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  1. Asthma

    Asthma has many causes and is a common long-term condition that can be well controlled in most children. The severity of asthma symptoms varies between children, from very mild to more severe. Asthma is more than just wheezing. Other symptoms can be coughing, difficulty breathing…
  2. Chickenpox & measles

    Chickenpox Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters, which then crust over to form scabs, which eventually drop off. Some children have only a few spots, while others can have spots…
  3. Meningitis & sepsis

    Not common but serious Babies and toddlers are most vulnerable as they cannot easily fight infection because their immune system is not yet fully developed. They can’t tell you how they are feeling and can get a lot worse very quickly. Keep checking them. Meningitis is…
  4. Earache & tonsillitis

    A baby’s ears need to be treated with care Ear infections are common in babies and toddlers following a cold. A child may pull at their ear, but babies often cannot tell where their pain is coming from, so they just cry and seem generally…
  5. Diarrhoea & vomiting

      Not nice for you or your baby Sickness and diarrhoea bugs are caught easily and are often passed on in places where there are lots of children. Feeling sick and suddenly being sick are normally the first signs. Diarrhoea can follow afterwards. If your…
  6. Constipation

    Rare in babies who are solely breastfed Constipation is a very common problem in children. Many children normally pass stools (faeces/poo) as far apart as every few days. Regardless, you should treat hard stools that are difficult to pass as constipation. Breastfed infants will generally…
  7. Wheezing & breathing difficulties

    Look at the signs Any kind of breathing difficulty your infant or child experiences can be scary for parents. It is often nothing to worry about and illnesses like bronchiolitis, mild croup and a cough can often be treated at home. Use your instincts with…
  8. Allergies

      Managing and understanding your child’s allergy 50% of children in the UK have allergies. For parents it is a learning curve in understanding what to avoid and how to control and manage the allergy. Find out as much as you can. There are many…
  9. Coughs, colds & flu

    Coughs, colds & flu are not usually serious You will probably find when your child starts mixing with other children they get lots of coughs, colds and sniffles. There are some good things about this though as it helps the body build up a natural…
  10. Fever

    Fever is a part of the body’s natural response A child with a significant fever will have a body temperature above 38°C. Your child may also feel tired, look pale, have a poor appetite, be irritable, have a headache or other aches and pains and feel…

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