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Nosebleeds: Learn about their causes and find out how to treat and prevent them.

Ampicillin or amoxicillin rash: Learn about the skin’s reaction to some antibiotics.

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Night terrors

Night terrors are episodes of fear, screaming and strange behaviour while a child is asleep. Learn how to create a calm bedtime routine and what to do during a night terror.

Cold sores

Cold sores are small blisters that appear on or around the lips. Find out more about the symptoms and causes of cold sores and how to prevent them.


Croup is a viral infection that can lead to noisy breathing, a hoarse voice or a barking cough. Learn how to treat croup and when to call 911.

Crohn’s disease

November is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Month. Discover how Crohn’s causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and what treatments are available.

Reducing vaccination pain: Learn how to help your child cope with injections.

Simple burn care at home: Find out how to treat minor burns quickly and safely.

Handwashing quiz: How much does your child know about washing their hands properly?

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