Common childhood illnesses

There are a number of common childhood illnesses that often can effectively be managed at home by parents and carers.  However, understanding when it is OK to look after your child at home and when to seek additional support can be difficult.  

In order to help you gauge when to seek additional support a number of advice sheets have been created by a group of West Sussex-wide clinicians working with, parents, education and social care for common childhood aliments.

The advice sheets provide clear information using a simple traffic light system explaining when parents need to seek urgent help (Red), or when they need to contact your GP or seek help from your local pharmacist (Amber) or what parents can do to help their children at home (Green).

Asthma | Advice sheet / personal action plan for children older than 1

Bronchiolitis | Advice sheet for children under 2

Diarrhoea and vomiting | Advice sheet for children under 5

Fever | Advice sheet for children under 5

Fever | Advice sheet for parents and carers: looking after a child with fever

Head injury | Advice sheet for children

Translations of advice sheets

ગુજરાતીમાં (Gujarati) સલાહ આપનારી પત્રિકા
Poradniki po polsku
Fichas de aconselhamento em português
ردو میں مشورے کی شیٹ
View translated advice sheets in Tamil