Being prepared for illness

Being prepared for illness

It's normal for children to get mild illnesses. You can help your child stay well by being prepared, staying across seasonal health advice, and arranging on-time vaccinations. 

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Signs of serious illness in children

Seriously ill children can:

  •     become unwell quickly
  •     have difficulty breathing
  •     be pale in the face
  •     be blue around the lips
  •     be unusually inactive or sleepy
  •     have a rash that does not fade or go away when pressed
  •     have fits or convulsions.

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Last updated Wednesday 10th April 2024