Immunisation

Helping your child get over the fear of needles

Having needles and vaccinations is something every child will have to do at some point. Some of our babies have jabs as soon as they are born if you agree to a vitamin K shot to help their blood clot. Wider vaccination programmes start as young as two months old, but as children get older

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Living with Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is caused by an overactive immune system that causes skin cells to over-produce. It leads to an inflammation of the skin, which typically forms as red, scaly patches, which can be flaky as they dry out. It can also form as thick, raised areas of

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Mumps

Mumps is a viral infection which is highly contagious and is commonly found in children. The tell-tale signs of this infection is the painful swelling of the parotid glands, found on the side of the face under the ears. Other symptoms include joint pain, high temperature and headaches. If you suspect mumps you should see

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Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be unpleasant and can even in serious cases lead to death. Good news is it rare in the UK due to the effectiveness of the MMR vaccination. Anyone can get measles unless they have been vaccinated, and it’s commonly found in children aged between one and

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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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