24/7 Paediatric Care Services

Children are prone to a lot of injury or conditions like breathing difficulties, shock, seizures, or infectious diseases, etc can be incredibly worrying. Under 24/7 Paediatric services of KM NU Hospitals, Ambur, we take care of such conditions including the following:-

Wheezing & Respiratory Disorders in Children

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound produced when breathing, often heard during exhalation. It occurs due to narrowed airways, typically because of inflammation or constriction. While occasional wheezing might be harmless, constant, or repeated wheezing episodes, call for medical attention.

Common Causes of Wheezing in ChildrenViral infections (bronchiolitis, RSV), asthma, allergies, foreign object inhalation, pneumonia.

Symptoms: Recurring wheezing, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing, chest retractions, blue-tinged skin (cyanosis), fever, cough, restlessness.

Diagnosis: Physical examination, pulse oximetry, chest X-ray, and other tests depending on severity.


Oxygen therapy, medications (bronchodilators, corticosteroids), nebulizer treatments, and in severe cases, hospitalization and respiratory support.


Frequent handwashing, avoiding sick contacts, immunizations, allergy control measures.

Infectious Diseases:

Causes: Physical examination, pulse oximetry, chest X-ray, and other tests depending on severity.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms vary depending on the infection. Common examples include fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhoea, vomiting, rash, fatigue, etc.

Diagnosis: Doctors consider symptoms, physical examination, and may use tests like blood tests, stool tests, throat swabs, etc.

Treatment: Depends on the infection type and severity. May involve antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, or antiparasitic medications, along with symptom management.

Prevention: Vaccination, regular handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, practising good hygiene, and avoiding close contact with sick individuals.

Management of Shock & Seizures in children:


Look for signs like pale or blue skin, rapid or weak pulse, rapid breathing, confusion, lethargy, and cold, clammy skin. These can indicate severe infection, allergic reaction, blood loss, or dehydration. Act quickly and seek immediate medical help.


Seizures in children can present as temporary loss of consciousness, jerking movements, staring, drooling, tongue biting, or unusual behaviour. While some brief seizures may not require emergency intervention, it's always best to consult an expert doctor for children to determine the cause and appropriate course of treatment.

It is very important if your child gets medical attention as soon as s/he is injured either by shock or seizures. If you suspect your child is experiencing either, don't hesitate to call our paediatrician doctors or call for our emergency services and seek medical attention at the earliest.