Author(s): Dr Leila Masson
Paediatrician and mother of two Dr Leila Masson combines traditional medical know-how with practical advice to help your child get better and stay well. This 'Plunket helpline in a book' provides the support you need to nurse your child through the coughs and colds, ear aches, tummy upsets and mild infections that are part of growing up.The A to Z of symptoms cover the common health problems children and their families encounter and is set out in an easy-to-follow format with questions to ask and ways to care for your child, including when to seek the help and advice of a health professional. She also discusses the basics of children's health and how parents can support their children's wellbeing through providing optimum nutrition, sleep, outdoor play and a healthy home environment.Throughout the book, and in the ready reference section at the end, there is useful information on how to take your child's temperature, how to help them to take medicines, how to get children to drink more water, allergy testing, relaxation exercises and more. All this is extensively indexed and cross-referenced so that you have the trusted knowledge you need at your fingertips.
Dr Leila Masson MD, MPH, FRACP, FAAP is a paediatrician and public health specialist interested in disease prevention through healthy nutrition and life style. Dr Masson's aim is to treat the whole child and to support families on their path to better health. She is especially interested in biomedical treatments for children on the autistic spectrum, a holistic approach to behaviour and learning challenges, as well as assessment and treatment of children with allergies and other paediatric health problems.