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 […]

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 […]

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 […]