Paracetamol This is perhaps best known to parents as Calpol (UK and Ireland), Panadol or Crocin (Australia) or Tylenol (in the States), however, there are other brand names. There are two different preparations of Calpol depending on age (120mg/ 5mls or 250mg/5mls) so make sure to clarify what the parent has at home. Paracetamol can […]
There have been recent trials for Peanut Immunothearpy, which have been quite successful. Sublingual Immunotherapy for Peanuts is also being trailled and if successful, will be veru useful, as many children who are allergic to Peanuts, do not want to eat Peanut for the desensitisation. https://www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/about-us/news-events/2018-news/20181119-landmark-study-peanut-allergy.aspx Currently, the only clinic that I can find offering […]
From BNF for children Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants (see also Post-immunisation pyrexia in infants) Paracetamol by mouth Child 2–3 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated once after 4–6 hours if necessary (dose can be repeated twice for meningococcal B vaccine) Child 4 months 60 mg as a single dose repeated after 4–6 hours (max. 4 doses […]
I am so ‘Pro’ vaccine as I can’t think of a reason ‘not to immunise’ your child if there is safe and effective vaccine available. Ok, I am not going to debate why some people decide not to immunise their child. Those people just need to look at some good data and statistics and get […]
There was a lot of social media talk about Men B vaccine couple of months ago. Now the Vaccine has become available privately. 2-3 doses are required with at-least a 2 month interval between the doses.