It's natural for parents to worry that their child is ill, but recognising symptoms and how serious they might be from an early stage is not always easy. From its first publication, Your Child's Health has stood out as the most helpful, reassuring - and wide-ranging- book of its kind. Well known TV doctor Hilary Jones' advice is clear and straightforward and the book covers all aspects of children's health. From working out if a tummy ache is the start of something more serious, to help on what to do if your baby is badly scalded, why your child seems to have constant colds, and much more, Hilary Jones gives you a thorough understanding of your children's growth and development and reveals simple ways to help keep them healthy. A comprehensive, easy-to-use A-Z of symptoms helps you to eliminate and recognise illnesses and decide on the best possible course of action. Unrivalled in its scope and accessibility, this essential reference is a guaranteed cure for every worried parent.
Table of Contents
The first months of life - the first few days, breastfeeding, bottlefeeding, weaning, crying, sleeping, cot death, the six-week check; keeping your child healthy - immunization, hygiene, taking your child's temperature, children's medicines, your child's diet, listening and talking to your children, when to call the doctor, your child in hospital; growth and development - growth, development; accidents and emergencies - prevention, emergency resuscitation, poisoning, burns and scolds, cuts and bleeding, fractures, choking, drowning, shock, head injury; rashes and spots - infective rashes (usually non-itchy), chickenpox, measles, rubella, roseola infantum (3-day fever), meningitis, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, slapped cheek syndrome, allergic rashes, other short-lived rashes, nappy rash, heat rash, purpura, long-term rashes, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, itchy spots, insect bites, viral infections, non-itchy spots, milia, infantile acne, boils, warts, impetigo, spots, non-itchy spots; A to Z of symptoms - abdominal lumps, bad breath, bedwetting, behavioural problems, birthmarks, bow legs, breath-holding attacks, bruising, clumsiness, constipation, coughing, diarrhoea, earache, eyesight problems, failure to thrive, fainting, fever and high temperature, foot problems, groin lumps, hair loss, headache, hearing problems, hyperactivity, itching, jaundice, knock-knees, limping and leg pains, loss of appetite, noisy breathing, nose bleeds, obesity, painful neck, paleness, red, sore eyes, runny nose, shortness, sleeping problems, snoring, sore throat, spinal curvature, speech problems, squint, stammering, sticky eyes, stings, sunburn, swollen neck, glands, teeting, temper tantrums, testicular problems, tiredness, toothache, tummy pain, urinary problems, vaginal soreness, vomiting, watery eyes, weight loss, wheezing; sources of help - family doctor, the community midwife, the health visitor, child health clinics, community health councils, social workers, non-statutory sources of help, useful organizations.
Dr Hilary Jones qualified at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1976. He became a GP in 1982 and a GP Trainer in 1987. He now practices part time as an NHS GP. He joined the breakfast TV station, TVam, in 1990 and appears regularly on GMTV. He has co-presented The Health Show with Terry Wogan and has a regular guest slot on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show. He contributes to many national newspapers and magazines including the News of the World, Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness, and is editor of and contributor to Family Healthcare with Dr Hilary Jones. He is also a regular contributor to a number of medical magazines and journals. Hilary lives in Hampshire with his wife Sarah, their son Dylan, twins Rupert and Samantha and sons Tristan and Sebastian.