Allergies

August 21, 2020
If your baby is at an age and stage where you’re thinking of starting solids, now might be a good time  -  while we’re in lockdown or semi-lockdown, depending on which part of NZ you live in.  The roads are clearer than usual (I was able to turn right out ...
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·         DO NOT touch the root of the tooth.  Pick the tooth up by the part which is normally visible when the tooth is stuck in the gum. ·         The tooth should be cleaned in saliva, ...
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Children and driveways

July 10, 2020
There have been something like three driveway accidents in the past month, where young children have been run over - and killed - on their own driveway.Next time you’re backing your car out of the garage, checking your mirrors and looking through the rear window, what can ...
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It's Asthma season!

July 3, 2020
It’s COLD!  The cold air really caught in my lungs this morning when I headed outside to the car to take the kids to school.  No one in our house has asthma, but if you have anyone at home with asthma make sure you’re keeping a close eye on things at this time ...
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A couple of weeks ago it was Coeliac Awareness Week.  Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder and sufferers need to completely cut gluten from their diet.  It is estimated that under 2% of New Zealanders have coeliac disease.  However it’s also likely that...
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Insect Bites!

June 8, 2020
Check out the photo below.  This was the result of an insignificant insect bite on my 15-year-old's arm a couple of months ago.  He noticed a tiny bite on his wrist in the morning (he's a fit healthy teenager so no earthly reason to do anything about it  -&nbs...
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Insect bites

June 8, 2020

Hot water burns!

May 21, 2020
Running the bath for little kids?  Most people are very careful about staying in the bathroom while the water’s running.  As kids grow older (and safer around water) we relax a little and I certainly remember starting the bath running and then wandering off into ...
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Take a walk through your house and check out all the curtains and blinds.  Curtain and blind cords can present a strangulation hazard to children, as they can become entangled in them while playing.  Even if the cords seem to be quite high up, children can climb on...
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HOT DRINKS BURN.  A cup of coffee spilt over a baby is the same as tipping a bucket of boiling water over an adult.  More than 5 children are admitted to hospital every week in NZ with severe burns.  And of the 1 -2 year olds admitted to hospital every year wi...
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