In­stant ap­point­ment

With Dr Ara­bella Onslow

Pick Me Up! - - HEALTH & HAPPINESS - Karina, Bran­don

Dr ara­bella onslow has been a Gp for 11 years and was rose­mary con­ley’s Health pro­fes­sional Slim­mer of the Year in 2012 af­ter los­ing 10st.

preg­nant or not?

Qi did a preg­nancy test and i thought it was neg­a­tive, but i looked later and it was pos­i­tive.

So i did another a cou­ple of days later and it was neg­a­tive. Was i preg­nant or did i have a mis­car­riage?

aIf you leave a preg­nancy stick to dry out, it can evap­o­rate and leave a mark on the stick where the line is – look­ing pos­i­tive.

If a retest is neg­a­tive, then it was never pos­i­tive.

Blis­ter con­cerns

QMy daugh­ter was born with blis­ters on her lip. They don’t bother her, they come and go, but no­body seems that wor­ried about them.

Should i be con­cerned? Eve­lyn, Har­wich

aNew­borns can suf­fer from blis­ters which are ac­tu­ally caused by in­tense suck­ling, even from thumb-suck­ing in the womb.

They’re harm­less and can help with latch­ing on – so don’t worry about them, they should go in a few months.

asthma check­ups

QMy daugh­ter has bad asthma and has been in hos­pi­tal with in­fec­tions sev­eral times.

She reg­u­larly uses in­halers, but hates hav­ing check­ups.

is it im­por­tant that i keep tak­ing her along to them? Stephanie, St As­aph

aDef­i­nitely. We know that peo­ple who don’t have reg­u­lar check­ups will need to be treated in hos­pi­tal more of­ten.

Your daugh­ter needs to be re­viewed, then reg­u­larly fol­lowed up and she’ll have fewer ad­mis­sions.

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