Patient’s Drugs Delivery

Dr Tan & Partners Singapore now delivers medicine to patients throughout Singapore. As medicine advances into the digital age, accessibility to healthcare has become much easier over the years. Our friendly in-house pharmacist is trained to respond to your drug delivery requests in a timely manner. Please visit:...

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Childhood Asthma

Childhood Asthma Introduction It is a disease affecting the lungs whereby the lungs are hypersensitive. It is one of the most common chornic disease in childhood. Adults can have asthma too. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs. In most cases, there is no identifiable cause for asthma. And there is no cure for it as well. We can only prevent an attack and try to keep it under control. Asthma Signs and symptoms It can be hard to tell if someone has asthma,...

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Does my Child has Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD)?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a coxsackie virus. It is most common in children under 10 years of age. It can occur all year round in Singapore. How do I know my Child has HFMD? The Signs and symptom of Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD). Usually start suddenly. It includes fever, sore throat, headache,small painful blisters inside the mouth on tongue, palate, palms of child’s hands, on their fingers,on the soles of their feet , buttocks. It can last anywhere between 4 – 10days. Child can also find it painful to swallow...

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My Child & I : The Coughing Child

One of the most common reasons for concerned parents visiting the doctor is a coughing child. Coughs are one of the most frequently encountered symptoms in the primary care setting and when seen in a child can be a source of great anxiety. We’ll try to address some common causes of cough here as well as present some remedies that may be of use. What is a cough? Simply put, a cough is a reflexive action that tries to expel irritants out of the lungs. It does this by creating a rapid burst of exhaled air. Coughs are triggered by airway...

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My Child & I: Vaccination – Part IV

In Parts I, II and III, we’ve learnt about vaccines, how they work and what vaccine series and boosters are. In this section, we’re going to look more in detail regarding the particular vaccines you should be giving your child. Part IV: Vaccine Recommendations  & the Law How do I know what vaccines I should get for my child? Identifying what vaccines should be given to your child can be a major challenge indeed. Recommendations for vaccines change from year to year, and vaccines against new diseases are being developed all...

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My Child & I: Vaccination – Part III

In Part I of this series, we discussed the basic workings of vaccines, while in Part II we described the differences between the different types of vaccine available and how it can affect your child’s vaccination. Here we shall learn a bit more about vaccination series and boosters. Dont forget to read Part IV for more information. Part III: Vaccine series & boosters What is a vaccine series? In Part I of this series, we had mentioned how vaccines try to lock the immune response into the long-term memory cells of the immune system....

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