Constipation is very common. It affects about 1 in 3 children and is a cause of discomfort for children. If not managed appropriately, it has the potential to lead to more challenging symptoms including painful defecation, bleeding, abdominal pain and soiling. Symptoms that may have a devastating impact on the child’s confidence and education. Here at Moor Park Paediatric Practice, …
Coeliac Disease in Children and Young People
Coeliac Disease is common. It affects about 1 in 100 people in the population. If your child has this condition, it is because gluten, a protein that is present in wheat has caused some damage to the lining (villi) of the gut. Coeliac Disease is a life- long disease. It is managed by ensuring adherence to a Gluten Free Diet. …
Sepsis in Children
Throughout childhood, children will suffer from feverish illness. Most of them will recover promptly and bounce back to their usual healthy state. Sepsis in children is rare but it is always important to watch out carefully for certain symptoms if your child is unwell.
Jaundice in the New-born
Jaundice is very common in the new-born period. It is usually seen as a mild yellow discoloration of the eyes and skin caused by a liver pigment, bilirubin. It affects about 1 in 2 newly born babies and is usual observed from the second day of life. For most babies, jaundice is harmless and with adequate hydration, disappears by the first week of life.