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
Arterial Blood GasesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autistic Spectrum DisordersBaby Colic
Back Pain in ChildrenBalanitis
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)Behavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder
Blocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')Bronchiolitis
Cerebral PalsyChest Infection
Chickenpox in ChildrenChild Attachment Disorder
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal RefluxChildhood Leukaemias
Children with Breathing DifficultiesChildren'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
Developmental Dysplasia of the HipDomestic Violence
Down's SyndromeDTaP, Polio and Hib Immunisation
Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
EpiglottitisErythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Febrile Seizure (Febrile Convulsion)Fetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome
Fever in Children (High Temperature)Food Poisoning in Children
Gastroenteritis in ChildrenGastrointestinal Malabsorption
General Anaesthetic for ChildrenGlue Ear
Glycogen Storage DisordersGrowing Pains
Hand, Foot and Mouth DiseaseHydrocele in Children
HypospadiasImmunisation - Usual UK Schedule
ImpetigoJuvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Kawasaki DiseaseLactose Intolerance
Living with a Long-term ConditionMeasles
MeningitisMeningococcal Immunisation
Meningococcal InfectionMesenteric Adenitis
MMR ImmunisationMolluscum Contagiosum
MumpsNappy Rash
NeuroblastomaObesity and Overweight in Children
Operations for Glue EarOral Thrush in Babies
Perthes' DiseasePneumococcal Immunisation
Polio ImmunisationPrimary Cold Sore Infection
Pyloric StenosisRectal Bleeding in Children
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in ChildrenReducing the Risk of Cot Death
RetinoblastomaRhabdomyosarcoma
Rheumatic FeverRigors
RoseolaRotavirus
Rubella (German Measles)Safeguarding Children
Scarlet FeverSchool Exclusion for Infections
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
Toddler's DiarrhoeaTorsion of the Testis
Turner SyndromeUndescended Testes
Urine Infection in ChildrenViral Rashes
Viral Skin InfectionsWhooping Cough
Wilms' Tumour