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If you have a medical emergency, call a physician or qualified healthcare provider, or CALL 911 immediately. Under no circumstances should you attempt self-treatment based on anything you have seen or read on this Website.

The Latest From Injuries & First Aid

How to Remove a Splinter

How to Remove a Splinter

For Splinter Removal – you can try to remove the splinter ASAP to prevent infection from foreign bodies and apply rubbing alcohol to the affected area. The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove a splinter. Seeing a medical professional on day 3 or 4 isn’t likely to lead to successful removal.

How To Treat A Burn – Do’s & Dont’s

How To Treat A Burn – Do’s & Dont’s

How To Treat A Burn With Your Child Do’s and Don’ts of Burn Management Unfortunately I see burns from hot liquids and flames too often in the emergency room. The patient is usually a curious toddler who wants to see what a caregiver is drinking, or wants to peer into...

How to manage epistaxis (nosebleeds)

How to manage epistaxis (nosebleeds)

Nosebleeds, or epistaxis, are very common in children. They are usually caused by dryness or irritation of the skin between the two nostrils, called the nasal septum. This area is rich in blood vessels and very easily irritated. The most common cause for nosebleeds is...

The Latest From Allergies & Anaphylaxis

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

How to prevent kids allergies to foods

Kids allergies can be terrifying and overwhelming – watching a baby’s allergic reaction, particularly to foods that you are feeding. Study shows that as many as 5.6 million children under 18 years of age in the United States alone have a food allergy.

How to Be Friendly to Food Allergies on Halloween

How to Be Friendly to Food Allergies on Halloween

How to Be Friendly to Food Allergies on Halloween The weather is starting to turn, the decorations are going up, and we can feel that Halloween is fast approaching! As you consider what to dress your little ones up as I would also urge you to consider some non-candy...

Lactose Intolerance In Children?

Lactose Intolerance In Children?

Lactose Intolerance In Children - Gassiness and Belly Pain? Parents tell me all the time that their children are lactose intolerant, just like they are. Their children exhibit milk intolerance symptoms that include: fussiness, bloating, irritability, gassiness and...

How to Recognize an Anaphylactic Reaction

How to Recognize an Anaphylactic Reaction

Anaphylactic Reaction - What To Do I'm an allergy parent, and I write the Irritated by Allergies blog for Yummy Mummy Club, as well. My son has had severe food allergies since birth, so I've got six years of handling those allergies, and mitigating his risk of...

10 Tips to Help Parents Navigate a New Food Allergy Diagnosis

10 Tips to Help Parents Navigate a New Food Allergy Diagnosis

Ten Great Strategies for Gaining Control of Your Allergy Diagnosis If you’re reading this then your child has likely recently received a food allergy diagnosis or maybe even a diagnosis of multiple food allergies. So first of all I’m sending you hugs, because I know...

The Latest From Infectious Diseases

Causes of Sore Throat in Kids Including Viral Pharyngitis and Strep Throat

Causes of Sore Throat in Kids Including Viral Pharyngitis and Strep Throat

Is your kid not eating and drinking? What can be the possible reason? Perhaps your child has a sore throat, viral pharyngitis, or strep throat. Sore throat is medically known as “pharyngitis. This is the inflammation of the pharynx. Usually, we see viral pharyngitis or sore throat caused by viral infections. Other times we see pharyngitis as a result of a bacterial infection like strep throat.

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection in Kids

Symptoms of a Bladder Infection in Kids

Urinary tract infections are prevalent in kids — especially if you have an infant in diapers or an older child that holds in their urine for more extended periods (like in the classroom or during extracurricular activities). This is especially true for a constipated toddler who is less able to communicate the issue.

The Latest From Doctors, Hospitals, & Medicines

What is virtual healthcare?

What is virtual healthcare?

Virtual healthcare refers to virtual visits between a healthcare provider. The pandemic has highlighted that virtual care can provide reassurance and efficiency, while allowing families to remain in the safe comfort of their homes, while still accessing expert care. Satisfaction amongst patients is high.

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family

How to Find the Best Doctors for Your Family We all know the adage ‘good help is hard to find’. Should this apply to your child’s paediatrician as well? I think not. There are thousands of excellent 'best doctors'. They are waiting to be found! There are thousands of...

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