A-Z

Measuring temperature of the child

Chickenpox

What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that causes a rash of this itchy spots, these spots then turn into fluid filled blisters before forming scabs which eventually fall off. Some children may only bare a few spots, whilst others entire body can be covered. They commonly appear on the face, ears, scalp,

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Meningitis signs and symptoms

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges (protective membranes) that surround the brain and spinal cord. This infection causes the meninges to become swollen and in some cases can damage the nerves and brain. Meningitis signs and symptoms in children Absolutely anyone of any age can get meningitis, although babies and young children are often

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Child immunisation

Tetanus Vaccine

The best way to prevent a tetanus infection is by having vaccination, 5 doses completes the course. The purpose of this vaccine is to allow your body to create antibodies against the tetanus toxin (tetanospasmin). It also protects you from future illnesses if you become exposed to the Clostridium tetani bacterium. In the UK all

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Nhs couch to 5k

Initially it may seem like a daunting prospect to go from perhaps never having run in your life to comfortably achieving 5 kilometres each week. The NHS however has devised an outstanding plan, complete with supporting podcasts to motivate people to keep fit and stay healthy. The aim is to allow people who have never

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my teenage daughter is pregnant

My teenage daughter is pregnant

My teenage daughter is pregnant! – Probably not the words most parents will relish saying. Drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy are probably the three major worries a parent has for their children and finding out your teenage daughter is expecting a baby can throw families into turmoil. Parents will encounter a range of

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The BCG vaccine

The Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccine or the BCG vaccine, as it is more commonly known, serves to immunise against Tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial infection of the predominantly the lungs. TB can also affect the nervous system and bones. Although highly dangerous, TB need not be fatal due to the intervention of modern medicine. What is the

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