MYTH 1: Hernia is a problem of middle n old age No, hernia is very common in children. Infact its very common in preterm babies. MYTH 2: only male children have a hernia No, even female babies too can have hernia .though incidence is more common in males ( 4: 1 = M: F) MYTH 3: Hernia will resolve as the child grows. No, in inguinal hernias,there is a sac in which the abdominal contents are pushed whenever the abdominal pressure rises,and they don’t close on their own, unlike umbilical hernias which can resolve. MYTH 4: some oral medicines will cure hernia No…. there is no oral medicine which will cure an inguinal hernia , as the pathology of an inguinal hernia is different. MYTH 5. 1. What are the potential complications of an inguinal hernia in children? 2. How common are hernias in preterm babies? 3. What is […]

Home safety rules for kids

We all know that due to Covid lockdown the kids are continuously at home and keeping them busy at home and avoiding boredom is a big task for parents. Keeping a watch continuously on them to is not always possible, and injuries are a part and parcel of the plays the kids do.However if you follow some precautions, you will be able to avoid/ tackle these injuries in a better way . 1. Foreign body ingestion: Buy only toys which are childsafe . Kids have a tendency to explore /open the toys and remove the parts .many a times they put these small objects in mouth ,and some of these ( button batteries ,small bulbs, screws, sharp small parts) can be ingested ,causing injuries to the food pipe and intestine. 2. Foreign body aspiration: Avoid giving whole nuts to kids under 5 years of age eg. Whole cashews,almonds, peanuts ,some […]