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“N” is for Nose!

In the second of my three articles on Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) issues affecting children, I will tackle ‘N’… which stands for Nose! GPs see many issues affecting the nasal passages, ranging from snuffly babies, to allergic rhinitis, to …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

‘E’ is for Ear – Otitis Media

Middle ear infections are a very common reason for kids to come and see their doctor and are a leading cause of hearing loss, particularly in developing countries. This is the first of three articles on Ear Nose and Throat …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Does My Child Have Autism?

Developmental and behavioural problems are common in young children. In the majority of cases behavioural difficulties are temporary and normal development is achieved. But how do we know if a young child’s behaviour is within normal limits or when could …

ASTHMA IN CHILDREN

Asthma is a common lung condition in which the airways become narrow making it hard to breath leading to wheeze, cough and shortness of breath.  Approximately 1 in 10 children have asthma and it is one of the most common …

Eczema In Children

What is Eczema?

Eczema is a common skin condition in which the skin becomes dry, itchy and red. It can make the skin crack, weep and bleed and more prone to bacterial infection, especially if a lot of scratching …

HELP!!! My Baby Won’t Stop Crying!

Having a new baby can be one of the most wonderful times in your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful. All babies cry, but how do we know if their crying is normal, or if …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination

Meningitis, it’s a word that strikes fear into most people’s hearts. Although it is a rare illness, it’s consequences can be catastrophic, and even with appropriate antibiotic care, up to 10% of cases are fatal. Most people will make a …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

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