When ENT surgeon Dr Gillian Dunlop told her father she wanted to be an artist on finishing high school, he said get a ‘proper job’. As much as it distressed her at the time, she’s grateful now; she insists it’s important for women to achieve financial independence. It’s a topic Dr Dunlop will cover at […]
If your child’s behaviour is worsening, it is worth asking the question – is this sleep apnoea? In a recent ABC documentary on ADHD, one of the kids being followed was removed from the series. A sleep study proved the problem behaviour was due to sleep apnoea. Adults with sleep apnoea become tired and forgetful. […]
Sleep apnoea affects 3% of all Australian children. Essentially it is due to a genetic predisposition for the tonsils to outgrow the child. This means the airway is relatively smaller. Yet not all kids with sleep apnoea have huge tonsils. If your child’s mouth or jaw is small, even moderate tonsils can be a problem […]
Some kids are slow to learn to speak. This could be just natural progression and could fix itself with growth, but it is important to make sure there is no medical cause, such as hearing loss. Most speech therapists will suggest you get an audiogram done for your child to make sure. This is particularly […]
Try Panadol in the day time and Oxynorm atnight. The Panadol must be given 4th hourly by the clock. Panadol is 15mg/kg – 4 x a day but if needed it can occasionally extend to 5 x day. (e.g. if the child wakes with pain at 2 a.m.) If the pain is severe use Oxynorm […]
Make sure you douche the nose 6 times a day.It will clear the congestion. Dab the nose with a Kleenex as it will dribble blood occasionally for about 3 days. Do not wear the cotton bandage under the nose as you did in hospital. This gives nappy rash after a while. You may sleep on […]
Adult tonsillectomy is extermely painful, particularly days 5-8. YOU MUST EAT TO AVOID POST OPERTIVE INFECTION AND BLEEDING. The risk of bleeding is greatest days 5-12. Plan A – Moderately Severe Pain 2 Panadol 4th hourly daytime to max 8 per day 1 Targin (10/5) at bedtime OR Plan B – Very Severe Pain 1 […]
Years ago, tonsillectomy in children was largely performed for recurrent tonsillitis.
This is a really important question for anyone approaching rhinoplasty to ask.