Fever, Colds, and Antibiotics

Being a parent is tough, especially when our kids get sick.  It's hard to know when to relax, and when to panic.  When to rush to the doctor, or even the hospital. Parents see fever as the troublesome disease, urgently seeking reassurance and treatment from their doctors. “Fever is not…

13SICK

It’s Murphy’s Law. You’re never going to be right next to a petrol station when you run out of fuel. You’re never near a loo when you've really ‘gotta go’. And your little one is never going to be sick in normal waking hours, when you are prepared for anything…

Meningococcal B and W.

In late 2013 the first vaccine against Meningococcus strain B was approved for use in Australia, but there has been little discussion and guidance regarding its use.  Clearly, the topic has done the rounds of mothers groups, prompting specific questions from my beautiful sister - the proud mum of Kam-ron.…

Is your baby constipated?

I have a six month old, and WITHOUT doubt, the single, most frequent topic of conversation is poo – dissecting the daily passings of baby Clancy. And it’s no different everyday in my surgery looking after young families. The one issue that causes the most amount of angst is constipation. …
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