General Health Information & Children's Health
See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.
There is also a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children. There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.
When should I worry?
Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.
We understand that having an ill child is frightening so we have put together a few helpful links below.
Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly.
Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.