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Appendicitis in Children

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Appendicitis in Children

The appendix is a small, finger-shaped pouch attached to the large intestine in the right belly area. It is a vestigial organ as it has no specific role to play in humans, but the organ is still seen, though in a very small size compared to the earlier living beings in the evolutionary chain. Acutely inflamed appendix is the most common cause leading to it removal, often seen in the ages of 10 to 19.

Causes: The appendix gets infected by two main reasons - general infection in the abdomen that reaches the appendix or blockage of the appendix leading to inflammation and swelling within it. The appendix is a blind pouch, and there is a good chance for its blockage from food particles, lymphatic tissue, or even sometimes feces. Some of the potential risk factors for appendicitis include a diet low in fiber, high in sugar, gut flora, and family history.

Symptoms/Diagnosis: In adults, the appendicitis has very characteristic symptoms including acute pain in the right upper part of the belly associated with fever and vomiting. However, in children, the pain may not be as tell-tale a sign but is still quite diagnostic of appendicitis. However, presence of the following symptoms together is surely indicative of appendicitis.

  1. Right abdominal pain, especially rebound tenderness, where pressure placed in the right upper part of the belly and released leads to excruciating pain.
  2. Fever, nausea, and vomiting
  3. Abdominal fullness or bloating
  4. Elevated white blood count (as with most infections)

Additionally, the younger the child, the symptoms are not very clear, but ultrasound will confirm the diagnosis. The inflamed, enlarged appendix will be visible on the images and could be surrounded by free fluid. CT scan also can be considered if required to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment: As noted above, children present with symptoms that do not pinpoint to appendicitis. Treatment usually takes two routes:

If diagnosed as appendicitis before rupture, then surgical removal is the best method to contain its symptoms. Other symptoms like fever and nausea and vomiting usually subside a couple of days after the surgery.
If the appendicitis goes unnoticed and ruptures, then the intestinal cavity can get infected, which is called peritonitis. Earlier, the preferred approach was to control the infection and then go for removal. However, lately, removing the appendix followed by antibiotics to control the infection is the preferred approach.
The prognosis and recovery from appendicitis is very good. Deaths have occurred only in very small infants, where they are not able to pinpoint the area and therefore it can go undiagnosed, leading to rupture and subsequent death.

Early identification is the key to proper identification, immediate treatment, and complete recovery from appendicitis.

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My 8 months old male child vomit just after his mom feeds milk. Also, when we was born, Ultrasound report revealed that his left kidney is mild diluted. Size was 0.06. Doctor said that his kidney would become normal later. Please suggest treatment for curing his vomiting.

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
My 8 months old male child vomit just after his mom feeds milk. Also, when we was born, Ultrasound report revealed th...
Sometimes they vomit overfeed material, sometimes regurgitation. If weight gain is good, vomiting is less in quantity, not too frequent, better leave it as it is, it will get cured on its own.
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My son is 6 month old from the time he has started eating biscuits he is stool is becoming too hard and its pains a lot. So how can I make his stool soft.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
U have said after taking biscuits, his stool became hard so biscuit is culprit. Stop biscuit or minimize it and add vegetables, fibrous food and plenty of water/ liquid in his diet.
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Hi I am 25 years old girl I have a baby girl 7 months old, me and my husband planned a trip for 1 week without our baby girl, still I give breastfeeding my problem is after 1 week trip my milk will stop, how to continue my breastfeeding after that trip pls advice.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to press your nipples and breast for few seconds so that there is continuity maintained otherwise there is a chance for an abscess to develop.
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My baby is 2 month 9 days n has not passed stool since 2 days. He is on breast feed but I need to give diluted cows milk once in day that to 60 ml only. He is not taking formula feed. Is it ok or any problem is there. He is passing gas.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 2 month 9 days n has not passed stool since 2 days. He is on breast feed but I need to give diluted cows m...
Give exclusive breastfeeding only up to 6 months of age. If stool is normal n passing once in 3 to 4 days, there is no cause of worry.
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He has allergic dermatitis from 6th month onward. What is the best treatment for. And her weight is too low. How can she get weight.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
He has allergic dermatitis from 6th month onward. What is the best treatment for. And her weight is too low. How can ...
Homoeopathic treatment----------------------- sulphur 30 (sbl) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything today at bedtime.-------------------------- nw forget about sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator. No need to further take this medicine. I will let you know what to do with this medicine after 7 days-------------------. Azadirachita- indica q (sbl) drink 15 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily formula-d tabs (bakson) chew 1 tab 2 time a day ------------------ derm-aid soap (bakson) use only thiss soap on body----------------- ointment topi -azadirachita (wilmar schwabe india) apply locally twice daily if rough and itchy surface of skin------------------------- report after 7 days------------------------ eat nutritious diet----------------- avoid nuts, chocklates, dry fruits, fasst, fried food.------------------------------
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Hello sir, I had one doubt my kid is 4 month old we are started a cerelac rice 1st stage because mother feeding is not properly and my wife is started a course for feeding, actually in that pack starts at 6 is any problem.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hello sir, I had one doubt my kid is 4 month old we are started a cerelac rice 1st stage because mother feeding is no...
Yes it is ideally after 6 months in present teaching. Earlier we were taught that semisolids can be started from 4 months. It is alright to start semisolids, form 4 months. All type of homemade foods are always best and not commercial ones.
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My wife suffering from cough , more cough come out from body, this has done after cold energy so poor she is tired ,provide glucon D powder in water. Please suggest which medicine support.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Kindly write regading tests. Get xray chest pa viev, ct pns CBC done. Take telekast f 1 tab/day . Consult respiratory physician
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My son is of 4 year 6 months doing potty in clothes often may I know how to resolve the issue.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Potty training need to be practiced. Children often ignore urges in between Playing mind. Understand whether he knows the passing of stools. If so, no issues, as he grows it will be alright. Make him sit and try toilet before going out in the morning regularly. Few children respond well while reducing packet milk intake for few days.
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Health Tips for Children

BHMS, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Homeopath, Lucknow

Health Tips for Children

With pediatric health problems on a rise, it's important you keep a few crucial tips to maintain your child's health. With the help of these tips, you can inculcate crucial habits in your child's lifestyle.
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In today's times, health problems like diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure are not restricted to adults, but have become a common phenomenon among children too. The main culprit for this can be attributed to their inclination towards fast food and lack of activity. Kids love to gorge on fast foods like burgers, pizzas, etc., and with the introduction of video games and a host of interesting programs on television, they are more than happy to watch television instead of playing outdoor games.

Due to this lack of activity and no control on the food they eat, many children suffer from the problem of obesity at a very young age, which further leads to other serious diseases or illnesses. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to teach children important ways to remain healthy.

Healthy Tips for Your Children

The three most important factors that are necessary for the kids to remain healthy include:

  • A healthy diet
  • Regular exercise
  • Proper rest


Habits we learn during our childhood stay with us throughout our life; it is thus necessary that parents teach these three factors to children as soon as possible. However, you do not need to force them to learn these habits; set an example for them by following these things yourself. Let us look at each factor in detail.

Nutrition for a Healthy Diet
At a very young age itself, teach the kids to eat all types of food, like fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy products, etc. Their meals should be divided into five or six small meals throughout the day, rather than just three meals. Cultivate the habit of eating breakfast as it is said to be the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast helps their body to develop energy for the physical as well mental activities of the day.

Parents should also see to it that children have a healthy lunch while they are at school. Though there are many schools which provide lunch, its nutritious value is a topic of controversy. Hence, it will be best to pack them foods that are high in vitamins and minerals. Other than lunch, also make sure that you provide them with a healthy after school snack, as this is a time where they are likely to indulge in junk food. Dried and fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal bars, etc., are good choices for a healthy snack. Next comes the dinner, or evening meal, which should be converted to time spent with the family. Eating together at least once in a day will help the parents interact with their children and also to keep control on their eating habits. Talking to them about the nutritional facts of healthy foods is a good way of instilling healthy food habits in children. Though too much of junk food does harm a child's body, there is no need to restrict it completely.

Fitness and Exercise
Indulging in daily outdoor games with friends is more than enough physical exercise for children. Parents should see to it that their kids do not spend their entire time in front of the television or playing video games. They should encourage them to take part in sports and other physical activities like dancing, etc., so that their body gets the required exercise. Arranging games for them and their friends regularly at home, in which they have to run around and play, is a good idea. On weekends, take them out walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling, at least for an hour, and you'll be preventing childhood obesity.

Health and Proper Rest
Rest and sleep are two important factors to keep children healthy. Children require 9-13 hours of sleep, depending on their age group. Lack of sleep in children can cause problems like lack of attention at school, feeling sleepy during the day, poor academic performance, etc. Hence, parents must ensure that their children receive sufficient sleep.

Other than these tips, it is important to teach kids proper hygiene rules like regular washing of hands, brushing their teeth, etc., so that they are not affected by infections. Explain the importance of eating the right food and exercising to your kids. Remember, by doing this you are not only providing them a hale and hearty childhood, but also ensuring a healthy future.

My 3.5 month old baby start drool a lot and also chew anything every time. I think he is teething. Can I give calcarea phos to him.

Pediatrician, Mumbai
Drooling is normal so is mouthing it doesn't require any medications. Calcarea being a homeopathic medication I cannot comment on it.
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Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Which milk is good for my 21 months old child. Cow milk or packged milk like amul gold? Or any other?
At this age, milk dominant feeding is more harmful. Please give balanced diet containing 70% carbohydrates 15% fats and 10% proteins milk dominant feeding at this age will cause anemia and hypocalcemia. If a 50 kg adult should drink 200 ml milk in a day; a 10 kg should drink 40 ml a day.
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulgin...
Sometym bladder prolapse may be the cause for incontinence. It all depends on the degree of the prolapse. But it is better to give a try with fibroid removal once (if its really very big).
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She is my grand daughter and very healthily born. Recently she suffered with cold and consulted a physician in USA, where they are living now, near Sanfransisco, California. She was advised nebulizer as and when she gets wheezing. Please clear whether she is safe or not, or may lead to Asthma, which is hell of a disease. Kindly clear my doubt.

MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Kendujhar
She is my grand daughter and very healthily born. Recently she suffered with cold and consulted a physician in USA, w...
Wheezing in children is a very common problem now and many children grow out of it with age. Nebulizer is a safe treatment for wheezing and it itself does not cause or leads to asthma.
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My baby is six months old. He has developed some kind of infection around his pee area. May be due to sweat and diaper. It's like fungal infection. Can we use soframycin over that area? Or what should we do for quick relief.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My baby is six months old. He has developed some kind of infection around his pee area. May be due to sweat and diape...
Hello, Thanks for the query. If it is fungal infection, then soframycin has no role. But applying any ointments to the delicate skin of an infant should be avoided without a proper doctor's advice. Best is consult your perdiatrician. Thanks.
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What is suitable time to give vitamin d3 drops and calcium syrup to infant. After meal or before meal. Kindly mention how many hour before or after meal. Because I found after giving vitamin to baby we feed her and she vomits immediately after feed. Vitamin dosage is the reason behind?

MBBS, FELLOWSHIP IN PAEDIATRICS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
What is suitable time to give vitamin d3 drops and calcium syrup to infant. After meal or before meal. Kindly mention...
Ideally vitamin supplementation is given along with food or after it. But if your baby vomits food after vitamin drops then you should first feed your baby and wait for 30 mins and then give the drops.
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My son is weak but he is active age 7 years height 4 ft weight 19 kg, Pls suggest for him, now sometime he feels pain in stomach.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
it may be due to worms.give him cina200 in globule 4-6pills thrice daily in a week's for 3days . and CONSULT after taking medicine thanks
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I delivered a baby girl on 1st Dec 2016 that time only my periods came just for 5-6 days. After that till now I have not got it. And from 1-2 weeks i'm feeling drowsy and having slight stomach ache. Why so.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I delivered a baby girl on 1st Dec 2016 that time only my periods came just for 5-6 days. After that till now I have ...
In most of the female who are actively feeding the baby.. naturally (our body has that mechanism) don't have periods... and by that way they don't conceive by mistake... so it works as natural contraception... so the periods may not appear till you are feeding... The drowsiness and stomach ache might be of some other reasons... will need more data...
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My son is 5 Yrs old he always has cough.It gets better when he is on medication but then the cough comes back again a few days later.Please help.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Kindly write regarding wheez and name of medicine that helphim. Cough can be due to tonsils which will get better with antibiotics. Cough can be due to asthma which will responde to bronchodialators. Consult child specialist.
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