20 Aug 2015

Sick children and when to go to the doctor

From Nine To Noon, 11:26 am on 20 August 2015

Parenting sick children CC BY SA anjanettew Flickr
A sick child. Photo: CC BY SA 3.0 anjanettew

Dr Leila Masson is a paediatrician who has written a guide on how to support good health, how to care for a sick child, when to seek help and advice and how to confidently support your child through an illness: Children's Health A-Z for NZ Parents (Bateman).

She talks to Kathryn Ryan about the basis of good health and the treatment of childhood illnesses including fevers, colds and 'flu, viruses and bacterial infections, bed wetting, tummy bugs, runny nose, sore throats, dizzy spells and more.

Dr Masson has a Master of Public Health from Harvard, training in nutrition and environmental health and an interest in disease prevention through healthy nutrition and lifestyle.