Paediatric consultants diagnose, treat and manage a variety of physical and emotional conditions in children, from birth to late teens.
What can a Consultant Paediatrician help with?
Paediatric consultants deal with a huge range of issues which affect babies and children including common problems such as asthma, developmental and behavioural problems such as ADHD and continence and enuresis (bed wetting).
As a parent, you want to ensure that your child receives the best care at all times. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s health or development or would simply like peace of mind, you can book an appointment to see one of our Paediatric Consultants at any of our Pall Mall Medical clinics in Manchester, Liverpool or Newton-le-Willows. Your child will be seen promptly, at a time convenient for you, in a comfortable and relaxed environment with plenty of time to discuss your concerns as a parent.
Our Paediatric Consultants can provide expert medical advice on all aspects of your child's health, development and general well-being. They have a wealth of experience in managing common child health problems such as asthma, urine infections, constipation, bed wetting, headaches and tummy aches, food intolerance/allergies, growth problems, fits and many others. This also includes less common conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, eating disorders and ADHD.
Services range from a general check up (health ‘MOT’) for infants and children to the investigation and management of rare and complex conditions.
Pall Mall Medical Consultants Paediatricians have access to other specialists when required such as speech therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists allowing a team approach to your child's problem coordinated by the paediatric consultant.
Many children develop allergies in infancy or childhood, which may interfere with day-to-day activities such as bathing, play and sleep. Some allergies, especially those which trigger skin conditions such as eczema or hives, can be very painful and debilitating, other allergies, such as nut or shellfish allergies can be life-threatening if not managed correctly.
Childhood allergy is now a significant problem for children and parents across the country.
Different allergies produce a range of different symptoms and these can point to what type of allergy a child is suffering from. However, for many children, it is not always clear what the trigger is.
- In some cases, medical problems such as Coeliac Disease can be mistaken for an allergy.
In addition, allergy test results can be difficult to interpret in children and shouldn’t be done in isolation. A positive test doesn’t necessarily mean your child is allergic.
The first step in treating an allergy is to find out what could be causing the allergy, this could be anything from pet hair to dairy products, depending on the individual. If you suspect that your child’s symptoms may be caused by allergy, it is important firstly for your child to have a full and detailed health assessment by an experienced Paediatrician and then a decision made regarding allergy testing or otherwise.
At Pall Mall Medical we offer a specialist children's allergy test
where we screen for popular allergens with quick results, enabling you and your Consultant to agree a treatment plan without delay, including knowing which substances your child should avoid in future.
Children’s rheumatology looks at common problems with rheumatic diseases which often involve swelling and inflammation in the joints or muscles. Rheumatology issues are diagnosed by a range of tests including a physical examination by a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, ultrasound scans, MRI scans and blood tests. Treatment will depend on the specific condition but can include physiotherapy, pain management and anti-inflammatory medication.
One of the most common conditions treated by paediatric rheumatologists is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) where joints become inflamed and painful due to an autoimmune reaction resulting in joint swelling, restriction and stiffness. Treatment for JIA includes medication, such as anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressive drugs, exercise and physiotherapy.
This rare condition causes symptoms such as muscle weakness and rashes in children. It’s an autoimmune disease which means the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body which damages the cells and causes the symptoms of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Symptoms of JDM can be managed with immunosuppresive medication and physiotherapy.
If your child is affected by any of the above conditions or similar rheumatology problems then book a consultation with one of Pall Mall Medical’s Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologists.
Consultant Paediatrician prices
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- Chest infection
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- Behaviour difficulties
- Concern about autism
- Development delay