Acute Paediatric Infections
Dr Ong is experienced in diagnosing and treating paediatric infections such as the common sore throat, diarrhoea, common cold and more. With her warm and reassuring personality, Dr Ong will help your child feel safe and comfortable throughout his/her visit.
Every child gets sick from time to time, as young children are exposed to many new germs particularly in community settings such as school. As the child’s body fights such infections, their immunity will slowly build up as well.
Sore throats are common in children and can be caused by either viral or bacterial infections. A sore throat caused by virus does not need antibiotics. In other cases, sore throats are caused by the streptococcus group bacteria which requires medication.
Common in toddlers and infants. The child could replenish lost fluids and electrolytes with increased water intake, oral rehydrating solutions, or bananas. Most cases do not require further treatment. However if your child is having high fever, persistent vomiting, persistent lethargy, or has mucus and blood in stool, you should consult a paediatrician.
Urinary Tract Infections
Bladder infections, also called urinary tract infections or UTIs, occur when bacteria build up in the urinary tract. Symptoms include pain or burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, abdominal or back pain, poor weight gain and fever in infants. UTI in children should not be taken lightly, and you should consult a paediatrician for treatment.
Fungal infections, insect bite allergies, atopic dermatitis, boils and cellulitis are commonly seen in children. Skin Infections in your child could be due to improper hygiene, excessive sweating or poor nutrition. Most eruptions resolve with improved hygiene and moisturisation of the skin.
Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in young children and infants. It causes inflammation and congestion in the small airways (bronchioles) of the lung. It is mostly caused by viruses and does not require antibiotics. In these cases your child should be closely monitored and seen by the paediatrician if there is difficulty breathing, signs of dehydration and lethargy.
Colds are caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Nasal saline drops and warm baths could be beneficial for your child. Call the paediatrician if your child is experiencing shortness of breath, high fever, unusual lethargy or worsening headache.