Dr Yiannis answers your questions on conditions affecting children from newborns to teenagers.
Our expert - Dr Yiannis Ioannou consultant paediatrician
Dr Yiannis Ioannou is a Consultant Paediatrician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. Dr Yiannis' private practice is based in North London at Highgate Hospital, Central London at the Portland Hospital and West London at the Bupa Cromwell and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.
Dr Yiannis will answer questions on a range of childhood conditions including:
Yiannis graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge University and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in London . He has diverse general paediatric experience and had higher specialist training in paediatric emergency, paediatric intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital, London. He has previously worked as a general paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital supporting the cleft lip and palate service.
Yiannis completed an MSc in clinical paediatrics, was awarded a fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in 2008 and a Teaching Excellence Award for NHS Teachers by Imperial College School of Medicine in 2014.
If you would like to see Yiannis privately please call 0207 390 8045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
He consults at the following hospitals:
The Portland Hospital, 234 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QT
Tel: 0207 390 8020
Bupa Cromwell Hospital, 164-178 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TU
Tel: 0207 460 5700
Highgate Private Hospital, 17-19 View Road, N6 4DL
Tel: 0208 341 4182
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, SW10 9NH
Tel: 0207 390 8045
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Hi My seven year old son is experiencing severe intermittent pain in his left testicle which brings him to tears. I have taken him to our GP who has referred him to a peadiatric urologist with possible hydrocele or torsion of the testes, I should also mention that his testicles have not descended as far as the GP would have expected so she is concerned about that also. What is the treatment for testicles that have not descended properly and what is the likelihood of torsion more specifically...
My daughter (almost 14 months) has had multiple coughs and colds, virus and fevers since she started crèche mid April of this year. Our GP tells us this is normal. But in between these various bouts she continues to have a runny nose as well as being very congested. She hasn't been "sick" now for a few weeks but the congestion just doesn't seem to clear at all. Any advice?
My daughter is 7 months old and suffers from Eczema which I'm struggling to control. I was prescribed a 1% hydrocortisone cream which we used for 10 days twice a day. Symptoms definitely improved but we have regular flair ups especially under the neck and in creases. I moisturise at least 3 times a day and am using epaderm (only started 2 days ago). Have tried Aveeno and E45 which did not work. We bathe every other day in water with a little coconut oil. We've also started weaning which has...
My son has had reflux since he was 4 weeks old. He is now 2years and 2 months old and is still on ranitidine 2.5ml twice a day. I've tried on many occasions to reduce the doses gradually, but I find that he's appetite reduces to a point where he wants to eat but he vomits. I don't understand why the relax hasn't resolved and why the doctors don't seem concerned that he's been on ranitidine for the past two years. Is there anything else I should consider?
Hello, since 7months my son has began to do swimming Breast stroke legs.. He is now almost 12 months ..He appears to do it when he is extremely tired but can't sleep.. He has sometimes done this for an hour non stop getting extremely hot and sweaty..
Dear Dr Yiannis, my son is coming up to 14 months, he had normal delivery and he is very sharp and attentive and now beginning to say a few words. However he is not attempting to walk. He is standing and pulling himself up but hasn't taken any steps. Is this something i should be concerned about? Is this something you can help with if i bring him to see you?
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