25 January 2020

Dr Chang Kit

FHKAM (Paediatrics)
  • Chinese traditional herbal medicines have been gaining in popularity. Hou Tsao powder, for instance, is used for getting rid of cough and phlegm in children. Photo: Reuters

    Is Hou Tsao powder overrated?

    - Aug 3, 2018 5:30pm
    People love retro stuff. A lot of lifestyles from the 60s and 70s have been repackaged, making a comeback in the market. Among the products seeking to ride the trend are Chinese over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicines....
  • There are lots of rules and food taboos for pregnant women, according to Chinese medicine and traditions. Many of them are, however, irrelevant and outdated. Photo: HKEJ

    Modern rules for modern mums

    - Jul 6, 2018 5:15pm
    Expectant Chinese women often find themselves confused by the rules passed along by their grandmothers. For instance, is the advice for new mothers not to wash their hair for a month after giving birth a joke...
  • With physical fitness awareness growing, more people are hitting the gym nowadays in a bid to improve the muscle tone. Photo: Reuters

    What is physical fitness?

    - Jun 8, 2018 5:30pm
    It is now getting fashionable to have a smartwatch that can track one’s fitness. Staying physically fit has been a trend in the past decade and people are more aware of the importance of regular exercises....
  • Apply some relief cream onto the mosquito bites. Not only could it reduce the itching feeling, it would lower the chance of damaging the skin due to over-scratching. Image: HKEJ

    How to avoid mosquito bites

    - Jul 14, 2017 5:30pm
    I guess everyone would have one or two friends who hate going to the countryside. Among the various reasons for the reluctance to venture on such expeditions is the fear of mosquito bites. Parents would not...
  • We find it hard to resist scratching our skin when it is itchy, but this only worsens the skin condition. Photo: Internet

    Why we shouldn’t scratch our skin when it’s itchy

    - Jun 9, 2017 5:30pm
    We often tell people, especially children, to keep our promises. This, however, is easier said than done. Take scratching as an example. We tell ourselves and others that we should not scratch our skin when it...
  • Parents tend to overreact when their kids get allergies and rush them to hospital for treatment. They also fall for such marketing traps that describe products for children as "hypoallergenic". Photo: CNSA

    Must children use hypoallergenic products?

    - May 19, 2017 5:01pm
    Children, it is often said, have a weaker immune system and need more protection. That is why many products in the market specifically target the young. For instance, there are body wash products that say they have...
  • Anyone can become a victim of obsessive compulsive disorder, even a woman who struggles to decide what shoes to wear. Photo: Internet

    A brief introduction to obsessive compulsive disorder

    - Mar 17, 2017 5:31pm
    If you have a friend who keeps fidgeting and asking rhetorical questions in a nervous fashion, you might consider it funny, thinking that the person is suffering a temporary anxiety attack. That may well be so,...
  • Before rushing their children to doctors for gastrointestinal consultations, parents must bear in mind signs and symptoms of some common problems. Photo: CNSA

    What to do when your kid complains about stomach problems

    - Mar 3, 2017 5:31pm
    Parents sometimes find themselves in a dilemma as to whether they should take their kid to a doctor when the child suffers a mild upset stomach, a situation often faced after family gatherings and reunion dinners. Well,...
  • People who are allergic to tropomyosin might expect their body to react when eating shellfish raw or cooked. Photo: HKEJ

    Seafood allergies and how to avoid them

    - Dec 23, 2016 5:33pm
    Hongkongers love seafood and long queues of diners outside seafood specialty restaurants can attest to that. However, some older people would tell us to refrain from eating too much shellfish because they’re bad for our health...