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Fever in children - infographic

When should a child with a fever see a doctor? How do I treat a fever at home? Answer these questions and more with this infographic about fever in children.

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Fever and high temperatures in children

Fevers are quite common in young children and usually they are mild. Find out how to deal with fever and high temperatures in children here.

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Fever

A high temperature is a normal response to infection and can be a common sign of a cold or flu. Learn about how to take a temperature reading and self-care advice.

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a type of anti-inflammatory pain reliever. It is a medicine that treats fever and pain caused by inflammation. It belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.

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Colds and flu treatments

If you have a cold or flu (influenza) there are a number of ways you can treat your symptoms, although most people will usually get better within 7-10 days without any treatment.

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Colds and flu in babies and children

Here is information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of coughs, colds and flu in children and babies and when to seek medical advice.

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Symptoms of rubella

The symptoms of rubella take 2-3 weeks to develop after someone is infected with the virus. This time is called the incubation period. Read more about the symptoms of rubella in this article.

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Looking after a sick child

Find out how to best care for your child, make things easier for yourself and deal with minor accidents, plus where to go for expert help.

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Dengue fever

Dengue fever is an illness that is similar to a serious case of the flu. Read more about prevention, symptoms and treatment of dengue fever.

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Q fever

Anyone who works with animals such as farmers and vets is at more risk of getting Q fever. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

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