Childhood Winter Illnesses – Knowing what to do

As we are in winter many children may be experiencing common illnesses like coughs and colds. The NHS has published a new leaflet to help parents and carers spot common winter illnesses in their child and how they can treat them at home.

It is also important they know where to go for medical advice when they need it and what to do in an emergency. We understand this can be a little confusing during the coronavirus pandemic. We’d like to reassure parents that the NHS is still providing safe care when they need it.

As well as providing clarity on where to go for medical advice, there is a host of information in the leaflet from how to treat colds and earache at home, to how to spot serious conditions such as meningitis and sepsis. We have also included information on coronavirus.

Please view the leaflet below: