Child Specialist or Pediatrician

A child specialist, a pediatrician, is a medical doctor who provides healthcare for babies, children, adolescents, and young adults. Pediatricians play a crucial role in the health and well-being of children, offering a wide range of services from regular well-child checkups to diagnosing and treating illnesses, injuries, and other health conditions. They are responsible for conducting physical exams, administering recommended immunizations, ensuring that children meet developmental milestones, diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, providing information about children’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs, and addressing parents’ questions about their child’s growth and development. Pediatricians also collaborate with specialists when a child requires care beyond the pediatrician’s expertise, ensuring comprehensive and specialized care for children’s health and well-being.

Best Child Specialist in Chittagong

Doctor Wahida 

Adolescent & Pediatric Specialist
MBBS, DCH, FCPS (Child Health)
Assistant Professor Paediatrics Dept.
Chattogram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital

Doctor Farabi

Child Specialist Doctor
Consultant (Pediatrics)
Chattogram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital

When to See a Child Specialist 

There is no specific age limit for seeing a pediatrician. Regular well-child visits are essential for young children to ensure they are healthy and developing normally. These visits allow for catching any problems early when they may be easier to treat. It is recommended that young children visit the doctor or nurse regularly for well-child visits to monitor their growth and development.

In some cases, children may need to see specialized doctors such as developmental pediatricians, child neurologists, child psychologists, or child psychiatrists, especially if concerns about their development, neurological health, or mental well-being exist.

Common Childhood Diseases and Conditions and Their Treatments

Child Abuse: Treatment for child abuse involves addressing both the immediate effects and the long-term consequences. Include counselling, support services, and medical treatment for physical injuries. Reporting child abuse and neglect is also crucial for the safety and well-being of the child.

Sickle Cell Disease: Treatment for sickle cell disease may involve various approaches, including stem cell transplants for severe cases, hormonal medicine for delayed puberty, gallbladder removal surgery for gallstones, painkillers for bone and joint pain, medication or drainage for persistent and painful erections, and cleaning and dressing for leg ulcers.

Measles: Treatment for measles infection may include fever reducers to manage fever.

Speech and Language Disorders: Treatment for speech and language disorders is individualized based on the severity of the illness, the child’s developmental level, and the individuals involved in the intervention.

Childhood Schizophrenia: Medication, such as perphenazine and thiothixene, may be prescribed for children 12 years and older. It’s important to be aware of medication side effects and risks and to report any side effects to the doctor.

Asthma: Diagnosing asthma in children is based on medical history, symptoms, and a physical examination. Treatment may involve medication, inhalers, and avoiding triggers.

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.

Ichthyosis: Treatment for ichthyosis involves a multidisciplinary approach, including care from allergists/immunologists, audiologists, clinical geneticists, and other specialists. Hydrating the skin with creams, lotions, or ointments is also important.

Mental Illness: Many U.S. children have treatable mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety problems, or ADHD. However, a significant number of children with these disorders do not receive counselling or treatment from a mental health professional.

Arthritis: Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are common conditions that cause pain, swelling, and limited movement. Treatment may involve medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes.

Look no further if you are looking for a child specialist or pediatrician for your child’s treatment. Doctor Wahida and Doctor Farabi are the best child specialists doctor in Chittagong. For an appointment, Contact Qrex at 01828-880299.