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Category Archives: Children

How To Manage Viral Gastro(enteritis) Trending In Sydney

  Sydney, enjoy your eased lockdowns during COVID this December 2020. However be aware that viral gastro is in the wild and appearing as nausea, vomiting, and or diarrhoea. Tummy is usually upset too. I still see it this 3rd week in Sydney hence this update.   I highly recommend everyone maintain common sense hygiene […]

Daily Dose Ep51: How To Feed Problem Babies (Colic, Reflux, Constipation, Allergy)

In Australia and New Zealand we have the Food Standards dictating what’s allowed in your baby’s formula powder.   Fortunately most brands have to hit minimums for protein, carbs, and fats.    Unfortunately the optional extras are exactly that, optional! I have to also add a disclaimer: breast milk is KING. Formula comes nowhere close.  […]

Bushfires and Asthma

It’s sad to see so many bushfires burning across NSW right now =( I take my hat off to all frontline servicemen and women whom are doing their best for us including fireys, paramedics, chopper pilots, doctors, nurses, the SES, and many others! Today’s topic is on asthma. If you’re a carer for the elderly, […]

Daily Dose Ep16: Best Vacuum for my Allergic Kid

  I’m a little too excited for our new Dyson vacuum lol.. Ever wondered what household products are suitable for your child who might be sensitive to allergies like dust mites, mould, smoke, perfume etc…? The National Asthma Council of Australia has a useful website called Sensitive Choice (https://www.sensitivechoice.com/products-services/) which is a non-profit that gives […]

Daily Dose Ep9: Iron Deficiency and Alternatives to Ferro-Liquid

Alternatives to Ferro-Liquid (currently out of stock, July 2019) Parents, are your kids deficient in Iron but you struggle to find an alternative to Ferro Liquid? I did some research today into the main causes of iron deficiency, and share with you the currently available products (Maltofer, BioCeuticals Liquid Iron, and SpaTone) as well as […]

DAILY DOSE EP5: FLU SHOTS

BOOK YOUR SHOT TODAY BOOK YOUR SHOT TODAY WINTER IS COMING Winter season is almost in full swing: protect your family, your kids, your elder folks through herd immunity. HERD IMMUNITY Herd immunity, a concept from pack animals like bison, is the concept of protecting the vulnerable within the middle of the pack by having […]

Recognizing Signs of Asthma Attacks

  The reason some children suffer asthma and not others isn’t 100% clear but its partly genetics. Of course this shouldn’t cramp your child’s playtime! Speak to your doctor about safe and effective medications tailored just to your child’s needs and remember to write up an asthma action plan-a simple step by step guide to […]

Your baby lacks Vitamin D from the Breast

Did you know that babies cannot rely on breast milk to get sufficient vitamin D for their growing bones? Instead they get Vitamin D through the maternal blood supply-which if low, means your baby is born low. It’s the reason why doctors frequently check Vitamin D levels and why IVF mums get put on high […]

Kid’s Hives: the most frequent concern among Young Parents

The most common issue I see in pharmacy no matter where I work is hives aka rashes-both in kids and adults. It’s the freakiest thing-to see your kid’s skin angry and red, blotchy and spread. In the video above I’m gonna share my personal experience with never before seen photos of my hives. I’ll explain […]

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