There is a myth that pacifiers and breastfeeding are ‘bad’ and that they contribute to ‘nipple confusion’. This is not true. If a child likes… Read More »Thumb sucking and pacifiers – good or bad for your baby?
Standing next to a small baby with severe whooping cough (pertussis) is among the most awful things I have ever experienced. The baby has such… Read More »Whooping cough (pertussis) – symptoms, how it sounds, tests and treatment
Our immune system’s role is to fight off pathogens that harm the body. It has powerful weapons in its arsenal. These are needed to be… Read More »What is an allergy? Read about the immune response
Pollen allergy in children causes watery, itchy, red eyes, runny nose, sneezing and sometimes triggers asthma. The symptoms occur during the pollen season, which is… Read More »Pollen allergy in children – runny nose and watery eyes