School Age: Health and Well-Being: Illnesses

In this section we cover all you need to know about common illnesses for school age children.

Bronchiolitis

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

Campylobacter

Read¬†on to find out all about¬†campylobacter, we¬†explain the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks¬†and¬†complications of the stomach bug and how to…

Chapped lips

This article on chapped lips contains great information on how to prevent and treat chapped lips in adults and children.

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…

Ear infections

This article explains the types of ear infections in toddlers and young children, the signs and symptoms to look out…

Fever

This article explains fever, the signs and symptoms in children and some great tips on how to manage fever at home.

Gastroenteritis

We provide information¬†on gastroenteritis and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks¬†and¬†Complications of this bug and the special considerations for…

Giardia

Giardia is a common NZ parasite. Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on giardia and explains the signs and symptoms,…

How to treat ringworm in kids

What is ringworm¬†you ask? Well, it’s a fungal infection of the skin, that’s very contagious. Prevention is always better than…

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…

Molluscum contagiosum

We provide information and advice about the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and complications of molluscum contagiosum here ‚Äď and…

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…

Rotavirus

Kiwi Families has provided helpful articles on rotavirus and explains the signs and symptoms, Treatments, Risks & Complications in children,…

Rubella

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

Scabies

Find information on the causes of Scabies infection, what to look for and how scabies is treated. We provide advice…

Scarlet fever

We provide¬†information about Scarlet Fever – the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, risks and complications and¬†advice on how to help…

Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, or the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD as it is commonly known, is described here, as well as¬†common signs¬†and possible treatments for…

Sinusitis

This article describes the uncomfortable condition of sinusitis, including some valuable advice on relieving the symptoms of sinusitis.

Slap Cheek or Fifth Disease

We provide information and advice about Slap Cheek or Parvovirus in humans – the signs and symptoms, treatments, risks and…

Sore throats

This parent friendly article covers the signs and symptoms of sore throats, the treatment and complications that can occur in…

Strep throat

Strep throat is a common condition – read about the signs and symptoms and how the doctor will treat a…

Urinary tract infection – children

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

What are school sores – And how to treat them

School sores is the common name for Impetigo, which is a skin condition. School sores, or impetigo, is very contagious,…

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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