Looking after your child at home - Better Lives Healthy Futures

Looking after your child at home

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Children can pick up a range of common illnesses while their immune systems are still developing. There is lots you can do at home to help your child feel better.
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If your child picks up a minor illness, there are lots of things you can do to help them feel better and get well.

Please visit our ‘Keeping your child well at home‘ page to read more about how to treat some of the most common illnesses including cough, colds, sore throat and fever, and to understand better when your child should see a doctor.

The UK Health Security Agency also have a resources on winter illnesses, and five things you can do to look after your child in the colder months of the year. Their advice includes:

1 – Staying home when unwell

2 – Hand hygiene

3 – Catching coughs and sneezes

4 – Get vaccinated (please visit our School Immunisations team page to read more)

5 – Use NHS resources for more information about winter illnesses

Remember, if you are concerned about your child’s health, contact your GP or you can visit NHS 111 online or call 111 to get advice.

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