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. Your baby may spit up milk during feeds or refuse to feed. It is different to vomiting.
Colic is the name for excessive and frequent crying in a baby. Your baby may have colic if they cry more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week. Crying is more common in the evening time.
Nappy rash is a red moist broken area on your baby's bottom. Dirty nappies are one of the main causes. Washing, air exposure and protective cream helps it to heal.
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.
A virus called Entovirus causes hand, foot and mouth disease. It is highly contagious. If your baby has a temperature higher than 38C and feels unwell contact your GP immediately.
Croup is a common virus in young children. It affects their airways and can cause a cough, raspy breath and fever.
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.
Sticky eyes occur when your baby’s tear duct gets blocked and produces a yellow discharge. Red watery eyes indicate conjunctivitis meaning their tear duct is infected and treatment is needed
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.
A febrile convulsion is a seizure or a fit, that can happen when a child has a high temperature. Place your child on their side in the recovery position immediately.
How to prevent your child getting tooth decay, good routines to get into and the food and drinks to avoid.
Symptoms of meningitis can include a high temperature of 38C or above, shivering, being sick, headache, a rash that does not fade when a glass is rolled over it (but this will not always develop), stiff neck, dislike of bright lights, drowsiness, fits (seizures)
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.