Self Care – Children illness

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents.  If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

In the majority of cases common infections like coughs, colds, sore throats and earaches do not warrant treatment with antibiotics, but there are a number of treatments that can be offered to combat some of the symptoms.

Speak to your pharmacist who can help you choose the medicine that will work best for your child, advise you on whether you need to see a doctor and provide guidance on self-care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Cough, colds, sore throats and earaches

The leaflet When should I worry? provides information about the management of coughs, colds, sore throats and ear aches in children. It is available in several languages.

The animation below highlights how your local pharmacist can provide advice on managing coughs, colds and sore throats in children.



The following link provides up to date information on the management of fever in children.


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