Kids Health: A Little Bit of Fever is Not a Bad Thing

I had to write this one because it seems to me that there is a general misconception that all fevers, especially in children, are bad and we must treat every rise in body temperature immediately with paracetamol or our children will suffer from irreparable brain damage. So let’s just set the record straight… (by theContinue reading “Kids Health: A Little Bit of Fever is Not a Bad Thing”

Growing Pains and Teething Pains

It’s been a rough few nights, hence very little blogging from me.  Gavin’s teething again – or at least I think he is.  From the very first tooth he ever cut, Gavin appears to have a rather rough time with teething.  He loses his appetite, he gets mildly feverish, and he gets diarrhoea.  The currentContinue reading “Growing Pains and Teething Pains”

Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections

It’s day two, Gavin’s fever is still elevated.  The doctor’s diagnosis is a viral infection due to a lack of nasal congestion and phlegm, and Gavin’s complaints about headaches and back pain.  With reported outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya in the area, we were naturally concerned so we took Gavin to see the doctor.  OurContinue reading “Dengue, Chikungunya and Toddlers with Viral Infections”

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