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If you’ve spent any time on Australia’s beaches you will have no doubt seen, or for the less fortunate, been stung by – the Bluebottle.
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but those warm, sticky days can also bring an explosion of illnesses. The most common types of illness during summer are often the most unfortunate - gastroenteritis, ear infections, asthma attacks and red rashes to name just a few.
Dr Mark Cavill shares what it’s like to be on the road visiting patients and what he enjoys most about his job every day.
Next to the common cold, ear infections are the most common illness in children.
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.