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Children are not just miniature adults. During the early stages of life, their experience of illness can differs greatly from that of an adult. Plus, it is essential to closely monitor their overall development during this critical growth period. Pediatricians like Dr. Tejaswini Namburi understand the physical, emotional, and social development of children and can provide age-appropriate care to promote optimal growth and development. They have specialized training and expertise to correctly diagnose and treat illnesses and health conditions in children. 

When To Visit Your Pediatrician

  • When They Are Sick

If your child is sick or experiencing symptoms, pediatricians can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. They can also provide guidance on managing symptoms and preventing the spread of illness. Some common symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Persistent cough or cold
  • Rash
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Change in appetite
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Persistent pain
  • Discharge from eyes or ears
  • Bed-wetting
  • Possible exposure to contagious diseases
  • Physical injuries
  • Challenges in social communication
  • For Developmental Screenings

These screenings are necessary to assess your child’s physical, cognitive, and social development. They help identify any delays or concerns that may require further evaluation.

  • For Immunizations

Pediatricians provide vaccinations to protect your child from serious illnesses like measles, mumps, and rubella. They are a safe and effective way to prevent harmful and sometimes even deadly illnesses and promote public health.

  • To Monitor Behavioral Health

Pediatricians can provide guidance on managing behavioral and emotional concerns, such as anxiety and depression. If there has been any major change in the life of a child like the loss of a parent, change of schools, recovering from a physical trauma, etc. a thorough mental health checkup is a good idea.

  • For Chronic Condition Management

If your little one suffers from chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes, it is a good idea to keep in touch with your pediatrician to help your child manage their condition and prevent complications.

  • For Diet Plan And Allergy-Testing

Talk to your pediatrician for proper guidance on healthy eating habits and develop a personalized diet plan for your child. They can also perform tests to identify if your child has any food or drug allergies so that you can prevent any mishaps in the future.

In a nutshell, pediatricians offer a comprehensive range of services to ensure that your child is healthy, happy, and thriving. From routine check-ups to chronic condition management, pediatricians provide specialized care to meet the unique health needs of children. If you have any concerns about your child’s health or development, schedule a visit with a pediatrician to receive expert guidance and support. With the help of a skilled pediatrician, you can give your child the best possible start in life.

Dr Tejaswini Namburi
Consultant Pediatrician

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