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Oral Thrush – A Quick Reference Guide

Does My Baby Have Oral Thrush | Penelope & Bella

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. Continue reading Oral Thrush – A Quick Reference Guide

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When Crime Comes Knocking On Your Door

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Living in South Africa has its pros and cons, right?  I’ve been on this planet for 39 years, and my exposure to crime has, thankfully, been low. Yea we’ve had the odd house break-in etc, but whenever these happened no one was at home, so no one got hurt. It’s a sad place to be when you realise that crime is going to affect you one day, and you pray for “milder” crimes that don’t happen when you or (heaven forbid) your kids or loved ones are around. Continue reading When Crime Comes Knocking On Your Door

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Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Allergy in Children

What Your Pediatrician Wants You To Know 5

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? Continue reading Lactose Intolerance vs Milk Allergy in Children