5 types of ringworm and how to battle it


Ringworm is a skin condition that is actually not related in any way to worms. In fact, ringworm is a fungal skin infection caused by group of fungus called dermatophytes. How did my child catch it ringworm? Ringworm affects both us and animals and is very contagious. You can catch ringworm from coming into contact […]

6 common causes of mouth ulcers in kids

mouth ulcers

Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores or officially known as Aphthous stomatitis, can range from being minimally irritating for your child to downright painful. A small one here and there that heals quickly on their own may go unnoticed. The more symptomatic ones and the ones that are visually noticeable and stubborn tend to […]

Effective croup remedies

What is croup? Croup is an infection affecting your child’s upper airways. Its tell-tale sign is the distinctive, harsh, ‘seal bark’ cough.   What are the symptoms of croup? Croup starts off like many other infections with cold-like symptoms such as a fever, stuffy or runny nose and a cough. Then, as the infection increases […]

3 hacks to support your child after antibiotics

after antibiotics

Antibiotics have played a historic role in treating infectious disease. They are lifesaving and continue to be an important first-line treatment for bacterial infections. They are, however, not without their side effects, and what you do after antibiotics is crucial. What can happen after antibiotics? Antibiotics are used to directly kill or impact the growth […]

Hand foot and mouth disease

What is hand food and mouth disease? Hand foot and mouth disease is a common and very contagious childhood infection generally caused by enteroviruses such as coxsackieviruses.  It starts with blisters that first appear as small red dots that then progress into ulcers.  These blisters can appear inside the cheeks, gums, sides of the tongue, […]

Asthma is on the rise: 3 surprising reasons why!

About 1 in 10 kids in Australia aged 14 and under live with chronic asthma. Boys are more affected than girls and the age group most affected are kids between 5 and 9 years of age. According to Australian National Health surveys, the rates of asthma have gone from 3.3% in 1983 to 8.3% in […]

My child has a relentless cough since COVID

A cough can be a very common feature of a cold. They can sound rather awful. They can be simply annoying by interrupting sleep and preventing your child from getting back to everyday activities. Coughing is a natural reflex and is there to help remove whatever is irritating the airways- viruses, dust, smoke- as well […]