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Advice to Keep Your Child Well at Home this Winter
- 28 September 2022
- Posted by: Chloe Slater
- Category: Child Health
Wakefield’s 0-19 Service is encouraging anyone looking after a child who is poorly at home to look at their online advice on the Family Health service website.
Parents and guardians will find advice on common symptoms and how to treat them, including a series of videos on coughs, colds, sore throats, and other minor illnesses such as diarrhoea and vomiting, earache and fever.
If families require any further advice or support, they can ring the service’s Single Point of Contact on 01924 310130, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. In most cases, minor illnesses should clear up within a few days to a week and can be treated at home with over-the-counter medicines.
If you would prefer to speak to someone about your worries, you can also contact your local Family Hub where you will be able to speak to our ‘Duty Children First’ team to discuss support for the whole family.
If you are concerned that your child has developed a high temperature or they appear to be getting worse, please don’t hesitate to contact the NHS 111 service for further advice and support.