A newborn screening test is a common public health strategy that helps to diagnose several congenital disorders. It is usually done in 24 to 48 hours old of newborns. Newborn screening test includes phenylketonuria, sickle cell disease, congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, and homocystinuria.
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Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby boy, who is just 22 days old, is crying a lot and has not got any stool for 18 hours. The child was also given a colic syrup due to suspected stomach reflux and inserted a pain reliever. My son was also massaged by his mother six hours ago and suspected he might have m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that the most common reason for children to cry is hunger. Whenever the child cries, put the baby to the breast and give breastfeeding. If you feel there is pain while touching the shoulder, an examination and X-ray of the shoulder would be required to r... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is pregnant, and the expected due date is in twenty days. I heard about newborn screening test, is it essential? Because it costs a lot. And please guide us about the medication and vaccination, after the baby's birth. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The newborn screening test is not mandatory at all. It is advisable when a family has some known genetic or metabolic disorder. Do not cord blood banking. A newborn baby does not require any medicines, except mother's milk. But, some drops of multivitamin and calcium ar... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know, what is your role in working with children with hearing loss, or more specifically, what are the duties that involve the children with hearing loss? When you work with children who have hearing loss, what are the two or three consequences or effects of the hearin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The primary role in working with children with hearing loss is an early diagnosis of the disease and etiology. Once the diagnosis is made, our duty is to treat the reversible cause of hearing loss (this is more common than irreversible or genetic causes). Our goal is, pre... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my son. It was a C-section delivery. Kindly review his report and determine the risk of long-term. Thanks. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the entire report sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). As per my knowledge and understanding, the baby is doing fine and should do fine ahead. Regarding the clicking felt at the hip joint, local sonography... Read Full »