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Childhood Health Related

When a child is unwell or not themselves we can start to worry…or panic.

We have some of the most common childhood conditions here for a quick reference to provide more information on to ease your concern or offer tips. These are general tips….if ever in doubt seek medical attention and consult you doctor.

Tips for getting medicine down

Tips for getting medicine down

Sometimes your baby will need medicine and unfortunately not all children are happy to take it. It is these times, when they refuse to take their medication, that we can be left scratching our heads as to how to get the medication down. It can ...
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Head lice

Head lice

Head lice has to be by far the most common as well as annoying child condition. Although head lice is harmless it is extremely frustrating, time consuming to treat and often reoccurring. The tell-tale sign your child has ‘nits’ is ...
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Colic

Colic

Colic is a rather common condition in babies. Colic affects 1 in 3 babies! It is painful for babies. So what is colic and what can help or how do you treat it? What is colic? It is where babies go through seemingly unexplained crying on a ...
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Worms

Worms

Worms are actually widespread condition among children. Worms can often go undetected. We are talking about pinworms or threadworms. They can look like tiny white threads of cotton and they aren’t always visible either. Worms are ingested by ...
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Heat rash

Heat rash

Heat rash is not considered too serious, but it is certainly uncomfortable. A heat rash occurs when your baby/child has become too hot and overheated usually in a humid climate or particularly hot weather. Babies are especially susceptible to ...
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Nappy rash

Nappy rash

Symptoms of nanny rash are quite clear. There is a rash or red patches in the nappy area. Nappy rash can be very painful. Nappy rash is quite common for a baby to have at some point. If your baby/child has a red bottom chances are they have ...
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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is generally caused by a bacterial or viral infection in the eye. Conjunctivitis, technically is caused by an inflammation of the membranes which line the inside of the eyelids and the surface of the eye which in everyday terms ...
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Cradle cap

Cradle cap

Cradle cap is the common name for Seborrhoea. Cradle cap usually starts as a small patch and may spread over the entire head and is actually a form of dermatitis. It generally occurs in the first 3 months of a babies life and basically is ...
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When to seek medical attention

When to seek medical attention

 Your child is sick but you are unsure if it requires medical attention. It is sometimes a difficult call to know exactly when to seek medical attention. When your child is unwell knowing whether to seek medical advice or wait and see or treat ...
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Immunisation Schedule

Immunisation Schedule

This is the current immunisation schedule for Australian children as of 1 July 2013. Immunisation is a great way to protect your child from disease and to keep diseases eradicated or reduce the incidence of the diseases. There has been a lot of ...
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Constipitation

Constipitation

The best way for anyone to avoid constipation is to have a good diet, however, regardless of how good we try sometimes constipation still happens. Constipation is where a person has difficulty passing a bowel movement. Breast fed babies may go ...
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