I have heard about a few outbreaks of Hand foot and mouth disease in our area in the last few weeks. Read on to learn more about this miserable illness: Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a very contagious VIRUS that leads to a wide range of symptoms in young children (usually under … Continue reading Hand foot and mouth disease explained
After surviving two loooong, wet winters in Belgium, and one lock-down winter in SA, we are so happy to see and enjoy the sun in South Africa for this year! We are so lucky with the beautiful warm, long days, our stunning beaches (when we can go to them) and even our yards with private … Continue reading Summer+Sun Safety
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