Common Childhood Illnesses

Choose the right service

If a child in your care is ill or injured, choose from the following services available:
  • Grazed knee
  • Sore throat
  • Coughs and colds

Self Care

You can treat minor illnesses and injuries at home by using the recommended medicines and making sure they get plenty of rest www.nhs.uk.

As a parent if you are:

  • Unsure
  • Confused
  • Need help

NHS Choices

For 24 hour health advice and information.

www.nhs.uk

  • Mild diarrhoea
  • Mild skin irritations (including spots/rash)
  • Mild fever

Pharmacist

For advice on common illnesses, injuries and medication.

To find your local pharmacy and its contact details visit: www.nhs.uk/chemist OR text ‘pharmacy’ to 64746 for your nearest 3 pharmacist details.

  • Minor bumps, Headache, Tummy pain, High temperature
  • Head injuries not involving loss of consciousness
  • Persistent cough
  • Worsening health conditions (inside GP hrs)

GP

For the treatment of illnesses and injuries that will not go away.

Write your GP ’s (family doctor) telephone number here:

  • Wounds, Cuts, Sprains, Suspected breaks
  • Minor illnesses in children and adults, including fever, infections and rashes
  • Severe pain
  • Worsening health conditions (outside GP hrs)

Urgent Care

If you have an urgent and severe but non life threatening illness or condition.

Urgent Care

  • Choking
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fitting
  • Broken bones

A & E or 999

For very severe or life threatening conditions when it is safe to move your child.

A & E