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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - CausesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Diagnosis
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - SymptomsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Treatment
Autistic Spectrum DisordersBaby Colic
Back Pain in ChildrenBack Pain in Children - Diagnosis
Back Pain in Children - Symptoms and CausesBack Pain in Children - Treatment, Complications and Prevention
BalanitisBedwetting - Desmopressin
Bedwetting - Reward SystemBedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)
Bedwetting AlarmsBehavioural Problems and Conduct Disorder
Blocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')Breast-feeding
BronchiolitisCerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy - CausesCerebral Palsy - Diagnosis
Cerebral Palsy - SymptomsCerebral Palsy - Treatment
Chest InfectionChest Infection - Diagnosis
Chest Infection - PreventionChest Infection - Symptoms
Chest Infection - TreatmentChickenpox in Children
Child Attachment DisorderChildhood Gastro-oesophageal Reflux
Childhood LeukaemiasChildren with Breathing Difficulties
Children with Breathing Difficulties - CausesChildren with Breathing Difficulties - Self-help
Children with Breathing Difficulties - SymptomsChildren'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
Croup - SymptomsCroup - Treatment
Cystic FibrosisDealing with Tantrums
Developmental Dysplasia of the HipDomestic Violence
Domestic Violence - Effects of domestic violenceDomestic Violence - How can I get help?
Domestic Violence - How can I help someone else?Domestic Violence - Questions to ask yourself
Domestic Violence - What is domestic violence?Down's Syndrome
DTaP/Polio/Hib ImmunisationDyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
Ear Infection (Otitis Media)Epiglottitis
Erythema Toxicum NeonatorumFebrile Seizure (Febrile Convulsion)
Fetal Anticonvulsant SyndromeFever/High Temperature in Children
Fever/High Temperature in Children - CausesFever/High Temperature in Children - Meningitis and Septicaemia
Fever/High Temperature in Children - Seeing a doctorFever/High Temperature in Children - Symptoms
Fever/High Temperature in Children - TestsFever/High Temperature in Children - Treatments
Food Poisoning in ChildrenGastroenteritis in Children
Gastrointestinal MalabsorptionGeneral Anaesthetic for Children
Glue EarGlycogen 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 AdenitisMesenteric Adenitis - Causes
Mesenteric Adenitis - DiagnosisMMR Immunisation
Molluscum ContagiosumMumps
Nappy RashNeuroblastoma
Obesity and Overweight in ChildrenOperations for Glue Ear
Oral Thrush in BabiesPerthes' Disease
Perthes' Disease - CausesPerthes' Disease - Symptoms
Perthes' Disease - TreatmentPneumococcal Immunisation
Polio ImmunisationPrimary Cold Sore Infection
Pyloric StenosisRectal Bleeding in Children
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in ChildrenRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Causes
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - DiagnosisRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Explaining the pain
Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - SymptomsRecurrent Abdominal Pain in Children - Treatment
Reducing the Risk of Cot DeathRetinoblastoma
RhabdomyosarcomaRheumatic Fever
Rheumatic Fever - Causes and diagnosisRheumatic Fever - Symptoms
Rheumatic Fever - Treatment and prognosisRigors
Rigors - CausesRigors - Diagnosis
Rigors - SymptomsRigors - Treatment
RoseolaRotavirus
Rubella (German Measles)Safeguarding Children
Scarlet FeverScarlet Fever - Causes and diagnosis
Scarlet Fever - SymptomsScarlet Fever - Treatment and complications
School Exclusion TimesSeborrhoeic Dermatitis in Babies (Cradle Cap)
Sepsis (Septicaemia)Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Anaemia
Slapped Cheek DiseaseSlipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Spina BifidaSquint (Strabismus) in Children
Stammer/StutterSweat Test
Tear Duct Blockage in BabiesTear Duct Blockage in Babies - Causes
Tear Duct Blockage in Babies - SymptomsTear Duct Blockage in Babies - Treatment
TeethingTetanus Immunisation
ThalassaemiaThreadworms
Tips for Dealing with Lactose IntoleranceToddler's Diarrhoea
Torsion of the TestisTurner Syndrome
Undescended TestesUrine Infection in Children
Viral RashesViral Skin Infections
Viral Skin Infections - Causes and diagnosisViral Skin Infections - Symptoms
Viral Skin Infections - Treatment and outlookWhooping Cough
Why Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?Wilms' Tumour