Baby illness

All what you need when baby falls ill. Helpful tips, home remedies and guidance that you can trust.

The Consequences of Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the gut (intestines).

A virus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Rotavirus is the most common virus causing gastroenteritis in children.

Food Poisoning 101

Food poisoning occurs when food or water contaminated with harmful germs (microbes), poisons (toxins) or chemicals is eaten or drunk.

Everything You Need to Know About Worm Infections

It is an infestation of worms in your baby’s intestine. There are different types of worm infections. Pinworms (also called threadworms), hookworms, roundworms and whipworm infections are also common in India.

Contact Dermatitis: How Serious is it?

Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction from contact with certain substances like irritants or allergens. Dermatitis, in general, refers to an inflammation of the skin.

A Guide to Injuries in Children

With all the running, climbing, and exploring kids do, it's no surprise that falls are common. Although many result in mild bumps, cuts, and bruises, some can cause serious injuries that need immediate medical attention.

Urticaria in Children

The raised patches of skin may be red and swollen and disappear within hours, days, or weeks. These bumps come on the skin for no apparent reason and are called urticaria in the medical language.

How to Help a Choking Child

Choking is a food or a toy stuck in the trachea (the airway). When this happens, air can't flow normally into or out of the lungs, so the child can't breathe properly.

A Guide for Vomiting in Children

Vomiting is the forceful throwing up of stomach contents. It is a common sign of illness in children aged between 1 and 5 years.

Are Your Baby's Eyes Red?

Babies have delicate eyes that may get irritated easily. Irritated eyes may present as redness around the baby’s eyes or itching in the eyes.

Everything About Heat Rashes

Heat rash are the fluid-filled bumps on the skin. It happens when sweat ducts in the skin are blocked and sweat gets trapped. A heat rash can appear suddenly and look alarming, but it is not usually a cause for concern.

What is Eczema?

Doctors aren’t totally sure what causes this skin  condition. In infants, it shows up as a rash on the face or head. Later, it may spread to the arms and torso. The skin is often dry, itchy, and easily irritated.

How to manage diarrhoea in my one-year old?

Diarrhoea and vomiting is common in babies, but it’s still never easy to watch them suffer through it. One thing is for sure: When your baby has diarrhoea, you’ll know it right away.

Can my 9-12 month old get a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria (germs) gets into the urinary tract. The most common place for a UTI to occur is in the bladder, but infections also occur in the urethra, ureters or kidneys.

Cold in your 7-10 Month-Old

A common cold is a viral infection of your baby's nose and throat. Nasal congestion and a runny nose are the main signs of a cold.

Vomiting Concerns in your 6-10 Month-Old

Vomiting is the forceful throwing up of stomach contents. Most kids vomit from time to time, but it usually doesn't last long and often gets better on its own.

What is Oral Thrush?

Oral thrush is a very common yeast infection in babies. It causes irritation in and around a baby's mouth.

Fever in your 3-6 Month-Old

Fever happens when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above its normal level. This thermostat is found in a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.

Managing Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Babies

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) can be noticed if there is a red eye. It is caused by infection, irritation, or a blocked tear duct. When caused by an infection, neonatal conjunctivitis can be very serious.

Managing Ear Pain in Babies

Ear pain is called Karnakandu karnashopha in Ayurveda and it can be very painful for your little one.

When Baby Has Cold AND FEVER: What Ayurveda Says

Jwara (fever) is the body’s natural way of burning ‘ama’. Generally the common cold is often associated with the cold and damp qualities of kapha and ama (toxins), which cause symptoms such as low appetite, nasal or chest congestion, malaise, and sometimes mild to moderate fever.

My Baby has a Cough: Should I be Worried?

Your little one is still adjusting in this new world and catching an infection is quite likely. When it comes to childhood illnesses, coughs are the most common. The sound of your baby coughing can make you distressed and scared, but in most cases, it's nothing to worry about.

Is Baby Acne a Real Thing? Know All About it!

Baby acne is a common, usually temporary skin condition that develops on a baby’s face or body. It results in tiny red or white bumps or pimples.

Know All About Pyloric Stenosis: Immediate Treatment is Needed

Pyloric stenosis is a condition that can affect the gastrointestinal tract in babies. It can make a baby vomit forcefully and often, and can lead to other problems, such as dehydration. Pyloric stenosis needs medical care right away.

A No-Nonsense Guide to Handling Colic

Colic is when an otherwise healthy baby cries or fusses frequently for no clear reason. It’s defined as crying for more than 3 hours a day at least 3 days per week for more than 3 weeks.