Caring for kids
A self-care guide to childhood illnesses
All children experience common illnesses likecolds and chickenpox from time to time – theyare all part of growing up. You do not need aprescription for symptoms of commonillnesses as they are rarely serious. So, treatingyour child’s illness yourself, or with advice andmedicines from your pharmacist, can often bethe easiest and quickest way to deal with yourchild’s problem.
This booklet has information on the most commonchildhood illnesses and helps you:
•recognise your child’s common illness;•treat your child at home;•decide what to do if you are still not sure; and•know what medicines to use.