Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
A sore throat is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and is common with a cold or flu. Learn more about the self-care of sore throats.
Glandular fever symptoms
Glandular fever (also called the ‘kissing disease’) is an infectious disease which is common in teenagers and young adults. Find out more about the symptoms of glandular fever.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about its symptoms and treatments.
Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by bacteria called Streptococci. Learn more about what it is, and it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Coughs, colds and ear infections in children
It’s normal for a child to have 8 or more colds per year. Read this article to find out more about common childhood ailments.
All about colds and flu
Learn all about colds and flu, such as prevention and treatment, getting vaccinations and how to look after children.
Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection that usually affects primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms as well as treatments and preventions.
Colds and flu symptoms
Symptoms of a cold can include:sore throat, fever (a temperature of 38 °C or higher), sneezing, blocked or runny nose and cough. Learn about cold and flu symptoms.
Adenoidectomy is the removal of the adenoids, small lumps of tissue at the back of the nose in children. The adenoids can cause problems if they get infected.
School exclusion periods
If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at day-care or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.