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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 is 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.
On weeknights and weekends around Australia, when GP Practices are closed, 13SICK, National Home Doctor Service doctors are on the road, treating patients at home for a myriad of acute, episodic illnesses. Illnesses that while not life-threatening, require urgent medical attention.
By Jo Davison, BAppSc (Physiotherapy) Syd Uni, Post Grad Dip (Manip Physiotherapy) Syd Uni
“Don’t make me laugh…I’ll wet myself” is an all too common catchphrase of women in the years following childbirth, through their 20’s and 30’s and into menopause.
By Dr Natalie Caristo MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACGP
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