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Constipation in children

Constipation is a common childhood problem. When children are constipated, they have bowel motions that are hard, dry and difficult

Peanut allergy in children

Peanut allergy is the most common serious food allergy in children. About 3 in every 100 infants are allergic to

Iron deficiency anaemia in children

Many children do not get enough iron from their diet to meet the demands of their growing bodies. This can

Childhood infections: minimising the spread

Infections are very common in young children. In fact, it’s not unusual for a preschool child to have up to

When to see your doctor

When should you see your doctor? The decision to see your doctor about a particular problem is not always easy.

Infectious diseases: when can my child go back to school or child care?

Children who have caught certain infectious diseases need to stay away from school or child care until they have completely

Thyroid disease in children

Although thyroid disease occurs less frequently in children than in adults, the signs and symptoms can be similar. However, there

9 Signs your child may have OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder where the person has unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions), which lead

Gastroenteritis in children

Gastroenteritis – often simply called ‘gastro’ in Australia – is very common among young children. Gastroenteritis means inflammation of the

Middle ear infection and grommets

Grommets are tiny tubes that can be inserted into the eardrums to treat conditions that affect the middle ear, such

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