Sepsis in Children

Sepsis is a serious illness that requires quick treatment.  It is a complication of an infection. If treatment isn’t received quickly, sepsis can lead to organ failure and death. It is important for everyone to know the symptoms of sepsis – quick action and diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death. How to […]

Scarlet fever

Scarlet Fever is very contagious and usually affects young children.  It usually lasts for around a week and you are contagious from up to 7 days before the symptoms appear until 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics or 2 weeks after symptoms appear.  The treatment is a course of antibiotics. The symptoms of Scarlet […]

FREE Online First Aid Courses for Children

Would your child know how to help someone in an emergency? Would they know how to call for an ambulance? Lucizaid has partnered with ProTrainings in their belief that all children should learn basic first aid skills that could one day help save someone’s life. First Aid for children can often be costly and not […]

Let’s talk about Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth is a common childhood illness that usually clears up on its own within 7-10 days. But how do you know if it is hand, foot and mouth disease? The first signs of hand, foot and mouth disease are usually: A sore throat A high temperature, above 38C Not wanting to eat […]

The truth behind ‘Cough CPR’

Today, we need to talk about heart attacks and the helpful ‘advice’ that seems to be circulating. Way back in 1999 when the internet was a VERY DIFFERENT place a story was shared (read this article on Snopes.com for the story).  The ‘helpful’ story stated that if you believed you were experiencing a heart attack, […]

Chicken Pox – Symptoms, treatment, and advice

Chicken Pox is a common illness that usually affects children. It is most common during the Spring months but cases can appear at any time of year. What is Chicken Pox? Chicken Pox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes Shingles. It is highly contagious and can be spread by contact with an […]

It’s the time of year everyone dreads when Norovirus rears its head

It’s that time of year that parents dread.  Every winter it sweeps through schools with a vengeance, no-one is safe.  Not even your Mum.  It makes enemies in all walks of life and leaves classes half empty, parents exhausted and terrified.  It’s Norovirus, more commonly known as the Winter Vomiting Bug.  It really is one […]

Head Injuries What you need to know

Head Injuries and what you need to know about them

Head injuries can be frightening, particularly if they happen to your child.  There may be a raised bump at the sight of impact, there may be blood. It’s important to assess the situation and decide on the best course of action for the injury that has happened.  Most head injuries are minor and don’t require […]

Febrile Seizures – What you should know

Do you know what a febrile seizure is? Febrile seizures are also know as febrile convulsions and can happen when a child has a fever. They are more common in children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years, although they are not limited to these ages. Febrile seizures can be frightening to watch […]