Spiders and spider bites in South Africa: What parents need to know

2019-02-05 14:31

Do you know how to spot a potentially dangerous spider? Learn about South Africa's venomous spiders and what to do when your child gets bitten.

"Our little trooper": Katherine, the toddler whose skin broke out in blistering rashes

2018-07-17 11:16

When Katherine was born her body was covered in rash-like pustules that would blister and scab her fragile little body. Parent24 spoke to her dad, Richard, who told us all about her journey and how, eventually, she was diagnosed with the rare disease, incontinentia pigmenti.

Tot allergic to water breaks out in burning rash from own tears

2018-03-02 19:43

A toddler is so allergic to water that her own tears cause her to break out in a painful rash.

Mom stays indoors during winter because she’s allergic to the cold

2018-01-19 15:59

“It’s really frustrating not being able to do normal things."

Google's most searched how-to questions prove that the internet has officially replaced your mother and best friend

2017-10-19 17:48

You'll be surprised, not by any one question but by the sheer normality of it all.

Measles outbreak in Stellenbosch: how to protect your kids

2017-02-01 11:27

A measles outbreak in Stellenbosch is under control, says Dr Beth Engelbrecht, head of the Western Cape Department of Health.

Don’t ignore these symptoms in your sick child

2016-05-31 10:43

Here are the symptoms you shouldn't ignore when your child gets sick.

What is cradle cap?

2016-02-24 11:19

That flaky rash on your baby's head isn't dandruff - it's called cradle cap and it's quite normal for babies.

7 ways to save your baby's life

2015-11-16 13:56

Keeping your baby safe and healthy is your number-one priority as a parent. Here are seven ways to protect him and save him from danger.

All about spots, bites, rashes and fevers

2015-05-19 09:55

A brief introduction to some childhood ailments for concerned parents.


This toddler is allergic to everything from sunshine to ice-cream

2018-05-08 16:23

Summertime is not at all fun for this tot!

11 gross and embarrassing things no-one tells you about pregnancy

2018-02-08 10:28

You’re growing, glowing and generally in the prime of life. But, be warned, you can expect some other icky (and surprising!) side effects of pregnancy

This baby girl is battling the ‘worst case of meningitis in decades’

2017-11-22 15:22

She contracted an extremely rare type of the disease about two months ago and needed to have one of her arms removed.

Surprising uses for breast milk

2017-08-01 12:10

Have you used breast milk to clear your baby's blocked nose? Then you may be interested to learn of other, less obvious ways moms use their milk!

Your baby: What's normal, what's not

2017-01-13 11:22

As a mom you’re more in tune with your baby than anybody else. But when there’s a change in how he looks or acts, should you head for emergency room? Here are the most common signs for alarm.

Is it really nappy rash?

2016-04-26 11:23

While nappy rash is a common complaint, it's important to know exactly what you're dealing with in order to know how to treat it.

Is measles really that serious?

2016-02-10 13:21

It's a common illness, so should we worry?

Tattoos may cause chronic skin complications

2015-06-01 15:49

In a study, up to 6 percent of participants experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, infection, severe itching or swelling that sometimes lasted for months.

Childhood Rashes

2015-05-18 11:28

Has your child broken out in a rash? Do a spot check with our guide to 12 childhood rashes with fever as a symptom.

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