- My 2 year old is barking like a sealion this morning!
- Why does my 5 year old daughter have an itchy bottom all the time? My doctor says it is not thrush.
- My 13 year old son has started complaining of headaches. How do I know if it’s serious?
- My two-year-old can only just string two words together. Is she delayed?
- How can I help my child sleep better?
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Author Archives: Dr Julia
Croup is the term we use to refer to the effect on a child (usually younger than 5 years) of a viral infection which makes their upper airway around their vocal cords swell. Any virus can do it although one … Continue reading
Your doctor is right and I wish more doctors said this instead of treating pre-pubertal girls with an itchy bottom for candidiasis or thrush, which is a fungal infection that post-pubertal girls and women get, and is very rare in … Continue reading
Headaches are common in the young (and older) adult population. They often come on in the teenage years and parents are not sure if they are stress or hormone related or due to the fairly universally poor sleeping habits of … Continue reading
A simple rule of thumb is that, by their second birthday, children should be speaking in some two word sentences. This may be things like “mummy gone”. Health visitors know to refer children to speech and language therapists at the … Continue reading
A child not sleeping as early/late/long/peacefully as his or her parents expect is one of the most common topics of conversation in my consultations – even if that was not the main reason for making the appointment! If the child … Continue reading
I spend much of my working time seeing unwell children in a busy A and E department. Parents are always keen to tell me how high their child’s temperature is but I am far more interested in the child’s heart … Continue reading
Please note that, since its launch in February 2013, I am now answering FAQs on children’s health at the parenting lifestyle website called www.offspringthing.com. Please try there for any topics you can not find here.
Many infants will be growing out of their cows milk protein allergy (CMPA) towards the end of their first year. Weaning starts at 4-6 months and there are some very well written guides to first tastes and weaning stages at … Continue reading
More and more people are moving away from the heavy meat diets we were used to as children ourselves but lots of us worry about ensuring adequate nutrients when we do that – for ourselves as well as for our babies … Continue reading
5% of children develop stammering (synonym: stuttering) and 80% grow out of it. It tends to come on around the age of 3 or 4 on the background of normal language development up until that point. It seems that it … Continue reading