My Child Has Measles – What Now?

The Measles Virus

Measles (rubeola), is a viral infection which effects the respiratory system. It is very contagious and is commonly spread through having contact with an infected person’s mucous and/or saliva. The measles virus can live for up to two hours in the air after

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My Child Has Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – What Now?

Pink Eye In Kids

Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye/red eye) is when the conjunctiva – A delicate membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the eyeball becomes inflamed. It is a very common disease which can affect one or both eyes and may be acute or chronic

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My Child Has Chickenpox – What Now?

Chicken Pox Virus

Chickenpox is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and is extremely contagious. It causes fever and tiredness, along with a very itchy rash which turns into small blisters

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Understanding Vomiting In Children

vomiting in children

Vomiting is quite common in babies and young children. simply put it is when food is brought back up from within the stomach; although it can be a symptom of many illnesses, unless your child appears to be unwell…

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Immunization – The Facts

child vaccinations

To protect your child from serious childhood illnesses, some of which are life threatening, it is vitally important to have them immunized.

Following an appropriate Immunization schedule will help

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Understanding Stomach Ache

Causes Of Stomach Pain In Children

Stomach pain (Abdominal pain) is a common childhood complaint and may be due to a large number of conditions. Although the underlying cause is usually self regulating and relatively harmless, such as

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Kids And Colds

my baby has a cold

One of the most common causes of illness in children is “the common cold”, an upper respiratory tract infection. Pre-school aged children average around six colds a year, barely getting over one cold before getting another infection.

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Does My Child Have Anxiety?

anxiety in children

Anxiety in children is a normal part of living and generally simply acknowledging their fears and giving a little encouragement is enough to make it go away. But, when the anxiety interferes with your child’s daily life you may need to seek a professional opinion.

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Understanding Growing Pains

what are growing pains

Growing pains can be experienced for months or years, with most kids outgrowing the problem within a few years.They generally occur at night and are usually described as a throbbing or aching in the legs, most commonly in the calves, front of thighs or 

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