What to do if your child is unwell
Treat at home, Call 111 or Visit A&E
What to do if your child has a cough, cold or virus
Coughs, colds, or viruses are common among young children and may result in your child experiencing breathing difficulties. Although it can take 2-3 weeks for children to get better, these illnesses can often be treated at home.
Treat at home
Treat children at home if they are:
If symptoms get worse, then it’s time to ask for help. Call 111 as your first point of contact, if your child is:
The Emergency Department is for life-threatening symptoms. Call 999 or go to Accident & Emergency when your child has:
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to download and save our Children’s Health Matters guide. It is packed with essential information, it’s your go-to resource for keeping your family healthy this winter and beyond.