As children grow and develop they become exposed to many common illnesses. All children get ill from time to time but many will get better by themselves and can easily be cared for at home.
Common childhood illnesses
If you are unsure if your child is seriously ill, you can call 111 or speak to your GP for advice. You know your child best. If you think your child is seriously unwell call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department.
It can be harder to tell if your baby or toddler is seriously ill. Remember to trust your instincts. Read more about if your baby or toddler is seriously ill.
You can also read this Cambridgeshire and Peterborough guide for more information about symptoms, how to treat and when to get medical help.
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