Month: May 2017

Different Types of Infant Doctors

May 26, 2017

Below is a list of different types of doctors that are responsible for the proper care and heath of infants and young children:

Pediatricians: A pediatrician is a general practitioner who provides preventive health maintenance for healthy children and medical care for children who have short-term or long-term sickness. The key responsibilities of a pediatrician include: performing routine checkups, taking care of minor injuries and common illnesses in children, and referring them to specialists if required.

Neonatologists: Neonatologists are trained specifically to handle the most complex and high-risk situations. They handle and monitor the care of babies who are born prematurely. Neonatologists also treat babies who are critically ill or born with serious ailments.

Pediatric Oncologists: Doctors who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer or blood disorders in babies and children are known as pediatric oncologists. They use different methods and medications for treatment of babies and children suffering from cancer or blood disorders.

The best way to find the right infant doctor in Charlotte is by asking your family, friends, and/or other parents you know and trust. You can also ask your obstetrician/gynecologist for a recommendation. They will know some of the most competent and respected infant doctors in your area.

Why You Should Immunize Your Child

May 12, 2017

With the help of various vaccines, it is now possible to prevent many childhood diseases which otherwise result in hospitalization, death, or lifelong consequences. Every parent wants to give their child a healthy start in life. Getting your child immunized is perhaps one of the most important parental decisions. It helps prepare your child’s body to fight against diseases, without exposing it to disease symptoms.

Some of the most important vaccinations for children to protect them against diseases include:

Polio vaccine (IPV): To protect against polio
MMR: To protect against mumps, measles, and rubella
Hib vaccine: To protect against Haemophilus influenzae type B that causes spinal meningitis
Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7): To protect against pneumonia, infection in the blood, and meningitis
DTaP: To protect against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis
HBV: To protect against hepatitis B
Varicella: To protect against chickenpox

Routine child immunizations in Charlotte are recommended in children between ages 0 and 6 years to prevent various serious or even deadly diseases. Some evidence even suggests that keeping your baby up to date with vaccinations reduces the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) by 50%.