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How to tell if your child is sick

Here is some helpful guidance on how to tell if your child is unwell, common symptoms and childhood illnesses and when you should seek further advice.

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Recognising serious illness in children

Trusted advice on serious symptoms and illnesses in babies and children including high fevers, diabetes, meningitis, and when to seek professional advice.

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Serious childhood rashes

A rash on your baby’s skin may indicate a serious condition, especially if they also have a high temperature, cough or swollen neck glands. Learn more here.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Find out what is hand, foot and mouth disease and links to trusted information on its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Serious childhood illnesses: 0-3 years | Raising Children Network

Symptoms of serious illness in babies and young children include severe drowsiness, breathing difficulty, blue skin, seizures, fever and frequent vomiting.

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Measles in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Measles can be very serious. Symptoms include a runny nose, fever and rash. Immunisation protects your child, but children can still get measles.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is caused by a virus (usually from the coxsackie group of enteroviruses, particularly coxsackie virus A16). It causes blisters on the hands and feet, in the mouth and often in the ‘nappy’ area. It is generally a mild disease that lasts 7 to 10 days.

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Caring for someone with an illness or disability - Services Australia

You can get financial help and other services if you care for someone with a disability, an illness or who is frail aged.

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Rare Cancers Australia - News - Talking to kids about cancer

It’s important that children understand that their illness or their parent’s illness is cancer, with the name of the cancer (ie

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