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Childhood illness guidance booklet

Common childhood illnesses guide

The Common Childhood Illnesses handbook is an informative guide for parents and carers of children, from birth to five years old.  It is helpful to use when assessing and managing children with minor conditions, such as:

  • Teething problems
  • Dry skin and rashes
  • Ear problems
  • Fever
  • Chicken pox and measles
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Coughs and colds

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill.  Use this handbook to learn how to care for a child at home, when to call a doctor and when to contact emergency services.

The booklet has been developed in conjunction with Blackburn Council to incorporate local messages and contact details. It is also part of a wider NHS Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) strategy to reduce hospital attendances and admissions for paediatric patients.

You can access an electronic web-based version of the Childhood Illnesses booklet online at: www.blackburnwithdarwenccg.nhs.uk/childhood-illnesses-blackburn/ 

The electronic version of the booklet is compatible with Smart Phones and Tablet devices and is available in both Flash and HTML.

For further information on the Common Childhood Illnesses resources, please contact Lauren Jackson, Service Transformation Manager — Children and Young People.  Tel 07557034095 or email lauren.jackson13@nhs.net.