Doctor for kids

Doctors for kids

Did you know that your child has a 60 percent chance to have a second febrile convulsion following the first one and that it might happen within one year? Did you know that if you on stable antiretroviral treatment, you cannot infect your newborn with HIV through breastfeeding? Do you know when a high temperature in your child is really a significant “fever” and when to call a doctor? How many teeth are your child supposes to have at nine months of age and how many words is he suppose to talk at the age of one year? When does my child have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)?

These are just some of the questions that hundreds of concerned parents (especially first time moms and dads) are struggling to find answers to on a daily basis. Friends and family, specially your own mom and dad, all seems to have the answers: “Relax, we’ve already been through raising children and you all turned out just fine…”; but you still have your own concerns and unanswered questions. Then there are books and magazines, TV programmes and the internet: all giving us information (sometimes too much information, sometimes too little). Sometimes this information is just too technical and full of medical terms, making it impossible for the average parent to apply practically to their own children.

We have probably all heard a dismal parent say: “if only I knew where my little boy’s got pain”. That is why raising children and being a paediatrician is often difficult. We almost have to be like a “Sherlock Holmes” by putting the missing pieces together to make diagnoses.

So, we are here to help you fill in those missing pieces and help you to understand your little one better. We plan to give you practical, current and easy to interpret information on topics, questions and child raising issues. We will attempt to give you issues of child health that almost every paediatrician and general practitioner/healthcare worker deals with on a daily basis.

Remember we are here to guide you and provide information regarding your little one, BUT we don’t want you to make a diagnoses home—that’s just too dangerous!

As with any speciality in the medical field: A good paediatrician always starts his/her assessment of any child with a thorough clinical history and decent medical examination.

So always remember the last step after logging out of this webpage: Make an appointment with your doctor/paediatrician.

Enjoy the journey of raising your valuable gift from God. We are here to share and provide information you will need during this journey. Therefore, make use of us, that’s why we are here for.

 

FAQs

 
My child was diagnosed with generalized epilepsy a few years back. She has had no convulsions during the past nine months. Is my child cured from epilepsy and can I stop her treatment (anticonvulsant medication)?
No, stopping your child’s medication at this point in time might lead to a phenomenon we as clinicians call: “breakthrough convulsions”. more