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Common illnesses in babies and children

Common illnesses in babies and children

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.

Babies, toddlers, and Children will get illnesses as their bodies develop immunity to infections and it is hard to stop them getting unwell.

Where you can get further information

The NHS and Healthier Together also has information on common childhood conditions:

Where you can get support in York

Your local NHS runs the Healthier Together website, which has lots of information on common childhood illnesses and conditions.

Your GP service is available for you to visit and talk to on the phone. Book appointments online using their surgery website or call them.

If it is an emergency call 999. It is an emergency when a person’s life may be in danger. Visit the NHS website on life threatening emergencies for more information.

If you need health advice or are not sure of the best service for you 111 can help.

  • if you are able to get online use this to contact 111
  • if you cannot go online, or if they advise you to, call 111 by phone

The healthy child service can provide information and resources on common childhood conditions such as colic, skin care, nappy rash and head lice. Service Hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Contact us by email: [email protected] or by telephone: 01904 555475.