This month‘s newsletter has some helpful resources for parents of children of all ages. Also a reminder from Islington borough of London that children should be at school if they have minor illnesses. Everyone gets muddled up with HSP and ITP so we’ve put together a comparison table. Do leave comments below…
This month‘s newsletter has a link to a good parent information leaflet on Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Also a few eyes peeping out of the newsletter – red ones of Kawasaki’s with a note on atypical presentations and swollen ones of periorbital cellulitis which are usually treatable with oral antibiotics. The overlap between ASD and ADHD and grieving children “puddle-jumping”.
Useful resources in preparation for this year’s expected RSV bronchiolitis surge in this month’s newsletter. Also, a bit on managing young people who are “tired all the time”, height and weight issues in non face-to-face consultations and a short article asking why do we give children 10 days of foul tasting pen-V qds for tonsillitis instead of 5 days of tds amoxicillin which, it transpires, is actually cheaper? Microbiologists and others are welcome to leave comments below!
An emphasis on children’s psychological support this month, particularly around bereavement during Covid. A couple of useful links to PIMS-TS information for GPs and families, a bit more on bites with a safeguarding slant and what to do with constipation when Movicol is not the answer.
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Genetics this month and an explanation of the microarray test. Managing measles contacts in the “lessons from the front line” section, use of a smartphone app for recording palpitations and the start of a new dermatology series – skin manifestations of systemic disease. Do leave comments below.