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When Should I Worry? Parent and carer guide to treating childhood illnesses

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience if you are a parent or carer, but understanding more about the illness can help you to feel more in control.

The ‘When Should I Worry?’ booklet is for parents and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy. This invaluable source of information provides advice on how to care for:

  • Fever
  • Temperature fits
  • Cough / chesty cough
  • Common cold
  • Sore throat
  • Croup
  • Earache
  • Not eating / drinking

Dr Andrew Lee, a practising GP and the CCG’s Executive Director for Primary Care and Population Health said: “A child’s immune system is very powerful, and will clear up most common infections by itself following plenty of rest, fluids and Paracetamol and / or Ibuprofen.

“The ‘When should I worry?’ booklet is a fantastic resource and I urge parents of normally healthy children over the age of six months to pick up a copy and keep it as a handy reference tool.

The CCG is making copies of the leaflet available across the Vale of York in GP surgeries, pharmacies, libraries and community centres.  The leaflet is also available online at www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/whenshouldIworry 

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