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Child Health

  • Headaches in pregnancy

    Headaches are common in pregnancy. They are more common in the first trimester (0-13 weeks) or third trimester (27-40 weeks). Read more about the causes of headaches during pregnancy, how to treat them and when to seek help.

  • Zika virus and pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, the Zika virus may cause serious birth defects. There is no medication to treat Zika so it is important to take precautions if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Read about the Zika virus symptoms.

  • Colic in babies

    Colic is the name for excessive crying in a baby who appears to be healthy and can be very distressing. It's a common problem that affects up to 1 in 5 babies.

  • Reflux in babies

    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.

  • Meningitis and septicaemia in children and babies

    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)

  • Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy

    Breathlessness or chest pain during pregnancy may be a warning sign that something is wrong. There are occasions that you should see your your GP, obstetrician, midwife or emergency department immediately. Learn about these signs.

  • Tooth decay in children

    How to prevent your child getting tooth decay, good routines to get into and the food and drinks to avoid.

  • Febrile convulsion - seizures in children

    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.

  • Asthma in 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.

  • Hand, foot and mouth disease in children

    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.