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.

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!!


A quick post about these dreaded parasites that cause an intense and distressing itch by burrowing under the skin. What are they? How do you get rid of them? Read on to find out!!

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.

Nappy rash

NAPPY RASH Nappy rash is a really common problem that we see in infant children who still wear nappies (diapers). It can be uncomfortable and at times painful for the child, and distressing to parents who are trying to treat it. The problem is caused by the child’s...

Find us on Facebook

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.