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 DisorderAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Causes
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - DiagnosisAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Symptoms
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - TreatmentAutistic Spectrum Disorders
Baby ColicBack Pain in Children
Back Pain in Children - DiagnosisBack Pain in Children - Symptoms and Causes
Back Pain in Children - Treatment, Complications and PreventionBalanitis
Bedwetting - DesmopressinBedwetting - Reward System
Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)Bedwetting Alarms
Behavioural Problems and Conduct DisorderBlocked Nose in Babies ('Snuffles')
Breast-feedingBronchiolitis
Cerebral PalsyCerebral Palsy - Causes
Cerebral Palsy - DiagnosisCerebral Palsy - Symptoms
Cerebral Palsy - TreatmentChest Infection
Chest Infection - DiagnosisChest Infection - Prevention
Chest Infection - SymptomsChest Infection - Treatment
Chickenpox in Children under 12Child Attachment Disorder
Childhood Gastro-oesophageal RefluxChildhood Leukaemias
Children with Breathing DifficultiesChildren with Breathing Difficulties - Causes
Children with Breathing Difficulties - Self-helpChildren with Breathing Difficulties - Symptoms
Children's CancersCleft Lip and Palate
Club Foot (Congenital Talipes Equinovarus)Cold Sores
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid MalformationConstipation in Children
Cough MedicinesCoughs and Colds in Children
Cow's Milk Protein AllergyCri du Chat Syndrome
CroupCroup - Symptoms
Croup - TreatmentCystic Fibrosis
Dealing with TantrumsDevelopmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence - Effects of domestic violence
Domestic Violence - How can I get help?Domestic Violence - How can I help someone else?
Domestic Violence - Questions to ask yourselfDomestic Violence - What is domestic violence?
Down's SyndromeDTaP/Polio/Hib Immunisation
Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
EpiglottitisErythema Toxicum Neonatorum
Febrile Seizure (Febrile Convulsion)Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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
Glue EarGlue Ear - Picture Summary
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
Mesenteric Adenitis - CausesMesenteric Adenitis - Diagnosis
MMR ImmunisationMolluscum Contagiosum
MumpsNappy Rash
NeuroblastomaObesity and Overweight in Children
Operations for Glue EarOral Thrush in Babies
Perthes' DiseasePerthes' Disease - Causes
Perthes' Disease - SymptomsPerthes' Disease - Treatment
Pneumococcal ImmunisationPolio Immunisation
Primary Cold Sore InfectionPyloric Stenosis
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)Rubella Immunisation
Safeguarding ChildrenScarlet Fever
Scarlet Fever - Causes and diagnosisScarlet Fever - Symptoms
Scarlet Fever - Treatment and complicationsSchool 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
Tear Duct Blockage in Babies - CausesTear Duct Blockage in Babies - Symptoms
Tear Duct Blockage in Babies - TreatmentTeething
Tetanus ImmunisationThalassaemia
ThreadwormsTips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance
Toddler's DiarrhoeaTorsion of the Testis
Turner SyndromeUndescended Testes
Urine Infection in ChildrenViral Rashes
Viral Skin InfectionsViral Skin Infections - Causes and diagnosis
Viral Skin Infections - SymptomsViral Skin Infections - Treatment and outlook
Whooping CoughWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?
Wilms' TumourYour Child's General Anaesthetic