Welcome to Adolescent Health Month at Paeds & Feeds. Today we look at a common and dreaded condition of the skin that affects a huge number of teenagers all over the world – ACNE.


Helloooooo again everyone! After a not-all that-relaxing (well... I DO have a 2 year old and a 5 year old and the plane trip home was enough to undo any relaxation that could have occurred prior to that point!) and not-nearly-long-enough week away I am back at the...

School sores (impetigo)

Oh the scourge!  Oh the affliction!  Woe is the befallen and all else run for your lives!!

One of the most awful and common infections spread by children – SCHOOL SORES (otherwise known as impetigo). Here’s what to do about it.


ECZEMA   Oh eczema.  How I loathe thee. My four year old has terrible eczema that we have struggled with since she was about 5 months old.  Sometimes it is better, sometimes it is worse.  Depends on the season, the humidity, what she has been doing (eg swimming...

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About Dr Megs

About Dr Megs

Megan is a Brisbane and Ipswich-based paediatrician in public and private practice, and mum to two small children. You can usually find her working hard in private practice at Paeds in a Pod North Lakes and Greenslopes, and in public practice at Ipswich Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is written for the purpose of providing GENERAL advice about common children's health topics (and of course recipes). It is NOT a substitute for a proper medical assessment and examination by a qualified physician. If your child is unwell, seek medical and attention and advice in person.