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School Exclusion Times

Doctors are often asked about incubation times for the common childhood infections, so that they can advise about attendance at school etc. Incubation times and infectivity (time when infectious) are variable so the following is only a guide. For a… Continue Reading

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Croup

On this page What is croup? Croup is an infection of the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe). These are the upper and lower parts of the breathing tube that connects the mouth to the top of the lungs. The… Continue Reading

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Dyspraxia

On this page What is dyspraxia? Dyspraxia is the medical term used when someone has an inability to carry out and co-ordinate skilled, purposeful movements and gestures with normal accuracy. There may be problems with: Gross motor skills – this… Continue Reading

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Bites (Human)

On this page Clean the wound You should clean the wound no matter how small the cut to the skin. There are many bacteria (germs) in human mouths. Cleaning will reduce the chance of infection. If the wound is small,… Continue Reading

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Painkillers

On this page What are painkillers? Painkillers are medicines that are used to treat pain. There are a large number of painkillers available and they all come in various different brand names. They can be taken by: mouth as liquids,… Continue Reading