Child Health

If your children are unwell, it can be a very worrying time. It isn't always easy to remember everything your doctor tells you and you may need reliable, doctor-authored leaflets to help get you through. This section has information on all conditions that affect children, except the most rare, from coping with nappy rash or a high temperature appropriately, to routine vaccinations or baby colic, through to the really frightening ("Could it be meningitis?"). You can find information about the symptoms and check the available treatments in this section.

Accessible LeafletsAcute Diarrhoea in Children
AdrenarcheAmblyopia
Anthelmintics - Medicines for WormsAntifungal Medicines
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderAutistic Spectrum Disorders
Baby ColicBalanitis
Bedwetting - Reward SystemsBedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Bedwetting AlarmsBehavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder
Blocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')Breast-feeding
BronchiolitisCerebral Palsy
Chest InfectionChickenpox in Children under 12
Child Attachment DisorderChildhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
Childhood LeukaemiasChildren's Cancers
Cleft Lip and PalateClub Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus)
Cold SoresCongenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
Constipation in ChildrenCough Medicines
Coughs and Colds in ChildrenCow's Milk Protein Allergy
Cri du Chat SyndromeCroup
Cystic FibrosisDealing with Tantrums
Desmopressin for BedwettingDevelopmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Domestic ViolenceDown's Syndrome
DTaP/Polio/Hib ImmunisationDyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)Epiglottitis
Erythema Toxicum NeonatorumFebrile Seizure (Febrile Convulsion)
Fetal Alcohol SyndromeFetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
Fever/High Temperature in ChildrenFood Poisoning in Children
Gastroenteritis in ChildrenGlue Ear
Glue Ear - Picture SummaryGlycogen Storage Disorders
Growing PainsHand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Hydrocele in ChildrenHypospadias
Immunisation - Usual UK ScheduleImpetigo
Juvenile Idiopathic ArthritisKawasaki Disease
Lactose IntoleranceLiving with a Long-term Condition
MeaslesMeningitis
Meningococcal ImmunisationMeningococcal Infection
Mesenteric AdenitisMMR Immunisation
Molluscum ContagiosumMumps
Nappy RashNeuroblastoma
Obesity and Overweight in ChildrenOperations for Glue Ear
Oral Thrush in BabiesPerthes' Disease
Pneumococcal ImmunisationPolio Immunisation
Primary Cold Sore InfectionPyloric Stenosis
Reducing the Risk of Cot DeathRetinoblastoma
RhabdomyosarcomaRoseola
RotavirusRubella (German Measles)
Rubella ImmunisationSafeguarding Children
Scarlet FeverSchool Exclusion Times
Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)Sepsis (Septicaemia)
Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell AnaemiaSlapped Cheek Disease
Slipped Capital Femoral EpiphysisSpina Bifida
Squint (Strabismus) in ChildrenStammer/Stutter
Sweat TestTear Duct Blockage in Babies
TeethingTetanus Immunisation
ThalassaemiaThreadworms
Tips for Dealing with Lactose IntoleranceToddler's Diarrhoea
Torsion of the TestisTurner Syndrome
Undescended TestesUrine Infection in Children
Viral RashesWhooping Cough
Why Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?Wilms' Tumour
Your Child's General Anaesthetic