What is oropharyngeal candidiasis? Well that is just a fancy word for oral thrush, caused by the Candida Albicans fungus (yup, the same one responsible for vaginal thrush too) Small amounts of this fungus normally are found in your mouth without causing harm, but your body’s good bacteria normally keep the fungus in check.
One would think that in the 21st century, with the number of studies and readily-available information on smoking and it’s ill effects, that we would see a decline in parents smoking in the vicinity of their children. Sadly, this does not seem to be the case. Parents are not even willing to make changes from […]
How crazy are all these heat waves we’re experiencing all over the country at the moment? When the temperature on the coast went up to 40 C last week we all had a mini melt-down. But this week it was our inland friends who are suffering. You guys… I wouldn’t be able to cope. So […]
The onset of spring has brought with it flowers in bloom, smells of summer, and late sunsets… As well as an increase in rashes and spots of various kinds. This time, it was one of our own little people who got those ghastly little blisters that we call chickenpox all over his body. So we’ve […]
What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know #6 Growing pains are crampy, achy muscle pains that some preschoolers and pre-teens feel in both legs. These pains usually occur in the late afternoon or in the evening, and can even cause your child to wake up in the middle of the night. Despite what the name […]
What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know #5 Have you noticed that a lot of parents throw the terms ‘lactose intolerance’ and ‘milk allergy’ around very loosely? But do they know the difference between the two?