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Pediatric emergencies are the most common type of emergencies experienced by the doctor. As the kids are extremely vulnerable to infectious or contagious diseases due to their developing immune system and their inability to fight infections. Other than the immune system being referred to as the reason for the pediatric emergencies, the hyperactivity of the children causes various accidents within the home resulting in frequent pediatric emergencies.

Accidents and infections are the two major causes for the pediatric emergencies and often these mild emergencies become complicated by rapid deterioration of the case when they are not treated at the right time or when they are being ignored by the parents in the early hours of the emergency. The doctor’s prime objective when subjected to a pediatric emergency is to try and protect the life of an individual, for that they provide patient airway for sufficient breathing.

The complication is completely age related and disease specific. When treating a child who cannot speak and tell about the difficulty faced, anticipation and intervention become two important methods to understand the special needs of the child. Pediatric emergencies constitute about 30% of the emergencies in the emergency department. Early recognition of the disease is extremely important for swift and aggressive treatment to save the life of the child.

Neonatal Pediatric Emergencies:

  • Trauma due to accident
  • Heart diseases
  • Electrolyte imbalance due to carelessness of the parents is a common reason.
  • Urinary tract infection is extremely common causing extreme discomfort.
  • Hyaline membrane disease.
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Pediatric emergencies:
Asthma: Asthma or having breathing issues is very common in children who are born in the area which is not suitable as the AQI is way above the safety norms.  

  • Diabetes: Children suffering from genetic disorders are often victims of diabetes.
  • Accidents: Children are prone to accidents, their hyperactivity and non channelized energy is the sole reason for their injuries.
  • Congenital heart defects: There are various numbers of congenital heart diseases that a child suffers; it is necessary to treat the child immediately after birth.  
  • Gastrointestinal problems: A lot of children face gastric related issues; most of them are not serious. 
  • Organ transplants: Some kids need an organ transplant due to either a birth defect or due to injury.
  • Genetic disorders: There are a lot of genetic disorders with which innocent children suffer. Most of them are not treatable but with proper medication and medical procedure their effect is minimized.

When to visit the hospital:

  • Evaluating the need for stitches if the child has an open wound.
  • If the child has experienced an acute injury or a burn.
  • If the kid is unable to move his or her limb or is unable to walk properly.
  • Running a fever above 102-104°F.
  • Experiencing difficulty in breathing or swallowing.
  • Visible high inactivity in case of the kids below 5 years of age.
  • Experiencing diarrhea because diarrhea if not treated in time can result in a life threatening condition.
  • If the child has become unconscious or is vomiting after falling or hitting his/her head.
  • If the kid is experiencing any alteration in mental status, sluggishness, or poor sucking ability of the breast feeding child.

Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of Pediatrics who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Shiv Dayal Sharma

Director Paediatrics and Neonatology