Tagged: illnesses

Winter is coming… and so are the colds!

Winter colds and flu

Common colds are¬†something hard to avoid during the winter months. Young children may get between six to ten colds per year and once one family member has a sniffle, the germs generally do the rounds. Continue reading »

Keeping the bugs at bay this winter

keeping bugs at bay

Every year when winter hits, we wonder how can we keep our children from getting sick. It‚Äôs a good question but there are no easy answers. Cold and flu viruses can spread like wildfire through homes, daycare and schools during the cooler months and there‚Äôs no way to guarantee your children will avoid them. Continue reading »

Using paracetamol with children: Treat the child, not the fever

using paracetamol with children

Using paracetamol (Pamol and Panadol) with kids can be a difficult business. On one hand, you’ve got a poor, sick child and on the other hand, you might hear that you shouldn’t give kids paracetamol. It’s really tough for parents to know what to do. If you’re feeling a bit confused about whether to use paracetamol or not, here are some good guidelines. Continue reading »

Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand

Allergy New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the quality of life for people with allergies, and their families. They offer support, education and information, and they also advocate in all aspects of allergy. Continue reading »



This article describes the uncomfortable condition of sinusitis, including some valuable advice on relieving the symptoms of sinusitis.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, or the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it is commonly known, is described here, as well as¬†common signs¬†and possible treatments for those winter blues. Continue reading »


What is pneumonia

This article covers the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with pneumonia.

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What is the flu

This article on influenza – or flu as it is commonly known – explains the common symptoms of flu and how to care for your afflicted child. Continue reading »


What is croup

This article covers the signs and symptoms of croup, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with croup.¬†¬†¬† Continue reading »



This article on colds is full of great advice on how to ease the symptoms of the common cold, including traditional and natural remedies.

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