Latest Kid’s Health Topics from the Clinic.

Glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis)

Today Dr Megs blogs about a common infection with a bad reputation. Glandular Fever or “infectious mononucleosis.” This awful condition is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus – come and find out how to know if your child has it, and how to prevent it.

Poo smearing (“Scatolia”)

In this stinky topic, Dr Megs takes a look at the very undesirable behaviour known as “poo-smearing” (otherwise known as Scatolia). If you are a parent who has a child who does this (or knows someone who does) – you want to read this article or at least pass it on.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Good evening everyone!! It is yet again late Monday night and I have not written a medical blog post for the week (*face palm*).  Sorry!  In my defence, I’ve had a bit of a rough old week, with many sad anniversaries (5 in total) for me in the last 7-8 days.  It was...

The 100 day cough

Our resident GP (and super mum) Dr Katie, has welcomed baby number 3 to her fold recently – CONGRATULATIONS DR KATIE!!
Today she blogs about WHOOPING COUGH – a potentially fatal, but vaccine preventable condition in kids (and adults)

Anxiolytics (Medication to Treat Anxiety)

Following on from last week, today we take a look at medication used to treat anxiety (and depression) in children. How does it work? What are the side effects? How long do children have to stay on it? Dr Megs tries to cover all of these commonly asked questions for parents in this article.


Dr Megs herself is back this week with an article about anxiety. To add to articles already written by our psychologist Dr Jenni, Dr Megs looks at what role your paediatrician plays in helping to manage your child’s anxiety.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH disease, the condition dreaded by all preschool/kindy/day-care parents and long suffered by kids. Dr Katie, our resident blog GP tells us all we need to know about this common and uncomfortable condition.

Chicken Pox (Varicella)

In this very informative article, our resident GP Dr Katie goes through the ins-and-outs of CHICKEN POX . What you need to know about the disease, how we treat it and prevent it. Given the recent outbreak of chicken pox in Brisbane, this is an article you don’t want to miss!!

The Return of the Measles

Dr Katie (general practitioner) blogs today about the unfortunate resurgence of measles in Australia over recent years. She tells us all about why this has happened, what to look for if you think your child has measles and most importantly, what to do about it.

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