Constipation is the passage of ‘Hard stools’ or very infrequent passage.  Constipation is becoming more common in children, which could be due to changes in food habits like replacing breastmilk with formula milk, excess fast food intake, decreased fruit consumption and replacing drinking water by colas. All these could pose a risk factor for causing […]

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There are two types of lens. Hard and soft lens   Hard contact lens care Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parents lap or beside the parent comfortably Wash your hands with […]

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Croup is a disease of the throat in children This presents as a loud noise(stridor) when the child takes a breath in.   What causes croup? Croup is generally seen when the child has an infection of the throat or nose. Most of the time this starts as cold infections with fever, running nose, cough. […]

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DENTAL CARIES Is the infection of the tooth. This depends on the sugar load in the food of child and the number of bacteria lodged between teeth. This bacteria is known to produce acid that helps bacteria multiply and dissolve the teeth. Hence regular teeth brushing helps maintain hygiene Primary teeth caries can affect Permanent […]

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Ear swabs may be taken in cases of obvious discharge from ear or to investigate for MRSA bacteria Follow the procedure as below Explain the procedure to the patient and the attendees Wash hands with antibacterial soap and water or use the bactericidal hand solution Make sure that no antibacterial solution or drops have been […]

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Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline for eye irrigation Eye drops   Procedure- Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parent’s lap or beside the parent comfortably Wash your hands with soap […]

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Eye irritation is necessary to clear foreign body from the eye or give a good cleaning of the eye.    Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline or sterile water for irrigation Towel Plastic cape Irrigating flask Warm water to warm the irrigating fluid before installation Anaesthetic drops Receiver bowl   Procedure Explain the […]

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Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile normal saline for eye irrigation Eye Ointment   Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parent’s lap or beside the parent comfortably Wash your hands with soap […]

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Swabbing the eye may be needed for collecting swabs for cultures or cleansing purpose.   Equipment required Sterile dressing pack Sterile swab Procedure Explain the procedure to the parent and the child Calm the child. Make sure you have good light in the room Get the child to sit on the parent’s lap or beside […]

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