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Understanding childhood hearing loss: diagnosis and treatment options

Hearing loss in children can have significant implications for their development and quality of life.

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Understanding Lyme disease in children: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi. While it can affect people of all ages, children are particularly vulnerable due to their outdoor activities.

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Meet the Team – Dr Neeta Patel

Meet the Team – Dr Neeta Patel is a Paediatric Consultant with over 30 years of paediatric service. Find out mofre about Dr Patel here.

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Managing heat rash in children: prevention and treatment strategies

Heat rash, also known as prickly heat or miliaria, is a common skin condition that occurs when sweat becomes trapped in the sweat ducts, leading to inflammation and irritation.

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Common allergens in children: A guide from Childhealthy

Allergies can significantly impact a child’s quality of life, affecting everything from their daily activities to their overall health.

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Chickenpox vaccination: insights from Childhealthy

Chickenpox is often perceived as a mild illness, but it can lead to complications, especially in young children, infants, and those with weakened immune systems.

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Constipation in children: advice from Childhealthy

Constipation is a common problem in paediatric practice, affecting children of all ages. Here’s how to recognise and manage constipation in your child.

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Allergic rhinitis in children: a guide by Childhealthy

Many children suffer from allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, which can affect their sleep, concentration, and overall quality of life. Here’s how to recognise and manage this condition

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Asthma in children: insights and management strategies from Childhealthy

Asthma is a common condition among children, characterised by episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, and chest tightness.

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Managing eczema in young children: advice from Childhealthy

At Childhealthy we often meet parents who are concerned about their child’s eczema. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common condition in children, leading to dry, itchy, and inflamed skin.

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Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination: a guide by Childhealthy

The MMR vaccine is the immunisation that protects against measles, mumps and rubella.

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Understanding and Addressing Thumb Sucking in Babies

Thumb sucking is a natural reflex for babies that can provide comfort and help them learn about their world. However, prolonged thumb sucking might lead to dental issues or affect speech development. Here’s what parents need to know about this common habit and the implications it may have.

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What to Do When Your Baby Has a Cough

A cough in a baby can be concerning, but it’s a common symptom that often accompanies minor illnesses like colds. Childhealthy offers a comprehensive guide to help you understand when a cough is a simple part of your baby’s development and when it may be something that needs a doctor’s attention.

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The Newborn Check: What Does a Paediatrician Look For?

After the arrival of your baby, one of the first and most important medical assessments is the newborn check. This examination, which should be performed within 72 hours of birth, plays a crucial role in ensuring your baby’s health. Childhealthy explains what this check involves and why it’s so important.

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Starting Your Baby on Solids: A Guide for New Parents

One of the most exciting milestones in your baby’s first year is introducing them to solid foods. It’s a significant step in their development, and many parents look forward to seeing their baby’s reaction to new tastes and textures. Childhealthy is here to help you understand when and how to begin this journey.

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Recognising Early Signs of Autism in Toddlers

If you’re concerned that your toddler may be showing signs of autism, it’s important to know what to look for. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can present itself through a variety of behavioural cues, and early recognition is crucial. The team at Childhealthy is here to support you by highlighting key signs and guiding you on what to do if you suspect your toddler may have autism.

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The Right Time to Sit Your Baby Up in a Pram

As a parent, one of the delightful milestones you’ll anticipate is the moment you can sit your baby up in a pram to see the world together. The Childhealthy team is here to guide you on when this moment can safely occur.

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Navigating Your Baby’s Weight Gain

A common concern for new parents is understanding the healthy weight gain for their baby. At Childhealthy, we believe in providing clear, reassuring guidance to help you track your little one’s growth confidently.

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Understanding Your Newborn’s Umbilical Cord Separation

After the joy of welcoming your little one into the world, you’ll notice they come with a little keepsake from their time in the womb: the umbilical cord stump. At Childhealthy, we understand that parents often have questions about this natural process. Here’s a simple guide to help you know what to expect.

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Your Newborn’s First Bath: Tips and Timing

The first bath is a special milestone in your newborn’s life and a new experience for you as a parent. It’s a time for gentle splashes and soothing cuddles. Our team at Childhealthy is here to guide you through when and how to make this moment as safe and joyful as possible.

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What Is The Safest Way For My Baby To Sleep?

Ensuring that our little ones sleep safely is a top concern for many parents. Sleep is an essential part of your baby’s growth and development, and ensuring they have a safe sleep environment is crucial.

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Colic – What Is It And How Can I Help My Baby?

Every parent dreads the moment when their little one is upset and it seems like nothing can console them.

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Your Baby’s Hearing: When And How To Get It Checked

In this post, we review cradle cap, a very common condition, discuss treatment options.

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Bronchiolitis And Croup

Bronchiolitis and croup are viral infections that often look very similar to a cold in their early stages. They’re particularly prevalent in winter.

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Remedies For A Winter Cold

Winter colds are a common occurrence at this time of the year. Find out some tips and tricks for this winter.

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National Anti-Bullying Week: What You Need To Know

Bullying is a concerning issue that affects many children in the United Kingdom. National Anti-Bullying Week, which takes place on 13-17 November,

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Common Colds In Babies And Children

Dr Yiannis, back again with another post for you talking about a problem as old as time, and yet, as parents, it never gets less worrisome – the common cold.

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What Is The Best Treatment For Cradle Cap?

In this post, we review cradle cap, a very common condition, discuss treatment options.

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CMPA – Milk Allergy In Babies

I’m excited to share essential information about CMPA, or Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy

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What Is A Normal Temperature For A Baby?

One of the many challenges you might face as a caregiver is understanding what constitutes a ‘normal’ baby temperature.

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The Importance Of Flu Vaccines For Babies And Young Children

With the flu season approaching, it’s essential to understand why vaccination is vital, how it works, and some common questions you might have.

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National Eczema Week 2023

Keeping your little ones happy and entertained on a plane is essential for a smooth and enjoyable journey.

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Missed Vaccines: What To Do When Your Child’s Immunisation Schedule Gets Delayed

Keeping your little ones happy and entertained on a plane is essential for a smooth and enjoyable journey.

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Smooth Transitions: A Family Guide To Shifting From Holidays To School Days

Let’s delve into some fun, family-friendly ways to prepare your children for the leap back into academia, all while ensuring their health and well-being.

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Flying With Happy Kids: Tips To Keep Them Smiling On A Plane

Keeping your little ones happy and entertained on a plane is essential for a smooth and enjoyable journey.

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Summer Holiday Vaccinations: Keeping Your Family Healthy And Happy

Let’s explore the importance of summer holiday vaccinations and answer some common questions.

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Tackling the Measles Outbreak: A Parent’s Guide to Keeping Your Child Safe

A practical guide for parents, summarising the importance of measles prevention and the actions being taken by healthcare experts and authorities.

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Keeping Kids Active When The Weather Is Bad

With the summer season in full swing, it’s crucial to understand the best practices for safeguarding our little ones from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Protecting Your Child From The Sun: Your Essential Guide

With the summer season in full swing, it’s crucial to understand the best practices for safeguarding our little ones from the sun’s harmful rays.

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Paediatric Diagnosis: Understanding The Journey To A Healthy Child

We will delve into the world of paediatric diagnosis, answering some common questions to help parents and caregivers navigate this complex journey towards ensuring the well-being of their child.

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Baby Bringing Up Milk Straight After Feed: What Should I Do?

When your baby brings up milk straight after feeding, it can be worrying. We can explain why this happens and how to support your baby’s nutrition.

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Coeliac Disease In Children

Coeliac disease impacts children across the UK. At Childhealthy, we can help diagnose and manage the condition so you can support them during mealtimes.

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Allergy Blood Test: Types, Accuracy And Results

Allergies are common in children, and one way to have allergies diagnosed is with an allergy blood test. Book an allergy blood test with Childhealthy.

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Vitamin D Deficiency In Children

Vitamin D deficiencies in children are more common than you think and they can lead to health issues. Learn more about the deficiency here with Childhealthy.

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Blood Test For Vitamin Deficiency

It can be difficult to ensure your child gets the right nutrients, but a great way to check is with a blood test for vitamin deficiency. Find out more here.

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Food Allergies In Babies

Ensuring your baby gets all the nutrients they need is vital, but it can be tricky when they develop a food allergy. Learn more about food allergies in babies here.

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Common Neurological Conditions in Children

Welcome to our latest Childhealthy newsletter! In this newsletter, we’re covering top tips for parents to spot and look after common neurological symptoms in children – including how you can…

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Hand, Foot And Mouth In Children And Babies

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common contagious illness in children and babies. Discover more about it here and learn how to provide relief.

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Information On Group A Streptococcus Infection (Strep A)

Over the last year, there has been a reported rise in the number of infections caused by Strep A. We provide all the information you need to know about Strep A.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: Winter Safety Tips For Children

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! As we enter January, it’s important to recognise that while winter can be an…

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The Best Vitamins For Children In Winter

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. It’s that time of year when the days are shorter, the weather is colder, and flu and winter virus season is upon us. At Childhealthy,…

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What Should Be In A Family First Aid Kit?

It’s important to have a well-stocked first-aid kit in your home so you’re prepared to deal with any minor accidents and injuries.

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Polio Vaccination In London

This article discusses what polio is and why polio vaccinations are still necessary, even though the chances of contracting the disease are still slim.

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When To Keep Your Children Home From School And Nursery

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. With the flu season well underway and playgroups, nurseries and schools back after breaks, this month we focus on tips to keep your children healthy…

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Newsletter: Health Advice For Your Child’s First School Term

Health Advice For Your Child’s First School Term Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. Our heartfelt congratulations to all children who have begun the new school year or joined a nursery…

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Is An Ear Infection Contagious?

This article discusses whether or not ear infections are contagious, as well as their causes, symptoms, and treatments. Contact us to book an appointment.

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Safe Sleeping For Babies: A Guide For Parents

This guide discusses how to keep your baby safe whilst sleeping, a sleep cycle for each age range, and tips on how to get your baby into a good sleep routine.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Bedtime Routines For Children

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. As the summer holidays come to a close, this month we focus on sleep and healthy bedtime routines for children of all ages.  Sleep, healthy…

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Eczema In Babies and Children

We hope you find this comprehensive guide helpful in understanding eczema. In this guide, we explore what eczema is, its causes, and treatment options

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Beach Safety For Kids

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest update. Summer is all about fun in the sun, and most importantly, it’s the start of a long school holiday for your children. Many families will…

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Dehydration In Children And Babies

This blog will give adults and parents all the information they need about dehydration in children and babies, from signs and causes to treatments and tips to keep your babies and children hydrated.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: What are the Stages of Teething?

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest newsletter update. Here at Childhealthy, we understand that trying to soothe a teething baby, brushing a toddler’s teeth, and managing dental hygiene in children of all…

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The Essential Guide To Breastfeeding

This guide to breastfeeding by Childhealthy will tell you everything you need to know about breastfeeding so you can start your journey off on the right foot. Read on to learn more.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Asthma In Children

Welcome to Childhealthy’s latest newsletter update. If you or your child suffer from asthma, summer can be a difficult season. While most people think of winter as the most triggering…

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Hepatitis In Children

Due to the rising acute hepatitis cases across the UK, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis in children.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Seasonal Allergies In Children

Welcome to this month’s Childhealthy update. With pollen counts on the rise, this month we are focussing on seasonal allergies in children, how they are diagnosed and how they can…

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ADHD Symptoms In Children And Young People

ADHD is a medical condition that affects both children and young people. The condition influences behaviours creating problems that can range from mild to severe.

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Early Signs Of Autism: What To Look Out For

Autism is a lifelong spectrum condition that can impact a person’s life in many ways. It is a developmental condition that can affect social skills, behaviours and much more.

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Treating Minor Injuries At Home

Treating minor injuries at home Spring has arrived, and with it comes brighter evenings, bluer skies, and an influx of questions about minor injuries and how to treat the cuts,…

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Childhealthy’s Newsletter: Mental Health

Mental Health: Looking after the mental well-being of both you and your child The shortest month of the year is upon us, with our thoughts jumping ahead to Spring –…

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Measles In Babies: What To Look Out For

Measles is a highly infectious illness that is most common among children and babies. It is caused by a virus that replicates in the throat and nose of the person affected.

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Meningitis In Babies: Signs And Symptoms

Meningitis is an infection that commonly affects babies. If you are concerned that your baby has contracted this infection, this blog is here to help.

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Why Vaccines Are Important For Children

Vaccines are one of our most effective health interventions. Although our immune system is our body’s natural defence barrier, it often needs strengthening with vaccines to help us bypass the risks that come with dangerous infections.

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Chickenpox In Babies: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Chickenpox is a condition that regularly affects babies and young children. Click to find out about what Chickenpox is and what you can do to help your baby.

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January Newsletter: Vaccinations for Children

This month’s newsletter focuses on exploring some of the most relevant information and guidance relating to vaccines, which vaccines your child needs and when, alongside an update on COVID-19 vaccination in children. 

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December Newsletter: Children And Winter

Winter health has been a big part of our focus over the past few weeks, with parents frequently asking what to do in the face of sniffs, coughs, colds, and general ill-health.
Here are some of the more commonly asked questions about looking after babies and children in the winter months – and our answers.

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November Newsletter: Coughs In Children

We are reviewing common causes of coughs for children in this months newsletter.

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Early language development in babies and toddlers

Over their first year of life and long before any actual words appear, babies are working hard to develop key communication skills.

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Nappy rash: Do’s and Don’ts

Nappy rash is a common skin condition among babies and toddlers. It’s not harmful to your child but it can be painful for them if it isn’t cared for properly.

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How to tell if your child has a urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are a common problem in children, but it is often hard to know if your child has one or not, especially if you have a younger infant.

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How much screen time is healthy for kids?

How Much Screen Time For Kids Is Healthy? Nowadays, children of all ages are getting more screen time than ever before. And here at Childhealthy, we find parents often want…

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Newsletter: How To Keep Your Child Healthy During Winter

It is that time of year again when seasonal changes mean children are coming down with sore throats, sniffles and colds. Of course, it’s also still important to keep an eye out for COVID-19 symptoms.

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10 Top Tips for using dummies or pacifiers

Dummies are convenient to have on hand when your little one needs something to suck on and they can be used for more than just soothing.

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When to worry about nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can look alarming to parents and children alike. But most of the time, they are a minor injury that’s completely harmless and can be easily treated at home.

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Childhealthy’s Guide to Worms

Threadworms are a type of worm that can live in your child’s intestines. They’re not dangerous, but they can be uncomfortable for your child.

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What is jaundice in babies?

Jaundice is a common condition that affects many newborns. The good news is that it’s usually harmless and goes away on its own.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: Back To School

Children are back to school this month after their summer holiday break. It’s great (and a relief!) to get back into the routine of school life. I know my own children are happy to be back with their friends and starting a new school year. 

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Childhealthy August Newsletter

We hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Please share the article, follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram. Your support and feedback are really…

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How to protect your child’s skin in the sun

Protecting your child’s skin in the sun can be hard. But keeping them out of the sun can be even harder!

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How to deal with heatstroke in children

Heatstroke is a condition caused by the body overheating, usually due to prolonged exposure to – or physical exertion in – high temperatures.

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Childhealthy’s complete guide to chickenpox

Chickenpox, also known as Varicella, is a viral infection that causes unpleasant symptoms such as a typical skin rash, fever, headache and fatigue.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: Colds In Children

Emergency departments across the UK are seeing very high numbers of young children for this time of year because of a rise in infections that are usually seen in winter. Some paediatricians have been describing it as a “winter in June.”

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Poo dilemmas: How to help a constipated baby.

It’s important to know the signs for constipation, so you can identify it early on and help your baby before it becomes an even bigger problem.

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Childhealthy Newsletter: How To Stay Safe During COVID-19

You may have also seen in the news recently that vaccines have been approved for children over 12 years. Following successful trials, the Pfizer vaccine has been given approval in the UK by the medicines regulator for children aged 12-15.

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Everything you need to know about potty training.

It can be hard to know when to start potty training your child. That’s why we’re here with advice that will help you make an informed decision about when’s the best time for your child

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What is a high temperature for a child?

It’s important to know what is considered normal and what isn’t, so here is all the advice and information you need from Childhealthy.

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The ultimate guide to baby milestones, from birth to 1 year.

From those first smiles and chuckles to baby’s first steps, those first moments in your baby’s life are so precious.

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New Website Update From Dr Yiannis: Childhealthy Is Now Live!

Welcome to Childhealthy: Introducing our new website, COVID 19 vaccines for secondary school children and other updates from Dr Yiannis.

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Dr Yiannis Update: One Year On

I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I wish you all the very best, Dr Yiannis…

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COVID Vaccine Trials For Children

Dr. Yiannis Update | Positive news at last I hope this latest update finds you and your loved ones well. Our practice is here to support you as usual. I…

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