Although there is no cure for eczema, it can be well-controlled and most children will grow out of it by the time they start school. Here are my five key tips to help you to manage your child’s eczema.
Author Archives: Dr Margie
Hi, it’s Dr Margie. Last year’s flu season was one of our worst on record. Only about five per cent of healthy kids got the flu vaccine, yet over half of children admitted to hospital were completely healthy before they caught the flu. The great news is that this year the flu vaccine is free … Continued
It’s summer… and that means holidays and lots of swimming, but did you know each year in Australia we lose around 30 kids under the age of four to drowning?
Is your child having trouble concentrating or are they being very impulsive? Are you concerned they may have ADHD? In this blog we look at how to spot ADHD early and what the best treatment might be.
Attention and concentration difficulties can have a serious impact on your child’s ability to manage their schooling and their friendships. In this blog, I talk about some of the common causes of these difficulties and some helpful strategies for use both at home and at school.
Bed wetting is very common in school-aged children and can cause great embarrassment and worry, especially around camps and sleepovers. This blog will explain when to seek help for your child’s bed wetting, and what treatments are available.
Cough in children is very common in winter and one of the main reasons a child may go to their GP or come to our Emergency Department. Let’s talk about what the most common causes of cough are, how they may be treated, and how long they can be expected to last.
Fussy eating can be one of the most challenging things we face as parents. What’s normal, and when should you start worrying about your child’s development?
Sore throats are irritating and painful for children. In this blog, I explain how doctors determine the best treatment for your child’s sore throat. And guess what? Antibiotics are usually NOT the solution.
It’s something I see more and more of in my clinic – children of all ages suffering from anxiety. Do you know what to look out for? Here are some practical measures you can take to help reduce your child’s worrying.