The old-fashioned house call doctor is alive and well!

The old-fashioned house call doctor is alive and well!

Those of us of a certain age remember a bygone era when the family doctor made house calls. The doctor would come to the house about tea time, carrying a battered black leather bag, and put mother’s mind at rest about a sick child’s fever or grandad’s chesty wheeze.

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5 things you should know about babies and fevers

5 things you should know about babies and fevers

Fever in a baby or small child is one of the most common reasons parents call 13SICK for an after hours doctor home visit. It’s always distressing for a parent when their little one shows signs of illness, and fever is no exception. Although fever can occasionally be cause for concern, most are harmless and caused by mild infections.

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Is it a cold or is it flu?

Is it a cold or is it flu?

People often talk about colds and flu (influenza) in the same breath, but in fact, while some of the symptoms may be the same, colds and flu are not the same. They are different illnesses, caused by different viruses.

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