Conditions and symptoms
HSE article for Conditions and symptoms
Reflux is where some of the contents in your baby's tummy leak back up into their mouth. This is different from vomiting. Reflux is common and can affect up to 40% of babies. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of reflux.
Colic is the name for excessive crying in a baby who appears to be healthy. Colic in babies can be very distressing. Find tips on how to help a baby with colic.
How to change your baby’s nappy, what to expect, and how to deal with nappy rash.
How to spot head lice and get rid of them.
Find out what to do when you think your child has a temperature or fever, and the type of thermometer to use.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious illness that is common in children under the age of 10. Learn about the signs and symptoms to look out for
Croup is a common virus in young children. It affects their airways and can cause a cough, raspy breath and fever.
It's common for babies to have yellow discharge from the eyes. You can clean your baby's eyes to help unblock their tear ducts. Sometimes discharge is a sign of conjunctivitis and you'll need to see your GP.
Eczema causes the skin to become red, itchy, dry and cracked. The most common type of eczema is 'atopic eczema', which mainly affects babies and children.
Asthma can affect your child's breathing. Learn the symptoms and how to treat it, and what do if they have an asthma attack.
Vomiting in babies and children is usually caused by a virus or infection, and you can take care of them at home. Sometimes vomiting is caused by something more serious.
How to tell if your child is having a seizure (fit), what to do, and when to get urgent medical help.
How to prevent your child getting tooth decay, good routines to get into and the food and drinks to avoid.
Meningitis is a very serious illness for your baby. There are two main types of meningitis: bacterial and viral. Bacterial meningitis can lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning). Learn about meningitis and septicaemia symptoms.
Recognise the symptoms of measles, how to treat it, how to stop measles spreading.
How to tell if your child is constipated, what you can do deal with constipation, and how to avoid constipation.
Find out what the main 2 types of diarrhoea are and how long they last for.
Spot the signs of whooping cough in babies, how to treat it, when you should get medical help and what vaccines protect your child.