Children’s Health

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Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. The downloadable booklet below is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this leaflet for children who are less than 3 months old. Babies younger than this can respond differently to infections.

If you are ever in doubt please contact the surgery Monday- Friday 8.00am to 6.30pm by phone 01299 402157or online via AccuRx Online e-consultation, dial 111 if out of hours.

In case of emergency dial 999