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Ear Infections.

Two-thirds of children have had an ear infection also known as acute otitis media, before their first birthday. Young children  are susceptible to these infections in part because their eustachian tube, which connect the middle ear to the throat and nose, is underdeveloped and lies at a horizontal angle (it becomes more angled with age) […]

Bereavement and coping with loss in children.

Children frequently undergo some form of loss or separation in their young lives. Many children will lose a grandparent during their childhood, and more rarely a parent. In today’s modern world, a high proportion of children will experience their parent separation and divorce and may have to adapt to a second family. However, many children […]

Bed – wetting.

Children vary in there ability to be dry at night. Bed-wetting is rarely related to previous problems with toilet training. Some children train easily by the age of two during the day, with few accidents, but never have a dry night. Others take longer to be dry during the day, but parents then find that […]


This unpleasant condition frequently occurs in young children. There are a number of unpleasant worms, but the thread worms is the most common in the UK. These tiny, white, thread-like worms are often found in the anus, as this where a female lays her eggs, but can live in any part of the digestive tract. […]


Some children grow up never having had a tantrum, while other children can have tantrums on a daily basis through out their stage of development. Tantrums can start as young as twelve months and go on well into the pre-school phase. The predisposition of one child to be prone to difficult tantrums compared with another […]

School phobia & learning difficulties.

Some children have genuine concerns about school. It is very important to listen the child carefully, if he is able to tell about this and give all the support necessary to deal with the problem. Oher children can develop a variety of physical ailments on school days, including tummy aches, headaches, nausea and vomiting and […]

Hay Fever.

Hay fever very often starts at puberty, but a significant number of younger children suffer from it too. In the last years, there is also an increase in the number of children and adults suffering from hay fever. This may be due to the fact of the general increase in allergies from environmental pollutants over […]


Fever is indicated by rise in body temperature. Normal body temperature is below 37C. Temperature of up to 39C and 40C can occur with infections. Children may look hot, with flushed cheeks. They may be hot to touch. Some children with high fever will show normal level of energy. With some very high fevers the […]

Sore Throats & Tonsillitis.

Sore throats and tonsillitis. Many children suffer from sore throats. Frequently these sore throats accompany a cold, earache, respiratory infections or flu. At the start of the bout of tonsillitis may be fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, painful throat. The tonsils themselves are red, swell, with white patches or pocket of pus. The standard medical […]