Is your child continually sick? Here are some possible reasons why.

Is your child continually sick? Here are some possible reasons why.

By Dr Natalie Caristo MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACGP

The majority of the patients I see when I’m making home visits in the after hours are children. And parents often say to me, “Doctor, he seems to have a cough all the time”, or “She’s always got a blocked nose”. Does your child seem to be constantly coughing (especially at night time), sneezing, or suffering from a blocked nose and waking up feeling tired?

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"Doctor, there's something in my eye..."

"Doctor, there's something in my eye..."

By Dr Spiro Doukakis MBBS, FRACGP, General Manager of Clinical Governance, SA

When practising medicine in the after hours, as I have done for more than twenty five years now, it always surprises me how many patients I am called to see with acute eye complaints or injuries.

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It's not just a headache, it's a migraine

It's not just a headache, it's a migraine

By Dr Umberto Russo MBBS, FRACGP

As an after hours Doctor, I am often called out to see patients suffering from migraine. It is one of the most common acute conditions requiring urgent medical care – with 7% of men and 18% of women in the population suffering from migraines.

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5 ways to banish the blues!

5 ways to banish the blues!

As Keith Urban says, “Life is a rollercoaster, you’ve just gotta ride it.” But what happens when you feel stuck, locked in and overwhelmed that you can’t get off? Life’s not always an easy ride and we all feel blue sometimes, but how do keep going through the low times and keep the blues at bay?

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Hay fever season has sprung

Hay fever season has sprung

Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, can be triggered by pollen from grasses, weeds and trees.

Spring is traditionally the worst time of year for hay fever sufferers, when pollination of grass, weeds, wildflowers and trees is at its height.

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