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Paediatrician

A paediatrician is a doctor specialising in the treatment of diseases of children. They manage the behavioural, physical and mental health of children from birth till the age of 18 and are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of illnesses.

What does a paediatrician do?

A child specialist sees your child multiple times and is the first person from who you get help when your child is ill. A paediatric doctor:

  • Does physical exam of a child and gives the required immunization
  • Diagnose and treats a child's illness and other health problems
  • Gives information about the nutrition, safety and health needs of your child
  • Collaborates with other specialists and associated healthcare professionals incase your child needs extra care
  • Solves queries about the growth and development of your child

A general paediatrician treats infectious childhood diseases like measles, chicken pox and mumps. He/she deals with matters ranging from acne to muscular dystrophy.

Subspecialties

The subspecialties of paediatrics include:

  • Child abuse paediatrics
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Paediatric cardiology
  • Sports medicine
  • Paediatric oncology
  • Paediatric rheumatology
  • Paediatric nephrology
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Paediatric nephrology
  • Paediatric critical care
  • Social paediatrics
  • Paediatric allergy and immunology
  • Paediatric neuropsychology
  • Paediatric emergency medicine    

It is important to note that paediatrics is a combined specialty. Paediatricians team up with other doctors and healthcare professions to care for the health and emotional needs of children.

Paediatric health care is extremely important for a child to grow up in a healthy manner.

Posted on 20 September, 2016