Sometimes your child gets sick. It could be an acute infection like a common cold, ear infection or chicken pox, or a more chronic long term condition such as eczema, constipation or hayfever.
Here I discuss the most common, minor and chronic childhood health complaints.
I offer information on how to help your child, if /when you should take them to see a health professional (or seek emergency help), and discuss a variety of natural solutions to support your doctors advice. Various points are illustrated through my own personal and professional experiences.
Most of what I discuss here are non life threatening health conditions. You may want to use the information as a supplement to better understand a diagnosis or treatment, but it shouldn’t be the sole thing you use to make important medical decisions, or replace the advice of your own doctor. Please read the full health disclaimer before applying any information from this website.
Furthermore, it’s always important to remember, that you are the parent, and so you know your child better than anyone else. If you are at all worried about your child’s health, always act on your instincts and get immediate help.
And it’s not just about staying and home and washing your hands. Over the past 11 months, my husband Alex, an Infectious Disease Doctor in Oxford UK, has been working on the frontline and involved in the ongoing research for the vaccine. Read our Diary of a Doctor here. As a Nutritional Therapist, caring for […]
As a Therapist specialising in kids with allergies, eczema is one of the most bothersome complaints I see. And as mum of child that suffered with eczema, I am very aware of the agony it causes. From a mild slightly annoying tickle to an entire body being affected, covered it bright red excruciatingly dry itchy […]
Ear infections are extremely common in children. In fact, 3 out of 4 will suffer from at least one ear infection by their third birthday. It’s the most prevalent complaint that lands children at the doctor’s surgery, and the most common reason for prescribed antibiotics. Yet the NHS website states that the routine use of antibiotics […]
Those tell-tale signs; your toddler pauses in the corner of the room, looking like she’s concentrating really hard, her face goes red, and the whiff in the air tells you it’s time to change a nappy. But what if it’s never that easy? Does your baby, toddler or child seem in physical pain when she […]
Something I’ve become very aware of over the last few months, is that many people are suffering ongoing aftereffects from the virus. Natural ways to support your body in healing from Post Viral Fatigue.
For many, lockdown has meant that poor sleep has become the norm. This can be difficult to rectify if you’re not yet heading back to your usual work and exercise routines or feeling anxious about the future. Here’s some natural ways to tackle the problem.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is thought to affect up to 20 percent of children at some point in their school years. Symptoms of IBS including abdominal pain and alternating diarrhoea and constipation, are the second cause of absenteeism at school. What could be the answer?
When the warmer weather comes it usually marks the end of seasonal coughs and colds. However, this year we’re still fighting coronavirus with another potential surge in June as we come out of lockdown. As if we didn’t have enough to challenge our immune system right now, some of us will be fighting a war against pollen too.
It’s been over a month since we all went into lockdown. With it, our routines, our usual exercise, our regular meals, our normal sleep patterns, literally went out the window…. and so has our daily rhythm. During normal times the NHS estimate’s that around 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 3 children in the UK has constipation at any one time. Lockdown could see these figures rising….
With the gyms and swimming pools closed until lockdown is over, many of us will be taking to the streets to exercise. With this our trainers are going to be getting some good use, and as the Summer hots up some of us may be encountering an extremely common problem, Fungal Toenail. Fortunately, it’s easy to treat at home…
It’s strange times when we’re advised to stay at home rather than visit our GP when our child is ill. But it’s best not to spread germs. Here’s some simple ideas to support your child at home.
We had a situation last night with my 9-year-old daughter, who can be a sensitive soul, became overtired and anxious. It was just approaching 8.30pm and we were about to cuddle down in bed, when Alex returned home. Keen to spend time with him, we both went back downstairs. Alex was tired but wired after […]
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