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Infectious Diseases

The Department of Pediatrics at Surya Hospital provides thorough and exceptional medical care for the management of various infectious diseases in children. We follow stringent protocols for infection control to ensure the added safety of your little ones. The treatments are personalized based on precise assessments and diagnosis, which are carried out in our dedicated labs. We also offer supportive treatments like intravenous nutritional support and oxygen therapy for potentially serious infections that call for the need for a more comprehensive approach.

You cannot always prevent infections but you can always make sure that your little ones have the best care on their side.

What is Infectious Diseases?

Infectious diseases refer to a set of illnesses that are specifically caused by the invasion of harmful microorganisms or pathogens in the body.

Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites are just a few examples of microorganisms that can cause infectious diseases.

From minor, self-limiting conditions like the common cold and flu, to more serious, possibly fatal conditions like HIV/AIDS, TB, and Ebola, infectious diseases can range in their severity. While certain infectious infections can be treated with antibiotics or antiviral drugs, others can be prevented by immunisation and taking necessary precautions.

Types of Infectious Diseases:

There is a wide spectrum of infectious diseases that can affect children. The most common types include:

When should you consider seeing our experts?

It is crucial to go for proper medical evaluations if your little one is experiencing any of the following symptoms:

What causes Infectious Diseases?

Infectious diseases are caused by the invasion of harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. These can either spread via direct contact or indirect contact. The most common modes of transmission include:

How do we diagnose your little one?

There is a wide range of diagnostic interventions that may be used for detecting infectious diseases. These include:

How we treat your little one

For effectively managing infectious diseases in children, our experts, at Surya Hospitals, offer a variety of treatment options including:

Frequently Asked Questions

How can infectious diseases be prevented in kids?

Good hygiene practices including routine hand washing, covering the mouth while coughing or sneezing, and avoiding direct contact with sick people can stop the spread of infectious diseases. In kids, infectious diseases can be prevented by 

  • Immunisation
  • Respiratory protocol
  • Safe food handling
  • Clean living conditions
  • Maintaining immunisation records
What are the symptoms of pneumonia in kids?

Various symptoms that have been associated with pneumonia in kids include:

  • High fever
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing while breathing
  • Chest discomfort 
Is it important to vaccinate kids?

Yes, it is extremely important to vaccinate kids as this helps to protect them against the risks of serious, life-threatening infections. 

Can a child develop the same infection more than once?

Yes, there are certain infections that a child can develop more than once, while others do not generally recur. 

How common is pneumonia in kids?

Pneumonia is very common in kids, affecting around 150 to 156 million kidneys who are under 5 years old.

Still have questions?

It is good to be curious when it comes to your health, but, it is equally important to put your curiosity to rest by seeking expert opinion. Have more questions related to your health?

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