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Your child's health

Allergies

Learn more about common allergens (such as dust and pollen), symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment to help your child with their allergies.

Asthma in children

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of asthma, aids and tips to help you care for your child and what to do if your child has an asthma attack.

Colds and flu in babies and children

Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice....

Dental care for infants

Baby dental care starts from their first tooth. Learn about the correct dental care for infants from bottle feeding to eating solid foods.

Dental care for children

Dental care tips for children covering brushing teeth, flossing, tooth development, teeth decay and other dental problems and when to see a dentist.

Head lice

Head lice is common among school-age children. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and prevention of head lice with a step-by-step guide to remov...

General health guide for your child

Here is a general health guide covering good nutrition, exercise, regular checkups and vaccinations. Learn more about to keep your child in good healt...

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.

Medicines for your child

Here is some practical and reliable advice about giving your sick infant or child medicine, including what is the right dosage and possible side effec...

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 adv...

Teeth grinding

Find out the causes of teeth grinding (bruxism), the effects of teeth grinding and what to do if your toddler grinds their teeth in their sleep.

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