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Your Guide to Childrens Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

The ‘When Should I Worry’ booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. It is not meant for children who have ongoing health problems such as asthma, heart, or kidney problems. You should not rely on the advice in this booklet if your child is less than 6 months old as babies younger than this often respond differently to infections.