Children & Babies

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Adenoids-what are they and when should they be removed?

Adenoids- what are they and when should they be removed?   What are adenoids? The adenoids are fleshy lumps of immune tissue located in the back of the nose in children. Their job is to fight infection, the same as lymph nodes (glands) elsewhere in the body. Hairs and mucus in the nose [...]

The Measles Outbreak- what do I need to know as a parent?

The Measles Outbreak: What Do I Need to Know as a Parent? What is Measles? Measles is caused by an extremely contagious virus (contagious means that it spreads quickly from person to person). It was very common indeed prior to the introduction of immunisation as part of the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) [...]

Nappy Rash-why it happens and what to do about it

Nappy Rash- why it happens and what to do about it What causes nappy rash? No matter how careful parents and carers are, most babies get nappy rash at some stage. It’s caused by a few factors that combine to inflame the skin- exposure of the skin to moisture, irritating substances in wee and [...]

“I’m worried about my child’s penis”

“I’m worried about my child’s penis” Doctors often see parents who are worried about abnormalities of their child’s penis, particularly if the foreskin seems too tight or if the penis appears small. They may be concerned about potential problems when their child reaches adulthood, such as difficulties with urination, erections and intercourse.     [...]

2017-09-10T16:07:44+00:00 By |Children & Babies|