Babies: Health and Well-Being for Babies: Illnesses

We cover common and serious illnesses in babies including colds, meningitis, croup and 'flu.

Bronchiolitis

This article covers the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis, the treatment and the complications that can occur in babies with…

Chicken pox

Chicken pox is a highly infectious disease characterised by a fever and rash. We provide information and advice about the signs…

Colds

This article on colds is full of great advice on how to ease the symptoms of the common cold, including…

Conjunctivitis

This article on conjunctivitis covers the common symptoms and the necessary prompt treatment to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis throughout…

Croup

This article covers the signs and symptoms of croup, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with…

Influenza

This article on influenza – or flu as it is commonly known – explains the common symptoms of flu and…

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious childhood disease characterised by a rash and fever. We provide helpful articles and advice about…

Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the layers covering the brain and spinal cord. It is an illness that can be caused…

Mumps

This Mumps article give parents concise information on the signs and symptoms of mumps and how to care for a…

Pneumonia

This article covers the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, the treatment and the complications that can occur in children with…

Rubella

We provide information and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of rubella or German measles – most…

Urinary tract infection – children

This article explains why some children get urinary tract infections (UTI), how to treat UTI and some great advice on…

Whooping cough

This article explains what whooping cough is and how it could affect your child. There’s some great advice on the…

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