37th WB PEDIACON, THE NATIONAL Conference of child specialists at CII Suresh Neotia Hall

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37 WB PEDICON 2018 SALTLAKE - Dr Pallab Chatterjee
37 WB PEDICON 2018 SALTLAKE - Dr Pallab Chatterjee

37 WB PEDIACON, THE NATIONAL Conference of child specialists at CII Suresh Neotia Hall in Saltlake saw the gurus of child care under one roof.

37th WB PEDIACON 2018, theAnnual state conference of West Bengal Academy of Pediatrics, (The Associationof Child Specialist Doctors) along with 11th National Conference of thecomputer and Medical Infomatics Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics has beenheld on 8th & 9th December 2018 at Suresh Neotia Centre Salt lake Kolkata.About 350 delegate doctors and National faculties have been discussed to the latest generation treatment of new born & children in all branches of medical science in the scientific programs and Preconference Workshops.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve the child’s quality of life;reduce the missed school days and sick time. Though Allergy & Asthma are partially genetic but due to increase of pollution, more people have been suffered to these diseases. There are some sessions on the modern and latest treatment of child asthma in this conference. DR. Arun Manglik, The President of West Bengal Academy of Pediatrics (WBAP) has said that, Asthma has been identified even in toddlers; the early treatment of asthma in childhood may offer a quality life in his adult age. Now a days the treatment of asthma has been done mainly by inhalers. Again, for children,quick-relief (rescue) inhalers have been used minimally.

Vaccination is also a compulsory part of life in new born to children. The latest IAP Guidelines are published today. The present faculties and doctors have discussed to the new and latest vaccines as well as the changes in methods of due vaccination. DR. Pallab Chatterjee, Secretary, west Bengal Academy of Paediatrics has said that vaccination Programs will be successful not only by the doctors but also by active participation of the people and proper mass awareness and care. Small pox and Polio type-II have been eradicated from the world, now globally projects have been taken to eradicate measles and rubella. New medicine and techniques are also used in traditional vaccination too. For example in one & half month’s age, new born may be vaccinated by six in one vaccine where vaccines of five diseases are pushed by a single injection.     

In the sessions of computerisation in Medical world, the medical staff and technicians have also participated with the doctors. The panel discussion on the modern computer guided equipment and technology in paediatrics and neonatology have been done in the conference.

DR. Santosh Soans, President Central IAP, Dr. Diganta Shastri, President Elect, Indian Academy of Paediatrics sand Dr Ramesh Kumar Central IAP has been graced the occasion by their august presence. In inaugural program of the conference, Dr. Pradip Kr. Mitra, Director Medical Education, and Dr. Ajoy Kumar Chakraborty Director Health Sciences have also participated with the doctors.

Dr. Pallab Chatterjee organizing General Secretary of this event explained why vaccination and child care is important for all.

No parent wants to see their child suffer. Any child can develop allergies, but they are more common in children from families with a history of allergies. Since it’s impossible for parents to control absolutely every thing that their child is exposed to or eats, parents should instead focus on monitoring their child for symptoms.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child. If your son or daughter is struggling, take control of the situation and consult an allergist today.

Early identification of childhood allergies will improve your child’s quality of life, reduce the number of missed school days and help you avoid having to use sick time or vacation days to care for your child.

  •   In children 5 years of age and older, doctors diagnose asthma with the same tests used to identify the disease in adults. Lung function tests (spirometry) measure how quickly and how much air your child can exhale. Your child may have lung function tests at rest, after exercising and after taking asthma medication.
  • In younger children, diagnosis can be difficult because lung function tests aren’t accurate before 5 years of age. Your doctor will rely on detailed information you and your child provide about symptoms. Sometimes a diagnosis can’t be made until later, after months or even years of observing symptoms.

If you suspect your child has asthma, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and proper treatment can prevent disruptions from daily activities such as sleep, play, sports and school. It may also prevent dangerous or life-threatening asthma attacks.

For children younger than age 3 who have symptoms of asthma, the doctor may use a wait-and-see approach. This is because the long-term effects of asthma medication on infants and young children aren’t clear. If an infant or toddler has frequent or severe wheezing episodes, a medication may be prescribed to see if it improves symptoms.

The goal of asthma treatment is to keep symptoms under control all of the time. Well-controlled asthma means that your child has:

  • Minimal or no symptoms
  • Few or no asthma flare-ups
  • No limitations on physical activities or exercise
  • Minimal use of quick-relief (rescue) inhalers, such as albuterol
  • Few or no side effects from medications

Treating asthma involves both preventing symptoms and treating an asthma attack in progress. The right medication for your child depends on a number of things, including his or her age, symptoms, asthma triggers and what seems to work best to keep his or her asthma under control.

6-in-1 vaccine

The 6-in-1 vaccine is one of the first vaccines your baby will have.

It’s given as a single injection to protect your baby against six serious childhood diseases:

When should babies have the 6-in-1 vaccine?

The 6-in-1 vaccine is given at 8, 12 and 16 weeks old.

Your baby needs three doses to make sure they develop strong immunity against the six diseases the vaccine protects against.

Every time another dose of the vaccine is given, your baby’s immune response increases.

How is the 6-in-1 vaccine given?

The vaccine is injected into your baby’s thigh.

How well does the 6-in-1 vaccine work?

The 6-in-1 vaccine works well. It produces very good immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Hib, polio and hepatitis B infections.

How safe is the 6-in-1 vaccine?

The 6-in-1 vaccine is very safe. It’s killed (inactivated), which means it doesn’t contain any live organisms, so there’s no risk of your baby getting the diseases it protects against from the vaccination.

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