The smear4smear campaign this week is run by Jo's Trust.This excellent campaign is raising awareness of how cervical screening saves lives. THE FACTS... Did you know that 1 in 4 women don't attend screening, but 2 women a DAY lose their lives to cervical cancer which if caught early through screening can often be successfully treated?… Continue reading SmearForSmear – “Sorry I’ve not shaved my foof!”
How to soothe those itchy chickenpox blisters!
This is an important story that a friend of mine once told me, involving her 18 month old and a lollipop. One day whilst at home she noticed her son was having difficulty breathing. His breathing then completely stopped. As she rushed over to him she saw a white little stick in his hand and immediately… Continue reading A lollipop warning
I'm back and what better topic to celebrate my return with than a whistle-stop tour of the runs and vom. (For those wondering where I have been, scroll to the bottom for a thorough list of excuses. For those not interested and here on the search for tips on managing the spate of winter vomiting bugs - read… Continue reading Diarrhoea and vomiting #DrMummyTips
What is croup, how is it diagnosed and what is the treatment of this noisy infection. (VIDEO included.)
"Memo for the bumps - don't forget to book these!"
Repeat after me...teething does not cause a fever. Then tell everyone you know about it; and that it is quite possibly one of the most harmful old wives' tales around that really has to stop. Where has this myth come from? Around the same time as teething: many mums stop/reduce breastfeeding (so immunity is not being… Continue reading A dangerous old wives’ tale.