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Child Health

  • Constipation in pregnancy

    How to recognise the symptoms and causes of constipation and what you can do to get better.

  • Croup in babies and children

    Croup is a common virus in young children. It affects their airways and can cause a cough, raspy breath and fever.

  • Dizziness and fainting in pregnancy

    Recognise the signs of fainting when you're pregnant and what to do if you faint or see someone who faints.

  • Eczema in babies and children

    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.

  • 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.

  • Haemorrhoids (piles) during pregnancy

    Symptoms of piles or haemorrhoids include a lump, bleeding or itching near the anus. Piles are common during pregnancy. Find out how to relieve symptoms

  • 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.

  • Head lice in young children

    Head lice are insects that live close to the scalp on human heads. Read advice on how to check for and get rid of head lice in your child’s hair.

  • 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.

  • Heartburn and indigestion in pregnancy

    Find out what causes heartburn in pregnancy, what to do if you have it, the treatment available and when you should get emergency medical help.