In the previous two blogposts we have discussed the general causes and management of red rashes, as well as the different types of viral rashes that could appear on your child’s skin. Supportive measures will mostly be enough to comfort and care for those rashes. However sometimes you need more help in the form of … Continue reading Rashes Part 3 – Bacteria & Fungi
“O no, keep your child away from mine... your child has a rash, it must be contagious!” Because a rash is such a visible symptom, it is easy to blame such-and-so for giving your child chicken pox or measles, but is it really the case? For how long are these diseases contagious, and when should … Continue reading Going VIRAL (Rashes Part 2)
Have you ever undressed your child at bath time, just to discover a red rash all over their back / arms and legs? Or thought that they were injured because of the linear or circular red rash over their hand or face? All children will have some sort of rash at some point in their … Continue reading What is this Rash? (Part 1)
Chronic diarrhoea is diagnosed when your child has diarrhoea for most days for more than 4 weeks. That is not fun for anyone involved. While most episodes of diarrhoea are mostly self-limiting and mostly does not need any investigations, there are a few things the doctor should check for when it becomes chronic. (I repeat … Continue reading Vomit – Poop – Treat!
When Eran was 8 months old we woke one night to a cot full of vomit. Things deteriorated from there. Two days of diarrhoea (with stools leaking through everything) and vomiting with a mild fever followed. I am grateful that it was a very mild episode and he was never dehydrated, but I still had … Continue reading Vomit – Poop – Repeat.
The word Triage comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sort, sift or select. In medicine it is used to determine how urgently you need to be treated in the light of the severity of your symptoms. Most casualties and emergency units use some sort of triage system to manage the flow of patients. Children will … Continue reading Triage at home
We have all experienced it in one form or another. A tiny little body crying and clingy that burns your hand when you try to comfort. Usually accompanied by a runny nose and a cough, but sometimes with no symptoms to explain the warm forehead. We all know we are supposed to measure the fever, … Continue reading Learning from fever