We consider our pediatricians to be experts when it comes to caring for our wee ones. We don't hesitate to call them in the middle of the night when our babies have unexplained fevers or aren't acting like themselves. Because children under the age of two cannot always communicate what is bothering them, the doctors can only treat the symptoms we can describe, often overlooking some serious, but treatable illnesses. Children's Health recently identified the most common medical conditions missed by pediatricians, and we have delved into them here.
- Vision and Hearing Issues - Just because baby leaves the hospital with a passing grade on vision and hearing tests does not mean perfection forever. Watch where the toddler holds her books and where she sits when watching TV. If she tends to turn her head to hear things or tilt her head one way to see or hear things, raise the concern with her doctor.
- Juvenile Diabetes - One of the most common chronic illnesses in youngsters,