Childhood infections are many, they range from the mere common cold to chickenpox, etc. The incidence of infectious diseases like measles, mumps, and chickenpox has decreased in the recent past. However other infections like ear, nose throat infections and eye infections (conjunctivitis), etc are quite common in today’s scenario as well. Preventing children from polluted air is a necessary step to take to prevent the onset of these diseases. You can book an appointment with Dr. Nalin Agarwal by calling us at 8588880662

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About Dr Nalin Agarwal - Best Pediatrician in Noida 

Treating infants, children, and adolescents takes a lot of patience, skill, and experience on a doctor’s part. Dr. Nalin Agarwal’s 30 years of experience in the field of pediatrics has made him a natural with children and adolescents alike. After graduating from the prestigious King George Medical College, Lucknow, Dr. Nalin worked at Holy Family hospital and St. Stephen’s hospital in Delhi. The exposure of such hospitals has given him great experience in the field of neonatology and pediatrics, which has helped him become the best child specialist in Noida, India today.

Apart from immunizations/vaccines and medications, Dr. Nalin believes in boosting the overall health of his patients with the right lifestyle and nutrition guidelines. He believes in training the new parents about the challenges of parenthood beforehand to help them make wise choices in the future for their child’s health and wellness. His hands-on training for new parents about feeding, burping, and weaning neonates is just a part of that commitment.

Dr. Nalin specializes in nutritional disorders, respiratory diseases, and febrile illnesses in children and adolescents. He normally deals with patients below 18 years, right from a new-born to an adolescent. With the best-trained staff at Aayushman Medicare Clinic and excellent diagnostic services, Dr. Nalin is running a full-fledged pediatric clinic in Noida for his patients.

Some infectious diseases that are commonly seen in children are given below- 

 

Chickenpox 

 

Chickenpox is not as common as it used to be due to the administration of vaccines. Supportive measures and medications are given to make the episode pass uneventfully. 

 

Measles

 

Measles are caused by rubeola virus, and it is also seen less nowadays due to vaccination programme. However, when happens it starts with fever, runny nose and then progresses to a rash. 

 

Mumps

 

It is also a viral disease and its symptoms are easily recognisable. The swelling of the parotid gland near the ears is the classic symptom. The disease episode lasts for about one week to 10 days.

 

Recurrent and chronic cough 

 

Constant cough and whooping cough is very common in children. The type of infection can be viral or bacterial. Medications and supportive measures are given to treat the cough. Read more about recurrent and chronic cough causes, symptoms, and treatment here. 

 

Strep Throat / Sore throat/ Throat Infection 

 

Caused by the common bacteria, streptococcus, this typical throat infection is quite common in kids. Sore throat, cough, and mild fever are the main symptoms of this. It commonly spreads from one child to another while playing together or touching the same toys. Medications and supportive measures are given. 

 

Seasonal Allergies 

 

Seasonal allergies also create flu-like symptoms. These include runny nose, watery eyes, discomfort, sneezing, and an increase in symptoms when coming in contact with the allergen. Antihistamines are given along with nasal decongestants. Avoidance of particular allergens is advised. Read about allergic rhinitis.

 

Ear Pain and Infections 

 

It can be otitis media (middle ear infections) or an infection of the nose and throat that has spread to the ear. The treatment is by ear drops and treating the underlying infection with antibiotics if needed.

 

You can book an appointment with Dr. Nalin Agarwal for the treatment or you can call us at 8588880662

Question 1. What kind of precautions should I take if my child has an infectious disease?

 

Answer. If your kid is going through an infectious disease then, you should not let her/him play with other kids so that it won’t spread to others. Immunity boosters, supportive therapy and proper administration of prescribed medication as well as lots of fluid is mandatory.

Question 2. What should I do to prevent my kid from seasonal allergies?

 

Answer. A healthy indoor environment, clean air and the less exposure to allergens is the key to prevent seasonal allergies.

Question 3. How much time does the whole treatment process takes?

 

Answer. It depends upon how severe the infection is, generally it takes 3 to 5 days for a general infection to subside.

 

Question 4. Do you perform any blood tests as well?

 

Answer. They are performed only when required.

 

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