73 – Asthma, croup, coughs, colds and more with paediatrician Dr Rob McLeod

When we think of winter, we often think of cost knits, hot chocolate… oh and those dreaded winter coughs and colds that seem to linger for months on end!

To unpack all things coughs and winter viruses we are joined by the wonderful Dr Rob McLeod. Dr. Rob is a Specialist General Paediatrician who lives in the Illawarra with his family. He works both publicly and privately in the hospital as well as offering telehealth appointments via Cub Care.

Rob is also the Co-Founder of Australia’s first allergen introduction product, Taste Bubs – which he started to make allergen introduction easier for parents from his own experience, to help reverse the trend of food allergies in Australia. Most importantly, Rob is a dad to two daughters, so not only is highly experienced from a professional perspective, but he is in the trenches with us too.

In this podcast we discuss

  • RSV, influenza, parainfluenza and all the other viruses commonly seen in winter and whether it is important to know which one your child has
  • Why respiratory viruses are more predominant in winter
  • What is croup, as well as home treatment and red flags for additional support
  • The difference between croup and asthma
  • A doctor’s thoughts on cough syrup
  • Whether honey actually works and other home remedies
  • Can we prevent our kids from getting sick?
  • … and so much more!

You can connect with Rob and on instagram as well as

Today’s episode was brought to you by Bio-FirstBio-First is an Australian Family brand, who wanted better options for their family and to help as many people as possible. All products are manufactured locally within Australia. Their products are genuinely natural with no nasties like phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetics or chemical solvents, as well as being free of irritants and designed for little, hypersensitive skin and dermatologist certified

Bio-First have a range of skin and immune products for the whole family. You can use the code BOOBTOFOOD for 15% OFF the entire range. Visit www.bio-first.com.au

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