I think something that petrifies any parent is seeing their little ones struggling to breathe. Exploring is something all kids do. Putting things in their mouths is a necessity and no matter how hard we… More
Measles is making a comeback and it has recently been in the news. What better way to tackle the topic than to do another question and answer blog post.
Q. What is Measles? Continue reading “Measles”
It’s that time of the year again, winter is just around the corner and you can hear the sniffles starting.
We thought it would be a good idea to do a question and answer blog post around the flu vaccine.
Q. What is the difference between a cold and influenza? Continue reading “Should kids get the flu vaccine?”
“Out of no where, the child that never cried in the arms of family and friends now unleashes a wave of yelling and screaming when you pass them on. It is frustrating and tiring to say the least.”
What just happened? You may ask yourself!
The simple answer, is Continue reading “My baby is so clingy….”
If you have ever sent your child to daycare you would have invariably heard about an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth (HFM).
So what is it and how do we manage it?
HFM is a highly contagious viral disease (mainly coxsackie virus A16) that is most common in children. Symptoms often Continue reading “Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease”
Every home attempts to have one, some even carry one in their car. First aid kits really are something we should pay much more attention to than we actually do.
How many times do we have an injury at home and go to our kit, just to realise we have everything except Continue reading “First Aid Kits”
We are starting to see more and more cases of whooping cough being diagnosed in our practice.
Whooping cough, also known as “pertussis” is caused by the bacterium “Bordetella pertussis”. While most cases are mild (especially in those immunised), babies under one year of age are often Continue reading “Whooping Cough”
When was the last time you saw a kid with diptheria, tetanus, polio, mumps or rubella? Do you even know what they are and what they do to your little ones? This is the sad reality we face as doctors!
Vaccinations are just a routine part of growing up which sadly some parents Continue reading ““I dont want to vaccinate…””