Fever in children

So it's that time of year again... Winter.  Flu season. Fun, fun, fun.  Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), colds and viruses are so incredibly common in both children AND adults this time of year.  Here in our household, a virus has done the rounds TWICE....

Tummy pain

Tummy pain Nothing worse for a parent than knowing your child is in pain or ill and not knowing what to do about it or whether to worry.  Tummy pain is a very common symptom in childhood.   Almost any medical problem in a child can present as a “tummy ache” and the...

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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.