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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 of childhood illnesses and when you should seek further 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

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness mainly affecting children under 10 years old but sometimes affecting older children and adults.

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Fifth disease (Slapped cheek disease)

Fifth disease or 'slapped cheek disease' is a mild viral illness marked by a red rash that makes children’s cheeks look like they’ve been slapped

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Dealing with childhood (paediatric) cancer

If your child is diagnosed with cancer, you will have many challenges ahead. Find out how to tell your child and where to go for support.

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Helping kids deal with emotional trauma

Children can develop emotional trauma from an isolated event, or over a longer period of time. Learn how to recognise trauma and how to support your child.

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Childhood behaviours

As children grow and develop, they may exhibit certain behaviours such as anxieties, childhood phobias, temper tantrums and exploring their sexuality.

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Common childhood rashes

Childhood rashes are common and many disappear without treatment. Learn about symptoms and treatment of childhood rashes, such as eczema, ringworm and impetigo.

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Disability and chronic illness

Children with disabilities are protected by law, have the same rights as children and may be also eligible for financial assistance and other support.

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Childhood rashes - Oral thrush

Oral thrush is a type of fungus infection, very common among babies. It appears as moist, milky-white patches in and around a child's mouth. Usually oral thrush is not serious and can sometimes even go unnoticed.

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