Dr Golly

Dr Golly is a Melbourne-based paediatrician specialising in children’s acute and chronic medical conditions, with a particular interest in the newborn period and unsettled babies.

Video: Mild head injury - Dr Golly

Across Australia, every year, more than 15,000 children and young people – mostly boys – are admitted to hospital for a head injury from sport, accidents or falls. They’re really common, so it’s helpful to know whether a trip to your GP or Emergency Department is actually needed.

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Video: Dental care - Dr Golly

Dr Golly talks teeth. How best to care for your child's baby teeth and adult teeth and what to do in the case of a tooth injury, such as when a tooth is knocked out.

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Video: Asthma - Dr Golly

Asthma is caused by excessive narrowing of the small airways within our lungs, as well as the overproduction of mucus. Let’s jump to the whiteboard and take a look at the lungs – and exactly what happens when asthma decides to attack.

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Video: In-toeing - Dr Golly

In-toeing, when the feet turn inwards when walking, is an extremely common finding in children, so it’s useful to know when to relax and wait for your child to grow out of it, and when to have them seen by a specialist.

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Video: Constipation - Dr Golly

Constipation affects 1 in 4 children -  it’s extremely common and often inadequately treated. If your child has infrequent, hard, large and difficult to pass stools then your child is constipated.

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Video: Concussion - Dr Golly

Concussion is one of the most common concerns for parents of sport-loving children and adolescents. And the burning question, of when it’s ok to return to play again.

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Video: Choking - Dr Golly

One of the most frightening things that can happen to your child is choking. Dr Golly explains how best to prevent choking episodes and what to do if your child begins to choke.

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Video: Screen time - Dr Golly

Should you limit the amount of screen time your kids have? Whether they are watching TV or movies, using computers, smartphones or tablets or playing video games - how much is too much?

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Video: Anxiety - Dr Golly

Anxiety in children and adolescents is being diagnosed more and more – so it’s important we get a better understanding about what it is, how to recognize it and how best to manage and prevent it.

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Video: Type 1 Diabetes - Dr Golly

Children with type 1 diabetes have an auto-immune response, where the body mistakenly attacks the cells of the pancreas that make insulin. This means that they can’t keep a lid on their blood glucose levels.

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Video: Fever - Dr Golly

Fever is one of the most common concerns for parents, because fevers can disturb how your child eats, drinks, sleeps and behaves. Sudden spikes can even result in seizures. It’s hard to know when to treat and when to worry.

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Video: Bronchiolitis - Dr Golly

Bronchiolitis is a serious chest infection that affects children under the age of 2, but mostly those under 6 months. It starts with cold symptoms, such as fevers, runny nose and cough.

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Video: Acne - Dr Golly

There are lots of different words used to describe acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, zits, pimples, cysts and nodules. Let's have a look at why this happens to our skin.

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Video: Speech - Dr Golly

It's important to remember that many things impact on the speed with which a child's language develops. For instance, girls commonly develop faster than boys, bilingual children tend to start slower and then develop quicker after time, and children with medical problems – like lots of ear infections – may have temporarily delayed speech development.

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