Pinworm infection, something I politely call “itchybottom”, is a fairly common cause of doctor visits. It is caused by the worm E. vermicularis and in medical terms we call it enterobiasis. The main symptom is itching in the anal area, which
Recently, I have been seeing quite a few kids with RSV infection. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, about 125,000 children are hospitalized with RSV
Recently, I have received many questions from parents worried about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So for this week’s post, I will try to answer some common questions. What is Ebola and should I be worried? Ebola is a
Recently, I have been seeing many cases of gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is an infection of the gut (intestines) that causes diarrhea, and may also cause vomiting, cramps and stomach pain. In most cases, the infection clears without medications within a few
This week I have seen many children sent back from school due to fever and spots in their mouth. These children were mainly between 3-7 years old. It is the season for Herpangina and Hand-foot-mouth disease again so it is
While influenza can occur any time of the year in Thailand, peak activity is usually in the months of June-September. I am beginning to see more and more sick children with high fevers, terrible muscle aches and headaches, nausea and
Most of you have probably heard recent news reports of a new influenza virus circulating in China. Questions are starting to come in so I thought this would be a good time to give some background on this important subject.