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Paediatrics deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A paediatrician is trained on diagnosing and treating acute as well as chronic illnesses in children. Since smaller bodies of infants and children are substantially different physiologically from that of adults, paediatricians take special care while diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medicines for them.
Who is a pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who manage the health of your child, including physical, behavior, and mental health issues. They're trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. Pediatricians have an education that gives them special skills to take care of your child's health. Pediatricians can help diagnose and treat medical conditions in children.
What do pediatricians do?
A pediatrician sees a child many times from birth to age 2 to 5 and once a year. They're also the first person to call whenever the child is sick. A pediatrician does physical examination of children and gives them vaccination. Pediatricians are trained to treat children’s illness, infections, injuries and other health problems. They also provide information about a child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.
How to consult pediatricians online?
To consult a pediatrician online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Pediatrician’ in the search bar to find a list of pediatricians, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a pediatrician.
Can a pediatrician treat all child-related conditions?
Yes, pediatricians are trained to care for children through their various developmental stages and can treat a wide range of medical problems. Pediatricians can also help children with behavioral and psychiatric problems.
When should I consult a pediatrician?
You can consult a pediatrician if your child has a fever and looks very ill, is unusually drowsy, has other symptoms such as a stiff neck, severe headache, severe sore throat, severe ear pain or repeated vomiting or diarrhea, and has had a seizure.
What do we call a pediatrician in simple words?
Pediatricians are usually referred to as ‘child specialists’ due to their specialization in treating a wide range of medical conditions in children.
Can I consult with pediatricians anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a pediatrician anytime. Our pediatricians are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best pediatrician of India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best pediatricians in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all the healthcare needs of your children are taken care of.
Is video consultation available with all pediatricians?
Yes, all pediatricians on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
What is the maximum age of children to visit a paediatrician?
Paediatricians treat patients right from birth up to the age of 18 years.
Are paediatricians and general physicians the same?
No. Paediatricians treat the conditions related to children while general physicians are concerned with the treatment of conditions in adults. The focus of paediatricians is to provide medical care to infants, children, and adolescents.
Do paediatricians perform surgery?
Though paediatricians can perform surgeries, they usually stick to non-surgical procedures to treat children. If a child is diagnosed with a medical condition that requires surgery, the paediatrician may refer the child to a paediatric surgeon who is a specialist in performing surgeries.
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