Salbutamol

What is Salbutamol? Salbutamol is a common drug that is used to treat asthma. It is a drug that helps relax the airways therefore allowing patients with asthma to breathe more easily. Salbutamol is commonly administered with an inhaler (also known as a metered dose inhaler) usually using a spacer. Salbutamol comes in a variety […]

Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a medicine that is classified as a steroid and that is commonly used in children to help treat conditions such as asthma and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used in other conditions such as adrenal gland failure and neurological problems. Other types of steroids, eg dexamethasone can be used in conditions such as […]

Brain Tumours in Children

The Children’s e-Hospital is encouraging all of our medical students, paediatric trainees, paediatric doctors and paediatric nurses to become “Headsmart aware”. Headsmart is a charity,endorsed by the RCPCH, that aims to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms that brain tumours can present with. To access the “Headsmart” clinical decicion making tool please click on […]

Spotting the Sick Child

We are encouraging all of our medical students, paediatric trainees, paediatric doctors and paediatric nurses to complete the “Spotting the Sick Child” course. This is an online course that leads you through common paediatric conditions, how they present, the warning signs and also their management. It will take about 3-4 hours to complete and you […]

Advice for Teachers & Schools

Teachers who are educating children with PANDAS will observe that these children have a relapsing remitting pattern to their disease. Sometimes they can appear to be relatively normal but can suddenly change and appear to have features that might even be considered to be autistic. The anxiety that these children experience is as a result […]

Treatment for Flares

If your child has been diagnosed with PANDAS and is experiencing a flare, we would recommend following these steps. Flares happen because the immune system is stimulated resulting in a rise in antibody levels. Start your child on a 5 day course of ibuprofen (if they have responded to this before and do not have […]