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.
Summer skin rashes
Summer rashes can be caused by things like sunlight, insects, sweating and overheating - especially if you have allergies and/or pre-existing skin conditions.
Roseola infantum (or roseola) is an infection that can cause a high fever followed by a rash. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
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.
What does measles rash look like?
There have been several confirmed cases of measles acquired by people returning from overseas. Here's what you need to know about potentially deadly measles.
You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Here’s some information on how paracetamol works, when you should not take it and possible side effects.
Children don't always need medicine to get over an illness, but if you do need to give medicine, here are some useful tips.
Colic in babies
Excessive crying could be a sign that your baby has colic. Everyone agrees that colic exists but no one knows what causes it. Some doctors think it's a kind of stomach cramp.
Symptoms of serious illness in babies and children
If your child has a serious illness, it’s important to get medical attention quickly. Learn how to recognise the symptoms and what to do.
Rubella (German measles)
Rubella (also known as German measles) is best prevented by the MMR vaccination. Learn more about its distinctive rash, other symptoms and treatments.