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.
Syphilis is treated with antibiotics. The length of treatment will vary depending on the stage of syphilis you may have. Learn more about syphilis treatment.
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.
Aortic coarctation is a heart condition in which a section of the aorta, an important blood vessel, is narrowed. It mainly affects newborn babies.
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.
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.
A tooth abscess develops when the root of the tooth becomes infected. If you have an abscessed tooth you should see your dentist promptly.
Chest infections are common in people of all ages and may occur with a cold or the flu. Learn more about chest infection causes, symptoms and treatments.