What to do when your child is ill
Child Illness Information (PDF, 78KB)
Safety advice for children with allergies and other health conditions
Allergies are where your body reacts to something that's normally harmless like pollen, dust or animal fur. Summer heat is proven to circulate mould spores and pollen, making seasonal allergies worse.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include:
- a runny nose or sneezing
- pain or tenderness around your cheeks, eyes or forehead
- coughing, wheezing or breathlessness
- itchy skin or a raised rash (hives)
- feeling or being sick
- swollen eyes, lips, mouth or throat
There are many over the counter medications available for you at your local pharmacy or supermarket to keep at home to help control symptoms of allergic reactions and insect stings/bites.
Find out what you should keep in your medicine box and why
However, if your child is having a serious allergic reaction and has an adrenaline auto-injector (such as an EpiPen), you should use it immediately. For more information on allergies visit Allergies - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If your child has asthma, warmer weather, humidity and increased pollen can trigger attacks.
Watch this video below to learn more about how to control childhood asthma.