About Pediatrics and Neonatology Department
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The Pediatrics & Neonatology Department has a team of top certified, well trained and highly experienced Pediatricians and Neonatologists assisted by specialtynursing staff with top edge equipments and medical devices in addition to piece of art waiting areas and kids playing area. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides exceptional care to premature as well as full-term newborns. Technical support includes latest equipment like multi parameter monitors, incubators, high frequency and conventional ventilatorssurfactant therapy and phototherapy. Our dedicated team of pediatricians offers preventive and primary care such as immunizations and well baby visits and growth follow up. Ourstaff is also able to provide diagnosis and treatment ofacute as well as chronic illness in children of all ages while providing anticipatory guidance fortheir parents. The services provided include well baby examinations and routine screening, immunizations, lactation support, medical checkups at school, ongoing care for chronic illnesses such as asthma, management of hyper activity in children, eczema, and feeding and weight problems, care for high-risk infants, GPH starts to provide a new pediatricservice for the Diabetic children.
Useful info and health tips
Signs of Dehydration for Baby
If your baby is vomiting (not just spitting up small amounts of milk) or has diarrhea, you should watch carefully for these signs that he might be dehydrated:
- Fewer than six wet diapers in a day
- Dry mouth and eyes (no tears when she cries)
- Skin seems dry and slack (doesn’t bounce back when gently pressed)
- Either fussiness or lethargy
- Sunken eyes
- Sunken soft spots on her head
- Cold and/or splotchy-looking hands and feet
A asthma tip: Keep a clean house
Almost every asthmatic child has a strong reaction to dust, and simply keeping household dust to a minimum can immediately improve your child’s asthma. While keeping your house clean, it is also worth considering removing anything that can easily collect dust – carpet is much harder to keep dust-free than floorboards or tiles; piles of soft toys and knick-knacks are great dust collectors; seasonal clothing (jumpers, scarves, jackets) can become very dusty in the off-season. Using a quality vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will help, as will ensuring all family members take their shoes off at the front door to leave dust and dirt outside where it belongs. Dusting regularly with microfiber cloths which you throw in the washing machine is probably a better idea than spraying plenty of cleaning products around the house and adding to the respiratory loads inside the house.