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 […]

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 […]

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 […]