Latest Kid’s Health Topics from the Clinic.

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!!

Short Stature

Dr Sarah, our resident paediatric endocrinologist takes a detailed look at the causes of short stature and how it is assessed in children in this great article.

Natural remedies for cold and flu – do they work?

Hey guys!! Here is a quick article as a follow up to last Monday’s article on probiotics. Today I am about to knock up a quick read on various products that are marketed to “boost the immune system” or “fight off bugs” or “help ease cold and flu symptoms.” I know you...

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

So today I am going to take the liberty of nerding out on my blog in my last medical post before Christmas.   This is a rare condition that I think is absolutely fascinating, and that I have probably seen about 6 or 7 times in my career (including people I ...

Jaundice in newborn babies

Dr Megs writes about a common and usually self-resolving problem in newborn babies – jaundice. Sometimes the cause of jaundice in babies can be more serious however, and this article looks at these causes, and how we treat babies who have it.

Pulled elbow

Dr Megs writes about a common condition of toddlers – the painful pulled elbow. It is easy to fix, but needs medical attention quickly.

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.



In this episode of Dr Megs – Paeds & Feeds, Dr Megs tells you all you need to know about the use of melatonin in children

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