PRACTICE GUIDE: A DOCTOR'S DIARY
Dr Raj Thakkar offers expert medical advice for nursery practitioners on a range of common childhood illnesses and conditions.
Dr Raj Thakkar describes the different types of epilepsy, and the causes, treatment and monitoring of the condition.
It is vital parents and carers of children with this devastating condition understand its complications, says Dr Raj Thakkar.
'Doctor, I'm worried about my children. I think they've been exposed to worms from my dog and I've heard that worms can cause blindness?'
'Doctor, my child has an awful cough, you have to help'
'Doctor, my child has a rash! He's well in himself, but I have no idea what it is. Should I keep him away from nursery?'
'Doctor, something is going around the nursery, and half the children are vomiting!'
'Doctor, my son has had a fever for over five days now. He's getting more and more unwell, can you help?'
'Doctor, I've heard that measles is on the increase and that it can be serious. Is that true?'
'Doctor, I'm so worried. My daughter hasn't had the MMR vaccine and I think that she has German measles. What will happen to her?'
'Doctor, my son has swollen cheeks! What do you think he's got? His grandmother thinks it's mumps!'