Infections

A WonderBaba Guide to Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures in children are surprisingly common but unsurprisingly terrifying! A febrile convulsion is often caused by infection and usually occurs when a child's temperature rises over 38°c.  Viral upper...
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Oral Thrush in Babies

Oral thrush is a term used to describe a fungal infection in the mouth caused by the yeast fungus Candida albicans.  This fungus is actually present in everyone's mouth and...
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A WonderBaba Guide to Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox is an infection which is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus.  It is responsible for a horrible rash which normally starts as small red spots which then turn into...
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Measles – A WonderBaba Guide!

Measles is a contagious viral illness which is most common among children age one to four years of age.  The MMR vaccine is the most effective way to protect your...
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ACT for Meningitis

Every now and again I am humbled by the strength and power of parents that I come across. I was lucky enough to have been introduced to the website www.actformeningitis.ie which was...
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Hand foot and mouth disease – the aftermath!

We had hand, foot and mouth disease in the house a while ago - fun times.... Not so much!  Read my full hand, foot and mouth blog here -https://www.wonderbaba.ie/blog/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-a-wonderbaba-guide/ I just...
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Croup – A WonderBaba Guide!

Croup is a scary and frightening condition which affects the upper airways.  Inflammation of the larynx (also known as vocal cords), the trachea (known as the wind pipe) and the...
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