Category Archives: Infants

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

HFMD – Symptoms, Spread and Management This is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children. It occurs most often in the spring to fall. Symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Fever Headache Vomiting Fatigue Malaise Ear pain Sore throat Painful oral lesions Body rash, followed by sores with blisters on palms […]

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) Acute high fever normally points towards some kind of infection, be it viral or bacterial. Next, one looks for the possible site of infection. Symptoms given by the patient hint towards it. If sore throat is present, an involvement of upper respiratory tract especially pharynx is suspected. Common bacterial infection of […]

Umbilical Discharge

Umbilical Discharge The belly button or ‘umbilicus’ is a scar on the anterior abdominal wall. It is a fibrous ring at the attachment of the umbilical cord, an opening through which several structures pass during fetal life. These include some blood vessels and ducts, which normally close quite early in life. Very occasionally, the vitellointestinal […]

Vomiting in Infants

Vomiting in Infants Spitting up or regurgitation is very common during a baby’s first few months of life. About a third of normal, healthy babies spit up, usually right after feeding. In older children and adults, an elastic-like muscle at the entry to the stomach closes like a valve to prevent liquids from being pushed […]