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The physical demands of having a baby don’t end after the nine month pregnancy or the birth. For mum and bub, there are a range of postural changes and challenges ahead.
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.
Whenever somebody asks me what the best thing about working as a Home Doctor, I have to stop and think. How can I explain the rewarding nature of the job? Firstly, the interesting clinical side, and the challenge of dealing with acute conditions, makes it very professionally rewarding. But more rewarding still are the patients, who are so grateful for the service we provide.
We’ve all done it. Forgotten the sunscreen at the beach. Fallen asleep in the deck chair. Walked to the shops without a hat. Getting sunburnt is unfortunately a fact of life in Australia, where the sun is particularly strong and we all like to spend time out of doors.