Whooping cough treatments
Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Learn more about treatment options available.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic medicine. This page explains what doxycycline is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.
Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a dangerous infection, although the routine vaccination of babies has meant it is now rare in Australia. Learn more here.
Aortic coarctation is a heart condition in which a section of the aorta, an important blood vessel, is narrowed. It mainly affects newborn babies.
Medicines and breastfeeding
Most medicines are safe to take while you are breastfeeding, but some can affect your baby. Learn which medicines you can take and where to go for advice.
Whooping cough (also known as 'pertussis') is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways that is most serious in babies under 12 months. Find out more about its causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prevention, plus links to trusted resources.
Diarrhoea and vomiting in children
Learn more about the causes of diarrhoea and vomiting in children, and use these handy tips to help alleviate the symptoms.
Removing wisdom teeth
Wisdom teeth can cause serious problems. Removing a wisdom tooth is usually a safe and effective way to prevent your symptoms from coming back.
A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. Find out how to prevent a tooth abscess and when to see a dentist.