Category Archives: Infectious Diseases

Red Eye (Viral Conjunctivitis)

Article entered: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

We have been seeing a number of cases of red eye over the last few weeks and have been hearing about some unconventional treatments that are being advised

Red eye, also called pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) is the inflammation (ie, redness, swelling) of the thin tissue covering the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.   Continue reading…


Article entered: Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Impetigo, one of the most common skin infections among kids, usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area. Continue reading…

H1N1 (Swine Flu)

Article entered: Monday, January 11th, 2016

Swine flu has returned to Trinidad and Tobago and has been in the news recently. Many people are asking what they can do to prevent their families from contracting the disease or if there are any vaccines available Continue reading…


Article entered: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

There has been a new upsurge in the number of dengue cases being seen and we are even seeing some deaths in children related to the disease. Continue reading…


Article entered: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

We all know the symptoms – diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain. Gastroenteritis continues to affect children and adults at different times in their lives. Learn about what is it and how we can help our children. Continue reading…

Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease

Article entered: Monday, October 17th, 2011

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease continues to be a concern for parents and daycare providers. So what is it? and how do we deal with it? Continue reading…